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

Postby whiskgeek » Thu Aug 02, 2012 6:03 am

Picked up at Binny's, as we were passing through Chicago on Sunday...

Glenfarclas 105
Scott's Inverleven:
Signatory Brackla 16yr CS

The first is for a tasting. Not sure what I'm going to do with the other two. That is, I'm not sure who I'm sharing with - if anyone.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby mikeymad » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:17 am

DRAKOSKL wrote:well as far as i know these are very rare. i cant find them anywhere on the internet. some websites used to sell them for 400 pounds or more and now they are sold out. maybe one day though. if anyone had tasted the macallan 18 1976 , i would like to know how does it compare to the recent one.


Yes I have had it -- and it is good. I like the 70s Mac 18s better than any of the 80's vintages (they seem to have sherry cask issues during that period). Coming out of the late 80's and into the more recent 90's vintages.. they are very good.

between ganga and I we have had...bottles or samples of the following.

Macallan 18yo 1966 (43%, Original Bottling, 1966-85)
Macallan 18yo 1967 (43%, Original Bottling, Sample from UK, d-67, b-86)
Macallan 18yo 1971 (43%, Original Bottling, Marty/S'tan)
Macallan 18yo 1973 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1977 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1978 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1979 (40%, Original Bottling, Gran Reserva 79-97 in wood box)
Macallan 18yo 1979 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1980 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1981 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1982 (40%, Original Bottling, Gran Reserva 1982)
Macallan 18yo 1983 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1985 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1987 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1988 (43%, Original Bottling, Sample at Equus 2007)
Macallan 18yo 1989 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1990 (43%, Original Bottling, Whisky Live)
Macallan 18yo 1991 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1992 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1993 (43%, Original Bottling)
Macallan 18yo 1994 (43%, Original Bottling)

They are all very good to great - with the 79 gran reserva being the exceptional bottle out of the lot (I miss that bottle)...

So I don't know if you are holding on because you maybe cannot get good Macallan 18 anymore.. because I don't believe that is true, the current bottlings can be held up to the really good Macallans of the past without shame.

I don't know if you are holding on because they are Worth a lot.. Are you looking to sell them? (i.e. a speculator), then I am not happy at all... they are rare, but they are not that rare... I have some bottles that I have only seen one of ever, and they are meant to be opened.

But they do show up on Auction - but price all depends on the buyers.

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HM299 2006-11 161 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976
HM196 2006-12 145 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976
HM441 2007-10 270 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976
HM505 2010-10 175 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976
HM301 2010-12 300 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976
HM230 2005-12 128 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976
HM367 2010-05 255 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976
HM445 2009-11 190 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976
HM371 2008-01 178 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976
HM417 2010-08 207 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976
HM433 2009-02 171 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976
HM504 2010-10 275 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976
HM482 2009-07 204 € Macallan Original Bottling
1976

If you did pay a lot of money for them.. then maybe save them for a special occasion and enjoy... it is not a piece of art to be looked at.

As with all whisky it should be opened, enjoyed, and shared...

So, I am happy you found them.. and I really hope you treat yourself and enjoy them...

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

Postby DRAKOSKL » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:51 pm

thanks for the reply. the primary purpose for whisky is to be consumed i agree on that but some of them are really good to look at as well. thanks for taking the time to provide me with all these information. greatly appreciated
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby mikeymad » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:14 am

Cheers - sorry if I was heavy handed - I have just seen so many great beverages go untried because they were worth too much...

Now however well they looked in the bottle I have always found they looked better in the glass.. :thumbsup:

Cheers - and I hope you stick around..

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

Postby DRAKOSKL » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:04 am

i lately bought a BALVENIE CLASSIC WINE SHAPE BOTTLE with a rose instead of an age statement. usually the balvenie classic comes with age statement of 12 and 18 years. a website states that it is 18 years old. i wonder if anybody knows any valid information about this. thanks in advence...
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:43 am

Willie JJ wrote:dramtastic is driving me crazy with his purchases :mrgreen:

Today I got:

Cad Ardbeg 1994 17yo 55.7%
Cad Ardbeg 1994 17yo 56.8%
Cad Laphroaig 1998 13yo 59.9%
Cad Laphroaig 1998 13yo 60.6%
Cad Caol Ila 1991 21yo 53.4%
Cad Longrow 1998 13yo 55% (x3)
Cad Glenallachie 1989 13yo 60.8%
Cad Craigellachie 1994 17yo 53.9%
Cad Old Pulteney 1990 21yo 56.7%
Springbank 10yo HMS Campbelltown 50.5%



You go Willie!
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:51 am

simple bottle of 75 South. I found the bottle of this actually gets very interesting after about 9 to 12 months open.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby lockejn » Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:48 am

Hirsch 3y Canadian Rye - $29.99.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:35 am

an extra 75 South while grocery shopping plus a couple of brews for this evening.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby TheEngineer » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:20 am

a few bottles of the 18 year old Macallan
2 bottles of the Arran Devil's punch bowl
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Tue Aug 14, 2012 7:22 am

TheEngineer wrote:a few bottles of the 18 year old Macallan
2 bottles of the Arran Devil's punch bowl

Which vintage? And let us know your thoughts on the Punch Bowl. I'm sure Jim Jones would like to know too.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby TheEngineer » Tue Aug 14, 2012 3:44 pm

Ganga wrote:
TheEngineer wrote:a few bottles of the 18 year old Macallan
2 bottles of the Arran Devil's punch bowl

Which vintage? And let us know your thoughts on the Punch Bowl. I'm sure Jim Jones would like to know too.


