If you actually want wheat, this is a very nice underrated "wheater" . rye replaced with wheat in the mash bill. If I remember correctly Makers is a wheater too.
Rymerpt said:I have been introduced to GOOD tequila, but don't know shit about whisky.
From what I think I know there are some really good whiskies.
What's the deal with single malt?
What's the deal with "12 year old scotch" or aged whisky for that matter.
Is bourbon and scotch hugely different?
Id kinda like to buy a couple of those tiny bottles of "really good" whisky just to see what people think is GOOD.
I know that being 54 and an ex sailor I should know more, but sadly I don't.
Thanks for your response.
so how is it? i`m usually drinking bushmills irish whiskey because of availability smoothness and price but i pick up other brands for some variety.boutros said:Anybody ever had this? Grabbed a cheap, young Ardbeg awhile ago. Finally got around to trying it. Understandably not as peat bomb as the rest of their stuff. I'm not sure what they were going for here... Maybe just to see if somebody would buy it...
Well played Ardbeg, you win this round!
Whisky/whiskey is just a spelling variationpodz said:
Single malt means that the whisky does not contain more than a single malted barley - it's "pure" as opposed to having other barlies or grains mixed in.
They generally age whisky in oak barrels and the longer it's in the barrel the more it mellows and starts to take on complex flavors. 12 years is still considered "young". Many good whiskies are aged 16-20 years. If a bottle lacks an age declaration, then don't buy it.
Bourbon is an american booze made from corn, whisky is a scottish drink made from barley. Bourbon is a really sugary drink, whisky contains zero sugar. Bourbon has to be made from limestone water (cave source) and is geographically restricted by law as to where it can be made. Whiskey with an E (not whisky) is not scotch, it's randomly anything else than bourbon or whisky.
Might be easier to just go to a good bar (hotel for example) and ask the bartender what is a good scotch whisky and then try it.
There are snobs, for sure, but my fav bourbon is Maker's Mark. As far as single malt scotch, there are too damned many to list.
I’m not much of a critic or reviewer to be honest. It was around $30, so not a bad bottle to try to see if you like peat.luvmesump3pp3rz said:so how is it? i`m usually drinking bushmills irish whiskey because of availability smoothness and price but i pick up other brands for some variety.
Definitely. There are some very sweet Scotchs out there. Maybe not as sweet as other whiskeys, but sweet nonetheless. Often the highland varieties err towards lighter, more floral notes. Opposed, of course, to their peat monster Islay or Campbeltown cousins.Ashen said:I noticed you said that scotch is not sweet at all. I am assuming you mean, single malt, but there are some that have appreciable sweetness. A good example is dalwhinnie 15, especially if you open it with drop or two of water. Still nothing like what you can find in some bourbon but surprisingly sweet for a single malt.
Islay whiskys: I'm glad someone finally mentioned Ardbeg. It is quite good. I prefer the 10 year to the 5 year. Laphroaig 10 year is my usual go to. I find Lagavulin more of a good whisky to use to introduce someone to smoky scotch but I don’t feel it has the same complexity or depth of flavor as Laphroaig or Ardbeg. Caol Isla can be quite good but you really need to try the older ones which can get expensive. Kilchoman is a newer distillery. Its whisky is good. It tastes similar to Ardbed which may be because the distiller came from Ardbeg. Octomore made by Bruichladdich is by far the smokiest scotch out there. A lot of people will not like it.boutros said:Anybody ever had this? Grabbed a cheap, young Ardbeg awhile ago. Finally got around to trying it. Understandably not as peat bomb as the rest of their stuff. I'm not sure what they were going for here... Maybe just to see if somebody would buy it...
Well played Ardbeg, you win this round!