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Canberra’s Whisky Culture

By Muttsybignuts 20 October 2009 43

I’m not a coffee wanker or a beer wanker however I amstarting to become a whisky wanker. Can anyone point me in the direction of a great single malt?

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Muttsybignuts 12:05 pm 23 Oct 09

XLTerMinator1 said :

Muttsybignuts said:

I find it interesting that you state the obvious that taste is subjective and asking others opinions is worthless, and then go on to give some of the best information yet. So, thank you for that. I have heard that Lark in Tasmania has just been rated in the top 10 whiskys in the world ( I imagine the water has something to do with it) and am eagerly waiting a bottle when my wife visits Hobart in a couple of weeks.

He also said:
I am starting to become a whisky wanker.

First of all, thanks for the reply. In my defence: Taste is subjective, and yes, that is obvious. And you asked the direction of a great single malt. I was concerned however, that many of the posts were directing you towards Islay Malts. I have a great love for Islay Malts, but question there place as something to try as a starting point. I know quite a few individuals who first started on an Islay malt, and said it tasted like salty vomit, and never wanted to try whisky again.

So I maintain my stance that my opinion, or anyone else on this forum, shouldn’t be a deciding factor of yours, but you asked for an opinion and I gave you mine. A single malt is something to be treasured, and I just didn’t want you to miss out on something magnificent due to a initial bad experience… the point I was trying for (but possibly missed) was to sample a broad spectrum and find what’s right for you.

Good smackdown though. Wishing you many good drams… 🙂

Thanks mate. Good advice.

XLTerMinator1 1:36 am 23 Oct 09

and yes, I have had a typo, but the moderation system won’t allow an edit. So “there” stands.

XLTerMinator1 1:12 am 23 Oct 09

Muttsybignuts said:

I find it interesting that you state the obvious that taste is subjective and asking others opinions is worthless, and then go on to give some of the best information yet. So, thank you for that. I have heard that Lark in Tasmania has just been rated in the top 10 whiskys in the world ( I imagine the water has something to do with it) and am eagerly waiting a bottle when my wife visits Hobart in a couple of weeks.

He also said:
I am starting to become a whisky wanker.

First of all, thanks for the reply. In my defence: Taste is subjective, and yes, that is obvious. And you asked the direction of a great single malt. I was concerned however, that many of the posts were directing you towards Islay Malts. I have a great love for Islay Malts, but question there place as something to try as a starting point. I know quite a few individuals who first started on an Islay malt, and said it tasted like salty vomit, and never wanted to try whisky again.

So I maintain my stance that my opinion, or anyone else on this forum, shouldn’t be a deciding factor of yours, but you asked for an opinion and I gave you mine. A single malt is something to be treasured, and I just didn’t want you to miss out on something magnificent due to a initial bad experience… the point I was trying for (but possibly missed) was to sample a broad spectrum and find what’s right for you.

Good smackdown though. Wishing you many good drams… 🙂

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