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Favorite Scotch

Unread postby GreatGoo » Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:23 pm

This holiday season, I just started to realize the joy that a nice single malt scotch can bring. I have had an Obon and the below. The Ardmore got me hooked. I got this bottle for $41. Never tasted anything like it before, which is one of the reasons why I like it so much.

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Re: Favorite Scotch

Unread postby westsidexpat » Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:39 am

GreatGoo wrote:This holiday season, I just started to realize the joy that a nice single malt scotch can bring. I have had an Obon and the below. The Ardmore got me hooked. I got this bottle for $41. Never tasted anything like it before, which is one of the reasons why I like it so much.

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Native Clevelander here, lived in Scotland from '78 to '85, been drinking single malts since then. I was pleased to see the thread you started, and happy that another convert has joined the ranks of single malt scotch drinkers. Oban is a good one. My all time favorite is The MacAllan, 12 year old. I'll even throw in a Scottish toast for you to use when having a drink with a mate (and preferably another convert to the joys of single malt):
"Here's tae us;
Who's like us?
Damn' few;
And they're all dead!"

It helps if you pronounce "dead" as "deed"
Anyway, enjoy,
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Re: Favorite Scotch

Unread postby FUDU » Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:08 pm

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Re: Favorite Scotch

Unread postby furls » Sat Jan 09, 2010 2:50 pm

I have been drinking these two single malts that I picked up in Scotland, I enjoy both very much for very different reasons:

http://www.klwines.com/detail.asp?sku=9 ... Googlebase

http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-2038.aspx

I am also partial to the island malts like jura because of the peat flavor.
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Re: Favorite Scotch

Unread postby mattvan1 » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:49 am

Furls wrote: I am also partial to the island malts like jura because of the peat flavor.


Then you'll love my personal fav

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Re: Favorite Scotch

Unread postby stiffanbond » Sat May 22, 2010 7:07 am

I like to experiment with the large variety of single-malts out there. I like them smoky, I also like JW Black.
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Re: Favorite Scotch

Unread postby RickNashEquilibrium » Tue May 25, 2010 2:24 pm

mattvan1 wrote:
Furls wrote: I am also partial to the island malts like jura because of the peat flavor.


Then you'll love my personal fav

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That stuff is wonderful, albeit heavy on the head. I am a fan of the lighter scotches with more grassy/spicy/vanilla notes, and Balvanie 12 year Double Wood scratches me where I itch. If you have the chance, try Macallan Fine Oak 15 or Glenrothes 1991.
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Re: Favorite Scotch

Unread postby MilwaukeeRoss » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:12 am

As for regular, not super aged/expensive stuff:
Laphroaig ($50ish)
Highland Park 12 ($35-$40ish)
Bowmore Legend ($20ish) Fantastic for the price.



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Re: Favorite Scotch

Unread postby hebner20 » Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:42 pm

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Sorry , I thought you said Favorite Scot.
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Re: Favorite Scotch

Unread postby andrestratus » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:54 am

I really like the Ardbeg 10 and Lagavulin 16, but though I have bottles open I drink sparingly from them. Laphroaig 10 is what I reach for most of the time.
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