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Never knew that a pro wrestler with championship heritage could put up with you for so long Lynn...... must be fate!

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Originally posted by SVT_Tactical SVT_Tactical wrote:

Never knew that a pro wrestler with championship heritage could put up with you for so long Lynn...... must be fate!

 happy anniversary buddy.


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Originally posted by koshkin koshkin wrote:

This is not going to be terribly popular, but while I generally like Glenmorangie whiskys, their Sherry finished stuff is just not great.

Try sherry finished Kilchoman and you will understand.  


I think my tastebuds kind of agree with you here. I do like Lasanta, but if I'm going for a sherried scotch, I tend to prefer something a bit bolder, darker/richer than Lasanta. Lasanta is more subdued on the sherry, while still retaining the floral/vanilla/citrus flavors of their Original, per Glenmo's intent. In fairness, it's more of Glenmo's answer to, say Balvenie Doublewood 12 or Aberlour 12, where it attempts to combine the characteristics of both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry oak. I generally like these multi-cask offerings, but I tend to prefer a stronger sherry taste. I do think Lasanta is a better alternative to Balvenie Doublewood 12, being richer flavored. The latter is a bit too "watered down" for my taste. It's been awhile since I had some Aberlour 12, so I don't know how I'd compare it to Glenmo Lasanta, but I do recall I did prefer it to Balvenie DW12. I do have some Aberlour 18 in the cabinet, and I think it's superb, one of the best of the "double cask" single malts I've tried. 

Macallan 12 is more my style among the 12 year old Speysiders if I'm wanting sherry, as it's an exclusively sherry cask whisky. However, I don't think it's a very good value for what you get, being something like $25 more expensive than the Glenmo 12s. 

Based on Kilchoman's peat phenol level and description, the sherried versions sound like it might have a similar flavor profile to, say, HP12, which is one of my favorite 12 year olds. I've yet to find some Kilchoman in my local stores, or I'd sample some this weekend. 
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Lynn to you and the red head 🥂.
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Lynn, happy anniversary to you and your bestie.  Cheers
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A light weekend huh?
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Valentines pressie from my good lady was some 12yo Glenfiddich!

Yummy!
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The restaurant didn't have Rare Eagle, but it did have Buffalo Trace, so that had to do. Quite tasty too.
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

The restaurant didn't have Rare Eagle, but it did have Buffalo Trace, so that had to do. Quite tasty too.

Sounds a good evening BF!
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Originally posted by BeltFed BeltFed wrote:

The restaurant didn't have Rare Eagle, but it did have Buffalo Trace, so that had to do. Quite tasty too.

Maybe that's because you called it "Rare Eagle" instead of "Eagle Rare," perhaps?Wink

Eagle Rare is Buffalo Trace whiskey that spends more time aging in the barrel. Both start out as the same whiskey.
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Eagle Rare wasn't listed on the drink menu, just the Buffalo Trace.
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I used to drink Scotch as favorite drink, but for some reason my "taste" has changed and now  (hate to say) Rum has taken over. Sorry guys but thats the way it is.

Reading this thread i have wondered nobody mentioned Bowmore??? 
My favorite from Bowmore used to be Bowmore Darkest aged on sherry casks, (i think it was 15 years) but very round in taste, they make other interesting drams as well. 

My wife once gave me a very special bottle for my birthday. It was a 1975 Ardbeg, the last year on the old distillery. Some told me to keep it as an investment, but my i was curious and opened the darn thing… My my my…. That was a special rare dram and i enjoied every drop.



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I still have some of the fun stuff in the closet WinkWink




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Claus, I'm not so far away. I have a couple of friends in Denmark. I'll come help.

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I have some rum somewhere called Kracken...
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I'm really loving the single malts that Kilchoman is putting out so far! Thanks to Ilya for suggesting Kilchoman to me. They are a small, independently owned "craft" distillery on northwest Islay that raises, harvests, and malts their own barley (that they use for some, but not all of their whisky). Kilchoman is the newest Islay distillery, and they call themselves a "farm distillery" given their small size and the fact they raise barley on the property. I appreciate the fact that, true to their "craft" philosophy, they don't chill filter or add any caramel coloring to their whisky.

