Occasionally, life gets busy, hectic and other choice adjectives that one would rather not deal with. I like to enjoy my whisky and as such I refuse to drink when I’m in anything other than a good mood. I won’t bore you with details; but iHeartWhisk(e)y is back!
When I decided to start this blog/review site, I didn’t necessarily want to cater to all the people who turn their noses up and think they’re better than those who are just getting into good scotch and bourbon. I used to be one of them until a guy I respect a lot in the industry told me that taste was not universal and it was fine for me to hate something he liked and fine for him to hate something I liked. Neither one of us had to be wrong. It opened my mind to a lot of whiskies (mostly his) that I’d have never tried otherwise. I wanted to create a whisky site for the common man that knew he liked whisky but didn’t know a superfluous amount of information on it and I wanted it to be a resource such a person would use to help select new, untried things. I also want to use this site as an excuse for me to do the same.
So that brings us to Lismore. I was in a liquor store about two weeks ago looking for a new scotch I hadn’t tried. I had a big budget at the time, but I was distinctly looking for a whisky to review. It had to be something I’d never tried and it needed to be something that I wouldn’t typically buy (sorry, Highland Park, we’ll be together again one day soon, I promise). I decided to ignore my budget for the month’s bottle and pick a whisky that was cheap and see if a cheap whisky could be good. All I have to say about the Lismore Single Malt I chose is that it has been one of the most pleasant surprises I’ve had since I started drinking scotch.