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post #286 of 428

I was going to pick up a Yamazaki 18 yrs while I was at a  japanese supermarket just now but they were selling it for $135 when it is only $110 at klwines...

I guess I will drop by their klwines' Hollywood store next time I go to my wine locker.

 

 

post #287 of 428
I think the Eagle Rare 10, Buffalo Trace, and Bulliet are all great entry level Bourbons. In the low 30's, Black Maple Hill is my favorite. In the 40's I really like the Rowans Creak, which is the next line up from the Corner Creek 5aces referenced. The 2011 Thomas Handy Sazerac Antique was my favorite pour in the last year. Absolutely fantastic!
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post #289 of 428

I've been curious to try the Oban 18 now that they've made it a regular feature in the lineup. I'm a big fan of honey/heather scotches. 

post #290 of 428

I'm a college student, so such whiskeys are beyond my means, but I've learned I enjoy a good Bourbon. Like a heathen, I drink it on ice, with about 1 ice cube per shot and a half of bourbon. I see the attraction of drinking it neat, but for me warm alcohol numbs my lips and tongue instantly and I cant enjoy it. With a little ice I can savor the taste, although I know it's a little diluted and the ice constricts the aroma.. I enjoy knob creek, and on a budget I prefer jim beam to having no drink at all, but so far my favorite is maker's mark. I'm not letting myself try anything more high end until I have a real job  wink_face.gif, since a bottle of maker's mark is already about what I spend on groceries a week.

post #291 of 428

Maverick Monk - you should try some "Famous Grouse" Scotch. It's well within your budget, and a pretty reliable basic blended scotch. A good introduction, without breaking the bank. 

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Originally Posted by liamstrain View Post

Maverick Monk - you should try some "Famous Grouse" Scotch. It's well within your budget, and a pretty reliable basic blended scotch. A good introduction, without breaking the bank. 

You may well be my undoing! Thanks for the suggestion

post #293 of 428

Looove whiskey, my fav stiff drink. Still kinda young, in college, and I haven't met others who like it as much as I do, but I have tried Johnny Walker Black (my fav), Crown Royal - canadian whiskey counts right? hah. I've also tried a couple cheaper ones but the best I had so far was Highland Park. Expensive glass, only see it at nice clubs, but damn is it smooth. 

post #294 of 428
Bought a bottle of Aberlour A'bunadh yesterday, batch 39, 59.8% alcohol. Didn't open it as I still have an open bottle of Highland Park 15 year old, which is really nice stuff. Also have unopened bottles of Laphroaig 18 year old, and Ardbeg 10 year old. Got the Laphroaig for $59 at Niagara Falls duty free, when it was going for $179.95 at LCBO in Ontario. Even though it was duty free, still think someone made a "wee" mistake on the pricing laddie smily_headphones1.gif
post #295 of 428

Ah i have a bottle of the aberlour cask strength too, not sure which batch, bought it a year or 2 ago. Havent opened it, i assume you drink it with water? Have you tried it yet? heard it was a good one.

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Even though it was duty free, still think someone made a "wee" mistake on the pricing laddie smily_headphones1.gif

 

Not really - the 18 year is regularly on sale here for about $75 in Chicago, and we have fairly high retail prices (plus high local taxes on booze). $59 is a bargain, but not a steal. Especially since it's still going to be a smoke bomb. Stick you head in a fireplace while drinking some $20 Bushmills for the same effect on a budget. ;)


Edited by liamstrain - 12/9/12 at 9:31am
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post #298 of 428
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Originally Posted by wavid View Post

Ah i have a bottle of the aberlour cask strength too, not sure which batch, bought it a year or 2 ago. Havent opened it, i assume you drink it with water? Have you tried it yet? heard it was a good one.

Haven't opened it yet. Use water occasionally, but prefer it straight up. Think I'll open it a little closer to Christmas.
post #299 of 428

go to whiskybase and search my username there, you guys can see my collection. If you are in Australia, I am open to exchanging sample bottles wink_face.gif

 

the problem with having 2 expensive hobbies, well you can't afford to spend too much on either.

post #300 of 428

My favorite Scotch:

 

--Jura Prophecy

--Ardbeg Galileo

--High Park 12 (Better than the 18, imo)

--Laphroaig Quarter Cask

 

My Favorite Bourbon:

 

--Buffalo Trace Antique Collection: George T. Stagg

--Buffalo Trace Antique Collection: William Larue Weller

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