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

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@bwmccoy
bwmccoy replied

I just picked this up on the secondary market;

Ardbeg SMWS 33.137 (10 year - Nov. 27th, 2008) "Campfire marshmallows on singed sticks" from a 1st-fill ex-bourbon barrel - 59.9% ABV.

Why? Because a friend of mine owns a restaurant and as a way to retain his staff, he has converted his restaurant into a bottle shop. He had this for sale and my wife suggested that we support him and purchase the bottle. She said that she would give it to me as a Christmas present. Who am I to argue with that kind of logic? joy The only down side is I won’t have access to the bottle for a couple of months, but I think it will be worth the wait.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@bwmccoy fascinating. Normally the SMWS does not put the names of the distillery on the bottle

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@bwmccoy
bwmccoy replied

@Nozinan - that was the restaurant owner so his staff would know what they were pouring. joy I didn’t have the heart to take it off.

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@bwmccoy Your Christmas will be very merry.

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Wierdo replied

My Longrow arrived today

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@Wierdo Well scored. Please report back after you have cracked it.

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@ajjarrett
ajjarrett replied

Well, @Wierdo 's Longrow arrived today, and this arrived at my house today.

No, not Uuuuuuh Donuts. I got those yesterday.

Again, I will let the photo speak for itself.

Why? Because I tasted it at a liquor shop in Tokyo and liked it, but I didn't buy it then since I was after something else. However, since I was able to keep up the 'try it before you buy it' policy, I decided when I found it here (I ordered online) at a reasonable (at least I think it was) price then I would get myself a bottle, or two.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@ajjarrett do you have room for those bottles with all that Nadurra on your shelves?

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@ajjarrett
ajjarrett replied

@Nozinan

Not really, so I guess this means I will have to make room. Or find more shelf space somehow.

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@TracerBullet
TracerBullet replied

@ajjarrett You can always make more room! (as long as you don't listen to my wife! wink )

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@ajjarrett
ajjarrett replied

@TracerBullet

No problem there. I am a single man. That's what happens (sometimes) when you surround yourself with books, whisk(e)y, and end up watching youtube videos, such as Japanese who record their small claw otters. Sometimes otters are more enjoy able than trying to endure Ralfy on his soap box. I used to enjoy his reviews. Luckily, like many things in life, I just stopped clicking 'play' or 'fwd' to skip the nonsense. I guess that is hard to do with a wife. HA!

Now before I get anyone upset about that last comment. I am the product of the 80's, such as Monty Python, George Carlin and Billy Connolly, that's my excuse.

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@TracerBullet
TracerBullet replied

@ajjarrett "Now before I get anyone upset about that last comment. I am the product of the 80's, such as Monty Python, George Carlin and Billy Connolly, that's my excuse."

Same here! I can't give my wife a hard time. She actually encourages my scotch habit to a point. She has also located some hard to find bottles on occasion. Plus, she likes scotch too!

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@ajjarrett
ajjarrett replied

@TracerBullet

You might need to hide some of your whisk(e)y, just in case. "Just in case of what?", you might be asking. Well, Tammy Wynette sang a song all about it. HA! Starts with D and ends with an E, and in the song she spells it out. ^_^

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

2 half bottles of a limited (?first) release brand of brandy, a half bottle of unfiltered vapour infused gin and lime bitters.

Why?

Dillon's distillery in the Niagara region was one of the first to prepare and supply health care workers with sanitizer when there was a shortage at the beginning of COVID. They donated 12 wine bottles full (I think the wine bottles were from a local winery) to our home palliative care group, and have been continuing to support front line workers. I have been looking for an opportunity to make a purchase from them for a while (I did make a "donation" to their programme in lieu of buying sanitizer a few months ago). Now that sanitizer is plentiful and I have better use for the gel, not the liquid (and still have lots of their liquid), I did not see the point in ordering more.

They just released the brandy and it is a limited release (aged in ex-bourbon). I know some people who might want to try it. The price for a half bottle is half that of a full bottle so 2 smaller ones make sense.

I've been meaning to buy the gin to support them as well. I was curious about the unfiltered cloudy description and it has 22 botanicals. It is 40%. The 7 botanicals version is 44% and I may try that next time. I'm not much of a gin user.

I own no bitters (except Alpenbitter gifted by a patient) and I thought it would be nice to try some. It's 50%. I like lime. I figure I could always put a splash into soda and see what happens, or look up recipes.

Purchases over $75 are free shipping.

And finally. I have a gift card virtual VISA that I had to claim before the end of October. It was for $95. The total for the order was $94.85. It was just meant to be...

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@NamBeist
NamBeist replied

I bought a bottle of Ardbeg wee beastie 5 yo. Lovely.

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