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Single Malt Scotch

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:13 pm
by mojobone
So, I finally got a chance to try Lagavulin, and I got to try the entire bottle, because guests at ranchomojo have been rather scarce, of late, and my wife can't stomach scotch whiskey. TBH, I'm sometimes sorry I introduced her to bourbon, cuz we both love it so much that it's hard to keep it on hand, but that's...another thread. The thing is, Lagavulin is an Islay single malt. Yeah, I probably can't pronounce it properly, either, but McClelland's Islay single malt is virtually identical, and about $30 USD as compared to Lagavulin's $100+ USD. I just thought you should know, if you're a peat fan, and surely no true Scotsman could fail to appreciate the difference. For myself, I love the peat, whenever I'm in the mood for that, but mostly, I'm either after the Bushmill's or the bourbon. So here's a toast, to friends far and near, and those held most dear, to loves won and lost, whatever the cost. Slaintè!

Re: Single Malt Scotch

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:49 pm
by Paulie
I've recently started drinking bourbon... there is a nice local distillery about 8 miles form my house. I don't drink often, the stock I have now will probably last me several years. :)

Re: Single Malt Scotch

Posted: Fri Sep 25, 2015 8:54 pm
by mikeymike2000
Hi Mojo,

So just so I am clear, you are recommending this a gear everyone should try, right? :lol:

All I know about Scotch is that Dewar's 12 is good. Aside from that I like Jack Daniels (and Absinthe). But I may try this out now, thanks.

Re: Single Malt Scotch

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 2:54 am
by KenSmith
Cheers Mojo,

As a Scotsman now living in England I raise my glass to you sir, currently finding Jura superstition rather nice, particularly peaty.
If Im doing a more mellow mix I like to plug in the Jura origin......very good in the mid range and adds perspective to any mix !!


Re: Single Malt Scotch

Posted: Sat Sep 26, 2015 5:29 am
by Len911
My taste buds are averse to anything distilled. Other than distilled water, I can't much distinguish between the ine family (gasoline, turpentine, Listerine, and margarine) from the distilled spirits! :lol:

Peaty!? I would probably describe that as mouse droppings in a moldy basement. :shock:

Bourbon? The vinegar of corn syrup?

My palette is only as sophisticated as a beer on a hot summer day, or Lambrusco with a fancy Italian dinner. :cry:

Re: Single Malt Scotch

Posted: Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:58 am
by davekershaw
Tried lots of single malts and can't say I've found one I dislike, but favourites are The Balvenie, Auchentoshan, Glenlivet, Jura, Glenmorangie, Glenfiddich.

Now I fancy one!! :)


Re: Single Malt Scotch

Posted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:42 pm
by JAMRecording
This is my favorite thread.

Re: Single Malt Scotch

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 9:46 am
by davekershaw
Actually, Japanese whisky has come a long way!

I was given one of these Nikka Samurai bottles several years ago. The whisky didn't last long :D but it makes a great ornament.
Good for refilling too. The Nikka founder studied the art of distilling malt whisky in Scotland.

It's blended (I don't usually drink blended, 'cause I don't normally like it) but this is a very acceptable tipple! :)


Re: Single Malt Scotch

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:19 pm
by jdhogg

Re: Single Malt Scotch

Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:06 pm
by RockChild56
Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit drinkin. ;)