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Scotch Whisky

What Is the Difference Between Bourbon and Whiskey?

Bourbon and whiskey both taste great in a cocktail and, when mixed together, make for one hell of a hangover, but exactly what is the difference between bourbon and whiskey? And while we’re asking that...
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"Why Ultra-Aged Spirits are Ripping You Off"

patsully
by patsully 2 months ago

"If you sip a 40-year-old Bourbon or 50-year-old Scotch, you’re basically sipping on oak tannins, bragging rights, a sense of history and little else." I've always assumed as much, but good to h...

Difference between Whisky & Scotch ?

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by joannebenz 11 years ago

Can anybody explain the difference between Whisky and Scotch? Is Johnnie Walker "Whisky" or is it "Scotch"? What about Jack Daniel's? And what is "Scotch Whisky"?

Looking for advice on a Scotch to round out the tasting

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by Eiron1969 6 months ago

Hi all, I am hosting my first Scotch tasting for a few friends and co-workers at the end of May and am looking for one more bottle to round out the tasting. I have a bottle of Lagavulin 16, a bottl...

Any Single Malt Whisky fans?

CHSeifert
by CHSeifert 12 months ago

I’m getting a bit into single malt whisky. I wonder if anyone else in here have some favourites to recommend? My cheaper favourite classic smoother, though a bit bland single malts are Cragg...

Scotland's Wave Of New Distilleries

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by DavidT 1 year ago

In addition to several closed (or "lost") distilleries reopening, a good number of new distilleries are opening in Scotland. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-09-10/scotland-s-next-w...

Diageo Reveals Its Special 2018 Malt Whisky Releases

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by DavidT 1 year ago

Press Release: Diageo, the parent company of Johnnie Walker and Guinness, revealed nine of the 10 varieties of rare scotch whisky that will be part of this year’s special collection. One of t...

1955 crown royal

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by psirah 9 years ago

I recently found a 1955 half gallon of crown royal that has been well cared for and properly stored. The bottle is in mint condtion with the original bag and story book. I know whisky doesn't age f...

Peatiest independently-owned scotches?

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by vjtaylor 2 years ago

I love Laphroaig, but I'd like to support something that's not Big Scotch if I can find something I like as well. Can anyone recommend some very peaty scotches that are produced by independently-ow...

Viceroy Old Fashioned (Kind of...) - Spoiled?

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by OccamsRazor 2 years ago

Hi All, Here in the UK (for everyone outside) they have a TV show with a drinks/cocktail segment. I saw a cocktail that I wanted to make for Christmas. The Viceroy Old Fashioned - Here is the re...

Dewar's Scotch -- tastes different lately?

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by Lucymax 11 years ago

OK, Dewar's is my husband and my favorite blended scotch. My husband says he has been drinking it since he was about 16 years old (many years ago). I've been drinking it regularly for about 7 ye...

Raise the Macallan tastings, 4/25-28, San Francisco

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Private (complimentary) Macallan single malt interactive tasting events at various time slots on April 25 to 28 in San Francisco. Register at the link below.

"Scotch! The Story of Whisky" BBC Documentary

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by DavidT 2 years ago

The BBC did a very nice 3-part documentary on whisky in 2016. All 3 episodes are available on youtube. You can find them here: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=scotch%21+the+story+of...

Only Losers Ruin Their Scotch.. on the Rocks

Eat_Nopal
by Eat_Nopal 10 years ago

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124242619283025137.html I must admit, I do still drink a good scotch on the rocks about 50% of the time. But the flavor experience is certainly superior when d...

Where can I buy scotch online?

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by y528s 3 years ago

I am looking to buy scotch online but haven't found a site I like quite as much as Master of Malt. Although they ship to the US, shipping from the UK is pretty pricey. Any recommendations?

JW Blue Label Alternative [insert collective groan here]

Icantread
by Icantread 3 years ago

Hi All, I know it's an obnoxious request, and I've decided to go ahead with it anyway, so let me begin with a big Thank You! for clicking on the thread. I am hunting for a nice gift for a prett...

New Whisky on Lewis & Harris

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by DavidT 3 years ago

For the first time in many, many years, there are now distilleries on the isles of Lewis & Harris: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-04-22/abhainn-dearg-and-harris-distillery-outer-heb...

Do Different Types of Alcohol Cause you to Act Differently?

invinotheresverde
by invinotheresverde 8 years ago

In a recent thread, linguafood mentioned that gin makes her melodramatic. Is this in her head or is there a legit, physiological reason this could happen? I've never noticed it personally, so I'm...

Costco & Trader Joe's "House Label" Whiskies

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by DavidT 3 years ago

Interesting article on "Alexander Murray," the company that provides many of the "house label" whiskies sold at Costco and Trader Joe's. http://marketwatchmag.com/alexander-murray-independent-bo...