Sunday, March 13, 2011

Scotch Snobs

If you are as interested in scotch as I am, there will be many times in your journey to quench the thirst of knowledge that you will come across other scotch enthusiast.  While the majority of them are usually pleasant to chat with, especially since you share the same hobby, I will occasionally come across a few that is known as scotch snobs.

A scotch snob is someone who only drinks a particular type of scotch.  They seem to enjoy giving some elitist opinion on why they like the drink, and often turning up their nose on other types of scotch. 

This phenomenon is unfortunately common enough in the scotch circle.  Perhaps, from the olden days where scotch has an elitist stigma attached to it, that association sort of stuck with certain individuals, and they bring it up to another level so as to differentiate themselves further from other scotch drinkers.

The scotch snobs can generally be divided into two types.  Those that only drink single malts, and those that only drink peaty, Islay scotches (like Laphroaig).  I have yet to hear of any scotch snobs that only drink blended malts. 

While I have absolutely zero problems with those two types of scotch (in fact, I enjoy them), I think it is silly to restrict yourself to it.  Personally, I feel the true appreciation of scotch is allowing yourself to have an open mind, and thoroughly immense yourself into the various works and efforts put in so that you can enjoy that in fine dram of scotch, blended or single malt. 

That's it for now.  Till the next time, bottoms up my friend.

55 comments:

  1. scotch snobs... at first I read scotch noobs

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  2. I only drink Lagavulin poured into my mouth be a hooker.

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  3. great page! Where abouts are you in upstate ny?

    I from Saratoga area my self.

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  4. Try saying "scotch snobs" over and over again really fast XD

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  5. @Random Fan - your comment made me lol hard

    @Android News - I live in Syracuse, but work in Utica.

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  6. I thought it said scotch noobs, so I'm like, oh he's talking to me! xD

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  7. I hate snobs but that hat is cool

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  8. Agreed, you shouldn't restrict yourself to only 1 kind of scotch. That's like going to a football game and only watching 1 player the entire time.

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  9. meah....beer is much preferred over any kind of liquor.

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  10. Who could drink just one type of scotch? Who could drink just one type of whisky? Who are these backward people??

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  11. ah that's just because they want to sound fancy

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  12. Isn't it really awkward when these scotch entusiasts are... still kinda young?

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  13. Down with Scotch Snobs.
    You need to DIVERSIFY, man!

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  14. Like you said everything is all about being open minded :D

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  15. never encountered one thankfully

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  16. I'd love to be a snob but I'm really a noob.

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  17. Scotch sounds good right now.

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  18. Yeah, snobs are usually overcompensating for something.

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  19. Only drinking one kind of scotch is like only having sex in the missionary position. You have to mix it up! Experience new things! Or else you'll be in a rut so damn deep you won't know how to get out.

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  20. yeah, i see no need to be snobby about it. I personally like a good blended scotch.

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  21. Haha @Erika, I tried it :)

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  22. this one time i drank rubbing alcohol with kool aid cuz i had nothing to drink.

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  23. wtf at skinned sheeps comment rofl!!!

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  24. I'm not a scotch snob and never will be. :P

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  25. variety is the spice of life

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  26. i've never had the displeasure of meeting a scotch snob, so... :)

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  27. an uncle of mine is dedicated to J&B so much that even if they give him something else to try he will recognise it an throw it away

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  28. Those types of people are annoying.

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  29. I have heard of Johhny Walker Blue only scotch drinkers, but isn't that stuff like $100 a bottle?

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  30. I´m making a group: (SSA) Scotch Snobs Anonymous. :P

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  31. Yes I'm classy!

    Glenlivet XXV: That's it and that's all.

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  32. I hate people who stick their nose in the air about booze... it's like relaxxxx... Just enjoy the taste and share the awesomeness.

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  33. im back kid

    follow my watch blog guys and I will follow back

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  34. I agree. I enjoy of many different types. My mood, meal or venue can affect my taste

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  35. I think if I ever saw someone wearing that hat I would be forced to laugh them after of bar/local/domicile. XD

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  36. Any kind of snobs are gonna be unfortunate but it just means more scotch for you :)

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  37. I'm a beer guy, and I know a couple of beer snobs. A lot of them only drink imports.

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