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    Talisker is nice.. Not great imo, but nice...

    I finally finished a bottle of Lagavulin Double-Matured I originally opened at Christmas...2016! I'm just not drinking much scotch. I also have about half a bottle of Dalmore 12 that I opened at least a year ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    Talisker is nice.. Not great imo, but nice...

    I finally finished a bottle of Lagavulin Double-Matured I originally opened at Christmas...2016! I'm just not drinking much scotch. I also have about half a bottle of Dalmore 12 that I opened at least a year ago.
    The Talisker I bought is 'Distillers Edition' It's delicious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    I also have about half a bottle of Dalmore 12 that I opened at least a year ago.

    Interested to know what you think of that, given your very different affinities towards the Western Isles peated malts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    So I thought the Port Charlotte was just ok. Probably won't get it again. Next up is Talisker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    Interested to know what you think of that, given your very different affinities towards the Western Isles peated malts.
    I bought it as a stark contrast to the peaty stuff. I wanted something with more fruity notes and slight wood finish. It's a very nice whisky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    I wanted something with more fruity notes and slight wood finish.
    You could lick some jelly off the kitchen table.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    I bought it as a stark contrast to the peaty stuff. I wanted something with more fruity notes and slight wood finish. It's a very nice whisky.
    You've got an idea of my type of single malt.

    Unfortunately, Dalmore is among the more expensive brands in Europe (roughly 50% more expensive than Aberlour)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
    You've got an idea of my type of single malt.

    Unfortunately, Dalmore is among the more expensive brands in Europe (roughly 50% more expensive than Aberlour)


    Here in Canada all scotch is expensive. I believe this bottle was around 85.00. I can't remember as it's been that long.
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    Just heard that Johnnie Walker is putting a female logo (Jane Walker) on some special edition bottles. LOL. Next will be Captain Morgana, a female turkey on bottles of Wild Turkey, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    Just heard that Johnnie Walker is putting a female logo (Jane Walker) on some special edition bottles. LOL. Next will be Captain Morgana, a female turkey on bottles of Wild Turkey, etc.
    Well, why not?

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    No reason not to, I guess. It just seems like an obvious attempt to get women to buy more whiskey. But I guess if they came out with Benny Crocker it’d be about the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    Talisker is nice.. Not great imo, but nice...
    Yeah, I prefer Ardbeg and Lagavulin to Talisker, especially if we're talking peat/smoke. But Talisker is produced on the magic winged isle of Skye!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisoned Youth View Post
    Outrageous. I turn my back to you, sir.
    it wasn't bad, but I definitely like Laphroig better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Yeah, I prefer Ardbeg and Lagavulin to Talisker, especially if we're talking peat/smoke. But Talisker is produced on the magic winged isle of Skye!
    Have you tried 'Distillers Edition'? I'm tackling this one now and it's pretty damn good! At least to me it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Have you tried 'Distillers Edition'? I'm tackling this one now and it's pretty damn good! At least to me it is.
    I'm thinking I did once, but I really don't recall anything specific about it. I am much more familiar with the regular Talisker, and I totally dig it, but not a top 5 dram for me. Ardbeg 10, Uigeadail, and Lagavulin 16 are though.

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    Found a bottle of Balvenie Caribbean Cask today at the local. I love this one!

    ...also enjoyed a shot of Sotol earlier, not whisky so off topic, but an interesting Mexican spirit, similar to tequila, but not an agave based drink.

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    may I ask how much that Glenmorangie 25 dram set you back for at that Tandoori place?
    I don't recall exactly, but I believe it was around $35 for a single glass that had maybe two fingers...
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    I don't recall exactly, but I believe it was around $35 for a single glass that had maybe two fingers...
    Update - both my kids recall the glass costing $80 and that we got a free desert because of it. $80? Can that be right? Perhaps I mentally blocked it off as a traumatic experience...

    Also for Valentines Day the wife brought me a Glenmorangie 18 and a Glenfiddich 18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    Update - both my kids recall the glass costing $80 and that we got a free desert because of it. $80? Can that be right? Perhaps I mentally blocked it off as a traumatic experience...

    Also for Valentines Day the wife brought me a Glenmorangie 18 and a Glenfiddich 18.
    35 or 80, I won't spend that much, unless I hit the lottery jackpot, even with the four desert included

    Morangie 18, I've yet to taste, but Fiddich 18, I have, because there was special boxsets with smaller bottles (almost veils) of the 12, 15 and 18Y)

    Some wife, you got there.

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    I've made a partial reassort of my two private bars: (new acquisitions in bold, in italic, only small quantity left)

    Brussels:
    - 12Y Dalmore (thanks to Yves)
    - Three Woods Auchetoshan
    - Morangie Baccalta
    - Aberlour 18Y
    - Morangie 12y Nectar D'Or

    North Holland:
    - Highland Park 10Y Viking Scar (well only a fifth of the bottle inside a flask, because the buddy chose to keep the bottle I had tentatively chosen for him)
    - Aberlour Ab'dunnah
    - Fryske Hynder (Dutch)
    - Het Anker - Gouden Carolus (Belg)


    I'm looking for a Glengoyne 18y and another Highland or Speyside (yet undertemined) for my Dutch bar, cos I'm low on everyone of the bottles left there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    Also for Valentines Day the wife brought me a Glenmorangie 18 and a Glenfiddich 18.
    She sounds like a keeper for sure.

    Have you had either of those before btw?

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    ^^^

    Not the 18s. I tried the Glenfidditch and my novice opinion is that it's nicely spicy and complex I'd say but not as smooth as I would have thought or hoped. Not worth the $ in my opinion but others who are more knowledgeable will doubtless disagree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddhabreath View Post
    ^^^

    Not the 18s. I tried the Glenfidditch and my novice opinion is that it's nicely spicy and complex I'd say but not as smooth as I would have thought or hoped. Not worth the $ in my opinion but others who are more knowledgeable will doubtless disagree.
    While Glenfiddich is far from "bad", I'm not especially keen on it myself. The taste is usually pretty good, but a little harsh and the finish is not really what I prefer in a scotch. That said, I would never turn it down if it was offered to me; one could do far worse.

    The Glenmorangie on the other hand is one of my favorite 18yrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie87 View Post
    Found a bottle of Balvenie Caribbean Cask today at the local. I love this one!
    Yes - an amazing whisky imo, regardless of price. Possibly Top 10.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggie87 View Post
    Found a bottle of Balvenie Caribbean Cask today at the local. I love this one!
    Interesting...

    What did the Carrib casks hold before? Rhum, I gather?

    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Yes - an amazing whisky imo, regardless of price. Possibly Top 10.
    how much does a flask sert you back?
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    Splurged on this over the weekend....


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