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What Water of Life Did You Purchase - Spring/Summer 2019

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LCWoody
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8 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

 

 

You're sitting on a gold mine by Baton Rouge standards…

 

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That's funny... After all the fuss over this I may have to try it.

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Limegoldconvertible68
9 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

 

 

You're sitting on a gold mine by Baton Rouge standards…

 

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I think I’m going to barf. Just hearing this is popular makes me think I was too harsh on my Father-in-law when he bought me Old Camp Peach Whiskey last fall. 

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Marekv8

They were all out of Old Camp, so I went for Old Campbeltown instead...

 

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kevinbrink

Took a drive to a place 40ish minutes away to a place I knew still had Jameson 12 on the shelf as it's my Mom's favorite, grabbed another for future gifting, was happy to find the Glenfiddich Distillery Edition on the shelf while I was there as I like it quite a bit. 

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RussianBourbonLover
On 5/9/2019 at 7:05 AM, tanstaafl2 said:

I think the Caol Ila is somewhere around 30yo or more. I will make a point to ask him the details on it next week.

I know Icpfratn stated it was 35 yrs.  I'll be with John this Wednesday and will get the answer straight from the horses mouth.

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beasled
On 5/11/2019 at 1:44 AM, Marekv8 said:

They were all out of Old Camp, so I went for Old Campbeltown instead...

 

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Both excellent! 

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Marekv8
1 hour ago, beasled said:

 

Both excellent! 

 

I was surprised by the high outturn (9,000 bottles) on the 14yo Refill Oloroso Sherry. Other than the annual REDs, most of the recent Stateside Longrow releases have been single cask expressions at significantly higher prices.

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Just now, Marekv8 said:

 

I was surprised by the high outturn (9,000 bottles) on the 14yo Refill Oloroso Sherry. Other than the annual REDs, most of the recent Stateside Longrow releases have been single cask expressions at significantly higher prices.

Surprised me too, it meant I was able to pick up a few for winters to come. I really liked the older 14 sherry and this does not disappoint. 

I remember seeing some older Longrow single cask bottlings when in NYC last but they were somewhere near $500 if I recall, bit too much! 

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RussianBourbonLover
On 5/11/2019 at 3:16 PM, RussianBourbonLover said:

I know Icpfratn stated it was 35 yrs.  I'll be with John this Wednesday and will get the answer straight from the horses mouth.

Per John, it's 35.  Great tasting event he put on at M Lounge.  

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Marekv8

Couldn't pass up such an elaborate gift box for the 10yo-- even has a nifty plaque for engraving and application to the front. Will put this to good use shortly for year-end teacher appreciation.

 

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kevinbrink
7 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

Couldn't pass up such an elaborate gift box for the 10yo-- even has a nifty plaque for engraving and application to the front. Will put this to good use shortly for year-end teacher appreciation.

 

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The first time I saw one of these I did double take, it was priced at $60 (it's usually around $40 in NJ) and I thought it was one of the older age stated bottles. Most of the stores I've seen them at have been priced higher than normal but I'm sure my desire for pretty things will make me a buyer if I find one more in line with normal pricing.

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kevinbrink

I've been slowly helping a couple local stores unburden their shelves with KO Rye batch 1 and Nikka Taketsuru 12, on my monthly stop to milk those cows this Kavalan Vinho Barrique was on the shelf priced at $160 and I caved since I can't resist a "deal".

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Marekv8
23 minutes ago, kevinbrink said:

The first time I saw one of these I did double take, it was priced at $60 (it's usually around $40 in NJ) and I thought it was one of the older age stated bottles. Most of the stores I've seen them at have been priced higher than normal but I'm sure my desire for pretty things will make me a buyer if I find one more in line with normal pricing.

 

This gift box version was the same cost as the stock bottle-- so it was an easy call. The "handmade" quirkiness of the box adds even further value in my book.

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kevinbrink
3 minutes ago, Marekv8 said:

 

This gift box version was the same cost as the stock bottle-- so it was an easy call. The "handmade" quirkiness of the box adds even further value in my book.

Fitting packaging for the contents no doubt!

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tanstaafl2
On 5/16/2019 at 2:34 PM, kevinbrink said:

I've been slowly helping a couple local stores unburden their shelves with KO Rye batch 1 and Nikka Taketsuru 12, on my monthly stop to milk those cows this Kavalan Vinho Barrique was on the shelf priced at $160 and I caved since I can't resist a "deal".

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I think the cask bottling of Vinho Barrique I have is excellent but the price on it around me has been into the mid 200's so I haven't added another. If it is anything close to what I have I think you will find you have a pretty good deal at $160!

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kyrocklover

It seems my taste is trending toward Irish and thought I’d give this a try.

 

 

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Marekv8

This old boy really jumped off the shelf. Expectations are low, especially considering the 40% ABV— but will be interesting to compare against the rebranded 18.

 

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bourbon-n00b

Lagavulin 12 2018.

 

Since I loved the Laphroiag CS, I'm hoping this is going to be similarly-received.  I wasn't real happy with the 2x price premium, but not so much as to stop me from purchasing. 😄

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Marekv8

Finally tracked down the 2014 "Unpeated Style" release. This one's rather unloved in general, which means I'll probably dig it.

 

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Marekv8

Wasn't on my list, but the Glenlossie, Glen Elgin and Linkwood components twisted my arm.

 

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lcpfratn
Wasn't on my list, but the Glenlossie, Glen Elgin and Linkwood components twisted my arm.
 
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I’m supposed to have a bottle of this being held for me to pick up the next time I visit one of my local shops.

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Marekv8
25 minutes ago, lcpfratn said:


I’m supposed to have a bottle of this being held for me to pick up the next time I visit one of my local shops.

 

Looks like a slow mover due to a combination of its price and non-Scotch Whisky classification. Bottles were still everywhere in NYC last weekend, somewhat surprising since they showed up on or around March 1.

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