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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. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Thanks ama, the second one ships to joisey.
     
  2. aravenel

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    Astor definitely has the best price on it I have seen in the city. My local place wants $90 for it.
     
  3. ama

    ama Senior member

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    Astor used to be $50.
     
  4. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    Whisky used to be much cheaper. In even recent history.
     
  5. Morgan

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    Seriously. My best score was on Thanksgiving Day in 2004, when I went to pick up a bottle of wine on the way to my parents' house. I saw a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle 20 yr lying on its side at the back of the shelf, and brought it to the front so that the clerk could reshelve it. I knew it usually retailed for about $80 or $90, and I had not planned to spend that kind of money that day, but there was no price tag and on a whim I asked how much it cost. The clerk was a young woman in her early twenties, and clearly didn't want to be at work that day. She turned the bottle over a couple times looking for price tag and, finding none, said "uh ... $19.99." Sold! It only comes out on special occasions and I still have a few fingers left.
     
  6. Longmorn

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    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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  8. Longmorn

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    It's great. Longrow is a heavily peated expression of Springbank. I'm not a usually fan of strong peat, but the finishing in Burgundy casks balances it with a strong wine character. Really good stuff. They make a Gaja finish too that is also excellent but harder to find.
     
  9. gopherblue

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    I'm a big fan of the Longrow CV--used to be a deal-and-a-half but it's suffering the same price creep as other Scotch whiskies these days...still a good buy though.

    ...And I have a couple bottles of the Longrow 18 squirreled away that I picked up in London a few years back.

    BTW, regarding the price of Laga 16...used to be seen regularly at Astor and Warehouse in NYC for under $50. But that was back when Oban was $35.
     
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  10. b1os

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    Lagavulin 16 is 40-50 € in Germany, FWIW.

    I've been enjoying some Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban lately. Good for when it gets colder outside.
     
  11. Longmorn

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    Haven't tried the Longrow CV - is it as intensely peaty as I assume?

    I have had a great Springbank CV. In fact, it's the only Springbank I've had so far that I really enjoy.

    Tonight, tried a couple of Mortlachs at Jack Rose. I preferred the younger (and cheaper) one, but that my palate may have been swayed in part by its higher abv. Will have to go back and try the 18 yr old on its own.

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  12. NewYorkIslander

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    Two of these arrived today:
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    As well as a sample of an 18 year old from the same year.

    On other news I found, IN THE WILD at a store in Aberdeen, NJ, an AH Hirsch 16 year old Gold Foil. Not too shabby.
     
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  13. Longmorn

    Longmorn Senior member

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    Amazing finds, NYR. Recently watched the first part of Ken Burns' documentary on Prohibition - if you haven't seen it, you might enjoy along with these.
     
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    The Hirsch story is killing me right now, but couldn't have happened to a better guy.

    Glad to see someone else drinking Mortlach, love that whisky.

    ~ H
     
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    Loved it..Anything he or his brother do is just superb!


    Thanks H...I nearly wet myself when i saw it on a shelf.
     
  16. Longmorn

    Longmorn Senior member

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    Was actually inspired by you, H! I had a Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling a while ago ('Sweet Chili Tingle') that was stupendous, and along with your posts, was inspired to learn more about the distillery.

    They have a few more expressions I'm looking forward to trying. Very hard to find in the US market, so hoping I don't end up enamored of something I can't get my hands on.
     
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    I can't believe how late I am to this party.

    Having some Johnny Platinum right now. I saw it for a relatively inexpensive price at duty free and decided to give it a whirl. It is not bad at all.
     
  19. deckham

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    Lagavulin 16 yr. and Laphroaig Quarter Cask are two of my favorites. I love peaty and take my scotch neat with just the slightest splash of water to open it up.
     

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