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Since I am not much of a beer drinker, anyone else here a scotch connoisseur?

I am a big fan of Talisker, personally, but I do not recall ever saying no to Laphroaig or 18year old Bowmore.

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Macallan 18 yr old or 25 yr. old when it is available. I tend to like mellow mash burbon, most people in the burbon biz. refer to Scotch as auto parts cleaner in a bottle.

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Once again, similar to the beer question, I've never tasted scotch.  

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I have never tasted auto parts cleaner, so I can not verify the similarity.  I am not too big on bourbon though.  It just does not have the character and the finish of good scotch.  Among the scotch drinkers I know the general consensus seems to be that scotch is for drinking, while bourbon is for getting drunk.

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I love Talisker to, espsially the Duoble matured versions are exceptionally good.

Far better than standard version.

 

My favorite is Ardbeg, but the 10 year old is garbage and the 17year old is on the limit.....

But they have released 1990 and 1995 that was exceptionally good.

 

Port Ellen, Laiproaig, Lagavulin, Bowmore is also exeptionally good whiskys.

 

Here is a picture from a hitchhike me and my GF did on Islay some years ago.

 

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There is almost as much difference of opinion on sour or mellow mash bourbon, sour mash usually is from Tennessee and mellow mash is generally from Kentucky people from each area are very pro their local product. If you are in those areas it is interesting to go through the distilleries and see what goes into the production of their products. I have a sailing and shooting buddy that will only drink scotch,  he says it taste so bad you have to sip it so he does not drink to much. The taste things are very much a personal preference thing some Canadian whisky is very smooth. If you like liquor with a bite to it you would probably like sour mash burbon like wild turkey.
 
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I like very smokey whisky but i can't stand wild turkey.

It's taste all to much alcohol and is really something i really dislike.

To me there is a huge differance from Islay and skye whiskys to all others.

 

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Dalmore, then Dalwhiney.

Oddly, Red Label Johnny Walker at $148.00 a bottle with some cold spring water has a delightful body even if it is a blend.
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i saw a bottle of 25 yo scotch in a store last year it was $350 i can remember the name on it but me and my wifes cousin were gonna split on it for deer season when we got to the store the night before opener it was gone, but i bet that was going to be some tasty stuff.
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Having spent some time in Scotland I have to agree with Technika, Skye malts are smoother than Islay.

I do like Lagavulin from Islay, if I want to eat peat I will have Laphroaig. Laphroaig has the strongest smoked peat flavor of any malt IMO.

Oban is my favorite Highland malt.

I keep a bottle of each at home and fortunately they usually last a couple of years.

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scotch is my favorite poison. 

 

although i am not a single-malt expert, i would have to say

my favorite is Glenfarkas cask strength.

 

as for the blends........

my old standby's are J&B, Dewars, Glenlivet, and Chivas Regal.  mmmmm.  is it too early for one?

 

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thanks jonbravado, it was dewars 25 yo scotch we were looking at
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  I have never been into scotch it taste like pine sap to me.But if you bring a gallon of JACK over i'll get the fire rolling and the ribs burnning and we can have a good old time.

 

 

 

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NOW we're talking..............i been known to eat a rib and drink a cold snack.

 

all this talk about scotch made me go out and drink 6 of em last night. thanks, alot, KOSHKIN.......

 

<head pounding>

 

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The current Scotch I like right now is the Bowmore Mariner.

 

I also like this mix of Canadian Club resv. and coke Blak.

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You should try Mcallem 18 yr. old scotch good sipping stuff

 

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Macallan is the correct spelling for that scotch sorry about that

 

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Thanks Duce, I will try it.
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I like Oban 14 yr, or just Glenfiddich 12 yr.
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Famous Grouse  - I dont use much but thats what I keep tucked away for when I do want some. Not quite as spendy at the Glenfiddich but still a good single malt.

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plus 1 on macallan - that's good stuff.

 

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Lagavulin is my favorite....bar none...I've tried almost every type of single malt that AAFES has ever carried.  For a blend, I'd like to find a case of White Horse...but I've only found it on the East Coast in weird little stores.....it is made with second-rate Lagavulin.   I'm not a snob though, Maker's Mark is my favorite bourbon and Mist is my favorite Canadian, although Jim Beam Black and their Rye are also favorites.   And finally, I'm a big fan of Bushmills, all varieties but I think they're as overpriced as Leupold scopes (proportionately speaking).

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