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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. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    Macallan 18 and Ardberg Uigeadail. For now.
     


  2. ama

    ama Senior member

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    Macallan 18 and Ardberg Uigeadail. For now.

    Oogy is amazing. I'm drinking some now. I might be in the minority, but for the money I think Mac 18 is hugely overrated.
     


  3. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    After the split, I'm in for $35 so at least I'm not committing to a whole bottle.
     


  4. ama

    ama Senior member

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    After the split, I'm in for $35 so at least I'm not committing to a whole bottle.

    If you are going to try it, only going in $35 is a great way to do it. Don't let me dissuade you though, you might absolutely love it.
     


  5. sf_esq

    sf_esq Senior member

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    Oogy is amazing. I'm drinking some now. I might be in the minority, but for the money I think Mac 18 is hugely overrated.

    Macallan 18 is slightly overrated, although it's what made me realize how good single malts can be. I bought a bottle last summer on a whim (to replace a bottle of Macallan 12) and it blew me away. It was my gateway into single malts and now that's all I drink. Now that I've had a number of other excellent malts, I still think it's very good, but I do think it's slightly overrated.
     


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  7. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    I can't speak about the classes, but the Brandy Library was one of the nicest &quot;bars&quot; I ever had a drink at.

    Pros:
    -Excellent selection (not the best I've seen though)
    -Relaxing environment
    -One of the few bars I've been to where they facilitate proper water control

    Cons:
    -High-end Manhattan pricing
    -Glassware (they used stemless wine glasses instead of something like a snifter or small nosing glass)
    -Last time I was there, they started baking gougeres in the kitchen. Instead of the wonderful aromas of Scotch, all I was smelling was gruyere
     


  8. chronoaug

    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    still haven't gotten to taste any baller scotch ($200+) but for the &lt;$100 peasant scotch, Lagavulin 16 is still by far my favorite.
     


  9. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    My two Talisker 18 should be here tomorrow [​IMG]
     


  10. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Macallan 18 and Balvenie 17 (Madeira cask) are pretty good values in my book.

    A good bourbon never hurt either.
     


  11. sf_esq

    sf_esq Senior member

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    Macallan 18 and Balvenie 17 (Madeira cask) are pretty good values in my book.

    A good bourbon never hurt either.


    I actually think Macallan 18 is overpriced. $140 where I live. IMO, Highland Park 18 is a better value at $100.
     


  12. Warren G.

    Warren G. Senior member

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    Yay it's here! [​IMG]
     


  13. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    thanks for the minute by minute update warren [​IMG]

    will be picking up my peasant tali 18 later today but probably won't crack it for awhile since I got plenty of scotch on hand (not like chrono's one grail bottle of lag).
     


  14. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Senior member

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    I actually think Macallan 18 is overpriced. $140 where I live. IMO, Highland Park 18 is a better value at $100.
    That's a little steep. I don't pay that much, so YMMV I guess on the value part.
     


  15. I<3Bacon

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    Momentary loss of sanity but picked up a case of Talisker 18yr last night fearing yet another drought.
     


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