With that said there several Port Ellen selections at both LFW & RMW including the 2nd and 3rd Annual Releases with LFW having the best deal, a 2nd Release there goes for £88.43 w/ a £17.00 shipping, straight to your door comes out to just under $207USD. Damn! That's cheaper than what I paided for mine! As for a Brora, for about £63 a 1981 Cask Strength Sherry Cask Signatory or something on the highside, say a 30yo Brora for under $350, with shipping of course!
I have to admit there's some mighty fine looking PE's at the Whisky Exchange. I'd like to take $1000 and fill a 6-bottle order of 'em.
....maybe after Tokyo.
Drink it. Whisky lasts about a year in the bottle right?
If you're going to drink it, I'd recommend a Brora. If you're going to keep it, I'd recommend PE.
As for the life of the bottle, my advice would be that once you get down to about half-full, you should finish the contents within 3 to 6 months before the deleterious effects of oxidation become noticeable.
peergynt323 wrote:Drink it.
I just want a mindblowing bottle to keep around for when I'm in the right mood.
If you've not had a Brora I'd agree with Admiral and Mr T. Though I've not had the pleasure of tasting one of the 30yo OBs the single casks I have tried are gorgeous.
Other than that the choice between a classic Ardbeg and Laproaig would be a very difficult one for me...Mindblowing would be a very apt description.
peergynt323 wrote:Ooh, Laphroaig 30 just got restocked at the Whisky Shop. I might just hit up that wonderful piece of glass.
It is a most wonderful malt. A fantastic sour citrus taste that mixes with the deepest malt and splendid malt (too many adjectives).
However, if you go for this one, you can save yourself some money shipping by getting it in the US. It is around, usually for between 200-225.
Admiral wrote:If you're going to drink it, I'd recommend a Brora. If you're going to keep it, I'd recommend PE.
I would say the same also. I have tried 1982/20yo, 1977/21yo and 1977/24yo Broras and would take any of them again if I'd have the money for it.
Haven't tried any of the others though...
EDIT: I was speaking of The Rare Malts series Brora BTW...you were talking about rare malts in general of course...
Di Blasi wrote:I vote St. Magdalene because I've never tasted that distillery before.
And if the St. Magdalene was not available, (sold out, or whatever), I'd probably go with the Brora, as tasting the recent 30y was quite nice.
But the Port Ellen 3rd Release I also remember as being one of those oh so special whiskies, dynamite really!!
MrTattieHeid wrote:The Signatory Brora at LFW is pretty damn awesome--they gave me a sample when I was there about a month ago. Why have I not ordered one for myself? Race you to it!
SNAP - except I did buy a bottle!
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