Favorite Whisky

I saw someone start a favorite tequila thread and was thinking I'd create a whisky one since it's my preference. I go for a single malt Scotch or Japanese whisky neat when I can. Would like to hear others' favorites/preferences if they drink whisky.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Sep 3, 2020 - 5:48pm

Scotch: Balvenie 12 Doublewood (single barrel is good too), Glenmorangie 10, and Glenrothes Burbon Cask Reserve

Bourbon: Buffalo Trace (basic, I know) and Angel's Envy

Japanese: Nikka Coffey Malt

Irish Whisky: Idk, I don't really have a favorite for this category

Sep 3, 2020 - 5:56pm

Hibiki Harmony is a good Japanese whiskey (though overpriced). 


For scotch, Deanston distillery is great (underpriced) as are most Bruichladdich products (fairly priced). 

For bourbon, I'm a fan of Wild Turkey products, especially Russell's Reserve (fairly priced). Buffalo Trace has great products too, with Eagle Rare (underpriced) and Blanton's (way overpriced) being two great bottles at opposite ends of the price spectrum. 

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Sep 3, 2020 - 6:58pm

And to clarify my answer. Favs are Lagavulin 16, Talisker 18 and Yamazaki 12.

Sep 4, 2020 - 8:28am

Favorite - Jameson
Smooth - crown royal
Classics - Makers, Jack
Scotch - Macallan 12

Sep 4, 2020 - 11:21am

Macallan 12 (or the 18 for celebrations) - real smooth

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Sep 4, 2020 - 6:06pm

Lagavulin 16 


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Sep 6, 2020 - 6:47am

If you were to tell me that I could drink all I wanted, but had to limit myself to one whisk(e)y for the rest of my life, I would probably go for Green Spot or Redbreast. I also find Elijah Craig to be criminally underrated. For a budget mixing whiskey for Manhattans and the like it's tough to beat Jim Beam, although Old Crow isn't bad either. Just keep me away from Jack. That s*** is rancid. Scotch isn't really my game, and I can't say that I've had enough Japanese whiskys (is there an e in there?) to generate an opinion. 

I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
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Sep 10, 2020 - 8:25pm


It's whiskey mate.  ;)

Whisk(e)y is an old word that is spelled differently depending on what you're referencing. Japanese is just really weird given that you're basically translating the word 2-3 times. Do you drop the e? do you keep it? I've got a friend who's job is translating Japanese stuff to English (he's actually Irish) and even he has trouble with the spelling while moving it back into English.

I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
Feb 22, 2021 - 3:22pm

Depends on which type you are referring to.

If American or Irish, then it is whiskey.

If it is Scottish, Canadian, or Japanese, then it is whisky.

If it is none of the above, then it is speaker's choice.

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Sep 10, 2020 - 11:13am

The basic stuff? Rebel Yell.


Whistlepig for the goodstuff.

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Sep 10, 2020 - 7:25pm

Just wanted to say that Hibiki - Japanese Whiskey is so overrated and doesn't taste that different from Ballantines.


Was frustrated to drop so much money on an overpriced and overrated whiskey.

  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Feb 22, 2021 - 9:53am

Just finished a Yamazaki 12, very good; Chivas 18 is ok, 25 was pretty amazing; Currently on the lookout for Blanton and michters 10 (b and r) and hunting for a good priced pappy but obviously highly unlikely

Feb 22, 2021 - 10:22am

If you're interested in a wheated bourbon you can actually find, I recommend maker's cask strength 

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