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Had an underwheling experince with Japanese Whisky a few years ago so im steering clear of it until ?

But I'm into Either aged 20 Year Canadian Club Whiskey
Woodfords Res. and the Woodford Double Oaked Bourbon.
IN terms of Irish i really like the Bushmils 10 year, But after trying the

10 Year Ardbeg, and its blows everything off the park. I love the smoky peaty ness (Having said that from about 17 i never really liked scotch. Johny Walker crap just didnt taste as good as Beam or CC. Young and unrefined palate!) Now i really like a Peaty scotch that feels like ive smoked Potent Cigar.
 

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I noticed you mentioned this one on the last page. I’m curious. Why don’t you normally like Islay whiskey? I’ve drank a lot of standard stuff but trying to vary things. Any recommendations for that peaty/smoky style?
Peat/smoke isn't my preferred style of whisky, which presumably has something to do with not being a fan of stouts either. I'd much rather something softer, however trying to branch out a bit more into Islay whiskies as I can appreciate there's plenty to love with them. Ardbeg 10 is the current in thing for Islay whiskies, definitely worth a crack if you're looking for something similar. Alternately the tried and true Talisker 10 is a good entry level Islay whisky.
 

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Peat/smoke isn't my preferred style of whisky, which presumably has something to do with not being a fan of stouts either. I'd much rather something softer, however trying to branch out a bit more into Islay whiskies as I can appreciate there's plenty to love with them. Ardbeg 10 is the current in thing for Islay whiskies, definitely worth a crack if you're looking for something similar. Alternately the tried and true Talisker 10 is a good entry level Islay whisky.
Thanks! I appreciate that. A beginner question here but is there a certain geography to different styles? In the past I mostly stuck to Irish (Bushmills, Tullamore Dew and Jameson). Things seem more varied from Scotland.
 

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Thanks! I appreciate that. A beginner question here but is there a certain geography to different styles? In the past I mostly stuck to Irish (Bushmills, Tullamore Dew and Jameson). Things seem more varied from Scotland.
There are 5 regions in Scotland, each known for their own style of whisky and subtitles in flavours. Islay is the most distinct of the bunch with it's peat/smoke offerings, although Speyside whiskies are probably the most well known. A quick 5 minute synopsis of Scotch regions can be found here.

If you like Irish whisky definitely check out Redbreast 12, it's head and shoulders the best Irish whiskey out there IMO.
 

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