scotch When a coworker responds to a late night email with:

How’s that scotch treatin’ ya?

It makes you wonder if your some of your coworkers know you better than you think they do.

It also makes you a little sad because the scotch bottle is empty. Thus my response:

I'm on my second glass!
The bad news is that the bottle is now finished. I'm afraid I need to go shopping tomorrow.

On that note... does anyone have a scotch recommendation? I need to go shopping sometime soon.

Oh, thanks to Renkoo for the Glenlivet French Oak Reserve single malt. :-)

Near as I can tell, BevMo is one of the better places to get a decent variety locally. They appear to have quite the selectin of single malts.

Posted by jzawodn at April 11, 2006 10:42 PM

Reader Comments
# Tara K said:

Chivas Regal Royal Salute. 21 yr old. YUMMY.

on April 11, 2006 11:02 PM
# Jeremy Zawodny said:

Yup. IIRC, I picked that one up at Trader Joe's last year.

on April 11, 2006 11:05 PM
# Charles said:

Ha.. I had an old bottle of Royal Salute, I mean REALLY old, I found it stashed away in an old house I rented, so I kept it. The tax stamp on it was dated 1975. I saved it until about 2004 and then gave it to a friend of mine as a gift. So it was 50 year old scotch, sort of (the extra years outside the barrel don't really count). I gave it to him, and in return he surprised me by treating me to a few drinks of 30 year old Glenlivet.

My personal preference is Jameson Irish Whiskey. It's a cheap blend but I like it better than their 12 year old single-malt "1780" brand. But if you like Glenlivet you'd probably like 1780.

on April 11, 2006 11:40 PM
# foo said:

Talisker 10 yr. ~$35/750ml @ Bevmo.

on April 12, 2006 12:38 AM
# Frank Koehntopp said:

Forget the Bourbon crap - get a real Scotch (you know, like, from scotland ;) ). Anything from Islay is fine with me. For more opinions, head over to Volker where we recently discussed the topic. Armin's blog, linked from there, is also a good ressource.

on April 12, 2006 12:47 AM
# Frank Koehntopp said:

Oops, sorry - the URL didn't make it:

on April 12, 2006 12:49 AM
# Mark Maunder said:

Laphroaig is my personal favorite - very salty with a strong peat flavor. I was recently introduced to Lagavulin which is also pretty good.

Now if you're into tequila - well that's definitelly something we should chat about. Try 10 year old Gran Centenario Anejo in a congnac glass.

on April 12, 2006 01:06 AM
# Kevin Marks said:

If you like strongly flavoured malts, I'd second Laphroig, and look at Ardbeg, Laguvulin and Talisker too. Trader Joe's has a smaller but well-chosen selection at good prices.

on April 12, 2006 01:16 AM
# mich said:

I can strongly recommend the "Balvenie 12 year old Double Wood"

It's been matured on two different woods, it is most excellent..

Read more about it here:

on April 12, 2006 01:31 AM
# murray said:

i second mark. laphroaig is the smoothest scotch i've ever tasted.

on April 12, 2006 01:35 AM
# Tom Wiebe said:

While not technically a Scotch, coming from Nova Scotia instead of Scotland, the new-ish Glen Breton Rare is really quite remarkable. Bought it to try it out thinking it would be a $40 CDN bottle of scotch marked up due to novelty only to discover, to my delight, that it's more like a $200 CDN scotch marked down due to lack of a long history. Hard to find but, if you can, you'll be grateful for a very long time indeed.

Only problem with it, it seems the whiskey has a slight, um, evaporation problem. It's best to invite some friends over and plan to finish the bottle in one sitting. ;)

Also good, Lagavulin, Talisker, MacAdams and nearly any scotch who's name you can't pronounce.

