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    Balvenie 12 is under 35.00 at trader Joes, well worth it....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OTTo VoN BLoTTo View Post
    Sure, many whiskeys get their beautiful deep hues from caramel coloring, but in this case how such a thick, oily, richly flavored, and massively peaty mother****er can be almost totally clear in color boggles the mind.
    interesting. thanks for the description. I'll keep it in mind if I ever veer towards the peaty single malts.


    Quote Originally Posted by shadowalk View Post
    Balvenie 12 is under 35.00 at trader Joes, well worth it....
    that is a great price. I forgot TJ's can be a good shopping option. I got some veuve clicquot champagne there for a decent price at the last minute this weekend because I was too lazy to drive myself over to hi times.

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    Bump. Gotta keep this thread in action.

    Did anybody else get a chance to attend Whisky Live at the Beverly Wilshire on Wed.? I finally recovered.

    Some of the highlights for me included the Tomatin 25, which I enjoyed much more than the 40 year old they were pouring. A lot folks enjoyed the 40. Laphroig 25 is awesome as always.

    The Yamazaki 18 is still good, and it was good to see Suntory promote the Hibiki line, a blended whiskey. The Japanese know what their doing.

    Dalmore was pouring their usual stuff, but their new 18 year old is f-ing ridiculously good.

    I was a little disappointed that Aberlour did not bring several batches of Abunadh to sample side-by-side. They presented batch 30, which pretty much tastes like a heavily sherried whisky. Good, but not as good as some other batches.

    The Scotts table was a lot of fun. Scotts was the only indpendent bottler present. They had several different whiskies from different regions, and not not young stuff either. I did not take notes, but my fuzzy memory recalls that most of the whiskies were over 20 years old including a 45 year North of Scotland single grain (not as good as the 41 that I had several years back).

    All in all, the things that stand out the most for were the Tomatin 25, the geeky friends I have who brought their own scotch to a massive whisky event (a 36 year old something er other; can't recall but my tastebuds were shot by then anyway), and laughing at the "Julia Roberts" style hookers turning tricks for drunk businessmen.

    This is a must attend event for any whisky fan.

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    Has anyone had anything good lately?

    Ive been drinking the Balvenie 12 signature but apparently that was just a one year deal, have to move on to something else soon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTTo VoN BLoTTo View Post
    Haven't dipped into my single malts much lately, but hit this a few times last night:



    I'd forgotten how good it was. DAMMMN.

    Sure, many whiskeys get their beautiful deep hues from caramel coloring, but in this case how such a thick, oily, richly flavored, and massively peaty mother****er can be almost totally clear in color boggles the mind.
    OMG! That just looks awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMAN3474 View Post
    BUMP

    Has anyone had anything good lately?

    Ive been drinking the Balvenie 12 signature but apparently that was just a one year deal, have to move on to something else soon...
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    Picked up a couple single-malt bottles...adding to the collection. I'm slowly trying to get at least one distillery from each of the major scotch producing regions.

    Picked up an Oban 14yr (Highland Region)
    Picked up a Port Charlotte 6yr: PC6 (Islay Region)

    Picked up my casual blended sipper, JW Black 12yr

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    Figured I'd bump this up a bit. Trying to broaden my horizons in the scotch department and found this thread yesterday. Since today is St. Patrick's Day, I wanted to get a single malt bottle and have a bit during the Kings game tonight.

    Lots of choices at my small state-owned liquor store. Everything from Bowmore ($30) to Macallan ($180). Even noticed the J.W. Blue was going for $213.00 here!

    Settled on one that hasn't been mentioned, but looked interesting. Has anybody tried Speyburn? It's a 10 year old single malt that was on sale for $27.00 for 750ml. Thought someone might have had it before.
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    Tasted a whole bunch of Arran Malts the other day courtesy of the Isle of Arran and its brand ambassador. 10 year is very good. Its a young distellery; started up formally around 1995, but according to the brand ambassador was probably producing whisky illegally for over a hundred years like most distilleries in Scotland. The other Arran Malt we had that I enjoyed thoroughly was the Grand Cru Champagne finish. Arran does a lot with these finishes, but apparently they will be abandoning it in favor of establishing some standard brands: 10 year, 14 year and soon an 18 year. Can't wait to taste that 18 year. It should be coming around 2013/2014.

    Also got to taste a Signatory Vintage Port Ellen 1982 26 year old over the weekend. It nosed white pepper, red tree fruit, syrup and cola. The taste was an assortment of spices. Its not heavily peated; typical of Port Ellens. Frankly, not the best Port Ellen I've had but its good to try especially since its a discontinued distillery.

    Anybody else had anything good lately?

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    Received a bottle of this last weekend as a (VERY--like, 6 months) late birthday gift:



    Holy FREAKING crap.... the deliciousness factor on this thing is off the charts. Trying to sip other bottles and not drain it in a week, but it's so honeyed sweet, complex, superbly balanced and straight-up stupid yummy that it's hard to stop.

    The reviews--professional and amateur--sound like they are describing different Whisky altogether. Which probably makes sense for a "single cask" bottling, as each batch would be unique to some extent. Even at WhiskyMag Michael Jackson scored it 80, while Jim Murray went 95. I'm with Mr. Murray. Absolutely LOVE it.
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