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Old 07-03-2019, 10:56 PM   #51
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Monkey Shoulder is a great blend. good for someone that is new to scotch. every non scotch drinker I have introduced to it has loved it. very reasonable as well.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:55 AM   #52
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Got one of these as a present and not a Scotch drinker, anyone know what it goes for?




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Old 07-11-2019, 09:25 AM   #53
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got one of these as a present and not a scotch drinker, anyone know what it goes for?




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~$100

Have not tried it
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:29 AM   #54
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:36 AM   #55
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Right now it is Jim Beam Black Label or if I steal some from my wife it is Knob Creek. there are a lot of bourbons I like.
in that case, i'd suggest trying some Balvenie doublewood to start. it's fantastic scotch in its own right as well as being a great bridge from bourbon to the scotch world.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:39 AM   #56
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Balvenie among many others mentioned above are good ones. Stay away from real peaty stuff as a starter (Laphroaig).

Probably will get flamed for this, but it you aren't into it neat or with a little ice then try a little unflavored club soda. The effervescence opens up alot of flavors
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:40 AM   #57
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~$100

Have not tried it
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:18 AM   #58
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Mudslinger...DO NOT drink anything less than 12yrs. It will curl your toes. My preference is 15-18 yr. Some blends are good. Dewars White label is a fair blend...and not expensive.

For cutting your teeth...Id say Johnny Walker Red...then graduate to Johnny Black...theyre both fairly mild.

I like the Cutty Sark Probibition Era 100 proof for mixing with well water and sipping periodically whilst working in the yard. Much less dehydrating than beer.

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Old 07-11-2019, 10:25 AM   #59
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Twin Liquors had this not to long ago for $75-$80.
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Old 07-11-2019, 03:54 PM   #60
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Again, professionally speaking, the reason to drink Laphroaig or Octomore is so you get to drink your own scotch. If you want something else maybe one of the girls can bring something back with the flavored seltzers.

Well Mudslinger, what did you go with?
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:02 PM   #61
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Just jump right in and get some Peat Monster.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:52 PM   #62
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What’s everyone’s sub $100 and sub $60 bottle recommendations? I’ve liked every belvine I’ve had and glenfiddich, Macallen I’ve liked most of what I’ve tried

Want to get more into scotch
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:06 PM   #63
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Whatís everyoneís sub $100 and sub $60 bottle recommendations? Iíve liked every belvine Iíve had and glenfiddich, Macallen Iíve liked most of what Iíve tried

Want to get more into scotch
Can't go wrong with bunahabain 12

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Old 07-11-2019, 09:22 PM   #64
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:49 PM   #65
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I've had tried Johnnie Walker Red, Glenlivet 12, and Glenlivet 15.

Glenlivet 15 is the only scotch I'd buy again.

I'd rather drink rubbing alcohol before tasking Johnny Walker red or Glenlivet 12 again.

My two Neighbors are self labeled scotch snobs. Glenlivet 15 is the bottom of their list to drink, but they both admit its good.
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Old 07-11-2019, 10:05 PM   #66
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:00 AM   #67
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To the OP go to a good bar that has a scotch selection and order a couple of 1 oz pours of differing scotches and try them. Also ask for a glass of water with a straw and after you have tried the scotch neat add a couple drops of water and see the difference. For a modest amount of money you will have a much better idea of what you like and won’t end up with a bottle of scotch sitting at home that you don’t like.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:36 AM   #68
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Iím a big Fan of Oban and Lagavulin
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:42 AM   #69
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A good peat smoked scotch I really enjoy is Talisker 10 year. Some people say it's too peaty, but I enjoy it like no other.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:36 AM   #70
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Man all of these mentioned so far are fantastic Scotches. Another couple I like and are not too expensive is Famous Grouse, let me tell ya what, that bird does good work! Also like some Johnny Walker. Yeah its a blend but its dang good. Black, Green Blue, yum.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:43 AM   #71
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I had to give it up tho. I liked it too much.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:06 AM   #72
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Johnny Walker red,green,black or blue
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:23 PM   #73
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Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, Glennfiddith 14yr...both great IMO....
Monkey Shoulder is pretty good to try early-on
Laphroaig (10 yr) is my favorite 'peaty' whisky

You may want to go to Total Wine and buy several of those small (50ml) sample-sized ones....do a taste test

Best of luck exploring!
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:46 PM   #74
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Oban. Love it. Gone through 4 bottles in the last 12 months.
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:46 PM   #75
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Oban. Love it. Gone through 4 bottles in the last 12 months.
I hope you were drinking something else in the meantime or I may have a problem.
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Old 08-05-2019, 01:46 PM   #76
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Monkey Shoulder is a great blend. good for someone that is new to scotch. every non scotch drinker I have introduced to it has loved it. very reasonable as well.


This!
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:37 PM   #77
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Again, professionally speaking, the reason to drink Laphroaig or Octomore is so you get to drink your own scotch. If you want something else maybe one of the girls can bring something back with the flavored seltzers.

Well Mudslinger, what did you go with?
Well, what did you go with?
I promise you the way to go is with one of the above.
I was going to bet you would not like the first bottle or I would buy it for you. Then I got to thinking you just might like the $37,000 one
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Old 08-05-2019, 03:59 PM   #78
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Monkey Shoulder and yea I know itís a stupid name but decent price and pretty smooth for brown water
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Old 08-05-2019, 04:15 PM   #79
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Just pick any of the ones above and pour 3 2 oz shots over ice with 2 oz of drambuei.
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Old 08-05-2019, 04:48 PM   #80
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My advice is to get a VERY small bottle of Scotch before you invest in a big bottle. Specs has the airline-sized bottles. Buy a few a find what you can tolerate as I'm convinced no one truly likes Scotch! You don't want to have an $80 bottle of The Macallan on your shelf that you will NEVER drink.
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Old 08-05-2019, 04:51 PM   #81
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Aberlour is one of my favorites. It hasn't been mentioned yet.
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Old 08-05-2019, 05:51 PM   #82
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Man all of these mentioned so far are fantastic Scotches. Another couple I like and are not too expensive is Famous Grouse, let me tell ya what, that bird does good work! Also like some Johnny Walker. Yeah its a blend but its dang good. Black, Green Blue, yum.
Another vote for ďFamous GrouseĒ
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Old 08-06-2019, 11:56 AM   #83
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This is my favorite.. hard to find.
https://www.totalwine.com/spirits/sc...9&igrules=true
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:16 PM   #84
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OK. I tried my first Scotch on the rocks and I thought it was a very good flavor and smooth to drink. I had a close friend come over Monday night for some food and drink and he brought this Scotch for me to try. Very nice But again I know nothing about Scotch. This is what he brought and I drank.

The Balvenie Doublewood. Aged 12 years. A single malt.

Is this a good Scotch?
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:13 PM   #85
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Mud, I think that's great Scotch.
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Old 08-11-2019, 09:25 PM   #86
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From a Scotsman - Aberlour 12yo. Enjoy your dram..
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