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@PeatAndMeat
PeatAndMeat started a discussion

What is your favourite 'world whisky'? (Outside American, Irish, Japanese, Canadian... and obviously not including Scotch).

10 years ago

25 replies

@tonc
tonc replied

Amrut Fusion! Worth every penny... It also won the Best Natural Cask Award 2009 (Daily Drams) in the Malt Maniacs Awards

10 years ago 0

@PeatAndMeat
PeatAndMeat replied

Amrut sounds amazing - its on my wish list.

10 years ago 0

@LeFrog
LeFrog replied

Mackmyra (Sweden) is nice stuff and I also hear there are some reasonable whiskies coming out of Australia and New Zealand.

10 years ago 0

@JohnMcWindows

Sorry mate, I just found out I posted my reply at the 'Wall of Fame'. As expressed there in a rather elaborate reply it would be 1) Japan 2) Canada

I'm not sure everybody would appreciate Crown Royal as much as I do but I am sure you deffinately should give Yamazaki a try!

10 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

Besides Scotch, Irish, American and Canadian dram, I've only had Belgian whisky (not recommended, sorry) and Amrut. So I would have to say Amrut, the unpeated version.

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

@LeFrog
LeFrog replied

There are of course a few French whisky brands like Armorik, Eddu and Kaerilis

10 years ago 0

@markjedi1
markjedi1 replied

@ LeFrog, true words - and I hope to be able to try them soon. I also had the new English whisky (Chapter 6) from St George's, but I still think Amrut was better. When I got to Portugal this summer, I hope to be able to try some Spanish DYC whisky as well (I presume they'll be selling it in their neighbouring country).

10 years ago 0

@Kalekas
Kalekas replied

DYC (the Spanish national whisky) is not bad. And that, unfortunately, is about all I can say about it. It's my "go to" whisky when I want an everyday sup and there is no Cutty or J&B available.

10 years ago 0

@Kalekas
Kalekas replied

Following on from the last. I have been noticing a DYC malt in the shops here but haven't bought into it yet. Anyone tried it? If so, what were your impressions?

10 years ago 0

@jdcook
jdcook replied

@LeFrog - If you ever get the chance to sample anything from the Lark Distillery, I would recommend it. There is a caveat though - the Lark Distillery do things by the barrel - so every barrel produces a slightly different dram. I've only come across one I actively disliked - the LD72, but there are quite a few that range from pleasant to very good (but not earth shaking). But if you get a chance at a LD39, LD95 or LD 100, buy, buy, buy - they are awesome.

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

@NamBeist
NamBeist replied

Gentlemen, it is 40 years ago that Ace Of Spades by Motorhead was released. It was a musical shock wave at that time. Lemmy the front man of the band was totally into Jack Daniels and some white substance. I would have recommended him Amrut Peated Cask Strength. Just Amrut Peated Cask Strength.

16 days ago 5Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@NamBeist If I could only have one whisky for the rest of my life, Amrut Peated Cask Strength would be a strong contender...

16 days ago 4Who liked this?

@casualtorture

Hard to beat Kavalan Solist Vinho Barrique. Would have to go with that one.

16 days ago 4Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nozinan only one whisky for the rest of my life is an almost unapproachable subject for me. The Horror! The Horror! The horror of being so limited!

For me whisky is the joy of exploring a vast universe of taste and smell sensations.

16 days ago 4Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

Penderyn (I've got Welsh ancestry, and so does my wife - she's actually the first of her family born and raised in Canada), or Amrut.

14 days ago 3Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@BlueNote, this one is for you brother. I reorganized the open bottles this weekend. Spent some time in the bunker too.

My favourite World Whisky is Amrut Bourbon Cask, in particular the single cask Unpeated Indian Barley at 60% abv.

14 days ago 6Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge Ah yes, that is another fabulous expression. You refer, of course, to the LCBO exclusives that were discounted about year after they were released. Originally about $127, we got them for $76 I believe. When @thecyclingyogi messaged me about the discount, I remember running around the city to get them, with fewer remaining than listed everywhere I went. A few weeks later I was driving my wife and kids to and from a 'Mud run", and asked if we could stop by a store that still had a few, and she said yes. A few of them have made their way to very good homes and I value the ones that remain. At almost cask strength they are full of flavour yet possess complexity rarely found in such young whiskies...

To think the original price was more than I was wiling to pay! Fast forward a few years and we would be lucky to get a bottle like that for that price!

13 days ago 3Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@paddockjudge If there is ever a threat of a nuclear holocaust, your bunker is where I want to be my friend. grin

13 days ago 3Who liked this?

@Alexsweden
Alexsweden replied

That's a rather peculiar distinction " 'world whisky'? (Outside American, Irish, Japanese, Canadian... and obviously not including Scotch)" I'm in total agreement about the terminology but it would be interesting to know how come Canada for example doesn't belong to the "world". or Japan for that matter..

I've had some really good BOXes (swedish) and some really horrible Thais. My favourite is however easily identified. Like Nozinan I'm in total awe of Amrut peated CS. I hold it as one of my very top picks, "world" or otherwise.

13 days ago 4Who liked this?

@cherylnifer
cherylnifer replied

Not sure where to start. So just going to note the world whiskies I thought were exceptional (at one time or another): Amrut Intermediate Sherry Finished, Amrut Portonova, Kavalan Solist Sherry (not the Sherry Oak), Paul John Cask 164, Sullivan Cove American Oak.

12 days ago 3Who liked this?

@Alexsweden
Alexsweden replied

Some really nice picks, Cheryl. I remember the solist as mostly reminiscent of bone marrow-broth. Thick, meaty and extremely concentrated

11 days ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@cherylnifer picking five world favourite whiskies as you have done I can go along with. Being limited to the request that only one "world whisky" favourite be named makes me want to decline to participate...for the same reason that my answer to the frequent question "What's your favourite whisky?" is "I have no one favourite whisky for all moods and circumstances."

11 days ago 1Who liked this?

@cherylnifer
cherylnifer replied

@Victor ; you stated my sentiments perfectly. Thank you blush

11 days ago 1Who liked this?

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