My office has a Scotch Club, where a group of people have monthly Scotch tastings. High-end single malts. These people are serious tasters. Tomorrow is my first meeting. I wanna bring a snack that I can buy at any well-appointed supermarket and don't have to cook or do much preparing. Besides cigars, fireplaces and Nick Offerman, what goes with Scotch?
I'm home for the holidays and seeing many friends after years apart. I have five days, each consisting of brunch, lunch and dinner with others, and am looking forward to unimaginable quantities of free alcohol. I am a seasoned (pickled?) drinker that does not normally get hangovers but never have I been on such a social whirlwind with so many opportunities to celebrate. Does anyone have advice for overcoming the potential weaknesses of the flesh to rise to this challenge? Or, how to pace myself when offered so much free deliciousness? Details below [more inside]
Hey! After years of amateur scotch/bourbon/rye drinking, I decided to take the plunge and bought a ticket to this year's WhiskeyFest. The challenge - there are over 400 bottles to sample (I know, poor me). But with a limited amount of time (and sobriety), what should I make a bee-line for? [more inside]
I need help brainstorming finger foods that pair well with Scotch whiskys! More details inside. [more inside]
I have a new friend that I care for very deeply. He really really likes scotch. I want to get him a Christmas gift that is scotch related. [more inside]
I need to buy my brother a very good bottle of scotch. The last very good bottle of scotch I bought him was Highland Park 12 year. He liked that. But he has done me a series of nice, nice favors for which I would like to top said Highland Park. He also likes Laphroaig. Really, he just likes scotch and whiskey. Suggestions, please, $200 and under.
Why are scotch whiskeys so often preceded by "the"? But vodka or ouzo (or whatever) is not. [more inside]
Why does single malt scotch, but not whiskey, upset my stomach the next day? [more inside]
What are good movies to watch while drinking a fine scotch? [more inside]
Bourbon, scotch and whiskey that's sweet instead of oaky? [more inside]
What cookies go well with scotch? [more inside]
I drink a lot of whisky and I have some favorite bottles. Can you recommend others to try? [more inside]
Why is Scotch whisky called that, instead of "Scottish whisky"? And how did Scotch, which is (or should be) used as a versatile adjective, become short for the whisky itself? I'd think that'd be similar to calling Tennessee whiskey simply "Tennessee." Just curious. Thanks in advance.
What's a good Scotch to introduce someone to the wonders of Scotch whisky? [more inside]
Any suggestion on books for becoming a better Scotch drinker? [more inside]
Which of these scotches would you recommend? [more inside]
Little rock-like addition to whiskey - what was it? [more inside]
Suggestions for a relatively inexpensive but decent quality beer of the month club (or something similar)? [more inside]
I want to buy a nice bottle of scotch for a birthday gift. I am not a drinker and know nothing about this. Educate me, please! :) [more inside]
Where can I buy good Scotch in Sacramento? Downtown / Landpark. Thx. [more inside]
My friend is turning 30, and I want to get him a really special bottle of single-malt Scotch. I would appreciate your help with a recommendation. I have a few ideas inside. [more inside]
Gift-worthy Scotch Whiskey, preferably one that goes well with a tobacco pipe in the evening? [more inside]
I'd like to know more about the Scotch that's are sitting on my desk right now. Beyond "oh this is peaty!" I'm interested in background information and historical yarns. [more inside]
I am helping my friends open a bar and we are trying to figure out the math behind what to charge for drinks. Is there some sort of formula we should be aware of? [more inside]
Is there an easy way to determine the value of a very old bottle of Scotch Whiskey? It has been in the cellar here since I was a young boy. No idea exactly how old it is. It has got to be at least 30 years old. Teachers Highland Cream. Pic1 Pic2 Pic3 Pic4 Pic5 Pic6 Pic7
I like really peaty scotches. Basically, every scotch I try I think, "well, it's OK, but I'd rather have a Laphroaig." What else should I be trying? [more inside]
What's the deal with Highland Stag / Highland Crest whiskey? [more inside]
Have you ever been to Islay in Scotland? [more inside]
What is a good Scotch for ~$200? [more inside]
What's a good scotch (or non-scotch) whisky that I can get for $15 - $20? [more inside]
ScotchFilter: please ID this half-remembered single-malt whisky! What Scotch would have been available in metro Detroit around 2001 with an amazingly smooth palate and a long, campfire-like finish? [more inside]
Should I drink this 60-year-old scotch? [more inside]
Going to Scotland later this month. What Scotch distilleries can we tour? [more inside]
I want to find consumables that are aged exactly 18 years, and send them to northern California within 2 weeks. [more inside]
How did you acquire a taste for scotch? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a liquor store in Manhattan that carries a good selection of single malt scotches? [more inside]
What is your favorite price point liquor of a given style and why? [more inside]
Help me become a better drinker. [more inside]
What's a good gift for my scotch-loving husband? [more inside]
I'm getting married in September and I want to get my guy a nice bottle of scotch as a wedding gift. [more inside]
I'm having a whiskey party tonight. There will be a mix of scotches, bourbons, and other whiskeys, single-malt and blended. It will not be a dinner party but I'd like to provide some hors d'oeuvres and possibly desserts. I've heard sushi is good with whiskey so I thought lox might work, and this Honey and Whiskey ice cream looks good, but does anyone have any other ideas?
My dad drinks scotch and I've gotten him some single malt ones, which I prefer, and he didn't like them too much. I am looking to get him a great high-end scotch. He likes johnny walkers so I've gotten him a bottle of Johnny Walker Blue once and he liked that a lot. So I am hoping to get him something else that's similarly high quality. I am hoping to spend perhaps $75-$500 or so. Don't know much about scotch, esp. blended, so your suggestions would be appreciated.
What do I call this drink? I'm a pretty regular scotch and soda drinker, but was recently introduced to a new libation. My buddy ordered a scotch, ginger ale and bitters. It's good, but what is it called? [more inside]
I'm helping host a single malt whisky tasting party, potluck style. How do I ensure a wide range of choices brought from participants? [more inside]
Where should I go looking for a good bottle of single malt scotch, in Seattle? [more inside]
Scotchfilter! What's a decent, inexpensive and readily available single malt or good blend for a brand-new scotch drinker whose current dram of choice is a good dark sipping rum? [more inside]
Scotch: It's coming up on my beloved stepfather's 50th birthday, and he's recently developed an interest in Scotch. I'd like to get him a bottle of something good that he might not pick up himself. We sat at a bar over the holidays and I quizzed him on the bottles on display and would estimate he's tried most of the commonly found brands (or at least most of the ones I've heard of). I'd like to spend in the neighborhood of $50, but could be talked into being slightly more extravagant if it seemed really worth it. Any recommendations?