Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Just Conversation
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-09-2012, 07:40 AM   #127
RV Mutant #14
 
Wayne M's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,184
__________________

__________________
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2015 Winnebago Tour 42QD
RVM14
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 12-15-2012, 02:55 PM   #128
Registered User
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cherry Creek, BC Canada
Posts: 7,650
Thought some might like this, I know I did.

__________________

__________________
Possum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 09:46 PM   #129
Member
 
Okierambler's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 68
I think I liked the first taste of whiskey I ever got at the tender age of 12 or so, sneaking out of my dads "cough medicine". I never lost my love of the taste and now in my early 70s, I like Makers Mark in a bourbon, and love Glenfiddich for my scotch. I have a bottle of 15 year old, a bottle of 18 year old and a bottle of 21 year old in my liquor cabinet, all unopened. For regular drinking, I use the 12 year old. Several years ago, I decided if I couldn't afford to drink what I like, I just wouldn't drink, and I am not about to quit my one vice.
__________________
Okierambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 10:06 PM   #130
Member
 
Okierambler's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan_Hepburn View Post
Glenfiddich - I put it a step or two above The Glenlivet, but there are a ton of single malts that are a lot better, in my opinion! One of my favorites is Scapa 18 year old ...
Its been my opinion that the taste of single malt is in direct relation to the cost , but I have discovered that isn't necessarily so.
__________________
Okierambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 10:14 PM   #131
Senior Member
 
Francesca's Avatar
 
Vintage RV Owners Club
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Port Hadlock, Washington
Posts: 2,855
Some questions about "scotch"

What, exactly, IS a "single malt scotch"?

Are there others with more than one malt, or what? Does more than one "malt" make a scotch inferior? If so, why?

How many "malts" make a scotch completely undrinkable, if there is such a number?

And last but not least:

Are all "scotches" made in Scotland, and if not, what makes it a "scotch" at all????
__________________
Francesca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2012, 10:20 PM   #132
Senior Member
 
w6pea's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chula Vista, Mexifornia
Posts: 1,010
When I was a teenager I used to Borrow a lot of Canadian Club from my Dad's bottle in the kitchen cabinet. I would replace what I took with colored water Dumb and Dumber all by myself. (being my Dad had been a Navy Chief before I was born I think he was a lot smarter than I !) (I still have his Whiskey Ration Card from Japan) Any way one day I came home from high school and he asked me if I would like to have a drink with him. I said of course (little did I know, that he had poured himself and our next door neighbor a drink before I got home )

From that point on I never touched his Canadian Club again with out him asking me to pour him a drink. I learned to drink Old Bushmills Irish Whiskey, but I still enjoy a C&C or a Crown Royal over ice. And of course I toast my Dad and his brothers that were at Pearl Harbor on Dec.7th.(my Dad Survived the sinking of the California, his youngest brother did , and his younger,brother did not) My Dad was the oldest of 6. Every year with his favorite Whiskey.

Old Bushmills and Coffee hot or over Ice is the way to go.

Hey Top Glenfiddich is rot gut.
__________________
Remember "Without Truck's......America Stops" RVM129
"Take me to the Brig. I want to see the "Real Marines".
Major General Chesty Puller, USMC -
"Semper Fi"
w6pea is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 12:43 AM   #133
Senior Member
 
Alan_Hepburn's Avatar
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: San Jose, Ca, USA
Posts: 1,045
Quote:
Originally Posted by Francesca View Post
What, exactly, IS a "single malt scotch"?
Scotch is made from malted barley. That is, the barley seeds are allowed to germinate, then they're "killed" by spreading them on a surface and subjecting them to heat, usually from a fire. Whatever fuel is used for the fire infuses the barley with a unique flavor. A single malt scotch will be made using a single type of malt, along with specific water from a sole source. Each distillery will have a unique flavor associated with their scotches, based on the water they use, the method they use to malt the barley, and the type of cask they age it in.

