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22-06-2011, 05:46 PM
Since my drink of choice is a little stronger than tea I thought that we could talk about it. I'm arrogant that way. So, whay whisky's do you drink?
Me, I'm partial to something peaty. Lagavulin 16 year old is the sort of thing that makes me lean back in my leather arm chair in my imaginary wood and leather lined study, and contemplate just how glorious it is to be a sensualist at heart.
22-06-2011, 05:57 PM
My experience is relatively limited, but Dewar's is the only one I've truly loved. Smooth and smoky.
If we can expand this to scotch, then the Macallan 10 YO Cask Strength is MIIIIIIIIIIIIGHTY fine. And for the weekdays, I'll do with a nice glass of JW Black.
22-06-2011, 06:09 PM
TEA. Oh, sorry.. ehh.. not much of a whiskey drinker. I've a bottle of 12 year old Johnnie Walker black label here but I think I'll give it to my dad, he'll probably appreciate it more.
22-06-2011, 06:09 PM
22-06-2011, 06:32 PM
Currently in the Booze Cabinet, a Bowmore 12, Bowmore Darkest, Balvenie Doublewood (PHWOAR THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID), a non-chill-filtered Jura something-or-other, and something else I'm forgetting but that I don't actually like very much.
23-06-2011, 11:34 AM
It's been years since I drank whisky with any regularity, but when I did I was partial to Bowmore and Aberlour. Aberlour is particularly nice, all warm and peaty.
Also, it has to be gently cradled in a hand, slowly warming it before drinking. Ice is not allowed near my whisky.
23-06-2011, 11:45 AM
I cannot be having with anything from the US (too sweet) or the distant Highlands and islands (too peaty). I find Glenfiddich 18 to be the smoothest 'pure' whisky, with Glenfiddich 15 having a beautiful, slightly fruity taste due to the vats they use to make it. Glenkinchie isn't as nice as it should be :( I was really hoping for a good lowland whisky as the lowlands are where I was born.
23-06-2011, 11:58 AM
I love me whiskey/whisky! Actually, I think I prefer it as whiskey. I'm seconding Jim's suggestion, because that stuff is lovely.
23-06-2011, 12:02 PM
And Laphroaig (spelling?) and more Islay ones. But then again, it's summer, while I relate Islay whisky's with long dark nights in autumn and winter. I'm a bit emberassed to say that I don't remember the name of the (quite good) non-chill filtered whisky I currently have. All those Glen*something somethings* ....
23-06-2011, 12:17 PM
Bowmore 12years, Bowmore Darkest and when it's less Islay, I'll go for 15 years of Dalwhinnie.
I also have a shameful, shameful habbit of bringing Racke Rauchzart (8€ a bottle) to parties. It's not nearly as bad as the name and price suggests.
23-06-2011, 12:26 PM
I like a little in a jar-o before I go home to my hussy. It goes down well before you shoot a man.
Man Raised By Puffins
23-06-2011, 03:32 PM
Not much of whisky drinker at all, but I tend to gravitate towards the peaty/smokey Islay single malts when I get the chance. Caol Ila is also a good 'un.
23-06-2011, 06:26 PM
Glenlivet, with just a drop of tap water to bring out the flavour.
23-06-2011, 07:04 PM
Over here in the States, I prefer the home-grown bourbon, preferably Makers' Mark. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maker's_Mark)
Edit: On the note of bourbon whiskey, Mint Julep (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mint_julep)'s are excellent.
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