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« on: June 22, 2016, 10:45:46 PM »
Might be an age thing, but I seem to have acquired a taste for scotch on ice. Have never been a big scotch drinker. At best JW with Coke on ice. Definitely nice to drink around a campfire.

So far I've tried:
Bushmills
Chivas
Jamieson
Dimple (this one nicest so far)

So figure there might be a few other scotch drinkers out there. What's your favorite and what should I try next.?
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2016, 10:51:15 PM »
Generally have two bottles on the go. The cheapest I can find to mix with coke and one with ice. Dimple is one of the best affordable ones. have tried Johnny Walker Blue and Chivas Blue,  but a bit out of my price range for regular drinking.

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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2016, 10:52:34 PM »
Mine is Jonnie Walker XR
Better than blue label.

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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2016, 10:56:31 PM »
Glenmorangie is a nice drop
Just opened a balvenie tonight and I was impressed
The dimple 15 is also nice as is the talisker 25 yo
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2016, 12:14:27 AM »
You blokes should try this scotch  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4QNBypC9vs
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2016, 12:22:26 AM »
It might be an age thing but age and a visit to the Bushmills distillery in Ireland tipped me over the edge.
If you like a mild taste which I do try Strathisla or any Irish Whiskey but if you want the full blown peaty smoky taste try Laphroaig.
I like my nip straight to get all the flavour, my general rule of thumb is, Single Malt at least 10 years, and older if you can afford it.
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #6 on: June 23, 2016, 01:42:40 AM »
My favorite at the moment is Talisker Skye. Beautifully peaty and smooth
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #7 on: June 23, 2016, 03:38:38 AM »
try the three stooges, nice drop and not expensive.

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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #8 on: June 23, 2016, 05:45:24 AM »
Tassie does some very nice stuff. Nant is the go for special occasions. Chivas Extra for regular drinks.
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2016, 05:50:19 AM »
Might be an age thing, but I seem to have acquired a taste for scotch on ice. Have never been a big scotch drinker. At best JW with Coke on ice. Definitely nice to drink around a campfire.

So far I've tried:
Bushmills
Chivas
Jamieson
Dimple (this one nicest so far)

So figure there might be a few other scotch drinkers out there. What's your favorite and what should I try next.?

Great to hear your taste buds are finally maturing.  But they still have a little way to go yet.  Firstly, try not to use ice, the chill of the ice kills a lot of the flavour.  Instead try a splash of room temp water or if you really want some bubbles, some room temp soda water.

And then start trying some of the single malts for a different taste experieince.  Nothing wrong with some of the blends, the majority are blends of some kind anyway.  Then there are the whiskies of the different countries and the whiskies of the different regions of a particular country.  All have their own distinct flavours.  On of my favourites is Bowmore from Scotland.  It has a stong peat flavour and may not be to your liking at this early stage of your whiskey discovery.

Good info here to assist yiur journey https://www.smws.com.au/?gclid=CMys_NuzvM0CFYJjvAod1wkGTQ

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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #10 on: June 23, 2016, 05:59:35 AM »
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2016, 06:17:40 AM »
I like mostly blends and lean towards the Irish whiskies. I go to Japan a lot so always bring my scotch back from there. It's nearly half the price of AU. Except for the Japanese scotch which is hideously expensive even in Japan but superb if you want a good drop. Anything Jonny walker up to the blue gives me a headache almost within an hour!
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2016, 07:21:49 AM »
I drink glenfarclas 25 year an amazing drop.
For a cheap one try singleton

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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2016, 07:22:10 AM »
I have been a Whisky drinker for some time now (im 38) but over the past 5-7yrs I have taken to drinking it straight on ice.

I have also started to collect Australian Whiskys on my travels. So far I have a bottle of Lark, Nant and most recently a Limeburners Limited Edition.

Amongst other bottles (I have about 10 at the moment)I also have a Johnny Walker Spice Road (not a bad drop).

If you are looking for a cheap Whisky that is pretty good over ice (and kicks JW butt IMHO) try J&B Rare (https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_11377/j-b-rare-scotch-whisky-700ml.jsp;jsessionid=7BAF63B025F22778C91EB3054DF07BF0.ncdlmorasp1304?bmUID=ljNtCVI)

I have also become partial to Whisky Liqueurs. Dubliner is an awesome drink (again straight on ice) and is cheap we well. https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_360868/dubliner-irish-whiskey-liqueur-700ml


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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2016, 07:42:31 AM »
I have been a Whisky drinker for some time now (im 38) but over the past 5-7yrs I have taken to drinking it straight on ice.

I have also started to collect Australian Whiskys on my travels. So far I have a bottle of Lark, Nant and most recently a Limeburners Limited Edition.

Amongst other bottles (I have about 10 at the moment)I also have a Johnny Walker Spice Road (not a bad drop).

