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What Water of Life Did You Purchase - Fall/Winter 2018

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Kane
25 minutes ago, BDanner said:

I really like everything I've tried from Islay, so I thought I'd stay there when I tried an un-peated expression. It was definitely out there. Lots of odd flavor combinations, but like you said, In a good way. I thought it was great!

Some surprisingly good un-peated juice comes from Islay indeed, Bruichladdich and Bunnahabhain are exceptional, and recently Kilchoman is doing great stuff. I also +100 the unpeated Caol Ila recommendation, any vintage you can get your hands on.

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Marekv8
1 hour ago, BDanner said:

I really like everything I've tried from Islay, so I thought I'd stay there when I tried an un-peated expression. It was definitely out there. Lots of odd flavor combinations, but like you said, In a good way. I thought it was great!

Although peated, there are some really interesting indie Bowmores out there that can offer up an experience 360˚ from the official bottlings-- this is one of my current "control malts."

 

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Marekv8

Nice to have some sound effects with your pour… a little jingle for the jigger.

 

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skiwez2

Picked up an Oban distillers selection 2018. Never had before looking forward to cracking it open.

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JvW

Found some interesting ones (although I said that I wouldn't be buying for a while)...oopsie

 

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bourbon-n00b

I stopped by a local store that's having a clearance sale this weekend.  I wasn't planning on picking up any scotch but i saw this for $20 and decided to change my mind pretty quickly.

 

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Kane
23 minutes ago, bourbon-n00b said:

I stopped by a local store that's having a clearance sale this weekend.  I wasn't planning on picking up any scotch but i saw this for $20 and decided to change my mind pretty quickly.

 

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I also saw this and wondered why so cheap... Could you take a pic of the label of your own bottle and post here? Also interested in your tasting notes of course.

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bourbon-n00b

Here's mine.  I will be happy to provide notes but it probably won't be any time soon.  With a 4 year old and a 15 month old, the opportunities to sit back and enjoy a drink are rare.

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kevinbrink
2 hours ago, bourbon-n00b said:

Here's mine.  I will be happy to provide notes but it probably won't be any time soon.  With a 4 year old and a 15 month old, the opportunities to sit back and enjoy a drink are rare.

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Wow fantastic score in my book, would love to try that!

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Kane
5 hours ago, kevinbrink said:

Wow fantastic score in my book, would love to try that!

Baffling isn't it... Decent age, cask strength, single barrel. Tomatin isn't exactly the sexiest brand in the market but you'd still expect to pay a premium over the Johnnie Walker Red shelf.

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bourbon-n00b
5 hours ago, Kane said:

Baffling isn't it... Decent age, cask strength, single barrel. Tomatin isn't exactly the sexiest brand in the market but you'd still expect to pay a premium over the Johnnie Walker Red shelf.

For anyone that can do mail order, you can get it for $25 here:

 

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BigPapa
Here's mine.  I will be happy to provide notes but it probably won't be any time soon.  With a 4 year old and a 15 month old, the opportunities to sit back and enjoy a drink are rare.
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Wow !!! 20 bucks for a cask strength single barrel?
Why doesn’t bottles like that visit me?

Congratulations

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Marekv8

This was a tough one to reel in…

 

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Marekv8

This 2013 single cask release just showed up under a layer of dust today. Speaking of dust-- that's what th cork turned to upon opening.

 

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