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  1. General Cigar Discussion
    You guys might think I'm nuts here, but does anyone else taste notes of malt in their smokes? My (very unrefined) palate frequently picks up malted notes, as in malted barley. This usually happens with maduros; not "naturals." Maybe it's just oak / woodiness, which seems to be a very common...
  2. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    When I say "best" I mean the best that I've had. I'm not a scotch drinker (well...I wasn't :D) and every time I tried one, It always tasted metallic and harsh. Never ever been able to enjoy a glass neat or on the rocks. Well, visiting my stepson and wife in Virginia last weekend, his neighbor...
  3. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    Single Malt Scotch What would you recommend for a beginning scotch single malt drinker. I dont want anything super strong. I have tried johnny walker black and dewars blended scotches and I hated the iodine flavor. I want something very smooth with lots of fruit notes, but most importantly...
  4. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    I enjoy a good Scotch now and then but have not had experience with very many different brands. Hoping maybe some of you more experienced Scotch lovers could point me in the direction of something new to try. My current favorite is Macallan 18yr and I also enjoy the 12yr sherry cask Macallan for...
  5. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    Can anyone recommend a single malt Scotch that is on the less oakie end of the spectrum?
  6. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    I am about to embark on the single malt journey and I am needing recommendations on where to start. Please nothing that is $200.00 a bottle. I have never tasted a single malt so I have no idea what to expect. Thanks for the help.
  7. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    I was just wondering if anybody could suggest a nice single malt scotch in the price range of 40-60 dollars. Can't afford the really good stuff, but would like to try out a nice smooth scotch in that price range. I am tired of american whiskey. Even single barrel jack isn't that good. Thanks.
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    My first Nub Maduro (cross-cut V-cut with my Wolf V-Cutter), a Saranac Single Malt (regrettably not made since 2004) and my cigar smoking buddy, Pleepleus!
  9. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    I finished up a bottle of Glenlivet 12, my first foray into the world of single malts. It went great with many cigars, and I'd be happy to buy another bottle, but I'm looking to branch out and try something different. Any recommendations for this relative newb would be appreciated, preferably...
  10. Cigar News, Videos, Reviews, Interviews, etc
    Last month I wrote an article that spoke about things that made cigars better. In last month's case we spoke about music, specifically the Bu... Read the full article here: Puff Lifestyle - Glenroth Speyside Malt Whiskey: The Gentleman's Scotch
  11. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    What are your premium malt beverages? Sitting here enjoying a a coouple.. or 6 cans of 211 Triple Export and just figured I'd get the general consensus of the board.
  12. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    I went to the liquor store and ended up bullshitting with the guy for more time than I care to share :P I came home with a bottle of Cragganmore 12 year single malt scotch. Its the first "decent" bottle I've ever bought, other than some Chivas I had a while ago. Is there a proper way to store...
  13. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    Hey Guys, I watch this video podcast every week by Gary Vaynerchuk called "Wine Library TV". Well last week he did a show on Single Malts. I think it was a pretty good intro for new drinkers. Linky HERE:tu Episode 509 - The Single Malt Scotch WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg visits and...
  14. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    I've been hearing around that there are people interested in Scotch, so I thought I'd put together a little list of stuff for people to try. This is by no means an all-inclusive list of good Single Malt Scotch Whiskeys to try, but it's a good starting point that provides good value and variety...
  15. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    A client gifted this to me the other day, any opinions? I typically drink Bushmills Black Bush, I am anxious to try it but thought I would get some opinions! Thanks!
  16. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    I am looking to dive into the single malt scene,was looking around the store and could use some advice,I have tried a few, balavieni double wood,glen fiddich 18,like the tastes.I am leaning toward the lighter colored brands as they seem a little easier to drink,is mcallen 10 a decent...
  17. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    What's your favorite single malt scotch. My personal favorite's are spring bank 10 year (for the price) and also Laphroig. looking for another good one to add to the cabinet. Jason
  18. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    Thanks to adsantos13 I got a line on Lagavulin 16 year old single malt scotch for only $49.99 a bottle. So four of us chipped in and bought a case of imho is the best single malt there is. If you have ever had it you know what I mean. It's smooth and has a strong peat and smoke flavor. It is my...
  19. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    http://scotchhunter.com/cgi-bin/cp-app.cgi?usr=51H5120033&rnd=5265066&rrc=N&affl=&cip=63.118.56.110&act=&aff=&pg=store this site has a lot of great info on single malt from all regions or Ireland
  20. Food, Wine, & Spirits Forum
    This week was my birthday. I told my wife the last time we were in the LCBO store that if she ever wanted to get me something, to buy me a bottle of Glen Breton Rare Canadian Single Malt Whisky. I have been admiring this stuff for a couple of years but always had second thoughts when looking...
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