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Originally posted by Kickboxer Kickboxer wrote:

Eduardo, don't you think it is a LITTLE EARLY for rum???

Vodka with a beer back is much better this time of day.

Oh I have some Modelo, too....
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Somehow, I believe that is ABSOLUTELY true..
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At my retirement lunch today, my cohorts presented me with a bottle of High West Whiskey from Utah (of all places... who knew).  
I've not tried it yet, but it comes highly recommended from those who have.
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Mormon Whiskey Whoa!
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I may move to Utah...

First inhalation gives some spice/cinnamon with just an overtone of jasmine...
First sip... smooth, spicy, definitely aged in oak, but not overbearing... light and mellow... vanilla and something that hints heather
Finish... a creamy Madagascar vanilla flavor with flowery overtones.

This is much more reminiscent of a FINE scotch than a bourbon.  It is absolutely wonderful.  

Mormon whiskey... who knew???
This outclasses several of my Glenmorangie and Macallan scotches and leaves my bourbon stockage in the breeze.  
And... it is reasonably priced.  
Totally unexpected.  

A side note... It has been 7 to 10 minutes since I took a sip and I finally got a bourbon backchannel on the back of my tongue.   I REALLY like this stuff.  
I noticed they actually make a blend of bourbon and scotch... I'm DEFINITELY going to have to try that.
Darn right WOW...
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Which version of High West do you have, Dan? American Prairie Bourbon? I've seen their stuff in a few stores but never tried any. Maybe I should pick up a bottle.
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 Yes, it is the American Prairies.  Believe me, it is a treat... 
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Thanks for the info!
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Some new (to me) single malts I tried recently, listed in order of preference:

1. Old Pulteney 17

Without a doubt, this is one of my top 10 favorite single malt Scotches I've tasted. It ticks all the check boxes for me. I'm going to have to buy some more, but unfortunately supply is limited since this has been discontinued. I have a bottle of OP21 at home, and this too has been discontinued for now. I ever so slightly prefer the 21, but 17 is very close and is much less expensive. While it was available, the 17 was fairly reasonably priced at around $85.

Nose: vanilla, pears, green apples, caramel, honey
Taste: slightly salted caramel, pears, green apples, citrus, vanilla, honey, toasted almonds, raisins
Finish: more salted caramel, malted barley, cherries, almonds, becoming slightly dry

Various reviews suggest that this whisky has taken on the salt air/brine into the casks as it ages due to the distillery's location near the ocean. I kind of viewed this claim as bs, but damned if it doesn't have a slight saltiness in the flavor that nicely balances the sweetness of the vanilla, caramel, and fruit notes. This is truly an outstanding whisky!

It appears that OP is retaining its 12, 15, 18, and 25 YO single malts. Of those, I've only seen the 12 and a couple of no-age statement variations of OP in stores. Will have to give some of their other bottlings a try.

2. Tomatin 18
This is a typical "sherry bomb," being aged entirely in oloroso sherry casks. As such, it has the typical flavor profile you get from a sherry cask-aged single malt Scotch. 
Nose: honey, butterscotch, citrus, malt
Taste: pretty much follows the nose, with added almonds, raisins, cherries, some dark chocolate, berries.
Finish: initially sweet, malty, honey, cherries, oaky, becoming dry

I really like this one a lot, but it is hard to find. I find the flavor to be very similar to GlenDronach 12, which I like a little better, is a bit less expensive, and is easier to find.

3. Craigellachie 13
This is a very unusual single malt for a couple reasons. Bottled at 13 years old, this is a very odd age statement. Off the top of my head, I know of no other whisky bottled at 13 years old. There are scores of 12 year olds, a few 14s and quite a few 15 year olds. Why is 13 the magic number here? Secondly, the flavor isn't typical of what you normally expect from a Speyside whisky. It has a pretty in-your-face, bold flavor profile. I've heard that most of Craigellachie's production has been used in blended Scotches, and they haven't released much production as single malts.

I'm not sure what the proper pronunciation of the name is, but I do like this whisky. It is a nice change of pace from the typical Speyside single malt.
Nose:  Pineapple, green apple, melons
Taste: Green apple, honey, melons, malted barley, a hint of smoke, BBQ sauce
Finish: Pepper, cinnamon, malted barley, oak, initially sweet but becoming dry

This is a good change of pace from normal Speyside malts, and it's fairly reasonably priced. I haven't seen much from this distillery. Though not among my upper tier favorites, it is a good whisky that has a unique flavor profile. I would buy this again.
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RD, when I come hunting you're going to have to teach me the finer points of civilized drinking
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I don’t know about the “civilized” part but, will do!
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Monkey's Shoulder...
Starts off with a sweet smell, some flower I can't ID..
Initial taste of leather, heather and cigar smoke, secondary vanilla with a hint of cinnamon and on the back of the tongue a bare peaty flavoring.
It is bold and complex with TONS of flavor.  
Sadly, doesn't taste anything like a monkey's shoulder... at least not that I remember... but I like it anyway.
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