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Re: Scotch

Post #201 by R-66Y » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:42 pm

So apparently Laphroaig 18 is discontinued.
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Post #202 by IcE ColD » Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:05 pm

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Post #203 by IcE ColD » Sun Dec 25, 2016 4:05 pm

This said, bought myself a Dalwhinnie 15 for X-mas.

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Post #204 by vonbonds » Sun Dec 25, 2016 6:06 pm

IcE ColD wrote:This said, bought myself a Dalwhinnie 15 for X-mas.

Cheers!

That's one of my go to every day scotches
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Post #205 by AD » Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:42 am

I bought myself the new Island Green blend from JW. I'm not usually a blend guy but I've grown to appreciate them after spending a lot of time in Japan. This blend is mostly Caol Ila and Cardhu. Both of which I like.

It's supposed to mimic a good Islay and I believe they have something.
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Post #206 by PredsFan77 » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:32 pm

back on a bourbon bend, elijah craig 12 taste much better than I remember it being previously
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Post #207 by IcE ColD » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:56 pm

A. Boom Boom Al Thawaher wrote:I bought myself the new Island Green blend from JW. I'm not usually a blend guy but I've grown to appreciate them after spending a lot of time in Japan. This blend is mostly Caol Ila and Cardhu. Both of which I like.

It's supposed to mimic a good Islay and I believe they have something.


The blends have been getting a lot of love in the last few years. My cousin and her husband went to Scotland earlier in 2016 and, both being scotch fans, they went to visit a distillery (can't for the love of me remember which one). They had blind taste tests and blends were scoring on par with single malts (it's also apparently a custom to use a pipette to drop 3 to 7 drops of water in the scotch to have its taste "open" a bit - just like you put wine in a carafe).

I expect most blends will eventually get there.
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Post #208 by AD » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:40 am

Blends were all the rage back in the day. The comeback is here.

That said, there's always something subdued about a blend. Something like it's holding back in an attempt to please instead of allowing itself to shine.
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Post #209 by Twitter bArt » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:06 am

received 1 of each for Christmas...

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Post #210 by vonbonds » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:58 pm

Thoughts or you're a pussy and haven't tried either yet?
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Post #211 by Twitter bArt » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:18 am

haven't had a chance to get to them yet
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone



It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.



Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."



...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...



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Post #212 by AD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:12 pm

So option 2.
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Post #213 by R-66Y » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:30 pm

polished off my bottle of macallan 12, and am running low on aberfeldy. what should my next "approachable" scotch be for when I have guests over who don't like heavy smoke/peat?
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Post #214 by AD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:07 pm

The world is yours. The other way around is actually harder (I.e. Guests who like to chew on burnt tree bark)

The classic large producers are good for what you're looking for. Oban. Aberlour. Glenlivet. Glenmorangie. Dalwhinnie.

Oban 14 being my favourite of those. Very well rounded scotch.
Aberlour 16 too. Real good especially the profound deep red sweetness of the older bottles of that distillerie.
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Post #215 by AD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:25 pm

I just opened a bottle of Aushentoshon. Not bad.
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Post #216 by AD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:29 pm

I love both of those. Hibiki is too expensive here but from Japan it's a bargain.
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Post #217 by AD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:29 pm

I'll trade you the bottles for whatever the hell you drink.
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Post #218 by AD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:30 pm

How about 2 good quality bottles of wine.
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Post #219 by AD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:40 pm

Port?
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Post #220 by AD » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:40 pm

A bottle of Tawny and half a bottle of Cognac.
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Post #221 by vonbonds » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:23 am

Dog wrote:Like, who remembers to have a drink?

Ummmmmmm

Uhhhhhhhhhhh

Hmmmmmmm

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Post #222 by AD » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:12 am

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Post #223 by AD » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:12 am

So now you need a bottle of port?

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Post #224 by MP » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:53 am

Did you remember to have a drink?
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Post #225 by Twitter bArt » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:03 am

so yeah we finished the 18 yr old in one sitting...

very smooth
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OOOH yeah life goes on, long after the thrill of Vinny is gone



It's too bad all the people that could really run the Habs are busy doing talk radio, writing blogs or posting on message boards.



Now, Lajoie is an imbecile, a cretin and a plagiarist, who to use author Dany Laferrière's deliciously withering expression, "lives beyond his intellectual means."



...as serious as a poutine shortage in Chicoutimi during a curling bonspiel...



