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WMR
09-20-2006, 08:26 PM
My buddy got me a pretty nice bottle of scotch... gotta compliment the smoothness and taste.

Any other scotch fans?

Rojo
09-20-2006, 08:38 PM
Not a fan of it neat, but I loves me some Dewars-and-soda.

Highlifeman21
09-20-2006, 08:39 PM
My buddy got me a pretty nice bottle of scotch... gotta compliment the smoothness and taste.

Any other scotch fans?

What'd he get you?

Are you a pure scotch drinker, or are you a blend drinker?

Name your taste.


For me, I'm a huge Johnnie Walker Blue fan, but also appreciate the Green and Gold varieties.

I also definitely enjoy Macallan, preferably 18 year or older, and particularly with Highland water (the choice way to serve @ Nicholson's across from the Aronoff)

Every now and then, I'll sip some Talisker, and ironically the 10 year isn't bad, but obviously the older the better, as with most scotches.

So yeah, that's a little sampling of the scotch I consume on a semi-regular basis.

WMR
09-20-2006, 08:41 PM
it's a 12 year old Dalmore.

I'm a relative noob when it comes to scotches... he said this was a good one to start out with.

He told me he'd kick my ass if I drank it any way other than neat! LOL

Betterread
09-20-2006, 09:06 PM
uisge beatha. Single malts. One of the joys of being alive. Currently have Balvenie 12 yr and 15 yr and Lagavulin in the liquor cabinet.

zombielady
09-20-2006, 09:25 PM
We enjoy J&B. I wouldn't mind an aged scotch, but the husband is cheap, and the longest a new bottle has aged in this house, is a month:all_cohol :p:

BuckeyeRed27
09-20-2006, 09:25 PM
Scotch! Scotch! Scotch! I love Scotch. It tastes so good. Into my belly.

zombielady
09-20-2006, 09:28 PM
Scotch! Scotch! Scotch! I love Scotch. It tastes so good. Into my belly.

http://www.big13.net/Achorman%20photos/Burgandy.jpeg

Falls City Beer
09-20-2006, 09:30 PM
Johnnie Walker Red and Blue.

WMR
09-20-2006, 09:32 PM
What'd he get you?

Are you a pure scotch drinker, or are you a blend drinker?

Name your taste.


For me, I'm a huge Johnnie Walker Blue fan, but also appreciate the Green and Gold varieties.

I also definitely enjoy Macallan, preferably 18 year or older, and particularly with Highland water (the choice way to serve @ Nicholson's across from the Aronoff)

Every now and then, I'll sip some Talisker, and ironically the 10 year isn't bad, but obviously the older the better, as with most scotches.

So yeah, that's a little sampling of the scotch I consume on a semi-regular basis.

HLman, what do you mean, with Highland water? What's that?

Blimpie
09-20-2006, 10:03 PM
Scotch??? Scotch???

....Pabst Blue Ribbon!

http://i.timeinc.net/ew/dynamic/imgs/020603/142218__blue_l.jpg

Chip R
09-20-2006, 10:08 PM
Scotch! Scotch! Scotch! I love Scotch. It tastes so good. Into my belly.

:lol: Beat me to it.

Gainesville Red
09-20-2006, 10:11 PM
I'm not picky.

Put it in front of me, I'll more than likley drink it.

Ah, the life of a college student with relativley little responsibility.

vaticanplum
09-20-2006, 10:56 PM
I'm nuts about scotch, particularly with baseball, particularly with late-season baseball...just about this weather, actually. But I am not at all an expert on it -- I've had people rag on me for getting Dewars before (apparently this is not fine scotch).

Tastes great on the rocks, feels great going down, doesn't make you crazy and doesn't really make you drunk unless you drink five glasses in an hour or something.

Rojo
09-20-2006, 11:39 PM
I've had people rag on me for getting Dewars before (apparently this is not fine scotch).

Don't listen to those people.

Chip R
09-21-2006, 12:09 AM
Tastes great on the rocks, feels great going down, doesn't make you crazy and doesn't really make you drunk unless you drink five glasses in an hour or something.

Yeah, 5 glasses in an hour will probably get you a wee bit tipsy. :lol:

pedro
09-21-2006, 12:54 AM
I drank most of a bottle one night when I was in 8th grade. Needless to say, we are no longer friends.

jmcclain19
09-21-2006, 02:14 AM
I prefer Scotch's Southern Cousin, Kentucky bourbon myself. And premium Canadian Whisky.

