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Any One for a Scotch?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by French Cuff Consignment, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    I like mine, had some more last night and the bottle's nearly empty.

    Starting the night off tonight with a Laddie 12. Damn its good.

    Turns out my stomach issues had nothing to do with the barley, and everything to do with synthetic protein I was consuming after workouts....love that I can enjoy my Single Malts again!
     
  2. Cleav

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    Whoa, NYI, that would be a relief.
     
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  3. NewYorkIslander

    NewYorkIslander Well-Known Member

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    You have NO IDEA...:D
     
  4. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm ok so as you guys probably remember I'm just starting out and want to check off a few major buckets...

    What I own is Ardbeg 10, Laphroig QC, Lagavulen 16, Macallen 12, and HP12. So I have mostly Islays, one highlands and I don't know what else.

    I'm on NYC for the week and went past Astors to check selection. Here's what I'm thinking and would like some advice (going to pick 1-2).


    talisker 10 $65 (islands),
    auchentoshan 12 $46 (lowlands) or glenkitchi 12 $52?
    Cragganmore 12 $55 (Speyside)
    Otherwise there were a few others that caught my eyes like Bunnahabhain, Jura superstition, Glenfiddich 15, Cardhu 12, and the guy (Steve) recommended Dalwhinnie.

    What do you guys think? Of picking 1-2 with the goal of rounding things out? Also of like to keep it around $50-75ish since its a blind buy do nothing $100+
     
  5. JubeiSpiegel

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    What direction does your tastes lie? Nice collection so far...
     
  6. Gibonius

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    Aberlour 16 or A'bundah would be a good buy. I also like Clynelish 14, really enjoyable texture.

    Talisker is not too big a branch out from the Islays (still salt and peat), but it's a nice dram. Pretty steep at $65, but maybe that's just where NYC pricing goes.

    Nothing wrong with any of the others you listed, just depends what you like and how much you want to branch out.
     
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  7. indesertum

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    i might regret posting this but check out bqe liquors in brooklyn. best prices I've seen (talker 10 for $50). there's also a 10% discount if you buy more than $100. call ahead tho.

    I'm scared of going. i could easily drop $300.

    astor doesn't have the best prices but sometimes they get stuff you can't find elsewhere, store is nice, staff is knowledgeable
     
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  8. Huntsman

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    Sherry Bomb and more interesting than Macallan? Yes, Aberlour a'Bunadh is excellent but much more rich, I feel, than a pure sherry bomb. My suggestion: Glenfarclas. Very Sherry, older expressions fairly inexpensive.

    ~ H
     
  9. agoldf

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    the old Talisker 18 was fantastic, a real standout. I've not tried the current iteration.
     
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    Pretty much all gone I know I took the last bottles from many vendors. :devil:
    If you want a taste and are in brooklyn....
     
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  11. agoldf

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    the GM Mortlach 15 is not like the ff16.
     
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  12. agoldf

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    The Mortlach FF16. Selling out really quickly, I know I took the last bottles from a few vendors. :devil:
    TWE just posted more though.
    If you want a taste and are in brooklyn....[/quote]
     
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  13. indesertum

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    I would like a taste please! maybe we could do a sf meet up
     
  14. Master-Classter

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    Any more opinions please guys?
     
  15. NewYorkIslander

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    No it's not the same, the FF is much more full, but its close enough...in fact, i wouldn't be surprised if the G&M is the same juice just taken out of the barrel and bottled a year earlier, its that similar.
     
  16. NewYorkIslander

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    MC, I'd go GK and Crag...as noted Talisker is pretty close to the Islays you have.
     
  17. SkinnyGoomba

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    Of the ones you've mentioned I would get Bunnahabhain and Talisker, especially if you like salt/smoke. They do not deviate greatly from Lagavulin, but talisker is spicier and Bunnahabhain is smokier.

    Aberlour A'bunadh is a great speyside if you are looking for more variety out of that area.
     
  18. Gibonius

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    I felt like I was missing something with the Bunnahabhain 12. It was smokey, but had a different note from "peat." Can't see myself going for it again.
     
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    Bunnahabhain 12 did little for me, and you are correct to recognize that the prominent flavor is smoke and that indeed there is little peat to be featured. Happy to have tried, of course, but not something I would restock.
     
  20. SkinnyGoomba

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    I think the Bunnahabhain 12 is great, I prefer the 18 and the 25yr is incredible.
     

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