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Postby Lawrence » Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:32 pm

When are you going to start drinking them?
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Postby dsandrin » Mon Apr 18, 2005 11:44 pm

I do regularly drink the 8 y olds. They are from the 70's and were bottled after having rested in an exceptionally good shipment of sherry casks from Jerez and are unbeatable! They were discontinued around 82 or 83. NO Macallan from the 80s or 90s comes even close to the 8 yo. Buy a bottle if you can find one, they go for about 150 Euro.
I also have a few open bottles around from 1954 and a 25 yo.
If you visit Venice drop by for a drop!
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Re: My Macallan collection

Postby Frodo » Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:19 am

dsandrin wrote:Here is my disease...I mean collection of Macallan. I live in Venice Italy.


Macallan Vintage 1947
Macallan Vintage 1949
Macallan Vintage 1950
Macallan Vintage 1951


How come no 1948?
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Apr 19, 2005 3:20 am

If I'm travelling all the way to Venice I'm not sure a drop will cover it! :D

Just joking, thanks for the invitation.

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Postby WestVanDave » Tue Apr 19, 2005 7:05 am

I'll be in Venice May 2006 - and I'm hoping that Lawrence leaves more than a drop for those who follow after him... (as we all aspire to be Lawrence when we grow up :wink: ).

Amazing collection Diego. Were you visiting this Forum when the Fake Macallan posts were flying hot & heavy?

Cheers, Dave.
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Postby dsandrin » Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:40 pm

I was not, I just read it yesterday....still cringing a bit..!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:20 pm

Yeah...to be dead honest, I'm glad I wasn't here then. Poor Erik took an awful beating, and the fact that he was wrong doesn't make it any better in my mind. Fortunately we're all just happy campers now! :P :P :P :P :P :P :P :P (Until next time....)
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Postby dsandrin » Tue Apr 19, 2005 8:33 pm

Also keep in mind that most of my collection I bought in early 90s so I know it to be genuine and all it takes is a bit of good sense and research to find the right bottles, just donìt buy those that state they shared time with Napolen!
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Postby micheluzzo » Tue Apr 26, 2005 12:07 pm

@ Lawrence

you wrote about about Glen Scotia 114.1 Millenium Malt. I think Longrow is 114 and not Glen Scotia.
There are some very nice bottles in your list. Specially the Lochside from SMWS. It's an all time favourite.
congratulation
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Apr 26, 2005 3:22 pm

You're right! I completely mixed them up, I'll go back and fix it. Thanks,

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Postby Pascal » Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:11 am

Maybe I can encourage some of the rookies to come out... here's what's in this newbie's bar at the time...

Dalwhinnie 15
Bruichladdich 10
Glenfiddich 12
Tobermory 10
Greyhound 15 (some kinda blend, incredibly dissapointing purchase)

And some economy bottles for mixing in drinks, Grant's and such.

Oh well. Gotta start somewhere. :oops:
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Apr 28, 2005 5:45 am

That's a good start however I bet that Greyhound 15 went down pretty fast. :wink:

Lawrence

My collection started with Laphroaig 10 being the lone bottle for a long, long time until I went completely mad. :D It's fun.
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Postby WestVanDave » Thu Apr 28, 2005 6:12 am

Pascal - I think you've just inspired a new thread: "How'd your collection start?"

For me it was the opportunity to sample a few at the Duty Free store in London - Gatwick (I think) - in 1994. 'Bought a litre each of Lagavulin 16 and Dalwhinnie 15... and cherished them for quite a while back in Vancouver - until I discovered the land of opportunity: Alberta!!! Amazing how quickly a collection can grow when the prices are right! :D

Cheers, Dave.
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Postby Pascal » Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:23 pm

Lawrence wrote:That's a good start however I bet that Greyhound 15 went down pretty fast. :wink:

I'm at a point where I have it with Ginger Ale on the rocks while I'm cooking... I think the J&B I've got lying around might be a better dram still... :roll:

Glad I inspired you Dave, I'll head on over there now. :)
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Postby hir0 » Sun May 01, 2005 2:52 pm

ok i'll bite. right now this is what's in this noobies cabinet.

