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Members' Whisky Profiles

Ask any single malt drinker what his or her favorite whisky is and you are in for a long-winded and usually ambiguous answer.  It'll typically include a lot of hemming and hawing, there'll be a number of "it depends," and a laundry list of different single malts, and after all that you'll be no closer to knowing the answer than when you asked the question.  To save you the hassle of going through that experience with our members, this page answers some of those questions for you.

David R 

Currently Drinking: Ardbeg Blaaack, Ardbeg Wee Beastie, and Aberlour A'bunadh Alba, and BSSMS Vatted Cask Bottling No. 3.
All Time Favorite: Flora and Fauna Series Benrinnes 15 Year Old
Best Whisky Ever Tasted: Tough to pick just one - Ardbeg 17, Bowmore 30, Glenmorangie Ealanta are high on my list.
Favorite Whisky Region: Hard to pick just one.  I love my Islay whiskies especially Ardbeg but I'm also a lover of Glenmorangie (Highland) and Balvenie (Speyside).  Those three distilleries each get a shelf of their own in my whisky library.
Favorite Distillery Visited: I've visited quite a few so picking one is hard.  I really liked a number of them including Ardbeg, Glenmorangie, Glenkinchie, Glenfiddich, and Laphraoig.
Distilleries Would Like to Visit: Aberlour, Balvenie, BenRiach.


Currently Drinking: Glen Scotia Double Cask, Tomatin 18 Year Old Oloroso Sherry Cask
All Time Favorite: Ardbeg and Glenmoranigie
Best Whisky Ever Tasted: Ardbeg, the three Supernovas, and 200 yr bottling of Laphroaig 15
Favorite Whisky Region: Islay and Highlands
Distillery Would Like to Visit: Ardbeg and Balvenie


Currently Drinking: Glenrothes Peated Cask Reserve
All Time Favorite: Octomore v. 07.4 Virgin Oak
Best Whisky Ever Tasted: Adelphi Selection Glen Garioch 1993 22 Year Old
Favorite Whisky Region: Islay
Distillery Would Like to Visit: Bruichladdich


Currently Drinking: Ardbeg Ardbog.
All Time Favorite: The whiskies with bordeaux expressions, especially Caol Ila (1990) Mission Gold, 21 year old in bourbon and Chateau Haut Brion Casks.  I can't escape that wine heritage.
Best Whisky Ever Tasted: Both for the majesty of yesterday: Macallan "The 1874" (Replicant) and Aberlour 1964 (25 year old)
Favorite Whisky Region: Islay
Distillery Would Like to Visit: Lowlands: Glenkinchie, Speyside: Macallan, Glenturret, Islay: Ardbeg, Campbeltown: Springbank.  Do you get the idea my trip is already mapped out?


Currently Drinking: Balvenie Week of the Peat, Kirkland 22 Year Old Speyside
All Time Favorite: Hard to say, Macallan 18, Auchentoshan 21 Year Old.  There are so many and my palate changes  as I become more informed
Best Whisky Ever Tasted: Not sure, Macallan 18 Year Old Sherry Cask, Ardbeg 17 
Favorite Whisky Region: Speyside
Distillery Would Like to Visit: Lagavulin


Currently Drinking: Glenfarclas 12 Year Old, Ardbeg Uigeadal, Macallan #2 
All Time Favorite: Cadenhead's Benrinnes 25 Year Old
Best Whisky Ever Tasted: Glenmorangie Finealta

Favorite Whisky Region: Speyside, Highlands
Favorite Distillery Visited: Tamdhu & Laphroaig

Distillery Would Like to Visit: Glenmorangie


Currently Drinking: All of my Christmas Gifts
All Time Favorite: Glengoyne - Virgin Scottish Oak
Best Whisky Ever Tasted: Signatory's 30 Year Old Bowmore - 1970
Favorite Whisky Region:
Distillery Would Like to Visit: Need to visit my first


Currently Drinking: 1997 Gordon and MacPhail Glenburgie
All Time Favorite: Glenrothes, VIntage 1985
Best Whisky Ever Tasted: 17 Year Old Glengoyne, doubtless influence by enjoying it while relaxing at their beautiful distillery.
Favorite Whisky Region: Islay
Favorite Distillery Visited: Glengoyne
Distillery Would Like to Visit: Talisker, to see the ruggedly beautiful Isle of Skye

David D

Currently Drinking: Redbreast
All Time Favorite: Redbreast Irish Single Malt
Best Whisky Ever Tasted: Haven't had it yet that's why I joined the Society
Favorite Whisky Region: Still trying to figure that out
Distillery Would Like to Visit: Glenmorangie


Currently Drinking: Talisker Storm or any of the bottles I have recently bought from the tastings.
All Time Favorite: Glenmorangie LaSanta 12 Year Old
Best Whisky Ever Tasted: Macallan 21 Year Old
Favorite Whisky Region: Still in the process of experimenting.  Lowlands.
Distillery Would Like to Visit: Laphroaig or Balvenie