By @Nozinan on 20th Jan 2017, show post
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How nice it is to see you posting on this board. I'm doing well (for a guy who hasn't golfed in twenty years).
My wife and I have managed to get away for a couple of days, we will be joining @Nozinan and his family this evening in Toronto. We won't be drinking any Taos Lightning, but we will raise a glass or two.
I have a bottle of 15 YO LIGHTNING in need of opening....I think @Victor would enjoy that. I'll keep it under wraps until we gather again.
I hope you can recall the Legacy doppelgänger ratios so you can enjoy it alongside a pour of the now discontinued original Wiser's Legacy. Lot No 40 is also bottled at cask strength these days. The 2019 Fall release will have a French Oak influence.
All the best to you and Peg.
5 months ago 2Who liked this?
One of my patients died today. I knew this was going to happen. She had talked about it for a while, and had it planned for a couple of weeks. Her close friend told me last week she thought the chances were 50/50 she would go ahead today.
Last week she was getting rid of some stuff during my visit and gave me this bottle of Late Harvest wine from Niagara. I promised I would open it tonight.
I received word from her MAiD doctor that everything had gone smoothly and peacefully.
Without disclosing her name, my wife and in-laws sat down to toast her memory. The corkscrew went in... the cork went down. the top of it crumbled. I pshed the cork down and strained the fluid into a glass. It was opaque.
I now understand MAiD.... This cork should have been pulled at the right time, not too late.
5 months ago 1Who liked this?
I have no money in the whisky piggy bank at the moment, so I had to leave a whole slew of Port Charlotte 2008 Islay Barleys on the shelf tonight.
A recent club tasting showed me that this is the best Port Charlotte I know of outside the "PCx" series, and there was a pile of them sitting there for just $67 apiece, but I had to walk away. If I had disposable funds at the moment, I'd've filled my cart. I'm dying here!
4 months ago 6Who liked this?
@MadSingleMalt I can commiserate - I know only too well what it is like to have no whisky budget and bargains taunting you. But hey, there will always be more whisky!
4 months ago 4Who liked this?
Anything but mostly not the Springbank 15 and Laphroaig 10 CS I plan to crack when the baby's born. Over 48 hrs have passed since she was induced and waters are yet to be broke. I'm going insane with tension and feelings of helplessness and I can't imagine how she's feeling . . . please be today!
I want to see the baby as well, surely that was obvious?
4 months ago 10Who liked this?
@RianC ouch... I'm sending some positive vibes your way. Let's hope everything takes its course.
@RianC hang in there buddy! Best wishes to you and your beloved!
4 months ago 2Who liked this?
@MadSingleMalt FOMO and FORO - I can commiserate.
Almost worse than having nothing left in your whisky budget is not having a set whisky budget. A lot of money that could go to other projects locked up in whisky that will be on my shelf for decades.
4 months ago 3Who liked this?
Had a long, hard look at Longrow 18 recently, but at over $200 I took my finger off the trigger.
4 months ago 0
Onboard the HMB Endeavour replica for 5 days. It's a dry ship but man would aTalisker fit the bill with the scent of salt air, canvas and tar.
3 months ago 6Who liked this?
It's Sober October for me.
I've either been too busy or too exhausted to have any alcohol, between work and my election activities (and my poor puppy's operation to make sure she doesn't give us more puppies).
Maybe...just maybe, tomorrow.
3 months ago 1Who liked this?
@Hewie, Ahoy mate! Got you covered with a Talisker 57 North.
3 months ago 4Who liked this?
@paddockjudge that stuff is so good!
3 months ago 2Who liked this?
@BlueNote longrow 21 is due November so maybe just maybe you did well to keep the piggybank closed... for now
Tried a pre-tester under the counter at the whisky fair and it was pretty stunning!
@casualtorture, I agree! I think Talisker 57 North is a magnificent malt.
I read an article recently that included it as a highly overrated whisky.... poor confused critic. lol.
So, there seems to be an increasing risk that our friends in the US will NOT be drinking single-malt whisky from Scotland as it was today announced that all Scottish single malts will be hit by an additional 25% import tax. Not affecting blended expressions (and Diageo bumped 1.5% because of JW).
3 months ago 0
@RikS I suspect this will be a "temporary" thing. Grab the cheaper stuff while you can...Hopefully you have 6 months to 1 year supply to carry you through... then maybe there will be a sale to regain market share.
Do you think hard to get expressions might temporarily shift to Canada? Maybe we can help out our southern neighbours as we have been helped in the past.
@Nozinan how many times have you said that you don't need to buy any more whisky? I don't need to either. I have malt to last me at least 30 years, which for me means beyond age 96.
@Nozinan Not a problem for me my friend, I live in London, United Kingdom. However, with reciprocity, this will likely, of course, mean that our access to bourbon will also be curtailed.
...not drinking Mister Sam because I don't want the bottle to go empty. Why is it the great ones always evaporate at a faster rate?!
2 months ago 2Who liked this?
@paddockjudge check the bottle for leaks...
Alberta Premium CS, 20 YO and Wiser's 23. I need a chance to sit down to appreciate them without interruption and this just isn't happening. I hope to get to try these highly touted whiskies soon.
2 months ago 0
I’m not drinking the 2019 Laphroaig Cairdeas because it was part of the BC Liquor Stores’ annual spirit release and was completely sold out before we out of towers even got a look in.
Happens every year.
2 months ago 1Who liked this?
I'm not drinking Laphroaig 10 at the moment. I pulled my almost full bottle out last night and promptly dropped it onto hardwood floor. I thought, good thing it's in the tube only to discover on popping off the lid and pulling out the bottle that the bottom of the bottle was on the bottom of the tube and the contents were now in the tube. With a little help from my wife, we poured it through a coffee filter into a large measuring cup. I couldn't figure out what to do with it after that and finally settled on pouring it into my 10 year old cask strength bottle which was down to its last dram or two. Now have a bottle of 10 year old with a little extra kick.
2 months ago 7Who liked this?
@BlueNote well saved, sir. I haven't dropped and broken a bottle myself (yet) but I've thought a few times that I trust those flimsy cardboard boxes a bit too much considering the value of the contents. Nice recovery effort there.
2 months ago 4Who liked this?
@BlueNote I remember my first bottle of Benromach 10 (43%), unopened, falling through the box and crashing on a driveway... Nose...good. Taste, hints of ashphalt...
2 months ago 3Who liked this?
@BlueNote - I still have a dent in the rustic coal tin (an old, cheap bread bin ha!) by our fire from when I dropped an IB Ledaig on it. Fortunately, the tin was robust and whilst it got a huge dent, the contents were spared.
More recently (@hewie) I think it was a bottle of Lagavulin 16 that came straight out the bottom of the box and missed the marble edge of the fireplace by about a cm! That was a wake up call and now I always grab by the bottom ... in a Crocodile Dundee kind of way, of course
@BlueNote I have not dropped a bottle or a baby in my life because I carry them both the same way :)
@Nozinan I've been around here long enough to remember when you did that.
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