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Oban, Macallan, Tormore, Lagavulin, Laphroaig, Bruichladdich, Aberlour, Ardbeg, Talisker.

Never, never, never Glenfiddich!

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you left out some pretty good Japanese brands

andytrader wrote:
you left out some pretty good Japanese brands

They’ve some good single malt whiskies, but they’re not Scotch (which has to come from Scotland).

I used to work with an engineer at Mitsubishi Nuclear Energy Systems (MNES) in Charlotte, NC whose name was Yamazaki-san.  When MNES sent him back to Kobe, I organized a going-away party for him, and we bought him a bottle of Yamazaki 18-year-old single-malt whisky.  I’ve tried the 12-year-old and enjoyed it; I can imagine that the 18-year-old is far better.

My surname is Campbell; I (as of about three years ago) like Scotch.  (But not, as you’ve deduced, Glenfiddich.)

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you forgot Bowmore, best whisky around

RIP Bchad

gringo_bob wrote:
you forgot Bowmore, best whisky around

I shall have to give it a try.

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Few things in life are better than Macallan 18.

mdsds wrote:
Few things in life are better than Macallan 18.

Macallan 25 qualifies.

I’d assume that Macallan 50 would qualify as well.  I cannot testify first-hand, however; alas.

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I’m a Macallan man myself. Oldest I’ve had is the 30. Haven’t quite had the urge to buy a bottle yet (cheapest around me is $1100), but I had a glass at the Borgata in AC for $150. -Side note: Borgata has (or had at the time) the largest Macallan collection outside Scotland. They had multiple pours above $2000 a glass. Doubt I’d ever have the stones to do it.

My brother-in-law swears by Auchentoshan, he gave me a bottle but I haven’t cracket it yet.

S2000magician wrote:

Macallan 25 qualifies.

I’d assume that Macallan 50 would qualify as well.  I cannot testify first-hand, however; alas.

I should have qualified my statement. Few things in life that are legal and within the confines of a healthy marriage are better than Macallan 18. Macallan 25 is definitely one of them.

Macallan 25: $769.99.

Macallan 50: £30,000

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If I pass I will get Magician a bottle

andytrader wrote:
If I pass I will get Magician a bottle

OK, I have Andy down for one bottle of Macallan 50.

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How is the Suntory line?

kikentai wrote:
How is the Suntory line?

Suntory owns Yamazaki, Hakushu, and Hibiki.

I’ve had Yamazaki 12-year and enjoyed it.  I’ll happily give you my opinion on the 18-year and the 25-year; send me a bottle of each and I’ll get back to you.

I’ve never had Hakushu, so you’ll need to send me a bottle each of the 12-year, 18-year, and 25-year.

I’ve also never had Hibiki (which is blended; Yamazaki and Hakushu are each single-malt): I’ll make room for you to send me bottles of the 12-year, 17-year, 21-year, and 30-year.

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auchentoshan is nice.  I prefer Oban, talisker, ardbeg or laphroiag myself. Regardless, lots of good scotches.

Lagavulin is nice too. For newbies a good mild one would be Dalwhinnie 15 …

On US521 just South of Charlotte, NC, about ¼ mile South of the NC/SC border is a liquor store that every month or so has a whisky (or whiskey) tasting.  It was there that I first encountered Aberlour A’bunadh, a fabulous, cask-strength (~120 proof) single-malt.  I got a bottle of Dalwhinnie 15 there as well.  It’s a nice, smooth single-malt, but I’m partial to peatier Scotches (hence: Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Bruichladdich, Talisker).

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Since we’re on the topic of giving thanks, I would very much like to send you a Thank You card S2000 for all the help you provided to the L2 candidates this year…. alternatively i can make a small donation to a charity of your choice :) I need to keep the karma train flowing!

Damn magician you know your whiskeys. Other than my fortunate blue label experiences I’m strictly a makers and Jamison connoisseur. Looks like I need to broaden my horizons, or my wallet

I am completely addicted to Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Wonderfully mellow, but still retaining the distinctive peaty/smoky flavour of Laphroaig. I actually have some in my desk. Probably pretty close to violating one of the Standards.

jwn566 wrote:
Damn magician you know your whiskeys.

Or, in this case, whiskies.

wink

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henners wrote:
I am completely addicted to Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Wonderfully mellow, but still retaining the distinctive peaty/smoky flavour of Laphroaig. I actually have some in my desk. Probably pretty close to violating one of the Standards.

Depends: bottle, or puddle?

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Norest wrote:
Since we’re on the topic of giving thanks, I would very much like to send you a Thank You card S2000 for all the help you provided to the L2 candidates this year…. alternatively i can make a small donation to a charity of your choice :) I need to keep the karma train flowing!

I appreciate it!

A few candidates here have unearthed me on LinkedIn; it’s not difficult.

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I’ve been holding myself back but I have to say it:

whisky = scoth whisky, only if it is produced in scotland can it be correctly referred to as whisky (plural whiskies)

whiskey = every other type from around the world. 

The Japanese, Aussies and whoever else refer to their varieties as whisky but the correct name for it is pishwater  

RIP Bchad

Three years ago my wife and I went on a horse drive in Northeastern Idaho.  Amongst our companions were two women from Aberdeen (Scotland), celebrating their 40th birthdays.

They brought along a bottle of Tormore, which was wonderful.  It’s a Speyside single-malt (similar to Macallan in that respect).

For 2½ years I hunted for a bottle everywhere I went.  They didn’t export it to the US, and, as far as I could tell, didn’t export it anywhere.

Last December I found it at BevMo: they finally started to export it.  There’s a bottle – now about half-filled – in my liquor cabinet.

According to these ladies, Glenfiddich is swill.  I agree.

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Interestingly, although this thread was intended for cleverCFA, he hasn’t put in an appearance.

He must still be celebrating.

Pity: at least part of the purpose of this thread was to assist him in that endeavor.

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A puddle of whisky would just be so awesome.  But alas, just an open, mostly consumed bottle.

Talisker 10 probably has one of the best Quality/price ratios for whiskies … anything from Islay goes for me. In the spring of 2009 a friend and I sat in a bar in a hotel in Boston and had the last 2 shots from a bottle of Jameson 18 (yes, yes, I KNOW it’s an Irish whisky rather than a scotch) - it had a wonderful peach undercurrent that I have been lusting for ever since, but have sadly not been able to rediscover :(

Why not Glenfiddich?  I bought a handle of Glenfiddich 12 about a hour after the test ended in my $250 liquor store binge after a couple drinks by the test center.  I like it fine. 

Have y’all tried Ardbeg Uigeadail?

It has almost a cinnamon finish; very tasty.

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jro4 wrote:
Why not Glenfiddich?  I bought a handle of Glenfiddich 12 about a hour after the test ended in my $250 liquor store binge after a couple drinks by the test center.  I like it fine.

You and many others, judging by the fact that they still distill and sell it.

I simply dislike it.

Life’s way, way too short to drink whisky you dislike.

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