By @T4sho3 on 27th May 2011, show post
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@cricklewood the same friend was able to do a head to head with the 2015 and the 2018 versions of Flaming Heart at the Victoria Whisky Festival back in January and concluded that there was no comparison. The 2015 hands down.
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My club is having its annual cliché Irish whisky event tonight.
•A new club member is bringing one of those Method and Madness malts from Midleton, which I hadn't even heard about until he offered it. Sounds really different and high-quality.
•Then we have a West Cork one-off, the Peat-Charred Cask release from a year or two ago. That should be a fun little oddball. (We also had its sibling release, the Glengarriff Bog Oak, but it went missing at our Burns Night back in January. Boo.)
•And another club member—the biggest Irish whisky fan I know—is sharing from his collection of Powers bottles. He raves about their higher-end stuff.
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@MadSingleMalt Will there be Irish Rovers music blaring and green food colouring in the whisky?
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That should, of course, be whiskey.
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@BlueNote, Irish Rovers? Close, but you're way off.
I wear my musical heart on my sleeve—er, license plate, actually: POGUES.
Green Spot Chateau Montelena. Single pot still Irish finished in California zinfandel wine casks. I'll be opening it for my office tomorrow afternoon (I'll be spending St. Patrick's Day with my daughter at ComiCon). I've never had this particular Green Spot before but I'll try to find time to review it on Sunday.
@MadSingleMalt Rum, Sodomy and the Lash. Is Shane still alive and still swimming in Streams of Whiskey?
For most public figures, that's just an idle tongue-in-cheek question to poke a bit of fun. But for Shane, it's always a serious concern, innit?
@MadSingleMalt Too true.
@talexander I’ll be at Comicon with the whole family!
@OdysseusUnbound I'll be there with Maggie and her friend's family! Wheeee!
@talexander We’ll only be there on the Saturday, dressed as The Avengers. I’ll be a chubby Tony Stark, sans the Iron Man costume.
@OdysseusUnbound Ha - I'll be a chubby Tom Alexander. And we're there only Sunday, so I guess we'll miss each other! Hmmmm you seem to keep avoiding me.....
@talexander It’s almost like I’m the Pokeroo..
@OdysseusUnbound I was thinking Norm's wife from Cheers.
@BlueNote thanks for the heads up, I've thought of purchasing a bottle of the 2018 flaming heart but went with another 2015 when I was last in Calgary.
The way things are looking at Compass Box he's been stretching the price folks are willing to pay for limited editions and it seems to be working. Look at that Tobias & the angel expression it's basically similar components to Flaming Heart 2015 minus the younger Caol Ila and the dollop of Oak Cross he adds to most blends and it's going for an astronomical sum, yes I know limited quantities and all but it's funny how much can change in 3-4 years.
So I'm cruising the SAQ listing of upcoming releases for Thursday March 21st, I knew from my intel that they we're holding back all Game of Thrones bottles to do one grand release, so meh nothing that interesting there.
Glen Scotia double cask 64$ ok not bad then I happen upon this!!!
Not one but two different picks of Jack Daniels Single Barrel, Barrel Proof...Holy moly!! I shit on the SAQ often but they have been stepping up their game and this is a step in the right direction. A bit high but priced in line with things like Stagg Jr. & Booker's . I know what I am staying up late to buy online this coming Wednesday night...this doesn't make up for Springbank CS and Longrow 14 Sherry selling out in minutes but I am starting to feel consoled
@talexander, @OdysseusUnbound, I'll be dressed as a chubby paddockjudge, wearing a Celtics 1888 sweater and spilling Irish whiskey on the front room floor as we celebrate the second annual Irish Karaoke and Stompin' Tom Piss Up. Lasy year my youngest brother eventually passed out at 6 a.m. after he crawled into a sleeping bag the wrong way, a green sleeping bag.
@cricklewood The one JD SB BP I saw last year on my trip to Maryland was US$64. SO the SAQ price is not too shabby. If only I lived in la bell province...
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@Nozinan the whisky pipeline is alive and well on Connosr. I'm sure we can reverse the flow of whisky from east to west
@cricklewood I think the Canadian whisky pipeline is more like a whirlpool, starting in Calgary and going East, West, sometimes north and a little south, and suitable has included bottles of Corryvreckan among other things...
I’m gonna open a Johnny Black I’ve had for ages this evening. I shouldn’t feel that excited really but I love this juice and at one time it was pretty much the only whisky I’d drink - until I had my ‘epiphany’ . . .
I shall raise a glass to my (relatively) new digital drinking mates later (that’s you!) and reflect on my journey so far.
Since I haven't picked the bottles up, nor have I paid for them yet, then my latest post is most appropriate here. I will be going to Tokyo again this June, and from what I saw on my last trip the NAS Nikka Whisky from the Barrel, 51.4 ABV, wasn't readily available. Luckily, I found a website of a liquor shop that allowed you sign up to be notified when they got the whisky in stock. I signed up, got an email, had to use both my friends in Japan and Google translate, to make sure I was being notified that it was actually in stock, and once I confirmed I had a friend of mine order three bottles of it.
I know the other thread about whiskies just purchased and why, emphasizes the why, so I will just put that part here.
Even on wine-searcher finding a place that had in stock that shipped to Colorado, I was seeing prices of over $100 USD. However, getting in Japan, and from the place I found online, I am only paying $26- 26.50 USD per bottle.
In short, I am getting a whisky I enjoy and a very affordable price.
Oh yes, I am also planning (operative word, 'planning') to get on my trip:
Just brought a bottle of Redbreast 12 cask strength. My first pot still whisky.
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@Wierdo My prediction is you will not regret it.
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@Wierdo Excellent choice!
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I concur, I suspect you won't regret it. The 12yo CS was my second Redbreast Single Pot Still Whiskey. I actually purchased the 15yo first, based on a dram I had. After enjoying the 15yo, and knowing how quality can usually be found (but not always) with whisk(e)y that is cask strength or with higher levels of alcohol, I went and got myself a bottle of the 12yo CS. I look forward to hearing what your impressions are.
@Wierdo which batch did you pickup? Is it the B/18 or is the B/19 out yet? (or did you nab an older batch?). I have been following this yearly release quite closely and agree with @Nozinan
@Nock its batch 18.
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@Wierdo - I think this is the batch I got at xmas. I just opened a Power's 12 and first impressions were really good. I'll probably save the Redbreast CS for later in the year but it's making me think I need more pot still in my life!
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