By @PeatyZealot on 24th Nov 2014, show post
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@BlueNote I also have a 6 year peated sherry matured Ben Nevis from Carn Mor
about one month ago 7Who liked this?
@cricklewood, Kilkerran rules.
about one month ago 3Who liked this?
@Astroke I spotted that one too, with a fairly reasonable price but I'm trying to stick to budget and plans.
about one month ago 1Who liked this?
@cricklewood I don't blame you. I will take it easy for a while myself.
Just got back from my trip to the Bourbon Trail. I picked up a few bottles along the way.
about one month ago 8Who liked this?
Here’s the rest… (a couple bottles of gin in there too - Castle & Key)
about one month ago 10Who liked this?
@TracerBullet serious haul!
about one month ago 4Who liked this?
@cricklewood Tried to primarily get things I could not get in the stores at home. Did get a few available here but I got the bottles signed.
@TracerBullet, a very nice assortment.
@paddockjudge Got two of the Eagle Rare 10yo because the Buffalo Trace Distillery offers a special deal (I think) everyday. The day we were there it was Eagle Rare 10 for $35 each but limit one per person and you can’t buy another deal for three months (they scan your drivers license). So I bought one and my wife got the second bottle.
I've already gone over my whisky budget for the month. Then I had a message from Tyndrum whisky to say they had the Ben Nevis 10 in stock! Considering how hard it is to get hold of I've ordered 2 bottles.
So if any UK based Connsrs are after the Ben 10. If you check out tyndrum whisky they still have it in stock at the moment.
about one month ago 5Who liked this?
Today I bought the John Walker & Sons Celebratory Blend. I've had it on a few occasions (from a friend's bottle). Across various flights and different comparisons it continues to show as an excellent dram even when compared to single malts. I stumbled across one in Niagara Falls and was shocked to see the sticker at only $77! I'm quite sure it was $105 when it came out around Christmas time. I'm thinking this may be a province wide clearance, but not sure. Just thought you guys would wanna grab one if you see it!
26 days ago 12Who liked this?
Nice catch. This one isn't bad. I tried a sample of it from @fiddich1980. At the time I wasn't prepared to but a whole bottle of it. I don't regret my decision, though if there were bottles around me at this price I might pick them up...someone would want them.
I'm teaching myself that I don't need one (or more) bottles of every whisky that I like,,,
26 days ago 6Who liked this?
@dloewen That is an excellent price. I hope you got a couple. It’s $105 +15% tax in BC. I agree, it’s an excellent old school blend and up there with many single malts.
25 days ago 2Who liked this?
A Knob Creek 9 (I hope - buying off Amazon so trusting the new age statement version arrives).
Why? £25. Which, for a 9 year old bourbon at 50%, is very, very decent (rrp £44). I've also never had KC before but have almost been tempted a few times. The price and age statement sold me. Reviews all seem positive too although I'm a little worried it might be a tad too nutty for my tastes, we shall see. At that price though, if it ends up being a mixer it's no real loss.
20 days ago 5Who liked this?
Just got a Signatory 6 year old Ben Nevis and a Carn Mor 9 year old Ardmore. So far, I think they were well chosen, but I’ll know better after I’m a little further into both bottles.
20 days ago 6Who liked this?
Not a purchase, but rather a gift from friends.
Bend Distilling (Bend, Oregon) Black Butte Whiskey 3 year. Release #5. 47% ABV.
A collaboration with Deschutes Brewery (Bend, Oregon). This American malt whiskey is distilled from Deschutes' Black Butte Porter wash and aged three years in new #4 charred American oak barrels. Notes of sweet oak, chocolate and toffee. In the finish, malted grain with a hint of smoke and charred oak.
In addition to the whiskey, they also gave me several different Scrappy Bitters (Seattle, WA) 0.5oz sample bottles to further inspire my cocktail exploration. The bitters include; Aromatic, Orange, Chocolate, Fire Water Tincture, Cardamom, Lavender, Black Lemon, Grapefruit, Lime and Celery. Now I just need to figure out what kind of cocktails some of these would work best in, especially the celery. :-)
19 days ago 6Who liked this?
@bwmccoy I do like their Porter, sells out fairly quickly in Ontario.
19 days ago 3Who liked this?
@dloewen - I bought four of those when they at a good price (around £40). It's one of the best modern blends ive had. Very nutty, spicy, a tad fruity and with a definite old-skool vibe. You'd be forgiven for thinking it a malt, especially on the nose.
18 days ago 3Who liked this?
Picked up this Indy 18 YO Blended Malt and a distillery released ex-Bourbon Cask. Both at cask strength, both are single cask, and both are delicious. Non-chill filtered, no colour added.
18 days ago 8Who liked this?
@paddockjudge Can’t quite read the label on the 18 year old. I’m intrigued. Any more details on what’s in it?
18 days ago 2Who liked this?
@BlueNote, perhaps you can better see the label in this pic. There is some CLEAN sherrry (Oloroso) in this blended malt, no discernible peat, and void of smoke. It is a very nice whisky. In my own blended malts I often include some smoke, like a fruity Laphroaig, at about 5 - 10 %.
This Independent bottling reminds me of sherried Macallan from a decade or more ago, nothing at all like the current distillery offerings from which I have tasted.
Non-chill filtered, natural colour, matured in a Sherry Butt.
I suppose the only way to understand this whisky is to pour it in a glass and give it a try
15 days ago 9Who liked this?
Paddockjudge; chuckling as your description of “a fruity Laphroaig” instantly took me back several/many years ago when I used that same phrase to describe a Laphroaig 18yo dram I enjoyed.
13 days ago 2Who liked this?
@cherylnifer, I haven’t tasted many fruity Laphroaigs, the 18 YO is definitely one of them. You were on the mark with that statement. Lore and Cairdeas 2015 also fit the bill. I suppose many of the long-aged releases fit the bill.
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Yesterday I received a tip that the 2021 release of Alberta Premium Cask Strength was available at the LCBO.
I immediately found a store nearby that had some but I was wasn’t able to go, so I used they “same day pickup” option.
When I did not hear back in the 3 hour window they advertise, I thought that I would have to make this posed under the thread “How F-ed up is the LCBO”. But I called them today and they said it was ready.
I picked these up because the last two releases have been excellent. And in case I‘m not fond of it, I know someone who will be happy to use it for COVID sanitation…
6 days ago 5Who liked this?
I purchased a Teeling Small Batch (Rum Cask Finish) Irish Whiskey - 46% ABV. Why?
Because I have never tried any Teeling whiskey.
I thought I would try this as a replacement for the standard Jameson that I usually have on hand for cocktails.
It was part of a cocktail kit that included all of the items needed to make an iced Irish coffee cocktail; 2 Teeling collins glasses with metal straws, 2 cans of LaColombe vanilla draft latte (foamy, nitrous infused milk and cold brew coffee), nutmeg shaker and a 750ml bottle of the Teeling Small Batch.
It was only $40 USD for everything and I had a $20 off voucher, so that seemed like a good deal to me.
Shortly, I will be doing a head to head tasting of the Teeling and standard Jameson. I will post my thoughts in the "What are you drinking now" section.
4 hours ago 1Who liked this?
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