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#374306 - 04/25/12 05:55 PM Re: A question for the Scotch drinkers... [Re: terzaghi]
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Scott, do tell! You never cease to intrigue.

David, I don't think there is anything "unreal" or inferior about bourbon. It's "different" than Scotch, and perhaps lacks the cachet due to a number of factors (not the least of which are price and Eurosnobbery). My opinion is that American Whiskey is no less noble than Scotch Whisky. I suppose you could make a case that Scotch can be more complex because of the peat, but something isn't necessarily "better" because it is more "complex".

Drink what you like. Honestly, I really wish that I enjoyed Scotch more, because there is obviously tremendous variety and richness in the products.
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#374307 - 04/25/12 05:55 PM Re: A question for the Scotch drinkers... [Re: terzaghi]
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I've always thought spending a week on the Whisky Trail in Scotland would be a lot of fun. http://www.maltwhiskytrail.com/
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#374308 - 04/25/12 06:12 PM Re: A question for the Scotch drinkers... [Re: michael_d]
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My go-to Islay has been Lagavulin for many years. Unfortunately I still remember the days of being able to pick up a bottle for around $75 and it's now closer to $120, so I don't have a bottle going as often as I'd like. Lately I've been sampling the Buichladdich distillery products, which is actually an old name that has recently been re-born. I've only had a chance to try some of their un-peated selections, but I note that they now have a line of heavily-peated choices if that's your thing.

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#374310 - 04/25/12 07:21 PM Re: A question for the Scotch drinkers... [Re: terzaghi]
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#374315 - 04/25/12 07:46 PM Re: A question for the Scotch drinkers... [Re: terzaghi]
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Loc: London, ON
Can't go wrong with Glenfiddich--it's like the Chardonnay of single-malts. The first time I tried an Islay scotch I thought I was going to wretch...and then I was introduced to the "Godfather" cocktail. It's a scotch (the smokier the better) with a splash of Amaretto over ice.

I am on the brink of moving away from tequila as my beverage of choice.

Couldn't tell much of a difference between Lagavulin and Bowmore, but like them both. Interestingly, the bottler McLelland's now has a line of budget single-malts (30-35 CAD) from every part of Scotland. Hope to try the Islay in the next few weeks.

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#374347 - 04/26/12 12:04 AM Re: A question for the Scotch drinkers... [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Scott, do tell! You never cease to intrigue.

David, I don't think there is anything "unreal" or inferior about bourbon. It's "different" than Scotch, and perhaps lacks the cachet due to a number of factors (not the least of which are price and Eurosnobbery). My opinion is that American Whiskey is no less noble than Scotch Whisky. I suppose you could make a case that Scotch can be more complex because of the peat, but something isn't necessarily "better" because it is more "complex".

Drink what you like. Honestly, I really wish that I enjoyed Scotch more, because there is obviously tremendous variety and richness in the products.


Yeah, I was joking about the "real whisky thing. That reminds me, Last time we were in Mexico there was a European couple that was giving me a hard time for drinking good ol American whiskey
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#374348 - 04/26/12 12:04 AM Re: A question for the Scotch drinkers... [Re: terzaghi]
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Woohoo, 18 days until vacation!

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#374351 - 04/26/12 12:10 AM Re: A question for the Scotch drinkers... [Re: michael_d]
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Registered: 12/06/07
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Originally Posted By: michael_d
I've always thought spending a week on the Whisky Trail in Scotland would be a lot of fun. http://www.maltwhiskytrail.com/

How many stops before you fall off?
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#374377 - 04/26/12 09:57 AM Re: A question for the Scotch drinkers... [Re: tomtuttle]
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: Leesburg, Virginia
Originally Posted By: tomtuttle


I stopped at Woodford Reserve on the road trip I took a couple years ago. It's my go-to bourbon now. smile
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#374379 - 04/26/12 10:02 AM Re: A question for the Scotch drinkers... [Re: a401classic]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Okay, who else can honestly type "Ah, the distilling days!"



Well, actually, I can!

But you're right, Amie is awesome!


Does making moonshine count? Still not equal to Amie's Awesomeness though.
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