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Anyone else out there have a love for scotch like myself? If so mention some brands which make you smile and lift the stresses of the day when you smell and have that first wonder sip.

Also how do you take your scotch?

I take mine with one large ice cube. Favorite brands: Glenmorangie, Edradour, Abelour and I actually like the Glenlivet on occasion as well I have had the Japanese scotch which right now is escaping my memory.

But stop in an tell me and others what sort of scotch you like and why and how you take your scotch.

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"Scotch, Scotch, Scotch...I like Scotch" - Ron Burgundy

Three ice cubes and a spritz of club soda. I like a variety of scotches to include Johnny Walker, Chavas, and Glenlivet.

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Caol Ila, Dallas Dhu, or Bruichladdich, taken as God intended - in a glass.


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brock wrote:
Caol Ila, Dallas Dhu, or Bruichladdich, taken as God intended - in a glass.

Laphroaig, Ardbeg, the one in my hand.

I like Islay style for the peaty flavours.

Taken straight or with a splash of water to open up the flavours.


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Lagavulin


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Bushmills...or wait, you said Scotch. ;)

I mostly prefer the Irish variety, but a nice Glenfiddich, Strathisla, or Jura goes down perfectly well. Not a big fan of the smokier varieties from the isles.


depending on the mood and situation:

Talisker or Laphroaigh for smokier stuff
Bruchladdich or Aberlour for more subtle pleasure

Glenfarclas 105 is my favourite Cask strength

Strathmill is a great Speyside Scotch with almost choclaty notes. it's hard to get, if you get a chance, try it

my favorite bottle I have at home is a Tamdhu, single cask, unfiltered, 13 years old

(I hope I did not misspell to mutch of the names

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Looks like I need to try some new scotches. ANyone else out there up for the drink of the gods?

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Scotch really is the nectar of the gods. Macallan, any year, is my favorite. Runners up would be Craggonmore and Glenmorangie. Usually on the rocks.


John Benbo wrote:
Scotch really is the nectar of the gods. Macallan, any year, is my favorite. Runners up would be Craggonmore and Glenmorangie. Usually on the rocks.

Glenmorangie has some mighty fine stuff

whisky always pure, nosing glass, with a glass of water as side-drink
my routine:
-sip of water
-smell the whisky
-look at the whisky running down the side of glass
-first sip of whisky
-sip of water
-second sip of whisky


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aeglos wrote:
John Benbo wrote:
Scotch really is the nectar of the gods. Macallan, any year, is my favorite. Runners up would be Craggonmore and Glenmorangie. Usually on the rocks.

Glenmorangie has some mighty fine stuff

whisky always pure, nosing glass, with a glass of water as side-drink
my routine:
-sip of water
-smell the whisky
-look at the whisky running down the side of glass
-first sip of whisky
-sip of water
-second sip of whisky

Yeah, a side glass of water is always a good idea, to pace ones self.


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Macallan straight up :-)


Balvenie is a tasty drop [according to my missus :)]

Single Malt [12 year old] matured in three different types of casks;

Sherry first for fruit/spicy flavour, then first fill bourbon for honey/vanilla, then refill bourbon that adds a smoothness...

Very nice... Here's their site if you fancy a tincture for your tonsils lol.


I learned of this trend yesterday, in case you need something to go with the whisky.


More of a Tesa man myself.

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KaeYoss wrote:
More of a Tesa man myself.

Tesa? Is that a cigar? I am not familiar with the drink TESA. Enlighten a lost soul.


I prefer Bourbon.


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Gruumash . wrote:
KaeYoss wrote:
More of a Tesa man myself.
Tesa? Is that a cigar? I am not familiar with the drink TESA. Enlighten a lost soul.

"Tesa" and "Scotch" are the two main brands of duct tape here in Germany :-)


Treppa wrote:
I learned of this trend yesterday, in case you need something to go with the whisky.

never thought of that but i can actually see that work

peaty Isla Whisky with dark choclate is also quite nice


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Treppa wrote:
I learned of this trend yesterday, in case you need something to go with the whisky.

I still prefer the ones where they actually put whisky in the cheese (or whatever it is they do to mix the tastes).


aeglos wrote:
Gruumash . wrote:
KaeYoss wrote:
More of a Tesa man myself.
Tesa? Is that a cigar? I am not familiar with the drink TESA. Enlighten a lost soul.
"Tesa" and "Scotch" are the two main brands of duct tape here in Germany :-)

Exactly.

We once had a teacher tell this guy to go to the secretary so they give him some scotch. He was beaming until the teacher clarified and said he wanted him to get some adhesive tape.


I had a nice whisky today,

Glen Rothes, un-chillfiltered, 14 years, single barrel, matured in Sherry cask, from Signatory
I had it quite some time in my whisky cupboard but did not recognize it until now.

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Laphroaig Quarter Cask - I was pleasantly surprised by just how nice this is.


Any other stories on the type of scotches people enjoy?


Laphroaig here as well.

The quarter cask is like someone took an old wooden boat, buried it in bog, then partially burned and are now politely trying to jam as much of it in your mouth as they can. In a good way.

With a little bit of water. The human tongue has difficulty with flavors when alcohol content is 40% or higher, a little water to cut it to around 30-35% is ideal.

I like scotch/whiskey/etc, but good stuff is expensive. I've been trending towards gin lately, because for $30 a bottle I can get exceptionally good gin. Where as $50 gets me a pleasant scotch.


