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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #675 on: November 12, 2016, 12:57:30 AM »
Old Grandad Bonded is 100 proof and about $20 and I'm finding it quite enjoyable neat. Not too hot, some spicy notes coupled with brown sugar and leather, and very easy to drink.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #676 on: November 12, 2016, 01:33:55 AM »
Get. Out.  Old Grandad? 

I must confess that I have Old Overholt in the cabinet.

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #677 on: November 12, 2016, 02:49:12 AM »
I've had the Old Grand Dad Bonded and I concur that its not bad for a cheap bottle.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #678 on: November 12, 2016, 02:01:45 PM »
Yep, Old Granddad Bonded. I bought it to try and with the ultimate plan being to mix it with ginger. I'll be drinking it neat instead.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #679 on: November 15, 2016, 02:58:44 PM »
Balvenie Double Wood was $47 in CA, in NC it is $63. In contrast Suntory Toki is $30 in NC and it was $50 in CA. Needless to say a bottle of Double Wood will be making the trek back to NC with me since I am checking luggage. That also will allow me to drain my opened bottle at the house since I now have a replacement! ;)
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #680 on: November 15, 2016, 03:08:34 PM »
Balvenie Double Wood was $47 in CA, in NC it is $63. In contrast Suntory Toki is $30 in NC and it was $50 in CA. Needless to say a bottle of Double Wood will be making the trek back to NC with me since I am checking luggage. That also will allow me to drain my opened bottle at the house since I now have a replacement! ;)


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #681 on: November 16, 2016, 11:15:52 PM »
I almost bought a bottle of the Balcenie Double Wood today...glad I didn't after seeing what everyone else is paying for it.

I did buy a bottle of Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength. I've still yet to try any Scotch that tops this one, but keep in mind I love peat. I've got several bottles of Islay Malt, the regular Laphroaig 10 and the cask strength version are still my favorites, especially considering the price.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #682 on: November 16, 2016, 11:20:01 PM »
I almost bought a bottle of the Balcenie Double Wood today...glad I didn't after seeing what everyone else is paying for it.

I did buy a bottle of Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength. I've still yet to try any Scotch that tops this one, but keep in mind I love peat. I've got several bottles of Islay Malt, the regular Laphroaig 10 and the cask strength version are still my favorites, especially considering the price.


I think you and I are in the minority here - I love the smoky, peaty ones too, aside from the cleaner ones like Balvenie. If I had to pick one Scotch only, it'd probably be a Lagavulin but it's kind of like trying to pick your favorite kid.  :)
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #683 on: November 16, 2016, 11:25:29 PM »
I've been watching for Lagavulin. Sadly, I've yet to see it for sale locally. I was into Scotch before Nick Offerman and the whole Ron Swanson bit became a thing, but I'd be lying if his fireplace video didn't make me want to try Lagavulin more...
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #684 on: November 16, 2016, 11:32:44 PM »
I've been watching for Lagavulin. Sadly, I've yet to see it for sale locally. I was into Scotch before Nick Offerman and the whole Ron Swanson bit became a thing, but I'd be lying if his fireplace video didn't make me want to try Lagavulin more...


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #685 on: November 18, 2016, 07:20:57 AM »
I just opened my second 1.75 l bottle of Kirkland (Costco) Blended Scotch Whiskey.  The first one was very pleasant, but simple.  Easy to drink, but without distinction.

This second one is IMO a bit phenolic.  It is not unpleasant, but right on the border.  It tastes of band-aids, smoke, sea-water, cinnamon and (I'm reaching here) marshmallow.  As I taste a little more of it,  sea water or oyster shell is what comes to mind more than anything else.

Dang it!  I think my palate training is ruining my drinking.

I liked the first bottle better.  It was unremarkable but pleasant.  This one...right on the fence... but more to think about.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #686 on: November 18, 2016, 12:05:59 PM »
Aren't some Scotches supposed to be that way? Look at Laphroaig, smells like straight iodine. I've had some that are also downright salty.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #687 on: November 18, 2016, 12:13:24 PM »
I almost bought a bottle of the Balcenie Double Wood today...glad I didn't after seeing what everyone else is paying for it.

I did buy a bottle of Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength. I've still yet to try any Scotch that tops this one, but keep in mind I love peat. I've got several bottles of Islay Malt, the regular Laphroaig 10 and the cask strength version are still my favorites, especially considering the price.


I think you and I are in the minority here - I love the smoky, peaty ones too, aside from the cleaner ones like Balvenie. If I had to pick one Scotch only, it'd probably be a Lagavulin but it's kind of like trying to pick your favorite kid.  :)
Same here. Laphroaig is our house scotch and both my girlfriend and I almost exclusively drink Islay scotch. And I love me a smoking gun!
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #688 on: December 03, 2016, 12:41:26 PM »
Picked up a bottle of Alexander Murray Bon Accord at a Costco in SC for $24.

I wasn't expecting much from a no age, no distillery information scotch which simply said Highland. It was alcoholic at first to the nose and kinda boring. I kept thinking it needed more character so I poured another glass just to be sure. Then last night it took two glasses to confirm it was not that complex. As I look at the half empty bottle I'm thinking it might take another bottles to truly decide how boring it is in reality. Would be great for a party where foods are served as it would not be overbearing on the palate or for someone who was trying to ease into scotch. At 24 bucks I may pick up another bottle or two just for having if I go to a party or don't want to wreck my palate. I mainly drank it last night because I knew the palate would be just fine this morning for proctoring a BJCP exam.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #689 on: December 03, 2016, 05:43:37 PM »
Picked up a bottle of Alexander Murray Bon Accord at a Costco in SC for $24.

I wasn't expecting much from a no age, no distillery information scotch which simply said Highland. It was alcoholic at first to the nose and kinda boring. I kept thinking it needed more character so I poured another glass just to be sure. Then last night it took two glasses to confirm it was not that complex. As I look at the half empty bottle I'm thinking it might take another bottles to truly decide how boring it is in reality. Would be great for a party where foods are served as it would not be overbearing on the palate or for someone who was trying to ease into scotch. At 24 bucks I may pick up another bottle or two just for having if I go to a party or don't want to wreck my palate. I mainly drank it last night because I knew the palate would be just fine this morning for proctoring a BJCP exam.

More or less my feeling on most blended scotch in the $15-30 range.
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