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My favorite Scotch:

 

--Jura Prophecy

I've never tasted Jura, but i've heard that recently they have been having problems with quality control. Any thoughts?

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I've never tasted Jura, but i've heard that recently they have been having problems with quality control. Any thoughts?
I find all of their releases to be average except Prophecy, so I can't comment on the others. I had a bottle of Prophecy in October, and it was as good as ever. I will keep this in mind though when I taste more bottles!
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cool, i should grab a bottle before christmas

thanks

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My Favorite Bourbon:

 

--Buffalo Trace Antique Collection: George T. Stagg

--Buffalo Trace Antique Collection: William Larue Weller

Although I haven't tried these 2 in the series, I really loved the Thomas H. Handy Sazerac. I also had the Eagle Rare 17 year, which was good, but not as yummy as the Handy.

 

Delicious stuff!!!

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Although I haven't tried these 2 in the series, I really loved the Thomas H. Handy Sazerac. I also had the Eagle Rare 17 year, which was good, but not as yummy as the Handy.

Delicious stuff!!!
If you have the opportunity to pick up a bottle of Stagg, I highly recommend it. That stuff is seriously mind-blowing.
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If you have the opportunity to pick up a bottle of Stagg, I highly recommend it. That stuff is seriously mind-blowing.

 

I heard, and looked for it, but couldn't find any. Maybe this year.

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I heard, and looked for it, but couldn't find any. Maybe this year.

Yes, many places have waiting lists with hundreds of people on them to get it. It sells out almost instantly. It won't be released again until fall 2013...mark your calendar lol.

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I just got an early holiday gift of a bottle of Green Spot (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Spot_(whiskey) - courtesy of my father's recent trip to Ireland. Apparently relatively hard to find here in the States. 

 

It is quite nice. Very similar in character to a speyside scotch - lots of honey overtones, and smooth. Smooth smooth. Certainly the best irish whiskey I've ever had, and pretty high up there against the best scotches too. Really a pleasant whiskey to drink. I'll enjoy this one. 


Edited by liamstrain - 12/19/12 at 7:51am
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My favorite, by far, is the Talisker 10 year.  I think highly aged whiskies like Johnnie Walker Blue or Scapa 16 taste like a stick or like rotting stuff in the sea.  Any other Talisker fans out there?

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My favorite, by far, is the Talisker 10 year.  I think highly aged whiskies like Johnnie Walker Blue or Scapa 16 taste like a stick or like rotting stuff in the sea.  Any other Talisker fans out there?

 

Yeah, I like Talisker.

I prefer Islay brews like Lagavulin or Caol Isla. I love the peat and smoke.

But Talisker has some peat, so... in my book it's good! Ha!

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Reviving this thread! Shane you should try the Port Charlotte  line from Bruicladdich, the newest re-opened distillery on Islay. Some of the best peated stuff I've had. They also bottle a private labeler there called Murray McDavid. I have a 2000 Caol Ila that I prefer much more than the regular 12 yr. Caol Ila.

 

My favorite recent purchase and re-purchase (just found last week) is a real special treat from them is an 89' finished in carmel casks. This picture was taken when I got my first bottle and was told they only brought a few into the states. Happened to find one in my new home state and I was stoked.

 

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Reviving this thread! Shane you should try the Port Charlotte  line from Bruicladdich, the newest re-opened distillery on Islay. Some of the best peated stuff I've had. They also bottle a private labeler there called Murray McDavid. I have a 2000 Caol Ila that I prefer much more than the regular 12 yr. Caol Ila.

 

My favorite recent purchase and re-purchase (just found last week) is a real special treat from them is an 89' finished in carmel casks. This picture was taken when I got my first bottle and was told they only brought a few into the states. Happened to find one in my new home state and I was stoked.

 

 

Hey Danska.

I've had Bruickaddich before, and I liked it a lot. I don't think it was this particular bottling... matter of fact, I'm sure it wasn't. So I'll keep an eye open for it. Thanks for the heads-up.

 

As for Caol Ila, yes, there are better than the standard 12 yr, you are correct. My fave is one from 1974, cask strength, and it's a monster. One of my favorites of all time.

 

CaolIla-1974.jpg

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