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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. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    what would you bring home now?
     
  2. NewYorkIslander

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    I have the Nikka Yoichi 15...its lovely.
     
  3. Huntsman

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    No question. And yes, I know it is probably the hipsterest Japanese malt, but I had a wonderful Karuizawa experience at Bar High Five.

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  4. Bond111

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    I picked this up tonight. I was able to try a dram of HP 12, and also Balvenie Double Wood 12. HP was good, but had some peat to it, which wasn't terrible by any means, but wanted something else. The Double wood 12 was real solid too. I just winged it from there, as this sounded very tasty, and I'm pretty new to Scotch anyways, so why not explore? After my first sip just now, I am liking it.
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    Jealous.
     
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    Agreed. Every Karuizawa I've tried has been amazing, to say the least. The prices these days are skyrocketing out of control...
     
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    Bond, that is a great bottle, enjoy!
     
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  8. The Phog

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    The expansion of my collection continues. Added Bowmore 12 because my Laphroaig QC has become my favorite and I needed another Islay.
     
  9. Jumbie

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    Any thoughts on The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 year old?

    I've had the 12 and I like it but saw this at the liquor store of the little town I moved to a few months ago. I think it was $130.

    I tend to like sweeter whiskys that are finished in sherry casks such as The Macallan 18 and I've been trying to catch up to this thread for a while now to get some ideas. Wondering if I should hold out and splurge on the PortWood if I can find it.

    Grabbed a bottle of Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or ($75) that I've been looking forward to trying. Surprised they had it in stock because the place is such a hole in the wall. They had some Highland Park and Oban too. Can't remember which year.

    Also a Glenfiddich 15 Solera Reserve that I was thinking to grab at some point.
     
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    Speaking of, I have a sample dram of Balvenie Portwood 21. Been looking forward to trying that one tonight...
     
  11. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have similar tastes and just picked up a Macallan Fine Oak 17, initial taste is that I like it better than the 18 and 21. My alcohol monger also told me to try Compass Box Hedonism, have not opened that one yet though.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestion. Yet another to add to the ever-growing list of whiskys to try.
     
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    I like the fine oak Macallan as well. Oban 18 is great and not overly sweet, also a huge fan of HP 18 but it's not sweet really. HP18 seems to do well with people in both camps.
     
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    I'm a big fan of anything Balvenie does. The Doublewood is nice, and sweet. $130 isn't bad either. I was lucky enough to pick up a Portwood 21 on sale at $124.99 about a year ago...cheapest I've seen recently is $50 more than that.

    Enjoyed my Tyrconnel 10 Year Port Cask last night before the "game". Back to bourbon tonight.
     
  15. SkinnyGoomba

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    How do you like the port finish on the 21, I've been unimpressed by port finishes generally speaking.
     
  16. borderline

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    I've been drinking scotch for awhile but have been tasked with bringing a bottle to a friend's birthday party tonight. The budget is $100 and it has to be fairly universally enjoyed, nothing too extreme.

    There's a Balvenie 12 single barrel for $80, but I'm thinking about the Glenlivet Nadurra 16 for $80. Any thoughts or alternatives to consider? These are people who probably would rather have a Johnny Walker Blue, so in terms of being impressive it probably needs to be older than 12 and smooth. And I don't have access to a ton of options here.

    Thanks for advice.
     
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    Highland Park 18 should come in around $90-100.
     
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    I like it a lot...reminds me of Christmas in a glass...whatever that means.
     
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    Are you looking for impressive or good?
     
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    Yeah, well, I think I'm looking for the impressive/widely appealing demographic. So not some old Laphroig. There's a 21 yr Glenlivet that looks interesting for about $120.
     

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