Any justification for the value between Whisky and Whiskey

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Found 21st Oct 2016
WHy is Scottish Whisky so much more valuable than Irish Whiskey??

The Scots spell it whisky and the Irish spell it whiskey, with an extra 'e'. This difference in the spelling comes from the translations of the word from the Scottish and Irish Gaelic forms. Whiskey with the extra 'e' is also used when referring to American whiskies.

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Because we're better at making it /thread

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moob

Because we're better at making it /thread


oooh reet cos ya scooootish, however the success of Scottish Whisky is mainly down to the spread of the empire and multinationals like Diageo - reeet fella?

davewave

oooh reet cos ya scooootish, however the success of Scottish Whisky is … oooh reet cos ya scooootish, however the success of Scottish Whisky is mainly down to the spread of the empire and multinationals like Diageo - reeet fella?


No.

You can get cheap Scottish whisky and expensive Irish whisky.

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moob

No.


well yes. The origins of the success of Scottish Whisky globally has to be down to the empire, otherwise it would simply be a cottage industry respected locally.

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Single Malt from Scotland, no ice or water. Nothing else will do for me.

Thanks OP. You just reminded me. Every other year I go to my brother's for Xmas. We talked about doing this

Edited by: "cchopps" 21st Oct 2016

I'd imagine the main difference would be something to with qualities of local weather, terrain, produce and techniques.



. . . . or at least, that's the type of drivel we come out with when drinking the stuff. X)

Whisky or whiskey it all tastes the same - ****
Edited by: "DT89" 21st Oct 2016

Isn't it something to do with how many times it is distilled?

Scottish and American is not as smooth as Irish whisky on the whole.

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dtovey89

Whisky or whiskey it all tastes the same - ****


you dont like the taste either eh?

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spoo

Quite partial to a bit of Welsh Whisky myself … Quite partial to a bit of Welsh Whisky myself [img]https://www.penderynstore.com/getmedia/55118eba-21bb-40dd-b95f-0b32fa8f9bfe/Penderyn-Single-Malt-Welsh-Whisky-Madeira-finished-70cl.png?width=166[/img]

it is very nice tbh

davewave

you dont like the taste either eh?



Can't stand it.

dtovey89

Whisky or whiskey it all tastes the same - ****



Showing your age fella.

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I've never tried Japanese whisky. Has anyone here?

g8spur

Showing your age fella.



I don't get the acquired taste argument. I tried it 9 years ago and I've tried it more recently. Still tastes awful regardless of it it's Bells or Isle of Jura.

On another note I see this thread has rightly been demoted to ask. Far too many questions clogging up misc nowadays.

cchopps

I've never tried Japanese whisky. Has anyone here?


Yes, essentially the Japanese came over, studied the best Scottish makers then went back and took the best practices and now make the best whiskies in my opinion. You dont tend to get crap Japanese whisky as its too expensive to produce in japan, meanwhile there's plenty of trash Scottish whisky. All opinion based mind, so just try some

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jimhuf

Yes, essentially the Japanese came over, studied the best Scottish makers … Yes, essentially the Japanese came over, studied the best Scottish makers then went back and took the best practices and now make the best whiskies in my opinion. You dont tend to get crap Japanese whisky as its too expensive to produce in japan, meanwhile there's plenty of trash Scottish whisky. All opinion based mind, so just try some



I know they love whisky. For me part of the fun is the trial and error though. I'm visiting Japan Mar/Apr 2017. I'm sure I'll have a dabble then.

Have you ever tried cask strength. That DOES require water
Edited by: "cchopps" 21st Oct 2016

cchopps

I know they love whisky. For me part of the fun is the trial and error … I know they love whisky. For me part of the fun is the trial and error though. I'm visiting Japan Mar/Apr 2017. I'm sure I'll have a dabble then.



Do a little research and if you bring the right bottles back you could pay for your trip!

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jimhuf

Do a little research and if you bring the right bottles back you could … Do a little research and if you bring the right bottles back you could pay for your trip!



Really!

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Sssshh....like the Kilt is not originally from Ireland.

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jimhuf

Do a little research and if you bring the right bottles back you could … Do a little research and if you bring the right bottles back you could pay for your trip!


which brands do you recommend?

dtovey89

Whisky or whiskey it all tastes the same - ****


Try comparing Laphroaig whisky with any other whisky/whiskey - that's just one distinctive taste, there are many more, though they may be too subtle for the less discerning drinker.
Mark2111

Isn't it something to do with how many times it is distilled?Scottish and … Isn't it something to do with how many times it is distilled?Scottish and American is not as smooth as Irish whisky on the whole.


