What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

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Postby GreyArea » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:33 pm

fishboy wrote:
GreyArea wrote:Just taken delivery of a Glenrothes Select Reserve, a Glenfarclas 105 (restocking) and a Bunnahabhain 1997 Heavily Peated Unchillfiltered.

Some good stuff there I think. Might be the w/e before I can taste though :-(


Grey - is that the signatory bottling of the heavily peated Bunna 1997?


That's the one, yes. From Royal Mile.

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Postby GreyArea » Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:44 pm

Oh - also picked up a standard Isle Of Jura and a Balvenie Founders from Asda, as they were both reduced to £15ea and it seemed silly not to take advantage.

Jim

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Postby Scotchio » Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:03 pm

Just received an ancient bottle of Sandy McNabs, the blend produced at Lochside. Plenty of lochside fruit on the nose, looking forward to tasting this one :D

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Postby les taylor » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:31 pm

OOh the parcel force man came this morning bearing gifts.

Mine was a 1986 Bruichladdich Blackerstill. Bottle number 1364. That really has made my day.


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Pickups today

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Feb 23, 2007 3:21 am

At the LCBO today:
Dun Bheagan BUNNAHABHAIN 1994 10 yo Rum finish 46% abv cask #90391/90394
GRANTS Sherry cask as a novelty, really. The Ale cask was sold out, wonder if I should pursue one? (edit: Nope, Bruce says I won't miss it if I don't get one, as he's tasted both casks)
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Postby xcel » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:10 am

I just bought a bottle of Aberlour A'Bunadh. The guy at my local store recommended it.

It's a fantastic whisky. It's the most well rounded, warming and sweet whisky I've ever had. True, that I'm fairly new to the Single Malt scene, but out of 20 or so whiskys taht I've tasted this is my favorite so far.

I would highly recommend it, I even taste a slight amount of smoke, would probably be better with a little more.

What do you guys think about the laga or Talisker DE? Is the sherry quality anywhere near the A'Bunadh?

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Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:30 pm

Bought a Twisted Thistle IPA and my first bottle of rum, Mount Gay Extra Old which is said to be one of the great classic rums. I don't know but I'm going to find out soon if I like it or not. Yesterday I had the chance to try the El Dorado 15 and it was by all means a great experience.

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Postby vitara7 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:35 pm

today, i bought a bottle of chivas century of malts... not normally what i buy and it will deff not be one for the collection as its not a single malt, but at £22 and concidering it was bottled in 95, doubt there be many around and wort a try at that price.

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Postby vitara7 » Fri Feb 23, 2007 7:38 pm

Lugarteniente wrote:New: Balblair 38 8)




a man after my own heart....

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Postby Mustardhead » Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:22 pm

A couple of bottles of Balvenie Founders Reserve after reading the post saying it was £15 in Asda :)

I might open one tonight in celebration.

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Irish for St Paddy's

Postby Muskrat Portage » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:22 pm

2 bottles of Greenore 8yr Irish whisky enroute from the south.

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Postby jimidrammer » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:44 pm

Perpetuating my Irish fling I got something I have wanted to try for awhile, Bushmills 16yo Triple Wood. Also a reserve bottle of the Pappy Van Winkle 20yo, since it's bottled only once a year, I think. And a back up for my nearly empty Jameson 12yo "1780" bottle. Finished up with a case of the Samuel Adams Brewmaster's mix pack that has a peat-smoked Scotch Ale in it that is great.

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Re: Irish for St Paddy's

Postby Wendy » Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:58 pm

Muskrat Portage wrote:2 bottles of Greenore 8yr Irish whisky enroute from the south.

Muskrat


Hi Muskrat,
After reading both your and Frodo's post last night regarding the arrival of the Greenore 8yo, I was very surprised when you said that only one store in Ontario had it listed. So, I called the Mississauga LCBO this morning and the clerk assured me that more bottlings would soon be available across the province. He also said that it won't be available to the consumer until next Saturday March 3rd. The price is also quite reasonable at just under $59.00. I am glad to see that you have a couple of bottles heading north.
Cheers,
Wendy

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Postby TheLaddie » Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:31 am

Blair Athol 12yo Flora and Fauna for the collection

Talisker 10 for my new project: I intend, over a long period of time of course, to sample the entry level OB for all the working Scottish distilleries (if they have an OB that is). Should be fun.

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Postby Choochoo » Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:11 am

After work, stoped by the local liquor outlet and got a bottle of Santa Theresa 1796 Rum, and a bottle of Boulard Calvados.

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Postby Scotchio » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:42 pm

From Loch Fyne; Half bottles of GM Mortlach 15 and Sig Glen Scotia 92 12yr plus minis of Glen Ord 12 and Glendronach 15

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xcel wrote:What do you guys think about the laga or Talisker DE? Is the sherry quality anywhere near the A'Bunadh?


