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post #1 of 44
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Wife and kids are gone for the weekend, I hit the ABC for some good Scotch, already had the cigars and playoffs on the projector, just a fine day so far.
post #2 of 44
Sounds truely excellent! What's your pleasure? I like the really petey malts from Islay. Lagavulin is my fav (I used to work for Diageo).
post #3 of 44
Thread Starter 
Macallan, anything from the Highland.
post #4 of 44
Ahhhh, my kind of guy. Balvenie single barrel if my favorite. If I want to switch up I buy the double barrel. Balvenie is not ultra expensive, about 50.00 a bottle, but very high quality. Mardi Gras has offically started in New Orleans. Now we have 40 days of celebrating and drinking which will be Scotch for me. I bumped into a plastic surgeon a few years back in a bar. He told me that his business goes up by 1/3 the months right before Mardi Gras! Seems like a lot of his work gets displayed then. Saints are in the playoffs with the first ever home game next Sat. and Mardi Gras has started. If the Saints win Sat. I expect to be able to take some great pictures I need to buy one of those Fuji F30 cameras which can take pictures in low light without a flash. Screen shots and well other shots too. Need to get one before Sat.
post #5 of 44
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Originally Posted by ybsane View Post

Wife and kids are gone for the weekend, I hit the ABC for some good Scotch, already had the cigars and playoffs on the projector, just a fine day so far.

Far be it from me to be a killjoy but I assume for the record that either the Scotch, cigars or projector cost in excess of $20,000?

post #6 of 44
Well you are a killjoy.
post #7 of 44
i think the whole idea here is that.....

"we party like it's 1999".

in other words; your refreshments or party accompanyments don't need to be expensive but should be satsfying and memorable. to some that may be moonshine......others might need to travel (or take thier mega-yacht) to the south of France to get that feeling. it's personal.

i'll second Lagavulin as my single malt of choice........the music never sounded so good......and the musical choices soooo perfect.

personally; intentionally ingesting smoke into my lungs will never be a choice (and was never ).....even second hand....but what adults do in the sanctity of their home is their own business.

over $20k isn't about money but appreciating those special things in life.....both big and small.

btw; somehow the Seahawks are still playing.....in Chicago this weekend.

after God took away the Super Bowl last year i think we must be cashing in a few chips......i just hope we have a few left for Chicago and then New Orleans.

in any case we are playing with house money thanks to Romo.
post #8 of 44
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Originally Posted by Bulldogger View Post

Well you are a killjoy.

I think I should have attached a rather than a to my post. It was not my intention to spoil the mood but I suppose the damage is done. Oh what a torture it is to be misunderstood .

I myself am enjoying a cup of tea and a biscuit while watching the BDO World Darts on my plasma. I tend to avoid Scotch these days, it angries up the blood!!
post #9 of 44
Go Seahawks!
post #10 of 44
Those damn Seahawks! Messed up my partying and future plans for some more with a second home play-off game now out of the picture. Curt you jinked them! Now how the hell am I going to get pics of the girl who only had panties on and her whole body painted black and gold and otherwise completely nude now?
post #11 of 44
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Originally Posted by ybsane View Post

Macallan, anything from the Highland.

Macallan is a Speyside. I love Speyside scotch

Edit: I guess technically, Speyside is a region of Highlands.

Macallan has always been too pricy in my area

I've "settled" for Glenlivet which is pretty good (12, 15, 18 yr - I haven't tried the top stuff).
Glenfiddich is also good, but right now, doesnt fancy me as much as 'livet does.
post #12 of 44
i'll pick up the Macallan today. Do you know of any other Speyside Scotches to try?
post #13 of 44
Longmorn 15 year old is an excellent Highland Scotch and is quite affordable (~$60)
post #14 of 44
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Originally Posted by Bulldogger View Post

i'll pick up the Macallan today. Do you know of any other Speyside Scotches to try?

Cragganmore is a Speyside and has a nice 12YO. Even better, if you can get your hands on the 1984 Distiller's Edition of Cragganmore, do so. The Distiller's Editions from 1987 and I think it's 1991 cannot compare IMHO to the 1984.

For those of you who like Highlands, try the Edradour 10YO. I was at a tasting a month ago and this was a good one. Bought a bottle.

For those of you who like Laphroaig, try the Signatory Vintage 1999 Laproaig UN-CHILLFILTERED. I was was skeptical at first, but this is a good one. See if you can find bottles from cask 2755.

All of the above are reasonably priced.
post #15 of 44
Don't get me started on cigars. I'm currently working on a box of Bolivar Belicoso Fino (SEP01-OSU for those who know).
post #16 of 44
I smoke Padron cigars and drink a reasonable amount of scotch. I have probably around 25 bottles.

My favorites are Lagavulin 16, Laphroaig 10, Ardbeg 10, Talisker10, Macallan 10-18, Macallan Cask Strength, Glenmorangie 10-18 (port wood finish), glenfiddich 15 and 18, aberlour a'bunadh......and Johnnie Walker Gold ( I have all 5 labels).

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Originally Posted by Esox50 View Post

Cragganmore is a Speyside and has a nice 12YO. Even better, if you can get your hands on the 1984 Distiller's Edition of Cragganmore, do so. The Distiller's Editions from 1987 and I think it's 1991 cannot compare IMHO to the 1984.

