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any whiskeyfags here im trying to get into whiskey and scotch

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any whiskeyfags here

im trying to get into whiskey and scotch but im not sure where to start. ive had jack daniels and jim beam before but i wasnt really impressed. price isnt a big issue but i dont want to spend more than $100 for the first bottle

some friends suggested crown royal reserve and johnnie walker blue label
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Don't buy american shit...
Buy caol ila,
Or
http://www.nikka.com/eng/products/single-malt/yoichi.html
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Makers Mark is always decent. Abd Jameson. Depends what you like tho. Crown and Canadian stuff is a lot smoother than Jack... Just don't drink SoCo for the love of god.
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>>594740709
Glenfiddich 15 year old, better than the 18 year old, stick with single malt

Jameson is surprisingly good for a cheap good scotch

Johnny walker is kind of crap even the blue

Glenlivet also a nice drop
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Go to a tasting
Buy what you like
Repeat

é
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Jack Daniels Single Barrel

Nuff said
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>>594740709

I'd personally recommend glenfiddich 18yrs or Lagavulin 16yrs

It's hard to say really because everyones tastes are different.

You'll find a few lovely malts searching for isle of islay malts...never a bad place to start
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>>594741234
what do people mean when they say smoother, does it burn less?
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get a decent single malt. if you don't like it very peaty then go for a speyside. i'm scottish and in scotland but the export market gives loads that we don't get here!

singleton is nice and glenlivet if your starting out.

also singleton tailfire for a little spicy kick an unusual but lovely malt.
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>>594740709
if you like smokey flavoured whiskey try black grouse, black label or bowmore 12 year old.

black grouse is pretty cheap about 20 euros for a 0,7L but at airports its that price for a L
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>>594741278
>Jameson
>scotch
wut
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>>594741377
Jack and those tennessee bourbons just seem to burn more. Jim Beam is a lot smoother than Jack, but some Crown will be like sweet water after both those.
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>>594741278
>Jameson
>scotch

Nice
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Well it all depends on what kind of taste you're looking for.

Do you like the smokey flavor? Laphroaig and Bowmore are your low budget buys. If you want to spend some more you can go for Ardbeg. 12 yo for the first two 10yo for the ardbeg.

Do you like a more rich, fruity sweet experience? Try Balvenie, Aberlour or Cardhu. The Balvenie 12 yo Double Wood has to be my favorite low budget whisky.
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The >>594741515
Thanks fagget

Meant whiskey

Thanks again fagget, thumbs up to you
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>>594741643
in most things i prefer sweet stuff so thats what i would like to try first
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>>594741643
this guy gets it
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>>594741623
>>594741733 that's for you to fagget
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Depends what you like and are after. I can recommend the following:

Dalwhinnie 15yr old
Bowmore 12yr old
Laphroaig

My advice, always go single malt. I like a peaty islay but highland ones are also nice. Personally not a fan of speyside whiskeys.
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>>594741753
How about some of my cum over your face?
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Start with a Speyside single malt like Glen Elgin.
Then move on to trying the islay
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>>594740709
Johnnie Walker Black or better
Canadian Club
Jameson
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>>594740709
>whiskey
to many Es in your whisky
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New distillery, Isle of Arran, makes a very approachable 10 year (and it's reasonably priced. I was getting it for < $40 a year and a half ago... seeing it mostly at $55 now).

Don't start with anything smokey (it will be listed as peated) unless you already like that... so as a rule of thumb, avoid things from any distillery on the Isle of Islay. Once you start to get into to it, try those. It's not that you can't like them immediately, it's just that it's like jumping into the deep end.

I've never had blue label, but it's a blended scotch. If you want the good stuff, stick to single malts. Each one is unique, and you get to the point where you're really excited coming home from the store with something you haven't tried before.
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>>594741827
i said sweet not salty jackass
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Glendronach 12 is a good scotch for beginners
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>>594741753
id recommend woodford reserve small batch - a nice sweet bourbon with a powerful spiciness afterwards, almost like a sweet thai chili sauce with more farinaceous tones

johnny walker black label is also quite nicely balanced, the vanilla is subtle but prominent enough to offset the whiskeys usual dryness
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>>594740709
you can't start with something huge flavoured like Tallisker or something. You waste money and maybe don't even like it, because your taste hasn't adapted to the flavours. There are blogs and articles on the internet where you can find info about how to start.

A good whikey to start with is the Glennfiddich 12y old.
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>>594740709
Glenlivet 12 for my first bottle. It's a good place to start. Macallan 12 is also good.
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Glenmorangie 18yo
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>Had a whole bottle of johnnie walker
>skull it with mates because straya day weekend
>??? Throw up
Good dies times in my bottlhole
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>>594740709
If you are starting I recommend the Balvenie Doublewood or Laphroaig quarter cask.
Now, if you want a really good one buy a Ardberg Corryvreckan, its so fucking good.
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>>594741874>>594741874
Bossyiphicfag is right
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>>594740709
Talisker, Glenfiddich, Jura and Lahproaig all make good stuff to my mind.

