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Scotches change according to region, so BEWARE....some of them are peeeee-Tay!


As a none-scotch guy, when you say “petey”, is the the near lysterine taste I get with some scotches, including expensive one?


Lemme break it down for you...
My mom, bless her, bought me a bottle of Lagavulin at the letter store( that’s the ABC store in NC where the state has the racket on booze) where she asked someone for assistance in purchasing her beloved son, commonly referred to as “the good son” as I don’t ask for money and gave her grandkids- but I digress.

My writing skills are not what they used to be but sit back and relax as we go on this journey.

First the whisky is rendered in a small copper still and then it is wholly ruined by draining it thru a pair of wool socks taken off the feet of a soldier who was just forced marched thru Scotland via the swamps, not being allowed to rest or change his boots or socks. Then, the resulting fluid is steeped in a bucket of iodine and sea water with a hint of rotten crab. To be let rest inside a burning tire. Finally it is bottled and shipped off to the new world so that we can experience the tinge of the olde worlds quaint ways....

To say it is “peaaaaaa-tay” is an understatement. It’s all peat, all day...and most of the night.

Bluntly, I was a sailor who imbibed on all that could get you drunk. And I’m almost as cheap as my dad, but after two draws on that unholy bottle of (shivers) brew...I promptly poured it down the sink. And told mom never to buy me whisky again without me being present.

And the op should try some Tulamore DEW ( it’s irish whisky but it’s damn good and has a light flavor)



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My first and only foray into scotch was during the Michigan blizzard of 1978.My buddy had a bottle of Cutty Sark.One sip cured to this day my desire to try scotch again. This is coming for a bourbon drinker. Dont try Cutty Sark.
 
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I concur with the recommendations for Balvenie Double Wood, or a good Irish whiskey.

Islay and Campbletown Scotch is generally peaty, you will want to steer clear. Some Highland Scotches have a sweeter, honey taste.

But Scotch is all malted barley, no corn.

Try a dram or two at a bar before you invest in a whole bottle.


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If you would like to try some, uh, "unique" Scotch whisky (note that Scotch is "whisky," others are "whiskey" with an 'e'), I have instant karma for you if you want to stop by my hangar and pick it up.

If you don't like the taste, you can always use it as paint thinner or de-greaser.

It is endorsed by ArtieS!

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Thank you for the offer.
Unfortunately even though I also live in central Florida I am south west of Disney. With all the construction and traffic between my self and your location it would take me 2 or more hours to get to your location.
However once again thank you.




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Thank you for all the great recommendations and stories.
Keep them coming.
I may start my journey into Scotch tomorrow with a trip to my local ABC fine wine and Spirits. Sometimes they have sample bottles for tasting.




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I live in the heart of bourbon country and I enjoy bourbon. My two favorite scotches are Oban and Highland Park. I also found that the right glass is important for enjoying scotch. A good glencairn glass accentuates the positive in scotch. It’s not necessary for a fine bourbon. Just my humble opinion.
 
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I’m a bourbon drinker too, but I’ve got a bottle of MacCallan 12 in my bar that I keep on hand for visitors who like scotch. This thread prompted me to pour out a couple fingers of the scotch, drop in one ice cube to cool it slightly and I’m sipping it now. I’m still a bourbon drinker, but it’s a nice enough change.


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I am a big bourbon guy as well but I was actually a scotch drinker before bourbons. Scotchs from Scotland can generally be grouped into 5 main geographical areas - Speyside, Highlands, Lowlands, Islay and Campbeltown. (I personally group the small islands like Jura and Skye in their own subset under Islay.) Each region have a general flavor profile. Most regions have some degree of peatiness and/or smokiness except for the Highland and Lowlands. Those two areas generally have very little if any at all. That is why I recommend scotches from there for beginner scotchs and specifically for the bourbon drinkers used to the sweetness of bourbons.

In no specific order:
- Belvenie Doublewood 12
- Belvenie 14 Caribbean Cask
- Glenmorangie Original 10
- Glendronach 12
- Dalwhinnie 15

If a little smokiness doesn't bother you (Speyside):
- Highland Park 12 (previous bottling); otherwise, HP 12 Viking Honor
- Glenfiddich 15 Solera
- Glenfiddich 14
- Macallen 12

Now Japanes style scotchs:
- Hibiki any you can get your hands on. Floral
- Yamakashi - any you can get your hands on. Dried fruits, closer to Scotland scotches of all the Japanese scotchs IMO
- Hakushu 12, some smoke
- Nikka Whisky From the Barrel, some smoke

Distiller.com and the associated app is a great tool for looking up a liquor you interested in.
 
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Thank you for your recommendations.
I went to my local ABC liquor store.
I was able to only taste one Scotch they had a sample bottle of.
With all the information you gave I found something to try. It is a single malt from Speyside.
According to their web site is aged for an average of 7 years in former Bourbon barrels then transferred to Oloroso Sherry casks.
The scotch is made by Glen Moray. It is their Sherry cask finish scotch.
If I like the Glen Moray I will then try the The Macallan 12 Year Sherry Oak Cask Scotch next.
Once again thank you for all your help




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If bourbon is you preferred drink try Bunnahabhain 12. It has a sweet finish that reminds me of bourbon. Also, try Glenmorangie Quinta Rubin. Then, if you wish to explore a little more try Highland Park 12. That is a nice introduction to the peated world. Not to powerful but definitely a little peat and smoke.


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If bourbon is you preferred drink try Bunnahabhain 12. It has a sweet finish that reminds me of bourbon. Also, try Glenmorangie Quinta Rubin. Then, if you wish to explore a little more try Highland Park 12. That is a nice introduction to the peated world. Not to powerful but definitely a little peat and smoke.


Glenmorangie Quinta Rubin or Lasanta were going to be my recommendations
 
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Glenlivet 12 is a great one to start with. Macallan 12 is a step up from there. (Speyside varieties)

The smoky/peat varieties are entirely different and not recommended to start. (Islay varieties). Very different.

It’s hard to try a lot without buying full bottles but holiday packages often include tiny bottles of the longer aged versions.


THIS. I like Glennlivet 12 year...….Also while not a scotch.....Jameson irish whisky is very good too and you'll probably like it.
 
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A 12 year old single malt from Speyside area would be a good start to trying out whisky
 
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Okay I tried it and I like it. Cool It is the Glen Moray. It is their Sherry cask finish scotch.

My wife says she likes it better than Bourbon and see does not like Bourbon, She is a Tequila drinker.
So now I have fallen head first into Scotch. I guess I am going to have to decide between picking up more Blantons on my next cruise or bring a list of the Scotches you have all recommended.
Or I could just buy both Wink




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Which have you tried?
 
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Which have you tried?


It is the Glen Moray. It is their Sherry cask finish scotch.

I fixed my post.
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Lots of great speysides to sample since you like this one:




This is a favorite:



and of course more costly but universally liked:




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The top on the Macallan can be tricky.
 
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As a Bourbon and Rye drinker, primarily, I like:

Balvenie Doublewood 12

Glenfiddich 12

Glenmorangie 10

The Macallan 12

Red Breast 12 for Irish



Balvenie doublewood is mightly tasty,


my go to favorite is Caol Ila, but it is very very smokey,



I’m a bourbon fan, but when I want to change it up a little and get some smoke, balveine is the fav here.


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If you're looking for something a little more neutral you might try Monkey Shoulder. I had a bottle recently and found it pretty decent for $25. I little sweeter and not as pronounced smoke or peat as many of the others listed here. Which I would also say are quite fine as well but just figured I'd add another option.
 
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