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    Duty Free selection

    My brother-in-law will have an opporunity to shop Duty Free next weekend (coming back from Mexico, FWIW)... anything that might be available worth grabbing? I've totally unfamiliar with may (or may not) be available there, any insight would be appreciated.

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    Re: Duty Free selection

    I just came back from Canada and there was a lot of liquor but not much bourbon that was interesting. I was hoping to find the Blanton's Barrel Strength offering but no luck. They had some real interesting Canadian Whiskey but that is another story.

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    Re: Duty Free selection

    Wild Turkey 8 year old, if it's there.

    Or since it's Mexico, maybe go over to the tequila thread and ask for some recommendations?
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    Re: Duty Free selection

    Bruichladdich Octomore 6.2 would be my pick
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    Re: Duty Free selection

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Bruichladdich Octomore 6.2 would be my pick
    Or Port Charlotte PC11


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    Re: Duty Free selection

    Havana Club 7 rum..

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    Re: Duty Free selection

    I just went to Taiwan, and was super disappointed at the lack of bourbon selection....especially considering how many scotches of incredible prices they had. I think Asia is pretty much a dead zone for Duty Free these days, even the Narita airport in Japan has stopped carrying Wild Turkey 8 and 12.

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    Re: Duty Free selection

    Jack Daniel's Silver Select is the first thing I would look for. The older Turkeys are up there, too, but the 8 and 12 of today, ain't your daddy's 8 and 12. JDSS is a proven commodity in my book.
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    Re: Duty Free selection

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Jack Daniel's Silver Select is the first thing I would look for. The older Turkeys are up there, too, but the 8 and 12 of today, ain't your daddy's 8 and 12. JDSS is a proven commodity in my book.
    The 12 of today is 13 years old and 91 proof. No more WT12 at all, not even the modern variant.

    Just because the proof ends with a "1", doesn't make it OK that it doesn't start with "10".

    Is JDSS a single barrel at higher proof?
    Jim

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    Re: Duty Free selection

    Quote Originally Posted by humchan2k View Post
    I just went to Taiwan, and was super disappointed at the lack of bourbon selection....especially considering how many scotches of incredible prices they had. I think Asia is pretty much a dead zone for Duty Free these days, even the Narita airport in Japan has stopped carrying Wild Turkey 8 and 12.
    I'm supposed to go back to Taiwan next year so I'll probably just focus on Single Malt/Japanese/Kavalan to bring back.
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