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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1215 on: December 21, 2020, 01:34:14 PM »
Facebook, but the groups typically only last a few weeks. Currently Pappy products are mostly not allowed due to counterfeits. At one time you could snag a bargain. I haven't seen a bargain all year.
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« Reply #1216 on: December 22, 2020, 10:20:15 PM »
We were fortunate to have received this from generous friends from Nashville. 
I never had wheated bourbon.  It is excellent. Smooth with balanced sweetness and alcohol heat.

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« Reply #1217 on: December 22, 2020, 10:30:08 PM »
We were fortunate to have received this from generous friends from Nashville. 
I never had wheated bourbon.  It is excellent. Smooth with balanced sweetness and alcohol heat.

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I enjoy Weller. I get a nice toasted marshmallow flavor.


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« Reply #1218 on: December 23, 2020, 02:19:26 PM »
Nice!

The Weller Antique was a shelf turd in 2014 for $25. Now it's $50 and you cannot find it in NC. Weller 12 was $27 before and now it's $45 and another bottle you can't find.
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« Reply #1219 on: December 23, 2020, 02:40:38 PM »
Nice!

The Weller Antique was a shelf turd in 2014 for $25. Now it's $50 and you cannot find it in NC. Weller 12 was $27 before and now it's $45 and another bottle you can't find.
Our friend said its really hard to find in Tennessee but he has a friend who owns a package store and is able to score it.
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« Reply #1220 on: December 23, 2020, 03:00:24 PM »
12 has always been tough to find in my area. As I understand it they routinely see it in Ohio and Texas.
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« Reply #1221 on: December 24, 2020, 10:59:33 PM »
12 has always been tough to find in my area. As I understand it they routinely see it in Ohio and Texas.

Thats correct for Ohio. Walk into the state store and its stacked 4 cases high and side by side. Its good bourbon but I find the price hike in the last few years has made it no buy. There are a lot better bourbons for comparable money.

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« Reply #1222 on: December 31, 2020, 04:28:03 AM »
I just picked up a bottle of Ardbeg Wee Beastie 5 year. I really enjoy the Lagavulin 8 year, so I was excited to try an even younger Islay malt. It's definitely a different experience compared to their older brethren that have more time in the barrel.

As you might expect, there is a lot less wood character. There is also a lot less of that bacony/sea salt/iodine range of flavors. There is also way less tannin. You end up with that smoky, peaty note in the lead and the finish has some fruit and diesel. Its a bit hot on the tongue, but the heat fades quick. What's interesting is that at 5 years I still get a bit of sweet vanilla, but there's no tongue depressor/woody/tannic pucker.

I hope I see more of this trend. I always used to think that older always meant better, but I'm really liking what I'm getting out of these younger single malts.

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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1223 on: December 31, 2020, 12:47:04 PM »
I just picked up a bottle of Ardbeg Wee Beastie 5 year. I really enjoy the Lagavulin 8 year, so I was excited to try an even younger Islay malt. It's definitely a different experience compared to their older brethren that have more time in the barrel.

As you might expect, there is a lot less wood character. There is also a lot less of that bacony/sea salt/iodine range of flavors. There is also way less tannin. You end up with that smoky, peaty note in the lead and the finish has some fruit and diesel. Its a bit hot on the tongue, but the heat fades quick. What's interesting is that at 5 years I still get a bit of sweet vanilla, but there's no tongue depressor/woody/tannic pucker.

I hope I see more of this trend. I always used to think that older always meant better, but I'm really liking what I'm getting out of these younger single malts.

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That sounds pretty good to me. I love Islay and this sounds like a different experience. I imagine with the high demand for whiskey we will be seeing younger bottles on the shelf.
I bet it would make a great Smoking Gun.
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« Reply #1224 on: December 31, 2020, 02:55:07 PM »
Haven't see that Ardbeg, I'll keep an eye out. In NC Scotch tends to languish on the shelves so it's not often new releases hit.

Lately I've been on a Maker's Mark tasting tour. Here's the thoughts:
Maker's Mark - kind boring neat, probably best mixed. $27+tx
Maker's Mark 101 - I'm a fan, this is a delicious Bourbon. $42+ tx.
Maker's Mark Cask Strength - This is a great Bourbon. $45+tx. (mine was 109.8 proof)
Maker's Mark 46 - it's good and easy to drink, but not mind blowing. At only $37+ tx it's a good deal.
Maker's Mark 46 Cask Strength - another great Bourbon, very easy to drink and delicious. The price of admission was a little high at $64 incl tax (mine was 109.6 proof)
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1225 on: December 31, 2020, 03:03:06 PM »
I was able to get Maker’s Mark Cask Strength the other day for $40. I think it would be hard to beat this for this price. I might have to run back and grab another one.


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1226 on: January 01, 2021, 02:17:04 AM »
Weller 12 has been my standard for a few years. Sadly, it has become rare and precious in 2020.

So I pivot to Bulliet or something odd and on sale. No surprises on sale - and sadly potato vodka has been decimated as well. I’m still a Dickel fan, but those prices have doubled as well.

Alternative: resort sobriety, good but cheap ass vodka/schnapps/etc.

2020 can sod off right now!


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1227 on: January 06, 2021, 12:32:56 PM »
So Santa has just brought me this sweet bottle. I really love to try different tastes from different countries and I have never tried whiskey from Portugal before so I'm feeling really lucky. Just loved the taste! Gonna buy some more bottles of it when I visit my sister at her property in Lisbon once the coronavirus is long gone.


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #1228 on: January 06, 2021, 10:51:36 PM »
So Santa has just brought me this sweet bottle. I really love to try different tastes from different countries and I have never tried whiskey from Portugal before so I'm feeling really lucky. Just loved the taste! Gonna buy some more bottles of it when I visit my sister at her property in Lisbon once the coronavirus is long gone.


I don't know if the color in the image is an accurate representation, but it looks like it picked up some color from the port aging. Sounds like a tasty one.
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« Reply #1229 on: January 06, 2021, 11:08:54 PM »
I have had bottle of Amrut before but I am confused because it’s Indian and you mention It being from Portugal. Is it a collaboration?
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