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    I almost put this in the food and wine category, but a spirit isn't really either food or wine. So, here it goes.

    Just an observation I just made today.

    You've all (no doubt) heard of the family of Johnny Walker Scotches.

    There's Red. Blended. Lower Shelf. Yeech.

    There's Black. Blended. Kind of upper shelf. I like it. Some folks find it a bit bland.

    There's Green. That's an upper shelf style single malt. Nice.

    There's Gold. Blended. Noticeably smoother than even Black. Pricier, but kind of worth it.

    Then there's Blue. Blended. Smoothest yet. VERY expensive. Very very nice, though.

    Then, all of a sudden, out of nowhere I saw it in a liquor store tonight.

    Johnny Walker DOUBLE Black. I have not yet tried it. The material they sent to the store advises that it's a Western side (of Scotland) blend of the more Petey and Smokey malts. It is aged in heavily charred oak barrels, too, which supposedly imbues it with additional mellowing.

    Has anybody tried it? It supposedly used to be available only from duty free shops, but is in limited production now for retail sale in the fall. I'd be interested in some reviews.

    In the meanwhile, I re-upped on Black. :cool:
     
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    i am a macallans girl myself...but will happily taste the double black if offered.
     
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    I prefer mine with butter..... :eusa_whistle:

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    I have tried several different labels. In one way or another, excepting the crap like JW Red, I find something in almost all Scotches to like.

    A lady who can handle a little Scotch is a bit of a catch, btw. Have you ever noticed the guys you have dated in your life looking at you differently when you drink that stuff?

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    :lol:

    Yarrgh. Yer a real Pirate, you are you are, yarrgh.
     
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    Rum matey, why is all the rum gone?
     
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    Then there's my fave, Chivas Regal and water, with ice. Yum***
     
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    Laphroiag is my favorite.
     
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    i am a dane of sorts probaby born 40 years too late! yes i have noticed the attention my choice of libation draws, especially when indulging two fingers of 25.:tongue:
     
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    I am not a big fan of heavy on the smokey or petey.... However i make a point of trying the premium labels of all the makers i enjoy. I prefer mine with a splash of water. Though in recent years ive moved from scotch to rum.
     

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