The Clubhouse The Clubhouse is an area where we can post topics on all kinds of things that are not necessarily related to 'Lexus'.

The Scotch/Bourbon/Whiskey thread.

 
Old 02-21-13, 01:52 PM
  #31  
whoster
Lexus Fanatic
 
whoster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Inside
Posts: 5,338
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by neurocity View Post
I read about the Auchentoshan... 3 barrel?

I think so?

Larry probably finished his by now...
whoster is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 04:39 PM
  #32  
Allen K
Epic Allen
iTrader: (4)
 
Allen K's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NJ
Posts: 7,706
Received 13 Likes on 13 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by J.P. View Post
Post up "tasting notes" if you're not too toasted
Might be a little toasted

So I've tried it neat, with a splash of water, and with half an ice cube and so far I like it! One of the smoothest scotches that I've had and the lingering mouth feel is great. Maybe a little too much vanilla for me on the finish, but I like the fruity tones to it as well. Overall, I might have a new regular scotch
Allen K is online now  
Old 02-21-13, 04:44 PM
  #33  
J.P.
Boardroom Thug
 
J.P.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Treasury
Posts: 8,765
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

glad you liked it!
J.P. is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 05:03 PM
  #34  
Kalogerus
Lexus Test Driver
iTrader: (3)
 
Kalogerus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: VA
Posts: 1,064
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I started as a jack drinker and switched to Blanton's bourbon. On occasion I had Kentucky Wild Turkey, until last year. A good friend got me a bottle of Macallan 18 and that was a turning point. Well worth the money to say the least.

As for serving, I never fancied mixing my drinks with anything, not even ice or watering it down. I keep 2 sets of glasses in the freezer for at least 2-3 days before serving, eliminating the need for ice. I think freezing the alcohol itself is pointless as it will get to room temp rather quickly due to contact with the warm glass.

Last edited by Kalogerus; 02-21-13 at 07:20 PM.
Kalogerus is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 05:24 PM
  #35  
Marklouis
Lexus Champion
 
Marklouis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: al
Posts: 1,777
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Default

<well done. Also, the thicker the glass - especially on the bottom, the better.

Currently sipping on Makers Mark (uncut) 47 with a splash of ginger and lemon in a frosted glass.

Maccallan is my fav scotch so far, but looking forward to tasting all the suggestions made here, especially the japanese brands.

Carry on
Marklouis is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 07:46 PM
  #36  
TripleL
No Substitute
 
TripleL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: RI
Posts: 2,520
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Great thread nMatt!

I drank Dewars on the rocks for years and years until my CL family showed me the light of good Scotch.

I've tried a bunch of them and to my go to Scotch is Mac12. It's like they created Mac12 with me in mind I just like everything about it, even it's moderate price is easy to swallow.

As for the higher end stuff I've not had much that I can comment on however I can share this. Through the years I recall Dave (on behalf of his wife), JP and others mention Balvenie but never thought much of it. Last June I wrote JP that a friend and i wanted to by a great bottle of Scotch to give to someone for their 40th birthday. Seconds later wrote back Balvenie 21.

Purchased and I enjoyed it so much that all you need to know is 2 things: 1) It's expensive. 2) It's worth every penny.

So all I have to say is when it comes to Scotch .... Thank you CL!

PS Sorry the picture of the B21 is a little out of focus as I probably should have taken it a little earlier in the night
Attached Thumbnails The Scotch/Bourbon/Whiskey thread.-b21.jpg  
TripleL is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 07:59 PM
  #37  
TripleL
No Substitute
 
TripleL's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: RI
Posts: 2,520
Received 4 Likes on 4 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by neurocity View Post
I read about the Auchentoshan... 3 barrel?
My house will never be without Auchentoshan or as my friends affectionately call it "The German Scotch". It feels great on the tongue, goes down smooth and has an wonderful finish. All this for ~$40 a bottle.


Originally Posted by whoster View Post
I think so?