Quote:
Are there others with more than one malt, or what? Does more than one "malt" make a scotch inferior? If so, why?
Then there are blended scotches - a distillery will take the product from numerous sources, and blend them together. They take great care to make sure that no matter where they get their ingredients, when the blend is complete the product will taste the same year after year. Most blended scotches have a milder, more "generic" flavor. Are they inferior? That depends on who you ask. I enjoy a glass of Cutty Sark once in a while, but I mostly use blended scotches for cooking. I prefer the unique tastes associated with various single malts so I would say for me, blended scotches are, indeed, inferior. Someone who prefers blends will most likely say a single malt is inferior!

Quote:
How many "malts" make a scotch completely undrinkable, if there is such a number?
Not so much the number but the flavor of each individual piece - you can mix together some varieties that can give you some real paint-peelers. But again, it mostly depends on the taste preferences of the individual. I think Jack Daniels is the equivalent of "rotgut" but both my sons think it's the nectar of the Gods!

Quote:
And last but not least:

Are all "scotches" made in Scotland, and if not, what makes it a "scotch" at all????
To be called Scotch, yes it is made in Scotland. The generic term would be Whisky, or if it's other than Scotch Whisky it's usually called Whiskey - an important distinction to most of us! The rest of the name will tell you basically where it came from. So, Irish Whiskey comes from Ireland; Canadian Whiskey comes from Canada; Tennessee Whiskey comes from Tennessee; etc.

Then there's Bourbon - it's got it's own terminology and fans as well.
__________________
Alan Hepburn - San Jose, Ca
2007 Bounder 35E being pushed by a 2008 smart fortwo Passion
Good Sam Member #566004 * FMCA Member #F431612
Alan_Hepburn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 02:22 AM   #134
Senior Member
 
sdennislee's Avatar


 
Monaco Owners Club
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 6,404
Buffalo Trace, neat
__________________
US Navy Vet, Liberty Tree Member of Oath Keepers, NRA & VFW Life Member, Alaska EMT.
2009 Safari Cheetah 40 SKQ
2009 Winnebago Chalet 231CR
sdennislee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 09:42 AM   #135
Senior Member
 
dlovitt's Avatar


 
Texas Boomers Club
Entegra Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,782
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan_Hepburn View Post
Scotch is made from malted barley. That is, the barley seeds are allowed to germinate, then they're "killed" by spreading them on a surface and subjecting them to heat, usually from a fire. Whatever fuel is used for the fire infuses the barley with a unique flavor. A single malt scotch will be made using a single type of malt, along with specific water from a sole source. Each distillery will have a unique flavor associated with their scotches, based on the water they use, the method they use to malt the barley, and the type of cask they age it in.



Then there are blended scotches - a distillery will take the product from numerous sources, and blend them together. They take great care to make sure that no matter where they get their ingredients, when the blend is complete the product will taste the same year after year. Most blended scotches have a milder, more "generic" flavor. Are they inferior? That depends on who you ask. I enjoy a glass of Cutty Sark once in a while, but I mostly use blended scotches for cooking. I prefer the unique tastes associated with various single malts so I would say for me, blended scotches are, indeed, inferior. Someone who prefers blends will most likely say a single malt is inferior!



Not so much the number but the flavor of each individual piece - you can mix together some varieties that can give you some real paint-peelers. But again, it mostly depends on the taste preferences of the individual. I think Jack Daniels is the equivalent of "rotgut" but both my sons think it's the nectar of the Gods!



To be called Scotch, yes it is made in Scotland. The generic term would be Whisky, or if it's other than Scotch Whisky it's usually called Whiskey - an important distinction to most of us! The rest of the name will tell you basically where it came from. So, Irish Whiskey comes from Ireland; Canadian Whiskey comes from Canada; Tennessee Whiskey comes from Tennessee; etc.

Then there's Bourbon - it's got it's own terminology and fans as well.
Excellent explanation.
__________________
2018 Newmar Dutch Star 4369, Spartan K2 Chassis,
Cummins ISL 450HP, Allison 3000

2015 F-150 King Ranch LB 3.5 L twin turbo Ecoboost Toad, Texas Boomers RV Club
FMCA F292298, NRA Benefactor Life Member
dlovitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 02:48 PM   #136
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: White City, Oregon
Posts: 240
Yup!

