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I thought we'd start a thread for all the single malt lovers out there in golfwrx land.

 

I am not a giant fan of the really peaty versions but I do know some chaps love the stuff

 

Just back from Scotland in late Sept and go to try some beauties, including a 33 yr old Tomintoul

 

Also of note, they do make a single malt in Nova Scotia here in Canada (big legal troubles as they used the prefix name Glen). I was also quite surprised to buy a great scotch from our local store that is called Hellyers Rd, out of Tasmania, Australia. Quite ironic as I was born there

 

Here is a list of the bottles I have owned / tried / finished. I have kept some of the cooler tins, especially the golf related ones

 

 

Aberfeldy 12

Aberlour

Ardmore Traditional Cask

Arran (The) Malt 100 proof

Auchentoshan 10

BalBlair 17 yr old 1995

Balvenie Single Barrel 15 Distillery Banffshire

Bowmore 12

Bowmore 15

Bowmore Mariner 15

Bruichladdich 12 - Second Edition

Bruichladdich 14 Royal Liverpool

Bruichladdich 15 year old

Bruichladdich 17th hole The Old Course St. Andrews

Bruichladdich 1991 WMD II - The Yellow Submarine

Bruichladdich Laddie Classic Edition_01

Bruichladdich Rocks

Bruichladdich Waves 7

Cardhu Special Cask Reserve

Cardhu 12

Dalmore 12

Dalwhinnie 15

Deanston 12

Deerstalker 10

Edradour

F - none yet

Glen Garioch 8

Glen Parker Speyside Special Reserve

Glendronach Original 12yrs

Glenfarclas 15

Glenfiddich 12

Glenfiddich 12 Special Reserve

Glenfiddich 18

Glenfiddich Clan Sutherland

Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix

GlenKinchie 10

Glenlivet 12

Glenlivet 12 Classic Courses Carnoustie Ed

Glenlivet 18

Glenmorangie Lasanta

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban

Glenmorangie Sherry Wood 16 Men of Tain Handcrafted

Glenrothes Single Speyside Select Reserve

Highland Park 12

Hellyers Road Tasmania

Isle of Jura 10

Johnny Walker Green

Johnny Walker Swing

K - none yet

Lagavulin

Laphroaig

Longrow CV

MacNamara Gaelic - Rum Finish

N - none yet

Oban 14yrs

Old Parr Superior

Old Pulteney 12

P - none yet

Robert Burns

Scapa 14

Singleton (The) 12

St. Andrew's

Strathisla 12

Stronachie 12

Tamdhu

Tobermory 10

Tormore 12

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Not to brag, but the Mrs and I just got back from a fantastic trip to Scotland a few weeks ago. While we were there we hit up several distilleries, with a 3+ hour tour at Balvenie being the highlight

I really only deal in Irish whiskey and give tasting classes with our guild but just a few notes with regard to the notes that may appear when tasting. Most "flavours" only realise when you cut the wh

That is really good info to have. Been drinking scotch for almost 30 years but I guess we are never too old to learn something new. FWIW to anyone else out there...one night in a bar they were not p

Another interesting note, I know some scotch bottles can be raffled for upwards of $75,000 but it was neat to see a selection of rare stuff at Glasgow duty free in the 3000-5000 pounds sterling range

here is a list of ones still on the radar (due to my limited research)

Allt A'Bhainne
An Cnoc
Ardbeg
Auchroisk
Aultmore
Balmenach
Banff
Ben Nevis
Ben Wyvis
Benriach
Benrinnes
Benromach
Bladnoch
Blair Athol
Braeval
Bunnhabhain
Caledonian
Cameron Bridge
Caol Ila
Caperdonich
Clynelish
Coleburn
Convalmore
Cragganmore
Craigellachie
Dailuiane
Dallas Dhu
Drumguish
Dufftown
Dumbarton
Fettercairn
Girvan
Glen Albyn
Glen Dullan
Glen Elgin
Glen Glass
Glen Keith
Glen Mhor
Glen Moray
Glen Scotia
Glen Spey
Glenallachie
Glenburgie
Glencadam
Glenesk
Glenflagler
Glengarrioch
Glenglassagh
Glengoyne
Glenlossie
Glenochy
Glenord
Glentauchers
Glenturret
Glenugie
Glenury Royal
Imperial
Inchgower
Invergordon
Inverleven
Kinclaith
Kininvie
Knockando
Knockdhu
Ladyburn
Linkwood
Littlemill
Loch Lomond
Lochside
Longmorn
Macallan
MacDuff
Mannochmore
Millburn
Miltonduff
Mortlach
North Britsh
NorthPort
Pittyvaich
Port Dundas
Port Ellen
Rosebank
Royal Blackla
Royal Lochnagar
Speyburn
Speyside
Springbank
St. Magdalene
Strathclyde
Strathmill
Talisker
Tamdhu
Tamnavulin
Tomatin
Tomintoul
Tullibardine


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I am a smooth/lighter fan

I love the Bruichladdich's and the Tobermory was excellent

Two recent super SMOOTH ones I loved were the Teanininch and the Balblair 17 yr old I dragged home from Glasgow


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Pull out the bottle of simple 10 year Glenmorangie and start pouring. Tried a lot of them but keep coming back.

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My list isn't as extensive as the OP's, but I'm a scotch man too. Here is my short list:

Macallan 15, 18, 25 (had a glass of 25 at a company party where they said "open bar" until they saw how much each glass of the 25 year was, then they limited us to the 18 for the duration of the evening...)
Macallan 17 Fine Oak
Lagavulin 16 (recent favorite)
Johnnie Walker Blue
Bowmore 18
Ardbeg 10 (as smokey as they come....like drinking a cigar)
Honorable mention: Hibiki 12 which is a Japanese whiskey from the Suntory distillery and not "Scotch" but I really enjoyed this one and it was very smooth. Also reminds me of my favorite scene in Lost in Translation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_saLrADKqNM
Last but not least, my current go to single malt, Glenlivet 18. @ $60-70 a bottle, its probably the best bang for the buck out there right now.

