Michael Owen wrote:...I suffered an injury to my right hand two weeks ago, and have had difficulty in using The Mouse, although it has not prevented me in Taking My Medicine once a day as prescribed.
Regards Michael Owen
newdad wrote:if you need any tips on where to go to buy bottles or some cool shot bars in Ikebukero or Ginza, Tokyo, let me know and I'd be glad to help you out.
pkt77242 wrote:Welcome to the forums Richard.
Hope you enjoy the journey. What did you like about the Glenfiddich and what did you not enjoy about the Jura?
Scoty Utah wrote:Hello fellow scotch lovers! My name is Scot and I'm fairly new to the world of scotch (1.5 years now) but am trying my hardest to try as much as possible within my budget.
I have to credit my Dad for getting me into scotch as I was primarily a beer drinker (home brewer!) and more into the clear liquors. I guess I was never much into brown liquor but the times they are a changin'. My Dad has an impressive collection built up over the years and the bottles he has stocked in his cabinet are well beyond my means at this time. Let's just say that visits to his house are turning into high end scotch tastings and I really look forward to birthdays and holidays more than ever. In any case, the occasional deliveries of "lava lamps" or "salad dressing" to my house here in Utah are always a treat. These go on the top shelf and come out only for special occasions.
I have started my own collection to add the big guns. When I travel back to the DC area for work I now make it point to stop by the Calvert Woodley liquor store to pick up a bottle (or three) when the prices are right. I've managed to find two places online that will ship to Utah (ssshhhhh) and of course there are liquor stores here that may be on par with normal prices but I'm not sure. Finally there are the trips across the border to Evanston, Wyoming for my monthly beer runs which now include a bottle of scotch.
You'll see by the collection so far that I have a taste for the Speysider/Highland malts but I'm starting to branch out now. Here's what I got:
Glen Garioch 21, Macallan 17, Macallan 18 Fine Oak, Glenfiddich 15, Glenlivet 15, Jura 16, Dalwhinnie 15, Glenrothes Select Reserve, Highland Park 12, Glenkinchie 12, Balvenie DW 12, Cragganmore 12 and Caol Isla 12.
Favorites? I'm honestly not certain. I love the differences in each. Glenfiddich 15 and Glenlivet 15 are definitely two of my "go to" scotches. Love the tastes of both and I can get these for great prices ($30 and $40). Highland Park is another fave as well and the state liquor store typically has it on sale for just under $40. CI 12 took a little getting used to. Something like a medicinal taste I don't know how else to describe.
I was recently in Vegas and tried Lagavulin 16. WOW!!! That is some amazing stuff and I will be hunting like mad to find a deal and/or saving a little more so I can have it in my collection soon. Another good one I tried was Oban 14. Going to add that one soon as well.
I've been cruising the forums the past day or so taking notes and driving myself mad with envy reading about some of the folks collections. Drooling is more like it. I really have to make concerted efforts to put little bits of cash aside just for a scotch fund. My main hobbies beyond this newest one are skiing and riding my motorcycle. I'm constantly wanting to add new shiny bits to the motorcycle and that's not cheap either. What to do? I'm gonna have a dram and think it over. Thanks for reading!
Scoty Utah wrote:One of my online places has the Laga for $71. I think I can swing that if it stays that way until next week! Is that a good deal from what you all have seen for Laga 16?