The Scotch & Cigar Thread
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I'm sitting here with a sweet glass of 12-year Glen Moray and enjoying a Macanudo Maduro, a very mellow cigar and one of my favorites.
Seeing as I knock back a glass of scotch every day, and a cigar or two a week, I figured I could start a log and see if anyone else has some new evil pleasures to share.
Laphroaig, Romeo y Juliet, Macallan, Acid-- what's everyone having?
Last edited by JStrong; 10-21-2010 at 01:12 AM.
Can't say as I'm a cigar man, but I loves me some scotch; I believe there are 9 bottles on top of the fridge right now. Right there with you on the Laphroaig, though! Never had the Glen Moray. How is it?
Glenlivet Nadurra is by far my favorite scotch.
And I've always loved Hoyo de Monterrey Excalibur 1066s.
I've yet to find my favorite cigar.
So far I'm rather fond of Partagas Black cigars, and some the Arturo Fuente, preferably the maduros.
I'm a bourbon man, though.
@ mstrofbass (is that "bass" like the instrument, or like the fish?) - got a bottle of Nadurra myself, and I rather like it. A lot going on in there! I really dig the 15 yo French Oak, which is a totally different animal, but superb.
@ tertius - I always switch over to bourbon come summertime. For whatever reason, scotch and I are inseparable in the cooler months, but when the heat hits, I want bourbon on ice. I don't snob out on it like the scotch though. I dig the good stuff, but haven't had very much of it, but am perfectly happy with a glass of Maker's. What are your faves there?
Never had the Glen Moray. How is it?
My baseline single malt is probably the 12-year Glenlivet, and I'd say it's lighter and sweeter, more honey, less caramel. Here's a review of it I liked.
I shy towards cigarillos just because I never have an hour to smoke, but I will try an Hoyo.
Mmmm....Arturo Fuente, I will buy one for the horse races at the fair this week.
Instrument, fish, low audio frequency...it doesn't matter because I am the master of none. Originally the instrument.
Originally Posted by Ian Kovtunovich
I'm too poor now to continue sampling the various types of scotches...but I really need to work it in somehow.
Cigars can vary but love MacAllan's, especially the 18 year old aged in sherry casks.
Originally Posted by JStrong
Since I quit smoking nearly 10 years ago I don't touch cigars no more, but I do love scotch.
I don't usually have a collection going, usually just a bottle or two at a time. Scotch is expensive here.
At the moment I have a lovely 12 year old cask strength Glengoyne that I've only just started sipping. I also have a bottle each of Jack Daniels and Famous Grouse for government work.
My favourite single malts are probably various MacAllans, perhaps the MacAllan 30s? They make very nice ones. I also love the Balvenie Double Wood, an excellent economy class single malt. I prefer the less peaty ones, but even so, I have managed to enjoy the smoky ones more lately. Perhaps my palate is growing up.
This will be one of the next ones I try. I've heard from several people that this is one of the better "cheap" ones.
Originally Posted by hbriem