Scotch or Irish Whiskey (90 minute thread)

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HuskyHawk

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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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Oh good. What do you like? Peat? Sherry cask? What is your budget?

Springbank 10 or 12 cask strength are very nice.
Talisker 10 is malty with lighter peat. The Talisker Distiler’s Edition is similar but then aged in wine casks.
For something peaty, Ardbeg Uigeadail is superb
 
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Costco

Excellent and soo low priced. Switched from Powers
This is hilarious because its true. Wife has a Costco account, bought a big bottle for a birthday party and damn it was good. And inexpensive. I've heard the vodka is also good (not a vodka drinker)
 
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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!
Stew Leonard's used to ALWAYS have Blantons in stock. But to be honest I haven't checked in months. I'll look out for it next week
 

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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.
Again, it’s Westland.

But don’t skip past this recommendation.

I managed to grab a bottle locally this week and tried a bit last night....absolutely worth it.
 

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Again, it’s Westland.

But don’t skip past this recommendation.

I managed to grab a bottle locally this week and tried a bit last night....absolutely worth it.
If you like Westland, you might like Balcones. Similar profile, American malt whiskey from Texas.
 

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If you like Westland, you might like Balcones. Similar profile, American malt whiskey from Texas.
I've learned that I am just not that fussy.

But I still really dislike bourbon.
 

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I've learned that I am just not that fussy.

But I still really dislike bourbon.
I have two bottles of bourbon that hate you.
 
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Agreed.

But don't sleep on the 11-year Nick Offerman Edition. Very good.
I haven't tried that one yet. Thanks for the recommendation. I also really like Oban 14. This is an edit, I originally said Oban 12.
 

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If you like Westland, you might like Balcones. Similar profile, American malt whiskey from Texas.
I tried it - and yes, I liked it.

People are sleeping on both of those. Really, really good.
 

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I tried it - and yes, I liked it.

People are sleeping on both of those. Really, really good.
Privateer up here in Massachusetts made one that is similar, but not as good as their rums. While I think the Westland is pretty solid (the peated was meh, sherry probably best) and Balcones too, they are still a little young but have character. I like that American malt whiskey isn't mimicking Scotch or Irish.
 
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Just seeing this thread now. Went to Dublin in September and had Writer's Tears. Bought a bottle of Red Head on the way home. Man that went quick.
 

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