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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. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    The NEAT glasses look pretty cool! I don't find the Glencairn glasses awkward although they are very bottom heavy. I've broken a wine glass by accident just putting them away when the base clipped the top of the wine glass. Drinking Jura Superstition out of a Glencairn glass tonight. Meh. Wife is digging it though. This is about as peaty as she'll go. She calls all my Islays "liquid dirt."
     
  2. indesertum

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    I guess I don't like my hand affecting the temperature. the neat glasses you can hold by the edge. Also I feel like cask strengths don't really change that much with temperature. Completely subjective and possibly wrong opinion
     
  3. devastitis

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    Yep, I checked out the website. That's how I found out that MD had Bunna 18. I did like how they had a list of everything available, and a sale items only option. That's when I facepalmed when I saw the price differences. If I had bought everything I had in one go in MD, I probably would have saved $100 or so. The Darnestown store was very nice, and larger than any ABC store in VA I've been to, but probably because we can buy beer and wine in grocery stores.
     
  4. joelscott7

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    Has anyone ever had Glenfarclas 1982 family cask?
    It looks interesting, but I haven't seen many reviews.

    Thanks,
    Joel
     
  5. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I just use tumblers.

    The bars in my area have a tendency to serve scotch ordered 'neat' in a brandy snifter, which I find pretty annoying.
     
  6. indesertum

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    I really like tulips for everything. Little ones for spirits and large ones for beer.
     
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  7. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    I prefer the single malt blender's glass that is typical of single malt tasting. It really makes a difference on the nosing, which for me is half the experience.

    I can do tumblers at a bar, but have my preference at home...
     
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  8. SkinnyGoomba

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    I barely notice alcohol on the nose, but that is the result of 9 years of single malts.
     
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    My nose isn't remarkable, but the blender's glass helps me to concentrate the smells successfully. It's a noticeable added benefit for me...
     
  10. b1os

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    Blender's glass = Glencairn?
     
  11. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    There seems to be a few names for this type of glass, but yes, Glencairn makes more than a few of them.
     
  12. brp2

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    A bit more on the glassware front, but a different aspect: does anyone know where to find an interesting whisky/ey decanter that won't break the bank? I picked up a handle of Johnny Black and wouldn't mind it looking good.
     
  13. b1os

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    You want to get a decanter for JW Black? Also, why would you buy a handle (which is more expensive than regular bottles) and then refill it into a decanter?
     
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  14. Gibonius

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    Ebay?
     
  15. brp2

    brp2 Senior member

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    I've wanted a decanter for a while; I'd just put the Black in it as it'd be an everyday type drink that I wouldn't mind sitting out.

    While I get your point -- or at least what I'm assuming is your point -- that nicer presentation should go to "better" scotch, I prefer to keep those in their bottles.
     
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  16. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    I have JW black in a decanter, rather prefer it to seeing the bottle. One of my friends loves it, so giving his low brow scotch a high brow appointment.
     
  17. b1os

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    I kinda like the bottle.

    Oh, and fwiw, @brp2, the point I was mainly trying to make was regarding the second (edited) sentence of my post. Handles of decent liquor are meant for display
     
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    Ah, sorry for misreading you B1os. But to me the handle looks a bit too outsized. Also, I bought it because I enjoy the Black; I need to stop drinking so much of the old, expensive stuff; and the handle was on a very good sale, coming in at much less than what two 750ml bottles of the Black would cost.
     
  19. b1os

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    Oh, ok, then I can understand you. I've never seen handles on discount; they're always ridicuslously overpriced (as opposed to regular bottles). I like JW Black for cocktails. Not that big a fan of it neat, but I can understand that you like it. I'd much rather support fans of JW Black as opposed to those who condemn each and every blended malt--that'd be just ignorant.
     
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  20. joelscott7

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    I've heard of people using an old Hibiki bottle as a decanter after it is done. I think many Japanese whiskeys come in a decanter type bottle which may be worth checking out, as you get a delicious drink and a new decanter!
     

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