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  •  Dumbo... (4+ / 0-)

    who is drinking Glenlivet 12.  It's a Speyside single malt scotch, and I think I like the Speyside scotches more than the Islays, after my bad experience with Finlaggans.  But it seems a bit boring compared to that other bargain scotch, Maccallan's 10, which I think I should buy another bottle of.

    •  Don't you wish we could try (4+ / 0-)

      McCallan 30?

      PS. KUSC is streaming music from a different galaxy.

      •  I found a nice upscale liquor store that (2+ / 0-)
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        Youffraita, chingchongchinaman

        had all those, including the 800 dollar Macallans and other brands.

        Just now looked up Macallan 25 year old.  $699 a bottle at bevmo.

        Quite a step up from Macallan 10.  They list Macallan 10 for $37, but I got it for about 32 at Trader Joe's and I suspect I can get it cheaper if I shop.  

        Macallan 10 $37
        Macallan 12 $44
        Macallan 15 fine oak $90
        Macallan 17 fine oak $127
        Macallan 18 $175
        Macallan 25 $699

        This is one of those pearls before swines things, where I'm the swine and the scotch is the pearls.  I SO miss the Macallan's 10 that I had that I think I should go back to it.  In fact I think maybe I'm grieving over its loss (to my belly).  I'm not quite sure I would like an older Macallan's more.  It really grew on me.  Remember how I posted it disappointed me because it wasn't smoky enough?  Well, once I got past my expectations, it was great.  It had a complex flavor, sweet and pleasant, sort of like pears, and it was so smooth that it didn't even seem like whiskey.  I could still smell it the next day and I hadn't really drunk a lot of it.

        The Glenlivet 12 is sort of like the Macallan 10 but without the subtlety.  I can tell it's in the same family, but it doesn't blow me away.

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