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A buddy picked up one of these for me. Heard great things. But i have to wait for it to be muled back

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9 hours ago, beasled said:

Mezcal finished scotch, anyone? 

 

 

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Guess it couldn't be any stranger than Heaven Hill finished in an Islay Single Malt cask…

 

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32 minutes ago, Marekv8 said:

 

Guess it couldn't be any stranger than Heaven Hill finished in an Islay Single Malt cask…

 

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I remember it well! Weird indeed.

 

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These seem like the finishing suggestions of someone utilizing mind altering substances.  Or at least drunk off their ass. 

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1 hour ago, BigRich said:

These seem like the finishing suggestions of someone utilizing mind altering substances.  Or at least drunk off their ass. 

 

 

In fairness, I'd have never bothered with a Blair Athol otherwise... 

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On 4/26/2021 at 9:05 PM, FasterHorses said:

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A buddy picked up one of these for me. Heard great things. But i have to wait for it to be muled back

I saw these for $160... that was high, right?

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On 4/27/2021 at 6:22 AM, beasled said:

Mezcal finished scotch, anyone? 

 

 

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Who's scotch is inside of this? Do we know?

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45 minutes ago, LvR Mike said:

Who's scotch is inside of this? Do we know?


Blair Athol ('distilled at the Blair Athol distillery' on the front label!) 

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6 hours ago, LvR Mike said:

I saw these for $160... that was high, right?

Higher than what i paid ($84). I think they are commanding higher prices in some places. 

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1 hour ago, FasterHorses said:

Higher than what i paid ($84). I think they are commanding higher prices in some places. 

See I might of bought the shelf for $80. Green Spot is my all time favorite irish so I've been wanting to try Blue Spot for quite awhile.

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Blue Spot...I saw a bottle in a store today. $99. Thought, well, it’s sitting here, higher than the $80 I read about on SB.com. Why not. When the cashier rang it up it came up at $399.99. Manager came over and said, yep, that’s correct. Obviously, I walked out, laughing. So, still on the hunt...

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28 minutes ago, MM818 said:

Blue Spot...I saw a bottle in a store today. $99. Thought, well, it’s sitting here, higher than the $80 I read about on SB.com. Why not. When the cashier rang it up it came up at $399.99. Manager came over and said, yep, that’s correct. Obviously, I walked out, laughing. So, still on the hunt...

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1 hour ago, MM818 said:

Blue Spot...I saw a bottle in a store today. $99. Thought, well, it’s sitting here, higher than the $80 I read about on SB.com. Why not. When the cashier rang it up it came up at $399.99. Manager came over and said, yep, that’s correct. Obviously, I walked out, laughing. So, still on the hunt...

$400?! What the sus

 

Bro it's a 7 year Irish Whiskey, get over yourself. Thing will be there until the day he quits.

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Some full sherry cask matured Laphroaig from Carn Mor. Great colour on this. 

 

 

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Got access to the distributor's inventory sheet and grabbed some derelict dusties, thanks to an enthusiastic local LS manager keen on learning single malts. For some reason independent bottlings have never fared well in this market.

 

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1 hour ago, Marekv8 said:

Got access to the distributor's inventory sheet and grabbed some derelict dusties, thanks to an enthusiastic local LS manager keen on learning single malts. For some reason independent bottlings have never fared well in this market.

 

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I guess Indy bottlings don't happen in bourbon aside from anything sent abroad, right? 

That Hazelburn is terrific, been a while since I finished mine. 

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2 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

Cinco de…

 

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What is the story behind these beautiful bottles? Special releases?

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2 hours ago, LvR Mike said:

What is the story behind these beautiful bottles? Special releases?


Yes, five of the eight 2020 Diageo Special Releases. The Whisky Exchange blog does an annual piece on them if you’re interested in learning more— as you can find archived reports dating back many years. 

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Finally scratched one more off my Dead Diageo Distillery list…

 

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20 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

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I will be interested in your thoughts on the Dalwhinnie.  That was the only one of this year's releases that grabbed my interest. 

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2 hours ago, BigRich said:

I will be interested in your thoughts on the Dalwhinnie.  That was the only one of this year's releases that grabbed my interest. 

 

The label alludes to the Dalwhinnie 30yo being from the exact same batch of 1989 distillate that became the 2015 25yo Special Release-- so that'll be an interesting comparison.

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I didn't expect to find one of these, much less at retail. Also wasn't prepared for the near-opacity-- very different from the earlier expressions in the series. I'm sure the color added to the demand.

 

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Picked up the Compass Box No Name 2.  Quite tasty, more smoky than peaty, had a melon thing going on, cereal graininess and some peppery spice.  Unique, quite tasty.

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