Got a favorite scotch? Name your poison

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  1. George Papadopolis

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    :lol3 I wasnt fond of it so I gave one my dinner guests who liked it the bottle on XMas eve...and a proper Glencairn glass to go with it.
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  2. worgoose

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    Not saying it's my favorite but the O'ban 15 I am drinking right now is pretty good.
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  3. mylovelyhorse

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    22 year old Royal Brackla.

    Wowser.

    Cheers

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  4. mac inger

    mac inger Been here awhile

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  5. mjs1951ok

    mjs1951ok n00b

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    Highland Park.
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  6. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    It's not scotch, but close enough. Buffalo Trace Bourbon Cream, only available in Kentucky. Add to root beer, very yummy.
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  7. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    Oh man. I guess this is as good a place to brag as any. I was whining to my wife about drinking all my good stuff. "I need to start collecting. Then, I'll have a choice, and won't drink a whole bottle of XXXXX..." That was a hint for something nice for Christmas.

    I was expecting a bottle of something nice. I got 6.

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    This Blackadder is really something special. It'll only get doled out to guests that are worthy
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    Currently, drinking a Bowmore a friend gave as a gift. Quite nice!
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  8. 68deluxe

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    Current bottle is Oban Special distillers, previous was Oban 14. A few years ago for Xmas the wife got me some Balvenie 21, this year she gave me a total wine $200 card. Been racking my little brain trying to decide on what to get. Might get the Balvenie Tun 1401 next month when it comes in.

    http://www.totalwine.com/eng/product/balvenie-tun-1401/119040750
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  9. 68deluxe

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    How do you ff's drink your scotch? Drinking it straight was too overpowering so I used to drop in a few ice cubes, I know I am a heathen and going to hell. I just watched Ralfy's video about adding a dash of water. WOW. What a game changer as it keeps the alcohol from numbing your taste buds and really allows you to taste the stuff.
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  10. VTvfr

    VTvfr Been here awhile

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    This :evil
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  11. ghostryder

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    Ill usually drop one small cube in it, or just a bit of water. I know some people would jump up and down at the ice idea but it seems to work for me. I always laugh when I see people order a glass of decent scotch....on the rocks....or as someone once said....a scotch snow cone:rofl
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  12. GSlite

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    :clap :freaky
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  13. 68deluxe

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    Are you sure it is not 14 or 18?
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  14. StriderTB

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    Here's the current state of my scotch cabinet.

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    My favorite has to be the Lagavulin 12 year 2009 limited edition cask strength. This one is my second, and I have a third stored in the back of the cabinet that will remain untouched for a while.

    Also, the small bottle on the right is an American single malt from a distiller on Long Island called Pine Barrens. They're doing some pretty interesting stuff that compares well with what Scotland is putting out.
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  15. 68deluxe

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    I just got a bottle of Highland Park 18, unbelievably smooth.

    From AllThingsWhiskey.com:

    Score: 91.5/100



    There is a reason this one sits in so many ‘Top 5′ or ‘Top 10′ lists. This is unmistakably Highland Park and uncontestably smooth and sophisticated. If you weren’t a believer based on Highland Park’s younger vintages, I dare you to not be moved by this one. If ever there were a gateway malt, this would be it.

    Age in whisky in a contentious subject. And well it should be. Too many years in a ‘live’ cask can easily lead to the oak dominating the whisky. Conversely, the natural mellowing that occurs can round out jagged edges as if the cask were a rock tumbler working a precious stone. There is a fine line here, and this line is the one we expect the distiller to walk.

    Though 18 years is much like the bare threshold of maturity in Western thought, it is already approaching old age when it comes to whisky. The finished product becomes much more delicate at this point. Highland Park has time and again flaunted its rich and beautifully aged whiskies in the face of this idiom. The 25 year old is gorgeous. The 30 year old is awe-inspiring.

    And the 18? Quite simply one of the best standard expressions on the market. It is unconventional in how its stark simplicity is actually a deep complexity. Spend some time wrapping your head around that one, but do so with a glass of this in hand.

    The senses, both nose and taste, are seduced with creamy honey and rich peat smoke, before being led into the depths of this whisky. Dusty, spicy vanilla…mild cigar…rich sweet butter…a bouquet of soft fruit and barely seen floral notes. I even get a tiny hint of dill somewhere. Quirky and unique. The delivery is unbelievably smooth and calculated. Rich wood smoke teases, then mellows out with sweet caramel notes (and yes…this is a good thing).

    What I wouldn’t give to have this at cask strength. Stunning and majestic.
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  16. kawalaser

    kawalaser Hip to be square

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    Bowmore lately
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  17. Squelch

    Squelch Everyday People

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    I'm new to this whole Scotch thing. I went to a whiskey party at a friend's house last year, and loved the Laphroaig I drank there. I bought a bottle of that Connemara Irish Whiskey (the one that anotherguy posted) last fall, and it was mighty tasty. I just picked up a bottle of Bowmore 12 and opened it tonight. It has such a good flavor and the warmth is soothing in a way... I think this could be a habit.
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  18. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    sipping on a Talisker Distillers Edition right now. Quite a bit different than the normal 10 year, which I love. Smoother. Sweeter. More well rounded. A touch of water really smooths it out. recommended:freaky
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  19. levain

    levain STILL Jim Williams

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    oooohhhh. I see Uigeadail in there. Amazing that one. What is your thoughts on Galileo? I've got a bottle. I like it, but reviews are hit or miss.
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  20. GSlite

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    Highland Park 18 for my bday last night. Wow!


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