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Anybody enjoy a good Scotch ?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by bftfender, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. Colors

    Colors Tele-Meister

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    As far as blends go, Famous Grouse. It's cheap and it's good. I'm often surprised for being famous how unknown that chicken is on the west side of the pond. Just dont know why you would ever drink JW if Famous Grouse is available.

    I like Speysides for singles. An attainable favorite is Glenlivit 15 French Oak Cask. Very smooth, soft feel and sufficiently fruity and sweet with just enough oak. Expensive enough to stop me from being flippant with consumption.
     
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  2. NJ Deadhead

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    How'd you like that Macallan?
     
  3. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

    Dec 21, 2017
    York PA
    just tried a nose and wow how dif than the Johnnie..looking forward to the 9 pm tasting.. was slightly more subtle but an after fragrance of sweetness, not harsh..if it sips that way.that will be awesome !!
     
  4. BigDaddyLH

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    There aren't even "O"s in smoooth for a good single malt. Folks that think whisky is harsh aren't drinking that stuff.
     
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  5. rdwhitti

    rdwhitti Tele-Holic Silver Supporter

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    No I have never liked the taste of Scotch, I much prefer bourbon.
     
  6. Finck

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    If that matters, here in Brazil, "Romeo and Julieta" is how we name a combination of guava paste (sweet) and cheese. Delicious, actually...

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  7. Colors

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  8. Utah Joe

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  9. CV Jee Beez

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    I though that too when I went into thes tore but then realized this is a symantec thing only.
     
  10. Fireball519

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    You can't have a Ron Swanson avatar and not like scotch! ;) (I prefer Old Hickory bourbon myself)
     
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  11. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

    May 5, 2015
    Alaska
    Ha, right?

    I'm open to the idea of scotch, but the only scotch I've ever tasted was Cutty Sark and it tasted antiseptic and was sorta green(?) hued. I love Bulleitt Bourbon. And I may have to take some of the recommendations here to give Scotch a try again. Single malt this time, or at least not blended.
     
  12. Fireball519

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    Try Old Hickory bourbon. Black or white labels. I actually have tried what Ron drinks, Laugavulin 16. Honestly for 100 bucks a bottle I was not a fan
     
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  13. JuneauMike

    JuneauMike Friend of Leo's

    May 5, 2015
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    I think that's where he and I part ways. If I've got to spend $100 on something, I expect to be able to do more than just drink it. :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
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  14. Finck

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    You can collect the bottles and admire them...
     
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  15. Mike SS

    Mike SS Poster Extraordinaire

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    I have finished off a few bottles of single malt, all gifts from a good friend with more money than I have. I enjoy whiskeys, all varieties, and cognacs and brandy.
     
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  16. bftfender

    bftfender Friend of Leo's

    Dec 21, 2017
    York PA
    Just poured the Macallan..it has a cork in the cap,,the nose is smooth and the sip has a lil sting but chases quick...def easier drinker than the Johnnie Black but i like the Johnnie also, it reminded more of American .. def headed towards a higher price one next buy and started a woodworking project to hold the bottles...this one reminded me of the whiskey my uncles and grandfather drank
     
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  17. haggardfan1

    haggardfan1 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 17, 2014
    Texas and Louisiana
    During my second divorce, I enjoyed quite a bit of Scotch. Good, bad, I didn't know.

    I was staying at my lake place, and the neighbor guy just down the road from me always had a bottle. It sure helped me get to sleep many a night. Wishing could remember the brand, I liked it.
     
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  18. Colors

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    Cutty is straight gasoline. If you are a bourbon drinker look for stuff that was aged in sherry or port casks as it tends to be sweeter. Johnny Black on the rocks smooths right out but doesn't leave much to ruminate over by way of taste. Glen Morray 12 is smooth and 40 bucks. Good introduction to single malt scotch drinking on the cheap. Unless you want to work at it I'd stay away from Isle stuff until you train your palate. Ron Swanson may drive right in but us mere mortals have to acquire that taste.
     
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  19. Slowpoke

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    Mr Stubee said:-JW Black is not bad at all and actually a great sipping whisky. I got a bottle as a gift a few years ago and bought a couple more. Smooth.

    Yes I agree and have just finished a bottle that was a Birthday present (last February) I must remember to get another. My friend who I drink and jam with on a Monday afternoon can't stand it and we often have a few words about it. My answer to it it is:- His loss, my gain--hic.. S
     
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  20. BigDaddyLH

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    I took right to Islay malts.
     
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