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Posted: 7/1/2015 8:04:40 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/1/2015 8:06:23 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
In before the folks who say they like 12 year olds.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:07:48 AM EDT
I'd let them make me into a sandwich.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:10:18 AM EDT
Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
In before the folks who say they like 12 year olds.
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The Glenmorangie is one of my favorites. The finish has hints of fruit and honey. It's not very peaty, but at the same time you know you're drinking scotch.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:11:20 AM EDT
I'd knock the bottom out of em too.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:12:56 AM EDT
Hope you enjoy wrapping your mouth around Glen.
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Sump'in tells me they ain't gonna smell like fresh 18yr old poo-say...





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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:17:59 AM EDT
I've always preferred mine to be old enough to vote.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:19:39 AM EDT
That taste worst than Sir Edwards
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I am one of the fortunate souls that prefers the Laph 10 to the spendier offerings they have. I haven't tried them all, but I have had the 18 and the QC, the most frequently available ones around here.

However, if you need help with that, I can take one for the team and come help you polish it off.
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Originally Posted By Twelvepack:
I am one of the fortunate souls that prefers the Laph 10 to the spendier offerings they have. I haven't tried them all, but I have had the 18 and the QC, the most frequently available ones around here.

However, if you need help with that, I can take one for the team and come help you polish it off.
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I have had the 10 year, the quarter cask and the triple wood. I liked them all. I liked the triple wood the most. I've never had the 18, but I found this bottle on sale for $57!!!! It normally is near $100 a bottle, so I had to get it. It was only $2 more than I paid for a bottle of 10 year. I don;t know if it was marked wrong or what. I found a liquor store that is a long drive away but has crazy good prices. I paid $92 for the Glen 18 and it's normal price is $115.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:30:53 AM EDT
Two really different styles. Good for you. People who 'only drink Iodine-bombs from Islay' are missing so many good whiskys. And vice-versa, of course...
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:32:01 AM EDT
The laphroaig was too peety for my taste, I thought it took too much away
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:35:38 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By eracer:
Two really different styles. Good for you. People who 'only drink Iodine-bombs from Islay' are missing so many good whiskys. And vice-versa, of course...
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I view it the same way I view wine. Do you only drink white or red? No. It depends.

Is it a cool evening and I just want to sit and sip something and relax. Glenmorangie or Glenlevit
Am I smoking a cigar or eating BBQ? Laphroaig

Different foods, activities and moods dictate as to weather I want a smoky peaty flavor, or something light and crisp. To just drink one type is, as you said, missing out.

To anyone who has tried a smokey scotch like Laphroig and hated it, try it with BBQ. Try it with a cigar. Also just try it again KNOWING what you are trying. If you are used to non-smoky scotch and don;t really know what you are trying, yeah, that will gross you out. If you know, prepare, and just try to experience it. You may like it.
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I have had the 10 year, the quarter cask and the triple wood. I liked them all. I liked the triple wood the most. I've never had the 18, but I found this bottle on sale for $57!!!! It normally is near $100 a bottle, so I had to get it. It was only $2 more than I paid for a bottle of 10 year. I don;t know if it was marked wrong or what. I found a liquor store that is a long drive away but has crazy good prices. I paid $92 for the Glen 18 and it's normal price is $115.
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Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Originally Posted By Twelvepack:
I am one of the fortunate souls that prefers the Laph 10 to the spendier offerings they have. I haven't tried them all, but I have had the 18 and the QC, the most frequently available ones around here.

However, if you need help with that, I can take one for the team and come help you polish it off.




I have had the 10 year, the quarter cask and the triple wood. I liked them all. I liked the triple wood the most. I've never had the 18, but I found this bottle on sale for $57!!!! It normally is near $100 a bottle, so I had to get it. It was only $2 more than I paid for a bottle of 10 year. I don;t know if it was marked wrong or what. I found a liquor store that is a long drive away but has crazy good prices. I paid $92 for the Glen 18 and it's normal price is $115.


GO TO MARYLAND. Huge markup on scotch in VA, damned ABC.

A bottle of Lagavulin 16 costs $90-100 here. Maryland, you can get it on sale for around $50.

