I'd like to send a bottle of single malt from Germany to a friend in Montana as a gift. Has anyone done this before? What do I need to be aware of, in terms of customs, import tax / duties and federal and/or state alcohol laws? [more inside]
I'm looking for a place where I can buy this style of whiskey glass. The glass is asymmetrical, with a heavy base that has several (I think five) smooth ridges on the bottom. [more inside]
I plan on serving spiced cider this Thanksgiving, and I'd like recommendations for a brown liquor to spike it with. [more inside]
I am a bourbon-drinking girl living in Toronto. I'd like to get to know Canada by way of its mash-- what are some great Canadian whiskies? Nothing too expensive- say, around or under $50 for a 750ml bottle? I like smooth whiskies with complex flavors that are not too peaty.
By mistake my company has booked me double baggage allowance for my flight to Dublin for a conference, so I have a capacity of 46kg. I live in London. What kind of heavy yet-hard-to-get in the UK thing should I buy to make the most of this? My only thought was a case of whisky or possibly a very large amount of Guinness. I only have one free morning (Thursday), which is also the day I fly out. Is there anything I'm not thinking of?
I need help brainstorming finger foods that pair well with Scotch whiskys! More details inside. [more inside]
I'd like to get a nice bottle of whiskey (whisky?) for my son to open in about eighteen years when he turns twenty-one. [more inside]
As I've mentioned before, I do so love the whisky. Can you recommend some true special occasion bottles? As a framework, let's say bottles $100 and up that are worth every penny. [more inside]
My single malt top preference is for fairly tradiitonal peatty Islay malts. I very much enjoy most of the Laphroaig outputs and love the 16 year old Lagavulin - I can take or leave Bruichladdich and have no interest in the trend for super peatty malts. I am looking to expand my tastes into bourbon but have little experience. Given that love of Laphroaig and Lagavulin, what bourbons might most appeal?
I'm heading to Scotland in a few months and I'd like to give my host, who's a fan of Scotch (or just whisky, there) a gift of good American Bourbon. My criteria are that it's a very good bourbon, and that it's a bourbon that he couldn't get there in Scotland. I don't know anything about bourbon, though. Want to help me out? [more inside]
Alkies of AskMe! Please recommend me a scotch, rum, bourbon or other whisk(e)y for a man who loves dark beers. [more inside]
Calling all bourbon and whisky fans! I like Southern Comfort....what else should I try? [more inside]
How can I get a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle in NYC? [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.
A Scotch Whisky that tastes of Christmas? [more inside]
Suggestions for unique spirits specifically from Texas. Open to Rum, Gin, Rye and Whisky [more inside]
What's a good Scotch to introduce someone to the wonders of Scotch whisky? [more inside]
Where can I buy Indian whisky in or around NYC? [more inside]
Any suggestion on books for becoming a better Scotch drinker? [more inside]
I've got a 90-minute date with a tap of Maker's Mark. How do I make the most of it? [more inside]
Which of these scotches would you recommend? [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]
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]
Just turned 21 -- seeking advice on cocktails and rounding out my first-ever purchase of liquor. [more inside]
I need advice on classy Irish drinks, hosting a whisky tasting and the proper way to make a Black & Tan without making a mess. [more inside]
How did you acquire a taste for scotch? [more inside]
How do I find out the cost of booze in (Chattanooga) Tennessee when I'm in (Ottawa) Ontario? [more inside]
What's a good gift for my scotch-loving husband? [more inside]
Name good songs about drinking whisky. The sadder the better.
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?
I'm drinking some rubbish whisky bought as a present that I am enjoying more each time I drink it- can it ruin my palate and appreciation of fine malts? On a wider note the same question but with wine, food etc. [more inside]
Why does different sorts of alcohol affect you differently? [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]