Boddie Prince Charlie's Bad Boy Challenges - Day Two: Whiskey

It's the second day of my Bad Boy Scottish Challenges. And I had the really laborious, difficult task of whiskey tatting… Poor, poor me. 

Anyway, we tracked down a great shop called, wait for it, 'The Whiskey Shop'. For some reason we thought it might have just what we were looking for. 

 

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And it did! 

I was able to try four top whiskeys, and out of proper kegs - yeah, KEGS! How cool is that? And I can tell you that each whiskey is named after where it's made. See - this blog is entertaining AND informative.

I started with the 18 year old whiskey (called 'Macallan'), which definitely had the nicest taste but also had a real kick afterwards - as seen here:

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After

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The second, which was the favourite of my glamorous assistant Lottie (no picture, sorry) was 'Ben Nevis' which had a distinctive soft, chocolate orange taste. Pretty tasty!

The third was a particularly fruity whiskey, 'Deanston', and the last (the name of which escapes me... which is nothing to do with the amount of alcohol consumed by that point, honest) was a smokey flavoured one. And I mean smokey - imagine putting some ash into a glass and you're half-way there. (Apparently drinking it last was a good idea as well as the flavour is so strong, to drink it first would have overpowered the others… See, more facts!) 

But they were all really tasty and I didn't really realise how different whiskeys could be! See, there's more to alcohol than getting drunk. Apparently. 

 

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Big thanks to Chris Welch (pictured below) who helped us out and provided the tasters - a great guy who really knew his stuff! 

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 Keep checking back to see what else I get up to across the week…

 

Young Pretender 

Underbelly (Belly Button), Cowgate. 

4-28 August

16:40

1 Hour 

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