Jura Origins is quite sweet and has very little "throat burn", quite good "entry level" whisky for that reason I guess (not to say that it isn't highly enjoyable even if you're more used to whisky!).

>>594741189
Muh nig. I've had very little Japanese whisky due to it being, well, from Japan, but I really like Nikka "from the Barrel".
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>>594741733
> Whiskey
Pretty sure you mean whisky.
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Glenmorangie are some of the easiest to get into.

also (if you can find it) the suntory yamazaki is very pleasant
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>>594741753
Try to find a bottle of hotchstaders slow and low.. Great desert rye
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>>594740709
my first bottle was a talisker destillers edition. fucking delicious. it has a strong smoky flavour tho... some people don't like that.
it's about 50-60 €
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>>594741753
crown royal is disgustingly sweet in my opinion, id avoid it wherever possible - but i drink tequila with no chase, i like the flavour

drambuie is nice if you like sweet, the spiced honey scotch is quite smooth, but i wouldnt do anything but sip on that one
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>>594740709
You want whiskeyfags go to /ck/
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tons of hipster-tier "lol its all shit drink this instead" types of fedora wearers itt


can't go wrong with bourbon whiskey. it doesn't have to cost $100 to be good

wild turkey 101 proof bourbon is like $20
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>>594741985
i did. I hated talisker when I first tried it and swore off scotch for good. But it kept being on sale at the liquor store so I gave it another chance, and eventually came to like it. Now I love the stuff - the smokier the better.
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>>594741753
feel free to ignore these goddamn islayfags then
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>>594741377
The burn might be a part of it, but mostly, it's the "texture" that the particular whisky creates on your tongue and in your mouth. Something that burns may still be smooth. It's more about flavours feeling easy to drink in your mouth.
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>>594740709
> first bottle get something pretty nasty like jhonny red and after that buy something top shelf so u can appreciate it and taste it
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Strathisla 12
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For getting hammered on a budget I get R&R, getting hammered when I
Have some extra scratch I use Jack. For having a nice drink and chilling I drink Crown Royal. All affordable, 2/3 actually taste good.
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>>594742181
this guy has a point. Even a 20 dollar handle of jim beam is very drinkable. If I have the choice i'll always go for bourbon over scotch

The only time I'll buy an expensive bottle of scotch is if I have guests and I want to not look like a poorfag.
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>>594742181
havent tried it - i prefer more small-batch style liquors to mass-produced ones, but i'll give it a shot. have you tried their rye?
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>>594742211
> this
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>>594742181
bourbon tastes like soap.
prove me rong
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>>594741753
So you can't go wrong with any highland and Speyside one. Just don't spend too much on your first bottle. Meaning yes MacAllan is an excellent malt, but you won't be able to appreciate that yet. Go Balvenie 12yo then keep going from there. Slainte!!
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McAllen is probably the best scotch on the market for your price point. Jim and jack are shit tier bourbons and should only be mixers.
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>>594742109
Sure, what ever you want, coz at least you knew what I meant and totally weren't being a fagget
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J&B
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>>594742367
i've never drank soap but i've drank plenty of bourbon

i think your probably wrong

wild turkey bourbon is delicious. drink it straight from the bottle
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Four Roses (at bevmo) or maker's mark
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>>594742367
if you think it tastes like soap your taste buds are fucked up. The only valid complaint some people have is that it is on the sweet side, and some people don't like sweetness. Those people are fags though. There may not be as much variation in bourbon as there is in scotch, but there is still variation and you can find one that isn't so sweet if you try
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>>594740709
Talisker 10 yo. is hands down the best in this price range, at least if you're a beginner. Slightly peaty, but well rounded. Don't get too excited about age.
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>>594742456
had my mouth washed out with many different soaps as a kid. crown royal tastes soapier than a nice bourbon
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>>594742338
>i prefer more small-batch style liquors to mass-produced ones,

2hipster4me
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>>594742310
>getting hammered with whiskey

please just go fuck yourself
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>>594742450
Pat Bateman's favorite
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>>594742181
Wild turkey 101 is the BEST bang for you buck.. Great bourbon
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>>594740709
Glenfiddich 15 year solera

$70 a bottle

Tastes like toffee and smooth as silk
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>>594742587
>>594742575
>>594742109
>>594741623
>>594741515
Samefag
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>>594742587
>drinking whiskey sours
>way drunker than i expected

you can get annihilated off bourbon like its nothing. especially 101 proof

first word of my captcha was scotch
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currently drinking jameson special reserve...
it's alright. but yeah, regular jameson is good and cheap whiskey. bought some george dickel but haven't had a chance to open / drink it yet.
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>>594742575
sorry but the small-batches usually have more of the oak flavour contained within them, and the overproduced kinds aren't always the best.

purple kush is nice, but there are many strains id rather smoke in its stead
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>>594740709
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Since when is it hipster to not want to drink shit?
Single malts taste better- bourbon is sugary piss
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>>594740709
Scotch is mostly identified by the brewery and the location. Highland, Speyside, Islay and Lowland(Campletown too) Get one from each area. Highland is more fruity and Speyside is also kinda fruity but with a rather more dried fruit kinda fruity. Islay is often very smoky and so is Lowland.

