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Recently into scotch and loving it, the bottles I have tried so far are:

Macallan 10
Macallan 12
Laphroaig 10
Glenmorangie 10 (original) --> My favorite

and one that I can't seem to remember the name, Glenmacchancie?

Any other recommendations for a beginner?
post #2372 of 3296
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On a side note, I generally DON'T like the idea of trying a drink before buying the bottle. So often the character of a bottle at a bar is much different than one from a liquor store shelf. Even if its stored properly, its still exposed to a different kind of environment (especially if its at a place where there's food prepared, and or smoking). Every time I order something out, that I have at home, the taste is never the same, and often, particularly with bourbons, VERY different. Its not like trying on shoes to see if they fit...

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I've also had several bottles that I just didn't like at all on the first taste, and grew into. Wrong mood, wrong environment, whatever. I had them sit on my shelf for months then came back and wondered wtf I was thinking not liking them originally.

good points both.
post #2373 of 3296
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Recently into scotch and loving it, the bottles I have tried so far are:

Macallan 10
Macallan 12
Laphroaig 10
Glenmorangie 10 (original) --> My favorite

and one that I can't seem to remember the name, Glenmacchancie?

Any other recommendations for a beginner?

If you like Glenmorangie the most of those (and in your price range):

Aberlour 12
Balvenie Doublewood 12
Bruichladdich - The Laddie 10
Clynelish 14

Nothing too peaty and should give you a little sampling of different styles. Something to get a transition into peatier drams would be Highland Park 12, although that's nothing close to the peatiness of the Laphroiag 10 you already have.
post #2374 of 3296
MMMMMMM peat. Its getting near Peat Season.

I was enjoying some Hudson Maple Cask Rye this afternoon. Its what Angel's Envy Rye should have been...stopped just short of being too sweet, which is what the AE is.
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MMMMMMM peat. Its getting near Peat Season.

I was enjoying some Hudson Maple Cask Rye this afternoon. Its what Angel's Envy Rye should have been...stopped just short of being too sweet, which is what the AE is.

Thanks! Was about to buy the Envy; you saved me.

J
post #2376 of 3296
So, anyone have any opinions on the 'Laddie cuvees and Octomore 5.1?
post #2377 of 3296
Ardbeg corryvrecken, so good, so good.
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Ardbeg corryvrecken, so good, so good.

Good choice. Finishing off a glass of that myself.
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Thanks! Was about to buy the Envy; you saved me.

J

Some people love it, but if you're looking for a whiskey profile, you won't find it. The best way to describe it is liquid graham cracker. My wife and I couldn't even finish a glass. Though, if you're into mixed drinks, an Old Fashioned might be pretty cool with it.
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A couple new members of the family.
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A couple new members of the family.

Curious about the McCarthys...
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Curious about the McCarthys...

It's interesting. I remember it being very smokey, and this batch was reviewed as such. Maybe my palate was off last night, but I got lots of sweetness in the nose and a good deal of it in the taste too. Very nice, but not what I was expecting.
post #2383 of 3296
I'm really enjoying Ardbog. A little water opens it up but I prefer it au naturel. Definitely my favorite release in a while.
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I actually love a tumbler for whisky sometimes. My father gave me these beautiful cracked tumblers back in the day that I adore, with their beautiful cut glass rims.

 

Right now I am drinking some of my celebratory Rattray Mortlach 19. This stuff is SOOO GOOD. It is not the smoothest whisky ever, but is is so very flavorful. I love big, Christmas-y meaty whiskies for their treacle-like richness, especially when it is no derived merely from sherry, which is a much lighter and sweeter sort of richness. Mortlach and Royal Lochnagar basically rule for me.

 

 

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I know you should, but I rarely dilute them.

 

My 140pf Mortlach would challenge even you neat!

 

~ H

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140 proof will certainly put some hair on your chest, as they say. Which bottle in the royal lochnagar range do you prefer?
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