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Postby MGillespie » Wed Mar 08, 2006 10:35 pm

Jan wrote:Shopping in London (and it was gooood)




P.S. at the WOW store I saw a new JMR bottling: A Fresh, Fruity One, I think it was called. Has anybody heard of this? (It’s not even mentioned on the JMR website…)


Yes, that's the new release from JMR...it's only available at the WOW stores right now...

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Postby robs42 » Thu Mar 09, 2006 12:21 am

Jan wrote:

The next day I went to the RMW shop and I must admit I found it a little disapointing. The shop was nice and the staff friendly enough, but I think their selection is a little “thin”. I had used quite some time at the RMW website before my trip and had in my pocket a shortlist (well, quite a long one, to be honest) of potential purchases. But as it turned out, most of the bottles on my list are only stocked at their Edinburgh store.


I understand your problem - I shop alot with them and I think this is good advice in general with these guys, email ahead with requests, even if you're only half thinking about the purchase, they're more than willing to get the whiskies down to London.
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Postby Jan » Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:13 am

robs42 wrote:I think this is good advice in general with these guys, email ahead with requests, even if you're only half thinking about the purchase, they're more than willing to get the whiskies down to London.


Yeah, had thought about enquiring ahead actually, but decided to let "fate" decide this time. As it turned out I came home with some other good bottles instead. :D

MGillespie wrote:Yes, that's the new release from JMR...it's only available at the WOW stores right now...


Ok - Thanks for the info. Strange really that JMR chooses to go with an airport store for the initial release though. I mean WOW has an exclusive on their hands, but seemingly chooses to do nothing about it. It just sat there on a shelf, not even a sign informing the customer that this is something new or anything, while the promotional space was used to promote the"usual suspects" like Macallan, Glenfiddich, Highland Park...
Somehow I would have thought that placing an (for now) exclusive bottling with a couple of specialist stores that would actually do something to spread the news, would have been better for creating some interest & excitement for a new bottle from a small independent company like JMR...

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Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:02 pm

Released Mar 4, 2006 acquired today as it came out of the shipping box :D : :D TEANINICH 12 yo 750 mL bottle 43%abv (Lombard IB) Price: $ 72.95
A similar bottling given a 76 by MJ in his 5th Ed. Have to wait a while and see, too many open bottles. Musky P.
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Postby Mr Ellen » Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:24 pm

I just replaced a few standards as they seem to fly off the shelves in my whisky cabinet. :?

Aberlour 10y.
Caol Ila 12y.
Highland Park 12y.
Lochside CC 91/04
Port Ellen 1978, Cask 5350, Signatory 55.8% (well, this may not be a standard.)

And I waiting for my package from Germany to arrive in which I will have the Chieftains Bladnoch Rum Barrel 14 years old which everyone here on the forum were stark raving mad about a couple of weeks back... :D
I really look forward to that bottle (and all the others included in the same package of course). It will be nice to taste the Bladnoch and see...
I'll be back... :wink:

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Postby Choochoo » Fri Mar 10, 2006 4:09 am

This week ended a “slightly less than a month” hiatus and bought:

Glen Ord 30yo – Really good stuff, wrote about it in the Question & Answer section.

Sazerac 18yo Rye – I’ve wanted to try this, and had $40 bucks burning a hole in my pocket. Opened it & had a few good samples while watching The Howlin’ Wolf Story on DVD with a friend. Lots of fun watching old footage of blues legends while sippin’ on rye.

Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum – Inspired to pick this up after reading the Ministry of Rum website. Got this bottle for around $25, very good value.
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Postby Frodo » Fri Mar 10, 2006 9:25 am

Choochoo wrote:Cruzan Single Barrel Estate Rum – Inspired to pick this up after reading the Ministry of Rum website. Got this bottle for around $25, very good value.


Totally agree with you there!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:28 pm

Glenmorangie 12yo Rum finish.
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Postby Frodo » Sat Mar 11, 2006 12:48 pm

Crieftan wrote:Glenmorangie 12yo Rum finish.


Really curious. How did you find it, and was it comparable in cost to the other 'morangie finishes?
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Postby Wendy » Sat Mar 11, 2006 4:33 pm

Hello,

I bought the Teaninich 12 yo - Lombard. I have quite enjoyed older expressions of the Teaninich. I am going to hold off on posting my tasting notes because I think this bottle will benefit from a few "airings". My humble recommendation to Musky P. is that when you do crack this bottle open that you give it some handwarming and breathing space before passing judgement! It is also a screwtop bottle. As I initially tried to pull rather than twist, I asked myself, "Where is the whisky forum when you need them!!" Alas, I soon solved the problem with a quick twist of the lid.