>Also Scotch "Whiskey" is written Whisky.

>Highland - Highland Park, Glen Garioch
>Speyside - Mortlach, glenfiddich
>Lowland - Auchentoshan, Bladnoch
>Islay- Lagavulin, Laphroaig

Some of these whiskeys aren't very special but they represent their respective region very well.

Pic related, my favorite Whisky
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>>594741278
>>594742729
This
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>>594742825
jim beam's devils cut or whatever its called is good if you like oaky flavor from a mass-produced bourbon. It's pretty good even though i prefer regular beam personally
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Chivas Regal master race

scotch > bourbon every fucking day, bourbon is a drink for peasants that cant afford a real deal
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You could try Bushmills 10 too, it's about 30 euros here. If you're into the more expensive shit, try Yellow Spot. It's sweet but still has deep flavors.
And I have to agree, Jameson is one of the better low-budget options
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>>594742884
>Islay - Ardberg

besides that thats a nice list.
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>>594742974
thanks for the recommendation, i'll definitely check it out.

>>594742587
and who tries to get drunk off a fine drink? do you guzzle juices as well? there are proper substances if intoxication is all youre looking for
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>>594742502
believe this man.

otherwise i'd suggest glenlivet and glenmorangie for a beginning.
anyways, stick to scotch.
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>>594743023
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>>594743023
Chivas Regal master race?

It's blended, over rated hard, should be the same price as dirty johnny red, yuck!!!
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>>594743023
scotch is much smoother, i like the burn in bourbon more, but that's just me
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>>594743186
Thanks! Appreciate it
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>>594743217
I wouldn't consider R&R nor Jack "fine". Not even Crown is fine, just better than the previous two. Whisky is a drink I happen to like and it's what I turn to to have a good time when I'm in a drinking mood.
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>>594743236
>>594743247
>>594743266
fedora fags sayin "that shit I cant afford is overrated so I can justify my noname shit for 10bucks" yeah son go suck a fucking dick

muricans messed up the reciepe for whisky and now they even dare to say its any good
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Why are you guys always hating on blends? I know Johnny walker is shit, but there are perfectly fine blends such as Nikka from the barrel or Hibiki 17yo.
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>>594743417
mistyped, Ardbeg sorry.
try this one
http://www.ardbeg.com/shop/ardbeg-corryvreckan.html
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>>594743593
I don't understand too, just because it is blended doesn't mean it is bad.
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>>594743588
i love scotch, i just dont drink it to seem sophisticated and rub it in the faces of others

if you pay $100 for a pair of shoes, or $30 for the same pair of shoes with a different label, is it really worth that extra 230%? to some arrogant fucks, yes
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>>594741753
How come no one mentioned Dalwhinnie 15yo yet?
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>>594742729
this all the way, there are cheaper variants as well if money is a ting. glen is hands down the one of the better single malts you can get in a supermarket, pic related, 12 yo, still paletable
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try ancnoc poorfags
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>>594743779
Not necessarily, but most blends I've tasted fall short of single malt. Had a Monkey Shoulder the other day, wasn't horrible, but I'd rather have a Talisker. And Chivas Regal is rubbish even in its price range.
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>>594740709
cool meme
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>>594743906
Actually just had that at a Burn's diner a few hours ago. It's pretty good.
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Personally I like glenfidich 15 and 18, but the best one they did was called cairn. it was peat smoked and tasted beautiful, was really smooth. Unfortunately it was a limited edition and not seen it since.

Isle of islay whiskeys are supposed to have a nice smokey phenolic edge to them though
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>>594743593
>>594743779
It tastes rough, it takes time to appreciate the non blend

Blends are ok for mixing with coke / dry and other sugary fizzy drinks
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So, has anyone tried the yamazaki sheery cask 2013 ?
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>>594744284

Hope you had haggis, tatties and neeps?
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Glenlivet 12 - cheap yet good and hard to hate on. I'd throw in an Islay one to mix things up such as a Laphroaig or Ardberg. Also would consider a Yamazaki 12 for a different note
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>>594744442
>>594744443
We just missed the quints, people
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>>594744394
i want to but havent been able to find it
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>>594740709
no walker, it's plastic.
try a daniels, if you like it, you'll get into it, if you don't, stop drinking stuff you don't like and try gin
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I'm new to whiskey as well, I've collectively had less than a bottle of real whiskey. I've decided to go for Black Grouse the next time I get some, and I've got my eye set on Talisker 10 as soon as I get some extra cash.

I've only had bottles of shitty vodka, Jägermeister, Captain Morgan Black Spiced, JD (much too sweet for me) and John Medley's before. Will this in any way help in the sense of "shitty alcohol makes me appreciate finer ones"?
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>>594744989

If you think JD is sweet (personally I do t think it is) then never try southern comfort, it's fucking disgusting. Don't know how anyone can drink it
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>>594745435
Southern Comfort isn't whisky, it's a liqueur with whisky flavoring
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>>594746043
this
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>>594745435
This
>>594746043
Still sweet as fuck, massive hangover material
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Cheap whiskey is the same as expensive whiskey. The only difference would be you wasting your money.
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>>594741811
> Laphroaig
this and only this peaty scotch for the win
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any single malt.

just to be clear - *single* malt. not blended shit like johnny walker (regardless of the color of the label or price tag)

check the bottle for the word single. make sure its not blended.

then you be all right. you can drink single malts straight from the bottle, just about.
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Peated whisky is boring and is just there to pack a punch.

