To replace or not to replace

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To replace or not to replace

Postby Dubois » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:01 pm

Share with us examples of bottles you will -or will not- replace.

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Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:23 pm

I think the only ones to be continually replaced are my "everyday heroes" . I'm not going to replace some of the more expensive bottles and I won't replace any bottles with speculating in higher prices in mind. So I guess these are currently being replaced - or will be in the nearest future:
Ardbeg Ten, Laphroaig 10 (and/the CS) , Jameson 12, Glenfarclas 12 and the Redbreast 12.

There are many that nearly make the list such as Highland Park 18, Dalwhinnie 15 and Scapa 14 but I think I'll reserve them for "what-to-have-at-the-bar-thread" . I guess I'll buy them if the price is right when travelling.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:32 pm

I rarely think about replacing a bottle, or stocking up on a favorite. There is yet too much interesting left to try out there. I used to, though, and now find my shelves full of such as Glenfiddich 15 and 18, Glenmorangie Traditional, Balvenie 10, Ardbeg 10, and others, all bought as replacements for enjoyed bottles, and all now gathering dust. No, you can't have them. Some day I'll be glad to try them again.

The only two bottles I can think of at the moment that I'd like to have an unlimited supply of are Balvenie 15 and Highland Park 25.

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Postby Photon » Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:28 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:The only two bottles I can think of at the moment that I'd like to have an unlimited supply of are Balvenie 15 and Highland Park 25.


Don't we all, don't we all...

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:36 pm

Irish always on hand

Redbreast, Greenspot, Jameson 12 and any Connemara

Scotch usually on hand

Talisker 10, Laphroaig QC, Lagavulin 16, Any Hp, any Glenrothes 8)

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Postby lexvo » Fri Aug 25, 2006 5:56 pm

Lagavulin 16Y and Ardbeg 10Y. I feel I have to have these whiskies always at hand :)

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Postby Thomas H. » Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:10 pm

Lagavulin 16 is a good one, I like to try and keep Bowmore Legend around too.

Others are AnCnoc 12 years old, The Dalmore 12 years old. Glenfarclas 105.

I try to keep my must-have list down to 3 or 4 bottles, otherwise I'll end up with having the same 20 whiskies at home all the time, and only 3 or 4 new ones. :D

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Postby Jan » Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:24 pm

These days I am in the phase, where my main purpose is to taste differente whiskies and/or different expressions and/or bottlers.

There is so many distilleries, expressions, bottlers out there and I have only tried a tiny, tiny number of them :wink:

So at the moment I buy mostly stuff thats new to me. This gives me at least one exciting discovery for every disappointment, and for me, right now, this is what it is all about...

That said, I do from time to time replace a favourite. Right now that could/would include Talisker 18, HP 18, Laga 16 and a few others. But mostly I make a "discovery" and try out different expressions of the same distillery.

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Postby parvus » Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:19 pm

Id have to say that the Benriach 21yo Authenticus and Ardbeg Uigeadail are bottles that I would really hate to not have in my collection at any one time.

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Postby Aidan » Sat Aug 26, 2006 12:42 pm

I suppose the ones I replace the most are the Jameson 12, althogh I haven't had one for a while now. I just buy what grabs me at any particular time.

I really want to find out more about Japanese, Amercian and Canadian whiskey, which will mean me not stocking up on anything in particular, but it's hard when I see scotch and Irish that I have to buy.

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Replace 'em all...

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Aug 26, 2006 4:24 pm

In a perfect world with an endless supply of funds, I'd replace all of them as I emptied them.
In the real world, I always have the following on hand: Glenlivet 12, Glenfiddich 12, Balvenie 10 FR, Talisker 10, Oban 14, Laphroaig 10 and Lagavulin 16. These are my baseline malts and incidently the first ones I ever tried and acquired.
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Postby Dubois » Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:58 pm

Finished two bottles this week :

1) Caol Ila 12 Yrs : will be happy to replace it :D
2) Caol Ila 18 Yrs : will NOT replace it :cry:

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Postby Drrich1965 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:00 pm

Dubois wrote:Finished two bottles this week :

1) Caol Ila 12 Yrs : will be happy to replace it :D
2) Caol Ila 18 Yrs : will NOT replace it :cry:


While I enjoy both, I prefer the 12 slightly more. Also, I have been able to get bottles in Costa Rica when I am down for work stuff, for only $25...Not sure how that is going to work given the latest Duty Free issue...Sigh..