The 10 year Glen Livet and Glenfiddich are to scotch as Heinekin or Becks are to beer, they are the safe middle ground. The Beige of fine spirits. Absolutely nothing wrong with them but, with so many other wonderful options, why bother. Just stay away from anything blended and you'll be fine.

on April 12, 2006 01:37 AM
# Andy Davies said:

I'd go with any of the Islay malts - Laphroaig, Lagavulin etc.

Don't forget to drink it with a little water and not ice (I once had to educate my American boss on this)

on April 12, 2006 02:15 AM
# peter said:


on April 12, 2006 02:49 AM
# Vidar said:

I would recommend Springbank. The Macallan is also often quoted a favourite.
If you want a more distinctive flavour, the Lagavulin is my personal Islay choice.

on April 12, 2006 03:33 AM
# Weght Loss said:

My personal preference is Jameson Irish Whiskey.

on April 12, 2006 03:42 AM
# Luca said:

IMHO Oban is the best. Rich, smooth, slightly smokey... Super yummy!

on April 12, 2006 04:16 AM
# vanderwal said:

I am not an Islay fan. For special occasions I like heading toward the cask strength of Fettercairn or Knockdhu, they have a lot of flavor. For normal occasions I like Oban and Macallan.

on April 12, 2006 04:22 AM
# Aaron Brazell said:

Not a Scotch man. Now if you ask about Tequila or Vodka I can point you in good directions.

on April 12, 2006 04:41 AM
# Jason said:

The Macallan.

on April 12, 2006 05:11 AM
# Aaron Schaub said:

I have had a little experience in this area and I have to say that my personal favorite is the Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish ( Their straight 10 year old is good too. I have a bottle of the 10 year now, but the Port Wood Finnish has a fuller and deeper flavor to it. It's awesome.

You can also try some Johnnie Walker. I recommend anything but the Red Label, which is best for mixers. I really like the Green Label as it had some tobacco tones to it and would probably go well with a nice cigar. The Gold Label is also pretty good but should be consumed cold according to the Johnnie Walker people. If you really want to drop a hunk of cash try the Blue Label. It's like the Glenmorangie Port Wood finish amplified about 10 times. I usually like my scotch on the rocks, but I would recommend the Blue Label neat. (A couple of months back I went to a Johnne Walker tasting event and got to try all of these. I recommend attending one if you get a chance.)

on April 12, 2006 05:58 AM
# Norman Walsh said:

I'll second foo's recommendation of Talisker, one of my personal favorites. I'm also partial to Laphroaig though it's by no means everyone's cup of tea, er, scotch.

Also in my cabinet at the moment, Lagavulin 16yr and Ardbeg 10yr, both of which I'd recommend. I bought a bottle of Scapa 12yr a while back, but it's not as flavorful as I'd have liked. But it might be just the ticket if you find things like Laphroaig a bit too intense.

on April 12, 2006 06:07 AM
# TechJournalist said:

My fav is Cardhu (

Laphroig is o.k, but if want something that takes like shoe polish you can go to a shoe store.

on April 12, 2006 06:15 AM
# Aaron Brazell said:

"Laphroig is o.k, but if want something that takes like shoe polish you can go to a shoe store."

Never a truer word was spoken... I think that's why I'm not a Scotch man. My fist introduction was to Laphroig.

on April 12, 2006 06:27 AM
# rw said:

I recommend Glenmorangie 15 years. Smooth and nice. However, if you want a more spicy Scotch, try a Bowmore.

on April 12, 2006 06:42 AM
# Daniel Sroka said:

Laphroaig is not for the meek. My advice, go to the Empire Tap Room on a cool summer evening. Get a seat on the patio, and order a Laphroaig. Sip it slow. Feel the hair grow on your chest.

On the bourbon front, Knob Creek is my standard. Smooth, warm and rich.

on April 12, 2006 06:46 AM
# Frank Wiles said:

My favorite is Dalmore 21. It's a bit pricey, but well worth it.

on April 12, 2006 07:16 AM
# Mark Fletcher said:

My current favorite single malt is a nice 18 year Macallan. My absolute favorite is Johnnie Walker Blue. Both are very yummy.

on April 12, 2006 07:17 AM
# Andy Hagans said:

Go Laphroaig if and only if you like peat (it gives the 'smoky' taste). (Disclaimer: I'm a 'Friend of Laphroaig'.)

