By @paddockjudge on 1st Jan 2020, show post
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@Nozinan Good call on the Talisker. See, this is why I was so happy to get those tickets to the Diageo tasting back in Jan - I could try them without paying so much (as it turned out, I bought three different bottles). I mean, the tickets weren't cheap but many of them were once-in-a-lifetime drams.
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@talexander what was the third bottle?
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@Nozinan Pittyvaich 29yo ($550) That one is an investment as it's a closed distillery, and pretty damn old. It is also absolutely stunning.
Some old dusty bottles of Willett Single Barrel Rye 7 year old and Willett Single Barrel Rye 14 year old for 65€ and 90€ from my local off license in Cork (Ireland) with a cantankerous owner.
On discount, because apparently no one ever buys it, it's not as good as Jack Daniels and would mainly be suited to making marmalade... :-)
I kid you not. I just smiled and said I have lots of marmalade to make.
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@Misty I hope that you cleaned out that guy's stock. Splendid acquisitions to drink, but at those prices you could also go into business as a scalper. It's been about 8 years since I have seen a Willett Family Estate rye or bourbon aged over 10 years old available for sale at a 'dealer', viz. non-scalper, price.
@Misty This should have been posted on Steal of a Deal. Jackpot find.
That’s funny I didn’t realise it was a good price, I just remember you saying ages ago Willet Rye was a great example of the genre.
I went back and picked up another 8 year old Willet as well as some old Blanton’s cask strength. Just opened the Blanton’s, very nice and no I will not be adding it to my homemade marmalade.
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I found a place in Pompano Beach that's selling a wonderful French NAS single malt, Brenne, for $35, a price that is exactly one half of what it costs from Total Wine & Liquor, the massive retailer that generally offers very competitive pricing. Very nice on the nose, fruit notes including banana, it's quite a relaxing, enjoyable single malt experience. Bought 3 bottles, one to give to a couple having us over for dinner shortly.
When opportunity knocks, open the door.
Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia Extra Anejo. $185CDN
@paddockjudge They has an open bottle at the airport and I had a small taste. Very nice, right up there with the Don Julio 1942. I’m going to crack the bottle when we have our annual Mexico reunion party.
@BlueNote, I like DJ’42.
Today I purchased a bottle.
It is not bourbon, nor does it taste like bourbon.
It is not Scotch, nor does it taste like any Scotch I have sipped.
Today I purchased a bottle of Wiser's 23 Year Old CASK STRENGTH Canadian Blend 64.3% abv.
Because it is good, very good! ...and it is available.
$150 ...and cask strength .... yes, cask strength Canadian Whisky ...it tastes like Canadian Whisky...it doesn't taste like bourbon nor does it taste like Scotch. It tastes like cask strength Canadian Whisky.
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Real Canadian Cask Strength Whisky
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@paddockjudge You like it then?
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@BlueNote, yes, I lke it. There is a backstory. @OdysseusUnbound pointed out to us earlier this week that a Canadian Whisky Insider has been scolding the supporters of Cask Strength Canadian Whisky...something about ruining Canadian Whisky....that's me, The Ruiner of Canadian Whisky
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@paddockjudge You should just buy bourbon or scotch, since you obviously don’t care for real, true, “subtle and elegant” Canadian whisky.
@OdysseusUnbound, you are absolutely correct! I wouldn’t know a good Canadian whisky if one poured itself into my lap.
Subtle and elegant, what would I know about that?!! I’ll be back in a moment. I’m stepping away to pour my Danfield’s 21 YO down the drain... hmmm, I wonder if that would taste like bourbon or taste like Scotch at Cask Strength?
@paddockjudge Bit pricy though (though a Scotch or bourbon of that age would cost a lot more..), especially when a month ago it was on sale for $105. But I'm sure it tastes the same at any price.
@Nozinan, yes, price does not change the taste!
Thanks for the $105 W23
$150 CAD for a 23 yo cask strength anything sounds damn good to me. I prefer a little muscle over elegance anyway - sounds perfect
@paddockjudge We could probably start another discussion thread just based on Davin's incomprehensible statement.
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For you or anyone else who drinks cask strength Canadian whisky because you really want to drink Scotch, I would like to make you aware of some special deals the LCBO has on some older scotches. I’m sure you’ll find them right in the same wheelhouse and price range as the W23 or AP CS.
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