sms419:I am wanting to try scotch but dont have a clue what to look for. Never tried it before. I hear it goes great with a good cigar. Any suggestions for beginner scotch if there is such a thing.
lilwing88:The Glenlivet 12 yr. Start with a readily available, affordable classic and go from there......
dennisking:single malt is the way to go. I started with Glenlivet and Glenfiddich. Both very tasty. I like them with a spicy cigar, like an OpusX
madurofan:McAllan 12 year. Affordable, easy to obtain and on the milder side but still very quality.
KCW:This thread couldn't have come up at a better time for me....
I never had a taste for Scotch. Seemed like medicine to me. My very best friend (who unfortunately passed away waaaaaay too early in life a year ago) was a Huge Scotch (& Wine) guy.. Very impressive collection. We made a deal before he passed away that I would teach him Cigars (what little I know anyway), and He'd teach me Scotch (& Wine)... Well, unfortunately we never got that chance. So, now my Father In-Law has all his Scotch now and I'm thinking about learning in my friend's honor. So, the first bottle I saw, I grabbed. A Talisker Single Malt (10 Years).... Mean anything to anyone. Is this the wrong one to start with?
kaspera79: madurofan:McAllan 12 year. Affordable, easy to obtain and on the milder side but still very quality. Hey Maddy, I was not a Scotch Drinker and got in a discussion with a long time Scotchy. He suggested the very same McAllan as you did. He said always look for 12+ years as that is when things start to get good in the scotch world. I was happy as this one was a great introduction for me.