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Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-30-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,036
Posted By wallagm
JohnB, I will be in Newnan in the next few...

JohnB,
I will be in Newnan in the next few days. I will check around and let you know if I find anything. I know there are a few Total Wines in and around atlanta, buy I can't vouch for those...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-17-2013, 03:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,301
Posted By wallagm
IP, glad to see you enjoyed the Bunny 12. It's a...

IP, glad to see you enjoyed the Bunny 12. It's a refreshing change when you want a dram that doesn't pack the peaty punch of a southern islay. From my understanding, the Bunnahabhain has been greatly...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-13-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,408
Posted By wallagm
I was about to suggest Balvenie but you beat me...

I was about to suggest Balvenie but you beat me to it. Great choice!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-11-2013, 12:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,071
Posted By wallagm
Well said! Two bottles of whisky and glencairn...

Well said! Two bottles of whisky and glencairn glasses would be ideal



I understand your sentiment, Bronco. I also love the look of a nice decanter, but like you said, it's purpose would be...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-24-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 22,829
Posted By wallagm
I once met a man who couldn't get into the taste...

I once met a man who couldn't get into the taste of Islay Whiskies...
Thank God that man wasn't me :)

Seriously though, there seems to be a mentality that all Whiskies lead to the same end...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-24-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,018
Posted By wallagm
I think the most important way to learn to...

I think the most important way to learn to appreciate whisky is drinking it VERY slow. Sometimes a dram will take me an hour to finish. Sometimes longer. Get a glencairn and take a SMALL sip for...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-24-2013, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,752
Posted By wallagm
I know I started to drool, that's for sure....

I know I started to drool, that's for sure. Awesome selection
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-24-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,931
Posted By wallagm
Being in Alabama, it will all depend on the...

Being in Alabama, it will all depend on the weather:

Cold? Lagavulin 16
Cold and Rain? Laphroaig 10
Warm? Highland Park 18
World's End? All of the above
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-27-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,640
Posted By wallagm
That's an impressive collection... Especially for...

That's an impressive collection... Especially for a newbie!

My recommendations would be (just to name 3 different):

Balvenie Doublewood

Lagavulin 16

Oban 14 or Talisker 10
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-17-2013, 12:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,966
Posted By wallagm
Uggy is 75, Corryvreckan is 85, and Bog is $99....

Uggy is 75, Corryvreckan is 85, and Bog is $99. To me, that is fairly comparable
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-16-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 37,749
Posted By wallagm
Amen, Brother!!!

Amen, Brother!!!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-16-2013, 04:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,966
Posted By wallagm
Islay Matchup!

Ok guys, I've decided to increase my collection of islay malts and have decided to buy another bottle from Laphroaig, Lagavulin, and Ardbeg. Price is not a factor based on the ones I name. Help me...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-12-2013, 12:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,850
Posted By wallagm
Thank you all for the advice (especially you,...

Thank you all for the advice (especially you, Newkophile). You were correct about my admiration of Bunnahabhain. It is a great malt that tends to get forgotten in the company of lag, Laph, and Ardie....
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-08-2013, 03:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,106
Posted By wallagm
Sorry if I led you to a whisky you don't care...

Sorry if I led you to a whisky you don't care for. I guess that's why there's so many distillers... To satisfy so many tastes. Good luck in your journey!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-04-2013, 03:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,328
Posted By wallagm
Don't get me wrong, I love my loud truck and...

Don't get me wrong, I love my loud truck and occasional cheap beer in the summer :) That said, when it really counts, I'm a single malt and craft beer man.

And thanks for the vote of confidence...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-02-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,328
Posted By wallagm
It's funny how we both use the same phrases (hick...

It's funny how we both use the same phrases (hick and redneck) and we are in exact opposite parts of the is (northwest vs. southeast). :)

Regardless, Balvenie will be an excellent choice and if...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-01-2013, 01:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,634
Posted By wallagm
Keep us informed. Hopefully he will, at a...

Keep us informed. Hopefully he will, at a minimum, remember the single malt part. I'd hate for your scotch souvenir to be a bottle of JW Red :)

Good luck!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-01-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 8,328
Posted By wallagm
If your local bottle shop is frequented by...

If your local bottle shop is frequented by hicks/rednecks, then... we must be neighbors. :)
Just out of curiosity, where are you from, as liquor prices vary considerably from state to state.
To...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-31-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,850
Posted By wallagm
The big stores won't even ship here and...

The big stores won't even ship here and unfortunately I can't afford the risk of not receiving my delivery if it is sent by someone else. I suppose I need to coordinate a delivery with someone who is...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-26-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,850
Posted By wallagm
Bruichladdich Rocks

Does anyone have any experience or opinion on Bruichladdich Rocks? This is the only Bruichladdich available to me where I live. Alabama does not allow spirits to be shipped to consumers, so online is...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-19-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,734
Posted By wallagm
I say open it. If you haven't had it yet, it's a...

