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Representative whisky from each world region

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Representative whisky from each world region

Postby Aidan » Tue May 31, 2005 6:05 pm

If you had to pick a whisk(e)y to represent each whiskey producing country, what would you pick?

You can base it on whatever you like.
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Postby bamber » Tue May 31, 2005 6:39 pm

I've gone for tasty everyday expressions:

Scotland: Highland Park 12YO
America: Wild Turkey 101
Ireland: Jameson

.... Don't know about the rest of the world.
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Postby richard » Tue May 31, 2005 6:54 pm

my choice


scotland glen elgin 12 years old fruity and smokey

ireland green spot 12 year old minty as hell

america woodfords reserve classic bourbon sweet caramel brown sugar
wild turket rare breed for those who like a rare steak

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sorry about two for america couldnt make my mind up still cant
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue May 31, 2005 7:02 pm

I'm not qualified to answer this, but in my mind the question is either "Which single whiskies are most representative of their countries of origin?"--impossible to answer--or "What sort of thing can you get from each country that you can't get from another?" In the latter case, I'd have to make the scotch one of the Kildalton peat monsters--either Lagavulin 16 or Ardbeg 10. As for the other countries, I would ask which whisky/whiskey could only have come from Ireland/Canada/USA/Japan (and whatever other countries you want to include)?

Eddu buckwheat whisky from Brittany (France)....
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Tue May 31, 2005 7:40 pm

Scotland: Mortlach
France: Armorik
Ireland: Middleton
Wales: Penderyn
New Zealand: Milford
Japan: None
America: Makers Mark

That will do for a start.

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Postby Admiral » Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:50 am

It's a sad day when New Zealand cracks a mention and Australia is omitted, Paul!! :wink: :)

I guess the Australian representative would be Bakery Hill. It seems to be getting the most positive response (particularly from Jim Murray) out of all the Australian malts at the moment.

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Postby Bart » Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:53 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Admiral wrote:It's a sad day when New Zealand cracks a mention and Australia is omitted, Paul!! :wink: :)

I guess the Australian representative would be Bakery Hill. It seems to be getting the most positive response (particularly from Jim Murray) out of all the Australian malts at the moment.

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Postby Bart » Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:58 am

The world of whisky

Scotland: Ardbeg 1974
Ireland: Maggiligan 'peated' 8 yr
New Zealand Lammerlaw 'peated' 12 yr
America: Bookers
Canada: (dare not mention it) start with 4
Japan: Suntory
India:.......got on as well
Tasmania:....did one I believe


a few more counties more I would think..

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jun 01, 2005 9:42 am

Scotland - Bells
Ireland - Powers
USA - Jack Daniels
Canada - Canadian Club
Japan - Johnnie Walker Blue Label

You did ask for representative whiskies - not the best :wink:
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Postby Admiral » Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:35 pm

Japan - Johnnie Walker Blue Label



Um.....did I miss something? :)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jun 01, 2005 1:48 pm

Overpriced imported blend - what more could be representative of whisky in Japan?

PS - never been there, nor tried Japanese whisky, but I had heard that JW Blue Label sold remarkably well in Japan.
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Postby Frodo » Wed Jun 01, 2005 3:28 pm

Canada - Crown Royal
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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Jun 02, 2005 7:03 am

Nick Brown wrote:Scotland - Bells
Ireland - Powers
USA - Jack Daniels
Canada - Canadian Club
Japan - Johnnie Walker Blue Label

You did ask for representative whiskies - not the best :wink:


Good idea--Powers, of course. But then I'd say Grouse for Scotland.
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Postby bond » Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:05 am

Nick Brown wrote:Overpriced imported blend - what more could be representative of whisky in Japan?

PS - never been there, nor tried Japanese whisky, but I had heard that JW Blue Label sold remarkably well in Japan.


J W Blue does sell very well in Japan and Korea, the two hardest drinking countries in Asia. I also heard that the North Korean premier was the single largest direct customer (for Diageo) of J W Blue in the world.

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Postby patrick dicaprio » Tue Jun 07, 2005 2:47 pm

we are not talking teh best right, just representative? if so my $0.02

irish: bushmills
scotch: highland park 12
american: woodford reserve

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