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Any One for a Scotch?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by French Cuff Consignment, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. ama

    ama Distinguished Member

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    I don't think its snobbishness to point out that smooth and inoffensive are not generally considered desirable traits in the scotch or much anything else for that matter. Would you jump at a dish that you have never tried before if a waiter described it at smooth and inoffensive? I'm doubtful, I know I sure wouldn't. Why dumb scotch down to that level then?
     


  2. b1os

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    Hell, my Ardbeg wouldn't become smooth and inoffensive if I diluted it 1:1 with water. :happy:
     


  3. I<3Bacon

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  4. I<3Bacon

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    :eek:


    I think I can confidently say Ardbeg fans CRAVE the offensiveness. I know I do. :)
     


  5. ama

    ama Distinguished Member

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    And you got a pretty mild Ardbeg too!
     


  6. b1os

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    Ha! Good to know...
     


  7. Trompe le Monde

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    just picked up a few of the Glenmorangie on my trip back from scotland... have Finealta and the Lasanta still left (prefer the bouquet over Nectar D'Or)

    had a chance to abuse a lot of the upmarket whiskys in lufthansas first class terminal and cabin and couldnt quite "get" the appeal of JW Blue. Glenfiddich 18 was nice, however
     


  8. Kid Nickels

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    hmmm... I actually liked the Nectar but also liked Lasanta....

    I don't "get" JW at all... blue, green, rainbow it doesn't matter.
     


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  10. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    ^black is my go to when I'm out and if they have it tali 10 which is also priced reasonably
     


  11. Kid Nickels

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    ^ it has been a while since I've had JW so maybe I'll try it again, again....
     


  12. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    I didn't know whisky fans had a bad name.

    As for JW, it's particle board. Depending on your purpose in drinking whisky...it's functional.
     


  13. b1os

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    Not sure if anyone's interested or not, but this looks to me like quite an interesting book: 1,001 Whiskies You Must Taste Before You Die. It includes tasting notes and suggestions for what sort of glass to use and stuff like that.
     


  15. b1os

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    I've liked the Laphroaig 18. I hate the Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist. It has that extreme note of vomit in it. Anyone knows how much ppm they have?
     


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