I am unfamiliar with the IB company LOMBARD. On the bottle it notes, "...distilled at the Teaninich Distillery", "...carefully selected and bottled under the sole responsibility of Lombard Scotch Whisky, Glasgow..."

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:40 pm

Frodo wrote:
Crieftan wrote:Glenmorangie 12yo Rum finish.


Really curious. How did you find it, and was it comparable in cost to the other 'morangie finishes?


It's a little more expensive than the other finishes but not by much - £5 or so. I've heard good reports about it and I suspect the 'morangie boys wouldn't let anything substandard out of their stable. Mind you I'm not sold on the burgundy finish.........yet :wink:
I'll try the rum this week and let you know.
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Postby Frodo » Sat Mar 11, 2006 7:42 pm

Crieftan wrote:I'll try the rum this week and let you know.


Cheers! Would like to hear your thoughts!!!
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Postby Frodo » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:39 am

Crieftan wrote:Mind you I'm not sold on the burgundy finish.........yet :wink:


Yeah, I've found the Burgandy finish flavours a little...fuzzy. Too bad because I like the other 'morangie finishes. Perhaps I just need more time with the bottle :D .
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Postby Sherried Malt » Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:31 pm

Crieftan, yes please do post some notes when you try it!

I've never heard of a Glenmorangie Rum finish, but after liking the Port and Sherry finishes, this may be one to track down. I think the Madiera finish is an "acquired taste." :)

Not sure that it's available in the States tho... Haven't noticed it on the shelves...
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Postby Frodo » Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:15 am

Sherried Malt wrote:I've never heard of a Glenmorangie Rum finish, but after liking the Port and Sherry finishes, this may be one to track down. I think the Madiera finish is an "acquired taste." :)

Not sure that it's available in the States tho... Haven't noticed it on the shelves...


The Madeira finish has been discontinued in favour of the newer Burgundy finish.
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Postby parvus » Mon Mar 13, 2006 6:33 am

Purchased an Ardbeg 17 and Ardbeg Very Young today, should arrive in a few weeks time. To open them or not, that is the problem.
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Postby hpulley » Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:51 am

parvus wrote:Purchased an Ardbeg 17 and Ardbeg Very Young today, should arrive in a few weeks time. To open them or not, that is the problem.


It's whisky, so the answer is: open them unless you already have too many open. It isn't an original Star Wars figure or a Djinn's lamp...

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Postby Frodo » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:06 pm

But it's not just whisky, it's Ardbeg!!!
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Postby hpulley » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:29 pm

Frodo wrote:But it's not just whisky, it's Ardbeg!!!


Even more reason to drink it!!!

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Postby Jan » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:34 pm

You could also do as I did: knowing that I would probably hesitate for a long time before opening my Ardbeg 17 - I recently purchased an extra.

Now I can open one and still have one tucked away for that future rainy day 8)

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:47 pm

Open my George T Stagg 70.6% and it is really good stuff. I drank the first few sips straight and it dose give a might kick but there is a huge sweetness behind it. I will need to revisit and do a propper tasting. My bottle of William Larue Weller 60.95% was the highlight though. I must admit I really preferred it over the GTS. Eventhough it was of a high abv I found that this was easy to drink straight. Reminded me a bit of Woodford reserve a small bit. Will get back to ye with proper tasting notes as I have to give these propper attention.
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Postby parvus » Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:34 pm

It's whisky, so the answer is: open them unless you already have too many open. It isn't an original Star Wars figure or a Djinn's lamp...


I'm not one to usually hoarde my whisky in unopened bottles, but it's quite bothersome and expensive to get Uigedail / 17 / VY in New Zealand. And with the 17 and VY likely to disappear from shelves soon, i'm not so sure i'll be able to try them again. Besides, that'd make for 4 open Ardbegs at once, s'abit overkill from one distillery, is it not?

