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Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

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What's your favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Highland
4
9%
Island (non-Islay)
3
7%
Islay
23
52%
Lowland
1
2%
Speyside
5
11%
No specific favorite
8
18%
 
Total votes : 44

Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby bbrownri » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:39 pm

Do you think in terms of regionality? Do you prefer whiskies from a given region, or do you just drink what tastes good? I'm an Islay fan, myself.
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby bcrossan » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:43 pm

I predict an Islay landslide victory
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:21 pm

Yeah. The great thing about leaving home is not only when comiing back, but what you find along the way.

give me a good old style Macallan anyday! give me some more rosebank!
I'd love another SMWS 5 YO Arran - like a sweetshop in a bottle... and the Yamazaki 18 YO was one of the surprises of late. So many delights to savour on one's travels.

But a good Ardbeg is like a homecoming...
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:24 pm

bcrossan wrote:I predict an Islay landslide victory.

If that's the case, then I'll likely find myself beneath a ton or two of earth in no time flat.
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Yes, I love Islay whiskies. But for me, be it concerning wine, beer or spirits, variety has always been the key factor. And intrinsic quality! Would I therefore pass up the chance to imbibe a venerable Glen Garioch or Macallan or Auchentoshan in favour of a fine Ardbeg or Lagavulin or Bruichladdich? The thought of potential deprivation sends shivers up my spine.
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:42 pm

That's a no specific favorite for me. I'm in the variety is the spice of life category and I like all sorts of different flavours and styles.
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby lockejn » Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:56 pm

There's at least one whisky from each of those regions in my top 10. And I'm pretty sure it would be impossible for me to choose one as favorite over the others. They're all so damn good!

Variety is the spice of life.
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby Wub » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:24 am

Islay.

Spice is the life of variety.
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:31 am

Ok, Speyside is a sub-region of Highlands. Oh yeah, all those other island distilleries are also considered Highlands. No problem to select Highlands when you have the likes of Brora, HP, Talisker, Glenfarclas, Macallan, Clynelish.

Also, you forgot about Campbeltown. Granted there is only three distilleries here but one of those is amongst the finest.
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby borgom » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:36 am

Islay for me but i'd hate to go without any of the others!
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby whiteshirt » Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:42 am

Joint first for me
Islay and Speyside, depending on mood
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby Ardbeg311 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:07 pm

Based soley on the numbers of bottles I have enjoyed and those I now have in reserve: Islay.
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby johan brugge » Fri Aug 14, 2009 2:55 pm

I'd have to say Islay. Although I started with a Lowland, than Speyside and northern Highland wiskies I always go back to Islay ones. That does not mean I don't appreciate others of course.
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby SoMK » Fri Aug 14, 2009 4:16 pm

That would be a non specific for me too but as my actual favs are Scapa, HP and Talisker.. well, I checked the Islands (not Islay) bit :P

Would hate to go without any of the other though ! I love Lowlands, Highlands (+ speyside), Islays.. oh, com'on, bring them all.
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby talisker10 » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:35 pm

Tough call for me since I love Ardbeg Uigeadail and all the Laphs, but Talisker 10 and 18 and HP 12 and 18 and a special HP bottlings tipped it in favor of the Islands. I must say that the Highlands is a close third. A lot of good whiskies there.
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby I_SPEY » Fri Aug 14, 2009 6:52 pm

I'm in love with them all, Islay and Islands,Highlands and Speyside, Campbelltown and Lowlands, so you tell me, is there realy a choice to make :lol:
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:44 am

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I don't really believe in regionalism, but I vote for Lowland just to be contrary.
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:52 am

I voted Highlands, as I consider Speyside and islands as part of highlands thus you have Aberlour, Brora, Talisker, HP, Macallan, Glenfarclas, Old Pulteney, Glenfidich, Glen Grant, Glenlivet, Glenmo, and others which to me beats Islay.

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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby Wub » Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:54 am

It could be argued that Islay isn't a region, but several very famous examples of Island whisky. The Whisky Magazine system, which distinguishes between "Islay" and "Island (non-Islay)" sort of relegates the other Island whiskies to an afterthought ("Oh yeah, there are those too, but they're not Islay."). I'm not sure why the "non-Islay" disclaimer needs to be there.
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby Knolly » Sat Aug 15, 2009 9:15 am

Baaaahhaaa baahhaaaa

Yes, I'll follow the flock to Islay, but I do enjoy sooo many whiskies from other regions too!

Hell I'm not even drinking whisky tonight - it's grappa and a damn fine one too: Distileria Berta Bric Del Gaian!
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:55 pm

I favour whichever region I happen to be drinking in, or from... :iwbrnt:
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby Minnesota Malt » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:49 pm

ISLAY for me now, but maybe that will change in the future, not in the near future though. :wink:
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby Drammed » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:05 am

I am firmly planted in Speyside with a few trips to Orkney
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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby ClubSmed » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:07 pm

My favourite Scotch whisky region would have to be Scotland

Too hard to narrow it down any further

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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby daveski » Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:54 am

I love HIGHLAND.

I also love ISLAY.

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Re: Favorite (Scotch) whisky region?

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:44 am

Ganga wrote:Also, you forgot about Campbeltown. Granted there is only three distilleries here but one of those is amongst the finest.

Campbelltown would be first choice, alas it wasn't an option. Second comes Speyside. I refuse to vote. Image
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