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Postby hpulley » Tue Jan 18, 2005 11:12 pm

Last few:

Ardbeg 10yo: bought it because I finished my last bottle!

Port Ellen 24yo: bought it because I heard it was great and I agree :)

Laphroaig 10yo: bought it because it was on sale.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:38 am

In reverse order:

Bruichladdich Full Strength, at the New Hampshire State Liquor Store while visiting a friend in Portsmouth;

Clynelish 14, which just became available here recently;

Macallan CS, just to get the nifty flask packaged with it :oops: ;

Cadenhead's Clynelish 12, just before I left Edinburgh;

Ardbeg LOTI and

Bruichladdich Valinch, both at the respective distilleries;

SFTC Port Ellen Burgundy Finish and

Lagavulin 25, both from Loch Fyne;

and the Whisky Shop in Inverness and the G&M shop in Elgin....

Now I'm into my back-and-forth to Canada part of the year, and will stock up on staples at the duty free shop--Ardbeg 10, Talisker, whatever else is available.
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Postby mr_a_non » Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:05 am

As I read this, I was lucky enough to have been pulled out of the hat (so to speak) in the Friends of Laphroaig draw for a bottle of the quarter cask: therefore have just ordered a bottle.
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Postby patrick dicaprio » Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:06 am

Balvenie 10 yo and Aberlour 15 yo sherry wood. The balvenie i havent had in a while and i am finally keeping tasting notes. The aberlour well because i love aberlour and haventhad ityet!

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Postby Lawrence » Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:07 am

Laphroaig Quarter Cask! Good for you, I entered but was not so lucky.

Last couple of purchases, Glenfarclas 105 to drink on a trip and Caol Ila 12 because it's new and I wanted to try it again.
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Postby hpulley » Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:11 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:Cadenhead's Clynelish 12, just before I left Edinburgh;


Which year was this? The 1990 was great stuff if you like a well sherried Clynelish. I tried without success to get the 1990 14yo.

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Postby andrewfenton » Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:03 am

Glengoyne 12 cask strength, and what an outstanding purchase it was. Ultra-sherry isn't normally my thing, but this last year's Glengoynes have been outstanding. It's definitely going on my always-have-a-bottle-of-it list :-)

Before that, some top-ups of regulars like Talisker10, Laphraoig10cs and Laga16, and then Clynelish 14, which will probably also be bought again when I finish it.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:03 am

Harry, it's a 1989, bourbon barrel, 60.2%. I'd had a dram at the Bow Bar and it knocked my socks off, so I couldn't resist, even though my luggage was already full of whisky. The fellow at the shop on the Royal Mile said it was the last bottle he had. Seems to me it was quite a reasonable price, too, much less than, say, Douglas Laing would charge for similar.

I'll try to remember you when I open it. I'm working on the 14 now, and I think I may open the Cadenhead's just before finishing the 14, so I can compare. Also have a 200ml "Advance Sample" from DL, "refill hogshead" at 14 (1990), at 50%, of course. Maybe I'll work that one in,too.
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Postby Ize » Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:52 am

Laphroaig Quarter Cask is my latest purchase also. In fact, I wonder how Lawrence didn't "won" since the six FOL that I know all have "won" ... which makes me think whether this "lottery" was just a marketing gimmick and this number of thousand lucky winner is approaching infinity. But then again, I'm known to be bit paranoid. ;)

Anyway, Lawrence, check your emails again. Hard to believe that you would be so unlucky. :)

Edit: Here's a explanation for Lawrence's bad luck, this in the "lottery" rules:
As you know international law prevents us from selling direct to all countries (Sorry USA, Canada & others – it isn’t our fault!).
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Postby Ize » Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:22 am

I know now two finnish FOL that didn't win in the lottery, so there is somekind of limit existing. So sorry about the possibly caused confusion.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Jan 19, 2005 11:49 am

My latest purchase: A 12Y old Glenturret, bought from an auction wich was held by a large retail chain. And at the same retailer a 12Y old Glen Ord, wich was a present for someone.

