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(The Daily Beast)   Hey, you over there. Fancy pants. Don't be a single-malt scotch snob. Blended whiskies are often just as good   (thedailybeast.com) divider line 137
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2014-08-09 06:04:41 PM  
i can drink black label in a pinch, but i'm not wild about blends, i must say.
 
2014-08-09 06:07:27 PM  
Famous Grouse and apple juice is one of my favorite cocktails.
 
2014-08-09 06:18:45 PM  
I never get scotch drinkers.  Even as a pretty developed alcoholic with some money, Jack on the rocks is still my go to.
 
2014-08-09 06:24:57 PM  

MAJ Ethanolic: I never get scotch drinkers.  Even as a pretty developed alcoholic with some money, Jack on the rocks is still my go to.


gah. *shudder*

i've never gotten the jack thing. i had some elmer t. lee neat last night, which was really good.
 
2014-08-09 08:24:24 PM  
Does scotch and popcorn go together?  Seems like there should be popcorn for this thread.
 
2014-08-09 08:25:19 PM  

FlashHarry: i can drink black label in a pinch, but i'm not wild about blends, i must say.


Not even Chivas? It was my favorite for a long time.
 
2014-08-09 08:47:29 PM  

basemetal: Does scotch and popcorn go together?  Seems like there should be popcorn for this thread.


If you're eating popcorn, you want something a little lighter... like a Laphroaig and Mountain Dew.
 
2014-08-09 08:47:59 PM  
They're all pretty good with Mountain Dew.
 
2014-08-09 08:48:35 PM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: basemetal: Does scotch and popcorn go together?  Seems like there should be popcorn for this thread.

If you're eating popcorn, you want something a little lighter... like a Laphroaig and Mountain Dew.


Booooooooo.
 
2014-08-09 08:54:20 PM  
I'm not a scotch drinker.  I'm a Glenlivet drinker.  Or Macallan if they're out of Glenny.

Not a snob, that's just what I like.
 
2014-08-09 09:37:34 PM  

PainInTheASP: I'm not a scotch drinker.  I'm a Glenlivet drinker.  Or Macallan if they're out of Glenny.

Not a snob, that's just what I like.


csb

After my divorce, my sister bought me a bottle of 21 year old Glenlivet.

/she despised my ex
//best sister evar
///third slashie drinks it neat

end csb
 
2014-08-09 09:41:57 PM  
I don't mind green label, but for the price would rather pick up a nice Islay single malt.
 
2014-08-09 09:52:42 PM  

JasonOfOrillia: Eddie Adams from Torrance: basemetal: Does scotch and popcorn go together?  Seems like there should be popcorn for this thread.

If you're eating popcorn, you want something a little lighter... like a Laphroaig and Mountain Dew.

Booooooooo.


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2014-08-09 10:43:59 PM  
Glenmorangie FTW.
 
2014-08-09 11:26:04 PM  
OK, time to break out the Scapa, it's been a while and I'm finishing up a two week vacation.
 
2014-08-09 11:30:29 PM  

MAJ Ethanolic: I never get scotch drinkers.  Even as a pretty developed alcoholic with some money, Jack on the rocks is still my go to.


How about no.

Bourbon in general is disgusting, and Jack is worse.

Grew up with both Jack and scotch in the house
 
2014-08-09 11:31:49 PM  
Lagavulin.
 
2014-08-09 11:32:22 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Glenmorangie FTW.


Bingo. And the only way I can choke down Jack Daniels is mixed with something...preferably cyanide.
 
2014-08-09 11:32:34 PM  
Single malt neat, blended for one of my favorite drinks - the rusty nail.
 
2014-08-09 11:32:52 PM  
If I like the taste and the hangover doesn't try to kill me, I don't care what's on the label.

I wish Dewar's 10 came in 16 oz cans, really.
 
2014-08-09 11:33:04 PM  
Tequila > Bourbon > scotch
 
2014-08-09 11:33:30 PM  
I like my scotch like I like my women.  Aged 32-37 years.
 
2014-08-09 11:33:47 PM  
I fail to see what my pants have to do with this.
 
2014-08-09 11:35:08 PM  
Here, drink this swill, the result of fruits rotting.

/no thanks
//www.drugs-plaza.com
///wait, i love booze too
..f*ck
 
2014-08-09 11:35:50 PM  
It's all good, but single malts are more interesting..

If you're using any kind of mixer, it doesn't matter - go cheap.
 
2014-08-09 11:37:35 PM  
Oban.
 
2014-08-09 11:39:33 PM  
Single malt snob, here. But I also enjoy a blended, now and then. A friend introduced me to Crown Royal, and I like it just fine.
 
2014-08-09 11:40:13 PM  

GitOffaMyLawn: Single malt neat, blended for one of my favorite drinks - the rusty nail.


What kind of flask do you use to sneak Drambuie into a bar?
 
2014-08-09 11:41:49 PM  

studebaker hoch: If I like the taste and the hangover doesn't try to kill me, I don't care what's on the label.

I wish Dewar's 10 came in 16 oz cans, really.


I believe that in South America you can get that.  No joke.  It just seems really wrong though.
 
2014-08-09 11:42:06 PM  

MAJ Ethanolic: I never get scotch drinkers.  Even as a pretty developed alcoholic with some money, Jack on the rocks is still my go to.


I've been drinking Jefferson Reserve all night.
 
