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Scotch? Bourbon? Both? Something else?

April 29th, 2009

After 30 years of drinking whisk(e)y, I’ve noticed that many of the scotch drinkers I know don’t drink bourbon. And even more bourbon drinkers are loyal to bourbon. The aren’t really interested in scotch.

I like all whisk(e)y–as long as it tastes good. (It is my job, after all.) But most of the whisk(e)y drinkers I know are in one camp or the other. Or they are drinking something else completely, like Canadian whisky, Tennesse or Irish whiskey.

Where do you stand? And why?

57 Responses to “Scotch? Bourbon? Both? Something else?”

  1. Greg W says:

    I agree with you John, as long as its good I will drink it. I also am not particular to one style because as my moods/preferences change there is always something to suite it, be it bourbon, scotch, or something else.

  2. Kevin says:

    I’m a bourbon fan through and through, but I do venture out of the U.S. every once in a while…

    Being a fan of very strong/bold flavors of bourbon the only scotches that really do it for me are the Islays – love the peat!

    Canadian whiskies are good for mixing, the only one I enjoy straight however is the Cask 16 from Crown Royal.

    I’ve never been able to really get into Irish Whiskies.

  3. Joe M says:

    It takes practice to go back an forth between styles. ;)

    I used to find it hardest to go from sweet to dry (bourbon to scotch) in one sitting and would always make a point of drinking scotch first if I knew I would be switching. These days I’m more flexible.

    George Dickel is my day to day drink, but it doesn’t represent any sort of boundary. I will say that for me the ultimate whiskey experiece involves a good size group of friends, a campfire, a cool night, and bottle of Dickel that’s been chilling on ice for hours ’till it’s as cold as possible. The bottle is passed around the fire and set back in the ice. After four or five laps, the bottle is done.

    The taste and experience after long day outside, with good beer to chase, is sublime. You wouldn’t want to try that with a bottle scotch. I don’t think it would work – such different personalities.

  4. Adam H. says:

    I’m in your camp, John — I’ll drink any whisk(e)y that tastes good. I like the adventure of trying anything and everything that’s out there (and I’d really like to see more Japanese stuff brought into the US). If I had to choose one type, though, it would be single malt scotch. There’s a range of flavors/choices in single malts that other whiskies don’t quite offer. As much as I love bourbon, I think of it this way: if single malts offer a 180-degree range of flavors and experiences, then bourbons fall in maybe a 45-degree range. I don’t know if that sounds like heresy to others, but after drinking quite a variety of stuff I think it’s the honest truth.

    • John Hansell says:

      Adam H., I see where you’re coming from here. The bourbon industry has been late to the party with regards to whiskey experimentation, when compared to scotch. But that is changing. (Just look at what Buffalo Trace is doing.) And I think bourbon producers have more restrictions too, regarding aging in “new charred oak” barrels. Still, they’re putting out some amazing stuff!

  5. Matthew says:

    I’m largely a bourbon and rye loyalist because I think you can get far better quality for the price and I try to avoid spending over $100 on any bottle. I’d much rather drink a fantastic Pappy Lot B for 45 dollars than a fine but somewhat routine Macallan 12 for the same price, just as I’ll pretty much only drink 20-30 dollar scotches in cocktails but would sip Bulleit or Sazerac all night.

    That being said, sometimes all I want is to sit on my sofa with a finger or two of Lagavulin.

    • John Hansell says:

      Matthew, for sure, bourbon has been the best value in whiskey for many years. Rye whiskey is up there too. Although I have been noticing some “price creep” lately on both.

  6. Paul says:

    I like to think that I am a follower of well made whisk(e)y no matter the location of origin. I currently have open bottles that range all over Scotland, Ireland, the United States and one bottle from a small distiller in Canada (have more exploring to do with our brother to the North).

    What I opt to drink depends on my mood and/or the friends that are over. It may also depend on what I am or did cook/grill. I can say this just as well about wine or beer that I consume. I always keep around several styles/bottles to suit mood, company and/or food.

    I find it incredible that I have access to such a wide variety of well made beverages to fit any of those and it truly is wonderful to continue to explore for new finds. To limit oneself to one style, region or maker mystifies me.

