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I bought my first real bottle of Scotch

samblau

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I figured every person who claims to enjoy fine spirits should have one bottle of decent Scotch. Now we always have Jack Daniels No. 7 or Dewars around but I decided that this holiday season I would treat myself to an entry level bottle of the good stuff despite never having really been a Scotch person. At the very least my Scotch drinking friends would appreciate it. I took an extra $25 out of my wallet and bought a 12 y/o bottle of The Glenlivet, the only single malt they had priced below $50. I had a some last night mixed with Coke........just kidding.......two ice cubes only and thought it was nice, smooth and mellow, a good drink to sip on. I did not become a Scotch person overnight, but definitely see the appeal over the junk I get in mixed drinks. Does anyone have an opinion on The Glenlivet, this was an impulse buy, I did not do any research.
 

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Its a good bottle, for what you pay for. Welcome to the joys of scotch.
 

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Originally Posted by samblau
I had a some last night mixed with Coke........just kidding.......

Good job. You just caused somewhere around 20 members to have massive heart attacks with that line.
 

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Heh, yeah, the coke crack was an instant, "WTF??" Welcome to the club of SMS
 

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Originally Posted by Milhouse
Good job. You just caused somewhere around 20 members to have massive heart attacks with that line.
Oh, I'll allow it, I never really liked Glenlivet anyway. ~H
 

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I just bought my first bottle of "real" scotch a couple of weeks back myself. I opted for Glenfiddich over Glenlivet though, mostly because it had been a long time since I'd had Glenlivet and couldn't remember whether I enjoyed it or not.

And I never drink with rocks, neat or with a drop of water only.
 

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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano
Its a good bottle, for what you pay for. Welcome to the joys of scotch.

+1. Experiment, as much as your billfold allows.
 

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Glenlivet is my go to brand. Obviously, price is a factor but a nice drink and not so peatily strong.
I tried Dalwhinnie (sic?) last autumn after some enthusiastic posts on here but was less than overwhelmed.
 

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Originally Posted by Britalian
Glenlivet is my go to brand. Obviously, price is a factor but a nice drink and not so peatily strong.
I tried Dalwhinnie (sic?) last autumn after some enthusiastic posts on here but was less than overwhelmed.


Try one that rhymes with that; Balvenie. For your first shot, got with the 12 y/o double cask.
 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire
Try one that rhymes with that; Balvenie. For your first shot, got with the 12 y/o double cask.

I like the definite article for that brand.
 

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I agree with Pio. The Balvenie is a great scotch at all of the price/age levels. The doublewood is a great whisky that most people would enjoy.

For all you beginners, scotch is definitely an acquired taste. I began drinking whisk(e)y neat only around a year ago. But now I have developed a taste for it.
 

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Originally Posted by Piobaire
Try one that rhymes with that; Balvenie. For your first shot, got with the 12 y/o double cask.

That's a great bottle for the price. Very drinkable.
 

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Originally Posted by IUtoSLU
I agree with Pio. The Balvenie is a great scotch at all of the price/age levels. The doublewood is a great whisky that most people would enjoy.

For all you beginners, scotch is definitely an acquired taste. I began drinking whisk(e)y neat only around a year ago. But now I have developed a taste for it.


Originally Posted by King Francis
That's a great bottle for the price. Very drinkable.

 

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Great bottle of single malt. When you're ready to buy another bottle give Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban a try. It has a nice port finish, very smooth. Only a few bucks more than Glelivet 12.
 

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