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(NPR)   A look at how Johnny Walker has positioned itself for global success in the vast, growing market of clueless people who drink terrible Scotch   (npr.org) divider line 172
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2013-11-25 08:54:29 AM
Are there any farkers that actually consider Johnny Walker to be a drinkable scotch?

Black and red are cheap crap that only sound good when I'm already hammered. Green is quite possibly the worst thing I have ever tasted. Blue aint all that bad, but it is way over priced.

Anyway, scotch threads on fark are great. Let's do this. I want to try something new for Thanksgiving and you drunken sods always deliver.
 
2013-11-25 09:02:43 AM

sammyk: I want to try something new for Thanksgiving and you drunken sods always deliver.


i.imgur.com Nectar of the Gods.
 
2013-11-25 09:15:16 AM
a) it's johnnie, not johnny
b) while red is crap, black is decent, with a nice whiff of smoke from caol ila
c) if you're going to drink a blend, teacher's highland cream is the best bang for the buck
d) but i'd rather have an ardbeg, laphroaig, or lagavulin
 
2013-11-25 09:19:13 AM
also worth drinking in the sub-$75 realm:

• talisker
• balvenie doublewood`
• glenmorangie 10 (very peachy)
• macallan 12
 
2013-11-25 09:38:24 AM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: sammyk: I want to try something new for Thanksgiving and you drunken sods always deliver.

[i.imgur.com image 850x1214] Nectar of the Gods.


Quarter Cask is some good stuff, but I love their 10 year even more.
 
2013-11-25 09:56:02 AM
sammyk: Are there any farkers that actually consider Johnny Walker to be a drinkable scotch?

Not me. Johnnie Walker has never impressed. 

Ardbeg I like. Laphroaig I like.

But I usually only have scotch when someone brings it to a poker game.
 
2013-11-25 09:59:16 AM

DammitIForgotMyLogin: sammyk: I want to try something new for Thanksgiving and you drunken sods always deliver.

[i.imgur.com image 850x1214] Nectar of the Gods.


There's nothing better than Laphroaig and ginger ale..
 
2013-11-25 10:03:04 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: There's nothing better than Laphroaig and ginger ale..


have you ever tried it with Hawaiian punch? that's the stuff right thur.
 
2013-11-25 10:08:02 AM
Just picked up a bottle of Auchentoshan 12 year.  Love that stuff.
 
2013-11-25 10:19:57 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: There's nothing better than Laphroaig and ginger ale..


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2013-11-25 10:47:48 AM
No thanks, for my spirit needs I'll stick to Kentucky bourbon or Ron Zacapa 23. I've never found scotch particularly drinkable.
 
2013-11-25 11:01:23 AM

sammyk: Are there any farkers that actually consider Johnny Walker to be a drinkable scotch?

Black and red are cheap crap that only sound good when I'm already hammered. Green is quite possibly the worst thing I have ever tasted. Blue aint all that bad, but it is way over priced.

Anyway, scotch threads on fark are great. Let's do this. I want to try something new for Thanksgiving and you drunken sods always deliver.


Red is fine for everyday consumption, if you're trying to keep your weekly booze budget under $100. Sure, it's not for special occasions, but I'm just talking about regular day in and day out drinking.
 
2013-11-25 11:09:08 AM
I don't even like scotch. It tastes like dirt and band aids.
 
2013-11-25 11:09:14 AM

sammyk: Are there any farkers that actually consider Johnny Walker to be a drinkable scotch?

Black and red are cheap crap that only sound good when I'm already hammered. Green is quite possibly the worst thing I have ever tasted. Blue aint all that bad, but it is way over priced.

Anyway, scotch threads on fark are great. Let's do this. I want to try something new for Thanksgiving and you drunken sods always deliver.


Sure, for blended it ain't bad, but it's the Coach bag of Scotchs.

it shows that you know how to follow a trend and overpay for something, but not that you have any style, taste or originality.
 
2013-11-25 11:10:31 AM
This is one I really enjoy in the under $50 range.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-11-25 11:10:46 AM

doublesecretprobation: Eddie Adams from Torrance: There's nothing better than Laphroaig and ginger ale..

have you ever tried it with Hawaiian punch? that's the stuff right thur.


Philistines.  It's best with Mountain Dew.
 
2013-11-25 11:11:17 AM
Oban has always been my favorite, but there's a bottle of Ardbeg 12 that someone gave me that I quite enjoy.
 
2013-11-25 11:12:43 AM

Eddie Adams from Torrance: DammitIForgotMyLogin: sammyk: I want to try something new for Thanksgiving and you drunken sods always deliver.

[i.imgur.com image 850x1214] Nectar of the Gods.

