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Do your drams change with the season?

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Do your 'favourite' drams change with the weather?

No, not at all.
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Not that I've noticed.
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14%
Maybe a little.
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5%
Yes - it is completely subconscious.
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Yes - I plan for the weather changes and buy accordingly.
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Do your drams change with the season?

Postby jruddy » Wed Nov 14, 2007 6:17 pm

I've noticed how Beer is seasonal. In the summer I'll drink anything that is lighter bodied and quenches my thirst. In the winter I want something to savour and enjoy.

I've recently noticed how my whisky preference has changed from light, friendly Speys & highlanders to more smoky/peaty expressions.

I've always liked Islays and other smoky whiskies but I've never noticed such a rapid and huge swing in my personal tastes. This swing coincided with colder damp and miserable weather - I think there is likey a relationship between weather and my preference.

Do your 'favourite' drams change with the weather? If so, how?
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Re: Do your drams change with the season?

Postby Ganga » Thu Nov 15, 2007 12:57 am

I can't say that any particular distillery let alone region becomes appeals to me more based on the weather or season. I would say it is more based on what I'm interested in at the time, especially with what I've been eating recently. When it's seafood, I tend to like the island malts. With a spicey chicken or steak I go for something that is a little more spicey like Dalmore.
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Re: Do your drams change with the season?

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:21 pm

I notice that I am more likely to pour a nice islay or smokey islander during the winter than say a lowlander but I still drink both just not in equal proportions.

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Re: Do your drams change with the season?

Postby Jobi » Thu Nov 15, 2007 8:09 pm

I think cold weather draws me to Islay malts more often than in warm weather. And I usually end up drink more bourbon in the winter.
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Re: Do your drams change with the season?

Postby K-Mile » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:20 pm

I haven't voted, since this is my first season into whisky :) My tastes are developing as I try more and different drams, so I expect the change in my personal palate to be quite more influential than the seasons.
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Re: Do your drams change with the season?

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:57 pm

It's a huge generalisation, but in summer I like peaty whiskies and sometimes very light drams such as Bladnoch or Glen Scotia. I find medicinal/smoky flavours are cool, and chewy sweetness or spiciness is warming. In winter I like sweet, strong fruity whisky - Dalmore, Macallan, Edradour, Mortlach, sherry monsters, spice and Christmas cake flavours.
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Re: Do your drams change with the season?

Postby wieslaw » Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:36 pm

macallan cask strength for thanksgiving to complement the tryptophan.

lagavulin's more ceremonial than seasonal.

a flask of talisker in the woods after the first frost.

yikes, this post's starting to sound a bit fey.
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Re: Do your drams change with the season?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Dec 12, 2007 5:44 pm

I usually drink what I feel like and that will include heavy islays during hot periods. However I do notice that my consumption (not choice) lessens during hot weather.
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Re: Do your drams change with the season?

Postby mattbuty » Wed Dec 12, 2007 6:25 pm

...Kind of academic in England, because it has been that long since we have seen any genuine hot weather, but during the "summer" I was drinking more tomintoul, and now I am drinking more talisker and glenfarclas.

There may be something in it, certainly a few people are asking the same sort of questions. I may have to have a little drink and look into it further :dead:
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Re: Do your drams change with the season?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:19 pm

Nice light drams on a summer day and big rich sherried, or peaty ones in front of the fire in winter. Unless I'm in the mood for something different of course :?
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Re: Do your drams change with the season?

Postby hiccy » Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:44 am

I wouldn't say my tastes are affected by the seasons, but my purchasing patterns are, with greater investment and sampling taking place during long autumnal and winter evenings.
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Re: Do your drams change with the season?

Postby Thesh » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:42 pm

I drink more bourbon and less scotch in the summer than compared to the winter.
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Re: Do your drams change with the season?

Postby Mark » Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:07 pm

I wouldnt really say my choice of dram changes with the season, my choice of dram would certainly change with the occasion, for example my choice of after dinner dram will differ from my choice of dram for a night cap.

I would certainly drink more whisky in the cold winter months than i would in the warm summer months.

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