2014-08-09 11:43:02 PM  
It's like fine wine. Once you get past a certain price point, even the experts can't notice an appreciable difference between a $50 bottle or a $500 bottle. Drink what you like. Don't worry about impressing people.
 
2014-08-09 11:43:41 PM  
Also, don't rely on whiskey drinking advice from something named 'Kayleigh Kulp'.

Try whiskies and find what you like.
 
2014-08-09 11:47:21 PM  
Single malt makes me dizzy.
 
2014-08-09 11:49:55 PM  
What?

Seriously?
 
2014-08-09 11:50:41 PM  

whatshisname: Don't worry about impressing people.


But "impressing people" is the point for most people.

Imagine how much smaller the alcoholic beverage industry would be, if you could never broadcast what exactly you were drinking, you only drank it for you.
 
2014-08-09 11:54:18 PM  
I'm fairly certain there's an establishment inside the beltway that offers canned, and even bottled, varieties of malted liquor.
 
2014-08-09 11:55:37 PM  
I do like my peaty-as-fark single malt Islays, but a bottle of Black Label is a good all-round Scotch in the end.

Though get between me and my Elijah Craig, and it's going down.

I lived for four years across the street from a hole-in-the-wall Philly bar that specialized in whiskey. It was a crash course in appreciating the good stuff. The one takeaway from all the time and money I blew on whiskey in that bar? Jack Daniels is swill. You want cheap, drinkable whiskey? Old Crow.
 
2014-08-09 11:55:41 PM  

MAJ Ethanolic: I never get scotch drinkers.  Even as a pretty developed alcoholic with some money, Jack on the rocks is still my go to.


Whoa, maybe for you, HD is a vile liquid. Even drunk, it's instant gag reflex for me. I never understood the draw, but for cheap tequila and Rye, I'm your guy.
 
2014-08-09 11:57:16 PM  
I prefer to add cos amounts of tang powder to mine... No water.
 
2014-08-09 11:57:47 PM  

Notabunny: Single malt snob, here. But I also enjoy a blended, now and then. A friend introduced me to Crown Royal, and I like it just fine.


Oh you're a single malt snob and you can't even tell that Crown Royal is Canadian corn liquor?

You strike me as one of the 90% that simply spends more money to look like you have taste.
 
2014-08-09 11:57:52 PM  
Not a big scotch fan.
Would rather drink ground glass and gasoline than bourbon.
Irish whiskey for me, and I find blends to be more palatable and smooth.
Michael Collins, Clontarf, Killbeggan, or Jamesons in a pinch.
 
2014-08-09 11:58:08 PM  
*clicks TFA*

Picture with ice?

*blink*

"Their lighter body makes them perfect for mixing in cocktails, too."

O.o

What the hell?

*lights torch, grabs pitchfork*
 
2014-08-09 11:58:37 PM  

studebaker hoch: GitOffaMyLawn: Single malt neat, blended for one of my favorite drinks - the rusty nail.

What kind of flask do you use to sneak Drambuie into a bar?


One shaped like binoculars.
 
2014-08-09 11:58:47 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Glenmorangie FTW.


THIS.  I knew I liked you for some reason.  You tried Companta yet?  Awesome.

I've had people who say they've tried Scotch and hated it try one of the Glenmorangies -- and usually recant and convert.  I've had the most success with Lasanta, probably, but Nectar D'Or and Quinta Ruban aren't crap, either... :-)  (Though, really, I liked the old Portwood finish better that Quinta Ruban.)

Also, to be fair... for a blend, Monkey Shoulder isn't bad.  It's about the only blend I've found that I liked.  If you ever find it somewhere, try it.
 
2014-08-09 11:58:52 PM  
Don't drink much anymore but still keep Bourbon on hand. Any Islay will get my immediate attention and I do actually enjoy Teacher's. It's all good. As said earlier, drink what you like and to hell with the dilettantes.
 
2014-08-09 11:59:18 PM  

Boon23834: MAJ Ethanolic: I never get scotch drinkers.  Even as a pretty developed alcoholic with some money, Jack on the rocks is still my go to.

Whoa, maybe for you, HD is a vile liquid. Even drunk, it's instant gag reflex for me. I never understood the draw, but for cheap tequila and Rye, I'm your guy.


Oops. *JD.
 
2014-08-09 11:59:42 PM  

Jaicu: Oban.


Oban goes for about $89 a bottle here.  If I could afford it, I'd by a bottle every few weeks.

I can't afford it so I have my tax withholding set to give me about $100 every year.  I use it for my yearly bottle of Oban.
 
2014-08-09 11:59:45 PM  

Gonzee: Not a big scotch fan.
Would rather drink ground glass and gasoline than bourbon.
Irish whiskey for me, and I find blends to be more palatable and smooth.
Michael Collins, Clontarf, Killbeggan, or Jamesons in a pinch.


*grabs tar and feathers*
 
2014-08-09 11:59:57 PM  

DarKrow: I do like my peaty-as-fark single malt Islays, but a bottle of Black Label is a good all-round Scotch in the end.


I tried Laphroig once and it was by far the nastiest pre-bottled drink I've ever had.

Is it supposed to taste like a burned tire?
 
2014-08-10 12:00:02 AM  

GitOffaMyLawn: MAJ Ethanolic: I never get scotch drinkers.  Even as a pretty developed alcoholic with some money, Jack on the rocks is still my go to.

How about no.

Bourbon in general is disgusting, and Jack is worse.

Grew up with both Jack and scotch in the house


I'm very happy that people like you are now allowed to be legally married.
 
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