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@newreverie
newreverie started a discussion

I'm on my way to get the last two Collingwood 21yr Ryes in the city. They are on the North East side of town and I rarely visit stores in the area, so today I decided to blog my adventure.

5 years ago

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@newreverie
newreverie replied

First stop at Jays discount liquor leads to an amazing find. 3 boxes of old forester 75th anniversary repeal bourbon for $20 each!

5 years ago 1Who liked this?

@newreverie
newreverie replied

Value Discount liquor has two bottles of my favorite scotch. Talisker 175th anniversary for $85

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@newreverie
newreverie replied

Goody Goody and the Collingwood 21 for $55

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

Have you TRIED the Collingwood 21? $55 US?

5 years ago 0

@newreverie
newreverie replied

Yes $55USD. Here is a short review from a dram poured into one of my newly acquired 75th anniversary repeal of prohibition glasses. Nose: Most definitely rye. Tropical fruit notes along with pepper and mulling spices. Taste: Rye and pepper forward but an incredible mouthfeel. Deep deep bursts of flavor follow the initial rye. More fruit notes, but not dark, more like pinnaples, apricots, and juicy fruit gum. Finish: Oh so smooth. Reminds me of my Jeffersons Presidential Select 21yr Rye which I purchased at 3 times the cost. (the JPS21 adds dark chocolate).

It is a winner and worth every bit of $55

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@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Nice score on the Forrester Repeal. I've tasted this a few times with @Victor...who gave me a copy of the Repeal, Article XXI

5 years ago 0

@jeanluc
jeanluc replied

This was a fun thread smile

5 years ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@newreverie, long-aged rye and juicy fruit gum, fits like a hand in a glove.

Collingwood 21 is a shape shifter. It evolves with time. It plays to the audience. @talexander has labeled it as "polarizing", you'll love it or you'll hate it. Don't get @Victor started on this one, you might be surprised by his response...and @talexander's response would have been censored only a few decades ago.

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JayRain replied

Reads like fun - not something that can be done in Toronto

5 years ago 0

Astroke replied

@paddockjudge I fall into the love it camp. Down to 1/4 bottle. Will finish it off soon and try and forget I cannot source it anymore.

5 years ago 0

@newreverie
newreverie replied

I really need to check out some other areas in the city some time. My "territory" is the northwest side. I imagine if I spent a day or two in the other areas i could find some real old gems. For reference the talisker above is a 2005 release. And the repeal bourbon was 2009.

5 years ago 0

@Victor
Victor replied

@newreverie, congratulations on your success at finding rare bottles. You might well be THE one who cleans out the last of the supply of the earlier releases in your area.

In the DC area dusty-bottle hunters have been well-organized and quite busy for years. You rarely see the older releases around here now.

5 years ago 0

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