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Restless28 09-06-2013 19:03

Scotch Drinkers
 
I am enjoying a dram of my favorite drink.

Laphroiag 10 with a splash of water.

I tried several different ones, but I keep coming back to the peaty, iodine, smoky, powerful Islay single malt.

Any scotch drinkers in the house tonight?

Lethaltxn 09-06-2013 19:04

Cragganmore 12. With a very small splash of purified water.

Rick C 09-06-2013 19:07

Irish for liquor.:cool:
Can't we all just get along?:tongueout:

.264 magnum 09-06-2013 19:10

I love all things Laphroaig. Of the regular line-up I like the 18 and Triple Wood the least - too soft for me. I like the 10, 10 red line a lot and Quarter Cask the most.

The 10 is excellent. I usually drink it warm and straight but if a little water strikes your fancy so be it.

In a change of direction I'm doing a little E.H. Taylor Straight Rye Whiskey tonight.

Rick C 09-06-2013 19:20

Whiskey or Whisky, aren’t we all on the same page and just z*kh*in’ about the details?:supergrin:

mikeivan 09-06-2013 19:26

I don't enjoy the Laphroiag, just too much peat. For me, the 15 year old Highland Park is the perfect single malt, a bit of everything I love about Scotland. I would love to go back, but doubt I will be able.

Gregg702 09-06-2013 19:26

I like Johnny Walker Green Label. I have had a few single malts and I am not really a fan, but Johnny blends a nice scotch.

.264 magnum 09-06-2013 19:53

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Originally Posted by Rick C (Post 20601710)
Whiskey or Whisky, aren’t we all on the same page and just z*kh*in’ about the details?:supergrin:

Yea but man it's fun to argue about these kinds of details - ice, no ice, water, no water, cold, warm, what kind of glass etc.

.264 magnum 09-06-2013 19:54

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Originally Posted by Lethaltxn (Post 20601670)
Cragganmore 12. With a very small splash of purified water.

That's not my preferred style but it's still a fine scotch.

.264 magnum 09-06-2013 19:55

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Originally Posted by mikeivan (Post 20601721)
I don't enjoy the Laphroiag, just too much peat. For me, the 15 year old Highland Park is the perfect single malt, a bit of everything I love about Scotland. I would love to go back, but doubt I will be able.

Another outstanding choice. A good drink is close to going back.

Restless28 09-06-2013 19:58

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Originally Posted by .264 magnum (Post 20601792)
Yea but man it's fun to argue about these kinds of details - ice, no ice, water, no water, cold, warm, what kind of glass etc.

I use the Glencairn glass for my drink.

Khao 09-06-2013 20:06

I'm only beginning to appreciate the Islay malts. The frog is just so peaty and smokey... it's an acquired taste.

2bgop 09-06-2013 20:20

I had a few fingers of Dalmore 21 this evening. It is certainly good, but spectacular it is not.

.264 magnum 09-06-2013 20:20

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Originally Posted by Restless28 (Post 20601804)
I use the Glencairn glass for my drink.

There is no better way.

.264 magnum 09-06-2013 20:24

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Originally Posted by 2bgop (Post 20601839)
I had a few fingers of Dalmore 21 this evening. It is certainly good, but spectacular it is not.

It's good but a little soft IMO and too much on the grassy stuff. See if you stumble across a bottle of Dalmore Cigar Malt - it's worth a felony or two to get. But it's discontinued and very hard to find.

G29Reload 09-06-2013 20:41

I would dearly love to know if Balvenie Doublewood 17 is worth it….$100+ as opposed to the 12 which is in the $50's.

Anyone had the 17, worth it? How is it? I don't want to pay more than double if its only tad incrementally better. If the 12 is 95% of what the 17 is, not worth the bother.

OTOH, if it is spectacular, do tell.

RumRunnerII 09-06-2013 20:52

Had a few of some Glenlivet, very tasty drink

bovw 09-06-2013 20:53

The Laphroiag 10 is my go to, no ice, no water. My wife brought a bottle back from the UK for me last month, that I am waiting for an occasion to open. Bruichladdich Ancien Regime, #989 of 2500.

cm6029 09-06-2013 20:55

Lagavulin 16 yr old, mated with a H.Upman 50x6.5, while sitting in my own backyard, looking up at the Wasatch Front in Sandy UT. {bliss}

podwich 09-06-2013 21:03

Scotch? Yum.

I had Ardbeg Uigeadail last night. I drink Scotch neat most of the time.

I'm a big fan of all sorts of them, not just the Islays. :)

JoeCitizen 09-06-2013 21:03

Laphroiag Quater Cask is my personal favorite. Like the 10 too but the quarter has that slight bit more touch of vanilla sweet to it. I've got a bottle of the Triple Wood and 18, but I agree with an earlier comment. They are getting too soft, especially the 18. Far too pricey too for me to ever buy them again.

If I want something sweeter I go with Dalmore or maybe LaSanta. Glenfarclass is a real good single for when I want a dram of something down the middle. Like when I'm not hankerin' one extreme or the other.

A couple weeks ago I tried the Balvanie Doublewood 12. Wow. I was really surprised by the multiple layers and complexity. Too bad it's so expensive, for me anyway. From now on I will ALWAYS have a bottle of it on hand. But I'll be drinking it sparingly.

.264 magnum 09-06-2013 21:12

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Originally Posted by G29Reload (Post 20601880)
I would dearly love to know if Balvenie Doublewood 17 is worth it….$100+ as opposed to the 12 which is in the $50's.

Anyone had the 17, worth it? How is it? I don't want to pay more than double if its only tad incrementally better. If the 12 is 95% of what the 17 is, not worth the bother.

OTOH, if it is spectacular, do tell.

I've had B17 several times a good friend drinks it almost exclusively. Bluntly, for $100 I'd spend $55/60 on a bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask, it's awesome in its own right and a bargain at its price.
But if you don't like a full slug of peat LQC won't work. If that's so, for $100 I'd buy a bottle of Highland Park 18. HP18 is a big and more bold scotch than B17 but its just straight up better too - a huge expressive nose, deep, very rich, carmel, leather, a little fruit, a little peat. It's just awesome.

.264 magnum 09-06-2013 21:14

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Originally Posted by bovw (Post 20601898)
The Laphroiag 10 is my go to, no ice, no water. My wife brought a bottle back from the UK for me last month, that I am waiting for an occasion to open. Bruichladdich Ancien Regime, #989 of 2500.

I've not even seen that. I expect a full report when you're ready.

.264 magnum 09-06-2013 21:15

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Originally Posted by podwich (Post 20601919)
Scotch? Yum.

I had Ardbeg Uigeadail last night. I drink Scotch neat most of the time.

I'm a big fan of all sorts of them, not just the Islays. :)

Every time I'm thinking you GT jack-arses are beyond help some one lets me know there is a glimmer of hope. That's a world class scotch.

bovw 09-06-2013 21:25

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Originally Posted by .264 magnum (Post 20601948)
I've not even seen that. I expect a full report when you're ready.

I had not either. 2500 bottles only available at the distillery or online. BIL found it for her as I hadn't had a Bruichladdich yet. Christmas, or possibly Marine Corps birthday at earliest.


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