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This is quite a nice pour, a considerable bit more enjoyable than the regular issue bottle. 

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kevinbrink

Pour number two for Monday night needed some guts to follow up pour number one. 

 

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Auracom

did some fall cleaning the last 2-3 days... all kills

 

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kevinbrink

Cork failure on the 1994, (bottled 2005) maybe it's just the extra effort involved but that one is the winner here, would very much like to compare these to a more current Single Cask. 

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kevinbrink

Tonight was a night for several Tomatins or is the plural Tomati, out of this lot I'd probably pick the French Oak. The PX is interesting but very much not what you would expect from a PX finish in that it's not all that sweet, some real interesting notes in there though. I would probably pick the standard issue $30 12 over the other two though both are plenty drinkable. 

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kevinbrink

Tonight it was Jura, these two don't seem even a little similar.

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kevinbrink

And a bottle kill for good measure 

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smokinjoe
12 minutes ago, kevinbrink said:

And a bottle kill for good measure 

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Top 5 whiskey of any kind for me, right there.  

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lcpfratn
Top 5 whiskey of any kind for me, right there.  

Can’t argue with that!

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beasled

Generous pour of BH18 tonight.

 

 

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Vosgar

While checking the open bottles to decide what to drink after a long day of work, decided the darkside was calling my name. Starting off with a favorite, 2015 Caol Ila 17yr unpeated. A couple splashes of water and this one's heaven for me.

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GaryT

Working on the last few pours of a 28yr Strathclyde.  I wasn't crazy about this at first.  Or after a few pours.  Or after more than half the bottle.  But with only a couple left and not having had it in many months - it is just a buttery, creamy delicious single grain.  

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Kane
On 10/5/2018 at 10:51 PM, kevinbrink said:

Tonight it was Jura, these two don't seem even a little similar.

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How were they? I haven't been able to find a Jura I could truly enjoy so far.

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kevinbrink

The bottle on the left was actually pretty solid almost like Craigellachie with a touch of brine, the more recent bottle on the right belongs to a buddy and is universally considered by our friends to be the worst scotch in his liquor cabinet. 

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BigRich

I’m finally getting into some Lagavulin 8 yr tonight while making samples. I bought this a while back on a lark but I’m really digging it. Easily the best 8yr Old single malt that I’ve had. Much more robust and peat forward than the standard 16 yr (which I love). It’s like that meathead bruiser of a cousin showing up at the family reunion and cracking heads. Wait, was that just my north Georgia family?

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smokinjoe
10 minutes ago, BigRich said:

I’m finally getting into some Lagavulin 8 yr tonight while making samples. I bought this a while back on a lark but I’m really digging it. Easily the best 8yr Old single malt that I’ve had. Much more robust and peat forward than the standard 16 yr (which I love). It’s like that meathead bruiser of a cousin showing up at the family reunion and cracking heads. Wait, was that just my north Georgia family?

I found similar comparisons to the early couple of Stagg Jr. releases and GTS Sr.  Damn kick in the pants fun whiskey.  This 8 yr Lag sounds like it has that similar unbridled fury.  Save me some!  

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kevinbrink

Was feeling somewhat nostalgic and wanted to crack something to fit the mood, this one worked like a charm. 

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The inspiration for this was a photo taken New Years 2010, wish that 18 was still on the shelf and priced like it was then also wish I remembered what that Mackillop's Choice was I think it was a Glenburgie

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reeko

I'm super excited to try this and I have to say it's super delicious! They just released it. Much better than last year's. The age statement is 11 years now but they upped the proof to 58.4%. I had to buy two bottles, I might get more next week if they're still there. It would be meant to be. IMG_20181012_185736.jpegIMG_20181012_185914.jpeg

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beasled

Forgotten just how good this is. Beautiful sweet briny smokey goodness. Cracking price too (here at least).

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kevinbrink
7 minutes ago, beasled said:

Forgotten just how good this is. Beautiful sweet briny smokey goodness. Cracking price too (here at least).

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Not bad here (in terms of scotch prices) seems to be under $50 most of the time, one of the best affordable OB bottles on the market, 

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beasled
4 minutes ago, kevinbrink said:

Not bad here (in terms of scotch prices) seems to be under $50 most of the time, one of the best affordable OB bottles on the market, 

Glad to hear it, great value at that given prices of other things on your side!

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kevinbrink

Wish the price didn't go bonkers on this one, and that it wasn't discontinued now for that matter. 

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Kane
19 hours ago, kevinbrink said:

Wish the price didn't go bonkers on this one, and that it wasn't discontinued now for that matter. 

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I occasionally find this at TW for $65, don't know why/how, esp when Yamazaki 12 is double that. This is what got me into peat, love it!

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kevinbrink
1 hour ago, Kane said:

I occasionally find this at TW for $65, don't know why/how, esp when Yamazaki 12 is double that. This is what got me into peat, love it!

It's over $100 here now and most of the places that still have it on the shelf are gone, I like it enough to buy it under $70 but even at that price there are certainly whiskeys I enjoy more most of the time. 

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NDN98

Usually a bourbon or Scotch guy, but I do enjoy this Canadian Whisky IMG_9178.JPG

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