Since they've only been in existence since 2005, all of their whiskies are "young," only recently offering a 10 year old. However, the ones I've tried have all been exceptionally rich and flavorful, amazingly so given the fact most have only spent 4-5 years in casks. I've tried their "Sanaig," "Machir Bay," and the "100% Islay" limited release, and all 3 are outstanding! All of their single malts so far are peated, typical of most Islay whisky. The "100% Islay" is the least peated of the 3, I'd say just a touch more peaty than a Highland Park. The rest I'd classify on the same general level of peat smoke as Lagavulin... maybe somewhere in between the level of peat you get with Talisker and Ardbeg or Laphroig.

Of those 3, I believe I like "Sanaig" the best. It has more sherry flavor, having spent most of its maturation in sherry casks. It has a very rich, creamy mouth feel, with notes of dark chocolate, berries, coffee, pepper, and sherry sweetness, nicely complementing the peat smoke. It finishes initially sweet, then somewhat dry. I really enjoy this one!

"Machir Bay" and "100% Islay" are not far behind Sanaig to my taste. It's a tossup between those two for which I prefer. Both are outstanding!

Machir Bay has some sherry flavor, but much more subdued sherry than Sanaig. I get vanilla notes, with some citrus, raisins, almonds, and a little pepper, along with the same level of peat smoke as Sanaig.

100% Islay has more vanilla flavor than Machir Bay, being aged in bourbon casks originally containing Buffalo Trace. Along with the initial vanilla sweetness, I get malt, spicy oak, and a touch of butterscotch, followed by a much more subdued peat smoke. This one is less peaty than the other two.

I generally dislike the trend toward "no age statement" scotch, but I can forgive Kilchoman for having mostly NAS offerings since they are such a new distillery. From a marketing standpoint, putting "4 years old" on labels probably wouldn't help their sales any. They simply haven't been in existence long enough to offer anything with cask maturation exceeding 10 years, and that in only very limited release. I don't know what they are doing to generate such rich flavor in such young whisky, but whatever it is, it's working very well! I wonder if they are making extensive use of smaller cask sizes (like quarter casks) to gain more spirit interaction with the wood. At times, I can taste a hint of the grainy flavor typical of a "young" whisky. Or, that could just be my imagination, based on knowing the bulk of their whisky is no more than 7 years old at the most. Regardless, they prove that a young whisky can still be "upper eschelon" quality just based on high standards of production. I attribute their quality on relatively small batch sizes. I will be anxious to see what they're capable of once they do begin to offer "older" whisky. I hope that they maintain their high quality standards in spite of any potential future growth.

If you're a fan if Islay single malts, I highly recommend you give Kilchoman a try! It may very well be my favorite Islay whisky overall, slightly edging out Ardbeg for me.
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Ted...... seriously...... you drink....... allot........Big Grin


Kidding of course. But on a serious note, where do you try all these.  Do you buy a new bottle each time or go to a bar?   I'm over here thinking  which one do I go to the store and look for to try...... You've done named off more brands than the store here carriesBucky

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Between the multiple huge liquor stores on my way home from work, there’s a pretty large selection. I wouldn’t say I drink a lot volume-wise, and I almost never even get a buzz going, and that’s not even a goal. I do drink a lot of variety, if not volume. I generally drink 1-3 small drams about 3 nights a week. I have a pretty well-equipped whisky cabinet, and enjoy a lot of variety.
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Originally posted by tahqua tahqua wrote:

The thing I remember the most from my visit to Islay was not the Scotch. It was the best scallops I have ever had overlooking the ferry docks.
http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/wordofmouth/2016/dec/02/saints-scallops-and-scotch-a-trip-to-islay


Oh, man...plump juicy sea scallops are hard to beat in my book!
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