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Best Scotch Whisky 15 Years and Under

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Augusto86, Aug 27, 2007.

  1. zatarregaza

    zatarregaza Senior member

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    Not to be a pedant, but this has gone on for far too long: it's Johnnie Walker, not Johnny Walker.

    I'm the same way too. Corrected the spelling above.

    Thanks.
     
  2. lance konami

    lance konami Senior member

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    Tomintoul is fantastic. Highly recommended.
     
  3. Connemara

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    Tomintoul is fantastic. Highly recommended.


    Hmm, not familiar with that. What's it like?
     
  4. dokelroth

    dokelroth Senior member

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    I like Laphroig and Caol Ila.
     
  5. olemungu

    olemungu Active Member

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    i like highland park, craggenmore.
     
  6. MattL

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    Hmm, not familiar with that. What's it like?

    I'm really terrible at describing scotch, I say stuff like "Dude, it's fucking smooth." Or stuff equally as descriptive. All I can say is, dude, it's fucking smooth.
     
  8. injung

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    Macallan cask strength, neat, with some cool filtered water (the amount depends on how strong you like your drink)
     
  9. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    As an side question, what's the absolute easiest to drink whiskey/scotch out there? I'd like to acquire a taste for it, but I think I need to start gradually as I don't really drink liquor. A recommended drinking method (ice? a little water? what kind of glass?) would be appreciated as well.
    You might try Scapa 12, a single malt from Orkney. Really smooth and easy to drink (some say too easy). BevMo carries it. For drinking methods, in Winter I prefer it neat with just a splash of water. In Summer, over a couple rocks. Always in a heavy lo-ball glass.
     
  10. LabelKing

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    Speaking of Johnnie Walker, I used to swig those little bottles of Red Label almost every day, sneaking a convenient sip in a bathroom.
     
  11. Connemara

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    Speaking of Johnnie Walker, I used to swig those little bottles of Red Label almost every day, sneaking a convenient sip in a bathroom.

    I carry a flask full of Cragganmore or Macallan on those cold, wintry days when a wee nip is enough to warm the body.
     
  12. TCN

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    I do the same - a little hunting flask with Craggenmore for cold days afield (after the doubles are put away naturally ;-) ).

    I think Craggenmore is a pleasant, lighter tasting Scotch for someone new to single malts, and it won't break the bank.
     
  13. PeterMetro

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    Didn't read the whole thread but I love the Talisker 10. Peaty and yummy.

    The best way to develop a taste for scotch is to cut it with water. Or just leave more for the rest of us.
     
  14. chas

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    I didn't read the whole thread either but +1 that Craggamore is a great mild scotch for the money. My personal favorite right now is Clynleish but I am also a big fan of Springbank.
     
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    I've been really enjoying the Arberlour a'bunadh recently...
     
  16. Aaron01

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    The only ones I would reccomend that haven't been posted are:

    Talisker 10 (I prefer the 18 though)
    Bowmore 12 and 15
    Chivas 12
     
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    If anyone is taken aback by how sharp the Macallan is, give it time to breathe. Uncork the bottle every few days for about 15 minutes at a time. In a couple of weeks you'll have a remarkably smoother scotch.

    I'll second the recs for Oban, Cragganmore, and Caol Ila.
     
  19. CrocsRock

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    My fave right now is probably Glen Garioch 15 (not so much their 10).

    I've also had a Bruichladdich 10 and a couple Balvenies that I quite liked. My 'flask' though is a small bottle of Fireball on my desk. I actually like the damn stuff, and I don't feel bad taking a wee nip out of a $10 bottle (as opposed to taking a wee nip out of an $80 bottle of Glenmorangie or something).

    I've also actually held on to the boxes of every bottle of scotch I've ever purchased. Mighty fine collection so far that I'm just a little proud of.
     
  20. evo.devo

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    My top picks at the moment: Laphroaig 10, Laphroaig CS, Ardbeg 10, Lagavulin, Highland Park 12, Aberlour a'bunadh You might also check www.maltmadness.com for a thorough list with tasting notes.
     

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