Quote:
Originally Posted by dlovitt View Post
Excellent explanation.
Point by point including the no letter 'e' in the word ... or as appropriate the inclusion. Very similar (blending) of 'wine.' They have a 'style' they want to repeat year after year .. some of this, some of that, etc.

Want something 'unique?' Then you go bucks up and get a label with a specific vineyard. That will vary year to year, Mom Nature just doing Her thing.

fae
__________________
fredaevans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2012, 03:01 PM   #137
Senior Member
 
Country Coach Owners Club
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Phoenix AZ
Posts: 240
OMG you actually dropped a bottle of Johnnie Walker Blue? That is probably the finest blended scotch on the globe. You immediately did drop to your knees and look upward with hands clasped and ask for forgiveness didn't you?

Such a sad post indeed.
__________________
chuydog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 07:29 PM   #138
RV Mutant #14
 
Wayne M's Avatar


 
Winnebago Owners Club
Texas Boomers Club
Freightliner Owners Club
iRV2 No Limits Club
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Texas
Posts: 12,184
If it was my last bottle, I might have slurped some up! Hee hee!
__________________
Wayne MSGT USMC (Ret) & Earlene (CinCHouse)
2015 Winnebago Tour 42QD
RVM14
It is what it is, and then it is what you make of it.
Wayne M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2012, 09:31 PM   #139
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 24
Bourbon Distillery Tour

We did this tour a couple of years back. One day to tour distilleries in the Lexington area and one day in the Bardstown area. If you sent in your passbook stamped by all the distilleries they sent you a free t shirt. Those two "free" t shirts ending up costing us about $400 each lol. Agree with previous poster about generally being able to buy bottles at liquor stores for less than at distilleries. We later found one of our favorite bottles from the tour, Four Roses Single Barrel, at Frugal McDougal's in Nashville for half the price paid at the distillery!
__________________
Delrob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2012, 03:25 PM   #140
Member
 
Okierambler's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alan_Hepburn View Post
Scotch is made from malted barley. That is, the barley seeds are allowed to germinate, then they're "killed" by spreading them on a surface and subjecting them to heat, usually from a fire. Whatever fuel is used for the fire infuses the barley with a unique flavor. A single malt scotch will be made using a single type of malt, along with specific water from a sole source. Each distillery will have a unique flavor associated with their scotches, based on the water they use, the method they use to malt the barley, and the type of cask they age it in.



Then there are blended scotches - a distillery will take the product from numerous sources, and blend them together. They take great care to make sure that no matter where they get their ingredients, when the blend is complete the product will taste the same year after year. Most blended scotches have a milder, more "generic" flavor. Are they inferior? That depends on who you ask. I enjoy a glass of Cutty Sark once in a while, but I mostly use blended scotches for cooking. I prefer the unique tastes associated with various single malts so I would say for me, blended scotches are, indeed, inferior. Someone who prefers blends will most likely say a single malt is inferior!



Not so much the number but the flavor of each individual piece - you can mix together some varieties that can give you some real paint-peelers. But again, it mostly depends on the taste preferences of the individual. I think Jack Daniels is the equivalent of "rotgut" but both my sons think it's the nectar of the Gods!



To be called Scotch, yes it is made in Scotland. The generic term would be Whisky, or if it's other than Scotch Whisky it's usually called Whiskey - an important distinction to most of us! The rest of the name will tell you basically where it came from. So, Irish Whiskey comes from Ireland; Canadian Whiskey comes from Canada; Tennessee Whiskey comes from Tennessee; etc.

Then there's Bourbon - it's got it's own terminology and fans as well.
Actually Suntori (not all that sure of the spelling) a whiskey maker in Japan, makes a pretty good scotch. I always thought all scotch was made in Scotland, but I dunno, maybe they make it under license from Scotland.
__________________

__________________
Okierambler is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
are there any member that enjoy a good drink???? wonderer1 Just Conversation 61 12-17-2012 01:45 PM
My New Hat ....... Seajay RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 5 06-30-2010 09:03 AM
Whiskey on the side ...... Seajay RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 2 06-30-2010 08:42 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.