I'll also second the Oban recommendation - very interesting (pleasant) flavor, neither meek nor overpowering.

If you like it a li'l sweet, go for the Black Bush (not a Scotch, but hey whiskey's whiskey).

on April 12, 2006 07:24 AM
# Drew Hayslip said:

For the money you really can't beat Macallan 10. But honestly, I'm a much bigger fan of Kentucky Bourbon. Nothing beats a tasty glass of Woodford Reserve.

on April 12, 2006 07:34 AM
# Erik Schwartz said:

Benriach 20

If you find yourself in NYC go to the Brandy Library

They probably have the best collection of single malt scotches in North America. The also have a hugely knowledgable staff.

on April 12, 2006 07:35 AM
# Steve Spiegla said:

You guys are leaving out Coors Light!!!

on April 12, 2006 07:40 AM
# Tim Paciolla said:

I can second people's recommendations for Balvenie and Macallan. I would also highly recommend Bruichladdich, which I found at BevMo on Camden Ave. Its a bit more expensive but really nice. If you are willing to try a nice bourbon as well, I would recommend Bookers.

on April 12, 2006 07:59 AM
# Rafe said:

In the $35-$40 range, I think Highland Park can't be beat. Boring name, good Scotch.

on April 12, 2006 08:03 AM
# John Handelaar said:

This half-Scot, half-Irishman living in Cork says to try Singleton for whisky.

If you're game to try something Irish, I recommend 12-year-old Bushmills for whiskEy.

on April 12, 2006 08:13 AM
# London Yahoo-er said:

There's a growing belief, and it seems to be borne out on the comments here, that Islay single malts, like Lagavulin and Laphroaig, because of their distinct tastes, could be classified as separate drinks and not lumped in with the rest of the whisky world. Personally, Laphroaig would be my recommendation, Laphroaig Quarter cask especially. Re-classifying it might mean the shock some people have on tasting it's distinct flavour may be offset. Whatever you get, enjoy it!

on April 12, 2006 08:24 AM
# Corey Porter said:

If you enjoyed the Glenlivet, perhaps you could try to find something slightly different and see if you like it as well. Perhaps a bottle from the same distillery aged longer or shorter or perhaps in a different kind of barrel. Failing that, something from the same region of Scotland (Speyside) might be to your liking. (In Spyesides, I've always enjoyed Balvenie's 15yo "single barrel" bottlings.)

My current personal favorites are the Blackadder bottled '91 Springbank (which tastes like chocolate), The Murry & McDavid bottled 1979 Bunnahabhain, and Laphroaig's 10yo for everyday drinking. You may or may not be able to find the first two at BevMo.

Also amusing is St. George's single malt whiskey. (, and it's not technically Scotch) It's native to California and very interesting.

on April 12, 2006 08:41 AM
# Dave said:

One word: Lagavulin.

It is sui generis: one of a kind. In a class by itself. Earthy, smoky, dark and raw, rather like my image of Scotland itself.

It is as unlike other whiskies as Gewurztraminer is unlike other wines.

on April 12, 2006 08:44 AM
# Ethan Prater said:

BevMo has good prices and availability on the Compass Box Scotch whiskies - extremely drinkable, very innovative.

I suggest the Asyla - one of the first blended Scotches that made me go "A Ha! Now I get this!" And has a very broad appeal.

