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Ceremonial Scotch

Posted on 2008.12.11 at 09:40
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I don't drink often, and I rarely drink alone, but when my wife is in the mood for a nip from the bottle, I like to have Scotch handy in which to join her. I find myself purchasing inexpensive bottles of single-malt for this type of consumption, as when I do drink, I enjoy a certain volume of the amber liquid, and I love Scotch. I have a bottle of Macallan 18 which retails for $165 a bottle (it was a gift), but I find myself never drinking it. Its too good to drink. And too expensive to replace.

So, I only share it with others.

And only other Scotch drinkers at that.

There's no use wasting Scotch of this caliber on those who don't appreciate it. So when I have Scotch-drinking guests over, out comes the bottle of Macallan 18 and I watch my guests enjoy a finger of truly great Scotch.

That alone makes the bottle worth having.


catttitude at 2008-12-11 15:57 (UTC) (Link)
That looks good.
ehowton at 2008-12-11 16:41 (UTC) (Link)
When the kids are away, their parents will play!
catttitude at 2008-12-11 17:06 (UTC) (Link)
I don't want to wait that long. How about when the kid's are asleep?
ehowton at 2008-12-11 22:04 (UTC) (Link)
This Is Me, Ten Sticks
lehah at 2008-12-11 17:25 (UTC) (Link)
How is the Dalmore Cigar? It was on the shelf at work and I wanted to try it but never got around to it.

The Glenmorangie 15 year is fantastic, as is the Isle Of Jura. I havent had the money to invest in a new bottle for a while, and the only thing I have left is too good to "just drink" - Cragganmore 12 year old. Very good for the price I got it at ($39.99)
ehowton at 2008-12-11 20:11 (UTC) (Link)
The Dalmore Cigar is the best of the Dalmore series IMHO, being quite complex and very bold, almost rich. There's a lot of flavors in there. I almost always have a bottle of it on hand because not only is it a tasty Scotch, but its usually only $35 a bottle. Not the inexpensive stuff I talk about above, but a good value nonetheless. As a cigar smoker, I was lured by its gimmicky name, but it turned out well worth the purchase.
ehowton at 2008-12-11 20:16 (UTC) (Link)
The Glenmorangie 15 year is fantastic

That is my favorite Scotch to date; better than anything else I've had.
hiro_antagonist at 2008-12-11 18:58 (UTC) (Link)
You should get a bottle of the Talisker 18 yr if you don't already have one. Definitely should order a glass if you haven't tried it before :D
ehowton at 2008-12-11 20:15 (UTC) (Link)
Eighteen's are usually a bit pricey for me, even by the glass, but I think Anna Fine Wine & Spirits has a 3-pack gift set for $45 which includes a small bottle of that. I may have to revisit that idea.
hiro_antagonist at 2008-12-11 20:23 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I think it usually goes in the $90-$110 range, but if you're only going through one bottle a year (if that), then it's not too bad.

These days I barely drink, so my alcohol collection lasts a lot longer heh. And for those 'Oh god, I need to get smashed' moments, there's Bacardi 151. Which... Also goes a long way heh.
joey_glover at 2008-12-12 02:10 (UTC) (Link)
that looks like TC to me
ehowton at 2008-12-12 02:22 (UTC) (Link)
Good eye!
joey_glover at 2008-12-12 18:32 (UTC) (Link)
i was taught by the best
glodowg at 2008-12-12 19:54 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you son!!!!!!
ehowton at 2008-12-12 20:01 (UTC) (Link)
Makes a mother proud.
catttitude at 2008-12-12 16:35 (UTC) (Link)
I love that icon. It is perfect.
ehowton at 2008-12-12 18:26 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you. I'm glad you like it. I like it too!
(Anonymous) at 2009-01-02 23:25 (UTC) (Link)

a tip

Happy New Year and best wishes from Stratford Ontario

A friend recommended I check out your blog and I am blown away. Anyways, I like scotch and found a good one in Canada called "The Famous Grouse" It is a nice drink and has some good qualities but doesn't cost a bundle. If you see it, maybe give it a try. You might be surprised at how good it is. My super at work told me about it and he just got off the boat so to speak from Scotland.
Hope you have a very happy and successful New Year. ST

ehowton at 2009-01-04 02:44 (UTC) (Link)

Re: a tip

Thank you for the compliment and the tip both - I'm always very eager to try a new Scotch and will keep an eye out for that infamous bird!

Happy New Year to you as well!
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