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Scotch vs. Whiskey


Malbekh

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So. Once upon a time a long time ago, one whiskey ruled the waves in terms of sales and reach. That was Irish Whiskey. In the 20th century something weird happened. Some upstarts from some forgotten place in time brought out their own cheap peat stinking version called Scotch.

They created 123,890 different versions of their appalling liqueur and then proceeded to sublimely market their product around the world and trashed us in terms of sales.




But things have changed recently. Sales of Irish whiskey have completely exploded. Particularly the likes of Jameson, Bushmills and Tullamore Dew because........hang on a second, these aren't proper whiskeys are they? They're blended whiskeys...




Now that's just not right is it? Blended whiskeys are just the cuvées in any other terms. but it's been the strength of single pot still Irish whiskeys that have turned to corner. Par example......



Still too young of course, but with the guidance and financial muscle of Jim Beam they will be a giant.

But there is still one king above all




So toast with me, the end of Scotch as a world leader in whiskeys. Let them take their bog water back home....
 


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So. Once upon a time a long time ago, one whiskey ruled the waves in terms of sales and reach. That was Irish Whiskey. In the 20th century something weird happened. Some upstarts from some forgotten place in time brought out their own cheap peat stinking version called Scotch.

They created 123,890 different versions of their appalling liqueur and then proceeded to sublimely market their product around the world and trashed us in terms of sales.




But things have changed recently. Sales of Irish whiskey have completely exploded. Particularly the likes of Jameson, Bushmills and Tullamore Dew because........hang on a second, these aren't proper whiskeys are they? They're blended whiskeys...




Now that's just not right is it? Blended whiskeys are just the cuvées in any other terms. but it's been the strength of single pot still Irish whiskeys that have turned to corner. Par example......



Still too young of course, but with the guidance and financial muscle of Jim Beam they will be a giant.

But there is still one king above all




So toast with me, the end of Scotch as a world leader in whiskeys. Let them take their bog water back home....
Selling or buying?
 

corporal punishment

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Two things I've never really understood what all the fuss was about. Whiskey and Frank Sinatra.
 

Pabilito

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So. Once upon a time a long time ago, one whiskey ruled the waves in terms of sales and reach. That was Irish Whiskey. In the 20th century something weird happened. Some upstarts from some forgotten place in time brought out their own cheap peat stinking version called Scotch.

They created 123,890 different versions of their appalling liqueur and then proceeded to sublimely market their product around the world and trashed us in terms of sales.




But things have changed recently. Sales of Irish whiskey have completely exploded. Particularly the likes of Jameson, Bushmills and Tullamore Dew because........hang on a second, these aren't proper whiskeys are they? They're blended whiskeys...




Now that's just not right is it? Blended whiskeys are just the cuvées in any other terms. but it's been the strength of single pot still Irish whiskeys that have turned to corner. Par example......



Still too young of course, but with the guidance and financial muscle of Jim Beam they will be a giant.

But there is still one king above all




So toast with me, the end of Scotch as a world leader in whiskeys. Let them take their bog water back home....
The price of Irish Whiskey has increased a lot recently.. Scotch whisky is pure bog water.. the reason is that they malt the barley with open peat fires so the fumes of the bog peat infuses the barley..

I know that Irish Distillers can’t produce enough to satisfy world demand for Irish Whiskey..
 

Crack hoe

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ah some good news. and its about time. I love a drop of black bush.
 

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slippy wicket

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A mate of mine does a little bit of distilling as a hobby, and he makes something that tastes very like scotch by getting an oak stave and burning the crap out of it with a blowtorch. He then puts this with a certain amout of his Poitin and leaves it alone for a few months.
He ends up with something much more drinkable than that scotch goats pis.


Never had the pleasure of the midleton , but redbreast is very nice for a special occasion.
Bushmills would be my weapon of choice most of the time.
Yum, have the gra on me now.
 

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Socratus O' Pericles

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Oban Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a sublime drink.
 

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Bought a presentation box of Connemara, Greenore & Kilbeggan baby bottles for a friend, so I had to buy one for myself, to make sure they were worth giving. Kilbeggan was nice, nothing special, Connemara has a distinctly smokey taste, Greenore was very smooth. I hadn't drank whiskey in 30 years until I visited Jameson's tour 2 years ago and decided it might be safe to start again.
 

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I like both actually. Scotch is a much less subtle drink than Whiskey. Perhaps as east Asian tastes 'mature', Irish whiskey will overtake it. I know it is gaining popularity stateside.
 

Northsideman

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Couldn't agree more, nothing like suppin at a nice black bush.
Not easy to come by these days, they all seem to be going for the silky smooth finish:D
 

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Malbekh

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Hmm. Used to be that it took 20 posts before the threads get derailed by smutty innuendo...
 

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I love a bit of Scotch.. For cleaning paint off of walls.

For drinking, this is my preferred whiskey


Not sure why the image won't post. So..

Anyway, the best Irish Whiskey going is def Green Spot.

Amazing stuff. Better than Middleton most years and a fraction of the price.
 
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Riadach

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I'm a fan of jameson, so I'm curious as to what's the difference between blended whiskey and single pot?
 

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