So try this instead:
- Glendronach 15 Year Revival
- Four Roses Small Batch (Bourbon)

For a more interesting experience:
Any Johnny Walker made before 1975, you'll recognize them as JW bottles without a barcode. Bought second hand at generally 25 - 50. Stuff is made of legends and can't be compared to what they make these days.

If you ever dare to venture outside whisky be sure to try:

- Armagnac: Tariquet 15y
- Rum: Pampero Anniversario
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>>594746239
only if your drinking to get drunk pleb
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>>594746239
i agree with this faggot...start cheap, if you don't like it maybe theres something else for you
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>>594746326
This is 4chan at its best. "Lose 5 pounds and i will make you my girlfriend.Add 5 dollars to that beer and its worth my time.Shes a year too old/young for me." Just try stuff out and if your like it go on it and if not don't.
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>>594740709
Not sure if OP is still around but let's assume he is.

A lot of people here have no idea what they are talking about. I'm no expert, but I started a journey like you're about to roughy 18 months ago so I have some idea as to how to get you started on the right path.

Start with Scotch. The world of whisk(e)y is enormously vast and confusing and this is the best place to get your bearings. I personally found that knowing a bit about whisky before I jumped into drinking whiskey (ie: American and Irish varieties) was really valuable.

When it comes to Scotch there are for the most part two broad categories. Single malt whisky and blended whisky. Although blended whisky makes up about 80% of the market, single mate is where its at.

The big whisky brands are blends. Think Johnnie Walker, Chivas, Teachers etc etc. What this means is that they are a mix of many different whiskies from different distilleries with grain whisky added to beef it out. Although there are some great blends most of them are for mixing with stuff like coke and soda water and not really made for sipping. The reason they blend whiskies together is to ensure consistency. Kind of like how McDonalds always tastes the same no matter where you are, so too do blends seek to achieve consistency from year to year.

Single malts are where the individual flavour characteristics of distilleries and regions come out to play. This is what makes them so interesting not just because the all vary so greatly in flavor and aroma but the same whisky from the same distillery will also vary from year to year.

1/2
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>>594746480
I disagree. Start expensive, just buy minis. That way you'll get used to the taste of good whiskey instead of some liquid plunger. Also if you buy minis you can taste a lot of different whisk(e)ys without spending copious amounts of money on full sized bottles. When you've decided which ones you like you can buy those.
Just taste a lot of different ones and you'll be fine
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>>594744442
Haggis yes. Neeps and tatties, no. Hard to get real haggis in the USA. (I'm sure it didn't have the pluck, that's the "problem"). And because of that at burns things it's usually served as a tasting side instead of an entree.
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>>594747134

2/2

A great place to start in the single malt world, as highlighted above, is Glenfiddich 12. It's cheap, of good quality and widely available. This will help you get your bearings especially as you buy other malts and compare them side by side with your Glenfiddich. Other good starting whiskies include Highland Park 12, Ardbeg 10 and when you're getting more confident try Laphroig 10 and introduce yourself to full on peat.

I definitely recommend doing a whisky course too. I'm not sure if you live in a city or nearby one but usually they're not too hard to find these days. In these courses you'll typically get a run down of the whisky regions of Scotland and try a dram from each. Trying different whiskies side by side is the best way to get to know whisky and will accelerate you learning experience.

Something I have recently started to do is keep notes on the whiskies I try. A small book which I record the whisky, is alcohol volume, price (interesting to look back on) and so tasting notes. This is really good to help you remember what you've learnt and if you try the whisky again later on, to identify things you might have first missed and can now identify.

I recognise I'm probably a bit more full on with this than most and am rambling a bit but as you go on you'll easily find your once passing interest in whisky becoming a great passion. Its amazing how something made of just 3 ingredients can be so complicated.

Hope this helps!
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>>594740709

Well, you name a Tennessee Whiskey and a Bourbon as what you've had and you post a picture of Scotch. 3 very different things. Most of the replies here have focused on Scotch - take all that with a large grain of salt. IMO, if you're just "trying" to get into whiskey, then scotch is the wrong place to start - unless you live in Europe and that's what is readily available. If you live in the States, I'd recommend starting with bourbon or Irish whiskey and working your way around to other variations. If you're dead set on scotch, then I'd start with Highland style and branch out from there. If you start with something in the Islay style, you might get turned off for life - unless you like drinking smoke in a glass ( or iodine, or band-aid, or numerous other flavors that are associated with Islay scotch ).

>>594741189
>Don't buy american shit...

Worst advice ever from an obvious Eurofag. Scotch aside, most of the best whiskEy in the world is produced in the States.