If you are looking for a cheap Whisky that is pretty good over ice (and kicks JW butt IMHO) try J&B Rare (https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_11377/j-b-rare-scotch-whisky-700ml.jsp;jsessionid=7BAF63B025F22778C91EB3054DF07BF0.ncdlmorasp1304?bmUID=ljNtCVI)

I have also become partial to Whisky Liqueurs. Dubliner is an awesome drink (again straight on ice) and is cheap we well. https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_360868/dubliner-irish-whiskey-liqueur-700ml

The nant distillery has had issues with one of its owners being a scam artist. Basically wanting you to buy a barrel cheap now and pre fund it for the next 10 years while it matures and brings a fabulous return (on your $21k investment...)
I believe he has now been turfed and has set up a similar scheme selling immature cows ( with big returns when they grow).
My parents nearly got caught 10 odd years ago.
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There will usually be a whisky club in your area if you live in a city. Members pay subs and the money buys expensive bottles of grog that the members sit around and share. The QLD Whisky expo was on last weekend at the transcontinental as well.

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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2016, 07:49:28 AM »
Go Single Malts...........

Glenmorangie 18y SM Signet is not bad but prefer below.

Glenfiddich 18y SM
Highpark 18y SM

Yamazaki from Japan...........surprisingly smooth & clean.

Talisker from Tassy is also not bad.

JW is rubbish!!!!!!!!!!!!!all of it............unless you have a palate for it......horrid stuff.

Beware.........not 18y SM are good

And 25y and 36y SM @ $600 are good but only marginally better than 18y. Good 18y SM you can get for around $180
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2016, 08:41:54 AM »
I'm only recently getting into the scotch as well, more a bourbon drinker. My favorite so far is the Lagavulin 16 year old, it's a single malt and very tasty.
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2016, 09:03:44 AM »
Might be an age thing, but I seem to have acquired a taste for scotch on ice. Have never been a big scotch drinker. At best JW with Coke on ice. Definitely nice to drink around a campfire.

So far I've tried:
Bushmills
Chivas
Jamieson
Dimple (this one nicest so far)

So figure there might be a few other scotch drinkers out there. What's your favorite and what should I try next.?
Wash your mouth out!!!
Bushmills and Jamieson are Irish.  ;D
Black Bush (Aged Bushmills...and not what you are thinking) and 12 Year Old Jamieson are VERY NICE.
Redbrest 12 Year Old Irish is also very nice.
Lark (Tasmanian Scotch style) is good but expensive. Scotch is always more peaty than Irish. If you have to add soft drink $hit to whiskey to make it palatable, it is not worth drinking. I despair when I see people add Coke to a good whiskey.
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2016, 09:35:31 AM »
Whisky is my wife's true love, I came a close second.



This is her Shrine before she got serious. A few years ago we did the whisky trail in the highlands of Scotland and 2 yrs ago all the Tassy distilleries but she is a top shelf connoisseur and a member of Whiskies of the World.

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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2016, 10:52:37 AM »
Talisker 10yr Single Malt is a nice drop,
Oban,
Writers Tears (Irish)
Dalwhinnie SM 15yr

are all nice drops to drink. Avoid JW unless mixing it. Once you taste Single Malts you wont want JW of any colour! IMHO.
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2016, 11:09:55 AM »
scotch to me tastes and always has tasted like paint stripper.. :(
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #21 on: June 23, 2016, 11:36:02 AM »
Wash your mouth out!!!
Bushmills and Jamieson are Irish.  ;D
Black Bush (Aged Bushmills...and not what you are thinking) and 12 Year Old Jamieson are VERY NICE.
Redbrest 12 Year Old Irish is also very nice.
Lark (Tasmanian Scotch style) is good but expensive. Scotch is always more peaty than Irish. If you have to add soft drink $hit to whiskey to make it palatable, it is not worth drinking. I despair when I see people add Coke to a good whiskey.

I have only been drinking 12 yr old Jamison's I pay about $18 a bottle in Japan!  But lately gone off it for some reason, and I still have 4 bottles left! Also have a bottle of black bush  that's $12 a bottle Japan!
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #22 on: June 23, 2016, 11:40:42 AM »
For a cheap blend, try Label 5, I find it nicer than JW Red.
I like the smokiness of JW Black, Double Black I find too smokey but if given to me I will drink it, haha.
Dimples 15 yo is nice.
I prefer blends over single.
However I cant stand Chivas.
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Re: Just for Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2016, 11:45:04 AM »
Anyone fancy chipping into to try some royal salute? Saw this at Dubai airport last year. Bargain at USD$200k

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Re: Myswag Scotch Drinkers
« Reply #24 on: June 23, 2016, 11:51:24 AM »
Wow, what has been uncovered here? I've changed the thread name, and I now know what raffle/guessing comp can be set up next.

Jillsy, we might need a new line of merchandise........