Maybe a true generalism, but there are some incredibly smooth Scotch including most Macallans, a few Balvenies, some Glenlivets,Glenmorangies or Glenfiddichs and even a nice 15yo Highland Park is smooth enough.

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teinem

Sssshh....like the Kilt is not originally from Ireland.


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jimhuf

Yes, essentially the Japanese came over, studied the best Scottish makers … Yes, essentially the Japanese came over, studied the best Scottish makers then went back and took the best practices and now make the best whiskies in my opinion.



Sounds very similar to the way the Japanese car industry developed in the 60s and 70s.

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Japanese whisky help - Can anyone recommend a bottle to try around £30-£35 price, could stretch of needs be, but not £50+. I enjoy Highland Park, Aberlour, Macallan, sherry cask. No too keen on really peaty.



Edited by: "cchopps" 21st Oct 2016

most people that have tried whisky and hated them have drunk blends....? try good malts or whisky liqueurs youll taste the difference.....? only drink with water or nothing or liqueurs with ice....?
japanese whisky is catching up with the scottish also theres good irish stuff aswell.....

cchopps

Japanese whisky help - Can anyone recommend a bottle to try around … Japanese whisky help - Can anyone recommend a bottle to try around £30-£35 price, could stretch of needs be, but not £50+. I enjoy Highland Park, Aberlour, Macallan, sherry cask. No too keen on really peaty.


I like this one, it's only a 50CL bottle but it's cask strength
amazon.co.uk/Nik…SVQ

dundeemaltman

most people that have tried whisky and hated them have drunk blends....?



I disagree that this is an issue. Blends are generally more balanced, less harsh, less burn. Blends used to be what everyone had, it was all about the master blenders art, Johnnie Walker's range being a particularly good example. Now everything is about single malts, but they're not all better.

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SaltyCDogg

I disagree that this is an issue. Blends are generally more balanced, … I disagree that this is an issue. Blends are generally more balanced, less harsh, less burn. Blends used to be what everyone had, it was all about the master blenders art, Johnnie Walker's range being a particularly good example. Now everything is about single malts, but they're not all better.



Haig Dimple is a very fine blended whisky.

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SaltyCDogg

I like this one, it's only a 50CL bottle but it's cask … I like this one, it's only a 50CL bottle but it's cask strengthhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Nikka-From-the-Barrel-50cl/dp/B001TZASVQ



i'm not usually very well behaved on cask strength.

cchopps

i'm not usually very well behaved on cask strength.[/qHaig Dimple is a … i'm not usually very well behaved on cask strength.[/qHaig Dimple is a very fine blended whisky.



SaltyCDogg

I disagree that this is an issue. Blends are generally more balanced, … I disagree that this is an issue. Blends are generally more balanced, less harsh, less burn. Blends used to be what everyone had, it was all about the master blenders art, Johnnie Walker's range being a particularly good example. Now everything is about single malts, but they're not all better.


yes blends sales to malts are very different in sales because there cheaper and advertised more
theres some very good blends i love.....? was laughing your comment below regarding cast strenth yes its a head buster....?

Irish whiskeys are generally distilled three or more times in comparison to the Scottish whisky. It lends to a smoother finish.

fearghalg

Irish whiskeys are generally distilled three or more times in comparison … Irish whiskeys are generally distilled three or more times in comparison to the Scottish whisky. It lends to a smoother finish.



Go for an aged Bushmills, Redbreast or of course Jameson. £100+ buys you a bottle of Midleton. All enjoyed either neat, with a whiskey stone or a drop of water to open the flavour.

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mattmerch

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Is that actually available?

Yamazaki® Whisky
Yamazaki Whisky is Suntory's flagship single malt,
multi-layered with fruit and Mizunara aromas.

From Yamazaki was born the surprising, delicate yet profound experience of a Japanese single malt whisky.
Spiritual and deep, its signature multi-layered taste is highly praised by whisky connoisseurs all over the world. Today, Yamazaki Whisky is not only the No.1 single malt whisky in Japan, but is enjoyed in more than 35 countries.

Tried a Yamazaki 18 at a Whiskey Fest recently, £10 for a 10ml shot of a £560 bottle. Was pretty nice Favourites on the day (46 tried....) of the more affordable ones though was the Laphroaig 'Lore' and the Nikka From The Barrell mentioned above.

davewave

which brands do you recommend?



​Hibiki is what I like, someone else has linked to it. It is powerful but not overpowering. I think masters of malt do a sample pack where you get a dram of a few. Or you can buy a dram of any bottle.
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