Got a favorite scotch? Name your poison

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  1. Davo-55

    Davo-55 Long timer

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    My brother came in for Thanksgiving bearing a bottle of Talisker scotch. Never was much of a scotch drinker but that variety was pretty good. Wondering now about other single malt scotches.
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  2. Tallboy

    Tallboy hiding in the tallgrass

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    The MaCallan - I've only had the 12yr, but it's got a nice sweet caramel after taste. It's my favorite singlemalt that I've had.
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    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Not really, Even though I am Irish and Spanish (Spain, not mheecho) I am a Jack Daniels drinker when I drink hard stuff.
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  5. Sniper X

    Sniper X De Oppresso Liber

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    Is makers Mark a Scotch Whisky? If so then Yes, that is my fav scotch...
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    Bowmores Islay, 15 year old single malt. It is a bit strong flavore-wise, but I enjoy it.
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    Glenlivet :loaded
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    Oban or Johnnie Walker Green Label.
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    Sidecardoug Pleasantly pleasing

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    Lagavulin or Glenfiddich

    Bought the latter today at the Duty Free as I crossed back into the US.

    Washington State has the highest liquor taxes in the country.
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    Any 15 year or older Macallan (stay away from the cask strength, it puts hair on your stomach)

    I'm happy with any of those. I buy a bottle for my old man every year for his birthday in November so that we'll have some around come Christmas at his house. :freaky
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  11. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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    says right on it "From Scotland's Famous (unnamed) Distilleries"
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  12. RoadNoRoad

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    Macallan 18...nothin' better in my book.

    Tried the 24 but it was too smooth for me.
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    MM is bourbon
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  14. earwig

    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    The Talisker Distillers Edition is very good.

    Although, I think you'll only find it here:

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    If you like Talisker try something a little stronger from Islay. I'd highly recommend Ardbeg Uigeadail, Laphroiag Quarter Cask and Lagavulin 16. If you're not so into peat, I really like The Balvenie Double Wood and 15 Single Barrel.

    Just start tasting stuff and you'll find what you like soon enough!
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  15. DriveShaft

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    Talisker beats any of the glens in my book. I'm a big fan. Going to have to see if any of these are available near me.
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  16. Gootch

    Gootch Been here awhile

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    Whatever you do, DON'T stay away from the cask strength --- it is a full scale whisky experience; its great taste just blows up in your mouth and then it warms all the way down.:1drink

    Aformentioned Balvenie Double Wood is very good. Generally speyside is good in reasonably affordable whiskys. I've no experience with the high-enders.

    We obviously have different tastes -- you can take Talisker and the other Islay whiskies away for all I care.
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  17. Grainbelt

    Grainbelt marginal adventurer Super Moderator

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    I enjoy Macallan

    I also like a good Irish, Redbreast in particular.
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    earwig Crowbar of Embrayage

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    I just re-read my post and it might be misleading. Talisker is from the Isle of Skye, and it's the only distillery there. Islay is an island a bit further South down the West coast of Scotland with eight different distilleries.
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  19. Davo-55

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    Oh I never would pay 100 bucks per liter (approximately) for any libation. My brothers part in the Thanksgiving was to supply the drinks. He chose Talisker. The only scotch I had sampled previously was Chvas, Johnny Walker (red and black) and Dewar's. I may have also sampled Cutty Sark. I have found that my tastes are evolving...used to drink gin almost exclusively, some times bourbon with a chase. Then discovered that bourbon absolutely tastes best over ice with a splash of water. The recent sampling of the Talisker (also over ice with a splash) got me thinking that I may actually prefer the taste of scotch over bourbon
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    WTF do you know about it anyway?

    :rolleyes

    P.S. Vern and I crushed a bottle of Laphroig 10 a few weeks ago. It was way better than I remembered.
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