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    What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    I've had more foul scotches than foul bourbons.

    The worst?

    Johnny Walker Red Label. Bilgewater mixed with Ethenol is better.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    Laphroaig = smoky peat moss that reminds me of iodine and band-aids.

    I read somewhere that it was one of the few scotches (if not the only scotch) that was allowed to be imported during prohibition for medicinal use because they couldn't believe that anyone would actually enjoy the truly medicinal taste.
    I've never tried GTS with any sort of soda. Maybe I'm missing out; but I'm OK with that.

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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    Quote Originally Posted by smknjoe View Post
    Laphroaig = smoky peat moss that reminds me of iodine and band-aids.

    I read somewhere that it was one of the few scotches (if not the only scotch) that was allowed to be imported during prohibition for medicinal use because they couldn't believe that anyone would actually enjoy the truly medicinal taste.
    Laphroaig 10 is truly a love it or leave it scotch. I have not had it in 25 years. I'm considering trying it again sometime.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    See the last Scotch thread I posted in for the single malt I dislike the bost. My least favorite blend is J & B. I love Laphroaig.
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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    A one off cask strength 21 year old Mortlach that cost me $200 twenty years ago and was so overly woody and astringent we had to mix it with ginger ale to drink it.

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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    All of it. Sorry, have tried maybe a dozen or so over the last several years and just can't stand the smell or taste. It doesn't make me gag like beer, but it comes close. I can't even stand it as a mixer.

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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    Quote Originally Posted by camduncan View Post
    All of it. Sorry, have tried maybe a dozen or so over the last several years and just can't stand the smell or taste. It doesn't make me gag like beer, but it comes close. I can't even stand it as a mixer.
    Beer makes you gag?
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    I picked up a dusty Whyte & Mackay Special Reserve, which was just horrible. I do like Laphroaig & Ardbeg.
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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alden View Post
    Beer makes you gag?
    Yep, another taste I find repulsive. I've tried at many times throughout the last 20 years to like beer(s), but really don't. It literally makes me want to throw up.

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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    The two that come to mind are the 2012 Laphroiag Cairdeas Origin 2012 that I bought last year and a Bowmore 12 that I ordered on a cruise earlier this year. I suspect bad bottles in both cases, but they were off putting enough that I have avoided those particular bottles since.

 

 

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