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Any One for a Scotch?

hpreston

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I‘m in a group that gets other once month to sample whiskey. This year I am participating in their advent calendar. 25 people donate a bottle, that’s your entrance fee, each bottle is divided into 25 one ounce samples….. then you get a box with 25 different drams.
Here’s a sampling of the first couple nights, pretty amazing so far
The Macallan Number Five
Glenlevit Gran Reserva ‘21 ?
Highland Park ‘20
 

Omega Male

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Nope, but I did order some regular 18 for festive drams.
 

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Nope, but I did order some regular 18 for festive drams.
Nice! I heard the new cask strength was ~13 years and used like 80% first/second fill sherry, so was super interested. Seems solid for ~$90 (compared to something like Springbank 12 which is like $120 now)
 

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Think I had some of that HP a couple weeks ago out of my inheritance.
 

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It's a great everyday sipper. Enjoy
Hey, good looking out on passing that info along about the 18 & 21. I went on my Scotch odyssey today and found one bottled in 2019 ??
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Anyone tried the Highland Park Cask Strengths yet?
I've strayed away from HP mostly because of their NAS and prices. At least they started to go away from all the ridiculous NAS and back to more core things. I'll have to try the cask strengths.
Nope, but I did order some regular 18 for festive drams.
Sweet Jesus look at the prices on the 18 now. I think I have a bottle of the 25 kicking around from about 10 years ago.
 

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Caol Ila 10 (Sovereign IB - Sherry cask)
Glengoyne 10 (Old Particular IB - PX finished)

Really enjoying the Glengoyne, not sure if it's the px or the distillate (my first Glengoyne), but really solid.
 

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I was not impressed. Maybe the 21 just gets that extra oomph from the PX but the 18 seemed a little weak. Will try again tonight FIRST as to not dull the taste buds.
 

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I was not impressed. Maybe the 21 just gets that extra oomph from the PX but the 18 seemed a little weak. Will try again tonight FIRST as to not dull the taste buds.
I know it's good, but is it ~3x better than the 15?
 

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