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Old 9 February 2018, 01:52 AM   #91
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I haven't been able to find a thread on whisky (there's one for wine), and surely there're some whisky lovers here!? Possibly even a Keeper of the Quaich??



Share your choice of drink (bourbon, scotch, irish, japanese, rye etc.) and maybe a description of how it tastes to you. Enable someone to go out and try it too!



I'll start.



My go to is Lagavulin 16, single malt scotch. The peaty aroma got me at first whiff. I remember thinking this smelt like smoked salmon! It's subtly sweet and slightly spicy. Perfect pre or post meal. Very different to other scotch whiskies. Price-wise, a 750ml bottle can be picked up for about $50-$70 at your local Costco. Not something that will break the bank for sure; try it if you haven't!





Back in 2001 I bought a bottle of this to mark the end of 2000. its been laying in a wine rack ever since.... errrrm I don't drink whiskey mores the point what the heck do I do with it?
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Old 10 February 2018, 11:52 AM   #92
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Picked this bottle of Blue Label up today for a good friend for his birthday tomorrow. He is having us over for a dinner party. I hope he likes it... 🥃
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I'm supplying the bourbon/rye and smoked beef brisket for my kids' school Dads Club event tonight. Some traditional Old Fashioneds to start, then a flight of ri1, Blanton's and Michter's 10 year.




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Old 11 February 2018, 04:37 PM   #94
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Back in 2001 I bought a bottle of this to mark the end of 2000. its been laying in a wine rack ever since.... errrrm I don't drink whiskey mores the point what the heck do I do with it?
Open the bottle and get ready to be amazed.
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Old 11 February 2018, 05:19 PM   #95
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Nearing the bottom of the bottle :(

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Old 12 February 2018, 01:43 AM   #96
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Need to add some diversity to my "Brown Water" habits. I just purchased Hibiki Suntory 12 which I've not opened yet.

For a budget of up to $100 per bottle for 3 different bottles, please recommend 3 of your favorites.
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Old 12 February 2018, 03:14 AM   #97
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Need to add some diversity to my "Brown Water" habits. I just purchased Hibiki Suntory 12 which I've not opened yet.

For a budget of up to $100 per bottle for 3 different bottles, please recommend 3 of your favorites.
Balvinie 14 Caribbean Cask is a great 60$ bottle.

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Old 12 February 2018, 03:45 AM   #98
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Laphroaig 10

There's a dedicated cult of people who love this whisky and it has a unique taste even compared to other Islays.

Interestingly I prefer the 10 year to the more expensive Laphroaig quarter cask.

Same here. Although a 25 yo sherry cask Macallan is my absolute favorite. But at 2K+ per bottle, I bring out the three bottles I have only on very extra special occasions and then only for me.
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Old 13 February 2018, 05:48 AM   #99
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not for me,,,,

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Open the bottle and get ready to be amazed.
I guess this is one reason I bought it... I knew id never drink it as.... I cant stand the taste open to offers on it though
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Old 13 February 2018, 05:59 AM   #100
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Need to add some diversity to my "Brown Water" habits. I just purchased Hibiki Suntory 12 which I've not opened yet.

For a budget of up to $100 per bottle for 3 different bottles, please recommend 3 of your favorites.
I would say Redbreast 12 yr, Oban 14 yr, Lagavulin 16 yr (if you like peaty whisky).
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Old 13 February 2018, 06:05 AM   #101
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Back in 2001 I bought a bottle of this to mark the end of 2000. its been laying in a wine rack ever since.... errrrm I don't drinkwhisky mores the point what the heck do I do with it?
you might drink whisky after trying it. My favorite
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Old 16 February 2018, 05:59 AM   #102
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you might drink whisky after trying it. My favorite
Id rather move it on.... than open it and prove every one wrong , besides aged 51 I kinda know what I will drink, others have tried to persuade me in the past but there it sits..... waiting..... PM me if interested Rgds "H"
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Old 16 February 2018, 06:17 AM   #103
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Back in 2001 I bought a bottle of this to mark the end of 2000. its been laying in a wine rack ever since.... errrrm I don't drink whiskey mores the point what the heck do I do with it?
Not to be "That guy" but actually if you are storing whiskey long term it should more often than not be stood up. 90-120 proof destroys corks and cause premature air seepage and leaks. Kind of the opposite of wine storage.

Not my bottle but a fellow collector just scored this prized jewel...
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Old 16 February 2018, 09:11 PM   #104
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Lagavulin 70cl

Her she is and up for grabs .......

The Islay representative in the 'Classic Malts' series is a deep, dry and exceptionally peaty bruiser. Probably the most pungent of all Islay malts, Lagavulin is not for the faint-hearted but inspires fanatical devotion in its many followers. if you like whiskey of course
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Old 16 February 2018, 09:14 PM   #105
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Not to be "That guy" but actually if you are storing whiskey long term it should more often than not be stood up. 90-120 proof destroys corks and cause premature air seepage and leaks. Kind of the opposite of wine storage.

Not my bottle but a fellow collector just scored this prized jewel...
*** Thanks for the heads up... I've just stood it up to be on the safe side,
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Old 16 February 2018, 10:24 PM   #106
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Currently in my arsenal:

Hakashu 12
Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Johnnie Walker Black
Lagavulin 16
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Currently in my arsenal:

Hakashu 12
Hibiki Japanese Harmony
Johnnie Walker Black
Lagavulin 16
really choice foursome!!

Big fan of Japanese Whiskey's they have great balance and caramel notes, stylistically it's more similar to Irish whiskey than Scotch but that just personal opinion.
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Old 22 February 2018, 02:39 PM   #108
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Have been wanting to get a little more familiar with scotches...this thread is good to get a list going to try. Huge bourbon fan, currently enjoying some Michter's and Jefferson's Reserve bottles. Overall favorites are Elmer T Lee and Knob Creek Single.
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Old 23 February 2018, 11:15 AM   #109
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40 Year Old Whisky

Picked up this special 40 Year Old Whisky just released by Canadian Club. It is so tasty and the new 100% Canadian Club Rye is just as tasty, so smooth!
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We were out last night so must have missed the UPS drop off
A buddy of mine ran across five bottles up in Massachusetts a few weeks ago, I told him I’d take any he didn’t want...

Packed back up

Will have some tonight!
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Not gonna lie, I bought this because of the pretty bottle. Contents are ridiculously good though. This is probably going to be my favorite non-peaty whisky... Will need another dram after dinner to confirm this

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My current peat lineup.
I limit myself to one dram a week.

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My current peat lineup.
I limit myself to one dram a week.



How would you describe Lagavulin 8 in comparison to the others? That's the only one I've yet to try.
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How would you describe Lagavulin 8 in comparison to the others? That's the only one I've yet to try.
It is quite close to the Ardbeg 10, very peaty hit with strong alcohol at first then fruity on the end. Not as warm as the 16 but more complex than the Laphroaig 10.
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It is quite close to the Ardbeg 10, very peaty hit with strong alcohol at first then fruity on the end. Not as warm as the 16 but more complex than the Laphroaig 10.


I like complex. I loved the Ardbeg. Will have to try it when I get a chance!
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Then scored these today. EH Taylor Four Grain and Blood Oath Pact No.4!
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