*glen morangie 12 port wood (nice after dinner dram)
*balvenie 12 double wood (this one i'm not too fond of lately)
*ardbeg 10 (excellent)
*laphroaig 10 (yes!)
*caol ila 12 (drinkable)
*highland park 18 (yummmy)
*macallan 12 (pretty good when i'm in the mood for sherry)
*aberlour abunadh (youch!! very nice with a little water)

2 blends that i cannot bring myself to finish
*johnny walker gold label
*johnny walker blue label
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Postby bernstein » Mon May 09, 2005 8:39 pm

O.K., I’ll jump as well: here’s my newbies/rookies/noobies cupboard (*open):
    Aberlour a’bunadh #12*
    Ardbeg 10*
    Ardbeg Uigeadail*
    Arran ‘First’ 1995/2004*
    Arran 1995/2002 Single Cask
    Arran 1996/2004 Single Cask
    Arran 1997/2004 Single Cask
    Arran Vintage Collection 1996/2005
    Balvenie 10 Founder’s Reserve*
    Balvenie 12 Double Wood*
    Balvenie 15 Single Cask
    Balvenie Port Wood 1989
    Bruichladdich 10*
    Bruichladdich 12*
    Bruichladdich 15
    Bruichladdich XVII
    Caol Ila 12*
    Clynelish 14
    Glenfarclas 12
    Glenfarclas 15
    Glenfarclas 105
    Glengoyne 17
    Glenlivet 12*
    Highland Park 12*
    Highland Park 18
    Lagavulin 16
    Lagavulin 12 CS 2004
    Laphroaig CS
    Macallan 12
    Macallan 18 ‘1985’
    Talisker 10*
    Talisker 18
Ahem, I give in, it’s a bit on the island-side… Please don’t criticize! What were you expecting?! Most purchases simply ‘happened’ after reading your posts on WM-forums!!! :D
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Postby jimidrammer » Sun May 15, 2005 3:55 pm

My collection, so far with my personal scores (*unopened)


Aberlour 10 75 (empty)
Aberlour 15 Sherry Wood Finish 79
Aberlour A’bunadh Batch #12 90
Ardbeg 10 91
Ardbeg 17 *
Ardbeg: Uigeadail 93
Ardmore Signatory 1992 11yo 89
Auchentoshan “select” 69 (empty)
Auchentoshan “Three wood”*
Balvenie Double wood 12 88
Balvenie Port wood 21 91
Balvenie Founders’ Reserve 10 83
Balvenie Single Barrel 15 86
Bowmore “Dusk” 65
Brora 1982 13yo Cadenhead’s bottling 88
Bruichladdich 10 87
Bunnahabhain 12 *
Caol Ila 12 88
Caol Ila 18 86
Clynelish 14 92
Craggenmore 12 85
Craggenmore-Glenlivit 12 Cadenhead’s*
Dalmore 12 75
Dalwhinnie 15*
Edradour 10 84
Glendronach 15 100% sherry wood*
Glenfarclas 12 79 (empty)
Glen Garioch 15 84
Glenlivit 12 76 (empty)
Glenlivit French oak Finish 83
Glenmorangie 12 Madiera wood 82 (empty)
Glen Scotia 14 85
Highland Park 12 82 (empty)
Highland Park 18 *
Lagavulin 16 92
Laphroiag 10 90
Laphroiag 15 86 (empty)
Linkwood 14 Signatory Vintage 1989 88
Longmorn 15*
Macallan 12 86 (empty)
Macallan Cask Strength 82 (empty)
Oban 14*
Scapa 12 83
Scapa 14*
Springbank 10 87
Talisker 10 87
Tomatin 12*

I'm planning on putting all my tasting notes online soon.

Anyone think it would be a good idea to include a photo of our liquor cabinets?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon May 16, 2005 5:10 am

jimidrammer wrote:Anyone think it would be a good idea to include a photo of our liquor cabinets?


By all means, go ahead if you are so moved. I would, if I had one--alas, what I have is a scattering of bottles all over the place.... Mr Picky wants badly to alphabetize, regionalize, array, and display. Mr Tattie Heid wants to wallow.
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Postby jimidrammer » Tue May 17, 2005 2:10 am

Image


Whats in your cabinet? :)
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Tue May 17, 2005 11:08 pm

Jimidrammer - your picture says more than a thousand words...
just lovely!

