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Scotch??

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    Nancylee
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    My friend is buying her boyfriend a bottle of scotch that cost 400.00. I have never heard of something like that so I went on line and found much more expensive bottles.  One for 160,000… How crazy is that. Do any of you know a good bottle around 100.00?

    My friend is buying her boyfriend a bottle of scotch that cost 400.00. I have never heard of something like that so I went on line and found much more expensive bottles.  One for 160,000… How crazy is that. Do any of you know a good bottle around 100.00?

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      dian in spokane
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      There are a lot of variation in the flavors of Scotch dependant on the region it comes from, and it's age. So something like Laphroaig tastes very different than Glenfiddich or Dalwhinnie.

      For a hundred bucks, you can probably get a great 15 or 18 yr old single malt scotch. If this is a gift, it's a great gift!

      You can't go wrong with any of the above brands, or Macallan!

      A taste test is in order! If this is a gift for a Scotch lover, I say include this person in a group of 4, and go to a bar that has a bunch of high dollar scotches. Bring your Platinum Card and taste the top 8. This will only work if you are ALL willing to sip off the same glass! that way everyone gets to try some. You can get a scotch lesson from the barkeep AND from your scotch loving friend, and also see which variety he/she prefers.**

      Scotch is an acquired taste. Some of it tastes like..you just paid 12 bucks for the chance to lick the bottom of an old charcoal bbq grill.

      If you've got all this money lying around, you should just come here. We have single malts in the house from all regions of Scotland, though..sadly, not a single bottle that cost a hundred bucks, much less 500 bucks. You can try them all. And We'll go buy some new ones to make it a fair trial :)

      I like the 15 yr old Glenfiddich Solera Reserve. But I don't think I've tried their 18 yr old…..

      Dian

      **Warning: do not try this taste test ALONE or you will not be able to find your way home

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        Nancylee
        Participant

        You are not just a beautiful face! Wow, you know alot about Scotch. I have tasted expensive stuff and it smells and tastes like jet fuel. ( I have never tasted that)

        I am sure you would really really have to love scotch and have an unlimited cash supply.

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        Nancylee
        Participant

        You are not just a beautiful face! Wow, you know alot about Scotch. I have tasted expensive stuff and it smells and tastes like jet fuel. ( I have never tasted that)

        I am sure you would really really have to love scotch and have an unlimited cash supply.

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        Bonnie Lea
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        Ya a friend of ours swore by Glennfiddich.  No scotch drinkers here, but I much prefer   Grey Goose Vodka (french)  we have a couple of bottles of a blended scotch but no one here drinks it, so I give to friends who would either dislike or appreciate it.

         

        dunno what it is.

        Name is Ballantyne? 

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        dian in spokane
        Participant

        Ballantine is a blended scotch, but a good one I think. I've never tried it. I like Grey Goose ok, but my favorite vodka is Ketel One.

        Bonnie.. a few months ago when bob and I were in las vegas, we came back from breakfast and there was a full bottle of Grey Goose outside our hotel room door!! and a half empty bottle of jim beam (something else I don't drink)

        Free Grey Goose!! it was almost like winnning on the slots!

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        dian in spokane
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        Ballantine is a blended scotch, but a good one I think. I've never tried it. I like Grey Goose ok, but my favorite vodka is Ketel One.

        Bonnie.. a few months ago when bob and I were in las vegas, we came back from breakfast and there was a full bottle of Grey Goose outside our hotel room door!! and a half empty bottle of jim beam (something else I don't drink)

        Free Grey Goose!! it was almost like winnning on the slots!

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        Bonnie Lea
        Participant

        Ya a friend of ours swore by Glennfiddich.  No scotch drinkers here, but I much prefer   Grey Goose Vodka (french)  we have a couple of bottles of a blended scotch but no one here drinks it, so I give to friends who would either dislike or appreciate it.

         

        dunno what it is.

        Name is Ballantyne? 

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        dian in spokane
        Participant

        an acquired taste for sure. But seriously..SOME of it is jet fuel-like..and some is not as in-your-face smokey. That Glenfiddich is much smoother.

        Someone gave bob a bottle of some really old Irish whisky a couple of weeks ago too, which I had never heard of, called Redbreast. IT is amazing and smooth too, almost tastes like a different breed of alcohol than Jameson.

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        dian in spokane
        Participant

        an acquired taste for sure. But seriously..SOME of it is jet fuel-like..and some is not as in-your-face smokey. That Glenfiddich is much smoother.

        Someone gave bob a bottle of some really old Irish whisky a couple of weeks ago too, which I had never heard of, called Redbreast. IT is amazing and smooth too, almost tastes like a different breed of alcohol than Jameson.

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      dian in spokane
      Participant

      There are a lot of variation in the flavors of Scotch dependant on the region it comes from, and it's age. So something like Laphroaig tastes very different than Glenfiddich or Dalwhinnie.

      For a hundred bucks, you can probably get a great 15 or 18 yr old single malt scotch. If this is a gift, it's a great gift!

      You can't go wrong with any of the above brands, or Macallan!

      A taste test is in order! If this is a gift for a Scotch lover, I say include this person in a group of 4, and go to a bar that has a bunch of high dollar scotches. Bring your Platinum Card and taste the top 8. This will only work if you are ALL willing to sip off the same glass! that way everyone gets to try some. You can get a scotch lesson from the barkeep AND from your scotch loving friend, and also see which variety he/she prefers.**

      Scotch is an acquired taste. Some of it tastes like..you just paid 12 bucks for the chance to lick the bottom of an old charcoal bbq grill.

      If you've got all this money lying around, you should just come here. We have single malts in the house from all regions of Scotland, though..sadly, not a single bottle that cost a hundred bucks, much less 500 bucks. You can try them all. And We'll go buy some new ones to make it a fair trial :)

      I like the 15 yr old Glenfiddich Solera Reserve. But I don't think I've tried their 18 yr old…..

      Dian

      **Warning: do not try this taste test ALONE or you will not be able to find your way home

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      BillMFl
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      Arrrrrgh  ye boozy bitches and not a virgin among ye!!!!

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        Bonnie Lea
        Participant

        ye be so right.  BUT we are very discriminating BB and considered  "gently used"   

         

        Zee Goose from France, mixed with a bit of healthy quinnine laced tonic water.   yum. Sometimes I think we SHOULD dance around a fire spitting raw rum into it, to watch the mossies snap crackle and pop.  what be your drink oh mystery one.devil

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        Bonnie Lea
        Participant

        ye be so right.  BUT we are very discriminating BB and considered  "gently used"   

         

        Zee Goose from France, mixed with a bit of healthy quinnine laced tonic water.   yum. Sometimes I think we SHOULD dance around a fire spitting raw rum into it, to watch the mossies snap crackle and pop.  what be your drink oh mystery one.devil

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      BillMFl
      Participant

      Arrrrrgh  ye boozy bitches and not a virgin among ye!!!!

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      CKasper
      Participant

      Since becoming a Stage IIIB melanoma patient, I stopped drinking because of the opiate patch I wear….don't know much about scotch, but I sure used to know about Tequila….100 % avage..yum…I do miss it.

       

      C

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      CKasper
      Participant

      Since becoming a Stage IIIB melanoma patient, I stopped drinking because of the opiate patch I wear….don't know much about scotch, but I sure used to know about Tequila….100 % avage..yum…I do miss it.

       

      C

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