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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. agoldf

    agoldf Senior member

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    there's not much, if at all, of a difference between the 91 and the current 18. any additional value comes from collectabilty not drinkability.
    Buy the 91 sell it pocket $20 and buy the 96.
     
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  2. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Thanks for the tip, although if I sold it, there would be at least 100% profit based on current selling price...
     
  3. agoldf

    agoldf Senior member

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    transaction costs.....
     
  4. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    The liquor store that is selling it has it priced like the current 96 bottles. I'm going to give it a good home... :)
     
  5. indesertum

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    I :embar:

    It reminds me a bit of cambus and cameronbridge. I guess my palate is still shit.

    I think it was blue that's the blended whisky
     
  6. agoldf

    agoldf Senior member

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    actually you might not be so off in terms of descriptors. IIRC the green was distinctly cerealy maybe why you think grain.
     
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  7. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Cereally is what I was looking for
     
  8. brp2

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    Shared some bottles last night:

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    I liked the Lochnagar, sweet and spicy. At cask strength it's potent, a bit hot, and I probably should've seen what a bit of water would do. I wish I still had some of the distillery's regular 12 year old to try it against. The Longrow didn't do much for me. It smelled like it was going to be huge but seemed rather mild. I'll have to give it another shot. And I just love that Laphroaig.

    Also, any chance anyone here knows where to get some Airigh Nam Beist that won't cost the arm and a leg I'd pay at auction or at the Whisky Exchange? I'd love to get my hands on some.
     
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  9. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    The Royal Lochnagar is in that bottle with California on it? Who is that?

    I love the regular distillery's 12yo bottling. Lovely, rich whisky.
     
  10. brp2

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    It's the independent bottling label for K&L Wines. http://m.klwines.com/Products/i?s=14CF3094EE3E&i=1148770. Not nearly as dark as I remember the 12 year old Royal Lochnagar, and probably not as rich. Unfortunately it looks like it has sold through.
     
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  11. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    the K&L guys have such a good palate and access to awesome whiskeys. their spirits journal is my favorite spirits based blog. really identify with their views (kinda middle of the road)
     
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    Agreed completely. Their write-ups are also enjoyable for the ecstatic tone alone. I've bought a couple things based on that, and have a couple more coming in soon, a Glenfarclas and their Michel Courvreur bottling.
     
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  13. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    cross posting just for fun...

    Bar update... been collecting for maybe a year or more at this point... (still needs some rearranging)

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    Bottom Shelf:
    Beam white (handle)
    Eagle Rare 10 (no vis)
    Willet 8
    Redemption
    Elijah Craig
    Four Roses Single Barrel
    Bookers
    Weller 12
    Small - Makers Mark

    Black Grouse Alpha
    Johnny Walker Double Black
    Macallen 12
    Highland Park 12
    Auchentoshan
    Aberlour
    Aberlour A'bunadh
    Talisker 10
    Talisker DE
    Belvenie Double Wood
    Cragganmore
    Ardbeg 10
    Ardbeg Uigeadail
    Laphroaig QC
    Lagavulin 16
    Springbank 10


    If you have any ideas of what to get next to broaden my palette, I'm open to suggestions!
     
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  14. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    How about a Glenmorangie, Glen Farclas, or Old Pultney?
     
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  15. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    will add them to the list. I nearly bought a Glenfarclas but ended up with the Aberlour instead at the time, it's on the list. Which age?
     
  16. gopherblue

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    Suggestions, based on what you already have:

    Lagavulin 12 CS
    Longrow Peated
    Kilchoman
     
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  17. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    I always like starting at 12yr, so try that Glenfarclas or Old Pultney. Glenmorangie has a great samples pack with their original, sherry finished, port finished, and sauternes finished malts. I believe they were one of the first (if not the first) distillers to experiment with finishings, and they do a good job IMO...
     
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  18. b1os

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    Bought it 5.5 years ago for ~ 55 € (20 € coupon). :happy: Pretty much the first Scotch I've bought. Still have 1/5 or so left of it.
     
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  19. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've never bought a bottle of liquor. True story.
     
  20. archibaldleach

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    Please tell me you have a wealthy relative or significant other who buys stuff for you (or connection in the industry). Not having a well stocked bar is just a sad thought for me.
     

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