Any One for a Scotch?

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  1. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    Solution to that? Drink moar...
     


  2. JohnnyLaw

    JohnnyLaw Senior member

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    I'm really envious of the wide variety of scotches available in the US, not to mention the prices. I finally pulled the trigger on a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail after reading so much praise. It's great stuff. The damage? $146 CAD. I'll save it for special occasions.
     


  3. I<3Bacon

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    ouch. love the oogy at $50usd.... $140usd+, not as much...
     


  4. JohnnyLaw

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    Given my situation, got any recommendations for good, more affordable scotches? I always have McClelland's (the Islay - I understand it's distilled at Bowmore) on hand as well as Te Bheag. I think they're fine everyday whiskies. Both are in the $35 range here.
     
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    ama Senior member

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    If I had a hot tub time machine like you perhaps I would! :)
     


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    lol
     


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    $146 for for a bottle of scotch like that is giving me flashbacks to my time in Korea :fu:
     


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    Not generally a scotch drinker... but Saturday had Talisker 18 paired with five-year aged Gouda.

    :slayer:
     


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    Oh yes:

    Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Balvenie, Highland Park, and Dalmore are the faves.
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    Enjoyed some bowmore 12 saturday night was pleasant.
     


  11. Ty_Webb

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    I picked up a 25 year old Laphroaig at Heathrow the other day. Tried it last night. I have a bit of a cold at the moment so perhaps not ideal, but my initial impression is wow, it's awesome.
     


  12. I<3Bacon

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    The Cask Strength 25yr or the 40% 25yr? The 25yr CS is perhaps the most amazing Laphroaig I've ever had (far better than the 30yr and several old wonky IB's I've tried).
     


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    It's the Cask Strength one. Wasn't cheap, but so far at least, very much worth it. It's not as peaty as I expected it to be. Very smooth and has an outstanding flavour.
     


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    I agree with this. But, I do love the 30 and especially for the price that I found them at a couple years ago. I've only had the 25 maybe 5 times. A friend has a bottle that he takes out rather infrequently.
     


  15. I<3Bacon

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    I'll admit, I'm not that generous with my $400 bottles either.
     


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