SFR: Best Sippin Whiskey

#77
dry fly whiskey made in spokane is my fav but hard to find. better than snake river which is better than penlleton which is better than crown. i hear the vodka is worth drinking if you can find it. mike w
 
#78
iagree

i'm also a big fan of Oban 14, thanks to Windtickler who has been kind enough to spot me my first bottle!
Pyrat Rum XO Reserve is also a special treat, it is dark and smokey!
enjoyed some the other night paired with a Tatuaje cigar!
Makers 46 is some fine Bourbon
I also agree with Jerry on the Jameson or Crown is good for regular flask sippin

JD
 

bitterroot

Love vintage graphite!
#80
Hey Breck, is it true that most Scotsmen drink blended Scotch? I've heard this rumor that they market single malt for the American consumer but wouldn't be caught dead drinking single malt themselves.
 
#81
Hey Breck, is it true that most Scotsmen drink blended Scotch? I've heard this rumor that they market single malt for the American consumer but wouldn't be caught dead drinking single malt themselves.
My experience with English & Irish family is due to cost, most do drink a blend. They sure were appreciative of the single malt (wee goldie) I brought over from the duty free.
 

Breck

The Whisky Guy
#82
Hey Breck, is it true that most Scotsmen drink blended Scotch? I've heard this rumor that they market single malt for the American consumer but wouldn't be caught dead drinking single malt themselves.
It noticed during my last trip to Scotland, that folks consumed plenty of both. Here's a statistic for you, though. 94% of all scotch whisky sold worldwide is blended. Every minute, 6 bottles of Johnnie Walker are sold.
 
#83
George Dickel #12
Crown Royal Black

in the flask tucked into the fishing vest...

winter is here... as a good fishin' friend once said to me as we stood riverside in a pelting downpour... "This is whisky weather..."
 
#85
This is the worst thread ever. All these new whiskeys I've never heard of and now I have to go try them all. My wife's going to kill me.............
 

Rick Todd

Active Member
#86
One of my hunting buddies was on a tour of Scottish distilleries a couple years ago. At quitting time he asked some of the workers what they drunk when they got home. It was a famous single malt place like Oban. They said they liked Famous Grouse. (which I started drinking after hearing that and I do like it.)
 
#87
Pendleton just released a new one called 1910, I was told that it is 100% Rye. I purchased a bottle at $40. Pretty tasty.

I agree with Islander, this thread really got me to thinking that I need to try some of the favorites listed here. I have never been a scotch guy, I am a canadian guy. I always thought Chivas was supposed to be a good scotch, but I never cared for it much. I tried Johnnie Walker Black Label and The Glenlivet single malt last weekend. Pretty tasty stuff. I think there will now be a bottle in the cabinet when I feel the urge for something different.

Also agree with Cornbiscuit above, CROWN ROYAL BLACK.
 

Dan Nelson

Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum
#88
For anyone who wants a good, simple look at the world of Scotch whisky, check out the Traveling Savage blog about Scotland. He put together an easy-to-read, informative mulipart history of Scotch. Here are links to the first 3 parts (I think a 4th installment is planned):

http://www.traveling-savage.com/2011/03/14/beginners-guide-malt-whisky-part-1/

http://www.traveling-savage.com/2011/11/09/beginners-guide-single-malt-whisky-part-2/

http://www.traveling-savage.com/2011/11/16/beginners-guide-single-malt-whisky-part-3/
 

Breck

The Whisky Guy
#89
If you like blended Scotch whisky, Johnnie Walker in particular, keep an eye out for the new member of the JW family-Johnnie Walker Double Black Label. It's a limited edition release in the US. Over the last year, it has enjoyed great success in the duty-free market. The Double Black is essentially Black Label amplified. All of the richer, peatier, smokier blending whiskies are doubled, resulting in a blend that is more full-flavored and full-bodied than other JW blends. Rich notes of peat, sea salt, and dried fruits dominate the palate and taper off to a nice clean finish.
 

Brian White

Recovering Bugmeister
#90
Not sure if anyone has recommended Knappogue Castle but they make a really nice single malt irish whiskey. I am no scotch/whiskey expert but I think it is really good. It also makes a good gift for the irish whiskey crowd for whom jamesons, bushmills, powers, etc. is not novel enough.