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[quote name='cardoustie' timestamp='1354736284' post='6023351']
I am a smooth/lighter fan

I love the Bruichladdich's and the Tobermory was excellent

Two recent super SMOOTH ones I loved were the Teanininch and the Balblair 17 yr old I dragged home from Glasgow
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Tobermory has some nice stuff right now... About 2 years ago it all jumped in price like 40%, though... Used to be a real steal for the quality/taste....

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For the sake of clarification only... Johnny Walker Blue is a blend. Not a Single Malt. And IMO not worth the money. Not saying it is bad stuff. But then that is why I buy Famous Grouse for my at home libation.

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Just out of interest: how much would you go through in a year?

Personally I'll only drink approx 1 bottle throughout the warmer months but as soon as it starts getting colder I'll go through about 1 bottle every 3 weeks.

I've already polished off a Glenmorangie and I'm 3/4 the way through a Jura Superstition. I'll usually get a couple of bottles for Christmas (hopefully, because once the Jura has gone I'm down to the "guests" whiskey: grouse and jamesons!)

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[quote name='esketores' timestamp='1355149707' post='6045749']
For the sake of clarification only... Johnny Walker Blue is a blend. Not a Single Malt. And IMO not worth the money. Not saying it is bad stuff. But then that is why I buy Famous Grouse for my at home libation.
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Good point and I do agree with you that it's not worth the price tag.

On a side note, where do you buy your single malts from (besides bringing them home from the UK)? Bevmo doesn't have the widest selection. Do you guys order online from a specific site or have good liquor store in your area that you frequent?

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JW Blue and this family

[b]Glenfiddich 12[/b]
[b]Glenfiddich 12 Special Reserve[/b]
[b]Glenfiddich 18[/b]
[b]Glenfiddich Clan Sutherland[/b]
[b]Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix[/b]
[b]GlenKinchie 10[/b]
[b]Glenlivet 12[/b]
[b]Glenlivet 12 Classic Courses Carnoustie Ed[/b]
[b]Glenlivet 18[/b]
[b]Glenmorangie Lasanta[/b]
[b]Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban[/b]
[b]Glenmorangie Sherry Wood 16 Men of Tain Handcrafted[/b]

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[quote name='hammy1983' timestamp='1355314877' post='6055699']
^ you put too many things named Glen in your mouth! lol
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The only problem is; the same can be said to any who have partaken in the single malt journey.

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NewLiquorCabinet12-11-12.jpg

 

How about we share photos of our current collection. Here is my very modest collection on my newly acquired liquor cabinet.

 

Here is what I have now:

 

The Glenlivet 15 French Oak Reserve

The Glenlivet 18

Bowmore 15

 

Hopefully adding the following over the next few weeks:

 

Ardbeg Uigeadail

Highland Park 12 or 18

Lagavulin 16

And another Glenlivet 18 because the one I have will be done soon

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[quote name='rabbit111' timestamp='1355403605' post='6061591']
Just finished a 1982 glenfarclas from the family cask series. Bought it for myself for my 30th birthday (was born that year). Was bottled in 2010 and was 54.2 apv. Awesome stuff
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Awesome! I've actually been thinking of buying a vintage from the year I was born too.

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Pictures? I'd be showing mostly empty bottles and collectors tins I am afraid
I think I will post a few pics of the favourite tins though, there are some beauties
I have 3 on the go right now and the Tasmanian one is a nice little surprise


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(hrist I'm out of scotch and you guys/gals are going to cost me some money. I know a large bottle of Famous Grouse will be purchased. But some Christmas cheer is in order as well!

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Funny you mention that because I just got the notification email from my local Bevmo that they've restocked their supply of The Macallan Cask Strength that I've been meaning to try. Should be picking that up sometime this week!

[quote name='MileHighClub' timestamp='1355870675' post='6087875']
Not much love for The Macallan? You guys are missing out.
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Geez and i thought drinking Chivas made me cool. You guys are on another level

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My daily drink is Johnny Walker Green Label. I have a friend that owns a liquor store and he gave me the greatest deal ever on a case - cheaper by the bottle than retail for JW Black. He's a fine friend to have.

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Good? Depends on your tastebuds. What some call good isnt good to others.

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Ill go through a 750ml on each vacation. This year at hilton head for a week was my oban 14.

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ah, single malt scotch. one of life's great pleasures. i've tried a bunch over the past year, too many to list (or remember), so here's my current top 3.

[b]highland park 18 yr[/b] - received as a christmas gift from a very satisfied client about a week ago... really nice. smooth, with a little smoky burn at the end to let you know its there. i had previously only had the 12yr HP, which is also good, but this is at another level, in price and taste. [i] highly recommend[/i].
[b]balvenie carribbean cask 14 yr [/b]- last 2 years are 'finished' in an previously used rum cask. my bourbon buddies really like it. sweet and smooth, but with a lot more depth than bourbon imho. if i am introducing scotch to somebody for the first time, this is my go-to. [i]really highly recommend.[/i]
[b]lagavulin 2011 cask strength limited edition [/b]- all the peaty smokey brine you could ever want in a glass. i hated it at first, but grew to love it by the end of my first drink. spectacular and strong, not for the faint of heart. a man's scotch. [i]the best i've ever had.[/i]

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