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08-30-2015, 04:19 PM   #18691
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Tastes like disinfectant? Plastic? Racing fuel?


Phenol, a.k.a. carbolic acid, benzenol


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08-30-2015, 04:21 PM   #18692
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In this case, no, Balvenie is not phenolytic. It is considerably 'smoother' than, for example, Laphroaig.

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Phenol, a.k.a. hydrobenzene.
Yes, I know the stuff from a chemical perspective, I just never elected to try to taste it
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In this case, no, Balvenie is not phenolytic. It is considerably 'smoother' than, for example, Laphroaig.



Yes, I know the stuff from a chemical perspective, I just never elected to try to taste it
LOL.
You don't know what you're missing.
08-30-2015, 09:45 PM   #18694
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Months. Alright, let me gather the necessary equipment and I will produce evidence of the bottle.

Here we are:
Good choice, one of my favs. My current is Talisker 10yo, from the Isle of Skye.

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Am I missing something?
Your post on the screen did not include your picture. There must have been some mind altering stretching induced by the liquid which used to be the contents of the glass and prior to that contents of the bottle, lately returned.
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Good choice, one of my favs. My current is Talisker 10yo, from the Isle of Skye.
Oo, yes. Although probably my favourite whiskey that I've ever had is Talisker Dark Storm.
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I noticed in England this stuff is MUCH cheaper than in Australia. Even an entry level scotch is about USD40 per bottle. Getting reasonably well up the market in England for that money. An effect of tax rates I guess. Always was high tax on spirits in Australia and in recent years much controversy about how to tax alcohol because of the problems of binge drinking. Wonder if anyone can think up a formula that taxes drinking for drunkenness heavily and much less for drinking for aesthetic enjoyment of modest quantities?
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I noticed in England this stuff is MUCH cheaper than in Australia. Even an entry level scotch is about USD40 per bottle. Getting reasonably well up the market in England for that money.
At current exchange rates US$40 is about £25, and for that money you're not getting anywhere up the market here in Scotland. Supermarket giant Tesco has the most common entry level Scotch ever (Glenfiddich 12 yo.) for £26, the Balvenie in the picture was about £38.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tim60 Quote
Wonder if anyone can think up a formula that taxes drinking for drunkenness heavily and much less for drinking for aesthetic enjoyment of modest quantities?


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One whisky I need to try some time is Lagavulin, favourite single malt of infamous Ron Swanson and winner of many prestigious awards.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FantasticMrFox Quote
At current exchange rates US$40 is about £25, and for that money you're not getting anywhere up the market here in Scotland. Supermarket giant Tesco has the most common entry level Scotch ever (Glenfiddich 12 yo.) for £26, the Balvenie in the picture was about £38.
I would think you could get blends for less. But that's hardly going up market





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One whisky I need to try some time is Lagavulin, favourite single malt of infamous Ron Swanson and winner of many prestigious awards.
Lagavulin is definitely one of my favourites. Caol Ila is another. They are very much Islay, though. I think they are smoother than Laphroaig, but still...

Ok, let's throw Bowmore into the mix, too, just to complete my current favourite four

(No, I do not suggest the four should actually be mixed - at least not pre-consumption.)
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Lagavulin is definitely one of my favourites.
My two favorites are Lagavulin and Ardbeg. Which one is my favorite on any given day depends on mood. The flavor is much the same, but they differ in intensity and smoothness.
If they were sandpaper, Lagavulin would be 400 grit and Ardbeg 10 80 grit.
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If they were sandpaper, Lagavulin would be 400 grit and Ardbeg 10 80 grit.
Wowowow, slowly now - you are not, by any chance, a certain Los Angeles based actor, comedian and woodworker?!

0:00 to 1:28 and 4:33 till end.


Plus, a friend just called and we're going to my favourite pub now - it has over a hundred whiskies on offer, so I can try out Lagavulin
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I just saw some entry level scotches at the co-op at watchfield for 13 to 19 GBP. One was Johnny Red. The others lest memorable. The Johnny was only about 20% more than the Australian duty free price, and Australian airport duty free prices are better than others in the region.
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