It is instead about a serendipitous finds.
I needed a bottle of champagne. One of the receptionists at my physical therapist's office recommended me Wine Wisdom on 46th Street. They suggested I go home with Henri Goutorbe rosé, and a Balvenie 12yr Doublewood. The rosé is fantastic - dry, without becoming sawdust, with a hint of flowery goodness. That's all I'll say about that too; if you can find it, it is one of the best champagnes I've tasted.
The Balvenie 12yr Doublewood was a great find. It's silky-smooth, and not a hint of smokiness. So if you're looking to drink peat, well, perhaps this one isn't for you, but otherwise it's a great Scotch.
Here's a holiday dessert drink. I know my normal measures are in metric, but when talking about ounces and drinks, American seems to work better for me.
- 1 fl. oz Balvenie 12yr Doublewood
- 2 fl. oz Milk
- 1 Tbsp Grade A Dark Color and Robust Flavor maple syrup
- 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- Ground nutmeg to taste
Combine all the ingredients in a glass. Stir well. Serve. Repeatedly as desired.