There's nothing better than Laphroaig and ginger ale..


This has got to be a troll.

Laphroig is a bit peaty for my taste.

My fav is:  mymaltwhiskys.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-11-25 11:17:12 AM

sammyk: Are there any farkers that actually consider Johnny Walker to be a drinkable scotch?


I've got no problem with Johnny Black, but if I'm going to spend money on scotch, it's got to be the Oban.
 
2013-11-25 11:17:53 AM

bdub77: No thanks, for my spirit needs I'll stick to Kentucky bourbon or Ron Zacapa 23. I've never found scotch particularly drinkable.



Bourbon -- full of congeners.  and if it comes back up, it'll taste even better.
 
2013-11-25 11:18:36 AM

rumpelstiltskin: sammyk: Are there any farkers that actually consider Johnny Walker to be a drinkable scotch?

Black and red are cheap crap that only sound good when I'm already hammered. Green is quite possibly the worst thing I have ever tasted. Blue aint all that bad, but it is way over priced.

Anyway, scotch threads on fark are great. Let's do this. I want to try something new for Thanksgiving and you drunken sods always deliver.

Red is fine for everyday consumption, if you're trying to keep your weekly booze budget under $100. Sure, it's not for special occasions, but I'm just talking about regular day in and day out drinking.



it'll get the job done.
 
2013-11-25 11:18:47 AM
www.rivercitywhiskysociety.com

My go-to for a warm, smooth whisky.
 
2013-11-25 11:21:47 AM

NewWorldDan: it's got to be the Oban.


the 18 yo is pretty great.
 
2013-11-25 11:24:31 AM
static.guim.co.uk

Finds your lack of JW disturbing...
 
2013-11-25 11:27:08 AM
media.tumblr.com
 
2013-11-25 11:30:32 AM
I'll let you in on a little secret that true Scotch connoiseurs know, a little bit of this
www.couponing101.com
improves the taste of the finest Scotch
 
2013-11-25 11:32:30 AM
Call me a heathen, but I am not that big a fan of Scotch that tastes like someone just punched you in the mouth with fistfull of peat, and it seems Highlands Scotches don't have as much of it, which is why I seem to like them more.
 
2013-11-25 11:33:49 AM
One of the best named.

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2013-11-25 11:39:47 AM
cdn.shopify.com
If there's something the Scots can do better than the Irish, I haven't found it.
 
2013-11-25 11:41:25 AM
Scotch  =  made in Scotland.

Johnnie Walker is not made in Scotland.

Burbon  =  barrel aged less than 2 years.   New barrels
Whiskey =  aged more than one day.   previously used barrel   -  typically from bourbon, brandy or port.

aging process is done in wood barrels, initially the alcohol content is high, say 85%  and as it ages it loses alcohol to evaporation.  thus the longer it ages the stronger the flavor.

the worst Scotch I have ever had was   Scots brand Scottish Scotch.
 
2013-11-25 11:41:53 AM
There's a really good article in the latest Whisky Advocate on Diageo's long-term strategy with Johnnie Walker. It's worth a read, for those of you who don't already subscribe.

I'll stick with Bourbon and Irish, though. I prefer booze that doesn't taste like you picked it up at a fire sale.
 
2013-11-25 11:43:48 AM
I drink bourbon, like any self respecting American.
 
2013-11-25 11:47:36 AM

rumpelstiltskin: sammyk: Are there any farkers that actually consider Johnny Walker to be a drinkable scotch?

Black and red are cheap crap that only sound good when I'm already hammered. Green is quite possibly the worst thing I have ever tasted. Blue aint all that bad, but it is way over priced.

Anyway, scotch threads on fark are great. Let's do this. I want to try something new for Thanksgiving and you drunken sods always deliver.

Red is fine for everyday consumption, if you're trying to keep your weekly booze budget under $100. Sure, it's not for special occasions, but I'm just talking about regular day in and day out drinking.


This is they way I look at it.  I love Oban, but I'm not going to spend $80/bottle except for special occasions.  I can get Red for $25-30 and it's perfectly fine for a glass or two after work.
 
2013-11-25 11:50:46 AM
Bunnahabhain12 year.  Discuss.
 
2013-11-25 11:51:26 AM
FlashHarry:
• balvenie doublewood`

That's good stuff. I'm generally a beer guy, but I'll break out the Doublewood if occasion merits.
 
2013-11-25 11:53:33 AM

mysticcat: Eddie Adams from Torrance: DammitIForgotMyLogin: sammyk: I want to try something new for Thanksgiving and you drunken sods always deliver.

[i.imgur.com image 850x1214] Nectar of the Gods.

There's nothing better than Laphroaig and ginger ale..

This has got to be a troll.



