Discussion in 'January And Everything After' started by RyanMM, Jan 12, 2012.
Was Black Maple Hill always 95 proof?
I think so, yeah. At least, I don't remember having bottles of it at a lower proof.
I picked up a bottle of the McClelland's Islay. I'm no connoisseur of Islays, but It basically tastes similar to Bowmore's 12 to me (which, since it's produced by Bowmore, shouldn't surprise me), and costs about half as much.
It seems to me that this is a good alternative if you're not sure if you like Islays.
So, I'm still going through some of the recommendations given in this very thread, for which I am quite thankful. But! The other day, during our bi-weekly Costco run, I spotted a Kirkland branded Macallan for $50. I didn't have the funds to pick it up on the spot, but as I know some folks swear by Kirkland's vodka and the official version seems to retail for north of $150, it's jumped onto the list to try.
If anyone knows any other details or has tried it?
What year? I've seen Macallen 10 for around $40-45. But if its the 18, yeah the brand stuff is pricey!
It's the one in the linked picture, 18 year old Kirkland brand scotch from the Macallan distillery. I've dug up at least an article about how they've done this before in 2008. It seemed like they enjoyed it for $80.. so at $50 I may pick up a couple before it goes out of stock again.
Good article. I'd say its worth trying at least. My state doesn't allow Costco to sell alcohol, but I'm generally pleased with the quality of their other house branded stuff.
Whoa, Mac 18 for $50? I need to get me to a Costco.
I'm not very educated in the subject-matter of this thread, but I was treated to some Balvenie Doublewood on NYE. Quite enchanting.
Because I love you guys... (mildly NSFW)
EDIT: NO, wait, I didn't mean I love you THAT way. PLATONIC ONLY I SWEAR.
Come to think of it, so was I. I concur with your assessment.
One of our outside counsel sent me a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail as a Christmas gift. Besides having no idea how to pronounce Uigeadail...it's actually quite good. Not a smoke bomb like the other Ardbegs I've had; there is smoke present, but it's much more subtle.
If you stick with "oog-a-dal" you won't be far off.
Also, your outside counsel must like you -- that's an absolutely fantastic whisky.
Well, they don't necessarily like me...but they like the fees we've been paying.
It is a very nice whisky. Though I still find I like the Bowmore 12 best...which is good because it's cheap...
Yo dawg, I herd you like Maker's Mark, so I removed 7% of the Maker's Mark from the bottle and replaced it with water so you can find it on the shelves in slightly more places.
My bottle of this showed up today.
Smoky, sweet, with a little note of toffee. Fantastic stuff, almost as good as the Uigeadail.
Seek it out immediately.
SPACE WHISKY. What else could you want?
I picked up a bottle of Knob Creek tonight; lately I've been enjoying Buleitt Rye but I've had a hankering for a Manhattan, and I think the Knob Creek is a bit more versatile along that dimension (while still holding its own for Old Fashioneds and Whisky Sours).
Also the Maker's Mark thing is really disappointing. Just raise your fucking prices you assholes. I can get Maker's for $25 at Wegman's, which makes it a great go-to bourbon. I'll give the watered down stuff a shot at a bar or something, but odds are I'll just stop buying it entirely. :(
How DARE you!
I posted that upthread and bemoaned that I didn't know such a thing even existed and that I didn't own it. And now you do.
He's doing it to spite you, Hanzii. Are you gonna let him?
Right now I'll go down a pour myself a large tumbler of that godawful sweet honey whisky-ish thing you guys fooled me into taking home from Vegas while I twirl my imaginary mustache and contemplate my next move.
Hey man, I managed to get it delivered to my doorstep in the dystopian liquor hellscape of Pennsylvania. Surely it's achievable in your European paradise.
Obviously the solution is to grow that mustache.
Or at least buy one.
Maker's Mark backpedals faster than a....something backpedals.
Bunnahabhain fuck yeah.
It's the whisky with a nice safety valve! When you can no longer pronounce 'Bunnahabhain', stop drinking it immediately.
You seem to have misspelled a few words. I took the liberty of correcting them for you.
I work with him! If he dies I might have to fix all his bugs!
One of my WoW toons is named Bunnahabhain. True story! (most of my toons are dwarves and named after scotches).
I used to work at a research lab where we named all of our compute cluster machines after scotches.
This worked out well until we ran out and started, er, widening our standards of acceptability
Glenitchy led to Glenscratchy led to Glensurgie led to Mountain Dhu and so forth.
Or drink all of his scotch...
I'd need it. I don't want to have to fix all his bugs.
My wallet hates you. Hates you, do you hear?
I know. But your taste buds will thank me.
That looks awesome. Sipping on the Ten Year Old right now. I love how the aroma sticks around.
Stopped by my favorite bottle shop today in search of Scotch. Walked out with a $28 bottle of Auchentoshan, but stared longingly at the $1,250 bottle of MacAllan 30 hovering haughtily above the register. Well, okay, sitting within view of it, but still...
At the whisky section across the border, a lot to chose from, but no Ardbeg Galileo and I was trying to save money...
A peaty little thing from an Irish pot still. Not expensive and not amazing - but how could I resist that name?
(yes, that's a shitty red wine glass. It was the only clean glass in the holiday apartment where I spent the weekend)
So I did the entirely cliched thing and bought a bottle of Irish whiskey yesterday (Concannon). Compared to scotch and bourbon, Irish whiskey doesn't really taste like much, does it?
The usual defensive answer is "well, you have to buy a bottle of Redbreast before you can judge", but yeah, it's light stuff.
Broke open a bottle of Woodford Reserve bourbon today. Such a good sipping drink. Not a single malt but a nice change of pace.
Also picked up a bottle of Talisker 10....
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