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    To be fair, I should probably up that challenge to $30.00--that would be closer to Glenlivet's average retail price. $25 is Costco.

    TJ's single malt, huh? gescom, If you remember who bottles it please post the name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *BLoTTo* View Post
    To be fair, I should probably up that challenge to $30.00--that would be closer to Glenlivet's average retail price. $25 is Costco.

    TJ's single malt, huh? gescom, If you remember who bottles it please post the name.

    according to this guy...

    The TJ's House Label single-malts are made by a variety of distillers. The name of the distillers are clearly stated on the labels. So far, I have seen single-malts distilled by Macallan, Bowmore and Aberlour. They have ranged from 10 to 14 years in age.
    and another guy...

    An 18-year old Islay single-malt, distilled by Bowmore, is being sold under the Trader Joe's label for $40.

    so, play at your own risk!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post

    so, play at your own risk!

    Thanks for the info, ges. No TJ's in Hawaii anyway, but I'll tell me old man. Let him be the guinea pig. And if it's good (an 18-year for $40??) he can send me one. Or 3.

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    My girlfriend got me a bottle of Macallan 18 for my birthday. Yummy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post
    the TJ's single malt is manufactured by a big hitter company whose name escapes me right now... you MAY be able to nab the Balvenie at TJ's for cheaper as well. they are always seemingly putting the 12-year on sale.

    and personally, i like it much better than the more expensive Double Wood.
    As far as Balvenie goes, I like the 10 year old Founder's Reserve more than the Doublewood. The 10-year is around $30 at BevMo.

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    Don't mean to disrupt the aging process of this thread, but...

    Every once in a while I pretend to become interested in my family heritage (I even have a bagpipe practice chanter ) and have at several times in the past tried to acquire an appreciation for Scotch. My mistake has obviously been to buy the bottom shelf stuff, but yesterday I finally shelled out a little bit more ($26 or so at Trader Joe's) looking for an improvement over the $10 stuff and I definitely succeeded in that. I bought the 12-year Glenfiddich:



    The difference between this bottle and those I've had in the past is huge. I'm pretty sure this falls at the bottom of the barrell price-wise (and therefore probably quality) in terms of decent Scotch, but it's the type of drink that I actually don't want more after my first glass because I want the bottle to last... At the same time I'm eager to try out other types to really get a feel for what I like.

    I'm not just trying to get hammered as easily as possible but would rather go all snobby and try to dissect a complex "dram", so I want to stick to single malts. And after reading up a bit I think I'm looking for something with a much more "smokey" character; overall, just something that is good but with a noticably different character than the Glenfiddich (from the sounds of it, maybe an Islay distillery?). Like I said before, nothing against the Glenfiddich, I'm just trying to get a feel for what's out there. Any recommendations that hopefully fall somewhere close to the same beginner/novice/noob price range?

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    Islay whiskies are excellent for that smokey peaty taste, the strongest in taste is Laphroaig but there are also some good ones like Lagavulin, Bowmore and a couple of others. However I prefer Talisker for a smokey whisky, it is from the Isle of Skye and is just an awesome Whisky and distillery.

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    just graduated mr. box to this for our anniversary:


    i get the rest of the glenlivet 18, which i usually drink with one ice cube in as well.

    i was just at a wedding and their only scotch choices were dewars, johnnie walker and something else. i had 4 JWs and proceeded to black out for a period of time after the wedding to when we all went to the beach... i don't know if i'll do that again... ah, who am i kidding! that was some good times!!! but rest assured you connoisseurs, i sip and enjoy the high quality stuff.

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