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Old 10-12-2010, 04:44 PM   #21
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Old 10-13-2010, 11:40 AM   #22
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I've got a bottle of JW Blue if anybody wants to buy it. It's trash IMHO.
Agreed. JW Blue is crap. I've never understood the draw. Maybe expensive means it "has" to be really good?

I'd take a Glenlivet 12 over a glass of that.
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When I'm in the mood for peat, I like Laphroaig and Lagavulin. I was at the Scotch "festival" in NYC a few years back and they had a presentation on these two distilleries. As I recall, they are very close to each other and had a legal battle over the water! My wife says they taste like drinking a camp fire!

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I picked up a bottle of Bruichladdich PEAT the other day. It has peat in the name so you can guess what it tastes like. If I come across one of their Octomore bottles, I will be buying it. It's supposed to be a VERY old scotch recipe that has an insane amount of peat.

Oh, here it is!

http://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies...rpheus-whisky/
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Agreed. JW Blue is crap. I've never understood the draw. Maybe expensive means it "has" to be really good?

I'd take a Glenlivet 12 over a glass of that.

Not much into blends, JW is a last resort when out at a poorly stocked bar.

Chris, how does Talisker rate on your "peat" scale? I haven't been into the peaty taste much lately. Generally been going with a very light Glenkinchie.
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Not much into blends, JW is a last resort when out at a poorly stocked bar.

Chris, how does Talisker rate on your "peat" scale? I haven't been into the peaty taste much lately. Generally been going with a very light Glenkinchie.
It's been a while, but from what I remember it's not very peaty. You can taste it, but it doesn't dominate.
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Not much into blends, JW is a last resort when out at a poorly stocked bar.

Chris, how does Talisker rate on your "peat" scale? I haven't been into the peaty taste much lately. Generally been going with a very light Glenkinchie.
Had a bottle of Talisker 18 this past X-mas. Was very nice, smokiness, and very warming. I added a pinch of water that really brings down the peat level.
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I've got a bottle of JW Blue if anybody wants to buy it. It's trash IMHO.
I think Arturo is a JW Blue fan... I much prefer single malts, but as far as a blend, the blue is better than most, albeit at s steep $ premium.
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Aberlour a'bundagh is good but it is bottled at cast strength so it needs to be watered thoroughly. It is really good and because it is "non-chill filtered" has some interesting characteristics when you put some ice on it.

I have been told that Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or is really good too but I haven't gotten around to sampling it yet.
The Glenmorangie is pretty good, but not a real peat heavy scotch. It is my standby when I want something complex but not peat heavy.
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Auchentoshan 18.
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There is a 21 also but I can't tell that it is any better.
No luck finding the 18, but the 21 is going down rather nicely. I did negotiate a bargain from Siegel's for this one. This is day 2 with only me drinking it (wifey prefers wine. Go figure.....)

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Aberlour a'bundagh is good but it is bottled at cast strength so it needs to be watered thoroughly. It is really good and because it is "non-chill filtered" has some interesting characteristics when you put some ice on it.

I have been told that Glenmorangie Nectar d'Or is really good too but I haven't gotten around to sampling it yet.
You and I have similar tastes in scotch. Sounds like we drink the same stuff.
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Glad to hear it worked for you.I was in to the 18 myself tonight. I noticed the "The Glenlivet" glass. The 18 GL is what made me a Scotch drinker. I prefer the 21 reserve now but I think the Auchen may have replaced Glenlivet for me.
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that's not ice I see in your 21 yr scotch... is it??
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that's not ice I see in your 21 yr scotch... is it??
Haha, you got me. It was probably a little too much, but in my defense, the wifey was amking cookies that I had to taste test. They don't go well with scotch. To be honest, they didn't go well with anything, but I wouldn't tell her that.
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All good, just had to bug you for doing it.

Next time you pour yourself some, just take about a finger in the bottom of your tumbler (no ice) and put literally one or two drops of water in it.

I prefer scotch entirely neat or with said amount of water. I leave the ice for some of the bourbons, but most of those are taken neat as well.

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I prefer to brake my Scotch with ice and water. To much flavor to deal with at full strength. The water helps separate the individual characteristics IMHO. Makes it better, for me.
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That's what the water is there for Mark, to "open up the bouquet" or whatever

When I enjoy scotch it'll take me an hour to work through a finger's worth - I take it in that slowly. So much better that way. Literally a drop on the tongue will fill your mouth with flavors and aromas - pretty cool.

Bourbon is good for sipping. I love bourbon.
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