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What whisk(e)y do you drink?

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Which applies to you

Scotch (SM and/or blends)
45
40%
Irish ( SM and/or blends)
1
1%
American Whiskey (bourbon/rye or whatever)
5
4%
Scotch/Irish only
10
9%
All Three
51
46%
 
Total votes : 112

What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Gov » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:04 pm

These are the only selections I am interested in knowing from fellow forum members.

Thanks
Last edited by Gov on Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:19 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Ryguy » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:11 pm

I enjoy all whisky in general. But I mostly drink Single Malts, with an occasional Bourbon or Irish Whisky.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby TheTross » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:16 pm

Only single malt/blended Scotch really. I've only tried a couple of Irish and bourbon whiskeys over the past few years unfortunately, but I'm sure that'll change in due time.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Bob O. » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:19 pm

I don't discriminate...I do lean more towards Scotch/Bourbon though...
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Gov » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:21 pm

Ry and Tross, I edited my poll and it erased your votes. Please vote again, my apologies :oops:
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby CousinLarry » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:08 pm

Mostly scotch but I do like a good Irish too.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby matthew2512 » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:14 pm

I drink scotch almost exclusively. I have given Irish whiskey a good go, but i just can't enjoy it.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Ganga » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:19 pm

Mostly single malt scotch. Everything else is occasional, including Japanese and New Zealand whiskies.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:23 pm

I drink mostly SMS, because there is a lot of variety to explore, but I will try anything: Canadian, Japanese, NZ, Turkish, Swedish, etc., etc, ...
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Apr 14, 2008 10:52 pm

I drink all three - but please don't assume that SM/blends is the appropriate way to describe Irish whisky. Irish single malts are Johnny Come Latelies. Irish whisky is traditionally pure pot still or blended.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:00 pm

I'm with 57.

Bourbons do nowt for me, the occasional Irish is to be relished(outstanding for me have been Bushmills 10/16, Blackbush, Connemara peated ...and a couple drams of Midleton)

tonight I enjoyed a pre-dinner Compass Box Asyla malt / grain blend - fffantastic!

...but I love scotch SMs, and fancy a '57 meself right now!

Not you darling! I'm straight and happily married...I meant TALISKER 57!! (...still got half a bottle...anyone going thru' DF soon??)
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Sherried Malt » Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:04 am

Only scotch so far, but I've just begun my journey. That said, there's so much to try among scotches, I don't know when I'd have the time to branch out... :)
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Wave » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:20 am

Mostly single malt Scotch but also a smattering of Irish whiskies and bourbons.


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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby lohssanami » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:28 am

I've spent most of my time tasting SMS, but I have tried a few blends. I have only had Redbreast 12, but I really like it and will try other Irish whiskies. I have liked the Bourbon I have tried for the most part...George T. Stagg being my favorite.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Dubois » Tue Apr 15, 2008 7:42 am

Mostly Scotch Single Malt.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Di Blasi » Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:42 am

I drink them all, and love to taste new ones from new countries too. I mostly drink Scottish Single Malt though, but I love good whisky!
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:22 pm

Collector57 wrote:
Reggaeblues wrote:I'm with 57.

Bourbons do nowt for me, the occasional Irish is to be relished(outstanding for me have been Bushmills 10/16, Blackbush, Connemara peated ...and a couple drams of Midleton)

tonight I enjoyed a pre-dinner Compass Box Asyla malt / grain blend - fffantastic!

...but I love scotch SMs, and fancy a '57 meself right now!

Not you darling! I'm straight and happily married...I meant TALISKER 57!! (...still got half a bottle...anyone going thru' DF soon??)

Just as well Tim. Mrs C57 is a fearsome woman! :shock: :o Image


Gosh! Is that her with the curlers and rolling pin and face flushed purple as you stagger thru the door at 3am after another tasting??
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby LeoDLion » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:09 pm

Now I drink mostly SMS.
On occasion, I drink margarita, martini, blended scotches, and an occasional beer.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby SoMK » Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:20 pm

Same thing here but occasionnaly I won't pout over an Irish whisky or a glood vat/blend.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby hilliamash » Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:25 am

I would vote Scotch and American (bourbon & rye), but the combined choice wasn't available. I think many of the SM (and, yes...even the blends) are delightful, but ultimately it depends upon the mood--some days...nothing beats a nice bit of corn squeezin's. :-D (Aged, of course).
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby bamber » Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:53 pm

Probably 50% American - bourbon and rye, 40% SMS, 10% Irish (mainly blends, but potstill also). I rarely drink Scpttish blends.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Cam » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:38 am

I voted 'all three' and I'll add Canadian whisky also.
The frequency in descending order would be: Single Malt Scotch
Canadian Whisky
Bourbon
Irish Whiskey
Scotch Blends

