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      CommentAuthordroob
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    I had an ounce and a half of the ten-year Laphroaig at the Scottish Arms tonight, and I think I've found my home in the world of whisky. There was no bite, no fight, just tasty, peaty surrender. It's like the best tea in the world had an angry baby with what you imagined booze to be when you were five years old.
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    A cursory glance through the posts leads me to believe no one's mentioned/found this:

    whiskipedia.org

    Then, by logical progression, I looked for beer

    Because knowing is half the battle....
    • CommentAuthoromer333
    • CommentTimeJan 29th 2008
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    I used to drink all the rotgut cheap bourbon/whiskey like Old Crow and Early Times. A few years ago I switched to Jack Daniels and Coke. It's as close to a "girl drink" as I can get, not only that, but when you order one at the bar, people get the impression you're not fucking around.

    After I moved out to California, a friend of mine got me to try Elmer T. Lee; it's the only bourbon/whiskey I can drink straight or with water. Incredibly smooth.
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      CommentAuthorARES
    • CommentTimeFeb 2nd 2008
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    So at Trader Joe's today I saw a bottle of Trader Joe's Single Malt Collection, but said it was actually Macallan 18 year, which normally goes for $150, but this was only $46.

    So I scooped it up, post haste! After doing a little research, it seems that Macallan, after filling their bottles with what they need, sell their leftovers (the dregs?) to whoever wants to rebottle it, places like Trader Joe's and Costco, among others. Macallan takes no responsibility for the quality of the otherly encased swill, as they have no control over what conditions the sold casks are kept. The also conveniently state that they've never tested it, because there are no Trader Joe's across the pond. Nice.

    Anyhow, it is not amazing, but it is good. I doubt as good as The Real Deal which I have yet to try, but still. Worth $46 at least.
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      CommentAuthorhowyadoin
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2008
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    If you're ever in Vancouver, here's an interesting spot. If you click the Whisk(e)y link on the menu page, it'll bring up the full list, with prices.

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