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Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-06-2013, 04:18 AM
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Views: 1,665
Posted By gunnermcgee
Wow, one hell of a collection. Some great...

Wow, one hell of a collection. Some great cigars, too! Wish I was 1200 miles closer!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-03-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,958
Posted By gunnermcgee
I think the Bowmore Legend is a great whisky for...

I think the Bowmore Legend is a great whisky for the price. Its a staple around the campfire at hunting camp. Usually, the cork goes in the fire, and the bottle gets passed until it's done. Not...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-08-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,409
Posted By gunnermcgee
Thanks for the responses! I am not a VIP, just a...

Thanks for the responses! I am not a VIP, just a regular Joe...My list is long, but I intend to get my money's worth and try to sample everything I have listed. They may have to carry me out! I...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-05-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,409
Posted By gunnermcgee
Whiskyfest NYC

I'm attending my first Whiskyfest next weekend! Anyone else going?

They have expanded the list of whiskies available, and are now listing some of the specific expressions being offered: ...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-21-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,128
Posted By gunnermcgee
Picked up a bottle of Hibiki 12 last week to...

Picked up a bottle of Hibiki 12 last week to bring to a scotch and cigar night. Polished it off between me and two friends, everyone thought it was an exceptional whisky. Very smooth, with a...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-09-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,926
Posted By gunnermcgee
Very cool! Good luck with it!

Very cool! Good luck with it!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-02-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,187
Posted By gunnermcgee
My wife's cousin was dating a young lady who...

My wife's cousin was dating a young lady who works for Glenfiddich, and he brought a bottle of the AOD "Mississippi" 19 yr bourbon cask to a party last year. I found it to be a nice dram, with a...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-30-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 33,992
Posted By gunnermcgee
My favorite seems to be changing all the time,...

My favorite seems to be changing all the time, however I had the pleasure of sharing a bottle last week of the Glenfiddich 21 Gran Reserva and it was exceptional! May be one of the smoothest, most...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-29-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,077
Posted By gunnermcgee
There are 3 locations right in Edinburgh, one in...

There are 3 locations right in Edinburgh, one in Inverness and one in Glasgow. He can't miss them, and wouldn't have to go out of his way. All are on the regular tour routes. Just an idea if you...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-29-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,077
Posted By gunnermcgee
Have him stop into The Whisky Shop in Edinburgh...

Have him stop into The Whisky Shop in Edinburgh or Inverness. They have their Glenkeir Treasures, which is a selection of casks (changes all the time) from different distilleries, with whiskies not...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-09-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,413
Posted By gunnermcgee
I was just looking the other night for one, with...

I was just looking the other night for one, with no luck. I think I will just stick to my cheap notepad to keep tasting notes!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-09-2013, 01:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,806
Posted By gunnermcgee
I also have been wanting to try the HP 18, but I...

I also have been wanting to try the HP 18, but I have seen a lot of complaints about the quality of the 18 over the past year. Not sure I want to take a chance on it...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-09-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,002
Posted By gunnermcgee
Have you tried Compass Box Peat Monster? It is...

Have you tried Compass Box Peat Monster? It is a vatted malt with an excellent balance of peat and sweet. The "Monster" is a misnomer, as there are definately peatier whiskies out there, but it...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-02-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,575
Posted By gunnermcgee
You should really contact Highland Park directly....

You should really contact Highland Park directly. I would hope they would try to rectify the situation. Good luck!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-31-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,041
Posted By gunnermcgee
I thought both the 17 Portwood and 21 Portwood...

I thought both the 17 Portwood and 21 Portwood were excellent, although pricey. I haven't had a Balvenie yet I didn't like!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-19-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,985
Posted By gunnermcgee
Well done, Ratman, thanks for the review. Sounds...

Well done, Ratman, thanks for the review. Sounds delicious, never had Kilchoman.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-19-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,128
Posted By gunnermcgee
I still need to pick a bottle of this up! Thanks...

I still need to pick a bottle of this up! Thanks for the write-up Peat.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-12-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,864
Posted By gunnermcgee
I find it surprisingly mellow considering the...

I find it surprisingly mellow considering the high ABV. I wouldn't change a thing with it!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-08-2013, 06:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,754
Posted By gunnermcgee
I bought a bottle of Batch 44 a couple of weeks...

I bought a bottle of Batch 44 a couple of weeks ago, and I love it. It is a high ABV sherry bomb. As 505Gibbs said, I too noticed the batch differences in Murray's bible. I can highly recommend...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-01-2013, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,377
Posted By gunnermcgee
Thanks for the heads-up! I hate thieves.

Thanks for the heads-up! I hate thieves.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-28-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,726
Posted By gunnermcgee
I recently bought Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, and...

I recently bought Jim Murray's Whisky Bible, and tried his suggested tasting method. A couple of things he recommends that seemed to enhance my experience:

1. Have some black coffee or...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-26-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 18,726
Posted By gunnermcgee
I agree that a proper glass is essential to...

I agree that a proper glass is essential to getting the most out of your whisky experience. I have both Reidel and Glencairn nosing/tasting glasses, but I prefer the Glencairn. It's amazing how a...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-14-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,422
Posted By gunnermcgee
Happy National Bourbon Day!

It's National Bourbon Day here in the US. I've been thinking about expanding my horizons a little beyond SMSW, and a bottle of Bulleit has been catching my attention at the liquor shop lately. I...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-11-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,424
Posted By gunnermcgee
Auchentoshan 3 Wood

Tried the Auchentoshan Three Wood the other night...I didn't think it really lived up to the good reviews I've read. I found it to be very smooth, however it was very sweet and the caramel taste...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-11-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,374
Posted By gunnermcgee
I agree the HP 12 is more smoke than peat, but I...