Skål!
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Bourbon
A.H. Hirsch Reserve 16yo
American Biker
Ancient Age 90 proof
Ancient Age Barrel 107
Ancient Age BIB
Ancient Ancient Age 10yo
Benchmark (New Orleans)
Benjamin Prichard’s
Bourbon deLuxe
Bourbon Falls
Buffalo Trace
Buffalo Trace Single Barrel
Corner Creek
Eagle Rare 10yo
Eagle Rare 17yo
Evan Williams 15yo
Evan Williams 1783
Evan Williams Distiller’s Select
Evan Williams Millennium
Evan Williams Single Barrel ’89
Evan Williams Single Barrel ’92
Evan Williams Single Barrel ’93
Evan Williams Single Barrel ’94
Evan Williams Single Barrel ’95
Ezra B Single Barrel 15yo
Fighting Cock 8yo
Fleischmann’s
George T. Stagg 2002
George T. Stagg 2003
George T. Stagg 2004
George T. Stagg 2005 Spring
Heaven Hill 90 proof
I.W. Harper 4yo
I.W. Harper 15yo
Jefferson’s
Jim Beam 100-month-old
Jim Beam 7yo (Black)
Jim Beam 8yo (Black) 86 proof
Jim Beam 8yo (Black) 90 proof
J.W. Dant BIB
Maker’s Mark
McCormick
Mellow Mash 7yo
Old Charter 7yo
Old Charter 8yo
Old Charter 10yo
Old Charter BIB 7yo
Old Charter Classic 12yo
Old Charter Proprietor’s Rsrv
Old Commonwealth 10/107
Old Crow 86 proof
Olde (by J.W. Dant)
Old Fitzgerald 80 proof
Old Fitzgerald BIB
Old Fitzgerald BIB (Sons of Erin – 1969)
Old Forester 100 proof
Old Forester Birthday 2002
Old Forester Birthday 2003 (S)
Old Forester Birthday 2003 (F)
Old Forester Birthday 2004
Old Grand-Dad 114 proof
Old Grand-Dad BIB
Old Heaven Hill BIB 10yo
Old Pogue Master’s Select
Old Rip Van Winkle 10yo/90
Old Rip Van Winkle 10yo/107
Old Rip Van Winkle 15yo/107
Olde St. Nick 8yo
Old Taylor 80 proof (ND)
Old Taylor 86 proof (ND)
Old Taylor BIB (ND)
Old Weller Antique 107
Pappy Van Winkle 15yo
Pappy Van Winkle 20yo
Pappy Van Winkle 23yo
Ridgemont Reserve 1792
Ridgewood Reserve 1792
Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel
Sam Houston
Stonewood BIB
Van Winkle Special Reserve
Lot B
Van Winkle Special Reserve
Lot B (Single Barrel)
Very Old Fitzgerald 12yo
Very Olde St. Nick 12yo
Virginia Gentleman 80 proof
Virginia Gentleman 90 proof
Walker’s Deluxe
Wathen’s
W.L. Weller 19yo
W.L. Weller Centennial 10yo
W.L. Weller Special Reserve
Wild Turkey 12yo
Wild Turkey 80 proof
Wild Turkey 8yo
Wild Turkey Jimmy Russell
Tribute
Wild Turkey Kentucky Spirit
Wild Turkey Rare Breed
Wild Turkey Russell’s Rsrv 101
Woodford Reserve
Yellowstone

Rye
Classic Cask 15yo
Old Rip Van Winkle 12yo
Rittenhouse BIB 10yo
Sazerac 18yo
Van Winkle Family Rsrv 13yo

Non-Bourbon American Whiskey
Barton
Calvert Extra
Early Times Mint Julep
Four Roses
Jack Daniel’s Black Old #7
Kentucky Gold
Michter’s (Pennsylvania)

Scotch
Benraich 10yo
Highland Park Ornkney Islands 12yo
Speyburn 10yo
Glen Moray 12yo
The Dalmore 12yo
Glenfiddich 12yo
McLelland’s Lowland
Cragganmore 12yo
Dalwhinnie 15yo
Glenkinchie 10yo
Oban 14yo
Talisker
Lagavulin 16yo
Glenmorngie 15yo
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Postby Admiral » Mon Jun 27, 2005 2:45 pm

Jimidrammer,

I'm glad to see someone else likes to display the bottles in front of the tubes and boxes! :)

My wife gives me a bit of stick about it (takes up more space, self-indulgent, etc), but it does improve the appearance of one's collection!

