Re: Scotch Drinkers
On average, I cap off 5 of every 7 days with a scotch, and as long as I haven't run out of Drambuie, I mix a Rusty Nail. I use only a splash of Drambuie - maybe 1/4 shot at the most - because an improper balance sweetens the drink too much for my taste. (plus, Drambuie is about $36/bottle.)
When it comes to my "every day" scotch (especially since I'm adding a touch of Drambuie) I stock Grand Macnish. Honestly, it competes with the standard call scotches like Dewar's and J&B but at about half the price (you can pick up a 1.75L bottle for less than $20.) Of all the cheap blends on the shelf, it's easily my go-to choice.
My favorite blend is Johnnie Walker Gold label. Unfortunately, it's about $70/bottle, so it's reserved for only the most celebratory of occasions. Smoothest blend I've ever tasted.
I'm not a single malt guy, but that's because I haven't given enough of them a fair shake. I want to like them - not because I want to be pretentious - but because I think drinking scotch is a damn fun hobby.
On a side note, I cannot drink Irish whisky without getting sick. Maybe I'm allergic...
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