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Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by drf64, Dec 23, 2020.
I drink lots of soda, but hold the scotch. Does that count?
Soda meaning soda water with essence flavors - I don't drink much "pop" soda.
I ordered a scotch and soda at a bar one time, and the bartender didn't know what she was doing. She thought by "soda" I meant Coke, so I got a scotch and Coke.
Why ruin whisky with soda?
Rum and vodka are much cheaper if one must mix to consume alcohol.
I am partial to Famous Grouse these days, which is the most popular whisky among the Scots themselves.
For single malt, I would look to Gelnmorangie, Macallan 12, Highland Park, Balvenie.
A distinct lack of soda. An ice cube or two if the Scotch isn't very good. My favorites are basically anything from the Isle of Islay. The smokier and peatier the better. Ardbeg, Bowmore, Laphroaig. You get the idea.
I have had more Scotch lately as it got cold (for a while) and I love to have hot tea with Scotch (or Irish Whiskey) of an evening.
My Dad drank Scotch (Johnny Walker Red Label) and Schweppe's Tonic water. I couldn't stand it. Don't like Scotch and soda either. I prefer Highland single-malts over ice or neat with a small amount of water. The Scots barman who taught me the subtleties of Scotch told me to wet my fingers and shake the drops off into the Scotch. I use a bit more than that.
I did a bitters trial earlier in the year. Turns out that I prefer Peychaud's to Angostura. Even better is to get an intensely herbal Vermouth and ditch the bitters entirely.
Not so big on Ardbeg, but you can add Caol Ila to that list And Longrow from the Springbank distillery in Campbeltown (Mull of Kintyre).
I liked to have half the bottle, along with a few beers. I'm taking a time out right now.
Rum, bourbon, rye, scotch, gin, I wasn't picky. Ice, water, neat, shot, it's all good.
absolutely. what do you like for soda?
16 quid Lidl single islay with a splash of water
might treat my self to a Highland park for the new year.
obviously out of date now but a good read...
An encore presentation here. I seem to recall posting the photo of my Martin 000-17 Whiskey Sunset along with the bottle of Glenlivet 15-year French Oak Reserve in another scotch thread. So, once more, happy to share...
Two fingers, neat, chilled glass. (I once used club soda to remove a stain.)
I get the good-scotch-is-best-neat part. I agree. But out of respect for John Stewart, and @getbent, the only time it's appropriate to say "here's mud in your eye" is with Scotch and %#[email protected] soda!
Neither scotch nor soda.... I'll enjoy a good beer now and again, but really like cold brew coffee and terere (cold infusion) yerba mate
Something like a La Croix - usually a less expensive brand. I go through 3 or 4 a day.
When I first got divorced it was a handle of Tanqueary in the freezer and who needs a glass! Can’t even look at the stuff now. Oh the good ol days. 2 fingers of Glenlivet neat will do me just fine.
Thank you. I'm not a fan of the taste of burned dirt either. Blech.
Why would I taint my Scotch with soda?
I'll take a Laphroaig straight with one of those large ice cubes that melts slowly.
It’s not a drink I make for myself or order at a bar, but if I was at someone’s home, and they were offering to whip up a batch of scotch and sodas, then I would drink one or three. I’m not picky about brands, so dealer’s choice...hopefully just not something rot gut. If I were bartending, I’d probably use Dewars or something like that for a scotch highball.
'...soda water with essential flavors...' i.e. LaCroix, or Bubly, etc, usually lemon or lime and gets Vodka.
Cola gets mid-tier Bourbon.
Scotch or high-tier Bourbon gets a glass and maybe (or not) one big ice cube.