By @PeatyZealot on 24th Nov 2014, show post
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@Nozinan I admire people in your line of work with your dedication. It's an essential service and we are all going to need it sooner or later. I raise a glass to you.
11 days ago 1Who liked this?
The oogie. Why? because I've never had it.
11 days ago 2Who liked this?
A couple of bottles of the William Grant & Son Rare Cask Reserves Cruinnich 21 Year Old blended scotch whisky.
A limited release of 4,900 bottles for the Australian market only back in 2014, and only available via a rather famous local retail chain.
Information on the web indicates that a group of Aussies, having won a competition held by said retail chain, were spirited to Scotland to help with the selection of the casks that would make-up this blend, guided by none other than Brian Kinsman, famed master blender of Glenfiddich.
Blended for the 'Australian palate', whatever that means. Anyway, my guess is that this is probably intended to go head to head with the likes of Chivas Royal Salute and Johnnie Walker Blue Label as it does belong in that category.
Probably didn't sell as well as the hype, now available for a limited time of 30% off, which is why I decided to give this a shot to see if it's all that or if it is left wanting - one to keep and one to enjoy.
Springbank 16 Local Barley...because I fell into some spare cash and couldn't help myself.
Kilkerran 12...stocking up.
10 days ago 4Who liked this?
Laphroaig quarter cask, because I have never tried it and it was on discount (30eur)
10 days ago 2Who liked this?
Calling all Campbeltown fans—party at @KRB80 's house!
10 days ago 1Who liked this?
@bourbondrinker $85 here. I like it but I'm still nursing the DF bottle my sister in law bought me that I opened 2 1/2 years ago.
Occasionally it goes for about $40-50 in Calgary. if needed I'll look there.
10 days ago 0
@MadSingleMalt LMAO! C'mon down.;)
Because I recently scored a Highland Park 18 for $70, I returned the other one I bought a few weeks ago for $110. But the store only did exchanges—not refunds—so I had to buy some new stuff in its stead.
Well, $110 that you must unexpectedly spend on liquor is fun. And this is still that same store I talked about above with the great prices on some bottles (though some stupid high ones too). Here's what I considered but didn't buy:
•Redbreast 12 CS for $75
•Laphroaig Cairdeas 2016 for $75
•Laphroaig Cairdeas 2015 for $75 (maybe the last one left in the wild around me)
•Linkwood 15 for $60
But here's what I chose:
•Laphroaig 10 CS batch 6. Because it was still on sale for $58. And because it's such a great whisky (and at such a great price) that surely, one day, it'll come to an end and I'll find myself remembering its glory days and wondering why I didn't stock up enough back when I could.
•Booker's bourbon, unknown batch (I didn't check). Because it was $50. Because people rave about it and it might finally be the bourbon that wins me over. And because I'm sure the guys in my club will dig it.
9 days ago 1Who liked this?
@MadSingleMalt Bookers is one of the only bourbons that I truly enjoy. Brown sugar spice....It definitely needs water though!
@KRB80 I prefer my booker's neat.
9 days ago 2Who liked this?
Crown Royal Cask 16, the 3rd returned bottle I have picked up in the last 2 years on returned bottles to the LCBO. Why, an excellent trade chip for Bourbon.
5 days ago 1Who liked this?
@Nozinan You're a braver man than I!
As you mentioned "an excellent trade chip for Bourbon." ...or Danfield's 21...just saying...it would be nice to keep some of those bottles on this side of the international border.
5 days ago 0
@paddockjudge Yes, agreed, but it seems to carry more value down south
Agreed! However, value is in the eye of the beholder...or Canadian Border Services.
@paddockjudge well if they want it they must come to this side of the border, so international Whisky trades are pretty much limited to Western NY. Since I have an open (80% full) bottle of Cask 16 on the go, any and all interesting trades are considered.
@paddockjudge Looks like I am down to 70%. Great minds drink alike
Springbank 16yr "Local Barley" ... bought another one so I can open one and save the other.
Talisker 18 ... backup bottle
Talisker 10 ... 'ol cabinet faithful that always needs to be replaced when finished.
yesterday 1Who liked this?
@Astroke, How much was this bottle for? Where can I find out about returned bottles at LCBO?
@DevD I check the online inventory and just scroll through the Whiskey section. The Cask 16 was priced $99.95 as it was the last price on the system. Last year I picked up a Danfields 21 year and before that an Elmer T Lee. Just missed a MaCallan Cask Strength 1 1/2 years ago for $99. Once I see them online I call the store and see if it's actually there and ask them to hold it. Of course it helps if the store that got the return is close enough to drive to it.
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