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Macallan is pretty readily available. It is a great one to recommend to people as a starter.

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Doctor X wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:40 pm Macallan is pretty readily available. It is a great one to recommend to people as a starter.

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It’s true. You only need to start the night on a good one. As the evening goes on, you can crack open the paint stripper without noticing so much.
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Macallan is absolutely readily available.

However, they also have several exclusives they do just for global travel, different regions, limited releases. That was one of them and I have not been able to find it since.
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Dad would only drink scotch. Anything else, he said would give him a hangover. Beer and wine excluded, though, those were okay.
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Grammatron wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:05 pmHowever, they also have several exclusives they do just for global travel, different regions, limited releases. That was one of them and I have not been able to find it since.
I intended a kind, magNIfIcent, snarky reply that you simply just have not traveled to the correct places, dear boy, being a supporter of inferior sports teams and fan of boy bands.

However, I have noticed in the "Duty Free" some "exclusive" versions of whiskies that, when I investigated, realized were expensive blends of inferior versions. Have to send it somewhere!

Now I am not saying Your Mom that is what you found. But be careful. Back to Macallan, there are many versions. If you remember exactly what version it was, I might be able to suggest a similar.

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Doctor X wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:07 am
Grammatron wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 6:05 pmHowever, they also have several exclusives they do just for global travel, different regions, limited releases. That was one of them and I have not been able to find it since.
I intended a kind, magNIfIcent, snarky reply that you simply just have not traveled to the correct places, dear boy, being a supporter of inferior sports teams and fan of boy bands.

Whoa, whoa, whoa there. That's below the belt.

Stick to calling people Nazis, that's fine. But boy bands ?!
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Giz wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:11 pm It’s true. You only need to start the night on a good one. As the evening goes on, you can crack open the paint stripper without noticing so much.
Sounds like a recipe for an awful hangover.

If the target is to get drunk cheaply, why not. If it is to enjoy the tastes quality, and what I would call "depth", has to continuously increase. And good wines or spirits don't kill you the day after. At least that's my experience. :wink:
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Witness wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 12:12 am
Giz wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 3:11 pm It’s true. You only need to start the night on a good one. As the evening goes on, you can crack open the paint stripper without noticing so much.
Sounds like a recipe for an awful hangover.

If the target is to get drunk cheaply, why not. If it is to enjoy the tastes quality, and what I would call "depth", has to continuously increase. And good wines or spirits don't kill you the day after. At least that's my experience. :wink:
Ha - I was joking. And anyhow, since having small children I don’t think I’ve gotten seriously drunk. Knowing you have to be able to be responsible and that inevitably they’ll come and jump on you at 7am is a discouragement.
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↑ Good for you (in a way), but I've seen people… The BF of the sister of one of my exes could literally drink anything. For example rum from a mug… :mrgreen:
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I mean, if the mug has an anchor on it…
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Doctor X wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:07 am
I intended a kind, magNIfIcent, snarky reply that you simply just have not traveled to the correct places, dear boy, being a supporter of inferior sports teams and fan of boy bands.

However, I have noticed in the "Duty Free" some "exclusive" versions of whiskies that, when I investigated, realized were expensive blends of inferior versions. Have to send it somewhere!

Now I am not saying Your Mom that is what you found. But be careful. Back to Macallan, there are many versions. If you remember exactly what version it was, I might be able to suggest a similar.

For I am a RIVER of the Waters of Life to My People!

– J.D.
You are correct, I have not travelled to the right places. I have yet to visit Scotland, they probably have ok stuff there to try.

I don't think this was a blend, but my recollection is poor. I think it was some anniversary release. But then again, branding can disguise that too.

I'm not that versed in Scotch as I am in Bourbon. What would you recommend to a Bourbon drinker in Scotch?
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Grammatron wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:04 am
Doctor X wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:07 am
I intended a kind, magNIfIcent, snarky reply that you simply just have not traveled to the correct places, dear boy, being a supporter of inferior sports teams and fan of boy bands.

However, I have noticed in the "Duty Free" some "exclusive" versions of whiskies that, when I investigated, realized were expensive blends of inferior versions. Have to send it somewhere!

Now I am not saying Your Mom that is what you found. But be careful. Back to Macallan, there are many versions. If you remember exactly what version it was, I might be able to suggest a similar.

For I am a RIVER of the Waters of Life to My People!

– J.D.
You are correct, I have not travelled to the right places. I have yet to visit Scotland, they probably have ok stuff there to try.

I don't think this was a blend, but my recollection is poor. I think it was some anniversary release. But then again, branding can disguise that too.

I'm not that versed in Scotch as I am in Bourbon. What would you recommend to a Bourbon drinker in Scotch?
I have had recommended to me a few Scotches that use bourbon barrels (and they avoid the peaty -- extra smokey taste).

YMMV, as I have yet to take their recommendations (or find then locally):

- Deanston 12 year old
- Balvenie 12 year old

If you find one, let me know your thoughts.
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Grammatron wrote: Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:04 amI'm not that versed in Scotch as I am in Bourbon. What would you recommend to a Bourbon drinker in Scotch?
Leave all jokes about "you drink t3h gh3y" aside, I am not as familiar with good bourbon, so it is hard for me to compare. Since you do not like the "smokey" peat taste and liked Macallan, I would recommend:
  • 1. Oban
    2. Balvenie
    3. Dalmore
    4. Dalwinie
Most likely, you can find Balvenie.

– J.D.