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What did you get for Christmas?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:07 pm

I thought that it would be nice to hear what other members of the forum received from Santa this year. They don't have to be whisky related just anything you got that you really liked. My top ones are listed:

For me I got a Royal Lochnagar 12 YO, Macallan 10 YO FO, tickets to whiskly live and a barrel from 1000 oak barrels. :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby kwellada » Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:07 pm

Oops, I started a duplicate topic about the same exact thing
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My girlfriend got me the Distillers Edition of Caol Ila.
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:48 pm

Oops, I didn't see this thread and posted in the purchase thread. Hope it's alright to repeat it here: I received two bottle of my favourite rum the Appleton Estate Extra from Jamaica, a bottle of Ardbeg Renaissance and also Glenfarclas 21.

Collector57 wrote:
Islay map T-shirt with distilleries marked (and logo: WARNING: Please remain seated until the island has stopped spinning")

:lol: :lol:
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby lancj1 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 9:53 pm

A Chivas 18, and a Woodford Reserve
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:02 pm

My wife gave me Pappy Van Winkle family reserve 20yo bourbon.


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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Kernow » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:05 pm

from family today; Bowmore 12, Ardbeg 10, Jura 10. :D :D :D
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby matthew2512 » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:07 pm

My boss gave me a set of 3 100ml Glenrothes. The Select Reserve, '94 and '91. The 91 is my favorite.
I also got some vouchers which i will put towards a bottle of Lagavulin 16 (picking it up today). And i bought myself a bottle of Canadian Club 20 year old because I sampled it the other day and loved it
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Dec 25, 2008 10:23 pm

Collector57 wrote:Port Ellen 8th annual release
Talisker hip flask
Talisker fleece hat
Glenmorangie water jug
Islay map T-shirt with distilleries marked (and logo: WARNING: Please remain seated until the island has stopped spinning")
Whisky Bible 2009


Very nice haul Nick :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:11 pm

I can see why. I am really looking forward to receiving the laddie Golder Still I ordered Tuesday. :D
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby lohssanami » Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:12 am

I placed my purchases in the purchase thread, but they are really a gift to myself.

Lagavulin 12 - 2008
Caol Ila CS
Ardbeg 10 - NEW TEN
2x Corryvreckan

I got these under the tree...

Booker's Bourbon
Bunnahabhain 12
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby anjana101 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:36 am

Sitting at the store to pick up in the morning Highland park 30 and talisker 30. Should be a good day after Christmas. :coffee:

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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby carykennedy111 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:59 am

brother in law gave me a quart of Geo.A.Dickel sour mash. age unkown but old. picture published herehttp://richmondrugby.net/dickle_2.JPG
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby lohssanami » Fri Dec 26, 2008 8:30 am

carykennedy111 wrote:brother in law gave me a quart of Geo.A.Dickel sour mash. age unkown but old. picture published herehttp://richmondrugby.net/dickle_2.JPG


Wow...that's an old looking bottle!
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby andyt » Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:47 am

My family, friends & customers were very generous this year:

Laphroaig 10 X 2
Glen Moray x 2
Bowmore Legend
Old Pulteney 12
Clynelish 14
Big Smoke 60
Bruichladdich Rocks
Bruichladdich 10
Ardbeg 1975/2000

I also received a selection of whisky glasses, a beautiful round Ardbeg hipflask and an Ardbeg beanie to keep my baldie head warm. :D
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Dec 26, 2008 10:28 am

Wow, looks like Santa was good to you this year Andy. Nice haul lohssanami!
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Dec 26, 2008 2:02 pm

A bottle of Talisker 10yo from Mrs. Chef. And me and the missus got new reading lamps and DVD player form the in-laws.
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby SoMK » Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:35 pm

Got a bottle of A'bunadh 23 and a rosebank 17yo from TWE :D
and 2 Scot Tshirts "numpty'" reading :
(num-p-tee) Dialect, chiefly Scot. ~ n. 1. a bumbling fool; One who is intellectually challenged ("no' the fu' shillin'"). 2. widely known in Scotland as an MSP (Member of Scottish Parliament) [as in "Thae numpties couldnae organise a piss up in a brewery."]
and "Steamin'" reading :
(stee-min) Slang, chiefly Scot. ~adj. drunk; inebriated; the state of having consumed too much bevvy, (see also 'guttered, fu', pissed, gassed, blootered, stoned, miraculous, legless, smashed, minced, wrecked, mingin', welly'd, mortal, arsed, blitzed, blazin', hingin', buckled).
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Gov » Fri Dec 26, 2008 9:13 pm

No whisk(e)y!!! My family acts like the stuff is rat poision and hazardous to my health! What do they know :P
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby John McGill » Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:48 am

In no particular order:

Douglas Laing's Premier Barrel, Laphroaig 8 yo
Glenkinchie 12
Dalwhinnie 15
Johnnie Walker Green
Johnnie Walker Gold

with the highlight being an Aberlour a'bunadh batch 20 from the kids (excellent taste for ones so young :-))
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Wave » Sat Dec 27, 2008 6:52 am

Two days of triple time! :D


Cheers!
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby MacAttack80 » Sun Dec 28, 2008 1:27 am

I already posted on another thread....I guess I can repeat it.

