Hello forum members
Just over a year ago I posted a thread about my wife having a baby, and putting down some whiskys for him until he is 21 years old.
Well Joshua is now 14 months old, and is just fantastic
, he is nearly walking, and is at nursery 3 days a week.
The other good thing is that having Josh got my in to whisky. I have caught the bug in a big way, I now have my own collection that I am very pleased with, and I also enjoy drinking whisky and have got some of my friends in to it.
Josh's collection for his 21st is:
Brora 30yo bottle 1218
Hazelburn 1st edition floor cask still
Macallan woodland estate tree 808
Ardbeg Lord of the Isle
Glendronach 15yo sherry
Springbank 21 yo
Serendipity x 3
Ardbeg very young, still young and almost there
Ardbeg 74 cask 2752 bottle 10 of 133
Bruichladdich 91 WMDII yellow submarine
Glenfiddich 12yo toasted oak reserve
Glenmorangie Margaux finish bottle 1624
Bruichladdich 125yo anniversary bottle
Balvenie 21yo port wood, 14yo rum wood,30yo, 25yo
Bowmore 30 sea dragon
Glengassaugh 73 family silver
Against the grain - Dead leg, wax and wane x 2
Bruichladdich 86 20yo blacker still
Loch Dhu black
Hazelburn 2nd edtion
Oddbins bruichladdich reciotte cask
Macallan season bottles 8yo,11yo,15yo
Macallan woodland estate tree 807,806
Rare malts 20yo rosebank 62.3%
Rare malts 19yo st magdalene 63.8%
Rare malts teaninich 64.2%
PC5 x 6 (really pleased i have these)
AH Hirsch 16yo bourbon
My experince of the industry so far have all been very positive, from going to the whisky festival last year and meeting people from all over the world, to very helpful staff in the local whisky shops, who in my experince are very good at helping green collectors get into the hobby.
Most of my collection has been bought in the shops local to me, the only ones I have bought on ebay are the rum wood and the loch dhu, the loch dhu was in greek, but the seller answered all my questions about it, and i believe i have a genuine bottle.
Well i hope to contribute regulary to this forum, and a big hello again to all the people who helped me a year ago (I can rember the irish whisky chaser i think, and a german guy hammer(not mc)).
I have got into balvenie in a big way, and have tried nearly all of the current range, and i just think it is ace, espically the 15yo and the portwood, if I am just playing poker with my friends i will take a bottle of monkey shoulder. I am away to open the rum wood soon, and i am looking forward to it.
The other bottle that i am keeping for the Hatton/Mayweather boxing match in December is the Hirsch bourbon - unknown quantity about this but i enjoy bourbon and this is meant to be a very good one.
If any forum members need help with me sourcing local bottles ie macallan seasonal bottles at cost, oddbins special bottles ie against the grain etc, then i wil gladly help.
Well a big hello again to the forum