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Originally Posted by brp2 View Post

This went about how I was expecting.
Was about to write exactly that.
post #4037 of 4254
Price/value has always shifted around for different liquors as demand changes. Bourbon used to be the almost unquestionable value king, with stuff like Pappy sitting on shelves untouched at $55/bottle. Now it's ridiculous, even if you can find the good stuff. Scotch has been good QPR for the last couple years, but they're falling behind on demand now.

Rum has a pretty good value proposition these days, more premium offerings but it hasn't been smashed by huge global demand. Yet.


It's harder to find decent brandies in much of the US. You get the big brands, but nothing like the variety that's available in whisk(e)y.
post #4038 of 4254
I keep thinking brandy is something I should learn more about, what with all of K&L's emails about it, but the local availability issue makes it difficult (also, the fact that the last thing I need in my life is more alcohol).
post #4039 of 4254
Dude the K&L brandies are such insane value. They had 30 year pellhaut for $80. Really nice selection of d'arroze. QPR is so good especially their exclusive ones. K&L's offering are so awesome I wish I live near one. They were having some promotion or something. 97 auchentoshan and arran for like $70. I drool at every email.
post #4040 of 4254

Aah what the hell...

 

All cognacs are brandy, not all brandies are cognac.

All Champagnes (Cavas) are sparkling wine, not all sparkling wine is Champagne (Cava). 

post #4041 of 4254
Plenty of great single malts under $100.
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Originally Posted by indesertum View Post

Dude the K&L brandies are such insane value. They had 30 year pellhaut for $80. Really nice selection of d'arroze. QPR is so good especially their exclusive ones. K&L's offering are so awesome I wish I live near one. They were having some promotion or something. 97 auchentoshan and arran for like $70. I drool at every email.

I just got my first order from K&L.  Not bad.  They were talked about in the wine thread so I perused and bought a couple bottles.  Never even looked at their brandy side.  Their prices seem good even with shipping compared to places around here.

post #4043 of 4254
what'd you get? sign up for the spirits newsletter. they tell you what's coming out so you can order the limited stuff as it hits the website. i learned so much from the newsletter and the blog.
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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

Another recent pickup (and another one I've never had before)

post #4045 of 4254
nice. did you get around to tasting it yet? i dont think i've tried any blair athols yet
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Not yet.  Thinking of waiting until Labor day weekend with the extended family so some of them can try it as well.  I think I had one Blair Athol at my wife's grandparents house like 10 years ago, but I dont remember it at all.

 

I just went and changed my K&L email preferences.  Thanks for the heads up on that.  Reminds me of a local store where they sent out an email about a 9yo bourbon by 1792 for like $25.  Even if I dont drink bourbon that much I'm totally getting some for xmas presents and whatnot.  I ordered three.  About 1.5 hours later "Due to unforseen demand we have limited bottles of the bourbon to 2 per customer, thank you"  Unforseen demand.  Really?  Anyway I'm glad I got that email.

post #4047 of 4254
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Originally Posted by Medwed View Post

Pappy Van Winkle - is it really that good Or is it Japanese Whiskey good?

I don't have a strong frame of reference as the only Japanese whiskies I have had are the lower priced ones like Yamazaki 12 and 18 year old, and Hakushu, which a good friend brought home for me from a trip to Tokyo. I would rather have Pappy Van Winkle 10 times out of 10, but I'd never pay current market prices for it either. PVW is a $100 to $125 whiskey for me, tops.
post #4048 of 4254
I always find that good brandy costs a fortune, I bought 76, 53 and 29 Tesseron cognac, fantastic but not sure I'd ever spend that again on brandies.

There is one California brandy that is really tasty but the name escapes me.

I have met maybe one other person locally who has taste for good brandy, but I do think it is better with a cigar than scotch, but either is good.
post #4049 of 4254
Korbel!

Jk. It might have been Germain Robin or St George. They both have some really old brandies (relatively speaking). Lots of 15-18 year olds. Just kinda exhorbitant
post #4050 of 4254
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Originally Posted by gnatty8 View Post

I don't have a strong frame of reference as the only Japanese whiskies I have had are the lower priced ones like Yamazaki 12 and 18 year old, and Hakushu, which a good friend brought home for me from a trip to Tokyo. I would rather have Pappy Van Winkle 10 times out of 10, but I'd never pay current market prices for it either. PVW is a $100 to $125 whiskey for me, tops.

Good to know, as I have never tried Japanese malt. Where would you put them in terms of taste within regular Whiskey range? I am not finding them locally except for real low range offerings like Nikka for 31Eur. and I am put off by reviews that claim Japanese malt s are fruity and fruity and fruity and smooth. How would you describe them, are they layered (complex) or just smooth and fruity?
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