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Thread: Need single malt whiskey to go with my cigars.

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    Need single malt whiskey to go with my cigars.

    As mentioned in my other thread, I will be picking up some cigars in Cuba on my next trip. Can anyone tell me of a good single malt scotch to go with the cigars?

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    If you should drown or be hanged, make sure to take note of your sensations.

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    I recently started drinking Glenmorangie Portwood Finish ($60 at the SAQ). I enjoy it. I previously drank Cardhu single malt but it's on back-order right now. Also, there is some nasty talk about Cardhu being "blended".
    Peeping Tom... Good list. I plan on sampling (who am I fooling- I mean buying) some of the brands you suggested.

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    if i may...

    i would highly recommend an islay malt to compliment a good cigar. my all-time favourite has to be lagavulin (pronounced laga-voolin)

    excellent mossy, smoky notes that will compliment the cigar

    slightly more expensive than glemorangie, but well worth the money

    another option is johhn walker blue - but again - high on the price scale...

    try the lagavulin and you will be hooked - and you'll thank me later...

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    Prices please.

    Can you gentlemen give me the approx. of these fine drinks?

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    Just to get off the subject slightly..............................

    I can recommend Gaston LeGrange Napolian Cognac, It is of a very good quality at a very reasonable price for such a fine drink.

    p.s. .......lOVES WOMAN,


    what difference is it if it is blended? It how much you enjoy the product that matters. I doubt that any quality manufacturer would risk their reputation by offering a questionable product.
    Last edited by J. Peterman; 06-14-2004 at 05:21 PM.

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    ahh...but if we are to begin adding cognacs, we might well evolve into another thread altogether...

    i am a great fan of louis XIV, or Remy XO (-:

    as for pricing, mr. peterman, the lagavulin (my #1 choice, and yours as soon as you try it...) is $76 (as per SAQ website)
    keep it at room temperature, keep the glass at the same, and be sure to take the time to enjoy the bouquet...

    in fact, think i'll fix me a glass now...

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    I like to splash mine.

    Wheather it be a fine cognac, single malt scotch or a blended scotch like Johnny Walker Blue, I like to splash my drink with chilled sping water or 7 up. (chilled almost to the freezing point)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master_Oldies
    I AGREE!!!

    Lagavulin 16 year old is one of the best . A delightful experience.

    Master Oldies
    Absolutely, the best there is. Not cheap though, I normally buy it an Heathrow or Amsterdam Duty Free.

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    For those inclined to get to the nitty gritty details the Laing series of rare malts is most interesting, especially in the manner the casks play against each other from batch to batch. Not for the inexperienced.
    If you should drown or be hanged, make sure to take note of your sensations.

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    Last time I was up in Montreal I was overjoyed to find that SAQ had started carrying Bruichladdich, specifically the Fifteen. "The Laddie" comes from one of the few truly independent distilleries out there; it was brought out of mothballs quite recently by people who just plain care about making traditional and top-quality Islay malts. Bruichladdich is also well-known to hard-core fans of the great Rt. Hon Francis Urquhart as the deliciously evil P.M.'s favorite drink.

    Okay, so there's plenty of reasons to love the idea of the Laddie...but how does it taste? Well, I am usually a Speyside man; but when I feel like an Islay malt, the Laddie is the perfect choice for me. It has that nice bracing character, without being overwhelming with the peat or iodide (I'm speaking of the most common issuings...there are a few less-common bottlings that are a good deal heavier on the peat). It's enough of an Islay to not be for the uninitiated, or for those who actually prefer the taste of a good smooth blend but are too afraid to admit it (which they shouldn't be); but it's not in the same cojones-testing category of, say, Laphroaig. There is complexity, but I find it more refreshing than rich in the end; and I did not find any overdone "finishing" getting in the way. Get yourself a dram, cut with a bit of spring water (cool is okay, but not too cold!), and enjoy.

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    My favourite is Oban.
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    I tried the Bruichladdie 15 year and wasn't too impressed - probably my last choice among the Islays. I'm leaning more towards the Lagavulin and Ardbeg malts.
    If you should drown or be hanged, make sure to take note of your sensations.

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    I tried a Macallan 12 y.o scotch recently and I liked it very much. I got myself a bottle. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peeping Tom
    I tried the Bruichladdie 15 year and wasn't too impressed - probably my last choice among the Islays. I'm leaning more towards the Lagavulin and Ardbeg malts.
    For my part, I didn't find the Ardbeg to my taste...but de gustibus non disputandum est, non?

    For some reason I've never got round to trying the Lagavulin, but I certainly will now, with such high recommendations turning up here. Would anyone care to share a little more about why you love it so much?

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