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  1. #3801
    Some good offers from one of the Online merchants over here so the first purchases of 2022 are :

    GlenAllachie 15
    Glen Scotia 18
    Royal Brackla 12 Oloroso Cask

    had others from these distilleries but not this particular ones, so looking forward to the delivery.

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    First dram for a while!


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    Quite enjoyed this last night



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    Quote Originally Posted by Gavbaz View Post
    First dram for a while!

    Thatís a rather nice glass, would you mind sharing the details.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Middo View Post
    Thatís a rather nice glass, would you mind sharing the details.
    No worries.

    Itís one of these. Excellent glass and you can freeze the base if cold whisky is your thing.




    https://www.nordicnest.com/brands/pe...xoCVP8QAvD_BwE

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    Brilliant - thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktmog6uk View Post
    How is it? Quite tempted to order one from the description alone!

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    15 year old Dalwhiinie for £31 on AmazonÖ. Donít mind if I do !

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/cart?_encod...483438-4692817

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    15 year old Dalwhiinie for £31 on AmazonÖ. Donít mind if I do !

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/cart?_encod...483438-4692817
    Looks a bit of a bargain, will give it a go, big highland fan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfie View Post
    15 year old Dalwhiinie for £31 on AmazonÖ. Donít mind if I do !

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/cart?_encod...483438-4692817

    Cheers too good to not give it a try.

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    All good things come to an end and I have really enjoyed this one.

    Cheers all.


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    Quote Originally Posted by James_Poole View Post
    How is it? Quite tempted to order one from the description alone!
    Interesting. Gunpowder, fireworks, the striking strip on a used pack of swan vestas. Under that some sweetness and pear halves from a tin.
    That said, a couple of days after opening I came down with Covid so my palate might have been off. Havenít tried it again yet as after having a really mild dose 5 weeks ago I got it again this week a lot worse so my malt stocks have been out of bounds.
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    Aberlour A'Bunadh £74 on Amazon, usually £92 these days

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    Fun fact- all of the barley Arbelour use for their distillate is grown within a 15 mile radius of the distillery.

    'Photo taken last night, not this morning I might add!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardShark View Post
    Fun fact- all of the barley Arbelour use for their distillate is grown within a 15 mile radius of the distillery.

    'Photo taken last night, not this morning I might add!

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    That is news to me! Good to hear they're doing the local thing.

    I just wish they'd cut down on their use of colouring. Some of theirs approach Dalmore levels of fake tan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hughtrimble View Post
    That is news to me! Good to hear they're doing the local thing.

    I just wish they'd cut down on their use of colouring. Some of theirs approach Dalmore levels of fake tan!
    I'm aware of Dalmore's rep though I'm new to Arbelour, the one above is my first. Given its relatively pale colour (no sherry in this one and it's NAS so doubt it's that old) and "straight from the cask" statement I'm pretty sure it's sans augmentation, if others have been fiddled with that would be a shame. I get why it's done, also can't help but think it's cheap sales tactic that pulls the wool over the eyes of the punter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Wolff View Post
    Aberlour A'Bunadh £74 on Amazon, usually £92 these days
    Holy moly !!

    I can still remember when you could grab these on offer in Waitrose for around £40

    I think I still have a bottle of batch 32, 34 and 30 knocking about - wonít drink them probably not my thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17ykp View Post
    Holy moly !!

    I can still remember when you could grab these on offer in Waitrose for around £40

    I think I still have a bottle of batch 32, 34 and 30 knocking about - wonít drink them probably not my thing
    Iíve got a bottle of that, batch 55 still got the receipt from Waitrose in the box think it cost £44 just before they stopped selling it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael 38 View Post
    Iíve got a bottle of that, batch 55 still got the receipt from Waitrose in the box think it cost £44 just before they stopped selling it
    Waitrose was always the go to shop for Laga £49 a bottle even when prices started creeping up. Stopped seeing it for ages now back at £70 a bottle

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    This quite nice tasting, and reasonably priced tipple tonight. But, which cartoon character's favourite tipple was this? (Clue...There is a tenuous watch connection)



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    Quote Originally Posted by aamaci View Post
    This quite nice tasting, and reasonably priced tipple tonight. But, which cartoon character's favourite tipple was this? (Clue...There is a tenuous watch connection)



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    Captain Haddock!

