Discussion in 'NHL Hockey Forum' started by mattola, Jan 28, 2014.
sweet baby jebus
He's like Beetlejuice! Three new posts in his scotch thread and he appears!
Good to see you.
lol... Thanks. School and work have really dominated my time. Im trying to get back into a normal structure. its harder than I thought lol
I really dislike scotch... but I love bourbon! I've tried a bunch of good ones lately. My mainstay is Maker's Mark if that gives you a point of reference. Here's a couple of "dranks" to check out:
Borough Bourbon is made right here in DC.
Breckenridge Bourbon is my new fave. So good. They make vodka as well, but I thought it was so-so. Their bourbon is yummy. It's the highest distillery in the U.S.
And in the misc. category. Cooper and Thief is a red wine aged in bourbon barrels. Not the best just for sipping. But if you want a wine with a steak, this is your dude, right here.
Stay thirsty, my friends.
I was in Edinborough towards the end of October and let me tell you, scotch prices are way better there than they are here.
So my boss broke out the
for our Christmas party. Good, but late in the evening I do not think my palate fully appreciated the subtleties of this particular bourbon.
Is it worth the hype? Or am I better off with a moderately-aged scotch?
Discovered this on my trip to Scotland back in October, not sure if it's available over here but probably tops my list.
We can get that here in Canada. I quite enjoy it
Oh my God... it worked.
Have tried it twice now and I would say overhyped. The hardcore bourbon lovers down here say the same
I killed my bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask on my birthday. It has not yet been topped as my favorite scotch. Though, I'm kind of poor, so there are plenty of experiences my palate is yet to have.
I still have both Small Barrel and Single Batch Colonel E. H. Taylor among my bourbon collection, though, so I'm doing alright there.
Interesting tidbit I learned while in Scotland, there's a bit of a scotch shortage at the moment because 10 years ago they did not anticipate the whiskey boom of the past couple of years. So you'll see way more blends as they attempt to keep up with the market.
Also random, France is the biggest importer of scotch.
My favorite is Highland Park 18 yo - it's not cheap but the most well rounded I feel. I love opening up a bottle in a small room and just basking in it's aroma. I almost bought a bottle of the Highland Park 25 yo in Scotland for £299 but decided against it. I saw a bottle of it at a local store here for $575.
That is right around the price here also. Considered getting it for my Dad's birthday, but he is 82 and I was worried the excitement might cause a heart attack. That, plus he would say "I will save it for special occasions" to which I always say "Dad, if you wake up tomorrow, it is a special occasion."
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