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  1. #321
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    So I did not pick them up cause I am not sure of the profile. Today on the way home I came across a store with (3) Ballantines 30 yr old... these were old government tax stamped bottles. I guess I should have asked to see if they were 750ml or 4/5 Quart bottles. Any thoughts on this bottling? Would you buy them for say three bills?

    Should have taken pictures as well but didn't think about it till now.

    Thanks in advance guys.

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

  2. #322
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by greenman View Post
    Finally, BOWMORE 1957 bottle #517/#861, still pretty pumped up. Never thought I would spend that kind of money for a bottle. It is an investment, good or bad-I have one, and can look at it whenever I want too. That is worth something to me.
    So here's why I was teasing you about opening the Bowmore. I sold 2 to a guy. He'd planned on this as an investment. One got opened, He thought it was the most amazing Bowmore ever. Needless to say, I got another call. That was the last one I've seen in person. He told me they were no longer investments. Resist if you can Greenman. You've got a winner.

  3. #323
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Picked me up a bottle of Laphroaig 18yo 96prf.
    If I told you what I paid for it you would say "NO WAY!!!"
    Then I could ony respond with "WAY!!!"
    So I won't start an argument.

    Hey Tony, ya better get in on this!
    ovh

  4. #324
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Hey Tony, ya better get in on this!
    Just like a Big Dog, always leading us pups around. Thanks brother and I did get in on that deal. I will be getting a case next week.

    OHV - You da man!!!!

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

  5. #325
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarV View Post
    Picked me up a bottle of Laphroaig 18yo 96prf.
    If I told you what I paid for it you would say "NO WAY!!!"
    Then I could ony respond with "WAY!!!"
    So I won't start an argument.

    Hey Tony, ya better get in on this!
    I'm guessing $70? $130 in Chi. The Mitten is gettin some love from Islay.

  6. #326
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Picked up a Bunnahabhain 12 ($37), another Black Bottle ($15), and a 1.75 L of Ballantine's Finest for $19.50!
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

  7. #327
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Finally found Laphroaig 18 at one of the local liquor stores. At 69.97+tax here in Michigan, I could not pass it up. The same price as the Laphroaig 15 it replaced...and 3 years older, 48% vs 43% abv, and non-chill filtered. A great deal but I bet that price won't last, especially when I see the prices elsewhere.

    I have too many bottles open right now, so I think I will bunker this one until I finish the bottle of Laphroaig 15 currently open on my bar. I'll save the last dram or two for a side by side tasting.
    Last edited by rmallen; 02-04-2010 at 19:09.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by rmallen View Post
    Finally found Laphroaig 18 at one of the local liquor stores. At 69.97+tax here in Michigan, I could not pass it up. The same price as the Laphroaig 15 it replaced...and 3 years older, 48% vs 43% abv, and non-chill filtered. A great deal but I bet that price won't last, especially when I see the prices elsewhere.

    I have too many bottles open right now, so I think I will bunker this one until I finish the bottle of Laphroaig 15 currently open on my bar. I'll save the last dram our two for a side by side tasting.
    I can get the Lap 18 for 69.99 no tax in NH. In MA it's $140
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    SO it arrived today and I am now the owner of a case of Laphroaig 18. Doing the side by side tonight.


    AC
    "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?

    Hazelwood Reserve

    Janet Sheed Roberts was the last surviving grandchild of Wm. Grant founder of Glenfiddich and Balvenie. A special bottling of 20 yo 105 proof Glenfiddich was given to Grant employees and "friends" for her 100th birthday. That was the Centennial Reserve. For her 105th birthday another special bottling of 15yo Kininvie, the first single malt bottling of that distillery ever, was bottled as at 105 proof. Again, this was only for employees and "friends". Finally for Janet's 107th birthday a limited edition of 500 bottles of Kininvie was made available at Heathrow's new Terminal 5. That is the Hazelwood Reserve a 17 yo 105 proof sherry casked bottling. Probably not to many complete sets of the triplets in the world but I have one

    A special thanks to MichaelPCo and scthornton for their help in acquiring some of the above. I couldn't have done it without them.

    Illuminati in training

 

 

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