BMW
X1 / X2
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BIMMERPOST Universal Forums Off-Topic Discussions Board Whiskey/Scotch Thread

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-26-2020, 12:30 PM   #67
WhiskyPat12
Newbie
WhiskyPat12's Avatar
United_States
1300
Rep
388
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: New England

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by ECSTuning View Post
I've been a big fan of Monkey Shoulder as of late, neat or mixed it's pretty tasty. I'd call it a great "intro" to Scotch blend, even though many of my more palate expanded buddies even say it's dam good for the price.
-James
Great value, great whisky!
Appreciate 0
      02-26-2020, 12:50 PM   #68
hooligan_COLD
Space Shuttle Door Gunner
hooligan_COLD's Avatar
5016
Rep
4,234
Posts

Drives: '15 X1 35i M Sport
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Back in the Mitten

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
Open invitation to anyone around my area... I have tried to get UncleWede to stop by but he has yet to make it over when visiting family.

This is most of my collection, I still have a few items in the back room and in the safe as well. Along with a few of my different Elijah Craig BP and store picks.
Those Elijah Craig BP and store picks can be AMAZING bottles.
Appreciate 2
Salty Dog3504.50
Hawkeye1142.00

      02-26-2020, 04:54 PM   #69
jamesinaz
Private
79
Rep
56
Posts

Drives: 2013 X3 2017 540i
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Arizona

iTrader: (0)

Fan of whiskey myself. I mostly drink the sweeter stuff and Balvenie is my go to brand. Noted I also have some Monkey Shoulder I like a lot. This chart is useful for people to understand the various types of scotch from the sweet smooth stuff to the smoky peaty stuff you need a knife and fork to get down ya.

On age the reason it costs so much more is it costs money to store the stuff in casks until it's done. The longer you store it the more invested. Plus there is loss every year it is in a cask. I read somewhere that 23 year Van Winkle starts with a 53 gallon cask. After 23 years there are 22 gallons left.

I can taste a difference in 12 year scotch versus 21 year scotch. Definitely smoother. But truth is if I am drinking, first one (small one at that cost) is 21 year. Then I revert to my usual 14 year Caribbean cask Balvenie. If I have more after one large one of those it's Famous Grouse cause I can't taste anything now anyway.

Appreciate 2
Salty Dog3504.50

      02-26-2020, 05:24 PM   #70
KRS_SN
Lieutenant
397
Rep
548
Posts

Drives: F15,F30, F34, E91.
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Glasgow

iTrader: (0)

i love getting together with anyone who loves scotch and sharing a 70 cl bottle to finish just scotch on ice.
thankfully ive had a few guys helping me over the past 6 years and odd Friday evenings in Glasgow to have experienced most medium priced single malts.
my all time favourites are talisker storm, singleton tailfire ,glenfiddich 14 and yamazaki(japanese).All of them are reasonably priced between £30-50).
Appreciate 2
Salty Dog3504.50
Hawkeye1142.00

      02-28-2020, 09:10 AM   #71
WhiskyPat12
Newbie
WhiskyPat12's Avatar
United_States
1300
Rep
388
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: New England

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Anyone have any unicorn bottles they are searching for? Or any unique bottle they have/had and want to brag about?
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2020, 10:53 AM   #72
Maynard
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
1310
Rep
1,859
Posts

Drives: 2016 228iX
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Upstate NY

iTrader: (0)

Great thread - I'm almost exclusively into SM so the spirits thread is hit or miss, this is more to the point. I'll have to post some pics when I sober up enough to snap some. For a while I was getting a bottle a week to try different things, so I have a lot of variety.

My current thing is the non-chill filtered ones. I find these to be more flavorful (like Ardbeg, Laphroaig CS and QC, etc.). Current fav's are Ardbeg Corryvreckan, Laphroaig CS or QC, Bruichladdich Port Charlotte, and Lagavulin (liking the 8yo a lot, and the 16 is a true classic). And A'Bunadh for when I'm more into sherry than peat (got a great deal on those a few years ago and sort of overbought - it was less than $60/bottle).

And is Eagle Rare one of those that went from using one source/recipe to another? I got a bottle a few years ago based on a ton of rave reviews, but it was really mediocre (IMO). Also totally common, available everywhere but some talk of it being quite rare. I continue to see mixed reviews, some love it, some not at all, and it made me wonder if I just got their low-rent version or something.
Appreciate 2
Red Bread3490.50

      02-28-2020, 11:12 AM   #73
WhiskyPat12
Newbie
WhiskyPat12's Avatar
United_States
1300
Rep
388
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: New England

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maynard View Post
Great thread - I'm almost exclusively into SM so the spirits thread is hit or miss, this is more to the point. I'll have to post some pics when I sober up enough to snap some. For a while I was getting a bottle a week to try different things, so I have a lot of variety.

My current thing is the non-chill filtered ones. I find these to be more flavorful (like Ardbeg, Laphroaig CS and QC, etc.). Current fav's are Ardbeg Corryvreckan, Laphroaig CS or QC, Bruichladdich Port Charlotte, and Lagavulin (liking the 8yo a lot, and the 16 is a true classic). And A'Bunadh for when I'm more into sherry than peat (got a great deal on those a few years ago and sort of overbought - it was less than $60/bottle).