All were found by mistake actually. I was in Vegas and asked for a Rum & Coke, and the Waitress brought me a Makers Mark & Coke instead, and I've been hooked every since.

Some amusing sites for those interested

http://www.thescotchblog.com/

http://www.scotlandwhisky.com/

http://www.whiskymag.com/

zombielady
09-21-2006, 08:41 AM
Irish Whiskey is pretty good, as well. Not a big fan of the Kentucky Bourbons...

SunDeck
09-21-2006, 08:45 AM
I don't have a whole lot of experience with scotch, my preference being for Jameson or Bushmills. I do like Macallan and Cardhu, but you can be sure I've never turned down a shot of any single malt.

dabvu2498
09-21-2006, 10:06 AM
http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005JMYI.01._PE55_.Anchorman-The-Legend-Of-Ron-Burgundy-Unrated-Widescreen-Edition._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg
Scotchy Scotchy Scotch... I love Scotch.

Highlifeman21
09-21-2006, 10:39 AM
HLman, what do you mean, with Highland water? What's that?

Go to Nicholson's and they'll ask you if you'd like your scotch with Highland still, I believe they called it, which if you read their little quips in their scotch menu, it's basically Scotish distilled water. Really brings out the taste of older scotches.

i_heart_jason
09-21-2006, 04:28 PM
i drink Scoresby's because thats what my grandparents drank. call it nostalgia. but i LOVE scotch. i do need some rocks though. again with the nostalgia.

Sweetstop
09-21-2006, 05:34 PM
Just read Augusten Burroughs' "Dry," which is about his battle w/ alcoholism. His drink of choice was Dewars, straight from the bottle of course. He let the empty bottles pile up (literally thousands) until they covered every surface of his NY apartment. When he returned from 30 days of rehab fruit flies were everywhere. Hmmm.

vaticanplum
09-21-2006, 07:00 PM
Just read Augusten Burroughs' "Dry," which is about his battle w/ alcoholism. His drink of choice was Dewars, straight from the bottle of course. He let the empty bottles pile up (literally thousands) until they covered every surface of his NY apartment. When he returned from 30 days of rehab fruit flies were everywhere. Hmmm.

Those are great books, really funny and poignant. Also informative. I believe that's where I learned to stay away from martinis with large olives because they take too much valuable room away from the alcohol in the glass. (but again, these are good books in their own right, not just as how-to alcoholic manuals ;) )

Yachtzee
09-21-2006, 08:08 PM
Irish Whiskey is pretty good, as well. Not a big fan of the Kentucky Bourbons...

Midleton's Very Rare.

OnBaseMachine
09-21-2006, 09:32 PM
When I first saw the title of this thread, I thought it read "Any crotch diggers"?

goreds2
09-22-2006, 07:42 AM
From the movie Mr. Mom as he is talking to his wife's boss at the house:

Mr. Mom: Want a beer?

Wife's Boss: It's 7:00 in the morning?!

Mr. Mom: Scotch?

CLASSIC....:D

RawOwl UK
09-22-2006, 08:46 AM
I don't have a whole lot of experience with scotch, my preference being for Jameson or Bushmills. I do like Macallan and Cardhu, but you can be sure I've never turned down a shot of any single malt.

Visited the Jameson brewery last year when we was on a friends stag do !!! Great place if you ever go to Dublin. The guide answered every question. And at the end we all got to drink some :beerme:

Blimpie
09-22-2006, 09:56 AM
From the movie Mr. Mom as he is talking to his wife's boss at the house:

Mr. Mom: Want a beer?

Wife's Boss: It's 7:00 in the morning?!

Mr. Mom: Scotch?

CLASSIC....:D"You fed a baby chili???

Highlifeman21
09-22-2006, 11:43 AM
Scotch like bourbon like coffee or wine is an acquried taste and everyone knows what they like. There is no right or wrong way to drink them, just give each one a chance and don't be afraid.

D-Man
09-24-2006, 06:13 PM
Go to Nicholson's and they'll ask you if you'd like your scotch with Highland still, I believe they called it, which if you read their little quips in their scotch menu, it's basically Scotish distilled water. Really brings out the taste of older scotches.

I toured several distilleries in the Highlands last year. When I asked one of the distillers where they got their water from, he giggled and said, "it is from the stream next to the parking lot." So, if you truly purchased Highland still, you are probably getting the runoff from someone's diesel engine.

