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post #2251 of 3035
Lagavulin 16 is 40-50 € in Germany, FWIW.

I've been enjoying some Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban lately. Good for when it gets colder outside.
post #2252 of 3035

Haven't tried the Longrow CV - is it as intensely peaty as I assume? 

 

I have had a great Springbank CV. In fact, it's the only Springbank I've had so far that I really enjoy. 

 

Tonight, tried a couple of Mortlachs at Jack Rose. I preferred the younger (and cheaper) one, but that my palate may have been swayed in part by  its higher abv. Will have to go back and try the 18 yr old on its own.

 

post #2253 of 3035
Two of these arrived today:




As well as a sample of an 18 year old from the same year.

On other news I found, IN THE WILD at a store in Aberdeen, NJ, an AH Hirsch 16 year old Gold Foil. Not too shabby.
post #2254 of 3035

Amazing finds, NYR. Recently watched the first part of Ken Burns' documentary on Prohibition - if you haven't seen it, you might enjoy along with these.

post #2255 of 3035

The Hirsch story is killing me right now, but couldn't have happened to a better guy.

 

Glad to see someone else drinking Mortlach, love that whisky.

 

~ H

post #2256 of 3035
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Amazing finds, NYR. Recently watched the first part of Ken Burns' documentary on Prohibition - if you haven't seen it, you might enjoy along with these.

Loved it..Anything he or his brother do is just superb!
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The Hirsch story is killing me right now, but couldn't have happened to a better guy.

Glad to see someone else drinking Mortlach, love that whisky.

~ H

Thanks H...I nearly wet myself when i saw it on a shelf.
post #2257 of 3035
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The Hirsch story is killing me right now, but couldn't have happened to a better guy.

 

Glad to see someone else drinking Mortlach, love that whisky.

 

~ H

Was actually inspired by you, H! I had a Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling a while ago ('Sweet Chili Tingle') that was stupendous, and along with your posts, was inspired to learn more about the distillery.

 

They have a few more expressions I'm looking forward to trying. Very hard to find in the US market, so hoping I don't end up enamored of something I can't get my hands on.

post #2258 of 3035

Macallan 12 here.

post #2259 of 3035

I can't believe how late I am to this party.

 

Having some Johnny Platinum right now.  I saw it for a relatively inexpensive price at duty free and decided to give it a whirl.  It is not bad at all.

post #2260 of 3035

Lagavulin 16 yr. and Laphroaig Quarter Cask are two of my favorites.  I love peaty and take my scotch neat with just the slightest splash of water to open it up.

post #2261 of 3035

I am building a collection, starting with highland park 12 and glenfiddich 15. Next perhaps macallan 10, glenmorangie 10, or talisker 10.

 

Prices in british columbia are some of the worst

post #2262 of 3035
Looking for a recommendation.

I usually have on hand atleast two bottles in tandem. One a strong peaty islay (lagavulin 16, Laphroaig & Ardbeg 10, etc), the other I have a bit more trouble with. I'm looking for what I think is a highlands style scotch; something that has a good fruit, malt and vanilla backing as well as some decent peatyness (but not as much as an islay). In my search I've tried:

Glenlivet 18 (close but most reviewers didnt like it as much as I did so I'm thinking there's a better option out there)
Glenlivet 12 (a bit rough around the edges, no peat)
AnCnoc 16 (too light)
Glenlivet Nadurra (not what I'm looking for, not much peat)
Oban 14 (I liked a lot, but maybe too subtle)

Any suggestions for what I'm looking for would be much appreciated!
post #2263 of 3035
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Looking for a recommendation.

I usually have on hand atleast two bottles in tandem. One a strong peaty islay (lagavulin 16, Laphroaig & Ardbeg 10, etc), the other I have a bit more trouble with. I'm looking for what I think is a highlands style scotch; something that has a good fruit, malt and vanilla backing as well as some decent peatyness (but not as much as an islay). In my search I've tried:

Glenlivet 18 (close but most reviewers didnt like it as much as I did so I'm thinking there's a better option out there)
Glenlivet 12 (a bit rough around the edges, no peat)
AnCnoc 16 (too light)
Glenlivet Nadurra (not what I'm looking for, not much peat)
Oban 14 (I liked a lot, but maybe too subtle)

Any suggestions for what I'm looking for would be much appreciated!

Have you tried the Jura bottlings or Talisker? I like Talisker a lot...not quite teh smoke of Islay, but some, and nice sea saltiness.

On a similar note, how do you guys rate Springbanks and Campbeltown Scotches?
post #2264 of 3035
Havn't tried Jura or Talisker. Almost pulled the trigger on Talisker on my last purchase but when with the Nadurra. For some reason the Jura just seems cheesy to me with that Egyptian stuff.

I'll try a Talisker next
post #2265 of 3035
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Havn't tried Jura or Talisker. Almost pulled the trigger on Talisker on my last purchase but when with the Nadurra. For some reason the Jura just seems cheesy to me with that Egyptian stuff.

I'll try a Talisker next

Don't be fooled by the packaging, although their light Scotch leaves a lot to be desired, the older stuff is fantastic!
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