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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by parsons_12b, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    To celebrate my last final tomarrow Im going to partake in some adult beverage comsumption. I thinking either some good scotch or a very good rum. what suggestions do you guys have. I want to keep it around the $50 range for a bottle.
     
  2. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    I doubt that you'd find a good scotch for under $50 so I guess that leaves rum!

    My favorite is the Captain Morgan's Private Stock or Sailor Jerry's.
     
  3. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I enjoy both of those rums. Have you tried anything in the pyrate line it looks nice and dark and thick. but I have never tried it im also thinking rouge dark hazelnut
     
  4. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    There are plenty of scotches under $50 per bottle, I prefer blends, and my favorite is Johnnie Walker red or black.
     
  5. Edgewaters

    Edgewaters Eagle Creek New Member

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    For scotch try Glenlivet 12 yr old french oak or a Glenrothes both about $45
    For rum I am a Meyers fan.
     
  6. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    Scotch: Balvenie 12 Double Wood, Aberlour 12, Macallan 12, Glenlivet 12, Glenmorangie 10 are all decent and within your price range. Read about them online to get a sense of their flavor range. Personally, I'm fond of the Balvenie in that price range.

    Rum: Pyrat is great stuff or Flor de Cana would also be a good choice. Cruzan Estate is ok, but not outstanding.

    For something a little different, you might also try an Irish whiskey like Red Breast, Clontarf or Knappogue. I'd pick Red Breast of the three.

    I'm not a big fan of the Rogue's line of rums. I think they lack complexity. In general, I think Rogue is distilling some interesting things, but none of them are remarkable in the same way their beers are.
     
  7. .45ballers

    .45ballers granite falls Member

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    What does the last final tomorrow mean?:huh:

    A real Scotch would be a single malt 12yrs old. From a used american whisky charcoal barrel. A blend is the same scotch aged 1-2 years blended with newer stock.

    If you like blended whiskey I would suggest Pendelton, A great whisky from the great state of Oregon. A+++
     
  8. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I don't believe so - I think it's rebottled Canadian....

    Not that it's not good, just that it's not from Oregon. Edgefield, McCarthy or Rogue would fit the "Made in Oregon" label.
     
  9. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    I wouldn't put Jonny Walker in the scotch catagory. However, I've never tried the ridiculously priced blue label though. I would of mentioned Balvanie but the last time I bought it it was $56 a 5th and that was a few years ago.
     
  10. PhysicsGuy

    PhysicsGuy Corvallis, OR Resident Science Nut

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    Then what else would it be? :confused:
     
  11. .45ballers

    .45ballers granite falls Member

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    Hmm, I geuss your right. Other than the distilled part looks like the botteling is all in oregon. Like it really matters, it is a canadian blend after all.:bluelaugh:
     
  12. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    It means by tomarrow at 2 I will be done with this term.
    I do want to explore some of the rums you guys are talking about I might have to venture out of Sweet Home for a liquor store with a little better selection.
     
  13. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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    I totally fell for their branding when we visited Oregon a few years ago. I knew that Oregon allowed distilling (which Washington didn't allow at the time) and I wanted something local. So, when I saw "Pendelton", I thought I'd really found something home-grown. About a half-bottle later, I realized it was Canadian... or, I realized something... :laugh:

    Hood River Distilling (HRD - which bottles Pendelton) does make a lot of base distillates for other distillers. For example, Rogue uses HRD stuff for their gin. Rogue does re-distill it, but I kind of think that's cheating in a way.

    Washington's new distillation law doesn't allow the use of base distillates. So, if something comes from a Washington distillery, it actually came from that place.

    I should say that I do actually like Pendelton and wouldn't turn down a glass.
     
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    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    I like 15 yr. old Pinch for the money.
     
  15. Buddhalux

    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Blended pisswater imho.
     
  16. mallard8767

    mallard8767 Portland Member

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    Get some Makers Mark whiskey and make yourself an old fashioned
     
  17. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    If it's not the last it isn't final!

    Glenfiddich! Yummah!
     
  18. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    You are correct but after the way this term has gone I'm ready for a break however short it is.
     
  19. The Dude

    The Dude The 206, WA Member

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    "...any scotch will do, as long as it's not a blend of course. A single malt: Glenlivet, Glenfiddich, Glengary, any Glen..."

    -Swingers
     
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    Frog Vancouver, Washington Member

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    He said under $50.00 a bottle, Doc in UPlace!

    I'm with the PhysicsGuy, blended scotch!!

    I really like the little known, and rarely sampled, Famous Grouse.

    I swear; try it! You will be as surprised and as impressed as I was, some 10 years ago.

    If you prefer blended scotch, one on the rocks, with a splash of water, and it will become your Scotch of Choice!!

    It about $25.00 a fifth. If you don't like it, I buy the rest of the bottle! :D

    Frog.