OCAU Whisky appreciation

Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by xian, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. tzortst

    tzortst Member

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    talisker 10 would be my choice around that price point, with an strong peaty taste, if that is too peaty maybe a highland park 12
     
  2. Taceo Corpus

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    Agreed, the HP is a good lower-peat choice, but I'm a peat addict, so I'd take the talisker any day. :lol:
     
  3. timme_v

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  4. tzortst

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    What are people's daily's?

    Don't really have one, but are drinking more and more, and getting a little expensive :|
     
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  5. di_entropy

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    I always have a bottle of Laphroaig and Johnnie Green open. I guess you could say they are my regulars.

    Just got back from overseas and bought back a bottle of Lagavulin 16yo and Glenmorangie Nector D'Or.

    I've tried the Lagavulin before but haven't had it for a while and cost is usually prohibitive down here (rarely goes on special) so I grabbed it as there wasn't much else that interested me at KL LCCC.

    The Nector D'Or is delicious. Can really taste the sweetness from the sauternes casks on the aftertaste.
     
  6. karmic

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    I've got some Johnnie Green put away in my 'do not open' collection. Since they aren't making it any more I'm hoping it might be worth something 5-10yrs after stocks run out.
     
  7. Badger

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    I've not tried the legend, but bowmore (10? 12?) started me out on smokey malts.

    I have all my bottles open and almost randomly choose. Last night ardbeg 10.
     
  8. karmic

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    I usually just grab a random bottle from my shelf and stick it on my 6-bottle carousel in the kitchen. These last me a few weeks before empty :p

    Currently have GlenDronach 12, anCnoc 12, Pigs Ear and Bunnahahain 18, with some JB and JB Honey for the missus.


    Kyle
     
  9. di_entropy

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    Yeah. I have around 3 bottles left but notice a lot of places still have stock so I think I'll still be able to buy a few more bottles here and there.
     
  10. HeXa

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    I have a few open that I drink depending on mood

    glenfiddich 12/15, glenlivet 12/15, laga 16, laph 10

    the first 4 I buy from regular trips to China... half the price of syd duty free
     
  11. ThE_BiG_O

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    I usually find I have around 6 bottles open at one time. Just depends on what I feel like drinking, what the weather is like, and what mood I'm in. I try not to buy the same thing over and over again, just to keep things fresh and interesting. There's so much out there to explore.

    At a minimum I like to have at least 1x heavy peated (usually an Islay), 1x lighter (often Speyside), 1x cask strength, and 1x Australian whisky to choose from. That gives me enough variety to keep me happy. When one bottle runs out I replace it with something in the same category/flavour profile but from a different distiller.
     
  12. sam_allen

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    Glenfiddich 18 or 21. Also have a a MackMyra Moment Glöd i'm going through at the moment.
     
  13. XAJIM

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    I'm not a daily drinker but Ardbeg 10 is my staple when I do decide to. Caol Ila and Laphroaig are next in line. As you can see my preference is towards the peaty Islay types.
     
  14. young_einstein

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    Not particularly original, but I usually have bottles of Monkey Shoulder and Canadian Club Classic 12yo on standby as my 'everyday drinkers'.

    That said, I always make sure to keep a few more bottles on the go for whenever I feel like something a little bit different.

    Right now those consist of Aberlour A'bunadh (my new favourite), Glenlivet 18yo (my old favourite), Ardbeg Uigeadail & Jura 10yo.

    A couple of those are starting to run dangerously low at the moment though, so I'm looking at Glenmorangie (Lasanta or Nector D'or) and Laphroaig Quarter Cask as the next bottles to add into the rotation.
     
  15. HeXa

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    sad times.... my bottle of laga is almost dry :upset:

    need a $75 sale again :D

    EDIT: well bugger me - $79.95 at DMs :thumbup:
     
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  16. Falkor

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    Going back to this, I was at a big liquor store here in NYC yesterday and saw this and thought i'd snap a pic for you.

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    Pretty cheap :lol:
     
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  17. Badger

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    "Less than 20 days old" - I assume from distilling to bottling (Jar-ing?) the opposite of most age statements.
     
  18. Falkor

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    30 days! correct yourself thankyou very much sir :lol:
     
  19. Febs

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    Haha, thanks! Good old US liquor prices. :lol: (Jealous...)

    I'm planning an order of a bunch of samples from Master of Malt (via the US if they don't sort out Aussie shipping soon -won't be too expensive for ~15 or so samples) and one of them is the Georgia Moon. $4.something for a sample...not sure I'll actually finish the whole 30mL. :lol:

    Cheers,
    - Febs.
     
  20. millsy

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    Bit late on the reply here (man it's been that long since I was on ocau?) but I love it! I wish I had the money to buy it more often but it's definitely one I'd go back to :)
     

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