If you are as interested in scotch as I am, there will be many times in your journey to quench the thirst of knowledge that you will come across other scotch enthusiast. While the majority of them are usually pleasant to chat with, especially since you share the same hobby, I will occasionally come across a few that is known as scotch snobs.
A scotch snob is someone who only drinks a particular type of scotch. They seem to enjoy giving some elitist opinion on why they like the drink, and often turning up their nose on other types of scotch.
This phenomenon is unfortunately common enough in the scotch circle. Perhaps, from the olden days where scotch has an elitist stigma attached to it, that association sort of stuck with certain individuals, and they bring it up to another level so as to differentiate themselves further from other scotch drinkers.
The scotch snobs can generally be divided into two types. Those that only drink single malts, and those that only drink peaty, Islay scotches (like Laphroaig). I have yet to hear of any scotch snobs that only drink blended malts.
While I have absolutely zero problems with those two types of scotch (in fact, I enjoy them), I think it is silly to restrict yourself to it. Personally, I feel the true appreciation of scotch is allowing yourself to have an open mind, and thoroughly immense yourself into the various works and efforts put in so that you can enjoy that in fine dram of scotch, blended or single malt.
That's it for now. Till the next time, bottoms up my friend.