A nice next step from The Glenlivet would be the Macallan 17yo Fine Oak. Perhaps the longest finish of any whisky I've had - every taste is like two for the price of one. It's on sale at Beltramo's in Menlo Park for an extraordinarily low price (I think BevMo stocks only the younger ages of this line.)

on April 12, 2006 09:00 AM
# BennyHoh said:

Lagavulin 16yr single malt. There is no comparison, however it is a bit pricey. A more modest favorite would be a blend by Glennlivet. Scotch is like cigars. The how dark they are will determine how bold the flavor. Hope this helped. BennyHoh

on April 12, 2006 09:33 AM
# Ian McAllister said:

Can't go wrong with Macallan for a highland and Lagavulin for an Islay. My personal favorite is Cragganmore (Aberlour on the low end). If you can get some, a cask-strengh Springbank can't be beat.

If you're on an expense account or at an open bar go for the Macallan 18.

on April 12, 2006 09:55 AM
# 31d1 said:

Definitely Laphroig, especially if you haven't had it before. I'm working on a bottle of the 15 year .... mmmmmmmmm!

on April 12, 2006 09:57 AM
# Jason said:

First disclosure is that I'm a huge fan of the Islay scothces and you'll see that reflected in my suggestions. My all time favorite is Glenmorangie 1971 which was bottled in 1996 and is a 25 year scotch. It is almost impossible to find now and is not an Islay scotch. After that, Bowmore 30 is a close second and Bowmore 25 is a close third. Laphroing 10 and Lagavulin 16 are also great scotches.

My apologies to all of these distilleries as I've almost certainly mispelled many of them.

on April 12, 2006 12:05 PM
# Joe Zawodny said:

I have to go with the Macallan 18 from 1986. It has a wonderful taste (the 1978 was awful though, too much heather for my tastebuds, so, be careful buying other years). If you just want some drinking scotch that is easy on the tongue give Oban a try. I also like Lagavulin and Talisker depending upon what mood I'm in. I've got three or four others in the cabinet that you are welcomed to try.

on April 12, 2006 12:49 PM
# Michael Koziarski said:

It's been said several times. But Try the islay malts. Lagavulin and Laphroaig especially.

on April 12, 2006 01:01 PM
# Deadprogrammer said:

I am a big fan of Talisker. The regular 10yo is good, but the older stuff is even better (if you can find it).

on April 12, 2006 01:44 PM
# Otto Clave said:

Please, for the love of peat, just don't call single-malts "Scotch" they're whisky.


on April 12, 2006 02:03 PM
# Manuel said:

Well do not drink after the work is bad. 2-3 glasses in the evening and the world is again correct. Clenlivet 12-30 years old is my favourite Scotch.

on April 12, 2006 02:07 PM
# erik said:

I'm a Scotch newb, but in the year or so that I've been drinking it, I'v really taken a liking to the Islay varieties. I love the smokey flavors they exhibit. The best Islay I've had so far is Bowmore 12-year. I got a bottle of it from my boss as a Christmas present. I tried to make that bottle last, but man, I was hard-pressed to not have several tumblers full at each sitting.

on April 12, 2006 02:12 PM
# Jo Stockley said:

I'd second the recommendation for Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish. If you like the Islay malts, then Finlaggan ( is the best there is in my book.

Sláinte mhath!

on April 12, 2006 02:58 PM
# Mike Schilli said:

"*selectin* of single malts"? Think you need another glass.

on April 12, 2006 04:26 PM
# Joe Zawodny said:

Now I like scotch - to the point that there really isn't that many that I do not like. Laphroaig happens to be one of those that is just too smoky & peaty for my tastes. It is sort of like drinking the water used to put out a burning peat bog. Others like it. One other I'll not buy again is BruichLaddich 10. It is an Islay Distillary that failed, was bought out, and revived. In the deal they new owners got some of the original old full casks. I'd like to hear what those who've had the originals think of it (and where they got it). Lastly, I'm looking for a bottle of GlenCoe. I had it when I was in Scotland back in the 1970's and have never seen it here in the states.

on April 12, 2006 04:33 PM
# Joe Zawodny said:

My current collection can be seen here.

on April 12, 2006 04:51 PM
# Matt Yanik said:

I'm drink'n Balvenie 10 year right now and it's pretty good. Not priced unreasonably either (34 bucks for a fifth).

on April 12, 2006 05:08 PM
# john said:

Oban. Oban. Oban.

