Non Scottish Whiskies

Fang_Farrier

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#1
Taken from the way a different thread was heading, recommendations on non -Scottish Whiskies.

Basically we all know that Scotland is the land of the finest single Malts but what other whiskies are enjoyed by those on Arrse.

Currently have a bottle of Gentle Jack in the cupboard which is rather pleasant for something American.

And have had several Irish bottle over the years.
 
#2
i tried a japanese malt round at a mates after a pretty heavy session and it was just about undrinkable, god knows what it would've been like sober
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#5
Bushmills single malt is lovely. I'd also rate it over the majority of "Scotch" whiskies out there.

Gentleman Jack, or Single Barrel is often found in my hip flask also. Nom nom nom nom nom nom
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#6
Penderyn is made 13 miles away from my house. It's a perfectly pleasant whiskey, but I do prefer Irish.

Of the Irish whiskeys that I've tried (apart from poitin), I prefer Powers.
 
#7
Most people cant tell one whisky from another, especially if they have had a couple. In fact if you want a wee bit of fun tell your drinking mates that you bet they cant tell a lager from a stout or a pint of heavy. Get half a pint of each poured tell your guy to shut his eyes and give him the stout first, he might get the first two swigs right but give him a taste of stout again and usually they wont have a clue what they are swallowing after that.

JDs a nice dram
 
#8
I've got a couple of bottles of the early English Whiskey company output, both still at 3yrs. Best described as alright at the moment but the peated one already shows a lot of promise for when it's properly aged.
 
#9
I've got a couple of bottles of the early English Whiskey company output, both still at 3yrs. Best described as alright at the moment but the peated one already shows a lot of promise for when it's properly aged.
I always thought whiskey doesn't change very much once bottled?
 
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PrinceAlbert

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#10
As an aside I am finding that top quality dark rums are also enjoyable
Did you know that all rums start out white/clear. The darkness is achieved by the length of time it spends in the barrell. I only found that out a couple of weeks ago.
 
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Boozy

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#11
I'm exceptionally biased of course, but there can be nothing better than Bushmills :) Jamesons is still a decent option and the same parent company owns both brands.
 
#12
Sun-Tory Yamazaki is an excellent drop, first introduced to me Mrs H_M 1st's brother-in-law who went to Japan regularly on business with Rolls Royce. The Japanese drinl it almost like a cocktail in a highball glass with crushed ice and spring water. It is also drunk with food. of course, this increases the velocity of intoxication ;-)
 

BuggerAll

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#13
I'm quite keen on Jack Daniels - Silver Select -Single Barrel. Mind you I'm also partial to Feckin Irish Whiskey too.

I haven't tried Gentleman Jack. Should I?

BTB I've done a distillery tour of JD's in Lynchburg, Tennessee. Lynchburg is a dry county - go figure?

O the way to the distillery we got stuck behind a real old jalopy. Proper Waltons banger being driven by an old boy in vest, dungarees and a yellow baseball cap. Loaded gun rack on the back window.

I was going to overtake him when I noticed his bumper sticker:

"COON HUNTERS FOR CHRIST"

In my head I heard the banjos twanging and decided to hang back, well back...
 
#14
Sun-Tory Yamazaki may well have been the one I tried. We tested a few round at a mate's place and like I say it was 'ok' but I couldn't see what was special about it at all. I believe it can be quite expensive. ie £40+ for a bottle in some shops. They use fancy bottles sometimes which puts me off a bit...is it a quality drink or a novelty gift item?
I think I in fact left my 'top up' of it to one side for a while....nearly forgot to drink it, it just wasn't pleasant really and didn't compare with better brands.

As an aside I am finding that top quality dark rums are also enjoyable and godo to mark a special occaision. Look for dark rums made from genuine demarara sugar cane, grown right by its name-sake's river for example. Not cheap either but worth it in my humble opinion. Quality of raw materials and interesting,traditional distilling techniques being used as well to naturally improve flavours, quality etc.

Have you tried Mount Gay rum.... my personal favourite, available in Tesco.

Never seen it outside of Barbados but they do an Extra Old version as well.
 
#15
After Old Poulteney and Oban, I like a Bushmills. Never been keen on Jack Daniels and no one I know has a Japanese Whisky in the house.
 
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Did you know that all rums start out white/clear. The darkness is achieved by the length of time it spends in the barrell. I only found that out a couple of weeks ago.
As do most whiskies, but some have caramel added to give it a darker colour!
 
#20
Hicks & Healey Cornish Single Malt seven-year-old Whiskey is supposedly excellent. (At £150 per half litre it bloody well should be.)

I am however in no particular haste to find out.

Given a bottle of Knob Creek bourbon last year. Not bad, but nothing I would enthuse about
 

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