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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby emospence » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:45 am

Got a Talisker 10 from DFS from my friend last night :D
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 28, 2013 6:09 am

local grocery store had Speyburn 10 on clearance.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:10 pm

A relatively new, truly rye-based Canadian whisky on the scene... Alberta Premium Dark Horse.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Wee Robbie » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:37 pm

[quote="The Third Dram"]A relatively new, truly rye-based Canadian whisky on the scene... Alberta Premium Dark Horse.[/quote

What were your thoughts on the AP Dark Horse. I have read varying reviews. Some are critical of the added .5% sherry but I find it a very good. Much more flavour than a lot of our regular Canadian "ryes".
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:46 am

Wee Robbie wrote:What were your thoughts on the AP Dark Horse? ... I find it... very good.

As do I. Early stages for me as yet regarding any detailed assessment. I don't mind one single bit that there's a percentage of corn-based whisky (and, as you've noted, a minute quantity of sherry wine as well) blended in with the rye. It all seems to work. Very pleasant drinking experience so far, and certainly a more than fair bang-for-buck quality level.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby AdamMY » Mon Apr 01, 2013 3:53 am

There must have been something in the air this easter, driving home I made a completely unintended stop at Binny's on the way home.

2x 1995-16yo Signatory Linkwood Hogshead 649 54.6%
1x 1994-16yo Signatory Caperdonic Hogshead 96518 58.8%
1x 2003-9yo Gordon and Macphail "Exclusive" Glen Elgin refill Sherry Hogshead 804576 46%
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:27 am

Binny's shipment arrived today.... :thumbsup:

2X Sig Binny's Linkwood 16
1X Sig Binny's Bladnoch 19
1X DT Strathisla 40

Celebrated by picking up Chateau Sovreign chardonnay.... :D
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Jobi » Fri Apr 05, 2013 3:39 am

Ganga wrote:1X Sig Binny's Bladnoch 19


Please share your thoughts on the Bladnoch when you have them. I find my cupboard unacceptably lacking in Bladnoch.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby zl725 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:53 am

Laphroaig Quartercask
Bruichladdich 10 Year Old
Benromach 10 Year Old (200ml)
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:43 am

2 x Talisker Box Set, (10, DE, 18) (one as a gift and one for myself ... thinking of getting a few more as it was on Special going for just under $20 per set). worth it ?
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:56 am

OK - so that Talisker box set - done some research and I've realised, its a damn steal at around $18 (US) or ZAR200.
Going to buy the rest if no one else has caught on to this ridiculous price :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:09 am

Sounds like you've got a good deal on the Tali... :smoke:

Stopped by Total Wine today. Picked up three brown ales, an Allegash Dubel and the Montgomeries Ben Nevis 1995.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby emospence » Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:30 pm

Caol Ila 12 year old
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby bredman » Wed May 01, 2013 8:52 pm

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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Fri May 03, 2013 6:30 am

Jobi wrote:
Ganga wrote:1X Sig Binny's Bladnoch 19


Please share your thoughts on the Bladnoch when you have them. I find my cupboard unacceptably lacking in Bladnoch.

Very much a good Lowland. Lots of grassy notes. More fresh on the palate and dry on the nose. If you like Lowlands, I think you might like this one.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby sinclair » Tue May 07, 2013 11:01 am

Benriach 17 Solstice 2nd edition :P ,Longrow Rundlets & Kilderkins 11yr, Littlemill 25yr Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company sherry hogshead 211 bottles 53.2% :P :D
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Fri May 10, 2013 6:05 am

Laga 16. What can I say, they had it reduced. :iwbrnt:
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sun May 12, 2013 3:29 am

Glenlivet 18 and a Firestone Parabola
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby bredman » Wed May 15, 2013 5:23 pm

As well as a Powers John's Lane i also picked up this Japanese interest. Image taken with an old rangefinder lens dating from 1957, purchased with some hassle from Hong Kong and with the help of an old friend who lives there (if you're reading this - thanks again Ronnie :D ), made by a company called Chiyoda Kogaku, later to be known as Minolta. Looking through one new purchase at another. Anyway, enough with the waffle.

