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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. b1os

    b1os Senior member

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    We did it! Welcome to the dark side.
     
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    Holy crap that is a lot of booze. Even in my younger days I dont think I could do that.
     
  3. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'm a Bourbon drinker. I enjoy Scotch, but typically, prefer bourbon if I want something in the evening.
     
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    I usually prefer cognac but most bars don't have a good cognac selection compared to scotch or bourbon. So whenever I'm out at a bar, I'll usually drink scotch and then occasionally bourbon.
     
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    I thought you never bought spirits! From zero to a fifth in one weekend...nicely done.
     
  6. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    FWIW, I was away at a bachelor party. I don't usually consume that much booze.
     
  7. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In that short of time.
     
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    Firefox Senior member

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    Yeah I've noticed this too. When I started drinking Talisker 10 a couple years ago, it was around $80. It's now $100.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Eric Michael

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    I've been waiting a long time, but I finally picked up a bottle of this:

    [​IMG]

    Up next, I think, will be a'bunadh or Laphroaig 1/4 cask.
     
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  10. jcman311

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    Enjoy!!
     
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    Nice work.
     
  12. indesertum

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    nikka is discontinuing a ton of whiskys. so buy now

    Single Malt Yoichi ’20
    Single Malt Yoichi ’15
    Single Malt Yoichi ’12
    Single Malt Yoichi ’10
    Single Malt Yoichi
    Single malt Miyagi Gorges ’15
    Single malt Miyagi Gorges ’12
    Single malt Miyagi Gorges ’10
    Single malt Miyagi Gorges
    Taketsuru Pure Malt ’21
    Taketsuru Pure Malt ’17
    Pure Malt White
    Cranes ’17
    Black Nikka Special
    Black Nikka 8 years
    All malt
    Malt Club
    Hainikka
    G & G White
    The blend
    The blend Kobe
    Nikka Whisky Hakata


    http://thewhiskeyjug.com/japanese-whisky-news/the-end-is-near-for-yoichi-whisky/
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How does the Japanese stuff compare to the Scotland stuff?
     
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    I've only had Nikka From the Barrel and Yoichi 10 so far. I like both quite a bit. Prices are quite steep since there's lots of demand and relatively less produce afaik. Then there's a few details that differ.
    Blends in Scotland can theoretically consist of whiskies from every distillery. In Japan, blends usually only use whiskies from distilleries owned by the same company.
    Depending on the region, the different climate can have an influence. IIRC Yoichi is based in Hokkaido, which has similar climate to Scotland. Not sure if there are other big differences.
     
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    I'm sure @cchen could say a lot more but IME Japanese whiskys tend to be more balanced and reserved and not as in your face. Also generally not as peated
     
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    Actually, you put it pretty well. I would say most of this is due to lack of peat/smoke in most whiskies. They try to let the actual spirit do more talking (imo)

    Now, you want more extreme than scotland, try amrut from india. Their whiskies are good and the heavy peat and heavy sherry are quite good.
     
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    indesertum Senior member

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    amrut and kavalan. something about the hot weather and the heavy sherry stuff is crazy in your face. they're like bourbon versions of scotch if that makes any sense

    don't the japanese distilleries have to import peat cuz they don't have it? i always thought they weren't as peated cuz it was too expensive
     
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    Their peated whiskies get pretty consistant praise so if you like peat, they are good to try (in particular the cask strength)

    I absolutely love the Portonova. Apparently a new version is coming out soon (or already out). These are aged in american oak, then port, then american oak again.

    The Fusion didnt really do anything for me.

    These are all just my opinions.
     

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