What Whisky Are You Drinking?

Your favourite Whisky style

  • Scottish

    Votes: 26 41.3%
  • Irish

    Votes: 8 12.7%
  • Australian

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • American

    Votes: 17 27.0%
  • Canadian

    Votes: 4 6.3%
  • Japanese

    Votes: 6 9.5%
  • Some other weird place

    Votes: 2 3.2%

  • Total voters
    63

BlueB

Legend
lol. I like the Magnus. Better than Johnnie Black and most 12 years IMO. Isn't that much worse than the Highland Park 12 year although I've never tried the 10.

I did get what I thought was one bad bottle though. It's a non age statement single malt, so it's possible.



Come on man. Red Label is disgusting. Different taste buds I guess.
It is quite possible that I had a bad bottle of Magnus. I've heard other people talking about that too. Anyways, I was nothing like my fave Highland Park 12.

Haha, take note that I said the red wasn't quite as bad as I remembered it [emoji16]
After all, the main component in it is the Aberfeldy.

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Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Johnnie Walker, Game of Thrones edition.
The encrypted message when you take the bottle out of the refrigerator reads: Winter is here.

 

Ronaldo

Bionic Poster
lol. Around Christmas I might splurge and get one of the more expensive Crown Royal or Gibson's. It does taste really Christmas-y to me. But generally I don't spend much on alcohol and so I stay away from rye.
Tend to wait and go to a Duty-free shop in Windsor. But seldom see,
 
Yesterday was just a string of awesomeness .....

Glen in Sauternes casks then

Talisker Port Ruighe then (and get that)

Ardbeg Nam Beist.

I rarely drink as much as I can, but, my God, that bottle left me no choice.

 
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Funny enough it was introduced to us by a Scottish bartender. He recommended we dont tell our wives nor GFs about it. Maybe he has had bad results so this song goes out to the bloke
 

Herb

Semi-Pro
I am a single Malt Scotch guy. I like to support the smaller Distilleries. I have a few from the larger guys (Balvenie, Old Porteney, Ardbeg, etc.), but really enjoy Springbank and their offshoots (Kilkerran, Hazelburn, Longrow), Kilchoman, Glen Scotia. Have a couple bottles of Daftmill but have not opened one yet.
 

skaj

Legend
What's your latest drop, and how would you describe it?

Just cracked a Lagavulin 8yo Lim Ed, a lot peatier than what I remember with a bit of fire and low sweetness. I remembered it being like Talisker 10 but it's actually a lot smokier and less sweet. Still nice.

I've got Ardbeg 10yo, Jameson, Slane, Limeburners Sherry Cask, Hibiki Harmony, Hibiki 17yo, Hakushu 12yo lying around if you want to know about those just ask! (as in I'll tell you not give you some! ;))
Where's the "none" option in the poll, for people who think this beverage is disgusting? :)
 
Having a sip of Taketsuru Pure Malt (from Nikka) tonight.

A very mild, round and somewhat rich aromas: a sherry and malt overall base with spices (cinnamon and nutmeg) combined with yellow apples and candied fruits. A bit of a kick on the palate from the high alcohol content (43% Vol.), followed by a nice aftertaste of the same malt a bit of raisins and sweet clove. A bit dry on the aftertaste (not too oily).

I think that people that like Cragganmore and Balvenie will be at home here.

 
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nyta2

Professional
Where's the "none" option in the poll, for people who think this beverage is disgusting? :)
hehe, i used to think the same... but at some point got started on "black and gingers" (johnny black and ginger ale), and eventually just skipped the ginger ale.
 
my fave: https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/13992/glenmorangie-nectar-dor-12-year-old-sauternes-finish (if you like'm sweet)
been wanting to try the japanese ones, but too $$$
johnny blue seems overrated... i have a couple bottles, only for when guests come over that don't know much about whiskeys, but recognize the name... does feel like it's evaporating in my mouth, but still prefer the nectar-d'or
That Glen is mighty fine (post 159), but a bit in the "too rich for its own good" category.

