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I like my Turas Mara too. :)
 
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Last night was Jameson's 18.
 
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Here's a supermarket bottle I bought recently. Decent stab at a smoky blend. Especially good when it's heavily discounted in the post holiday slump. Good time to pick up a few bottles.

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It is very good... and smoked, peated whisky is pretty much all I drink. Highly recommended for an 'everyday' dram. Nice glass too... btw.
 
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Here's a supermarket bottle I bought recently. Decent stab at a smoky blend. Especially good when it's heavily discounted in the post holiday slump. Good time to pick up a few bottles.

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Smokehead is some killer Ardbeg. I'm friends with the US importer and they love mixing it with Coke. "Smoke n Coke".

I personally prefer Ardbeg 10yr, but this can sometimes be found for half the price..
 
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Another supermarket purchase. Always liked the Jura range.

When I was living in Chicago, there was a downtown 7-11 that would carry the 10 year for $23, an obvious pricing error. Needless to say, I went through their whole stock. Good juice and makes a killer Blood and Sand.
 
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Smokehead is some killer Ardbeg. I'm friends with the US importer and they love mixing it with Coke. "Smoke n Coke".
A whisky festival I was at a few years ago also had a pop-up cocktail bar, probably to the horror of some there. I tried a few, but the best was Lagavuilin 16 and coke (there were a couple of other ingredients, but I can't remember).

What's a blood and sand?
 
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What's a blood and sand?
It's a scotch cocktail that is somewhat Manhattan like. My favorite recipe is:

1.5 oz peated scotch
.75 oz Cocchi Torino (sweet vermouth)
.5 oz fresh squeezed orange juice
.25 oz Cherry Heering (cherry cordial)

Shake vigourly, strain, serve up, express lemon oil, discard peel

Named for the color, appearing as if blood was poured through sand.
 
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Currently on the hunt for some Weller 12 but can't find it locally. Hate having to deal with the secondary market, but it is what it is.
 
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Currently on the hunt for some Weller 12 but can't find it locally. Hate having to deal with the secondary market, but it is what it is.
Bourbon limited annual releases and secondary market price-gouging really turned me off, and while I also dislike Scotch secondary market, at least one can still buy numerous delicious, well-aged Scotch without resorting to secondary market.

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My buddy came to my place and was excited to share with me this:

A Midwinter Night's Dram; Act 7, Scene 6.

He was so tremendously excited to have this drink with me. I'm a single malt kinda guy, don't drink rye all that often. I caught hints of cinnamon, dark fruit (probably cherry), and there was an air of anise (?) that lingered in the nose after about 10-15 seconds. Overall, I think it was "nice", but I may not have been in the right state of mind to truly enjoy it as much as my friend does. I'm glad I got to try it, but I wasn't getting the robustness that I was hoping for. It was fun to have a unique drink with a friend, that was the best part. Overall, it's "good", but again, I may have not prepared my palette enough before sipping to give it the full measure of attention it deserves.
 
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Have a treat coming, The Balvenie Tun 1509 Batch #5. Photo and thoughts to come
 
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