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Thanks mate.

You're welcome...cheers.gif
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I don't know...don't want to know...who posted the photo that's been dominating the thread, and although he looks very practiced in what he's doing, it's getting old (is it someone's self-portrait?)...

So...right back at you...



And...what I'm drinking right now...
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Thanks B1os!

DWF, Thank you for your recommendations. You drink scotch in the AM on a weekday?
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DWF, Thank you for your recommendations. You drink scotch in the AM on a weekday?

Not unless it's a special occasion. I've got an old injury (maybe a bad landing) which left me with a hiatal hernia. It limits my intake of alcohol (and, sad to say almost no coffee or chocolate either).

I can drink good malt whisky if it's not too sweet...moderately...and a good Porter or CDA, on occasion, but I can't drink any wine...go figure
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SG,

No desire to set your itinerary, but if you get over to Argyll you might also visit Castle Sween on Loch Sween. It's the oldest standing stone castle in Scotland and the auld ancestral home of the MacSuibhnes and, FWIW, yours truly.
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Thanks, we're going to check out some castles, I'll make those suggestions to my fiancé.
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And...what I'm drinking right now...

I'm not nuts about this one. Its OK, but not worth the price for my taste. Granted, I am a big newbie compared to you guys.

Just want to say that my wife and I (since receiving a bottle at Christmas) have really gotten into it. We have a dram each every night and we've bought a few different types to try out to see what we like best. SO far we've really liked the Highland Park 12 and 18, the Balvenie CC, and I like the Laphroaig 18 (great smooth smokiness). We're still trying to determine what some of the tastes are (like peat) but this is a really cool, and fun journey...plus we're sleeping like the dead. Great stuff, thanks for contributing...

SG, enjoy the honeymoon man...sounds like it'll be a blast!
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Thanks Rob! Balvenie is easy to love. Pick up a bottle of Macallan 12, Aberlour a'bunadh and Glenmorangie Nectar D'or when you get a chance.
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I'm not nuts about this one. Its OK, but not worth the price for my taste. Granted, I am a big newbie compared to you guys.

Just want to say that my wife and I (since receiving a bottle at Christmas) have really gotten into it. We have a dram each every night and we've bought a few different types to try out to see what we like best. SO far we've really liked the Highland Park 12 and 18, the Balvenie CC, and I like the Laphroaig 18 (great smooth smokiness). We're still trying to determine what some of the tastes are (like peat) but this is a really cool, and fun journey...plus we're sleeping like the dead. Great stuff, thanks for contributing...

It's curious...they say "there's no accounting for taste" and when it comes to whisky...that, in spades.

Lagavulin and Laphroig are both Islays--lots of peat reek (smoke) and some iodine and salt. I like all the Laphroigs I've tasted and/or owned. But I wouldn't say that they are smoother than the Lag 16. I think they are a bit rougher and more medicinal, at least on my palate.

Sometimes I suspect it's just where you are in your biological cycle. I know that sounds weird and "new age" but there's been days when I thought I was drinking "the one"--ambrosia, nectar of the Gods--all my years of searching finally come to fruition. (And I'm not guzzling--I seldom drink more than a dram more than twice a month.)

And yet, regardless if I bought a bottle or not, I could never really get next to it again.

That said, the Lagavulin never lets me down. I keep it for myself and the quaich...and the whiskys that failed the second impression test, for less persnickety guests.
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Uigeadail tonight, returning to an all-time fave.
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GM Nectar D'or Tonight...both the Mrs and I are fans.
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I had a Dalwhinnie 15 last night (the missus and I were celebrating our 39th wedding anniversary) mostly because it was the pick of the bar but I really liked it. It may not be as complex as some but I couldn't really fault it on any of the things that I like in a malt.

Looked it up on the net and it appears that it got a 95 in the Whisky Bible.
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Lagavulin is good stuff. Definitely my go-to, never lets me down.
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GM Nectar D'or Tonight...both the Mrs and I are fans.

Nice!
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DWF,

I know what you mean, I find if I eat something sweet and heavy for dessert like cheesecake, it ruins me for alcohol.
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