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    Quote Originally Posted by ketel&tonic View Post
    I want to give scotch a try. My palette just isn't quite there yet. I still feel like I'd get the same taste if I siphoned gas out of my car. *shiver* eeesh
    Start with a blend and then go from there. Or try bourbon if the peaty/smokey taste of scotch is too much. I prefer bourbon but will not let a good scotch get away from me. Bourbon is going to be sweeter but you'll get just as much of the complexity as you get in scotch. It's just different.

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    Kings down 6-1 going into the 3rd, looks like I chose the right day to pick this up:



    This stuff is insane! And I say that in a good way

    I love the smokey, peaty, salty madness contained in this bottle, never had anything like it...
    Last edited by Watti; December 10th, 2008 at 04:50 PM. Reason: Petey? :|

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    Quote Originally Posted by ketel&tonic View Post
    I want to give scotch a try. My palette just isn't quite there yet. I still feel like I'd get the same taste if I siphoned gas out of my car. *shiver* eeesh
    Check out the link below, it may help you develop your scotch palette.

    Max Riffner: Know How to Drink Scotch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gescom View Post
    i prefer Oban.
    change of plans!
    lawlz.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kingslaw View Post
    What type of glassware do you guys prefer for drinking scotch? Does it even matter?
    i got these ralph lauren glen plaid crystal double old fashions and decanter (no highball) as a gift for mr. box:




    Quote Originally Posted by OTTo VoN BLoTTo View Post
    I LOVE the Glenfarclas 21!!! Got one at Duty Free last year, and drank almost the whole bottle with a friend in one sitting. It was too damn good to put down.
    yay. good to hear. i went off mr. sexypants' scotchhunter site for that... so if my pops in law digs, then thanks mr. sexypants!


    I couldn't agree more on the Talisker. I hated it at first, then was morbidly fascinated, then I kinda liked it, then I just downed the whole ****ing bottle. The burning tire thing overwhelms at first, but when it blows off behind it are some deep and really gorgeous second and third-tier flavors.
    precisely. i went from hate to love after about 3 glasses.
    definitely one of those acquired tastes, but once you've broken yourself in, there's so much to appreciate in there.


    And interesting that the Glenlivet 18 is smoother than the 21. Could be teh casks they used.
    it might be just me. mr. box enjoys it just fine. it's mostly his gift to enjoy as well, so i haven't had more than a pour or two.


    Hey, is anyone familiar with teh Highland Park whiskeys? Any good?
    another guy i'm acquainted with says highland park is next on his hit list.
    to get a feel for his tastes, he also likes: caol ila, bruichladdich rocks, laphroaig, and talisker.
    btw, here's a fun fact: dude says the peaty flavors come from the burning of peat when the barley is being malted. said peat comes from the bogs and moors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OTTo VoN BLoTTo View Post
    Haven't tried it. What don't you like about it?
    Well I had some last night with a bit of water in it to smoothen it out and it tasted much better. It's a very sweet and fiery (harsh) tasting scotch so needless to say it's not for the rookies. This is almost the prefect scotch to drink in cold weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingslaw View Post
    What type of glassware do you guys prefer for drinking scotch? Does it even matter?
    If you drink it neat (no water, no ice) I STRONGLY recommend the Riedel Sommeliers Single Malt Whisky glass:



    Actually, it's easily big enough that you can add water or even a few ice cubes if you want, but it would defeat the purpose. It's scientifically developed to concentrate the aroma, reduce the strong presence of alcohol and harshness if any, and deliver the whisky to the exact right part of your tongue to maximize it's smoothness, character, and enjoyment. Sounds a bit anal, but it's no joke. IT WORKS!!! It's probably the worlds best whisky glass. Looks great and FEELS great to hold. Once you have one you can't live without it. And just in time for the holidays! I also have their Sommelier series Cognac glass, and while similar, it actually does make Scotch taste noticeably different then the one above. Riedel has certainly done their homework.

    If you like a more traditional heavier glass full of ice and water, Baccarat makes some AWESOME tumblers. They're not cheap, but not crazy either for such a beautiful and substantial piece of cut crystal. Makes an incredible gift for yourself or any Scotch lover who's worthy. Wander in next time at teh mall.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Irreverent View Post
    Well I had some last night with a bit of water in it to smoothen it out and it tasted much better. It's a very sweet and fiery (harsh) tasting scotch so needless to say it's not for the rookies. This is almost the prefect scotch to drink in cold weather.
    Dude, that's like $110+ bucks? Ya know, try that Riedel. It'd probably smooth it out considerably and even reveal some of the depth you've paid for. And for a few bucks more, you could go for the Balvenie PortWood 21, which is partially aged in old Port casks. It's like $125+, but one of the best things I've ever tasted. HOLY CRAP it's dark, rich, smooth as silk, and ****ing deadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OTTo VoN BLoTTo View Post
    If you drink it neat (no water, no ice) I STRONGLY recommend the Riedel Sommeliers Single Malt Whisky glass:

    Hm... do want.

    Is that something that a place like BevMo would carry or does it have to be ordered?

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    Just checked bevmo.com and they do have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Watti View Post
    Is that something that a place like BevMo would carry or does it have to be ordered?

    I've seen it all over the place. But the price varies A LOT, so call around first to get the best deal. Wine shops that also carry liquor might have it on sale too.

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    This thread lost me somewhere on page 2.


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