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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. Kid Nickels

    Kid Nickels Senior member

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    Yeah it's definitely atypical. I'm just saying he could have done worse, but no recommendations implied.

    Bourbon thread. OK, I'll have to find that one. The Whisk(e)y thread died. Thanks.
     
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    last week overdid it

    hibiki forget which
    ardbeg forgot
    bowmore signatory bottling

    passed up tasting the ardbog last night, these guys drink too much whisky
     
  3. taxgenius

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    Had on Saturday: the Glenvilet 21, Balvenie Carribean Cask, and Muirhead's Silver Seal 21 Year, and was only impressed with theBalvenie.
     
  4. SkinnyGoomba

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    Wife picked me up a hibiki 21, excited to give that a try,
     
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  5. CBrown85

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    I have a mind to go back and grab something else. I picked up a Cardhu on the SAs advice but haven't opened it. Been on a bourbon and rum kick. Zaya rum and some Eagle Rare
     
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    just picked up a bottle of Aberlour A'Bunadh (so excited! thanks SkinnyGoomba) and a bottle of Springbank 10 (b1os, SkinnyGoomba?).

    Calgary airport had the Springbanks 10, 15, and 18. They were $72, $102, and $144. All 750ml's, Canadian dollars, taxes included, and they had 10% off for my flight attendant girlfriend. I did some reading and chose the 10 as an intro for $64. I know one of you guys recommended to do older Springbank years but from what I've read, the 18 at double the cost may not be worth it, plus I'm a bit of a Scotch newb and have heard it's quite a challenging scotch as it is.


    Oh, they also had a Glenfiddich 50 for $17,000 but I just wasn't in the mood for it
     
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  8. Eric Michael

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    Let me know what you think of the A'Bunadh... tempted to buy it at the LCBO but I think it may be a bit niche for me right now.
     
  9. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Nice! If you like Balvenie or highland park you'll likely enjoy the A'Bunadh. It's a little more intense on the nose.
     
  10. Gibonius

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    I really like A'bunadh. The cask strength gives it a big leg up, can play around with the water to get just the right profile for your taste.

    I like Aberlour 16 in the summer, but I keep going back to A'bunadh for sherried Speyside. I love cask strength juice in general though.
     
  11. Gibonius

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    Cross posting this in the What are you drinking thread:


    Been drinking a lot of Rusty Nails recently. Went through a bottle of Dewers 12 (which is not bad). Does anyone have a favorite scotch to go with Drambuie? Thinking about going with a Johnny Walker Black (or Double Black?) for the next go around.
     
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    I typically use Glenfiddich 12 in my rusty nails, inexpensive and pairs well. Are you barrel aging them?
     
  13. Gibonius

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    Not aging them. I never plan ahead enough for Rusty Nails, just feel a hankering for them in the winter sometime and then go crazy until I get burned out for another year.
     
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    I use Johnnie Walker Black in my rusty nails; seems to work well.
     
  15. Eric Michael

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    SG- I'm a huge fan of HP12 so I will definitely get a bottle of A'Bunadh.
    Best part is, HP12 is one of the least expensive scotch offered by the LCBO
     
  16. SkinnyGoomba

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    Awesome! Hp12 is a gem, I actually prefer it to the 18.
     
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  17. Cleav

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    Agreed, oh yes for me too :nodding:
     
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    For me HP 12 for is a blunter beast, which i really like. It hits the honey & peat notes that i love easily, and is truly enjoyable. I really like the HP 18 as well though, but it's a more subtle experience, you have to take your time with it. It drowns easily, but it's a beautiful as well IMO...
     
  19. SkinnyGoomba

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    18 does not disappoint, I just like that the 12 has more fire in the belly, similar to Balvenie 12, it has some guts. For older stuff I give preference to Oban which ages very well. I could easily mistake Oban 18 for a 21 or 25 in a blind taste, it becomes interesting straight away.
     
  20. Eric Michael

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    I've never had HP18 but I love the 12's complete balance, for me, of honey sweetness, peat, spice and slight salty/seaweed quality.

    Haven't had older Obans either but I've been itching to try Talisker Distiller's Edition. Love the 10 but would love to see what the extra cask does to the flavour and nose.
     

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