On a related topic, the agents for Ardbeg in New Zealand have apparently changed, and they are no longer bringing in the Ten. It seems a rather dim turn of logic to stop bringing in something that popular.
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Postby Photon » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:33 pm

The state stores here don't normally carry Lagavulin 16 (or any other Lagavulin release), so when I saw a couple bottles on the shelf, I snagged one. I'll wait for a special occasion to open it. (who am I kidding :oops: )

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Mar 13, 2006 10:52 pm

Seems to me that snagging a good whisky normally unavailable is a special enough occasion.
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Postby Scotchio » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:59 pm

Just swapped a bottle of PE78 25 OMC for the MSWS bottling of Ardmore 20. Always good when both parties feel like they have a bargain from a deal.
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:03 pm

On my last shopping trip I brought back:

Dalmore 12yr
Signatory Glen Rothes 13yr 46%
Signatory Longmorn 15yr 54.5%
Bruichladdich Infinity 55.5%

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Postby Scotty Mc » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:04 pm

Juts picked up two bottle of Rosebank 12yo F&F for less than £20 each!!

I love my local supermarket sometimes!
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Postby Lawrence » Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:36 pm

Latest purchase for the collection, Aberlour 1970.
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Postby DramMeister » Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:52 pm

Scotty Mc wrote:Juts picked up two bottle of Rosebank 12yo F&F for less than £20 each!!

I love my local supermarket sometimes!


Which supermarket was that?
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Postby Jan » Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:11 pm

Image

I have just recieved some photos from development and found one I forgot I took. It shows the bottles I brougth home from my recent London trip & I just thought I'd share the pretty sight :D

Cheers
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Postby jimidrammer » Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:26 pm

Jan wrote:Image

I have just recieved some photos from development and found one I forgot I took. It shows the bottles I brougth home from my recent London trip & I just thought I'd share the pretty sight :D

Cheers
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Great quality photo, Jan, but I just can't quite make out all the labels. Do you mind indulging us with a rundown? I like the 3 Caol Isla box set. We can't get the Caol Isla C/S here. :cry:
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Postby Jan » Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:32 pm

Sure - here goes:

Ardmore 1990 G&M Cask, 55,8%
Highland Park 1991 G&M Cask, 59%
Port Ellen 1979, 20yo, G&M Cask 60,7%
Highland Park 18yo
Ardbeg 17
Springbank 36yo, Cheiftain's, 57,3%, Refill Fino Sherry
Bruichladdich Infinity
Caol Ila set - 3x20cl - 12yo, 18yo, cask strength

Smaller bottles:
Clynelish 1994, 20cl, 58,9% TWE straight from the cask (bottled in-shop)
Mortlach 1993, 10cl, 57,8%, RMW

Minis:
Macallan 18yo, 1985 vintage
Balvenie Founders Reserve
Scapa 12yo
Glenfarclas 25yo
Highland Park 10yo - Old Malt cask

I'm pretty excited about the Caol Ila set as well - it is not available here in Denmark either.

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Postby DramMeister » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:13 pm

That's some line up.
I always fancied a holiday in Denmark.... :mrgreen:
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Postby Scotty Mc » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:24 pm

DramMeister wrote:
Scotty Mc wrote:Juts picked up two bottle of Rosebank 12yo F&F for less than £20 each!!

I love my local supermarket sometimes!


Which supermarket was that?


It was my local Co-op, they also had Strathisla 1991 G&M for £23. Although I couldn't afford all 3!

I don't think it's a nationwide sale, I know another co-op near me does the St Maggy and Caol Ila Rare malts selection
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:33 pm

Jan wrote:Sure - here goes:

Ardmore 1990 G&M Cask, 55,8%
Highland Park 1991 G&M Cask, 59%
Port Ellen 1979, 20yo, G&M Cask 60,7%
Highland Park 18yo
Ardbeg 17
Springbank 36yo, Cheiftain's, 57,3%, Refill Fino Sherry
Bruichladdich Infinity
Caol Ila set - 3x20cl - 12yo, 18yo, cask strength

Smaller bottles:
Clynelish 1994, 20cl, 58,9% TWE straight from the cask (bottled in-shop)
Mortlach 1993, 10cl, 57,8%, RMW

Minis:
Macallan 18yo, 1985 vintage
Balvenie Founders Reserve
Scapa 12yo
Glenfarclas 25yo
Highland Park 10yo - Old Malt cask

I'm pretty excited about the Caol Ila set as well - it is not available here in Denmark either.

Cheers
Jan

Holy Peatsmoke Jan! That's a nice haul!

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