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post #2956 of 3253
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Originally Posted by b1os View Post

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.

Nice pick-ups there. And I'm a bit chagrined to note that I didn't even check the Exchange for the Baist -- I figured it'd have been long sold out there. Actually, it's probably for the best that I didn't look, because at 200 GBP I'd be quite torn.
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finally got some. have to say it's actually very good for a 3, 4, 5 year old. surprisingly fruity, balanced, delicate, with great depth of flavor. and its an islay through and through. peat for days. the throat feel of the alcohol is a tad harsh tho but if i didn't tell you the age or showed you the color you wouldn't really notice it

i don't know if its worth $55 tho. it certainly is tasty. shared it with some bartenders at attaboy and they really liked it too


kilchoman is going to be a superstar in 10, 15 years
post #2958 of 3253
Everything has arrived by now. Great stuff. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


10/10
post #2959 of 3253
Nice!
post #2960 of 3253
Went hunting in Jersey again for dusty bourbon today, and found more great Scotch.

Balvenie 10 Year Founder's Reserve
Mac Cask Strength
another Glenmorangie Astar and
80s-90s Dewers White Label

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Left the Dewers with my dad as a thank you for hanging out with a couple of sick kids the past few days...he was appreciative!
post #2961 of 3253
Couple cool bottles there.
post #2962 of 3253
Just crossed the Canada/USA border and there are some good deals!
Got 1 liter bottles each of Talisker 10 and Belvenie 12 doublewood, total was $105 Canadian.


post #2963 of 3253
Made a trip to Warehouse in NYC. Got a Lagavulin DE for $69 and an Oban DE for $66. I'm still always surprised at how the Distiller's Editions are only a couple of bucks more than the regular releases there. Grabbed a bottle of Jura Superstition for $49 too.
post #2964 of 3253
It's probably because they are liquidating the stock for the 2014 release. Pretty sure its ~$100 when it first comes out. But great find and awesome pour at that $. smile.gif
post #2965 of 3253
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Originally Posted by cs09 View Post

It's probably because they are liquidating the stock for the 2014 release. Pretty sure its ~$100 when it first comes out. But great find and awesome pour at that $. smile.gif

 

Seriously -- I'd grab a couple bottles to cellar at those prices.  They'll be nice to come upon in a couple of years when they're unavailable.

post #2966 of 3253
Picked a favorite the other day, Lagavulin 16yr.
post #2967 of 3253
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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Picked a favorite the other day, Lagavulin 16yr.

Solid stuff. I love me some Laga. If you like the 16 you'll love the 12 cask strength.
post #2968 of 3253
Current lineup (note, this doesn't reflect my preference, I'm still new at this. This reflects what's been available at good prices so far but my goal is to work around the whole map first)...
Lag16, LaphQC, Ardbeg10
Tal10, HP12, Mac10
Walker double black, Belvenie12

2 questions for you guys...

1. I obviously already have quite a bit of Islay... and I like them, but also want to try new stuff. If I have Ardbeg 10, is the Uagedail redundant? or is it very different? It's $170 here in Ontario and I can get it for about $70 in the USA so seems worth picking up just because of the discrepancy

2. Thoughts? my plan is to move next and pickup these... in what order and which ones (or others) do you guys recommend?:
A) Lowlands - Auchentoshen 3 wood and/or Glenkitchie 12
B) Cambeltown - Springbank, or Longrow
C) Highlands - Dalwhinnie 15
D) west highlands - Oban 14
E) Speyside Craggenmore 12
F) Jura - Jura 10 or Superstition

and then probably some others like HP18 and Yamazaki, and Macallen cask strength....
post #2969 of 3253
Uigeadail is a sherried islay. Ardbeg 10 is not sherried. So not redundant

I'd really recommend just going to a bar and having a few drams of these so if it would be something you would like to add to your collections. Taste is really subjective. Drinking at a bar is a different experience that will affect your palate differently than at home but it's the same drink so it should help you make a decision
post #2970 of 3253
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Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post

Current lineup (note, this doesn't reflect my preference, I'm still new at this. This reflects what's been available at good prices so far but my goal is to work around the whole map first)...

Lag16, LaphQC, Ardbeg10

Tal10, HP12, Mac10

Walker double black, Belvenie12



2 questions for you guys...



1. I obviously already have quite a bit of Islay... and I like them, but also want to try new stuff. If I have Ardbeg 10, is the Uagedail redundant? or is it very different? It's $170 here in Ontario and I can get it for about $70 in the USA so seems worth picking up just because of the discrepancy



2. Thoughts? my plan is to move next and pickup these... in what order and which ones (or others) do you guys recommend?:

A) Lowlands - Auchentoshen 3 wood and/or Glenkitchie 12

B) Cambeltown - Springbank, or Longrow

C) Highlands - Dalwhinnie 15

D) west highlands - Oban 14

E) Speyside Craggenmore 12

F) Jura - Jura 10 or Superstition



and then probably some others like HP18 and Yamazaki, and Macallen cask strength....

 



I'm from Toronto as well... where do you buy when you go to the States? Always looking for a good alternative to LCBO.

2. I'm a big fan of Glenkinchie, Cragganmore and Dalwhinnie
I also think Glenmorangie Original would be worth looking into as well for sake of comparison.

But as indesertum said, incredibly subjective are preferences for whisky
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