Whisky and Scotch Recommendations

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December is going to be fun! It's going to be hard waiting 2 weeks to start popping these open.

I just... bought 2 different advent calendars.

Gonna save the other one for January though.

Looking forward to the list and your thoughts.

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I'm sure it is sh*t whiskey by itself, but it is awesome in coffee!

Yum:)

Ew.

I just got back from the liquor store, and it looks like High West's winter seasonal, A Midwinter Night's Dram, is out. I plan to not get caught flat footed when they switch it out this season. Keep an eye out for it.

That is a *good* dram. I have part of a bottle from... 2018, I think? Almost gone. Thanks for the heads-up.

So, I don't plan on posting all 24 days, but figured I'd show Day 1 from the calendar for the curious. I'll probably keep a list and post it at the end.

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I'd never heard of Monkey Shoulder before, but after Googling it seems it's pretty popular. Checking my local stores it's also on the reasonably priced side. I don't have a fancy palate or anything so this won't really be a review other than to say it was pretty good. I didn't feel the need to put any ice in it and drank it neat. For comparison, my typical "goto" is JW Black and that I normally put in half a cube. My favorites that I drink neat are JW Blue (when given the chance) and Balvenie Caribbean Cask (and honestly I prefer Balvenie even though it's cheaper).

23 more to go!

I don't drink a lot of blended Scotch Whiskys, but I do like Monkey Shoulder.

I'm also a fan of Balvenie. Their doublewood 12 was one of the first bottles of Scotch I bought.

Monkey Shoulder and Compass Box Great King St are both great options for reasonably priced blends that punch above their weight.

Agreed. I am more a bourbon guy but I do pick up Monkey Shoulder from time to time. I also prefer JW black, but MS is a good buy.

Monkey Shoulder is definitely a great deal, and I've liked most everything Compass Box has done.

I've got this advent calendar this year:

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I'll be tweeting about it each day in this thread as has become tradition.

Quintin_Stone wrote:

It's so good. And it's not even the expensive Four Roses. But I don't think I'll get it again unless it's a special occasion.

I have a bottle of Four Roses that I've almost finished. My go-to recently has been mixing a shot of that into some tea. Usually something rooibos or herbal, as I drink it in the evening.