  7. Bourbon preferred, but I like Canadian and Tennessee blends. I just don’t like the taste of Scotch!

    So sue me! :)

  8. Adam H. says:

    John, you’re right, I couldn’t be more excited about Buffalo Trace’s experimental stuff. Too bad it’s so hard to get a bottle of! And I worry that the lack of broad commercial appeal will keep such whiskies limited purely to “experiments.” Plus, seeing the backlash from some scotch traditionalists against Bruichladdich’s recent innovations/deviations (as the most extreme example), I wonder if that isn’t discouraging to the bourbon industry. My hope is that the US microdistillers will continue to grow, and really broaden and redefine what American whiskey can be about.

  9. Chris says:

    I like whisk(e)y. My favorite is Scotch but my daily drinkers are Jim Beam Black, Jameson 18, Templeton Rye, Johnnie Black, Laphroaig Quarter Cask and Ardbeg 10. All can be had for between $30 and $50 and all are quality whiskies.

    Canadian is ok, but not real interesting compared to bourbon, Irish, or Scotch.

  10. John Hansell says:

    I thought that this topic would generate a lot of discussion. Keep ‘em coming!

    Chris, can you still get Jameson 18 for less than $50? Any 18 year old whiskey under $50 is a bargain.

  11. Tim Spitsberg says:

    I’ve tried diligently to develop a taste for bourbons/Irish whiskies, but so far I haven’t really met one that I LOVED…I can appreciate a good bourbon, but I just much prefer the flavor profile of Scotch…

    As far as layers of flavor complexity, the vegetal/peat/smoke/wood/sherry/(age?) and other components that I so enjoy in my current favorite drams at the high price points (Brora 30, Highland Park 33 Binny’s single cask, Ardbeg Supernova, Talisker 25) and the more reasonable (Talisker 10 or 18, Glenmorangie Astar, Laphroaig Quarter Cask) I just haven’t found a bourbon/Irish to match up…

    I’d sure be open to suggestions, though, because at the prices my favorite bottles fetch, I’d much rather being paying what good bourbon costs. Really the only saving grace for my habit right now is the weak euro/pound…

  12. Chris says:

    John, you’re right…that one was $55. A local store here was closing so I bought out their stock a while back. Normally that would probably be in the $70 range.

  13. Mike says:

    I like them all, but I find my tastes shift through the seasons (heavier in the winter, lighter in the summer), the meal I just had. As I have gotten older I have shifted from Highlands single malts to bourbon to rye, but that is not absolute (see above) and may have more to do with getting bored and wanting to see what else is out there to experience.

  14. Louis says:

    Hi John,

    It took me long enough to get a really good handle on scotch, and then a few more years for bourbon (Tennessee whiskey counts as bourbon in my book). If I could sample the more interesting Irish or Canadian whiskies on a regular basis, then I certainly would. But without that opportunite, I am not going to buy a bottle of an unfamiliar whisk(e)y. Whiskyfest is certainly a good opportunity to try new drams, but the limited number of drams that I can sample in one evening are more than likely to go to new release scotches. Now if WF was a coupe of days, or better yet, held monthly, that would be another story :)

    Slainte.

    Louis

  15. JC Skinner says:

    In the past I’ve drunk bourbon, Canadian, Scotch, Irish, Indian, you name it.
    Plenty of other spirits too.
    But 90% of what I drink these days is Irish whiskey – the original and still the best.

  16. Rick Duff says:

    I started as a Bourbon drinker. After a trip to Scotland I became a Scotch drinker. After a 2nd trip to Scotland I became a Scotch fanatic. I still however LOVE Bourbon, and I also love Canadian. My drink percentage though is probably 75% Scotch, 15% Canadian, 10% Bourbon. I love any Whisky (Whiskey) that is GOOD. I am not a peat freak though.

  17. Sam S. says:

    It all depends on what I’m in the mood for. Highland Park and others on one side, and Van Winkle or Bookers on the other.

  18. Pete says:

    Oh my, really? Some people only drink one? For shame….it’s all good. I’ll try anything in a whisk(e)y! Bring it on. I only wish I could get more variety her in Newfoundland. I have to bring a bottle back from wherever I go at this point. Opened a Elijah Craig 12 tonight for the first time. Lovely glass.

  19. sam k says:

    Born and raised in the Monongahela Valley, my soft spot has always been for rye, even when there were almost none left (Old Overholt turns 200 next year…buy a bottle and celebrate!). Now we get a lot more variety: High West, Templeton, Rittenhouse, et al. The rye spice is a good counterpoint to the “new barrel” sweetness imparted to the spirit.

