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  1. #541
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Picked up a Glendower 8 today on the recommendation of Megawatt. I'm having some now and I must say it is very good. I'm having trouble putting my finger on exactly which malts may be dominating but I have the sense that I've had this before. That is, one of the malts in there tastes very familiar. The taste is sweet with a bit of smoke and spice in the finish. This beats many comparably priced blends out there.

    Thanks for the heads-up on this one Megawatt
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    A liter of Drambuie
    Here's to us, who's like us?
    Damned few and they're all dead

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Grabbed an HP12 at the LCBO for $55. Higher than I've ever paid before but one of my favorites nonetheless.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    I picked a bottle of Auchentoshan Triple Wood, for no other reason than I have never tried Auchentoshan before. I probably won't open it right away. Can anyone give a little insight as to what to expect?

  5. #545
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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    ebo - What better reason is there to buy a bottle of whisky . How about you let us know what to expect? This just became available in Ontario so I'd be interested to hear your impression of it.

    James - Glad you like Glendower. It is fantastic with a single ice cube (watch it go all cloudy). I agree that it gives some of the more expensive malts a run for their money.

    On the subject of good value, I picked up a bottle of The Singleton of Glendullan. It is a 12 year old Speyside malt aged in bourbon and sherry casks. Subtle and balanced with some fruit and warm spice notes. Quite nice, if unremarkable. It compares favourably against similarly-priced Scotches.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by ebo View Post
    I picked a bottle of Auchentoshan Triple Wood, for no other reason than I have never tried Auchentoshan before. I probably won't open it right away. Can anyone give a little insight as to what to expect?
    Actually if you've never tried Auchentoshan you can expect it to be Irish-like in its crispness and lightness, though the Three Wood version might be heavier than their standard bottle. Auchentoshan seems simple at first but there is a lot going on if you give it some time.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Picked up a Jura Superstition. My first taste of it. Shows nice smoke with a spicy finish. Very enjoyable, but not terribly complex.

    Pretty well spot-on with this assessment. I enjoyed it at first but grew bored in time and probably wouldn't but it again.

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Picked up a bottle of the new Kilchoman from Islay last week and opened it last night at the NeoTexan's party. Obviously it is very young (3 years), but has a very nice feel to it. Not as much smokey peat as you normally associated with Islay, but has a crisp iodine flavor.

    Tom

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    Quote Originally Posted by TomH View Post
    Picked up a bottle of the new Kilchoman from Islay last week and opened it last night at the NeoTexan's party. Obviously it is very young (3 years), but has a very nice feel to it. Not as much smokey peat as you normally associated with Islay, but has a crisp iodine flavor.

    Tom
    Cool, how does it compare price-wise to other Islay malts?

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    Re: Which Water of Life Did You Purchase Today?

    I think I paid around $65 (can't find the receipt and it was on sale so the web price doesn't help me). I can't call it a value when compared to Lagavullin's current price out East, but it was unique enough I definitely will keep it on hand (What can I say, put a sherry finish on a whisky and I have to have it).

    Tom

 

 

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