What single malt scotch is your favourite?
Laphroaig Cask Strength
Scotch is _ whisky _, not whisk e y.
I just poured a shot of Ardbeg Uigeadail.
In my cabinet I have, additionally, Talisker, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, Macallan, Oban, and Aberlour A’bunadh.
Ardbeg, Laphroaig, and Lagavulin are Islay single malts: quite peaty (smoky). Talisker is a Skye single malt, also quite peaty. Oban is a highland single malt, while Macallan and Aberlour are Speyside whiskies. They’re not peaty at all.
I can’t seem to get Tormore any more, but that’s another good Speyside single malt.
I understand that Glendronach has a cask strength that’s quite good.
I also like Bruichladdich – another Islay single malt – but I don’t have a bottle at the moment.
I cannot stand Glenfiddich.
I’ve tried Caol Ila, but didn’t care for it much.
Here’s a link that may interest you: http://gearpatrol.com/2015/09/23/best-scotch-under-250/?read_single=1
First post and already corrected, apologies.
I have only just started drinking whisky properly and I am open to some new ideas.
Thanks for the heads up on the article.
My current open bottles are:
Aberfeldy 18 year
Dalmore 12 year
Talisker 10 year
Just for info, whisky is scotch and irish is whiskey?
“There is no E in Scotland”
i’m pretty new to the game. i’m quite fond of Laphroaig for smokiness (any year) and Glenmorangie for a very easy drinking scotch, like too easy. Highland Park’s okay but age dependent. Glenfiddich is terrible but i’m sure there’s an age where it becomes acceptable. I definitely don’t like many blends.
I agree with both Glenmorangie and Glenfiddich.
Glenmorangie was one of the first I tried.
Glenfiddich is the armpit of whiskey.
Talisker 18 and Bowmore 12. Bowmore 12 is the best in that $40-$60 IMO.
I’ve never tried Bowmore; I need to.
Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Followed by Lagavulin 16, Laphroaig 10, Ardbeg Uigedail, Balvenie 12 Single Fill, Springbank 10, and recently finsihed a bottle of Benriach 10 that was decent for the price.
For something entirely different I do recommend Writers Tears, a nice irish whiskey at a decent pricepoint
Just finished a shot thereof.
In no particular order
This is how I plan to spend my Holiday Vacation.
Glenlivet 18 is among the best bang for your buck. It is sherry so a little sweeter.
I’m into the peats right now. Some goodies: - Lagavulin 16 - Ardbeg 10 - Laphroig 10 - Octomore 06.1
The Octomore’s are insane. The one above is 167ppm. There is another one out now which I haven’t tried that is 258ppm. It’s probably like having a campfire in your mouth. Ardbeg is 55ppm…
When I drink Lagavulin I imagine I’m drinking the ideal version of myself. That stuff is amazing. Last night for my birthday dinner I took the opportunity to order a few whiskys at once to get some direct comparisons. Ardbeg (forget what year or variety) was good, but compaired to Lagavulin, not as mesmorizing. I tried Caol IIa as well, for something completely different (thanks for the tip, buffalo guy, I actually was researching some recent scotch threads last night on my phone to get ideas ). I really liked it! Very mild and dry. I also like Glenmorangie and Oban.
I’ve had Yamazaki’s 12-year-old single malt, but not their 18-year-old.
I did get a bottle of the 18-year-old for a coworker of mine who got transferred back to Japan. His name? Yamazaki-san.
^ Nice. I first tried Yamazaki in a whisky bar in Tokyo. I like a whisky that singes the palate with all of the flavors. I’m not a big wine guy because I don’t have the palate for the subtle notes. Its probably why I lean towards more intense Whiskys as well, the burn brings a smile to my face.
Laphroaig the peatiest of the peats?
That’s what they’d have you believe.
I haven’t had anything peatier.
I am lost in your words, I may give this burning rubber stuff another try to see if the magic happens.