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2014/10/19 19:52:08 (permalink)
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any scotch drinkers here? if so whats your go to drink? Im really getting in to it at the minute.
 
recently finished a bottle of glenmorangie which was lovely.
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/19 20:38:14 (permalink)
    lol
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/19 21:20:57 (permalink)
    I dont drink at all but my Dads favourite is Macallan

      




     
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/19 21:33:33 (permalink)
    Don't drink it myself, but my dad and uncles seem to like Johnny Walker Blue Label on special occasions or Chivas Regal for more day to day use.
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/19 21:37:11 (permalink)
    I quite like Laphroaig. Very smokey, burning peat is used to flavour. Yum

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    Re: scotch 2014/10/19 23:08:38 (permalink)
    Laphroaig is nice as are highland park, talisker and jura

     
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/19 23:24:29 (permalink)
    I tried a blended whiskey called Monkey Shoulder recently. I rather liked it.
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 07:47:18 (permalink)
    The singleton of Dufftown is currently in the cupboard. Very nice too.
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 07:55:59 (permalink)
    Jura Origin
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    I'm still new to whiskey and have had more bourbon than scotch.

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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 09:56:20 (permalink)
    I'd like to get into this but don't know where to start.  My introduction to whiskey, as many others no doubt, was Jack Daniels (a bourbon I realise).
     
    I've since tried all sorts and all I know is, I like it! I know the differences between single malt, double malt, blends, etc.
     
    I quite like the idea of having a couple of bottles of some expenses stuff in the house and enjoying a glass or 2 on a Friday night after work.
     
    Someone point me in the right direction!
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 10:06:05 (permalink)
    brittas thats the reason i got in to it, a couple of glasses as a night cap seems to really chill me out.
     
    im by no means an expert but i can tell you what i like.
     
    Glenmornagie 
    glenfidich
    monkey shoulder
    johnnie walker black label (not red)
    jura 
     
    how you have it is also important i used to have loads of ice but i soon realised that it waters it down way too much if your just sipping it at home. so i tend to add a little water just to mellow the flavour or ill add a couple of ice cubes.
     
    good website here https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/
     
    thinking of getting some of this for over christmas https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/feature/malt-of-the-month/index.html 
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 11:42:55 (permalink)
    I had some Monkey's Shoulder last xmas.  I also got bought some "whiskey stones".  A little bag of stones that you freeze and put them in your whiskey.  They chill the drink without watering it down.
     
    I need to start reading up and get a couple of good bottles for xmas or something.
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 12:24:16 (permalink)
    Caol Ila, Laphroig, Talisker storm.  Really don't like Speyside Whiskys though

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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 12:31:53 (permalink)
    brittas
     
    I quite like the idea of having a couple of bottles of some expenses stuff in the house and enjoying a glass or 2 on a Friday night after work.
     
    Someone point me in the right direction!




    Johnnie Walker Blue is about £180 for a bottle. Some people like it but I'm personally not a fan as they refuse to tell you how long it's aged for. The price of a whiskey often correlates with the time and effort it has taken to make. I think that charging so much for something without giving a bit of detail on how long it's taken to prepare is a bit iffy.
     
    If you want something really nice and expensive for occasional use then you could do a lot worse than a bottle of Macallan 18. Aged for 18 years in old sherry barrels and around the same price as Johnie Walker Blue.
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 12:59:30 (permalink)
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    The singleton of Dufftown is currently in the cupboard. Very nice too.

    Best cheap and cheerful whisky on the market IMHO. Goes along perfectly with a decent cigar.
     
    I like a good whisky but I think past a certain point the prices become ridiculous and not worth the difference in quality.
     
    For a more casual drink or for cocktails I prefer a nice and smooth triple distilled irish.
     
    Jack Daniel's tastes like glue lol, don't know how that crap is so popular.
    post edited by Uriel - 2014/10/20 13:02:43
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 14:35:34 (permalink)
    brittas
    I'd like to get into this but don't know where to start.  My introduction to whiskey, as many others no doubt, was Jack Daniels (a bourbon I realise).
     
    I've since tried all sorts and all I know is, I like it! I know the differences between single malt, double malt, blends, etc.
     
    I quite like the idea of having a couple of bottles of some expenses stuff in the house and enjoying a glass or 2 on a Friday night after work.
     
    Someone point me in the right direction!




    Three completely different single malts to try are:
     
    Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera
    Highland Park 12 Year Old
    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
     
    All three are great value, can't think of much better if you're starting out.
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 15:21:36 (permalink)
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    I'd like to get into this but don't know where to start.  My introduction to whiskey, as many others no doubt, was Jack Daniels (a bourbon I realise).
     
    I've since tried all sorts and all I know is, I like it! I know the differences between single malt, double malt, blends, etc.
     
    I quite like the idea of having a couple of bottles of some expenses stuff in the house and enjoying a glass or 2 on a Friday night after work.
     
    Someone point me in the right direction!




    Three completely different single malts to try are:
     
    Glenfiddich 15 Year Old Solera
    Highland Park 12 Year Old
    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
     
    All three are great value, can't think of much better if you're starting out.




    How much are we talking for these?
     
    And can someone explain the difference between the types?
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 15:38:48 (permalink)
    Cant stand the fcking stuff unless its doused with coke even then needs to be American crap. 
     
    I go to Cigar tastings and they always try and get you to buy this expensive stuff which i am reliably informed by people in the know is excellent. However when I'm sick/cold a hot toddy is unbeatable.
     
     
     Even when its free I pass an move straight to Brandy/Cognac. 

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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 15:53:46 (permalink)
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    Cant stand the fcking stuff unless its doused with coke even then needs to be American crap. 
     
    I go to Cigar tastings and they always try and get you to buy this expensive stuff which i am reliably informed by people in the know is excellent. However when I'm sick/cold a hot toddy is unbeatable.

    A good scotch usually tastes great for anyone who likes alcohol (of course not everybody does), but that really good top shelf stuff is usually bottled at a higher concentration (whisky is always watered down before bottling, the whisky in the cask is often like 70% alcohol) and you're supposed to add some water otherwise it's just too strong.
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    Re: scotch 2014/10/20 16:30:29 (permalink)
    Ha I fall in the unusually camp then. I suspect that like Cigars its an acquired taste you have to work your way up to and become accustomed to otherwise the flavours just blow you away and you can't taste them. 
     
     

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