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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. brp2

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    Grabbed a couple of the Springbank 17 Sherry Woods yesterday, whoah, fantastic stuff! This is a bourbon drinkers scotch.
     
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    I have the bourbon finished amrut and I really like it. Most people prefer the portonova, but I found it just ok. The prices are a bit on the high side, but the quality is good.
     
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    Sh!t, seriously?!? The Taketsuru 21 is one of the greatest values there is. Bought a bottle at Narita duty free for like $60-70 US. Incredible stuff.

    Dammit.
     
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    Agreed, the Yoichi tops my list at the moment. Really disappointed, but maybe they have something very similar in the works as a replacement.
     
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    Their stock is running low and they want to focus more on NAS stuff
     
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    Agreed. They generally tend to be on the sweeter side as well to fit the Asian palate. But you can always find the versions that are heavily peated or bourbon or sherry casks, whatever you fancy.
     
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    Finally got around to picking up a bottle of Westland today. I was caught between this and the recent Balvenie 15 single cask; but since I've had a lot of Balvenie, including an earlier version of the 15, I figured I should try something new. While I expect that I'll probably enjoy their peated or sherried versions, those aren't available locally and I'm probably a sucker for the "start with the common denominator" approach.
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    Haven't actually gotten around to opening it yet. I was planning on trying it tonight, but then decided that I've got too many open bottles.
     
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    ^I think it got good ratings in whisky advocate.


    A few years ago I picked up a few bottles of Cedar Ridge Distillery (Iowa) single malt that they aged in a bunch of different barrels. Good stuff. Their cherrywood aged one was great.

    Tuesday is my bday so as tradition goes (for 6 years now anyway) I will be opening a bottle of Glenlivet 21. The older bottles tended to be great but more recently I am getting too much sulfur in it. I am thinking maybe I will need to find a new celebration whisky.
     
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    Ny of you guys try the new Compass Box Hedonism yet?
     
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    Sounds more like a party.
     
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    Can someone explain to me the whole NAS concept from the Suntory?

    Am I correct that they want to reduce selling aged whiskey in lieu of this NAS stuff?
     
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    It's Nikka that's doing it, not Suntory, but I suspect Suntory's aged stocks are also getting low now as well
     
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    Suntory is now doing it with the Hibiki.
     
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    Everyone in general is shifting towards a NAS selling strategy, which is a shame really. Too much demand, not enough supply. Get your age statement bottlings while you can gents...
     
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    ^ ugh.. must everything get shittier by demand and marketing?
     
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    NAS isn't shittier tho. Just different. Everybody loves Laphroaig QC and Uiegeadail and Abuna'dh
     
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    It's the lack of transparency that I don't care for, some classic examples aside as you mentioned are ok.

    However, bottlings like Mac Rare Cask popping up, with no discernable reason for the $300 price tag, really irks me. What is a "rare cask" anyways? Especially when I don't see an increase in alcohol percentage or age statement. HP has a new one too called Dark Origins, and I have the same problem with it. Too many companies hungry for the cash grab IMO.

    Sorry for the rant, but this is a sensitive subject for me...lol
     
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