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Old 11-28-2008, 11:34 AM
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Ok I know I am late to the party, but I tried scotch last night with friends I haven't seen in a while. I'm diggin it. Can you guys re-hash some of the points on drinking scotch? I never paid attention to the previous threads.
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Pour
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Seriously tho, what kind of scotch are we talking about? Single Malts are often sipped neat and often followed with filtered water. Common blended is usually part of a mixed drink, think mixed with water, seltzer or club soda (I knew somone who mixed his scotch with Sprite, UGH!) and the better stuff is often on the rocks or maybe with a splash. But IMO it can get fairly pretentious, so if you like a particular scotch served a particular way just enjoy it. It is one of life's treats.



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It is not rocket science.

1. Find something you like.

2. Drink it.

That is about it. Same goes for wine, beer, rum, or anything else.

For what it is worth, I much prefer a GOOD beer over any fancy hoity-toity scotch. Sierra Nevada Brewing Company always makes good stuff. If I am drinking hard stuff it is rum 99% of the time.
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I'm no gentleman, but I do drink Scotch.

Try some 12 year old Single Malts and ease up (in age) from there. Exquisite Scotch (or booze of any kind) costs money.

Life is far too short to drink cheap booze (well, sometimes the cheap stuff is okay ).

Don't let any little leaguers (like Tireless ) tell you any different, here is the best of the best:

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I agree with Iggy, but I'm a single malt guy. Usqubaugh (sp) is like honeydew vinewater and worth the big bux if you can find it. There are literally dozens of fine, aged (12 yrs min) out there to enjoy. That said, if you don't like it, no worries, find something else. I'm considered a philistine in that I drink it on ice, but it works for me...

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Can't help you, I drink Whiskey.

Started when my parents bought me my first at 16 after racing, then it was with some ginger ale. Less and less ginger ale over the first year and was enjoying a whiskey now and then after a race. It was a quick way of warming up after racing off the coast of Ireland - regardless of time of year!
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drink it on ice....

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The advantages of drink scotch are:

All liquior stores carry Scotch.

Lots of friends drink Scotch so at least one of us will have some close by...

Seems that since it is not a sweet drink so the hangovers are much less often...or perhaps I am more tolerant the older I get...


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To date, the best scotch I have enjoyed.



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Can't help you, I drink Whiskey.

Started when my parents bought me my first at 16 after racing, then it was with some ginger ale. Less and less ginger ale over the first year and was enjoying a whiskey now and then after a race. It was a quick way of warming up after racing off the coast of Ireland - regardless of time of year!
Try to drink 3/4 of a botlle of whiskey, and next time drink 3/4 of a botlle of single malt Scotch.
you will tell the difference between the 2 the next morning...
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Can't help you, I drink Whiskey.

Started when my parents bought me my first at 16 after racing, then it was with some ginger ale. Less and less ginger ale over the first year and was enjoying a whiskey now and then after a race. It was a quick way of warming up after racing off the coast of Ireland - regardless of time of year!
Try to drink 3/4 of a botlle of whiskey, and next time drink 3/4 of a botlle of single malt Scotch.
you will tell the difference between the 2 the next morning...
Surely you jest? This is distilled about 30 miles from where I grew up!

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The only difference is not only the hangover...

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Johnny Walker red

What's up with JW? First there was red label and black label. Now green label, blue label, gold label ...

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Snapper Head - 11/28/2008 3:55 AM

Don't let any little leaguers (like Tireless ) tell you any different, here is the best of the best:

http://www.themacallan.com/splash.asp


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broncobirdy - 11/28/2008 2:34 PM

Can you guys re-hash some of the points on drinking scotch?

Pour and drink, light and puff. (this far into the thread and NO ONE mentions the cigar!)





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A subject near & dear to my heart. I was told drinking scotch is an aquired taste. I aquired it rather quickly. Scotch drinkers all have there own favorites, I liked Dewars, Johnny Black, Chevers Regal, For blended, usually over ice or mixed with water. Glenlevit, or Glenfidish for straight (neat). Oh for the old days (Not Doris). Enjoy what you drink, that's the reason you drink it,
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Had my first taste of Chevas Regal at a bar in Durango, Colorado while on a skiing trip with my girlfriends many years ago......LOVED IT!!~

Manly, yes ~ but I like it too...

It was gentle......man
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I never liked scotch during most of my adult drinking life until about 8 years ago when a cousin and I came across an abandoned family bottle of 20 yearr old Macallan single malt. We decided to crack that bottle and it was AMAZING how good it was. Smooth and flavorful, drank at least half the bottle that evening between the two of us, justipping it straight right out of two stryofoam cups. I couldnt get over it. Up to then, the only scotch I had tried were el cheapos. What a difference!

Next time you are at a large liquor store with a big selection of scotch, you may want to do what I did next>>> I found this sampler pack 6 pack of various single malt scotches, smaller bottles, each with a detailed description. They were all good and each very different from the other. I have been hooked ever since.

My favorite>>> 15 year old Dahlwinnie. Another I like that is a good bit cheaper is McClelland's (not Macallan) "Lowland". There's lots to choose from. As with many other things, the better ones are generally more expensive.



Good scotch is about the best whiskey you can drink, IMO.
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Menzies - 11/28/2008 5:39 PM Can't help you, I drink Whiskey.
You are meaning to say that "Whiskey" refers to something specific which would not include scotch?

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