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Which bottle did you just buy and why?

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

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@dloewen
dloewen replied

@OdysseusUnbound for me, El Dorado 12yo is a readily available rum that opened my eyes to how good a sipping rum can be! And yet, rum seems to be more "hit & miss" than my experience with whisky. I bought the Diplomatico Exclusiva rum thinking it would be comparable, but found it to be overly sweet and rather simple. Any suggestions?

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@OdysseusUnbound

@dloewen I really enjoyed the El Dorado 15 Year. Have you tried Plantation Xaymaca? I’m fairly certain it’s one of the few Plantation rums which doesn’t make use of added sugar or dosage. It’s rich and has a bit of funk. Real McCoy 12 Year is a very “bourbon-esque” rum. Also, if you can find Smith & Cross, it’s a big bold rum but quite sippable neat or on the rocks. Appleton 8 and 12 are very “whisky drinker friendly” in my experience.

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@OdysseusUnbound Thanks. I'd be more of a sipper than a cocktail drinker, although I'm not averse to the odd Cuba Libre. I'll start with the Appleton's 12.

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

Thanks guys. I'll see what the seriously lame BC Liquor Stores have to offer.

4 days ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Saw this one on Instagram. A Canadian craft distillery, Last Straw, partnered up with the online whisky commentator Whisky in the Six.

Wanting to support local distilleries (it is in the city just north of my own) I ordered a bottle, and plan to sample it out. It arrived today.

So far, unimpressed. No shipping confirmation. No tracking number. I had to pick it up from the post office. I could hear it knocking around in the box. It could have broken in transit. The front label appears stained.

But we all know what’s important is what is inside. At 56% I hope it will be flavourful.

Here we go...

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Upon further study, the "stain" appears to be part of the design...

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@65glenfarclas

@Nozinan I'm skeptical of collaborations between youtubers looking for revenue/views and producers .... but now that someone who's not connected with the "whisky in the 6" or his fanboys has bought a bottle, I'm really curious to read your thoughts.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@65glenfarclas It smells good. I was not impressed wth my first sips (some off-notes) but with time and a little water it improved. I will be sampling it out to some colleagues, and at some point will try to get a review in.

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@dloewen
dloewen replied

@Nozinan I'll be anxious to read a review on this! A whisky mate of mine has been peaking my interest in Last Straw stuff, but have no experience yet.

@OdysseusUnbound Thanks for the rum recommendations, El Dorado 15 will probably be my next buy as the others you've mentioned aren't available in Niagara. Also, is the El Dorado 21 worth the price of admission?

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@jack09
jack09 replied

Glendronach 15. Heard good things about it. Love sherried whiskey.

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@OdysseusUnbound

@dloewen I loved the El Dorado 15 Year, but I’ve never tried the 21. El Dorado is one of the few sweetened rum brands that I really enjoy. If you want something really different, yet incredibly authentic allow me to recommend Wray & Nephew Overproof. “Wray & Ting” is apparently a favourite of Jamaicans. I don’t have access to Ting up hear in East Nowhere, Ontario so I made due with Grapefruit Bubly, simple syrup, and fresh grapefruit juice. Delightful.

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MRick replied

@OdysseusUnbound I enjoy the 21 quite a bit but would only recommend it to those who don’t mind sweeter styles.

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@OdysseusUnbound I know where I can get some Ting for you. If you ever come into town let me know in advance and I'll pick some up. Maybe that will serve as an incentive.

I really need to pick up some more Wray and Nephew overproof. It's great in mojitos too. And flambees...

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