And is Eagle Rare one of those that went from using one source/recipe to another? I got a bottle a few years ago based on a ton of rave reviews, but it was really mediocre (IMO). Also totally common, available everywhere but some talk of it being quite rare. I continue to see mixed reviews, some love it, some not at all, and it made me wonder if I just got their low-rent version or something.
Did you get all the same batch of A'Bunadh? I love my batch 54 (60.7%abv) but have heard later batches declined in quality.
Appreciate 0
      02-28-2020, 02:51 PM   #74
hooligan_COLD
Space Shuttle Door Gunner
hooligan_COLD's Avatar
5016
Rep
4,234
Posts

Drives: '15 X1 35i M Sport
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Back in the Mitten

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Maynard View Post
...And is Eagle Rare one of those that went from using one source/recipe to another? I got a bottle a few years ago based on a ton of rave reviews, but it was really mediocre (IMO). Also totally common, available everywhere but some talk of it being quite rare. I continue to see mixed reviews, some love it, some not at all, and it made me wonder if I just got their low-rent version or something.
Eagle Rare has been distilled and bottled by Buffalo Trace for a long, long time. It is hard to find in a lot of markets - around the Charlotte, NC area it would sell out the same day they put it on the shelves. Up here in MI, it's a bit more commonplace, but still sells out within a few days of hitting the shelves.

I love it, some people don't. Some people don't love Blanton's, some do. Much like with most/any whisk(e)y, I'd bet.
Appreciate 2
Maynard1310.00

      02-28-2020, 03:22 PM   #75
Hawkeye
Brigadier General
Hawkeye's Avatar
No_Country
1142
Rep
4,283
Posts

Drives: '07 Z4 si Coupe, '08 R6
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Iowa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiskyPat12 View Post
Anyone have any unicorn bottles they are searching for? Or any unique bottle they have/had and want to brag about?
I got my unicorn in a raffle this year. I have really enjoyed it.

__________________
2007 Z4 3.0si Coupe • 6 MT • Black Saphire Metallic • PP • SP • Heated M Seats • Clutch Stop • Stubby
2008 R6 • Raven Black • GPR Steering Stabilizer • Comp Werks FE • Hotbodies Flush Mount Blinkers
2016 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 Premium Plus 4x4 • K&N CAI • Toyo G2 LT305/55R20
Appreciate 4
      02-28-2020, 05:17 PM   #76
Red Bread
Major General
United_States
3491
Rep
8,447
Posts

Drives: Smog machines
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dallas, TX

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Pretty sure that's a garden gnome, not a unicorn.
Appreciate 4
Salty Dog3504.50
P1et6275.00

      02-29-2020, 12:42 AM   #77
Maynard
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
1310
Rep
1,859
Posts

Drives: 2016 228iX
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Upstate NY

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiskyPat12 View Post
Did you get all the same batch of A'Bunadh? I love my batch 54 (60.7%abv) but have heard later batches declined in quality.
My latest is #50, so I can't say on newer versions. I've had #s 20, 30, 33, 36, 39, 47, and 50. Each is a little different, enough to appreciate the difference, but still more similar than not.
Appreciate 1
      02-29-2020, 09:29 PM   #78
Hawkeye
Brigadier General
Hawkeye's Avatar
No_Country
1142
Rep
4,283
Posts

Drives: '07 Z4 si Coupe, '08 R6
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Iowa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maynard View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by WhiskyPat12 View Post
Did you get all the same batch of A'Bunadh? I love my batch 54 (60.7%abv) but have heard later batches declined in quality.
My latest is #50, so I can't say on newer versions. I've had #s 20, 30, 33, 36, 39, 47, and 50. Each is a little different, enough to appreciate the difference, but still more similar than not.
I have the 57 and 62. The 57 is hot and not super enjoyable. The 62 is much better actually.
__________________
2007 Z4 3.0si Coupe • 6 MT • Black Saphire Metallic • PP • SP • Heated M Seats • Clutch Stop • Stubby
2008 R6 • Raven Black • GPR Steering Stabilizer • Comp Werks FE • Hotbodies Flush Mount Blinkers
2016 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 Premium Plus 4x4 • K&N CAI • Toyo G2 LT305/55R20
Appreciate 1
      03-01-2020, 11:06 AM   #79
Maynard
Lieutenant Colonel
United_States
1310
Rep
1,859
Posts

Drives: 2016 228iX
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Upstate NY

iTrader: (0)

Next time I contemplate a 'half cannonball' thru Iowa I'll bring one of the elder versions and stop in to see your shrine
Appreciate 1
Hawkeye1142.00

      03-01-2020, 03:44 PM   #80
Violator
Living the dream
Violator's Avatar
United_States
3981
Rep
1,875
Posts

Drives: X5 w/MPPK, MPE & RC GTS Black
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: The Lone Star State

iTrader: (1)

If you have Hulu, the documentary “Neat: The Story of Bourbon” is available and a good way to burn an hour or so. Grab a bottle and a glass, and enjoy.

