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post #1051 of 3301
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

I'll admit, I'm not that generous with my $400 bottles either.

Yea, I don't blame him for not pouring errybuddy shots of it. It is nice when he shares it though! He bought a few "cheap" from the distillery when it first came out.
post #1052 of 3301
What should I add next to my small but growing collection?

Currently own:
4 bottles jw blue label
1 bottle jw blue label king george
1 bottle glenfiddich 21 yr
1 bottle kavalan

1 macallan 12 year

cognac
1 bottle remy martin xo
1 bottle remy martin premier cru


I don't drink. lol. I just figure i need to collect something, and spirits is somewhat cooler than stamps.

macallan 30? or Ardbeg Uigeadail 24 or 30? or something else?
post #1053 of 3301
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Originally Posted by CYstyle View Post

What should I add next to my small but growing collection?
Currently own:
4 bottles jw blue label
1 bottle jw blue label king george
1 bottle glenfiddich 21 yr
1 bottle kavalan
1 macallan 12 year
cognac
1 bottle remy martin xo
1 bottle remy martin premier cru
I don't drink. lol. I just figure i need to collect something, and spirits is somewhat cooler than stamps.
macallan 30? or Ardbeg Uigeadail 24 or 30? or something else?

Get both the Ardbeg Uigeadail 24 and 30. Poast pics!

Seriously, what are those?
post #1054 of 3301
Drank a bunch of garden variety Talisker 10 last night, hadn't had it in awhile. Forgot how pleasant it is, considering it's a $30 bottle here. I always go to Bowmores as a Scotch I can drink regularly, but that may have changed to Talisker now.
post #1055 of 3301
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Originally Posted by ama View Post

Get both the Ardbeg Uigeadail 24 and 30. Poast pics!
Seriously, what are those?

I think he meant Uigeadail, 24 and 30, meaning three different Ardbegs. Maybe.

CYstyle,

I'd round out the set and get "the John Walker" so you can have all three of their premium stuff. While you're at it, grab some Louis XIII black pearl edition and then a bottle of Macallan 1926 and perhaps a Dalmore 64 Trinitas. That would be quite the collector's item. All four of those would look pretty cool on your drinks cabinet.

More seriously, assuming that money is no object (within reason at least), I'd get something fairly old from each of the different areas of Scotland. You could get a Springbank from Campbeltown, a Dalmore from the Highlands, a Laphroaig or an Ardbeg from Islay, a Talisker from Skye, a Macallan from Speyside, and a Highland Park from Orkney. That should give you quite a nicely rounded set and I might chuck in a Lagavulin 16 because it's good and relatively cheap and very peaty and a little less flashy than some of the other ones. All in, depending on how old you go, you could easily be spending $3-4k on that lot.
post #1056 of 3301
oops sorry meant ardbeg 30 year thought there'd be a 24 year old one too. I really don't drink at all, I figure I'd just collect a bunch and then slowly give them away.

Highland park 32 year a good choice?

Ty_webb for cognacs would you pick a louis xiii or a hennesy paradis
post #1057 of 3301
I buy oogie for $50. Last time I saw an Ardbeg 30yr for sale, it was $1500. *shrug*

Seriously though, if you're buying just to collect, start looking for distillery bottlings of Ardbeg from the 1970's. I can't think of another single malt that has exploded in value and has collectors getting into knife fights over (but you're looking at several thousand per bottle at that point).
post #1058 of 3301
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Originally Posted by CYstyle View Post

oops sorry meant ardbeg 30 year thought there'd be a 24 year old one too. I really don't drink at all, I figure I'd just collect a bunch and then slowly give them away.

Highland park 32 year a good choice?

Ty_webb for cognacs would you pick a louis xiii or a hennesy paradis

I have a highland park 30 which is pretty good but it's not a patch on the talisker 25 and the laphroaig 25 IMO.

I have no idea on the cognac. I had a half a shot of Louis xiii at a restaurant in Florida last year. It was pretty good, but I don't think it's worth it. Scotch offers so much more for less money. I'm sure there are people around who would accuse me of heresy for saying such a thing, but to each their own.

If you go ahead with this project please make sure to share some pictures with us. nod[1].gif
post #1059 of 3301
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Originally Posted by I<3Bacon View Post

I buy oogie for $50. Last time I saw an Ardbeg 30yr for sale, it was $1500. *shrug*
Seriously though, if you're buying just to collect, start looking for distillery bottlings of Ardbeg from the 1970's. I can't think of another single malt that has exploded in value and has collectors getting into knife fights over (but you're looking at several thousand per bottle at that point).

1960's Springbanks and Bowmore Black, White and Gold too.
post #1060 of 3301
My local shop was having a Black Friday sale... loaded up on my usuals and picked up an Oban 18yr after ama's rec (expectations are low since I think the 14yr is a mediocre product).
post #1061 of 3301
my humble collection. One of these is just awful, can you tell which?

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post #1062 of 3301
The Tobermory? Though I like a lot of Murray McDavid stuff. Tobermory in the official bottle is horrific stuff.
post #1063 of 3301
I keep meaning to buy that Highland Park as well, just can't be assed when I have my seat cranked back on the plane and am enjoying my rest.
post #1064 of 3301
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

The Tobermory? Though I like a lot of Murray McDavid stuff. Tobermory in the official bottle is horrific stuff.

fistbump.gif there's just waaaaaaaaay too much going on with it. And much of the flavor is bad. At least the bottle is really rare.
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I keep meaning to buy that Highland Park as well, just can't be assed when I have my seat cranked back on the plane and am enjoying my rest.

You should dude. Seriously its good stuff.
post #1065 of 3301
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

I keep meaning to buy that Highland Park as well, just can't be assed when I have my seat cranked back on the plane and am enjoying my rest.

its also worth noting you typically seem to fly business or better. On Korean Air you can do duty free from your seat so...........really no reason to not get it. redface.gif
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