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@OdysseusUnbound
OdysseusUnbound started a discussion

I struck out in the BTAC/Sazerac/Pappy lottery, but as @Nozinan pointed out elsewhere, I’ve actually saved money thanks to the LCBO. I feel like my whisky spending has been a bit excessive in the last 3 months so I’ll be declaring next month “Frugal February”. I won’t purchase any new bottles of whisky of any type... Unless

  • It is a whisky someone picked up for me somewhere else and I happen to be in the GTA.
  • The LCBO contacts me about BTAC products that have become available.
  • A bottle of something exceedingly good comes on sale for a really good price (none of this $5 off Bowmore 12 type stuff)
  • A bottle of something exceedingly rare (e.g. Laphroaig Cairdeas, Springbank 12) becomes available

6 years ago

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@RianC
RianC replied

I hear ya! It's my Birthday though at the end of Feb month but my early purchases in 2018 were with that in mind.

I hope, as a present(s) to get a bottle of Talisker 18.

After that, unless I see a new batch of Springbank 12 CS come out or a damn good offer for another quality malt, I'm out (for a bit).

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

And dang, Laphroaig Cairdeas and Springbank 12 are rare by you? That sucks. The Cairdeas bottles are reliably good & interesting. And Springbank 12...? Yeah, dang.

For myself, my February bottle transactions should total -1. I'm buying nothing and selling a bottle of Lagavulin 16 from my personal stash to my club.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@MadSingleMalt Greater Toronto Area a.k.a. The T-dot, a.k.a. The Six, a.k.a. The Center of the Known Universe. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye There’s a bottle of Ardbeg Corryvreckan waiting for me there.

6 years ago 2Who liked this?

@cricklewood
cricklewood replied

@OdysseusUnbound , anywhere there is a bottle of Corryvreckan waiting for you is a good place to be. laughing

6 years ago 3Who liked this?

@Robert99
Robert99 replied

@MadSingleMalt He's refering to the Greater Toronto Area. Even as a French Canadian, it tooks me a few times to figure out that one.

6 years ago 2Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

I'm feeling quite smug that I guessed GTA correctly stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

Grand Theft Auto would have been my next guess wink

6 years ago 2Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

In 2016 I bought 7 bottles in January. In 2017 I acquired 6 (3 would ultimately go to others).

In 2018 my January total of purchases is 0. So it looks like I tamed that beast.

I still need to work on my Decembers. In 2016 I bought for myself 11 bottles, and in 2017 I ended up with 7. Calgary does this to me.

I will join @OdysseusUnbound in Frugal February. The only bottles I will purchase will be:

  1. Any BTAC leftovers (CS only) that miraculously come my way.

  2. A can't turn down deal here on something either here or elsewhere that I would like (Corryvreckin for $100 in Calgary, for example).

  3. Something reasonably priced to give as a gift that I don't already have "to spare" in my own collection.

I anticipate my next month's purchases will be zero again. In contrast, I acquired 5 in 2016 and 1 last year.

Sometimes setting long term goals can be daunting. Looking at it month to month might just be the way to go.

This could be fun.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@Nozinan Could we continue into Malt-less March? Abstaining April? Miserly May?

6 years ago 2Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

Let me know when Shitfaced September arrives.

6 years ago 3Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@OdysseusUnbound Well, I guess I could go maltless in March, though does that include drinking? And so bourbon and Canadian non-malted spirits are still ok? And does that also apply to Abstaining in April?

I guess if there were no drinking, there would be no need to purchase...

6 years ago 0

@KRB80
KRB80 replied

With the new shipment of Springbank/Longrow/Kilkerran releases arriving within the next week or so, it's gonna be Flat-broke February for me. Luckily I behaved in January.

That Resolution thread already appears to be a mote of dust in the rearview mirror.

6 years ago 3Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@Nozinan

Well, I guess I could go maltless in March, though does that include drinking?

Woah, woah. Let’s not get carried away.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@OdysseusUnbound, Just-effin'-quit June. Juice-off July. Abstention August. Sit out September..

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge Abstention is too close to abstinance. Abysmal August might be better.

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge if you're quitting, can I get dibs on your AP 30, 25, Laphroaig 18, Legacy stash..... stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

6 years ago 2Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@Nozinan If there’s Laphroaig involved, there may be a mooching war coming over @paddockjudge stash. “There can be only one” stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

6 years ago 1Who liked this?

@MadSingleMalt

@KRB80, what are these new Campbeltowners of which you post?

6 years ago 0

@KRB80
KRB80 replied

@MadSingleMalt I spoke to the distributor and, regarding specifics, he isn't sure exactly what they all are but there is the 2nd release of Kilkerran 8yr CS, Springbank 14 Bourbon Cask, a TBD Longrow, and TBD Springbank.

6 years ago 0

@MadSingleMalt

"To Be Desired"!

6 years ago 2Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

I haven’t even looked at the LCBO listings in awhile. This Frugal February isn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I have some car maintenance to pay for, so there’s not really any extra money going into savings...

6 years ago 0

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