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Postby peergynt323 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:54 am

peergynt323 wrote:Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength! Finally, I got to taste the medicinal "love it or hate it" Laphroaig flavor. Powerfully pungent and mouth-puckering, but balanced!


Looks like those were my tasting notes about 9 years ago. I can't say much has changed, except that my nose and palate seem to be more sensitive.

Peat smoke, herbs, mouthwash, eucalyptus, anesthetic rub (?), tree bark, wild berries. The soft viscous mouthfeel of this one is just unparalleled for the price, a bit sea-waterish on the palate, with a huge aspirin-y finish (still mouth-puckering!) that resonates with a powerfully medieval melange of fruity notes.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby jamesharry1 » Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:20 pm

My recent purchase is

Irish Mist - famous brown whisky liqueur
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:55 am

Kirkland Glenlivet 1972, 40, Alex Murray
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby lincoln imp » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:51 pm

Rosebank 1974, 30 year bottled for the Limburh whisky fair by Douglas Laing
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby lincoln imp » Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:53 pm

Rosebank 1974, 30 year 55.8% bottled for the Limburg whisky fair by Douglas Laing
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:39 pm

Speyburn 10, 1.75. How do you say know when for 50% more you get the extra liter?
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby johan brugge » Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:05 pm

Two more birth year vintage whiskeys:

Linkwood 1973 (2013) G&M 43 %
Glenallachie 1973 Adelphi 48.1 %
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:23 am

johan brugge wrote:Two more birth year vintage whiskeys:

Linkwood 1973 (2013) G&M 43 %
Glenallachie 1973 Adelphi 48.1 %

Very nice. I have to say though that it is really difficult to get my birth year vintage whiskies... :x
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby johan brugge » Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:01 am

I have 10 birth year vintage whiskyes at the moment but it's getting harder (and more expensive ) to find them.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby jamesharry1 » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:58 am

Arctic Velvet Premium Whisky, it completely unique, however, is the water used to dilute it to drinking strength. Water from a deep well in Greenland is used, which is exceptionally soft and old (over 2000 years), and gives this whisky its signature mild and smooth taste.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Whisky Waffle » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:07 pm

I went to the New World Distillery in Melbourne (http://whiskywaffle.com/2015/07/14/navi ... -starward/) and while there bought a bottle of their 'New World Projects' - a single barrel series.
Mine was matured in a 200L Corio port barrel, most of which went to Rialto Tower's famous resteraunt: Lui's Bar, which was the name of the bottle.
I cracked it open recently and wow. You've heard of a sherry monster. This was a port monster, if such a thing exists. It was amazing - powerful and with a very wine-y finish.
Keep on waffling!
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:15 am

Sig Tamdhu 10, 60.5%
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:17 pm

Laphroaig 18, couldn't help it
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Dave316 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 8:06 pm

Hi All,

do you find it hard to get decent recommendations on whisky? the reps in the stores and airports tend to be sales orientated as opposed to customer needs

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

Postby Ganga » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:51 am

I would suggest that you make this a new thread. People are more likely to respond.

I find it a fifty/fifty mix. Some are absolutely crazy in that they will tell you that this is the best but have never tried any of them. Others are quite knowledgeable. Best thing to do is ask them if they have tried it.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:49 pm

Glen Moray 12. It was "on sale"... :smoke:
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby OldNavy » Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:15 am

Today's addition's ,

2 Glendronach 15 "Revival" had read that this could become scarce due to distillery issues.

1 Aberlour A'bunadh

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

Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 21, 2015 4:32 am

Bottle of Kirkland blend NAS and Glenlivet 12
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:22 am

Needed groceries and Costco had High West Double Rye in again. Batch 15D02, bottle 3000. :thumbsup:
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby lincoln imp » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:46 am

Got hold of a bit of a rarity a Macduff 1973 17 year SMWS 6.9 58.3%.
Not had many Macduff before.
Before that a Bowmore 1990 Signatory Prestonfield.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:40 pm

G&M Glenburgie 15
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:23 pm

Bowmore 15 Year Old Laimrig
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Fri Oct 09, 2015 12:40 am

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

Postby Ganga » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:48 am

Knob Cr. Rye... :D
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:54 pm

Picked up 2 Livet 12s. Super-saver price. :mrgreen:
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 31, 2015 8:54 pm

Oh, forgot I picked up a Glen Moray 12 last week.
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby OldNavy » Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:13 am

Blew my Nov. budget this week.
2 Deanston 12 yo.
2 Old Pulteney 17 yo.
1 Balvenie 12 yo. Single Barrel First Fill
1 BenRiach 12 yo. Horizons
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 07, 2015 3:54 pm

OldNavy wrote:Blew my Nov. budget this week.
2 Deanston 12 yo.
2 Old Pulteney 17 yo.
1 Balvenie 12 yo. Single Barrel First Fill
1 BenRiach 12 yo. Horizons


Looks very nice. :thumbsup:
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Sun Nov 08, 2015 4:22 am

You inspired me.

Aberlour a'bunadh batch 50
Macallan 12
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby MacLaomainn » Wed Nov 18, 2015 1:53 pm

Bunnahabhain 12
Talisker 10

Those xmas deals are too tempting!
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby Ganga » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:42 pm

MacLaomainn wrote:Bunnahabhain 12
Talisker 10

Those xmas deals are too tempting!

I see you found the Spirit of Christmas... :smoke:
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby MacLaomainn » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:55 pm

Ganga wrote:
MacLaomainn wrote:Bunnahabhain 12
Talisker 10

Those xmas deals are too tempting!

I see you found the Spirit of Christmas... :smoke:



Just saw Amazon have a deal on Ardbeg 10.


Damn.

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

Postby Ganga » Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:28 am

TJ Speyside 8
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby evertonmint » Sat Nov 28, 2015 1:39 pm

Glenfarclas 60 year old...and it comes in a black suitcase??? :shock:
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Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Postby OldNavy » Sun Nov 29, 2015 2:08 pm

2 Tobermory 15
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