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    Scotch, Cigars, Food

    Inspired by the Beer-loving community (which I consider myself a part of) here on CF, it's time to show Scotch some love.

    What are your favorite combinations? I suppose I am most interested in finding out what connoisseurs consider to be a good snack w/ a glass.

    For a semi-affordable scotch, I like: Lagavulin (very smokey), and Balvanie (med sweet-smokey).

    I don't smoke cigars very often, but enjoy one a few times a year, with a glass.


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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    I like my scotch with a lot of corn in the mash... say 51% or so.

    All kidding aside, I've never had scotch. How different is it from american whiskies?



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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    Quote Originally Posted by illinoiscyclone View Post
    I like my scotch with a lot of corn in the mash... say 51% or so.

    All kidding aside, I've never had scotch. How different is it from american whiskies?
    Good question really. I'll put it this way: I typically mix my american whiskys with something. I would never dream of putting something in my scotch besides a bit of water or some cubes... so taste I guess.



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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    Quote Originally Posted by illinoiscyclone View Post
    All kidding aside, I've never had scotch. How different is it from american whiskies?
    I think it's smoother.

    I probably like some of the Canidian Whisky's about as good as anything. A glass of Crown Royal or Canadian Club on the rocks is a wonderful thing. I've never been able to do that with Bourban.



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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    Oban is my favorite, but I enjoy Macalan and Edradour as well.


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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    I've generally enjoyed whiskey, but have been reluctant to get into scotch due to the price tag. One of these days...


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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    I thought this was going to be about what the people in the US are going to be using as trading currency in about two years. My bad.



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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I thought this was going to be about what the people in the US are going to be using as trading currency in about two years. My bad.
    Been spending a little too much time in the cave lately?



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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonepride View Post
    I thought this was going to be about what the people in the US are going to be using as trading currency in about two years. My bad.
    You may be right, but that's a subject for the cave.



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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    Quote Originally Posted by uro cy View Post
    Been spending a little too much time in the cave lately?
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    Quote Originally Posted by madcityCY View Post
    You may be right, but that's a subject for the cave.
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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

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    So do you drink scotch, or just conservative kool-aid?



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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    I think it's smoother.

    I probably like some of the Canidian Whisky's about as good as anything. A glass of Crown Royal or Canadian Club on the rocks is a wonderful thing. I've never been able to do that with Bourban.
    Try Blanton's or Woodford Reserve... both top quality American Bourban's (aka Whiskey)...

    As a small tasting note, never put scotch on ice, according to the "experts" - if you want to cut it a little bit, you just add a few drops of water. I'm at the office, or I'd throw out a few recommendations from the several my friends and I have tried, sorry - I'll have to jump on later and add some of my choices, cuz I'm bad at remembering names off the top of my head.


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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    I think it's smoother.

    I probably like some of the Canidian Whisky's about as good as anything. A glass of Crown Royal or Canadian Club on the rocks is a wonderful thing. I've never been able to do that with Bourban.
    Funny. Most people find scotch less "smooth". It's got very distinctive "earthy" flavors that you don't generally find in bourbon.

    Canadian whiskey is probably the least "flavorful" of them all, IMO. It's made to be smooth, and it's great at that, it just doesn't have any of the "harsh" flavors and characters that scotch tends to have.

    My personal whiskey pecking order:
    Single Malt Scotch
    Blended Scotch
    Rye Whiskey
    Bourbon Whiskey
    Irish Whiskey
    Canadian Whiskey

    I won't pretend to be a scotch expert by any means, but I do love a glass from time to time. I stock Oban, Glenlivet and Macallan 18 in the basement usually.

    If I'm not drinking beer, and I'm drinking, there's a damn good chance I'll be drinking a single malt.


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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    Quote Originally Posted by madcityCY View Post
    So do you drink scotch, or just conservative kool-aid?
    I can't comment on that here, or so I've been told



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    Re: Scotch, Cigars, Food

    I don't drink any of it, but courtesy of my Uncle John's Bathroom Reader:

    whiskey: catch all
    bourbon: whiskey made in Kentucky
    scotch: whiskey made in Scotland

    also ... for some reason they take the "e" out of scotch "whisky" - everything else is "whiskey"



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