In the meantime, I've not stopped drinking single malts even if I've ceased writing about them! Laphroaig 10 YO remains my regular favourite, but I get my hands on The Glenlivet Nadurra as often as I can. Recently, retailers in Gurgaon had an interesting scheme running- buy a The Glenlivet 12 YO, 15 YO or above and get a decent looking messenger bag for free. After examining the bag in person, I invested in The Glenlivet 15 YO French Reserve, which I recently reviewed. Both malt and bag did not disappoint, and the bag is now my daily office bag.
A few friends recently came over with a bottle of Jack Daniels, and I fail to understand why they would not invest in a single malt. Bear in mind that this only reflects my personal tastes. I am in no way qualified to comment on what is better. But on my part I found it horrible as always, though I sobered the whisky with a few cubes of ice. With a little lemon, water and salt though it was a decently-tolerable 'cocktail', and I could imagine myself drinking it at a party ten years ago.