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New releases to keep a watch for / eye on

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RikS started a discussion

Evening all! Not sure if there's a post on this, but if not I thought it might be worthwhile. Do you know any particularly interesting releases about to come out or just out, worth a watchful eye?.

At the latest London whisky show, I sampled a Bruichladdich Port Charlotte, matured in Mouton Rothschild premier Cru wine cask that will be released Nov/Dec at CS, and it was rather outstanding. So, I'm keeping eyes out for that one.

... and I still remember the annoyance of not picking up a Ledaig Amontillado which I sampled and thought "excellent, I'll get that one in a few weeks...".

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Wierdo replied

@RikS I picked up a bottle of the Ledaig 13 amontilado. If it's any consolation I'm not that impressed so far.

I've only had a couple of measures from the bottle so far, so bit early to judge it yet, but it didn't blow me away like I expected it to.

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RikS replied

Granted, I think that some hysterics may have gone into that one... still interested to try it. I used to like the standard Ledaig 10, but these days I find it a bit one sided... I'll be interested in your views on how / if your bottle evolves.

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I’m keeping an eye out for Wiser’s/Corby’s hockey player releases. I’m hoping the Lanny McDonald 3 grain will be available when I’m in Alberta in early November. I’ll likely buy the Wendel Clark even though it will feel like buying Leafs merchandise. I don’t know when I’ll be in Québec next, but I would love to get two of the Guy Lafleur editions. One for me and one for my dad. He’s not much of a whisky drinker but Guy Lafleur is his favourite hockey player.

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Nozinan replied

Send me a picture of the Lafleur. He was my second favourite hockey player growing up (number one was Pete Mahovolich because I got his autograph).

I won’t buy it for the bottle though. I have too much collecting dust already.

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@Nozinan Lafleur is 100% corn aged 10 years, 3 different cask types, bottled at 40% (boooooooo)

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Nozinan replied

@OdysseusUnbound Thanks for letting me know. I won't buy it but if anyone opens one I'm happy to taste it.

I am more interested in the quality of a special release. What is special about the whisky? Union 52, Dissertation, awesome expressions. Worth picking up a few. Canada, 2018 not so much.

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RianC replied

@Wierdo - Yes, do please post a review in good time. I had my eye on that one but waited too long. It pretty much disappeared just as Ralfy reviewed it and scored it highly, quelle surprise!

One of the reasons I waited was that I'd tried the 18, which had much more sherry influence than the 10 and younger Ledaigs I'd had, and it wasn't doing it for me the same. I think it was that the slight farmy note in Ledaig wasn't gelling with the sweeter notes.

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