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Old 01-15-2017, 06:52 PM   #1281
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How much is the 18 and is the founders out all the time or only sometimes?

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How much is the 18 and is the founders out all the time or only sometimes?
The founders is only limited release and it differs every time they put one out if I am not mistaken. The 18 is usually around $100, usually a little less, I wouldn't pay more than $100 for it.

I honestly think there is a big difference between even the 15 and the 18, the 21 is pretty awesome.
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Old 01-15-2017, 06:59 PM   #1283
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The founders is only limited release and it differs every time they put one out if I am not mistaken. The 18 is usually around $100, usually a little less, I wouldn't pay more than $100 for it.
I'm not into it enough to drop that much on a bottle yet...working on it though. What are your thoughts on Balvenie and Glenfiddich in comparison to Glenlivet? I need more rookie level scotches for now.
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:09 PM   #1284
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I'm not into it enough to drop that much on a bottle yet...working on it though. What are your thoughts on Balvenie and Glenfiddich in comparison to Glenlivet? I need more rookie level scotches for now.
They are all on the same level if you ask me, a really good, decently priced scotch is Oban 14, usually about $60.

One of my favorite really cheap scotches is Sheep Dip, its a blend but it is only about $35 a bottle, that stuff on the rocks with a little orange rind squeezed in it is awesome, I found out the hard way though too much of it = a pretty bad hangover.
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Agree with the above. Also, if you're not too far from a Duty Free, Macallan has a select oak that's a Duty Free exclusive. It's lower end, but my buddies swear by it, and prefer it over the more expensive stuff.

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Old 01-17-2017, 10:11 AM   #1286
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Give the balvenie 17 carribean cask a try very tasty.

Also Talisker makes some great drinks, along with Higland park,
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**** him, but he's been good for my portfolio.

And the Lagavulin is great but not much different from the 16.
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Very true
Just a bit more expensive. But flavor is similar
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Very true
Just a bit more expensive. But flavor is similar
Yeah the distillers edition is $95 at my liquor store, the 16 is $65, I'm not complaining about those prices, especially at the rate I go through this stuff.
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Yeah the distillers edition is $95 at my liquor store, the 16 is $65, I'm not complaining about those prices, especially at the rate I go through this stuff.
True. I have been drinking a lot of jw green and monkey shoulder. Since it is cheap and smooth.

Tonight is all about bushmills and green spot irish whiskey
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True. I have been drinking a lot of jw green and monkey shoulder. Since it is cheap and smooth.

Tonight is all about bushmills and green spot irish whiskey
Yeah I had some blue label the other night, needed to put it away though or I would go through the bottle in a couple nights. Glad my favorites (Lagavulin and Laphroaigh) aren't that expensive.
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Give the balvenie 17 carribean cask a try very tasty.

Also Talisker makes some great drinks, along with Higland park,
You mean 14 not 17, idiot

Talisker is great... same with Ardbeg

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Fake news lol taking pics at your local steakhouse doesn't count, post a vid of you opening and pouring a drink

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Yeah the distillers edition is $95 at my liquor store, the 16 is $65, I'm not complaining about those prices, especially at the rate I go through this stuff.
$65 is a great deal for the 16... definitely one of my favorite scotches when the weather is on the colder side.

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True. I have been drinking a lot of jw green and monkey shoulder. Since it is cheap and smooth.

Tonight is all about bushmills and green spot irish whiskey
I know you've been a big fan of Johnny Green for a while. Can't blame ya, its easily their best bang for your buck. Its like a baby blue for 1/4 the price. Anyways, I haven't had it in a while. Have you noticed a difference between the older original Green and the new one they came out with? They did away with Green for a year or two and since then I really haven't had it a lot...

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Yeah I had some blue label the other night, needed to put it away though or I would go through the bottle in a couple nights. Glad my favorites (Lagavulin and Laphroaigh) aren't that expensive.
Add Talisker and Arbeg to your list of favorites. Laphroaigh 10 is really good but I think Talisker and Arbeg it a tad smoother
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Add Talisker and Arbeg to your list of favorites. Laphroaigh 10 is really good but I think Talisker and Arbeg it a tad smoother
Big fan of the whole Ardbeg line, just recently finished a bottle of the 10, don't have any of their others in my collection right now but I have had a few, will have to check out Talisker
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Yes 14 not 17. We all know i can't type.
Green tastes the same.

I am saving the 30 year for my wedding anniversary. I will post another pic to prove no fake news. Maybe i will put in my b hole .
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I think i've mentioned this before however its worthy of another reminder. Not a very popular scotch, i've only seen it twice. It my #1 scotch to drink. Very well balanced, peaty but not too much. Has a very slight nutty sweetness but not too sweet (cough cough Glenlevit 12.) I'm not too familiar with their line. I'm seeing bottles now in the $125 range but when I was first introduced to it several years ago, the bottles I was finding were more in the low $200 range.

Regardless of whatever bottle it is, try it and report back immediately
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Yes 14 not 17. We all know i can't type.
Green tastes the same.

I am saving the 30 year for my wedding anniversary. I will post another pic to prove no fake news. Maybe i will put in my b hole .
This is what i was really hoping for, golf clap
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Islay / Lag fans should give this a try, a very nice surprise!
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"As for why Lagavulin chose to create a new expression that’s half the age of its bestselling whisky, it all boils down to an Englishman named Alfred Barnard—the Victorian-era whisky writer and historian, who had tasted an eight-year-old Lagavulin in the late 1880s and deemed it to be “held in high repute” and “exceptionally fine.”

“We wanted to produce a whisky that tasted great—and something that was at an affordable price for a special bottling," explains Dr. Nick Morgan, a spokesman for Lagavulin's parent company, Diageo. "So when we fell upon Barnard’s tale of tasting an eight–year-old Lagavulin, everything fell into place." Morgan continues, "The challenge was to find the casks that would deliver against the promise. And we believe to have done that. But to be clear, it's not a recreation of what Barnard tasted, which would be impossible to credibly do; it's really a homage.”

So Lagavulin looked at its options—based on historical research, materials in its substantial archive, and the range of liquids available. And the result is worthy of the Lagavulin name, although less serious whisky drinkers may question its young age statement. But that shouldn’t be an issue, says Morgan. “The obsession with age statements and older whiskies is really a product of the late twentieth century. And we should remember that the majority of Scotch that's consumed around the world today doesn't carry an age statement. The fact of the matter is—as Lagavulin 8 Year Old demonstrates very clearly—is that older isn't better. It's simply different."

“In my experience, if you select your casks carefully, you can find many wonderful whiskies aged six, eight, or ten years that have very specific tastes and flavors that are lost with excessive aging—because the wood character begins to dominate.” Morgan says, “Age has become a lazy way of defining quality and price. And that's demonstrably not how it should be.”
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I need to find the Lagavulin 8 around me. Finally picked up the distillers edition (see above) now I need to find the 8.
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