By @T4sho3 on 27th May 2011, show post
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Today, the 7th, is my 55th birthday. My wife thinks it is a "milestone" birthday. When I heard that, I knew that meant I could open up something special, even though I have a lot open right now. So, shortly, I will be opening my bottle of Bruichladdich Golder Still (1984 - 23 year old). This has been in my cabinet since 2012. I was able to obtain it for almost 1/2 price when Washington state was transitioning from state run to private liquor stores. I had 11 special bottles that I was considering opening. I discussed pros and cons of each one with my wife and we settled on this one. Always good to get buy in from your better half on these things.
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@bwmccoy Happy Birthday!!
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@talexander - Thank you!
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@bwmccoy And let there be many more...
@Nozinan - Thank you!
Happy birthday to you. Hope it’s a good day!
@CanadianNinja - Thanks! It's been an interesting day for sure. Been working from home for the past two days due to a large amount of rain causing flooding and landslides to block all roads out of our neighborhood. My birthday wish is that it would stop raining long enough for the roads to be opened up. :-) Guess I will just have to drink some whisky. Thanks again!
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@bwmccoy - looks like a great bottle to celebrAte with How was it? If never heard of it to be honest?!
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Pulled this one out of the bunker. It will be opened in 2020.
Danfield’s 21 YO, no longer in production. When it’s gone, it’s gone forever.
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@paddockjudge I still regret those 4 bottles in rural Alberta that got away...
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@RianC - in a word, it was amazing. It’s always good when you aren’t let down or disappointed after waiting so long to open something. It met or exceeded my expectations, at least until I tried the last few sips with water added. Won’t make that mistake again. It completely changed it and NOT in a good way!
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@Nozinan, this country of ours is vast, sometimes we can't successfully negotiate the terrain. I too regret missing out on the four bottles of Danfield's 21 YO in rural Alberta; however, looking on the bright side, someone else did derive enjoyment from them.
@paddockjudge I hope you're right. Though it would have been nice to own one bottle.
I know someone who would probably douse it with gingerale (he does have other redeeming qualities as you know). I hope that doesn't / didn't happen...
@paddockjudge that is the main reason I have not opened this one after finding it abandoned at an LCBO for $45 a few years ago.
The LCBO informs me that Old Forester 1920 Prohibition style will be released in the next 2 weeks so I will be getting a backup bottle. Probably will be in the $85 Cad range.
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I think I’ll take a chance on the BenRiach 10. It gets good reviews and is under 60 bucks here in Mexico.
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@BlueNote have you found any bona fide Jose Cuervo Reserva de La Familia Extra Anejo tequila down there yet? I see a few sub $ 150 USD prices posted for Mexico on wine-searcher.com. For under $ 400 I see a few 2.5 Litre bottles in various places. Well try a sip, if you can't get, or don't want to pay for, a bottle.
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@Victor An acquaintance who also comes down here takes a case of that home every year. I’ll keep an eye out for it. He gets it through some contact he has down here. I’m also looking for a mescal called Sin Piedad that A friend brought to one of our whisky tastings. I thought it was quite stunning considering that it cost him around $95 Can.
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@Victor I don't know much about tequila so I checked about Jose Cuervo Reserva de La Familia Extra Anejo availability here in NZ. Surprisingly it is available via a few outlets for about $180 NZD which is approx $120 USD. Still a bit rich for me to spalsh out on but good to know it's available here.
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I’m debating whether to pick up a bottle of Maker’s Mark Cask Strength or Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Rye.... Or both?
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@CanadianNinja MM CS. Jack Daniel's Rye (either standard or SB) isn't great.
@CanadianNinja - I've had the JD SB rye and was fairly impressed. It's definitely an unusual rye profile but also different to standard JD. It is an acquired taste though, I would say. Not had the Makers.
Actually, your review of MM Cask Strength has me leaning toward this one @talexander.
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