Any One for a Scotch?

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  1. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    Any of you guys know a good website with scotch/whiskey ratings? i googled some but cant seem to find a comprehensive one
     
  2. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    The two most commonly found ones are Serge's whiskyfun.com (for Scotch) and What Does John Know at maltadvocate.com (for all types of Whisk(e)y).
     
  3. ama

    ama Senior member

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    http://www.connosr.com/whisky/
     
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    Does American duty free stores on airport any good on single malt, especially Islay, prices? Though I believe anything would be good since price of Laphroaig 10 years old is 68~70$ where I live.
     
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    LAX has the typical stuff. if i recall liquor isnt terribly expensive in california anyway so the savings is nominal. only good if ou plan to suitcase 2+, carryon 1, and duty free bag 1. the best DFS i saw recently was Narita and Haneda in Tokyo, they had a good supply of Talisker 18 for $85 or so, and i got Havana Club 7 and IW Harper 12 for like $20 and $30 respectively. Bowmore 12 is under $30 in Japan.
     
  6. Ty_Webb

    Ty_Webb Senior member

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    My current selection, from left to right going worst to best. Not a huge fan of the Bruichladdich, but it's okay. The Macallan is a little light for me. The rest is just golden and the Talisker 25 is so so good. Awesome stuff.

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    Close up of the best two. Both are pretty good.

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  7. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    Love both of them. Cask Strength Taliskers are amazing.
     
  8. ama

    ama Senior member

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    The right three dominate the left two. The two you highlighted though are pretty special.
     
  9. Ty_Webb

    Ty_Webb Senior member

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    The Talisker is the best I've had. I have some Ardbeg supernova back in the UK as well. That's pretty good too, but not as good as the Talisker.

    Have any of you guys tried the Springbank 25? I've heard good things about it, but can't find it anywhere. Just wondering if it's worth continuing the hunt.
     
  10. ama

    ama Senior member

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    I'm sure it would be very good. Old Springbanks are super rare though. The oldest I've had is the 21 and it was magnificent. Still a bottle of 21 kicking around at a shop here I think...
     
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    Anyone have experience with the SPARQ stones? They're on sale at Groupon for $10. Worth it?
     
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    Anyone have experience with the SPARQ stones? They're on sale at Groupon for $10. Worth it?
     
  13. bullrams

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    The Balvenie is another good peaty, smoky scotch.
     
  14. I<3Bacon

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    You have no idea what you're talking about (made even more painfully obvious by quoting Ty_Webb's pictures).
     
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    I thought Talisker, Lag were both peaty. I found the Balvenie to be as well..
     

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