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post #41 of 87 (permalink) Old 10-15-2016, 04:22 PM
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As usual, allow me to chime in.


While I guess scotch is an acquired taste, I'd rather drink lye. It's absolutely foul and disgusting. Yuch. Have I made my own self clear?


Second, allow me to share a little story. True as the sky is blue on a nice day.


My dad, may he rest in peace (would be 98 if he were alive), was never a drinker. He'd have a drink of Canadian Club and soda once or twice a year at a wedding. But he had two buddies. Boy, oh boy, were they scotch drinkers. And only the best for them.


(BTW, I hope when you have people over and serve them scotch, you take their car keys.)


One day I see my dad pouring one full bottle of the stuff they sneered at, raised their nose in the air at, called pure garbage, into the empty bottle of the "good" stuff that they'd say, "Ah, this is the real deal!"


I said, dad, what are you doing? He says, watch, I guarantee my two buddies, self-proclaimed scotch connoisseurs, won't know the difference.


Guess what? As usual, my dad was right. He brought out the "good" bottle filled with the "garbage" scotch, and they clanked glasses, smiled, and drank that bottle like a baby on a breast. They had no clue.


Now, don't go defending your own expertise. I'm sure there are those who can tell. I happen to be an expert when it comes to expired diet soda and can tell immediately. I happen to be an expert with Heinz Ketchup and will not countenance imitations.


I'm just sayin'.....
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I don't think I saw Aberlour A'Bunadh mentioned. It's another good one with an excellent finish.

If peaty is what your after, Bruichladdich Octomore might be your cup of...scotch. But it's $150+/bottle.
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I don't think I saw Aberlour A'Bunadh mentioned. It's another good one with an excellent finish.

If peaty is what your after, Bruichladdich Octomore might be your cup of...scotch. But it's $150+/bottle.


Or you could seek out Port Charlotte, another super peaty Islay malt. A bit less than the Octomore, by the same whisky distillery.


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It goes without saying that members of this forum have excellent taste, given their choice of vehicles. So beyond Porsches, I would like to take advantage of your experienced palates in the whisky realm.

I have some friends who will be visiting and they are Scotch drinkers. I need a recommendation for a good single malt Scotch in the $50 - $100 range. I know that @WHT TGR has suggested Glenfiddich 15 and @Macanuck an Ardbeg uigeadail in the past. Would these be acceptable to seasoned Scotch drinkers as well as to a novice like myself?
I have at least ten single malt scotch whiskey's on my bar, each is unique as are exotic coffee and depending on who's drinking, each is a favorite.

A bit off the Scotch subject, I recently found a whiskey that I absolutely love. It's very powerful, strength and personality like Macallan Cask Strength (now discontinued). It has complex flavor of Balvenie Double Wood and smoothness of Aberlour (but with POW :-).

The name is Ri, review here: Review: (ri)1 Rye Whiskey ? Drinkhacker

I don't know how the reviewer paid that much for Ri, in my market it's $25.00 and an absolute steal at that price. I actually like it as well as some of my ultra expensive import whiskeys and Ri is from Kentucky, so obviously, an American Rye Whiskey.

If it has a flaw it's a bit wild and raw, but I love it
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I once won a mini-curling contest at the Royal Scottish Automobile Club. My prize was a 1.5 liter bottle of blended Scotch (it was Grouse) mounted in a canon caisson. They shipped it to me and I got a call from US Customs telling me they would not allow it in. I told them to destroy it. Several month later three boxes arrived at my doorstep courtesy of DHL with 3 1.5 liter bottles of the same Scotch. God bless them!! At any rate my personal favorite is Lagavulin (any age). It's definitely peaty and has a ton of character although I can understand why some might not enjoy.
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Laphroaig Single Malt peated Whisky from Islay for me!!
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OK - I can't take the suspense any longer!

What scotch did you get and how was your evening?
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HereIMG_0451.JPG is the (outrageously priced) scotch menu where I'm at tonight.




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OK - I can't take the suspense any longer!

What scotch did you get and how was your evening?
Well my friends aren't visiting until next month, so I haven't had to decide yet, but I did attend the Scotch tasting tonight.

There were five selections and I have ranked them in my order of preference:
1) Bowmore The Devil's Casks limited release
2) Douglas Laing's original & authentic Double Barrel
3) Glenlivet Nadurra 16 year cask strength
4) Laphroaig Cairdeas Madiera Cask
5) Lagavulin 8 year

They have another tasting in two weeks so I will have to see what they have then.
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