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Just tried my first Scotch WOW…

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by tdreis45, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. tdreis45

    tdreis45

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    I usually like to drink a good Cognac after dinner or other whiskies as mixers in the evening. I’ve wanted to try Scotch and have been reading up on all the different kinds.

    Tonight I’m having some Macallan Cask Strength (neat). Man that is some good stuff. You’d never guess it was 118.6 proof, this is some smooth stuff. I also have a bottle of Macallan 18 (sherry cask) that I haven't opened yet and if the Cask Strength is any indication, the 18 is going to be heavenly. :banana:
     
  2. USMCsilver

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    Not a good way to learn! All the "lesser" (yet good) scotches will now taste like ****!

    Congrats! I prefer to afford Glenlivet 12 year as my "run 'o the mill" scotch.

    Oban 18 is probably one of my favorite "special" scotches.
     

  3. MO Fugga

    MO Fugga Malt Liqra® Lifetime Member

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    Congrats... yer now officially a booze-snob! :cool: I wanna try some of that!
     
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    Glock20 10mm Use Linux!

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    Laddie! Thar's notin' li'e a wee dram o' good single malt ta warm ye up!

    Been drinking single malt since I was 10... dad used to break out a bottle and we would drink a snort while sitting under the stars. He would show me the constellations and sometimes I would be treated to stories from his time fighting in the Pacific theater.

    I can't drink that crap called American whiskey... my palate has been trained for the finer single malts of Speyside and such!!! Welcome to the club of enlightened!
     
  5. MtBaldy

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    USMCSilver has a good point. You're setting the bar very high. I haven't had the Macallan Cask Strength but the Macallan 18 is wonderful stuff. Enjoy but don't expect most bars to have any scotch to compare with those.
     
  6. Scott3670

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    I remember - quite fondly - when my lovely wife got me a bottle of McAllan "Scott's Cask" 40 year old Scotch for my 40th b-day. Holy S**T was that the best that I have ever had. If I were to sip the fine stuff every day I would choose either McAllan or Isle of Jura. Oh the memories!
     
  7. Chad Landry

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    I'm still workin on my 18 year Glenfiddich. Yum.
     
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    :upeyes:
     
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    I got into scotches last year. Dalwhinnie 18 year is my fav so far. It's sweet and makes a great desert scotch.

    As far as stuff you can afford to drink regularly- Glenlivet and Glenfiddich are OK, but if you want a real bang for your buck try Speyburn 10 yr. It's around the $30 range. It's my "go-to" single malt. It tastes a little "young", but I like it better than the Glenlivet (a little too "salty" for me) and Glenfiddich (which is very smooth, especially the older stuff, but it's kind of boring). But hell, they're all good...

    Put a tiny splash of spring water in the that cask strength, it'll open it up and you'll taste it better. :)
     
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    Glenmorangie is pretty good, too.
     
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    Hey I'll take all the "crap American Whisky" you don't want. Especially Woodford's Reserve. That stuff is FANTASTIC.
     
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    Drink more, faster. You'll be fine.
     
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    I almost feel jealous about people who like scotch. I've tried it several times, everything from Cutty Sark to some stuff old single malts that set me back 20 buck a shot. but never really enjoyed it. All the raving about the different brands, single malt vs. blended, etc, sounds like a good time. I enjoy beer (maybe too much :supergrin:) good red wines and on a hot day a gin or vodka tonic, but have never been able to enjoy whisky.

    You guys can have my share.:supergrin:
     
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    So what you're saying is...you don't mess around.

    If you wanted to buy art...you'd just buy a French masterpiece. If you wanted a car you'd call Porsche and have them build you a new model.

    You made some awesome first choices.
     
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    :thumbsup:

    Could not have said it better!
     
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    I drank Scotch for 8 years and switched back to good old American bourbon. I like the taste better.
     
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    throw in a spash of water and watch how it opens up. A common misunderstanding among those who prefer the single malts is that water is there to thin it out or water it down, quite the contrary. There is a complex chemical reaction with the slightest bit of water added to a single malt. Ideally it should be from the spring that the scotch was made from, but that's not realistic. It opens up the flavor something fierce. I miss my single malts. I just burn through them so fast.
     
  19. Chad Landry

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    Damn the chemistry. Just drink the stuff and enjoy it. ;)
     
  20. Chad Landry

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    Lots more flavors of Scotch than there are of Bourbon. I love Bourbon, too. I'm drinking some now. Just cheap Jim Beam. Mighty fine for me.