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    Yes whiskey is very much personal taste, timing too. Iíve found one day Iíll really like one then the next not so much.

    My go to is still Laphroig 10yr, but at $110 itís a rare treat. I find gambling at that price or higher very hit and miss.

    ...I was given a bottle of this and was impressed and I went back for more, even though itís expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeros View Post

    My go to is still Laphroig 10yr, but at $110 itís a rare treat. I find gambling at that price or higher very hit and miss.
    +1 on Laphroaig... Or Lagavulin - Ron Swanson is never wrong. 🥃

    Pretty much all the Islay peat-and-smoke products work for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidrov View Post
    +1 on Laphroaig... Or Lagavulin - Ron Swanson is never wrong. 🥃

    Pretty much all the Islay peat-and-smoke products work for me.
    Like a wide range but when the pocketbook allows have not been disappointed by Oban14. Also have recently had Statheden, a 'Lost Distilleries' product (they distill from recipes of distilleries that have closed to approximate what once was a more broadly defined market). Macallan12 was my goto 20+ years ago when first I began sipping wee drams. While I've enjoyed Lagavulin, I sometimes find the peat in Laphroaig overpowering and as such agree, we all have our own taste preferences. It's great fun to compare regardless. Thank you for sharing.
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    Yes, tastes differ...

    I've tried many Scotch Whiskies (sp?) including Lagavulian and Laphroaig... which I don't like much.

    My preference is Irish, and of those my go-to is Bushmills. Good earthy flavour without the peatiness.
    I prefer the blended Black Bush to their 10yo single malt, I guess that make's me a heathen to some...

    I remember in my youth Chivas Regal was posh as, now it's one of the cheaper ones. Usually a bottle in my cupboard though.

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    This is my favourite scotch. Cask strength (60%) and olorosso sherry cask finished. About $120. Try it with a drop of water.


    And this is my favourite Irish whiskey. $73 ordered onlibe from Dan murphys.


    The glen moray is also great for the price ($55)

    All 3 are approachable for newcomers. Sweet flavours in all 3, though the abelour has a bit of a hit due to the alcohol content.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco-tastic View Post
    This is my favourite scotch. Cask strength (60%) and olorosso sherry cask finished. About $120. Try it with a drop of water.
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    During the tasting our host encouraged us to try neat than with a drop of water

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    Quote Originally Posted by weeds View Post
    During the tasting our host encouraged us to try neat than with a drop of water
    Yep, thats what I was told too. Apparently when the master blenders are tasting a batch they water it down to 20% so that the alcohol doesn't mask the flavours. Never tried that though.

    Unfortunately I've added a drop of water to some and it kinda ruined it!
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    Sounds like a Fun Time
    Love Whiskey (in Moderation)
    Certainly hope you had a Designated Driver...!!!

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    ...the obvious question is: how do you actually know the stated age of the whisky is truthful?

    My limited understanding is that at least 50% must be of the stated age. And no doubt itís primarily an honour system, at least in Scotland. But is this ever tested? How is it regulated? Does anyone know? Itís difficult to find a definitive answer online

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeros View Post
    ...the obvious question is: how do you actually know the stated age of the whisky is truthful?

    My limited understanding is that at least 50% must be of the stated age. And no doubt itís primarily an honour system, at least in Scotland. But is this ever tested? How is it regulated? Does anyone know? Itís difficult to find a definitive answer online
    The stated age is the minimum age of the whisk(e)ys used in the bottle. So a 10 yr whisky might have 90% 10yr, 5% 12yr and 5% 18yr. Not sure if it's enforced or who by, but these days the bad press generated by a false label wouldn't be worth it.

    The other thing to consider is whisk(e)y ages differently in different climates. For example in the cold climates of Scotland whisky ages slower than whisky in the warmer climate of Taiwan so the age statements may not be comparable. A number of companies are now shying away from age statements as they are making great whisk(e)ys with younger batches making up some of them, and also that age doesn't necessarily mean its better!

    That's what I've been told, anyway!

    At the end of the day, find something you like for regular drinks, and keep trying new ones. The tasting events are great for finding new ones, particularly world whisk(e)ys.

    Cheers

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