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Any One for a Scotch?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by French Cuff Consignment, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Well-Known Member

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    To buy stuff or to research stuff?

    To buy. The knowledge is there, for the most part.
     
  2. CrocsRock

    CrocsRock Well-Known Member

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    In the first picture, in the upper right, what are the three white ones? One looks like an Arran, but I'm not sure which one, and the other two I don't recognize.

    Top white one is an anCnoc 12 year. Next row white ones are a McClelland Isley and a pair of the Arran Robert Burns edition.
     
  3. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Well-Known Member

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    Ah, what the heck... a semi-recent pic:

    [​IMG]
     
  4. ama

    ama Well-Known Member

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    Ah, what the heck... a semi-recent pic:

    [​IMG]


    Someone likes peat! Care to run us through you collection a little?
     
  5. ama

    ama Well-Known Member

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    To buy. The knowledge is there, for the most part.

    As I said, I don't generally shop around online, I look for specific bottles. Smart Googling leads to them nine times out of ten. If you just want to browse, Binnys, Park Ave. Liquor, Astor, Drinkupny, D & M, BevMo, Sams Wine and Liquor, Shoppers Vinyard, and K & L are all good, but you might fritter away hours just browsing unless you ha e a pretty good picture out what you are looking for.
     
  6. I<3Bacon

    I<3Bacon Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't exactly call it a collection since everything gets... tasted (everything is fair game when I have guests over) and replaced by something else. It has already evolved significantly since this photo was taken.

    Regardless, from top-left to bottom-right:

    Aberlour A'bunadh (not sure if it was a previous Batch, but Batch 26 is what I have now)
    Isle of Jura 10yr (been sitting there for a while... worst Jura I've had. Strangely, I've recently had an independent bottling of a Jura 10yr that was from a completely different planet)
    HP15 (wasn't my favorite... too much bourbon influence)
    Bunnahabhain 12yr
    Decantered Laphroaig 30yr (in glass flask)
    Mac12
    Glenfiddich 15 Solera
    Glenlivet Nadurra (older batch than what's out now)
    Springbank 10yr
    Ardmore (no age statement... same one that everyone carries)
    Signatory HP 16yr
    Talisker 10yr
    Talisker 18yr
    Talisker DE
    Talisker 175th Anniversary
    Laphroaig 15yr
    Lagavulin 12yr (Cask Strength 2008 Special Edition UK 70cl)
    Ardbeg Uigeadail (current)
    PC6
    Ardbeg Supernova x3 (long story... stories actually)
    Laphroaig 30yr
    Lagavulin DE (forgot the vintage)
    Signatory Brora 24yr
    PC5
     
  7. ama

    ama Well-Known Member

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    Nice collection of Taliskers. How long ago did you get the 18? I can't seem to find that anywhere! Also what do you think of PC5 v PC6 v Supernova?
     
  8. rjmaiorano

    rjmaiorano Well-Known Member

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    As I said, I don't generally shop around online, I look for specific bottles. Smart Googling leads to them nine times out of ten. If you just want to browse, Binnys, Park Ave. Liquor, Astor, Drinkupny, D & M, BevMo, Sams Wine and Liquor, Shoppers Vinyard, and K & L are all good, but you might fritter away hours just browsing unless you ha e a pretty good picture out what you are looking for.

    Thank you sir.
     
  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Well-Known Member

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    Nice pics all. One more of part of my collection. 28 y/o cask strength Bunnahabhain [​IMG] A little Crag CS, Balvenie 21 port wood, and maybe some Louix XIII peeking into the picture [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. ama

    ama Well-Known Member

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    Looks like your 13 is running low, have an extra 2k around for a refill? [​IMG]
     
  11. why

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    Cool collection, you have some interesting stuff there. Those old Glenmorangies (Port and Burgundy), as well as the Bowmore 17 are somewhat sought after. I think the old Glenmorangies are also better than the new stuff the distillery is doing.

    Yep, I remember when I first tasted the burgundy. [​IMG]
     
  12. ama

    ama Well-Known Member

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    There are a couple bottles of that still kicking around my neck of the woods. Come get one!
     
  13. Huntsman

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    It is good.

    Kudos to the gents ponying up pics of their collections. Nice Work!
     
  14. Aaron01

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    Just picked up a couple bottles of single malt. Kirkland Macallan 15Y Sherry Cask and Glenlivet 12Y I think I'm down to 4 bottles of single malt now, sad times [​IMG]
     
  15. RSN125

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    Has anyone ever had the Lagavulin 21?
     
  16. ama

    ama Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever had the Lagavulin 21?

    [​IMG] Yes! I have a bottle stashed away for a very special occasion (TBD what that occasion is...). Definatly the best Islay I've ever had, maybe the best scotch I've had.

    Nose: Sherry, salt, smoke
    Palette: Peaty, sweet in an herbal way, spicy, peppery
    Finish: dry, a little sweet and salty, lasts forever

    Did you come across some, if so, mind sharing where?
     
  17. Intelligent Design

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    I can only afford blends [​IMG]




    But they say you should begin with the poor so you can truly appreciate the good.

    Secretly I'd prefer the good.
     
  18. RSN125

    RSN125 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] Yes! I have a bottle stashed away for a very special occasion (TBD what that occasion is...). Definatly the best Islay I've ever had, maybe the best scotch I've had.

    Nose: Sherry, salt, smoke
    Palette: Peaty, sweet in an herbal way, spicy, peppery
    Finish: dry, a little sweet and salty, lasts forever

    Did you come across some, if so, mind sharing where?


    Interesting...

    The bottle is available for ~$300/each - not sure whether I should make the plunge...
     
  19. ama

    ama Well-Known Member

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    Interesting...

    The bottle is available for ~$300/each - not sure whether I should make the plunge...


    If you have the money, defiantly yes. I'll take one too at that price, seriously, PM me if there are multiples. For reference look at the price here:

    http://www.google.com/products?hl=en...ed=0CBIQrQQwAA
     
  20. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Well-Known Member

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    I can only afford blends [​IMG]

    But they say you should begin with the poor so you can truly appreciate the good.

    Secretly I'd prefer the good.


    Don't worry, if you drink everyday like me the blends come in handy. When I'm feeling gracious I get McClellands or Bowmore Islay.
     

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