"To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human."
I made a rare blended purchase, picking up two bottles from Compass Box. Great King Street and Great King Street New York. I'm putting the limited release in the bunker alongside a Flaming Heart 4th edition, but plan to open and enjoy the standard GKS soon. I've heard great things about CB but haven't tasted their product yet.
Thanks for the advice Yeti and Wainwright! I'll hit up my local whisky-mongers and see what they have. I'll try to pick up a Laphroaig. I'll see how much Lagavulin is around here . . . if winter ever settles in here I could see myself reaching for the peat more frequently so 2 bottles might be prudent.
If you want something with the Islay peat, but not quite as intense as the Ardbegs and Laphs, and not as expensive as the Lag, you might consider a Caol Ila 12. I'm really enjoying it as a nice peat fix that's a bit more subdued - somewhat between the Lag and the Ardbeg profile..
Talisker would be another recommendation for a different kind of peatiness.
I guess "give 'em the bird" isn't just a marketing slogan, it's a brand management strategy, too.
New shop opened up in town. BTAC all gone in a week. Only bottle left was an Eagle Rare 17. Wow.
I picked up Black Maple Hill, Rock Hill Farms, Noah's Mill and a bottle of Knob Creek SB to round it all out. Will be an interesting week of sipping.
Lahroaig Quarter Cask today. Never had one before but it gets enough positive press around here that I felt it worth the risk.
I bought an Auchentoshan Springwood and an Abelour 12 at duty free, looking forward to sampling both once my body has finished processing all the beer and mojitos from said holiday!
The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.
-- Winston Churchill
After being blown away by a taste of the Ardbeg Uigeadail I grabbed a bottle I saw at $60.
Also grabbed a Lagavulin DE and 12 Yr while I was at it. I think I'm good in my Islay section for a while.
Can't wait to get into these.