    Good bourbon is always high on my list. I’ve never been big on scotch, but like the Irish. WhiskyFest has broadened my horizons, though, since it offers the rare opportunity to sample your way around the world in one evening, and allows you to sample a huge variety of scotch in a very short time and decide what brands/regions/styles most appeal to your own taste. A must-do event for any whiskey enthusiast!

    I agree with Adam H. about the more limited variety in the range of flavors in the bourbon world, but it hasn’t slowed me down one bit!

  20. Brian says:

    It might be heresy to say this here, but there’s more to life than just whisk(e)y. Sure, I might be drinking rye right now, but earlier in the week I had a gin from New Holland’s new distillery, and a mezcal from Oaxaca. If you just stick to the grain-based brown stuff, then you’re really missing out on some really amazing alcohol.

    • John Hansell says:

      Brian, over the weekend, during my party, I shared some excellent tequila, rum, cognac and armagnac. We didn’t get to my mezcal, but maybe next time? There are so many wonderful spirits to expore, whisk(e)y being just one category (but a very good category).

  21. Dutch says:

    Wow, what a loaded question! My open bottle shelf has Jameson, Powers, Green Spot, Redbreast, Frysk Hynder, Macallan 17yo Fine Oak and Evan Williams single barrel. So I guess I would have to say Irish whiskey is my favorite, bourbon next and then Scotch. It all depends on what mood I’m in when I pour a glass (all are drunk neat).

  22. As much as I appreciate, admire, and sometimes envy folks who can switch from Maker’s Mark to Jack Black to Crown to Jameson to Laphroaig, I can’t do it. Infrequently I’ll try to enjoy Irish, but it’s single malt Scotch for me. Last night I tasted Oban 14, Laphroaig 15, and The Glenrothes 1985 for the first time. Wow. I might be wrong, but I just can’t image bourbons offering more diversity than that.

  23. Neil Fusillo says:

    I’m mostly scotch, but I don’t limit. I’ve a bourbon collection on the shelf as well; however, the bourbons all have a very similar taste profile. This isn’t to say that’s a bad thing. It means if I’m in the mood for a good bourbon, I know what to expect — and so do my guests. But on the shelf, I have over 55 single malts, all with a wide range of flavours. I would hardly be overly limiting myself if I only stuck to scotch, for instance.

    I’ve got some good Japanese whiskies on the shelf. I have some of the incredibly nice Kittling Ridge (Forty Creek) double barrel reserve up there as well — the only Canadian whisky I’ll really drink. And I’ve also got a bottle or five of Irish whiskies. And even one Welsh (although, I must say, the Penderyn I have is like drinking liquid Red Hots(TM). Not that that’s bad, but I have to be in the mood for it).

    I know the flavours of every single one of my single malts. And I know them well by name. I can’t say the same for my bourbons. You could ask me what bourbons I have open on the shelf at the moment, and I could tell you that I’ve a really nice one whose name starts, I think, with a W. That’s about as much as I recall.

    I think that, in and of itself, is a good indication of where my heart truly lies.

  24. I’m also with John on this. As long as I like it, I see no problems. But, I have to say, that after having tasted several bourbons, I prefer Scotch to Bourbon.

    Here in Europe the bourbon availability is not as good as in The States, and the ones that I really enjoyed were very expensive, so that way a money and availability issue comes around as well…

  25. Leither says:

    I’ll drink any good whisk(e)y but due to affordability, so pretty much value, and accessibility I tend to drink Scotch, mostly single malt.

    What surprises me is that it appears that some North American whisky enthusiasts tend to prefer Scotch over say bourbon, whereas I think many Bourbons are superb and I’d be fairly content with them over Scotch if they were more readily available.

    But as noted above, the weak £/€ sure helps you guys just now so ‘fill yer boots’.

  26. butephoto says:

    Scotch, partly due to living in Scotland and having easy access to it – more so than other whiskies – as Leither suggests. It’s also a little bit of national pride and history and culture for me.

  27. Red_Arremer says:

    Group bourbon, rye, tenesee, irish, and canadian all together and the giant, imaginary transnational whiskey category that you get will still offer less variety and numerically fewer exceptionally great expressions than the real, conventionally accepted category of single malt scotch.

