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  1. #91
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    I just received from my friendly UPS guy 2 bottles of Laphroaig 15yo.

    Hey Tony, got one for you and for a little less than I told you the other night.
    ovh

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    I just received from my friendly UPS guy 2 bottles of Laphroaig 15yo.

    Hey Tony, got one for you and for a little less than I told you the other night.


    Dude this is weird? For some reason I feel out of place in this thread and now that you're here! It really feels like a bad Twilight Zone episode!
    Where is this Whisk(e)y from?? Not Kentucky right? Are we allowed to drink whisk(e)y that aint from Kentucky?
    Will this stuff make me talk funny? Ey, I believe it will old chap!

    Tony
    "So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Tony, all I know is that it is hitting the spot right now,....so how's it going at work?
    ovh

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Man I need your hours, though I am not positive my bunker could handle working your hours! Being in the bunker from 1:00 to 1:00 might reek havoc on my stash .

    Glad to see your home and sure I'm in for a Laphroaig 15, thanks buddy.

    Tony
    "So long as the presence of death lurks with anyone who goes through the simple act of swallowing, I will make mine whiskey"

  5. #95
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    A handle of White Horse, and a gift pack of Black Bush(mills)
    Here's to us, who's like us?
    Damned few and they're all dead

  6. #96
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Today I picked up something interesting: Isle of Arran Robert Burns. This is a unique, almost enigmatic whisky; extremely smooth with virtually no bite, yet it has a full, creamy body. The nose reminds me of bubble gum. On the palate it is full of wonderful fruit; pear, sour apple, sweet pineapple. I noticed a slight rubbery note at first but either it faded or I quickly got used to it.

    This whisky is very pale and I believe it's quite young, probably 5 to 8 years old, yet it is still worth the money. Dangerous stuff because it's so smooth.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    Today I picked up something interesting: Isle of Arran Robert Burns. This is a unique, almost enigmatic whisky; extremely smooth with virtually no bite, yet it has a full, creamy body. The nose reminds me of bubble gum. On the palate it is full of wonderful fruit; pear, sour apple, sweet pineapple. I noticed a slight rubbery note at first but either it faded or I quickly got used to it.

    This whisky is very pale and I believe it's quite young, probably 5 to 8 years old, yet it is still worth the money. Dangerous stuff because it's so smooth.
    Sounds delicious. In what class would you put it - i.e. compared to what priced bottle? How much did it set you back?
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Sounds delicious. In what class would you put it - i.e. compared to what priced bottle? How much did it set you back?
    It was just slightly more expensive than Glenfiddich 12, so I would call it an entry-level malt. The taste is actually quite similar to the Solera Reserve, though. I wonder what casks were used.

    This distillery will be a powerhouse in a few more years, I think. If their young whiskies are this good...

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    I've been on a Coastal kick the last several months.

    It's the brine and salt that I've been thirsting for - and peat/smoke only gets in the way of that profile - so a lot of the heavy hitters (Laphraoig, Lagavulin, Caol Ila, Talisker, Longrow, Highland Park, etc.) are sidelined for the moment.

    We had a fun tasting of four at the October EBSG of some of these:

    Bruichladdich 15
    Old Pulteney 12
    Springbank 10
    Clynelish 15 (Signatory)

    The funny thing about that tasting is the Springbank annoyed the crew, as the whispy hint of peat it had took over.

    I picked up a Scapa 14 yesterday to continue on in this vein.

    My first impression of the Scapa is that, like the Pulteney, the somewhat thin 80 proof bottling of the Scapa begins the experience as a bit fleeting, where you know there's magic in there, but you have to go after it. It's a bit oily, salty and a bit appley/melony.

    And, as I could end almost any review of good wicky, Wonderful Stuff.

    Roger

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    I picked up The Famous Grouse 12 yesterday. It wasn't on my radar at all, but I noticed that PA was closing it out and dropping the price down. I coincedentally bought the regular FG last week so I'll get to try them together. I think I read on the label that FG12 has no grain spirits and the wiskeys are married in wood and not just blended and bottled. This sounds promising.

 

 

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