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Old 02-26-2007, 04:20 AM   #31
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Update: Did not like the Islay, wayyy to smokey for me! (although I did finish the glass!)

Liked the Speyside though, will be getting a bottle of the Balvenie, already found where to order it online!

The blog I read voted Balvenie Best Distillery Tour:
Small and intimate - you see it all on the Balvenie tour. Limited to just a few people - and priced to keep out the tourists, it really is a great tour. You get to see the whole process including a working cooperage. As if that weren't enough, you get a tutored tasting of the entire range. Best of all? No multimedia presentations.



We are going to take a visit to Scotland sometime this year and Id love to visit a distillery. :)

Thank you Clive for the reply!! :)
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Old 03-07-2007, 01:25 PM   #32
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I hear tell

That there's a fella around goes by the handle Bbelly that knows his Scotch, care to weigh in?

Did you try it with that 20year old Rocky Patel?
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Old 03-09-2007, 11:25 AM   #33
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Ok, I just got back from Sainburys and bought my first bottle of Scotch! So exciting! I got the 10 year Balvenie. But my dear friend back home just informed me of proper scotch glasses, which I dont have. Bug.
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Old 03-09-2007, 04:32 PM   #34
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Ok, I just got back from Sainburys and bought my first bottle of Scotch! So exciting! I got the 10 year Balvenie. But my dear friend back home just informed me of proper scotch glasses, which I dont have. Bug.
Don't let that stop ya Miss Kitty. You can get the glasses later. Just open it up and take a "swig"
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:23 PM   #35
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Scotch was never one of my favorite liquors. My mom used to drink it (Johnnie Walker) with milk.

Voda was the main thing that I drank.
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:35 AM   #36
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My bf started the Johnny Walker collection and we finished it off with the Blue Label bottle last year.

We are going to be doing a Chivas collection.

I like Johnny Black as a preferred drink.

Bowmores is alright for a smokey variety lol
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Old 08-02-2007, 07:31 PM   #37
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Haha Sydfan, does the name Actionsquid ring a bell?

I've gotta say Lagavulin is definitely at the top of my list. I love the thickness and smokiness!

Also, if yer on a budget... I think Grant's is pretty fine for a blended at $14!
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Old 08-03-2007, 12:13 AM   #38
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I used to drink and collect single malts till I got disabled and went on ssi
now I am lucky to afford beer (Cheap beer)
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Old 08-03-2007, 03:04 AM   #39
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I used to drink and collect single malts till I got disabled and went on ssi
now I am lucky to afford beer (Cheap beer)
Sorry to hear that...

If you ever crave Scotch, well, Grant's is a blended that's actually pretty enjoyable for sipping, I will say. And it's usually $14.

It's no $50 bottle of single malt, granted, but it's not bad at all- actually quite tasty- and it won't break the bank!
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:15 PM   #40
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How did I not find THIS thread earlier?

Anyway, I drink a fair amount of Scotch, but I've only recently gotten into "collecting" it.

A good friend of mine's family owns and operates the Aberlour Distillery (Yes, one and only). He gets a couple of cases of "family reserve" every year, which is a 50 year old Single Malt that they distribute in unmarked bottles. I get a bottle a year from him and it's just bewitching stuff.

I've got a current bottle open and then another one I got in 2004 that's still sealed (so, I surmise, bottled in '54). I'll be sharing that with my kids 25 or so years from now, methinks.

My favorite "every day" Scotches are Talisker and Oban, although I go through a bottle of Glenlivet 18 every 3-4 months as well.


EDIT: I saw on the first page someone mentioned that they'd had a tough time finding Talisker. It may just be a regional thing, but it's on the bar menu of most nice restaurants in DC and it's available in nearly all decent liquor stores here. When I can't get it in restaurants I tend to order Glenlivet 12 or something more widely available, but most places have my Talisker.
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