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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. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    Might get it next time. I usually fly JAL but they codeshare with Korean Air sometimes.
     


  2. bdeuce22

    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    been a while since i've been on this thread......just scanning for another secret santa idea.

    sorry, not for you, ed
     


  3. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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    i don't know much about scotch but love the taste of lagavulin and laphroaig. recently though i've been getting terrible hangovers after a few shots from my standard laph 10. i've read that this whisky has a particularly high phenol level. can anyone recommend something that has that smoky, peaty islay taste but is a little lighter? i was thinking maybe a bowmore 12
     


  4. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    What exactly do you mean by lighter? Less smoke? Less peat? Less brine? Less "intensity"? Less ABV? If you're drinking the non-CS Laph 10yr, that's already watered down to 40%.

    I don't know about you guys, but I can't remember getting hungover from any single malt in the last few years (terribly hungover from all sorts of other shit though).
     


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    Thomas Senior member

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    The color of the label, too. The light blue is hideous. I can't enjoy anything while looking at such an ugly label.
     


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    ama Senior member

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    Price range?
     


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    bdeuce22 Senior member

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    thinking around $40-50. might just go with some laph10 cask
     


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    ama Senior member

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    Bold move. That is a huge scotch.
     


  12. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Funny thing is I have had the same experience. What's more I have gastric reflux and if I drink wine, for instance, I always get heartburn.

    I drink Islays mostly---working on a bottle of Lagavulin 16 and a bottle of 1990(?) Ardbeg Arrigh Nam Beist (my favourite) which was given to me by a client and another gifted bottle of Oban 12 in reserve.

    I don't drink but a dram or two at any one sitting but in over ten years I never get heartburn or a hangover (knock on wood)
     


  13. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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    thanks for the reply- i don't really know! there's nothing i would change about the flavour, i just meant less hangover-inducing. you're right though 40% ABV should not be causing these problems, perhaps i just need to build up my stamina daily
     


  14. edinatlanta

    edinatlanta Senior member

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    Ugh. you guys bring up a pet peeve of mine... the "science" of hangovers... I'll have more to say about it later but basically different types of alcohol wine, scotch etc can't cause worse/different hangovers or some not at all while others can. Now if you were drinking something other than ethanol (well, I would hope you aren't) that would be different. Anyone who says "don't mix spirits" or "dark spirits do this" is flat out wrong. UGH.
     


  15. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    There is no "science". There are no rules that apply to everyone universally. Everyone is different and I had no intentions of pushing anyone's buttons.

    For me personally, shit-quality spirits like tequila mixtos (vs. 100% de agave) will spell impending doom. And for fuck's sake, savor your quality single malts slowly and drink plenty of water. It's a long and leisurely walk along the coastline, not a sprint off the cliff.
     


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