bjsesq wrote: geoduck wrote: Skyhook wrote:
geoduck wrote:For all you highland 12 year fans... Dalmore. Glenfiddich is TCR if you are at a crappy bar with only the biggest distributors, but if your bar has a decent scotch collection and you want a 12 year, Dalmore is the winner without question.
Highlands are ok but get more for your money:
Bowmore, Bruichladdich, Laphroaig, Caol Ila, Ardbeg (very strong peaty flavour)
Any Islay whisky is a great choice.
Talisker is good too.
If you're into that, sure. Not all of us like downing peat. I prefer scotch that doesn't taste like medicine.
I'm with you. I don't like the Islays, despite the fact that purists swear by it.
Islay's don't taste like medicine, unless you are using a bottle of Caol Ila for medicinal purposes.
I like other regions too by the way, e.g. Speyside, but I find Islay's and related styles to have the most complex tastes.
The really light styles are just a waste of time imo.
Paraflam wrote:What the fuck? I don't know any college kid/20-something-year-old who is a whisky connoisseur.
Kronk wrote:Who the fuck are you people?
Not a college kid by any stretch.
Used to sell wine and spirits for a living.
Had plenty of whiskies to try as part of the job!
I intend to bring my collection up to school with me.
Rooney wrote:I got a bottle of Laphroaig 10 that even has a recommendation on the bottle to cut with some water (it's an Islay). The soapstones, however, are a crock of shite.
ak13 wrote:I'll give you a few drops of water to bring out the peaty undertones, especially from an Islay Single Malt. Conceded.
I drink my Scotch neat and at room temperature.