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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by bftfender, Dec 4, 2018.
Not long back from a week on Islay with 18 bottles of the stuff......Roll on Christmas...
Whisky is one of only a couple of spirits that I drink. I'm no connoisseur but I've tried lots, down the years, and have a few favourites.
When I lived in Scotland (1994-1999) I found myself, by chance, living within 10 miles of a distillery that produced what became my favourite; Glenturret.
Most of their production went into Famous Grouse blends, so Famous Grouse bough the Glenturret distillery and brand and turned the place into a Famous Grouse visitor centre. It's a great place but I do miss the simple days when it was just Glenturret.
Other than that, I'm partial to Islay and other smoky malts.
I was at a friend's place last Saturday and he let me try some Nikka (Japanese) whisky. It was very nice but I still prefer the Scottish whiskies.
I'm not, but my wife is, so for Christmas I bought her a bottle of The Balvenie TUN 1509.
Jeez, is that stuff expensive. I could have bought a new Squier Tele for what it cost...
I have only had one good Scotch in my life. It was hot weather, Australian style , the next day. I had to leave work by lunchtime from sweating profusely and elevated body temperature. Not a drink for us Downunder. Cold, freezing cold beer is safest and we love it.
They all taste the same drowned in Coke. The only way I can stomach the filthy stuff.
Round those neaps off with square sa usage and a deep fried Mars bar, and you could get mistaken for a native. You'd also need a pathological hatred of "the English". Now here's the thing; they can hate us forever but we don't care!
I think that probably just makes it worse.
I like the cask strength Laphroaigh. Just a drop of water helps to open it up. If you can get past the alcohol, it's an intense mix of peet and iodine. I love how Laphroaigh was one of only a handful of alcoholic beverages that was still legal during Prohibition. It was marketed for its medicinal qualities.
That would be a waste of a good single malt.
I've been known to enjoy a good scotch...
...and other fine whiskey(whisky) type drinks.
You are right on the money with these two picks!
Beginner tip - don't call it "neat" if you're adding water. Neat, by definition, is without ice or water.
Now that we got that out of the way, a good intro scotch, in my opinion, is Macallan 12. It is mellow, smooth, and a bit sweet (aged in sherry casks). It's also not very expensive...prob $60/bottle.
If you like those, try Green Spot and Tyrconnell. They are superb!
yup, going neat next time, thanks..learning
Well the collection has doubled and found out have a bass player and drummer friend who appreciate Scotch, going to build a bar in band room in next day or 2 and we are doing a freestyle jam Saturday night..going to grill some filet mignon and play some tunes..i need this ..the 2 years of being strangled
not being able to play out and release a CD that is done...Macallan 12
Good read. Bit out of date but in fairness he has unfortunately been dead a few years now.
Oban special reserve is pretty special if you can find it.
There's about a third remaining of the bottle of Lagavulin 16 that was given to me last Christmas. Now I know what to ask for...Thanks!
I think I know what you mean, but note there cannot be Scotch from any part of the world other than Scotland. And by Scottish law scotch must be aged at least three years.
If made in Spain, it can be whisky (or whiskey), and it can be made just like scotch and taste like scotch, but it cannot be called scotch.
Believing that single malts are somehow superior to blended is:
The whisky equivalent of PIO caps.
Rarely, but I sure enjoy a good one from time to time. I usually try a different one each time if at a bar or take whatever my host offers.
Back when I lived in Tucson in the '80's my roommate, his girlfriend and I had a ritual where we'd drink Johnnie Walker Black and watch Hill Street Blues on TV.
Ah, an uisge beatha thread. I do love them...
There are very few independent distilleries. Most are owned by multinational conglomerates, just as any other commodity is.
Anyway, Glenfarclas. 15 and up.