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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. J011yroger

    J011yroger Senior member

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    It got good reviews, but I thought it was pretty bad (not that I would let something trivial like that stop me from finishing the bottle). But I also dislike Ardbeg of which many are fans.

    Love Lagavulin and Laphroig however, so it's not like I am an Islay sissy.

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  2. aget19

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    Quite partial to speysiders at the moment.. Loving Mortlach 15yo and Glenspey 12 Flora and Fauna if it can be found.

    There is also a nice distillery down in Tasmania called Nant which do an excellent Sherry-matured whisky.

    Obviously the big Islay malts are always a hit - Lagavulin 12yo and Ardbeg Uigedail my favourite of the widely available ones
     
  3. J011yroger

    J011yroger Senior member

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    Do you mean Lagavulin 16? As I recall, the 12 was more expensive than the 16 because they make much less of it.

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    Yep, the 16 is the standard Lagavulin.
     
  5. Fred G. Unn

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    Love both of those! The 12 is also more expensive because it is cask strength.
     
  6. J011yroger

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    Ah ha!

    Nic, nic, nic, Indians...

    J
     
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    I've tried the Distiller's Edition and didn't think it measured up to the standard 10. Perhaps it was a psychological thing: the Tali 10 is a very distinctive scotch and the DE seemed to lack punch in comparison.
     
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    Thanks much, that would explain why the salesman subtly nudged me in the direction of the standard one.

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    There used to be a package of three 200 mL bottles available: one each of the 10-year, the DE, and the 57 North. I thought the 57 was far more interesting than the DE.

    Apparently there's a NAS bottling out called Storm that sounds interesting. Has anyone tried it?
     
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    I enjoyed the Talisker DE. Did not compare it back to back with the 10, but I will just go for the 18 next time around, as the 18 is in the same price range.
     
  11. Fred G. Unn

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    They also used to have one with the 10, DE, and 18. I still haven't tried the 57N yet. BTW, Warehouse Wines in NYC bought up all the remaining stock of the 175th Anniversary bottling and now have it for $49, cheaper than the 10.
     
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    If you like this stuff, buy it. Bruichladdich recently was sold and I believe all the experimental stuff will be going by th ewayside, so whats out now, may be the last of it.



    Lag and Lap are much more finely crafted in my mind...the Ardbeg and BL seem "rougher" by comparison. Anyone here lucky enough to try a pour of the Port Ellens? I've never tasted, but would like to try at some point...if I can find an affordable bottle.
     
  13. J011yroger

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    I almost bought myself a bottle of the 1982 for my 30th birthday, but I cheaped out.

    Where on the island are you? Any good scotch bar recommendations?

    J
     
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    Do you mean the sale last year to Remy? Or have they been sold again?

    Haven't tried Port Ellen, but if you ever make it down to DC and want to try before you buy, Jack Rose has a number of bottlings.
     
  15. SkinnyGoomba

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    Picked up a bottle of Bunnahabhain 18 tonight.
     
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    ^ Nice - it's terrific whisky. This and a couple of bottles of Macallan Cask Strength are next on my list.
     
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    I'm in Brooklyn, Bay Ridge...nothing great that I know of on the Island or B&Q, Char #4 is overrated.

    Picked up a Auchentochan Valinch yesterday that I anxious to try.

    Had the Medicinal Whiskey last night. It was interesting...Huge nose, very powerful, but disappointingly light on the palate. Sour/candy cigarette sweet with a bit of a eucalyptus menthol on the finish. Tasted old. But I'm glad I could say I've tried an interesting piece of history.

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    A picture I took the other day in one of the distilleries in Speyside :D These barrels are stored vertically which means the don't contain malt whisky but grain whisky. This is because the poplar stoppers leak when you store barrels vertically. For malt whisky it's a loss but for grain whisky nobody cares :p

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