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.
4 months ago 3Who liked this?
@OdysseusUnbound, it makes a great Mint Julep on the first Saturday in May.
4 months ago 2Who liked this?
@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.
4 months ago 4Who liked this?
@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
@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
@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!
@Tom92 we should talk. Follow me and we should message. I have a friend in Auckland who comes back every year or so...
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...
3 months ago 4Who liked this?
@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.
3 months ago 0
Well, I couldn't wait until September to upload a 'clearer' photo. Yes, I am going back to Tokyo. And in case I couldn't find the Glen Garioch 15yo Sherry Cask Matured, I had a friend get two bottles for me, which I will be reimburse him for. Why? Simple, I enjoy the dram, and it isn't available in the US, at least I cannot find it here. I know, I don't have them yet, so this post could have gone in the "what will you buy or open next" thread, but I am too lazy to change it now. : P
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@ajjarrett You bought them even if you don't have them yet. So this thread is fine. Drink them in good health, with a Nadurra chaser.
@Nozinan You know me too well. I am preparing myself when the day comes I am put on an 'all-liquid' diet.
@ajjarrett Don't wait. The people I see on all-liquid diets can no longer enjoy the liquid... Enjoy it while you can. And do it with friends - it's the best way!
You got that straight!
Well, more like "you got that with a little water added."
I bought an unplanned bottle of Arran 10 last night because I couldn't resist the closeout price of just $25. They had a whole pallet of 'em too!
I just bought a Redbreast 15 and a Tyrconnell 15 Madeira Finish. Why? FOMO combined with poor impulse control. These are two Irish whiskies I really wanted to try and I was worried that once they were sold out the LCBO might not get any more for a long time. To wit, Redbreast 12 CS hasn’t been available at all in 2019. I’d say I’m done buying for awhile, but I’m waiting to see if I “won” anything in the latest LCBO bourbon lottery....
@OdysseusUnbound Well, at least you have FOMO for a 'valid' part of your life, and not the latest picture of a beef burger your friend posted while eating somewhere with a caption which states, "Hmmm is this dog or horse?"
Oh yeah, Good choice on the RB 15yo. That is one of my favorite RB expressions available, and yes, it happened to be my first RB I had tried.
@OdysseusUnbound I'm just curious about your reaction, should you; get allocated a bottle of Eagle Rare 20?
@fiddich1980 Just one? I put in for 4 of them.
Not even maybe.
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