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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Thu May 16, 2013 4:48 am

Farmhouse Ale Tank 7
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby zl725 » Thu May 16, 2013 1:54 pm

Glenlivet 40yo, 1970-2010 Lonach, 40%
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Fri May 17, 2013 2:58 am

zl725 wrote:Glenlivet 40yo, 1970-2010 Lonach, 40%

How is that one? I never got around to buying it
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby zl725 » Fri May 17, 2013 2:33 pm

Haven't opened it yet, will definitely post tasting notes when I do, though. Bought it on a whim, since it's usually very difficult to buy anything at that age, for less than $350 in Australia (regardless if it is an indie or official bottling).
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby bredman » Sat May 18, 2013 3:01 am

Lens info :smoke: a 1962 Nikkor S 50mm f1.4. :D


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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby AdamMY » Sat May 25, 2013 9:06 pm

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Checking out a liquor store by my new place.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sun May 26, 2013 10:22 pm

HP 18 ( ... and a Hog 3 Bourbon just to explore).
Want to get a Glenlivet 18, not sure though.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Thu May 30, 2013 3:57 am

If you like Livet 12, I believe you will enjoy the 18. It's a more subtle and complex dram.

Trader Joe's for several beer and their Bourbon.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby emospence » Fri May 31, 2013 10:08 am

Just had a friend pick up a bottle of Ardbeg 10 for me from duty free.

Can't wait to try it!!
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby whiteshirt » Fri May 31, 2013 2:20 pm

The Macallan Royal Celebration x2

Looks like a nice package
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:31 am

Some craft beer. Lost Abbey St. Devotion at 6.66%
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby whiteshirt » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:31 am

Now an Ardbog When will this luxury end??
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:56 pm

Nu2Whisky wrote:HP 18 ( ... and a Hog 3 Bourbon just to explore).
Want to get a Glenlivet 18, not sure though.


Im spending too much money on whisky given my disposable income :shock:

I just today bought

Lagavulin 16YO
Caol Ila 12 year old
Glenlivet Nadurra 16YO @ 56.9% Cask Strength

Thats not long after the HP 18. Expensive game this whisky.
But I'm sure to be sorted for a few months at least. Thats it. No more.

Anyway, got the Laga 16 after tasting it last night. bought it today.
Thankfully, I tasted the Livet 18 - did not enjoy but when I saw that the Nadurra was CS, I thought I'd try it and I've opened and enjoyed it so far. Also picked the Caol Ila 12 year old after doing some searching on the forum. Looked for an Ardbeg, but they did not have stock at my local store.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:34 pm

I've just come to realise, in a a very satisfying manner, that I am drawn to Islay single malts and prior to researching these just now, that the Laga 16, Ardbeg 10YO and Laph 10YO are among the top three rated peaty/smoky tastes that I've come to enjoy.

I bought the Laph Quarter Cask mistaking my terminology for Cask Strength (explained by my callsign) but it is bottled @ 48% !

Then I went to a tasting where my first dram was a Laga 16YO that nothing came close to bar the Ardbeg (I prolly looked like a geek taking notes) ... eventually as the night progressed it went from detailed notes & commentary about taste to "Nice", OK and "Not Nice". :D :D

So bottomline, why its satisfying? That I stumbled upon these myself, without the influence of reading or advise, via my own tastes and looky look, these ones are supposedly the top three. :thumbsup:
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby opelfruit » Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:09 am

It could be bottled at 55% and still not be "Cask Strength" :)

Cask Strength has to be the abv is leaves the cask at. So Talisker 57 north is 57% abv, but it's still not a "Cask Strength" whisky....nearly, but not quite


Quarter Casks are little tiny casks, whisky being put in here maximizes spirit to wood contact. They age the spirit in normal casks for around 5 years and then the QC's for 7 months (or so).

It's a clever way of getting around a common issue with peaty malts; the longer they stay in the cask the more mellow and less "peaty" they become (in general).

The end result of what Laphroaig do is a whisky which has the complexities of a much older whisky (from the wood contact) but still has the spritiness and peatiness of a young whisky.

Winner!
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:03 am

opelfruit wrote:It could be bottled at 55% and still not be "Cask Strength" :)

Cask Strength has to be the abv is leaves the cask at. So Talisker 57 north is 57% abv, but it's still not a "Cask Strength" whisky....nearly, but not quite


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Thanks for that explanation opelfruit :thumbsup:
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