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    Scotch Question

    Any scotch drinkers out there?

    I recently got to raid my grandparents liquor cabinet (they don't drink anymore) and came across about 5 bottles of old scotch. I've never really had good scotch before and was wondering how i should drink it.

    I believe the manly way is no ice correct?


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    Re: Scotch Question



    someone had too...



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    Re: Scotch Question

    I highly suggest Johnny Walker, all of them are fantastic, but Blue label is the best... only problem is that it's expensive... very expensive....



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    Re: Scotch Question

    well im in highschool but...


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    Re: Scotch Question

    Through a straw. And when you're really drunk, a straw through your nose.



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    Re: Scotch Question

    Ice is fine to add. I do that on a hot day. Straight up is the usual way. Some add a little water to it.


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    Re: Scotch Question

    My wife prefers hers straight up.


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    Re: Scotch Question

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Any scotch drinkers out there?

    I recently got to raid my grandparents liquor cabinet (they don't drink anymore) and came across about 5 bottles of old scotch. I've never really had good scotch before and was wondering how i should drink it.

    I believe the manly way is no ice correct?
    Drink it "neat" which is no ice. If you don't like it room temp, put the bottle in the freezer.

    Some will say to put one small ice cube or add a splash of very cold water. That will release some of the flavors and aromas.

    As a general rule, single malts are the best (over blends) and the older the better. There are different regions that have distinctive tastes. Each person like their own style. Try em all and see what ones you like the best.



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    Re: Scotch Question

    Quote Originally Posted by MrReality View Post
    Drink it "neat" which is no ice. If you don't like it room temp, put the bottle in the freezer.

    Some will say to put one small ice cube or add a splash of very cold water. That will release some of the flavors and aromas.

    As a general rule, single malts are the best (over blends) and the older the better. There are different regions that have distinctive tastes. Each person like their own style. Try em all and see what ones you like the best.
    Thanks for the honest help... I've checked and some of them are 30 year old scotches and that was thirty years ago.... my grandparents apparently like to buy booze and not drink it. We'll see what happens. I'm a big Templeton Rye fan so I think I'm in for a treat.


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    Re: Scotch Question

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Thanks for the honest help... I've checked and some of them are 30 year old scotches and that was thirty years ago.... my grandparents apparently like to buy booze and not drink it. We'll see what happens. I'm a big Templeton Rye fan so I think I'm in for a treat.
    Keep in mind that aging for scotch and other spirits stops when they are bottled. The age of scotch is determined by how long it is kept in barrels or casks. As opposed to a powerful red wine that continues to develop and reach a peak after a certain number years in the bottle.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    Keep in mind that aging for scotch and other spirits stops when they are bottled. The age of scotch is determined by how long it is kept in barrels or casks. As opposed to a powerful red wine that continues to develop and reach a peak after a certain number years in the bottle.
    Realllyyyy... I did not know that. Gosh I just get smarter from this site every day.


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    Re: Scotch Question

    Quote Originally Posted by cyfan964 View Post
    Thanks for the honest help... I've checked and some of them are 30 year old scotches and that was thirty years ago.... my grandparents apparently like to buy booze and not drink it. We'll see what happens. I'm a big Templeton Rye fan so I think I'm in for a treat.
    Unlike wine, scotch doesn't age in the bottle. That 30 year old scotch is still 30 years old.

    My favorite - Johnny Walker Black Label... it's worth the extra $$ compared to Red Label. Water or melting ice cubes actually brings the flavor out.

    If you want something smoother you can mix a Deano (James Dean) Which is J&B, club, and ice.

    If you don't like the smokey flavor of scotch go with Irish whisky - Bushmills.

    Oh, and don't get wrapped up in the single malts.. they cost twice as much and aren't near as drinkable in my opinion.



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    Re: Scotch Question

    Neat.



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    Re: Scotch Question

    I prefer Johnnie Walker green label myself. Never been a fan of Red.


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    Re: Scotch Question

    Technically speaking the correct way to drink it is not "neat" but with a bit of water or a little ice. That said the best way is however you enjoy it the most wether that is room temp, cold, neat, with water, or with bacon & eggs for breakfast.


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