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    Good discussion. I'll weigh in more when I can, but:

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    TCA & NAS...not familiar. I checked my friend Google...Probably not Network Attached Storage, though trichloroacetic acid could be a hit.
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    I guess from context that NAS means not age specific, or no age specified. I never heard TCA before.
    NAS = Non-Age Statement
    TCA = trichloroanisole
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    Anyone tried the Glenfiddich Fire & Cane? It's apparently their only wide-distribution peated expression (what I heard is that their other peated whiskies were only available in duty free shops).

    I got one a couple days ago, and it ain't bad. Pretty different for them.

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    Wife brought me a bottle of Old Pulteney Noss Head on her way back from England. Not bad, clean and sharp pretty straight forward but drinkable.
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    This Laphroig Triple Wood is really, really good you bastards!
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    ^ Sounds like you're gettin' wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    ^ Sounds like you're gettin' wood.
    3 times!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    This Laphroig Triple Wood is really, really good you bastards!
    Yeah it motherfuckin is!

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    Reports are that the Laphroaig Cairdeas 2019 is CASK STRENGTH TRIPLE WOOD!
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    Oh that sounds nice.
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    Got some wood!

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    An $18 Supermarket Whisky Was Just Named World's Best Scotch

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddri...cid=spartandhp

    Thoughts? Anyone try that one?
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    Can't say I've ever heard of Lidl or Queen Margot Scotch. Probably little wonder, as I live near none of their retail locations. Also, I wouldn't consider a blend to be world's best Scotch, unless it won a taste test with all single malts. Possible, as there are some good blends, but unlikely. I question the placement, after the article, of a video ad for an old fashioned, a drink containing no Scotch. I don't question that Queen Margot Scotch is good, but it is unlikely I will ever see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    Can't say I've ever heard of Lidl or Queen Margot Scotch. Probably little wonder, as I live near none of their retail locations. Also, I wouldn't consider a blend to be world's best Scotch, unless it won a taste test with all single malts. Possible, as there are some good blends, but unlikely. I question the placement, after the article, of a video ad for an old fashioned, a drink containing no Scotch. I don't question that Queen Margot Scotch is good, but it is unlikely I will ever see it.
    Lidl is Aldi's closest competition on the hard discount food supermarket (yeah, it's not just about food, but it's their core business) in Continental western Europe, and Lidl about twice as good as Aldi in terms of quality/price - both are German firms, BTW, and have legally limited surface >> in other words they cannot open huge hypermarkets. Both are low-end quality food chainstores, but in recent years, Lidl has done improvements.

    Yet, I still wouldn't even try the Margot blended scotch.
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    Yes, my reaction was one of incredulity that an 8-year old blended scotch could garner such a rating of course. But it it's cheap and good, what the hell.

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    I scanned the story the other day too. Did they say it was the best blended Scotch or simply, best Scotch?

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    Ah now it makes sense - fake whisky news.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartellb View Post
    According to another source it won best blended scotch 12 years and under.

    https://tinyurl.com/y6x948zk
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    Being in the American West, I had not heard of Aidl or Lidl before. The nearest city has a few large liquor supermarkets. Some of them seem to have their own brands of liquor, in addition to the world brands they can stock. I guess there are brands that don't distribute out here. If their sales depend on fake whisky news, I won't miss them.

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    To change the subject slightly, from Scotch to Irish, it's the time of year (St Patrick's Day) when Irish whiskey and stout are sold for lower prices for a week or a month. So I decided to try an Irish whiskey I had never had. The Sexton Single Malt Irish Whiskey.



    Good stuff.

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    Our daughter got married yesterday, and we met the groom's parents for the first time at the city hall where the ceremony was held. They are from Cambridge, England, but originally from Scotland. After the ceremony, at a restaurant for a celebration, we got chatting about whisky. They own a cask at an Islay distillery. It's 6.5 years old now and they visit it once a year and taste how it's coming along. At the 10 year mark, they get to choose from a number of packages, such as paying all the costs and taxes and getting all the bottles (well over 200) with labels or getting some bottles and selling the whisky back to the distiller, etc. All sounds pretty cool. When they go to the distillery, they get to take pictures with their cask (about 200 liters in size), but they have to make an appointment because it's a real job getting the cask down from where it's stored. They brought us some samples from the Islay distilleries. One I'd never heard of, Kilchoman, was very nice. I think I'm going to like these folks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sputnik View Post
    Sounds like my kind of Scotch! I'll crack it open soon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    This Laphroig Triple Wood is really, really good you bastards!
    Like with any Laphroaig I am finding you need to get to the bottom half of the bottle to start truly appreciating it...

    I've really been enjoying The Macallan Triple Wood 12 YO. In a powder blue box. I think ther's a variation that comes in a navy blue box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lopez View Post
    Our daughter got married yesterday, and we met the groom's parents for the first time at the city hall where the ceremony was held. They are from Cambridge, England, but originally from Scotland. After the ceremony, at a restaurant for a celebration, we got chatting about whisky. They own a cask at an Islay distillery. It's 6.5 years old now and they visit it once a year and taste how it's coming along. At the 10 year mark, they get to choose from a number of packages, such as paying all the costs and taxes and getting all the bottles (well over 200) with labels or getting some bottles and selling the whisky back to the distiller, etc. All sounds pretty cool. When they go to the distillery, they get to take pictures with their cask (about 200 liters in size), but they have to make an appointment because it's a real job getting the cask down from where it's stored. They brought us some samples from the Islay distilleries. One I'd never heard of, Kilchoman, was very nice. I think I'm going to like these folks.
    Hey, congrats! Glad to hear that the in-laws seem to be nice folks too.

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    Had an extensive Arran session last night... My buddy is going nuts on it and we tasted all four of his bottle, plus another dram of the neighbouring GlenScotia... Odd thing is that none of them offered anything less than 43%, so we got plastered after we'd sampled them all.

    The standard 14Y was the first off the Arran bottles (I had tasted it before), and I like to think of it as the basic Arran (forget the 10Y, which entry level)
    but the real meat was the two cask bottle editions:

    The Rhum-cask was quite interesting and did have a rhum whiff on the nose, but in the palate, though relatively sweet, there was little traces of it left.
    The Amarone cask edition (that's one of the best Italian grape variety and DOP) is simply awesome (50%) and presented some strong dark chocolate and cherry noses and a light copper robe >> a real star.
    The Sauternes cask finish was also excellent, but maybe we shoud've tasted it before before the Amarone
    the grand finale was the quarter cask The Bothy (53%) and it was pure bliss

    He's planning to buy the Cote Rotie cask edition (50%), and I'm really bloody curious to sink my lips into it.

    Anyways, I had to call a cab to go back home cos I was hammered
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