Thanks. I'm looking forward to cracking the Arrans open too.

The Macallans are 1993 and 1994.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:25 pm

several beers inlcuding the Lost Abbey Angels Share
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:10 am

TheEngineer wrote:
Ganga wrote:
TheEngineer wrote:a few bottles of the 18 year old Macallan
2 bottles of the Arran Devil's punch bowl

Which vintage? And let us know your thoughts on the Punch Bowl. I'm sure Jim Jones would like to know too.


Thanks. I'm looking forward to cracking the Arrans open too.

The Macallans are 1993 and 1994.

Hmm, everything points to these newer Macallans being closer to the profile to the 1970s vintages
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:19 am

Went to Edmonton and Calgary this past month and visited a couple of shops. Willow Park was a big disappointment - prices weren't much lower than here in Ontario. Looked like you had to go when the sales hit. Nice selection but no real bargains to be had. Picked up a Mackmyra and a Longmorn 16 anyways.
...and yes I am still around, lurking in the weeds.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby mikeymad » Wed Aug 15, 2012 4:28 am

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

Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:10 am

mikeymad wrote:cheers....

Slante Mhor my friend. Hope you and Ganga are enjoying each others' latest purchases. Sometimes wish I lived below the 49th and a whole lot closer to California.

Musky

PS: Oh and also picked up another 40 Creek - the Centennial Cask. Very nice.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby DRAKOSKL » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:57 pm

macallan 10 old package sherry
macallan 10 new package (sherry)
laphroaig 20 years old double cask

i think the old macallan is much better than the new one but know i ll test them back to back and try to figure it out.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:00 am

DRAKOSKL wrote:macallan 10 old package sherry
macallan 10 new package (sherry)
laphroaig 20 years old double cask

i think the old macallan is much better than the new one but know i ll test them back to back and try to figure it out.


There is the third option on the Macallan....they could be just different. Neither better than the other but not necessarily better than the other.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby DRAKOSKL » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:08 pm

GLENFIDDICH 40 year old (in leather display box)
BALBLAIR 1975
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby dramtastic » Fri Aug 17, 2012 12:25 pm

3 x Novelty Suntorys
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby dramtastic » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:16 pm

Suntory Hokuto 50.5 and 12YO 40%
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby bredman » Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:54 pm

Interesting set Brian. 8)
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Malteriet » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:16 pm

A 4 year old bottle of Belgian Owl - a rather new belgian distillery. The Own has recieved Jim Murrays 2012 Whisky Bible Liquid Gold Award, so something must have been done right. Tasted it in a small shop i Brugge, and I think it has come a long way for a 4 year old. I also tasted a 10 year old rye whisky named Lambertus which I fould horrible.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Tue Aug 21, 2012 4:28 pm

I had heard something similar about a Belgian rye from a Dane.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby DRAKOSKL » Wed Aug 22, 2012 4:24 pm

Glenfiddich 1978 Rare Collection / 31 Year Old / Cask #28152

did not buy it yet but i wanted to know if anyone tried it and if it is worth the 600 euros i found it for. it is a very limited release of 184 bottles.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Malteriet » Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:00 pm

Funny you mention it, Ganga. I'm Danish too :lol:
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby TheEngineer » Wed Aug 22, 2012 10:41 pm

magnum (what is the whisky terminology for a 1.5L bottle?) of Macallan 12....It was just sitting there...
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:17 am

TheEngineer wrote:magnum (what is the whisky terminology for a 1.5L bottle?) of Macallan 12....It was just sitting there...

Really? Never seen a 1.5 L of whisky. Usually you see 1.75 L. I have one of those. :thumbsup:

Picked up another Lost Abbey Angels Share plus a Colonel Lee bourbon.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Tomb » Fri Aug 24, 2012 3:54 am

1 X Bottle of Laphroaig 10 Years Old purchased at duty free for equivalent to Pounds 28.50

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1 X Bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask purchased at another duty free for equivalent to pounds 38.50

Total = Pounds Equivalent 67.00

Because I love the smokey peat taste.

Can anyone else recommend another brand than can deliver a similar Laphroaig taste experience?

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

Postby Tomb » Fri Aug 24, 2012 4:13 am

1 X 1 Litre Bottle of Laphroaig 10 Years Old purchased at duty free for equivalent to Pounds 28.50

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1 X 1 Litre Bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask purchased at another duty free for equivalent to pounds 38.50

Total = Pounds Equivalent 67.00

Because I love the smokey peat taste.

Can anyone else recommend another brand than can deliver a similar Laphroaig taste experience?

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

Postby DRAKOSKL » Fri Aug 24, 2012 11:22 am

Tomb wrote:1 X 1 Litre Bottle of Laphroaig 10 Years Old purchased at duty free for equivalent to Pounds 28.50

+

1 X 1 Litre Bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask purchased at another duty free for equivalent to pounds 38.50

Total = Pounds Equivalent 67.00

Because I love the smokey peat taste.

Can anyone else recommend another brand than can deliver a similar Laphroaig taste experience?

Thank you


you should try ARDBEG and LAGAVULIN
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:38 am

Caol Ila, at least on the young side of things, is fairly comparable.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Tomb » Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:52 am

Appreciated.

Ardbeg, Caol Ila and Lagavulin are now on my radar.

Ill be sure to post as soon as I have purchased or tasted.

Many thanks.

P.S

I enjoyed a nice drop of each of my Laphroaig's neat with 3 ice cubes last night.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby dramtastic » Sat Aug 25, 2012 9:06 pm

No longer neat once you added the ice cubes :)
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