Larry probably finished his by now...
Good memory sir! It was the summer of 2011 the first time I had this and posted about it. I'm probably on bottle 6 by now, not sure, and I'm not counting
Attached Thumbnails The Scotch/Bourbon/Whiskey thread.-german-scotch.jpg  
TripleL is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 08:17 PM
  #38  
O. L. T.
Keeper of the light
iTrader: (17)
 
O. L. T.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: My little world
Posts: 33,847
Received 17 Likes on 15 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by DaveGS4 View Post
Funny you say that... went out looking for that scotch you recommended for my wife's bday in January and ended up with the Portwood 21 instead (didn't have the other one in stock). Had to go downstairs and see what she had in the closet
I'm used to seeing fireworks on that table every 4th. Combine that pic with this pic and we got a party.
O. L. T. is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 08:56 PM
  #39  
Vasili
Lexus Test Driver
 
Vasili's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Living in Ebriated
Posts: 1,152
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Some Macallan 12 tonight and Firestone IPA.

All is good.
Vasili is offline  
Old 02-21-13, 09:05 PM
  #40  
bitkahuna
resisting entropy
iTrader: (20)
 
bitkahuna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Present
Posts: 55,772
Received 67 Likes on 58 Posts
Default

wow, some serious alcohol consumption going on.

good to hear scotland's economy is being well-supported by CL love.

if anyone here hasn't been to scotland, you should go - it's a blast. last year i went to costa rica and said, gee, this is like scotland with good weather.
bitkahuna is offline  
Old 02-22-13, 10:43 AM
  #41  
Shoyuu
Lexus Test Driver
 
Shoyuu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 1,005
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

With single malt, I started with a Glenfiddich 12, and slowly made my way to 18. In no order I've tried and enjoyed the following:

Glenfiddich 15 Solera Reserve
Glenfiddich 18 Ancient Reserve
Glenfiddich 21 Gran Reserva

Macallan 15

Oban 14

St George 12 - Same company that makes Hangar One

When I'm with friends that don't really care if it's single malt, I end up bringing JW Gold. Blue if it's a special occasion.

It's an old pic and the Scotch is in the back.
Attached Thumbnails The Scotch/Bourbon/Whiskey thread.-imag0196.jpg  

Last edited by Shoyuu; 02-22-13 at 10:51 AM.
Shoyuu is offline  
Old 02-22-13, 10:51 AM
  #42  
RA40
Super Moderator
iTrader: (6)
 
RA40's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: California
Posts: 18,820
Received 111 Likes on 102 Posts
Default

First time we had JW Blue, we enjoyed it. Also found enjoyment in their other offerings, Gold, Green and even the Red and Black bottlings. Amusingly the one I liked among them was Green. We have a half consumed bottle of Blue and I find it has more characteristics with aviation fuel than as a beverage. I suppose our tastes have changed. I saw a local market pricing it at $250, crazy.
RA40 is offline  
Old 02-22-13, 10:56 AM
  #43  
Shoyuu
Lexus Test Driver
 
Shoyuu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: CA
Posts: 1,005
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by RA40 View Post
First time we had JW Blue, we enjoyed it. Also found enjoyment in their other offerings, Gold, Green and even the Red and Black bottlings. Amusingly the one I liked among them was Green. We have a half consumed bottle of Blue and I find it has more characteristics with aviation fuel than as a beverage. I suppose our tastes have changed. I saw a local market pricing it at $250, crazy.
tastes change over time

Just go to Costco, they have JW Blue for $150~.
Shoyuu is offline  
Old 02-22-13, 10:57 AM
  #44  
JessePS
Moderator
 
JessePS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: QC/FRANCE
Posts: 8,337
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I am slowly working on my collection. One thing I have to say is that, I really enjoy Japan's pure malt whiskeys. The first time I dabbled with a pure malt whiskey from Japan, was when I was in NYC last year for Fashion Week and I fell in love with the one I tried. It just sucks I can not remember which one I had. In all honesty, I am not a fan of the Glenfiddich 18, it isn't smooth at all.



There is a few bottles I am saving up for are: Ardbeg Uigeadail, Laphroaig 18 and Lagavulin 16.

I know many people like Talisker, which I will have to try out sooner or later.

Last edited by JessePS; 02-22-13 at 11:07 AM.
JessePS is offline  
Old 02-22-13, 02:49 PM
  #45  
whoster
Lexus Fanatic
 
whoster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Inside
Posts: 5,338
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Socal-Ers,

This is a quick guide to the bars that are carrying a variation of The Macallan.

http://www.citysearch.com/guides/152...prclt-22oyi9QM

Last edited by whoster; 02-22-13 at 04:27 PM.
whoster is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: The Scotch/Bourbon/Whiskey thread.


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: