Not in order and approximations (obviously):
Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye 13yo
Macallan 10yo CS
Wild Turkey 8yo
Blackbush (Thi is with out a doubt tops as I have drank this for about 10years) however I have not had one in a long while.
Most bottles of Scotch was
Dalwhinnie 15yo and Glenrothes
Lagavulin Distillers Edition / Lagavulin 16
Balvenie (Don't know which, the corks looks the same. I think it's the younger Port Wood as this is one of my favourites)
Highland Park 12y.
Lagavulin 16 (5)
Ardbeg 10 (4)
Clynelish 14 (4)
Aberlour A'bunadh (4)
Ties for fifth place: (2 each)
Ardmore 1992 Signatory
Balvenie 12 Double Wood
Caol Ila 12
Laphroaig 10 C/S
I keep records of how many bottles I've finished. Sad, I know, but it just came in handy for this post.
jimidrammer wrote:I keep records of how many bottles I've finished. Sad, I know, but it just came in handy for this post.
Not at all. I've been keeping an inventory since fairly early on, and now keep track of purchase date and place, price, opening date, and finishing date. The empties are still in the inventory, just sorted to the bottom. Just don't ask me for tasting notes!
1) Mystery Canadian, probably CC, in bar shots
2) Royal Reserve (yes, gut rot I know now)
3) Ardbeg 10yo
4) Ardbeg 17yo
5) Laphroaig 10yo
Then a big group tied at #6. DTC Glengarioch will be vaulting up there shortly.
1. The Glenlivet 12 yo
2. The Edradour 10 yo
3. The Balvenie Founders' Reserve 10 yo
4. Haig & Haig Pinch (Dimple)
5. Laphroaig 10 yo
5. Oban 14 yo (Tied at number of bottles)
Drank a lot of Pinch in my youth , still have 1 1/2 bottles left.
1. Talisker 10
2. Elijah Craig 12
3. Highland Park 12
4. Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish
5. Alberta Premium
I suspect I've had a lot more Alberta Premium and Elijah Craig than the others based on their relatively low cost.
Claymore - the cheapest whisky when I was at college
Bushmills - available on flights between Belfast and London + drunk from a sense of local loyalty when I lived in Ireland + all my friends had it at home
Glenlivet 18 - freely available in British Midland Diamond Club lounges
Laphroaig - the malt I started drinking before I discovered the rest - hence I had several bottles
Who knows what the fifth would be. These days I get one off bottles and try something different when I've finished it.
I buy whatever bottling is available, of the following:
Laphroiag, Lagavulin, Ardbeg
The other Islay's are a bit too mild for my taste. My wife's favorite is Bunnahabhain.
With that said, when I am out I will try a single malt that I have not experienced. Through that I have found that I enjoy The MacAllan. Dalmore cigar malt was also to my liking.
But nothing beats an Islay.
Gibsons 18 year old
Wiser 18 year old
Now since I have grown up and matured on to a far finer dram:
Balvenie 12 year
Macallan 12 year
Craggonmore 12 year
Longmorn 15 year
Johnnie Walker Black Label
Evan Williams Vintage bottlings (Currently 1995)
I guess i need to find a favorite single malt and stick with it. Wait a minute that would be boring. The list above is driven alot by the fact I live in the US (ussually) and Jameson and Johnnie Walker Black are ussually at every bar. The other two (greenspot) is absolutly fabulous and I've been drinking quite a bit of it lately and I've finished off a couple bottles of Evan Williams with my dad and have a 3rd started (Great Bourbon at a great price $26.00)
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