By @PeatyZealot on 24th Nov 2014, show post
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The wife and kids are gone up to the cottage and I have some things to take care of tomorrow, so I will meet them there. I was going through my cabinet (and the overflow of bottles that are currently in my room) and I found a bottle of Woodford Reserve Distiller’s Select that I don’t be remember buying. But I must have bought it at some point. So I guess I’ll open it and see what it’s all about.
7 days ago 3Who liked this?
@OdysseusUnbound, it makes a great Mint Julep on the first Saturday in May.
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@paddockjudge I have yet to perfect the Mint Julep. And to be honest, I’m not much of a horse-racing guy...but then again, any reason to drink bourbon is a good reason.
This popped up on LiQuery.com a while back so it was still available today and picked it up. The last bottle at the LCBO. Finally a backup bottle.
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I’m up at our cottage for the rest of the week. I got a bottle of Bushmills 10 Year Old Single Malt as a housewarming gift. Not too shabby.
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These two arrived today. Reason - My partner suggested I should get a special bottle to celebrate the imminent birth of our second son. Well, how could one turn down such a request!? I had toyed with splashing out what I paid for these on one bottle, namely the AnCnoc 24, but that can wait for my 40th early next year.
Tried the SB 15 once in a whisky bar and liked it but felt it was one that really needed more time to ponder. Had a sample of the GD 15 sent by @weirdo early this year and really enjoyed it. I also have few sherry matured whiskys in the stash so . . .
Oh and in case anyone's wondering, it will be the SB 15 that will 'anoint' the baby's head, as it were.
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My last purchase was several Aberlour A’Bunadh. Batches 58,59,60,63,64. I have been overseas for several years so my A’Bunadh collection has missed several batches so thought I should beef it up before my next move.
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@Tom92 I gave up trying to buy each batch. No room in my cabinet as I go through less than one bottle a year and they release 3.
I wish I could have snagged a 60 for my 60th birthday though
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@Nozinan I completely understand that, being NZ I know we won’t get every batch anyway so collect why I can. I really want #55, but no dice in NZ. If you find your way to nz one day, we’ll crack the #60
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@Tom92 that is some righteous A'bunadh purchasing!
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@Tom92 Maybe I'll visit NZ when I turn 60 in 10 years...
@Victor hopefully it’s a good start!
@Nozinan if that’s the case can easily pick up another 60 for you
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@RianC Nice acquisitions of two solid whiskys.
You can light the keresone lamp as a pairing for the Springbank!
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@Tom92 we should talk. Follow me and we should message. I have a friend in Auckland who comes back every year or so...
4 days ago 0
PC 10- I love this stuff: peat punch plus some wine (I should look up the actual make up not he website)
Laphroaig Cairdeas Triple Wood- Triple Wood at 48% has, for me, always been underrated. I can't wait to open this. More transparency with ingredients would add to the fun, though (i.e., how old, how long in the casks, etc.)
@Tom92 got me thinking
I had bought at least one bottle of A’Bunadh in each calendar year from when I started drinking Scotch in 2011 until 2016 when I got hold of a batch 54 thanks to @mancub.
I have not bought any since that time (for myself - I got one for someone as part of a gift in December)
After seeing all those batches picked up by @Tom92, it hit home that I’m not buying ahead for future birthdays anymore and I missed out on batch 60.
I was at the LCBO to get one can of Guinness for a cake, and noticed a bottle of batch 65. That’s considered an important birthday too (many retire then). So on impulse, I bought it. Most expensive can of Guinness ever.
As I sit here, I ponder that that bottle will likely not be opened for 15 years, almost twice as long as I’ve been drinking whisky so far.
I think the next batch I’ll aim for will be the 80. Given the pace of output, I may have to wait 25 years to open that one.
In the meantime, I doubt I’ll run out...
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@Nozinan Guinness breakfast of champions, so good option to pick up the #65. I’ll happily take the blame for that one. Although that is a drought of A’Bunadh, 3 years without a bottle.
But waiting til #80 is a long way off!
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@Tom92 Three years without BUYING a bottle. I've had 1-2 open batches in my cabinet all along...
I have been opening batches when I turn the corresponding age. Even missing a few batches, I'm in no danger of running out...
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@Nozinan I can put my mind at ease now
@Nozinan The 64 is excellent.I look forward to hearing about the 65.
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