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    I used to do this with some colleges from work, but the events seem to have disintegrated. Every other month or so we'd get together and try out different scotches. We used to run through the act of actually pretending to try and characterize the tastes, smell, etc. It was actually quite fun for someone like me with limited exposure to the quite wide array of brands out there.

    Would anyone be interested in doing something similar? we can go through the act of pretending to characterize each one, or skip that step, doesn't make a difference to me. Just getting together once and a while to try a couple new scotches that most of the group haven't yet would prove an interesting evening. I'm sure many here are much more experienced in the world of scotch than i, and i'd love to try some of the brands deemed excellent by those here.

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    I would definately be down. I have a few favorites I could bring to sample.
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    Laphroaig! You'll never feel the same way about petemoss again.
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    edit: I like laphroaig
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    My personal go to is Balvenie Doublewood 12.

    Awesome taste for not much $
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    This is an interesting idea. I have just started to get into Scotch and would like to know what actual drinkers think.

    I have a bottle of Laphroaig 18 that I was given by my GF for V-day
    Also have/finished/tried Lagavulin 16, Lagavulin 16 distiller edition (dads xmas gift), Oban 14 (gfs favorite), Highland Park 12
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    my favorite 'everyday' is belvanie 12.
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    the laproaig is a very unique taste, but i can only have on occassion.

    you guys should come to the cigar night. we can talk scotch then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Intheflesh View Post
    you guys should come to the cigar night. we can talk scotch then
    Make the next one not on a wednesday and I'm in. My wednesdays are spoken for through may.
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    Ive had the Oban 14, and really didnt like it, but it is my best friends everyday one. Seems very unfinished and rough to me. Last time i was at stanza i had the Glenmorangie 30. Wow.
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    Stumbling around the forums and found this posting. I thought I'd offer up a suggestion: Ardbeg 17 - while it's a bit spendy it's an amazing scotch. Also, the standard Ardbeg is worth a try and much cheaper.

    This scotch is not for the weak or those turned off by the petemoss awesome that is this sort of scotch.

    Tasting suggestions.
    before you drink this scotch (or any scotch for that matter), pour a tiny bit into your palm, rub your hands together until the booze evaps and then bury your nose in there and breath deeply all that is this complex and amazing scotch. This process will help get you around the booze and into the scotch itself, the deeply petemoss flavors and slight vanilla\nuttiness...

    It's a great process and something that you should all try if you are trying to find the actual flavors within the drink itself.

    Best of luck and thanks for the above suggestions.
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    Anyone still do this? I've recently become heavily invested in The nectar of the gods. Oban 14' is my go-to, but love to try the wide array of peated islays as well. Lagavulin, Laphrioag, Talisker etc..
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    I dont think this ever actually got off the ground, but we were talking about this not too long ago
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    I just bought Macallan 18 for my birthday, have a range of Balvenie (but not the 25 or the Tun), Hibiki 12, Yamazaka 12 (always screw up that spelling), and others that are more whiskey/whisky than true scotch.
    Also a big bourbon fan. (going to tour Woodford on my xc trip, and maybe Bulliet, which is just Four Roses in terms of where it is made)
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    I would love to delve into the Japanese single malts, I hear they emulate pretty well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by omgomg View Post
    I just bought Macallan 18 for my birthday, have a range of Balvenie (but not the 25 or the Tun), Hibiki 12, Yamazaka 12 (always screw up that spelling), and others that are more whiskey/whisky than true scotch.
    Also a big bourbon fan. (going to tour Woodford on my xc trip, and maybe Bulliet, which is just Four Roses in terms of where it is made)
    I'm starting to appreciate Bourbon more. I grabbed a local one from the mad river area of VT that is really good (IMO).


    I'd be in for a tasting night. Though with this group I can see it devolving into a get fucked up on expensive alcohol event.
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    Bourbon is a gift from God. Like scotch as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheu_f50 View Post
    Bourbon is a gift from God. Like scotch as well.
    You should try the one I have. It's Mad River Distilleries, which is a relatively new operation. It's not aged very long, but it's really quite excellent.
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    Are you related to the CEO and founder?
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    Are you related to the CEO and founder?
    No, that's a happy coincidence as I do have an uncle named John Egan who lives in the mad river valley. But the guy who started the distillery is another John Egan from Boston. In another fun twist, their tasting room is in the downstairs level of the building that used to house my uncle's restaurant. Small world.
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