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    Re: Foreign Whiskey Dusty Hunting/Drinking 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by devillighter View Post
    Will put together a picture soon, but found some interesting dusty malts when out bourbon hunting with michaelturtle. I am not a scotch expert, although I do know what would be major dusty scores (Ardbeg 17, Bowmore Sea Dragon), but I thought this wasn't too bad. Don't know much about the Glen Keith or Longmorn.

    From the mid 90s:
    White Horse Lagavulin 16 OB
    Talisker 10 Map Label OB
    Glen Keith 1983 OB
    Longmorn 15 OB
    Glenkinchie 10 OB

    As well as:
    Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist (Bottled 2006)
    Glenlivet 12 (for $13)
    The winner on that list is the Lagavulin 16 - by all accounts the white horse editions were fantastic and miles ahead of the subsequent versions.
    Longmorn 15 is also a good score - again by all accounts much better than the current 16yo.

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    Re: Foreign Whiskey Dusty Hunting/Drinking 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dusty View Post
    oke, not great w tasting notes but my recollection was nothing too nuanced or memorable about the juice. Kind of "typical" blended Canadian at 80 proof. Pleasant but wouldn't go out of my way to get it. Enjoyed it more for the fact I was 12 when it was bottled
    Ok cool. I didn't expect too much from it. At least if I decide to get it I already pass the store several times a day so I can just duck in for it.
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    Re: Foreign Whiskey Dusty Hunting/Drinking 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    The winner on that list is the Lagavulin 16 - by all accounts the white horse editions were fantastic and miles ahead of the subsequent versions.
    Longmorn 15 is also a good score - again by all accounts much better than the current 16yo.
    Thanks for the info! I knew that the Lag was a good score as I've been looking for White Horse bottlings ever since LAWS did their Lag vertical: http://www.lawhiskeysociety.com/news.php?id=113 . I found another one a couple months back at another store as well.

    Once I was in the store yesterday where I found all the malts from the 90s I went a little hog wild without too much knowledge. Good to know the Longmorn is a good score. I've seen up and down reviews for the Glen Keith, but it does have the advantage of being on official bottling from a shuttered distillery.

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    Re: Foreign Whiskey Dusty Hunting/Drinking 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by devillighter View Post
    I've seen up and down reviews for the Glen Keith, but it does have the advantage of being on official bottling from a shuttered distillery.
    Glen Keith is back in operation ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...iness-22911946

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    Re: Foreign Whiskey Dusty Hunting/Drinking 2013

    Very nice score - the Glenkeith's are readily found still. I was just in a store yesterday and they had 6 of the Glenkeith 10 year for $50. I passed since I already have 3 or 4 taking up space in my bunker. I'm saving them to do a comparison tasting for when Glenkeith finally releases an OB with their new spirit. It will be quite a wait since all the spirit is currently designated for blending into Chivas.

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    Re: Foreign Whiskey Dusty Hunting/Drinking 2013

    @SpecialReserve - Ardbeg Beast is no longer available and. Anything under $100 is reasonable. Its very tasty.

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    Re: Foreign Whiskey Dusty Hunting/Drinking 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by WhiskyRI View Post
    @SpecialReserve - Ardbeg Beast is no longer available and. Anything under $100 is reasonable. Its very tasty.
    I paid 99 plus 9% tax for mine and 130 for another a week ago.

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    Re: Foreign Whiskey Dusty Hunting/Drinking 2013

    Found some old blended scotch when I was out and about this week. Not sure if they're any good but I know they were reasonably well known brands.

    A tax stamped Black & White Buchanan's

    And 2 Catto's Gold Label

    No specific dates on the bottles. Judging by the labels from what I've found online they're round late 70's or early 80's bottles, around the time I was born ('79).

    I grabbed the Black & White, but left the Catto's for now.

    Anyone have any experience with these?

    Is there a way to get a specific date on this?
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    Re: Foreign Whiskey Dusty Hunting/Drinking 2013

    The Black & White was fairly well thought of 30+ years ago but if what I'm reading is correct these recent standard blends contain younger whisky, which, though not necessarily a bad thing, does make them overpriced for what they are now. I would grab a vintage one though if only for comparison purposes.

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    Re: Foreign Whiskey Dusty Hunting/Drinking 2013

    thanks, it was pretty cheap, $18 for a liter. I look forward to cracking it open, plus it's kind of a neat bottle. I've seen a lot of old-ish blends around lately. Old Smuggler, Grand Macnish and some others also a Lord Calvert blended Canadian all from around the same time, late 70's-early 80's.

 

 

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