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