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Looking for a Special Bottle

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What do recommend for a bottle in the $130-$200 range

Poll ended at Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:21 pm

BRAES OF GLENLIVET 15 YEAR OLD 1989
1
6%
BALLANTINE'S 21 YEAR OLD SCOTCH WHISKY
1
6%
BANFF 21 YEAR OLD SINGLE MALT
3
18%
88 JURA (DOUGLAS LAING)
0
No votes
94 CAOL ILA (DOUGLAS LAING)
2
12%
JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL
0
No votes
91 ARDBEG (DOUGLAS LAING)
8
47%
PREMIUM BOTTLERS WHISKY WORKS BOX
0
No votes
Other?
2
12%
 
Total votes : 17

Looking for a Special Bottle

Postby jruddy » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:21 pm

I'm putting LCBO gift card bug into peoples ears this year for x-mas. Hopefully someone will come through for me, giving me the chance to buy a nice bottle to put aside.

I need a bottle that I can put aside and not drink until a significant event happens. What significant event? can't really say.
The most likely ones are:
Funeral (?)
Finishing University Part-Time (~6 Years away)
20th Anneversary (10 years away)

Significant years for me are:
1971 - I was born
1989 - graduated high school
1991 - met my wife
1997 - married my wife

I've picked a few bottles that I can get and are interesting. I enjoy many drams, Jura & Ardbeg are at the front of my cabinet right now, with The Glenlivet 18, Balwenie DW not too far behind.

I included the Ballentines 21 as I really enjoyed it at Whisky Live. The rest are speculation on my part.
Though sub $100, the PREMIUM BOTTLERS WHISKY WORKS BOX looks interesting - see http://www.premiumbottlers.com/whiskyworks.php and let me know what you think.
Any ideas?
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Re: Looking for a Special Bottle

Postby Ganga » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:28 pm

Oh shoot, I missed the grad year. You could always go for the Macallan 1989.
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Re: Looking for a Special Bottle

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Dec 05, 2007 11:08 am

Caol Ila so long as it is as near as possible to 60%ABV.
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Re: Looking for a Special Bottle

Postby I_SPEY » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:16 pm

on my birthday(!) today(12/5/07) HP-Rebus20!! :!:
tomorrow the other 100's
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Re: Looking for a Special Bottle

Postby hiccy » Mon Dec 10, 2007 2:04 am

Hey year-y!! :)

I just stuck a '71 Glenfarclas aside for my 40th, but that's probably a bit over your budget. Not sure how prices translate over there but given the current exchange rate, maybe a nice Brora? Can get them over here for £100 so that's $200 maybe?
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Re: Looking for a Special Bottle

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:06 pm

I notice that you are a Jura fan. My favourite Jura of all time (and a special bottling) is the Delme Evans special Edition:

http://www.isleofjura.com/whisky/limited/detail.cfm?contentid=231

Its £100 a bottle, so at the upper end of your price range, and I don't know if it can be delivered to where you are, but it is truly magnificent.
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Re: Looking for a Special Bottle

Postby mattbuty » Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:56 pm

For a special bottle, look at the rosebank 25, or Convalmore 28 Might cost a little more but worth every penny.
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Re: Looking for a Special Bottle

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Dec 10, 2007 11:04 pm

Aye that Convalmore is a fine dram. I would endorse that.
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Re: Looking for a Special Bottle

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Wed Dec 19, 2007 1:06 pm

I'd go for the Banff myself as it is an under appreciated distillery and therefore value for money.




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Banff
Connoisseurs Choice
Fresh cut grass in the distance, Sweet Malt, apple drops, ripe pear & lemon citrus washing liquid.
Slight touch of ash on the tip of the tongue but no real sign of the smoke. sweet spices - liquorice. Burnt sugar.
Waters away fairly quickly at first but lingers all the same. Sweet with a touch of pepper and spice at the sides of the tongue and quite woody at the very end.
A lovely easy drinker
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80

29 Years Old
1976
40%
Gordon & MacPhail

Single Malt
Scotland
None
None
Glencairn
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Re: Looking for a Special Bottle

Postby I_SPEY » Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:04 pm

Still looking for a HP REBUS20
(http://www.highlandpark.co.uk)
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