I say open it. If you haven't had it yet, it's a free dram of 18 year old whisky. Since its a relatively mass produced product (both the 12 and 18), I would question it's collector value in the...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-13-2013, 03:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,539
Posted By wallagm
Kudos to Cato

Guys,
If you don't have a designated journal, I Highly recommend Cato's. One of the hardest things for me to do is come up with tasting and nosing notes on a blank sheet of paper. Having a list...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-11-2013, 04:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,958
Posted By wallagm
Henry Ford said of the Model T automobile, "You...

Henry Ford said of the Model T automobile, "You can have one in any color, as long as it's black."

Boxcar Bill said of scotch whisky, "you can mix with any whisky, as long as its Ardbeg 10" :)
...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-09-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,817
Posted By wallagm
Wink Sadly, my collection is small but consistently...

Sadly, my collection is small but consistently growing. That said, I have nothing to sell but I sure hope to see sellers in SE USA listing soon!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-09-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,817
Posted By wallagm
This is a great concept, in my opinion. I hope it...

This is a great concept, in my opinion. I hope it catches on.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-08-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,627
Posted By wallagm
There is no way to say how you'll feel about...

There is no way to say how you'll feel about older glenfiddichs until you try them. That said, I think your taste for Ardbeg and Lagavulin may lead you to try something like Highland Park or another...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-07-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,824
Posted By wallagm
Talking From my understanding, and to my disappointment,...

From my understanding, and to my disappointment, JW discontinued production of Green Label in 2012. That said, The amount produced of Green, like the other labels, was a HUGE amount (relatively...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-04-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,627
Posted By wallagm
Thanks for the post, Ratman. I had no idea that...

Thanks for the post, Ratman. I had no idea that counterfeits existed for these glasses (especially for the $8 models).
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-04-2013, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,209
Posted By wallagm
Islay- one by one

Though I would not say my single malt experience is limited, I am very limited in Islay distilleries. That said, I have committed to purchasing one bottle per distiller and finishing it before moving...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-02-2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,824
Posted By wallagm
I feel your pain. It seems like prices here in...

I feel your pain. It seems like prices here in Alabama are similar to your state. For me, it's impossible to justify spending over $40 for 'livet or 'fiddich when I can get Ardbeg, highland park 12,...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-01-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,824
Posted By wallagm
Though I've never had JW Blue, I expected it to...

Though I've never had JW Blue, I expected it to be the most popular pick on this thread.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-30-2013, 11:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,627
Posted By wallagm
Tip of the day: no matter how much you try and...

Tip of the day: no matter how much you try and beg, the age statement is not also a price tag! :D

I'm kidding, of course, but it does make a point. An older and more expensive whisky is not always...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-29-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,523
Posted By wallagm
IP, I'm glad to see that Bunnahabhain 12...

IP,
I'm glad to see that Bunnahabhain 12 ended up being an enjoyable experience for you. It doesn't pack the punch of Islay's big 3, but to me, it's a fantastic dram! To me, a small amount of...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-29-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 17,824
Posted By wallagm
Most Overrated Whisky

Ok everyone, let us be respectful of other's opinions but what do you believe is the most overrated single malt on the market today?

Also, instead of using this forum to defend your favorite dram,...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-29-2013, 12:37 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,627
Posted By wallagm
Well said about adding water, Ratman. It's...

Well said about adding water, Ratman. It's amazing what a few drops can do. I think some people believe adding water is less manly or pure. This is nonsense. Just remember, it's easier to drown as...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-26-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,627
Posted By wallagm
You won't regret the glass purchases. I can't say...

You won't regret the glass purchases. I can't say enough good things about them.

Any more great advice out there from our experts?
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-26-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,974
Posted By wallagm
Keep it up, Jay. It's a big whisky world out...

Keep it up, Jay. It's a big whisky world out there. Glad you're enjoying it so far!

My wife surprised me tonight with a bottle of Ardbeg 10. What a great wife! I'll give you the details when I pop...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-21-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,974
Posted By wallagm
Jay, consider buying Bunnahabhain 12 for a...

Jay, consider buying Bunnahabhain 12 for a "milder" introduction to islay. To me, it's a FANTASTIC dram (and I'm not just saying that because I'm sipping it right now). I think you'll be very pleased...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-19-2013, 02:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,974
Posted By wallagm
I think you've made some great choices, and...

I think you've made some great choices, and decent prices too. In addition, it was wise to start with the Glenlivet. What do you plan to try next of your recent purchases?
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-10-2013, 11:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,974
Posted By wallagm
Looking forward to hearing about some great...

Looking forward to hearing about some great finds, Jay!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-01-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,627
Posted By wallagm
Thanks for the confirmation Islay Peat. I'm...

