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I got this decanter at Hobby Lobby for $1.49....









 
You over paid, they sell them at the Dollar Store Bucky

How gosh... don't you know... at the Dollar Store, they are "jars"... at Hobby Lobby, they are "decanters"...

So what are they when they come from the hardware store?
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MACALLAN FINE OAK 21 YR


It's been a while since a tasted one of my "set back" whiskys.   I've been trying out a lot of bourbons lately.  Today, I saw the box with the subject fine distilling and thought "why not".  What a pure pleasure, just raw, smooth flavor that is overwhelming.  Heather honey, SWEET (not citrusy) orange, caramel, certainly vanilla, some burnt sugar, and a very mild sherry,port, bourbon flavor that comes from the 3 different types of oak casks it is aged in.  The oak is very light, the port comes out in the finish and blends with the sherry.  Each flavor is distinguishable, but fleeting.  
I constantly try to define my "favorite" distilling... NUMBER 1 overall over everything is Macallan 21 fine oak.  It just doesn't get any better than this... when it comes to THIS Scotch, one would have to say, "If God made any better Scotch than this... he kept it for himself..."
It engulfs, it overwhelms, it touches every element of olfactory and gustatory sense.  To me, it is perfect.  Perhaps it has been so long since my last consumption because everything else is so lacking behind it.  
You might say I like it... 
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I'll have to try it some time. To date every Macallan I have tasted brought on the same basic reaction from me: OK, but vastly overrated. I haven't tried the 21year old though.

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I've tried all the "lesser" Macallan offerings, as well.  I have a bottle of the 18 year old, generally keep a bottle of 12 year old for "generalities".   This is NOTHING like any of those.  I, too, find them OK, not overly exceptional.  The 21 is a "horse of another color".  
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I have a bottle of Glenmorangie Extremely Rare 18 and a bottle of Usqaebach that I have never opened...
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I love Macallan 18 (the sherry cask version; I haven’t tried 18 Fine Oak version). I have tried the 15 Fine Oak and liked it pretty well. All other Macallans I tried I thought were “ok to good” but just not worth the price. For that matter, as much as I love 18 Sherry Cask, I think it too is way overpriced compared to other options at that age level. I have a bottle at home that I bought because I found it priced $50 less than what I’ve seen anywhere else. I’m sure there’s a good chance I’d really like the 21, but unless I have an opportunity to taste it at a well-equipped bar, I’m unlikely to find out anytime soon, as I’m unlikely to buy a bottle at the going rate.

That’s the problem I have with Macallan overall. They have some good whiskies, but at the respective price points of a given age level, I can find other options I prefer for less money.
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Originally posted by Son of Ed Son of Ed wrote:

Have y'all thought about sno-cones?   





Cherry and blue raspberry are my favorites...
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I tried the 25 and it was by far the best I'd ever tasted.  However, that was long ago and memory fades... I still remember it was fantastic, but cannot compare to anything.  The 21 is by far the superior in my memory.  
My philosophy on it is... what am I willing to give up in order to obtain some of the "elite" whisky/whiskey offerings... I've not really been disappointed, yet.  There have certainly been a few that did not live up the the huge hype, none I've just wished I had not purchased (some I would not purchase at the price again).  There are some "less expensive" offerings that I would not purchase again, at any price... and there are some that my thought is "I don't see how they can make anything so damned good, so damned cheap"...
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Off topic... it's BEER, not Whisky/Whiskey...

Dragon's Milk... I'm a beer/ale lover.  Started out on beer when I was very young,,,
I've had beer all over the world, many countries, many "types" within countries.  At the 1972 Olympics, I got to drink a beer brewed by Lowenbrau brewed specifically for that Olympics.  500 barrels made and all consumed at the Olympic Village...(I did my share and a few others).  Until I met Dragon's Milk, it was the "Best Ever"...

There is NOTHING about Dragon's Milk I don't like.  If you disagree, I choose Ulfberht swords at any date, 0530, any location...

Dragon's Milk is my favorite of all time.  I don't have any idea what could be better. I've had marvelous, unmatchable Meads, fine beers of every distinction... Dragon's Milk is "IT"...
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I meant Scotch sno-cones......
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I thought South African beers were the best....Lion Lager.....but I think Communism has changed all that....otherwise, drink Mexican....





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My wife just read me a report about a guy who recreates ancient beers and ales.  One is a fermentation of corn in SPIT.

I'm not goin' for it...

God is great... beer is good... but people are CRAZY...
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would that be called a lunger beer😂🍺?
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We drove over to Tennessee today and I found a whisky/whiskey heaven.  They stock a variety of obscure Scotches and HUNDREDS of bourbons... most bourbon types I've ever seen in one location.  
So, I got a bottle of Old Grouse (the kind Wes used to send me) with a shaker cup and recipes and a bottle of Craigellachie 13.  I'll be back for bourbon later... there were DOZENS I've never seen or heard of before.

The Craigellachie is a real treat.  Speyside.  First whiff gives apple, honeysuckle, pear, cinnamon.. and... much to my surprise... bar-b-que sauce, kind of reminiscent of Sweet Baby Ray's.  It has a rather chewy feel in the mouth, then a pure explosion of great flavors... with a bit of a bite.  You can taste everything I mentioned above, then heather honey, maybe some caramel, (the bar-b-que flavor is very subtle, but IS there)... a bit of a hazelnut flavor.  The finish is creamy, smooth and forever... just lingers.  
Love it... definitely worth a drive to Tennessee.  I"ll be back... there are hundreds of bourbons I've never tasted before... my new plan for retirement.
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