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Pseudosacred
04-29-2012, 06:37 PM
So, I've read, in a few places, that people enjoy Scotch like they enjoy cigars. Well...that kind of made me want to try it.

Granted, I have 0 experiance with anything other than beer. Never had any liqour.

My friend bought a bottle of Glennfiddich 15 year (or something with 15 on it) and brought it to the B&M. I just poured some in a glass. It smelled pretty good, but I took a sip and was kind of disappointed. It kind of tasted...bad. I don't exactly know how to describe it...burnt toast? Maybe.

So, my question is, was your taste for Scotch...or any other liquour, aquired? Or was it love at first sip?

Hooligan
04-29-2012, 06:41 PM
If not beer than really all I can stand to drink is Vodka

macsauce13
04-29-2012, 06:42 PM
haha, absolutely. And it isn't a short period of acquiring either. Liquor is an interesting liquid and I can't imagine too many people loved it on their first sip.

trendo
04-29-2012, 06:49 PM
Tastes like burning:) definately an aquired taste. It may be easier to mix it with some water for a while. Even some experienced scotch drinkers will mix a little water in there. Try a scotch and soda, and you can taper the amount of soda off to meet your tastes.

CigarNut
04-29-2012, 06:53 PM
haha, absolutely. And it isn't a short period of acquiring either. Liquor is an interesting liquid and I can't imagine too many people loved it on their first sip.:tpd:

hammondc
04-29-2012, 07:15 PM
+1 on scotch and water. Maybe try a blended before getting into single barrel stuff? Balvenie Doublewood was my gateway single malt and is still one of my favorites at any price.

chachee52
04-29-2012, 07:24 PM
Never liked the Scotch and water, I usually have it with one cube of ice. It is deffinitely something that you need to play around with. I actually drank a lot of whiskeys first, and then started drinking Scotch.

mmblz
04-29-2012, 07:55 PM
Start with ice, work your way to neat.
Try a few different ones - lots of different flavors out there.
Glenmorangie or Glenlivet might be a good place to start.

icehog3
04-29-2012, 08:03 PM
49 years and I still haven't acquired a taste for it. :td

Pseudosacred
04-29-2012, 08:06 PM
Well, at least I'm not the only one who didn't really like it on the first try! I don't want to write it off, because if it pairs well with cigars (as stated by other people) I'd like to be able to enjoy it!

mmblz
04-29-2012, 08:39 PM
49 years and I still haven't acquired a taste for it. :td

Tom, didn't you oh-so-briefly have a bit too much of a taste for it?

:r

pnoon
04-29-2012, 08:40 PM
Tom, didn't you oh-so-briefly have a bit too much of a taste for it?

:r

That was Gurkha, J. :=:

Bill86
04-29-2012, 08:42 PM
Love at first sip, for the most part. Scotch is good but not a favorite. I like it a lot but I prefer Bourbon, Rum or Tequila.

blugill
04-29-2012, 08:43 PM
Scotch is definitely an acquired taste.
Start small if you want to do it, mostly water with a bit of scotch in it.
Then gradually increase the scotch and decrease the water. Took me a month of trying to get that far. Now I can drink it with no problems:)
It's great paired with cigars but it's individual taste. I usually drink water with cigars or sometimes coffee.
As said above, Glenlivet is a good place to start.

hotreds
04-29-2012, 08:45 PM
Very much an acquired taste!

CigarNut
04-29-2012, 08:57 PM
49 years and I still haven't acquired a taste for it. :td
It's OK Tom -- we still like you!

:r

icehog3
04-30-2012, 12:59 AM
Tom, didn't you oh-so-briefly have a bit too much of a taste for it?

:r

A pint of Cutty Sark (I know, I know) on New Year's Eve at age 17. Can't even smell the stuff anymore, and I have tried a couple highly rated ones since then.

That was Gurkha, J. :=:

That too...given the choice, I would drink Scotch. :lr

It's OK Tom -- we still like you!

