By @RexAlban on 27th Feb 2017, show post
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Of course, it it hadn't been for those same friends, I would right now be thinking one of 2 things:
Thanks to my friends, I was encouraged to buy APCS just over a year ago, and when it was "stuck" with @nosebleed in Calgary I had some shipped in the fall, knowing they would take the other bottles off my hands if I didn't like it, and, having tried it, I was able to order more back-up bottles well before Murray pontificated and have enough to give some special gifts to people who I know would enjoy it.
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@Nozinan Definately good to have friends that can help you out like that. I have yet to see a bottle of AP CS in my area. Pretty much figuring it won't make it here at this point. Money saved I guess!
@TracerBullet "they" don't sell even standard Alberta Premium in "your"/"our" area.
I had to have a bottle of standard Alberta Premium hand-carried to me from Canada when I did the first ever Connosr review of any Alberta Distillers Limited product, 9.6 years ago, March 2011.
That first bottle of AP I owned was from an exceptionally dry batch, never repeated in my experience. Usually standard Alberta Premium is on the sweet side.
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@Victor You used to get much more cask strength AP juice in the US than we did. It was called Whistle Pig Boss Hogg....
@Victor So what I'm hearing from you is that I should stop wasting my time looking for it! Oh well.
@TracerBullet no it means you need to visit us when the borders open again...
@Nozinan "much more" would be true because even though The Boss Hog was a rare bottle in the US, and exorbitantly expensive, even when it first came out, was it ever sold in Canada? I've tasted several of these older WhistlePigs and they are all very nice, but not $ 300+ nice for my taste.
@Victor The most expensive bottle of whisk(e)y I have ever purchased was a bottle of Boss Hogg, in Vancouver, British Columbia. Thankfully it survived the flight back to Toronto and I was reimbursed by the individual for whom I bought it. So yes, some bottles were repatriated.
Speaking of Wine finished, how about Wiser's 22 year cask strength, Port finished coming out soon in the BC Spirits release which means everywhere in Canada shortly.
@TracerBullet I'm game to try anything from Kilchoman, even if it is only 4 years old. Price could be the only issue.
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@Astroke I'm pretty sure one (at least) of those will end up in a certain town in northern Ontario.
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@BlueNote At least the special releases that make it across the pond from Kilchoman are not (usually) priced anywhere near as high as the special releases from Ardbeg.
@BlueNote You can be assured 1-2 bottles will end up in Southern Ontario as well
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