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Glenmorangie limited bottlings usually sell out quickly?

I can get the Companta for 98 € (a few weeks ago it was 80-90 €; on ebay.de it sells for 120 or so). Do you buy it for drinking purposes or trading/selling?

Edit: Seems like it doesn't really increase in price. The last releases all range around 120 € too. Guess I'll pass and wait for the next release.
Edited by b1os - 3/20/14 at 1:25pm
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Picked up a bottle today. More than willing to proxy if there is a non-illegal means of doing so.

Shipping liquor is tough in my state (and probably expensive). I saw it for $70 and thought it might be interesting, but not dying to get it.

Thanks for the offer though.
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Apparently newborn = whisky:

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so you can both hit the bottle at the same time!
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really curious about the companta. how is it?

Had a chance to pop this open last night. I was surprised by how peppery it was, and expected the red berry that hangs around after to be more forward than it was. Overall, different than I was anticipating but definitely enjoyable and worth a try.
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"Definitely enjoyable and worth a try" doesn't sound worthy of a 80-110 USD Scotch. But maybe that's just me. wink.gif
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The Corry arrived today. Really quite good. I think it's different than the Airigh Nam Baist but I'll have to cross-test it.
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"Definitely enjoyable and worth a try" doesn't sound worthy of a 80-110 USD Scotch. But maybe that's just me. wink.gif

I've spent more for things that were far less enjoyable. satisfied.gif
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so you can both hit the bottle at the same time!

Ha, definitely. And round two arrived today:


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The Corry arrived today. Really quite good. I think it's different than the Airigh Nam Baist but I'll have to cross-test it.

I love the Corry but never had a chance to compare it to the Baist. I've searched but, considering how long it's been out of production, I can't get my hands on a bottle.
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I have a Macallan 12, and really don't like it. I was told by a friend who was with me that the 18 is MUCH better and a different beast, so I picked it up (a 1986 distilled 18). Is it that different than the 12 or should I try and move it for something else?
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Don't really know. My experience with Macallan's 12 is pretty limited. Also, I know the 18 varies a bit vintage to vintage. The '95 was one of my favorites in the MoM advent calendar which is why I picked it up. I recently had the '93 out at a bar and wasn't overly impressed -- I would've been just as happy with many other less expensive sherried scotches. And I don't know anything about the '86.

That said, I also really really like Macallan's fine oak 17. I should pick up another of those before they disappear.
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Silly question, how do you guys find out when a particular bottle is distilled or bottled? The few bottle I have note nothing of the sort, but I would be interested to know as well.

Personally I enjoy a good sherried MAC...
Edited by JubeiSpiegel - 3/22/14 at 9:05pm
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Ha, definitely. And round two arrived today:

I love the Corry but never had a chance to compare it to the Baist. I've searched but, considering how long it's been out of production, I can't get my hands on a bottle.

drool.gif flaura and fauna right?

A friend brought over springbank 11 a private barrel for park avenue liquors. Was rum finished. Was so good. Tempted to buy a bottle for myself but kinda feel like buying kilchoman instead
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drool.gif flaura and fauna right?

A friend brought over springbank 11 a private barrel for park avenue liquors. Was rum finished. Was so good. Tempted to buy a bottle for myself but kinda feel like buying kilchoman instead

Yup. Figured I had to get some while I could so I didn't have the Baist-y regrets. Amazingly, I didn't open any of those tonight -- more of a Champagne and cab night.
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I've spent more for things that were far less enjoyable. satisfied.gif
Fair enough. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

Ha, definitely. And round two arrived today:

I love the Corry but never had a chance to compare it to the Baist. I've searched but, considering how long it's been out of production, I can't get my hands on a bottle.
It's available at The Whisky Exchange for a hefty 200 GBP. Considering it was around 70 GBP when it was released, I'd rather wait for the next limited bottling.
Really like the Springbank and the Glenfarclas is good too. I've yet to try the Mortlach 16 which I shall do soon given that it receives so much praise. Enough Scotch for now though, bought Talisker 10 (25 €), Laphroaig 10 (23 €), Glenmorangie 10 (20 €), Ardbeg 10 (28 €) yesterday--too good prices to pass up.
Edit: Oh, it's been discontinued? Guess I have to get one before it's all gone.
Edited by b1os - 3/23/14 at 7:36am
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