Whisky

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  1. RWilliams

    RWilliams AH Senior Member

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    With a drop of Scottish blood running through my veins, I treat myself to a bottle of single malt every Christmas. This year's choice is Oban 14 year old, and I plan to have my first dram in front of the fire tonight, after a trip out to try for a roe. I'd be interested to hear what other AH members who enjoy a glass of whisky will be sampling over the festive season; slainte!
     
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  2. Pheroze

    Pheroze AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    I have recently been introduced to Writers Tears (Irish whiskey) and Caribou (Quebec). Not classic single malts from the Orkneys but lovely in their own right.
     

  3. jacques smith

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    Macallum oak 10year is always. 15year@ cabin
     
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  4. wipartimer

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    My tastes are admittedly unsophisticated. I just prefer a nice Canadian Blend. A bit of Crown Royal for me.
     
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  5. BRICKBURN

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    You’ll enjoy the Oban.
    Somehow a bottle of Bushmills 21 migrated to the front of the cabinet the other day after feeling ignored. That will be remedied.
    Cheers
     
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  6. Ridgewalker

    Ridgewalker AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    I use to drink nothing but single malts neat with a water back. As I have gotten older (lucky me to have made it this far!) I get heartburn from scotch. Bummer because I did enjoy it so! Now I prefer two glasses of a red blend wine nightly.
    I mostly preferred the less smoky highland single malts except when I had a good heavy grilled fillet of elk, or venison, or antelope, or bear rump, or even (heaven forbid!) beef!
     

  7. Mr. 16 gauge

    Mr. 16 gauge AH Fanatic

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    Then my tastes are REALLY unsophisticated.......to the point of being "trailer trash"! I like Jim Beam "Red Stag".
     
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  8. Ryan

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    Paddy Irish whiskey or maybe a glass of Bain's Cape Mountain I found. Not too shabby.
    Cheers!
     
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  9. Ragman

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    Oh boy....I must really live in the gutter! I don't like the taste of spirits or wine :oops: I'm just a beer drinking Canadian Hoser! :D Beers:
     

  10. cagkt3

    cagkt3 AH ENABLER PLATINUM SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    A glass of Dewars - it was the drink of choice for my wife's grandfather who has since passed away. Kind of a Christmas tradition now.

    Otherwise a nice 2 finger pour of Oban sounds pretty tasty, a good choice!
     
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  11. gizmo

    gizmo AH ENABLER SPONSOR Since 2015 AH Ambassador

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    I’m right their with you except I do like wine. I’ve tried to like whiskey, scotch, and bourbon but despite my best efforts I can do it. :Yuck: I do however love rum.
     
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  12. BRICKBURN

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    I fill the gaps with Whisky. I'll join you with the rum any day. :))
     
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  13. mdwest

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    If you guys like rum, try to find a bottle of Rhum Barbancourt (15 year) when you can. It used to be almost impossible to find in the US (and I am assuming Canada), but they have been exporting more of it and have a little better distribution chain now than they used to.

    Its a relatively inexpensive Haitian rum. I used to buy the 4yr stuff for less than $5 for a 750ml bottle in Port Au Prince and the 15yr stuff used to go for about $12.. Its about double that here in the states though..

    Barbancourt is like drinking a rainbow stirred with a unicorn horn... magical! :D
     
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  14. Brent in Az

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    Awhile back I came across an internet ad for high end booze. They had bottles of 20+ year old Scotch for $1200. Yikes.!

    I can't afford that expensive stuff, but it's nice to enjoy a good Scotch, and a fine Cigar on occasion
     
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  15. mdwest

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    My whiskey tastes arent too terribly high end.. and I tend to change up what I keep in the house quite a bit..

    Lately I've been sipping on Angels Envy bourbon, Tullamore Dew Irish, and a couple of times a year I'll take a couple of sips of Macallan 12 when I have a taste for Scotch.
     
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    :D Beer Bottle: Now your talkin' my language...
     
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  17. jasyblood

    jasyblood BRONZE SUPPORTER AH Fanatic

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    While I've always preferred a good single malt, I was introduced to Dewer's 18 at a scotch tasting at my local liquor store a few years ago and got hooked on it.

    As a matter of fact, I cracked open a fresh bottle last night to help me through the holidays.....I don't think one will be enough though! :whistle::)
     
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  18. Divernhunter

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    I am a rum guy. I like Myers Dark but when I went to SA I tried Red Heart Rum and really like it. You cannot buy it here in the USA. I brought one bottle back in 1013 but in 2017 I brought back 5. I save it for special times.............like Xmas and new years.
    One day I will open a bottle of Corn Liquor I bought while in college because I liked the jug it came in. It is 42 years old now.
     
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  19. Nyati

    Nyati AH ENABLER AH Ambassador

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    I enjoy any good scotch. Actually, in the cabinet I have a 12 years Chivas Regal and a 15 years Cardhu.

    Rums are welcome too, a Pampero Aniversario and a 7 years Flor de Caña from Nicaragua, which I highly recommend.

    Wines, yes, of course, red or white, as long as they´re good ;), and I have never refused a cold beer.
     

  20. Saul

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    Just got into a new whisky called Antiquary. I highly recommend.
     
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