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I've never been very impressed with Macallan. I feel they put out ok-good whisky, but nothing special (and certainly not for the price).

Have you tried the CS?
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Whats a good Islay scotch cocktail?
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I'm a fan of the Laphroaig Project
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You could try a Blood & Sand.
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Whats a good Islay scotch cocktail?


PENNICILIN.

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Originally Posted by ama View Post

Have you tried the CS?

I haven't tried the CS. I've had the 12, 15, and 18 year. I was tempted to try the CS awhile ago, but after hearing numerous accounts of Aberlour A'bunadh and Glenfarclas 105 being better, I waited. It will probably reach my glass eventually for trial run...the damn distilleries make too much of an enticing product...bounce2.gif
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Originally Posted by rwbenjey View Post

I haven't tried the CS. I've had the 12, 15, and 18 year. I was tempted to try the CS awhile ago, but after hearing numerous accounts of Aberlour A'bunadh and Glenfarclas 105 being better, I waited. It will probably reach my glass eventually for trial run...the damn distilleries make too much of an enticing product...bounce2.gif

The CS is better than the 12 and 18 (and clearly the 15, but that isn't really a fair fight...). Its on par with Aberlour A'bunadh and Glenfarclas 105, but a little more refined than both of those, especially the newer batches of them.
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Originally Posted by ama View Post

The CS is better than the 12 and 18 (and clearly the 15, but that isn't really a fair fight...). Its on par with Aberlour A'bunadh and Glenfarclas 105, but a little more refined than both of those, especially the newer batches of them.


Heh, agreed about the 15 (Fine Oak)....

Whisky Exchange shows the CS as discontinued, so I may have to be a little more proactive to test the stuff (though that may mean a discount to get it off the shelf).
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Originally Posted by rwbenjey View Post

Heh, agreed about the 15 (Fine Oak)....
Whisky Exchange shows the CS as discontinued, so I may have to be a little more proactive to test the stuff (though that may mean a discount to get it off the shelf).

I've not heard anything about a discontinuation. It is still plentiful here.
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I've not heard anything about a discontinuation. It is still plentiful here.

I may have just begun. As that noted website is overseas, the effect will take time (as will U.S. stocks). I don't think I'm in a mad rush, but would probably need to grab some decently soon. What are you drinking these days?
Edited by rwbenjey - 9/4/12 at 2:37pm
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Picked up a bottle of the Bowmore 15 Laimrig today and the first pour was very promising. Salty, smoky, and leathery, becoming a little more medicinal. Very happy with this buy.

Haven't tried it with water yet, which I suppose I should do.
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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.

Thanks for this. Stopped by Warehouse Wines & Liqour - got a nice bottle of cali cab sauv and a brunello (both of which i intended to lay down but were opened by guests inadvertantely over the past week baldy[1].gif), and a bottle of Talisker 175 year anniversary. Salesman steered my away from going for the 25. GF kopped a bottle of cakebreak chardonnay.
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Thanks for this. Stopped by Warehouse Wines & Liqour - got a nice bottle of cali cab sauv and a brunello (both of which i intended to lay down but were opened by guests inadvertantely over the past week baldy[1].gif), and a bottle of Talisker 175 year anniversary. Salesman steered my away from going for the 25. GF kopped a bottle of cakebreak chardonnay.

Salesman screwed you IMO. 25 is worlds better than 175th.
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Originally Posted by ama View Post

Salesman screwed you

Yep. Barely had enough room in the suitcase for another 25yr.
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

Yep. Barely had enough room in the suitcase for another 25yr.

You mean the one you were bringing for me! biggrin.gif
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