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Postby Dubois » Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:08 pm

Drrich1965 wrote:
Dubois wrote:Finished two bottles this week :

1) Caol Ila 12 Yrs : will be happy to replace it :D
2) Caol Ila 18 Yrs : will NOT replace it :cry:


While I enjoy both, I prefer the 12 slightly more. Also, I have been able to get bottles in Costa Rica when I am down for work stuff, for only $25...Not sure how that is going to work given the latest Duty Free issue...Sigh..


25 $ :?: :?:
That's really cheap ... so cheap it is worth waiting the latest Duty Free issue will be over :wink:

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Postby Drrich1965 » Sun Aug 27, 2006 7:15 pm

Dubois wrote:
Drrich1965 wrote:
Dubois wrote:Finished two bottles this week :

1) Caol Ila 12 Yrs : will be happy to replace it :D
2) Caol Ila 18 Yrs : will NOT replace it :cry:


While I enjoy both, I prefer the 12 slightly more. Also, I have been able to get bottles in Costa Rica when I am down for work stuff, for only $25...Not sure how that is going to work given the latest Duty Free issue...Sigh..


25 $ :?: :?:
That's really cheap ... so cheap it is worth waiting the latest Duty Free issue will be over :wink:


Actually, what I plan on doing is taking down a good size suitcase, with some two or three styrofoam bottle boxes, and buying on my way IN the country. That way, I can pack them in my luggage safely and not worry about the whole issue. I do have 5 now, but at that price..what is a guy to do..plus, the last time they had HP 12 for $55; another great deal. Rumor had it they were going to carry Glen Fiddich 21, which I like very much (and thank you MR. President for keeping our country safe from microsocpic amounts of Cuban rum, I will sleep well knowning how safe I am :wink: )

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Postby Lawrence » Mon Aug 28, 2006 1:50 am

Dubois wrote:Finished two bottles this week :

1) Caol Ila 12 Yrs : will be happy to replace it :D
2) Caol Ila 18 Yrs : will NOT replace it :cry:


How come you won't be replacing the CI 18?

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Postby pouranother » Mon Aug 28, 2006 2:46 am

I have to have at least 1 expression of Laphroaig and Balvenie at all times or my collection seems incomplete. I will also replace my Longmorn 15, at $35, it's a steal.

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Postby Dubois » Mon Aug 28, 2006 6:00 am

Lawrence wrote:
Dubois wrote:Finished two bottles this week :

1) Caol Ila 12 Yrs : will be happy to replace it :D
2) Caol Ila 18 Yrs : will NOT replace it :cry:


How come you won't be replacing the CI 18?


Very simple :for me it's not worth the extra money,and...I prefer the 12 yrs by far,even if it was the same price as the 18 yrs,so...

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Postby Frodo » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:26 pm

My favs of the OB's were...

- CS Caol Ila
- 12yr Caol Ila
- 18yr Caol Ila

The CS I would buy again, the 12yr wasn't bad but was over priced in our neck of the woods, and the 18 I just didn't like at all.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:54 pm

The Caol Ila 18yo is just a plain bad whisky. Little aroma and no flavour. I hope they sort it out in the future or they risk putting people off their products. Once bitten, twice shy and all that.

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Postby Dubois » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:29 pm

Nick Brown wrote:The Caol Ila 18yo is just a plain bad whisky. Little aroma and no flavour. I hope they sort it out in the future or they risk putting people off their products. Once bitten, twice shy and all that.


