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What's your ratio of whisky nations ?

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What's your ratio of whisky nations ?

Postby bamber » Tue Jun 21, 2005 3:49 pm

Not sure how to phrase this but mine (currently) is around, in terms of consumption:

50% American
45% Scottish
5% Irish

I'd really like to what other peoples ratios are like !
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:03 pm

Pretty darn close to 100% Scottish. Every once in a while, someone gets me to try a bourbon, but nothing I've had ever really floated my boat. Same with Irish, although I keep meaning to try a bottle of Redbreast or Connemara. And I've had a taste or two of Glen Breton (way too young at the time) and Forty Creek (see bourbon above). I have nothing against all of those; they just aren't my thing.
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Postby bamber » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:32 pm

If you like peated Scotch your'e going to like Connemara. I plan to explore Irish whisky properly at some point, but I've found it to be something that grows on you (in my limited experience). Shame you don't like Bourbon because it's such great value in the US.
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Postby Aidan » Tue Jun 21, 2005 4:51 pm

I suppose I could work it out exactly, but I'd say

Irish 85%
Scotch 15%

I Just don't have any American at the moment, but I usually do. This also reflects the availability over here. Most of the whisk(e)y on the shelves is Scotch, then Irish then American. My preference for irish turns the statistic around a bit.
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Postby bamber » Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:12 pm

Cheers Aidan, I guessed your ratios would look something like that. I've been really enjoying that Knappogue Castle 1994 lately - just a heel left now. It really reminds me of Bladnoch 10YO ff and Longmorn 15YO - not the taste but the way it seems to get better with consecutive drams. I could imagine easily polishing off a bottle over some cards with some friends.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:18 pm

It varies, but usually around:-

Scottish - 95%
Irish - 5%
Other - None

The Irish is more for my wife than me, although I too loved Knappogue Castle 1994.
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Postby DaveM » Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:18 pm

45% American
40% Scotch
4% Irish (and growing)
1% Canadian, sad but true.
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Postby Aidan » Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:58 pm

bamber wrote:Cheers Aidan, I guessed your ratios would look something like that. I've been really enjoying that Knappogue Castle 1994 lately - just a heel left now. It really reminds me of Bladnoch 10YO ff and Longmorn 15YO - not the taste but the way it seems to get better with consecutive drams. I could imagine easily polishing off a bottle over some cards with some friends.


Whiskey and cards go great together - I think the whiskey eases the pain of losing my money.

Of course, the composition of what I have changes all the time.

On the subject of Knappogue, I've just bought the 1990, which I've been chasing for ages. I now have the full set - ole. Haven't had the 1994 yet, but I have heard it's very moreish.

Unfortunately, there just isn't a good selection of bourbon available over here. Just the usual Jack Daniels and Jim Beam, which I'm not very fond of.
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Postby mr_a_non » Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:17 pm

I would imagine that my current ratio is something nearing:

80% Scottish
15% Irish
5% American

I would dearly love to get the American figure up a bit, but given £40 to spend, I would nearly always go for a Scottish malt that I like because I have had it before or am buying on recommendation. Frankly, there are more Scotch bottlings that I am told are good than American. However, I am off to a blind tasting of 6 American whiskies on Friday night. Hopefully I will really like one or two (that aren't £45+) and might branch out and buy a bottle in the next week or so!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jun 21, 2005 7:55 pm

Mine's about 90% American, 8%-10% Scotch, and a lonely bottle of Crown Royal (Canadian) which was too cheap to pass up duty-free on a cruise, but remains unopened.
In total, I have more than 125 different bottlings.
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Postby bjorn » Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:23 am

I'm currently about

55% American
35% Scotch
10% Irish

Though I'm interested in switching the American and Scotch percentages...Scotches just tend to be a bit more expensive than the Americans...Do you like Wild Turkey, Aidan?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:39 am

TNbourbon wrote:Mine's about 90% American, 8%-10% Scotch, and a lonely bottle of Crown Royal (Canadian) which was too cheap to pass up duty-free on a cruise, but remains unopened.
In total, I have more than 125 different bottlings.


If you have those 125 bottles inventoried, TN, you might post them at the "Show Off Your Inventory" thread under Collector's Corner.
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Postby Frodo » Wed Jun 22, 2005 5:57 am

75% Scotch
10% Bourbon
7% Irish (we don't get that many over here)
6% Tequila :idea:
1% Canadian (got to try them all you know...)
1% Other
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Postby bernstein » Wed Jun 22, 2005 6:27 am

100% Scotch - now that's parochialism! :)
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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:17 am

With whisky it would be:...... Winewould be:
Scotch 85%............................Austrailian 75%
Irish 7%.................................Italian 10%
Canadian 6%.........................French 8%
American 2%..........................Canadian 7%
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Postby bond » Wed Jun 22, 2005 7:49 am

Scotch bottled in Scotland: 75%
Scotch bottled in India: 15%
U.S.:10%
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:20 am

At the moment: 100% Scotch, nothing else seems to be worth drinking.

Two or three years ago I came back from Ireland with five (or maybe six) bottles of various Irish whiskies and I got fed up with them, I ended up drinking them with dry ginger!

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Postby Admiral » Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:25 am

Scotch - 95%
American - 4%
Irish - 1%

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Postby Lawrence » Fri Jun 24, 2005 3:19 am

Scotch 96%
Canadian 2%
American 2%
Irish (1 heel)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:48 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:If you have those 125 bottles inventoried, TN, you might post them at the "Show Off Your Inventory" thread under Collector's Corner.


Done!
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Postby Tom » Mon Jun 27, 2005 7:07 pm

Scotch 90% (including blends and vatted malts offcourse)
American Whiskey 4%
Irish Whiskey 5%
Asian Whisky 1% (recently started with those but they are usually excellent and thus get more and more attention)

Other then those it happens i try the occasional French whisky, but thats like once a year or so.
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Postby JimHall » Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:26 pm

95% Scotch (of which 70% single malt 5% "pure" 25% blended)
2% Irish
1% canadian
1% American
1% Japanese

I could break these down further into % Islay,speyside etc but that wasn't the question.
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