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Busses and Whisky

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Currawong, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Dr. Lecter

    Dr. Lecter Gold Member Gold Member

    349
    Nov 17, 2009
    I tried the 30 neat a few time at Club Macanudo back when I lived in NYC, and each time I found it too smooth for a Laphroaig, especially when drinking it with a cigar or three. I guess I just prefer a peatier, harsher taste in my Islays...probably why I like the Corry neat so much :)
     
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  2. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    My wife makes me warn her when I drink Corryvreckan. Once when we were out to dinner, she said she couldn't even taste her wine because it was overpowered by how pungent the ardbeg was. lol
     
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  3. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    So I have to ask, you didn't mention the Octomore. It's not something I'd spend the money on unless I was able to try it and did a backflip then maybe I might drop the coin on it~ I've heard the only thing close it Peat Monster but then again, I'm not into that deep yet. I am intrigued to collect the Isla's from each distillery just for fun but limited to say the Port Charlotte.
    What say ye'all on a recc from Bowmore?
     
  4. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Best Bowmore ever. I posted this a few pages back. You must have missed it.

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  5. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    In the grand scheme of things peat monster isn't much, it's just ok. There are more than a dozen better peated scotches. Octomore is in a league of it's own. Ardbeg, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, port charlotte are all typically 40-45 ppm of peat. Octomore starts around 160 ppm if that gives you any indication.
     
  6. drift draft

    drift draft Platinum Member Platinum Member

    May 12, 2007
    Going back out to look for some now. Sure I’d love it. I heart monday drinking. I bet there’s some left.
     
  7. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Glad you are all having fun with your whiskey but for me it is way more fun to play with knives while drinking a good tequila.

    Garth
     
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  8. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Nothing wrong with spreading your wings a little G~ I'm in total agreement with ya, Tequila is my thing too but I've found my bottles lasting a little longer adding some variety :D And that glass of Ardbeg Ten I just finished off sure was yumm! tasted like the smoke my neighbor was just making burning some sht :p
     
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  9. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    You haven't reached that level of enlightenment yet.:D
     
  10. sixplymaple

    sixplymaple Basic Member Basic Member

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    Aug 3, 2018
  11. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Whisky colored blades, nice combo with mac 15 :thumbsup:
     
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  12. MadMarkie

    MadMarkie Gold Member Gold Member

    163
    Oct 8, 2013
    I don't know.... some of these Agave spirits are really complex and wonderful! This one has mesquite smoke (almost like a Mexican Laphroiag) over juicy agave with subtle mineral/earth hints... spectacular!
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  13. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    True. I, somehow, don't think he meant quality tequila, lol.
     
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  14. JACKMANDU

    JACKMANDU Gold Member Gold Member

    471
    Feb 10, 2019
    Cool color combo!
     

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  15. Atom242

    Atom242

    187
    Jun 18, 2013

    I have a 2002, 2005, and 2009 George T Stagg. It is/was some good stuff.
     
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  16. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    No doubt. A buddy of mine has a bottle so I have tried it. Good stuff.
     
  17. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Cracked open a new Speyside, Glenlivet 15 french oak. I have to say, on the nose there's some interesting stuff that really stands out to m! I have to say for the first time I smell sweetness, fruit or sugary something, no idea what. It's quite lively! I thought the color was interesting but after further study I find caramel coloring added :( ` that's just sad~ there's no need for that man..... and bottled at 40% is kind of a drag too` I was getting used to the high horsepower of those Ardbegs ;) For a snatch out of the blue for no particular reason, I like :D
     
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  18. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    Leonardo you are really getting into whisky :thumbsup:. It must be eating into your INFI budget :eek::D:D
     
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  19. MadMarkie

    MadMarkie Gold Member Gold Member

    163
    Oct 8, 2013
    That e150 caramel coloring can result in some funny flavors.... the GoT Lagavulin 9 has hints of wet cardboard on my palate, and is noticeably darker than the 8 year in a side-by-side. It can also result in fruity or diacetyl (butterscotch) so not always bad, but the Lagavulin 8 wins for me, and is cheaper too!

    Once you start to figure out your tastes, there are numerous reviews that can keep you on track, and are well worth a little research. But then again, your "snatch out of the blue" seems to have worked well too! :thumbsup:
     
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  20. MadMarkie

    MadMarkie Gold Member Gold Member

    163
    Oct 8, 2013
    My new favorite smoky peaty thang.... thanks to Cobalt for the recommendation! It ended up being a fun hunt, and naturally pairs with my favorite ASHy thang....

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    I'm going to have "peat smoke flash-backs" tomorrow.... this stuff is spectacular! Longest finish ever, with nonlinear complexity, on the longest day of the year :D
     
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