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Old 11th Oct 2007, 8:53   #1
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I am a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Ah, one day I shall have to make another pilgrimage to the Inverary Whisky Shop. When I bought a bottle of the Inverarity, the lady behind the counter said it was 'a good all-day whisky; it'll take you right through from breakfast.'
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We must go out for a beer sometime. Or do you like whisky? I am a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.
Oooh, fun! I know absolutely nothing about whiskey, but have certainly enjoyed a dram from time to time. I can just about recognise that Laphroig (a shot of peat, anyone?) tastes different to, say, Bells, but that's about the extent of my knowledge so far.

While Digger was in Scotland recently she got to visit the Royal Lochnagar distillery, about which I was rather jealous as it's one I rather like myself. Ah well - another time, maybe!
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Oooh, fun! I know absolutely nothing about whiskey, but have certainly enjoyed a dram from time to time. I can just about recognise that Laphroig (a shot of peat, anyone?) tastes different to, say, Bells, but that's about the extent of my knowledge so far.

While Digger was in Scotland recently she got to visit the Royal Lochnagar distillery, about which I was rather jealous as it's one I rather like myself. Ah well - another time, maybe!
Whisky whisky whisky in Scotland. Whiskey's that Irish stuff that they don't use peat in the making of. And Bells. Ugh! I think you're deliberately being controversial here, Daveybot!
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That's right DB - remember, 'the Scots are so mean, they even take the e out.'
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Ah, do not denigrate the humble Bells whisky, very consistently blended. There are other whiskys, principally for the supermarket, and others for the American market, which are very much worse. My own favourite blended whisky is Hundred Pipers (distilled by the same people who do Chivas Regal, but cheaper and superior to CR in my opinion), and for malt it's a dead heat between Laphroaig and Bowmore. At one time, I did a lot of computing work for Scottish distillery companies. I remember one year getting very excited about a dozen bottles I was given for Christmas. "Ah, shut up, laddie. It only costs us 30p a bottle."
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I've heard good things about Chivas Regal.
re. Bells, to be fair, I don't think I've tasted it much. I've had Teachers, though, and did not like it at all. Perhaps I'm assuming all blended whiskies are much the same - probably a mistake on my part. How does Teachers hold up?
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Of whisky, I recently tried Poit Dhubh, which was rather fantastic.
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Teachers is, in my opinion, more to the "American" taste. Others in that category are Cutty Sark, Famous Grouse and J & B. Chivas Regal is a bit that way, too. They tend to taste a bit more fiery or sharp and are best drunk with mixers or in cocktails. I don't say there's anything wrong with them. It really is a matter of taste.
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That's right DB - remember, 'the Scots are so mean, they even take the e out.'
Eeeek!

Sorry folks. I even knew that already. Oh dear, the shame. Well, I'll leave the error in for consistancy's sake.

...and I really only mentioned Bells in contrast to the 'pure-smouldering-earth-in-a-glass' of Laphroig to demonstrate the extents of recognition available to my palate. I've nowt against either of em!
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Gil, would you say Glenmorangie is Americani(s)ed?
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