Busses and Whisky

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I started down the scotch trail because I wanted that smoke. Before I had scotch though I drank lapsong souchong. So I knew I would like the smokiness of the scotch I purchased. I just didn't know how much I'd like it. I definitely prefer peated scotch to anything else. I enjoy bourbon and the like but I'd prefer to drink peated scotch almost all the time. I have a friend who's first scotch was Ardbeg and it took some convincing for him to try another scotch but he liked it after he realized it was not peated.
 

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I started down the scotch trail because I wanted that smoke. Before I had scotch though I drank lapsong souchong. So I knew I would like the smokiness of the scotch I purchased. I just didn't know how much I'd like it. I definitely prefer peated scotch to anything else. I enjoy bourbon and the like but I'd prefer to drink peated scotch almost all the time. I have a friend who's first scotch was Ardbeg and it took some convincing for him to try another scotch but he liked it after he realized it was not peated.
Lotta truth there about the peat - my first Islay threw me a curve I wasn't expecting that's for sure like getting kicked in the head by a horse. Since then, I always have a smoky peat in the pile because there are times I just want that smoke because there's nothing else like it.
One thing that is strange about me I guess, anything high in corn, it gags me- that's why I was never a whisky drinker but for some reason, I have no issues with malts....maybe that's a bad thing after all? LOL! My sister is a bourbon person, Jim Beam freak actually but I took her on a journey through Scotland and was impressed. Her biggest complaint? She can't find any of the stuff she had while visiting and pisses her off- I told her I'm not surprised, she needs to visit better places HAHA!! It's certainly been a fun adventure the last 18months - but there's always a bottle or two of fine tequila on a moments notice and always will be. but dammit, now I have to go find out what the hell lapsong souchong is LOLOLO!!
 
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Lotta truth there about the peat - my first Islay threw me a curve I wasn't expecting that's for sure like getting kicked in the head by a horse. Since then, I always have a smoky peat in the pile because there are times I just want that smoke because there's nothing else like it.
One thing that is strange about me I guess, anything high in corn, it gags me- that's why I was never a whisky drinker but for some reason, I have no issues with malts....maybe that's a bad thing after all? LOL! My sister is a bourbon person, Jim Beam freak actually but I took her on a journey through Scotland and was impressed. Her biggest complaint? She can't find any of the stuff she had while visiting and pisses her off- I told her I'm not surprised, she needs to visit better places HAHA!! It's certainly been a fun adventure the last 18months - but there's always a bottle or two of fine tequila on a moments notice and always will be. but dammit, now I have to go find out what the hell lapsong souchong is LOLOLO!!

It's a smoked Chinese black tea. I love the stuff. I probably should have clarified.

I'm drinking knob creek 100 proof tonight though. I left my whiskey decision to a friend. So I accepted their choice.
 
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Am I really the only one drinking whiskey tonight?

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Is Proper 12 really considered whiskey? :D It's Dewars right? I've read conflicting views but it could be Conor haters/fans too so I got a bit hesitant. But, I read where he recently cashed out with a big payday so maybe now I'd give it a go .... So I went Irish for the weekend as well with a bottle of Green Spot~ It's good, but it's not Yellow Spot but also half the price so for that, I'll call it a splendid pour! As you can see, was a drinkin kind of weekend LOL!

My wife goes "Why are you sticking that knife in the counter?" I told here I am NOT sticking it in those crappy ass old counter tops, why don't you get new ones? ...she replied "I might just do that! ... COOL! That' means more new Busses! LOLOLOLO!!!

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Is Proper 12 really considered whiskey? :D
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I don't drink much Irish whiskey. It's not bad but it doesn't really stand out. I find in the nose you get a lot of alcohol. I would put it in the same category as Jameson. They get the job done but it's not really what I'm looking for. I tasted a little honey and the finish was sweet. I forgot a still had a bottle of Pogue whiskey. Should have had that instead but it was picked up and not easily gotten at the time. Again I'm not much for Irish whiskey. So take my opinion with a grain of salt or a shot of talisker.
 

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5 pages back? What's happened here? Can't believe this is the same influential group that picked me up and gave me one hell of a ride.
Still the same old picnic table with yet another Busse stabber and not my first bottle of this Glenfiddich 15, but it's been a while since I had one, happened to catch it and Lagavulin16 on sale at the same time~I'm good for the weekend :)

SOB! I just realized looking at this photo the wife moved the grill from "conveniently" next to the sliding door to the other end of the deck ..... it's probably been there a week now and never noticed until this moment....damn her.... now I've got to unlock the wheels, roll it out, pull the cover just to grill....all because she stuck flower pots at the other end.....it's so inefficient for grilling now. Maybe it's just me, but it seems she likes to do things that she knows I hate just so she can giggle to herself knowing how aggravating it is to me. And she wonders why I drink o_O


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Glad to see you've still got that picnic table lol.

It will fall apart eventually from all the stabbing knives into it.
 

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How about a little "Ganza" Custom Shop Elmax? Man, what an impressive little "Thin Mini" slicing beauty! Just love this curvy skinner style of thin slice.

And for A'bunadh fans, grab this batch if you can! It's absolute gem of a batch (#68) and why it is one of my all time favorites.

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Anybody tried the A’bunadh Alba?

I'm intrigued, but I'm not sure I want to spend a hundred bucks to find out if ex-Bourbon barrels work as well as old Sherry casks.
 

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Anybody tried the A’bunadh Alba?

I'm intrigued, but I'm not sure I want to spend a hundred bucks to find out if ex-Bourbon barrels work as well as old Sherry casks.
Funny you bring that up. 2 weeks ago I guy I work with who's a bourbon guy, txt me a photo of a bottle of Alba he was having at a friends. I hadn't heard of it so did a little looking and it described it as "a scotch for bourbon drinkers" as it's straight up bourbon barrel matured. OK, so I told him that and he laughed because both of them were thinking along the same lines. As bourbon guys, they really liked what they were getting from it.
I haven't had the opportunity to snag it but I will when possible. For me, it's going to be hard for anything to compete with ABunadh especially when it's a good batch. I had one that wasn't that great but this #68 resurrected my affections absolute and might even be better than my first experience. My first bottle was #61 and that's when I fell in love with it. Then #63 and I hated it, terrible, not even close to the same thing. But faith is restored!
 
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