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post #3031 of 3042
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Where did they show up from? Particularly the Mortlach.

Picked them up from Whisky Shop Duffton.

http://www.whiskyshopdufftown.com
post #3032 of 3042
I need some help dating this Balvenie 21 Portwood i picked up today from a new store i happened to come across:


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From some quick internet research, it looks like it's two iterations old, since the current bottling is in metal containers, and the one before it was in a box that simply had a shelf for the 21 yr. old. This one has a velvet lining, and the tags are from a much older bottling than current, at 43% alcohol compared to the 40% of the current online version. It definitely looks like it has been sitting a bit, and the cork actually broke when i tried to open it, it was very tender. Any help is appreciated.



Also from the same store, a rarity i have been told, JW Green Label:



I enjoy it more than the Dewars 12 blend that i also have, good stuff...
post #3033 of 3042
out of interest, in the USA that Belvenie 21 Portwood is about $150-160. In Toronto at LCBO they wanted about $350 for it. Go figure...


(http://www.lcbo.com/lcbo-ear/lcbo/product/searchResults.do?ITEM_NAME=THE+BALVENIE+PORTWOOD+21+YEARS+OLD+SPEYSIDE+S&ITEM_NUMBER=&language=EN)
Edited by Master-Classter - 4/18/14 at 11:26pm
post #3034 of 3042
wow thats crazy
post #3035 of 3042
How do you like that Balvenie 21? Part of what I enjoy most about Balvenie are the bourbon characteristics, wondering if they are still there in the 21 yr?
post #3036 of 3042
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How do you like that Balvenie 21? Part of what I enjoy most about Balvenie are the bourbon characteristics, wondering if they are still there in the 21 yr?

I had tried a sample of the 21 before, and it tasted a bit more sweet, but i might be remembering incorrectly. I am tempted to pick up another sample just to compare it to this older bottling.

This bottling is very rich, lots of flavor, will need to give it another go later...
post #3037 of 3042
Locally we have Black Grouse "Alpha" (black bottle, red cap) for about $35. Anyone tasted this? I think it's on sale but no point in wasting money if it's bad.


oh, and just had my first taste of this... light smoke on the nose, nowhere near that peat of the Islays. Drank it neat and was a tad hot but very nice! (pulled off instagram)

post #3038 of 3042
I think that's very cheap (for Canadian prices). I'm not the biggest fan of the regular Famous Grouse--it's pretty boring. But maybe the Black Alpha, which apparently is smokier and richer, is better?

What do you guys think of the Glencairn Copita Glass?

post #3039 of 3042
Get tulips!!!! IMO the flare in tulips helps redirect alcohol vapors away from your nose which makes for a more pleasant sip. Wine glass alikes do the opposite which I don't care for
post #3040 of 3042
I was also looking for a sherry glass. The copita is a sherry glass. Glencairn also makes these:




Do they work for sherry? I've drunk port from the regular Glencairns--basically the same shape--which felt a bit odd, mostly due to the lack of stem, so I suppose the pictured ones should work for port and sherry (and Scotch, to stay on topic). What do you think?
post #3041 of 3042
The copitas would deffo work for sherry. Those are nice. Riedel has stemmed tulips that I like. Thinner stems. Just looks more elegant.
post #3042 of 3042

I like either tumblers or my Riedel Sommeliers XO Cognac glass for the tulip. I have some Glencairn and they are alright but inelegant to use.

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