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post #841 of 3271
Macallan 18 and Ardberg Uigeadail. For now.
post #842 of 3271
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
Macallan 18 and Ardberg Uigeadail. For now.

Oogy is amazing. I'm drinking some now. I might be in the minority, but for the money I think Mac 18 is hugely overrated.
post #843 of 3271
After the split, I'm in for $35 so at least I'm not committing to a whole bottle.
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Originally Posted by bdeuce22 View Post
After the split, I'm in for $35 so at least I'm not committing to a whole bottle.

If you are going to try it, only going in $35 is a great way to do it. Don't let me dissuade you though, you might absolutely love it.
post #845 of 3271
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Oogy is amazing. I'm drinking some now. I might be in the minority, but for the money I think Mac 18 is hugely overrated.

Macallan 18 is slightly overrated, although it's what made me realize how good single malts can be. I bought a bottle last summer on a whim (to replace a bottle of Macallan 12) and it blew me away. It was my gateway into single malts and now that's all I drink. Now that I've had a number of other excellent malts, I still think it's very good, but I do think it's slightly overrated.
post #846 of 3271
Has anyone ever been to "Spirit School" at the Brandy Library in NYC? I've been thinking of going because I'm a total novice when it comes to Scotch; but I know I like it.

http://www.brandylibrary.com/section...rit-school.htm
post #847 of 3271
I can't speak about the classes, but the Brandy Library was one of the nicest "bars" I ever had a drink at. Pros: -Excellent selection (not the best I've seen though) -Relaxing environment -One of the few bars I've been to where they facilitate proper water control Cons: -High-end Manhattan pricing -Glassware (they used stemless wine glasses instead of something like a snifter or small nosing glass) -Last time I was there, they started baking gougeres in the kitchen. Instead of the wonderful aromas of Scotch, all I was smelling was gruyere
post #848 of 3271
still haven't gotten to taste any baller scotch ($200+) but for the <$100 peasant scotch, Lagavulin 16 is still by far my favorite.
post #849 of 3271
My two Talisker 18 should be here tomorrow
post #850 of 3271
Macallan 18 and Balvenie 17 (Madeira cask) are pretty good values in my book. A good bourbon never hurt either.
post #851 of 3271
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Macallan 18 and Balvenie 17 (Madeira cask) are pretty good values in my book.

A good bourbon never hurt either.

I actually think Macallan 18 is overpriced. $140 where I live. IMO, Highland Park 18 is a better value at $100.
post #852 of 3271
Yay it's here!
post #853 of 3271
thanks for the minute by minute update warren

will be picking up my peasant tali 18 later today but probably won't crack it for awhile since I got plenty of scotch on hand (not like chrono's one grail bottle of lag).
post #854 of 3271
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I actually think Macallan 18 is overpriced. $140 where I live. IMO, Highland Park 18 is a better value at $100.
That's a little steep. I don't pay that much, so YMMV I guess on the value part.
post #855 of 3271
Momentary loss of sanity but picked up a case of Talisker 18yr last night fearing yet another drought.
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