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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. alexg

    alexg Senior member

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    Is Lonach bottled stuff any good? A store near me has a Bunnahabhain 40 year for like $150, and a Glendronach 42 for 99. Worth buying?
     
  2. joelscott7

    joelscott7 Senior member

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    They are bottled by Duncan Taylor (who is a very reputable bottler). I would personally buy at least one at those prices, and I have liked Bunnahabhain when I have tried it.
     
  3. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Those are almost unbelievably low prices. Those bottles usually go for 1k+ according to wine-searcher. The Bunna 18 runs ~$150.
     
  4. Gibonius

    Gibonius Senior member

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    Anybody got a thought about Oban DE vs Oban 18? They're right about the same price. I was a little underwhelmed by Oban 14, nothing wrong with it but it didn't pop for me. Everyone seems to love the older expressions though.
     
  5. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Haven't tried the 18 yet, but Oban DE is very nice. Drinking my standard Ardbeg 10 tonight.
     
  6. archibaldleach

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    I like Oban 14, but much prefer Oban 18. I would definitely pick up a bottle, especially if the price differential is pretty minor for you. I haven't tried the DE so can only give a positive opinion on the 18 year.
     
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    I was an usher on Saturday when some friends got married and they gifted me a bottle of Lagavulin 16. Haven't tried it yet -- been on Sudafed for the last few days -- but I'm looking forward to it; the only Scotch I've had with any noticeable smoke was Oban 14 (which I enjoyed) and some campfire-tasting shitkicker whose name I don't recall back in 2011 (which I didn't). I'm used to Cardhu/Macallan/Glenmorangie/Highland Park.

    Here's hoping I kick this sinus thing soon so I can have a proper drink when I get home from the office.
     
  8. EZETHATSME

    EZETHATSME Senior member

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    Just bought my first bottle of Talisker 10. I'm a noob, started with Glenlivet, then to Highland Park, (which I really liked) and now the Talisker.

    Loving the taste of the Talisker - tastes like leather and smoke, with a long finish.

    Suggestions for my next bottle?
     
  9. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    ^ Oban. If you can get the 18, skip right to that and ignore the 14. I like the 14 too but the 18 blows it out of the water for not too much more.
     
  10. EZETHATSME

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I can probably find the 18 somewhere here in the Seattle area.
     
  11. Gibonius

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    The whole county sold out of 18 in the three days I delayed going out for it :censored:

    DE it is! I don't know how it stacks up to the 18, but it blows the 14 out of the water.
     
  12. Farhad19620

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    If you like the Talisker then you will love the Lagavulin 16 Year Old which is my favourite, but not to everyones taste.
     
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  13. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    talisker is nothing like laga 16
     
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  14. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    There is a lot of overlapping in people who enjoy both, even though Lagavulin is a sherried Islay and Talisker is an Island whisky. Talisker DE is probably a better comparison, as it is also finished in sherry casks.
     
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  15. EZETHATSME

    EZETHATSME Senior member

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    Thanks guys. I think I want to work in to the Islay brands next, Lagavulin is on the list for sure.

    Keep the suggestions coming.
     
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    You should also check out Ardbeg 10. Laphroaig 10, or Quarter Cask, too.
     
  17. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Just kopped this for a self Fathers Day gift, trying more of that Islay smoke flavor. My guy said this is very good, no longer being made and that I'd enjoy the taste.

    [​IMG]
     
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    oooh. :( i've always wanted to try it but it's kinda expensive for a 10 year. i didn't know there was still any available in nyc

    cheers to your dad!
     
  19. EZETHATSME

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    Will do thanks. I think I'll try the Laphroaig 10 next. Might follow that with Ardbeg 10.

    I'm finding I really like the peat/smoke flavors of the Islay malts.
     
  20. Gibonius

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    Get the cask strength if it's available. More of everything, and you can always dilute it down to the usual proof if you want.

    I'm a Laphroaig CS evangelist.
     

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