Scotch Recommendations?

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  1. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

  2. DustinDavis

    DustinDavis Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Must've taken that pic after one too many.
     
  3. Saurav

    Saurav Active Member War Zone Member

    Seems kind of hard-core, but since I just bought 2 mumbo-jumbo glasses, it doesn't seem too far-fetched to have special whiskey water and ice :)
     
  4. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Picked this one up today: Grangestone 1977: a cask strength limited release blended Highland. Opened the bottle when I got home for a small taste. Immediate reaction is VERY intense bouquet of oak and cinnamon. Tastes spicy with a hit of sweet vanilla, but a bit harsh with a medicinal back taste. That's likely the alcohol content. The oak is most prevalent: like a heavy Chardonnay. With some water this shold mellow out and be nice indeed.

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  5. Saurav

    Saurav Active Member War Zone Member

    Well, I addressed my lack of scotch today, picked up a Glenlivet 18. Now this, is much more to my taste.
     
  6. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Good Choice...their Nadurra is good.
     
  7. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member War Zone Member

    I really like that 18. :2tu:
     
  8. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Not technically Scotch since it is Japanese, but if you can find this try it. Nikka Coffee Grain. Very warm and toasty like a slightly floral highland malt.

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  9. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Thanks....
    I'll keep an eye peeled, but i doubt I'll
    see any of it around here. In my travels perhaps.
     
  10. Saurav

    Saurav Active Member War Zone Member

    That Nikka is my current favorite. I like it much more than I expected.
     
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  11. capsuleri

    capsuleri Well-Known Member

    Not much of a whiskey connoisseur but recent ly liked a single malt peated Irish whiskey - Connemara

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  12. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Active Member War Zone Member

    I'm going to have to see if I can find that Nikka local. Japanese stuff is hard to find here.
     
  13. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

  14. Jason Lorette

    Jason Lorette Active Member

    I just grabbed a bottle of Wayne Gretzky's "99" whiskey the other day, it's not bad at all. :)
     
  15. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    well, Now a Glenfarclas is calling my name
     
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  16. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    It's a soft voice, but loud. :)
     
  17. Carl V

    Carl V Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    IMG_2428.JPG Decisions decisions
     
  18. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    No decisions necessary. Start with the 21, then the 105, then finish the evening with the 10. :)
     
  19. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    I've been on a Japanese whisky kick lately. Found a bottle of Suntory Toki blend at Costco for under $40 and decided to try it. It is not a scotch nor a bourbon, it is super subtle, very sweet and floral, and quite nice as an after dinner topper. It will not become a regular thing for me, but it's nice to know and to have in the liquor cabinet.

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  20. Saurav

    Saurav Active Member War Zone Member

    That reminds me, I saw Nikka Coffey on the menu recently and decided I needed to get some of that back in my cabinet.

    Here's the whiskey bar close to my house:

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