Any One for a Scotch?

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  1. rwbenjey

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    Current rotation.
     


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    ^ nice rotation! :nodding:
     


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    The new Ken Loach film set in and around Scotland's distilleries looks jolly entertaining.
     


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    Experiences with Douglas Laing? A local store has a "Made for Gemrany" limited release of them discounted from 70€ to 40€. It's 15 yo OMC.

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  6. omgitswes

    omgitswes Senior member

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    I'm fairly new to all of this. Just turned 21 in October, since then I've always had a bottle of JW Black I love that stuff.
    I'm going to try to get a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 that was recommended to me by a friend. Any other single malts that are pretty affordable?
     


  7. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    Douglas Laing is an independent bottler (not a distiller) and has a huge line of bottlings from multiple distilleries. Even if you just focus on the OMC line, there are still tons of distilleries to choose from and there will be a wide range of hits and misses. I've had superb OMCs and serious disappointments.

    If you're talking specifically about that bottle of Arran you posted, you can read Serge Valentin's (well respected whisky persona from France) opinion here: http://www.whiskyfun.com/archiveaugust11-1.html#040811


    Glenlivet 12yr and Glenfiddich 12yr frequently get recommended as a first single malt but honestly they are not as interesting as JW Black. There are plenty of more interesting bottlings that are affordable... just depends on how adventurous you are and how much you're willing to spend. Do you know if you're looking for something more sherried or heavily malted or peated or salty or... ?
     
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    Thanks.
     


  9. omgitswes

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    I'm a complete blank canvas, I'm open for anything. something sherried does sound nice though
     


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    Good point, I kind of have to be a in Scotch mood. My grandfather drank it daily, but I don't see myself doing that with any spirit. I'll keep an eye out for Glenfarclas - thanks!
     


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    I do like a neat glass of Jingpai Bao Jian Jiu occasionally
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  12. WhateverYouLike

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    Had some Laphroaig Quarter Cask and Laph Whiskey Thieves. Both were good, but I really liked the Whiskey Thieves. I don't see anything about it online though - anyone know anything about it and where I could buy it? I didn't see it in any local liquor stores - not that it means anything; shit selection around here.
     


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    Also, I quite like the Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix, but it seems to be getting rarer/more expensive - I bought a bottle for 90 earlier in the year, now the cheapest i see is $160! What tha fuck this is like AAPL stock or something?
     


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    No, it's a one time and limited bottling. It will likely keep appreciating for a while. The one they did this year, Cask of Dreams, is much better and can still be found for around $100.
     


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    I have a bottle of that Snow Phoenix too. Wife bought for me and doesn't know anything about scotch, it was in Korea so there was no selection and it cost $400. So glad to be done with that country, I was never going to make a good comrade.
     


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