What's Your Favorite Single Malt Scotch

Steve Williams

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#1
This is a topic I have no clue about. I have never been a scotch drinker. In fact the smell of it kind of nauseates me.

I know Mike Lavigne is a big single malt scotch fan

What sayest you all
 

Johnny Vinyl

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Last time I had a scotch I found myself 20 miles from home with no idea as to how I got there. Haven't touched a drop of hard liquor since, and that was 30 years ago. Now I'm good with beer and the occasional glass of wine. I will say I loved the smell and taste of it though.

John
 

Steve Williams

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#4
you're like me John

I gave up drinking everything several years ago ever since a nutritionist with whom I had contracted proved to me that there is no nutritional value in alcoholic beverages. I must admit however that I do like swirling a good glass of red wine and sticking my nose into the top of the glass to catch its bouquet
 

Wardsweb

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I drink more wine (Amarone, Meritage, Cab, Merlot) than alcohol these days, but I do still enjoy a nice scotch or single malt whiskey.

There are better scotches out there but I have been drinking Glenlivet since college. It is my standard go to for just wanting some scotch.

 

Wardsweb

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In recent years, I have really grown to like Lagavulin. This one I would not suggest for anyone starting out.

 

mep

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you're like me John

I gave up drinking everything several years ago ever since a nutritionist with whom I had contracted proved to me that there is no nutritional value in alcoholic beverages. I must admit however that I do like swirling a good glass of red wine and sticking my nose into the top of the glass to catch its bouquet
Steve-Who drinks alcohol with the purpose of thinking it has nutritonal value? Alcohol consumption provides empty calories-damn good ones though. My uncle used to tell me that he felt sorry for people who didn't drink alcohol because when they got up in the morning, it was the best they were going to feel all day. There are other things I would rather give up than drinking. For instance, I used to be Catholic, but I gave it up for Lent one year.
 

Fred

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For a long time I was rather smitten with Oban. Then I became smitten with Macallan, followed by Glen Livet, then followed by Dalmore. I only had a brief flurtation with Knockando and never really got into Lagavulin. I prefer the Highland malts over the Islay varieties as I'm not a fan of peat. Wish I had gone long on scotch futures a while back considering the prices most are fetching these days. Which brings me back to drinking mostly the ho-hum 12 year old Glen Livet. Every now and then I'll change the pace with a bottle of Pinch. Blended I know, but very nice nonetheless.

My one remaining virtue? I avoid good Cubans at all costs. :)
 
#14
I was once given a bottle of Glenmorangie 1963 Single Malt by a client, now worth god knows $2500 ish, when celebrating very special occasions I sneak a quick drop and it is just heaven. However, in the real world the Glenmorangie 25 is stunning and thoroughly deserved its award in 2008 or 9, but my real love is Islay Single Malts like Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Bunnahahbhain.
 

Imperial

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I like Caol Ila 12 ans(43%) the best.
Followed by Ardbeg 10 ans(43%) and Lagavulin 12 ans(58%) so the lagavulin is seriously strong...

I do taste others... but these are my all time favvy's!
 

LL21

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I like Caol Ila 12 ans(43%) the best.
Followed by Ardbeg 10 ans(43%) and Lagavulin 12 ans(58%) so the lagavulin is seriously strong...

I do taste others... but these are my all time favvy's!
Have you tried the Ardberg Supernova? Or the Lagavulin 16-Year? I have both plus the Lagavulin 12-year and the Distiller's Edition. I would love to get the 21-year...but too expensive!!! The Supernova is stunning...i recommended it to a guy who worked at the local fine wine/spirits store...when i saw him a few weeks later, he said he and a friend nearly finished the bottle in a very long nite, and it was definitely gone the next weekend. He was the store's whisky aficionado and still talks about it to this day. My bottle too is long gone. ;)
 

LL21

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Here is the list that Jack201 asked for in another thread. Just one man's opinion:

My ranking. (Y) means i own them and know them well. Some notes though not good ones frankly. The rankings means that anything with a '0' is the top of the list and all those are ranked relatively equally, and the next category follows. Since there are 4 whiskys in the top category, the next category starts at 5. You get the basic idea.


0. Glenfiddich '77, smooooth, rich, stunningly smooth actually
0. Springbank 35-year; smoky, the ultimate of Springbank non-sweet imho
0. Springbank 21-year (Y) smoky, sweet, smoooth, the ultimate of Springbank sweet imho...this is the recent global release of only 1500 bottles. i got 2 and am keeping one. locally, they have already doubled in price to the original release price in Jan. Nuts, frankly.
0. Macallan 30-year, smoooooth, clean...one of the most memorable and favored clean, smooth non-smoky whiskys of all time imho

5. Springbank 18 (Y), smoky, smooth, for what i paid a stunning achievement, and its doubled in price in the last 3 yrs since selling out.
5. St. Magdalene 26-year (Y), honey, pure honey
5. Ardberg Supernova '10 (Y), smoke!!!, but so tasty, so good you could drink the smoke for a looong time.
8. Ardberg '78, smoke, 'rougher'
8. Sazerac Rye 18-year Old (Y), smooth Bourbon, very smooth, very refined and a memorably caramely flavor
10. Glenrothes 1985 (Y) rich, syrup
10. Lagavulin 16 (Y) great value, smoke and one of my fav whiskys. period.
10. Macallan 18 year (Y), great value
10. Laphroig 18 Year (Y), smoke,
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13. Glenmorangie 18 (Y),
13. Invergordon Berry Bros 1971 (Y)
13. Laphroig 10 year (Y), smoke
16. Highland Park 18 (Y), med rich,
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17. Craggenmore 12-year (Y), light, smooth
18. Ardberg 1991, smoke
19. Glenlivit Nadurra 16 yrs, sweet
19. Lagavulin Distillers Edition (Y),
19. Yoichi 10-Year,
22. Lagavulin 12year (Y), light smoke
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23. Glenmorangie Cellar 13, sweet, smooth
24. Glenmorangie Signet, sweet smooth
25. Bowmore 18-year, Bruiccladdich 18
 

JackD201

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Benriach 20 years silky and sweet :) The 12 is good too if rough around the edges. You'd think the 16 was somewhere in between. I don't know if the 16 I got was from a bad batch, but what I tasted was like sucking on peet. Yech.
 

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