Thanks for the confirmation Islay Peat. I'm enjoying a JW Green right now! Found it in Florida last week and its complexity is great for the nose... and taste buds :)
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-28-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,627
Posted By wallagm
Great advice. Unfortunately it is my wallet that...

Great advice. Unfortunately it is my wallet that prevents me from sampling too many whiskies in one sitting, not my palate. ;)

Even though this is a single malt forum, don't be afraid to try...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-28-2013, 01:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,974
Posted By wallagm
I suppose there is only one way to know for sure....

I suppose there is only one way to know for sure. Let us know about your findings!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-28-2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,627
Posted By wallagm
Thanks all for the comments. I hope this thread...

Thanks all for the comments. I hope this thread catches on. It has great potential. Please feel free to add more advice...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-27-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,974
Posted By wallagm
Unfortunately I am not a member of Costco...

Unfortunately I am not a member of Costco anymore. In our state, they didn't have liquor anyway. Based on previous posts, I bet North Carolina is the same way.

Go here:...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-26-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,974
Posted By wallagm
That really surprises me about selling spirits in...

That really surprises me about selling spirits in North Carolina. I am very fortunate to have a wife who accepts my whisky habit. Haha.

Bourbon is a great whiskey that, compared to scotch, is...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-26-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,974
Posted By wallagm
Look up "Total Wine and More" locations and make...

Look up "Total Wine and More" locations and make it a point to stop at one on your way to vacation. There are some locations in North Carolina and it is worth visiting. In addition, you can see their...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-26-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,974
Posted By wallagm
It is amazing how prices vary from country to...

It is amazing how prices vary from country to country, or even state to state for the US. I live in Alabama but buy most of my whisky when I visit friends in Florida. They have a much better...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-26-2013, 12:27 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 13,974
Posted By wallagm
Welcome to the world of whisky, Jay! I would...

Welcome to the world of whisky, Jay!

I would recommend the following three for your trip:

Balvenie 12 Doublewood, Highland Park 12, and Black Bottle (blend).
Since there are many reviews...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-25-2013, 06:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,627
Posted By wallagm
Importance of the Nose

My advice is something many of us take for granted as already knowing. The sense of smell plays a huge part in the tastes we perceive. That said, my advice is to encourage the use of a proper nosing...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-25-2013, 06:11 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 24,627
Posted By wallagm
Advice for the Newbies

Hey All,
I thought this would this be a great thread for some of the more seasoned veterans to provide tips for those new to whisky. Tips can include dram suggestions, nosing tips, palate...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-12-2013, 12:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,591
Posted By wallagm
I think we can all agree that we are thankful...

I think we can all agree that we are thankful this guy's uncle was able to guide him into a proven recommendation for his father! Everyone wins! And to all of you fathers out there, thank you for the...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-11-2013, 12:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,591
Posted By wallagm
I guess my earlier message was misinterpreted. I...

I guess my earlier message was misinterpreted. I don't believe anyone was forcing this gentleman into buying a specific whisky. On the other hand, I believe several responses were giving no more...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-09-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,591
Posted By wallagm
Well said, David T! Wish I read this before...

Well said, David T! Wish I read this before typing my own response!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-09-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,591
Posted By wallagm
A Matter of Taste

Guys, in all fairness, nobody knows this gentleman's palate other than himself. That said, can we really make recommendations on anything other than the facts we already know? If the guy likes...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-07-2013, 04:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,131
Posted By wallagm
The journey is the best part!!

The journey is the best part!!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-07-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,591
Posted By wallagm
I 100% agreed with Glenlivet 18. The age shows...

I 100% agreed with Glenlivet 18. The age shows you got him a quality spirit (in this case) and the brand shows you cared enough to notice what he likes!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-06-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,131
Posted By wallagm
Thank you all for the great responses. Being...

Thank you all for the great responses. Being fairly new to scotch, I value greatly those with experience and their (strong) opinions!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-04-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 11,131
Posted By wallagm
Single Malt Shootout!

Ok guys, it's time for a shootout! Your picks will help me grow my collection! Thanks in advance for your help! Here we go:

Ardbeg 10 or Uggy vs Laphroaig QC

Macallan 12 vs Highland Park 12
...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-16-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,776
Posted By wallagm
Single Malt and Bourbon: Solera Style

Has anyone ever made their own blends with smsw and bourbons? I think it could work due to several complimentary flavors? Any thoughts?
I think using islay may not work, but speyside and highlands...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-14-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,392
Posted By wallagm
Thanks for the great suggestions and putting in...

Thanks for the great suggestions and putting in the time for thoughtful reponses
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-13-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,392
Posted By wallagm
Whisky By Region

As a fairly new scotch lover, I would like to start a collection with one or two single malts from each region. Since my palate and funds are limited, I would like to spend around $50-60 per bottle....
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