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Yep, get both. Very different in taste.... the Laphroaig is going to smack you with the mecidinal/antiseptic notes of smoldering peat, while the Highland Park is a cleaner 'bonfire' peat.

Had a Signatory Unchill filtered collection dram last week - 24yo Glen Rothes: https://www.signatoryusa.com/scotch/glen-rothes-1999/
Great stuff. Very, very enjoyable. Also a Cadenheads bottling of something, will need to check the receipt... but the Rothes was so good I forgot all about it!
 
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No whisky bars to go and try the odd dram up here (that I am aware of anyway).
Been going through some of the single malts a little too quickly so have decided to try and set them as a weekly dram instead, and drink cheaper booze during the week.
This week has seen me revert to one of my intro whiskies - Balantines 12, and a new taste to me - bourbon, in the form of a fairly high rye bulleit.
The Bulleit had been quite a surprise to me. Fairly one dimensional, but bananas on the nose and a really strong (fake) cherry flavorf on the palate. As it is so different from anything I've drink before I have enjoyed the change, however I don't think I will be buying it regularly.
I've also had half a sample of Westward Oregon straight malt whiskey which has been intriguing me. I can't find much about them online, but it's obviously quite a young whiskey. The thing which keeps me going back to have tiny little sips of it is that it has a flavour of my childhood on the finish. Cola bottles or cola cubes (for those from UK) are the dominating flavour to me on the finish and I can't get enough of it.
 
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Last night lodge dinner I had the best first class whisky was the Sullivans Cove French Oak Single Cask Tasmanian single malt, I loved this whisky so much, cost around $300 or $400 per bottle

Edit:- Have any of you guys have tried this whisky the Sullivans Cove French Oak Single Cask Tasmanian single malt? I’ll tell ya is bloody worth it only for something special.
 
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Glen Moray 12yo. Decent straightforward malt for around $50, a firm favourite now. Got the 15yo for my birthday, but the extra 3 years maturation is probably marketing. Not any detectable difference, but then $20 in whisky terms isn't much, and then some scotchs are just high price brand names. Glenfiddich springs to mind...

Picked up some Auchentoshan 12yo for $77. Another birthday gift. Another example of a good whisky asking more money than its worth. If it was $20 less, I'd be buying regularly.

So, ok $20 sometimes makes a difference, if I'm saving it.
 

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I've been making my first forays into bourbon as entry level good Bourbons have a lower price point.
Found an Old Forester in a local bottle-o for $50 so decided to give it a try.
Much less of a fake cherry flavour than the Bulleit but still there in the background. Had more going on than the Bulleit but reasonably priced Bourbons seem to suffer with being a bit one dimensional.
 
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Sitting watching some sports this evening and had a couple of drams.
Started with an old Forester, which is nice enough, but as I thought it was one dimensional yesterday I thought I would compare it with something at a similar price in the Scottish whisky world.
Decided on Balantines 12, one of my starter blends when I first got into whisky drinking. The B12 felt like a bomb had gone off in my mouth in comparison to the bourbon. What is normally a ultra light smoke became a huge component to the drink. In fact I would say all the flavours in the B12 had been turned up to 12. The sherry came through hugely and there were all kinds of fruit flavours tingling my tongue.
Amazing how much more I got out of a cheap blend tasting it after a bourbon.

That's not to say the bourbon isn't nice, there's just not so many things going on in it.
 

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'Fiddich 18 followed by Springbank 10 tonight.

I have a 1L bottle of that Old Forrester @eggbert and it's not bad at all for the money. I would think that Blantons Special Reserve (green label) is where you need to be but I have a feeing it will be more expensive up there.
 

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'Fiddich 18 followed by Springbank 10 tonight.

I have a 1L bottle of that Old Forrester @eggbert and it's not bad at all for the money. I would think that Blantons Special Reserve (green label) is where you need to be but I have a feeing it will be more expensive up there.
I'm waiting for Blanton's to go on special at bws to give it a go. Or Dan's to open. They've put in their license application to open a bottle shop at last,v so hopefully by the end of the year I will have more choice.
 

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I'm waiting for Blanton's to go on special at bws to give it a go. Or Dan's to open. They've put in their license application to open a bottle shop at last,v so hopefully by the end of the year I will have more choice.
You won't know yourself once they are there! The range and pricing they will bring will pretty much put everyone else under pressure. It does make finding other specialist wines and spirits harder though.
 

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Last night lodge dinner I had the best first class whisky was the Sullivans Cove French Oak Single Cask Tasmanian single malt, I loved this whisky so much, cost around $300 or $400 per bottle

Edit:- Have any of you guys have tried this whisky the Sullivans Cove French Oak Single Cask Tasmanian single malt? I’ll tell ya is bloody worth it only for something special.
I bought it before it won the award and was around $150 a bottle. I'd pay $150 again, not $3-400.
 

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Holy crap, G&M Caol Ila..... that's going to test your peat tolerance. Great drop though, you need to look for the sweetness in it.

Benromach is indeed good, the Ben Nevis should be an easy drinker. Open one, put one away for a few years.
 

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Holy crap, G&M Caol Ila..... that's going to test your peat tolerance. Great drop though, you need to look for the sweetness in it.

Benromach is indeed good, the Ben Nevis should be an easy drinker. Open one, put one away for a few years.
Who woulda thought after just a few short months I would be choosing to buy peaty whiskies. Well, other than you and all the other whisky drinkers here.
Not tried the Caol ila yet, bit the light smoke of the Ben Romach is something special.
The Ben Nevis is indeed something special, those are my 3rd and 4th bottles. I'd heard via the distributor that there was a fair whack of older (30 year old) whisky added to this. Don't know if it's true but it's really nice and there are only a few hours left in Australia if you are interested.
 

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Not sure about the glasses there @Scotty, but your picture made me crack the bottle open and it's truly a delicious drop.
I was hoping not to open the bottle tonight, but I'm like a kid in a long shop and have to at least try a little bit of everything I've bought.
 

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Johhnie Walker Double Black

Best on offer where I am - and not bad I have to confess, very easy drinking (although a little bland)
 
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