Any One for a Scotch?

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  1. Conventum

    Conventum Well-Known Member

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    I see. I think I'll hold off on getting any of the Battlehill bottles for now. Thanks for the heads up.
     


  2. ama

    ama Senior member

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    Oh I'm not saying all D&T is bad, just that if I were to take a flyer on an indy it be G&M, Sig (some lines), MM or DL.
     


  3. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Picked up a bottle of macallan fine oak 17 today!
     


  4. kayjaybee

    kayjaybee Senior member

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    WHAT???? Great find!
     


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    gopherblue Senior member

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    Come to New York. They were going for $59 IIRC. I stocked up. Warehouse Wines & Liquor also had a Talisker 25 for $89!
     


  6. indesertum

    indesertum Senior member

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    Ah wha? Where to find laga12 for $59

    Warehouse wines and liquor? That place has such a great selection
     
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    Absolute awesome Scotch - Neat
     


  8. MrGimpy

    MrGimpy Senior member

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    Can anyone comment on how the 12 compares to the 16?
     


  9. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    16yr is easier to get. 43% abv with the 16yr vs. full cask strength with the 12yr. personal opinion here, but more smokey/ashy notes with the 16yr and stronger peaty/earthy notes with the 12yr
     


  10. MrGimpy

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    Thanks. I'm a big fan of the 16 but not always in the mood for something so big. The 12 sounds like it could make for a nice variation on the standard 16.
     


  11. rhbjorn

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    Lagavulin 16 yrs straight. If I taste a new whisky I look and smell first then take a small sip. If needed I ad a single drop of water dispensed by a straw and then enjoy the rest
     


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    jet Persian Bro

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    tali 10 at costco now for 49.99
     


  13. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Senior member

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    imo the laga12 is even bigger than the 16
     


  14. MrGimpy

    MrGimpy Senior member

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    Good to know. Thinking I may still pick it up as, in my very limited experience to this point, I've preferred things like Lagavulin and Talisker to more subtle scotches.

    Actually, this preference reminds me of how I got into wine. I used to exclusively drink big reds (ex. Shiraz or Cabernet Sauvignon, often from California or Australia) and the more red-like whites (ex. oakier Chardonnays). Over the past few years, I've started to appreciate the earthiness and mineral notes that tend to be more easily detected in less full-bodied wines, and often find the very big wines a bit one-dimensional.

    I'm wondering if the same drift in preference is something I can expect in scotch. Have anyone of you veteran scotch drinkers gone through a pronounced change in preference over the years, such as moving from Islays to Speysides?
     


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    Costco sells booze??? LMAO, NICE!!
     


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