I'm jealous of your springbank collection. To this date I have only a single bottle of Longrow 14 Madeira that I just received (no, it's not open yet CW ) but would like to expand my collection. I'm thinking about grabbing a CS or two from them, I have a sample of a 14 year CS and it's great. In fact, I may go pour myself a little of that right now...
Had some nice casual drams with a couple friends yesterday. A Glen Mhor distilled in 1978, a 37 y/o Ladyburn and a Coal Ila and Glen Scotia that were 20+ y/o. Not my usual fare but they did just fine in a pinch.
"A man comes from the dust and in the dust he will end-- In the meantime it is good to drink whiskey."
Sorry we missed you! We had to time everything right so we could fill our bellies with pastrami, get The Nova Man his bottles and still beat the storm back! We managed to do it with the worst weather being some flurries as we drove around the lake on I-94.
Just a quick note about how great it is to have met and made friends with fellow SBr's. Yeah, we're all whisky enthusiasts here but being able to share pours and hang out in person is a big bonus. Slainte!
¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!
"Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof
Enjoying my next to last bottle of JW Green. I really need an indoor smoking room, too cold for a cigar outdoors.
Had another pour of Tullamore Dew Phoenix last night. This is a very unique, flavorful Irish Whiskey. There's a lot going on with it, and it's not just trying to be a sweet, vanilla, citrus kind of Irish. The proof gives it very full flavor, and plays nicely with the pot still, sherry, etc. It joins really nicely with the RB CS and PJL as three top-notch, higher proof, reasonably priced (IMHO) Irish whiskeys.