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I love a good whisky -- Lagavulin is my personal favorite, but too costly for general consumption. Lismore is quite nice, and inexpensive enough that you can occasionally make a scotch-and-soda out of it without hating yourself for it.

But I like good Bourbon whiskey as well, and you can get very, very good bourbons here in the U.S. for a fraction of the cost of a comparable scotch. As far as other bourbon-like products go, George Dickel's #12 brand is a nice Tennessee whiskey.

And of course I very much enjoy a good rye or Canadian whiskey as well.

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Scotch: Ardberg & The Glenlivet are both fantastic tasty beverages. Both are a bit pricy for me on the regular (but The Glenlivet 15yr sherry reserve is soooooo gooooood).

I tend to enjoy Jameson's and recently Bushmills for my "normal" drink.

For those bourbon lovers out there: Jack Daniels & Wild Turkey both have a honey-infused bourbon...Wild Turkey Gold, and Jack Daniels Tennessee Honey. Both are FANTASTIC, especially with just a little chill to em (like from Whisky Stones or just a chilled heavy glass)


I don't groove on the sweet honey taste at all.
For bourbon, I used to drink Elijah Craig or Knob Creek, but recently switched to W.L. Weller 12-year old black label (with the winter wheat in the recipe).

I never did like Jack Daniel's, for some reason -- not even the Gentleman Jack. Dickels #12 just has a nicer taste, to me.

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Kirth, we need alcohol this weekend.


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Kirth, we need alcohol this weekend.

If you're hanging out with me, you're coming to the right place!

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Cyz can drive us home. :D You can teach me the right way to drink whatever we had that night with Derek and Andostre.


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Ah sounds like some fun will be had this weekend.

I may need to pull out the Edradour this weekend and have a glass.


I went to a Whiskey Bar this past Tuesday, but it was more bourbons for me this time around. Shame I didn't know of it sooner or else I would've roped you in when you were in my neck of the woods for a spell, TMB.


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I do love me some scotch. Well if I am out your way again we'll need to do it. Or if your this way I will take you to a couple of places.


I've recently got on to the Glenlivet (15yr?) in the French Oak Barrel, that's just good. Aberlour is tasty as well.
I tend to drink more when Out rather than In so Chivas hits the spot as I'm really a fan of the Rusty Nail when drinking on the tour of the town.

Sadly economics dictate that when I drink at home I reign in my tastes to a more rational beverage or failing that some god awful Rum that can double as lawnmower fuel.

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zagnabbit wrote:

I've recently got on to the Glenlivet (15yr?) in the French Oak Barrel, that's just good. Aberlour is tasty as well.

Both in my cupboard at this very moment and both wonderful.

My current favourite is Bruichladdich First Growth Cuvée D: Pessac Leognan (Chateau Haut-Brion) 16 Year Old. Bruichladdich had always been a favourite, and I was sad when the distillery closed. The new owners are doing some very interesting things, and the missus spotted this on a business trip.

Their St Andrews Links was probably the nicest whisky I've ever tasted - from a miniature, sadly.


Glenmorangie is a good stand by for me in the port cask though I can't seem to find that very easily.

Funny I also like rum though when I drink it I do so with tonic and lime or ginger beer as a dark and stormy. I prefer the Mount Gay Rum and Kraken for the dark and stormy though I like Goslings too.


For rum, I stick with Appleton Estate -- a glass a night kept me healthy doing field work in the jungle in the Caribbean, and it tasted good, too!

I would stear clear of the Wray & Nephews White Overproof rum that the locals drank, though. Stuff would strip the primer off of cars.


Flor de Cana is my tasty rum of choice. That or a killdevil shot at smalley's pirate bar in Stillwater, MN

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25 yr. Macallan is to die for. Lagavulin and its Islay ilk are an acquired taste--that I've acquired.

Straight up always. Ice, soda, water... why ruin a good thing?

When I'm feeling rocks, I'll drink Jamesons. Which is perfectly respectable. But it isn't in the same league at all with any Macallan.

bar service rant:
Have any of you ever ordered a 25 yr Macallan in a restaurant or bar, and had the waitress ask you if you're sure? Yes, b~+@$ I'M SURE. If I'm smart enough to ask for a 25 yr Macallan I know what it f-ing costs. And if I'm standing here in a linen suit I can f-ing pay for it. In fact, make it a double.


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Have any of you ever ordered a 25 yr Macallan in a restaurant or bar

No. No, I have not. The credit limit on my card isn't big enough, and I'm not strong enough to haul that much cash around.

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That's some expensive drink.

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Where I've seen it, it's about $60 a shot. Bottles retail for $500ish. One sip and you will know where the money went.

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When I don't have my Bourbon, I'm happy with a Johnnie Black on the rocks with a dash of diet coke.


Hannya Shou wrote:
When I don't have my Bourbon, I'm happy with a Johnnie Black on the rocks with a dash of diet coke.

(throws up in mouth at the thought of scotch and coke, and leaves the thread gagging).

Dude, seriously, with ice and diet cola, there's no need to be brand-specific, much less label-specific. You'll never know the difference.

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I don't really claim to be a Scotch enthusiast anyways. I just like to take it more sips because I drink it too fast just on the roocks.


Some of the various Crown Royal reserve bottles are pretty good too.

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