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Darian

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Best flask scotch
« on: Aug 28, 02, 10:46:20 pm CDT »

OK, no clue how to work these poll thingies, but I do have a question that lends itself to being a poll, so I'll ask it and maybe a generous admin will be kind enough to turn it into a voteable poll after we have generated a few ideas...

So, what is your favorite scotch to carry in a flask at faire?

At $64 a bottle, I seldom buy the stuff I like for at home and usually settle for the 12 year old of my family label (Glenfiddich).  I would like to carry something nicer at MDRF this fall though.  What is nice and smooth, served either over ice, or luke warm out of a flask on a warm day?
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 29, 02, 07:58:02 pm CDT »

I usually go with the Glenfiddich 12 or Glenlevit.  This year however, my lady bought me a present -- in honor of our betrothal.  I will have a bit of Dalmore 21yr to share when I come to MD.  My lady has also developed a taste for Glenlevit 12yr French Oak, which is a very smooth nip.  Check out the Yahoo Group johnbarleycorn, where the scotch drinkers from AFR hang out, we have a whole list of recommended lables and years.

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« Reply #2 on: Aug 30, 02, 12:00:28 pm CDT »

Jeremiah Weed, Bourbon Liquor is the ONLY thing a Rogue should have in his flask...

Everyone who tries it is a convert...

SMOOOOOOTH......:p
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« Reply #3 on: Aug 30, 02, 12:49:09 pm CDT »

Personally, I like the stuff a friend of mine gave a bottle of a couple of years ago ... Macallan 12 yr old single malt. Though I am also fond of Celtic Crossing as well.

I also remember sharing some moonshine last year down at the Ohio faire (don't remember who brought it, though) ... that was some good stuff!! Had to order a Guinness to wash it down, though.
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« Reply #4 on: Aug 30, 02, 01:23:13 pm CDT »

Yeah I had some Georgia "white lightning" a year or two ago... It had the consistency of light Caro™ syrup, smelled light paint thinner and had no taste... Just a hot feeling on the way down... frelled you up in about 5 sips...

That shit will make you frellin' BLIND....
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« Reply #5 on: Aug 31, 02, 09:04:05 pm CDT »

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             Yeah I had some Georgia "white lightning" a year or two ago... It had the consistency of light Caro™ syrup, smelled light paint thinner and had no taste... Just a hot feeling on the way down... frelled you up in about 5 sips...

That shit will make you frellin' BLIND....



White Lightnin', OooooooooooooooooooYEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! :)
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« Reply #6 on: Sep 17, 02, 10:05:53 am CDT »

Well lads, I can categorically state that the best whisky to fill my flask has been and to this day remains, Glen Rothes, an 11 year old speyside single malt scotch.  Finer then Talisker or Oban, Dalwhinnie or the Glenlivet.  It far outshines any bourbon, irish whiskey, blend or rye.
A very nice find indeed.
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 17, 02, 05:56:10 pm CDT »

Im a jack daniels guy

however when given the chance north carolina tar heel  special is the best
pure white lightening with a kick of smurf juice
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« Reply #8 on: Sep 18, 02, 09:57:55 am CDT »

OK, I am definitely wasting way too much time at work surfing the net, but...  I found something that intrigues me.  Has anyone here ever sampled a "cask strength" bottle of scotch?  I read references to this on some UK scotch society's page, but have since found other places to order it from.  It appears to range from 5% to 20% stronger.  I'm curious though, is the taste significantly different?
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 18, 02, 01:33:01 pm CDT »

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             OK, I am definitely wasting way too much time at work surfing the net, but...  I found something that intrigues me.  Has anyone here ever sampled a "cask strength" bottle of scotch?  I read references to this on some UK scotch society's page, but have since found other places to order it from.  It appears to range from 5% to 20% stronger.  I'm curious though, is the taste significantly different?


I've found that most "Cask Strength" scotch requires it to be cut with something...I know, I know, how could you cut Scotch? Being on the receiving end of a few shots I can testify that it's much stronger than traditional, but the taste is a much less diluted one.

Personally, I prefer to stick with GlenLivet (I've got a 12, an 18 and a 21) on my fridge. At a recent tasting however, we brought a bottle of Dalmore 12 that took second place out of 21 bottles.  GlenOrd and GlenMorangie are also among my personal favorites.  GlenFiddich has a little too much peat for my taste, but I've never turned a swig down.

Words of wisdom: stay as far away from MacGregor Highland Scotch as possible.  It might be my clan, but I'll no' touch it!::d3::
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« Reply #10 on: Sep 18, 02, 02:08:11 pm CDT »

Hey i like macgregor scotch...if im not in the mood for jack i usually get that one hehehehe
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« Reply #11 on: Sep 19, 02, 08:03:10 am CDT »

Well I have an old college buddy who swears by Islay scotch-( in fact he names his 40 ft racing yacht after it and drydocked of all places- Nyack!) Laiphroig being his favorite- or Ardbeg. Ardbeg's a bit smokey for my taste tho. Goes well with a nice hand-rolled Dominican blunt.(cigar that is)
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« Reply #12 on: Oct 20, 02, 10:38:19 am CDT »

I've become educated to the pleasures of Islay scotch as well. my favorite being a 23yr Lagavulin that a fellow Scot (a Duncan) finds up in Montreal. I've only found the 16yr here stateside. very smokey, very peaty, with a touch of the salt sea air. the two taste the same but the 23yr is much smoother.

my next favorite Islay is the 12yr Bowmore - not so robust as the Lagavulin, very smooth.

the absolute smoothest 10yr scotch I've ever had is the Springbank, a Campbeltown style scotch. careful with this one lads - it goes down way too easy!!

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« Reply #13 on: Oct 25, 02, 03:32:31 pm CDT »

Celtic Crossing gets my vote.

Sweeter than seducing a nun...
Smoother that Barry White...
Stronger than the Rock's B.O...

Good stuff.

I've got nothing against a fine old single-malt, either...
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