__________________
Appreciate 3
      03-02-2020, 07:33 AM   #81
WhiskyPat12
Newbie
WhiskyPat12's Avatar
United_States
1300
Rep
388
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: New England

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Violator View Post
If you have Hulu, the documentary “Neat: The Story of Bourbon” is available and a good way to burn an hour or so. Grab a bottle and a glass, and enjoy.

This looks neat! Pun intended
Appreciate 4
      03-02-2020, 07:40 AM   #82
Violator
Living the dream
Violator's Avatar
United_States
3981
Rep
1,875
Posts

Drives: X5 w/MPPK, MPE & RC GTS Black
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: The Lone Star State

iTrader: (1)

HAH!

It was an interesting film, I enjoyed it.
__________________
Appreciate 1
      03-04-2020, 07:04 PM   #83
Hawkeye
Brigadier General
Hawkeye's Avatar
No_Country
1142
Rep
4,283
Posts

Drives: '07 Z4 si Coupe, '08 R6
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Iowa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Impromptu whiskey share
Attached Images
 
__________________
2007 Z4 3.0si Coupe • 6 MT • Black Saphire Metallic • PP • SP • Heated M Seats • Clutch Stop • Stubby
2008 R6 • Raven Black • GPR Steering Stabilizer • Comp Werks FE • Hotbodies Flush Mount Blinkers
2016 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 Premium Plus 4x4 • K&N CAI • Toyo G2 LT305/55R20
Appreciate 1
      03-04-2020, 07:06 PM   #84
WhiskyPat12
Newbie
WhiskyPat12's Avatar
United_States
1300
Rep
388
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: New England

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawkeye View Post
Impromptu whiskey share
Mellow Corn Represent! Lol looks like a good spread
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by upstatedoc
whiskypat12 is a genuine motherfucker
Appreciate 0
      03-04-2020, 11:29 PM   #85
Planetolatry
Registered
0
Rep
0
Posts

Drives: 2018 BMW F30
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Chicago, Illinois

iTrader: (0)

Just drank a bottle of Redbreast whiskey yesterday, it was great.
__________________
Do you want to know which Toto toilet is the best?https://bestflushingtoilets.org/toto-toilet/ Check this review and discover what their toilets are offering and know why it is so in demand in the market today.
Appreciate 0
      03-05-2020, 12:02 AM   #86
BMW F22
Major General
BMW F22's Avatar
United_States
1794
Rep
9,613
Posts

Drives: ///M235i
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Bay Area

iTrader: (8)

For $50, what’s the best whiskey? Looked at Hibbiki but that’s like $80.
Appreciate 0
      03-05-2020, 07:42 AM   #87
Hawkeye
Brigadier General
Hawkeye's Avatar
No_Country
1142
Rep
4,283
Posts

Drives: '07 Z4 si Coupe, '08 R6
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Iowa

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMW F22 View Post
For $50, what’s the best whiskey? Looked at Hibbiki but that’s like $80.
That is a really tough question but the easy answer is that it isn't going to be Japanese. Most likely going to be American, slim chance of scotch or Irish for that price point.

What do you prefer, that will help narrow it down. Bourbon, Rye, Scotch (what area), etc.
__________________
2007 Z4 3.0si Coupe • 6 MT • Black Saphire Metallic • PP • SP • Heated M Seats • Clutch Stop • Stubby
2008 R6 • Raven Black • GPR Steering Stabilizer • Comp Werks FE • Hotbodies Flush Mount Blinkers
2016 GMC Sierra SLT Z71 Premium Plus 4x4 • K&N CAI • Toyo G2 LT305/55R20
Appreciate 1
      03-05-2020, 07:55 AM   #88
WhiskyPat12
Newbie
WhiskyPat12's Avatar
United_States
1300
Rep
388
Posts

Drives: 2020 M340i
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: New England

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by BMW F22 View Post
For $50, what’s the best whiskey? Looked at Hibbiki but that’s like $80.
There are a lot of answers to this question, because it really differs in what you are looking for. Here's some rambling notes/thoughts

Just something as an everyday drinkable whisky?
  • Highland Park 12 is like $45-50, good middle of the road Single Malt Scotch.
  • Laphroaig 10yo or Ardbeg 10yo will kick you in the dick with peat smoke for about $50 (another Single Malt Scotch)
  • Redbreast 12 is a great Irish for about $50-55


$50 for a Bourbon can get you some good ones, as Bourbon doesn't have the same taxes as Scotch/Irish etc... So the range of 'top shelf' is a bit different

I've heard Angel's Envy is great, but haven't ever pulled the trigger at $50 for a bottle. The forum is already split on Eagle Rare (one of my fav bourbons, although Bourbon is not my strong suit) is like $30-35.


Japanese though? Tough to find at that price...
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by upstatedoc
whiskypat12 is a genuine motherfucker
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52 PM.




xbimmers
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST