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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    In the last two weeks I have purchased the following..

    HP 12. Already gone and delicious.
    Glenlivet Nadurra. Very good.
    Ardbeg 10. Took a couple drams to get used to it but I really love it.
    Glenfarclas 12. At first it was a little too cake batter-ey but I'm warming to it and picking out more fruits than before so its pretty good. Probably wont buy another anytime soon though.
    Laphroaig Triple Wood. It was between that, the QC, and the standard 10 year but I ultimately went with the triple wood. And I'm really glad I did. It's so good.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Didn't buy but rather passed on this one. At a price north of $320 just wasn't sure I could pull the trigger untasted. 40yo Speyside blend with 80% malt and 20% grain whisky.

    40yo Classic Cask.jpeg

    The local whisky monger liked it but not sure I am quite ready for it yet! Plus I have several whisky selections already on the way.

    Also saw a liter bottle of Singleton of Glendullan for about $38 which seemed a remarkably frugal price although I know nothing about the whisky. Could get about 9 of these for the same cost...
    That yella whiskey runnin' down my throat like honey dew vine water and I took another slash…

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Also saw a liter bottle of Singleton of Glendullan for about $38 which seemed a remarkably frugal price although I know nothing about the whisky. Could get about 9 of these for the same cost...
    The S of G is a great value at $38. I find it fresh, clean and easy to drink. Not overly complex, but worth trying.

    EDIT: I just noticed it was a liter bottle. Even better!

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    I picked up a Delilah's Compass Box today http://www.compassboxwhisky.com/delilahs.php They seem to be flying off the shelves around town and I want to make sure I have one to pour from having worked at the bar 7 years. Hoping to get one more before they are all gone.
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    I picked up a few of the Delilah's Compass Box's as well after trying it at the release party. I opened one right away at home and its been my go to pour lately. Also brought one along on a guys' weekend last week and the bottle got destroyed in about a day. A really delicious, easy-going sipper. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up one or two more of these before they are gone.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    2 x Aberlour 12yo "double cask" 43% abv
    Stocking up before the further watered down version arrives on the shelves

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Made it back to the states with a haul from Scotland. I was trying to focus on either unavailable or sentimental bottles, as space in the luggage was limited.

    GlenDronach 1993 Cask 1618, Hand bottled by me
    A delicious 19 year old sherry cask from the gift shop. I wish I had skipped a couple of my other purchases and just bought a few of these.

    Highland Park "Magnus" - A "limited edition" (11,000 bottles) from a few years ago with a very cool bottle and wooden stand. Stood out in the tasting enough for me to want to lug home the ridiculous packaging. Apparently they had found a couple cases of these and just put them out in the gift shop.

    Cadenhead Highland Park 1988/2013 25 year
    This is a small batch that was available in the High Street store. I wasn't feeling a few samples that the guy brought out, and was about to leave empty handed, but he mentioned that if I could stretch my budget a little bit he had something "really special." Wow. I got one 70cl and another 25cl so I could drink it while traveling. Another one I should have bought multiples.

    Cadenhead Heaven Hill Bourbon, 61.2%
    I don't remember much about this one. I saw they had a bourbon on their board for a pretty reasonable price. I know it was aged at Heaven Hill for 8 years and then sent to Campbelltown to age for another 5 years. It tasted great after about 5 samples of cask strength scotch, so on that merit I bought a half bottle.

    Balvenie Hand Filled Samples from Warehouse 24
    If you sign up for Balvenie's "fan club" and do their distillery tour, you get some perks on their already excellent tour. One of these is getting to fill your own bottle (20cl) using a whisky thief in Warehouse 24. They had a few casks out; I went with a 15 year old bourbon cask and a 12 year old sherry butt. The tasting in the warehouse is pretty awesome. They don't bother with glassware, opting to just splash a few sips worth into your cupped hands.

    Mortlach 2013 "Spirit of Speyside" NAS
    Lively, sherried stuff. Complex but not weird. I usually pass stuff like this up without trying it, but my wife's friends who run an outstanding whisky bar/shop out of Dornoch Castle (http://www.whiskymaltshop.com) poured her a dram. She started raving about it, and I ended up having one of them at the end of a night of fantastic drams. When I asked them where I could get a bottle, they made a point of telling me it would be impossible at this point. The next day I was in Brora and popped in the Clynelish gift shop and saw a bottle tucked under the counter. I mostly bought it out of spite, but it was worth it to have something both me and my wife like.

    Duncan Taylor Dimensions Mortlach, 18 year, cask 4463
    I'm not happy I bought this. It was an impulse buy because I was running late for my Balvenie tour and was staring at a wall of IB releases in the Duncan Taylor showroom. Bourbon cask. Pale straw color. It might be decent, but I just have a feeling it will be boring. I could have gotten another HP25 for the same price.

    I also picked up a 35cl 1988 Auchroisk, a half-full bottle of SMWS 76.14 (also Mortlach, gifted to me by my Macallan-loving B&B owner when I told him I dug it), a Glenfarclas 15-21-25 sampler set, and MANY mini bottles to try random stuff and to bring hiking. All of these we consumed before heading home.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by thiemb View Post
    I picked up a few of the Delilah's Compass Box's as well after trying it at the release party. I opened one right away at home and its been my go to pour lately. Also brought one along on a guys' weekend last week and the bottle got destroyed in about a day. A really delicious, easy-going sipper. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up one or two more of these before they are gone.
    The lakeview Binnys has a lot and westlakeview liquors took a good amount.
    Bourbon only requires a glass.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    I thought this sounded great until I got to the price and proof. Easy skippin for me.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Picked up another Tun 1401 Batch 3 - how these are still on the shelf I do not know...

 

 

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