HOW TO SURVIVE THE LOCKDOWN : No 34 IN A SEEMINGLY ENDLESS SERIES
GLENGOYNE 18 YEAR OLD HIGHLAND SINGLE MALT WHISKY
The nose was supposed to be “awash with red apples and ripe melon” I got that, but I also got the slightest hint of a freshly opened bottle of Tippex as well. After a moment it was supposed to “drift into hot porridge topped with brown sugar“, which it did, but perhaps with a nod in the direction of liquorice roots as well. The taste was said to be “full bodied, round and rich“: and it certainly gets a tick for each of those – as full bodied as a sumo wrestler, as rounded as my lockdown waist, and as rich as my Auntie Amy’s third husband was supposed to be. Unlike Uncle Joe, it didn’t disappoint. The finish was reputed veto be “long, warm and dry” – the perfect recipe for a Covid winter.