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Old 11-20-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Looking to save a few bucks. I recently fell in love with The Balvenie Portwood 21 year old Scotch whisky, but at $200 a bottle I'm hoping to find a "hook-up" price somewhere. Someone help me, The Glenlivet just isn't as good after tasting this, and I'm not a baller so I can't buy a bottle of this stuff every week at $200 a bottle.
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I've ordered stuff from LoveScotch.com before.

I'm not sure if the pricing is competitive or not, I just used them because I wanted to send something to someone who was geographically separated and I also did not want to interact with this person going forward.
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:49 AM   #3
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I've ordered stuff from LoveScotch.com before.

I'm not sure if the pricing is competitive or not, I just used them because I wanted to send something to someone who was geographically separated and I also did not want to interact with this person going forward.

Damn! They're $254 a bottle!

I got a bad feeling about this one, nobody is discounting it
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:08 AM   #4
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Cheapest I found it was here http://www.thewhiskeyplace.com/ Got a bottle on the way
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I checked Spec's but it's $232 a bottle. I'm a big fan of the Balvenie too and I would suggest trying the 17yr double wood. It's half the price but still an excellent scotch.

My regular go-to for scotch is the Balvenie 12yr double wood. It can be had for less than $50 bottle and is leaps and bounds better than Glenlivet / Glenfiddich / etc.
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I’ve tried both and I still like The Glenlivet 21 Reserve but I’m a novice by all accounts. I have 4 bottles of single cast 1972 Glenlivet but I’ve never tried it. I bought it to crack open with my daughter gets married. Going to drink it and then crack it open on somebody’s head.
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Iíve tried both and I still like The Glenlivet 21 Reserve but Iím a novice by all accounts. I have 4 bottles of single cast 1972 Glenlivet but Iíve never tried it. I bought it to crack open with my daughter gets married. Going to drink it and then crack it open on somebodyís head.
The Glenlivet 21 is a fine scotch. Honestly, anything 15 years or older is typically good (unless the style itself is not to your liking -- if you don't like laphroig at 12 you still won't like it at 21). I'm just saying that if you're at all a large consumer or price conscious the Balvenie 12 is better than most of the other 12s you're going to find.
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Found it online for $185, that was the best I could find.

I like Glenlivet, but definitely prefer the Glenfiddich 12 to the Glenlivet 12. I'll try the Balvenie Double Wood 12.
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The Glenlivet 12 is nothing special but the 18 okay. The 21 archive is my goto favorite these days... makes me thirsty just thinking about it.
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Can't wait to get my bottle of Balvenie 21 year Portwood. Might have to leave work early that day.

I also need to pick up a bottle of Laphroaig 18, sometimes I like a smoky/peaty scotch and that one isn't "too much" smoke or peat.
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Can't wait to get my bottle of Balvenie 21 year Portwood. Might have to leave work early that day.

I also need to pick up a bottle of Laphroaig 18, sometimes I like a smoky/peaty scotch and that one isn't "too much" smoke or peat.
My worst ever scotch hangover experience was with a young bottle of laphroig, I haven't ever tried any of the older stuff. I also hate to admit it, but I won't hesitate to order a Dewar's if I am out. It is cheap, bearable, and available almost everywhere. I tend to drink it when they don't have any decent beer and I only want one, maybe two drinks max.
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My worst ever scotch hangover experience was with a young bottle of laphroig, I haven't ever tried any of the older stuff. I also hate to admit it, but I won't hesitate to order a Dewar's if I am out. It is cheap, bearable, and available almost everywhere. I tend to drink it when they don't have any decent beer and I only want one, maybe two drinks max.

I can imagine what a Laphroaig hangover would be like and I don't want to find out for myself.

If I'm drinking blended sctoch (out and want a cheap drink) I'll get Chivas and soda, or Dewar's & soda if they don't have Chivas. But I won't mix a good single malt, IMO it ruins the scotch.

I play in a pool league on Weds nights and the bar has $2 you call it drinks all night, so $2 Dewar's is actually a pretty good deal.
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Try Glenroths. Trust me. It's just a 12, but its smooth, and has some very nice flavors. About $70 at Goody Goody IIRC.
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Got a bottle of "Jura 21" at one of the duty-free shops at Heathrow. Eighty pounds. Not too bad. A bit 'smoky', but a spah of water brings out the flavor. Wanted Macallan 18, but they did not have it. Still think I like the Macallan more. Still like Cognac more too I think...
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Picked up a bottle of Glenfiddich 12 and a bottle of Laphroaig 10 just to have around the house.

Drinking some Dalmore 12 tonight that was given to me... it's not bad, but not my favorite.
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We need to do a scotch night.
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Scotch night sounds fun. Fubar just volunteered his house, with the Bond Girls serving drinks.
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Scotch and Cigars? I'd be in. Most people my age typically aren't into either.
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My wife will force us all into the garage... The house belongs to her, don't tell her the garage is worth more.
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My wife will force us all into the garage... The house belongs to her, don't tell her the garage is worth more.
They just recently opened a cigar/bar place in Addison off beltline. Have yet to check it out
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