how to describe whiskey

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  1. mtowncyclone13

    mtowncyclone13 Well-Known Member

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    I am a whiskey drinker except for Johnnie walker. Someone asked me what I don't like It but I couldn't describe the flavor other than it is different than other whiskey. What do you like and how do you describe Johnnie walker?
     
  2. Judoka

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    #2 Judoka, Jan 4, 2013
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    Johnnie Walker is a Scotch. You probably just don't like flavor from the peat. The peat is pretty sedate in Johnnie Walker compared to a lot types of Scotch, but it is still there.
     
  3. cowgirl836

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    Johnnie is a blend.
    Go buy yourself some Glenlivet, Laphroig, or my favorite Glenmorangie.
     
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    If somebody doesn't like peat that is a horrible idea. You can't just jump straight from bourbon into something like Laphroig.
     
  6. flynnhicks03

    flynnhicks03 Well-Known Member

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    I feel scotch has a lot more flavor than other whiskeys (to some, the taste may be too strong). Have a drink of a good, single-malt then have a drink of whiskey. The whiskey will taste very bland.
     
  7. State43

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    Well you have many different styles from scotch, Canadian, bourbon, Tennessee whiskey, etc.
    when it comes to scotch, an affordable quality scotch would be glenfidith(sp) 12 yr
    canadian whiskey, crown reigns supreme in most people's minds though I feel revel stoke is very under rated
    bourbon, I would recommend you try Woodford Reserve masters collection. Cheap alternatives would be Jim beam and red stag.
    Tennessee style would be you Jack, Gentleman jack is nice and smooth.
    finally Irish Whiskey, Jameson 16 yr nadurra was my favorite, but standard Jameson isn't bad either.
     
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    See, I would say the exact opposite but I never cared much for scotch.
     
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    My favorite is Glenfiddich.

    There's some good single-malt Irish whiskeys, too; Connamera and Tyroconnell being two that come to mind.

    A good bottle of bourbon tops them all, though.
     
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    The OP never said they didn't like peat, but I agree that it could be that component.
     
  11. WhatchaGonnaDo

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    All bourbon is whiskey, but not all whiskey is bourbon.
     
  12. Cyfan1843

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    I switched to Scotch and Irish whiskey drinking them on the rocks.....I used to be a big Crown drinker....now Crown is to bland for me it almost hurts I don't like it as much.
     
  13. Cyclonin

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    Johnnie Walker has a smoky taste to it IMO. I have always enjoyed whiskey, and about 6 months ago I was treated to a few glasses of JW Blue on the rocks. Needless to say, nothing will ever be so good. Smoothest I have ever drank. Very expensive though. $200+ a bottle
     
  14. Cyclonesince78

    Cyclonesince78 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah JW is a blended scotch. I very much prefer single malt. Go for Glenlivet single malt aged 18 years. It's about a $75 bottle. But I'd put that bottle up against most $200+ bottles of scotch. Best bang for the buck IMO. Amazing drink.
     
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    Whiskey is delicious!
     
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    #17 Tre4ISU, Jan 4, 2013
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    Last summer I went to my uncle's golf club for this member/guest deal and they had a scotch tasting. Some of them were really good but some were awful tasting to me. I was kind of drunk and asked the guy telling us everything where the BV was and the guy actually laughed and told me they probably didn't even serve that out of the well, which they didn't. He was the real deal too. He was wearing a kilt and had the full on accent.
     
  18. Cycl1

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    I prefer a sweeter scotch to the very peaty ones, the glenmorangie portwood, and the Balvenie 21 year portwood are both good options.
     
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    No offense to the scotch drinkers, but the reason I like bourbon over scotch (in general) is the same reason I like beer over wine (in general).

    I ******* hate snobs.

    I can drink good wine, I can drink good beer, I can drink good whiskey/bourbon....et cetera...et cetera...When I say good, I mean well crafted. I don't mean the most expensive, well marketed thing out there. I enjoy the hell out of a locally produced 'cowboy whiskey' at $25 a bottle because it's produced on a pot still with a great system to get the heads and tails out of it. They also make a bourbon...I took a bottle to a 'scotch snob' friend of mine as a host gift for a holiday party...and the damn thing was gone before the end of the party and he asked if he could get another.

    The wine snobs will trot out the 'terrior' and the scotch snobs will do damn near the same thing.

    Ahh hell, I'm on a rant. Carry on, as you were.
     
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    So you like bourbon over scotch, not because of any taste reasons, but because you think scotch is pretentious? gotcha. There are beer snobs too you know.
     

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