Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by GhostOfPelleur, Feb 10, 2017.
It was those 8-8 seasons.
We'll pick you up a bottle of that numb, liquid comfort and join us in the other side.
Classin' it up!
Hibiki 17 yr is really good. Recently finished off a bottle of Hibiki 12 yr which is good. Really like Nikka Pure Malt is good too.
Last night I had the best whiskey I have ever tasted. Bookers Big Time Batch. Amazing nose and a rush of flavors. The finish lasts forever. Definitely not a bottle I could afford.
Does scotch smell like bourbon/whiskey? I had a real bad experience with Jack Daniels in my younger / wilder days during which I spilled a lot of it in my car. I was so sick from the liquor and then had to smell it for months in my car. To this day, over 30 years, the smell of bourbon/whiskey makes me deathly sick. I can drink tequila or vodka but not whiskey. Actually, I rarely drink theses days but when I do I prefer beer.
Yeah, sorta smells like bourbon.
Technically it's all still whiskey, just with different distillation practices.
To me, bourbon and scotch have a pretty different smell; but that's also because I drink a lot of scotch so I'm very familiar with it.
Bourbon is sweeter while scotch is really dry and and can be aggressive depending on the region. (regions: Highlands, Lowlands, Speyside, Islays, & Campbeltown).
For me, I can smell the sweetness of bourbon and it turns me off quite a bit. But I'm not sure what aspect of bourbon's aroma turns your stomach.
If it is the sweetness, which it might be because you said Tequila/Vodka are alright, I'd recommend easing into Scotch with Glenmorangie 12 yr (you can get a bottle for about $30).
Pour just a sliver and throw in an ice cube or 2.
Scotch is meant to be sipped, so sip extremely slowly when you start out.
I had some Glen Moray 16 yr a few weeks back. Not bad.
I only recommend it because it's $43 for a bottle at Specs (if you live in the DFW area).
I love where this discussion is headed. I've always been a big bourbon fan because I have more than one sweet tooth. But the older I get the more I find my tastes evolving and I crave a little more bite up front - as long as the finish is smooth.
I'd been told a while back to ease into single malt scotch, with a Glenfiddich 12 or Glenlivet 12, but I've been a bourbon guy for a while so I've developed a decent palate for whiskey. I've not had Glenmorangie yet.
That said, I've tried Glenfiddich 12 on a couple of occasions and wasn't impressed. Tried Glenlivet 12 this weekend and was pleasantly surprised. Not the most sophisticated whisky, but it was very easy to drink. Sometimes I find it's good to have an easy drinker on standby for a couple reasons - to introduce to folks who aren't regulars and on the rare occasion when one glass just won't do. It's earned a place in my cabinet.
I was perusing my options in a booze emporium a couple of weekends ago and rested my hand on a 'new' brand bottle of scotch and was reading it's illustrious history they claimed to have aged their product 18 months in retired oak barrels from an American bourbon distiller,,, my hand recoiled like I'd grabbed ahold of a rattlesnake (strange considering I walked out with a bottle of 'old granddad')
But it's probably why I subconsciously went with the tried and true brand of american busthead
Double Wood is my go to Scotch. It has real depth you don't find in many other off the shelf scotches that don't bang your wallet with a sledge hammer. By that I'm speaking comparatively for other good scotches. This blows the doors of your standard $50-$60 scotches.
I pretty much stopped drinking bourbons. They are way too sweet.
I understand your reaction, but I can't blame companies for getting into the brown spirits business. I'm selfishly hoping it's a bit of a bubble and demand drops off as soon as it's not as cool anymore. Then only the strong will survive and the price points will get back in line a bit. I'm not holding my breath.
Went back to my bottle of Oban tonight. Not regretting it. That finish starts out peppery and then just evens out nicely. A nice contrast to the Glenlivet I had last night.
Hennessy will change your life if youve never tried it, forget scotch!
Glen Livet 12 is a good jumping off point, too. Pretty smooth overall.
If you like that one, the Balvenie double wood is a good next step.
Glenmorangie is going to have a rougher taste than both.
That's like comparing wine to beer.
Same thing - way early on Jack attacked back.
Now I after all these years I smell it my stomach does a roll.
Funny, it's tequila that is my stomach-churning nemesis,,,was on a luv- sick(boo-hoo,I'll never luv again crying jag AND half way thru the 2nd bottle ) went head over arse tumbling down an old coal mine slag heap on a full moon nite,bouncing off boulders and stuff,,,now, on the 2nd shot I'm ready to hurl,,,,to this day,,and that was back in my early 20's
I like any of the Scotch from Islay.
Anyone ever try Teelings Irish Whiskey? Real good.