The Blue Label is just too expensive for what it is: it is not focused on anything in particular. I can't imagine many people that know their whisky will choose it. It is nice enough whisky to drink, but not much character.

 

Villain

Professional
Ardbeg, Bruichladdich, Glendronach, and Bunnahabhain for me. Several lovely whiskies from those distilleries. Also really like the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban.
 

Keendog

Professional
Have you tried Ardbeg Wee Beastie? It is fighting my Talisker, which says something.

:cool:
Not sure I can get hold of that one here. I already have Ardbeg Uigedal (or something or rather), and a couple of Taliskers so maybe I should get something a little more different to what I have already?
 

Keendog

Professional
I am a single Malt Scotch guy. I like to support the smaller Distilleries. I have a few from the larger guys (Balvenie, Old Porteney, Ardbeg, etc.), but really enjoy Springbank and their offshoots (Kilkerran, Hazelburn, Longrow), Kilchoman, Glen Scotia. Have a couple bottles of Daftmill but have not opened one yet.
Geln Scotia, Balvenie, Kilchoman are options for me, what do you think I should put in the rotation?
 
Not sure I can get hold of that one here. I already have Ardbeg Uigedal (or something or rather), and a couple of Taliskers so maybe I should get something a little more different to what I have already?
You said that you like Springbank. I assume you have tried Springbank 15, then? If not that would be a fine choice. Then there is the limited edition of Springbank 17 Madeira, but that will be really difficult to get hold of.

:cool:

Edit: the last edition of Longrow 18 might also be of interest to you.
 
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BlueB

Legend
Working on a bottle of Jura 12.
Nice combo of smokiness that doesn’t overwhelm the spice and sweetness.
 
Aberlour A'bunadh was had, and it was very good.

For the New Year Eve I am thinking about one of the 'farclases? Maybe the 25 years.

Other recommendations?

 

Ultra 2

Professional
Not top tier, but I just tried Glenfiddich Fire & Cane. Quite good for a $50 bottle. Still have an unopened bottle of JW Ghost and Rare.. waiting for that special moment.
 

socallefty

Hall of Fame
I like smoky Scotches neat after dinner and some of my favorites are Ardberg, Lagavulin, Laphroig, Talisker and Oban. I also like some of the Glenmorangie scotches aged in Sherry (Lasanta) and Sauternes (Nectar d’Or) barrels.

If it is hot outside or I’m in a bar, I might drink a blended Scotch on the rocks - Dewars or Famous Grouse. I got a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue Label, George V edition as a gift once and I took a few years to slowly finish that one.

Apart from Scotch cocktails like Penicillin, Rusty Nail or Rob Roy, I also like rye whisky in cocktails like Old Fashioneds and Whisky Sours. I usually stock Rittenhouse or Woodforde Reserve for that. As I get older, I find itself preferring cognac as an after-drink to Scotch, maybe because it pairs so well with a couple of squares of a bitter dark chocolate.
 
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BlueB

Legend
I've got a bottle of Crown Royal Reserve, for Christmas, from my buddy. It's better than the regular one...

Over the last few months I liked the Aberfeldy, a lot! It's funny that my new favorite Speyside style Scotch is actually a Highlander...
 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
For Xmas dinner, one of my brothers in law brought home a Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
We drank only 1/3 of the bottle, which stayed at home.
I promised I will finish it with him, whenever he comes back home to visit.
I think I am a very good in law.
 
For Xmas dinner, one of my brothers in law brought home a Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
We drank only 1/3 of the bottle, which stayed at home.
I promised I will finish it with him, whenever he comes back home to visit.
I think I am a very good in law.
Do you like the Blue Label? What other spirits do you drink?

 

Sudacafan

Talk Tennis Guru
Do you like the Blue Label? What other spirits do you drink?

I like the Blue Label, but I am not drinking much scotch lately. I am not fond of paying for $200 bottles.
I mostly drink red wine, and among them, Argentinian Malbecs in the $20-$30 range per bottle, where you can find great deals. For special occasions, I can aim higher.
 
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