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@Nozinan
Nozinan started a discussion

I'm off alcohol till Feb. 3, except whatever drips into my latte when I add vanilla extract.

Recent discussions have whet my appetite and make me miss the smell and taste of a nice dram.

So for those of us taking time off, Dr. orders, on call etc...., if you were pouring an ounce, what would it be?

7 months ago

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

I think, tonight, it would be either Redbreast 12YO CS or Talisker 57 North

7 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Tonight, after all the discussions about LCBO lottery and more, I chose to go away from high proof bourbons. I stood in front of my cabinet and what drew me was Longrow 14 YO Burgundy wood.

I would love to be descriptive bout the smell and taste, but this is not, sadly, the thread in which I can do that. But if I WERE drinking it, it would be fabulous.

7 months ago 0

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

Sunday afternoons are the toughest times for me when I'm on my annual self-imposed dry spell. Right now I am having a very big craving for Corryvrekkan. Green tea is not really doing it for me.

@Nozinan I have to fess up to a brief lapse last weekend. My wife's cousin has an annual family get together which we have to attend. Well, you know, it would be impolite not to share in the celebratory wine. No whisky, though, and I'm back on the program. I'll go an extra day at the end.
What are you thinking for your first dram back? I think I might go with HP18 and then hit some peat. Cheers.

7 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@BlueNote Not sure what I will go with on the first day back. Early front runners are A'Bunadh 47, Caol Ila 17 CS, Redbreast 12 CS, or, if I get one of them in by then, an OWA 107.

Tonight it might just be the Redbreast 12. (if I were drinking...)

7 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Tonight my nephew, who used to live with us, is over for dinner. He's behind on some of the new bottles I've opened in the past few months so I gave him a choice. He picked the Stagg Jr., 65% of BIG BOLD BOURBON.

7 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Finally put away the whisky glasses from my Jan 2 tasting. They were getting in my wife's way...

As I brought them down to the basement my eyes fell on a nicely boxed bottle of Bowmore Tempest 5. That is what I would have today if I were...

6 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

So this afternoon I picked up the bottle of Old Weller Antique 107 that my aunt won the rights to at the LCBO. I was not given any problems (some concerns that the store would only give the bottles to the actual account holder - though the order contained a request that I pick it up).

I took it out of the packaging in order to check out the batch number etc... for my database.

So given the attention and the recent discussion, if I WERE drinking whisky tonight I'd be extremely tempted to crack the seal on this one tonight.

6 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@BlueNote 4 more.... My tasting was Jan 2, so Friday is my day...

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@Pierre
Pierre replied

Nearly there people!

6 months ago 3Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

Not that we're counting.

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

Did somebody say Uigeadail?

6 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Hmmm, I think I would be drinking a Highwood 90/20 tonight after reading the comments. Maybe that will be my first dram back?

3 sleeps.................................

6 months ago 0

@Mancub
Mancub replied

@Nozinan Let me know if you do, I'll try at the same time and we can compare notes.

6 months ago 0

Astroke replied

@Nozinan Well if you need a new bottle of 20/90 you will be paying near $59 now at the LCBO. Speaking of what you could be drinking I see the Caol Ila G&M Cask Strength will be at the LCBO shortly, however a $165 price tag is attached, far from the NS price of $108.

6 months ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Astroke, It was simply a matter of time before the price of Ninety increased. That new label probably costs a lot more than the old one wink

I put two six-packs in the bunker because there hasn't been any of this stuff made in nearly twenty years...or more.

6 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Astroke Are you sure it's the same one? The ABV looks a tad different between the 2... Of course, that doesn't mean one is better than the other, just a different cask.

As for the 90/20, I have 2 in the bunker I like it, but I don't reach for it as often as others. Is it enough? I figured out that I may never have a lifetime supply of any individual bottling that I like, but if I try I will end up with many lifetimes' supply of whisky in total.

6 months ago 0

Astroke replied

@paddockjudge I have 2 White labels stashed as well. Hopefully the message I received from Holland & Russell about Canadian Rockies 21 on the LCBO shelves shortly will come to be.

May grab another Century 21 as the LCBO lust reloaded it and I can see an increase coming there as well.

6 months ago 0

Astroke replied

@Nozinan No, have no idea if it's the same, maybe a 2017 release. The price makes no sense since there are bottles of the 17 year unpeated cask strength for a few bucks more. I know there was a recent G&M tasting event and some of those bottles usually show up shortly thereafter.

6 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Astroke The 17 is a different beast all together. It's marketed as "unpeated". And almost sold out.

Both prices are ridiculous. I still have hopes of snagging one in NS but I will put together all my gift cards to see if I can grab one of these when it becomes available.

6 months ago 0

Astroke replied

@Nozinan I have the 15 unpeated and it cost $136 (LCBO) when I purchased it. I like it quite a bit. Saltwater Taffy.

6 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Astroke The 17 was about $40 more and the only reason I got it was through trading in a glenmorangie signet (added $20 and got 2 bottles, paid $108 for a bottle that was switched for the signet...), but very glad to have tried it. I think they were both from the same distillation run.

6 months ago 0

Astroke replied

@Nozinan I remember the story, worked out, hopefully you enjoying a dram tonight as your self imposed Whiskey vacation is over.

6 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Astroke in fact I did...the Bladnoch 10, 2 sips neat before dinner then a half a spoon of water and I enjoyed the rest after, for a total of almost 4 hours.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

I was really looking forward to doing a review of Old Weller Antique 107 tonight, but one of my colleagues asked me to be on call for her, and tomorrow I have a meeting, and Thursday I'm on call, and Friday I won't have time......

6 months ago 0

@Ol_Jas
Ol_Jas replied

I'm off booze for a couple weeks, but dang if I didn't take my nose through a sniffing tour of all my open bottles last night.

6 months ago 2Who liked this?

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

@Ol_Jas "Dry Feb" is the new "Dry Jan"

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

It was a long weekend in Canada. Friday I had dram of Prohibition with my uncle, and for the rest of the weekend I tried to find time to sit down for an hour with a glass of Old Weller Antique 107 so I could do my review. Almost 72 hours later.....nada. Sorry. Maybe in the next few days...

6 months ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Long work-day, being stretched even longer by a busy evening on-call. Hopefully I won't have to go out tonight anymore.

Tonight, I'm thinking Caol Ila 17 YO CS, Benromach 100/10, and Old Weller Antique 107.

Too bad thinking is all I can do...

5 months ago 1Who liked this?

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