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  • Dreamgiver Dreamgiver 
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    No round headlights=no Porsche. That is some crazy price. My dream remains a post-996 model 911

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    Avatar Kamban 
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    I wish folks on this forum were as passionate about whisky as they are about cars!  😉

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    I thought we had a single malt thread

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    IlliniGopher IlliniGopher 
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    A couple years ago, I worked on finding my favorite $60 bottles. Understand now I don’t like too peaty. Tried about 12 different and narrowed it down to my two favs after some damage to my liver.

    Macallan 12 – smoky, sweet
    Oban 12 – a little peatier but still sweet

    I can’t justify the $200+ range (yet)

    "Comparison is the thief of joy." - Teddy Roosevelt

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    Zaphod Zaphod 
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    Big fan of High West myself, mostly blending other brands, but seems to turn out nicely.

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    White.Beard.Doc White.Beard.Doc 
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    Has anyone gone for a test drive?  Are they even in showrooms yet?

    Please report back if/when you have driven one.

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    ACN ACN 
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    I believe most believed the car was going to start around 75k to compete with tesla. 150k is a joke.

    Now, hopefully this continues to cause other companies to push the limits. I’d love to have a PORSHE interior in a model s.

    The model 3 is terrible looking, back seat sucks. And tesla has a quality control issue.

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    ENT Doc ENT Doc 
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    Porsche smorsch. This thread has turned whiskey. Good value used to be Buffalo Trace and Oban 12. No more. Ardbeg Uigeadail is some solid stuff but bring your Pepcid.

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    Zaphod Zaphod 
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    I dont drink much scotch but that sounds interesting.

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    Hank Hank 
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    A couple years ago, I worked on finding my favorite $60 bottles. Understand now I don’t like too peaty. Tried about 12 different and narrowed it down to my two favs after some damage to my liver. Macallan 12 – smoky, sweet Oban 12 – a little peatier but still sweet

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    You sir, are a man with fine taste for the price in question.

    Thoughts on Highland Park?

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    A couple years ago, I worked on finding my favorite $60 bottles. Understand now I don’t like too peaty. Tried about 12 different and narrowed it down to my two favs after some damage to my liver.

    Macallan 12 – smoky, sweet
    Oban 12 – a little peatier but still sweet

    I can’t justify the $200+ range (yet)

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    Given that limited description: try the Balvenie 12 yo single barrel.  It tastes like a significantly older and more expensive whisky, plus it has the cachet of being a single malt from a single barrel.  (If you happen to be traveling international, my recommendation would be to try their triple cask; 25 would be the one to get, but 16 would be closer price target; skip the 12).

    And speaking of single barrels, try Evan Williams Single Barrel.  Obv it’s a bourbon; not at all complex, but extremely smooth and sweet.  Do not let the cost give you preconceptions of quality.

    Thoughts on Highland Park?

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    to me, they tend to be a little bit smokier, less sweet.  it is a whisky that I would drink in the vicinity of grilled red meat.  I can’t recall too much difference between 12 and 18.  I’m a bit lost with all their other labels.  I have a 50 yo on my dream list…seems like a bargain compared to some other 50 yo choices.

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    luxury cars are a waste of money.  I’m not aware of any study stating that a porche will get you farther in life then a honda civic.   One of my dialysis nurses drives a porche to work every day.   I’m not sure if he realizes that he could not have to work a year earlier if he drove a normal car.

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    CordMcNally CordMcNally 
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    luxury cars are a waste of money.  I’m not aware of any study stating that a porche will get you farther in life then a honda civic.   One of my dialysis nurses drives a porche to work every day.   I’m not sure if he realizes that he could not have to work a year earlier if he drove a normal car.

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    The same can be said for larger houses or expensive clothes or name brand food or…

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    I would never buy it but it looks pretty sweet, I’ve always liked the look of the Panamara.  It’s a car tuned for the track, but will still be comfortable on the road.  Unfortunately, it’s also a car that costs twice as much as the Model S, but is slower off the line, has less range, and will likely have a less advanced tech package.  All this, and the Model S was introduced in 2012-13.

    Makes you realize how far ahead Tesla is of every other car manufacturer when it comes to electric cars.  The fact that Porsche is even releasing an all electric car is a testament to Tesla as a technology (plus the already released ETron and iPace).

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    Zaphod Zaphod 
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    I would never buy it but it looks pretty sweet, I’ve always liked the look of the Panamara.  It’s a car tuned for the track, but will still be comfortable on the road.  Unfortunately, it’s also a car that costs twice as much as the Model S, but is slower off the line, has less range, and will likely have a less advanced tech package.  All this, and the Model S was introduced in 2012-13.

    Makes you realize how far ahead Tesla is of every other car manufacturer when it comes to electric cars.  The fact that Porsche is even releasing an all electric car is a testament to Tesla as a technology (plus the already released ETron and iPace).

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    All those things are trade offs. Model S real life battery tests dont hold up to claims in recent articles. Also, those off the line stats dont matter, how much drag racing do you do in your daily life? The price of that is tesla turns into power save mode almost immediately after a fast acceleration and cant do much at all sustained, as anyone who’s tracked it knows and why porsche crushed the lap time.

    Tech package isnt advanced its simply irresponsible, anyone can do that they just need to show a general disregard for customer safety (see NTSB release last week).

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