Scotch or Irish Whiskey (90 minute thread)

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Dove

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Definitely worth a try..Remember ..If you do end up buying a bottle of the CC.. It's a marathon not a sprint!
I have time. I wish Balvenie's website had a Scotch Finder,
 

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I have time. I wish Balvenie's website had a Scotch Finder,
If you're looking for the Caribbean Cask, Coastal in Branford has it for $87; Total Wine in Milford has it for $68.
 

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If you're looking for the Caribbean Cask, Coastal in Branford has it for $87; Total Wine in Milford has it for $68.
North Madison packy carries it and will have it back in stock soon. Was at Coastal yesterday. Dang.
 

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North Madison packy carries it and will have it back in stock soon. Was at Coastal yesterday. Dang.
Now thinking North Madison will be highest price.
 

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Now thinking North Madison will be highest price.
Mos def. I like Bob but his space limitations result in limited inventory and frequently higher prices. He does try to please everyone if he can within his limitations and I appreciate that, but for a picky fark like me it often meant he didn’t have everything I wanted. Mrs. 8893 and our cousin continue to be big fans though.
 

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Mos def. I like Bob but his space limitations result in limited inventory and frequently higher prices. He does try to please everyone if he can within his limitations and I appreciate that, but for a picky fark like me it often meant he didn’t have everything I wanted. Mrs. 8893 and our cousin continue to be big fans though.
His shop is my Aspetuck beer honey hole.
 
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Just picked up a bottle of green spot and now I'm making a list of BY recommendations...so good I'm going to pour myself another

I'm an equal opportunity whiskey/whisky drinker and this is easily one of the best I've had
 
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This thread will live for 90 minutes and then be locked.

Going to the liquor store in 90 minutes.

Tell me which bottle of Scotch or Irish Whiskey to buy. I don’t want to play 20 questions about what my preferences are, so don’t ask any.
Go to Costco and buy Kirkland Irish whiskey. 4 year old with excellent reviews and at less than half the costs In Connecticut than Powers, Jameson etc.
 
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Aged in rum casks, and very smooth with flavor to spare.
CC is awesome with the rum cask treatment..BTW..Different lane..Different spirit.. Similar concept..For those Bourbon Whiskey fans.. There are some Tequila producers putting out some exceptional extra anejos aged in Bourbon casks to round off the finish.... Smooth sipping stuff.. Proceed with caution.. Stay thirsty my friends..
 
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Is this thread just a thinly veiled cover to gin up some ads from whiskey makers?
 
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Another possibility for low-cost, solid quality whisky is Teacher's blended Scotch.

I was in a wedding party at Borthwick Castle outside Edinburgh (really great spot), and instead of a bachelor party, the groom brought in a Scotch whisky consultant (guy wrote reviews, and provided consulting for distilleries) and we had a whisky tasting. The consultant told us with the exception of professional tasting and special events, Teacher's is one of his go-to whiskies at home.
 

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In true BY fashion, I recommend this:

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It is neither scotch nor Irish whiskey, and generally not available in the US, so it seems like a typical suggestion.
Blanton's is much more common than you think. Total Wine has it as do state stores as well as package stores and bars. It is a bourbon. I've had it plenty of times and it is tasty. I even have the complete set of corks that spell Blantons. Everyone must have goals!
 
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Blanton's is much more common than you think. Total Wine has it as do state stores as well as package stores and bars. It is a bourbon. I've had it plenty of times and it is tasty. I even have the complete set of corks that spell Blantons. Everyone must have goals!
The "regular" Blanton's used to be easier to come by. But at least around here, you basically have to put your name on a list at a store and wait for some to surface.

You probably know this, but if you send the set of tops back to Buffalo Trace, they'll mount them on a barrel stave...kinda neat.

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If you're looking for the Caribbean Cask, Coastal in Branford has it for $87; Total Wine in Milford has it for $68.
$75 at Thats the Spirit in Essex. I like the owner so will get it there.
 
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i put my name on the Blanton's rotating wait list today at one of the two local stores that tries to stock it. They said they typically get 1-2 bottles per week (seems odd, but whatever). I'm #52 on the list. It may be "much more common than you think" where you live. If so, PM me and I'll happily pay you to send me a few bottles!
 

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$75 at Thats the Spirit in Essex. I like the owner so will get it there.
He dropped $5 bucks off at the register cuz...I'm Dove.

$70!!

Will sip some by the fire tonight.
 

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Just thought of another option that's neither Scotch nor Irish nor bourbon, if it's available: Westlake American Oak. I had this at The Whisky Bar in Seattle three years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. Pricey though.
I saw it yesterday and forgot to buy it. Was not terribly expensive - but it’s Westland American Oak. Westlake American Oak, oddly enough, is a line of bedroom furniture and is considerably more expensive.


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