Scotch Recommendations?

Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by Graeme, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Nice bar. You could sit there a while from time to time and check stuff out. A shot is cheaper than a bottle - :)
     
  2. Saurav

    Saurav Active Member War Zone Member

    Yeah, when I go there I usually try out something I've heard about but don't want to drop the money for a whole bottle until I know if I like it.
     
  3. Carl V

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

    wow! Portland has a few nice Whisky Bars.
     
  4. Carl V

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

    and I agree a shot in way cheaper than the bottle.

    Cheers
     
  5. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    I once went to a whiskey bar that specialized in Scotches with a fellow aficionado and dropped $250 on tastes before I knew it... so be careful!
     
  6. Carl V

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

    Whoa. That musta been a helluva afternoon or evening.

    Care to share any details?
    Place?
    Highlights?
    Did ya call a cab?
     
  7. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    The place was called Roots and Rye in Santana Row in San Jose. They have over 100 whiskeys available and we tried WAY too many of them. Yes Yellow cab was my ride home. :)
     
  8. Carl V

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

    Good Memory.
    nothing like that around here.
     
  9. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Bummer dude.

     
  10. John Celardo

    John Celardo Well-Known Member Donor

    And this is where it got James Douglas Morrison!

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  11. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    In the Total Wine and More today, I found an Auchentoshan 18 Year Old 1997 Old Particular. Under $100 so I bought it. Shuld be smooth, mellow and slightly sweet, I will try it tonight.

    Stock photo:
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  12. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Wow, that looks really light in color.
     
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  13. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    The photo is washed out. Although this is a light scotch think of more honey colored rather than yellow. It’s a sweet drop, with notes both floral and clove- very drinkable. Opens up with a little water.
     
  14. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    This cooler weather is bringing back my taste for whiskey. Had a shot of Macallan 12 last night watching Bourdain with 1 cube.
     
  15. DustinDavis

    DustinDavis Well-Known Member War Zone Member

    Probably not as cool here in DFW but the few cool days we’ve had recently gave me the same craving. Liquor store run coming soon.
     
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  16. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    My wife brought home a Balvenie 14yr Caribbean Cask yesterday. Mmm.

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  17. Carl V

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

    looks interesting
    Rum casks....
    Last nite some guys were over we had Johnny Walker
    Swing & their New Three Grain 10 year old Blend.
    12 year old Dewars was a couple of days earlier.
     
  18. Carl V

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

  19. Carl V

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

  20. DYohn

    DYohn Well-Known Member Donor

    Those bottles are too full, Carl. :)

    The rum-aged Balvenie was very interesting. The bouquet was VERY much about rum. In fact, if I had gone by nose alone I am not sure I could have identified this as a Scotch at all. Upon tasting there was no doubt it is Scotch, a typical Highland single malt with a sweet overtone from the rum similar to the Macallan 12 with overtones from sherry casks. Interesting and enjoyable.
     

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