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Old 02-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #521
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Not sure if this bourbon whiskey has been mentioned yet, but any reviews on this brand?

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Old 02-24-2013, 12:50 PM   #522
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Ok scotch lovers, behold...

This was given to me by my uncle at my wedding a few months ago. I literally found it going through some of the stuff we got that night (very hectic night so I had no recollection of it at all!).

Cracked it open Saturday night with some friends over. Let me just say that I've tried some pretty good higher-end scotches, but this one for me takes the cake so far. Smooth as could be but still a good deal of bite. Finish has some vanilla and hazelnut. Amazing!

PS, while not a fair comparison, blew the JW BL away...

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Old 02-24-2013, 08:49 PM   #524
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hey all i am having a rehearsal dinner and was looking to pick up some bottles of scotch for my groomsmen to drink at dinner......my friend recommends johnny walker black as it is fairly priced for the amount i would need yet a scotch that everyone likes...can you recommend anything else i could possibly get?? thanks

i picked up a macallan 17, laphroaig 18, and lagavulin 16 as groomsmen gifts...
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:59 PM   #525
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hey all i am having a rehearsal dinner and was looking to pick up some bottles of scotch for my groomsmen to drink at dinner......my friend recommends johnny walker black as it is fairly priced for the amount i would need yet a scotch that everyone likes...can you recommend anything else i could possibly get?? thanks

i picked up a macallan 17, laphroaig 18, and lagavulin 16 as groomsmen gifts...
Glenlivet 12. Taste better. Same price as Jw black. Noob friendly.
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hey all i am having a rehearsal dinner and was looking to pick up some bottles of scotch for my groomsmen to drink at dinner......my friend recommends johnny walker black as it is fairly priced for the amount i would need yet a scotch that everyone likes...can you recommend anything else i could possibly get?? thanks

i picked up a macallan 17, laphroaig 18, and lagavulin 16 as groomsmen gifts...
JW Black is a good blend. Nothing fancy but not hideous either. It's my standard going out to a bar scotch when I don't want to get raped buying a single malt. I keep a couple bottles in the house to give to people that want to get hammered and I don't want to pour my good sipping single malts for.

Scotch does have large variations in taste so I'd recommend getting a few different bottles, and something different from the gifts.
Get the Glenlivet 12 like the previous poster recommended, add a Highland Park 12 and an Oban 14
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Oban 14 is very smooth. Would be my recommendation.
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i may get a JWB 1L, a glenlivet 12, and a yamazaki 12
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I am new to the scotch game, and have had Glenlivet 12 and 15 so far. Both were pretty better then I expected but liked the 15 more. I do prefer to have an ice cube or two in the glass as opposed to neat. Looking through this thread I think I am going to try Oban 14 next.

On a side note I came across these Street Map rocks glasses which I thought were pretty cool if you happen to live in one of the areas:

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I am new to the scotch game, and have had Glenlivet 12 and 15 so far. Both were pretty better then I expected but liked the 15 more. I do prefer to have an ice cube or two in the glass as opposed to neat. Looking through this thread I think I am going to try Oban 14 next.

On a side note I came across these Street Map rocks glasses which I thought were pretty cool if you happen to live in one of the areas:

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you should thoroughly enjoy the oban if you enjoyed the glen 12/15. those glasses are pretty damn cool. I might pick up a few of NY or Boston, or both and see if they fight in the cabinet lol. No providence huh
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i may get a JWB 1L, a glenlivet 12, and a yamazaki 12
How is yamazaki compared to glenlivent for example?

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I am new to the scotch game, and have had Glenlivet 12 and 15 so far. Both were pretty better then I expected but liked the 15 more. I do prefer to have an ice cube or two in the glass as opposed to neat. Looking through this thread I think I am going to try Oban 14 next.

On a side note I came across these Street Map rocks glasses which I thought were pretty cool if you happen to live in one of the areas:

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Welcome, cool glasses the oban will hit the sweet spot for you defintely. I am thinking of getting a bottle soon myself.
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I am new to the scotch game, and have had Glenlivet 12 and 15 so far. Both were pretty better then I expected but liked the 15 more. I do prefer to have an ice cube or two in the glass as opposed to neat. Looking through this thread I think I am going to try Oban 14 next.

On a side note I came across these Street Map rocks glasses which I thought were pretty cool if you happen to live in one of the areas:

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Enjoy the Oban

Awesome glasses! Im origianally from the Dallas/Fort Worth area so might purchase the dallas one, but Im in Houston now, wish they had one for that! But the highway system here may not fit on one Glass lol!
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How is yamazaki compared to glenlivent for example?
Yamazaki is actually pretty smokey/peaty, not like a laphroiag, however that scotch definitely has some bite to it. my only issue is, it doesn't have the body to back up the bold kick that it delivers... good scotch, but i'm not crazy about it.

Glenlevit 12 is very sweet IMO, almond and vanilla notes, hot on the palate. personally i don't like it. I will always choose JB black or any other "glen" scotches before the glenlevit. the 15 and the nadurra however are a different story, the 15 is not nearly as sweet and the nadurra is moderately peaty, both great scotches.
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You lucky sonovabitch - a store here sells the 12 for about 50, definitely worth it. Tastes great, though I'm personally more partial to a smoother taste, like Bushmills. Black Bush is fantastic.
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You lucky sonovabitch - a store here sells the 12 for about 50, definitely worth it. Tastes great, though I'm personally more partial to a smoother taste, like Bushmills. Black Bush is fantastic.
To tell you the truth, I've seen the 12yr a few times but never really looked twice at it. Never heard anything about it.

The 25yr is really something else though. Super smooth, with perfect balance of body and bite. Im not much of an Islay drinker, so those that love the peat would probably not love this scotch too much. Still, I think when you get into the very aged scotches, the tastes are much more subtle and balanced.

Only problem is that I want to drink it all the time now, but also want to preserve it as long as possible...
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So, Just snagged this Dalmore 12 yr. I got sold on it because of the glass sample of Dalmore Cigar Malt that's included which a bottle of that is $120 by itself so I figured $50 for their 12 yr plus that is kind of a nice deal!
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Not sure which you want to see so here is both. The 12 yr is quite sweet. Most sweet highland I've had.
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