>>594741862
>Canadian Club
>Jameson

Canadian Club is ( obviously ) Canadian whiskey and the general consensus is that it's a "smoother" mouthfeel and somewhat on the lighter side of the spectrum - which could be good for someone new to the spirit.

Jameson is an Irish whiskey and, IMO, Irish whiskies are sweeter than other styles so it also may be good for a beginner. Not residual sugar "sweet" but more dried fruit type of notes to it that gives the illusion of a sweeter style.

(Con't)
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(Con't)

>>594741985
>you can't start with something huge flavoured like Tallisker or something. You waste money and maybe don't even like it, because your taste hasn't adapted to the flavours.

This guy gets it.

>>594742058
>If you are starting I recommend the Balvenie Doublewood or Laphroaig quarter cask.

This guy does not. Recommending someone start out on their whiskey train with Laphroaig is just fucking ignorant and he's trying to come off as sophisticated - which maybe he does have a taste for it, but it's not the way to start.

>>594742181
>tons of hipster-tier "lol its all shit drink this instead" types of fedora wearers itt
>can't go wrong with bourbon whiskey. it doesn't have to cost $100 to be good

Truth. I think American bourbon is the best bet for someone starting out - it's got a smoother mouthfeel to it and is always made with at least 51% corn which lends itself to a more approachable spirit. My favorite is Hudson Baby Bourbon. 100% corn and is like pecan pie in a glass. Hands down my favorite whisk(e)y - but I'm a bourbon guy so maybe I'm a bit biased.

>>594741303
>Go to a tasting
>Buy what you like
>Repeat

At the end of the day, this might be the best advice on here. Don't let anyone else tell you what you should like to drink. Decide what sort of flavor you're looking for, do some research, and start trying different types and brands.

Good luck!
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>>594744394
sold out all across Japan. Online resellers (like Rakuten) had it for something like $600/bottle, last I checked (2 - 3 months ago).
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>>594740709
Glenlivet is a very good starter, here it is €35, very smooth.

One that is a little more expensive that I really like is Balvenie Caribbean Cask 14yo.
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>>594740709
Laphroig cask strength

>>594741189
Do you even good bourbon/rye
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>>594748102
Glenlivet sucks, better off going for glenmorangie 10.

>>594740709
Benriach is really good if you're looking for a smoother scotch, laphroig cask strength if you're looking for smokey. Laphroig is so good that even my friends with unrefined palates who have tasted it loved it.
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>>594741811
Great scotch, though I think the Bowmore and especially the Laphroaig might be too much if you just started drinking whisky.
The Dalwhinnie is great, really smooth (and sweet, so might be great for the OP) and might make for a good start into scotch. I personally like the Highland Park at times as well, since it's great in it's simplicity in taste but still has peaty/smokey feel that I like in scotch.

My personal favourite might be the 10yo Laphroaig, though the 18yo is incredibly rich in taste as well (and twice as expensive).
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>>594741811
>Laphroaig
yeah if you like sucking on a peat bog

balvenie or glenlivit instead.
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>>594740709
Long time whiskey drinker, this is my favorite under $50.
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Y'all mother fuckers need to drink some bourbon instead.
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>>594748656
>glenlivit
Just leave you pleb. If you don't like peaty flavors then stick to chugging Jameson, that's literally the point of scotch
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>>594747134
>>594747703
im still here, thanks this was really helpful. im definitly thinking about trying something from the highlands or speyside area first potentially a glengloyne 10yr or a highlandpark 12 and maybe a japanese. i live in las vegas so most brands shouldnt be too hard to find unless they are super rare
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>>594742082
the best whisky is made by the japs.
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>>594748762

Shit wrong file, the double oaked is my favorite.
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>>594747836
i just googled whiskey and chose the first good pic i saw
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Bourbon is a good place to start cause it's sweet. Woodford reserve, eagle rare, four roses.
Rittenhouse is tasty. So's Wild Turkey.
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The lack of understanding from folks in this thread about the whisky/whiskey distinction is most disturbing.
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>>594748762
Drinking whisk(e)y out of a tumbler.

Automatic disqualification in knowledge stakes.
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>>594748890

Four roses is shit.
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>>594749055

Is your pic real?
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>>594748788
No worries man.

There is a guy on YouTube called Ralfy who does whisky reviews as well. I cannot recommend him highly enough as a reference source.
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>>594749016
Just out of curiosity ... what do you think it should be consumed out of?
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>>594748788
Fellow Las Vegan ... word up my friend.
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>>594749119
>real
if you knew what a "broad cannabis top-leaf" looked like, you would know the answer to that.

short answer, no.
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Just a plain old Laphroaig 10 year old, or a casket strenght if you want a bit more punch,
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>>594747774
Irish whiskey? #lel #amateur
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glen moray is a good beginners scotch
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>>594749016
>>594749161

Google taking too long?
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>>594749248
have you ever been to mcmullans next to the orleans, i heard they have a couple different whiskey and scotch tasting combos
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>>594749161
Pictured. This is a Glencairn glass. It's specifically designed for whisky and is the standard for the industry.

If you can't get a Glencairn a small wine glass, or anything tulip shaped will do.

