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FbgTxAg said:

FTAco07 said:

I need some help deciding on a bottle of scotch for a gift. I know the person likes The Mcallan 15 (not sure which variety if their are multiples). Given that, what would be a good gift of something similar profile but in the $300-$500 price range? I'm not looking to do multiple bottles and willing to go a bit up or down from that range for the right combination of great scotch with attractive packaging a bonus.

Thanks in advance!


Macallan #2, #3, #4, or 18 Sherry Oak would probably all be in that price range. Or the Rare Cask.

Most Macallan drinkers also like Balvenie as well so maybe a Balvenie 18 or 21 if it's in that range.

I have never tried it, but Balvenie Tun 1509 gets great reviews and is in that range too

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Feeling some Irish love tonight, cheers

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Might join you on that one
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I think I'll have the Talisker Distiller's Edition tonight. Talisker 10 is definitely my favorite regular dram.

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I need to get a bottle of Talisker 10.
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AggieBarstool said:

I need to get a bottle of Talisker 10.
I've got half of one left.

It's yours for $250




.. I kid
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It was sort of my introduction to scotch, and it's still my favorite. Something about the brine and smoke that does it for me.
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Talisker 10 is a good pour. Definitely brings some peat, but mild for an Islay, some sweetness blends in nicely. I would be interested to hear how 10 compares to their Distillery Edition - I've never tried that one

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Talisker 10
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The sherry casks add more fruit without taking too much away from the flavor you would recognize. The price, I think, was a bit more than Talisker 10, maybe $15-$20. It's worth trying.
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I have 2 older scotches I'm trying to value.. one is a Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1993 (bottled in 2009) and a Glenfiddich Ancient Reserve 18 year (also bottled same time frame).

Any idea what these are reasonably worth?
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Having a Jura 10. A friend who now lives in Scotland recommended it as an affordable daily drinker. Well, it is, uh, affordable. I looked it up after trying it, and I found this.

https://malt-review.com/2019/01/25/jura-10-year-old/
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Ah Jura, the only whisky I have ever poured down the drain.
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Thanks. I had found those but that's not the same Glenfiddich, mine is not as fancy of a bottle.
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Cyprian said:

Talisker 10 is a good pour. Definitely brings some peat, but mild for an Islay, some sweetness blends in nicely. I would be interested to hear how 10 compares to their Distillery Edition - I've never tried that one


The Distiller's Edition is sweeter due to the re-barreling in sherry casks. It's a fine dram for sure.
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Trying to grow my scotch selection.

Currently lagavulin 16 is the only thing I have.

What would be something else to broaden the spectrum? I've been hearing Talisker 10 and highland park 12
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About to try Ardbeg Uigeadail. Very excited.
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Ever tried anything from Laphroaig?
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Can't go wrong with he Talisker10. Also a friend I trust on his whisky tastes says caol ila Is very good.
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BBRex
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I took this at Talisker when I was there a couple of summers ago, so I'm sure it's mostly Talisker and Diageo brands, but it might give you some ideas.

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mazag08 said:

About to try Ardbeg Uigeadail. Very excited.


It was pretty good. Love the sweetness up front followed by the savory at the end. But I think it's a little to unbalanced toward the peat for me at this point. I much prefer Talisker 10. Need to continue building my taste buds though and maybe that will change.
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That is one I really want to try. Will probably try and land a bottle on my birthday.
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I'll say this.. a $20 pour was well worth it as I had been thinking of getting the bottle and realized I'm not quite ready.

Find a good whiskey bar. It pays off.
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Enjoyed a glass od Balvenie Doublewood and watched it snow today. Good day to relax
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I kept the Jura, and I'm into it now. I was drinking better stuff yesterday, but I'm starting early. Bonus I don't need ice.
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It could have been a one off bad batch, that specific bottle was so tainted with a sulfur funk it could not be consumed. It's been a few years since then so maybe I'll give it another chance.
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I am a huge peat lover so I love all the Ardbeg stuff. The uigeadail is fantastic when you are craving peat. I was disappointed with the corryvrecken (for its price vs uigeadail).

Even saying that, Talisker is is my top 5. I desperately want to find a bottle of the 18 to try but the 10 really is a neat perfect scotch. Perfectly balanced and always hits the spot.
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Something new

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Beautiful! How is it?

Great signature by the way.
 
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