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Reasons for wine lovers to embrace whisky

Posted by WineWhiskyAndSong, Jul 22, 2010.

I love wine but I love whisky too. How many agree with this article? 




Reply by solomania9, Jul 23, 2010.

Here here! Not only is whiskey a palate pleasing endeavor, but I've found that cocktails are a great way to combine one's love of cooking/entertaining with the challenge of flavor exploration.

Thanks for the link!

Reply by scharron, Jul 23, 2010.

Definitely agree.  After exploring the world of wine and developing better palate understanding,  I have jumped into the world of whiskey and just love it.  

Whiskey Conventions and tastings are a great way to learn more about everything from Whisky to Bourbon to Whiskey.  


Reply by StevenBabb, Jul 23, 2010.

it's unbelievable how many things a producer can do to change the profiles of whiskey/whisky/bourbon.... just like with wine!!!!!   hahaha

i love both.... very much..... although for me, wine comes first during the course of the evening...  ; )

Reply by Manuel Toledo, Jul 23, 2010.

oh yes, scotch is very compatible with wine.

my favorite Laphroaig, from islay. deep, smoked, little sweet and so volatile but long taste. I really enjoy this one with just one ice cube (experts please forgive this detail..) to unlock the "taste bonus track". just amazing.

dont forget to turn down or even off the light.


Reply by Charles Emilio, Jul 24, 2010.

Sometimes you just want a nice drink without having to open a bottle of wine and sometimes there is nothing as nice as a whiskey with ice and a bit of water just to take the edge off a long day.

Less Calories than wine too

Reply by StevenBabb, Jul 24, 2010.

i love laphroig manuel.... nothing wrong with dropping an ice cube in there.... i drop 2!

even the purest of scotch drinkers will pour a little distilled water in there to open it up a bit.... a cube or two, or distilled water takes the bite out of the alcahol so you can enjoy all of the flavors of the whisky...

Reply by Richard Foxall, Jul 28, 2010.

Try it with one ice cube, or two.  It's okay.  Just don't waste really good whisky in some horribly sweet mixed drink.  Jim Beam (nothing wrong with it at all!) will do just fine for mixing. 

My own explorations in fine libation started with bourbon, and wine came later (except that we grew up with jug wine at dinner even when I was a kid).  My dad's a Scotch guy, and so is the wife, but I went Kentucky-way.  I'm with StevenBabb on putting the wine first, except at the end of Yom Kippur, when my friend's tradition is to drink the amber to break the fast. Also agree with StevenBabb about the many ways the flavor profile can be changed--more or less wheat, rye, how much charring on the barrels, proof levels, where the water comes from, etc.  BTW, almost all your whisk(e)y is adulterated with a little water--barrel proof ranges from 100+ to 140 or so at the extreme and few people want that.  So if you want to slightly cool and soften your Weller Antique (107 proof), or your Scotch, good on ya. 

Glad to see rye coming back--a few years ago all I could get was Jim Beam and one other.  Grain or grapes, it's all good by me.

Reply by AdamJefferson, Jul 28, 2010.

Agree with Charles Emilio; a splash of branch water in a glass of sippin liquor satisfies like nothing else when the work was tough or the play was hard.


Reply by Andy53, Jul 29, 2010.

Agrees I love wine and also loves whiskey and vodka.


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