:r

Thanks Michael!

oooo35980
04-30-2012, 06:56 AM
If you like straight whiskey then I don't think Scotch in particular is an acquired taste, you either like the taste or you don't, blended scotch goes down easier but isn't nearly as "Scotch" tasting, if you get my meaning. If you aren't a straight whiskey or liquor drinker in general then ya, it could take a while.

mosesbotbol
04-30-2012, 08:25 AM
For sure it's aquired as are most alcohol tastes. Alcohol is poison, so it's natural I think for the first response to be negative.

Less the alochol (beer & wine) the easier to get use to.

smitty81
04-30-2012, 08:49 AM
I actually had my first scotch (over ice) the other night as well................I didn't like it either.

I drink the hard stuff and beer, like them both.

Big rum fan, love at first taste.

OLS
04-30-2012, 09:01 AM
Not a fan of the scotch....it may be an acquired taste, but I don't think I will ever get it, and have never
felt the pressure to do so, given that there are so many other liquors out there. If it was ever the ONLY
libation out there, I would learn to love it, but until that day, nah....you guys can have it.

kaisersozei
04-30-2012, 09:07 AM
I can take scotch on occasion, but not a regular drinker. And then, only if it's the "good stuff." Because that usually correlates with the "expensive stuff," it's a good thing I'm not a regular drinker.

BigCat
04-30-2012, 11:43 AM
I love scotch and I don't remember working hard to acquire my taste for it. I wouldn't try too hard if I were you - you already have at least one expensive vice you obviously enjoy.

MurphysLaw
04-30-2012, 11:52 AM
I've always enjoyed whiskey and scotch, I did start out drinking it mixed and on the rocks and have moved to drinking mostly neat. Every so often I'll dump a single ice cube in a triple scotch on a warm night

OLS
04-30-2012, 01:06 PM
Ironically it's the fumes that I dislike more than the taste, and that's supposed to be one of the great features....
Esters I guess they call em.....hell I don't know.

Islayphile
04-30-2012, 01:20 PM
I've always loved scotch, ever since I snuck my first sip out of my old mans glass when I was around 6 or so.

GreekGodX
04-30-2012, 01:21 PM
I love scotch and I don't remember working hard to acquire my taste for it. I wouldn't try too hard if I were you - you already have at least one expensive vice you obviously enjoy.

I definitely agree with Colin. I just started trying a whole bunch of different ones, and I haven't really found a single malt scotch that I would turn away.

And it is not like there is some requirement that you need to like scotch. If someone gives you grief for not enjoying some scotch you most likely don't want to have them as drinking company. As always taste is subjective, so drink what you like :tu

pektel
04-30-2012, 01:25 PM
I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down. Down into my belly.


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/scherzinger1449/Anchorman-Scotch.jpg

Seriously though, haven't tried much of the stuff. I prefer vodka. Or if I want to drink brown liquor, just give me some Woodford Reserve on the rocks with a splash of water, and I'm a happy guy.

awsmith4
04-30-2012, 03:00 PM
For sure it's aquired as are most alcohol tastes. Alcohol is poison, so it's natural I think for the first response to be negative.

Less the alochol (beer & wine) the easier to get use to.

You take that back, how dare you insult alcohol :D


Liquor in general can take an acquirement period but, in my eyes, Scotch maybe more than others. I have been known to have a drink of whiskey here and there and I almost always enjoy it neat; however, the peat taste in some Scotch can be overwhelming for me.

A helpful tip, I learned somewhere, is to smell your liquor three times. This actually works with any alcohol, beer included. The first sniff will only bring the smell of alcohol, but each sequential step your nose will get used to the alcohol and start to pick up other aromas and flavors. Then as you start to sip you will most likely pick up more of those flavors on your palette

mosesbotbol
04-30-2012, 03:09 PM
I would try Johnnie Walker Black to start off with. It's No. 1 for nothing. Very easy to drink and then branch out from there.

BC-Axeman
04-30-2012, 03:24 PM
I have always loved scotch, bourbon, or any whiskey, brandy, rum, gin, vodka, etc.
Everything except tequila, well, some really good tequila is all right.
Always neat. I don't remember ever mixing to get used to liquor.
I remember not liking beer at all. Not one bit. Probably cuz my dad drank Oly. It's the water, y'know. I love it now. Not Oly, beer.
If you don't like scotch and don't think you ever will, try rum. I like rum WAY too much. So much so that I rarely buy any. Hard to stop with just one glass. Good rum that is. Not Bacardi, which tastes too much like vodka. Check the rum thread.

