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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post
You are not mistaken. In fact, the governing body that dictates what a "Scotch" whisky or "Single Malt Scotch" whisky is is further tightening down regulations on where and how long the whisky must be matured. Not to be picky but I wouldn't use "grain alcohol taste" unless it has grain alcohol in it.
You are obviously a lot more knowledgeable and sophisticated than I am...at least as regards single malt. That said, school me...is not barley a "grain?" Is it not fermented to make alcohol? Does it not taste different at the beginning of the aging process than at the end? Could it not be said that by comparison, it is "raw" at the beginning...maybe even similar if not chemically indistinguishable from Everclear?
post #707 of 3241
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Originally Posted by andrew96 View Post
I don't know how someone could like scotch. To me it's the most vile nauseatingly awful beverage in existence.
As the RSM said..."it's a manly drink, laddie and no for every one."
post #708 of 3241
haha no one here is more sophisticated than the next. Let's not go down that road.

single malt = only malted barley and whisky is from one distillery
vatted malt = combination of single malts from various distilleries
blended malt = combination of single malts from various distilleries and a certain amount of non-malted barley grain spirit is allowed to be used in the final product
post #709 of 3241
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post
I have literally never heard of Swedish or French whisk(e)y, but I understand New Zealand has some interesting offerings (including peated ones thanks to domestic peat bogs).
Swedish whiskey, from what little I've had is fantastic. I've tried a couple bottling from Mackmyra.
post #710 of 3241
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
Not really scotch but yamazaki 12 is fantastic. Stuff at work has made me go through almost half a bottle in 2 days

Anyone in Los Angeles know where to get Yamazaki 12? Would Bevmo carry this or something?

Ah crap, just checked the Bevmo website and there it is. I'm not sure how I missed it all these years
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post
whats the 411 on these swedish, kiwi, french etc scotches[/quote]

Not to be picky but unless I'm mistaken if they don't come from Scotland, they cannot, technically, legally or ethically, be Scotch.

no you are correct and i knew someone would call me out for that.

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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post
haha no one here is more sophisticated than the next.

Not true. It goes:
1) Me
2) Everyone else.

Yeah the shop had a bunch of single malts from around the world and the guy workikng there who spoke English said he just hasn't been able to get over a bias against non-scotch whiskey and he's not had the continental or non-japanese whiskey. But he's had the bavarian stuff
post #712 of 3241
Just curious if anyone has tried the range of Ardbeg available? I'm curious as to the differences (besides the abv %) between all the expressions, and perhaps opinions on which one is the best for the money.
post #713 of 3241
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The scotch did a google of and found a terrible review. I was scared, opened the bottle and had a different reaction (in fact totally different from the reviewer). Must have been a different bottling or something. Anyway, initial reaction to aroma--only smelled it--was kind of odd, then a few minutes later I was really impressed by it.

Only 2000 bottles released so i doubt ill be drinking it too often

close up of the bavarian single malt

post #714 of 3241
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
Not really scotch but yamazaki 12 is fantastic. Stuff at work has made me go through almost half a bottle in 2 days

If you like the 12, you will love the 18. Yamazaki 18 is truly excellent stuff. I had a bottle of the 12 and I liked it (not as much as you though), but then I tried the 18 and it's so much better. Not ridiculously expensive at around $100. If you have the means, buy it.
post #715 of 3241
Do you guys keep drinking scotches and bourbons through the summer? I was getting really into whiskey over the winter, but as soon as we started having spring weather, I began to heed to the siren call of old friend gin.
post #716 of 3241
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Do you guys keep drinking scotches and bourbons through the summer? I was getting really into whiskey over the winter, but as soon as we started having spring weather, I began to heed to the siren call of old friend gin.

Less bourbon in the summer, but scotch year round for me.
post #717 of 3241
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Originally Posted by airportlobby View Post
Do you guys keep drinking scotches and bourbons through the summer? I was getting really into whiskey over the winter, but as soon as we started having spring weather, I began to heed to the siren call of old friend gin.
Bourbon and scotch year round for me. I suppose it helps that the weather here is basically the same all year...
post #718 of 3241
I started this habit late last summer. I think I'll be a year rounder. I think the colder weather is what inspired me to drink smokier, peatier single malts. I think I'll probably get back into Speysides and lighter scotches in the summer. Summer in SF isn't really summer anyway.
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Originally Posted by airportlobby View Post
Do you guys keep drinking scotches and bourbons through the summer? I was getting really into whiskey over the winter, but as soon as we started having spring weather, I began to heed to the siren call of old friend gin.

As soon as the weather warms up here my taste for scotch seems to evaporate. I start on the gin and rum based cocktails.
post #720 of 3241
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Originally Posted by edinatlanta View Post
Pickups:



The scotch did a google of and found a terrible review. I was scared, opened the bottle and had a different reaction (in fact totally different from the reviewer). Must have been a different bottling or something. Anyway, initial reaction to aroma--only smelled it--was kind of odd, then a few minutes later I was really impressed by it.

Only 2000 bottles released so i doubt ill be drinking it too often

close up of the bavarian single malt


Nice on the Murray McDavid, just finished my MM like last week, I'm less a fan of Tobermory though. I wonder how the MM casking is.
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