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    Anyone snagged one of these for 1eth (£2.4k)?

    https://blockbar.com/brands/Ardbeg/9...2-5086a29a5df8

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    Quote Originally Posted by IanBear View Post
    Captain Haddock!
    Correct! Captain Archibald Haddock, from the Tintin cartoons, of course

    Well done

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    Quote Originally Posted by leo1790 View Post
    Anyone snagged one of these for 1eth (£2.4k)?

    https://blockbar.com/brands/Ardbeg/9...2-5086a29a5df8
    Pure fuckery from LVMH.


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    ^^^ is that the latest Committee Release? Despite being a member I'm yet to buy any of them, I just CBA to join the queue/lottery on the day. I don't even read all the emails I get.

    Tonight I've poured myself a dram from a neighbour of theirs. Looking forward to it as well.

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    Ah, just opened up the related link, I'd heard of the NFT release however I didn't twig that was it. Does sound extremely intriguing though I'm guessing few bottles will ever actually be drunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardShark View Post
    Ah, just opened up the related link, I'd heard of the NFT release however I didn't twig that was it. Does sound extremely intriguing though I'm guessing few bottles will ever actually be drunk.
    From what I understood, if you actually want to get the whisky, you no longer have the £2400 NFT as that's what you trade in for the whisky?

    Ardbeg seem to be the Omega of the whisky world with their endless special editions, but so much of their core range is NAS that it feels like they're selling their whisky before they have time to see what it develops into.

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    To be honest I don't fully understand the NFT thing, I'm sure that with a quick Google I'll work it out properly though if it was all kept to pounds and pence it'll be a lot simpler... It does smack of a marketing stunt regardless, that in itself is enough to put me off even if I had the funds to get involved.

    Fair point ref most of their offerings being NAS though both the Corry and Oogie are truly (IMO) great expressions and are popular all around. When I was there in 2019 they were in the process of installing new stills, maybe in the coming years we'll see an increase in their age statement options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardShark View Post
    ^^^ is that the latest Committee Release? Despite being a member I'm yet to buy any of them, I just CBA to join the queue/lottery on the day. I don't even read all the emails I get.

    Tonight I've poured myself a dram from a neighbour of theirs. Looking forward to it as well.

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    No the nft version was separate to the committee release.

    In the Laphroaig, Iíve got 15 versions of the 10yr cask strength.


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    Quote Originally Posted by optix View Post

    In the Laphroaig, Iíve got 15 versions of the 10yr cask strength.


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    Nice!

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    Just bought the Whiskymakers editions no. 5. Hope it's as good as the last one.

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    Received this as a generous gift yesterday

    Not had it before and curious to try it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dandanthewatchman View Post

    Received this as a generous gift yesterday

    Not had it before and curious to try it.


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    I really enjoy the one with the numbers the other way round. It'll be a tad cheaper too! Let us know what you think of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelykins View Post
    I really enjoy the one with the numbers the other way round. It'll be a tad cheaper too! Let us know what you think of it?

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    Tried it last night. Perfectly decent and would describe it as honey and subtle which is a bit of a bland description. I do not think I would pay the price myself for this ie it is not that special.

    I would jump on a Glendronach 18 at slightly lower price point for a far more complex and interesting dram


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    These days I'm pretty much a sherry cask drinker. I just love the sweetness off it, but seeing this in the store piqued my interest.

    I've tried most of the Glenfiddich range before moving on to predominantly Speyside, so I'd missed this one all together. Living out in the sticks in Vietnam also doesn't help. Oak casks don't generally appeal to me these days as they (for me) are a bit too harsh, or bitter, or whatever you want to call it.

    This 23 year old is initially oak casked (although there are some reports that this is also matured in sherry casks, but the colour to me says not) and then finished in a French cuvee casks.

