Scotch Whisky--Any fans/what's your favorite?

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  1. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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    Any fans of Scotch here? If so, what's your favorite? In my (rather limited) experience, I'd say The Glenlivet 15-year-old French Oak Reserve is tops...
    Anybody else?
     
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    I'll drink and enjoy most whiskies but my choice would be Glenmorangie Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Very smooth. Hick ;)
     
  3. crackpip macrumors regular

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    I've gotten into the Isley scotches recently. I really like the peaty flavor; though it seems to be an acquired taste. None of my friends like it.

    The 15 yr Laphroaig and the 16 yr Lagavulin are tops in my book. I enjoyed the 10-yr Ardbeg too. The 10-yr Laphroig was a bit harsh.

    I've been thinking about branching into some of the other regions, but I'm waiting for a local shop to offer a tasting.

    crackpip
     
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    16yr lagavulin is also my favourite, you can also get it as double matured too!
    There is also a Bowmore 15 yr from the Isley area, but I kinda like the Lagavulin better
     
  5. sysiphus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Interesting...I've tried the 10yr Laphroaig, and could barely swallow the stuff...the taste did nothing for me. Next time I try an Islay, I'll have to look for one of the ones you mentioned.
     
  6. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I like the Macallan 18 and the Highland Park 18.

    I started with the Glenlivet 15, but it tastes like crap compared to those two above.
     
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    I once was a big fan of the Islays ( port ellen, laphroaig, lagavullin, bowmore etc) however nowadays if I drink whisky my favourites are the lowlands or the cambletowns. The have more subtle and richer flavour, in my opinion.
     
  8. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    My favorite is the 18yr Single Malt Glenfiddich. I don't really know the terminology to describe it but it is quite smooth. The bottle I had I found quite enjoyable. Most Whiskeys make me retch slightly (or heavily in the case of Jack Daniels) but there was no retching or watery eyes associated with this giving it an A+ in my book:p.

    I prefer rum and tequila with those in the $30 to $40 range I can get 750ml bottles are pleasant to drink in straight shots. Whereas I need to spend at least $60 for Whiskey that I do not struggle with.
     
  9. talkingfuture macrumors 65816

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    I vote for Bruichladdich, they like to do things a little differently with usually excellent results. I particularly like 'The Rocks' and the 12 year old.

    http://bruichladdich.com/
     
  10. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I had that same scotch, Glenfiddich 18, tasted like ***** after having the other two I mentioned. But, YMMV.
     
  11. arkitect macrumors 601

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    Unique whisky sells for £23,000

    Well here's something for all you Whisky afficionados…

    ;)

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    Link…
     
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    One day I think I'll get a taste for it. At the moment all I can manage is Famous Grouse and Coke, but don't mock that, it's an awesome drink!
     
  15. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, the Balvenie is good too.
     
  16. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    The odd thing is, they're owned by Glenfiddich last I knew. :eek: :p
     
  17. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Doesn't mean anything. Different distilleries, different casks, etc.
     
  18. YMark macrumors 6502a

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    I used to drink Chivas Regal. If I had a lot of money, I'd drink Royal Salute. Glen Levit was a second choice. Gave up drinking over 20 years ago though.
     
  19. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    No it doesn't. Just seemed odd, that they didn't pick up on some things is all. Like how to select a casks for example. :p

    Balvinie's unique anyway, as they swap casks late in it's life in barrels for flavoring (shifted to Sherry casks IIRC). Whatever the causality for the differences, I like it. :D
     
  20. sysiphus thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow! I guess there are a few people on here who like their Scotch! :)
     
  21. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    I love my scotch, I can't wait 'til I get home and can have some again.
     
  22. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Well, let's think about this a minute... It's a forum full of Mac owners or enthusiasts (at least use OS X, no matter the machine). Now given the market these systems are aimed at, you're surprised to discover we like good alcohol?!?!? Are you nutz? :eek: :p

    My guess, is you'd get a number of hits on all kinds of types (and many premium brands as well). Ports (also one of my likes, especially with cigars) and wines, for sure I'd think. ;) Not to mention others. :D
     
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    You guys are late to the party! ;)

    The big whisky/whiskey thread is over here.
     
  25. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, but that is about all whiskeys, this is about the best type - scotch. :D
     

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