Thank you, /r/scotch, for clueing me in to the world of scotch pricing! It's a great subreddit for learning about scotch.
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Originally Posted By eracer:
Two really different styles. Good for you. People who 'only drink Iodine-bombs from Islay' are missing so many good whiskys. And vice-versa, of course...
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You actually stop tasting the iodine over time. Once it isn't a new flavor, it just sort of dimishes. The smoke and peat fade a bit as well. It's a shame, to be honest. I almost wish I enjoyed other types more so I could keep it mixed up, but...

I don't like the sweetness of bourbon or highland scotches. It makes me gag. I don't drink Islays for the iodine, or the peat, or the smoke (well...not entirely)...I drink them because they aren't sweet.

I do like to try different regional offerings, I just try to find ones that don't mention notes of honey, fruit, or anything like that. There are certainly some expressions that seem to embrace the idea that sweetness sucks. But outside of Islay, they are rare.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 9:31:24 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
In before the folks who say they like 12 year olds.
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Honestly out of the majority of whiskeys I've tried the price jump of the 18 wasn't worth it to me as the 12 tasted just fine and in some cases better. Jameson would be a good example of a 12 tasting better than the 18 as would Glenlivet.
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You actually stop tasting the iodine over time. Once it isn't a new flavor, it just sort of dimishes. The smoke and peat fade a bit as well. It's a shame, to be honest. I almost wish I enjoyed other types more so I could keep it mixed up, but...

I don't like the sweetness of bourbon or highland scotches. It makes me gag. I don't drink Islays for the iodine, or the peat, or the smoke (well...not entirely)...I drink them because they aren't sweet.

I do like to try different regional offerings, I just try to find ones that don't mention notes of honey, fruit, or anything like that. There are certainly some expressions that seem to embrace the idea that sweetness sucks. But outside of Islay, they are rare.
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Originally Posted By Twelvepack:
Originally Posted By eracer:
Two really different styles. Good for you. People who 'only drink Iodine-bombs from Islay' are missing so many good whiskys. And vice-versa, of course...


You actually stop tasting the iodine over time. Once it isn't a new flavor, it just sort of dimishes. The smoke and peat fade a bit as well. It's a shame, to be honest. I almost wish I enjoyed other types more so I could keep it mixed up, but...

I don't like the sweetness of bourbon or highland scotches. It makes me gag. I don't drink Islays for the iodine, or the peat, or the smoke (well...not entirely)...I drink them because they aren't sweet.

I do like to try different regional offerings, I just try to find ones that don't mention notes of honey, fruit, or anything like that. There are certainly some expressions that seem to embrace the idea that sweetness sucks. But outside of Islay, they are rare.

At least you let your experience and taste guide you.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 9:39:15 AM EDT
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Delete me
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 9:39:37 AM EDT
Insertion thread.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 9:41:11 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By ceetee:
I've always preferred mine to be old enough to vote.
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And legal.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 9:42:11 AM EDT
I get one bottle of the Laphroaig 18 every Christmas and I try to make it last the year. You got a steal at that price.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 9:47:41 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Twelvepack:


GO TO MARYLAND. Huge markup on scotch in VA, damned ABC.

A bottle of Lagavulin 16 costs $90-100 here. Maryland, you can get it on sale for around $50.

Thank you, /r/scotch, for clueing me in to the world of scotch pricing! It's a great subreddit for learning about scotch.
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Originally Posted By Twelvepack:
Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Originally Posted By Twelvepack:
I am one of the fortunate souls that prefers the Laph 10 to the spendier offerings they have. I haven't tried them all, but I have had the 18 and the QC, the most frequently available ones around here.

However, if you need help with that, I can take one for the team and come help you polish it off.




I have had the 10 year, the quarter cask and the triple wood. I liked them all. I liked the triple wood the most. I've never had the 18, but I found this bottle on sale for $57!!!! It normally is near $100 a bottle, so I had to get it. It was only $2 more than I paid for a bottle of 10 year. I don;t know if it was marked wrong or what. I found a liquor store that is a long drive away but has crazy good prices. I paid $92 for the Glen 18 and it's normal price is $115.


GO TO MARYLAND. Huge markup on scotch in VA, damned ABC.

A bottle of Lagavulin 16 costs $90-100 here. Maryland, you can get it on sale for around $50.

Thank you, /r/scotch, for clueing me in to the world of scotch pricing! It's a great subreddit for learning about scotch.