    While this evaluation might be accurate, it is definetly unfair and misleading. First, it doesn’t speak to the actual quality of the juice in any particular bottle. Second, it obscures the fact that someone looking for diversity and greatness would do well to explore single malt scotch, but would do even better to explore it plus the whiskey all those other categories as well. So why are people so drawn to this evaluation?

    An imperfect, but helpful explanation is that the whiskey category loyalist moves back and forth between two mental poles.

    On the one hand, he wants to master and become familiar with something bigger than himself. In this frame of mind, he sees himself as something of a student– less inclined to dismiss drinks he doesn’t like, more inclined to give them another shot to see what he can learn from them and if he can acquire a taste for them. He has a big and intimidating task ahead of him and on some level he looks for ways to make it more manageable. Exploring just one whiskey category is a convenient way to reduce his workload. Also if he can somehow build that category up as the best overall choice out of all the categories, then he can say that he has a good reason not to waste time with the others.

    On the other hand, he just wants to enjoy his damn drink– it’s what he knows and likes and it’s what he wants right now. Nothing can replace it and the idea that there might be some hypothetical other drinking experience out there for him if he explored and acquired a taste for more styles is utterly irrelevant and is, furthermore, demeaning to him because it implies that there’s something incomplete or missing in his appreciation of his favorite damn drink which he has been waiting for a sip of all day.

    These are highly charicatured attitudes, but considering them is helpful to the understanding of whisky category loyalism, which from my point of view makes no sense and really demands an explanation of some sort.

    Anyways. I’ve had plenty of mindblowing single malt scotches, and quite a few excellent bourbons– still getting into irish whisky– starting to explore aged rums– like tequila– really love gin, which has great quality, variety and individuality, for a white spirit that most people treat like an old fashioned english version of vodka.

    Brian, how was that Oaxaca mezcal? I’m really interested in trying some of those.

  28. Gary says:

    I am open to trying any whiskey (whisky). I probably drink more bourbon as I tend to prefer it. But I also buy scotch, irish, rye and canadian whiskey as well.

    I figure any good whiskey is better than no whiskey at all.

  29. Kevin says:

    Tim – while not a bourbon – I would suggest trying Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey… It may be just me but I found that while it had that “American” taste to it, it also had some floral notes that reminded me of scotch. I know many scotch lovers that enjoy the Four Roses line of bourbon as well.

  30. Yossi says:

    I seem to stick with whisky as opposed to whiskey (bourbon) mainly due to my ignorance of bourbon. I like sweet (read: Glenmorangie, Glenrothes, Balvenie, etc…) and all of the bourbon I’ve tried has a sourness (read: Woodford’s, Maker’s Mark, Booker’s) to it that I have a tough time being in the mood for. Are there any non-sour bourbons out there?

  31. Lee says:

    I tend to drink everything but scotch. For some reason, if I have more than one glass I get bad heartburn. It is really the only thing that does it to me.

  32. Steve says:

    Like many others on this thread I think I search out different whiskies and believe good is good no matter where it’s from. I also don’t expect a bourbon to taste like a scotch (or a lowland to taste like an Islay) or a Canadian to taste like an Irish. I enjoy each on its own terms.

    I grew up with bourbon and enjoy the differences between the bottle rocket that is Booker’s versus the softer wheated recipes of Weller and Maker’s. I’ve become a huge Four Roses Single Barrel fan and think Elijah Craig 12yo makes the best mixing whiskey. I’m convinced the explosion of available ryes is the best thing to happen to whiskey since the repeal of Prohibition.

    I started with what my friends and family drank and what I could get: Jim, Jack, Evan, Turkey 101, some Johnnie and Canadian Club for mixing.

    From there I branched out to enjoy the bolder flavors of Dickel and the best barrels Jack puts out as Silver Select and Single Barrel and higher end bourbons I wanted to enjoy neat.

    After I started earning enough to afford some of the nicer scotches I again started where many start, the soft lightly sherried Speysides and very much enjoy them still. This led to Highland Park 18yo and Talisker 10yo, Oban, and peated Islays and an exploration of each region from Cambeltown to the Orkneys.

    So next I started looking further afield and found the incomparable Redbreast, MVR, Green Spot, and more from Ireland. Then I heard about a Welsh whisky and had to track down a bottle.

