Any One for a Scotch?

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  1. ama

    ama Senior member

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    Its not, even the Islay Cask or Peated Cask versions aren't anything most would classify as peaty.
     


  2. ama

    ama Senior member

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    No
     


  3. bullrams

    bullrams Senior member

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    Ok, tried the Ardbeg - and yes, thats what is called peaty! Thanks for the update!
     


  4. Kyoung05

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    Has anyone tried Ardeg Alligator?

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    According to K&L Wines:
     
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  5. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    cue bacon
     


  6. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    Cue ama as well.

    If you're an Ardbeg hypebeast and blindly collect them all, then yeah, buy it. Buy the Committee Release. Buy the General Release. Sadly, I am describing myself and am ashamed of all the money I've thrown at LVMH.

    Anyway, if you're curious, my opinion is that it is a mildly interesting Ardbeg expression but overall an immature product.

    If you're a fan of Ardbeg but don't buy into the marketing bullshit, take that money and buy two oogies instead. I wish I could take my own advice.

    Disclaimer: I've been drinking, but you know what they say... drunk words are sober thoughts. BTW jet, sorry I forgot to call you last Monday but I was pretty badly hungover... bad enough where I had to stay an extra day.
     
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  7. ama

    ama Senior member

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    This. Or spend a few extra bucks and get a Corry and a Oogie.

    Regarding Alligator, I've had both the regular and the committee. They are the same, so definitely don't spend more for the committee. Its has a little more oak, char and vanilla than a standard Ardbeg, but not enough to warrant the cost. I also agree with Bacon that it tastes very, very young. I think this whisky would be incredible if they left it in the barrels another decade or so, though I don't see that happening. K&L is full of shit when they write that, "The resulting whisky is something completely unique and straddles the line between American Whiskey and Single Malt," it does no such thing. Maybe in a decade, but not now.
     
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  8. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    No stress, we didn't end up going anyway.

    Next time bruva, next time. I got some smokes with your name on them.
     


  9. Kyoung05

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    Thanks for the opinions - I guess I'll skip it and put the money towards something more matured/interesting.
     


  10. ama

    ama Senior member

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    Sounds like a good idea, though young ≠ uninteresting necessarily.
     


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    chronoaug Boston Hipster (Dropkick Murphy)

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    ^ really good stuff... the very definition of smooth single malt...

    though I have to say that lately I've been into more peaty stuff... Talisker and Laphroaig anyone... :slayer:
     


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    Any ideas where the cheapest place i can get a Glen Levit 21 from?
     


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    Hey guys, I'm just starting to get into and learn about scotch.

    So far I've had:
    - Glenfiddich 12
    - Talisker 10
    - Glenlivet 12

    I actually liked all of them, but I don't think I have enough experience yet to decide what I like and what I don't like.

    I'm heading to a whisky and wine bar tonight, and I'm afraid I won't be able to decide what to try! Any recommendations off their menu?

    - http://thebothy.ca/content/whisky-bothy
     


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