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How to drink Scotch

Discussion in 'Road Side Pub' started by NIXDSG, May 3, 2020.

  1. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Everyone here is right, the best way to drink it is how you prefer it.

    Grab 3 glasses, 3 small pours, one neat, one with a couple drops of water, and one with ice.

    For whatever reason I can't do ice. I couldn't ever drink scotch because everyone would serve it to me on the rocks. I have a tough time with too much peat, and I sort of realized if you add ice to it, it mellows out the other flavors and it tastes peat forward. Once I started drinking it straight, it was much easier to enjoy because none of the other flavors were held back.
     
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  2. NIXDSG

    NIXDSG Active Member Established Member

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    Hummm, interesting.

    All, thx for your comments.

     
  3. BlckBox04

    BlckBox04 I am the liquor Premium Member Established Member

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    be a man and pound that shit straight from the bottle
     
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  4. Double"O"

    Double"O" N2S come get some Established Member

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    Depends on the scotch

    The better it is the less water it needs

    Neat for the best, ice for the rest
     
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  5. NIXDSG

    NIXDSG Active Member Established Member

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    Someone asked what I have, here's my current Scotch:
    Balvenie double wood, 12 year
    Lagavulin, 11 year
    Laphroaig, 10 year
    Talisker, 10 year
    Johnie Walker, double black

    A few bourbon/other, a few:
    George Dickel, Bond and 12 recipe
    Angles Envy
    Jefferson's, Ocean Aged
    Bulleit, Blenders Select and 10 year
    Woodford Reserve, Double oak
    Bassil Haydens
    Woodinville
     
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  6. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    Same thing I tell women on tinder

    all you gotta do is swallow
     
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  7. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 I Have LL’s Hammer Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Gotta be 300 plus though...and oh geez.
     
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  8. CompOrange04GT

    CompOrange04GT I like Wood, and not Oak in my butt Established Member

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    something something the big ones put in more effort lol
     
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  9. M91196

    M91196 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    I have been using the Distiller app on my apple devices, it lets you scan bottles barcodes to pull up reviews as well as store your wish list of new and different things and your entire collection if you want.

    Has the standard marketing stuff the the industry puts out about new releases etc in it’s feed as well.

    Beneficial when I travel and try and hunt down hard to find and regional whiskey offerings.
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  10. Blkkbgt

    Blkkbgt Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Can anyone recommend me a good bottle of scotch say around $30? Thinking about trying it out.
     
  11. MFE

    MFE Well-Known Member Established Member

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    If you take two shots of the same scotch, one neat and one with a splash of water, your life will be changed and you'll understand the value of a little water added. Me personally, I like mine on some ice, but that's up to you.
     
  12. M91196

    M91196 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Bourbon and Irish guy so I can only offer this-you may want to do some research and think about what you drink today and how that plays towards a particular scotch.
    And your price point maybe a little low for success.

    Get to $50 and I bet opportunities open up, $100 for sure.

    Go kill time on Amazon Prime and watch the Scotch, The Golden Dream.....
     
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  13. BlackHrtStang

    BlackHrtStang METAL! Established Member

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    Monkey shoulder. It's a blend of 3 different single malts
    Sent from my ONEPLUS A3000 using the svtperformance.com mobile app
     
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  14. Uncle Meat

    Uncle Meat Zircon Encrusted Tweezers Established Member

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    If it's the cheap stuff I'll pour it over a rock or two. The finer one's I drink neat with a very small splash of water. Mama bought me a bottle of Macallan Rare Cask for father's day last year. Oh my god was that stuff smoooooooth.

    U.M.

    Laphroaig, 10 year..... YUCK! That stuff is like drinking bog water from a Scottish peat pit. :eek:

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  15. prs97

    prs97 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    When I was a kid, the Scotch really only came out for holidays like Thanksgiving & Christmas. That was the only brown liquor in the house.

    I currently have:
    A bottle of Bowmore- Way more smoke/peaty flavor than I'd prefer. The bottle was a gift.
    A bottle of Dalwhinnie 15- Still more smoke/peat than I want. Another gift.
    A bottle of Macallan 12- Much more my style for a Scotch.

    That said, I hardly touch these. I usually always reach for a bourbon or an Irish whiskey before going for a Scotch.
     
  16. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    are we still discussing scotch!? :D
     
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  17. 03Sssnake

    03Sssnake TK-421 Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    I don’t enjoy the peaty stuff either...I prefer scotches that aren’t overboard on the peatiness scale. Balvenie 12 year double wood, Cardhu 12, Glengoyne etc....
     
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  18. AustinJ427

    AustinJ427 Well-Known Member Premium Member Established Member

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    Glenlivet 12
     
  19. RedVenom48

    RedVenom48 Ghost Editor-in-Chief Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    100000% this. Secret is that they use wine casks to age their whiskey. My God, it's among the finest single malt available.

    It's all preference of course, but the Glenlivet consistantly delivers the same experience across multiple bottles across multiple years. The longer aged bottles really are worth the premium from them.
     
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    Can anyone tell me what kind of glass this is called. It has 4 slots in the bottom where you could rest your pinky. I had one identical to this, but dropped it. I bought mine at a comsignment/antique store for $1. It was my favorite, and I'd like to replace it.

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