Still shopping for dad? Father's day is this weekend and if you're looking for the perfect gift, you can't go wrong with Scotch. This fine whiskey hailing from Scotland comes either blended or in single malt form and the two basic types are malt whisky, made from malted barley, and grain whisky, typically corn, wheat, or rye. Malting is a process where the enzymes present in some grains are activated. This converts the complex starches already present in the grains into simpler sugars, which can later be fermented by yeast.
Speyburn 86 Proof 10 Years Old Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey $20
Light amber color; smooth and mellow with soft oak and lush with toasted oak, vanilla and lovely balance; grassy and showing good depth and finesse. 91 Points
The Glenfiddich 86 Proof 14 Year Old Bourbon Barrel Reserve Single Malt Scotch Whisky $50
Smooth, lush and sweet with ripe toast and showing notes of banana and treacle; rich, generous and seductive with hints of chocolate; it's no wonder that this is the world's most popular single malt; deep and stunning. 93 Points
James Buchanan's 80 Proof 18 Year Old Special Reserve Blended Scotch Whisky $70
Medium amber color; smooth, toasty and balanced with sweet dried fruits and spice; bready, mellow and lush; smooth and ripe with lovely style; long and balanced. 93 Points
Don't forget to get dad The Neat Glass for an even better Scotch experience. Happy sipping!