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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

Have a favorite?  I think I prefer the 15 of the three younger malts, but I'd die to try the 25.  I did open up an Old Pulteney 21 this week for my birthday.  Really approachable, but it has a long and rather nuanced finish.  Deceptively drinkable.  

Old Pultney is incredibly underrated. I have been meaning to pick up the 21yr myself, will have to try it next...
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Old Pultney is incredibly underrated. I have been meaning to pick up the 21yr myself, will have to try it next...

How do the younger expressions hold up? The 17 is a lot more expensive than the 12, but not that much less than the 21.
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

How do the younger expressions hold up? The 17 is a lot more expensive than the 12, but not that much less than the 21.

Pulteney 12 & 17 are good malts IMO, the 17 more complex and nuanced that the 12. They both have this great sea salt note that really makes them unique...
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Pulteney 12 & 17 are good malts IMO, the 17 more complex and nuanced that the 12. They both have this great sea salt note that really makes them unique...

Sea salt/brine is exactly it.  It's not peat or earth, it's crisper.  

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A gift from a good friend, HP 25:



My Highland Park collection is complete:
FAMILY PICTURE (Click to show)

Thats no good friend, that is a great friend!

I have one too (a bottle, not a great friend frown.gif )



What I am currently imbibing

post #3711 of 4403
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Thats no good friend, that is a great friend!

Indeed... fistbump.gif
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

My Highland Park collection is complete:
FAMILY PICTURE (Click to show)
You're missing the 10. tongue.gif
post #3713 of 4403
And the 21...



And the 30, 40, etc...
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True, but the 35 cl bottle looks cute.
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All this talk of Scotch and friends has put me in the mood for some Burns.
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Here's a bottle and an honest friend!
What wad ye wish for mair, man?
Wha kens, before his life may end,
What his share may be o' care, man?

Then catch the moments as they fly,
And use them as ye ought, man:
Believe me, happiness is shy,
And comes not aye when sought, man.

...my brass quintet put on a benefit concert last night for a youth center in Baltimore, and we closed with an arrangement backing a bagpiper on a medley of traditional Scottish stuff. Fortunately it was the sort of show where I felt right at home pouring glasses of Lagavulin 16 for my colleagues before the last piece. Good times.
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Been a little quiet in here. Heres a bottle I just opened. I have a real soft spot for HP as they are one of my favorites. Ive been collecting some of the sister casks of this run by signatory for a while until they priced out of range for me. I believe I have about 5 years of this run.

post #3717 of 4403
Nice stuff! I'be got a similar Signatory HP at home. Only about a dram left, though.

Also, any recommendations for Whisky in Chicago? And do all the Binney's have special selections, or do only a few?
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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

Nice stuff! I'be got a similar Signatory HP at home. Only about a dram left, though.

Also, any recommendations for Whisky in Chicago? And do all the Binney's have special selections, or do only a few?
Most of the major Binnys have great selections. Most of them also have a room/display for rare and expensive whisky. If you are near downtown all of those locations will have that sort of setup. It is really more of the suburban areas that the selection decreases. I have always found something unique to take back north from Binnys (I am in WI)
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Most of the major Binnys have great selections. Most of them also have a room/display for rare and expensive whisky. If you are near downtown all of those locations will have that sort of setup. It is really more of the suburban areas that the selection decreases. I have always found something unique to take back north from Binnys (I am in WI)


Awesome, thanks.  I've been to the South Loop location a bunch of times and it's pretty amazing and, like you, I've always found something awesome.  I wasn't sure if it was unique or not.  The River North will be a bit more accessible this time around.

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Opinion on Glenfarclas 17 vs the 12?
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