this may be of some local interest
OT- happy World Whisk(e)y day everyone!
Laphroag is the ultimate peat whiskey. I think I'll join you.
That's a bold claim. Ardbeg is definitely up there. I'd also argue for bowmore and caol ila.
Try Clynelish if you ever come across it. Hard to find but excellent. I have only seen it in cask strength.
I'll admit I've only had one Clynelish (a 16 year old single cask), and while it's very good I wouldn't describe it as peaty. Certainly not to the extent of the Islay whisk(e)ys.
Or are you just extolling it's virtues generally?
My all-time favorite whisk(e)y is an 18-yeal single cask Laphroaig, and today seems like a great excuse to have some.
Also an FYI, it's spelled Laphroaig.
Crown Royal. Does that count? Our VP's birthday is today and we're having his party/cookout in Nashville, TN.
It is originally a Scottish holiday, but I think you get a pass.
I have Origine and Admore. I'm not sure which. Maybe I will go out for a Macallan 18?
is definitely my favorite. I personally prefer Highland and Speyside malts to the much more peaty Islay. Unfortunately, it's now going for something like $175/bottle? As a result I tried bourbons, but have since made my way over to ryes....
I've been a big fan of ryes in recent years. Have you tried Templeton? It's a bit sweeter than most, but I absolutely love it.
Yes, I have a bottle of it in circulation right now. I am not sure if it is sweeter vs a little less spicy than a typical rye, but I absolutely agree it is very good. Another favorite it Bulleit. I have tried bourbons, but they definitely taste too sweet for me.
I did not know about this holiday. But I have a bottle of 12 year Macallan at home that should do. Any excuse is a good excuse I suppose.
Personally, I prefer bourbon or Irish whiskey to Scotch, but in honor of the holiday, I'll pour a glass of Scotch today. Looks like all I have on hand is Dalwhinnie 15 Year Old. That'll do.
I'm a big fan of Lagavulin 16yr. Great Islay, tastes like scotch and campfire
I think I'll follow your lead and pour a dram of Lagavulin as well. I have a bottle of Limited Edition 12 yr that is balls-to-the-walls amazing that definitely should be opened to celebrate this wonderful day.
Don't get me wrong, I'm totally on board with it, but I feel like balls-to-the-walls is not an oft used adjective for Scotch. But perhaps it should be.
Drunk in saline at cousins wedding. I'll drink whatever. Roll Michigan roll!
So what you're saying is it isn't whiskey that sucks, it is you who sucks?
Glenfiddich 18 for scotch and bulleit for bourbon. I used to like makers until those asshats put up that ad in cbus
I will have a sip of the Glenkinchie tonight in celebration, which my friend at the liquor store managed to find for me. Very nice Lowland single malt and perfect to toast a Wings (and hopefully Tigers) victory later.
Rye whiskey rye whiskey please don't let me
But I was hoping that this thread had more to do with this Whiskey....
Rolling with a Speyburn 10 year single malt. I'm poor and new to whisky, so this is all I have.
Personally, I think the best way to introduce scotch drinkers to scotch is to start with a Rusty Nail made with Dewars or JW, then buy them their first bottle of single malt, preferably a 12 year GlenLivet, for a birthday.
Ideally, get them the bottle on their 21st birthday, help them ease into and appreciate scotch, and crack the GlenLivet on their 22nd (or 20th and 21st, if it's a responsible house.)
Yeah, I love all the scotch I can afford. Just can't afford much at the moment.
I have a bottle of Johnnie Blue Ive been waiting to crack. I have my excuse
Evan Williams 1783 small batch. It's delicious.
To quote EDSBS -
10. Don't buy Evan Williams. Everything else is fine. Evan Williams is made with Everclear and incinerated stray dog ashes.
Best tasting dog ashes ever! Except for that dog I ate in Korea. That was tasty too.
Having a dinner get together tonight. I always like to have a 'drink of the night' to put into people's hands when they arrive. All whiskey drinks tonight. ( even though I pretty much hate all whiskey drinks).
Taste testing my Old Fashioned recipe now...yikes
DON'T MUDDLE THE CHERRIES!!!!
That's what she said
and....what was I saying?
Macallan 25 - it's aged in sherry casks and it is tasty - but it costs more than gold. Highland Park and Lagavulin are also quite good but Lag, as others have said, has a burnt peat character. Laphroig is for ladies - according to a whiskey drinking friend of mine.
... or you misunderstood him.
There is a distilling region of Scotland known as the Lowlands, which produces whiskeys that some people call "Lowland Ladies" because they are lighter and easier to drink than almost any other type of scotch. Conversely, the Laphroaig distillery, which is located on the sland of Islay, produces incredibly full-bodied, peaty, oily, almost medicinal whiskeys. There is simply no way anyone who knows anything about scotch would ever say "Laphroaig is for ladies."
Speaking of Laphroaig, although I have a bottle of Quarter Cask on my shelf (and I absolutely love it) I'm celebrating World Whiskey day with High West Rendezvous Rye poured over a really big ice cube.
Your friend is an idiot.
Since the Glenfiddich, Glenkinchie and Macallan have all been mentioned, I'll go with a 15-year Glenmorangie.
Breaking in to my bottle of Pappy I have left over since October
With a glass of Highland Park 30 year old. Smoothest I have ever tasted. Cant adford to drink it often at $300 a bottle though.
At the Red Eagle Distillery, good shit.
I was planning on drinking beer tonight until I saw this thread. Instead I went with Crown Royal Maple. You're a life saver, swan flu. (Seriously, that stuff is delicious)
I hope everyone enjoyed World Whisk(e)y day!
I had to go with some Mortlach 97. Delicious.
Last Friday, my coworkers and I went out for some post-work drinks a place called the Flatiron Room that turned out to be a whiskey bar. The selection was enormous. I didn't even know how to approach the menu. So I stuck with some Woodford Reserve and Knob Creek (admittedly two of the least fancy whiskeys they offered). Given how much whiskey I drink, I should really educate myself about it more.