By @PeatyZealot on 24th Nov 2014, show post
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The two latest acquisitions.
Maison Ferroni - Boucan D'enfer: a blend of rums from Guyana (high ester molasses), Trinidad & Fiji (Agricole) they are finished in ex-Laphroaig casks.
Kilchoman single cask, 7. 5yrs,finished in Madeira Hogshead bottled for SAQ. I tried this recently and it was really good.
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They certainly are two beauties. I haven't had that version of the Nikka Pure Malt, yet.
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@Tom92 That is an impressive line-up there - pleased to see you can still get your hands on those SMWS bottles. Some of those Adelphi bottles recently released looked right tasty too. Are you sampling soon or are things on hold?
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Had a welfare package arrive from @RianC !
Had the Powers 12 last night which is my first Irish pot still. Really enjoyed it.
Recently brought a Kilkerran 8 CS and a Lagavulin 12 CS 2018 release.
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Peerless Single Barrel Rye
Archie Rose Chocolate Malt Rye
Appleton Estate Reserve Blend
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@Wierdo getting samples in the mail is fun, looks like @RianC sent you quite a nice line-up.
Where are you guys getting thses type of bottles from?
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After having my cash (350$) taken by a Giant cashier(my card broke, and I needed the money for a road trip, so it was in my wallet), they caught the thief on tape and paid me back. I couldn't believe it.
After that, I rewarded my wife --whose expensive shoes were stolen from a USPS box were left in our hallway, but refunded by the company-- and myself for our detective work, I bought Springbank 10 and Pikesville 6yr. The prices were fairly high for both, but when you actually get back stolen money and your hunch is confirmed on video, who cares?
I haven't tried the Springbank yet. The Pikesville is delicious on its own terms. It's not Willett or WP CS. I like very high, spicy ryes . From a few sips, I can say that Pikesville shines in a different, quite fruity way. The abv can't be detected. There is some spice if one hunts for it, but I'll have to spend more time with it. I think I like spicier ryes, but I am happy with this comfort-drink purchase after what should have been a glorious long weekend.
Incidentally, the way I was ripped off was related to my temporarily disability: I was in an electric wheeler. The cashier dropped my change in a way that made me struggle to pick it up and then placed the groceries on top of my wallet (instead of the carousel), grabbed the cash, and threw the wallet in a handbasket (before having the hand basket shipped off somewhere else). Ling surmised half of these details, so we had some good teamwork.The cashier blamed the theft on other customers who came after us. She met her match. Ling and I are good detectives.Giant is a supposed to be a decent supermarket, and it's not the cheapest in town. I don't know if I'll go back there--we also have Whole Foods, Mom's, and Wegmans.
Baltimore is a great city, but there are many desperately poor people, and the notion of personal property is quite fragile around these parts, including the rather nice neighborhood that we recently moved into.
Can't wait to open that Springbank soon.
This was a late birthday gift from my next door neighbour and her daughter. They knew I liked Scotch.
I’ve actually never owned or tasted the original, until today...
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@Nozinan thoughts? I think it's fairly enjoyable for what it is.
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@casualtorture Not my usual dram, I have to admit, but not bad. I poured 15 cc while watching a K-Drama, and now I've poured another 15 cc and I'm going to do a review.
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@Nozinan did the original pair well with the K-drama?
@cricklewood Anything that is drinkable but not too complex pairs well with K-dramas. If it's too complex it draws my attention away from the subtitles...
But my wife and I usually pair K-dramas with Korean food, and the traditional go-to is 치맥. "Chi-Maek" is a compound word made from parts of "Chikin" (fried chicken) and "maekju" (beer). My wife prefers pork-bone soup though, which definitely does NOT pair with scotch.
@cricklewood they are these:
I brought them from Amazon UK. They seem to have gone up in price quite a lot recently though.
@RianC and myself are very environmentally conscious and so there's a lot of recycling going. We essentially keep using the same bottles.
@Hewie will be cracking a few bottles after Dry July. Just did a massive stock take, lining up a few bottles that have been collecting dust in dark wardrobes
I didn't give the "why"...take two:
Peerless Single Barrel Rye - Had my eye out for this one. I recently tried the single barrel & the small batch. I enjoyed both, yet the particular single barrel I tried popped with flavours, so I picked that up.
Archie Rose Chocolate Malt Rye - been waiting to try this one, a batch of 8 x apera casks with roasted chocolate rye, rye malt & pale malt. Bottled at 52%.
Appleton Estate Reserve Blend - continuing my exploration into rum. Wanted to try the 12 YO, which wasn't in stock, so checked out the cheaper of the two NAS releases. The famous 'funk' was dominant at first, but now after a few weeks is balanced with ginger and spice notes.
@Nozinan A K-drama will make almost any dram taste good.
@Frost - I think the Appleton 12 will be my next rum purchase. Nice haul by the way!
@ajjarrett Not Lambertus
Isaac Bowman Port finish: I trust the whisky guy at the store, and it wasn't too sweet, he said.
and Springbank 12 CS!! Manager said he usually doesn't keep it because people don't buy it.
Noticed almost every Amrut besides Intermediate sherry, mostly CS: will have to get one of those when I'm feeling more financially "liquid."
@cricklewood Have you tried the Kilchoman? That one looks particularly tasty
@Jonathan I was able to sample this bottle beforehand which helped my decision in purchasing a bottle, really nice profile, similar to sherry cask but more nuts, wax and a different spice profile. The nose was muted and took a while to get going but I've had enough Kilchoman's now to realize this happens, I don't know what it is about their spirit that causes this. It was pricier than I care to spend but since I had some gift certificates to use it lessened the blow.
Haven’t had that one, so I will trust you on it.
Impulse purchase alert, I just ordered the new Benromach Cask Strength batch 1 from Kensington wine market, It was tied between that and the new Peated sherry cask but I chose the former. I love th Benromach profile and so I think this will be fun, perhaps a good H2H with the 10/100...guess I better get one of those too
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Legent, out of curiosity,
Paul John Peated CS (I've had and liked it)
I was seeking some of the interesting Amrut expressions, but the the store did not have what I was looking for. They had the Single Malt CS, regular strength Peated, and Fusion..all . of which I would consider at some point in the future, should they still be available.
Amrut Peated CS--I've been waiting patiently for this one
Great King Street Glascow--good price, can't live on high abv alone, and I'd prefer my wife mix it with seltzer than any of my other bottles.
This bottle finally arrived. My never ending quest for aged cask strength Alberta Premium Rye.
@Astroke it's a worthwile quest considering how good it can be and how difficult it is to get in Canada.
We all need an eternal quest in our lives. I believe that is what gives us purpose.
The latest (batch 18) release of Springbank 12 CS. This has got to be one of the best buys available: quality hand crafted, limited release, cask strength whisky with an age statement. I'm looking forward to trying this latest bottle alongside the remains of my bottle of Batch 6. It'll be interesting to compare the change from 70% sherry and 30% bourbon casks to the new batches 50/50 mix.
@Hewie OK OK, I have to open it soon!
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