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post #616 of 3253
Maybe, or my liquor store is just a ripoff. Actually I think it was the 18. I couldn't imagine liquor prices here being higher than where you live. We have a lower cost of living and the lowest liquor tax in the country.
post #617 of 3253
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Originally Posted by JLay87 View Post
The aftertaste is kind of acidic but that might just be because I had a coffee/espresso before I poured a glass (dumb, I know, but I was too excited to wait an hour or two).

Just drink some club soda n00b, the bubbles scrub your tongue
post #618 of 3253
Japan haul today, can't wait to get into these: The Murray McDavid is a Bowmore 1999 done in Chateau D'Yquem casks, and the other two are Hakushu heavily peated, and Karuizawa 17yr single malt.
post #619 of 3253
nice... jc, wassup with the JLC table?
post #620 of 3253
thats what i wanna know, thats my ish
post #621 of 3253
that's the other Japan purchase along for the ride in the pic there. I opened the Bowmore and the Hakushu last night, th Bowmore is great. For being 10 years old, it's got tons of complexity, a lot more than the official 12, and some tropical fruit notes that I got when I was drinking that 1968 Bowmore last month. Very nice buy
post #622 of 3253
I wish my dad liked real liquor instead of soju so I wouldn't feel as bad about koppin' some good single malts
post #623 of 3253
this is my modest collection so far, still have at least this many I want to add:
post #624 of 3253
Any opinions on Scapa 16 year? I had not heard of this distiller until this week.
post #625 of 3253
Bought a Glenlivet Portfolio set for $99 at my local Costco. Comes in a decent looking wooden case and includes 750 mL bottles of the 12, 15 and 18 year old versions. Went drinking at a beach bar last night and discovered I prefer Macallan Sherry Oak over the Fine Oak version.
post #626 of 3253
Was gifted a bottle of Wemyss Peat Chimney 5YO blend today. Anyone know much about it? Looks okay but I can't seem to find much online and I'm not quite sure if I should open/keep it or pass it on.
post #627 of 3253
Went to Seven Grand in downtown Los Angeles last night.

Drank the following in neat fashion:
  • Springbank 10 - really enjoyed the smokiness and lasting finish, will be the next bottle I pick up
  • Yamazaki 12 - tasted a bit like rubbing alcohol to me, will not drink again
  • Glenfiddich 18 - I think I prefer the 12 more, the 18 had too much wood taste
  • Laphroaig 10 - I had it before and I remember why I didn't like it the first time around, way too much peat flavor for me
post #628 of 3253
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Originally Posted by billsayers View Post
Went to Seven Grand in downtown Los Angeles last night.

Drank the following in neat fashion:

  • Yamazaki 12 - tasted a bit like rubbing alcohol to me, will not drink again

Never got rubbing alcohol from it, I do pick up on the dark fruit notes in the finish though. I actually like the Yamazaki 12, it's a little more.....boring(?), than Scotch, but it's a very nice drink nonetheless. Not saying you're wrong or anything, this just my experience
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post #630 of 3253
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Never got rubbing alcohol from it, I do pick up on the dark fruit notes in the finish though. I actually like the Yamazaki 12, it's a little more.....boring(?), than Scotch, but it's a very nice drink nonetheless. Not saying you're wrong or anything, this just my experience

I agree with you, the 12 year old Yamazaki is an interesting whiskey, even if it doesn't blow the doors off. There are many more multi-dimensional whiskies out there, but again, for the price, it's a decent enough whiskey. Save your money and don't buy the 18 year old though, I found it too "hot" and would take the 12 year old over the 18 all day long.
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