Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 08:31 am
So, I fukked up and forgot a dear friend's birthday. See, we were both travelling at the time...I'll spare you the boring details. I have decided that to make up for it I will cook her a tasty meal and afterward we will enjoy delicious scotch.

Now, we have in the past enjoyed many bottles of, well, battery acid together. This time I would like to dig deep into my pocket--okay, I'll spend between forty and fifty dollars (cheap bastard alarm bells are ringing)--and splurge on something fine(r).

Who drinks scotch? Which kind(s) do you prefer? Any brands you'd recommend that fit my price range? For heavens sake, don't make me GOOGLE this ****!
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JPB
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 08:49 am
Many single malt scotches are in your price range. We drink Oban and Dalwhinnie. There are many other popular single malts. Here's a list from one distributor. Glenfiddish and Glenlivit are also fairly popular.

Aberlour
Adelphi Springbank 32yr
Ardbeg 30yr
Auchentoshan 1965
Balvenie
Benrinnes
Bladnoch
Bowmore
Bruichladdish Cadenhead
Cardhu
Bruichladdish Islay 26yr
Bunnahabhain 1979
Cardhu
Clyenlish 22yr
Coleburn
Cragganmore
Dalmore 29yr
Dalwhinnie 15yr
Deanstown Cadenhead 19yr
Finlaggan
Glen Burgie
Glen Esk
Glen Gariosh 25yr
Glen Grant
Glen Lochy
Glen Moray
Glen Scotia
Glen Spey
Glenfarclass 21yr
Glenfiddish
Glenglassaugh
Glengoyne
Glenkinchie
Glenlivet
Glenlochy 25yr
Glenmorangie
Glenrothes
Glentauchers 18yr
Glenrothes
Glentauchers 18yr
Glenturret
Hart Brothers Macallan
Highland Park 25yr
Hillside 25yr Rare
Inchmurrin
Knappogue Castle
Knockando
Lagavulin
Laphroaig
Linkwood Cadenhead 18yr
Lismore
LittleMill 17yr
Loch Dhu Loch Lomond
Longmore
Lowland
Macallan
Michel Couvreur
Milton Duff Cadenhead
Mortlach 22yr
Murray McDavid Springbank 28yr
Oban
Old Fettercairn 30yr
Pittyvaich Cadenhead
Rosebank Cadenhead
Royal Lochnagar Reserve
Speyburn 29yr
Springbank
Talisker
Tamdhu Speyside
Tamnavulin 25yr
Tormore
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 08:52 am
Costco has pretty good prices on booze. I got my dad's birthday present there.

My grandfather loved Glenlivet, but never bought it for himself.
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JPB
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 08:53 am
You don't necessarily have to choose a single malt either. There are some very good blends. Johnny Walker Red is our regular choice, good for mixed drinks, JW Black is good on the rocks.
Gargamel
 
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Reply Tue 30 May, 2006 08:56 am
Perfect!
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2008 07:18 pm
I missed this thread first time around.

Now I'm going to go back to JPB's post and see which I remember trying, and maybe pick a few favorites. Can't afford those single malts now.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2008 07:38 pm
@ossobuco,
Virtually all of my trying of these scotches was because my husband and I had a friend who was a connoisseur's connoisseur and liked to have several good scotches, bourbons, and a few other things like cognacs and marc.. to have for his guests. Oddly for this fascination, he wasn't an alcoholic. More of a foodaholic. We used to have a scotch or bourbon while watching Washington Week in Review before going out for Chinese food..

So, over about two decades, 1976 - 94, I've tried..
(and no, I can't elaborate on the differences)
I cut off the years on the list - old single malts were near priceless back then and astronomical now.
Favorites have asterisk --

Aberlour
Auchentoshan
Bowmore
Cardhu
Bruichladdish*
Dalmore
Glen Grant
Glenfiddish
Glenlivet
Glenmorangie
Highland Park
Knockando
Lagavulin*
Laphroaig*
Linkwood
Lismore
Macallan*
Springbank
Talisker *
Tormore

I had something with a long name that I don't now remember when visiting Piffka and her husband.. I don't think it was on the list, and it was tasty.



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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Thu 16 Oct, 2008 08:11 pm
@JPB,
I don't always drink Scotch, but when I do ... I prefer Chevis.
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 09:08 am
I've long been a whiskey drinker myself. Typically Irish--Buschmills, Jameson. Recently though I've begun to wonder if I don't prefer the stuff they make in the South. Maker's Mark.

Now that I've sold my soul for a little money in the ol' savings account, I may explore some of the bottles listed above.
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Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 09:15 am
Also, I distinctly remember that birthday we celebrated. We drove 90 miles East to Pickens Co., Alabama, right on the Mississippi border, to a friend's farm. And drank a lot of Scotch. And beer. We roasted steak and peaches on a little brick outdoor grill. Someone relatively sober in the group drove us to a mid-20th century movie theater that had been converted to a coffeehouse. A hip-hop duo from Starksville put on a little show, followed by a progressive heavy metal trio. Weird. We stopped at a Wal-Mart to buy a glow-in-the-dark football. Back at the farm we all stripped naked and dove into a nearby pond (you can't see a damn thing in the country-dark). We played pond football under the stars and then sat on the porch eating watermelon covered in ants.
Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 09:18 am
@Gargamel,
Glen... moray, morangie, livet!



<have a good time...hiccup hiccup>
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JPB
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 09:34 am
@Gargamel,
I suppose this was in the days before video cameras...
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 09:38 am
@Gargamel,
A fine evening, I can tell.

<must obtain a glow in the dark football>
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Tai Chi
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 11:48 am
@Gargamel,
Gargamel wrote:
We played pond football under the stars and then sat on the porch eating watermelon covered in ants.


Covered in ants? You, or the watermelon?
Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 11:54 am
@Tai Chi,
Why, the watermelon, of course. No ambiguous modifiers on my watch!
Tai Chi
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 12:07 pm
@Gargamel,
Smile Just checking!
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dagmaraka
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 12:25 pm
@Gargamel,
why did you cover watermelon in ants? some local delicacy?

I used to like Balvenie Doublewood.

Now i like bourbon better. It's real-er.... earthier.
Gargamel
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 12:30 pm
@dagmaraka,
dagmaraka wrote:

why did you cover watermelon in ants? some local delicacy?

I used to like Balvenie Doublewood.

Now i like bourbon better. It's real-er.... earthier.


Damnit, people! We cut up the melon for dessert but were too full so we left in on the picnic table. Several hours and fluid ounces of alcohol later we returned to it.

Happy now? JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZ.
dagmaraka
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 01:09 pm
@Gargamel,
it is all your fault.
Izzie
 
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Reply Fri 17 Oct, 2008 01:45 pm
@dagmaraka,
Sounds like someones got ants in their pants!



<hey Dag>
 

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