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Post by NonConformist » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:01 pm

Single malt or blended? What's a good one to try for someone new to scotch? I was thinking Glenfiddich 12yr but have no idea
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Post by mohshard » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:37 pm

Pigs nose
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Post by Revenant » Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:31 pm

Lagavulin.
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Post by captain steinbrenner » Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:47 pm

Old Parr or Buchanan's 18yo

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Post by hurricanecharlie » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:33 am

What characteristics do you want?
Light and smooth.
Peaty?

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Post by avmech » Thu Apr 07, 2016 4:24 pm

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Post by P5 guy » Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:43 am

NonConformist wrote:Single malt or blended? What's a good one to try for someone new to scotch? I was thinking Glenfiddich 12yr but have no idea
I found my taste for scotch thru Chevis Regal (sp?) and Pinch.
There are many different flavor structures in scotch, my favorite is Quarter Cask from Laiphoig (sp?). Lots of peat and smoke great with a full bodied cigar.
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Post by Springfield » Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:19 am

For someone just starting with Scotch, I'd recommend Glenn Livet (~$35-40/bottle). It is a single malt scotch, higher grade than "blended" varieties, with a very smooth taste and virtually no "peat" flavor that some find too strong. When you're ready to try a more peaty single malt, Laphroaig is considered a classic (~$50/bottle). I recently tried the Laphroaig Tripple Wood which is smoother than the standard Laphroaig but still has distinctly peaty notes.
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Post by hurricanecharlie » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:08 am

Red Breast Irish single malt is a good mild light tasting Irish whisky

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Post by NonConformist » Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:54 pm

Took a detour through some Jameson Irish whiskey. I hear its similar to scotch but honestly Jameson is the best whiskey I've ever had. Leaves me wanting more, so I'll try some twelve year next then decide on scotch
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Post by Dave M » Thu Apr 14, 2016 6:38 pm

NonConformist wrote:Took a detour through some Jameson Irish whiskey. I hear its similar to scotch but honestly Jameson is the best whiskey I've ever had. Leaves me wanting more, so I'll try some twelve year next then decide on scotch
Try this you'll never go back to Jameson again
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Post by NonConformist » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:13 pm

I will try that! Reviews are very positive
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Post by tcpip95 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:32 pm

Blended scotch tastes like turpentine.

If you are just starting out on scotch, get a single malt. Glenmorangie or Glenfiddich are good to start with.

Stay away from Laphroaig or some of the "stronger" tasting scotches to start with. Also, while Tullemore D.E.W. is a nice Irish whiskey, it too is a blend (although they do make a single malt, most are blends). Their 10-year old single malt is as good as it gets (as far as I'm concerned for Irish whiskey) but your tastes will dictate that.

I prefer 10 year old Glenmorangie to everything. Just don't commit the mortal sin of "drinking it the American way" (got SEVERELY dressed down 35 years ago by an old Scottie in a pub in Edzell, Scotland when I was just learning about drinking scotch).
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Post by LurkMastR » Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:50 pm

Do tell: what is "drinking it the american way"?

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Post by tcpip95 » Thu Apr 14, 2016 9:32 pm

LurkMastR wrote:Do tell: what is "drinking it the american way"?
"Scotch on the rocks"
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Post by P5 guy » Fri Apr 15, 2016 7:53 am

tcpip95 wrote:Blended scotch tastes like turpentine.
Not all blends taste like paint thinner. J&B does suck though.
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Post by barkingspiders » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:46 pm

+1 Tellamure Dew 12 yr. Very smooth. Also, Cardhu 12.
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Post by Racist Infidel » Tue May 17, 2016 2:26 am

Springfield wrote:For someone just starting with Scotch, I'd recommend Glenn Livet (~$35-40/bottle). It is a single malt scotch, higher grade than "blended" varieties, with a very smooth taste and virtually no "peat" flavor that some find too strong.
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Post by Hotspur » Tue May 17, 2016 7:08 am

Try them all, from the cheap to the expensive. Find one that you really like and stick with it. If I have to make a recommendation for a blend, I would go with Scoresby because of a one-time family connection, plus I like it.

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Post by hurricanecharlie » Fri May 20, 2016 4:26 pm

Go to Total Wine.
Find out which staff members drink scotch.
They can steer you to a nice bottle in the price range you would like to be in.
They also do tastings on Fridays and sometimes Saturdays too.
Not always scotches.
There are some darn good bottles in the 35 -45 dollar range.
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