The Single Malt Scotch Thread

cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5'sMembers Posts: 12,047 ✭✭
edited Dec 4, 2012 in The 19th Hole #1
I thought we'd start a thread for all the single malt lovers out there in golfwrx land.



I am not a giant fan of the really peaty versions but I do know some chaps love the stuff



Just back from Scotland in late Sept and go to try some beauties, including a 33 yr old Tomintoul



Also of note, they do make a single malt in Nova Scotia here in Canada (big legal troubles as they used the prefix name Glen). I was also quite surprised to buy a great scotch from our local store that is called Hellyers Rd, out of Tasmania, Australia. Quite ironic as I was born there



Here is a list of the bottles I have owned / tried / finished. I have kept some of the cooler tins, especially the golf related ones





Aberfeldy 12

Aberlour

Ardmore Traditional Cask

Arran (The) Malt 100 proof

Auchentoshan 10

BalBlair 17 yr old 1995

Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Distillery Banffshire

Bowmore 12

Bowmore 15

Bowmore Mariner 15

Bruichladdich 12 - Second Edition

Bruichladdich 14 Royal Liverpool

Bruichladdich 15 year old

Bruichladdich 17th hole The Old Course St. Andrews

Bruichladdich 1991 WMD II - The Yellow Submarine

Bruichladdich Laddie Classic Edition_01

Bruichladdich Rocks

Bruichladdich Waves 7

Cardhu Special Cask Reserve

Cardhu 12

Dalmore 12

Dalwhinnie 15

Deanston 12

Deerstalker 10

Edradour

F - none yet

Glen Garioch 8

Glen Parker Speyside Special Reserve

Glendronach Original 12yrs

Glenfarclas 15

Glenfiddich 12

Glenfiddich 12 Special Reserve

Glenfiddich 18

Glenfiddich Clan Sutherland

Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix

GlenKinchie 10

Glenlivet 12

Glenlivet 12 Classic Courses Carnoustie Ed

Glenlivet 18

Glenmorangie Lasanta

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Glenmorangie Sherry Wood 16 Men of Tain Handcrafted

Glenrothes Single Speyside Select Reserve

Highland Park 12

Hellyers Road Tasmania

Isle of Jura 10

Johnny Walker Green

Johnny Walker Swing

K - none yet

Lagavulin

Laphroaig

Longrow CV

MacNamara Gaelic - Rum Finish

N - none yet

Oban 14yrs

Old Parr Superior

Old Pulteney 12

P - none yet

Robert Burns

Scapa 14

Singleton (The) 12

St. Andrew's

Strathisla 12

Stronachie 12

Tamdhu

Tobermory 10

Tormore 12

Teanininch Lombard
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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 12,047 ✭✭
    Another interesting note, I know some scotch bottles can be raffled for upwards of $75,000 but it was neat to see a selection of rare stuff at Glasgow duty free in the 3000-5000 pounds sterling range



    here is a list of ones still on the radar (due to my limited research)



    Allt A'Bhainne

    An Cnoc

    Ardbeg

    Auchroisk

    Aultmore

    Balmenach

    Banff

    Ben Nevis

    Ben Wyvis

    Benriach

    Benrinnes

    Benromach

    Bladnoch

    Blair Athol

    Braeval

    Bunnhabhain

    Caledonian

    Cameron Bridge

    Caol Ila

    Caperdonich

    Clynelish

    Coleburn

    Convalmore

    Cragganmore

    Craigellachie

    Dailuiane

    Dallas Dhu

    Drumguish

    Dufftown

    Dumbarton

    Fettercairn

    Girvan

    Glen Albyn

    Glen Dullan

    Glen Elgin

    Glen Glass

    Glen Keith

    Glen Mhor

    Glen Moray

    Glen Scotia

    Glen Spey

    Glenallachie

    Glenburgie

    Glencadam

    Glenesk

    Glenflagler

    Glengarrioch

    Glenglassagh

    Glengoyne

    Glenlossie

    Glenochy

    Glenord

    Glentauchers

    Glenturret

    Glenugie

    Glenury Royal

    Imperial

    Inchgower

    Invergordon

    Inverleven

    Kinclaith

    Kininvie

    Knockando

    Knockdhu

    Ladyburn

    Linkwood

    Littlemill

    Loch Lomond

    Lochside

    Longmorn

    Macallan

    MacDuff

    Mannochmore

    Millburn

    Miltonduff

    Mortlach

    North Britsh

    NorthPort

    Pittyvaich

    Port Dundas

    Port Ellen

    Rosebank

    Royal Blackla

    Royal Lochnagar

    Speyburn

    Speyside

    Springbank

    St. Magdalene

    Strathclyde

    Strathmill

    Talisker

    Tamdhu

    Tamnavulin

    Tomatin

    Tomintoul

    Tullibardine
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  • MattTheTaffMattTheTaff Oh, I used to be disgusted.. and now I try to be amused Members Posts: 2,252 ✭✭
    Now we're talking. This is my kinda thread!



