After dinner last night, couple we were with wanted to have an after-dinner drink. I was going to order a cognac when my friend said he was buying and wanted my permission to order something else, so why not? He ordered Johnnie Walker Blue Label. I rarely drink whisky any more, but this is going to change my drinking habits.
Lots of butterscotch, vanilla, prune, honey, hints of chocolate, rich and smoky, and extremely smooth. I get it.
For me, this is a more than acceptable alternative to cognac. I'll buy a bottle later today. I have a couple bottles of good scotch that I keep for friends who are so inclined; both have been open for many months, probably well over a year. I don't think the Blue Label is going to last nearly that long.