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Nope. I have put off exploring the Aussie and Japanes whiskies for a few years. After all, one musn't run out of things to do in retirement

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I haven't tried any of the Japanese either.

So many malts, so little bank account.

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I haven't tried any of the Japanese either.

So many malts, so little bank account.

So little liver....

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One for later tonight - Ardbeg Supernova 2010. Oh I wish I had the 2009 still..

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Anyone enjoy their whisky with a nice cigar? Seems like a marriage made in heaven!

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Anyone enjoy their whisky with a nice cigar? Seems like a marriage made in heaven!

No, but I have just made a beautiful espresso (Merlo beans) to go with the Laughfrog. Yumm!

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Has anyone here had experience with Sullivan's Cove?

I've thought about the Aussie whiskys, David. Their prices are, however, about the same as many of the single malt Scotches. And when you consider that most of them come in 500 ml bottles (vs 700 ml), they don't really appeal. If somebody was to offer me a glass, though, I certainly wouldn't turn it down.

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I've thought about the Aussie whiskys, David. Their prices are, however, about the same as many of the single malt Scotches. And when you consider that most of them come in 500 ml bottles (vs 700 ml), they don't really appeal. If somebody was to offer me a glass, though, I certainly wouldn't turn it down.

Yes, the Aussies are not really good value in that regard. It is interesting to compare the price of Scotch in the UK and Aussie whisky in Aussie. The boutique nature of Aussie production does not help the finances.

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One for later tonight - Ardbeg Supernova 2010. Oh I wish I had the 2009 still..

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Anyone enjoy their whisky with a nice cigar? Seems like a marriage made in heaven!

Your address? I'll even put up with your cigar. Maybe I'll even bring a Davidoff.

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one of my colleagues told me her son had purchased a 20 litre barrell from one of the tasmanian distilleries. she wasn't sure how long he had to go until it was ready to drink but i'll make sure i'm nice to her until i find out.

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Ooh. My favourite thread from now on!!!!

Next try an Ardbeg. A little less peaty and smoother however still with huge character. Or Lagavulin. Or...or...ah, so fun...

Was away with mates drinking some of the Ardbeg 10yr as you posted this.

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A little hint.

Ardbeg at $70 per bottle from Vintage Direct is outstanding value.

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I concur. I just finished my first ever Ardberg last week, a 1 litre duty free jobbie that had been slowly tippled over 6 months or so. I remember not being that enamoured at first but by the end i really appreciated the contrast to the 3 or 4 other whiskeys i had open during that time. Definitely recommended.

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Has anyone here had experience with Sullivan's Cove?

I tried a Sullivans Cove "port wood" whisky late last year. It bears the distinction of being the only whisky I've ever found so unpalatable that I had to leave it in the glass.

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ok heres a list and the listed owners as you can see Diageo has never really been interested in good Scotch Whiskey its kind of makes me sad that my wife has persisted working with this company for 15+ years, it makes for a 5hitty cellar

http://www.maltmadness.com/whisky/

Actually its only been in the last 5 or so ive really taken an interest but the relationship helps yet another of my indulgences

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ok heres a list and the listed owners as you can see Diageo has never really been interested in good Scotch Whiskey its kind of makes me sad that my wife has persisted working with this company for 15+ years, it makes for a 5hitty cellar

http://www.maltmadness.com/whisky/

Actually its only been in the last 5 or so ive really taken an interest but the relationship helps yet another of my indulgences

Well, pretty much all the malt distilleries get their basic cash by supplying malt for blends. The single malts are really a sideline, and have only become reasonably available in the last 20 years.

Diageo? Well, let's not pooh pooh Caol Ila and Lagavulin, just for a start, hey?

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no but it gives me good stock to do swapsies at my locals ...

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no but it gives me good stock to do swapsies at my locals ...

I am waking up to the possibility you are teasing me...

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i am Super but she does... **** she even swapsies for me, last month she bough me home a couple of 'snow pheonix' Gelnfiddich's. Ahh she makes it soo hard to love her.

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My son recommended this and 'tis a grand dram ....

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JJ

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My son recommended this and 'tis a grand dram ....

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JJ

I know there is at least one other SNA member who is very fond of that tipple. Can't remember who, but I remember the Scotch!

Enjoy.

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Don't remember tasting it before but I very much enjoyed a wee drop of Glenlivet at the weekend, courtesy of my son-in-law.

To say that he earned some brownie points would be an understatement.

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Re: Australian whisky -

Currently have a bottle of Bakery Hill Cask Strength Peated Single Malt. Very 'wood fire' smokey on the nose and palate. Syrupy texture, but not as oily as some. Quite a long finish that balances well. Our bottle came at 62.3% abv.

Does not mix well with others! The missus and I are pretty new to whiskies/scotches, preferring a simple bourbon+coke or VLLB, but we are slowly starting to try various single malts. We always try them straight first, then a small splash of water, then usually mix with coke to finish off - be warned, unless you like the taste of Deep Heat muscle ointment, do not mix this Bakery Hill with Coke or Dry.

Our next bottle is a Glenmorangie Astar, which might get a look-in this weekend. :)

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Can anyone recommend me a decent single malt for sub-$100, bearing in mind it'll be my first drop ever? Celebrating my twenty first birthday this weekend and wanted a change from my standard of boutique beers and Canadian Club.

Just after something I can really ENJOY! :)

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Do you like smoky chargrilled steaks? (Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Lagavulin)

Hints of chocolate/caramel (Glenmorangie Wood Series, Glenfarclas, Macallan)

Briny with a hint of salt (Talisker, Bowmore)

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Do you like smoky chargrilled steaks? (Laphroaig, Ardbeg, Lagavulin)

Hints of chocolate/caramel (Glenmorangie Wood Series, Glenfarclas, Macallan)

Briny with a hint of salt (Talisker, Bowmore)

Like Rockford said.

By the way, ordered another 6 bottles of Ardbeg this evening. Need to prepare for the tough times with a cellar full of whisky. I figure that at least 10 dozen is needed for breathing space.

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