The Single Malt Scotch Thread

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  • TrumanTruman Members  572WRX Points: 55Handicap: 9Posts: 572 Golden Tee
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    Dalmore or macallen 12 are two that I really enjoy. But, it's hard to go wrong with the "low flyer" (Famous Grouse), still the best selling scotch in Scotland.
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    Coming off of a Jura 10 and now working on a bottle of Glenmorangie Original, I've concluded I'm a Speyside guy. I feel like there's something wrong with me that I'm just haven't really enjoyed these last two bottles. But that's part of the adventure, I guess.<br />
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    I've got a bottle of JW Gold label that was given as a gift that I've got to blast through before I can move on to my next experiment.
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  • eagle1997eagle1997 Members  18366WRX Points: 1,159Posts: 18,366 Titanium Tees
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    Is this stuff any good?<br />
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    http://www.whistlepi...com/?ao_confirm<br />
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    Also did anyone see this?<br />
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    http://www.examiner....expensive-drink<br />
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    whistlepig - no idea, but it sounds good. in my limited experience with them, i'm hit or miss with rye whiskeys. maybe the bourbon thread will have more knowledgeable folks?<br />
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    the $628,000 scotch on the other hand... i'm guessing it's an investment. in 10 years times, i bet it sells for over a million. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> <br />
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    last week, i tried my first lowland scotch. triple distilled auschentoshan12. very smooth and an interesting finish, in a good way. and at $40, i would recommend it.<br />
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    after kinda enjoying cutty sark a couple weeks ago, i'm going to try truman's recommendation from a couple posts ago: the famous grouse. will report back with my experience.
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    Is this stuff any good?<br />
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    http://www.whistlepi...com/?ao_confirm<br />
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    Also did anyone see this?<br />
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    http://www.examiner....expensive-drink<br />
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    The whistlepig is excellent for a rye! (rye is not my favorite). But it's actually a Canadian Whiskey. <br />
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    Read here.<br />
    http://www.realmendrinkwhiskey.com/whistlepig-rye-the-spectacular-lie/
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    I just bought a bottle of Lagavulin 16. What is the best way to drink it? Straight a little water or a little ice?
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    I just bought a bottle of Lagavulin 16. What is the best way to drink it? Straight a little water or a little ice?<br />
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    Excellent choice! I'd go with one medium-sized cube for the first one.
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    eagle1997 wrote:
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    I just bought a bottle of Lagavulin 16. What is the best way to drink it? Straight a little water or a little ice?<br />
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    Excellent choice! I'd go with one medium-sized cube for the first one.<br />
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    Can't wait to crack into it. Going to the desert next weekend to drive some fast cars, shoot some rifles and drink some scotch around the fire ball!
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    eagle1997 wrote:
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    I just bought a bottle of Lagavulin 16. What is the best way to drink it? Straight a little water or a little ice?<br />
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    Excellent choice! I'd go with one medium-sized cube for the first one.<br />
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    Can't wait to crack into it. Going to the desert next weekend to drive some fast cars, shoot some rifles and drink some scotch around the fire ball!<br />
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    oh man. throw in some cigars, hot lady friends, and exposure to a radiation bunker and you've got the makings of an awesome 80s B-movie. sounds like a blast, have fun!
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    Single malts have become WAY too expensive since the Japanese fell in love with them.
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    eagle1997 wrote:
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    eagle1997 wrote:
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    I just bought a bottle of Lagavulin 16. What is the best way to drink it? Straight a little water or a little ice?<br />
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    Excellent choice! I'd go with one medium-sized cube for the first one.<br />
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    Can't wait to crack into it. Going to the desert next weekend to drive some fast cars, shoot some rifles and drink some scotch around the fire ball!<br />
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    oh man. throw in some cigars, hot lady friends, and exposure to a radiation bunker and you've got the makings of an awesome 80s B-movie. sounds like a blast, have fun!<br />
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    Busted into it, could not wait. Had a small reason to celebrate and took advantage of it. Love the smokey, nutty flavor.
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  • eagle1997eagle1997 Members  18366WRX Points: 1,159Posts: 18,366 Titanium Tees
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    Neat, on the rock(s), or with a drip of water?<br />
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    Lag16 is the quintessential scotch, to me. Glad you are enjoying it!
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    eagle1997 wrote:
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    Neat, on the rock(s), or with a drip of water?<br />
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    Lag16 is the quintessential scotch, to me. Glad you are enjoying it!<br />
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    I tried a few sips with no ice at first and then I just did like 3 1"1" cubes. <br />
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    Have you ever made any drinks with a good Single Malt, like a Rusty Nail?
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  • eagle1997eagle1997 Members  18366WRX Points: 1,159Posts: 18,366 Titanium Tees
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    I had my first rusty nail approximately 10 years ago. Only time ive ever enjoyed a jonnie walker red. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/wink.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=';)' /><br />
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    Not many since then. Good drink though. Lit me up something fierce.<br />
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    Edit: for whatever reason, I think it's a waste to use a good single malt in a mixed drink. That's what blended scotches are for. Just my opinion.
