What's in your Scotch Bunker?

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What's in your Scotch Bunker?

Unread postby Mike » Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:39 am

In mine, I have the following;

10 YO Laphroaig
12 YO Belvenie Double Wood
12 YO Glendronach
15 YO Macallan Fine Oak
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Aberlour a'bunadh
Johnny Walker Black

Of these my favorites are the Uigeadail and the a'bunadh. Very different whiskies, but both excellent. Next would come the Macallan Fine Oak which is very smooth, but a touch on the light side for a Scotch. I used to keep a larger bunker, but since I have cut back on all spirits and Scotch has gone up so much in cost, I haven't replaced the 16 YO Lagavulin, the 21 YO Balvenie, or the 18 YO Macallan that I used to keep on hand.

I like Lagavulin 16 YO a lot, but it has almost doubled in cost over the last couple of years and I am still pissed about that so I have not replenished my supply.............it is a friend's favorite so I get an occasional sip from him. He can't say no because I have supplied him with some great bourbons and Scotchs over the last few years.
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Unread postby OneCubeOnly » Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:39 pm

If by "bunker" you mean unopened backup-bottles, I have these in reserve:

1 x Lagavulin 16yo (bought before the shortage and they actually put it on sale!)
2 x Talisker 10yo (a fave of mine--keep in stock at all times)
1 x Dalwhinnie 15yo
1 x Laphroaig 10yo
1 x Glenkinchie 10yo (I may not replace this one--for Lowlands I prefer Auchentoshan)
3 x Auchentoshan 10yo (my milder "desert island" malt)
1 x Balvenie Doublewood (good basic malt...keep in stock at all times, but not necessarily a favorite)
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Unread postby Dave » Thu Oct 06, 2005 3:33 pm

This is fun. I've never made a list before but here's the scotches. Nothing particularly rare, but a couple in here that may merit future interest:

Aberlour A'bunadh
Ardbeg 10
Ardbeg 17
Balvenie Doublewood 12
Benromach Traditional
Bowmore 12
Bowmore 17
Bowmore Darkest
Bowmore Cask Strength
Bruichladdich 10
Bruichladdich 17
Bunnahabhain 12
Cragganmore Distiller's Edition (1984)
Glenlivet 10 (why?)
Glenmorangie 10
Glenmorangie Portwood
Glenrothes 1989
Highland Park 12
JW Green
Lagavulin 16 (2)
Lagavulin Distiller's Edition (1987)
Longmorn 15
Macallan 12
Macallan Cask Strength
Old Pulteney 12
Scapa 12
Scapa 14
Springbank C.V. (1998)
Talisker 10
Talisker 18
Talisker Distiller's Edition (1986) (2)

Next on the hit list is Ardbeg Uigeadail, just waiting for my next trip where I can get it cheaper than here.

Current favorite: Talisker 18. For Talisker fans, definitely worth searching out!
Last edited by Dave on Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:27 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Unread postby kbuzbee » Thu Oct 06, 2005 5:28 pm

7 Laphraiog 10
6 Lagavulin 16

I'm easy!

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Unread postby MikeK » Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:59 am

I'm a little thin on Scotch at the moment. I'm saving my $$ for all the new Bourbon releases coming out this fall :D

All I've got right now is:

Laphroaig 10yo cask strength
Caol Ila 25yo

These are both amazing. My consolation prize for living in Boston and having limited Bourbon options is that we are up to our eyeballs in Scotch. We have a lot of tastings, often with the Master Distiller.

I also agree that Talisker 18 is outstanding.

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Unread postby Brewer » Wed Oct 26, 2005 7:37 pm

Here's my list:

Abelour a'bundah
Ardbeg: 10 & 17 year old
Bowmore Cask Strength & 12 YO
Bruichladdich 10 YO
Cabinet's Choice
Cragganmore 12 YO
Dalmore Cigar Malt & 12 YO
Deanston 12 YO
Glendronach 15 YO
Glenfarclas 105
Glenrothes 17 Year Old
Knockando 12 Year Old
Lagavulin 16 Year Old
Laphraoig 10 Year Old
Laphraoig Cask Strength
Longrow 10 Year Old
Macallan Cask Strength
Macallan 12 Year Old
Mortlach 15 Year Old
Old Man Cask – Highland Park 16 YO
Speyburn 21 Year Old
Springbank 12 Year Old
Springbank 21 Year Old
Talisker 10 Year Old
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Unread postby Art L » Sun Nov 06, 2005 6:03 pm

You have some great lists here.
I'm a huge Talisker fan, with the 18 yr old being my current favorite.

My list is rather short but here it is:

Bruichladdich 10
Bruichladdich 3D Peat
Compass Box Asyla
Compass Box Peat Monster
Laphroiag 10
Isle of Jura Superstition
Macallan 12
Talisker 18
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