If we have it, it's always the first bottle we empty... it's the kind of scotch you can sip neat all night long.

on April 12, 2006 08:00 PM
# Jeffrey McManus said:
on April 12, 2006 08:00 PM
# john said:

Sorry, here's the photo proper:

on April 12, 2006 08:01 PM
# Dave Smith said:

The Macallan is a Highland single-malt aged in old sherry casks. Very smooth. Go for at least a 12 year old, not the Trader Joe's shortcut version.

on April 12, 2006 09:36 PM
# Tara K said:

Well lookee here:

Changing the world of scotch recommendations one post at a time!

on April 12, 2006 09:49 PM
# Rob Steele said:

The great essayist John McPhee wrote a piece about visiting small distilleries in Scotland. It's in his book _Pieces of the Frame_:

I think Peter Mayle has a chapter on the malt in his _Acquired Tastes_:

on April 12, 2006 10:44 PM
# Greg Stein said:

I'll third the recommendation for Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish. However, don't get it at BevMo, where it is near $40/bottle. Instead, go to CostCo or Trader Joe's where you grab it for $33. Excellent value for the money.

I'd also recommend Oban. I prefer the smoother, non-peaty scotches (so Laphroig and Lagavulin are out for me).

An interesting one is the Bowmore Darkest. It isn't peaty, but *way* smoky. A buddy and I killed a bottle one night. The next day, I was a walking campfire.

In terms of scotch whiskey, I'd end with a recommendation to go to Trader Joe's and pick up their TJ-labeled Macallan. You can get it for about $24 ... great price, good scotch.

(oh, and I'd also note the Johnnie Blue *is* good, as noted by a previous poster, but it really isn't worth that high price; very poor price/performance)

Best scotch that I've ever had? Glenmorange Fino Sherry Finish. Wow, man. I don't think they make it any more tho. *cry*

And finally, I will give a huge vote for Woodford Reserve (a kentucky bourbon). I'm a huge fan.

All of these should be drank neat. Ice is for low-class scotch. A bit of water (maybe half-teaspon per couple ounces) can produce some interesting changes in the scotch, so experiment to taste.

on April 12, 2006 11:24 PM
# Lazarou said:

I'll have to back up the earlier Talisker comment. My uber-fantastic colleagues just presented me with a bottle for my birthday, methinks they know me too well.

on April 13, 2006 02:36 AM
# John Hancock said:

I'd third the port finish glenmorangie.

My recommendation - no ice, no water, just take the glass out of the freezer when you're ready to drink. Glemorangie Fino can still be bought, but only if you're in the right place. Generally, that's the Glemorangie distillery.

Lagavulin, Glenkinchie, Cardhu, Islay,......I'd say to get 6 decent bottles that give you the range, and find out what you like drinking!

on April 13, 2006 06:51 AM
# Florian Hars said:

If you want to base your buying decision on scientific criteria ;-), there is always the classic
and also

on April 13, 2006 07:24 AM
# Thomas Sha said:

Here is my vote for Speyside: Glenfarclas 21 with no water; it's perfect neat.

on April 13, 2006 08:30 AM
# Michael Stoppelman said:

If you can make it to San Francisco sometime you should check out Nihon Whiskey Lougne ( You can even store a bottle there for the right price =).

on April 14, 2006 12:42 AM
# Steve said:

My fave is Glenmorangie 18, but it's in a bit of short supply lately. If you can't find it, spend a few extra dollars and get the even better Glenmorangie 1975. Try for the 2005 bottling (as opposed to 2003).

Their 10-yr scotch is just too sharp for me, but their 18 is one of the smoothest I've ever had.

on April 14, 2006 06:10 AM
# Michael Mattis said:

Johnny Walker Blue Label.

