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I see. I think I'll hold off on getting any of the Battlehill bottles for now. Thanks for the heads up.

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DT = Duncan Taylor, an indy bottler that puts out the Battle Hill line. I've had a couple Battle Hills that weren't particularly good. But I have had some superb DTs...

Oh I'm not saying all D&T is bad, just that if I were to take a flyer on an indy it be G&M, Sig (some lines), MM or DL.
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Picked up a bottle of macallan fine oak 17 today!
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Found a couple Laga 12s for $70 today, I'm happy.


WHAT????  Great find!

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WHAT????  Great find!

Come to New York. They were going for $59 IIRC. I stocked up. Warehouse Wines & Liquor also had a Talisker 25 for $89!
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Ah wha? Where to find laga12 for $59

Warehouse wines and liquor? That place has such a great selection
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Glenfiddich 30

Absolute awesome Scotch - Neat
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Found a couple Laga 12s for $70 today, I'm happy.

Can anyone comment on how the 12 compares to the 16?
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16yr is easier to get. 43% abv with the 16yr vs. full cask strength with the 12yr. personal opinion here, but more smokey/ashy notes with the 16yr and stronger peaty/earthy notes with the 12yr
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16yr is easier to get. 43% abv with the 16yr vs. full cask strength with the 12yr. personal opinion here, but more smokey/ashy notes with the 16yr and stronger peaty/earthy notes with the 12yr

Thanks. I'm a big fan of the 16 but not always in the mood for something so big. The 12 sounds like it could make for a nice variation on the standard 16.
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Lagavulin 16 yrs straight. If I taste a new whisky I look and smell first then take a small sip. If needed I ad a single drop of water dispensed by a straw and then enjoy the rest

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tali 10 at costco now for 49.99
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Thanks. I'm a big fan of the 16 but not always in the mood for something so big. The 12 sounds like it could make for a nice variation on the standard 16.

imo the laga12 is even bigger than the 16
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imo the laga12 is even bigger than the 16

Good to know. Thinking I may still pick it up as, in my very limited experience to this point, I've preferred things like Lagavulin and Talisker to more subtle scotches.

Actually, this preference reminds me of how I got into wine. I used to exclusively drink big reds (ex. Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon, often from California or Australia) and the more red-like whites (ex. oakier Chardonnays). Over the past few years, I've started to appreciate the earthiness and mineral notes that tend to be more easily detected in less full-bodied wines, and often find the very big wines a bit one-dimensional.

I'm wondering if the same drift in preference is something I can expect in scotch. Have anyone of you veteran scotch drinkers gone through a pronounced change in preference over the years, such as moving from Islays to Speysides?
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tali 10 at costco now for 49.99


Costco sells booze???  LMAO, NICE!!

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