Single Malt Scotch of Choice

kayaker

Come get some!!!
Ahhh. There are so many choices. I like peaty scotch, so some of my Favorite include Lagavulin, Ardbeg and Bowmore. Then I had Port Ellen.

Also an Islay malt, unfortunately the distillery was closed in the early 80s. There are still some casks kicking around, so most of what you will find has been bottled independently.

I've only tried 2 different bottlings Port Ellen, and that was during a scotch tasting where we got to compare the two. Both were great, smokey, tasty and very well balanced, but this is the one I had to buy. It was a very special treat for me and the most I've ever spent on a bottle (~$250).

If you ever get a chance to try it, do so.
 

AdamC

Young Ape
I don't have ONE of choice, I tend to try many of them, I have several brands I come back to over and over though.
For favorite brands I like Oban, Aberlour, Auchentoshan, Ardbeg, Bunnaihabhain and Highland Park probably the most.
Just recently I picked up some Caol Ila which is really nice, has everything I like about a good Islay malt.
I haven't had glenrothes yet, but I love Talisker, nice little chile pepper of a scotch lol

PaulMac


I agree with Obans...Very fine choice. Def my favorite of all scotch brands. Had a 100 year once. So expensive.
 

yellowgoat

ChestBeater
A lot of people saying the Balvenie 12yr. doublewood

Pure addiction! As a Scotch beginner I bought a bottle yesterday and today I have a half bottle. It's the best tasting scotch I have ever had. Must buy more Scotch...
 

Satch

Young Ape
A lot of people saying the Balvenie 12yr. doublewood

Pure addiction! As a Scotch beginner I bought a bottle yesterday and today I have a half bottle. It's the best tasting scotch I have ever had. Must buy more Scotch...


Agreed, I always have a bottle in the stash.
 

BigCat

Young Ape
I enjoy Balvenie quite a bit too...I think I drank enough of it to float a battleship on Saturday at a wedding :)

I am, however, partial to the Glenlivit 18 yr. And it looks like it just came down in price around here for some reason. It used to be about $75/fifth, but I saw it the other day for $65 and there are no liquor "sales" in Michigan.
 

RicoPuro

Young Ape
I am biased towards Islay malts. Talisker and Laphroaig would be my first choice, Bowmore is more accesible to my pocket. Right now I am consuming a McClelland, not bad for the price.

Jorge
 
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