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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOldKyDram View Post
    My brother just got back from Ireland visiting his in-laws. Had him lug it back for me.
    Ah! Always good when you can get family to bring it home from the home country! I have a couple of friends in Europe I am trying to get bring me back various bottles but family always tends to be the most reliable. Unfortunately I am the one in my family that travels overseas the most.

    But maybe with some luck I will get a couple of interesting bottles when my friends return!
    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 ...

    Was gifted a bottle of Ardbeg Corryvreckan for participating in a wedding. Really looking forward to trying it!

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

    I didn't buy it but my girls got me a bottle of Taketsuru 12 Year Old for Father's Day.
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

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    I found this today at my local store for $51.00.

    It's very smoky, with a hint of iodine and sea, and a nice malty sweetness at the base.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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

    Found a Port Ellen 23 year 1982/2005 Provenance bottling yesterday for $180. Bought it, opened it as soon as I got home, and enjoyed a pour over 3 hours while watching the Nats rediscover that bats are for hitting baseballs, not fanning the air around them to keep cool. It was heavily sherried and the old woody sherry nose dominated for the first five minutes. It gave way eventually to coal smoke, which blended pretty well. The palate was old sherry, followed by more of the coal smoke. As the glass sat and sat and sat, oily orange extract became more prominent. The finish wasn't all that long. I was surprised - I've only had the official PE 7th or 8th release, and it was pretty dry and full of diesel fuel notes. This was more like a Glenfarclas 25 with a bit more oak, blended with some old Ardbeg. I compared it to a blend I had made from 2 parts Laph 10 CS and 1 part 2001 edition of the Macallan CS, and it clearly had a lot more depth. The blend was a lot maltier and the smoke lasted longer, but it also was sweet and sort of on-the-surface, compared to the Port Ellen.

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    That PE IB sounds wonderful!
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Seriously, that 'farclas 25 and Ardbeg description is mouth-watering.

    On that note, my favorite European whisky merchant got 2 bottles of Glenfarclas 40 in, so for about $30 more than I'd pay for one domestically I picked up a 40, two 105's, and multiple samples of 1982 and 1990 Caol Ila, and 1973 Bunnahabhain. Shipping is slow, but I feel good knowing it's on the way.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    Seriously, that 'farclas 25 and Ardbeg description is mouth-watering.

    On that note, my favorite European whisky merchant got 2 bottles of Glenfarclas 40 in, so for about $30 more than I'd pay for one domestically I picked up a 40, two 105's, and multiple samples of 1982 and 1990 Caol Ila, and 1973 Bunnahabhain. Shipping is slow, but I feel good knowing it's on the way.
    Holy smokes, what a nice haul! The Caol Ilas are widely spoken of as being equals to the PEs, which makes some kind of sense.

    I wonder if this PE is like the first Uigeadails released. Supposedly, they had muuuuucho old whisky in them. I don't always like the older bourbon-barrel aged scotches, but older sherry, to me, is lots more interesting than the younger stuff. Plenty of exceptions, of course, like the 105!

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

    Hell of a shopping list you put together for yourself Josh!
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    Holy mutha of! That's a killer haul Josh! Was that 40yr a '72?
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