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Old 07-11-2020, 08:28 PM   #1
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Whisky

In Scotland alone, over 133 distilleries produce over 2,000 brands of whisky.
Here a few single malts have been chosen to represent groups with various traits.
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Old 07-11-2020, 08:50 PM   #2
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Yes, please. The higher on the displayed scale, the better, thank you.
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Old 07-13-2020, 07:02 PM   #3
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Yep. Prefer on the smoky side, but I like 'em all.
I thought that when I went to England, I would be in Scotch heaven.
There was a great variety, but the prices knocked me over.
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Yep. Prefer on the smoky side, but I like 'em all.
I thought that when I went to England, I would be in Scotch heaven.
There was a great variety, but the prices knocked me over.

Don't look for relief from the north. Our booze taxes are ~40%.
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Old 08-07-2020, 01:13 PM   #5
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Colkeegan. Santa Fe Distillery. Offered at cask strength, 92 proof. ~$50.
Santa Fe isn't exactly peat country. Appreciable elevation above sea level too.
So they smoke their malt with mesquite. This tastes like Scotland came to the barbeque.
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Old 08-07-2020, 02:36 PM   #6
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Old 09-02-2020, 09:57 PM   #7
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Let's see... Dalwhinnie 15yo is kinda light, not heavily smoked... what else is in my liquor locker...?... Hmm. Mossburn Blended Malt Scotch Whisky. 46% ABV, so it's like a light cask-strength; no age statement, which figures with multiple Speysides vatted together.

Nose like rubbing alcohol -- entirely spiritous and nothing much but. On the palate, much more fun, several layers going on here. Might get around to a few drops of designer water in a bit. Speyside sweetish note evident even at this ABV. Little if any smoke/peat.
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Old 09-03-2020, 10:57 AM   #8
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Dalwhinnie is quite nice when you're in the mood for something of the non-campfire variety. I try to keep a bottle of the "smoky" side and a bottle from the "delicate" side of the chart on hand. The Balvenie Double Wood is excellent and is, I believe, on sale at the PA state liquor stores for the next month or so. The Talisker 10 Year is also a big favorite. I currently have about 1/3 of a bottle of Talisker 57 North which Mrs. D got me at the duty-free shop on a trip to England. (The 57 refers to the latitude of the distillery; by non-coincidence it's bottled at 57% alcohol.) Ardbeg is just a bit too much for my taste, but the Laphroaig Quarter Cask is not bad.
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Believe it or not, it is 9 AM and this discussion actually makes my mouth water. I may be in trouble.
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