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Busses and Whisky

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Currawong, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    HEre are two incredible Scotches

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  2. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    Nice!! I've heard the Lagavulin 12 is better than the 16, but I've never tried it. How do you find it?
     
  3. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998

    The lagavulin 12 year is the best lagavulin made. It is the pure cask strength liquid coming out of the cask. The only thin that compares to it is not a lagavulin but Octomore. Octomore is my favorite peated scotch, with lag 12 runner up. Then Ardbeg Corryvreken.
     
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  4. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    And then there is this evil monster. Very rare, but I bought a case of it when it came out many years ago.

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  5. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    A few years ago for my birthday, I splurged and bought a variety of bottles from Springbank. I got the Springbank 12 year CS and the 10 yr and Longrow NAS and the 10 yr. My favorite by far is this bottle of 10 year Longrow that I’ve been savoring. I finished the NAS Longrow first, so that’s the only reason this bottle is still so full.

    Since I tend to shy away from whiskies with strong sherry finishes, I ended up trading the other Springbanks to a friend for a couple bottles of Lagavulin 12, oddly enough.

    I agree with you on the L12. That whisky sets the bar so high.
     

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  6. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    That longrow looks tasty. I just picked up a limited 14 year sherry cask 58.5%. Amazing stuff
     
  7. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Oooh, there's some serious horsepower :D ~
    So you like Lag12 over 16 eh? I wonder, if it's cheaper? that 16 was not inexpensive but I'd buy it again in a heartbeat....at least so far. but I've got to find me that L10 before I get to thinking I know anything yet HAHA!
     
  8. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Just picked up a bottle of the Redbreast 12 CS....wow that is nice! Thanks for the recommendation.
     
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  9. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998

    No. Lag 12 is more expensive and hard to get because it only comes out once per year. It is usually allocated at stores, not typically on the shelf. When I am not in the mood for cask strength, I mix it with the 16 and it is awesome.
     
  10. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    That is my favorite regularly available irish whisky. Red Breast 15 is my next favorite. But 15 is really expensive for it's age. 21 year is great to, but ridiculously priced.
     
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  11. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    The Gold Standard for 10 year old Scotch

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  12. MadMarkie

    MadMarkie Gold Member Gold Member

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    Oct 8, 2013
    Hey Cobalt (or any other peat-heads)..... quick question for you!

    I'm trying to narrow in on my birthday bottle for this year, and as a Corryvrekan devote, am seriously intrigued by Octomore! It looks to be unavailable in Tucson, but a quick trip to Phoenix or even San Diego might satisfy (and also serves as an excuse to unleash the P-car). But which one should I look for?!? There are so many "editions" (8.x, 9.x, etc) to choose from.... should I be on the hunt for one in particular, or just grab the first one I find?

    Thanks in advance... I will post up a review and pics with some bacon when my quest is fulfilled!
     
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  13. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    All are good, but in order of preference is 6 first, then 7, then 9 and 8 last
     
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  14. MadMarkie

    MadMarkie Gold Member Gold Member

    164
    Oct 8, 2013
    Thanks! Now to find a store that stocks it....
     
  15. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Forgot to mention that the difference between the 6.1, 7.1, 8.1 and the 6.3, 7.3,8.3 series is that the .1's are Scottish barley and the .3's are Islay Barley. The difference is infinitesimal and not worth any extra cost. In fact, I tend to prefer Scottish barley bottlings.
     
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  16. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Snagged a Lap10 today~ I went in and the shelf was full. I told the checkout gal glad they restocked. She said "that stuff has been flying off the shelf, are you the one buying it all?" I told her no, they've been out and I'm yet to even try it. She mentioned as soon as they stock up it's gone. I told her it's apparently a very popular smoky peat - she stuck her tongue out and said "Ewww" HAHA! she struck me as a "wine in a box" kind of gal.
    Might this be one to stock up on and bury in the basement?
     
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  17. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    No, it is available everywhere, will never go away. I usually wait till it goes on sale for 29 bucks before I buy a few bottles.
     
  18. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    OK, loaded up~ I'm going in :D ....
    OK, Hmmmm... that was a stiff kick in the mouth... Hmmmm.... smoky :D if I said a sense of a drier smoke than the Lag16 would that make any sense? Hmmm.... If I were to compare the 2, I'm compelled say, this has more of something? and less of something? else. I have no idea what.... but that's what my instincts are saying....Feels like some decent horsepower in there LOL!

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  19. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Lagavulin is an ashier peat, while laphroaig is more medicinal.
     
  20. drift draft

    drift draft

    May 12, 2007
    Uncle Nearest Whiskey is great.
     
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