I've only been here a very short while and am a relative novice compared to most here as already addressed in my introduction post. In the last year I've completely immersed myself in all things whisky... mostly scotch, bourbons and rye. It's the same way I taught myself wine and has been paying dividends, especially since coming here.
In the last month alone I've purchased about twenty bottles, have half that open and have 5 more in the mail including the '99 Laphroaig 10yo M.McDavid Chateau Margaux Finish and '00 Caol Ila 8yo Murray McDavid Ridge Zin Finish because they sound so interesting (will post notes).
But one thing remains the same and that's my love for the Laphroaig Cask Strength. In all the online orders I've added at least one bottle to the invoice and have bought-out most of my area. I'm absolutely in love with this dram as it's everything from medicinal to sweet and woody. The full bodied mouth feel is wonderful. I can't get enough.
I do plan to slow down and have already set a personal limit to $200 a month starting the new year. We'll see if I stick to that resolution...
Based on the personal inventory list I keep on-hand (just to stay organized much like I do with wine) and my love for this particular taste profile, what do you recommend I purchase next (or open if I haven't already):
Closed Open Finished
A'bunadh (batch no.26) 1 0 0
Supernova 1 0 0
12yo 2 0 0
'00 8yo Murray McDavid Ridge Zin Finish 2 0 0
16yo Rye 0 1 0
Rendezvous Rye (batch no.28) 1 1 0
Gentleman Jack 0 1 0
Old No7 86 Proof 1 1 3
16yo 4 0 0
10yo 1 1 2
10yo Cask Strength (Red Label) 6 1 2
Quarter Cask 1 0 0
Signatory 1990 Vintage 18yo CS 2 0 0
Signatory 2000 Vintage 7yo CS 2 0 0
15yo 1 0 0
18yo 2 0 0
'99 10yo M.McDavid Chateau Margaux Finish 1 0 0
Very Rare 2008 1 0 0
12yo 0 1 0
10yo 1 0 2
18yo 2 0 0
Port Finish 0 1 0
Rye 101 0 1 0
Rare Breed 2 1 1
FYI, my next plan is to buy Ardbeg Uigeadail, Corryvreckan, Airigh Nam Beist for a holiday tasting with family and chef friends. A pot-luck event to include funds for the whisky so why the hell not? Should be fun.