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  1. #861
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Started with JWB, Talisker 10, Laphroaig QC, and now Caol Ila 12.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    I'm going to explore some cheap blends a bit more. I just finished the bottle of Ballentine's Finest I've had for 3 years... not bad, really. Smooth and mellow. I found a quarter of a bottle of Chivas that I've had for I don't know how long... I used to like it a lot... still do...lol.. Locally, I have available, besides Ballentine's, Cutty Sark, Grant's and McIvor. I can purchase two right now. Suggestions?

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by ebo View Post
    I'm going to explore some cheap blends a bit more. I just finished the bottle of Ballentine's Finest I've had for 3 years... not bad, really. Smooth and mellow. I found a quarter of a bottle of Chivas that I've had for I don't know how long... I used to like it a lot... still do...lol.. Locally, I have available, besides Ballentine's, Cutty Sark, Grant's and McIvor. I can purchase two right now. Suggestions?
    I never liked Cutty Sark for some reason. Tasted like soap to me... but that was a long time ago. UncleBunk or Megawatt may have some knowledge of these, I do not, yet!

    I tell you, I'm loving the blends for value. The JWB was very nice tonight.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    I never liked Cutty Sark for some reason. Tasted like soap to me... but that was a long time ago. UncleBunk or Megawatt may have some knowledge of these, I do not, yet!

    I tell you, I'm loving the blends for value. The JWB was very nice tonight.
    JWB is always in the house... it is very good for the price. I have access to many different blends, but I have to drive about 15 miles to get them. My local store is 1.5 miles away, so, I usually get what's available there.

    The thing with me is: if I'm going to spend $35.00 or more for a blend, I will buy a single malt for the few dollars more, every time. I'm looking for $11.00 (Ballentine's) to around $30.00 for blends. This economy is killing my whisk(e)y habbit/hobby...lol.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by ebo View Post
    JWB is always in the house... it is very good for the price. I have access to many different blends, but I have to drive about 15 miles to get them. My local store is 1.5 miles away, so, I usually get what's available there.

    The thing with me is: if I'm going to spend $35.00 or more for a blend, I will buy a single malt for the few dollars more, every time. I'm looking for $11.00 (Ballentine's) to around $30.00 for blends. This economy is killing my whisk(e)y habbit/hobby...lol.
    I hear you. The JWB cost me $28 so its cheaper than any single malt I like. Try Black Bottle if you can find it. Ballantines is having a big sale on their 1.75L ... I've seen it everywhere marked down. I paid $19.30 making it about $8 for a 750ml... can't beat that. Also, NH is having a sale on Chivas 12 for $25 .

    btw, I've heard McIvor is decent but never tried it. Is that the one with a green plaid sticker? I won't buy anything though that comes in a plastic bottle. The alcohol is sure to be stripping off the Bisphenol A which can cause havoc in the body.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by AVB View Post
    LOL! Not Alcohol By Volume, AVB

    Whoops! Guess it just came out naturally like that

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by ebo View Post
    I'm going to explore some cheap blends a bit more... Suggestions?
    Definitely Grant's. Don't forget Famous Grouse-- the best-selling Scotch in Scotland for a reason (IMHO)!
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    A little bit of contrast exercise going on here-- Glenmorangie Original (10-year, American Oak), and Glenrothes Select Reserve (NAS, plenty of Sherry presence).

    Tasting the Glenmorangie first helps to bring out the fruit-and-nuts taste of the Spanish Oak in the Glenrothes, since my palate is already adjusted to the vanilla-and-spice taste of the American Oak. I got the idea from a Wine-and-Chocolate pairing I conducted recently at my place of employment.
    "Suppose he's got a pointed stick!?!"

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    My wife was going out, so I asked her to pick me up a bottle of either Grant's or McIvor. She brought back a bottle of McIvor. It was $14.00. Everything I've found says it's 5-6 years old.

    It compares well with the Ballentine's. It may be a bit more smokey and it seems a little sweeter. I'll try the Grant's next.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Jus having my first taste of White Horse. As well, it reminds me a lot of Ballantine's except that it's not as smooth and it has some firey spice on the finish. It's a curious one so far. Like a Ballantine opening and a very young Talisker finish. Very spicy indeed. Each sip really tingles on the tongue.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

 

 

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