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What did you NOT buy and why?

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By g @gfc on 21st Jan 2018, show post

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@RianC
RianC replied

@Wierdo - looks like like minds will indeed attract like! My Mrs thinks The Road is suicide inducing. Like you, I see it as a tale of hope and the human spirit shining in the darkest of hours. Maybe to 'get' McCarthy you have to also 'get' single malt whisky?!? Probably doesn't hurt ... stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

As said above, I only just read Blood Meridian but instantly had to re-read it - never done that with any novel before in my life!

8 months ago 4Who liked this?

Wierdo replied

@RianC @OdysseusUnbound

We have our photos up in the lobby of the hospital I work in with a bit of a blurb about us favourite food etc and we were asked for a favourite quote.

Everyone put stuff like Carpe Diem etc. To take the p*** I went with a Cormac McCarthy quote thinking I'd get told to choose something else. But they actually printed mine.

So you have all the other managers photos with 'Carpe Diem' and 'Life is about learning to dance in the rain' etc.

Then you have my photo and underneath 'the order you see in creation is that which you put there yourself. Like string in a maze, so you shall not lose your way'.

8 months ago 6Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

This little tempter from Blair Athol.

houseofmalt.co.uk/product/…

I'm sticking to my guns and resisting the urge but if I had some spare cash id jump on this. Not meaning to tease anyone across the pond either but perhaps it's available your end?

8 months ago 3Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

A new Amrut has appeared in Alberta. Still available for only $140 plus 5% GST. I did not order it. Although the premise is interesting (1% peated barley, finished in sherry casks), it it is bottled at 46%, and I can't justify the purchase.

I'm sure I would like it. But I also have so much Amrut to open that I will enjoy...

7 months ago 5Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

I didn't buy any Elijah Craig Barrel Proof. There was some available online this morning on the LCBO website but I think $127 is a ridiculous price and I refuse to pay it. I can't imagine liking it twice as much as WT Rare Breed, which is half the price.

6 months ago 3Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@OdysseusUnboun, price doesn't change the taste. Good is good...period. Value and quality are two separate measurements. I don't let a price tag influence my opinion, good is good, regardless of the price. Something on sale/discounted/less expensive does not have its goodness increase incrementally with a cheaper price tag. Conversely, an increase in the price of a whisky does not alter the taste, good remains good. Quality is static, value is dynamic. Price does not change the taste. The measurement of value is independent of quality.

6 months ago 4Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@paddockjudge I agree. Unfortunately, I really adore all the Booker’s profiles I’ve tried so when I see one in the wild, I grudgingly pay the $120 they go for. I tell myself not to do it as I think it’s too pricy…..but man I just love that (those?) bourbon(s).

6 months ago 3Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@OdysseusUnbound, I agree, the bourbon prices, both retail and grey market, are obscene. Like you, I too find it hard to resist the call of my favourite bourbon, Booker's is one of them. I did buy a bottle of ECBP, A120 is a very nice batch.

6 months ago 3Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@OdysseusUnbound ECBP used to cost $150 at the LCBO. Who can understand the prices?

6 months ago 4Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nozinan the ways of the LCBO are mysterious.

6 months ago 4Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Astroke blush

Did you open it? I'm liking mine. I'm finding similarities with North of 7.

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

I did not buy any Blanton's. About 500 + bottles were available online this morning and by 11:30 am they were sold out. I abstained this time around because while I like Blanton's (in fact I've liked some bottles a lot) I'm really trying to clamp down on new purchases. We're also getting ready to move so now is not the time to add to my collection.

6 months ago 3Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@OdysseusUnbound Oh no, that means at least a 100 facebook posts of Blanton's. There are still 1700 bottles at stores. Looks like a Tater fest over the next 2 days

6 months ago 3Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

@Astroke I’ve left all but one FB whisky group. I’m not on any FB lotto groups any more either. I’ve grown tired of that whole scene. This is one of the only whiski sites I still visit regularly.

6 months ago 2Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@OdysseusUnbound Too be honest, those fb secondary/lottery sites are pretty bad. New sucker every day on them. This site has so many knowledgeable and experienced Whisk(e)y people it really is one of the only sites worth reading posts.

6 months ago 6Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Astroke I saw Eagle rare 10 YO on the shelf last week and passed. I saw FRSB and passed. Now Blanton's Original and Weller Reserve are making an appearance along with Sazerac Rye. I may pass on those too. I believe now is the time to harvest your favourite single malts before they become rare and difficult to access. Super Premium Canadian Whisky can still be had at retail prices, get 'em while you can. Bourbon inventories have been climbing steadily for the past decade, we may see more of our everyday bourbon sippers on a regular basis.

6 months ago 6Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@paddockjudge Looking forward to George T Stagg as my regular sipper being available without the need for a mortgage...

6 months ago 2Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@paddockjudge Yes, I have been concentrating on Single malts lately and a recent trade netted me some top Irish as well. Always looking for a good Canadian Whisky, actually considering CR Winter Wheat, although JH's review and score seems to be a little ambitious.

6 months ago 3Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Astroke Having resolved to decrease my purchasing, I've not had any real themes, except maybe trying to get some good CS ryes. While I still consider single malts in my wheelhouse, I have bought only one Scotch this year, and the other single malts were Israeli.

If I were building a cabinet, it would be different. Now my only concern is to have enough interesting whiskies that my friends have a reason to come over.

6 months ago 5Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@paddockjudge - "I believe now is the time to harvest your favourite single malts before they become rare and difficult to access"

I'm guessing you're referring more to Canada, specifically, but this is something I've been feeling for a while - although perhaps as much unaffordable as unobtainable.

I often think I should just stock up on a few whiskys I know I enjoy and sod the rest. If only I had the willpower stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes

6 months ago 5Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@RianC Take comfort in the fact that you are part of a large cohort of spineless weaklings when it comes to willpower. In that regard I may well be your leader. blush

6 months ago 3Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

I had an opportunity to join 29 others in a Zoom tasting of the 6 bottles of the Kinship collection. The cost was $250 Can for 6- 3/4oz samples. I decided that $250 could buy me one excellent bottle, two very good bottles or 3 pretty decent bottles, so I passed.

6 months ago 6Who liked this?

MRick replied

Canadian Club 44 year old Chronicles. At $329, it’s too expensive to take a chance on without finding any reviews.

5 months ago 4Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@MRick, it's good, but not great...CC44...yeah, $329, that's a lot of scratch....I like CC40 above all other 40-somethings, to date....

5 months ago 1Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@MRick I've got a 2oz sample I have to work my way through. Sent by a friend, along with a similar sized sample of the 43 year-old. I'll let you know what I think of it...

5 months ago 1Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

I did NOT buy any of the Weller offerings (W12 and CYPB) or Blanton’s Gold from the LCBO as my oh-fer streak continues with allocated orders. Hopefully I get a chance to pick up a Laphroaig Cairdeas PX but I’m not entirely sure that will happen. I think only Center of the universe (aka GTA) stores have had them so far. We’ll see I guess.

5 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

Many many bottles of all descriptions. Why? My sister bought them, and she lets me drink them or take home samples from them whenever I want. I own hundreds of bottles of whiski. She owns more than I do. That is one good big sister. Don't you all wish that you had sisters like that?

5 months ago 2Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Well, @Victor, I have met your sister and can say I would be proud to have a sister like her, regardless of the whisky.

However, not being able to drink everything I own would make it even more difficult if my sister were keeping me supplied.

That said, I think fondly back to our visit with you (pleural) and I look forward to the next one, COVID - permitting.

5 months ago 2Who liked this?

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