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    #16
    I've gotten into scotch after I put my serious boozing days behind me (I was turned off to scotch by nasty blended cheap swill), so I don't have a wide range of experience.

    I've tasted Glenlivet 18
    I have Glenlivet 12 and Glenmorangie Nectar D'or

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      #17
      I didn't see this yet listed in an easy to get to spot- pretty cool- I tend to forget how to pronounce these things... this should be a sticky for every man to see!

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        #18
        I have been drinking strictly bourbon as of late, but I do love scotch as well. +1 on the Balvenie Doublewood, and I like the Macallan 12 (had an opportunity to drink the 15,18 and 21 once in the same night, luckily not on my dime).

        Been meaning to try Talisker though, I have only heard good things.

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          #19
          Originally posted by mrusso27 View Post
          Been meaning to try Talisker though, I have only heard good things.
          Talisker has been on my radar lately, too.

          My girl just surprised me with the "guy's version" of the blue tiffany box (her words!) last night for Valentine's day. The Bruichladdich (Laddie) 10 that has had some good reviews around the net. It's unpeated, which lets all of the secondary Islay characteristics come front and center (think sea salt, vanilla/honey, and a bit of that brineyness that's oh so wonderful). Definitely recommended to those out there who aren't typically keen on the heavy smoke flavor most Islays throw at you.

          Last edited by Eric F; February 15, 2013, 06:12 PM.

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            #20
            Ardbeg Uigeadail tonight. Drank it while watching Skyfall and polishing shoes. Wife asked if I had any "dirt water" left.

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              #21
              @Fred- that sounds like a pretty good night! Also sounds like something my wife would say- but I still love her!

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                #22
                I am looking to pick up a new bottle of Scotch. I am not a connoisseur, but do enjoy it. I only currently own the Glenlivet 18, Glenlivet 12 (more of the daily drinker) and Aberlour A'bunadh.

                I like each of those for different reasons but am looking to acquire one with a different palette. Preferably $50ish (my liquor store has really good prices).
                Last edited by greg_s; March 6, 2013, 12:00 PM.
                "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by greg_s View Post
                  I am looking to pick up a new bottle of Scotch. I am not a connoisseur, but do enjoy it. I only currently own the Glenlivet 18, Glenlivet 12 (more of the daily drinker) and Aberlour A'bunadh.

                  I like each of those for different reasons but am not looking to acquire one with a different palette. Preferably $50ish (my liquor store has really good prices).
                  I'm a big fan of Balvenie. Their 12yr is usually around $40. I've heard good things about Dalmore, but I've yet to try it.

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                    #24
                    When you say different palette what do you mean? Are you looking for a big Islay peater? If so, I'd go with Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Are you looking for a more subtle every day smoky? If so, Bruichiaddich Laddie 10. Do you want to stick to sherry base? If so, Aberlour 12 year. Do you want something more unique? If so, Compass Box Great King Street. All great choices. Id highly recommend each but they are all very different as well.

                    Edit * sorry i misread your previous post as you did want a different palette vs not wanting a different palette...the Aberlour 12 year would be a solid choice...although bourbon would be an even better choice...for Balvenie (mentioned above) i prefer the doublewood 12 year to the standard 12 year. Neither knock my socks off though.
                    Last edited by tdig; March 6, 2013, 11:52 AM.
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                      #25
                      Wrote that incorrectly. I am looking for a different palette. The Glenlivets are oaky and easy to drink (not up on all the lingo). I like the sherry base in the Aberlour but want to switch it up.

                      I will look into those recommendations. Thanks, fellas.
                      "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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                        #26
                        Originally posted by greg_s View Post
                        Wrote that incorrectly. I am looking for a different palette. The Glenlivets are oaky and easy to drink (not up on all the lingo). I like the sherry base in the Aberlour but want to switch it up.

                        I will look into those recommendations. Thanks, fellas.
                        If I had to pick one from the ones I listed for someone going from Glenlivet I would encourage you to seek out the Laddie 10. It has a fantastic subtle smokiness to it along with honey and ocean air.
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                          #27
                          I'm more of a bourbon drinker myself, but I'm drinking some Amrut Fusion single malt whiskey. It uses peated Scottish barley, but it's made in India. And it's delicious. So it's a scotch-style whiskey, I guess? Anyway, highly recommended.

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                            #28
                            Ok, I know it's not scotch, but Im now drinking Whistle Pig rye... Outstanding. If you like rye, this is something you need to try.

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                              #29
                              Originally posted by tdig View Post
                              If I had to pick one from the ones I listed for someone going from Glenlivet I would encourage you to seek out the Laddie 10. It has a fantastic subtle smokiness to it along with honey and ocean air.
                              I have to second this. I've definitely been enjoying my bottle thus far.

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                                #30
                                If you are looking to dip your toes in the peaty category before diving into the Laphroigs of the world I would suggest Oban. it has a nice peat factor but is pretty mellow comparatively. The Distillers Select bottle is worth the extra money as well.

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