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Help me buy scotch!

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by stephenthesuave, Sep 29, 2012.

  1. stephenthesuave

    stephenthesuave

    233
    Jun 27, 2011
    Due to my impending return to the states, I've decided to treat myself to some top shelf booze. I've never had a 15 yo single malt, so I am leaning that direction.

    I have limited scotch experience even though I do enjoy it. I've really enjoyed Glenfiddich 12 and Macallan 12, and didn't care much for Glenlivet 12.

    Whatever the hogs decide is what I will treat myself with (assuming I can find/afford it).

    What says you, scotch-chugging hogs?

    P.s. if Jerry chimes in, his vote counts twice... At least.
     
  2. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Johnny Walker Blue label......go ahead and close the thread now, its all you need :D
     
  3. Béma

    Béma Gold Member Gold Member

    472
    Dec 24, 2011
    If you like a little peat try lagavulin 16yo or ardbeg ten..
    if not.. perhaps glenmorangie or an older Macallan, if you liked the young one.
     
  4. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Oban is a pretty good one also.......

    First I thought this was a thread asking someone to buy you liquor .....like back in the day paying a bum to go get a bottle of mad dog.
     
  5. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Shoulder tappin, now that brings me back to some good memories [​IMG]
     
  6. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    I will second the Lagavulin. It is very good, great price as well.
     
  7. Lennox

    Lennox

    Aug 16, 2012
    I agree with Bema but if you want it really peaty you should try the Ardbeg 10 or the Ardbeg Uigeadail .... in adddition to the Glenmorangie and the older Macallan that Bema mentioned there is one more that that has lots of carater and great cask taste but with less peat and it is is the Bruichladdich 16..

    Check out........... www.ardbeg.com
     
  8. pmew

    pmew Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 2, 2011
    The laddie ten from Bruichladdich is superb and relatively unknown, also if you really want to treat yourself and impress...Abhainn Dearg just this year released their first Malt. They're a new distillery from Uig, Outer Hebrides and it is quite remarkable, if you can get hold of it. It's not old mind (a malt has to be matured for three years before it can be called a malt) but its good.
    Also, Penderyn in Wales (not scotch, of course) is making brilliant whiskey that has been winning all sorts of awards.
     
  9. Pokey1

    Pokey1

    Feb 6, 2011
    I'm with you on this one! Johnny Walker Blue Label is amazing :thumbup: That is, when I can sneak a sip from Jerry's bottle! It is usually sitting on his desk, and he is passed out by two in the afternoon :D That is when I sneak in for the kill ;)
     
  10. Aias

    Aias

    Aug 1, 2012
    JW Blue is very good, but I find it too light and sweet; Laphroiag and Lagavulin are my favorites after much drinking of mayn, many types... My "go to" was Glenlivit 18 for a long time, then the Nadura-very strong-but again, sweet. Oban, was a nice change for a while, but once I got familiar with the Islay scotches, I stayed a with them. Coupled with the right cigar, and the right company of course (after a serious bbq), your homecoming will be a memorable event. Welcome back...
     
  11. 1066vik

    1066vik Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 28, 2009
    another vote for Lavagulin or Laphroaig 16 -- but only if you like a lot of smoke. (I do)
    Balvenie or Glenrothes are both good for lighter single malts.
    Oban and Scapa 16 are good, so is Talisker.
     
  12. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Solid plan, but like anything....pics or it didnt happen :p :D

    Next time the boss passes out take his decanter and pour it into your own bottle. Then lay it over and create the scene of a bottle that was knocked over in a drunkin rage. If he is drinking enough to pass out, he wont be the wiser ;) and that would make a great addition to your weekend plans [​IMG]
     
  13. JohnM

    JohnM

    599
    Oct 22, 2005
    Laguvalin is excellent but not for the faint of heart -- peaty.

    Balvenie Doublewood is the (my) best price performer -- great balance, reasonable price.

    Talisker is a nice one -- sort of peaty but with sweetness and 'complexity' (uhhgg, hate the term). If you like the idea of peat but don't want too much.

    Glenmorangie and Macallan -- both nice, sweet, not heavy

    Jameson -- great, Irish whiskey change of pace!
     
  14. Rasmus80

    Rasmus80

    336
    Sep 21, 2011
    I would go peaty!

    And for me, Ardbeg 10 year old is the way to go!
     
  15. stephenthesuave

    stephenthesuave

    233
    Jun 27, 2011
    I think I may go with the macallan 15 or 18 the local packy has it when I swing by tomorrow.

    Thanks for all the advice. And for teaching me that people actually drink JW blue. I've only seen people who buy it to show it off then act like you're crazy to suggest drinking it.
     
  16. rockgolfer

    rockgolfer Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Years ago a buddy of mine got married. 10 of us went in and payed for a penthouse sweet in Reno, we also put in and got him a bottle of Blue label. He opened it and poured a shot for everyone. I did not get a chance to see him again after the wedding till New years eve. I was talking with him and asked how the rest of that bottle was treating him. He said it was great, used it in a batch of egg nog :barf: I wanted to punch him. I never gift scotch anymore unless I know they will appreciate it.

     
  17. Gravelface

    Gravelface Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 8, 2005
    Some would say shooting JWB isnt appreciation either.....





     
  18. stephenthesuave

    stephenthesuave

    233
    Jun 27, 2011
    Stopped by one place today and they didn't have much, but I picked up the 15 yo Glenfiddich since I liked the 12. They had the Macallan 18, but its a bit out of my depth, price wise.

    That better have been a hell of a good batch of egg nog!
     
  19. Mulder

    Mulder Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 13, 2005
    Give me a call and I'll help you finish that bottle so you can try something else.
    No, I've got a couple open bottle's of scotch that you can help me work on.
    I really like Glenfarcles, Edradour, & Macallan.

    dave 306-3788
     
  20. stephenthesuave

    stephenthesuave

    233
    Jun 27, 2011
    Dave,

    Be careful drinking with me, I can't be held responsible if I try to steal your SHBA!

    I'll call you when things settle down a bit on my end. Thanks for the offer.
     

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