The reason a tumbler sucks for drinking whisky is because of the importance of aroma in the experience. Because the top of the tumbler is so wide, much of the whisky's smell escapes passed your nose. A Glencairn, or anything tulip shaped, allows the whisky to breathe and decant but also centralises the smells of the whisky so as to be more easily detected by your nose.
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>>594749706
I have not ... but I have been here:

http://whiskyattic.com/

Un. Be. Lieveable ...
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but whiskey tastes like shit
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>>594740709
Penderyn
Glennfiddich
Old Pulteney
Talisker

in no particular order
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>>594749820
Impressive. Nice work.
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>>594749820
But even you'd agree that most people have never heard of this type of glassware.
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>>594748731
My nigga. Bulleit is one of my favorites and not too expensive
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>>594749161
A tulip glass, something like this.
I work in a bar, and whenever someone goes "nonono, PROPER whisky glass" and mean tumbler, I want to relieve them of their teeth.
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Jamieson black is actually really good for a cheaper, easily available whiskey.

Also, if you want something fancy, mix equal parts Jamie, Drambuie, Johnny Walker black with two parts kahula and ice. It's tastes like ice coffee and fucks ya up brudy good
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>>594749828
looks pretty cool, will definitely have to do that at some point
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Try Ardbeg. Here in The Netherlands it costs about €45,- it has a great Smokey, turf, sea-salt taste. By far my favorite whiskey
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Glenfiddich or Dalwhinnie is probably fine to start with.
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Jameson's a solid start, but if you have it in your country i reccomend dahlwinnie. Also finnleigh's okay.
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>>594749560
No googling necessary, in fact here is my own Glencairn.

It's filled with Sullivan's Cove French Oak Cask in case any one was wondering (I'm in Australia and this is a local drop).
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>>594740709
Bowmore Legend Is my all time favourite among the cheaper-but-decent whiskies. i even think its better than the 12yr version
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>>594740709
Ballentine
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>>594741278
mfw doesn't know the difference between scotland and ireland
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>>594749948
Most people over the age of 21 have heard of tulip glasses. They have just watched too many movies where people drink whisky out of tumblers because that works better on film.
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>>594749948
True but if you're into whisky, or want to be, you need one of these to get the full experience.
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JW sucks. All of them. Don't even bother.

Start with anything from Macallan, I'm drinking Macallan Amber right now. All I can say is its fucking delicious, it would be a good starter scotch since its not totally in your face, its fairly soft on the palette.

If you don't want to spend 100 on your first bottle, Glenfiddich 12 is always a good budget scotch. I'd skip the Glenlivet, glenmorangie and anything from JW.
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>>594750354

I stand corrected.
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>>594750354
nice pipe, what is it? a savinelli??
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>>594740709
Buy cheap shit, mix it with cola til you develop a taste for it.
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>>594750603
I'd agree up to a point. I think it would be a waste of money for OP to get a glass like this to use ( even though they aren't expensive ), until he gets into the groove and finds a style that he likes. Then the subtle nuances will be something that the Glencairn will be useful for.
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>>594741355
The dubs dont lie
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No list of of great bourbons is complete without Buffalo Trace.

The perfect combo of scotch smokiness and bourbons sweet kiss.
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>>594750711
nice dubs
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>>594750711
I'm not sure. I've been a cigar guy for years and only recently got into pipes after I picked this up at a garage sale. It does say "Nørding Danmark" on it though.
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>>594744388
Saying I should mix hibiki with coke, rather than drinking it straight.

>stay ignorant/pleb
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fireball master race
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>>594750953
http://www.smokingpipes.com/pipes/new/Nording/
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Decent affordable bourbon, WL Weller 12-year-old.
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>>594743217
sticking to a bottle of Jack D with some beer or whatelse on the side is preferable to becoming completely bloated by beer and feeling sick in way more ways than just hangovers. Thats why i stick to whisky for those parties
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>>594751014
jack daniels tennessee fire blows that shit out of the water
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>>594750938
Buffalo Trace is a decent entry level bourbon ... but if you want to get something great from the Buffalo Trace distillery ... this is the best, hands down, in the world ... IMO. I like it better than the 23 year. For me, this is as good as it gets for whiskey.
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all good advice sticking to single malts.

Oban is another good option, around the $100 mark and great for starting on the straight stuff.
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>>594743217
>>594743217
>>594743217
actually asshole, i do chug juices. i'll go through 3-4 gal of cranberry/raspberry/apple juices in a week. they're delicious and i simply can't get enough
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laphroaig master race here. 18 year old is my favourite, but the ten year old is more affordable and still pretty great.
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>>594751235
This argument
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>>594751297
yeah, anyone who drinks whiskey other than pappy is just a poor, who should probably kill themselves
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>>594751657
Aye, Laphroaig is incredible, my favourite whisky. I personally stick with the 10yo rather than the 18yo since I kind of like that flavour explosion the 10yo has, though it can't be argued the 18yo is waaaay more rich in taste.
Though they're both Laphroaig, I find it kind of hard to really compare the two, since they're so much different. I'm curious if you agree with it or not.
Also, I can't really afford the 18yo, which might help with me picking the 10yo as my favourite.
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>>594751711
Yeah ... that's exactly what I said. Exactly.
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>inb4 blended pig disgusting
>inb4 gimmicky bottle

is actually bretty gud, not very expensive either
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>>594751657
I've had the 10 more than a few times but never the 18. What is the 18 like?
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>>594751931
>>594740709

OP is a whisky noob. I don't think he should get into the Islay malts just yet.