    A friend brought back a bottle of Nikka 6yo for me. This led to searches for Yamazaki 18yo, Taketsuru 17yo, Nikka straight from the barrel, and continues with searches for more Japanese.

    I added Canada when I tried Forty Creek at a bar in Boston. That led to some interesting bottles from Wiser’s Very Old, Danfield’s, Lot 40, Gibson’s, and Cask 16. There are a few nice whiskies made up north and I enjoy them as Canadian, not light scotches or bourbons, especially during the summer.

    Now I’m looking for bottles from Sweden, Australia, South Africa, India, more from Japan, and pretty much everywhere else to find the flavors each has to offer. I’m learning the differences between Jamaican, Trinidadian, and Guatemalan aged rums and have no doubt I’ll get into armagnac, calvados, anejo tequila, and whatever else I can get my hands on as time and money allow as long as I enjoy the flavors. I’ll continue to routinely drink my favorites from Kentucky, Ireland, and Scotland but will always search out what else is offered. It makes life so much more interesting.

  33. Matt G says:

    Yossi, if you you’re looking for a sweet bourbon, give the the Woodford Reserve Sweet Mash a try. I find Basil Hadyn’s, Rowan’s Creek, and Elmer T. Lee to be pretty sweet too.
    As to the main topic, there is a time and a place for everything. I will try anything once (even that dreadful white whiskey made on Lake Michigan). Limiting oneself to one style of whisk(e)y would just be too… well, limiting. I’ve been through phases where I was a champion for one style over another, but the more I sample the more I realize that each and every style has something great to offer. Thanks John. Good topic.

  34. Marc says:

    I love them both! Why choose one when you can enjoy them both?

    Whisk(e)y is great, period.

    Salute!

  35. marcus says:

    Well John,
    I get in touch with single malt in 2003 but had my first american whiskey when I was about 15, it was an old grand dad, I still got this bottle at home. No I drunk this whiskey without coke or water and it tasted for me a little bit strange, but my colleagues at this time were more interested in bingedrinking “jackiecola” if you know what I mean. So it takes more than 20 years to rediscover in whisk(e)y. But infact I just swear on single malt for the last six years, but just a few weeks there was a huge bourbon bottle splitting from different bourbons in a whisky-board here in Germany. So I ordered 16 different bourbons and this was a great experience for me. I`m now much more interested in bourbons than before, my favourite: Maker`s Mark Red Seal and the Wild Turkey 10 Y Sherry butt.

    But on the other hand, if you ever have tasted a 40Y old grain or a single cask bottling from a 68`glenfarclas first fill sherry cask, it is very very hard to say that I would prefer bourbon than single malt :-)

  36. Kevin says:

    Yossi – you may also want to try the Van Winkle line (if you can find it). I find their Lot B to be quite sweet.

  37. sam k says:

    Wow, Yossi…sourness in bourbon? That’s a new one, but to each his own. Most times I hear from its detractors that bourbon is too sweet, and that’s why the ryes stand out for me. Good luck in your quest!

  38. Dutch says:

    to Matt G
    What is the “dreadful white whiskey made on the Lake Michigan shore” that you are talking about? I got a bottle of Zepplin Bend from New Holland Brewing and really liked it, so I’m assuming that you didn’t mean that.

  39. Lee says:

    John,
    I always wondered if it could be the peat?

  40. Carl says:

    White Whiskey has to be the most uninteresting “new” development in history.

  41. Matt G says:

    to Dutch
    I haven’t tried Zepplin Bend. I’ll look for it. I was referring to Death’s Door White Whiskey (made in Madison, WI). To my palate, it tasted more like tequila than whiskey. There are two problems with that. One, if I want to drink whiskey, I want it to taste like whiskey. Two, I have yet to find a tequila that does not make me gag. It is just not my thing. I even went on a quest to find one I could drink (I’ve done that with most styles of distilled spirits).

  42. DavidG says:

    My guess is the “white whiskey” is the Death’s Door product and I can definitely echo Matt G’s comment.
    I liked Compass Box’s Spice Tree and according to the SWA that is “something else”.

