Any One for a Scotch?

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  1. Edward Appleby

    Edward Appleby Senior member

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    I prefer J&B on the rocks.
    It's not mature, it's not subtle, and it's not smooth, but it does grow on you. It is to single malts what a fine grease burger from your local dive is to chateaubriand. Makes you feel like a man drinking it.

    Plus, if it's good enough for this motherfucker

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    it's good enough for me.
     


  2. Connemara

    Connemara [URL='http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jST2Sv63WQ']

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    Glenlivet 12 is a very decent, very affordable scotch. Good for general drinking.
     


  3. Patrick Bateman

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    I prefer J&B on the rocks.

    It's not mature, it's not subtle, and it's not smooth, but it does grow on you. It is to single malts what a fine grease burger from your local dive is to chateaubriand. Makes you feel like a man drinking it.

    PB orders this, along with a Corona, during his dinner at Texarkana with Paul Allen (in the movie). In the book, he's having dinner at Texarkana with Paul Owen and orders his J&B straight with a Dixie beer instead.
     


  4. Huntsman

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    How important is age? Are there are any 10 years worth drinking? I've been drinking some Speyburn 10 year but it is much less mature than the JW Black that has been my benchmark. I am only beginning my foray into the world of scotch. It's such an expensive hobby that I'm afraid to but dip my toes in the waters.
    Honestly, in my book age is merely a characteristic, another variable in taste, and in no way a direct determinate of quality. However, I will note in answer to your question, that I have not met a 10yo whisky that I really like - not Speyburn, not Tormore, nor that other one (brain drain). Age does increase the amount of congeners as well as the effects of the type of barrel upon the taste (i.e. bourbon, sherry, port, and rarely, rum). And though I have no empirical evidence, one has to think that the angels' share is larger due to concentration upon evaporation. I find Macallan 12 is a complex, wonderful Speyside whisky, and Macallan 18 is even better. Caol Ila 12 is excellent, and the older experessions just don't do it for me. Same, generally, with Balvenie -- they get dull or too husky on me if they get too old. May have something to do with the conditions where the whisky aged. If JW Black is your benchmark (kudos, I might add, it is my standard as well) you might want to try a shot of JW Blue -- I think it is in the ~30yr vicinity. It ranges from $18 - $50 a shot, mind you. BTW, if you like JWB, it is nice to know that it has mainly Speysides and Islays in the blend, so you might want to make your early forays into those regions. Islays are bigger on the smokey peaty notes (Laphroig must be the apotheosis of peat), while Spesides are lighter, and have more of the caramely things going on that aren't obscured by the peat. Some suggestions: Speyside: Cragganmore, Macallan. Islay: Bowmore 12, and especially Lagavulin 16. I know there is a good deal of Caol Ila and Cardhu in JWB, BTW. ~ Huntsman Edit: My words I must eat -- Talisker is a 10yo. But it is an anomaly.
     


  5. Mute

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    Macallan 18
    Glenmorangie Sherry Fino Wood Finish
    Highland Park 15

    Anytime, all the time.
     


  6. Augustus Medici

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    PB orders this, along with a Corona, during his dinner at Texarkana with Paul Allen (in the movie). In the book, he's having dinner at Texarkana with Paul Owen and orders his J&B straight with a Dixie beer instead.

    I'm glad to see at least one American Psycho scholar on this forum! Props.
     


  7. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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  8. RJman

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    What's wrong with Vat 69?

    I like Laphraoig and Ardbeg. I tried Compass Box Hedonism and it was good but didn't do it for me. I'm trying Caol Ila now.
     


  9. Britalian

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    Talisker, Macallan, Jura.
     


  10. JBZ

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    Glenmorangie 10 yr. old, but I'm more of a bourbon guy. The Islays are a little too harsh for me, but that's probably why I'm more of a bourbon guy.
     


  11. Pundit

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    I cannot recommend Dixie beer after having one in college a few decades ago, then again it may be the perfect pairing with J&B.
     


  12. acidboy

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    +1 on The Macallan 18 years

    also the 12 years
    and Johnnie Walker Green Label
     


  13. Patrick Bateman

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    I cannot recommend Dixie beer after having one in college a few decades ago, then again it may be the perfect pairing with J&B.

    Part of the humor of the novel is that the combinations - especially in clothing and food/drink - would be ridiculous and/or disgusting IRL.

    I'm glad to see at least one American Psycho scholar on this forum! Props.

    Thanks dog. A scholar and a gentleman (I hope).
     


  14. Homme

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    Laphroaig is my favourite scotch - i'm sure that's what they drink in heaven. Assuming there is a heaven.
     


  15. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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    Laphroaig is my favourite scotch - i'm sure that's what they drink in heaven. Assuming there is a heaven.

    There's certainly Laphroaig in heaven, but according to the polka there is no beer.
     


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