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Poll ended at Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:09 pm

Speyside whiskies
6
9%
Islay whiskies
16
25%
Highland whiskies
3
5%
Coastal and Island whiskies
0
No votes
All scotch whiskies
10
15%
Irish whiskies
5
8%
American whiskies
1
2%
Bourbon whiskies
1
2%
Rye whiskies
0
No votes
Canadian whiskies
0
No votes
Japanese whiskies
0
No votes
Not all but several of the above
18
28%
It doesn't really matter
5
8%
 
Total votes : 65

I'm more of a....

Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:09 pm

There is quite a bit of talk about specific distilleries but I thought I'd ask it more by region (for scotch whisky) or other world areas.

So, what kind of whisky drinker are you? Do you stick pretty much to one type of whisky or all whiskies? Or are you somewhere in between?
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby TheTross » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:20 pm

Not all but several of the above for me. I've not tried Canadian or rye whiskey yet, I'm not really into Irish whiskey or bourbon - though I haven't tried many of either to be fair - but I enjoy whiskies from all the Scottish regions and have had a couple of Japanese whiskies that I've really liked.
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby RogerB » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:21 pm

In terms of Scotch, I typically like the Islays the best, but not exclusively. It depends on my mood. Additionally, I also really enjoy Irish Whiskey and good small batch Bourbons too, so there again, it comes down to mood. :P
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:29 pm

I drink mostly scotch, but that's not by choice, rather because of avaiability. Its quite difficult to source a good range of world whiskies here for reasonable money. If they were more accessible I would drink more of 'em, so I put that it doesn't matter to me.

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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby I_SPEY » Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:18 pm

I have preference for the Islay's(Lagavulin) and try all the others(i.e. Dutch Whisky :o , French or Australian), it doesn't matter to me 8)
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:40 pm

I have to say that I have a very strong preference to scotch whisky and not so much to others. In more recent months I have been enjoying several very nice bourbons and Japanese whiskies. Irish may come up next, just don't force feed me JWR. :lol:
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Klas » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:20 pm

I mostly enjoy the Islay whiskies, but I like almsot all scotch. Lately I have mostly bough sherried Speyside whiskies.
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Aug 01, 2008 9:51 pm

Me too, "Not all but several of the above" and usually depends on what I have open, or what I want to open, and what the mood delegates.
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby mikeymad » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:04 pm

I seem to drink a lot of Speyside, and Islay (so I had to vote for "Several"), but I have drinkers from all over Scotland and some US.

(what no cognac?)

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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:19 pm

Nor wine, nor beer. :D After all, we're on the Whisky Forums. :angel: I did forget to add in "blends" as a category, my bad. :x
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Wave » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:38 pm

All (or at least most) Single Malt Scotch Regions

I love Islay's but I also love Speyside whiskies that in my opinion can be more complexed than Islay whiskies. I also love Highland, Island and to a lesser extent Lowlanders of which I've only dabbled with from time to time.

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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby orangedogofglory » Fri Aug 01, 2008 10:46 pm

Where is Lowland? Or was that mentioned already? :lol:
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Wave » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:33 pm

Ganga wrote:I did forget to add in "blends" as a category, my bad. :x

Lowlands too. :roll:

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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:48 pm

My apologies to those that only drink Lowland whiskies. Please speak up if you are one. Each post will make me :oops: deeper.
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Gov » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:34 am

Scotch #1 for me! Islays are my favorite, but I like most regions very much. Irish is my #2 and Bourbon #3. I like Japan whisky as well, but have not tried much. I also liked the welsh whisky I tried too. The others I can't comment on
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sun Aug 03, 2008 2:24 am

Irish is obviously my first love but I do enjoy most whiskies .....

I like quite a few of the Islay distilleries but Ardbeg is not on of them. And have favourite from most other regions also. Japanese whiskey is also gets kudos from me but the price is a bit off putting. Had fun with bourbons too but have not dabbled in a while. In general will give anything a go but irish will always be my first and only love :)
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:31 am

My preference in Scotch has been narrowing lately--non-peaty bourbon-casked--but otherwise my repertoire is slowly growing. As usual, I have no idea what to vote.
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Thesh » Sun Aug 03, 2008 5:16 am

Wow, only one that voted American... I'm... I'm.... An outcast from my own kind :cry:
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby bamber » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:00 am

I like to try all whiskies but have not got my head round the Canadian stuff as of yet.

