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I'm thinking of trying this again.
I hated it when I was 18 or so...but the time seems provident for a fresh assault.
don't like scotch too much. Too sweet.
is cheap and nasty.
JD included. Tolerable only in the absence of something better.
i'm gonna try out the LIDL version gold "western gold" or something. It's £10 a bottle rather than £17.
but i am definitely not feeling flush, unfortunately.
It's a whiskey. There's a (subtle) difference.
I thought the rule was basically bourbon=american, scotch=scottish?
and stuff. It has to be more than 51% corn (whereas malt is entirely malted barley).
It's all a bit bore-off really, but I used to work for a whiskey merchant and I can't forget it.
maybe the word i'm looking for is "creamy". scotch is too creamy for me.
go and drink some then come back and report
is NOT whiskey.
I should have said no to Bourbon.
you still seem to be suggesting Southern Comfort.
Please correct me if this is not so.
seeing as how it's a whiskey based liqueur, i think it's a fair point
whiskey do it properly, neat on the rocks and slip it. dont be a nasty mixer. Personally i drink jack daniel but its cos im cheap. The best ive had was (oddly and slightly cliched ly) Santori the Japanese bill murry one. Glenfidch (spelling) is a ok medium.
and without water... to full appreciate it properly.
like Laphroaig should have a little water to free it up. That is science.
people pretendin to be all up on the whisky but then not actually bein givin all bad advice and shit
Water is better sometimes.
see also : Southern Comfort Reserve.
God you guys are so square
are faves of mine
I'm gonna take advice from you.
I don't think I could actually order a drink called Paddy with a straight face though.
Paddy whiskey is a bloody nice drop I tell you what
is about the only one I've had that I reckon anyone would enjoy. Yum. Sadly it's a bit pricey. I'd steer clear of the japanese stuff, though that may be coloured by my own experience of drinking the dirtiest brands...
Well, try some Whisky. Islay, McCallum or Caol Ila. Very nice Whiskies. Or, if you are feeling brave, go for a blend rather than single mat, like Grouse or White & McKays. They are nice with a little water.
I prefer Islands and Lowland Whisky, though a good Speyside is pretty good. Peaty ones like Islay are very nice
Stick to the Scottish stuff.
So piss off! :D
once said to me, "Grouse is only fit for washing your windscreen with".
Caol Ila is lovely but it's pretty expensive just for trying out. I'd suggest something that goes down easily and is around in most bars/pubs like Johnnie Walker Red/Black or Glenmorangie.
Most Islay whiskies are brilliant but they're a bit like being punched in the nose if you've never tried them before.
Nothing wrong with Bourbon (Maker's Mark is nice) but it is very sweet.
Jameson's is shite. Irish whiskey is mostly balls.
i would rather drink gin
and yet I'll happily neck a bit if the price is right.
I tried some Maker's Mark for the first time last night. Not bad! Very smoky.
that sounds very very wrong.
and then did some serious brand damage with their line extension.
When times are bad, Famous Grouse...
I bought a hip flask today. I'm ready.
I love Talisker. Anything from the Highlands, really.
Good whisky should be drunk neat, and sipped... slowly to appreciate the taste. Water or ice destroy's the flavour.
You, you want shit whisky to destory with coke? Stick to Jack Daniels if you must.
a bit expensive, but worth it.
30-somethings pretending to be whisky aficionados. Sorry, but you can't pull it off unless you're at least 65 and you have a tartan rug over your knee.
behave now. it's tedious.
which I could'ave basically done in reverse, but chose to just go in for the kill instead and END IT.
But tap water from certain areas wrecks it big time.
dear oh dear
You'd get on well with my dad, he loves talking about whisky. Laphroaig is great, but it's a bit of a thug though.
that can really knock your head off if you're unprepared.
i thought you was calling it the stella of single malts or something.
the taste isn't so much potent... more pungent in the peatiness. i love it but it can be too much.
i'd go for a honeyed whisky (as opposed to a peaty/smokey one, which the islay malts tend to be). Tobermory is a good un (probably the 10year) and The Balvenie is very drinkable too. Jameson is a nice irish whiskey. I tend to go for what's got a fiver knocked off the price.
Also, watering it down should be done - the only reason whisky is 40% (as opposed to the original 20%) is due to tax. Mix it 1:1 with some spring water, it releases more of the flavours. Although sometimes it's nice to have a nice warming dram.
My personal favourite is Lagavulin 16 year old, but that's a really smokey one. You can do worse than having a look at the 6 classic malts too (Glenkinchie, Lagavulin, Cragganmore, Talisker, Oban and Dalwhinnie)
the 6 malts thing is quite a good place to start, despite it's slightly seedy origins.
can we have a whisky drinking session sometime?
you bring the whisky, I'll be scottish!
seriously, if i'm ever in a position in which i can refer to JD as cheap my parents better start being proud of me
Glen Moray (good starting whisky, not as strong as the others but a good session drink.)
Clontarf - Trinity (3 small whiskey bottles stacked up on top of each other, a Blended, Reserve and Single Malt!)
Wild Turkey when at home
is making me want to drink whisky at my desk, like a grizzled PI who's hunting a dame-killing moiderer.
end of story
that I like JD the most in coke any more. I'm always pleasantly surprised when circumstance forces me to order some other brand of pish instead. Maybe it's just the novelty...
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