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    I was given a bottle of whisky as a present and I have absolutely no idea which of them is the best and where the differences are. I am more into wine than into whisky.

    there is Scottish malt, the one I got
    Irish
    Canadian
    American


    So which one is the best and why?
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    no answers???? hmmm. I should better google it.
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    Scottish, without a doubt. Although I'm biased tbh, it just comes down to what you like the taste of, and the only way to discover that is by trying them all.
    What whisky is it?
    Is it a single malt or a blend? Single malts are more of a speciality. Blends seem to be more popular with none seasoned whisky drinkers, as they are typically blended to make a taste which has a mass market appeal.
    Within Scotch Whisky, there are the different whisky producing regions. Each has its particular attributes, for example an Islay malt tends to be quite peaty and have a kind of medicine like flavour. Popular distilleries would be Laphroaig and Bunnahabhain.
    Lowland Malts, like Glenkinchie, are typically quite natural tasting, as in grasses etc.
    Highland Malt (eg Highland Park, Dalwhinnie, Talisker, Royal Lochnagar) are from a large area so it's hard to give a particular classification, but they tend to be spicy and a little bit smoky.
    Speyside malts (my favourite) include many of the best known distilleries: Glenfiddich, Benromach, Macallan, Balvenie, Aberlour, I could go on for a while... The taste is generally sweeter than in other areas.

    The age of the whisky of course plays a part, although it depends what you like. For example, I can't stand Glenfiddich 12 year old (the biggest seller worldwide), I loooove the 15 year old, and then I find the 18 year old so so. There's no point going for an expensive whisky just because you think the price will mean it's better, because that just means it is rarer and harder to produce - storage is expensive, and when Whisky is maturing in the barrel, a lot evaporates over time. As much whisky goes into a barrel that's aging 12 years as one that's going 18 years, but a hell of a lot less comes out of the barrel after 18 years.

    The kind of wood the barrel is makes a difference too - there are sometimes special batches made which have matured in a madeira or a port cask (barrel). Balvenie do nice gift sets of miniatures with a range of different barrels where you can taste the difference.

    So all in all, it's just a matter of taste! And, in fact, a Japanese whisky won malt of the year a few years back. Like what you like, but try to taste as much as possible (difficult, and expensive, I know).
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    By and large scottish is the best. That doesn't mean you can't get good examples from other countries though.
    Irish and Canadian are quite similar, American whiskey tends to be very different, they specialise in Bourbon or Sourmash, and can taste slightly sweeter.
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    Laphroaig is personal favourite
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    cant say a personal favourite is at great expense =s jack daniels all the way ;p x
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    Hummm, Irish Whiskey, Jameson and Bushmills good. Scotch is always good, single malt is nicer, but so much more expensive. I like Highland Park.

    But I'm a big fan of Jack Daniels, its like Jameson. Even though its Bourbon...
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    Jack Daniels.

    But having only tried 3 kinds of Whiskey my opinoin does not really count
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    I used to drink Jack Daniels regularly til I got to NZ... Canadian Club is a lot nicer than JD here for some reason.

    Bushmills is quality though.
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    Scotish Single malts...preferably from Islay are my tickles of choice. Try the Lagavulin 16 Year is a little pricey but its awesome! py0alb is dead right you can get some other great exacples from other places...In fact there is a great irish whiskey called Bushmills 16 year, give them a try are good!!
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    (Original post by Aj12)
    Jack Daniels.

    But having only tried 3 kinds of Whiskey my opinoin does not really count
    yea tbf i think iv only tried 5 =s hardly a connoisseur of whisky =) agh well JD is too nice =)
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    (Original post by ukr-nffc)
    Laphroaig is personal favourite
    Agreed. It's excellent.
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    woodland jamaican whisky....eeeiishh!!
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    (Original post by emeritus2011)
    woodland jamaican whisky....eeeiishh!!
    Just reminded me of woodford reserve... good whiskey for the price
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    JD is pointless. Stick to Scotch.

    EDIT: Also, yes to Laphroiag and am also adding Glen Livet and Glen Morange to the list of great drinks.
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    (Original post by Cynthi007)
    I was given a bottle of whisky as a present and I have absolutely no idea which of them is the best and where the differences are. I am more into wine than into whisky.

    there is Scottish malt, the one I got
    Irish
    Canadian
    American


    So which one is the best and why?
    Jack Daniels maybe ??
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    Scottish Single Malt :drool: seriously nothing is better than a good old Scotch :cool:

    Although there are a fair few Bourbon's out there

    What one you get OP?
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    [QUOTE=The Lyceum;30478554]JD is pointless. Stick to Scotch.

    JD is lovely! mmmmm how can it be pointless when its so nice! :eek:
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    (Original post by The Lyceum)
    JD is pointless. Stick to Scotch.

    EDIT: Also, yes to Laphroiag and am also adding Glen Livet and Glen Morange to the list of great drinks.
    JD is lovely! mmmmm how can it be pointless when its so nice! :eek:
    tbf i like glenfiddich aswel mmm
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    (Original post by Amy-Leigh)
    JD is lovely! mmmmm how can it be pointless when its so nice! :eek:
    What do you have it with? Coke :eek: it is average at best.
 
 
 
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