SFR: Best Sippin Whiskey

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  1. Robert Engleheart

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    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.
     
  2. Breck

    Breck The Whisky Guy

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    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.
     
  3. CornBiscuit

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    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..."
     
  4. kidwithdog

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    Stein Distillery...only true Eastern Oregon distillery. They make shine, cordials, vodka and excellent rye.

    http://steindistillery.com/
     
  5. Islander

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    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.............
     
  6. Rick Todd

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    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.)
     
  7. Rod Wittner

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    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.
     
  8. Dan Nelson

    Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    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/
     
  9. Breck

    Breck The Whisky Guy

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    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.
     
  10. Brian White

    Brian White Recovering Bugmeister

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    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.
     
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    One of my favorite Irish whiskies has been Tullamore Dew. I prefer it to Jamieson's, Bushmill's and other readily available Irish blends. Recently I discovered Tullamore Dew 10-year old Single Malt; far and away the best Irish whisky I've come across.
     
  12. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    It's clear from the growing number of replies to this post that the forum has a drinking problem :beer1:
     
  13. Jason Decker

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    this storm cycle could be enough to push us over the edge and induce a few benders, drunk posting and hangover rants
     
  14. Salmo_g

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    Well reading this thread has sure cost me. On the way home from work I stopped and picked up a bottle of Glenrothe. Nice booze.

    Sg
     
  15. Josh

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    You aint kidding.
     
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    ..Costing me too. I picked up a bottle of Caol Ila 12 year, and am trying to get used to a very good (according to numerous reviews and reports) Islay malt. Islays wil grow on me I think.
     
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    ..if you can ever try the 1985 limited bottling...just saying
     
  18. Breck

    Breck The Whisky Guy

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    Soon you too shall learn to embrace the peat.
     
  19. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Jamesons, on the river.....Jamesons, at home!!!!
     
  20. herl

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    I really enjoy the peat/smoke part - it is the iodine/antiseptic part that trips me up. No matter what, it is amazing that whiskies an be so varied and complex. ..Here's to figuring them out.
     

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