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Old 10-31-2008, 08:16 PM   #141
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Out of these, which do you find the most satisfying? Any of them noticeably smoother than the others? I'm going to BevMo in a little while, and along with a good Belgian beer or two, I'm curious to try a nice scotch.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:21 PM   #142
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Out of these, which do you find the most satisfying? Any of them noticeably smoother than the others? I'm going to BevMo in a little while, and along with a good Belgian beer or two, I'm curious to try a nice scotch.
I just got back from Costco and Trader Joe's:

Costco has Macallan 12 for 36.99, TJ has Dalwhinnie 15 for 42.99

If you're a relatively newbie to Scotch, go with the Macallan, it's the easier entry path. More of a Merlot to use a red wine analogy.

The Dalwhinnie is more complex, more of a deep-bodied Cab.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:23 PM   #143
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:27 PM   #144
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You lost me at 'blend'.......

'blend' is an acronym for "we're watering down the good stuff with the shit stuff'

Are there bad single malts ? Yes.

But just go get a Macallan 12 (or 18), or Glenfiddich 18, Dalwhinnie 15, and you'll never go back to blend.

I grew up in Johnnie Walker's hometown/headquarters, been to the plant a few times too, that stuff is in contact with aluminum more than it is with oak.
All bad scotch is blended but not all blends are bad.

And I lean towards Islay for single malts.
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I just got back from Costco and Trader Joe's:

Costco has Macallan 12 for 36.99, TJ has Dalwhinnie 15 for 42.99

If you're a relatively newbie to Scotch, go with the Macallan, it's the easier entry path. More of a Merlot to use a red wine analogy.

The Dalwhinnie is more complex, more of a deep-bodied Cab.
Well, I love a deep-bodied cab...

I just got back. Decided to go with the Macallan 12. Almost went with the Dalwhinnie 15, but figured since I'm really just introducing myself, I'd go with the cheaper of the recognized names. And holy crap there's some expensive scotch! I think it was either a Dewars or Glenfidditch of some sort (not exactly sure on the name), but there was a bottle in the case selling for $680!

Need to have dinner first, but I'll let you guys know what I think of the Macallan later tonight.
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Okay, I had no idea scotch was that expensive. I saw a Macallan 12, but didn't want to spend $50 on a bottle of booze, no matter how fine it is.

I picked up a small $22 bottle of Glenlivet 12. I wanted to try something, and barring the dreaded Johnny Walker, it was in my price range. At that moment, I wished I could have picked up the phone and called someone from here to ask if I should go with that if it's so crappy I shouldn't buy any. Oh well.

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We pay excessively for spirits in Australia, I have half a mind of setting up a still to make mixing spirits.
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Okay, I had no idea scotch was that expensive.
Yeah it is. Johnny Walker's not bad, haven't had it in a while.
I even named a cat after it once because it tends to sneak up on you.
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Okay, I had no idea scotch was that expensive. I saw a Macallan 12, but didn't want to spend $50 on a bottle of booze, no matter how fine it is.

I picked up a small $22 bottle of Glenlivet 12. I wanted to try something, and barring the dreaded Johnny Walker, it was in my price range. At that moment, I wished I could have picked up the phone and called someone from here to ask if I should go with that if it's so crappy I shouldn't buy any. Oh well.

The local BevMo had the Macallan 12 for $40. I justified it by telling myself it should last for a while. A helluva lot longer than a $40 bottle of wine or $40 in belgian beer, that's for sure.

And I have to say it's quite nice, too. I'm not the best at describing taste, especially in a kind of drink I'm not familiar with, but it's quite smooth, lots of honey on the front and backside, and a nice smokiness over the whole thing. Doesn't get too hot on the finish, either. Good stuff.

I'll be curious to try something like the Glenlivet 12 and see if I can appreciate the differences between it and the Macallan. If I can't, then I know to save money next time around.
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The Glenlivet 12 is pretty smooth.
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Oh, good. Glad I didn't buy a dud.
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The local BevMo had the Macallan 12 for $40. I justified it by telling myself it should last for a while. A helluva lot longer than a $40 bottle of wine or $40 in belgian beer, that's for sure.

And I have to say it's quite nice, too. I'm not the best at describing taste, especially in a kind of drink I'm not familiar with, but it's quite smooth, lots of honey on the front and backside, and a nice smokiness over the whole thing. Doesn't get too hot on the finish, either. Good stuff.

I'll be curious to try something like the Glenlivet 12 and see if I can appreciate the differences between it and the Macallan. If I can't, then I know to save money next time around.
I haven't had Glenlivet 12, i'll give it a shot, I'm low on my Macallan and my Dalwhinnie, and my Glenfiddich 18 which was a "best man" present is more of a "break out the really good stuff" drink. Macallan has been my standby forever, and Dalwhinnie I got into about 10 years ago when i got it as a 'thank you' from a Marketing guy at a company i worked at for helping him out.

Ironically, they don't sell Macallan 12 in Scotland......they have a 10 as their low end, skip 12 and go to 18 as the next one up. 18 is about triple the price of the 12 but when I was at Costco yesterday I noticed a "kirkland" 18 year old made by the macallan folks at about 80, might be worth a try.

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I found a good use for Johnny Walker Black - Making home fries
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Ok, everyday I pass a BevMo...and I just think about this thread.
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i've had about 10 smithwick's while watchin the giants... am i in the right thread?
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i've had about 10 smithwick's while watchin the giants... am i in the right thread?

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