We had some friends over to sample the Sergeant's Scotch collection, which is extensive but largely unopened. He gets a lot of liquor gifts through his work. We couldn't possibly drink it all ourselves.
Of the 18 bottles, six were sampled. The goal was not to try everything. We asked our guests to note down their opinions.
The Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban seemed to be the favorite: "Warm and mellow" "Yummy."
The oldest, a 25-year-old Gordon & McPhail Reserve, was deemed too strong and peaty, though with a little water it was good.
I liked the 10-year-old Speyburn, which was lighter than the others.
The 14-year-old Oban was also "harsh at first, then nice and sweet."
I made a big pot of green chili and there were plenty of snacks to keep the group from getting too tipsy. The lampshades remained on the lamps.