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What did you get for X-mas ?

Postby Dubois » Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:04 pm

What (whisky)did you get for X-mas ?
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Postby Choochoo » Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:45 pm

It's not even christmas yet and I've done pretty well. So far I've got a bottle of Glenlivet Nadurra and Talisker 175th Anniversary.

I'm not sure how much more I'll be getting, but my wife let it slip that I'm getting a gift certificate to a local liquor shop from my in-laws. If I do end up getting that, then I'll probably get a bottle of Glenfarclas 105.
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Postby vitara7 » Sun Dec 24, 2006 10:03 pm

talisker 175, thats a good xmas bottle. youll love it im sure.
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Postby Kinger_nb » Sun Dec 24, 2006 11:55 pm

Under my tree is a package that I believe contains a bottle of Glenmorangie 10 yr old. Here's hoping.

Merry Christmas to all
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Postby Jan » Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:07 am

I was very surprised by my presents. Apart from other good stuff, I recieved a Balvenie Doublewood, A Ballantines Pure Malt (12yo) and a mini Cadenheads Tomatin 17yo.

And I had'nt expected any bottles under the the tree :D
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Postby Oiler_Kiwi99 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:12 am

I have received a Bowmore 12yo, Glenfiddich 12yo & a Highland Park 12yo.
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Postby Ed » Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:55 am

Hello All,

I got a bottle of Wild Turkey 12 yo and a bottle of Sastuimo Shochu.

Shochu is a traditional Japanese distilled beverage. It comes from 20% to 35% abv and is either aged or unaged. Satsuimo means sweet potato, but they make it from Barley, too. I am not sure what else.

My bottle is unaged. It is a sweet, pleasant tasting drink, maybe a hint of liquorice.

Merry Christmas!

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Postby Dubois » Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:13 am

Chivas Regal 12 Yrs.

Wonder how it tastes,after drinking only single malts for years :roll:
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:26 pm

only got one bottle for xmas this year...... a bottle of macallan 15yo single cask 24755 58.5% winter seasonal edition.
i allready have a bottle of this one in the colection, so it'll be cracked at some point. looks like a sherry monster!
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Postby les taylor » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:45 pm

Nothing



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Postby vitara7 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:49 pm

aw les.... no whisky for xmas, there was me thinking one bottle was a bad show
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:49 pm

aw les.... no whisky for xmas, there was me thinking one bottle was a bad show
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:52 pm

My better half gave me an Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist and a hip flask. Happy monday!
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:23 pm

happy monday indeed.
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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:31 pm

My girlfriend's older sister got me The Whisky Bible 2007, and Misako Udo's The Scottish Whisky Distilleries: For the Whisky Enthusiast, the latter of which my father also got for me, whooops! No whisky, but that's okay!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:29 pm

The people who give me gifts know better than to try to give me whisky. That's okay, I buy plenty for myself!
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:28 pm

Di Blasi - its a fantastic book, ive rad many many books and done a lot of research myself into past & present scottish whisky distilleries, but this book could have saved me many many hours and im always learing somthing new from it.
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Jackpot!

Postby Jdiddy » Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:45 pm

Well, I had a great X-mas indeed. My wife really knew what to get me this year. I received:

Scotch Malt Whisky Society Membership
Ticket to Whisky Live NYC
(Non Whisky) Ticket to Beeradvocates "Night of the Barrels"

I also received 2 bottles of whisky from relative/co-workers. I got a Bruichladdich "Waves". Has anyone had this? It appears to be a duty free only. I am very excited to taste it. I also got an Oban 14.

Happy Holidays and Merry X-mas to everyone!

I also got a few whisky related items (books and dvd's):

Malt Project DVD: Speyside Festival
Books:
Ambituous Brew: Story of American Beer (non-whisky related)
Scots on Scotch
The Island Whisky Trail
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Postby TheLaddie » Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:20 pm

Penderyn NAS from my Welsh uncle
Laphroaig QC from my brother and brother-in-law
Lagavullin 1988 DE from my parents

Also got season 8 of "The Simpsons" on DVD. Springfield's most illustrious resident has yet to put in an appearance though. Too busy on the forums I guess...
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:32 pm

D'oh!

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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:47 pm

Unbelievable!! Goodness gracious!
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Postby Robocod » Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:34 pm

Ardbeg The Beast. Compared to Still Young I find it tame....
But nice :)

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Postby Wave » Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:47 pm

les taylor wrote:Nothing


Ditto, other than the Lagavulin 12yo and a Talisker 25yo I bought for myself. :wink:


Cheers & Happy Holidays!
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Postby Jan » Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:36 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:D'oh!

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I lack words.... :shock:
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Postby Oliver » Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:07 pm

Yeeech, whose that old man with jaundise on the picture :?
Anywho, I got a bottle of Hotaling, Laproaig 1/4 cask and Yamazaki 12... Couldn't be happier!

Cheers!
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Postby Choochoo » Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:54 pm

Great photo Mr T!

Along with the bottles I already listed in this thread, I just got an Ardbeg 10 year old from my brother. He did good on that one!

My dad got a sampler pack of 6 mini's from the classic malt series, so I spent this afternoon sipping those with him, that was fun - a very good christmas.
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Postby kildalton » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:53 am

Just got a bottle of Glen Ord 1974-1998 Rare Malts serie :D
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Postby Ed » Tue Dec 26, 2006 6:35 am

Excellent Picture, Mr. TattieHeid!

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Postby TheLaddie » Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:36 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:D'oh!

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But how do you edit your photos to look so normal on your other pictures?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:47 pm

TheLaddie wrote:But how do you edit your photos to look so normal on your other pictures?


It's not easy....
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Postby ScotchPalate » Tue Dec 26, 2006 4:10 pm

I got Glenmorangie 10 & Balvenie 21 Portwood :D. I really enjoy them both. That Glenmorangie is very good, light and even complex for a ten year highland. The Balvenie 21 is excellent. The port tones are strong, so if you don't like port or red wine, this probably won't string you. It has some oak, light smooooth malt and a creaminess where the malt and oak meet the grapey(port wine)-fruity tones. Great additions to my collection. :D :D

Tattie: I also got The Simpsons Eighth Season!! 8)
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Postby peergynt323 » Tue Dec 26, 2006 10:56 pm

I got a Laphroaig 10yo Cask Strength and a Lagavulin 16. Good choice mom and dad.
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Postby gregralls » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:05 am

i received a bottle of talisker 10-year-old & a glenlivet 12-year-old gift set (with rocks glasses - though i pretty much drink everything in a nosting glass).
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Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:16 am

gregralls wrote:i received a bottle of talisker 10-year-old & a glenlivet 12-year-old gift set (with rocks glasses - though i pretty much drink everything in a nosting glass).


Good for OJ.
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Postby Jon Barleycorn » Wed Dec 27, 2006 12:35 am

I got Buffalo Trace bourbon from my Kentucky sister-in-law, and Tormore 12 from my older brother. As usual my younger brother assembled a gift box of exotic and wacky snack foods for me, which included a bottle of Old Crofter's. Perhaps a bit of a gag, that - but he did bring me some Caol Ila 18 from Scotland in the fall.

A month or so ago I helpfully pointed out my favorite whiskey (Highland Park) to my wife while at a liquor store, but it didn't show up under the Christmas tree. She probably doesn't want to encourage my deplorable habit! :twisted:
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