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Phildelmar

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RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Sun, 12/8/13 7:35 PM (permalink)
Actually, there are some good contemporary studies on the subject
 
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    MetroplexJim

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    RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Mon, 12/9/13 7:53 AM (permalink)
    Phildelmar


    Actually, there are some good contemporary studies on the subject


    Indeed; here is an entertaining and informative article on that I first read in the WaPo.  This would be a wonderful and appropriate topic for my distant cousin David to explore.
     
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      RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Mon, 12/9/13 3:48 PM (permalink)
      MetroplexJim


      Phildelmar


      Actually, there are some good contemporary studies on the subject


      Indeed; here is an entertaining and informative article on that I first read in the WaPo.  This would be a wonderful and appropriate topic for my distant cousin David to explore.

      That was a very interesting read. I've read a few books on George Washington but don't recall, as the article mentioned, that trip ever mentioned in Washington biographies.
       
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        RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Mon, 12/9/13 4:16 PM (permalink)
        Prior to the Revolutionary War Mr. Washington and his older half-brother, Lawrence, acquired huge tracts of land in Western PA and the Ohio Valley.  My great grand uncle acquired and built his estate on one such large tract near Wheeling, WV.  Today it is a real estate development known as "Washington Farms".
         
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          RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Tue, 12/10/13 10:06 AM (permalink)
          Interesting article on Bourbon v. "Scotch".
           
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            RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Tue, 12/10/13 11:21 AM (permalink)
            I had the good fortune of being at the Holiday Inn  express in Bristol UK awaiting a flight back to the US and they were sponsoring a Single Malt tasting for just a few quid (pounds). I had always enjoyed Laphroig, Glenmorangie, and Bunnhabhain. At this tasting I tried the Isle of Jura, Spey River and several others which I cannot recall due to the loss of brain cells from these very events. Anyway, I remember liking the Isle of Jura very much. Too much in fact that in order to keep imbibing I need to win the lottery.
             
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              RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Tue, 12/10/13 3:06 PM (permalink)
              MetroplexJim


              Interesting article on Bourbon v. "Scotch".

              That article is a bit suspect. Buffalo Trace? That Jim Murray seems bought off. Single Malt Scotch is produced by over 80 distillers. There is quite a bit of differences in single malts than Bourbon because of major differences in the lands and water where it is made. As for the barrels they now use barrels second hand from Spain and Portugal that were used for making Sherry and barrels from Kentucky that were used for making Bourbon. The Bourbon barrels are not virgin Oak as the article says. They are charred before being used. It really comes down to preference in taste of primarily barley vs corn. Single malt and Bourbon are so different from each other you can't simply say one is better than the other.
               
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                RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Wed, 12/11/13 11:15 AM (permalink)
                Davydd


                MetroplexJim


                Interesting article on Bourbon v. "Scotch".

                That article is a bit suspect. Buffalo Trace? That Jim Murray seems bought off. Single Malt Scotch is produced by over 80 distillers. There is quite a bit of differences in single malts than Bourbon because of major differences in the lands and water where it is made. As for the barrels they now use barrels second hand from Spain and Portugal that were used for making Sherry and barrels from Kentucky that were used for making Bourbon. The Bourbon barrels are not virgin Oak as the article says. They are charred before being used. It really comes down to preference in taste of primarily barley vs corn. Single malt and Bourbon are so different from each other you can't simply say one is better than the other.


                You are correct, sir; it is a matter of personal taste.  Bourbon and Scot Whiskey are the true rolalty of spirits.  These premium tequila and vodka ads make me chuckle.
                 
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                  RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Wed, 12/11/13 11:23 AM (permalink)
                  Me too
                   
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                    RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Thu, 01/2/14 2:08 PM (permalink)
                    Anybody receive or find anything interesting in this line over the holidays?
                     
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                      RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Thu, 01/2/14 2:55 PM (permalink)
                      I didn't receive it. I bought it. A bottle of Glenmorangie.
                       
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                        Phildelmar

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                        RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Thu, 01/2/14 3:00 PM (permalink)
                        Age?
                         
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                          RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Thu, 01/2/14 4:08 PM (permalink)
                          Glenlivet Nadurra 16 Yr - Fantastic!
                           
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                            Phildelmar

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                            RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Thu, 01/2/14 4:34 PM (permalink)
                            Have had it. I agree
                             
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                              RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Thu, 01/2/14 8:12 PM (permalink)
                              Phildelmar


                              Age?

                              On edit: 10 years.
                              <message edited by Davydd on Fri, 01/3/14 12:53 AM>
                               
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                                RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Fri, 01/3/14 12:02 AM (permalink)
                                I'm kind of late to the party but my personal preference is Macallan 18 year old. I realize Macallan is probably the most "commercial" of single malts and I would love to experience others but I never know what to buy. This thread has really helped explain a lot and will be a very helpful guide for me to buy other brands of single malt HIGHLAND whiskey.
                                 
                                I enjoy drinking my Macallan with a small splash of spring water as instructed while in England many years ago. It actually makes a very smooth whiskey even smoother and, somewhat sweeter.
                                 
                                I know one thing for sure, I abhor the taste of the peet overtones as in Islay style whiskey. I guess one must acquire a taste for them over a period of time.
                                http://www.google.com/sea...p;biw=1440&bih=805
                                 
                                <message edited by Twinwillow on Fri, 01/3/14 12:07 AM>
                                 
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                                  RE: Island Or Highland Scotch? Fri, 01/3/14 11:12 AM (permalink)
                                  Admittedly, Islay malts are an acquired taste but it is one well worth acquiring
                                   
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