By @PeatyZealot on 24th Nov 2014, show post
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You are quite lucky. Not to say I would be able to afford to pay that much for a bottle of whisk(e)y, but every time I have been in Narita airport, the Yamazaki 18yo Limited Edition always had a "sold out" sign next to it. Was it at the Fa So La duty free? haha
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I just bought (for lack of a better term) a Laphroaig Cairdeas 200th Anniversary Edition (2015). I will open it....eventually. But it’s going to sit in the cabinet for awhile.
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@OdysseusUnbound Wherever did you find it? Have you tried it before? If not I will at some point open one of mine and sample you.
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@Nozinan I have not tried it, and I’d rather not disclose how I came across it. It isn’t exactly legal, it isn’t exactly illegal, but it certainly isn’t unethical either. The internet is a weird, wonderful place sometimes.
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Picked up my order from the SAQ today. It contained the third JD Barrel Proof I ordered, this one is for me the other two I ordered we're for Connosr members.
I also got a bottle of Talisker 8! I had given up on the idea of any of it becoming accessible here. That said the online sale of 70+bottles lasted all of 5 minutes it was a frenzy.
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@cricklewood Talisker 8 - Well done!
@Nozinan Thanks When I pop it open I'll send a sample your way should be fun to compare with 57N
@cricklewood Absolutely. The comparison is MANDATED
@cricklewood - I'm drooling . . . nice catch!
Just made the mistake of having a look on Cadenheads. They have about 20 whiskies I like the look of. Wasn't going to make a purchase but then I saw they were down to their last 3 bottles of this so pulled the trigger. Glen Moray has been on my list of distilleries to try for a while.
What a great bottlers Cadenheads are. Where else can you get a 20 year old cask strength, NCF bottle of scotch for £75?
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This is my latest haul from MA. The three Old Particulars were priced moderately and Bunnahabhain is one of my favorites. I’ve heard excellent things with that Benriach as well. I’ve never had any Linkwood and that unique CS bottling wasn’t expensive. The Kilchoman Machir Bay is the 2016 East Coast Tour bottling. Lastly that Blackadder isn’t common in this neck of the woods so I had to “get while the gettin’s good.”
I didn’t just buy these, but after tracking them down for awhile and being patient, I finally picked up these two beauties today. They will be opened and enjoyed..........eventually.
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@OdysseusUnbound I am surprised to see that you were willing to spring for 25 yo malt whisky. Have you expanded your whisky budget?
@Victor I have not. It was obtained through a fortuitous combination of right place, right time, and plain ol’ fashioned dumb luck. Let’s say it cost me less than a Talisker 10 would cost me in Ontario and leave it at that....
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Just to highlight how good the Cadenhead prices are. Master of Malt are selling a 10 year old Glen Moray for £10 more than Cadenheads are selling their 20 year old.
@OdysseusUnbound two great acquisitions there. I'm jealous!
@OdysseusUnbound a really good deal is always a pleasure. Unless you had to break too many laws, teach us the trick.
@RikS I’m not sure I broke any laws, but I may have bent a few. Nothing other Connosrs haven’t done...and there’s more to come. Lady Luck seems to be favouring me these days. But being a bit “classically Greek” in my mindset, I’m a bit worried or cautious when too much seems to be going my way. Fortune is a fickle mistress.
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@Wierdo followed your advice on that one/ only one left now! - delivery is steep but what can you do ! Look forward to cracking it.
@OdysseusUnbound - She is indeed but let her ride you well while she wishes you in her intimate quarters for soon you'll be tomorrow's chip wrappers and a potential visit to a certain type of clinic will be on the cards
Great purchases those, mate! I am infinitely jealous!
Lagavulin 8. Why?
I got a couple of bottles when the 200 Anniversary special release arrived in Western Canada. I opened one and really enjoyed it. The price of this batch is less than the average price I paid in 2016. And I want to see if the qualities of the original are still present in the later releases. I hope to open this within the next 2 weeks.
@jsilevinac is the Old Particular range any good? I think I tried an Imperial from them.once which was decent but nothing else. They have a few bottles I like the look of.
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@conorrob we'll have to compare notes!
I see it's sold out now. Glad I got in there. That's the thing I've realised about indy bottlings. When they're gone they're gone. You'll more than likely only ever have one bottle of a whisky you love. And you'll miss out on a few you may later regret. Encourages you to appreciate the one you've got while it lasts.
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@Wierdo Occasionally you can get lucky.
I got a bottle of G&M Mortlach (I think in 2014) and it had been released a couple of years before that. I wasn't that impressed but either the bottle developed or my palate did and 3 years later I really liked it. And my BIL was able to find another in Calgary for me. In fact, when I visited last December, one store still had several bottles.
@Wierdo that last sentence of yours pretty much sums up life itself.
@OdysseusUnbound That's a good one (the Cairdeas 2015). I bought two when they first came out. Still have one bunkered. Enjoy.
@Victor very true and it has extra poignancy for you having said it.
@Victor - as usual, well said!
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