    I'm a Glenlivet/Jura/Glenmorangie/Lagavulin man myself

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  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 12,047 ✭✭
    I am a smooth/lighter fan



    I love the Bruichladdich's and the Tobermory was excellent



    Two recent super SMOOTH ones I loved were the Teanininch and the Balblair 17 yr old I dragged home from Glasgow
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  • esketoresesketores Members Posts: 2,069
    Pull out the bottle of simple 10 year Glenmorangie and start pouring. Tried a lot of them but keep coming back.
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  • toomanydimplestoomanydimples Members Posts: 247 ✭✭
    My list isn't as extensive as the OP's, but I'm a scotch man too. Here is my short list:



    Macallan 15, 18, 25 (had a glass of 25 at a company party where they said "open bar" until they saw how much each glass of the 25 year was, then they limited us to the 18 for the duration of the evening...)

    Macallan 17 Fine Oak

    Lagavulin 16 (recent favorite)

    Johnnie Walker Blue

    Bowmore 18

    Ardbeg 10 (as smokey as they come....like drinking a cigar)

    Honorable mention: Hibiki 12 which is a Japanese whiskey from the Suntory distillery and not "Scotch" but I really enjoyed this one and it was very smooth. Also reminds me of my favorite scene in Lost in Translation:

    Last but not least, my current go to single malt, Glenlivet 18. @ $60-70 a bottle, its probably the best bang for the buck out there right now.
  • ladahlladahl Members Posts: 6,872 ✭✭
    cardoustie wrote:


    I am a smooth/lighter fan



    I love the Bruichladdich's and the Tobermory was excellent



    Two recent super SMOOTH ones I loved were the Teanininch and the Balblair 17 yr old I dragged home from Glasgow


    Tobermory has some nice stuff right now... About 2 years ago it all jumped in price like 40%, though... Used to be a real steal for the quality/taste....
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  • hammy1983hammy1983 Members Posts: 427
    had some highland park 12 on the weekend.... oooo so smooth.
  • esketoresesketores Members Posts: 2,069
    For the sake of clarification only... Johnny Walker Blue is a blend. Not a Single Malt. And IMO not worth the money. Not saying it is bad stuff. But then that is why I buy Famous Grouse for my at home libation.
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  • MattTheTaffMattTheTaff Oh, I used to be disgusted.. and now I try to be amused Members Posts: 2,252 ✭✭
    Just out of interest: how much would you go through in a year?



    Personally I'll only drink approx 1 bottle throughout the warmer months but as soon as it starts getting colder I'll go through about 1 bottle every 3 weeks.



    I've already polished off a Glenmorangie and I'm 3/4 the way through a Jura Superstition. I'll usually get a couple of bottles for Christmas (hopefully, because once the Jura has gone I'm down to the "guests" whiskey: grouse and jamesons!)
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  • toomanydimplestoomanydimples Members Posts: 247 ✭✭
    esketores wrote:


    For the sake of clarification only... Johnny Walker Blue is a blend. Not a Single Malt. And IMO not worth the money. Not saying it is bad stuff. But then that is why I buy Famous Grouse for my at home libation.




    Good point and I do agree with you that it's not worth the price tag.



    On a side note, where do you buy your single malts from (besides bringing them home from the UK)? Bevmo doesn't have the widest selection. Do you guys order online from a specific site or have good liquor store in your area that you frequent?
  • Prog8rProg8r 2.6 Members Posts: 564 ✭✭
    JW Blue and this family



    Glenfiddich 12

    Glenfiddich 12 Special Reserve

    Glenfiddich 18

    Glenfiddich Clan Sutherland

    Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix

    GlenKinchie 10

    Glenlivet 12

    Glenlivet 12 Classic Courses Carnoustie Ed

    Glenlivet 18

    Glenmorangie Lasanta

    Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

    Glenmorangie Sherry Wood 16 Men of Tain Handcrafted
  • hammy1983hammy1983 Members Posts: 427
    ^ you put too many things named Glen in your mouth! lol
  • esketoresesketores Members Posts: 2,069
    hammy1983 wrote:


    ^ you put too many things named Glen in your mouth! lol




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    The only problem is; the same can be said to any who have partaken in the single malt journey.
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  • toomanydimplestoomanydimples Members Posts: 247 ✭✭
    edited Dec 12, 2012 #15
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    How about we share photos of our current collection. Here is my very modest collection on my newly acquired liquor cabinet.



