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Old 11-19-2008, 02:25 PM
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I guess I'll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen in the next week. I think I'll go buy myself a bottle of Glenfiddich.



p.s. Here is a website that teaches how to pronounce all of those funny scotch names http://www.folloder.com/scotch/scotchwords.htm
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One thing I don't get is people who put ice in scotch -- WTF? Scotch isn't meant to be drunk cold. Next thing you'll be telling me you drink stout ice cold.

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I just talked to a coworker that tried his first Guinness (he's in his 50s) and he said he threw a handful of ice in a glass and poured the Guinness over it.
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I just talked to a coworker that tried his first Guinness (he's in his 50s) and he said he threw a handful of ice in a glass and poured the Guinness over it.
Dear lord. Ice in Guinness?!

Oh well.

Reminds me of my college roomie who kept a bottle of red wine in our fridge. I just didn't see the point. If you're going to refrigerate red wine, you might as well be drinking pink zinfandel.
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Had some Ardbeg the other night. Talk about a peaty scotch. Holy crap! I was in love. I also enjoy Talisker (another more peaty than smokey) and The Glenlivet 18 year (don't go with any Glenlivet that is younger than 18)...
Try the "Beist" version. It is my favorite one that I have ever had.

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I generally get my scotch neat with a glass of water and a bar straw on the side. I use the bar straw to add about 3 drops of water. It really opens up the aroma, but doesn't take away from the taste.


In Scotland, it is always served neat. A small amount of saliva (i.e. spit in it) is all it takes to release the aromas.
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In Scotland, it is always served neat. A small amount of saliva (i.e. spit in it) is all it takes to release the aromas.
Whose spit? Does it even matter?
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Bennrinnes 15+ years (tough to find but well worth it)
Oban (a personal favorite)
Talisker or Laphroiag for when you need a dose of peaty/smoky goodness.

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Bennrinnes 15+ years (tough to find but well worth it)
Oban (a personal favorite)
Talisker or Laphroiag for when you need a dose of peaty/smoky goodness.

I found Oban to be really boring. What am I missing? A little water opens it up some, but I still can't get my engine going on this one.

Talisker is awesome. I'm trying to track down more than the standard 10 yr. I need to try more Laphroiag (I got some free for buying so many glasses of scotch at a bar recently...however my palate was compromised by all that had come before it).

I still have my local store chasing down some Ardbeg. Really want to try it. If they fail, I'll have to order it online.
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Is there a requirement actuaries must enjoy scotch?

I felt an overwelming urge to buy three bottles of scotch last week. Prior to last week, I've only had maybe three glasses of scotch my entire life.

I got the JW Red, Famous Grouse, and Glenlivet 12. Based on the feedback on this board, I'm off to a good start (2 for 3). I'm using the JW Red as my training wheels (little bit of water, little bit of ice). I should be 100% neat and drinking the good stuff by the end of the month.
An update. JW Red tastes like it was aged in a used boot. Horrible stuff. (However, I do like the rest of the JW line)

Famous Grouse is a good 3rd+ glass scotch while watching college football (drink two glasses of the good stuff first).
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I found Oban to be really boring. What am I missing? A little water opens it up some, but I still can't get my engine going on this one.

Talisker is awesome. I'm trying to track down more than the standard 10 yr. I need to try more Laphroiag (I got some free for buying so many glasses of scotch at a bar recently...however my palate was compromised by all that had come before it).

I still have my local store chasing down some Ardbeg. Really want to try it. If they fail, I'll have to order it online.
Two thumbs up on the Laphroiag (try the 15).

If you want peaty/smoky, try Caol Illa. Good times!
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