Really?
I did not buy these at a MD store and move them across state lines.
I would never do that! Nope. Never!
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Really?
I did not buy these at a MD store and move them across state lines.
I would never do that! Nope. Never!
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Originally Posted By Twelvepack:
Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Originally Posted By Twelvepack:
I am one of the fortunate souls that prefers the Laph 10 to the spendier offerings they have. I haven't tried them all, but I have had the 18 and the QC, the most frequently available ones around here.

However, if you need help with that, I can take one for the team and come help you polish it off.




I have had the 10 year, the quarter cask and the triple wood. I liked them all. I liked the triple wood the most. I've never had the 18, but I found this bottle on sale for $57!!!! It normally is near $100 a bottle, so I had to get it. It was only $2 more than I paid for a bottle of 10 year. I don;t know if it was marked wrong or what. I found a liquor store that is a long drive away but has crazy good prices. I paid $92 for the Glen 18 and it's normal price is $115.


GO TO MARYLAND. Huge markup on scotch in VA, damned ABC.

A bottle of Lagavulin 16 costs $90-100 here. Maryland, you can get it on sale for around $50.

Thank you, /r/scotch, for clueing me in to the world of scotch pricing! It's a great subreddit for learning about scotch.


Really?
I did not buy these at a MD store and move them across state lines.
I would never do that! Nope. Never!


It isn't illegal if you did.

The pricing is really odd...you won't save enough to cover the cost of gas for Laphroigh, but it's worth the cost for just 1 bottle of Lagavulin...I plan on going up for a case sometime before CWE.

Basically, check prices online and see if a drive up north will save you some coin.
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Link Posted: 7/1/2015 10:22:39 AM EDT
Laphroaig tastes like swamp water.
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Originally Posted By Twelvepack:


GO TO MARYLAND. Huge markup on scotch in VA, damned ABC.

A bottle of Lagavulin 16 costs $90-100 here. Maryland, you can get it on sale for around $50.

Thank you, /r/scotch, for clueing me in to the world of scotch pricing! It's a great subreddit for learning about scotch.
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Originally Posted By Twelvepack:
Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Originally Posted By Twelvepack:
I am one of the fortunate souls that prefers the Laph 10 to the spendier offerings they have. I haven't tried them all, but I have had the 18 and the QC, the most frequently available ones around here.

However, if you need help with that, I can take one for the team and come help you polish it off.




I have had the 10 year, the quarter cask and the triple wood. I liked them all. I liked the triple wood the most. I've never had the 18, but I found this bottle on sale for $57!!!! It normally is near $100 a bottle, so I had to get it. It was only $2 more than I paid for a bottle of 10 year. I don;t know if it was marked wrong or what. I found a liquor store that is a long drive away but has crazy good prices. I paid $92 for the Glen 18 and it's normal price is $115.


GO TO MARYLAND. Huge markup on scotch in VA, damned ABC.

A bottle of Lagavulin 16 costs $90-100 here. Maryland, you can get it on sale for around $50.

Thank you, /r/scotch, for clueing me in to the world of scotch pricing! It's a great subreddit for learning about scotch.


Crap...I live in VA at the moment. I am going to check out the Class 6 on post today or tomorrow though, as most of my alcohol supplies were drunk prior to the PCS.

The Balvenie Doublewood (12 year) is pretty good.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 10:24:23 AM EDT
Beautiful. Invite me over? I'll bring a couple of nice bourbons.
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The peaty taste isn't for everyone. No one can tell you what to like.
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I've got the 18 YO Laphroaig and it's damn good.
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Originally Posted By Kitulu:


Crap...I live in VA at the moment. I am going to check out the Class 6 on post today or tomorrow though, as most of my alcohol supplies were drunk prior to the PCS.

The Balvenie Doublewood (12 year) is pretty good.
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Originally Posted By Kitulu:
Originally Posted By Twelvepack:

GO TO MARYLAND. Huge markup on scotch in VA, damned ABC.

A bottle of Lagavulin 16 costs $90-100 here. Maryland, you can get it on sale for around $50.

Thank you, /r/scotch, for clueing me in to the world of scotch pricing! It's a great subreddit for learning about scotch.


Crap...I live in VA at the moment. I am going to check out the Class 6 on post today or tomorrow though, as most of my alcohol supplies were drunk prior to the PCS.

The Balvenie Doublewood (12 year) is pretty good.


