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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2019, 09:56:31 AM »
Its funny, I was a scotch/bourbon guy for the longest time... now I am into aged rums. No reason, just kinda ended up here
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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2019, 10:32:31 AM »
I'm more of a bourbon fan myself but there a scotch's that I can enjoy.  It was 25yrs old and unfortunately $300+ a bottle... so I only drink from my friend's bottle. His wife bought it for his 50th Bday....no idea what the brand/make/style is other than not peaty at all and smooth as silk...
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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2019, 03:31:56 PM »
Nice!!!! \m/
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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2019, 08:35:00 AM »
Just grabbed another bottle of Laphroiag 10 yr. That and Ardbeg are probably my 2 favorite Islay scotches.
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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2019, 09:08:51 AM »
Picked up the following over the last couple of weeks

Lagavulin 16 yr
Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey
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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2019, 09:13:55 AM »
The best thread.  (raises glass)   :)


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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #21 on: May 24, 2019, 09:43:12 AM »
Added a bottle of Highland Park 12 yr to my collection.
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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #22 on: May 24, 2019, 10:07:12 AM »
Added a bottle of Highland Park 12 yr to my collection.

Ooh that's classy looking.  Nice colour, and 12 years is generally my sweet spot for value factored with taste (for a single malt).  Let us know how it is!


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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2019, 12:08:44 AM »
I'm pretty much a budget scotch drinker.  However, I was at a party a couple of years ago with a very expensive pre-paid open bar, and they had JW Blue on tap.


All I can say is that if you've only drank budget scotch like me, you don't know what scotch is, or what you've been missing, until you put some really good scotch in your gullet.

I will never spend that much on booze the way I drink it, but damn, that was some seriously good stuff.  Like what I imagine the gods drink when they're having a sip.
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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2019, 12:09:32 AM »
Anyway, now back to my Scoresby and Clan MacGregor...   :-[    \m/
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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2019, 04:36:52 AM »
Clan MacGregor's certainly not the worst cheap scotch out there. It was my go-to when I was nearly broke after my divorce.
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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2019, 10:07:21 AM »
Nice thread, Airboy!

I tend to prefer single malt Scotch, however that's purely my taste and I have nothing against blends at all - it all comes down to the flavour.

That being said, I can wholeheartedly recommend a nice bottle of 12-year-old Chivas Regal, which has become kind of a go-to for me if I can't get my hands on any of the single malts I usually drink.  It's also not terribly expensive.

I tried this, again, and still don't care for the taste for some reason.

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2019, 10:08:06 AM »
Anyway, now back to my Scoresby and Clan MacGregor...   :-[    \m/

I recommend Carlyle to you.  About the same price and has a much better taste (at least to me).

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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #28 on: July 22, 2019, 09:23:26 PM »
I'm more of a bourbon fan myself but there a scotch's that I can enjoy.  It was 25yrs old and unfortunately $300+ a bottle... so I only drink from my friend's bottle. His wife bought it for his 50th Bday....no idea what the brand/make/style is other than not peaty at all and smooth as silk...

I started getting into Bourbons.

I grabbed some Buffalo Trace, Elijah Craig, Eagle Rare and Four Roses. Pretty good overall, and for the most part MUCH easier on the wallet. BT and EC especially are relatively inexpensive.
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Re: A Few Thoughts on Scotch
« Reply #29 on: July 22, 2019, 10:11:51 PM »
Have you tried Rye? 

I had some of that for the first time a few years ago when the Jim Beam Prohibition version was on sale for $10.  I was like, wow where have you been all my life?!

Same with Mescal. 
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