  43. Rich says:

    i’m a dedicated scotch drinker, having migrated from irish whiskey. and while i try not to have a closed mind, i apparently have a closed palate. i have tried a number of bourbons lately, and although i try to approach each one with a fresh perspective, i invariably find i don’t like them. i find them too sweet, too simple…

    i’m a member of a local scotch society that has occasionally worked a highly respected bourbon into the mix, but even that didn’t work. i am willing to admit i may just not have found the right one(s) for my palate yet.

    on the other hand, i have won several converts in the other direction. i’ve found that the Dalmore Cigar Malt and what used to be called the Glenmorangie Port Wood are excellent gateways for bourbon drinkers who haven’t found a scotch they’ve liked…

  44. Greg G says:

    I’m eclectic some of the time. I have a small Scotch collection but typically only drink that during cooler months. I like Irish Whiskey and love Bourbon. My Bourbon collection tips into the 100′s of bottles while my Scotch collection is less than a dozen.

  45. bgulien says:

    I was a dedicated Bourbon/Tennessee whiskey drinker. Then someone entered me in a tasting event, with Islay’s on the menu.
    I was sold by the intense character of these whiskies.

    But I never completely lost sight of the finer US products.
    My Bourbon favorite: Johnny Drum 15 yo Private Stock.
    My Islay favorite: Port Ellen 7th release.

    Maybe nice to have a top 5 on this blog.
    What’s in peoples top 5? or 10?
    If I really have to make one, I probably have 3 or 4 American whiskies in a top 10. Maybe 1 or 2 in a top 5.

  46. MrTH says:

    Probably 75% SMS these days. A few bourbons–EC, Four Roses–and other odds and ends–Old Potrero, Forty Creek. Calvados now and then. I have a bottle of grappa open, and one of Clear Creek pear brandy. (Love their apple brandy.) I’ve yet to have an Irish that really floated my boat…but it wasn’t that long ago I’d have said the same about bourbon.

  47. John Hansell says:

    bgulien: Top 5 concept is a good idea. Maybe just top 3 to for brevity. I’ll do that soon.

    MrTH: You just haven’t tried a really great Irish yet, perhaps? You’ve had Redbreast? Jameson Rarest Vintage Reserve? Some of those Tyrconnel 10 year old finished whiskies? Bushmills 21 year old?

  48. MrTH says:

    Been a long time since I tried Redbreast…never had the others! I confess I haven’t explored Irish any too assiduously, but that’s at least partly because I’ve been fairly indifferent to what I have tried. A number of posters here have said “I’ll drink anything if it tastes good,” but we all have a different idea of what that means, don’t we? I have no doubt that some people just don’t get along with Scotch, or Irish, or bourbon. My first taste of Woodford Reserve turned me emphatically away from bourbon…I thought it was awful. But my frame of reference at that time was SMS. I’ve since found some bourbons I quite like, and need to revisit WR. Redbreast, too. The palate evolves, for better or worse. Even as I find myself more receptive to bourbon, I have lost my taste for heavy peat and sherry.

  49. Jon W says:

    I am mainly a Scotch drinker, but I do drink my fair share of Bourbon (or more accurately American whiskey).

    In general I don’t find it quite as exciting, but some recent releases are changing my perspective here. The entire 2008 Antique collection was outstanding and to me the W.L. Weller and T.H. Sazerac rank up with some of the best single malts I’ve had. The Four Roses Mariage (2007) was outstanding as well.

  50. David Carpenter says:

    For me I started my discovery with Irish Whiskey. Old bushmills first, then as many of the others I could get my hands on. I moved on to try Scotch blends then Single malts. I was reluctant to try bourbons but my best friend encouraged me to try some, and finally Canandian. Whisk(e)y is an amazing product with a huge range of taste profiles. I love whisk(e)y and look forward to trying as many as I can. I currently have over 100 single malt Scotch whisky and over 50 bourbons in my possesion. I’m always waiting for new reviews and product to become available for tasting.I want to thank the Malt Advocate for it’s encouragment over the years.

  51. Kevin says:

    I have been on a Bourbon love trail for the moment I tried Van Winkle’s Lot B. An avid beer drinker for years before that. Since then I have stopped adding to my beer cellar and enjoy a bunker of 40+ bourbons, trying whatever I can get my hands on. Also falling in love with American Straight Rye.

    I’ve always wondered what was on the other side so to speak and decided to take a stab at Scotch. Glad I did. Added my first bottle of Scotch to the bunker recently, Glenlivet 15.

    Excited to learn more about other Whisk(e)y for sure. To me, that is the fun part, the learning and exploring!

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