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post #31 of 397
For Japanese Whisky's I would say that Nikka Yoishis is like the Audio-Technica ATH-ESW10JPN... and Hanyu Ichiro's Malt King of Spades 21 years old, is like any Vintage highend Stax
post #32 of 397
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Originally Posted by atothex View Post
Yeah, I didn't like the smoothness. I felt it was bland. Woodford has some bite and is pretty sweet; that's what I like. I think I can say that about my taste in headphones, too.
Hmm, I'm surprised you don't have a Grado.
post #33 of 397
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Originally Posted by Bmac View Post
I guess it's a preference thing, because I have a bottle of Maker's Mark, and when I have it after even my cheapest single malts, I find it almost undrinkable. It's just so simple and sweet in comparison.

Black Bush is nice, but when I compare that to a cheap Scotch, I find it a little sweet as well. I'd drink it over Maker's Mark any day, but it still lacks the complexity of a nice Scotch. I prefer more complex spirits, and I like my whiskey dry and peaty. I've really been enjoying cask strength (or non chill filtered) Scotches lately. Lots of flavour.
Like most things it does all amount to preference. After drinking single-malt anything tastes sweet to me. I would have to disagree with simple. The complexity is there, but difficult to determine when masked by a determination/sensation of sweetness or bitterness. It seems to me that comparing scotch to bourbon is like comparing oranges to tangerines. Both fruits, both citrus fruits but distinctly different in taste. Cheers
post #34 of 397
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When I got into whiskey I started with Scotch, Islay's for the most part. I still enjoy them but I will take a good bourbon or rye every time over any Scotch I've had. To me, a good American Whiskey has just incredible flavors. I probably have more than 10 bottles of whiskey in my liquor cabinet and easily two thirds of them are American whiskey's. A year ago, the opposite would be true.
I have a bunch of Islay Whiskey's, but I was wondering what bourbon or rye you would recommend me trying? Thanks for your input Tyrion. Now to check out Grawk's suggestion
post #35 of 397
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I only use G Loomis. A new name would leave me bankrupt.

lol
Very good taste, this the only brand I use for fly fishing and I do have St Criox on salt and fresh water rod but never liked them on fly. So G Loomis is my choice on fly.
post #36 of 397
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Originally Posted by Twoguns View Post
For Japanese Whisky's I would say that Nikka Yoishis is like the Audio-Technica ATH-ESW10JPN... and Hanyu Ichiro's Malt King of Spades 21 years old, is like any Vintage highend Stax
I only wish I can these here...
post #37 of 397
Thread Starter 
Just drinking some Monkey Shoulder. It's a vatted blend of 3 single malts.

One of the more bourbony Scotches I've tried. I like. All sorts of interesting flavours in there.
post #38 of 397
I started my bourbon appreciation forty-eight years ago at age 12 by chewing on corks from my grandfathers whiskey bottles while in grade school. Love the stuff to this very day. Old Grand Dad is my sentimental favorite. Still plenty of the stuff available. Bulleit, Blantons, Knob Creek, and Woodford Reserve are mighty tasty. Bulleit's, like Old Grand Dad, use a goodly share of rye as a small grain. Always helpful.
post #39 of 397
I can't believe no one has posted any pics of their collections.
post #40 of 397
This weekend I had the opportunity to try Blanton's and Woodford Reserve. Blanton's had an initial bite but smoothed out after successive sips. Woodford Reserve is less bold and enjoyable. I liked both, however to be honest, I wasn't blown away by either of these when compared to my standby Maker's Mark. For reference, I normally drink whiskys neat.
post #41 of 397
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Originally Posted by Duke309 View Post
I can't believe no one has posted any pics of their collections.
Here you go:

post #42 of 397
If my current favourite scotch is Glenfidditch, and I'm looking for something new to try, what would you all recommend me?

I'm thinking something smooth, slightly smoky/peaty, but not too powerful.
post #43 of 397
laphroiag quarter cask
post #44 of 397
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On Saturday, Ardbeg are bringing a VW camper sampling van to a Whisky shop about 15 miles from me.

The missus brought this to my attention and has offered to drive
post #45 of 397
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laphroiag quarter cask
Never tried that one, just looked it up on their site and the description certainly sounds promising. I'll give it a try
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