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Was at base this weekend & stuck my head in the package store.  Checked out the scotch selection and came across these.  Just wanted to get a run down at what I was looking at from the pros.  I like scotch but will admit I a dabbler.  I like a smooth taste (one of the reasons I don't like American), a good smoke and the peat flavor.  Is price the best guide?  Age? Brand?

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A series of Glenlivet -



A few others -



And a shot of the goooodd stuff -



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Jim

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There are some wonderful bottles on those shelves.  Made my mouth water.  However if you prefer the smokey-peaty stuff, the king of smokey-peaty-iodiney is the Laphroghe (I don't think I spelled that right).  In the first picture it's between the McCallan 12 and the Glenrothes.  I bought a bottle once and although it's not my preferred type of whisky, I wasn't about to waste it; it still went down pretty good though.

As for price, I'm afraid I can't be of much help there.  I live where the state controls the price of liquor so I really don't know what common prices would be around the country.  In Michigan the McCallan's 12 would probably be around $68.00.

Good luck.

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Dewar's is a good all around good everyday sctoch, it is a blend but the 12 year old is very smooth and somewhat peaty.  Glenlivet 12 is good.

I like Balvenie Doublewood, Highland Park is a good budget choice.

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I am partial to the Glen Livet. For pete's sake stay away from the Military Special!  Chivas & Macallan are both also very good.  Probably can't beat the Class 6 prices anywhere!

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Thanks for the responses guys.

The Military Special isn't on the list thankfully!

Jim

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Peaty??? LAPHROAIG!!! Next...Lagavulin !! Both are great Islay malts and I find them more interseting than some bland,tasteless, flowery  something-or-another. Want a beer to knock you flat?? SKULL SPLITTER from the Orkney Islands.......whew,I'm still alive to tell about it too!! :)

-- Edited by Dulcimer Dude on Monday 16th of August 2010 05:37:14 PM

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Nothing like being eight months late in posting a comment about scotch whisky. Macallan and The Glenlivet are my usual "wee drams". I had trouble with Laphroaig as the taste is quite different from the usual flavors. However, I have not had anything older than 12 years,so can't comment. I suppose the older the better (smoother) it becomes.

While these are single malts, I was surprised to learn that Johnny Walker (a blend) has many older blended whiskies, all denoted by colored labels: ie. green, blue, gold. I think the gold label is 50 years old. That's gotta be good!smile.gif

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Welcome Jim !

It's great to have you here with us.

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Hi GYM Meikle

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Greetings Jim (Gym) and welcome to the forum
your avator is awesome

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Thanks, guys, for your kind words. Aye  -  Jim  smile.gif

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Hi Meikle,Sally keeping you straight??? Still warm there in Port St. Lucie?? Welcome aboard.
By the way, Johnny Walker is good for a blend. I had the opportunity to sample some 75 year old Glen Livet and was it smooth! A friend from Scotland smuggled it aboard the plane somehow and we had a grand time!!

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Unbelievable...a 75 year old Glen Livet made a flight from Scotland eyepopping.gif eyepopping.gif
I guess it good that I wasn't on the flight with your friend. aww

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