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  1. The reason blends were invented is not interesting to me. All I know is I like blends better. For obvious reasons, their flavor profile is much more complex than single malts. Also, generally speaking, JW Black is the gold standard to which almost all blends are compared. It’s blend is also based on Talisker, an excellent single malt. It’s also a great value. Its funny because a lot of my whisk/e/y tasting has been on a cruise. I also drink my bourbon and scotch, neat, but for some odd reason, I drink Crown Royal and Jameson, on the rocks. I started out drinking bourbon, and for the longest time I searched for my favorite. Then someone turned me on to scotch. I asked myself why I was looking for a good bourbon when scotch literally turned me around. I still drink bourbon, and I do have my favorites. bulleit is one of my favorites. I also like Knob Creek and Woodford Reserve. I’ve also discovered a great inexpensive bourbon that compare favorably with Knob Creek; Evan Williams. I always have scotch on hand, not always bourbon. I don’t buy single malts, because like I said, they’re a horrible value and i’ve Yet to find what all the fuss is about.
  2. Thank you, yes, I've had Double Black several times and although I like the peatiness of it, it leaves me with dry mouth, something fierce. I like a somewhat peaty scotch but I also prefer the blends because, well, blends are better. 🙂 I'm not big on single malts simply because I think blends are better, at least that's been my experience. I've had a lot of of single malts and I just don't get the excitement. Maybe that's what they mean by "single malt snob", LOL. Shiva's is not bad but the 12 year is way more than JWB, which I think is better, anyway.
  3. I'm a big JW fan, always loved their blends. I'm not a fan of Shiva's, Dewer's or J&B but I'm always on the lookout for some good scotch. Not too much into single malts, only one I really liked was Balvenie 12 year Doublewood. I like JW Black because of its price point, and to me, and many others, it's a very fine scotch. Can you recommends some blends I might try that you think are better than JW? I'd be willing to try them.
  4. JW Blue doesn't have an age statement. The only thing Diageo will tell you about the scotch is that it contains over 20 rare single malts in its blend. There is a rumor floating around that it's youngest spirit is 28 years aged.
  5. That's because folks living in trailers are cruising, now. 😁
  6. Yea, if you just sit and watch, take a look at how many (sick) people are coughing and sneezing right into their hand and then grabbing the serving spoons. The most vile, bacteria ridden spot on the entire ship is right there on the handle of that serving spoon. We don't go into the Windjammer, anymore.
  7. I love her Majesty. I don't know why but her sister ship, Monarch of the Seas, remains one of the most memorable ships I've ever been on.
  8. Are you serious? Revel opened in Apr. of 2012, right smack dab in the middle of the recession, at the worst possible moment. The Revel, as well as many others were closing their doors because of the recession. Cigarette smoke? really? Perhaps you should do *your* homework.
  9. Atlantic city, and many of it's casino's crumbled under the 2008/2009 great recession, not because smoking was banned in casinos. Don't kid *your*self!
  10. No, you're not missing anything. RCI likes to play these games and when you call for a price drop, they're very good at making you believe that you must be mistaken. I had a $200 price drop once and when I called, it was like pulling teeth. They mumbled and jumbled the numbers into all kinds of smoke and mirror tactics to make me believe there was no price drop. Infuriating, really. Took about an hour on the phone. I honestly believe they're trained to do this.
  11. Yes, absolutely. Every time we purchase something from RCI we print out the hard copy of the confirmation/receipt. We don't wait for the email (what if it never comes) we print out the confirmation live, at the time of purchase. They can't argue with that.
  12. Good! The rib eye at Jamie's was horrible. Our waiter specifically said "don't order the rib eye". Did we listen? Nope, we wanted a steak. Worst meal on the ship.
  13. Yes, there is a cap! Your per drink dollar limit. I believe the dollar limit is set at $14. Other than that, there's no limit on the quantity.
  14. Rule number one: Always bring you daily compass with you into the port. On it, there will be the port authority's phone number. If you know you aren't going to make it, call the port authority and have them call the ship on your ETA. The ship may wait if the time isn't too long. The key is communicating with the port and the ship. If you communicate you ETA to the port authority, at least the ship has some idea. If there's no communication, the Captain doesn't know if you'll be five minutes late, or 5 hours late.
  15. That's why it's extremely important that when you change anything on your reservation, or call for a price drop, always ask about your onboard credit. Your new "lower priced" booking may eliminate any on-board credit you may have had, essentially, wiping out any savings on the new booking. Always ask about it.
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