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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #495 on: December 11, 2015, 02:17:06 AM »
Picked up a couple of new bottles this week, they will go into the queue.

The first was a Bourbon, Medley's Private Stock 10 Year. Thus far I have really enjoyed the Medley Bros, Old Medley 12 year, and Wathens Bourbon so I am looking forward to this one when it comes around.

Also picked up Nikka Coffey Grain Whiskey from Japan. I tried it at a bar recently and it was nicely fruity. Coffey is the type of still, not coffee which is a mistake even the liquor store was making with the description.

Heard an ABC store had Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch which is only about $40, and they brought me a bottle from the back. Was at another in SC and asking about various things and they also had one under the counter so I snagged it as well. Nothing like having three bottles of your favorite!
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #496 on: December 12, 2015, 02:50:43 AM »
One can never have enough of that Colonel EH Taylor Small Batch. I drank a lot of that when I was in NC last year. I am glad to hear the positive review of Nikka Coffey. That will be high on my list to try. I am looking forward to the Old Medley review. A good friend loves Wathens, so that would be a good Xmas gift.

I tell you, I just got home from having surgery, and I am dying for a glass of bourbon. I also can't wait to brew again. Haven't done that in a good six months, which was six months removed from the batch before that.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #497 on: December 12, 2015, 04:49:54 AM »
Yall are having an effect on my purchasing choices. 2 will be suppers and one is going to a hockey game in a plastic flask tomorrow. Any guesses as to which will be in the flask?
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #498 on: December 12, 2015, 04:59:48 AM »
Jon and Pinski, great suggestion on the double wood. So smooth, might become my new favorite sipper over Macallan 12
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #499 on: December 12, 2015, 01:55:47 PM »
Jon and Pinski, great suggestion on the double wood. So smooth, might become my new favorite sipper over Macallan 12


Nice. I think it's head and shoulders over Macallan in terms of flavor and complexity.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #500 on: December 12, 2015, 08:49:16 PM »
I agree Jon after just one short tasting. Won't regularly be stocked at home, but when I am on the mood. The sales guy tried to push the Balvenie Double wood 17 year when I go to the counter. Steep jump from $63-$149! Maybe next time around but not likely
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #501 on: December 12, 2015, 09:46:04 PM »
I agree Jon after just one short tasting. Won't regularly be stocked at home, but when I am on the mood. The sales guy tried to push the Balvenie Double wood 17 year when I go to the counter. Steep jump from $63-$149! Maybe next time around but not likely


Yeah, big jump.  Ouch.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #502 on: December 12, 2015, 10:40:59 PM »
I agree Jon after just one short tasting. Won't regularly be stocked at home, but when I am on the mood. The sales guy tried to push the Balvenie Double wood 17 year when I go to the counter. Steep jump from $63-$149! Maybe next time around but not likely

Wow, yeah that is steep. While navigating the duty free maze at Heathrow I stumbled across the 17 year and they also had Triple Wood that looked interesting but about the same price point.  The financial committee wasnt' having it.
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« Reply #503 on: December 12, 2015, 11:04:31 PM »
The financial committee wasnt' having it.

That's funny, my financial committee would very likely concur.   ;D
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #504 on: December 14, 2015, 02:29:04 AM »

I agree Jon after just one short tasting. Won't regularly be stocked at home, but when I am on the mood. The sales guy tried to push the Balvenie Double wood 17 year when I go to the counter. Steep jump from $63-$149! Maybe next time around but not likely

Double wood 17 is a juice worth the squeeze frank....great stuff.


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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #505 on: December 15, 2015, 01:13:55 AM »
I agree Jon after just one short tasting. Won't regularly be stocked at home, but when I am on the mood. The sales guy tried to push the Balvenie Double wood 17 year when I go to the counter. Steep jump from $63-$149! Maybe next time around but not likely
Yeah, big jump.  Ouch.
When I acquired my bottle of Portwood 21-year it only cost $39. It is by far my favorite non-Islay single malt, but I've been reluctant to finish that last pour because I don't know if I could justify the replacement cost nowadays.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #506 on: December 15, 2015, 01:20:51 AM »
I agree Jon after just one short tasting. Won't regularly be stocked at home, but when I am on the mood. The sales guy tried to push the Balvenie Double wood 17 year when I go to the counter. Steep jump from $63-$149! Maybe next time around but not likely
Yeah, big jump.  Ouch.
When I acquired my bottle of Portwood 21-year it only cost $39. It is by far my favorite non-Islay single malt, but I've been reluctant to finish that last pour because I don't know if I could justify the replacement cost nowadays.

Wow, that's an absolute steal for 21 year even years ago. I'm sure the cost today is steep.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #507 on: December 15, 2015, 01:34:44 AM »
I bought a Pierre Ferrand 25 year cognac for my father in law in his waning years.  As much as I know I indulged him at the time, the price of  replacement bottle, to be kept in memoriam, was $80+.  There's no way I dropped that much 5 or so years ago.  No way.  I can't believe how some of the prices have jumped.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #508 on: December 15, 2015, 05:54:59 AM »
I bought a Pierre Ferrand 25 year cognac for my father in law in his waning years.  As much as I know I indulged him at the time, the price of  replacement bottle, to be kept in memoriam, was $80+.  There's no way I dropped that much 5 or so years ago.  No way.  I can't believe how some of the prices have jumped.
Makes me wish that my dad was into something other than wine. I bought him a bottle of Opus One for his 60th a few months ago. That one hit the wallet pretty good.
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Re: Whiskey
« Reply #509 on: December 15, 2015, 01:12:12 PM »

I bought a Pierre Ferrand 25 year cognac for my father in law in his waning years.  As much as I know I indulged him at the time, the price of  replacement bottle, to be kept in memoriam, was $80+.  There's no way I dropped that much 5 or so years ago.  No way.  I can't believe how some of the prices have jumped.
Makes me wish that my dad was into something other than wine. I bought him a bottle of Opus One for his 60th a few months ago. That one hit the wallet pretty good.

Yep as far as wine goes- great choice. Uber pricey for sure.


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