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  1. Pesqueeb

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    Never really been a Scotch drinker. I figure tonights as good a night as any to start, so whats a good one in the 40-50 dollar range? Or maybe I'll just pick up another bottle of Stranahans.
     

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    Glenfiddich 15 year.
     
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    supposed to be good....stranahans

    buffalo trace....

    bulleit....
     
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    Glenfiddich 18 year is much much better for only around $20 more, but harder to find than either the 15 or 21.
     
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    Laphroaig.
     
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    Glen Garioch is quite nice. I'm not a Scotch drinker at all, and I can handle this one. Very, very smooth. Not like so me of the other paint thinner I have tried.
     
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    you've heard correctly :drool:
     
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    x2 for Laphroaig. It should fit in your price range. But you may want to sample it first, it's kinda love or hate it. It's very peaty and iodine-y. It's my favourite scotch in the up to $150 dollar range. Lagavulin is a close second, but may be more than what you want to pay depending on where you are. enjoy.
     
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    i want to find a bottle of this.....

    144 proof



     
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    Refer to my "scotchy scotch scotch" thread in the beer and food forum

    But you can't go wrong wrong eith any of them that start with "glen"
    Glenfiddich glen morangie (my fave) glenlivet, which I find a little to "light" but it's still good.

    Balvenie, macallan also very nice
     
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    Good stuff
     
  12. Pesqueeb

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    Hmmmm....compelling. I must search for this. :weee:

    I've had the buffalo trace, was quite good for the price point, but not spectacular IMHO. Made good Old Fashioned - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia@@AMEPARAM@@/wiki/File:Oldfashioned.png" class="image"><img alt="Oldfashioned.png" src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5b/Oldfashioned.png/200px-Oldfashioned.png"@@AMEPARAM@@commons/thumb/5/5b/Oldfashioned.png/200px-Oldfashioned.png
     
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    sir, i give you rep for Le Frog

    it is like a campfire in your mouth.
     
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    stagg is released in one batch in the fall....you might have better luck finding a unicorn.

    even in the south it is a pain in the ass to find.
     
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    Oban is a good 'budget' scotch-- single malt.
     
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    What is the diff between scotch & whiskey?
     
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    I don't know. What IS the difference between scotch and whiskey?
     
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    perhaps the next time you are on the intertubez you can try this thing they have called teh google. it is very helpful.
     
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    if you like smoky, peaty whisk(e)y than that's a great choice.

    if not, look elsewhere.
     
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    I have heard rumors of this "Google" machine. Please, tell me more.
     
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    I have three unopened bottles of scotch from the speakeasy Hilarie's grandfather ran, no tax stamps...
     
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    Scotch is only from Scotland. Whiskey is the american version.

    The Macallan, all else is just a compromise.
     
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    damn man, try again...anything younger than the original 18 year (including the 18 year fine oak) is mediocre.

    before jumping into the scotch world, know that scotch is not meant to be smooth (easily); it's meant to be unique, complex and intricate. irish whiskey and bourbon tend to be smoother and more accessible, cheaply.

    i'd say given 50ish bucks, look for:
    glenmorangie 10 year - some of the finishes (i.e. portwood, sherry wood, etc) are quite nice and interesting; a little sweeter and an easily accessible scotch
    oban 14 year - generally a little pricier, but very subtle and easy to drink
    glenrothes - they have a cheaper bottling that's not bad, but if you can find a 1991 or 1987 release is fantastic (usually about 75 or 80 though)
    laphroig 10 or 15 year - both are awesome, but not for the timid. a lot of peat, earth with some serious smoke. on the plus side, not too expensive
    lagavulin 16 year - the standard for islay malts; warm, smokey, with lots of iodine and earth! one of my favorites, but generally north of 70 bucks. if you're feeling frivolous, look for a distiller's edition from 1990 to 1991; one of the best whiskeys i've ever had.
    highland park 12, 15 and 18 years - all good, getting smoother and less aggressive with age. i think the 18 can be had for 70 to 75...very worth it.
    ardbeg 10 year - very nice, smokey and peaty again. not too pricey either! a little sweeter than the other islays...
     
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    Stranahan's, eh? Haven't heard of that til now. Just looked it up and coincidentially they have some history with Flying Dog and I am drinking a Flying Dog porter right now.

    Not much of a scotch drinker, but I love me some bourbon.
     
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    lagavulin.
     
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