One thing I notice whilst tending bar at Seven Grand San Diego is the reluctance of US patrons to try Scotch Whiskey. Whilst incredibly knowledgeable about all things American, when prompted to try a Scotch I generally get the same response “I don’t like the peaty, smoked flavor”. I can see their issue, when I first tried Scotch aged 11 on the advice of my Dad I thought it tasted like chewing on an old carpet (the whiskey was older than I was!)
However in the Scotch category there is something for everyone. In the Compass Box range alone I think you can find a whiskey agreeable to anyone’s palate. The nature of Scotch has changed from being a lonesome drink consumed only by older gents, to a very social and mixable spirit. So next time you swing by Seven Grand San Diego be sure to order a Scotch cocktail or let your bartender talk you through the wonders of it’s versatility.
Bar Manager / Whiskey Guinea Pig
Seven Grand, San Diego