For those of you who like Highlands, try the Edradour 10YO. I was at a tasting a month ago and this was a good one. Bought a bottle.

For those of you who like Laphroaig, try the Signatory Vintage 1999 Laproaig UN-CHILLFILTERED. I was was skeptical at first, but this is a good one. See if you can find bottles from cask 2755.

All of the above are reasonably priced.

IL? Man I am going to need a drink to calm me down when the Saints play the Bears. Biggest game in the history of the franchise. I hope it's a blow out either way. I do not know if my heart can take a last minute win by either team. One of the networks should do a fly over of New Orleans during the game. I'll beat there is almost no traffic on the highways when the game starts. There is actually talk of closing the city down Monday, if the Saints win. Party at my house!
post #18 of 44
i did a blind tasting when visiting bushmills a few years back and found that i prefer the irish whiskey. I have a 25 YO single malt bushmills that is spectacular.

And i highly reccommend a visit to the whiskey country in scotland. I was there a year and a half ago. it is like visiting a wine region. something new and fantastic around every corner. And the hotels have loads of hooch you have never heard of.
post #19 of 44
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i And the hotels have loads of hooch you have never heard of.

Well I know about homemade hooch being from a small town . My uncle called a few days to let me know that the muscadine wine was ready and to ask how many gallons I wanted. I have 5 for the game. I have "turned out" my wife's uppity family and have beenl getting them drunk on the wine. They love the stuff. I am going to have to hide a gallon or two to keep them from drinking it all up. Muscadines are a wild grape native to the U.S. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscadine
post #20 of 44
i was being flip about the extremely good scotch that we have never heard of, but i am sure there is plenty of that as well.
post #21 of 44
Hmmm...what should I drink to celebrate the Patriots return to the Superbowl????
post #22 of 44
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Originally Posted by Bulldogger View Post

Well I know about homemade hooch being from a small town . My uncle called a few days to let me know that the muscadine wine was ready and to ask how many gallons I wanted. I have 5 for the game. I have "turned out" my wife's uppity family and have beenl getting them drunk on the wine. They love the stuff. I am going to have to hide a gallon or two to keep them from drinking it all up. Muscadines are a wild grape native to the U.S. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscadine

Yeah, some of the very first wines made in America were produced with Muscadine grapes. Leave it to the good old south to keep up the tradition.
post #23 of 44
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Originally Posted by Star56 View Post

Hmmm...what should I drink to celebrate the Patriots return to the Superbowl????

I'll probably be drinking Macallan 18.
post #24 of 44
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Originally Posted by BobDole View Post

I'll probably be drinking Macallan 18.

I'm hoping for a rematch of SuperBowl 20!!! Though if it came to that I highly doubt it would be a blowout in the Bears favor again. The Patriots are really good, and are the closest thing to a dynasty there is in the NFL salary cap era.
post #25 of 44
I want to see the Colts vs the Saints. That would be quite a dilemma for the Manning family. Payton is well respected and loved in New Orleans. If he beat the Saints in a Superbowl after the Saints waiting so long, I do not know if he could ever come home again Saints hype has gotten so incredible that I am getting a little cautious now. My home town does not really think much of New Orleans and has never liked the Saints. At times when I go home, I am seriously asked," How can you live in a city where they murder someone almost everyday?" Crime is so low in my home town that when I was growing up I could tell you where to find the keys to almost anyone's car, under the driver's side floor mat. I am 41 so that was not too long ago. Now even my home town is caught up in the hoopla. Imagine the shock I felt when my 80 year old grandmother who knows little about football asked for a Saints jersey?! "Reggie Bush, makes sure to get number 25, Reggie Bush."
post #26 of 44
I drink anything with "glen" in the name.

Single Malt:
Glenburgie
Glen Deveron
Glendronach
Glendullan
Glen Elgin
Glenfarclas
Glenfiddich
Glen Garioch
Glengoyne
Glen Grant
Glen Keith
Glenkinchie
Glenlivet
Glenlossie
Glenmorangie
Glen Moray
Glen Ord
Glenrothes
Glentauchers
Glenturret
Glen Scotia

My standards for Scotch aren't very high

Pure Malts:
Glencoe

Blended:
Glen Alba
post #27 of 44
We got 2" of snow and 30 degrees here for the NFC Championship. The snow has subsided, but the forecast is for a little more later this afternoon.

Good luck to those of you who are rooting for the Saints. May the best team win, and hopefully the game will at least be entertaining and not a blowout either way.

I'm breaking into a fresh box of Ramon Allones Gigantes (LLN JUN02). Gotta save the Cohiba Esplendidos (MKO DIC03) for the Superbowl, if the Bears get there. Of course, my greatest fear is that I'll be dead and never get to smoke the special box I have set aside for the Cubs' World Series run!!! They might be so aged by then that they'll be like a compost heap.
post #28 of 44
I'm hoping for snow. Confucius says that in a chase between a bear and a rabbit on snow, the rabbit, Reggie Bush, has the advantage. It is warm down here. I am wearing shorts today. Good luck to the Bears and may which ever is the better team win. It is going to be a great game.
post #29 of 44
Wow, Bears defense is something else. You guys deserve a better quater back with that defense. Nail bitter for me. Back to the game.
post #30 of 44
Great game Chicago. Oh man, now I need some Scotch! 11 mins left but it's over.
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