    The result? Well, it's absolutely sublime. I'm terrible at tasting notes, and everyones palate differs, but it just oozes custard, vanilla and fruits. It's so velvety smooth.

    A base level 40% at a high price point, but wow, what a drink!






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    Whiskey

    No idea what itís like, but I picked up this from NC last week. (When I travel I like to try the local stuff that we canít get back in the uk.)



    Iííll update once Iíve had a taster.

    Likewise with the Rum.

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    Whiskey

    Recently been to Dublin for a wedding.
    The prices for a single measure in some Temple Bar establishments were eye watering !
    Obviously a tourist money spinner but there were no shortage of customers.


    I picked up a bottle of Bushmills 16 yo at the airport for £77

    The groom treated himself to a bottle of Teeling

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    Selling individual bottles

    Just on the off chance, has anyone had any experience of selling individual bottles through someone like the whisky exchange? I've a couple of bottles of 1995 18yo Macallen sherry cask and its crazy money to buy so thought I might see what I'd get offered.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by aa388 View Post
    Just on the off chance, has anyone had any experience of selling individual bottles through someone like the whisky exchange? I've a couple of bottles of 1995 18yo Macallen sherry cask and its crazy money to buy so thought I might see what I'd get offered.

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    Look at whisky auctioneer or scotch whisky auctions

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    It has been a while since my last contribution...

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    Whisky Tour

    Recently had a tour of the English Whisky Distillery in Norfolk. Whilst the tour was interesting this is a new(ish) set up and therfore doesn't have the history of some of the Scottish ones. There was a tasting of three of their products but it was very quiet there midweek and I was offered more samples of their range, well twelve tots later this obvoiusly worked as we came away (wifey was driving) with a couple of their whiskies and a few bits and bobs and repaired to The Angel in Larling for lunch. I'd recommend this tour as long as you don't expect 25yo tastings. Cheers, John B4

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    Something for the 4th July.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CardShark View Post
    Something for the 4th July.

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    Nice, happy Independence Day.

    How is that Statesman neat? I've only had it made up as an old fashioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adge View Post
    How is that Statesman neat? I've only had it made up as an old fashioned.
    Compared to whisky I have few reference points for this one, I only have one other bourbon on the shelves and that's the std Woddford Reserve. Between the two and others I've tried I'd say it's the best of the lot, the only reason why I may not buy again is simply to try another brand/distillery - other than that I'd happily keep a space reserved for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aa388 View Post
    Just on the off chance, has anyone had any experience of selling individual bottles through someone like the whisky exchange? I've a couple of bottles of 1995 18yo Macallen sherry cask and its crazy money to buy so thought I might see what I'd get offered.

    Thanks

    John
    Whisky Auctioneer is very easy to deal with and looks like between £750 and £900.
    Fees are I think £6 per bottle to list and 5% of the hammer price.
    Generally retail will offer less and sometimes a lot less.

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    This:



    and very pleasant it is too, slightly sweet and smooth

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    Quote Originally Posted by aamaci View Post
    This:



    and very pleasant it is too, slightly sweet and smooth

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    I miss Balblair. My absolute favourite is 90 2nd release. I'm looking forward to opening one of the below when I get back to the UK at the end of the month.

    It'll probably be the Festival edition (22yo), as I don't think I can bring myself to pop the hand bottled.









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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Kenney View Post
    I miss Balblair. My absolute favourite is 90 2nd release. I'm looking forward to opening one of the below when I get back to the UK at the end of the month.

    It'll probably be the Festival edition (22yo), as I don't think I can bring myself to pop the hand bottled.
    I'll bet that will be bloody gorgeous, but way out if my league I suspect. In the meantime the 12 YO is very pleasant for my meagre whisky drinking knowledge and experience.

    Enjoy...... when you get the opportunity!

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    Nothing quite like Amazon prime day to allow me to try a few new things I would have otherwise never purchased.

    If I don't end up liking them, I wasn't too much of a mistake at these prices.

    Anybody else get anything good lately?

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