Any One for a Scotch?

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  1. Jokerman

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    Can anyone school me on Glenlivet? I found an old tin while looking for glass in my grandparents cupboard and it said Glenfiddich. Inside was a bottle that said "The Glenlivet 12 Years old." I tried to find a date on it but couldn't. Im not big on whiskey but would like to learn about this.
     


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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    going to add to my list. the 10 has become my daily drinker. bow before baconknowledge.
     


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    so having tried the ardbeg supernova at a friend's house last week i went to try and get hold of some.. turns out it's pretty difficult. i was offered the corryvreckan instead, which i might pick up- anyone care to recommend any other readily available options?
    Definitely not readily available, but in that price range with a nice heavy peat I'd highly recommend PC5 or PC6. Somewhat young, but both belie their age in complexity and are absolute fucking chameleons in the glass. One drop of water and you've got an entirely different profile. Two - is this even the same drink? Fun. Edit to add: Not a replacement for the Ardbegs. That said, anything with >80ppm might be interesting but IMHO more gimmick than anything. Every once in a while I'll feel like something that punchy but it will never have the kind of balance and staying power of a more reasonable (but still very smoky) 40-60ppm.
     


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    On another note, I tried some Springbank 10yr yesterday - it was very good, despite being served at warmer than room temperature.

    If you liked the Springbank 10, you might try tracking down a bottle of Murray McDavid Springbank 9. Not my favorite scotch in my collection, but I'm not an enormous Springbank fan. What it does have is far and away the most awesome nose of any scotch I currently own. I could sit for hours just smelling that stuff.
     


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    Definitely not readily available, but in that price range with a nice heavy peat I'd highly recommend PC5 or PC6. Somewhat young, but both belie their age in complexity and are absolute fucking chameleons in the glass. One drop of water and you've got an entirely different profile. Two - is this even the same drink? Fun.

    Edit to add: Not a replacement for the Ardbegs. That said, anything with >80ppm might be interesting but IMHO more gimmick than anything. Every once in a while I'll feel like something that punchy but it will never have the kind of balance and staying power of a more reasonable (but still very smoky) 40-60ppm.


    Supernova is not that hard to get. Just a little expensive...http://www.dandm.com/product_info.ph...527&cat=scotch

    The PC series is very good, but if you want something on par with Supernova you have to look to Octomore. http://www.dandm.com/product_info.ph...049&cat=scotch

    Note: these are cheaper elsewhere, but D&M is very good.
     


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    just about to pour some more Aberlour 16
     


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    Can anyone school me on Glenlivet? I found an old tin while looking for glass in my grandparents cupboard and it said Glenfiddich. Inside was a bottle that said "The Glenlivet 12 Years old." I tried to find a date on it but couldn't. Im not big on whiskey but would like to learn about this.

    Whiskey does not age in it's bottle.
     


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    Any duty free only releases I should look for tomorrow?
     


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    Any duty free only releases I should look for tomorrow?
    Johnnie Walker Double Black.
     


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    I had some Laphroaig Triple Wood that was interesting a duty free product, but not sure if that's still around. A decent replacement for QC.
     


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    forgive my newbism to the scotch world, what does duty free mean?
     


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    currently in my bar :

    ardbeg 10y (the one that I drink the most.)
    lagavulin 16y
    glenlivet 15y french reserve
    talisker 10y
     


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