I have to agree with that...unfortunately :(

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Postby Dubois » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:21 pm

2 bottles I will not replace:

Bowmore Dawn
Longmorn 15 Yrs

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Postby Mustardhead » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:50 pm

Bottles I will always* replace

Lagavulin 16
Ardbeg 10
Glenmorangie 10
Glenlivet 12
Glenlivet 18 or 21
Macallan 10
Talisker 10
Laphroiag 10
Laphroiag Cask Strength
Laphroiag Quarter Cask
Highland Park 12
Aberlour a'bunadh

*Well maybe not "always" but something like that!

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Postby peergynt323 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:23 pm

I've had a short drinking career, so I can list all of the bottles I've replaced:

Glenlivet 18
Highland Park 18
Laphroaig QC
Lagavulin 16
Aberlour A'bunadh
Ardbeg TEN

First timers that I will definitely replace:
Talisker 18
Laphroaig 10yo CS
Ardbeg Uigeadail

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Postby peergynt323 » Mon Dec 04, 2006 11:25 pm

Dubois wrote:
Nick Brown wrote:The Caol Ila 18yo is just a plain bad whisky. Little aroma and no flavour. I hope they sort it out in the future or they risk putting people off their products. Once bitten, twice shy and all that.


I have to agree with that...unfortunately :(


I also agree. I loved the 12, but after I tried the 18 and the 25 it ruined my perception of Caol Ila.

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Postby Oiler_Kiwi99 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:59 am

My Fiancee and myself would never be without a bottle of Highland Park in the house. The Festive season is a great time of year for replenishing the liquor cabinet so to speak. :)

Others that I would like to have permanently in the cabinet would be: -

Isle of Jura 10yo
Dalmore 12yo
Glenlivet 12yo
Auchentoshan 3 woods
Balvenie Doublewood
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Postby Oiler_Kiwi99 » Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:04 am

Dubois wrote:2 bottles I will not replace:

Bowmore Dawn
Longmorn 15 Yrs


Well Bowmore Dawn is no longer being made. However the Blender for Morrison Bowmore says it's one of his favourite drams and the bar I worked in sold over 60 bottles of it in October this year as our Malt of the Month. I must admit for a dram with an ABV of 51.%% it's very easy to drink and I will try and stock up before it's no longer available.

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Postby Dubois » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:37 pm

Just finished a bottle of Macallan Fine Oak, 15 Yrs.
Wonder if to replace it or not... :roll:

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Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:02 pm

I didn't replace mine. Was very disappointed , but maybe that was because of the hype, and my love of sherried Macs.

Whereas, when i finish an Ardbeg i know i'll soon be jonesing for a replacement!

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Postby Ann-Helen » Mon Jan 15, 2007 4:57 pm

The only one (for now ) I know that we WON`T buy again is the Ileach
and if it was up to me we would not buy Laphroaig either but unfortunatly my husband likes Laphroaig , hm.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jan 15, 2007 6:36 pm

Ann-Helen wrote:The only one (for now ) I know that we WON`T buy again is the Ileach
and if it was up to me we would not buy Laphroaig either but unfortunatly my husband likes Laphroaig , hm.


I'm sure that, after creating the malt-loving Ann-Helen monster, he's glad to have something he doesn't have to share! :P

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Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:23 pm

...old socks and all. It's usually Lucie who replaces them! i replace the whiskies, often to her chagrin.

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Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:30 pm

BTW Mr TH...I finally realised that the symbol on your posts is the doorway to a whole new world! I'm a bit slow...

Anyway, a quick look at Iceland and shetland. i'll be back when i have more time...

You certainly have the eye for a good photograph, I must say.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jan 15, 2007 8:31 pm

Thanks, Rb! I have fun with it. If you and others enjoy it as well, that's Grade-A gravy!

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Postby heatmiser » Mon Jan 15, 2007 9:27 pm

Replace:
- Scapa 14
- Dalwhinnie 15
- Glenfiddich 15 Solera Reserve
- Highland Park 12

Not Replace:
- Glenrothes 1991
- Glenrothes Select Reserve
- Oban 14
- Auchentoshan 10
- Balvenie 15
- Bruichladdich 10
- Glenmorangie 12 Madeira


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