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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. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Nice, that's an awesome tasting.
     
  2. lefty

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    Left a bottle of Auchentoshan Springwood at a hidden little hot spring in the Snaefellsnes Peninsula of Iceland. If you can find it, enjoy.

    [​IMG]

    lefty
     
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  3. Master-Classter

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  4. djblisk

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    That is awesome.
     
  5. budapest12

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    Thoughts on Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or and Balvenie Caribbean Cask? TIY.
     
  6. Gibonius

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    Nectar D'Or is pretty unusual, being finished in Sauternes casks. It's really sweet, kind of a dessert scotch if that's a thing. It's a hit or miss taste, I'd probably get a dram at a bar before buying a bottle.
     
  7. lefty

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    Which part confused you?

    lefty
     
  8. budapest12

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    Hmmm, good to know, thanks. I'm not sure that level of sweetness if what I want even though it sounds interesting enough.
     
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  9. b1os

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    Has anyone tried the new Laphroaig 15? Reviews are just mediocre. I bought a bottle for 55-60 €. Maybe I'll trade it.
    Also picked up a bottle of Talisker Storm, DoubleWood and Monkey Shoulder for 70-75 €.
     
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  10. Landero

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    Laproaig is my favoutite brand, but yes , I heard mediocre opinions about the new 15, I did not have the chance to try it yet
     
  11. b1os

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    Sherry night. Started with Glenfarclas 15, next was Springbank 15. Topped it off with a dram of Oogie (which I'm sipping right now). Fantastic stuff all around.
     
  12. b1os

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    Yesterday, smoke. Laga 16, Jura Prophecy, Ardbeg Corry. Stellar whiskies. Still, I'm not loving the Prophecy yet. It has some slightly bizarre note that I'm not completely comfortable with yet. Milk chocolate or something as opposed to dark chocolate in the Corry. Definitely a good whisky though.
     
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    Also ordered a bottle of Redbreast 12 (31 €), Caol Ila 12 (23.80 €), Highland Park 12 (22.40 €).

    So many great offers currently (30% voucher). Still contemplating on whether I should also order a bottle of Caribbean Cask (31.50 €). I think I will. And maybe a bottle of Laphroaig 10 (20.30 €), Cragganmore 12 (20.40 €), Talisker 10 (20.30 €), Laga 16 (35 €), Oban 14 (24.50 €), ... sigh.

    I'll decide over a dram of Nikka FTB.

    Edit: Ordered all of them. Too tempting.
     
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  14. djblisk

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    Has Yamasaki 18 always been over $300?
     
  15. jcman311

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    Hell no. When I was first getting into single malts in 2008 or so it was $110 around here.
     
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    A bartender from near me went to Japan recently and got tours of all the Japanese distilleries, and his takeaway was that there's currently no stock of aged whiskey there. Apparently they sold it all due to the demand.
     
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    It went completely through the roof last year because the Yamazaki Sherry Cask was named Whiskey of the Year.

    The 12 and 18 had been sitting around on the shelf at my local stores all year, then they disappeared (along with every other Japanese malt) within weeks of the award being given. Now they're back with 50% price increases.
     
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  18. jcman311

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    Just got these in the mail. One of my favs

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Coxsackie

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    Just sipping some Laphroaig PX Cask now.

    I know it's a fairly high-volume, boring duty-free-store choice, but I think it holds up really well - more to my taste than either Laphroaig Quarter Cask or Lagavulin 16yo (which I partook of last night).

    I suspect Laga 16 might be the true connoisseur's choice from this selection. Probably my Everyman's palate is influenced by a love of wine and Cognac. For me, the sherry notes of PX really lend something extra to Laphroaig's signature peat.
     
  20. brp2

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    All, quick question. I've got a friend who's currently in Japan. While I know the whiskies I'd like to ask her to look for, I'm wondering if anyone here has a good idea of what's: (a) going to be the best relative value vs buying in the U.S.; or (b) good and easy to find in Japan, but tough to source here. Thanks for any input.
     

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