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Maybe I was pronouncing it wrong? I said ooguhdahl. Most of them specifically said they only had the ten

9 out of 10 liquor store employees wouldn't recognize the correct scotch gaelic pronunciation even if they carried it frown.gif

Heading to NYC in 2-3 weeks. Haven't been in ages. Looks like most of the bars I used to hit now have dramatically smaller SMS menus with higher prices. No idea what's going on with the liquor stores... anyone have any current bar/shop recs? Old spots... park ave, astor, st. andrews near times sq, brandy library, hudson books...
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

Heading to NYC in 2-3 weeks. Haven't been in ages. Looks like most of the bars I used to hit now have dramatically smaller SMS menus with higher prices. No idea what's going on with the liquor stores... anyone have any current bar/shop recs? Old spots... park ave, astor, st. andrews near times sq, brandy library, hudson books...

Definitely swing by Astor Wines and Warehouse Wines & Liquor (a couple blocks apart) to fulfill your shopping needs. Make sure you bring at least $89.99 to Warehouse so you can buy a bottle of Talisker 25. They also have a great price on Laga 12.

Brandy Library has an awesome selection, but bring an expense account. Yes, prices have shot up just about everywhere that drams are poured. There are a few places in Brooklyn worth a look: Char No. 4 on Smith Street and the Dram Shop in Park Slope.
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Anyone try this?

I have. Tried it at the Ardbeg Day event and liked it. I didn't think it was unremarkable, but I wouldn't pay stupid money for it. I bought a bottle at release price.
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I have. Tried it at the Ardbeg Day event and liked it. I didn't think it was unremarkable, but I wouldn't pay stupid money for it. I bought a bottle at release price.

Good to know. I got these two for $90ish each. Saw some more today for $110, would not bite at that. Got two bottles of 10 for $35 each though on sale. I'll take that all day.

+1 to Warehouse. Also, please mule me a Tali 25 smile.gif I'd love one for $90. (srs) Whiskey Park has some nice stuff too usually.
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Got two bottles of 10 for $35 each though on sale. I'll take that all day.
+1 to Warehouse. Also, please mule me a Tali 25 smile.gif I'd love one for $90. (srs) Whiskey Park has some nice stuff too usually.

Very good price on the Ardbeg 10.

The Tali 25 used to be cheaper, but they've since raised(!) the price to $89.99.
post #1491 of 3241
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Very good price on the Ardbeg 10.
The Tali 25 used to be cheaper, but they've since raised(!) the price to $89.99.

Yes, when I lived in NY it was $70 iirc.

Astor raised prices too. HP18 was $60...
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Yes, when I lived in NY it was $70 iirc.
Astor raised prices too. HP18 was $60...

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Any recommendations for something similar to Nikka Yoichi 15?

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This stuff is awesome. I heartily recommend buying some if you come across it.

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Is that cask strength then?
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Never really started drinking scotch. I got a Glenlivet 12 (i think) per recommendation of this thread, and might want to start picking it up again.

I found this guide on reddit

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1P-BPHpjGkGM6g1vlrAEXms_G-3jNr78Yh_r3_YpW2Iw/edit?pli=1

From some of you more experienced Scotch drinkers... Anything I should stay away from on that list? Anything you particularly recommend?
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Is that cask strength then?

Yes
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Edit: I got me some Cragganmore 12.

I need a rec for a characteristic Speyside in the 30€/.7L range.

My first Scotch was Ardbeg's Airigh Nam Beist which was nearly unbearable to me. I then took a break from it and rediscovered Scotch with the Blood & Sand cocktail. I bought myself the Laphroiag tester set, containing 3x 0.33l of 10, QK and TW. I don't love them yet, but Scotch really grew on me and I can say I "enjoy" all three Laphroiags. The Airigh Nam Beist is still hard on me -- if I could specifiy the right taste notes, I would, but I'm not good at it (maybe it's jodine in the aftertaste?). I also added the Ten last week but it's already packed for my move and haven't tried it yet. So yes, I haven't begun with any "easy" Scotch nore have I ever had any. I don't wan't to get a, to my understainding, too easy Highland Scotch, so I'd like to try out a Speyside, which according to cptjeff's post from December last year is "high in salt and heather" whereas the Islays are "high in peat and smoke". I also got the JW Black which I like but mostly use for cocktails. I have a pretty big selection to choose from (1000 Scotch whiskies: https://www.weinquelle.com/whisky/index.html )
I'd appreciate a quick rec because I'll go there tomorrow in the morning.

I'm sure this has been resolved before, but I just spent 30 minutes searching through the thread and didn't find a satisfying answer.

And ama, have you had Redbreast's regular 12y? 57€ is a little much for me at the moment, 32€ seems more reasonable. Would you think an Irish blended whisky would be the better next step than a Speyside or vice versa?
Edited by b1os - 8/20/12 at 2:07am
post #1499 of 3241
ech, I think I lost my taste for scotch. I poured a bit of Macallan cask strength and it was just not working for me. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by prolixity View Post

Any recommendations for something similar to Nikka Yoichi 15?

Try an islay like Talisker
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