The wonderful world of single malt whisky has mesmerized me for the last 12 months. I joined a serious whisky club called SMUG (Single Malt Users Group) and for some time was the only female amongst a brooding group of whisky loving gents. As a result I have learnt a lot about this amazing beverage, and about my own palate. About four years ago I was converted by some sherry whiskys, I loved delicate fruit and oily palate weight, but slowly the gentleman have me warming up to the smokey character that whisky is so famous for. They have also taught me why spitting and adding water is a cardinal sin.  As a reuslt I have tried to rate them more objectively than most. I…