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#51 Post by JeromeHan » November 3rd, 2017, 11:59 am

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#52 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » November 3rd, 2017, 3:30 pm

I don't know of any single malts in the $30 - $35 range that I would ever buy. The three I recommended, however, can be found in the $40 - $50 range, and I consider that a great deal considering how little one drinks at a time.
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#53 Post by JeromeHan » November 3rd, 2017, 3:53 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:I don't know of any single malts in the $30 - $35 range that I would ever buy. The three I recommended, however, can be found in the $40 - $50 range, and I consider that a great deal considering how little one drinks at a time.
I didn't even know Aberlour made a 10 yr.

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#54 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » November 3rd, 2017, 5:14 pm

Yup. Unfortunately, not as readily available in the States as the 12 yo or the cask-strength A'bundah. The A'bundah gets lots of good reviews, but I think it's nearly kerosene. If you can find the Aberlour 10, it will be affordable and it is worth buying.
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#55 Post by JeromeHan » November 4th, 2017, 6:21 am

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:Yup. Unfortunately, not as readily available in the States as the 12 yo or the cask-strength A'bundah. The A'bundah gets lots of good reviews, but I think it's nearly kerosene. If you can find the Aberlour 10, it will be affordable and it is worth buying.
We may have very different palates. I find the A'bunadh delicious to no end, especially the earlier batches. Then again, I like Sherry-ed whiskies.... and peated whiskies... and whiskies...

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#56 Post by Henry Kiichli » November 4th, 2017, 10:10 am

The last couple of evenings I have sipped my Teacher's. It is not great scotch, good single malt, or premium blend. It is very good supermarket scotch, and on sale for €8,99 next week.
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#57 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » November 4th, 2017, 5:07 pm

Different palates a possibility, for sure. You're not anywhere close to being alone in enjoying the A'bundah. I used to looooove sherried whiskies ... until I got into sherry; ever since, I tend to find the sherry barrel influence too strong/distracting; they do taste awfully good, though.
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#58 Post by Henry Kiichli » March 22nd, 2018, 2:13 pm

Does Blended Scotch Still Have a Place in the Modern Bar? https://nyti.ms/2FQrfH7
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#59 Post by john stimson » March 23rd, 2018, 6:05 pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:mine are Laphroaig 10, Aberlour 10, and Highland Park 12.
I always liked the Aberlour 10, but they don't make it anymore, do they?

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#60 Post by Brian G r a f s t r o m » March 23rd, 2018, 9:21 pm

Don't know. It was always in my cabinet while in UK from 2011 - 2014. About $30, and sometimes snagged it for about $25 on sale, iirc. Maybe it makes some markets and not others?
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#61 Post by JeromeHan » March 24th, 2018, 1:19 pm

Henry Kiichli wrote:Does Blended Scotch Still Have a Place in the Modern Bar? https://nyti.ms/2FQrfH7
Well my current go to bottle is Compass Box Spice Tree so... yes.

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#62 Post by Mich@el Ch@ng » March 24th, 2018, 6:53 pm

This is an interesting post; I don’t drink whisky that much but have accumulated a pretty huge amount of bottles (~70 or so). I feel like if I want something to take the edge off a long day I want something supremely smooth but that doesn’t require much thought and most young scotches, especially single malt, don’t do it for me. I would probably reach for Macallan rare cask or jw blue. I have 3-4 bottles of each sitting around for that purpose.

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