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    Post #1 - August 28th, 2015, 5:01 pm
    Post #1 - August 28th, 2015, 5:01 pm Post #1 - August 28th, 2015, 5:01 pm
    Hey there, honey. Mama's looking for some scotch. Something smoky. I don't want to buy shitloads of bottles and end up not liking them. Are there any bars in Chicagoland that are to scotch like Scofflaw is to gin?

    Thanks, you're a doll.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

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  • Post #2 - August 28th, 2015, 9:48 pm
    Post #2 - August 28th, 2015, 9:48 pm Post #2 - August 28th, 2015, 9:48 pm
    Pie Lady wrote:Hey there, honey. Mama's looking for some scotch. Something smoky. I don't want to buy shitloads of bottles and end up not liking them. Are there any bars in Chicagoland that are to scotch like Scofflaw is to gin?

    Thanks, you're a doll.

    Delilah's
    2771 N Lincoln Ave
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 472-2771

    Hope that helps,

    =R=
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #3 - August 28th, 2015, 10:52 pm
    Post #3 - August 28th, 2015, 10:52 pm Post #3 - August 28th, 2015, 10:52 pm
    I am a scotch drinker and hands down, you must go to Duke of Perth
    Address: 2913 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657
    dukeofperth.com
  • Post #4 - August 29th, 2015, 12:10 pm
    Post #4 - August 29th, 2015, 12:10 pm Post #4 - August 29th, 2015, 12:10 pm
    Fountainhead. Great selection. They also have a store and you can try before you buy.

    1970 W Montrose ave at Damen
    Chicago
    http://fountainheadchicago.com/
  • Post #5 - August 29th, 2015, 12:53 pm
    Post #5 - August 29th, 2015, 12:53 pm Post #5 - August 29th, 2015, 12:53 pm
    Darren72 wrote:Fountainhead. Great selection. They also have a store and you can try before you buy.

    1970 W Montrose ave at Damen
    Chicago
    http://fountainheadchicago.com/

    Great call -- and as I was just there last night -- I'd also add their sister bar, Bar on Buena, which has a very nice Scotch selection as well. And I have to say that at both places the staff is a bit friendlier than at Delilah's.

    =R=

    Bar On Buena
    910 W. Buena
    Chicago, IL 60613
    (773) 525-8665
    There are many things that are legal that are not a great idea --Nick Shabazz

    Every human interaction is an opportunity for disappointment --RS

    There's a horse loose in a hospital --JM

    That don't impress me much --Shania Twain
  • Post #6 - August 29th, 2015, 4:20 pm
    Post #6 - August 29th, 2015, 4:20 pm Post #6 - August 29th, 2015, 4:20 pm
    Wow! I just checked out Fountainhead. I must try it....looks awesome!
  • Post #7 - August 29th, 2015, 5:20 pm
    Post #7 - August 29th, 2015, 5:20 pm Post #7 - August 29th, 2015, 5:20 pm
    Love that they have a list of the scotches with the little legend next to each one. 7 pages! Yowza yowza! Friday's going to be delightful.
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #8 - September 1st, 2015, 10:18 am
    Post #8 - September 1st, 2015, 10:18 am Post #8 - September 1st, 2015, 10:18 am
    Twisted Spoke has a fairly large selection. Wednesdays have half price whisk(e)y. Half off anything and everything.

    Twisted Spoke
    501 N. Ogden
    Chicago, IL 60642
    https://www.facebook.com/twisted.spoke.3
  • Post #9 - September 13th, 2015, 4:04 pm
    Post #9 - September 13th, 2015, 4:04 pm Post #9 - September 13th, 2015, 4:04 pm
    Mamma needs to schlep her-self over to Trader Joes,
    and get a bottle of the very affordable Lismore (more commonly avail.@ Lincoln Avenue Store
    than the Roosevelt/Wabash Avenue location...
    for under $20.00 you will not find a better Speyside dram to entice yer tounge.
    Lismore is officially- a "wee"-lad, younger than most of the nicer Single Malts
    (my current favorite is The Balvenie -Doublewood, also sold at TJ's for $58.00 a bottle)

    Lemme know how ya like it!
  • Post #10 - September 17th, 2015, 8:46 am
    Post #10 - September 17th, 2015, 8:46 am Post #10 - September 17th, 2015, 8:46 am
    Mama went to Twisted Spoke yesterday to take advantage of the 1/2 Price Deal (thank you Wimperoo!) Three scotches and guac for $42 including tip, not bad. According to Ruby (I talked to her via FB), they have 167 scotches. When you go in they give you a little catalog. Nifty!
    I want to have a good body, but not as much as I want dessert. ~ Jason Love

    There is no pie in Nighthawks, which is why it's such a desolate image. ~ Happy Stomach

    I write fiction. You can find me—and some stories—on Facebook, Twitter and my website.
  • Post #11 - September 10th, 2019, 2:09 pm
    Post #11 - September 10th, 2019, 2:09 pm Post #11 - September 10th, 2019, 2:09 pm
    Costco made me a few offers I couldn't refuse. I'm now the proud owner of:
    Balvenie Doublewood 17
    Deveron 18
    Aberfeldy 16
    Stranahan's (from Colorado?? Whatever, it was cheap.)

    These bottles were all clearanced out, and after cross referencing their clearance prices with Binny's online prices, I pounced.

    Any scotch palates out there have thoughts on what I should expect when I crack these things open? My house brand is Balvenie Doublewood 12, or Balvenie Single Barrel 15. I don't have a sophisticated palate at ALL. Just wondering if anyone likes any of these new bottles I have to try, and to also give me some notes on what to expect, bad or good.
    We cannot be friends if you do not know the difference between Mayo and Miracle Whip.
  • Post #12 - September 12th, 2019, 3:49 pm
    Post #12 - September 12th, 2019, 3:49 pm Post #12 - September 12th, 2019, 3:49 pm
    Jenny after three scotches, I'd be laughing uncontrollably and trying to jump into a fountain without my clothes. (it would not be a pretty sight).
    Toria

    "I like this place and willingly could waste my time in it" - As You Like It,
    W. Shakespeare
  • Post #13 - September 22nd, 2019, 1:56 am
    Post #13 - September 22nd, 2019, 1:56 am Post #13 - September 22nd, 2019, 1:56 am
    {out of context} Stranahan's (from Colorado?? Whatever, it was cheap.)
    Yes, Stranahan's is from a south collar suburb of Denver, CO. One year when I was credentialled into the Great American Beer Festival, for a Thursday afternoon they chaffeured a bunch of us {media types} to the Stranahan distillery. :|
    The links you can use, without the fluff, or sales pitch: http://208.84.112.25/~pudgym29/bookmark4.html

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