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Glenlivet 12 to me is a good everyday drinking scotch that is decent, inexpensive and can be served on the rocks or even mixed without feeling bad about it. I love the Glenlivet 21 and find it to be one of my favorites along with Laphroaig 10, Lavavulin 16 and Oban 18. Glenlivet 18 is also good.

Finally, some glenlivet love. My go-to varies depending on cash flow. Glenlivet 18 is easily my favorite single malt (right behind blended JWB). Because I'm a fairly regular scotch drinker, I'm usually drinking glenlivet 12. I haven't tried the 21 but keep promising to purchase a bottle. Lagavulin and Macallan follow closely behind glenlivet.
post #2417 of 3301
I find Macallan overpriced these days, still quite good, and I order it occasionally when out, but for the money in a store I often feel that I can do better.

J
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I find Macallan overpriced these days, still quite good, and I order it occasionally when out, but for the money in a store I often feel that I can do better.

J

Same here in Pa. It used to be in my regular rotation but the drastic price increase that occurred around five years ago or so has relegated it more to background status.
post #2419 of 3301
What do you all think of Ardbeg Ardbog? I'm debating between that and the Uigeadail for my next Islay.
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What do you all think of Ardbeg Ardbog? I'm debating between that and the Uigeadail for my next Islay.

The Ardbog and Oogie are both solid, solid choices. I think I prefer the sherry of the Oogie, but the Ardbog is delicious. The only thing worth noting is that the Bog is a special edition, while the Uigeadail is not. I have enjoyed both immensely, and I think that they are both worthy additions to a collection, despite their similarities.
post #2421 of 3301
I recently faced the same choice between Ardbog & Uigeadail, without having tasted either. I went with Uigeadail because I love other sherried Islays, but I was very disappointed. Maybe it was a one-off problem but the bottle I bought had a pronounced sulfrous quality, like maybe the sherry cask had gone bad. I later read that earlier bottlings are better, and I regret my decision. I should have gone with the 'Bog or the Corry.
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What do you all think of Ardbeg Ardbog? I'm debating between that and the Uigeadail for my next Islay.

Go Bog over the Oogie if yoiu can get both. Oogies can be had anytime, as they are a regular bottling, but the Bog is gone once its gone. I'd buy two even, and in fact, I have.
post #2423 of 3301
At a bar the other night I saw they offered an Ardbeg caesar. I couldn't not order it, and it was exactly what it sounds like: a caesar with Ardbeg instead of vodka. I didn't find out which Ardbeg.

The smoke actually worked well, but the sweetness, in an otherwise savory drink, definitely did not. I didn't end up finishing it.
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My godmother has the good stuff.
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A couple from a long Friday evening at Jack Rose (that also included a Mortlach bottling from the Duncan Taylor 'Dimensions' series). The Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling below is an old Glen Keith, for those keeping score at home.

 

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Hey guys, I could use a hand... I need a gift scotch for a real connoisseur. I'd like to spend less than $200. Any recommendations?
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Hey guys, I could use a hand... I need a gift scotch for a real connoisseur. I'd like to spend less than $200. Any recommendations?

The world is your oyster in that range. You can get any one of a number of fantastic, unique, or limited bottles. Any idea of what he / she likes already?

Also, today I picked up an Ardbog and a Longmorn 16. And my godmother has some real gems, like this cask strength beaut:



The cork broke when I tried to open it so I had some extra fun with the straining, cleaning and de/recanting.
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The world is your oyster in that range. You can get any one of a number of fantastic, unique, or limited bottles. Any idea of what he / she likes already?

Also, today I picked up an Ardbog and an Longmorn 16. And my godmother has some real gems, like this cask strength beaut:



The cork broke when I tried to open it so I had some extra fun with the straining, cleaning and de/recanting.


I'm not sure I know her taste yet. We had The Yamazaki 12 year last night, which was damn good, but I'm a novice. I noticed the Yoichi 20 year a few posts ago, its a bit more $, but I want something really out of the way she'll look at and appreciate I took the time to research.
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I'm not sure I know her taste yet. We had The Yamazaki 12 year last night, which was damn good, but I'm a novice. I noticed the Yoichi 20 year a few posts ago, its a bit more $, but I want something really out of the way she'll look at and appreciate I took the time to research.

Hmmm. Where are you located and what kind of selection is available to you?
post #2430 of 3301
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Hmmm. Where are you located and what kind of selection is available to you?

Virginia, on the border of DC. They have "ABC" here, so their selection is not the best. In DC I suppose there are options, although I wouldn't know the best place.
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