No whisk(e)y for me :cry: . Just some cold hard cash :D . Got some collectible Buffalo Sabres things from the in-laws. That was thoughtful of them.

Now.....what to buy?
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby CousinLarry » Mon Dec 29, 2008 7:49 pm

My wife bought me a bottle of Highland Park 18. The most I spend on a bottle is around $50, so this is a real treat. She picked it out without any help from me. Apparently she high jacked my whisky bible and took stock of what I already had. I am certainly blessed with a kind and thoughtful wife.:thumbsup:
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Dec 29, 2008 11:49 pm

A litre of Talisker '57 degrees' - my "best man" called me from duty free and had me choose something. when i went to pick it up/pay him he waited for me to count out the sma;l change and said "b*llocks! happy christmas!"

thankfully i was in a position to leave him a large dram of a free sample sent to me by Glen Moray of an excellent SC 1st fil bourbon...

A glen garioch 15 from my inlaws...hmmm!

2 Laphroaig tens! Discovered tonight how well it goes into a salmon dish with fresh veg, tamari and rosemary from the garden...yum!

Might buy meself one of the newies from TWE...in fact, :iwbrnt:
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby UUNetBill » Tue Dec 30, 2008 1:57 am

CousinLarry wrote:My wife bought me a bottle of Highland Park 18. The most I spend on a bottle is around $50, so this is a real treat. She picked it out without any help from me. Apparently she high jacked my whisky bible and took stock of what I already had. I am certainly blessed with a kind and thoughtful wife.:thumbsup:

That you are, that you are - enjoy that HP - it's one of my top drams!
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Aidan » Tue Dec 30, 2008 4:16 pm

No whisky for me for Christmas. I'm the only one who thinks I don't have enough whisky already.
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby SoMK » Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:37 pm

Teeheehee I just received a big plump multi drams sample of A'bunadh 14 from Sherried Malt :D Thankeeeee !
You're right, SM ! We always need "perfume" samples :wink:
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Ryguy » Tue Dec 30, 2008 7:55 pm

It's been a bit hectic here for me, lots of family up visiting, so it's been one family gathering after another. I really hadn't had time to post much, but things are 'almost' back to normal now. Either way I love this time of year, and nothing is better than having the entire family together!

I received a Lagavulin 16, Ardbeg 10, Macallan 12, SMWS 29.71, and my Sister transported back my Highland Park 15yo Single Cask back for me from California!

Also a non-whisky gift that I'm really excited about was 2 really good seats to a Boston Celtics Tickets in March.
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Hereward » Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:30 pm

Yamazaki 10, Scapa 14, Ardbeg 10. Not too shabby at all.
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Rob B » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:20 am

No whisky, but I did get a Laphroaig fleece and a pair of Glencairn glasses.
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby UUNetBill » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:46 am

Rob B wrote:No whisky, but I did get a Laphroaig fleece.

Wait, let me guess - it's green, right?!?

(my luck, he got the black one)

Awesome gifts either way!
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby UUNetBill » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:48 am

In addition to the BenRiach 21 yo Peated under the tree Christmas morning, the better half okayed the purchase of a Laphroaig 30 a few days later, so I guess it sort of counts as a Christmas present. . .
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Rob B » Wed Dec 31, 2008 12:51 am

UUNetBill wrote:
Rob B wrote:No whisky, but I did get a Laphroaig fleece.

Wait, let me guess - it's green, right?!?

(my luck, he got the black one)

Awesome gifts either way!


Good guess, but wrong! I was given a black one :D
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby UUNetBill » Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:08 am

And my tiny text was right!! Fifty/fifty chance and I blow it. . .sheesh!

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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby jazz lover » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:00 pm

Miles Davis Kind of Blue
50th Anniversary box set
2 cd's 1 dvd 1 blue record
hard cover book and much
more...
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Re: What did you get for Christmas?

Postby Jobi » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:56 pm

Santa left me a lovely assortment of whisk(e)y this year:

HP 18
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Jameson 12
Glenmorangie 10
Elijay Craig 18
Balvenie 12
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