Originally Posted by Crawford
For a close friend's house warming. I have now bought one bottle of Lagavulin DE and one bottle fo Lagavulin 16 in my lifetime, both as gifts... and have yet to actually taste either (ever). Can't wait for one of them to open their bottles.
Your dad hasn't cracked open his Christmas present yet? What is he waiting for?!
Hope you get to try one of them soon too, they are worth the wait.
Originally Posted by speedster.8
The Signet has yet to be opened, but the smal bottle of Macallan is quite nice.
Its a Douglas Laing bottling for "A fine cigar's pleasure", non chil filtered, no coloring, single casc 11y.
You must not live in the U.S. I would love to see some of those DL mini bottles available. Hell, I'd like to see more DL bottlings available in general, regardless of the size! The Signet is pretty cool by the way, very chocolaty.
Originally Posted by Willie5566
Looks like I am late to this party. Just stumbled on this thread today.
As for me, I am starting to test the waters a little more and get out of my comfort zone. In the past my goto's have been CC Manhattan's (thanks to my Uncle), Cuervo or Patron and Crown Royal. I have started to dip my toe in the Scotch waters a bit. It's an acquired taste.
I started with Glen 15 yr. Seem like Glen does not get much love here. Macallan seems to be the favorite-No?
One thing that I have learned here is I need to get off the beaten path more. Seems like the aficionados do not go with the main stream spirits i.e. Cuervo. Speaking of Tequila-I have read that 100% agave is the only way to go. Would you guys agree? I was shocked to lean that Patron is not 100% agave. I always thought Patron was a premium tequila. I do find it very good but my experience is limited.
When you say Glen 15 I assume you mean Glenlivet 15, right? If so, that isn't a bad whisky. It has a lot of fruit flavors and some nice wood tones. If you are looking for something a little more complex in that price range try Highland Park 12 or 15. It will throw some smoke into the mix.
Regarding 100% agave tequila, Patron is, Cuervo (with some exception) isn't. In the U.S. market the mixetos (tequila that is greater than 51% agave, but less than 100% agave) are generally very bad. In Mexico there are some that are much better. If you are in the market for premium tequila than, yes, you should be looking for 100% agave ones. I would recommend Casa Noble in an form, they are all very good.