Whisky and Whiskeys

Jasminebed

Game old gal
Joined
Mar 13, 2008
Location
Ontario
Tonight I am enjoying a rare privilege, a lovely 12 year old Aberlour single malt whisky. A friend, in poor financial straits sold me part of a bottle that was a gift. This whisky is not available at the LCBO and is just lovely. It's not too peaty, and has a rich caramel flavour.

Being a proud Canuck, I enjoy a good rye, and that would be whisky. However, Canadian ryes do not have enough rye to be called rye whiskys abroad, and are known as Canadian whiskys!

My favourite whiskeys are Irish Whiskeys though. I usually buy Jamesons, although Redbreast is for when I am flush enough.

Bourbons are corn whiskeys, and one of the best known, Jack Daniels, is not bourbon at all, but Tennessee Sippin' Whiskey. I'm guessing it doesn't have enough corn to be bourbon.

I thought I'd share a good site for those who don't know about scotches, or would like to learn more,
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Let me know your favourites.

Cheers,
Jazzy
 

Tengil

Senior Member
Joined
May 4, 2006
Location
Finland
For Single Malts it would be Glendronach and Glenlivet and for Blends it would be Teachers and Famous Grouse.

Not too fancy about Islay whiskeys like Lagavulin or Laphroaig. Tastes like charcoal.
 

happygobrokey

Dormant account
Joined
Jul 24, 2006
Location
canada
my family drinks bushmills when we all get together. from what i hear it's the oldest distillery still in existence. since 1608 or something.

i usually get wiser's deluxe for its incredible smoothness. or crown royal when entertaining company. can you still get CR in that purple velvet sack anywhere?

:thumbsup:
 

Jasminebed

Game old gal
Joined
Mar 13, 2008
Location
Ontario
Last Christmas season it was available in the traditional purple bag. I have cherished one from childhood that is still used for my scrabble tiles.

Remember when we all had one for a marbles?
 

GGW Laurie

Paleo Meister (means really, really old)
Joined
Jun 16, 2006
Location
In the Beautiful South !!
Not to tell tales out of school LJ, but don't you get some Crown Royal in for the preacher at Christmas time?
You remembered,:D i do have alot of those purple bags, my Mother swears up and down that Crown is more smoother than Jack, that is a favorite around Christmas at my house.................laurie
 

anniemac

Ueber Meister
PABnoaccred
MM
Joined
Jan 30, 2007
Location
Texas, USA
Gotta agree with your Mama, LJ. Crown is smoother than Jack. But Jack is the drink of the 'south'. Just a little splash in the morning coffee sure will start your day off right.:)
 

Jasminebed

Game old gal
Joined
Mar 13, 2008
Location
Ontario
Enjoying a Jameson tonight, thought I'd bump this one for kicks.

Might have to buy a Bourbon to do something with the mint in the garden. There are only so many mojitos you want to drink.
 

maxd

Complaints (PAB) Manager
Staff member
Joined
Jan 20, 2004
Location
Saltirelandia
Singles: Talisker 10 or better, Bowmore 12, Balvenie Doublewood, Glenmorangie Sherry Cask, and a wee dram of Laphroaig ever now and then.

Blends: Johnny Walker Black and (call me a Philistine) Ballantine's. Grand Macnish too if someone is offering.

"Bourbon": love me some JD, two or three doubles of that and I can actually bear an airplane flight.

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for those interested in reading extensive, albeit highly subjective, tasting notes of many many whiskies.

PS. Odd thing is that here in France, because of "The Auld Alliance" I presume, there are oodles of brands of whisky readily available, many more than I was used to typically seeing back in North America. Your average grocery store usually has a big section of them, ours has maybe 50+ different brands and ages. Don't ask about prices though .. yikes!
 

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