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15 hours ago, tanstaafl2 said:

 

 

 

Well it is perhaps the best readily available (although it gets scarce at times) and affordable pot still whiskey but the Redbreast 21 is in a different league in terms of my favorite pot still whiskey!

Oh no...........you've gone and done a Joe and made me want to obtain a whiskey I had decided I didn't need. Crap!

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6 hours ago, beasled said:

I'd recommend the Powers John's Lane 12 if you see it. Not sure what the price is there but it's a solid whiskey. 

 

5 hours ago, smokinjoe said:

You beat me to it David.  Another fave of mine.  $78ish here in ATL.  

Yes! I absolutely love this one.

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Thanks everyone for the recommendation on the Powers John Lane 12. The place closest to me with it in stock has it at the price Smokinjoe mentioned (post-tax), and the Redbreast 12 CS at $20 more.

 

Based on the consensus of some fine palates, the PJL 12 looks like a great option.

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Have been getting into Bruichladdich of late so jumped at the chance to pick one of these up.

 

 

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1 hour ago, beasled said:

Have been getting into Bruichladdich of late so jumped at the chance to pick one of these up.

 

 

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Looks fantastic-- I imagine that was a tricky one to obtain. Official single cask releases puts them in Springbank territory.

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Marekv8 said:

 

 

Looks fantastic-- I imagine that was a tricky one to obtain. Official single cask releases puts them in Springbank territory.

 

 


Indeed. I've missed all the recent Springbank LE's, the hype and panic over buying them is reaching allocated bourbon levels here. They used to sit on shelves for a few months... just the way it is these days. 
 

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11 hours ago, flahute said:

Oh no...........you've gone and done a Joe and made me want to obtain a whiskey I had decided I didn't need. Crap!

 

What can I say? I am a professional enabler!

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On 2/16/2021 at 11:42 PM, flahute said:

Oh no...........you've gone and done a Joe and made me want to obtain a whiskey I had decided I didn't need. Crap!

Is there really a good whisk(e)y we don't "need"?

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1 minute ago, Jazz June said:

Is there really a good whisk(e)y we don't "need"?

Fair point!

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37 minutes ago, beasled said:

A couple of newbies arrived this morning. 

 

 

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Newbies on several levels! Wuite hard to find, too, from what I understand but very positive reviews. Very interesting.

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1 hour ago, dad-proof said:

Newbies on several levels! Wuite hard to find, too, from what I understand but very positive reviews. Very interesting.


I was fortunate to be on the right sites at the right time. I understand the Torabhaig which was released yesterday has a release of 32k bottles globally so I would hope not too difficult! 

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OK, so dinner included roasted brussel sprouts with parmesan cheese and balsamic glaze, and we ate by the fire pit. Which means a toasted marshmallow or two for dessert. Between the smoke, strong flavors, and sugar, I expected my senses to be shot. But with my SB.com recommended purchase newly in hand, I couldn't wait. This is delicious. Really look forward to exploring more of this whiskey in the days/weeks ahead, but the quality and depth is clearly there.

 

By the way, I really enjoyed the insert that included a historical account and sketch of the distillery on heavy paper. I really wish more brands did something like this.

 

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8 hours ago, dad-proof said:

OK, so dinner included roasted brussel sprouts with parmesan cheese and balsamic glaze, and we ate by the fire pit. Which means a toasted marshmallow or two for dessert. Between the smoke, strong flavors, and sugar, I expected my senses to be shot. But with my SB.com recommended purchase newly in hand, I couldn't wait. This is delicious. Really look forward to exploring more of this whiskey in the days/weeks ahead, but the quality and depth is clearly there.

 

By the way, I really enjoyed the insert that included a historical account and sketch of the distillery on heavy paper. I really wish more brands did something like this.

 

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Sounds like a great way to spend an evening, glad you enjoyed it! 

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The flow of single malts is slowly opening back up around here… albeit at a trickle. Retailers seem hesitant to bring in potentially slow-movers when the bourbon-obsessed folks are stripping the shelves clean.

 

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3-4 different sources for all of the below. 2021 proceeding pretty similar to 2020 as far as stockpiling...

 

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Really enjoyed a 9 yr Ledaig from Signatory a few years back (although that was first fill sherry vs refill sherry), but if this 14 yr is in the same ball park - I'll be happy!

 

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On 2/20/2021 at 9:07 PM, dad-proof said:

OK, so dinner included roasted brussel sprouts with parmesan cheese and balsamic glaze, and we ate by the fire pit. Which means a toasted marshmallow or two for dessert. Between the smoke, strong flavors, and sugar, I expected my senses to be shot. But with my SB.com recommended purchase newly in hand, I couldn't wait. This is delicious. Really look forward to exploring more of this whiskey in the days/weeks ahead, but the quality and depth is clearly there.

 

By the way, I really enjoyed the insert that included a historical account and sketch of the distillery on heavy paper. I really wish more brands did something like this.

 

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They're standard offering, "Gold Label" is really good too, and very reasonably priced.   That seemed to be what all of the locals were drinking, when we vacationed in Ireland, years ago.    Before it became ubiquitous here, a publican in Dublin told us that "We send the Jameson's to America, and keep the Power's for ourselves"    

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1 hour ago, Marekv8 said:

Damn Ardbeg has turned into allocated bourbon… going back to rum.

 

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I had the chance to buy the 25 but at £750 I thought it wasn't worth it and they'd never sell it at that, given the 19 Traig Bhan was £200. Well I soon learned how wrong i was. It all sold out and has been doing £1100+ on the auctions. Utter madness. 

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19 hours ago, beasled said:



I had the chance to buy the 25 but at £750 I thought it wasn't worth it and they'd never sell it at that, given the 19 Traig Bhan was £200. Well I soon learned how wrong i was. It all sold out and has been doing £1100+ on the auctions. Utter madness. 


It seems that non-Scotch folks have entered the fray due to the hype and the distributors have taken note. A few years ago the Committee Releases were easy to score— now they’re heading toward lottery items along with the Foursquare ECS bottles. 

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21 hours ago, Marekv8 said:


It seems that non-Scotch folks have entered the fray due to the hype and the distributors have taken note. A few years ago the Committee Releases were easy to score— now they’re heading toward lottery items along with the Foursquare ECS bottles. 


We're seeing an increase in online stores doing lotteries. I guess it makes it fairer in the long run but as of yet, and as of 5 years entering various ones on various site, I have won the chance to buy exactly squat... 

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