The Class 6 should be good-to-go. Wouldn't hurt to spend a minute or two on Google to pricecheck, though.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 10:44:26 AM EDT
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I've always preferred mine to be old enough to vote.
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They're better when they're old enough to vote drink.


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Originally Posted By NotUrLawyer:

They're better when they're old enough to vote drink.
http://img.thewhiskyexchange.com/900/macob.21yo.jpg

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Originally Posted By ceetee:
I've always preferred mine to be old enough to vote.

They're better when they're old enough to vote drink.
http://img.thewhiskyexchange.com/900/macob.21yo.jpg



Everything McAllen is so much more expensive, yet every review I read has them on par with everyone else. I think they are pandering to the idiocy of marketing and doing a good job on it. Lets see, do I want the rifle scope that is name brand and $500, or the one that is name brand and $700 but does the same thing? The $700 one must be better! I'll get that!
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The Glenmorangie is one of my favorites. The finish has hints of fruit and honey. It's not very peaty, but at the same time you know you're drinking scotch.
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Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
In before the folks who say they like 12 year olds.
http://www.ar15.com/media/viewFile.html?i=78227

The Glenmorangie is one of my favorites. The finish has hints of fruit and honey. It's not very peaty, but at the same time you know you're drinking scotch.


+1


Link Posted: 7/1/2015 1:37:42 PM EDT
The 18 y/o Laph is like sex in your mouth.
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It's sort of bullshit when the go to the point of writing "Extremely Rare" on the label. That tells you that it probably isn't.

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I wouldn't say it's unfair. I've only seen the 18 once, in a scotch bar, never in a liquor store. Laphroigh doesn't get all fancy with their labeling, so a little reminder that it might be worth a second look is a good thing.
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It's sort of bullshit when the go to the point of writing "Extremely Rare" on the label. That tells you that it probably isn't.

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I do agree with that. Although I can't go into any liquor store and find it. It is only in larger ones that carry higher dollar scotches. Still. It is not like I could not find one if I wanted it right now. I just might have to call a few places.
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All over on the internet stores for $90-$110 in a quick google.

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Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Originally Posted By brass:
It's sort of bullshit when the go to the point of writing "Extremely Rare" on the label. That tells you that it probably isn't.



I do agree with that. Although I can't go into any liquor store and find it. It is only in larger ones that carry higher dollar scotches. Still. It is not like I could not find one if I wanted it right now. I just might have to call a few places.


All over on the internet stores for $90-$110 in a quick google.



Everything is all over the Internet...Google knows, man, Google knows...20 years ago, though, the shit would have seemed mythical.
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All over on the internet stores for $90-$110 in a quick google.

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Originally Posted By brass:
It's sort of bullshit when the go to the point of writing "Extremely Rare" on the label. That tells you that it probably isn't.



I do agree with that. Although I can't go into any liquor store and find it. It is only in larger ones that carry higher dollar scotches. Still. It is not like I could not find one if I wanted it right now. I just might have to call a few places.


All over on the internet stores for $90-$110 in a quick google.



Except most places don't ship spirits to VA.
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That sucks. Stupid Blue Laws.

I remember trying to find beer at quick shops there, then told only the state sold it and had to wait for a store to open.

I'm spoiled by the drive through liquor stores here.
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Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Originally Posted By brass:
Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Originally Posted By brass:
It's sort of bullshit when the go to the point of writing "Extremely Rare" on the label. That tells you that it probably isn't.



I do agree with that. Although I can't go into any liquor store and find it. It is only in larger ones that carry higher dollar scotches. Still. It is not like I could not find one if I wanted it right now. I just might have to call a few places.


All over on the internet stores for $90-$110 in a quick google.



Except most places don't ship spirits to VA.


That sucks. Stupid Blue Laws.

I remember trying to find beer at quick shops there, then told only the state sold it and had to wait for a store to open.

I'm spoiled by the drive through liquor stores here.


Yeah. It is a new thing. I ordered spirits just 5 years ago. Then all of a sudden every site I tried said VA was a no go.
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 8:41:32 PM EDT
I'd tap that.
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I'll take the red head, thank you.
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You're gonna let me hit that, right
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You're a pervert
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I could tell by the Thread Title it was going to be a "BAIT & SWITCH", but I couldn't help myself . . .
Face Palm.

. . . .
Link Posted: 7/1/2015 11:22:44 PM EDT
2 of the best right there
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I really need to get into scotch.
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