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  1. #31
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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    I think most of the "standard" blends - J&B, Dewars, Cutty - are all totally acceptable. JW Red is not pleasant for me, but Black was one of my gateway drinks.
    I drank J&B and JW Black for years. They are not bad, but they are nowhere near most single malts.

    If I am at a restaurant bar and want a scotch on the rocks, most of them only have the well stuff and a few of the better blends, so, you have to make do sometimes.
    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 guess I'm one of the few that actually likes JW Red. No, it's not a world beater but I think it's decent enough for a cheap blend. Dewars is fine but boring, same with Cutty Sark (although it's been many years since I tried it). J & B is pretty bad. I've had no desire to try any of the other bottom shelfers since I can get Famous Grouse, JWR, and White Horse for around $20.

    The worst scotch I have had was whatever well scotch went in a Rob Roy that I ordered several years ago. A casual acquaintance had mentioned that since I liked Manhattans I should try a Rob Roy. It was awful: smoky, oily, tequila-like in a bad way. Way too young. Blech.
    Life's too short, and there's too much good whiskey within reach.

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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    Dewar's hands down is the worst blend. Clynelish 14 is loved by many, but to me it is awful, awful. Like drinking salty bitter grapefruit juice.

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    What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    Quote Originally Posted by weller_tex View Post
    Clynelish 14 is... Like drinking salty bitter grapefruit juice.
    Mmm... Sounds so good! If it weren't 8AM here, I'd have a pour!

    ;-)
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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    Yeah, 8 a.m. is a bit late in the day to start drinking.

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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    I like most whisk(e)ys to some degree or another but my worst would be JW Red...harsh tasting, and Canadian Mist (I don't know if was a bad batch or what but it tasted like turpentine).

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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Yeah, 8 a.m. is a bit late in the day to start drinking.
    Squire, of all your one-liners, that one made me smile the most.

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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    Its a lot easier to find bad scotch than bad bourbon. When bourbon is bad its still fairly drinkable.

    For scotch, the cheapest blends are vile. But it was meant as a mixer. I consider JW red one of the best of the bad bkends

    I had many foul scothes. They share one of three common factors.



    1. Sulphured (rubber/rotten eggs)

    Examples : Glendronach Parliament, HP Magnus Eunson the list is long

    2. Baby puke/donkey piss. Immature. Often in younger whisky. Very occasional in older

    Examples: Abhainn Dearg first bottling. Young arran. Tobermory. Jura

    3. Weird finishes

    I had several pukastrophes. A G&M Caol Ila red wine finish. Longrow Tokaji. Most of Edradours range

    4 Cu Dubh. Needs its own section

    Steffen

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    What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    Talisker 10 had a taste of Band-Aids, iodine and seaweed. Absolutely horrible stuff. Lagavulin 16 however has just the right amount of funk to make things interesting.

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    Re: What is the worst scotch you ever tasted?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyd View Post
    Talisker 10 had a taste of Band-Aids, iodine and seaweed. Absolutely horrible stuff. Lagavulin 16 however has just the right amount of funk to make things interesting.
    This post made me laugh.

 

 

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