Is there anyone out there a Whisky/Shōchū Lover

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Re: Is there anyone out there a Whisky Lover, anyone out the

Post by david.tan » 16 Jul 2015 21:13

i'm new to whisky too but love how "bad" it taste ! still looking for chance to try out more

btw i have an extra Yamazaki 12 year if anyone interested :)
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Post by telepgm » 18 Jul 2015 11:15

Guys, what about an evening of Seiko and Whiskey? The pub owner below my office maybe open to give special price to SCS members. Small group of 5-6 folks? Just talk whiskey and Seiko for a couple of hours...
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Re: Is there anyone out there a Whisky/Shōchū Lover

Post by Wade » 12 Sep 2015 17:34

Has any bros try Shōchū 焼酎?

Typically shōchū contains approximately 25% alcohol by volume, which is weaker than whisky or standard-strength vodka but stronger than wine and sake.

Any recommended brand??

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1) Kome shōchū: Made from rice and being a bit milder in flavor makes it a good choice for beginners. There are some great examples from
Kumamoto, including the hi no kuni manyū pictured at the beginning of the article.

2) Imo shōchū: Made from sweet potatoes. Kagoshima is well known for this type. With its strong aroma and flavor, it may not be the best choice for a first timer, but it’s my personal favorite. It’s also the best candidate for drinking warm.

3) Mugi shōchū: Made from barley. It tends to be fairly mild and is also a good beginner’s choice.

4) Kokutō shōchū: Made from brown sugar. This type isn’t that common, but well worth a try if you can find it. It generally comes from the Amami Islands.

5) Soba shōchū: Made from buckwheat. This type is only about forty years old. It’s the only one on this list that I’ve never tried myself, but it’s reported to be quite mild.

6) Awamori: Made from long-grain Thai rice. This is Okinawa’s equivalent of shōchū. Although it’s generally 25-30% alcohol, it can be much stronger.

7) Chūhai: A fruity, shōchū based cocktail. They can be hand mixed, or bought in a can for a very reasonable price (the canned ones don’t always use shōchū).
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Post by Wade » 28 Sep 2015 23:01

Just bought the below from Airport DFS today.

No fish prawn also ok, grab this Akashi Whisky at S$64.90 as can't find any Japanese Single Malt Whisky

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While waiting for baggage to be out, i went back and to my surprise new stocks of Hibiki Harmony whisky and The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky has just arrived in one carton each.
Compare both and without hesitate grab The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky at S$100.

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Post by telepgm » 03 Oct 2015 08:05

Imagethis was BNIB 4 weeks ago. I drank this all by myself. Any one tried it yet? Wah Lau, Boey tahan, it's really delicious.
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Post by telepgm » 03 Oct 2015 08:07

Wade wrote:Just bought the below from Airport DFS today.

No fish prawn also ok, grab this Akashi Whisky at S$64.90 as can't find any Japanese Single Malt Whisky

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While waiting for baggage to be out, i went back and to my surprise new stocks of Hibiki Harmony whisky and The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky has just arrived in one carton each.
Compare both and without hesitate grab The Hakushu Single Malt Whisky at S$100.

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Hakushu is a no brainer bro, I see them in all top Jap restaurants in town. Must be something good about it. Keep us posted on the taste! :)
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Re: Is there anyone out there a Whisky/Shōchū Lover

Post by nutty » 12 Oct 2015 15:58

telepgm wrote:Imagethis was BNIB 4 weeks ago. I drank this all by myself. Any one tried it yet? Wah Lau, Boey tahan, it's really delicious.
I managed to get my hands on a bottle about 2 weeks back. It is really good!]

I am thinking of trying their Solist Sherry Cask. Has anyone tried? Thoughts?
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Re: Is there anyone out there a Whisky/Shōchū Lover

Post by SUPAN » 12 Oct 2015 17:40

not me ... :lol:
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Post by agrimreaper » 18 Oct 2015 22:18

I see quite a few Japanese whisky out here. I prefer the Islay ones for its smokiness. Bowmore, Caol Ila, Lagavulin, Laphroaig. Personally I have the Lagavulin 16 years and Laphroaig PX Cask.
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Post by doinkydoink » 05 Mar 2016 20:40

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Treated this by a vendor last night.

Surprisingly good whisky and not too expensive as well.


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Post by doinkydoink » 26 Mar 2016 09:11

Caught the Glendronach bug!
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Post by lunarin79 » 21 Apr 2016 17:19

Bought this just to try, haha, am a total noob in whisky,haha
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Post by lunarin79 » 27 Apr 2016 20:47

Trying this later
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Post by traineract » 27 Apr 2016 22:49

lunarin79 wrote:Trying this later
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Wah shiok or not?
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Re: Is there anyone out there a Whisky/Shōchū Lover

Post by lunarin79 » 28 Apr 2016 06:36

traineract wrote: Wah shiok or not?
As a noob drinker, I actually prefer this Hibiki over Nikka. :lol:
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Post by traineract » 28 Apr 2016 12:25

lunarin79 wrote:
traineract wrote: Wah shiok or not?
As a noob drinker, I actually prefer this Hibiki over Nikka. Image
Haha I think I tried hibiki before. Nikka no lol
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Re: Is there anyone out there a Whisky/Shōchū Lover

Post by andrewguess » 11 Jul 2016 21:09

Recommend Canadian whisky 12 years . Dark and smooth. Value for money as well
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Post by lunarin79 » 25 Jul 2016 00:05

Trying out this Chita (Suntory)
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Post by rojakman » 25 Jul 2016 09:01

Woah ceo. So many bottles
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