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Ardbeg 10

Jan. 29, 2017, 9:16 p.m.
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oh Ralfy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AfvSe35E-Y

Feb. 8, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
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oh Ralfy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AfvSe35E-Y

Now I am thirsty. Think I might have a Bushmills ten, yeah….I know…nothing fancy…..but quite nice, an everyday whiskey.

Oh..and never tried the Ardmore. Maybe I give it a shot.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

Feb. 10, 2017, 7:16 p.m.
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You boys need to pool your cash and go in on this,http://www.whiskycritic.com/pre-world-war-ii-mortlach-75-year-old-emerges.
They have one at the duty free at YVR it's only $42,780

Feb. 20, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
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Life is sometimes in need of a dram, or two. Bought a bottle of Tomatin Cask Strength Edition and a bottle of Talisker 10.

A movie, or two….and looking forward to getting drunk, slowly and in style.

"You don't learn from experience. You learn from reflecting on the experience."
- Kristen Ulmer

April 4, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
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took advantage of the duty free on my way home from abroad and picked up a 1L Ardbeg 10.  damn, this stuff makes me happy. the nose alone is glorious. that this is an "entry level" decent quality single malt has my discretionary fund quaking in fear. does the realm of scotch get proportionally better, or (i'm assuming / hope) do we move into the realm of diminishing returns? this could become an expensive hobby.

April 28, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
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A colleague of mine who is really into collecting whisky said that in his opinion everything above 50 euros is not really worth the money, with a few exceptions unless one wants to start collecting limited editions which in turn might be sold at a later date for quite a bit more. 

Bought a bottle of Arran 10 this week. So far I like it, might become one of my favorites if in the mood for a smooth one.


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April 29, 2017, 7:32 p.m.
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Posted by: xy9ine

took advantage of the duty free on my way home from abroad and picked up a 1L Ardbeg 10.  damn, this stuff makes me happy. the nose alone is glorious. that this is an "entry level" decent quality single malt has my discretionary fund quaking in fear. does the realm of scotch get proportionally better, or (i'm assuming / hope) do we move into the realm of diminishing returns? this could become an expensive hobby.

i'm a maven, but no expert. however, if you watch enough Ralfy, you will sense his cynicism about the high price to quality equation. there are great blends, great single malts at reasonable prices, and great at high prices, but high prices are no certainty of magic. there are so many variables from batch to batch, even for each bottle that you can get lucky or not and end up on the wrong side of a problem or flaw and you might not even know it. i would be wary of specialty bottlings and anything exorbitant which is easy enough given my limited means. i'd like my rich Vancouver buddy to buy the shit though...

May 1, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
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Based on my small sample, I'd say Lagavulin is an exception. Worth every penny. 

Johnnie Walker Blue is pretty stellar as well, but I'm pretty happy with Jameson on a nightly basis.

May 1, 2017, 1:27 p.m.
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Posted by: cam@nsmb.com

Based on my small sample, I'd say Lagavulin is an exception. Worth every penny.

Johnnie Walker Blue is pretty stellar as well, but I'm pretty happy with Jameson on a nightly basis.

Give Jameson Black Barrel a shot if you like the plain Jameson.


 Last edited by: Mic on May 1, 2017, 1:29 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 1, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
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Thanks Mic! I will.

May 2, 2017, 8:16 a.m.
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Johnnie W Blue is super smooth and all, but it lacks character.  There's just no defining character to it.

May 2, 2017, 10:45 a.m.
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To be honest, I have never ever tasted Johnnie Walker. Up until last december I was a die-hard Single Malt guy only to find out while drinking it that Jameson BB is a blend. I chuckled.

May 2, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
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I put Scotch in my coffee.

May 2, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
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laphroaig and coke is where it's at.

May 2, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
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Posted by: Mic

To be honest, I have never ever tasted Johnnie Walker. Up until last december I was a die-hard Single Malt guy only to find out while drinking it that Jameson BB is a blend. I chuckled.

Many years ago, I went to a Jim Murray tasting and he emphasized that there are a lot of very good, affordable, blended Scotches for pretty much any taste.

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