Different idea altogether. The DE's are sherry-finished--that is, matured for a number of years in bourbon wood, with some months (usually 6-24) in sherry wood, whereas a'bunadh is matured entirely in sherry wood. There are other whiskies matured fully in sherry wood (notably the traditional Macallans), but very few with anything approaching the sherry intensity of a'bunadh--Macallan Cask Strength is the only one often mentioned in the same vein. I have a vague recollection of Glenmorangie Natural (a duty-free bottling) being somewhat similar, but can't swear to it just now.

That said, the Lagavulin and Talisker DE's are both really fine drams. Look for something similar to the basic bottlings, with added sweetness and depth.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:33 am

Choochoo wrote:After work, stoped by the local liquor outlet and got a bottle of Santa Theresa 1796 Rum, and a bottle of Boulard Calvados.


Which Boulard, Choochoo? I hope at least the XO. The Grand Solage is more widely available, but is very young and intended for mixing--it'll be a bit fiery for dramming. If you find it hard to take, try mixing it with Martignetti's nonalcoholic sparkling cider.

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Postby Choochoo » Sun Feb 25, 2007 8:06 am

Alas, the Grand Solage was all they had. I know what you mean about it being a bit fiery, but it really isn't too bad at all. Once this bottle is gone, I'll most likely search out some older stuff though. I'll give it try with the cider too, thanks for the tip.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Feb 25, 2007 9:49 am

Well, I wouldn't want you to judge calvados by that. You'll find older ones much more interesting.

The calvados distillers market a drink called pommeau, which is calvados mixed with nonalcoholic still cider. It is smooth and luscious and far too easy to drink. My efforts to replicate this with local apple cider have met with abject failure. The sparkling cider thing is pretty good, though.

If you are of a mind, you might try other mixes. I would think calvados would be a very interesting cocktail ingredient. The Normans put it in their coffee!

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Postby Rory B Bellows » Mon Feb 26, 2007 4:04 am

Glenfarclas 15. Superb.

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Postby killerwhale » Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:18 am

Ardbeg 10..... just had a dram and wow.... fabulous :shock:
I have a new love, just don't tell my girlfriend 8) :D

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Postby Quaichuser » Mon Feb 26, 2007 5:57 pm

Just opened my first bottle of Talisker...I love it.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Feb 26, 2007 6:26 pm

killerwhale wrote:Ardbeg 10..... just had a dram and wow.... fabulous :shock:
I have a new love, just don't tell my girlfriend 8) :D


She'll figure it out soon enough....

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Postby les taylor » Mon Feb 26, 2007 7:51 pm

Isn't love wonderful.

:)

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Postby Ann-Helen » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:30 am

Yesterday morning I did some preparation for our trip to Scotland
I ordered Ardbeg 1977 (Need somemore you know) Bruichladdich Blacker still and tullibardine 1973 singel cask.
So when I get there everything will be waiting for me . :)
we`ll see what else will accompany us home when we get there.

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Postby les taylor » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:53 am

Ann-Helen thats a good haul. I modestly got a Jura ten on special offer at Asda.



:)

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Postby Oiler_Kiwi99 » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:20 pm

The cupboard was getting rather bare so a bottle of Glenlivet 12yo and an Isle of Jura 10yo.

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Postby Scotchio » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:44 pm

Just splashed out £1.99 on a mini of Linkwood 25yr old. After 2 disappointing Linkwoods I'm banking on this being a good example.

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Postby Mustardhead » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:59 am

A litre of Glenmorangie Cellar 13 and a bottle of Bruichladdich 12.

So far, the Glenmorangie has fallen to my demands :)

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new to this but this is in the last month

Postby scotchaluvin » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:13 am

84 Glenrothes
91 Glenrothes
Highland Park 12
Lagaluvin 16

only tried the HP and Lag...love the Lag!!!

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Postby l'chaim » Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:20 am

I was in the duty free in Prescott, Ontario on Sunday and saw they had one bottle of the Balvenie Founders Reserve left on the shelf, a litre for $33 US. Since MrTattieHeid has said it’s not being discontinued, I bought it to celebrate. :wink:

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Last Balvenie FR

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:10 pm

Damned tourists! :D
The Greenore should be in tomorrow.
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Postby killerwhale » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:04 am

I bought a bottle Gordons Highlander.... a blend around $29 Canadian... was very nice, not lively in the mouth but smooth and similar in flavour to JWB.... an everyday type dram.... was decent and I'll probably buy another when mine runs out... I'd recommend it for those who would like some flavour yet need a smooth dram

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Postby shoganai » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:46 am

Got my grubby hands on a few bottles over the past several weeks, and today marks the day I can finally tap into them.

Signatory Rosebank 11 - Have not cracked it open yet.

Signatory Strathisla 17yo Cask Strength - I've had a few drams, and I'm pretty happy with it. It's not the best whisky I've ever had, but it's definitely worth a try. Where Glenlivet Nadurra is apple pie, this is candy apple.

Glenlivet 18 - I bought this earlier today to celebrate the end of my month of more important things to do. This is truly magical stuff. Apples, flowers, peaches, a touch of smoke. Yum.


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