Pseudosacred
04-30-2012, 04:07 PM
It was my first experiance with anything other than beer. So, I guess I'm just not used to the full on alcohol taste.

Eh, I'll try it a few more times and if nothing happens...it is what it is

Pseudosacred
04-30-2012, 04:07 PM
I love scotch. Scotchy scotch scotch. Here it goes down. Down into my belly.


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b38/scherzinger1449/Anchorman-Scotch.jpg



:r:r

Contemplated posting that on here!!

SvilleKid
04-30-2012, 05:17 PM
49 years and I still haven't acquired a taste for it. :td

You've been drinking that clear stuff so long, you have lost all tatses for anything that doesn't start with vodka!!!:r:D:sl

On a serious note, I'm a BIG bourbon fan. I've tried probably 25-30 different scotches. I can count on one hand (with fingers left over) the scotches that I have actually enjoyed! But haven't enjoyed any of them enough to put the bourbon on a back shelve! I would not just give up on scotch. There are as many different scotchs as bourbons. The few I find drinkable have a decent smokiness, but lack what I can only describe as a drink straight out of an iodine bottle!!! I can pop a cork on a bottle and smell that iodine, and I just put it right back down! Watering down, adding ice.... Might help you, but to me it just tastes the same as straight, only watery. Adding water or ice, for me, never helped me pick out ant different flavors, it just muted the flavors I did find. I understand that it is recommended in many cases, but it just has never worked with my taste buds. I've probably burned out my buds smoking cigars and drinking bourbon!!!-(P

Oh yeah, Tom...... I like vodka, but it stop liking me about 20 years ago. It was a staple as college student (yeah, high-school also), but many years ago, it started giving me intense stomach pain when I drank it!

icehog3
04-30-2012, 06:30 PM
You've been drinking that clear stuff so long, you have lost all tatses for anything that doesn't start with vodka!!!:r:D:sl

Oh yeah, Tom...... I like vodka, but it stop liking me about 20 years ago. It was a staple as college student (yeah, high-school also), but many years ago, it started giving me intense stomach pain when I drank it!

Funny thing is, Cliff, I have been drinking a lot more tequila and rum the past several months than vodka. I actually can't remember the last time I drank vodka....

NCRadioMan
04-30-2012, 06:44 PM
I actually can't remember the last time I drank vodka....

Don't want to alarm anyone but I think this could be one! :sh

http://www.dystopiantimes.com/sites/default/files/dt-signsapoc.jpg?1319493000

SvilleKid
04-30-2012, 06:51 PM
Don't want to alarm anyone but I think this could be one! :sh

http://www.dystopiantimes.com/sites/default/files/dt-signsapoc.jpg?1319493000

:tpd::tpd::D

pektel
04-30-2012, 06:54 PM
No, he said he can't remember the last time. Which means he probably put down WAY too much and woke up on the bathroom floor.

T.G
04-30-2012, 06:55 PM
I actually can't remember the last time I drank vodka....

Must have been the roofies.

icehog3
04-30-2012, 08:14 PM
You all Mistah Funny Guyz! :lr

oooo35980
04-30-2012, 08:32 PM
It was my first experiance with anything other than beer. So, I guess I'm just not used to the full on alcohol taste.

Eh, I'll try it a few more times and if nothing happens...it is what it is



Definitely going to take a while, if I were you I'd pick up a good single malt, they can be had for not much more than JW or Chivas. If you are going to be acquiring the taste anyway, might as well acquire a taste for something good. If it is your first foray into liquor, and you want to like it, chances are you will. I can't imagine anyone trying the hard stuff straight for the first time and enjoying it, no matter what it was. Well maybe a super premium Vodka or a good Rum. But those are pretty easy to drink.

T.G
04-30-2012, 08:33 PM
You all Mistah Funny Guyz! http://www.cigarasylum.com/vb/images/smilies/rofl%5B2%5D.gif

Thank you, thank you.

You've been a lovely audience and I'll be here all week. :tu

Please remember to tip your waitress and please, try the veal.

pnoon
04-30-2012, 08:36 PM
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