Favorite Whisky

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  1. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Oh, do enjoy.

    The sherry cask should give the whisky a lovely flavour, smooth and sweet.
     
  2. Gutwrench, Nov 17, 2018
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    Yellow spot sounds like something I picked up once traveling overseas.

    I hope you enjoy it better than I did. :rolleyes:
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    Ok, I’m sold. The girls have a “spa” appointment today. I’ll pick up some Macallan. What do you recommend? I like smooth (I’m a sissy!), if that helps. I’d like to stay <$200.

    This is available. Any thoughts?

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  3. SandboxGeneral, Nov 17, 2018
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    I find The Macallan to be very smooth and quite enjoyable. I've not had that specific one you posted a photo of, but at 17 years old I imagine it would be delicious. For less than $200 I can recommend this years Edition No. 4 which I have and enjoy a lot.

    https://www.reservebar.com/the-macallan-edition-4

    If you shop around you may be able to get it at a better price than what they sell it for. That's just one place I know where to get it.
     
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    Yellow Spot is a single pot still whiskey, and - as with bees - the 'spot' denotes the age of the bottled content.

    Once upon a distant time, the company that produced this whiskey used to offer a 'green spot', 'red spot', 'blue spot' and 'yellow spot'.

    While they had disappeared for a while, Green Spot (their standard whiskey) made an appearance around twenty years ago, and Yellow Spot (a 12 year old, their current flagship whiskey) was reintroduced over the past few years. It seems that it has been aged in sherry casks, bourbon casks, and PX (a specific sherry) casks, rendering it a smooth, and sweet and nicely balanced whiskey.
     
  5. Gutwrench Contributor

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    Thank you so much. They have six bottles of the 17 and sold out on the No 4. I’m not surprised. I think I’ll watch for the No 4. Again thank you!

    Yellow Spot is available here. Thanks. I’ll put this in the list!!
     
  6. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

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    Had a sip of this last night. Damn hipster whiskey. Not good.

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  7. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    Since Edition No. 4 is a limited edition scotch and I quite enjoy it, I just ordered another bottle of it from that link I gave earlier. I used a promo code they gave me for free shipping, too.
     
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    Having some Macallan sherry cask tonight. Cheers all!

     
  9. BenAigen macrumors 6502

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    Brilliant - made me laugh :D:D:D
     
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    Just ordered another bottle of The Macallan. This time their Rare Cask with Fourth Annual Limited Edition Stopper. It should arrive next week sometime.
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  11. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Wonderful: Do enjoy.
     
  12. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

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    Bourbon hunting in phoenix. Grabbed another bottle of dram for the hell of it. Also found this bottle of hirsch 20.

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    Did a second round of hunting today and found nothing really. Trying out this WP 12 bestoke finish.

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  14. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Enjoy and let us know how you find it.
     
  15. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    Nothing fancy. A few fingers worth of JW Black. Bought a few large bottles on sale. Decent every day drink. Also it soothes an irritated throat.
     
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    Had some of this at a bar a couple weeks back. Found me a bottle.

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    So much good looking rye and whisk(e)y....this haathi is getting thirsty.
     
  18. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Gorgeous bottle, and the reference to 16 years old would win me over any time.

    Do enjoy.
     
  19. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    I’ve had several of those, would love to taste the rest!

    Drool.
     
  20. Zenithal macrumors 603

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    I opted to place the bulk of mine in cabinets with a select few up top. Earthquakes haven't rattled the area much since the big one but I'd rather not lose everything. What kind of humidor is that?

    That said there's a couple dozen bottles stashed in and around the house in places I've forgotten overtime. It's like Christmas whenever I find a bottle I never recall buying or receiving as a gift.

    Edit: Oh, did you ever buy the Blanton's centerpiece? There's supposedly 8 different stopper styles and you can collect them all.
     
  21. Mr Kram macrumors 68020

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    Yeah. If the big one hits, I’ll deal with it. Stuff can always be replaced. That is not a humidor. It’s a chest for our silverware. :D I’ll snap a pic of my him doe when I get home. It’s some cheapo brand I bought eons ago.
     
  22. Zenithal, Dec 1, 2018
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    Off the top of my head, if I did what you did I'd be seeing a loss of.... a lot. You could, but there's some bottles that are limited runs or rare and those are special. I've seen some creative methods for bottle retention but they get in the way. I could deal with a total wine and beer loss if the shelving collapsed. I reckon the permeating aroma would be nice for the next few months. I realize this post makes me sound like a raging alcoholic. I swear I'm not.

     
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    A most impressive collection; can't say that I have managed to taste all that many of them.
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  24. BenAigen macrumors 6502

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    Been sometime since I last tasted this - opened last night and really enjoyed it. Malty and sweet on the palate, hint of cashew nuts and a nice slightly salty finish, as you would expect from a coastal distillery.

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