Thread: Favorite whiskey or scotch???
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01-10-2014, 02:54 AM #105
I must say I've been enjoying whiskey lately.
But, I mix my whiskey with coke. Am I supposed to just drink this stuff straight?
How does a quality scotch differ from a quality whiskey exactly?
01-11-2014, 10:49 PM #106
ere) that don't melt as fast so you can enjoy the whiskey more fully. Some whiskeys are actually bottled at a higher proof with the expectation that they will be watered down slightly by the end drinker. Almost all whiskeys are actually barreled at higher proof and then watered down some to bring them to a lower alcohol content (in the 40-45% ABV range or 80 to 90 proof).
Scotch is a type of whiskey. All whiskeys are made from some sort of fermented grain. You're probably asking about Scotch vs. American Whiskey. American Whiskey can be made from lots of different grains, but the most common is probably Bourbon, which is made from a malted corn mash. All American Whiskeys have to be aged in new American oak barrels. I'm not as familiar with Scotch, but I do know it has to be distilled at least twice which typically makes people feel they are smoother.
01-11-2014, 11:38 PM #107
Good stuff, thank you.
I was at this bar last night and I saw lagavulin 12 on the shelf. I asked for it with a splash of coke and the bartender had to wipe the dust off the bottle and go check a sheet to see the price. He comes back and says it's $28 per shot and asks if I still want it. I tell him to give me two.
It was very nice and I enjoyed it. Even more so when nobody else was having what I was having. Sampled some other whiskeys they had on the top shelf but the lagavulin was the best.
01-11-2014, 11:57 PM #108
The weird thing about the Lagavulin 12 is that it was super light. I thought it was watered down but it tasted amazing.
01-25-2014, 01:02 AM #109
Having the Lagavulin 16 right now, on the rocks. Preferred the 12 by far and I came here specifically for that. When a business can't coordiante it's online menu with the bar it pisses me off.
01-28-2014, 01:20 PM #110
01-28-2014, 05:37 PM #111
My crazy 6'10" Scottish uncle back in Adelaide has some 500 single malt bottles in his collection... he put me onto
Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch 8
I am not a Scotch drinker but that stuff is crazy uniquely special
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01-28-2014, 05:43 PM #112
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01-28-2014, 11:56 PM #114
Tullemore Dew. Yes, seriously.
Johnny black (obviously)
Any fidditch is fine with me.
I also like Oban as well.
Personally I enjoy a single malt for its character- but my shop partner likes johnny black for its smoothness and consistency.
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01-30-2014, 09:46 AM #115
Anyone care to look over this list and give me any recommendations on what I should try? I'm going to be back in LA next weekend and I'm going back to this Whiskey bar just earlier in the day this time: http://sevengrandbars.com/menus/Seve...hiskeyMenu.pdf
01-30-2014, 10:03 AM #116
I'm jealous! Maybe I need to open a whiskey bar in Colorado
01-30-2014, 10:11 AM #117
01-30-2014, 10:14 AM #118
Which four roses? The Yellow Label?
I forget which whiskey I had last time but I liked it more than the Laguvilin 16 and it was cheaper. It will be impossible to sort through that list and find it again.
01-30-2014, 10:34 AM #119
I'm not surprised that some of the cheaper (but don't go too cheap!) whiskeys were good. It is pretty common for some of the smaller craft distilleries to not actually distill their own, but instead blend whiskeys from other distilleries. They then just jack the price up. Like I said, Woodford Reserve is one of my favorites, but still relatively inexpensive. You also pay more for older whiskeys (if it is sitting on the shelf for 20 years you aren't making any money on it - better get a good premium for it ), but the longer something sits on oak, the longer it takes on a "smoky" flavor versus a vanilla/caramel flavor (which I prefer). Just something else to consider.
01-30-2014, 10:47 AM #120
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02-01-2014, 10:39 AM #122
I just 'found' this. Thoughts?
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