Maybe I'm a philistine, but I'm just not a fan of the single malts. It's rather like always having to have pure cabernet or merlot, rather than a perfectly blended bordeaux claret. Anyway, the Blue's my favorite.



on April 14, 2006 08:27 AM
# Steve said:

Oban 18 or Macallan 18. Nice oak.

on April 14, 2006 12:14 PM
# GWild said:

I'm partial to Macallan.

on April 15, 2006 12:47 AM
# IrishWonder said:

Jeremy - my deepest respect to the person who appreciates good whiskeys ;-)

Talking of whiskeys - ever tried Connemara?

on April 15, 2006 01:31 PM
# /pd said:

I'll stick w/my Glendiffich -12yr is for normal days :)-

Mark above sez the best is JW-blue. He's correct !!

on April 15, 2006 03:22 PM
# Kristian Köhntopp said:

Get yourself a copy of

Whisky Classfied by David Wishart
Choosing Single Malts By Flavor

Starting with 400 adjectives describing Whisky Flavor, the book groups them into 12, 6 or 4 distinctive groups, and then tries to sort the 84 scottish whisky distilleries into these flavor groups. This draws a map of Whisky taste that does not judge, just sorts, and allows you to systematically try and find the Whisky that suits you best.

For me, the Taliskers or the Aberlours does it just fine, as does about anything from Islay. But then, if you are into chololate Whisky, get yourself some Cote d'Or 70% and an Oban or Isle of Jura and try that. Or, if you are into Sherry, go for Glenmorangie: they have a pretty faceless 10Y, which they put into Sherry, Madeira, Rum and other casks for additional 2 or 5Y, and a tasting of different 15Y/12Y Glenmorangies with Sherry, Rum, Madeira and Port finishes against the standard unmodified 10Y can be extremely enlightening.

on April 16, 2006 02:38 PM
# Andrew MacTown said:

Hi Jeremy
If you want a Scotch Whisky, I'd heartily recomment that you try an Islay Malt.

My favourite is 10 year old Laphroaig. The British bottles come complete with the Prince of Wales Coat of Arms, proof that this whisky is supplied to his personal cellar. Charles isnt a complete idiot.


on April 17, 2006 03:58 AM
# Brian Benz said:

I second the Balvenie DoubleWood, though I'm partial to the slightly-more-expensive Balvenie 15 year.

on April 18, 2006 01:04 PM
# J said:
on April 18, 2006 03:54 PM
# gradiva Couzin said:

Ardbeg is the one, the one and only most delicious peaty scotch ever. be sure to get the 25 year, not the 10 year. Ohhhhh! so good! Laphroaig does not hold a candle to it.

on April 24, 2006 02:50 PM
# Chuck Reed said:

Gee! are scotch drinkers opinionated? I never would have guessed!
Islay scotches are profoundly different than other types, Older Scotches different than younger, Highland from Lowland or Speyside.
I don't have a sophisticated palate but the broad variety is the allure of the drink along with its history.
My recommendation? start with the "beiges" Glenlivet, Glenfiddich - or even the good blends - JW Black or Chivas. Then start venturing - The extremes (Islay - The Macallan) aren't for everyone but somewhere is one that you will have a strong opinion about. Enjoy - I have for about 40 Years now - and I keep on experimenting even though Laphroaig finds its way into my bar more than any other - cask strength.

on April 25, 2006 01:15 AM
# Robin Bowes said:

My personal favourite is Highland Park (

Glenmorangie is also good - the older the better.

on April 26, 2006 04:23 AM
# said:

It's been mentioned several times already, but once more won't hurt - Lagavulin. Of course if you don't like your whiskey peaty/smokey, you may find it has too strong a taste.

p.s. If you mis-spell Jeremy, it tells you to correct the error "below" but doesn't include a Jeremy field to correct.