OP, start with something balanced and fantastic. I recommend the Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or. Very suitable for a whisky beginner but is at the same time quite complex and interesting. You'll love it.
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>>594751297
I guess my chance of getting a sip of that and Kim Kardashians pussy juice is about the same. Although I would much prefer the former.
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>>594741368
>Lagavulin 16yrs

This is my favourite Islay malt and one of my fav whiskies from any region. Maybe too smokey for a neophyte, but it's essential in any collection.
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>>594751984
Blended pig! Disgusting!
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>>594751984
>>594752265
Jks.

I've actually heard its not too bad for what it is. It's a vatted malt isn't it?
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>>594751984

I head excellent things about Monkey's Shoulder, too, and almost bought it on my last duty free trip. I'll get it next time. Like you, I don't have a slavish commitment to single malts. Blended can be quite nice too at times.
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Also OP, don't forget, if you get a proper single malt, to try to add a couple of drops of water after your first sip and notice the immense difference it can make.
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>>594752375
^This.
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>>594740709
OP alcohol is nothing short of a religion. Take everything with a grain of salt. I bet there is a lot of people in this thread recommending scotch whiskey over american whiskey, then other people circle jerking over a select few.

Here is the advice from an Australian who has worked in a liquor shop for a long time and knows about beer, wines and whiskey. Get lots of different shit and try it all. Make your opinions. Order shots of stuff you haven't tried on the rocks at bars rather than buying a whole bottle of stuff you may not even enjoy.

If I had to recommend you a scotch whiskey I'd recommend you glenlivet 12yo and for american whiskey I'd recommend you buffalo trace.

Please enjoy your liver cancer respectfully and don't become an alcohol bigot like myself and the rest of these cunts.
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>>594740709
Whiskeyfag reportin in! as loads have mentioned its allot depending on your preferences. starting with easy, smooth whiskeys you can try anything from Macallan (fine oak is very sweet) Oban 14 y/o (mild peat and quite strong alc taste) Glenlivet is always a neutral meh. Glenfiddich is about the same. If you want something drastique yet unique, I'd go for the lagavoulin 16 y/o. (Michael jacksons fav) its the essence of Islay! has a nice peaty flavour, full body and is deffinatly the best scotch for its pricetag.
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>>594753344
Get the sunlight away from those!
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>>594753498
just nicked for the photo meddie, usually stored in a whiskeylocker
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>>594753344
Impressive collection *tips hat*
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>>594740709
Your friends have shit taste.
Spend the $150 on pic related
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>>594754466
>Lambasts 'poor taste'
>Offers Irish whiskey

Do you even whisky fuckwit?
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>>594754466
Lol you suck
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>>594740709
does whiskey actually taste good to you guys. i've tried it a couple of times and hated it.
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>>594753344
Is that some Talisker I see innamiddle?
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>>594754846
some varieties taste good, some are as rough as arseholes. cheaper types are generally supposed to be drunk with mixers.
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ardbeg uigeadail

Laphroaig
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>>594754896
aye, the regular 10 y/0 if i recall correctly. which reminds me! Talisker Storm is a nice starter, especially if you're used to the american stuff.. its a Flavoured whiskey, but still has the characteristiscs of Skye maintained.
>>594754846
Scotch comes in shapes n sizes. if you think scotch are rough, I woouldd recoment Achentoshan three wood. verry sweet. almaust like cognac. another one would be the Laddie 22, kinda expensive tho about 300 USD in Norway
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>>594740709

Don't bother with Johnny Walker, that's blended whisky and is shit.
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>>594746955

You're autistic as fuck.
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>>594750048

I'd rather drink from a tumbler and not look like a complete faggot.
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>>594756511

"flavoured whisky"

what the fuck
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Beginner?

BUFFALO TRACE. Fantastic.
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>>594751297

Not even worth mentioning this shit. It's too difficult to get a bottle to be on anyone's list. I can only find it at bars. Also the 23 year is not good. It's very woody and unpleasant. The 15 is the perfect age for Pappy.
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>>594750938
So good. So fucking good.
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>>594754466

>Irish Whiskey

kek
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>>594758443

Sure. And have everyone who actually knows something about fine liquor look at you like you're a complete idiot.
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>>594754466

Nobody gives a fuck about Irish Whiskey pleb. Now fuck off so the men can talk about proper drink.
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>>594742536
Dude, I hated that shit as a kid. Thanks for stirring up good memories.
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>>594740709

Why not start with single malt of the year if price is no object. An excellent choice on Australia day.

http://www.sullivanscovewhisky.com/our-whisky/sullivans-cove-french-oak-port-cask-matured-single-malt-whisky-47-5-av
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>>594740709
Laphroaig
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>>594759485

So to 99% of people I'll look like a cool guy enjoying whisky, and to 1% I'll look like an idiot? I'd take the risk if it allows me to not look like a faggot.
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I would think this place, of all places, would gravitate towards Japanese shit.
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>>594760293

Fuck off weeb.
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>>594760112
Why don't you just kill yourself?
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>>594760679
>>594760722
>>594760112
>>594759661

Samefag
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>>594740709

Ok every single whiskey you listed is not worth 100 bucks. JW blue costs 200 but why wouldnt you just get a vastly superior 80$ single malt?

