I Just don't have any American at the moment, but I usually do. This also reflects the availability over here. Most of the whisk(e)y on the shelves is Scotch, then Irish then American. My preference for irish turns the statistic around a bit.
bamber wrote:Cheers Aidan, I guessed your ratios would look something like that. I've been really enjoying that Knappogue Castle 1994 lately - just a heel left now. It really reminds me of Bladnoch 10YO ff and Longmorn 15YO - not the taste but the way it seems to get better with consecutive drams. I could imagine easily polishing off a bottle over some cards with some friends.
Whiskey and cards go great together - I think the whiskey eases the pain of losing my money.
Of course, the composition of what I have changes all the time.
On the subject of Knappogue, I've just bought the 1990, which I've been chasing for ages. I now have the full set - ole. Haven't had the 1994 yet, but I have heard it's very moreish.
Unfortunately, there just isn't a good selection of bourbon available over here. Just the usual Jack Daniels and Jim Beam, which I'm not very fond of.
I would dearly love to get the American figure up a bit, but given £40 to spend, I would nearly always go for a Scottish malt that I like because I have had it before or am buying on recommendation. Frankly, there are more Scotch bottlings that I am told are good than American. However, I am off to a blind tasting of 6 American whiskies on Friday night. Hopefully I will really like one or two (that aren't £45+) and might branch out and buy a bottle in the next week or so!
TNbourbon wrote:Mine's about 90% American, 8%-10% Scotch, and a lonely bottle of Crown Royal (Canadian) which was too cheap to pass up duty-free on a cruise, but remains unopened.
In total, I have more than 125 different bottlings.
If you have those 125 bottles inventoried, TN, you might post them at the "Show Off Your Inventory" thread under Collector's Corner.
American Whiskey 4%
Irish Whiskey 5%
Asian Whisky 1% (recently started with those but they are usually excellent and thus get more and more attention)
Other then those it happens i try the occasional French whisky, but thats like once a year or so.
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