    Here is what I have now:



    The Glenlivet 15 French Oak Reserve

    The Glenlivet 18

    Bowmore 15



    Hopefully adding the following over the next few weeks:



    Ardbeg Uigeadail

    Highland Park 12 or 18

    Lagavulin 16

    And another Glenlivet 18 because the one I have will be done soon
  • rabbit111rabbit111 rabbit Members Posts: 128
    Just finished a 1982 glenfarclas from the family cask series. Bought it for myself for my 30th birthday (was born that year). Was bottled in 2010 and was 54.2 apv. Awesome stuff
  • toomanydimplestoomanydimples Members Posts: 247 ✭✭
    rabbit111 wrote:


    Just finished a 1982 glenfarclas from the family cask series. Bought it for myself for my 30th birthday (was born that year). Was bottled in 2010 and was 54.2 apv. Awesome stuff




    Awesome! I've actually been thinking of buying a vintage from the year I was born too.
  • cardoustiecardoustie haha, we don't play for 5's Members Posts: 12,047 ✭✭
    Pictures? I'd be showing mostly empty bottles and collectors tins I am afraid

    I think I will post a few pics of the favourite tins though, there are some beauties

    I have 3 on the go right now and the Tasmanian one is a nice little surprise
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  • Roland of GileadRoland of Gilead Long days and pleasant nights. Members Posts: 596
    Anyone looking for a nice single malt on a limited budget should try the Grangestone 12. While not being very distinct it's only $25 and smoooooth.
  • toomanydimplestoomanydimples Members Posts: 247 ✭✭
    Just added an Aberlour 12 to my collection @ ~$40 its great for what you get....I'm already half way through the bottle due to the nail biter Sunday Night Football game (glad my niners pulled through though!).
  • MileHighClubMileHighClub Members Posts: 3,654
    edited Dec 18, 2012 #21
    Not much love for The Macallan? You guys are missing out.
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  • esketoresesketores Members Posts: 2,069
    (hrist I'm out of scotch and you guys/gals are going to cost me some money. I know a large bottle of Famous Grouse will be purchased. But some Christmas cheer is in order as well!
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  • toomanydimplestoomanydimples Members Posts: 247 ✭✭
    Funny you mention that because I just got the notification email from my local Bevmo that they've restocked their supply of The Macallan Cask Strength that I've been meaning to try. Should be picking that up sometime this week!




    Not much love for The Macallan? You guys are missing out.
  • MtlJeffMtlJeff MontrealMembers Posts: 28,489 ✭✭
    Geez and i thought drinking Chivas made me cool. You guys are on another level
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  • batgeek29batgeek29 Pancit and lumpia! Members Posts: 83
    edited Dec 19, 2012 #25
    This also is not a topic for a golf board. especially the part of the board described as "General non-golf and off-topic forum"



    amazing.
  • lumberman2462lumberman2462 Members Posts: 5,335 ✭✭
    My daily drink is Johnny Walker Green Label. I have a friend that owns a liquor store and he gave me the greatest deal ever on a case - cheaper by the bottle than retail for JW Black. He's a fine friend to have.
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    OK, help me out here. I acutally drink very, very little and when I do its just a bottle of beer. But as a gif I received a bottle of Buchanans Scotch (says aged 12 years on the label). Is it any good?
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  • ImpImp Fueled Members Posts: 5,960 ✭✭
    Good? Depends on your tastebuds. What some call good isnt good to others.



    Ill update later when im not on my tablet. Hate typing on this thing, but dont want to get off thecouch and turn on the computer.



    Ill go through a 750ml on each vacation. This year at hilton head for a week was my oban 14.
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  • Circle_PCircle_P Members Posts: 388 ✭✭
    Macallan 12 is about all I can afford (occasionally). It's definitely a fantastic drink.
  • eagle1997eagle1997 Members Posts: 18,065 ✭✭
    ah, single malt scotch. one of life's great pleasures. i've tried a bunch over the past year, too many to list (or remember), so here's my current top 3.



    highland park 18 yr - received as a christmas gift from a very satisfied client about a week ago... really nice. smooth, with a little smoky burn at the end to let you know its there. i had previously only had the 12yr HP, which is also good, but this is at another level, in price and taste. highly recommend.

    balvenie carribbean cask 14 yr - last 2 years are 'finished' in an previously used rum cask. my bourbon buddies really like it. sweet and smooth, but with a lot more depth than bourbon imho. if i am introducing scotch to somebody for the first time, this is my go-to. really highly recommend.

    lagavulin 2011 cask strength limited edition - all the peaty smokey brine you could ever want in a glass. i hated it at first, but grew to love it by the end of my first drink. spectacular and strong, not for the faint of heart. a man's scotch. the best i've ever had.
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  • ImpImp Fueled Members Posts: 5,960 ✭✭






    Honorable mention: Hibiki 12 which is a Japanese whiskey from the Suntory distillery and not "Scotch" but I really enjoyed this one and it was very smooth.
    I got a bottle of their Yamazaki 12 for xmas and cracked it open to share. Holy smoothness. Easy and creamy. The three others that partook were also as surprised. I also received a bottle of Glenmorangie's Artein Private Edition. 15 years, Super Tuscan casks. I'll save that for special occasions.



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