Brooke F. is a DFB Staffer and food guru! Check out her thoughts on this fun flight at Rose & Crown in Epcot’s UK pavilion!
One of my favorite places to kick back and relax is Rose & Crown Pub in Epcot’s UK Pavilion.
Just recently, AJ reviewed Rose and Crown once more and found it still holds so much charm — and delicious food!
But today we’re taking a closer look at something I’ve never tried before — the Scotch Flight!
Recently, I headed to Epcot with a friend who was visiting from out of town, and we decided it was just the occasion to do some interesting Drinking Around the World.
Since he loves Single Malt Scotch, and I’ve been wanting to learn a thing or two, we decided to try the Single Malt Flight. He was pretty impressed with the offerings, and thought that it represented good value and a good opportunity to try some vastly different styles side by side.
Now, I am no Scotch aficionado, but I’ll try to pass on my impressions.
Our bartender placed three snifters before us and poured a bit of Scotch in each glass. She also poured us a glass of ice water. My friend would have preferred room temperature water to add to the Scotch, so we used the water as a palate cleanser between sips instead.
We had a blast tasting all three! Here are my novice impressions:
Glenkinchie: A Scotch from the Lowland region of Scotland. Fresh and light in character, with none of the smoky aroma or flavor that we would encounter in the upcoming varieties.
Oban: This one was supposed to represent the Highlands region, but is a bit atypical (so I’m told) because it’s slightly smoky rather than being light and sweet. Oban was my favorite, as it had a little more substance than the Glenkinchie.
Lagavulin: Represents the smoky Scotch that’s characteristic of Islay malts, where the whiskey is produced. The smoky flavor derives from the peat fires used to dry the malted barley that’s distilled to make Scotch. My friend favored this style.
I was able to try some top notch Scotch that I would not have otherwise taken a chance on liking, and I learned that I actually do appreciate this version of whiskey. And anytime I can combine learning with adult beverages, it’s a fun day! 😉
Have you sampled a flight in Epcot? Leave a comment and tell us your thoughts!