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Olorosso? Or PX?
Or both--have you tried Gonzalez Byass's VORS Matusalem? It's some sort of blend of both. Good stuff.
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Had some of my Laphroaig P/X finish the other night and it was really nice. Then had some Ardbeg Uegedail for compare/contrast.
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Ardbeg 2016 Dark Cove Committee Release

Just received this today. I've not yet opened it but certainly looking forward to the first pour.
Sounds like I'll like it on paper, anyone here try it yet?

I hate to quote myself but I feel it works best for continuity...

Cracked this open this evening and I'm kind of blown away by it. By no means do I have a sophisticated palate but I know what I like and this, this I LIKE.

So I'm not great at recognizing flavors and nose but I'll try giving a basic description because I'm pretty jazzed about it right now. I found this to have the brine-y, iodine-y taste of Ardbeg and then it also has a very sweet but balanced taste with it, which I assume is from the sherry casks. The flavors work perfectly together. It has a terrific amount of burn at the end being it's the 110 proof variation but pleasant and tolerable.

I personally like it over Oogie, which I do like quite a bit. I'm going to be searching out another bottle or two of the Dark Cove Committee.
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Every once in a while Ill get a bottle of cheap stuff to test the taste buds. Every once in a while it surprises me (see Tomatin). This however does not. Too sweet, too fake fruity, too watery. The port flavor was also not impressive.
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Grabbed a bottle of Yamazaki's younger version too since it's been restocked here:

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^ Just got a bottle as an unexpected gift last week. I like it.
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Thursday marks another year for me, and as I have for the last 8 years I am celebrating with the whisky that changed it all for me. Probably my favorite (readily available) single malt.
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^The price has gone up to $300 a bottle. Glad I bought a few at $155 not too long ago.
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Only $200 here. And yes, not long ago I could get it for around $125.
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$200 here too.  Not really aware of what the historical price here was.

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I still think its a good value at $200. Maybe not the greatest bang for your buck but the quality has been consistent throughout the years. And when tasted side by side to the 25, it won hands down with my tasting group. Whats kind of interesting is that the price of 25 has remained level at around $400 for the last decade or so.
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Tried whistle pig for the first time and i gotta say this was easily the best rye i have ever had... will be having more

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I know there's often some maligning against blends, but my girlfriend's dad tends to go for single malts that are on the complex but lighter end, nothing cask strength or Islay, or with blends. I was in the duty free and saw a gorgeous presentation of Johnnie Walker "Explorer Club" Royal Route. Looking over the notes it seems to fit his taste.




Wondering if anyone else has experience with any of the Explorer Club varieties (Spice and Gold Routes). I'll let you know when I gift it and share some with him.
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I know there's often some maligning against blends, but my girlfriend's dad tends to go for single malts that are on the complex but lighter end, nothing cask strength or Islay, or with blends.
Don't know how he can stand that half-breed, neither fish no fowl shit.
















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Don't know how he can stand that half-breed, neither fish no fowl shit.

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Haha, nice one.

I like a double black from time to time. Most of my friends can't even handle scotch at all... Thankfully my brother enjoys the single malt hobby so we can compare a bit.

I don't want to force a him to change his ways when he's tried many times and goes back to what he likes. Lead a man to Islay but can't make him drink and all that. Figure it's a nice gift that suits the intended recipient well. I'd never get my own father anything like this; he just does beer and vodka cocktails anymore...
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