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What are you collecting

Ardbeg
11
24%
Springbank
2
4%
Bowmore
0
No votes
Glenfarclas
0
No votes
Brora
1
2%
Bruichladdich
7
15%
Rosebank
1
2%
Rare Malts Diageo
2
4%
Other distillery
22
48%
 
Total votes : 46

Postby CelticHorns » Mon Apr 23, 2007 12:59 am

Muskrat Portage:

Thanks for the welcome. I've been to Ottawa a few times and I visited Ottawa's Rideau LCBO. A great store and I found some interesting bottles. The first time I've been there, cost me 500$. Now I usually go to the Hawkesbury LCBO which is closer to where I live and they can get whatever I want.

Like you said the Holy Grail of single malt in Canada is definitively Alberta. I've been there in 2005 and it was like a slap in the face. There so many choices and the price are far lower than Ontario and Quebec. We are literally robbed in Quebec with SAQ profit margin. They try to make us believe that the difference on the price are the taxes; bullsh... Fortunately I have a friend who lives in Alberta and she provides me with some great bottles.
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Postby laphroaigaficionado » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:54 am

Hi Ann-Helen and Jan,

yes, I do drink as well, but collect only Laphroaig.
I have been collecting about the last 3 years, more focussed
since 2 years.
Thanks for the nice feedback about my homepage and collection...

I am always looking after bottles that are missing in my collection.

Best regards
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:21 pm

CelticHorns wrote:Now I usually go to the Hawkesbury LCBO which is closer to where I live....


Yeah, but it's in Hawkesbury! If you think Ottawa is boring....

CelticHorns wrote:We are literally robbed in Quebec with SAQ profit margin. They try to make us believe that the difference on the price are the taxes....


Profit, taxes--when it's the government monopoly, it makes no difference; it's all going to the same place. You can take pride in knowing that when you buy a bottle, you are contributing to the public good! Well, that's the theory.
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Postby alea » Mon Jul 30, 2007 10:06 pm

Main focus on:

Bruichladdich Links (from 1 to 5, still waiting to reach Kclub & Carnoustie)
Glenrothes (1989, 1991, 1992, 1994 - NO select reserve!)
Bruichladdich 3D Editions (1st, Moine Mhor, 3D3)
Diageo Distiller's Edition (Oban, Talisker, Glenkinkie, Lagavulin)

(and in the exact order I wrote)

:mrgreen:
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Postby martin grant » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:19 pm

As somebody else once said -

'I'm not a collector, just behind in my drinking'
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Postby orangedogofglory » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:02 am

Balvenie leads the pack right now, with Laphroaig right behind. But, they are all for drinking, just waiting their turn.

Laphroaig is probably my favorite, but Balvenie is good for drinking while reading/computing. Christian's collection is quite amazing.
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Postby Ganga » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:16 am

I don't collect; I'm behind on my drinking. :shock: I guess that you could say that mine would be Aberlour A'bunadh as I've managed to get my hands on Batches 6 through 18.
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Postby orangedogofglory » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:30 am

Ganga wrote:I don't collect; I'm behind on my drinking. :shock: I guess that you could say that mine would be Aberlour A'bunadh as I've managed to get my hands on Batches 6 through 18.


no 19 or 20 yet?
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Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:01 am

Look man, I'm a struggling bl**dy musician and I can't afford NOT to drink the stuff! I'm certainly not " behind in my drinking."

Check out Mr Tattieheid's recent post on the "Bubbles in My whisky" thread for a graphic picture of what happens to me when I don't have a post-gig dram. Be afraid! Very afraid!

On the other hand, I do have one bottle unopened in 3 years - a Macallan "ESC 5" 59.2% single cask which I daren't open! i actually won it in a competition at an official Macallan tasting. I even got to taste it there - it's grrrreat!

...but something tells me it'll be worth a new guitar someday, so leave well alone!
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Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:06 am

...but if i had LAODSAMONEY I 'd collect Ardbegs, and defuncts like Brora and PE(yet to taste either!), and those on the wane like Bowmore 17, Longmorn 15, Bladnoch 10 etc...some to drink, 'cos they're all mighty drams, and some to sell on in a few years, but...

