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Discussion in 'Beer & Food' started by HAB, Sep 24, 2011.

  1. yd35

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    Yeah, good contrast! Let us know how you like the both of them.
     

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    macallan maker edition...good stuff

     
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    The Lagavulin 16yo is a regular for me. Its probably the smokiest whisky ive had and thats why I love it.
    Ive heard people say its a a bit too peaty for them but a drip of water opens it up nicely. I prefer it without water though.
    If youre a fan of Islay's i can highly recommend it.

    Still waiting for that Yamazaki!
     
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    Ok now that its here I dont want to open such a nice bottle!
    But I will open it anyway :D
     
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    Looks good. How's it taste?
     
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    It tastes like an angel is taking a piss in your pie hole.
    Seriously...

    Its a bit sweet. With subtle little fruit explosions in your mouth.
    Honey comes to mind and the oak and sherry are very noticable.
    the viscosity is a bit higher and more oily (is that a word?)which adds to the flavor.
    The different flavors make it complex and you can still taste it an hour after you drank it.

    Without a doubt the best whisky Ive ever had, I can definitly se why its that much more expensive then a "normal" bottle of single malt. But in my case with allmost three times as much as a bottle of the "Macallan" 12yo Fine Oak, Im gonna save it for special occasions and maybe buy the Yamazaki 12yo so I wont feel as guilty if I just wanna relax a bit on a quiet evening at home.
    :D
     
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    High West Son of Bourye. Dear god it's good.
     
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    I like scotch whiskey and I found that it is very tasty comparison to others whatever I drunk before.So i just love to drink whiskey.
     
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    i got a bottle of this back in sept when passing through NH for vacation in Maine. it quickly jumped to my list of all time favorites.
     
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    binary visions The voice of reason

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    I just got a bottle of Blanton's bourbon for Christmas... it's pretty delicious.

     
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    That's a healthy pour you got yourself there
     
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    That looks awesome...
     
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    So I've been steadily getting into Scotch Single Malts.

    So far my tastes lean towards the sweeter whiskys like Glenmorangie, The Macallan and Glenlivet.

    Bearing in mind my favourite so far is The Glenlivet (I've only tried a 12yo so far), I'm happy spending a wee bit on a good whisky, but nothing over, say, 60-70€ a bottle...

    Where do I go from here then?
     
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    Bourbon
     
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    My old standby Blanton's has been supplanted by this, Willett Pot Still Reserve:



    It's a bargain when you consider the bottle can be repurposed as a bong.
     
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    Waiting to see my friend so I can retrieve my bottle of Old Rip Van Winkle he picked up for me in FL.
     
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    This gets opened Saturday night at a dinner with friends

     
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    Try working your way into the Islay stuff like Ardbeg and Laphroaig. The peaty goodness takes some adjustment, but you'll never look back.
     
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    I've tried the Laphroaig 18yo, really didn't get along with it.. I've been on the look out for an Ardbeg, someone else suggested the same...

    One of my favourites so far was a Balvenie Triple Cask 16yo, but a bottle would be getting out of my price range... Maybe for special occasions.
     
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    That is good stuff. I tried to buy some the other day and it has gone up $12 from the last time I bought it about a year ago. This premium bourbon boom is killing me.
     
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    The Laphroaig 18 is a bit intense, so you may get along better with the 10 or perhaps the Quarter Cask. For Ardbeg, I really like the Uigeadail and Corryvreckan, but those are cask strength (powerful, possibly overwhelming if it's not your cup of tea).

    Sounds like you are a Speyside/Highland whisky lover, so why not stick with that? Aberlour 10 and Glenfarclas 10 are nice and inexpensive. If you like intense sweetness and complexity, try the Aberlour A'bunadh or Glenfarclas 105, both cask strengh and aged in sherry casks. Oh and I can't recommend Japanese whisky enough. Take a look at Yamazaki 12, good stuff.
     
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    No kidding. Bourbon is getting into single malt pricing territory.
     
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    So who's had some good 18 year single malt lately? My last two have been Yamazaki and Highland Park. Any suggestions?
     
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    Not 18yo, but my latest edition...
    The GlenDronach
    Single Cask 2002

    The 18yo Yamazaki is still my favorite whisky ever. I might buy myself another bottle before the end of the year but I usually get something cheaper.
    Have you tried the Nikka From the barrel yet? If not, I suggest you go out and buy a bottle right now!
     

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    Teh Costco had Basil Hayden, so I picked up a bottle. We usually leave out a bottle of an Islay of some sort on Christmas eve with the cookies, but Santa has been into Sezaracs this year so I bought a nice Bourbon instead. Never had it before, but I approve.
     
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    my dad forgot his bottle of basil hayden's at my place at thanksgiving. oops.
     
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    hey speaking of drinking, how's the kid coming along?
     
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    I have noticed vast differences between bottles of the Aberlour A'bunadh. First one was absolutely amazing, second one was so-so. I'm wondering if there is a huge disparity among the casks?

    The two that are always on my shelf however, are the Glenlivet 15yo and the Aberlour 16yo. I've tried the years on either side of these two (I am still happily in the experimenting stage) and have found these two years are my favourites.

    Here's to continuing the search!
     
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    Yup, a'Bunadh tends to vary from batch to batch. Every bottle has its batch number on the label, so may be a good idea to google a batch before you buy.

    If you like Glenlivet, try the Nadurra. Great stuff.
     
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    I have an ancient stoneware jug of bourbon - just put it in the van to give to a friend at work. My current toke's Whistle Pig.
     
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    Excellent whisky for the money.
    If I were to reccomend an aspiring whisky drinker a bottle, it would be this one...
     
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    Picked up this, because St. Patrick's. It's delightful.

     
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    K, so since you went there...
    Best bang for the buck ive tried so far.



    And another fine Irish ive come across recently and only slightly more expensive.

     
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    Oh yes, I'm a big fan of Redbreast. :thumb: Never had the greenspot, but teh local Costco has it. My next purchase perhaps.
     
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    image.jpeg My new go to. I guess I'll have to try the three wood or 18y. I have also tried to understand highland scotch but I just don't seem to like them as much as lowland.
     
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    Do not agree, wasn't worth it. Ardbeg is good for the $$$ IMO. I'm pretty overcome with peaty obsession though...