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by scotchirish
Mon Aug 04, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What is your favourite daily dram?
Replies: 16
Views: 13547

Re: What is your favourite daily dram?

Highland Park 12 or
Talisker 10
by scotchirish
Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

Correct that . . . Talisker is from the Isle of Skye, not Islay.
I assumed it was because of its reputation for peat and smoke.
by scotchirish
Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA
Replies: 678
Views: 153167

Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Might as well introduce myself, though I have already been posting. My name's Paul and I've only been enjoying scotch a short while. But boy am I enjoying it! Can't see how anyone could be more enthusiastic. Have tried around 15 offerings now, and so far enjoy the Highland Park 12 the most. :thumbsu...
by scotchirish
Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:45 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

Visited a few bars tonight, looking for some Islays . . . no success. To drive a few hours out of state is not an option at this point. I have decided to order some samples from Master of Malt. Here are my choices (all Islay). Ardbeg Uigeadail Caol Ila 12 yr Lagavulin 16 Year Old Bowmore 12 Talisker...
by scotchirish
Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:03 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Cigar/Scotch Pairing
Replies: 11
Views: 16389

Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

I agree that one puff of a cigar will completely change the whisky drinking experience. I agree completely. I've been an avid cigar smoker for many years, having sampled over 100 cigars and somewhat of a collector. To me, cigars do not compliment scotch. They do bourbon, beer, wine, but they just s...
by scotchirish
Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:36 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

Islays with a good amount of sherry influence are hard to come by, and 100% sherry Islays are even harder to find. If you come across the Kilchoman that is 100% sherry, pick it up for sure. It is delicious and complex. . . . The newest Bowmore 12yo bottling is a real superstar value in my mind. I d...
by scotchirish
Thu Jul 17, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

Of the four you mentioned, which ones are sherried?
by scotchirish
Thu Jul 17, 2014 3:37 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

The Lagaluvin costs $99 USD
The Ardbeg Uigeadail costs $52 USD

Sounds like a no brainer for me (for my first Islay).
by scotchirish
Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

I'm definitely ready to try the Islays.
The two that keep coming up often are:
Lagavulin 16yo
Ardbeg Uigeadail.
Having a 'young palate', would the Ardbeg (with its sherry) be a better introduction to Islay for me?
by scotchirish
Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

As an Orange County native who grew up with the beach as a backdrop, I also love maritime whiskies. The ones (current bottlings) that give me the greatest sensation of the sea are listed here: Lagavulin 16yo Talisker 18yo The Lagavulin 16yo (after looking it up) sounds intriguing. Is the Talisker a...
by scotchirish
Sun Jul 13, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Scotch vs. Bourbon
Replies: 4
Views: 8569

Re: Scotch vs. Bourbon

I won't say switch rather expanded. I started with Scotch whisky moved to bourbon and then included Japanese and rye whiskies. They each provide something a little bit different from the other. I believe you will find that conditions that you find yourself in will also change your desire for a part...
by scotchirish
Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

[quote="The Third Dram"][quote= My recommendation would be to check out BenRiach and GlenDronach. They both sound very interesting . . . especially the GlenDronach. When you say "severe price premium", how severe? Since I am not a man of great means, I cannot afford to buy whole ...
by scotchirish
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Scotch vs. Bourbon
Replies: 4
Views: 8569

Scotch vs. Bourbon

Scotch vs Bourbon. Has this been posted before? Being from Kentucky originally and a bourbon drinker, but now starting to really appreciate scotch; I'm wondering what others think. I've tried a number of bourbons, but to me Scotch is far more interesting and complex. Not sure I can appreciate bourbo...
by scotchirish
Sat Jul 12, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

Muskrat Portage . . . interesting username. I'm enjoying all the input received. Scotch is certainly a passion for many and seems about to be one with me. I will certainly keep an eye out for the Balvenie Founders Reserve 10 yo. I was able to try the The Balvenie Doublewood 12 & Glenmorangie The...
by scotchirish
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Johnnie Walker Red
Replies: 16
Views: 3269

Re: Johnnie Walker Red

I'm new to Scotch. Have tried several in a short time. The Johnnie Walker Red has a flavor that I can't put my finger (tongue) on. Can someone tell me . . . is it peat I'm tasting (not knowing what peat tastes like)? I certainly taste smoke (like some pipe tobacco I used to smoke). The Talisker is s...
by scotchirish
Fri Jul 11, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

Would you say that JW red had a bit of peat taste in it? Continuing my journey .. . After all I've read here and there . .. decided to buy a bottle of something Sherry matured. I certainly loved the Macallan 12. Then heard various ones mention Highland Park 12. Then there was The Balvenie Doublewood...
by scotchirish
Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:50 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

Just tried the JW red tonight as well as Chivas Regal 12. Wasn't impressed with the Chivas . . . nothing intriguing about it. But the JW red . . .. I just cannot put my finger (tongue) on what I'm tasting. Maybe this is some smoke or peat that everyone is talking about. It almost has a tobacco flavo...
by scotchirish
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:14 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

I put this post on another forum, so excuse me if you read it there. But I am enjoying the input I'm receiving . . and digesting it. I ordered some 50ml samples online. While waiting, I went to a local ABC store to get my wife some tequila for her margarita fix. They only had a few (Dewars, Chivas R...
by scotchirish
Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

Before getting to your last post, I was thinking of recommending Talisker 10yo (Caol Ila 12yo is also a great intro bottle). Talisker is a unique animal: citrus, minerals, smoke and pepper. It has remained remarkably consistent throughout the years with its tear-inducing long peppery finish, which ...
by scotchirish
Sat Jul 05, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Re: Scotch Newbie

Thanks Ganga,

I think I recall someone recommending Talisker to me before.
Can you describe the taste to me?
by scotchirish
Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3954

Scotch Newbie

I'm new to Scotch. My Scotch-Irish heritage requires that I drink it. I need some guidance (without spending a fortune finding out . .. maybe some samplers). I sampled the Dewars 12, a Dewars w/honey, and the Johnnie Walker Black. Didn't care for either Dewars but REALLY ENJOYED the Johnnie Walker. ...

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