OCAU Whisky appreciation

Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by xian, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. Smegenstein

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    Absolutely loved it tbh. I am a big bourbon drinker so it was more similar to a Bourbon style whiskey than your typical scotchy. Incredibly smooth dram, quite sweet too as youd expect.
     
  2. Ma Baker

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    Brilliant, hopefully they have it on our next cruise, if they do we'll jump on it straight away. :thumbup:
     
  3. chook

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    Scotch and Bourbon are not whiskey, they are whisky. Whiskey is Irish.
     
  4. Smegenstein

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    Oh how wrong you are.
    Bourbon is definitely whiskEy. That is with the E. Scotch is not. I suspect the only bourbon you will find using the spelling without the 'E' is Makers Mark. EDIT(or it turns out George Dickel, Makers Mark and Old Forester)
    EDIT2: Just an additional point, American Whiskey is with the E due to the large amounts of Irish immigrants they had at that point.
     
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    Yes, I wasn't certain about the Bourbon so thanks for correcting that one. I see a lot of discussions that even try to claim Bourbon isn't whisk(e)y at all but that sounds to me like some kind of elitist type stuff.
     
  7. Smegenstein

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    Scotch was the OG Whisky.
    Irish Whiskey was the OG Whiskey.
    Certain countries picked one, America went with the Irish spelling (except for the 3 distilleries mention prior), basically every where else went with the Scottish spelling.

    EDIT: And yes, some of the more elitist type whisky drinkers ive met at tastings and the like turn their nose up at the mention of bourbon, I just dont think they have tried a good bourbon before :p
     
  8. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    I always thought it was just a regional spelling difference.
     
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  9. Falkor

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    I'll be honest, I know the difference between Whisky and Whiskey but for some reason I randomly swap out the spelling at times.

    Honestly though, everyone knows what you mean no matter how you spell it. Only OCD internet nerds get upset all the time about it :lol:
     
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  10. Bradzac

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    You know you've reached peak wanker/wankr when you are arguing the difference between whisky and whiskey.

    I picked up a few bottles of Aberlour 12 year on sale for $64 down from ~$100 ish around xmas time after reading all the fuss about it on ozbargain. I was not disappointed. A couple friends and I polished off one of the bottles the other night and we all rated it quite highly. I'll be waiting for another sale and then grabbing a carton!
     
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    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    Exactly :lol:
     
  12. king3o0o

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    #purist

    when they realise bourbon is just a name for grain whisky,

    and most people drink "scotch" which is 70% grain whiskey.

    ^.^
     
  13. Smegenstein

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    A specific type of grain though - corn.
    Also specific type of barrel, and specific ABV range both in barrel and in bottle, and must be from a certain spot, but yeah apart from that scotch and bourbon and basically the same guy right....
     
  14. Badger

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    So, I picked up a bottle of loch lomond reserve (NAS blend) for $37 and I like it a lot. Reminds me a bit of talisker 10, a bit sweet and rich with a hint of smoke. Bought another bottle already.
     
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    So a bit like Bailie Nicol Jarvie used to be?
     
  16. Badger

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    I never actually tried BNJ so I can't compare.
     
  17. king3o0o

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    exactly.. specific GRAIN
     
  18. Smegenstein

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    Much like all whisk(e)y is made in a country, but being made within a SPECIFIC COUNTRY lets you call it a specific type of whisk(e)y....Which whisk(e)y is NOT made with a type of grain? Fuck Whisk(e)y and Gin both use water to be made why bother differentiating.

    I don't understand this mentality, whisky appreciation thread, part of that appreciation is appreciating the differences but to you that just makes people "purist" because you seem to think all whisk(e)y is the same.....
     
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  19. Bradzac

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    bread is just a type of solid grain whiskey that hasnt been fermented. They're basically the same thing. Bread falls under the whiskey with an E category.
     
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    Hi guys, i blended (taboooooo booo!!!) lagavulin 16 with nikka from the barrel. oh baby oh baby it is delicious.
     
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