I brought back bottles of Mortlach and Longmorn-Glenlivet from Scotland, both of which are great scotches that you can't buy stateside. I enjoy nearly all Speyside single malts, and I tend to stay away from the Islays and peatier scotches (Oban, Talisker, etc.). I have had a few cask-strength scotches (~60% alcohol), and I can't say I enjoyed them much. I guess I don't have the intestinal fortitude to handle those spirits.

For Macallan lovers, the distillery replicates a vintage 1930s Macallan that is out of this world (500mL bottle). You should be able to get it here in the states.

http://www.themacallan.com/range/thirties.html

jmcclain19
04-24-2007, 11:06 PM
So a high end liquor store known as "BevMo" moved into my neighborhood in the last month.

I've been stopping in there, and amazed at the number of hard alcohols & especially whisky & scotch.

I've been a pretty regular fan of 4 brands, Makers Mark, Knob Creek, Bushmills & Crown Royal - but since this shop opened up - I've decided to widen my palate take advantage of the huge (100+) small bottled brands they have to try out a whole spread of scotch & whisky flavors.

And I think I've discovered that I'm just not a fan of scotch. Seems that most brag & push their smoky & peaty flavors - but those are the two characteristics I like the least. Tonight the last two nights I've tried two new brands - Dewers 12 year old & Johnny Walker Black - and wasn't really a fan of either. Didn't really take to last week's trials, Glenfiddich & MacAllen either.
So I have a question for you scotch drinkers out there - anyone know of any scotch's to try that aren't really smoky & peaty?

Maybe I just like the Irish/Kentucky style more and that's the way it is. Who knows.

gonelong
04-24-2007, 11:26 PM
I've been a pretty regular fan of 4 brands, Makers Mark, Knob Creek, Bushmills & Crown Royal - but since this shop opened up - I've decided to widen my palate take advantage of the huge (100+) small bottled brands they have to try out a whole spread of scotch & whisky flavors.


If you like Makers Mark, try out Woodford Reserve if you can find it. You won't be disappointed.

GL

GIK
04-25-2007, 07:27 AM
I haven't had hard alcohol in months, but scotch is my drink when given the choice. On the rocks, please.

Highlifeman21
04-25-2007, 07:41 AM
So a high end liquor store known as "BevMo" moved into my neighborhood in the last month.

I've been stopping in there, and amazed at the number of hard alcohols & especially whisky & scotch.

I've been a pretty regular fan of 4 brands, Makers Mark, Knob Creek, Bushmills & Crown Royal - but since this shop opened up - I've decided to widen my palate take advantage of the huge (100+) small bottled brands they have to try out a whole spread of scotch & whisky flavors.

And I think I've discovered that I'm just not a fan of scotch. Seems that most brag & push their smoky & peaty flavors - but those are the two characteristics I like the least. Tonight the last two nights I've tried two new brands - Dewers 12 year old & Johnny Walker Black - and wasn't really a fan of either. Didn't really take to last week's trials, Glenfiddich & MacAllen either.
So I have a question for you scotch drinkers out there - anyone know of any scotch's to try that aren't really smoky & peaty?

Maybe I just like the Irish/Kentucky style more and that's the way it is. Who knows.

Johnny Black isn't the best way to get introduced to the Walker family. Try the Green or Gold varieties. They won't disappoint you.

I've never been a Dewars fan at all, nor a Chivas Regal fan.

I would give Talisker a try if you're looking for something less smokey and peaty. Try something in the 15 year variety, although IIRC the 12 is pretty nice as well.

nate
04-25-2007, 09:29 AM
I've been really digging Laphroaig 10 Year Old, neat. Very peaty...great on a cold night. Glenfarclas 10 Year Old is quite nice for a little less coin. To me, the best "bang for the buck" Scotch Whisky is "Jon, Mark and Robbo's", they give the names based on how they taste: "The Smokey Petey One," "The Rich Spicy One," etc.

I also like to have a nice MacCallen 12 (or 18!) around.

Since moving to the South, I've gotten turned on to Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskeys. Jack Daniel's is OK (the tour of the distillery is pretty cool) but one of the best I've had is Dickel's Single Barrel...wow! I think its less than $40 and there aren't enough O's in the word "smooth" to describe how it goes down.

Sea Ray
04-25-2007, 08:31 PM
Best Scotch I've ever had, hands down, is Pinch; a blend aged 15 years, $40/bottle in Ky. Probably more expensive elsewhere. Not every guess gets my pinch. (The mother-in-law gets J & B.)

sonny
04-25-2007, 09:18 PM
If you like Makers Mark, try out Woodford Reserve if you can find it. You won't be disappointed.

GL

Man Oh Man! I could not agree more. For the price, it's one of the best!