Any scotch drinkers?

Tron

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Melted ice opens up the whiskey imowally

Also, I agree that neat can be the way to go sometimes

But not in Amazon climates like where I'm living
 

Matty

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Splash of cold water instead of ice

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Glenfarclas 105 (60% abv) with 2-3 splashes of water tonight

amazing sherry bomb

salud boys
 

Matty

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Matty Rain's Ranking of Scotch Whiskies

Crack-Like
1. Dalmore 18
2. Lagavulin Distiller's Edition (1997/2013)
3. Ardbeg Uigeadail
4. Dalmore 10yo 1989

Excellent
5. Glenfarclas 21
6. Lagavulin 16
7. Highland Park 18
8. Highland Park 21
9. Ardbeg 10
10. Glenfarclas 17
11. Isle of Jura Prophecy
12. Highland Park 12
13. Royal Lochnagar Distiller's Edition
14. Macallan 18
15. Aberlour A'bunadh
16. Aberlour 18
17. Glenfiddich 15
18. Glenfiddich 18
19. Glenmorangie 10
20. Dalmore 12
21. Laphroaig 10
22. Dalmore 15
23. Glenfiddich 21
24. Johnnie Walker Blue
25. Glenlivet Nadurra Triumph 1991
26. Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve
27. Balvenie 12 Doublewood
28. Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
29. Glenlivet 15

Good
30. GlenDronach 12
31. Johnnie Walker Green
32. Talisker 10
33. Johnnie Walker Black
34. Bowmore 12
35. Auchentoshan 12
36. Macallan 12
37. Glenfiddich 12
38. Whyte & Mackay Special
39. Johnny Walker Red
40. Isle of Arran 10

Bad
41. Ballantine's Finest

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Can't believe I haven't updated this list in over 2 years. 2 additions - Lagavulin Distillers Edition (1997/2013) at #2 and Bowmore 12 at #34.

I got a 3-pack of Bowmore 50ml samplers (12, 15 and 18yo.) Only had the 12 so far and it's unremarkable. Medium peat and some strange sourness. It's meh.

Lagavulin Distillers Edition is as close to the perfect scotch as it gets. Lots of peat and smoke and a sweet sherry foundation to round things up. It's basically regular Laga 16 that spent 6 extra months in sherry casks.

Tastes close to my house blend of 1 part Ardbeg 10 in 2 parts Macallan Cask Strength.

If you like peat but aren't a fan of one-trick-ponys like Ardbeg 10, this Laga is the shit.

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Matty

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Glenfarclas 105 (60% ABV) and Macallan Cask Strength (59.6% ABV) will get you there fast, and in style.



 

Matty

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Joking aside, it's a really good and approachable one, as long as you dilute it with a bit of water to tame the delicious-house-fire effect.
 

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I think the approachable ones would be best for us, I appreciate it. Dilution noted.
 

Blitty

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Yap. Peat and sheep shit.

Can't tell the difference between the two.
 

Matty

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weeeeeeee

Drinking them Islay malts is always an event. Feels like you're teleported to the great outdoors.
 

reno cool

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This is probably why I never got into scotch. But foking Hort makes it seem so appealing.
 

Matty

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reno you should try the sherry-bomb type of single malts. Macallan would be a good place to start. Zero peat in those.

Avoid the blends (Johnnie Walker, Chivas, Famous Grouse, etc.) if you hate peat 'cause they all have at least a bit of it.
 

Matty

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Scotch really doesn't mix well, except for the cheap malty blends like Red Label and Whyte and Mackay Special.

Most scotch is meant to be sipped neat. The cask strength stuff you want to add water to it, but just a bit - I'd do about 1 part water for 5-6 parts scotch in the case of cask-strength bottles (around 60% ABV). You want to bring it down to 40-50% ABV.