What's Your Favorite Whiskey?

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  1. simcha

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    Right now I'm into the bourbon called Wild Turkey 101. I take it on the rocks. It's got a great nose, sweet, woodsy... And the taste has some fire at first with the woody notes, then it cascades into sweet caramels and honey notes with clover and you can taste the oak aging. The aftertaste is long and leaves you to remember sipping such a fine bourbon.


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    Oh, no! I do NOT like American whiskey. That sour mash flavor isn't for me. I love anything Canadian, andam developing an appreciation for Scotch.
     
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    I don't drink, but I remember as a kid sneaking drinks from my grampa's whiskey miniatures when he was asleep. He used to drink Jack Daniel's, Wild Turkey and Heaven Hill. They were alright, I guess.:biggrin:
     
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    When I could drink before my meds came into my picture, I used to always admire Jack Daniels for it's great kick & smoothness.
     
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    Scotch all the way.
    Any good single malt ... Macallan's, Oban, Glenmorangie ... it's a long list.
    Not the most expensive stuff, mind.
    Nothing over $70 or $80 per bottle.
    (At the top end, 1937 Glenfiddich, for example, is finding buyers at $48,000. I don't have that money and I can't imagine even the finest dram being worth that much.)
     
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    Southern Comfort it quite nice with a dash of lemonade. And at a usual price of 2.20 a glass, I'm not complaining.
     
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    Yeah, straight So Co is great.
     
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    I've been a lover of single-malt Scotch for years now. My personal favorites tend to be from the Speyside distilleries (Glenfiddich is my staple), but I recently picked up a single-cask bottling of Highland Park (Orkney Island) 18-year from a local store that commissioned it. Fantastic stuff.

    Some prefer it neat, some on the rocks, and other with a splash of water. My preference is to drink it over a pair of ice cubes...enough to cool it down without diluting it.

    If I'm someplace that doesn't have a decent selection (how the hell Dewar's and Cutty Sark ever became popular is beyond my ken), then I'll opt for Johnnie Walker's black label. As far as blended whiskys go, it's the dog's bollocks.
     
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    Maker's Mark or Knob Creek Bourbons are my favorites.I drink them on the rocks. Please don't mix bourbon with coke!!

    I've been wanting to try some good Scotch so I'll go with some of the recommendations here.
     
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    Whichever one I have on hand.
     
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    We have the same preference, and I can attest you have taste! I like Islay from the hebrides, or MacAskill (Talisker) also. Sans water, sans ice, of course. The blends, like Johnny Walker etc, are good to be laced with ice and water, but the single malts come best sans all.

     
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    Mine's Blair Atholl.

    Not a huge whiskey drinker but do like that one... straight up, no rocks or anything
     
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    I haven't had a drink in a looonnnnngggg time. But, when I was drinking, I did drink Southern Comfort with Pepsi.

    I did have a shot of John Jameson Scotch and found that I REALLY needed to water it down with some ice. :smile: That is some strong scotch. Flavorful...but strong.

    I am a Rum, Vodka, Tequila, and Liqueur drinker.

    I am not a fan of Jagermeister...it reminds me of CREOMULSION for CHILDREN (A cough syrup I took when I was a kiddie :smile:). Or Sambuca.
    (I don't like the taste of licorice in that. My boss used to put three coffee beans or espresso beans in her Scotch glass of Sambuca. I tried it once and UGH!!!NAAAASSSSSSTTTYYY. Coffee and licorice do not go together.)
     
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    All the whiskeys taste the same to me, and are nowhere near my favorite beverage. I can't tell the difference between single malt or blended, nor the difference between sour mash, bourbon, or scotch. Even cognac and brandy are too whiskey-like for my liking.

    For what it's worth, Southern Comfort is actually a liqueur, not a whiskey.

    About the only liquor that I actually like is tequila - and it has to be a good one, like Centenario.

    Otherwise, I prefer a hop-heavy ale or a dry red wine.
     
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    Lagavulin from Islay is my regular drink. I also drink Talisker from time to time. Lavavulin has a full rich peaty smokey aroma. Once I tried it, there was no going back! For a blended whiskey, White Horse is pretty good.
     
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    if you're looking for a good irish whiskey, try anything in the Bushmills line. BlackBush is the mid-line, pretty good, but you can get the 10-year-malt for a pretty reasonable price and it's outstanding.
     
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    Macallan 18 yr is my fave, followed by Lagavulin, Springbank, Talisker, and Dalwhinnie. Abelour is great with desserts. All neat, please. No blended whisky passes through these lips.

    I'm not a fan of bourbon but I enjoy Kentucky Spirit by Wild Turkey. Tastes more like scotch than bourbon to me.
     
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    Jack Daniels.
     
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