Ok, whiskeys.

Bourbon is american, originally from kentucky. Majority corn. Sweeter flavors. JD, makers mark, weller, etc. Bourbon is also really popular right now. Get a "single barrel" version of something if you want to not overpay at 100$ price point.

"Canadian" whiskey is just smoothley blended whiskey without a lot of distinction to it. Crown Royal, canadian club, etc. Easy drinking, simple alcohol.

Rye is american whiskey made mostly from rye instead of corn. Its spicier and less sweet. Whistlepig is an excellent rye around 80$

Scotch and Irish are made from barley. They are often exposed to peat smoke. Scotch and irish tend to either taste like a campfire smoke, or more floral and aromatic. made in scotland, duh, and is mostly barley. Shitty, 10$ scotch beats a 25$ canadian whiskey. Scotch and irish can be blended or single malted. JW blue is a very good blend thats still way overpriced. Look for a speyside single malt around 30-40$ and you probably wont regret it.
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>>594761054
Not samefag
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>>594741278
>jameson
>surprisingly good for a cheap good scotch

don't listen to this fuck, especially the part where he says johnny walker is crap.

for a beginner i'd try johnny walker black label, super tasty and won't break the bank as far as scotches go. from there, there aren't many great blends (all johnny walkers are blends, generally scotch snobs would say a single malt is the way to go) dewars is an okay blend, but yeah the single malts are gonna be the top shelf stuff.

the macallan or w/e is good
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>>594760293
Came here to post this^ It's like $95AUD so probably in OP's price range and it's moving up in quality past Grouse (probably the best mid-low? priced whiskey) and similar shit.

>594760679
Fuck off cunt, Yamazaki is smooth as fuck
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No Love for Larceny Bourbon?

Fantastic mouth feel, and a steal at only $22 a bottle. Great starter into the world of wheated bourbons.

Had a chance to try pappy- 10 year and 15 year. If you want a virtually identical taste of Pappy 10 year (AKA Old Rip Van Winkle 10 year), pick up the W. L. Weller 12 year.

Same distillery, same mashbill. I couldn't tell the difference blindfolded, but my wallet could.
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>>594761623
Here's an idea, how about instead of drinking blended whisky you piss in a glass and drink that?

You sir are a sorry ass excuse for a human being.
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>>594750048
I deffinatly know what you mean. tulip glass cairdeas is the way to go. Work in the bar aswell.. and it tears me apart watching people drink a Caol Ila from a rock glass
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>>594758545
My reaction exactly, its a new trend inflicting Scotch now.. not 100% fan of it, but the talisker storm is a nice starter none-the-less
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just get cheap canadian whiskey
tastes great on the rocks or can be mixed with almost anything. if u add bitters it tstes fucking amazing
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>>594762140
to be honest, Blended has a tendency to be rubbish, the johnny walker double black lable is the best of the walkers tho.
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>>594763817
each to his own, but you clearly don't dring enough Scotch..
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dude jameson is trash , johhie walker black is the way to go yeah its blended but if youre new to the scotch game youll love it, matter of fact it might be best to ease your way into the single malts. JWB - thread closed
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>>594764782
i meant to say jb is trash , jameson is alright from what ive heard
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Im in the same pickle as op, was introduced to whiskey like a couple months ago, jd and then laguavulin 12y (i think thats how its spelled)
Loved it. any recomendations for whiskey like it? low burn lots of smoke
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>>594741377
Sort of. It's a combination of flavor, texture, and burning. Some go down smooth and have a burn. Some are smooth all the way. Some sugar leaches out of the wood it's aged in and that helps add to the smoothness.
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>>594741874
Too few "Os" in your too
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>>594742367
Literally nobody else thinks that
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>>594763817

Canadian whiskey is the absolute shittiest. There's a reason they call it brown vodka.
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I've got a bottle of Makers Mark in my fridge right now but i'm not really enjoying itm
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>>594742109

To be completely correct, no, it is in fact Whiskey.

Jameson originates from Ireland, where they use the spelling Whiskey.

Whisky is the term they use in Canada, Japan, Scotland.

While Whiskey is used for brands originating from Ireland, United States and so on.
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>>594766581

Anyone who doesn't have at least two bottles of this in their collection is a pleb.
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>>594740709
Lagavilun 16 year
Glenfiddich french cask reserve 15 year
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>>594766411

You must be gay.
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>>594767183
lol i knew a gay guy and thats all he drank , that and cum , but is makers exclusive to fags ?
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