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post #1621 of 3253
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

I can't believe I just spent $90+ on it. Look at me actually measuring my drams now as if this was a rare spirit. redface.gif

I think it is still $90ish good, just wish it was still $60ish.

You getting any of the new Laga 21?
post #1622 of 3253

picked up 4 bottles of arbeg uigeadail

 

unfortunately giving them away as gifts for the holidays angry.gif

 

post #1623 of 3253
Got myself a Talisker 25 for an early Christmas present, still haven't had the heart to open it.
post #1624 of 3253
turned 21 the other day. first legal purchases: Macallan 18, Aberlour 16, and a Macallan 12. going to save the 18 as a special bottle and work on the other two.
post #1625 of 3253
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Originally Posted by TiberiasUSA View Post

picked up 4 bottles of arbeg uigeadail

unfortunately giving them away as gifts for the holidays angry.gif

 



This must really test the whole "tis better to give than to receive" mantra.
post #1626 of 3253
My roommate is slowly becoming a scotch aficionado and I'd like to get him a decanter for christmas, as well as these stone 'ice' cubes:
http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/whiskey-stones-gift-set

Thoughts on decanters for scotch? I'm not going to go all out and get him a crystal one engraved with his initials, as I'm looking to spend around $60-80 bucks.

Thoughts on the ice cubes? Are they a gimmick or are they worth gifting?

Thanks.
post #1627 of 3253
How many Scotch does he have? It may make more sense to get him a nice bottle of Scotch.
post #1628 of 3253
I just checked his 'stash' and he's very low. He has a bottle of 12 year Macallan and some fancier looking bottle of 18 year Jameson.
post #1629 of 3253
Jameson's is Irish whiskey. Make sure whether he prefers Irish whiskey or Scotch, if you decide to get him one.
post #1630 of 3253
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

My roommate is slowly becoming a scotch aficionado and I'd like to get him a decanter for christmas, as well as these stone 'ice' cubes:
http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/whiskey-stones-gift-set
Thoughts on decanters for scotch? I'm not going to go all out and get him a crystal one engraved with his initials, as I'm looking to spend around $60-80 bucks.
Thoughts on the ice cubes? Are they a gimmick or are they worth gifting?
Thanks.

I would skip the decanter and the ice cubes and get him a nice set of Glencairn or Riedel glasses and a bottle.
post #1631 of 3253
Yeah, he has very little Macallan left but his bottle of Jameson is about half-full.

We both know we're christmas shopping for each other, so there's really no subtle way for me to ask him.

Yesterday, I asked him what the brand of the expensive Japanese knives he just bought were, how much they cost, whether he bought them on sale, etc., all because I was simply curious. But I just know that he now thinks I'm going to be buying him some more fancy Japanese knives.

NOPE! lo
post #1632 of 3253
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Yeah, he has very little Macallan left but his bottle of Jameson is about half-full.
We both know we're christmas shopping for each other, so there's really no subtle way for me to ask him.
Yesterday, I asked him what the brand of the expensive Japanese knives he just bought were, how much they cost, whether he bought them on sale, etc., all because I was simply curious. But I just know that he now thinks I'm going to be buying him some more fancy Japanese knives.
NOPE! lo

Do you remember if those two bottles were at the same level at some point? If so, I would guess that he prefers the Scotch. If on the other hand he's been working on that Macallan for a couple of years and gets through a bottle of Jamesons every other month, then go with the Jamesons. If you don't know, I'd guess that he prefers the Scotch, just because there's less of it. The good thing is he probably likes both of them since they are both getting drunk, so there's not really a wrong answer.
post #1633 of 3253
He's definitely been taking his time with the Jameson. Can't even remember the last time he poured some, to be honest. Most nights, he's sipping on the Macallan.

I do recall him buying a bottle of 18 year Macallan and he said it wasn't worth the premium he paid for it.

So, that being said, I'm committed to buying him a set of Glencairn glasses, but for the scotch, any suggestions? One of my college buddies suggested Balvenie -- is a bottle of 12 year any good?
post #1634 of 3253
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Originally Posted by ama View Post

I would skip the decanter and the ice cubes and get him a nice set of Glencairn or Riedel glasses and a bottle.

Listen to this guy.
post #1635 of 3253
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Originally Posted by Ty_Webb View Post

Do you remember if those two bottles were at the same level at some point? If so, I would guess that he prefers the Scotch. If on the other hand he's been working on that Macallan for a couple of years and gets through a bottle of Jamesons every other month, then go with the Jamesons. If you don't know, I'd guess that he prefers the Scotch, just because there's less of it. The good thing is he probably likes both of them since they are both getting drunk, so there's not really a wrong answer.
What you forget is that Jameson's is 1.5-2x the price of the Macallan.
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