Any One for a Scotch?

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  1. Matt

    Matt ex-m@Triate

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    I bought some Aberlour a'bunadh while I was in Edinburgh. Great stuff.
     


  2. ama

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    Anybody tried the Port Ellen Big Peat? It's only 5500 yen and my gf could bring me back a bottle, but I'm trying to keep my shopping list down to 4 bottles of things max, and 3 are spoken for [​IMG]

    http://jewishsinglemaltwhiskysociety.com/?p=2059


    I actually ordered a bottle of that last week, but it has yet to arrive. I'd say go for it depending on what the other three bottles are. What are the other three?

    I bought some Aberlour a'bunadh while I was in Edinburgh. Great stuff.

    [​IMG] One of my favorites.
     


  3. impolyt_one

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    gonna get the styleforum-approved Chartreuse green and a bottle of Luxardo, so I can try the Last Word finally. [​IMG] I need a bottle of Noilly Prat as well, they don't sell any of those here, very limited pickings. I can go around and get distillery bottlings of stuff like Bowmore, Crag, Lag, Laphroaig, Caol Ila, Talisker, etc, here, so I don't want her to bring me back scotch really, but that Big Peat caught my eye because it's supposedly $80-100 in the US (?) and its only 5500Y on rakuten, significantly cheaper. that and I have some scotch at home already, so dont need to buy too many more bottles right now. It's more a space thing since she has to buy it in Tokyo and then stop off at her mom's house in Fukuoka again before coming back home to me, so I don't want her to be weighed down too much [​IMG]
     


  4. ama

    ama Senior member

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    gonna get the styleforum-approved Chartreuse green and a bottle of Luxardo, so I can try the Last Word finally. [​IMG] I need a bottle of Noilly Prat as well, they don't sell any of those here, very limited pickings. I can go around and get distillery bottlings of stuff like Bowmore, Crag, Lag, Laphroaig, Caol Ila, Talisker, etc, here, so I don't want her to bring me back scotch really, but that Big Peat caught my eye because it's supposedly $80-100 in the US (?) and its only 5500Y on rakuten, significantly cheaper. that and I have some scotch at home already, so dont need to buy too many more bottles right now. It's more a space thing since she has to buy it in Tokyo and then stop off at her mom's house in Fukuoka again before coming back home to me, so I don't want her to be weighed down too much [​IMG]

    I bought mine from the UK so it was only about $45. In the US it goes for $100, like you said, I would not pay $100 for it. It looks pretty cool and for the UK price it ought to be worth it. It is also interesting in that it uses Port Ellen as one of the blending (vatting) components. I doubt, however, that the PE used is that plentiful or of that high a quality.
     


  5. impolyt_one

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    Think I might go for it. $60 is cheap in my neck of the woods for a bottle of whiskey anyway... can't get shit here, but I think the one thing I'm up on is that I can get all the Yoichis, Hibikis, Yamazakis that you guys cant get. [​IMG] I was wanting to go get a bottle of Hibiki next actually...
     


  6. ama

    ama Senior member

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    Think I might go for it. $60 is cheap in my neck of the woods for a bottle of whiskey anyway... can't get shit here, but I think the one thing I'm up on is that I can get all the Yoichis, Hibikis, Yamazakis that you guys cant get. [​IMG] I was wanting to go get a bottle of Hibiki next actually...

    Go for it.

    You do have amazing access to Japanese whiskeys that I would love to have. Take advantage of it and splurge on an old sherried Karuizawa. I've had but two (and a third one in storage that I am saving for sometime in the future) and they are amazing.
     


  7. I<3Bacon

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    Even though Big Peat's blend incorporates some Port Ellen, this shouldn't be a factor in deciding whether or not to buy it. I've heard several mixed reviews (most saying to spend that money on a quality Islay single malt instead).

    Either that, or save your money. There are a few (not many) early 80's distillations of Port Ellen that have the signature Port Ellen profile for only a couple bills.
     


  8. ama

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    Even though Big Peat's blend incorporates some Port Ellen, this shouldn't be a factor in deciding whether or not to buy it. I've heard several mixed reviews (most saying to spend that money on a quality Islay single malt instead).

    Either that, or save your money. There are a few (not many) early 80's distillations of Port Ellen that have the signature Port Ellen profile for only a couple bills.


    The new Cheftins PE single cask (distilled in 1984, I think) is pretty good and less than $200. Personally, I would spend the extra $100 and get one of the great OBs if I was going the PE route.

    Big Peat should be interesting for $45 (assuming it doesn't get seized!), but I wouldn't pay more for it.
     


  9. Bohdathone

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    I've tried the Big Peat a few times; it's drinkable and rounded and clearly a vatted malt rather than a single. I'm not a huge fan of Islays but it appealed to my buddy who is a Laphroaig fanatic. I'm surprised it sells in the US for $100. $60 or so seems to be the level it goes for in the UK. Impolyt, by the way I sent you a PM regarding what's available there [​IMG]
     


  10. Huntsman

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    I bought some Aberlour a'bunadh while I was in Edinburgh. Great stuff.
    Nice!
     


  11. downwithianbrown

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    just got a bottl of laphroaig 10 yr for 33 bucks at the liquor store. haven't opened it yet. I've never bought scotch before (more of a buy bottle, drink bottle that night person). any thoughts on this bottle?
     


  12. Harold falcon

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    just got a bottl of laphroaig 10 yr for 33 bucks at the liquor store. haven't opened it yet. I've never bought scotch before (more of a buy bottle, drink bottle that night person). any thoughts on this bottle?

    You will enjoy it.
     


  13. ama

    ama Senior member

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    just got a bottl of laphroaig 10 yr for 33 bucks at the liquor store. haven't opened it yet. I've never bought scotch before (more of a buy bottle, drink bottle that night person). any thoughts on this bottle?

    You picked an interesting one. Enjoy!
     


  14. downwithianbrown

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    Enjoying it right now! I am drinking it neat, though my first impulse was to put an ice cube in it (that's what I do with whiskey and bourbon). I think I got a good deal, regular price was supposedly 44 or so.
     


  15. Maximus Mark

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    This thread must not die.

    Just finished a bottle of delicious Laphroaig Quarter Cask. I swear you can chew the smoke and peat in your mouth.

    That said, I'm looking for a less-peaty but complex malted-liquid incarnation for my next bottle.

    Bottles I haven't tried but strongly considering:
    1) Highland Park 18 - $135 for me (go Canada), but it's HP18. Nuff' said.
    2) Aberlour A'bunadh - $95. Universally acclaimed.
    3) THE Glenlivet XXV - $350. Frugal (ie. boring) lifestyle last month means I can buy this, but if I do, it will have to give me an orgasm in my mouth. Hesitant.

    Experiences with the above would be appreciated.
     


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