If there was more variety in American I would probably drink more of that - same with Irish with Potstill influence.
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Ryguy » Mon Aug 04, 2008 2:42 pm

I voted Not all but several of the above , but I definitely drink more Scotch than anything else listed. I do enjoy the occasional Canadian Whisky, Bourbon and/or Rye as well. Not really into Irish or Japanese Whisky right now, but that's mostly due to availability.
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby LeoDLion » Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:48 pm

Mostly Islay but some highlands/speyside.
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby UUNetBill » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:45 am

I was also a NABSOTA - I tend toward sherried highland malts, with the islands in second place. I also drink Irish and Japanese, some Bourbon, tequila, etc. . .all depends on mood.

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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby lincoln imp » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:18 pm

I said it does not matter as i like many different whiskies.
My favourites are HP, Islands
Balblair Highlands
Cragganmore Speyside
My least favourite are Islay Whiskies of which i have tried many but do not get what all the fuss is about
Please don`t all shout at me at once. :shock:
That said i drink whisky from anywhere
I would like to try Japanese whisky but it appears to be expensive. :cry:
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby UUNetBill » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:39 am

lincoln imp wrote:I would like to try Japanese whisky but it appears to be expensive. :cry:

I'd say that's location dependent - here in the US, I can get the 12 yo Suntory Yamazaki for about $35 - a good price for a nice mellow dram. Or would that be 'dram-sama'??
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Newbie » Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:39 am

I've only been drinking Scotch as there is is enough variety to occupy me for now but I would like to move on to Irish, Bourbon and Japanese! I voted Islay as I always seem to end the night with a couple of Islays!
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Aug 07, 2008 12:36 pm

UUNetBill wrote:
lincoln imp wrote:I would like to try Japanese whisky but it appears to be expensive. :cry:

I'd say that's location dependent - here in the US, I can get the 12 yo Suntory Yamazaki for about $35 - a good price for a nice mellow dram. Or would that be 'dram-sama'??

The same bottle is about £35 here Bill
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:04 pm

I'm definitely an Islay fan. Not that I don't like others, but I'd take an Islay beastie over anything else if I had a choice, generally.
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:29 pm

I am the sole voter for Highland.

We had a poll a year or two back for people to choose their second favourite region. The logic - apparently - was that everyone's favourite would obviously be Islay. I guess, looking at these results, that it was a fair assumption.
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Wave » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:48 am

Curious. With all the Talisker and Highland Park fans here there's not one vote for
Coastal and Island whiskies. :o :sleep:

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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:53 am

I started as Islay, but I voted all Scotch. I think Macallan and Talisker were what really got me off the Island so to speak.

I do intend to try Irish, American and Japanese soon - well as soon as the budget will allow
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 08, 2008 6:37 am

Wave wrote:Curious. With all the Talisker and Highland Park fans here there's not one vote for
Coastal and Island whiskies. :o :sleep:

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It was intended that island/coastal would be inclusive of Islay and some of the Highlands that get that coastal influence. OP would be an example.
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:29 am

What I drink really depends upon my mood at the time.
Sometimes I want the light floweriness of a good Lowlander, other times the complexity of a Speysider, then sometimes a peat monster.

I also like some bourbons and I haven't yet tasted a Japanese whisky that I didn't like.
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Re: I'm more of a....

Postby SoMK » Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:36 pm

Depends on the mood.. I really love Islands based whisky. Highland Park, Scapa, Talisker.. they would be my first choice but I started with Islays and love them too and as MT said, Floral lowlanders are very interesting as well, as are the more dryish Highlanders and the sweet speyside , etc..
I'm a bit into everything so far, one thing is certain though: I started way high on Peat and now I'm moving toward less peaty, more subtle whiskies. It's a great trip around the place either way !
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