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    eagle1997 wrote:
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    Edit: for whatever reason, I think it's a waste to use a good single malt in a mixed drink. That's what blended scotches are for. Just my opinion.<br />
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    Yeah that's kind of what I was thinking, but I figured something simple like that would be okay. I enjoyed my first glass, just afraid that this little hobby could get expensive and dangerous. <br />
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    I think I am going to exchange the Bottle of Whistlepig for another single malt. What do you recommend next?
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    Ha! No doubt, scotch can get to be a pricey hobby.<br />
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    To figure out what scotch you like best, I suggest you try different single malts from all the different regions.<br />
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    Here's my list of 'go to' scotches:<br />
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    Islay: lagavulin 16<br />
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    Lowlands: auchentoshan 12 (only lowland I've had so far... Triple distilled deliciousness).<br />
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    Highlands: largest area, so the most varied. Clynelish and Oban are great choices.<br />
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    Speyside: balvenie Caribbean Cask. Finished in old rum casks. Awesome. More typical for the region: glenlivet12, glenmorainge12, macallan 15.<br />
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    Islands: disputed as a separate region, normally considered part of the highlands. Different from an islay, which is a specific island. Two of my favorite scotches are from here: highland park and talisker.<br />
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    Campbeltown: another region, but I've never had a scotch from there, so I can't comment on it. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/sad.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':(' /><br />
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    If I were recommending a single malt scotch to a relatively new scotch drinker on a budget, my current list would look something like this:<br />
    - balvenie carribbean cask<br />
    - glenlivet 12 (definitely not the French oak 15)<br />
    - clynelish 14<br />
    - cardhu 12<br />
    - highland park 12<br />
    - auchentishan 12<br />
    - macallan 12<br />
    - talisker 12<br />
    - lagavulin16<br />
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    Goes from sweeter to smokey brine. Cardhu and clynelish should probably be reversed though. I'm on my phone, so no chance I retype that.<br />
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    Hope this helps! Cheers!
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    Awesome!!! I'm going to do a little more research, it's pretty interesting stuff. I'm leaning towards the Highland Park 12. I'm kind of glad that I started with a stronger flavor and actually enjoyed it.
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    And thank you
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    This thread is another example of why I love GolfWRX. I haven't been very active here since the end of the golf season, but yesterday I decided I wanted to give Scotch a try and knew there had to be a thread on The 19th Hole. For some odd reason I trust opinions here more than some random internet Scotch forum. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /><br />
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    I love Highland Park. <br />
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    The 12 is great, but the 15 is perfect. The 18 taste very good but not much better than the 15.
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    JayLefty wrote:
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    I love Highland Park. <br />
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    The 12 is great, but the 15 is perfect. The 18 taste very good but not much better than the 15.<br />
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    I'm new to this so bare with me, is the older the age the more smokey the flavor?
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    Scratch, it depends, but usually no. Older tends to mean smoother, with a subtler finish. The level of smoke is determined during the distillation process/region and is often stronger in younger scotches. I think. <br />
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    One thing I know for sure: Older definitely means more expensive.<br />
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    im fairly new to scotch..im 28 and my father has been drinking scotch for a while..couple years ago i tried glenfidditch 12 and it was awesome..this year for x-mas got my dad glenlivet 18y and thats the best scotch ive ever had..i havent had many different brands and/ages for now..i have the glenlivet 12 at home and when i have one with my father its the 18y
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    Stopped by the **** on the way home from work to get my powerball tix and took a gander at what they had out... and my eye was drawn to the Balvenie 12 doublewood. Why? It was on sale for $39. Just could not pass it up. <img src='http://www.golfwrx.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' /> Very light and easy. Nicely sweet over the tongue.<br />
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    Also, for xmas, my wife got me a bottle of the 18yr Yamazaki. If you have the means, I highly suggest you don't pass it up. I mean, my regular drink is the Yamazaki 12. However, the 18 is the Hans Grueber.<br />
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    drinking an aberlour 12 right now....nothing fancy, but pretty good stuff
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    Must be something in the air: aberlour 12 for me as well. Not yet sure if I'm a fan of the sherry cask finish.<br />
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    Also tried the famous grouse. Meh. Not for me. If I'm going to drink an economic blend, it'll be JWB, or cutty on the rocks.
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    Added Clynelish 14 to the parade, almost at 80 now<br />
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    I now have a compiled "to try" list ... Sad .. Yet so tasty
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    I'm having my second date with Lagavulin 16 now. <br />
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    How much do you guys normally pour? One shot worth?
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    I'm having my second date with Lagavulin 16 now.<br />
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    How much do you guys normally pour? One shot worth?<br />
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    I start light (1 shot-ish) and once I'm warmed up, the pours start to get longer. Needless to say, after 3 glasses, it's highway to the danger zone!
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    I'm having my second date with Lagavulin 16 now.<br />
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    How much do you guys normally pour? One shot worth?<br />
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    I start light (1 shot-ish) and once I'm warmed up, the pours start to get longer. Needless to say, after 3 glasses, it's highway to the danger zone!<br />
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    Personally it's two fingers, neat.<br />
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    Just go with what you want, I won't judge.... But Jesus will
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