...got to keep meself in petrol, guitar strings, baby food(a second on the way!), so I'll stick to buying and imbibing "supermarket deals" on Ardbeg/Talisker, natch!

Thank heavens for this forum!
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Postby les taylor » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:12 am

Reggaeblues wrote:...but if i had LAODSAMONEY I 'd collect Ardbegs, and defuncts like Brora and PE(yet to taste either!), and those on the wane like Bowmore 17, Longmorn 15, Bladnoch 10 etc...some to drink, 'cos they're all mighty drams, and some to sell on in a few years, but...

...got to keep meself in petrol, guitar strings, baby food(a second on the way!), so I'll stick to buying and imbibing "supermarket deals" on Ardbeg/Talisker, natch!

Thank heavens for this forum!



RB what have you been doing.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 31, 2007 12:42 pm

I thinks it's obvious...congrats in advance, RB!
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Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:52 pm

Rock n' roll, man!
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Postby Ganga » Tue Jul 31, 2007 11:04 pm

orangedogofglory wrote:
Ganga wrote:I don't collect; I'm behind on my drinking. :shock: I guess that you could say that mine would be Aberlour A'bunadh as I've managed to get my hands on Batches 6 through 18.


no 19 or 20 yet?


Haven't seen them on the shelf yet. But when I do...
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Postby Peatlover » Sat Aug 04, 2007 6:16 pm

We are more "consumers" than we are collectors! But we always buy a Caol Ila if we don't already have it (or have drank it...). We have a couple of collectable Bruichladdies unopened, and if I was clever I would probably keep a Port Ellen unopened...but they are so darned good :D
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Postby Cam » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:05 pm

Not a collector. Everything I buy is for consumption, though there are more Balvenies waiting to be opened than any other distillery. If I collect anything it is the empty tins from Murray McDavid.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:09 pm

MMcD has tins?
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Postby les taylor » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:34 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:MMcD has tins?



Further. To collect empty tins. It's like collecting air.


:)
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Postby Cam » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:42 pm

What can I say? I'm a pack rat.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:13 pm

les taylor wrote:
MrTattieHeid wrote:MMcD has tins?



Further. To collect empty tins. It's like collecting air.


:)


You can keep things in them. Like smaller tins.

I have a vague recollection of MMcD tins now, but was thinking about the standard-issue orange boxes.
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Aug 07, 2007 5:15 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:
les taylor wrote:
MrTattieHeid wrote:MMcD has tins?



Further. To collect empty tins. It's like collecting air.


:)


You can keep things in them. Like smaller tins.

I have a vague recollection of MMcD tins now, but was thinking about the standard-issue orange boxes.


Orange boxes gone long time Mr. T. Replaced with gunmetal silver tins. check out the MMcD website for pictures.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:03 am

Yes, I've seen them, now that I think about it. But the orange boxes are hardly long-gone--I still see them more often. Thinking about the comments on the thread about OMC packaging, I find it hard not to wonder about the relative costs.
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:02 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:Yes, I've seen them, now that I think about it. But the orange boxes are hardly long-gone--I still see them more often. Thinking about the comments on the thread about OMC packaging, I find it hard not to wonder about the relative costs.


I stand corrected, the orange boxes are in the market place but long gone from production.

Visit http://www.victoriasinglemaltclub.com/bottlepop.html for an example of the newest style of tin.
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Collecting tins ...

Postby Muskrat Portage » Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:46 am

Hmmph! Never considered collecting the empty tins... nah! Mrs Muskrat would just chuck them out of the burrow.
Further to my posting on what I collect, to be honest, whatever crosses my sights when I have a little extra cash gets "bagged".
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Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:04 pm

I can't believe that we haven't had at least one wise guy in here to say "dust", as in that which accumulates on the bottles from staying in storage without being opened. Somehow, I just don't fit the profile. :insane:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Aug 10, 2007 10:54 pm

Paul A Jellis wrote:Dust and debts! I can't seem to collect anything else.


Page 1, post 21.

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Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:18 am

Aye carumba! How could I miss that one. Ok, one shot as penance. :lol:
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