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By @PeatyZealot @PeatyZealot on 24th Nov 2014, show post

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@Victor
Victor replied

@casualtorture 100 proof Rebel Yell must be a big upgrade from the standard 80 proof stuff. The standard Rebel Yell is extremely batch variable. It can be anywhere from very good to not at all good. Standard Rebel Yell is usually very inexpensive in the US, a good bit cheaper than your $ 16 for the higher proof stuff.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Victor Cheaper than $16? Is there any bourbon that you can get for under $20 Canadian in CANADA?

7 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nozinan looks like the price on Rebel Yell was recently raised, but it is still $ 14.99 plus 9% tax, so yes, less than $ 16 plus tax. Recently I saw it for $ 12 something plus tax. Perhaps it was a sale price. I would certainly rather have @casualtorture's bottle at 50% ABV for a few cents more.

No I've never seen $ 20 CAN bourbon in Canada. Products like Forty Creek Barrel Select and standard Crown Royal have usually been less costly in my county in Maryland than at the LCBO. The recently weak Canadian dollar may have changed that, though.

7 months ago 1Who liked this?

@TracerBullet
TracerBullet replied

@Jonathan Sorry for the late reply, was out of the country and just got back a few days ago.

I actually don't have very many IB mainly because I am never sure what I am getting into. I have picked up a couple of the Battle Hill bottlings that you mentioned awhile back an if memory serves, they weren't too bad. I have had a few G & M bottlings and they have been fantastic.

I love the selection at Pine Orchard. Wish I was friends with the owner and could get a peek in her warehouse and also behind the checkout counter! I think she has stuff in there she doesn't even remember she has!

7 months ago 1Who liked this?

@TracerBullet
TracerBullet replied

@ajjarrett Just got back from a trip to Germany and was able to acquire Nikka from the Barrel in the Munich Airport Duty Free. Also picked up the Jameson Triple Triple. Wanted to get more but the prices were not all that good.

7 months ago 2Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

Just ordered Balblair 1997. It’s 15 years old and matured in bourbon casks. Unlike most Balblairs, no sherry in this one. Bought on the recommendation of a friend. Looking forward to tasting it. It was also on a 21% discount.

7 months ago 2Who liked this?

@ajjarrett
ajjarrett replied

@TracerBullet I look forward to hearing what you think of it when you crack it open. I still haven't opened what I brought back with me, yet.

7 months ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Little Book 3.

Great nose! I like what Freddie Noe is doing with these blends.

7 months ago 7Who liked this?

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@OdysseusUnbound

I just bought a Glenfiddich Project XX. Why? I gave in to my soft spot for ‘fiddich and I was swayed by @markjedi1 ‘s positive review.

7 months ago 3Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

As adults we are expected to take responsibility for our own actions.

In this case I pin the blame directly on @odysseusunbound.

He has talked this one up so much, and it’s reasonably priced at the LCBO. This one has been pulling at me for a long long time. F. O. M. O.

I finally gave in.

And darn it...I’ll probably have to open it up to taste it while there are still bottles left to avoid F. O. R. O.

7 months ago 7Who liked this?

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@OdysseusUnbound

@Nozinan I’ve been through about 4 or 5 bottles of the stuff since @Victor recommended it to me about 2 years ago. It’s one of my favourite whiskies regardless of provenance (USA/Scotland/Canada/Ireland/Middle Earth, etc)

7 months ago 4Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

@Nozinan I picked up the frozen version of this today. To the Canadian Connosr members, Happy Turkey Day!turkey

7 months ago 2Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@fiddich1980 I knew Glenlivet made little whisky pods, but I was not aware there were any bourbon popsickles. Cool.

7 months ago 4Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

A couple of world whiskies to add to the collection.

Someone here had sent me a 10% off promotional ad and on impulse, I bit. The Nikka 12 was an unexpected but, much appreciated gift from an old friend.

7 months ago 6Who liked this?

Astroke replied

@fiddich1980 Nice, those Solist Kavalan's at ZYN have been calling out to me for weeks now. Sherry Cask, Port cask. Bourbon cask, Rum cask and the Vinho Barrique. I need to to allocate more money to my Whisky budget and then justify it. I sound like a Liberal :)

7 months ago 4Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@Astroke that looks like a snooze and lose situation to me with the Kavalan Solists. I'd get right on that if I were you.

7 months ago 1Who liked this?

RikS replied

@Astroke let me save you some money. I tried the rum cask last week. Not bad, but nothing much more exciting than other rum finished ones like eg the Balvenie. The Solists on the other hand... mind you, they are the same as the ex sherry/ex bourbon, just CS

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Astroke replied

@RikS Thanks for the heads up. I have a Kavalan Kavafan bottle Solist Oloroso Sherry, 9.5 years old and one of the best Sherry matured Whiskies I have ever tried. If I pull the trigger it would be the Port or Vinho I think with the Port being much less costly.

7 months ago 2Who liked this?

RikS replied

@Astroke the Sherry Solist is pretty amazing. Also, I have tried the PX and that one was exquisite. The 'normal' sherry isn't bad either, and I have the ex-bourbon (not solist) which is interesting as it is SOO prevalent bourbon influences in there.

7 months ago 1Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

whiskysaga.com/blog/…

@Astroke @Victor @Nock and others who like to find bottle information and bottling information. The site listed is the source for dating and finding vintage/distillation date for Kavalan Solist.

My Kavalan VB has Cask# W130116019A:

W = wine cask 13 = year 01 = January 16 = day

16 January 2013.

The back of the bottle contains the bottling date 2019.04.24 using these two pieces of information the age may be determined.

7 months ago 5Who liked this?

@OdysseusUnbound

I just bought a Glenfarclas 15 Year Old. I went in to the LCBO looking for a Deanston 18 that was supposedly on clearance, but they were all gone. But when I saw the farclas 15, I pulled the trigger despite reports of some sulphur in recent batches. I’m willing to take my chances.

7 months ago 7Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@OdysseusUnbound I just got a bottle of the current batch of 'Farclas 15...no discernible sulphur. Delicious. Enjoy. How much was it?

7 months ago 3Who liked this?

@casualtorture

@fiddich1980 Nice, I have heard nothing but amazing things about that Kavalan Vihno Barrique. It's $250USD+ around here so I doubt I'll try it until my next visit to Asia.

7 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nock
Nock replied

@fiddich1980 I love the information. Now I just need to get a bottle of my own! I have tried two different batches of the Soloist and both were fantastic. Cheers

7 months ago 2Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 replied

@casualtorture, @Nock Time to start getting in touch with those traveling friends.

I would have hounded my Taiwanese friends back in my computer PC days to pick up a bottle of Kavalan, hind sight being 20/20.

Currently, the Canadian Connosr community wait with bated breath for the release of Northern Borders Collection and Alberta Distillery Age / CS Rye.

7 months ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@OdysseusUnbound I think you’ll find it was worth it. I got one from Craft Cellars recently. It was $96 and with 15% off and with the GST and shipping and insurance in it came to right around $95. It’s worth watching out for their very frequent sales.

7 months ago 1Who liked this?

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