Haddock wrote:I wouldn't know anything about that. I gave my soul up when I swore allegiance to the goddamn queen.




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Post #226 by MP » Sat Jan 21, 2017 1:56 pm

Artie wrote:so yeah we finished the 18 yr old in one sitting...

very smooth

What are we talking about here..?
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Post #227 by vonbonds » Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:58 pm

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Post #228 by AD » Sat Jan 21, 2017 8:51 pm

vonbonds wrote:
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Oh!

I totally misint... :stare:


Nevermind. Good scotch
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Post #229 by Malking » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:17 am

Glengoolie is the shit, y'all don't even know.
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Post #230 by PEli » Fri Sep 21, 2018 10:32 am

Great thread, fellas.
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Post #231 by AD » Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:27 am

Craig wrote:Aberfeldy 21? That's interesting to me, never tried it. You should come to Toronto and bring it with you.


FYI, It was ok.
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Post #232 by PEli » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:03 pm

AD, have you ever trekked to Edinburgh and done the Whisky Experience tour outside the castle gates? It's a pretty standard tour where they explain the production process and there's a break in the middle where they explain regional tastes. They give you a scratch and sniff card that does a pretty great job of giving you an idea of what each region tastes like and then you let the guide know which you prefer. Then they give you a little glass of something from the region you preferred. Irn Bru for the wee shites.

Anyway, after that they take you through a winding hallway with what they claim is the world's largest collection of unopened scotch. They didn't say who the collection actually belongs to but I'm pretty sure it's Diagio. Pretty great to see. So after that if you've paid extra, you get four or five glasses of scotch at the bar the tour dumps into. Not the top top stuff but I enjoyed it. I think it was 20£ for the regular tour and 10£ more for the samples at the end. I had a good little buzz on at the end and I'd recommend it to anybody with any interest at all in scotch. It's a really interesting way to help people introduce themselves to scotch without feeling overwhelmed.

My Dad just went home and did a tour up the River Spey and had a great time hitting a bunch of small distilleries and a couple of the bigger ones. They stayed at a little hotel and had a lot of great things to say about it. Can't remember the name of it but he said there was a huge collection of scotch in the bar and in the low season, they offer highly discounted lodging and free breakfast if you buy two or three glasses of scotch at the bar each night. And I guess it's a Japanese guy running the place and he's been there for 20 years or so. Apparently he's so well known within the industry that he can source pretty much anything you want to try and got my dad into a few distilleries he wanted to check out even though they didn't offer tours. It's definitely something I'd like to do in the future.

Great thread.
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Post #233 by AD » Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:24 pm

I have not.

That said, a friend of mine invited me to go to Scotland on a distillery tour happening right now (she's at day 8 of 14). I declined and now get to 'like' pictures of various places I wish I was currently visiting on the Instagram machine.
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Post #234 by PEli » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:53 pm

I'd really like to do something like that. My uncles are just outside of Glasgow and try to do a weekend tour every year. I think they took a quick flight to Jura last year and they really enjoyed it. I've only done the touristy ones myself but the small distillery tours sound really relaxed.

One of the Speyside distilleries my dad just toured was so relaxed that they opened a cabinet at the end of the tour and just let everyone try whatever they wanted. Designated drivers were invited to fill bags with miniatures so they didn't miss out. Very informal compared to the Macallan and Balvenie tours they did.

I'll see if I can find a few pictures I took of the collection in Edinburgh. It was unbelievable.
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Post #235 by PEli » Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:30 pm

A scotchtoberfest weekend in Southron Ontario. My dad is visiting and we grabbed a bottle of 12 year Macallan Double Cask. Dipped into the Laphroaig as well. In return, they're leaving us with a 16yr Lagavulin and the 14yr Caribbean Cask Balvenie.

I will need to make room in the cabinet.
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Post #236 by vonbonds » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:22 am

Try Balvenie 17 when you get a chance too
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Post #237 by PEli » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:24 pm

Is that the portwood?
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Post #238 by vonbonds » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:14 am

PEli wrote:Is that the portwood?

Oak sherry

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Post #239 by Craig » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:12 am

I never really seem to go for double wood Scotches. I find they end up muddled, I prefer a single more straight-forward note.
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Post #240 by AD » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:07 am

Mm... I like wood as much as the next guy, but double wood is a lot to handle.

Every once in a while though.
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Post #241 by The Virus » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:18 am

AD wrote:Mm... I like wood as much as the next guy, but double wood is a lot to handle.

Every once in a while though.


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