On thec lighter side, What is your Favorite sippin' whiskey?

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    I like Scotch single malts and Mcallan 12 is a nice one. I will keep around an 18 and 25 for special occasions.
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    Never gotten into Scotch, which is probably a smart move on my part. Like I said, I 'm a beer guy, and I like deep, rich, complex flavors and I suppose Scotch is the pinnacle of that. But I know someone who just paid $300-plus for a bottle. I'd need to drink that with a eye dropper.
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    Yes, just like wine the prices can get crazy. When I get an 18 or 25 year, it comes out only upon occasion. Have you been to Denver and Boulder? It's the capital of quality brews.
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    Not sure why, but I find myself having a hard time getting into scotches. I love most bourbons and am a fan of some Tennessee and Canadian whiskeys, but for whatever reason scotch has never appealed to me that much.

    Can't describe the flavors well enough to say what it is I dislike about most scotches, but the flavor profiles of the many I've tried have never really appealed to me as much as other whiskies.
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    All of this being said, it's starting to warm up. We'll be to primarily gin weather before too long. :D
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    tend not to be a mixed drink guy. if i drink liquor, it's bourbon on the rocks. and, like I said, a bottle lasts close to a year. But a gin and tonic on the beach ... yeah, that works. We've got a beachfront place on the Gulf. Big plastic cup in the surf, and I don't really care if the fish are biting or not. I can stand there with rod in my hand for a surprisingly long time ...
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    Bookers Bourbon is the best, IMHO.
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    Probably has something to do with the sub-conscience and the Kennedy's. o_O

    Hey, it is Too Hot.:)
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    There ya go....man after my own heart :) More of a rum girl myself, but a nice single malt Scotch is a beautiful thing.
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    I got to try Pappy Van 23yr recently ... it was quite nice.
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    In my view most people are put off by the first glass, it is the second that tells. The palate must be primed for the experience. If exploring the subject interests you, I would recommend starting with something very friendly yet flavorful such as Macallan 12. Then work your way through Speyside. Stay away from the Islays at first (more for me!).
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    Screw that! If he's gonna do it then he should do it. Laphroaig 10 for the win! :)
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    GatorBen is a big dummy-head.
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    I don't really believe this, of course. I'm just curious if he'd like the post.
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    Done. Can't be breaking streaks now.

    I'm just glad I hadn't started the trend of hitting "Agree" on every post in this thread. ;)
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    Tryconnel single malt Irish
    Knob Creek bourbon Jack Daniels Tennessee
    Laphroig Scotch
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    Plymouth or Hendricks?
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    Hendricks if I'm only having one, but with Bombay Sapphire as the more everyday pour.
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    If I'm at a bar,ask for Hendricks,if not available, go to Plymouth, if 0-2, I'll go with Bombay Sapphire.

    When I was younger, Tangueray and Beefeaters, which I learned from my father
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    What about Crown Royal?
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