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On 4/22/2024 at 7:25 PM, jvd99 said:

Opened a dusty from the bunker - Balvenie 17 year sherry cask - of course the cork broke - a perfect opportunity to try Mrs.jvd99's X-Mas present, a broken cork remover which I saw someone use on SB - welp, it didn't work, just pushed the cork in - so I  I went manual and got one of my old Weller 107 bottles, a small funnel and a strainer and decanted into the Weller bottle, then back into the original bottle - found an old Balvenie cork (thanks again SB for advice to collect corks for this specific situation) but it didn't fit, but found a Springbank cork that fit - all good. This is a spectacular dram after all said and done!

 

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The color on this one looks amazing.   Never met a Balvenie I didn't like.

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On 4/22/2024 at 8:31 PM, jvd99 said:

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My goodness!  I bet that is fantastic.  Any idea what year you purchased this bottle or when and for long long it was released?  Just curious.  Thanks!

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16 minutes ago, meadeweber said:

My goodness!  I bet that is fantastic.  Any idea what year you purchased this bottle or when and for long long it was released?  Just curious.  Thanks!

Bought 2 of these probably 10-12 years ago. Probably release around 2010 give or take a couple years

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On 4/22/2024 at 7:25 PM, jvd99 said:

Opened a dusty from the bunker - Balvenie 17 year sherry cask - of course the cork broke - a perfect opportunity to try Mrs.jvd99's X-Mas present, a broken cork remover which I saw someone use on SB - welp, it didn't work, just pushed the cork in - so I  I went manual and got one of my old Weller 107 bottles, a small funnel and a strainer and decanted into the Weller bottle, then back into the original bottle - found an old Balvenie cork (thanks again SB for advice to collect corks for this specific situation) but it didn't fit, but found a Springbank cork that fit - all good. This is a spectacular dram after all said and done!

 

 

 

I've seen that Durand cork remover work with success by others, but I've never trusted my skills enough to take the plunge on the investment, thinking I'd probably not realize the benefits.  Your experience just reinforces my first impression.  I'll continue with my tried and true manual method, just like you did.  I've done it enough, especially with old WT bottles, that I've actually become quite efficient and it doesn't take me very long anyway. 

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Lagavulin 16 for me!

 

 

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I just picked up the 21yr mizunara oak double double. It got positive mentions enough places I figured it was worth the chance...

 

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Another broken cork, this one in a pre-1984 tax stamped Glenlivet 12

 

Tried and true decanting process took about 3 minutes, back in original bottle with a modern cork

 

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On 5/19/2024 at 7:19 PM, jvd99 said:

Another broken cork, this one in a pre-1984 tax stamped Glenlivet 12

 

Tried and true decanting process took about 3 minutes, back in original bottle with a modern cork

 

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Really cool bottle!!

Looks like you have a good system there.  The right tools make a job easier.

Enjoy!

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Having a little Linkwood 23y this afternoon….. really good  

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Just popped a Talisker 18

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3 hours ago, LCWoody said:

Having a little Linkwood 23y this afternoon….. really good  

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Dang, you are always drinking something that reminds me that I need to open more bottles. I have a different Linkwood Signature bottle than yours, that I need to crack open myself.  Thanks for the reminder sir 👍

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Local store had a big sale so I took the opportunity to pick up some bottles I've never had before.

 

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Another sale pickup.  Wouldn't have purchased this one if it hadn't had a huge discount.  After tasting it, glad I did.

 

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Enjoying Glenallachie 12yr and 15yr tonight while watching some late night baseball.

 

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I've been enjoying this bottle a lot recently. I like its crisp freshness during the summertime.  Today I picked up a backup 'pre-woke' bottle.

 

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On 6/15/2024 at 9:46 PM, Kepler said:

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I've been enjoying this bottle a lot recently. I like its crisp freshness during the summertime.  Today I picked up a backup 'pre-woke' bottle.

 

That's funny!  A joke that most probably dont get 🤣

 

I toss about 90% of packaging unless it suits my storage needs by allowing stacking of (short) bottles in a cabinet. Doesn't matter if it's a super nice box on a 30 year old single malt - it's gone as soon as I get home. 

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This CB “More” caught my eye at Binnys. It’s weird because it’s an exclusive bottling for Julio’s 50th anniversary and the outrun was on 672 bottles. Went online and looks like Binnys got about 30 or so bottles, not sure why, I don’t think Binnys and Julio’s are affiliated in any way. Wonder why Julio’s would let Binnys peel off like 5-10% of an exclusive anniversary bottle. 
 

 

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I also grabbed a scotch from Binnys...they had the 14yr cognac finish on sale for about $16 cheaper than I can get it around st louis. It's not bad but it's a lot different from the 12yr. Not as fruity. It's still decent for $49 or so.

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I've been loving the classic laddie so much I decided to go all in 😆

 

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Picked up a Yamakazi 18 at MSRP. Still hefty for 18 year old, but about 1/2 the going rate, and I like it very much, so it was a pretty easy decision, plus it was good FaceTime and purchase from the LS manager right before he’s supposed to get me a Russel’s Reserve 15, perhaps a down payment 

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And time to open up something new and totally different for me.  This is the Bruichladdich 18 year.

 

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9 hours ago, Kepler said:

And time to open up something new and totally different for me.  This is the Bruichladdich 18 year.

 

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Don’t forget to compost that packaging sleeve 👍

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7 hours ago, jvd99 said:

Don’t forget to compost that packaging sleeve 👍

 

Haha I see what you did there! 😉

 

That thing is already in the bin.  Totally worthless pos.  It won't even re-close because the clasp doesn't work for repeated closures.  If it had been one of their traditional metal tins I would keep it to reuse as a container in the garage like I'll do with the old ones.  Or even if it were a traditional presentation box or tube, I'd probably keep the bottle in it so at least it has a use.  Instead straight into the trash it goes.  Worthless "green" crap.

 

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