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Postby Admiral » Wed Jan 19, 2005 12:48 pm

Last Australian single malt purchased: Bakery Hill Peated Malt

Last Scottish single malt purchased: Talisker 18

Last bourbon purchased: Elijah Craig 12

Last Irish purchased: Connemara

Last blend purchased: Yeah, right?!! :D

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Postby bond » Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:13 pm

Last malt: Glenkinchie 10 yo
Blend: Haig

Next Expected: Dalmore (hoping the singapore duty free has it)
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Postby Tom » Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:29 pm

At the start of the new year i bought a 1L bottle of talisker 10, and last week i bought a Old Malt Cask Port Ellen 25Y wich i am now awaiting unpatiently.
I also didnt got the opportunity to try out the Quarter cask unfortunatly.
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Postby /george » Wed Jan 19, 2005 8:27 pm

Recently I bought:

HP 12yo
Macallan 12yo (new bottle shape)
Caol Ila 25yo 59,4%
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Postby islayjunkie » Fri Jan 21, 2005 5:42 am

Yesterday I purchased:

Ardbeg Uigeadail
Ardbeg 1975 27yo (Douglas Laing) October 2002 50%
Port Ellen 1979 24yo 3rd Release 57.3%
Talisker 1981 20yo Sherry Cask 62%
St. Magdalene 19yo 63.8%
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Postby bamber » Fri Jan 21, 2005 2:35 pm

Last 2 months:

Scotch:

Ardbeg 1977 (opened not bought) - Beautiful, but needs further study ;)
Clynelish 14YO - nice with a dash of port - seriously :)
Laphroaig 15YO - revisited after long time and like it much more this time
Glenlivet 18YO - Love this one - spicy apple pie. Really surprised me.
Glenfarclas 15YO - like it, but still prefer Macallan
Macallan 12YO - Nice but no better than the 10YO (IMHO) and for me inferior to the 10YO CS and 18YO by some margin.

Bourbon:

Four Roses Single Barrel - OK but won't break my top 10 Bourbons

Irish:

Jameson 12YO - Yuk - really think I've got a bad bottle. Smells of glue though does taste better

Happy New Year All
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Postby Frodo » Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:32 pm

Last night I bought 3xbottles of Gibson's 18yr old Canadian, and 1xbottle of Glenkinchie Distillers Edition. They were all on sale, (about 20% off). I like the Gibson's and the regular Glenkinchie. I got the DE version for the same price as the regular stuff, so I'm :D :D :D .

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Postby hpulley » Fri Jan 21, 2005 3:54 pm

I've never had 18yo Gibson's but I hope its better than 12yo, which I find to be pretty dreadful.

Never had Glenkinchie DE as I prefer other lowland drams but let us know what you think of it compared to the regular 10yo.

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Postby Frodo » Fri Jan 21, 2005 4:24 pm

Yeah, the 18yr old is a different animal from the 12yr (IMHO). It's one of only two cdn whiskies that I'd recommend as being of acceptable quality. As to the Glenkinchie DE, It's probably going to be a while before I open it. However, when I do, I'll post.

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Postby Lawrence » Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:45 am

A back up bottle of Glenfarclas 12 (which is a back up to the back up for the open one Glenfarclas 12 :roll: ) and a G&M Glen Grant 1989 40%.
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Postby Crispy Critter » Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:18 am

Recent bottles:

Glendronach 15 (100% sherry-casked): Quite nice - too bad it won't be available much longer. Even though it's only 40%, I like it a lot.

Compass Box Peat Monster (46% version): Not yet opened.

Black Bush: Not opened yet, but I throughly enjoyed the last bottle I bought.

Compass Box Eleuthera: Wow! A very nice sweet/smoke balance.

Currently sipping some Aberlour A'Bunadh (not a recent purchase)... this is the Batch #11 version. I just saw some Batch #12 at a nearby store, and I have a Batch #7 in reserve. Mmmmmm... if you're looking for a sherry monster, this is it.
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Postby patrick dicaprio » Sat Jan 22, 2005 3:56 am

Just today i bought a bottle of Cragganmore 12 yo.

