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

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Would like to read some tasting notes on the 8 year old Greenore.
    Greenore 8yo is a very light whiskey as would be expected with a greater than 90% corn mashbill (with the rest malted barley) at 80 proof. Some sweetness and a clear but light bourbon/vanilla character from the reused (supposedly first fill) bourbon barrels dominate the palate for me. Inoffensive with a nice mouthfeel makes it pleasant on a summer evening but not one I would have as a regular pour. The 15 is a big step up in every way with a slightly higher 86 proof as well and is a very nice whiskey which I do find myself turning to with some regularity.

    A chance to try and compare both of them to the 18, now at 92 proof, should be fun!
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Thanks, I wouldn't expect much robustness from the 8 year old but it is an intriguing effort. There's no rule that says everything has to be steeped in fresh charcoal.
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Curiosity got the better of me and I finally picked up a bottle of the standard Edradour 10 yesterday. My cousin shits on it and says I wasted my money but I like the notion of supporting Scotland's smallest traditional farmhouse distillery, so my expectations do not have to be terribly high to be pleased with my purchase. I'll be sampling tonight and report back after a taste or two. It is shameful and bewildering that I never visited the place while passing through Pitlochry on several occasions years ago. Doh!
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

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    Green label is on closeout and on sale in PA. I couldn't resist picking up some extra. I quite enjoy it as a go-to! It is really well-rounded. If I don't know what I am in the mood for, it has a little bit of everything in it and easy to drink.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by zillah View Post
    AUEwj4I.jpg
    Green label is on closeout and on sale in PA. I couldn't resist picking up some extra. I quite enjoy it as a go-to! It is really well-rounded. If I don't know what I am in the mood for, it has a little bit of everything in it and easy to drink.
    Nooo!!! I need to grab more but the stores around me have not started to clear it out yet, still in the $65+ range. I really want to get a case of it before it's all gone (or only in Tawain, which might as well be all gone).

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



    (photo credit: Auld Alliance Singapore)

    Edit: I didn't buy this but somebody did - I'm very curious what it tastes like...
    Last edited by ChainWhip; 12-04-2013 at 23:21.
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post


    (photo credit: Auld Alliance Singapore)

    Edit: I didn't buy this but somebody did - I'm very curious what it tastes like...
    Answer: Like 2013 Famous Grouse

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LostBottle View Post
    Answer: Like 2013 Famous Grouse
    Figures it was you...
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Interesting that Macallan added Glenlivet to their name though there was no connection. A lot of other distillerys did that as well for marketing purposes because Glenlivet was recognized as the leading Spey malt of the day.
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today - Spring 2013 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by squire View Post
    Interesting that Macallan added Glenlivet to their name though there was no connection. A lot of other distillerys did that as well for marketing purposes because Glenlivet was recognized as the leading Spey malt of the day.
    I don't have a lot of history with whisky, but apparently they used to regularly bottle scotch @ 750ml vs today's 700ml?
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