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post #496 of 3211
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Highland Park 12 or 15
Springbank 10
Clynelish 14 yo
Glengoyne 12 yo, 15 yo or Cask Strength
Balvenie Doublewood, 15 yo or Small Batch
Longmorn 16 yo
Bunnahabhain 12 yo

All of these are pretty interesting malts. None of them are too aggressively peated or sherried. They are more or less in the order that I prefer them in and they all should be in your price range.

I'd prefer the 12 yr Balvenie Doublewood.
post #497 of 3211
I like Macallan myself.
post #498 of 3211
N00b question: Can Scotch go off? I have a bottle of JW Red that I've had for a few weeks, stored at room temperature (however, on an exterior wall and it's winter here in WI). Seems to have much less of a burn and doesn't taste right. Can't tell if it's just because I've worked past it or if it's off.
post #499 of 3211
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N00b question: Can Scotch go off? I have a bottle of JW Red that I've had for a few weeks, stored at room temperature (however, on an exterior wall and it's winter here in WI). Seems to have much less of a burn and doesn't taste right. Can't tell if it's just because I've worked past it or if it's off.

It was JW Red, it was never "on." You probably got more used to the burn too. Really though, that stuff is terrible, at least get JW Black...
post #500 of 3211
Maccphail's Collection Bottling of Highland Park 8. Not as subtle and sorted as the on label HPs, but at 2/3 the price of the 12, I think it's definately worth picking up.
post #501 of 3211
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Originally Posted by ama
It was JW Red, it was never "on." You probably got more used to the burn too. Really though, that stuff is terrible, at least get JW Black...

Haha good point, I'm switching over to single malts though so I don't have to drink this crap anymore.
post #502 of 3211
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JACK DANIELS Baby. Anyone loves Sambuka shots? (liquorice+whiskey)

post #503 of 3211
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JACK DANIELS Baby. Anyone loves Sambuka shots? (liquorice+whiskey)

Lulz @ Sambuka (sic) = liquorice (sic) + whiskey.
post #504 of 3211
I very much enjoy the Lagavulin 16 -- love the smoky qualities. I have a bottle on hand, but don't really want to burn through it too quickly. Can anyone recommend a similar, smoky, but slightly lesser priced scotch?
post #505 of 3211
^For your bucks you might like Bowmore 12, Talisker 10, maybe even Laphroaig or Ardbeg 10 if you can handle the smoke and peat. I liked Auchentoshan, had it for the first time last night. Could be a daily drinker but I don't have many ways to get ahold of it, I guess. As the festivities grew on last night I ended up with a bottle of Macallan 12 in my jacket pocket, now sitting on my liquor shelf. Not my first choice in whisky, but I'll drink it.
post #506 of 3211
Just bought a bottle of Glenlivet 12yr and holy fuck. Now I understand why everyone is so against blended scotch.

If you're a n00b go right to single malt, do not drink blends because that shit sucks!
post #507 of 3211
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Just bought a bottle of Glenlivet 12yr and holy fuck. Now I understand why everyone is so against blended scotch.

If you're a n00b go right to single malt, do not drink blends because that shit sucks!

It all depends. My Nikka Taketsuru is a pretty brilliant blend. It just depends on the maker.

Can't get behind the recs for Laphroig - I am not afraid of peat, but that stuff is just unbalanced.
post #508 of 3211
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Originally Posted by JLay87 View Post
Just bought a bottle of Glenlivet 12yr and holy fuck. Now I understand why everyone is so against blended scotch.

If you're a n00b go right to single malt, do not drink blends because that shit sucks!

I wouldn't dismiss all blends, some are very good. I still keep a bottle of JW Green Label in my bar, it definitely has its place..
post #509 of 3211
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I wouldn't dismiss all blends, some are very good. I still keep a bottle of JW Green Label in my bar, it definitely has its place..

I found Green to be very disappointing, the palate was severely lacking. I haven't tried Gold but I've heard better things about it. FWIW, I do have a bottle of Blue.....but I haven't gotten around to opening it yet
post #510 of 3211
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I wouldn't dismiss all blends, some are very good. I still keep a bottle of JW Green Label in my bar, it definitely has its place..

+1

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I found Green to be very disappointing, the palate was severely lacking. I haven't tried Gold but I've heard better things about it. FWIW, I do have a bottle of Blue.....but I haven't gotten around to opening it yet

True story. I once went to a party with an open bar. The bar had JW Blue. I had several glasses. wasn't impressed.
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