Whisky thread

fish82 Senior Member
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Sun, Feb 18, 2018 11:08 AM
posted by Con_Alma

Bought a bottle of this.  It has just enough peat influence but the best part was how evenly it was balanced with sweetness.  I generally don't like sweet scotches but the balance of Peat and sweet made this very nice.

Talisker has been my #1 for about 5 years.

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Sun, Mar 4, 2018 2:11 PM

I finally spent the birthday money my in-laws gave me today.

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Mon, Mar 5, 2018 11:16 AM

Nice, you crack it open yet?

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Mon, Mar 5, 2018 11:39 AM

Had a bit last night. So good.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Mon, Mar 5, 2018 2:52 PM

It's high on the range of enjoyable peat for me, but damn, it's hard to hate because of the complex salt and kelp undertones.

Great grab.

fish82 Senior Member
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Mon, Mar 5, 2018 8:27 PM
posted by justincredible

I finally spent the birthday money my in-laws gave me today.

Nice. Your In-Laws must REALLY like you.  

Con_Alma Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 7, 2018 11:35 AM
posted by O-Trap

It's high on the range of enjoyable peat for me, but damn, it's hard to hate because of the complex salt and kelp undertones.

Great grab.

ooooh, this makes me want to try it.  How is it compared to Laphroaig 10 or Ardberg 10?

Con_Alma Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 7, 2018 11:35 AM
posted by fish82

Talisker has been my #1 for about 5 years.

I tried the whiskey described to me as similar to the Talisker 10....Highland Park 12.  It's not even close.  HP12 is OK but boring compared to the Talisker 10.  I can't wait to go back to it again.  I never, ever thought there would come a day when I would start appreciating smokey and peated whiskeys but here we are.

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Wed, Mar 7, 2018 11:53 AM
posted by Con_Alma

ooooh, this makes me want to try it.  How is it compared to Laphroaig 10 or Ardberg 10?

I'd say maybe a skosh less peaty than Laphroaig.  Like I've said, I'm not as big a peat fan as some on here (though I do prefer to have some), but it doesn't overwhelm the rest of the Scotch, so I'd put it higher on my list than Laphroaig.

It's been so long since I've had Ardbeg, I'm not even sure how I'd compare them, but hopefully the comparison with Laphroaig helps.

fish82 Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 7, 2018 5:02 PM
posted by Con_Alma

I tried the whiskey described to me as similar to the Talisker 10....Highland Park 12.  It's not even close.  HP12 is OK but boring compared to the Talisker 10.  I can't wait to go back to it again.  I never, ever thought there would come a day when I would start appreciating smokey and peated whiskeys but here we are.

If you're climbing on the smoke/peat train, ask Justin to part with a couple fingers if his Lagavulin. 

fish82 Senior Member
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Wed, Mar 7, 2018 5:05 PM
posted by O-Trap

I'd say maybe a skosh less peaty than Laphroaig.  Like I've said, I'm not as big a peat fan as some on here (though I do prefer to have some), but it doesn't overwhelm the rest of the Scotch, so I'd put it higher on my list than Laphroaig.

It's been so long since I've had Ardbeg, I'm not even sure how I'd compare them, but hopefully the comparison with Laphroaig helps.

I always get way more peat from Lagavulin than Laphroaig...my taste buds must be defective lol. 

Need to try this Ardbeg...honestly never heard of it until this conversation. 

O-Trap Chief Shenanigans Officer
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Wed, Mar 7, 2018 6:52 PM
posted by fish82

I always get way more peat from Lagavulin than Laphroaig...my taste buds must be defective lol. 

Need to try this Ardbeg...honestly never heard of it until this conversation. 

Meh, I did get more complexity out of Lagavulin, so I guess I just assumed that Laphroaig's peat overpowered it, but I guess it could have been that one is just more complex or that I didn't necessarily have a clean pallet in both cases (though I have had Laphroaig many times).

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Mar 7, 2018 6:55 PM
posted by fish82

Nice. Your In-Laws must REALLY like you.  

They give me $100 every year for my birthday, the bottle was $94 after tax.

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Wed, Mar 7, 2018 11:11 PM
posted by fish82

Talisker has been my #1 for about 5 years.

Father in Law has a bottle of this. We just downed about half the bottle celebrating my wife and I closing on our house (and a cool $48k profit in 30 months!!!).

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Thu, Mar 8, 2018 8:27 AM
posted by Laley23

Father in Law has a bottle of this. We just downed about half the bottle celebrating my wife and I closing on our house (and a cool $48k profit in 30 months!!!).

Nice!

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Thu, Mar 8, 2018 8:47 AM
posted by justincredible

Nice!

Except moving from Raleigh to Chicago suburbs...so, probably downsizing lolololol

justincredible Honorable Admin
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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 1:47 PM

https://www.manmadediy.com/users/chris/posts/4804

Anyone have anything off this list? I'm a fan of Elijah Craig Small Batch, but I've not had the barrel proof. I'm surprised to see Rogue Whiskey on the list as their beer is not great.

QuakerOats Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 13, 2018 9:58 AM

 

Trying to find a bottle of Blanton’s Bourbon for a Christmas gift; basically impossible.  If I can’t find it what other great bourbons should I consider:  Elmer T. Lee (made by the same distillery I believe), or Angels Envy or …?

 

Being a gin guy, I am not up to speed on bourbons.  Thanks.

jmog Senior Member
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Thu, Dec 13, 2018 3:23 PM

I still haven't found a Scotch I like better than Macallan 12 Single Malt. Very smooth. I have also tried other Macallans and they are good, but the 12 is slightly better. Tried the 15, 18, and 20...obviously more expensive as the years go up, but still the 12 seems the best to me.

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Thu, Dec 13, 2018 6:06 PM
posted by jmog

I still haven't found a Scotch I like better than Macallan 12 Single Malt. Very smooth. I have also tried other Macallans and they are good, but the 12 is slightly better. Tried the 15, 18, and 20...obviously more expensive as the years go up, but still the 12 seems the best to me.

12 is on par with the 25 year (I think it was 25) we had for my friends wedding while the party was getting dressed. Those 2 stand out above all the others. 

 

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