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07-24-2012, 10:27 PM #61
I collect for special occasions from the store when I find a Bookers bottle with more than 128 proof... They are rare and taste fantastic
07-24-2012, 10:35 PM #62
So awesome that your whisky selection is worth the price of a small car! Quite an inspiration.DRINK MORE SCOTCH.
07-25-2012, 02:41 AM #63
Dr. H...between the cars, cigars, guns, and scotch my wife is perpetually rolling eyes at me. I am blessed not only because I have the means to but because I have friends and family I can share them with...plus a very tolerant wife.
07-25-2012, 12:27 PM #64
AMGfan: Wow - that's an incredible collection!
How do the flavors change with the 25, 30+ year scotches? With the scotches that I've tried in vertical tastings, it seems that the smokey/peatey flavors increase until 15-18 years. After that it seems that the flavors begin to mellow out more and continually balance, but I've never had much beyond 18-20 years though. Do the flavors just become more balanced the older they get, or does something else typically become more prominent in the flavor profile?
07-25-2012, 02:45 PM #65
And AMG - that's great to hear. Nothing goes better with cars and whisky, etc. than a wonderful woman to share them with!
Last edited by Dr. Handsome; 07-25-2012 at 02:48 PM.DRINK MORE SCOTCH.
07-25-2012, 08:39 PM #66
I can't say I am an expert and that my palate is very accurate. I do know that the longer a scotch/whiskey is aged in the barrel the more it will pick up from the barrel...also the the taste/character mellows out. I would say similar to the aging of a cigar except that aging of a whiskey stops once it comes out of the barrel...with my cigars they just age and "mellow" out in my humidors.
I have the 30yr Fine Oak and now the 30yr Sherry Oak (which is from what I have read is more traditional...whatever that means). I know that the 30yr Fine Oak was fantastic in nose and flavor...if it was $200-$300 better in flavor/character than the 25 is debatable and depends on the person and their palate.
The Glenfarcas which is a 40yr is almost 1/3 the price of the 30yr Macallan and gives it a run for its money.
I prefer the Highlands and Speyside single malts and have acquired the tasted of the peaty single malts like Laphroaig and Ardbeg. The two I have pictured above are like kerosene to the uninitiated...I started out my buddies with the fruity and aromatic Glenmorangies I have and as a punk I set them up with a shot of the Ardbeg and Laphroaig...I thought I saw flames coming from both ends when they took a sip. Personally...If I'm in the mood...the Ardbeg hits the spot.
07-25-2012, 09:12 PM #67
What do you think of that Glenfiddich 18, Jon? It's a lower priced bottle but I had some a couple of months ago and absolutely loved it. Also, curious as to what that Glenfiddich Single Malt is and how it tastes? Never seen it before.DRINK MORE SCOTCH.
07-25-2012, 09:29 PM #68
Dr. H...it is a solid single malt that isn't hard to find and won't break the bank. It has a long finish...which I personally like. Some consider it boring and not very complex but to me it isn't...I'm not a whiskey snob and I guess I like simple.
07-25-2012, 11:03 PM #69
AMGfan have you tried Bookers?
It is only a 7 year aged bourbon but it to me is the epitome of the bourbon flavor with a nice initial burn.
07-25-2012, 11:52 PM #70