Cheers,
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Postby jimidrammer » Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:12 am

Thanks, Admiral, I was going to put reserve bottles behind, but thought that might be too much weight, so the reserves are safely on ground level in another room, even. I'm keeping the boxes from all the finished bottles that I'm not replacing for archiving purposes. By the way , the collection has grown into a 4th shelf since that pic was taken and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. I've got 2 whisky aquisition trips planned for next week, maybe I'll need a new pic up by then as I plan on at least 8 to 10 new expressions. :D
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Jun 28, 2005 3:58 am

Trust me, there really is no end in sight...
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jun 28, 2005 4:12 am

"Archiving purposes"...yeah, that's it...me, I'm just a pack rat.
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Postby Zulumika » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:58 pm

ok well, another newbie's inventory:

Whisky
Ardbeg 10
Balvenie Double Wood 12
Cardhu 12
Clan Campbell ?? (a gift)
Dalwhinie 15
Glenfiddich 12
Glenfiddich 18
Glengoyne 10
Glenlivet 21
Highland Park 12
Jack Daniel's Single Barrel
Jameson Irish (my party bottle...)
Lagavulin 16
McClellands ?? (another gift)
Oban 14
Talisker 10

Cognac
Remy Martin vsop
Courvoisier xo Imperial

My next additions should be :
Cragganmore 12
Camus Extraordinare

Cheers.
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My Collection

Postby MacLover » Tue Aug 16, 2005 4:31 pm

Hi,
It is a pleasure to join the forum and thought I would add another newbie list. I am fairly new to collecting as I started in earnest about 3 years ago, but have enjoyed single malts for about the past 7 years, ever since I sampled my first Macallan Anniversary Malt. I have tried to stick to the 3 bottle rule; 1 for collecting, 1 for drinking and 1 for trade. I still have some duplicates of many bottles, but these are dwindling as I have actively traded many extras and cracked many others as the temptation was simply too much 8) . Some bottles are not listed as I have slacked a bit on keeping the inventory up to date, but anyway, here it is.

Macallan
Over 15YO: 1956, 1957, 1960, 1962
17YO/18YO: 1963-1986
Gran Reserva 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
1964 Special Selection- Rinaldi Import (w/Wood Box)
1980 Gran Reserva (Japanese Import)
Raffles Hotel
Nicol's Nectar
Knockando Church
Royal Marriage
Easter Elchies
BAe (Culzean Castle)
French Revolution
Staff Bottling, Special Reserve
Private Eye
1952/1977 25YO Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Magnum
1963/1980 17YO Centenary of the Northern Scots Railway
1938 Hand Scripted (Gordon & Macphail)
1940 Hand Scripted (Pro Nobilitate)
1950 Hand Scripted (Rinaldi)
1957 Hand Scripted 25th Anniversary of Rinaldi Bros.
1971/1989 18YO Opimian Society
Dansk Maltwhisky Akademi

Ardbeg
1976/1999 22YO Manager's Choice, Cask No. 2391
1975/1999 23YO Ste. Dugas - France, Cask No. 4702
1975/1999 23YO VELIER-Italy, Cask No. 4718
1976/2000 23YO Committee, Cask No. 2394, 53.2%
1976/2000 23YO Committee, Cask No. 2392, 55%
1975/2000 24YO For Japan, Cask No. 4700
1979/2001 21YO Committee (Vatted)
1996/2002 25YO Islay Festival 2002, Cask No. 2390
2003 TEN (Cask Strength for Japan)

Bowmore 7YO Sherriff's Bowmore
Bowmore 8YO Sherriff's Sailing Ship
Bowmore 1972/27YO
Bowmore 1968/32YO

Lagavulin 12YO, Clear Bottle w/ White Label
Lagavulin 12YO, Green Bottle w/ Cream Label
Lagavulin 15YO, Ceramic Bottle

Laphroaig 17YO Islay Festival (Feis Ile) 2004

Port Charlotte 1st Ever Bottling, Cask No. 286

Port Ellen 25th Anniversary Maltings

Longrow/Springbank
Longrow 1973/24YO "First Distillation Last Cask"
Longrow Bond Reserve
Longrow 1974/16YO, 18YO, 21YO, 25YO
Springbank 1966/24YO West Highland Cask No. 442
Springbank 1966 Local Barley, Cask No. 470, 471, 472, 473, 474, 475, 504
Springbank Saxplayer

Manager's Drams
Glen Elgin 1988 15YO
Benrinnes 1988 12YO
Cardhu 1989 15YO
Glendullan 1989 18YO
Caol ila 1990 15YO
Aberfeldy 1991 19YO
Ord 1991 16YO
Cragganmore 1992 17YO
Glen Elgin 1993 16YO
Oban 1994 16YO 200th Anniv.
Oban 1995 19YO
Blair Athol 1996 15YO
Mannochmore 1997 18YO
Clynelish 1998 17YO
Linkwood 1999 12YO
Daluaine 2000 17YO
Teaninich 2001 17YO
Mortlach 2002 19YO
Strathmill 2003 15YO
Glenlossie 2004 12YO

Talisker 8YO, Johnnie Walker Label
Talisker 12YO, Johnnie Walker Label

The wishlist still remains long, but slowly getting there.

