Bourbon vs Irish Whiskey vs Scotch

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Poll Results

OptionVotes
Scotch 22
Bourbon 14
Irish whiskey 10
Mid-2000s American indie music 3


treeship., Saturday, 24 February 2024 03:17 (one month ago) link

shame on you for not including japanese whisky. shame.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 24 February 2024 03:30 (one month ago) link

Japanese whiskey is scotch

treeship., Saturday, 24 February 2024 03:36 (one month ago) link

that's the worst thing i've heard anyone say in a while

call all destroyer, Saturday, 24 February 2024 04:01 (one month ago) link

rye

ን (nabisco), Saturday, 24 February 2024 04:07 (one month ago) link

i will start if i want to

ን (nabisco), Saturday, 24 February 2024 04:08 (one month ago) link

and no rye either. shame.

call all destroyer, Saturday, 24 February 2024 04:11 (one month ago) link

This is Canadian erasure, which is fine with me

Josefa, Saturday, 24 February 2024 04:12 (one month ago) link

that distinction would only matter to a voter whose notion of whiskey is so incorrect as to consider voting for an incorrect choice. you may as well complain about the exclusion of rye or (much) worse (shudder) Canadian "whiskey". Irish is the sole legitimate choice, or as the song goes: as it was in the beginning. it now and ever shall be. Amen.

Or the other song for that matter:

Come guess me this riddle, what beats pipes and fiddle
What's hotter than mustard and milder than cream
What best wets your whistle, what's clearer than crystal
What's sweeter than honey and stronger than steam

What'll make the lame walk, what will make the dumb talk,
The elixir of life and philosopher's stone
And what helped Mr. Brunnell to build the Thames Tunnel
It was poteen m'boys from old Inishowen

So stick to the cratur' the best thing in nature
For sinking your sorrows and raising your joys
Oh lord, it's no wonder, if lightning and thunder
Weren't made from the plunder of poteen me boys.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Saturday, 24 February 2024 04:17 (one month ago) link

only voting Irish for Teeling, in the absence of a rye option

I painted my teeth (sleeve), Saturday, 24 February 2024 04:18 (one month ago) link

Japanese whiskey is its own thing imo. It’s kind of between Scotch and Irish. It has some of the richness of Scotch but less of the smokiness. (Would probably vote for it, but went for Scotch among the options.)

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Saturday, 24 February 2024 04:23 (one month ago) link

I always wondered what kind of person preferred Canadian whiskey, and why. Canadian Club was of course massively popular in the US for many decades. There was a big neon sign for it in Times Square for over 25 years.

Josefa, Saturday, 24 February 2024 04:29 (one month ago) link

Drink scotch whiskey
All night long

H.P, Saturday, 24 February 2024 04:57 (one month ago) link

Yamazaki > Scotch > Irish >>> Bourbon

Morris O’Shea Salazar (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 24 February 2024 06:50 (one month ago) link

But the fields are too broad to really order them properly, and Scotch itself covers a multitude from nectar to ashtray death, and context is all, like Jameson's is the perfect Guinness partner

Morris O’Shea Salazar (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 24 February 2024 06:52 (one month ago) link

Ffs lads it's 7 in the morning it's a bit early for having an "mmmmmm...whiskey" moment

Morris O’Shea Salazar (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 24 February 2024 06:58 (one month ago) link

nabisco . . . otm

mookieproof, Saturday, 24 February 2024 07:04 (one month ago) link

The English Distillery

The English Whisky Co. is England's oldest registered whisky distillery, founded by the Nelstrop family in 2006.

wah wah wah waaaaaaaah #trumpet

you gotta roll with the pączki to get to what's real (snoball), Saturday, 24 February 2024 10:03 (one month ago) link

how do i decide if irish is represented by midleton or connemara or scotch by glenlivet or benriach or etc etc

irish btw its the best

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2024 10:10 (one month ago) link

if there was a pepsi challenge with two peaty whiskeys I honestly wouldn't be able to discern which is the Irish or the Scotch

vodkaitamin effrtvescent (calzino), Saturday, 24 February 2024 10:22 (one month ago) link

me neither but i'd be happy to keep trying

Morris O’Shea Salazar (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 24 February 2024 10:26 (one month ago) link

failing over

close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Saturday, 24 February 2024 10:28 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Sunday, 31 March 2024 00:01 (three weeks ago) link

Canadian whiskey = brown vodka

I think it was/is popular as it mixes pretty transparent.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Sunday, 31 March 2024 00:35 (three weeks ago) link

Hard to beat the Crown Royal bag as packaging too.

The Artist formerly known as Earlnash, Sunday, 31 March 2024 00:38 (three weeks ago) link

Bourbon plz

underminer of twenty years of excellent contribution to this borad (dan m), Sunday, 31 March 2024 11:30 (three weeks ago) link

Canadian whiskey = I remember when Mad Men was on and they included a datum that Canadian was seen, at the period, as being “the superior whiskey”. I don’t know booze history well enough to know if that was true. Generic Canadian is best for mixed drinks, and a bottle of Alberta Premium is just as nice a quotidian sip choice as a bottle of generic Irish imo— much cheaper, too. I wouldn’t ever vote for Canadian over any of these other choices— except Japanese, which has always tasted to me like a mistake. Granted, I’ve only tasted the “available” Suntory-owned liquids but the “with added paint thinner” quality does not appeal.

I don’t drink whiskey any more but my favourite experiences with it were fancy Scotch-based cocktails (I stan the Laphroaig additive in a Pencillin) and having flights in Kentucky at certain rye and bourbon specialty joints. Voting for bourbon

Premises, Premises (flamboyant goon tie included), Sunday, 31 March 2024 14:16 (three weeks ago) link

I'd been focused almost exclusively on rums for the past couple of years but got a bottle of Green Spot in December and absolutely love it on a big rock, so voted Irish.

Ippei's on a bummer now (WmC), Sunday, 31 March 2024 14:25 (three weeks ago) link

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close encounters of the third knid (darraghmac), Sunday, 31 March 2024 14:25 (three weeks ago) link

The only time that Canadian whiskey deserved to be viewed as "the superior whiskey" was during Prohibition, when the major point of comparison was bootleg rotgut whiskey.

more difficult than I look (Aimless), Sunday, 31 March 2024 17:13 (three weeks ago) link

I went from Irish (for years), Japanese, and now Scotch. Maybe it's because Scotch just seems like such a huge category with so much to explore, but it's hard to imagine going back to the others regularly. I've never liked bourbon and prefer rye if drinking American.

beard papa, Sunday, 31 March 2024 18:35 (three weeks ago) link

I’m not a whiskey drinker but I like a good old fashioned every once in a while, so bourbon.

o. nate, Sunday, 31 March 2024 18:40 (three weeks ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Monday, 1 April 2024 00:01 (three weeks ago) link


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