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'Bout time to bump this up again I think!

I'm a big fan of Balvenie: 12 yoa, 15 yoa, Doublewood, Portwood. They're all very well made.

Glenfiddich is good as is Glenlivet. I am partial to the single malts but JW Black is good and I learned to drink Scotch on JW Red.

I have an unopened bottle of 18 yoa Macallan I received as a gift when I retired from the Coast Guard. Not sure when I will open it, saving it for a "special occasion", just not sure what that will be but I'll know it when it happens.
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I was lucky enough to be stationed in Scotland in the Navy in 92 and we'd goto the different distilleries and taste the lovely liquid! :)

Now @ "Pete's Pub" (the name of my basement bar) I have 3 bottles of scotch
Johnny Walker Black
Johnny Walker Green (pobably my favorite JW)
Dewers almost gone.

Now, I had a Macallam(sp?) 25 after a phenominal steak dinner a few years ago that I wish I could have more of. It was perfect! Although we drank about 4 or 5 bottles of wine previous to that glass of scotch. but man it was good! Smooth and tasty!

Cigars...I'm a huge fan of Arturo Fuente :)

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Johnny Walker Black is my drink, usually mixed with ginger or soda. I also love Johnny Gold, Green or Blue on the rocks, but save them for special occasions due to price.
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Johnny Walker Black is my drink, usually mixed with ginger or soda. I also love Johnny Gold, Green or Blue on the rocks, but save them for special occasions due to price.

Ever have the Green? Gotta love it! And I like a little ginger with my scotch at times too, soda as well. But I do love a nice on the rocks too!

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Cigars...I'm a huge fan of Arturo Fuente :)

Fuente's are good. My cigar of choice these days are Rocky Patels. I favor the Honduran or Nicaraguan cigars as IMO they are more like Cubans. Dom Reps seem to be very harsh to me with the exception of some very expensive brands.

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I'm mostly a big beer geek, but when I drink liquor it's scotch. I usually have a couple of bottles around. I don't know enough to really know what's good or not yet, but I'm continuing my research. Right now I have a bottle of Glenlivet.

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I enjoy scotch, especially at the cigar bar... Anyways i dont have much experiance with the single malts, just the glenfidich (proabably wrong spelling) and glenlevit. Johnny black is my usually but will go gold, green or blue if the situation calls for it. I dont care for the red. I also have a bottle of chivas reserve 12yr that is in the decanter right now. Speaking of liquor anyone try some rye? Looking for a good canidate to try.
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  • 10 months later...

I have been a bourbon drinker ever since I started drinking liquor, but I recently have developed a real love for Scotch. I bought a bottle of Glenlivet and enjoyed it. Then I was out to dinner and asked the manager to recommend a Scotch to me and he brought me Highland Park...this stuff...it's just the nectar of the Gods. I went and bought a bottle of it at Binny's today. Well worth the $40 price tag.

I picked up a nice like old fashioned glass on clearance for $0.75 and I am enjoying it neat right now. I am really loving this whisky (I keep adding an "e" to whisky..." and I was hoping some of you who know Scotch better than me can throw some other brands out there for me to try.

Thanks!

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A good start is to try whisky from the six different regions and see what kind of whisky you like best, if it is the smoky whisky of the Islay and Island or if it is the softer and sweeter Lowlands. A simple start is the Six classic malts selection which contains:
Lagavulin 16 years, Islay .
Cragganmore 12 years, Speyside .
Talisker 10 years, Islands .
Glenkinchie 10 years, Lowlands .
Oban 14 years, west Highlands .
Dalwhinnie 15 år, Highlands .

My personal favourite distillery's are (depending on the mood I'm in)
Glenmorangie,Bruichladdich, Laphroaigh. But I'm in no way locked into these three distillery's as many other whiskylovers I tend to buy more whisky than I drink.

Good luck and welcome to the correct spelling of whisky.
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I have been a bourbon drinker ever since I started drinking liquor, but I recently have developed a real love for Scotch.

I still wonder when this transition will happen for me, I got into Walker for a little bit. I love bourbon but one wiff of scotch now makes my body twitch. Right now im stuck Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit until the stores get more of 20 year Van Winkle.

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