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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Eric m » Mon Apr 21, 2008 10:19 am

All whiskies i get a chance to try,i try.I`m always looking for odd bottles from countries you`re not expecting they make whisky,but i prefer smsw,appriciated also are Irish,US and Japanese whiskies.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby laphroaig10_65 » Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:32 pm

At the moment, only Scotch single malts.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby RogerB » Wed May 07, 2008 8:02 pm

It depends on my mood to which whisky or whiskey I'm drinking. I love Single Malt Scotches, Small Batch Bourbons, and Irish Whiskeys. I also enjoy Ryes, Wheats, and Dickel No 12 Tennessee whiskey.
I have about 40 bottles of the above in my bunker at home, so I'll rotate through the stock.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby bjorn » Thu May 29, 2008 6:12 am

To follow Bamber's lead:

about 65% Single Malt
25% American (Bourbon, Rye, Tennessee)
10% Irish/Blends/Canadian/etc
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby randall fairbrook » Thu May 29, 2008 6:54 am

i drink them all, for the most part i go through stages where i drink single malts exclusively then stages when i only drink bourbons and ryes...these stages last usually a month or longer....

i drink the irish stuff rarely...when a friend gives me a sample..they do not seem as exciting to the palate...
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Knolly » Thu May 29, 2008 7:09 am

Mainly Scotch SWM drinker, but have been known to buy the occasional Bourbon and whiskies from other regions too (Canada, Ireland and Japan so far, though I've got a bottle of McCarthy's on order and also would like to try some of the Tazmanian Malts too!).

My other spirited passion is Tequila though - absolutely love a great Anejo! And, recently I've started getting into grappa as well, but it's very difficult to find high quality aged ones in North America.

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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu May 29, 2008 2:08 pm

Fairly even between Irish & Scotch at the moment and probably 5% bourbon at this stage.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu May 29, 2008 11:58 pm

I've generally swayed towards Single Malts and Irish. In keeping with the spirit of the poll I will only add that I've yet to develop an affectation for Bourbon. There are other whiskies out there but it's not what the poll asks.

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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby MacAttack80 » Sat Nov 22, 2008 5:34 am

ummmm.......yes! :D :P
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby billinthewild » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:13 am

I am a new member. My tastes in whisk(e)y has varied over the years. At an early age I enjoyed such as Old Granddad, Jim Beam, Wild Turkey (86), and a few of the Canadians. Of late I do not care much for the bourbons and in the past decade or so have been enjoying a few scotch distilleries. I was introduced to The Famous Grouse in the novels of W.E.B. Griffin, and found it more to my liking than Cutty Sark, Dewars and even Chivas. Reaching out a bit I found I relaly liked the peatty and smoky flavors of Islay.

I visited Islay last month and had a great time tasting: Laphroaig, Laguvalin, Ardbeg, Bruichladdie, and Bowmore. They were all excellent and I am now doing a but of tasting on my own. I regret not being able to make it aceross to Jura.

Bowmore 18 has a great deal of character and I am enjoying it far more than the younger ones I have tried. Smoother. I bought a bottle of Oban 14 today and am enjoying it as well. A truly different experience. Not being an expert I can only state what I enjoy drinking.

I also like Irish whiskeys; prefer Black Bush to Bushmills, and a new one I bought today, Red Breast, I enjoy more than the first two. My little experience does tell me that with whiskeys one gets what he pays for. A smoother edge, a pleasant aftertaste, a richer aroma and flavor.

On this forum I hope to learn. Not being able to afford the more costly delights on a daily, I have found The Famouse Grouse 12 very satisfactory and am interested in trying their 18.

Recommendations are welcome.
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:49 pm

Are you Bill In The Wild, or Billin The Wild? I'm not sure whether to envisage you as an entrepid explorer or a crazed Billin. Anyway, welcome to the forums :)

Have you tried many sherried drams? Balvenie, Aberlour, Glenfarclas?

As you expect, you will learn a lot on these forums. You'll also want a lot. You won't be able to help yourself, you'll see someone's tasting notes and you must have that bottle. Before you know it you'll have sold your house, children and foreign stamp collection to fund your habit. Run man, run - get out while you still can :dead:
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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby Matt2 » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:24 pm

Hi Bill(in),

This week I have been mostly drinking Famous Grouse 18 :thumbsup:

I found the 12 a little harsh, but the 18 rounds off the corners and adds a bit more body. If you found the 12 satisfactory then I think you will find the 18 worthwhile.

Overall not a bad dram, maybe a bit one dimensional, but to be honest I haven't really been studying it, just enjoying...

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Re: What whisk(e)y do you drink?

Postby mikeymad » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:12 pm

I voted for all three even though it was not true....

It is Scotch and American Whisk(e)y's for me. This was not an option. :?

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