12-07-2014, 12:54 PM
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However you spell it. I've been getting into Scotches lately, single malts and blends. I have found several of each that I really like. Laphroig 18, Glenlevit 15 French Cask, and GlenFiddich 18 are the major stand outs on the single malt side. Johnny Walker Double Black, and JW Blue Gold Label are the blends that speak to me.
So far, the only brand that I've tried that I really didn't like was Dewyrs. Paint thinner flavor is what I get from it.
Anyone else have any good experiences with other labels? I'm always looking to expand my palate.


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 12-07-2014, 02:30 PM
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(12-07-2014, 12:54 PM)Cajunboy2k Wrote: However you spell it. I've been getting into Scotches lately, single malts and blends. I have found several of each that I really like. Laphroig 18, Glenlevit 15 French Cask, and GlenFiddich 18 are the major stand outs on the single malt side. Johnny Walker Double Black, and JW Blue Gold Label are the blends that speak to me.
So far, the only brand that I've tried that I really didn't like was Dewyrs. Paint thinner flavor is what I get from it.
Anyone else have any good experiences with other labels? I'm always looking to expand my palate.


PROST!!

If it's Scotch then it's whisky (without the "e"). I would not suggest you visit Scotland if it is found out that it was you who posted this. Angry

Having stated that, love me my Laphroaig (Please notice the "a" in Laphroaig. Cool)

The Scots do take pride in the spelling of "whisky" but, all kidding aside, I must admit that you have some excellent taste there, Sir. Thumbsup

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 12-07-2014, 02:56 PM
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Very nice taste. I do like Laphroaig, but I like Ardbeg and Lagavulin even more, in most expressions. I love single malts in general, but I've discovered I'm a really big peat fan.

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 12-07-2014, 04:12 PM
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I like Speyside single malts predominantly. I have yet to find a blended Scotch whisky that I like. Although my father is a Scot and SWMBO and I spend a lot of time in Scotland, in general I prefer Irish whiskey. Funny that, since I'm 49.5% Scot, 49.5% English and just 1.0% IrishHmm

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 12-07-2014, 08:50 PM
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When I used to drink, I also preferred Lagavulin.

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 12-08-2014, 03:26 AM
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I forgot. I like Highland Park 15yo. To me it has an initial salty sensation. I like that. Currently, I'm waiting for my sister-in-law to return from her cruise. She is bringing back 2 bottles of GlenFiddich 18yo for me. The duty free shop on the boat sells it for $64 a bottle. That's the cheapest I've seen.

My sincerest apologies for any misspelling. My spellcheck works overtime with me. It sometimes gets overwhelmed.

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 12-08-2014, 10:01 AM
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(12-08-2014, 03:26 AM)Cajunboy2k Wrote: I forgot. I like Highland Park 15yo. To me it has an initial salty sensation. I like that. Currently, I'm waiting for my sister-in-law to return from her cruise. She is bringing back 2 bottles of GlenFiddich 18yo for me. The duty free shop on the boat sells it for $64 a bottle. That's the cheapest I've seen.

My sincerest apologies for any misspelling. My spellcheck works overtime with me. It sometimes gets overwhelmed.

I was just having a little fun about the spellings and apologize. I still think you have very good taste in whisky. Smile

On another note, I have actually disabled the spellcheck on my smartphone because I was getting tired of it assuming it knew what I wanted to type. Then, when I looked up at the message I had sent, it was not at all what I intended. Trying to catch the spellcheck's mistakes was way more of a hassle than not having it on.

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 12-08-2014, 10:33 AM
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I am Speyside fan. I love Chivas Brothers Whiskey's. Two of my favourite distilleries are Strathisla and Mortlach!

There is no finer alcohol in the whole wide world then Scotch Single Malt!

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 12-08-2014, 03:31 PM
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Quote:I was just having a little fun about the spellings and apologize. I still think you have very good taste in whisky. Smile

Lol, I guess my post didnt turn out as funny as it was in my head. No offense take brother.

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 12-09-2014, 09:26 AM
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Its uisge beatha in modern gaelic or uisce beatha in old.
Really, if you insist on using the sassanach word all is for not.
Lagavulin is my favourite, from Islay; properly pronounced
EYE LEE.
But when it comes down to it; if a host offers a tumbler with amber liquor in it I'm good if there aren't any dead bugs floating about ( Gausinos in Mescal excluded).

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 12-09-2014, 10:52 AM
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I still prefer Glenmorangie. Poor man's single malt as I like to call it.

However this bottle....
[Image: glenmorangie-pride-1981-single-malt-scotch-1.jpg]
[Image: glenmorangie-pride-1981-single-malt-scotch-2.jpg]
Gorgeous, but out of my price range by a fair bit...
https://www.caskers.com/glenmorangie-pri...2-20944097

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 12-09-2014, 11:24 AM
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Cajunboy 2k , do yourself favor and try Glenmorangie and Macallan 12 years old single malts, sherry casks range . I Bet you are going to love it ! Cheers !

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 12-09-2014, 11:41 AM
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i prefer islays, and the laddie has quite an impressive stable... both heavily peated and not-so-heavily.

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 12-09-2014, 07:46 PM
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Macallan, here.

All this Scotch-talk makes me think of this:



From 5:16 to 5:47, especially.

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 12-09-2014, 08:43 PM
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(12-08-2014, 10:33 AM)celar36 Wrote: There is no finer alcohol in the whole wide world then Scotch Single Malt!

...yes it is: frostbite! Biggrin

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 12-10-2014, 11:50 AM
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(12-09-2014, 08:43 PM)tonsorius Wrote:
(12-08-2014, 10:33 AM)celar36 Wrote: There is no finer alcohol in the whole wide world then Scotch Single Malt!

...yes it is: frostbite! Biggrin

Euro

You own me visit to London my dear friend! then we can drink together!

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 12-10-2014, 12:08 PM
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Based on an old 1800s US law all liquor produced in the United States has to spell it Whiskey and all non US liquor spells it whisky. The difference between bourbon and sour mash is sour mash is charcoal filtered (Jack Daniels) and bourbon is not.

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 12-10-2014, 05:28 PM
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(12-10-2014, 12:08 PM)slantman Wrote: Based on an old 1800s US law all liquor produced in the United States has to spell it Whiskey and all non US liquor spells it whisky. The difference between bourbon and sour mash is sour mash is charcoal filtered (Jack Daniels) and bourbon is not.

Did not know that slant.

Just always thought Whisky = Scotch, and Whiskey = Bourbon. Learn something everyday.

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 12-10-2014, 06:45 PM
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yes i do mr jack - but beware: i'm boring and lost interest in drinking years ago.

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 12-11-2014, 05:15 AM
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Another weird thing about Jack Daniels is it's produced in Lynchburg, TN which is a dry county. Beautiful place to visitSmile

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