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Old Aug 28, 2014, 08:21 PM   #201
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Do you sip whiskey? If so what is your preference?
depends on who's buying!

I'll buy various things but going by repeat purchases over the years, Balvenie Doublewood and Highland Park (usually the budget only allows for the 12 y.o.) are favorites
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If this Whiskey thread has been [MERGED] is it now for blended whiskeys?

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If this Whiskey thread has been [MERGED] is it now for blended whiskeys?

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Old Aug 29, 2014, 08:14 AM   #204
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depends on who's buying!

I'll buy various things but going by repeat purchases over the years, Balvenie Doublewood and Highland Park (usually the budget only allows for the 12 y.o.) are favorites
It would probably help if I had more exposure to different brands and price ranges. When I can find something that tastes good for $12, it's hard to justify $30 a bottle.
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Has anyone here tried Lowland single malts like Auchentoshan or Glenkinchie? They are much harder to find (especially in the US) than Highland/Islay whiskies but I have heard they quite good - mellower than other single malt varieties.

I started out drinking mostly single malts but I can't deny enjoying a good blended whiskey, and I won't turn down a decent Bourbon either.
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Old Aug 29, 2014, 10:01 AM   #206
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In no particular order, just all different. I drink mostly straight up, or in vintage cocktails.

Laphroaig: like drinking a campfire. Is dessert for me.

Jameson and Bushmill's: in that order.

Redbreast: spendy, but excellent.

I like Glenmorangie (sp), particularly the one aged in sherry barrels.

Buffalo Trace: getting expensive, but very good.

Ryes: for me the best for Manhattens and other vintage mixed drinks.

Wild Turkey: an excellent value and 101 proof. That is sometimes nice...

Four Roses: a smooth value.

Rebel Yell: cheap at Trader Joe's and not bad. My mixer.

Shacketon's original stash, not the reproduction as it doesn't seem possible to do actually. I promise to like it a lot.

Would like to try more scotches, all those unpronounceable (and unspellable) names are intriguing.

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It would probably help if I had more exposure to different brands and price ranges. When I can find something that tastes good for $12, it's hard to justify $30 a bottle.
certainly you should drink what you like......you can always hide the bottle in a brown paper bag if your in-laws are the type that like to criticize
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certainly you should drink what you like......you can always hide the bottle in a brown paper bag if your in-laws are the type that like to criticize
I'm proud I found a good $12 whisky and will display it proudly. I have a Nephew who is a Sommelier, who told me it gets to a point where higher price all becomes about marketing and personal taste, the substantial difference is fleeting. For whiskey that's probably around the $20 a bottle range, lol.
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