04-03-2017, 03:18 PM
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d'oh!  Sad  I meant .25:1, meaning a quarter ounce of water to an ounce of scotch?

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 04-21-2017, 07:01 AM
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I had the opportunity to try Highland Park and a Macalan 12 last night.  Both very good.  I found the Highland Park to be smooth and "rounded" while the Macalan 12 was more focused and direct, a bit sharper, and "crisp".  A little more heat with the Macalan as well.  I'm hoping those descriptions make sense and are somewhat consistent with what others opinions are.  Thanks again for the input guys!

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 04-22-2017, 07:10 AM
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Technically not scotch, I guess, but I had the chance to stop in at the Westland Distillery in Seattle.  I tried a number of their whiskeys including the flagship, American Single Malt, a peated malt whiskey, and sherry cask whiskey.  All very good.  The tour of the distillery is great as well...worth the stop.

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 04-22-2017, 07:27 AM
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 04-22-2017, 08:32 AM
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(04-21-2017, 07:01 AM)wreck | fish Wrote: I had the opportunity to try Highland Park and a Macalan 12 last night.  Both very good.  I found the Highland Park to be smooth and "rounded" while the Macalan 12 was more focused and direct, a bit sharper, and "crisp".  A little more heat with the Macalan as well.  I'm hoping those descriptions make sense and are somewhat consistent with what others opinions are.  Thanks again for the input guys!

Macallan adheres to an excellent tradition (widely abandoned by others) of aging their uisge beatha in oak casks that previously had been used to age Spanish (vino de) Xerez (Jerez or sherry) wines; I think that Macallan’s maintaining that practice gives it a head start against single malts that have not been aged in used sherry casks, though the totality of the factors involved in whisky-making (no “e” in Scotch whisky) may allow a select few other Scotch single malts to cross the finish line ahead of Macallan.

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 04-23-2017, 09:09 PM
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(04-22-2017, 07:27 AM)primotenore Wrote: [Image: zL7Bofx.jpg]

This is one of my all time favorites for sure. So smooth and refined.

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 05-02-2017, 02:15 AM
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Bowmore 17years white sands

I like Bowmore for their seaside salty notes.

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 06-03-2017, 01:54 PM
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When my wife were in Scotland I found that they sell liquor just about everywhere, they they need to see your passport to buy something sharp (like a replica sword or sgian dubh)  

Anyway, I went into a little shop, and grabbed a couple 'travel-sized' bottles of scotch and put them on the counter.  The cashier turned up his nose and said, "You aren't a scotch drinker - are you?" ... I admitted, that I wasn't.

He took the bottles and pushed them aside.  He reached below the counter and pulled out a couple bottles with spouts on them, and a couple glasses that reminded me of church communion.  He poured a little from one bottle in a little glass and let me try it.  

Then another

Then another

I kept coming back to Auchentoshea 12 year.   It's a lowland single malt and it is quite nice

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