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Scotch - need suggestions

Postby tookalisten » Sat Apr 04, 2015 5:21 am

Well, my daughter's boyfriend popped the question last week and they are getting married.

Good news is that I really like this young man and they are both out of school, started their careers, and in their late 20s. So, certainly both are old enough and have been together for several years to take this next step.

Anyway, in planning the various festivities, we are having his parents/grandparents over in a few weeks.

I asked him what his parent's favorite beer/wine/liquor so that I could have some on hand.

He said his Granddad only drinks Scotch. I have absolutely zero knowledge of Scotch.
Need suggestions of brand(s), glass used, presentation/preparation, etc.

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Re: Scotch - need suggestions

Postby Brewtime » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:22 am

Scotch has such a broad taste spectrum you can treat it kind of like bourbon with how to present it with the same type of glassware. I will respond later when I get home tomorrow and I don't have to type a response on my iPhone
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Re: Scotch - need suggestions

Postby tookalisten » Sat Apr 04, 2015 7:49 pm

Thanks - appreciate the feedback when you get time.

I picked up a bottle of Glenmorangie Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky.
Gave it a try this eve while watching the NCAA Tourney - it is a lot smoother than i was expecting. I see the fascination.
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Re: Scotch - need suggestions

Postby thetooth » Wed Apr 08, 2015 2:22 pm

It's hard to recommend anything beyond that without knowing what kind of scotch he likes. Does he always mix it with something, in which case any blended scotch will do. There really is a wide variety of single-malt scotches out there, depending on taste. From smoky to peaty to various barrels for aging.

All that said, I think any single-malt like the one you bought should be fine. It may not be his favorite, but he should be happy to drink it. If not, he's an annoying bastard and should be sent outside while the adults talk. LOL

Congratulations on the new family member, by the way!
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Re: Scotch - need suggestions

Postby tookalisten » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:57 pm

thanks!
I kind of feel the same way - I made a decent effort; so I suspect he will be happy.

Now that I have been reading up a little on all the types out there, I am more intrigued myself. Never been much of a spirit drinker; except for the occasional tequila shot in my younger days. I liked this more than I thought I would. Though I do not see this taking over my quest for the next beer recipe.
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Re: Scotch - need suggestions

Postby thetooth » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:02 pm

Scotch is pretty much my spirit of choice. It doesn't replace beer, but it's a nice alternate drink option. :)
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Postby Brewtime » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:53 am

thetooth wrote:Scotch is pretty much my spirit of choice. It doesn't replace beer, but it's a nice alternate drink option. :)


I do like scotch but my sprit of choice is bourbon.
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Re: Scotch - need suggestions

Postby Grzyby15 » Thu May 14, 2015 3:47 am

Scotch is great but the best alcohol in my opinion is cognac (especially Hennessey)
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Re: Scotch - need suggestions

Postby maybock » Mon May 25, 2015 8:08 pm

Aberlour 12 would be a good choice, and it's easily available. Now if you want to find him something a little more special, get the 18 year old Aberlour. You cannot go wrong.
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Re: Scotch - need suggestions

Postby tookalisten » Tue May 26, 2015 5:05 pm

He liked the Glenmorangie; actually he drank about half the bottle so he must have liked it... :P
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