Any One for a Scotch?

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  1. Alter

    Alter Senior member

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    I always buy Suntory as I do business with them, and I like the idea that Yamazaki is made right around here, but you guys are inspiring me to pick up some Yoichi.
     
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  2. impolyt_one

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    do it man, Yoichi has some really nice subtle smoke and peat notes, even the 10 year is good, and inexpensive. I think the price jump from the 10 to 12 year on the Nikkas is kind of weird and too much of an increase.
     


  3. Britalian

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    Visiting a friend today provided a nice surprise. Neither of them being scotch drinkers, they gave me a bottle of Glen Grant from 1976. Her husband received it from a patient and it had been standing gathering dust. My first taste of this brand and it agrees; not too peaty for my liking. It's delayed my Autumn purchase of Glenlivit.
     


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    Copped lag 16 at costco for 53 thanks for the heads up. Was very surprised they finally got it, also had oban 14 which I wasn't a big fan of.
     


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    you didnt like oban 14? thats the first time i've ever heard of anyone not liking oban, i assume you like really strong/peety scotch?
     


  6. jet

    jet Persian Bro

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    Yes I do.

    I would drink it but when I had it seemed a bit harsh and unrefined, almost metallic like I think bacon described it was well. Lag is my preference, I never bought it because I don't think it's worth the price they demand but at 53 I was obligated to buy it.
     


  7. sinnedk

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    i think mcallen will be right up your alley, its very peety and strong
     


  8. I<3Bacon

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    lol
     


  9. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    Surprisingly, a lot of people don't notice the metallic aftertaste until it is pointed out to them. One of the pitfalls of using E150a coloring to make your shit look darker.

    $53 for Lag 16yr is an amazing deal. Currently working on a bottle of Ellenstown 12yr (Mystery Malt that is widely known as a Cask Strength Ardbeg). Wish I still had some Ellenstown 10yr to A/B it... the 10yr was a steal at $4x... not sure if the same value is in the 12yr at $59.
     


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    yes i misspelled it, but whats wrong with macallan 15 or greater?
     


  11. I<3Bacon

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    Nothing. It's a decent whisky. Your description, however...
     


  12. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    It's a Speyside...peat "ain't in it."
     


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    Enlighten me
     


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    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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