on April 27, 2006 10:32 PM
# Joe Zawodny said:

Ok, what did you buy?

on April 29, 2006 07:11 PM
# Christian Romney said:

Another vote for Glenmorangie Port or Madeira finish.

on May 1, 2006 07:25 AM
# Dennis Crumbine said:

Okay, I've got to add my voice to the few who have recommended Lagavulin 16-yr. My, oh my. This drink is bliss. I usually tell people that it's like drinking liquid peat (in this context, that's a good thing). So smoky and wonderful, the taste is soothing before the alcohol even takes effect. It is pricey (and gone up even, as I understand they've cut back production substantially - had to close one of their facilities or something) but well worth it on special occassions. This is without a doubt my favorite drink if I'm drinking spirits...followed closely by a smooth port or strong cabernet when I'm not. Enjoy!

on May 23, 2006 08:28 PM
# Mark Friedman said:

My top ten Single Malt Scotch picks (in no particular order):
Dalmore Stillman's Dram 30, Oban 14, Laphroaig 10, Caol Isla 12, Balvenie 21, Higland Park 18, Glenfarclas 12, Glenmorangie Port wood, Macallan 18, Springbank Campbeltown 15

on August 30, 2006 01:51 PM
# Arf said:

At the moment, I am working on a bottle of Bruichladdich XVII, a Talisker 10 yo and a Glenmorangie. I'm new to scotch and loving every minute of it. All quite different. Depends on what mood i'm in. The Laphroig I had when I was in the UK last year got me into the scene. Although i'm yet to get a bottle since i've been back in Oz. I think it'll be my next purchase although i'm tempted by the Laguvalin everyone keeps talking about.

on October 19, 2006 05:10 AM
# Mark said:

In reference to Mr. Crumbine's comments concerning the Lagavulin 16 YO.

Yes. I share your bliss. I had strayed (shamefully) from SMS for a little while. After suffering from the boredom caused by the narrow-band smoothness of blends, I was awakened to try something daring, (after reading from this post).

The Lagavulin opened my eyes to what draming is all about: The tasteful journey. What a treat! I now serve my casual friends the 18 YO "blends" and covet sipping the premies, (such as Lagavulin) "neat" - either alone or with "special" guests.

I use my edinborough glassware to percipitate the peaty pleasures every chance I get. I soon realized that their are many other SMS whiskiess that need my sampling as well! I need to get busy!

on February 22, 2007 09:08 AM

Here is my entry into favorite scotch. I do this only on special occasions such as Mondays (or any other day in which I have braved the wilds of the workplace). Seriously, for example, I just got a raise at work, so I took and mixed Johnnie Walker Blue with some Balvenie 21 yr old and hold the rocks/water. To me, it is a perfect blend and reminds me of why I am pushing myself at work through the week... so I can imbibe in the finer things.

on April 9, 2007 09:13 PM
# Amos said:

My personal favourite : Caol Ila (thats I - L - A at the end) its like a milder version of Laphroaig which I also like.

In terms of Islay Whisky I also like Bunnahabhain.

Other personal favourites include some of the Glenfiddich Special Reserves especially the Caoran Reserve 12 Year Old.
Glenfiddich also have one of the best Distillery Tours going, it's free and you get a dram at the end.

For a good book try Iain Banks -Raw Spirit: In Search of the Perfect Dram.

Sláinte mhath!

on April 15, 2007 04:21 AM
# Animal the mammal 1 said:

hi everyone,, well my mum came back from England and bought the Glenmorangie 1 ltr 12 y/o,, well this was nice in deed, and i live in Australia, cant find it here,,,, also the Glenlivet 12 y/o is dam fine,,,

Johnnie walker green and blue are nice but just dont cut it

Hennesey XO is a good blast and still a favourite,, 5*****

thanx,, and enjoy

on May 21, 2007 08:14 AM
# said:

talisker, balvenie, oban, macallan. in that order for me

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