All the best!
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Postby bamber » Tue Aug 16, 2005 7:00 pm

Amazing - but don't you drink everyday favourites - an Ardbeg 10 or a Glenfarclas 15YO say ?
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Postby Lawrence » Wed Aug 17, 2005 1:21 am

Yes, good question, do you drink any of it??
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Postby MacLover » Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:08 am

Sorry, I was only listing those bottles that I was keeping as part of my collection. Yes, I do usually try and keep on hand some of my everyday favorites. These are the Mac 18 & Cask Strength, Ardbeg 10, Glenfarclas 30, Craggamore 12, Laphroaig Cask Strength, and Talisker 18. I have also developed an appreciation for Japanese whisky, especially Suntory, and really enjoy and keep on hand a bottle of the 12YO Hokuto and Hakushu.
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Postby Lawrence » Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:18 am

Wow, that was a close one! Glad to hear that you drink whisky, a nice list. I was happy to see that you didn't have any of the Replica Macallans....
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Postby MacLover » Wed Aug 17, 2005 2:36 am

I do try and avoid the Mac replicas. They have a nice presentation but ... :cry: I should also mention that I am an avid bourbon drinker as this is what I "grew up" on and still have a taste for it. I always have a bottle of Maker's Mark on hand and when possible I try to hold on to a bottle of Noah's Mill and Hirsch 16 (although the 16 is really hard to find here and for some reason they do not seem to stay full for very long :wink: ).
Concerning my collection bottles, I do/did have duplicates of many but as whisky is intended to be drunk, I have already opened many of the duplicates and fully intend to drink the remainder of my collection (outside of some of the Specialty Macallans) as time goes on.
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Postby Ed » Wed Aug 17, 2005 6:33 am

Hello All,
Hello MacLover,
I had been itching to ask you if you had any bourbon. I love the stuff as many here can tell you. I enjoy scotch, Irish and Japanese whiskies as well, though I favor Nikka. I haven't tried the Hokuto 12 yo. Can you compare it to a scotch? I keep meaning to pick up a bottle my budget always seems to disappear before I get one into the basket. Have you tried the Taketsuru 12 yo? I don't have a bottle of it, but I have had it at a nomihodai (all you can drink special) easily the best whiskey/whisky I have seen at a nomihodai.
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Postby MacLover » Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:35 am

Hello Ed,

Good to hear from another American in Japan!
I would liken the Hokuto to a good Highland or Speyside Scotch (perhaps closest to a Highland Park?), although I must admit I am by no means an expert. Unfortunately I have not tried the Taketsuru, but will do so the next chance I get as I do not get many recommendations on the Japanese whiskies (outside of the SMWS releases) and have not been as adventurous with them as I should or given them the attention they deserve.

Have you had a chance to take any of the distillery tours? I toured a couple and came across what I think is one of the better sherry cask whiskies. The Hakushu 18YO Sherry Cask, which is only available at the distillery or via the on-line site is absolutely superb, especially if you are a Sherry cask lover. It is about 10,000yen, but worth every "penny".

I have not tried much of the Nikka and would love some recommendations if you have any.

Thanks,
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Postby MacLover » Wed Aug 17, 2005 7:47 am

Hello Ed,
Forgot to ask your opinion on the bourbon selection they have Japan.

I was amazed the first time I walked into a whisky shop here to see dozens upon dozens of distilleries/brands I had never heard of. I especially love some of the more obscure labels like the "Hip Hop"and "Gangster" brand bourbons.

If you do not mind me asking, where in Japan are you located? I am in Tokyo. Unfortunately I do not have a chance to get out very often but when possible I try to get out to Campbeltown Loch, Mash Tun, and Helmsdale. I also stumbled across a great little whisky bar in Nikko in the Kanaya Hotel. Great selection and wonderful atmosphere. I have heard Argyll was another good whisky bar and I was wondering if you had any recommendations for bars as well.

Thanks!
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