I agree the HP 12 is more smoke than peat, but I really enjoy it. I have not tried the Jura 10 as recommended by drakoskl, however the Jura Prophecy is a fine dram with nice peat. I really like the...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-07-2013, 03:43 AM
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Views: 6,131
Posted By gunnermcgee
A pretty safe bet would be an older Glenlivet,...

A pretty safe bet would be an older Glenlivet, like the 18 or 21. Either should be within your budget.

Can't wait for the days when my son is deciding on which nice bottle of whisky to get me!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-04-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,501
Posted By gunnermcgee
Macallan 12 is smooth, but I would take the HP 12...

Macallan 12 is smooth, but I would take the HP 12 over it any day. I think the HP has a deeper flavor profile, with a nice touch of smoke to it. I have not had Glenfarclas 15, but I really enjoy...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-29-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,419
Posted By gunnermcgee
I have not had any of the ones you are...

I have not had any of the ones you are considering, but I have heard good things about the Hibiki 12, which is next on my list. I am working on a bottle of Glenmorangie 18 "Extremely Rare" that I...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-24-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,240
Posted By gunnermcgee
Thanks, Jojo, that is a good idea. I also just...

Thanks, Jojo, that is a good idea. I also just found out that a local Masonic lodge is hosting a whisky & cigar event in June, and we hope to meet up with some like-minded whisy lovers there, too. ...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-22-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,347
Posted By gunnermcgee
I like most Irish whiskies, but I don't find the...

I like most Irish whiskies, but I don't find the same complexity in those as I do in single malt scotches. I prefer Bushmills over Jameson, and I really like the Bushmills Black Bush.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-22-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,347
Posted By gunnermcgee
I agree! Nothing too exciting in any of the...

I agree! Nothing too exciting in any of the others listed, but the Jura wouldn't be a bad start.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-22-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,240
Posted By gunnermcgee
Any Tips On Starting A Whisky Club?

I have not had much luck finding whisky clubs or regular tastings in NJ. Just wondering if any of you are whisky club members, or have any tips on starting a club?

I have a small group of friends...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-22-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,767
Posted By gunnermcgee
I find the Highland Park 12 to be very similar to...

I find the Highland Park 12 to be very similar to Jura Prophecy, maybe a little less peat. But I don't consider the Prophecy as very peaty to begin with?

A very cheap, but tasty, whisky with good...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-21-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,128
Posted By gunnermcgee
I always think the same thing about reviews:...

I always think the same thing about reviews: Where did they come up with that? I just watched Ralfy's review of the Hibiki 12 on youtube, and I find I tend to agree with his assessments on most...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-21-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,128
Posted By gunnermcgee
From Malt Advocate, Hibiki 12 with a score of 88:...

From Malt Advocate, Hibiki 12 with a score of 88:
Well-rounded, solid malt backbone, and very drinkable. These are the main characteristics of this impressive blend. Honeysuckle, vanilla-coated malt...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-21-2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,128
Posted By gunnermcgee
Thanks Peat, I think I will give it a shot. I...

Thanks Peat, I think I will give it a shot. I have not tried a Japanese whisky before, but I have heard nothing but good things about them.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-21-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,128
Posted By gunnermcgee
I just saw Hibiki 12 in a local shop, the first...

I just saw Hibiki 12 in a local shop, the first time I've ever seen it. How would you describe the flavor, is there anything you can compare it to? I think it was $57, I may give it a go...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-18-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,061
Posted By gunnermcgee
Caol Ila 18, or Cask Strength, if you can find it.

Caol Ila 18, or Cask Strength, if you can find it.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-09-2013, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,921
Posted By gunnermcgee
Thanks Michael. I think I will give it a go. ...

Thanks Michael. I think I will give it a go. Being a relative newbie, and not knowing much about SMSW other than knowing that I like them, will I be totally out of my element? Are these types of...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-05-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,921
Posted By gunnermcgee
Whiskyfest NYC

Has anyone attended any of the past Whiskyfests? I am considering buying tickets for NYC in October, just looking for feedback on your experience if you have ever attended. Thanks!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-05-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,675
Posted By gunnermcgee
The glass can really make the dram! It's amazing...

The glass can really make the dram! It's amazing just how much of a difference in both nose and taste specialty tasting glasses can make. I have a Riedel single malt glass that I have been using...
Forum: Whisky Blends 04-05-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,624
Posted By gunnermcgee
Sorry guys, you all missed out on a deal on the...

Sorry guys, you all missed out on a deal on the Glenmorangie 18! Just wanted to post Rob gave me a good deal and is a stand-up guy. I offered to buy it on Wednesday, and received it today! He even...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-05-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 32,226
Posted By gunnermcgee
I used to get mail order spirits from them, but...

I used to get mail order spirits from them, but then they suspended shipping spirits within the State of NJ. I assumed they still shipped out-of-state to areas that it is legal to do so.

Peat,...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-25-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 32,226
Posted By gunnermcgee
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Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-15-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,004
Posted By gunnermcgee
Thanks for the info, Silverfish. I'll look into...

Thanks for the info, Silverfish. I'll look into the sampler, didn't know that was available. I picked up the Peat Monster last night, and I really enjoyed it. Very complex for a blend, nice and...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-14-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,004
Posted By gunnermcgee
Compass Box? Give it a Go?

Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum and like what I see! I've been a single malt guy for a few years, and enjoy stuff from across the board. My local shop just started carrying Compass Box, and I...
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