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post #3841 of 4247
Drank some JW gold this weekend- I don't mind it for an everyday, balanced Scotch.
 
Also had some English Whisky Co. Chapter 17... I believe its a relatively small and new distiller, but i quite enjoy it and would recommend to anyone who has the chance of trying it.
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I got an email today from thewhiskyexchange.com stating I could enter a drawing for the newest Yamazaki Sherry Cask.  I was like "hell yes"  and then I read further that it was a drawing to buy the bottle for £200.  :fu:

 

They have 10 bottles.

post #3843 of 4247
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

I got an email today from thewhiskyexchange.com stating I could enter a drawing for the newest Yamazaki Sherry Cask.  I was like "hell yes"  and then I read further that it was a drawing to buy the bottle for £200.  ffffuuuu.gif

They have 10 bottles.

Damnit. Nice.
post #3844 of 4247
Not a bad deal if you think prices will continue to go up. I'd go in if I were you and hold onto it.
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Not a bad deal if you think prices will continue to go up. I'd go in if I were you and hold onto it.

I still have a bottle from around 2010. I wonder what its worth? I got it before the big Yamazaki craze that stupid Jim Murray caused. Ugh.
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I still have a bottle from around 2010. I wonder what its worth? I got it before the big Yamazaki craze that stupid Jim Murray caused. Ugh.

I can only find one comp where a single bottle was sold, not in a set

https://www.scotchwhiskyauctions.com/auctions/85_the-48th-auction-ends-on-sunday-april-5/60307_yamazaki-sherry-cask-2010-release/

I'd estimate you could sell it for $700-$900 USD
post #3847 of 4247
$700-900! Why did I drink the other bottle?

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Has anyone ever tried Te Bheag?

 

I just bought a bottle for $40CAD and it's one of the best blended malts I've ever had... especially given the price. This will become a go-to everyday scotch.

post #3849 of 4247
Have seen it pretty often but never tried it but will give it a shot (so to speak) now!
post #3850 of 4247
After a boisterous winter holiday, my whisky inventory is virtually 100% depleted. Need to restock. Looking at the following selection to last me the next year or so:

Aberlour A'bunadh
Balvenie 21
Bunnahabhain 18
Glendronach 21 or 20 single cask
Laphroaig 15 or 18
Laphroaig 25
Macallan 18

I like to keep things varied. Trying to keep total expense under $2k. Anything suggestions?
post #3851 of 4247
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

After a boisterous winter holiday, my whisky inventory is virtually 100% depleted. Need to restock. Looking at the following selection to last me the next year or so:

Aberlour A'bunadh
Balvenie 21
Bunnahabhain 18
Glendronach 21 or 20 single cask
Laphroaig 15 or 18
Laphroaig 25
Macallan 18

I like to keep things varied. Trying to keep total expense under $2k. Anything suggestions?

More higher end, Highland Park 18/25

More reasonable, Talisker Distillers edition; Highland Park Dark Origins, Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso; anything Bowmore (18 & under, my fav being 15 darkest) Lagavulin 16
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More higher end, Highland Park 18/25

More reasonable, Talisker Distillers edition; Highland Park Dark Origins, Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso; anything Bowmore (18 & under, my fav being 15 darkest) Lagavulin 16

I agree with all of these- Never tried the Dark Origins but it sounds interesting. Lagavulin 12 is better than the 16 if you already have a lot of "darker" scotches and prefer stronger smoke- Lagavulin DE isn't that great. Never been a fan of Macallan. QPR seems way off.

Honestly Foo your list looks pretty incredible. I'd probably ditch one of the Laphroaigs and put on a Talisker, Ardbeg, or a Lagavulin (or two). Something a bit cheaper like the Aberlour you don't mind drinking if company comes over (company you don't want to open up a $100 bottle of scotch for).
Edited by CBrown85 - 2/18/16 at 5:05pm
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Have seen it pretty often but never tried it but will give it a shot (so to speak) now!


I don't generally drink blended whisky but thought this stuff was excellent value.

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

After a boisterous winter holiday, my whisky inventory is virtually 100% depleted. Need to restock. Looking at the following selection to last me the next year or so:

Aberlour A'bunadh
Balvenie 21
Bunnahabhain 18
Glendronach 21 or 20 single cask
Laphroaig 15 or 18
Laphroaig 25
Macallan 18

I like to keep things varied. Trying to keep total expense under $2k. Anything suggestions?

Complete agreement on the Highland Park suggestion of 18 / 25, and I would add the 15 as well. You should give Laphroaig Quarter Cask or Lagavulin 12 cask strength / 16 a shot as if you enjoy peat and sherry. I would also recommend you give some Japanese stuff a try, but the good ones are a bit difficult to find (and generally overpriced) at this point in the game.
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

After a boisterous winter holiday, my whisky inventory is virtually 100% depleted. Need to restock. Looking at the following selection to last me the next year or so:

Aberlour A'bunadh
Balvenie 21
Bunnahabhain 18
Glendronach 21 or 20 single cask
Laphroaig 15 or 18
Laphroaig 25
Macallan 18

I like to keep things varied. Trying to keep total expense under $2k. Anything suggestions?


I think most of that looks pretty good.  I'd suggest Laphroaig's 10 Cask Strength as opposed to the 18 or (I'm assuming) the new 15, but I don't think either of those would be bad.  An interesting Ardbeg might be a good addition too, but those get expensive fast.

 

I'd also suggest Springbank's 15 or 18 or something else interesting distilled there.  And I'd cut the A'bunadh from the list because I just wasn't that impressed when I had it, although I know mine is a decidedly minority opinion here.

 

Opened up a couple of new bottles here recently:

 

I was expecting something crazy based on the description, but should've known nothing could really live up to that.  I just get a lot of heavy sweetness and spice / heat, and find this one immensely enjoyable:

 

 

I don't really know about this one.  At some points I like it, at others drinking it feels like a chore.  Not a good sign.

 

 

Oddly, I'd never had a bottle of this before.  It's enjoyable but, while very different, doesn't exceed my memory of the Corry.  Every time I've had this out someone has remarked that it makes the whole room smell like smoke.

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