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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. darnold

    darnold Senior Member

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    Just picked up three bottles last week, to replenish soon to be extinguished supplies. BevMo has PC6 $40 off @ $99, which was impossible to resist for me. Picked up a Tal 18 and a Glenfarclas 25. I have been consistently impressed with Glenfarclas distillery bottlings lately.
     


  2. ama

    ama Distinguished Member

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    Just picked up three bottles last week, to replenish soon to be extinguished supplies. BevMo has PC6 $40 off @ $99, which was impossible to resist for me. Picked up a Tal 18 and a Glenfarclas 25. I have been consistently impressed with Glenfarclas distillery bottlings lately.

    I like Glenfarclas 25, but its a touch woody for my taste. The other two your bought are phenomenal.
     


  3. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Stylish Dinosaur

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    I've tried quite a few single malts in my short years, and I can honestly say that the Laphroaig 15 (my first Laphroaig) was abysmal. Tasted like oily seaweed mixed with mouthwash; rain water scooped out of a sewage plant with Bvlgari Aqua Marine dumped into it and mixed 50/50 with a single malt. I guess even those who've acquired a taste for Scotch have to acquire a taste for Laphroaig.

    With that:

    Highland: The Macallan 18 and 21

    Speyside: The Glenlivet 15 French Oak Reserve

    Lowland: The Auchentoshan 12 (my "dessert" Scotch)

    If I'm going to drink an Islay, it'll be Lagavulin 16.

    Blended's The Dimple.


    To me, I could actually drink Auchentoshan as a daily and think it has a nice basic combo of flavors; I don't find it all that sweet really, in the scheme of things. Granted, I make these kinds of determinations in the heat of the moment (the moment often includes 5 scotches [​IMG])
     


  4. Warren G.

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    I think Auchentoshan (12) would be forgettable if not for the late palate and finish. I get honey and caramel; to me it's a very light whisky (three times) that has a sweet finish to it.
     


  6. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Distinguished Member

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    If it's not 10/12y here, then the only other price point is 'expensive'

    Which is ironic because some Scotch-heads speculate the oggy and corry aren't even that old. [​IMG]
     


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    ama Distinguished Member

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    Which is ironic because some Scotch-heads speculate the oggy and corry aren't even that old. [​IMG]

    It doesn't taste like Corry is. Oggy on the other hand, tastes like it has some old whisky in it for sure.
     


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    I was off visiting a friend yesterday, and I stopped at there local wine and spirits shop, and could have sworn it was Glenmorangie D'or Nectar they had on sale for $35, originally 48.99, but wasn't sure if it was worth picking up or not. They had a couple bottles left. Is it any good?

    I have a bottle and very much enjoy it. But it has it's place. I would almost think of it as a summer scotch. It is a lighter and fruitier scotch. For $35 I would definitely pick up a bottle.
     


  9. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Stylish Dinosaur

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    Every department store wine/spirits shop has several Glenlivet/Glenfiddich variants, and Macallan - that's the handywork of just one or two big trading companies. I don't even know how much those are here, never paid attention, but I know Macallan 12 is 105,000W'ish, non-discount (you know how the discount bottles get labeled as such here)

    HP18 is 180,000W
    Laph QC was 85,000W
    Laph 10Y was 75,000W
    Balvenie DW was 85,000W
    I think Yoichi and Yamazaki are both north of 100, maybe up to 120,000W each

    Besides those names above, I haven't seen too many other names for sale in either the department stores or small world liquor shops here. There's Glenmorangie, as well, but I haven't seen any other distillers for retail. I've drank tons of official bottlings here at bars though, all done through legit trading companies, so I don't even know how these trading companies get by selling to only a few hotel bars and a couple specialty whisky bars. SMS doesn't even sell at those places, locals buy whatever blend is cheapest and leave it at the bar to drink 3 more times.
     


  10. sf_esq

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    Welcome to the land of Australia, where shipping costs plus a ridiculous duty jacks the price up on everything. The cheapest single malt I've seen is Glenlivet/fiddich for around $50, it just goes up from there. Uigeadail is, wait for it, $135...

    Bummer. That would make this a much more expensive habit. Next time I drop $100 on a bottle I will remind myself that it would cost double in Australia. [​IMG]
     


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    I have a bottle and very much enjoy it. But it has it's place. I would almost think of it as a summer scotch. It is a lighter and fruitier scotch. For $35 I would definitely pick up a bottle.

    I have to agree, $35 is a steal. You can definitely taste the dessert wine influence in it. Would also agree that it's a nice summer bottle. If you ever have a chance to try the Glenmorangie Astar, IMO, it is outstanding. Also just picked up a bottle of the Glenmorangie Finealta and it's quite good too, although I had very high expectations based on all the glowing reviews and it was a slight disappointment.
     


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    At a tasting Saturday had JW Blue &amp; Green. First time having Green and really enjoyed it.
     


  13. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Stylish Dinosaur

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    Am I still the only person who tastes a dried fish note in the Uigey? [​IMG]
     


  14. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Had some tali 18 set aside for me sup ama.
     


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    thinking about getting some hp18 tonight.
     


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