Most of my whisky drinking was done at my mom's bar in Guatemala, when I managed it. For being in a Latin American country and having to obtain what was available, she had a decent selection, but I'm sure it would have disappointed the high-brow collectors.
I didn't consume a lot, but I did take advantage of the opportunities to sample as much as possible. For blends, I liked Chivas Regal and Johnny Walker Black Label. My favorite single malt was probably glenlivet. I tasted superior scotches, but don't remember their names.
Plenty there to keep me happy. It looks like a nice watering hole.
I’m a big fan but been too busy as of late to enjoy it much. I did try my first Speyburn recently; good stuff, nice flavor and a bite to it. It went well with a soggy, cold night in the mountains by fire in some ancient leaky abandoned cabin eating trout, rice, veggies and sourdough. I got my first hangover in years though which made for a rough time up the trail the next morning. Nothing a little dip in a cold mountin stream couldn't cure later on.
You're right...but I have yet to buy anything that isn't from Kentucky...and will not if I'm going to call it bourbon.
And a lot of small craft distillers who are making bourbon (2/3 corn mash, aged in virgin charred oak etc) have enough reverence not to call themselves bourbon, but simply "whiskey" if they come form outside Kentucky.
TT, u can get them for much cheaper here in Sweden, i got the 1st and 2 edition and will oppen them for an HP tasting i will hold here in July along with Hjärta, Thor and 2 single casks from independent bottlers.
My god TT your collection is marvelous! You've got some amazing whisky's in there! I'm a huge fan of Laphroaig, Glenlivet and Isle of Jura. Tried a Glen Moray round a friends not too long ago and that was lovely too. Archaon my god how have you managed that! Your collection looks stunning, I'd be in heaven if my funds allowed me to invest in such an extensive collection, the woes of being a student! Has anyone ever had/heard of Penderyn a Welsh single malt which is lovely, it's unpeated, the versions you can pick up easily in Supermarkets anyway, slightly vanilla-ry and a touch fruity. Also had a Japanese whisky recently a Yamazaki it's the tipple of my Girlfriends Step-Father however I wasn't a huge fan of it, more in to the peaty whisky's with Laphroaig being my go to when I have the money to spend out on any size of bottle.
I'm impressed you can keep your hands of them. I occasionally buy bottles with the intent to save long or collect but then after a month I just can't keep my self from opening them.
Edit: Now I noticed the lord of the isles bottling and is even more jealous.
I try to buy 2 of the ones i can afford it, 1 to drink and 1 to save. Then i taste a lot in our whiskyclub, so dont have to open so many at home, i usually try to have no more than 3 bottles opened at a time.
Yeah, the Lord of the Isles i got it when it was sold at Systembolaget for just 1500kr (about 140£) now u are lucky to find it under 3000kr (280£) i wish i had bought more of them
Another of my favorite brands is the sadly closed distillery Port Ellen
Cpl-Fox, thank u. I have also tried the Penderyn, it's nice.
I dont have a collection, cant really afford one yet but I always have a bottle of regular glenfiddich 12 and drambuie...During the cold days/nights I drink Drambuie and during warm days I make myself a rusty nail...which is half a glass of whisky and half a glass of Drambuie (which is whiskey with honey and some other herbs) and lots of ice. So you basically get a full glass of whiskey manliest cocktail there is, and so refreshing.
Also, not counting one beer or a glass of wine from time to time for the last 5-6 years I've been drinking only whiskey. Without ice (except when I make rusty nail) but I do put just a drip or two of water in it before I drink.