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Postby wpt » Sat Jan 22, 2005 5:16 am

hp18yo - always divine
balvenie 21yo portwood - yummy with desert
caol illa 18yo - just right for the snowstorm outside
glenfarclas 17yo (yes 17) - bleech (i want my $ back)

where in USA can you get:
Talisker 1981 20yo Sherry Cask 62%
Talisker 1975, 25yo, Cask Strength
Lagavulin 1979 Distillers Edition, Pedro Ximenez Finish
Lagavulin 12yr

thanks!
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Postby islayjunkie » Sat Jan 22, 2005 8:28 am

wpt wrote:glenfarclas 17yo (yes 17) - bleech (i want my $ back)


Did you take any tasting notes on the Glenfarclas 17yo? I would like to know what you didn't like about it. I personally liked it however feel it is over priced for the quality. Maybe you got a bad bottle?

Between an HP 18yo and the glenfarclas 17yo I lean to the HP. I need to make another comparison ;)
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Postby Admiral » Sat Jan 22, 2005 12:38 pm

Islayjunkie said,
I personally liked it however feel it is over priced for the quality


In this market at least, I find all the Glenfarcli are overpriced.

The 105 costs more than its namesake in dollars, even the 10yo is $80!! The 12yo and older bottlings are all far too expensive, although I do find the 15yo to be an exceptionally fine whisky.

I did, however, get a surprise the other day when I saw Glenfarclas Heritage on sale in a certain store for just $48. I know it's just an 8yo, but - by Glenfarcli standards - that's pretty cheap.

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Postby Frodo » Sat Jan 22, 2005 1:22 pm

Admiral wrote:In this market at least, I find all the Glenfarcli are overpriced.

Cheers,
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Over here, the 12yr Glenfarcas is C$80 and the 15yr is C$100. Interesting to hear the Lagavulen price over there Admiral. Over here it's C$90 for the 16yr old, but currently out of stock (or so I've heard) . When it comes back, it'll be interesting to see if the price goes up!

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Jan 23, 2005 12:54 pm

Yesterday(Saturday) I bought myself a bottle of 14Y old Clynelish, it was on discount with a special Gall&Gall Wine Card. I paid €35 for it so that's not a bad price...
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Postby hpulley » Sun Jan 23, 2005 2:30 pm

Frodo, Laga 16yo is not yet out of stock but it is getting scarce for sure. I'm not sure what they have in the warehouse. The 12yo is also getting scarce, and the DE is nearly gone as well.

Similarly, Clynelish 14yo is disappearing fast so if you want to try that one, make it a near future purchase. So many whiskies, so little time and money, eh?!?

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Postby Lawrence » Sun Jan 23, 2005 6:25 pm

Frodo, in Alberta the Glenfarclas 12 is $59.95 which is not a bad price.

My latest purchase was a G&M Glen Grant 1989and bottled 2004 which I opened right away and tasted, a delicious whisky. A good purchase for $45!
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Postby Admiral » Mon Jan 24, 2005 3:30 am

I also recently had that G&M Glen Grant bottling, but I can't say I enjoyed it at the time. It came across as thin & a little weak in flavour.

However, I should keep an open mind, because it was one of the last drams I had after already getting stuck into some real heavy Islays and sherry monsters, so a light Glen Grant was never going to stand up to that sort of competition.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jan 24, 2005 9:28 am

I believe the proper plural of "Glenfarclas" is "Glefarclæs". :D
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Postby Lawrence » Mon Jan 24, 2005 6:04 pm

The plural of Glenfarclas is a hang over (as with any malt) :D
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Postby Frodo » Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:06 am

Lawrence wrote:Frodo, in Alberta the Glenfarclas 12 is $59.95 which is not a bad price.


Not bad by half! I'm always curious about regional variation in prices for the same bottle of Scotch... But then again, the lower taxes in Alberta would have something to do with that.

Just traded in 6 bottles of single malt for 2x bottles of the 24yr old Port Ellen. It was THAT GOOD. Expensive but worth it. Thank you LCBO for your return policy!!!

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Postby Lawrence » Tue Jan 25, 2005 6:53 am

You'll never regret buying quality and the Port Ellen is a very good whisky. I have a few bottles myself. 8)
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