Glenlivet in a simple rocks glass.
It was 19.99 per glass at BevMo. I think Amazon has a set of two for $38 but you throw in shipping and it's about the same.
Two thoughts crossed my mind as I was drinking: 1) I'm in trouble, this is going to make me drink way too much and 2) I wonder if they make a travel case for it.
To your first point, personally, I tend to drink less volume when drinking neat. It's easy to kill a big-ass tumbler when it's watered down. On the case... I know the Somm. series comes in a nice (stiff cardboard) tube, but it's stuffed with paper only for cushion. Here's a thought: how sweet it would be to have a Pelican case like this:Two thoughts crossed my mind as I was drinking: 1) I'm in trouble, this is going to make me drink way too much and 2) I wonder if they make a travel case for it.
and pull the tear-out foam so that it snugly fits one bottle and two of these glasses. I just may do this. Thanks for the inspiration!!
I meant drink more in that I can see myself having a glass twice a week. Currently, I average a glass every two weeks, if that.
Also, the reason I thought about a travel case was because I would hate to have the opportunity of trying a really high quality scotch without the glass.
Paulatron got me a bottle of this for my birthday yesterday.
My 3rd bottle of real Scotch. First impression is that I definitely prefer it to the 10-year Laphroaig I finished a few weeks ago, but by no means is that a knock against Laphroaig. I'm definitely a fan of that. And to me, both of them are far superior to the first one I bought, Glenfiddich 12.
The Talisker is extremely good, and I'd say after one glass it's not quite as peaty but just about as smokey as the Laphroaig, but the actual flavor of the smoke of the Talisker is more up my alley, a lot more "camp fire"-y. Before drinking it we had chili for dinner, so I'm not sure if it enhanced it or what but I could definitely see what people mean when they give it a spicey taste in the back of the throat. It really leaves a lot of flavor in your mouth and you kind of have to poke around with your tongue to take it all in.
Again, to compare it to the Laphroaig, I'd say that one is more salt while this one is more pepper. Really strong nose, too. Very citrusy. I've only had one glass, and based on the other couple bottles it usually takes me a couple to really seperate the flavors, but so far, so good.
Last edited by Watti; February 10th, 2009 at 08:56 AM.
This thread had to be restarted; especially since my scotch knowledge and drinking has blown up dramatically (the new personal favorite is Caol Ila 25; excellent dram). After reviewing the different tastes everyone prefers on this thread, I can't believe I didn't push this earlier. I've been dramming with some folks in the LA Scotch Club. And we have been enjoying some great stuff.
Some recent notables include: Stronachie 31, Laphroig 30, Bruichladdich Octomore, Ardbeg Supernova, Glenfarclas 43 Old Malt Cask, and slew of rare and hard-to-find drams. Additionally, the club also arranges for a 14 x 14 arrangement, in which you can buy 50 mL bottles of 14 different scotches. It gives you the opportunity to sample different drams without breaking the bank.
Check it out at lascotchclub.com. We usually have meetings once a month, and for about $20, you can sample from 6 different bottles. The locations vary from members' homes to restaurants in the LA area (sometimes in OC).
Shoot me a PM if you're curious and check out the website.