He meant to say Ginger Beer or Mountain Dew.
 
2013-11-25 11:53:43 AM

thurstonxhowell: [cdn.shopify.com image 768x906]
If there's something the Scots can do better than the Irish, I haven't found it.


I bought that for my dad last year for Christmas.  I tasted a little sample after giving it to him (what a selfless gift right?) and HOLY shiat I was blown away by how good it was.
 
2013-11-25 11:53:44 AM
I'll cast my vote for Ardbeg.  It's affordable and damn tasty.  Peatier than Laphroaig, even.
 
2013-11-25 11:55:14 AM
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2013-11-25 12:00:42 PM

FlashHarry: Eddie Adams from Torrance: There's nothing better than Laphroaig and ginger ale..

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So much this. Savages

NuttierThanEver: I'll let you in on a little secret that true Scotch connoiseurs know, a little bit of this
[www.couponing101.com image 280x280]
improves the taste of the finest Scotch


You monster! Really that is just the most disgusting thing I ever seen a savage on Fark type.
 
2013-11-25 12:02:35 PM
www.beekmanliquors.com

yum.
 
2013-11-25 12:10:18 PM
$30
On my second bottle. But, need the Aardbeg and Highland Park in there too.
cdna.tid.al
 
2013-11-25 12:10:41 PM

sammyk: Are there any farkers that actually consider Johnny Walker to be a drinkable scotch?

Black and red are cheap crap that only sound good when I'm already hammered. Green is quite possibly the worst thing I have ever tasted. Blue aint all that bad, but it is way over priced.

Anyway, scotch threads on fark are great. Let's do this. I want to try something new for Thanksgiving and you drunken sods always deliver.


I've always understood Johnnie to be for mixing into things, not for drinking straight. What's a good "beginners' Scotch" someone would recommend? Or even Scotch-style non-Scotch whiskey/wtf snobs describe it?
 
2013-11-25 12:14:09 PM

thurstonxhowell: [cdn.shopify.com image 768x906]
If there's something the Scots can do better than the Irish, I haven't found it.


Apparently that's the same company that makes Jameson. Redbreast is what they make for people that actually like real whiskey, haha.
 
2013-11-25 12:18:09 PM

madgordy: Scotch = made in Scotland.

Johnnie Walker is not made in Scotland.


Can you be more explicit?
Since Diageo is a British company, wouldn't they would fall afoul of The Scotch Whisky Regulations and its officers drawn and quartered for selling Johnnie Walker as Scotch Whisky if it were not distilled and bottled in Scotland?
 
2013-11-25 12:18:31 PM

NuttierThanEver: I'll let you in on a little secret that true Scotch connoiseurs know, a little bit of this
[www.couponing101.com image 280x280]
improves the taste of the finest Scotch


www.nerdist.com
 
2013-11-25 12:20:05 PM

Crotchrocket Slim: sammyk: Are there any farkers that actually consider Johnny Walker to be a drinkable scotch?

Black and red are cheap crap that only sound good when I'm already hammered. Green is quite possibly the worst thing I have ever tasted. Blue aint all that bad, but it is way over priced.

Anyway, scotch threads on fark are great. Let's do this. I want to try something new for Thanksgiving and you drunken sods always deliver.

I've always understood Johnnie to be for mixing into things, not for drinking straight. What's a good "beginners' Scotch" someone would recommend? Or even Scotch-style non-Scotch whiskey/wtf snobs describe it?


First thing I would do hit a bar and get a glass of 10 year Ardbeg to see if you like Islay-style whisky.  There are four whisky regions of Scotland and Islay has the most distinctive taste.
 
2013-11-25 12:21:51 PM
I actually enjoy the JW Green label Scotch-Whiskey Blend its one of my favorite blends.  I also enjoy and have the following in my collection

- Glenlivet
- Ardbeg
- Laphroaig -18yr
- Lagavulin.
- Macallan -25 yr
- Glennfiddich -18yr
- Redbreast.

It all depends on the individual and their palette.  Me personally, I dislike most bourbon not my cup of tea.  I have yet to try any of the whiskey made in Japan, but the year is not over yet.

The article mentions how JW is marketing overseas in developing countries and is having some success.  The article fails to mention that in which everyone drinks black label mixed with coca cola which is not mentioned.

Article is bait click.
 
2013-11-25 12:24:26 PM

H31N0US: NuttierThanEver: I'll let you in on a little secret that true Scotch connoiseurs know, a little bit of this
[www.couponing101.com image 280x280]
improves the taste of the finest Scotch

[www.nerdist.com image 212x255]


tangtoday.com
 
2013-11-25 12:24:46 PM
My personal daily drinking and interesting display choice:

whiskys.co.uk
 
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