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Old 10-23-2015, 09:15 AM   #3826
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Re: Quarter cask. Guys, it's a $30 whiskey at duty free shops.. it's not the best but great value and better than anything else around that price.
this, its the same price as the 10, give or take 5 bucks for me.

i prefer the 10, but the QC is more mellow.

the 18 is phenomenal but its double the price, same for the oogie
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:58 AM   #3827
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QC is much more than 30 outside of duty free shops. At Total Wine it is 52.99. 10 is 37.99. 18 is 75.99. Ardbeg 10 is also 52.99.
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Old 10-23-2015, 05:22 PM   #3828
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interesting how prices vary from state to state.
the QC is around €30 same as the 10y in C.E. but the 18y is over €100 nowadays...
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Old 10-23-2015, 08:56 PM   #3829
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Had not seen this one before will try it out tonight or tomorrow. Super jealous of foobar, called around trying to find that Taylor and only got a possible single barrel date.
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Old 10-24-2015, 03:57 AM   #3830
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Foobar,

That was such a crazy difference from no water to a few drops.

Nice pickup, EH Taylor is now in the insta-gone category of whiskies here.

Giant SF k&l opening soon, you'll have to swing by for that!
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Old 10-24-2015, 10:26 AM   #3831
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lol, a whisky that sucks neat but tastes amazing with water. Reminds me of one of my first bottles

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Old 10-24-2015, 11:25 AM   #3832
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Re: cured oak.

I didn't get it retail. Got a decent aftermarket price, still $320 shipped though :|
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Old 10-24-2015, 11:34 AM   #3833
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This EH Taylor talk will make me have a drink of mine after probably 2 years of not touching that bottle. Bought it in ~2012 iirc, when it was still fairly easy to get it. Does an open bottle bottle of bourbon keep well? Mine is ~80% full.

I also have a Black Maple Hill (red label) which is probably really hard to get too. Link for price nostalgia: https://www.klwines.com/Products/i?i=1026880

ETA: after further investigation, I have a single barrel EH Taylor, which is apparently widely available.

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Old 10-24-2015, 12:10 PM   #3834
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Re: open bottles.

People argue about oxidation being a problem or not but the consensus seems to be that it you keep them sealed, upright out of the sunlight, they should be good indefinitely.
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:24 PM   #3835
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Foo,

I think I've convinced myself that flavors fade when bottles are left a long time less than half full, but I'm not really sure if that's actually true.

A bunch of us should buy two of our favorite bottles and do a long group study on this. Drink 2/3 of one bottle, then leave both for a year, then blind sample.
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Old 10-24-2015, 01:44 PM   #3836
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D,

Sounds like fun. I think I have 2 Elmer t lee single barrels from same barrel currently unopened that I'd be game to try this with.
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:20 PM   #3837
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I definitely noticed changes with a Lagavulin 16 that stayed opened at low levels for quite a while. I still have 2oz of it in a small bottle. I have several small samples that I've been saving for comparisons: Glendronah 15, Highland Park 18, Laphroaig 18, Springbank 15, Talisker 18.

The only problem for me is that currently I'm trying to reduce the amount of opened bottles and this experiment would go against that!
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:46 PM   #3838
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http://www.amazon.com/Private-Preser...wine+preserver
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Old 10-24-2015, 04:53 PM   #3839
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I use one, but it's not perfect. Mostly because I'm lazy and forget to put it on again every time I get a drink.
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Old 10-24-2015, 09:52 PM   #3840
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This is kinda interesting:


http://food52.com/blog/14396-how-to-...aign=f52-eater

Essentially a cocktail to make cheap bourbon taste more like better bourbon.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:04 AM   #3841
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On another note, our friend formerly known as manndl sent me a nice pack of samples. I've tried a few so far that I liked quite a bit. I will post reviews once I stop being on the road from work.
omg u drank that
manndl told me that he send u some "essential oils"
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Old 10-26-2015, 09:33 AM   #3842
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omg u drank that
manndl told me that he send u some "essential oils"


My favorite of the bunch (although I still have two I haven't tasted):

Caol ila 21yo A. D. Rattray (56.8%)
Nose: clean peat, very similar to the lagavulin 12yo, but a bit more delicate. Mineral, maritime. Mild oak, a little herbal, faint citrus fruits. Complex and outstanding. Doesn't change much with water, maybe a little more mineral.

Taste: mineral arrival, spicy, strong alcohol, sweet peat. With water it gets a little sweeter and fruitier.

Finish: peaty, mineral, very spicy, bitter oak at the end. Long, with a lingering sweet peat.

Overall: outstanding, very similar to the lagavulin 12 CS, maybe a tad more refined. I tasted some Lagavulin 12 after this one and it was definitely more raw and young. Pity that this is for sale only in the German market.
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:39 PM   #3843
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Heading to Seattle for work, anyone have good recommendations for a whisky bar there? I've gone to canon bar before and although they have an amazing selection their prices are kind of ridiculous. Click on captain's list if you want to be blown away http://www.canonseattle.com

I've considered visiting Westland distillery, they make American whisky made out of full barley, but I may not have time given my work schedule while in Seattle.
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Old 10-26-2015, 08:55 PM   #3844
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was in seattle some years back.
prices were high everywhere ....
but perhaps check out that website------>https://www.thrillist.com/drink/seat...ars-in-seattle

the whisky bar(http://thewhiskybar.com/#whisky) has a sister cask of the caol ila(ADRattray) u just tried.

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Old 10-26-2015, 09:36 PM   #3845
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Nice, that one is a few blocks from my hotel. I may even stop by tonight if I arrive at a decent hour
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:26 AM   #3846
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bought some elijah craig 12 this weekend and ahd for the first time last night.

Very solid for the price.
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:59 AM   #3847
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Hurt,

Agree. Great everyday drinker. Sadly, like many other bourbons, the 12 year is losing its age statement. May want to buy a few bottles now if you like them.
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:04 AM   #3848
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was in seattle some years back.
prices were high everywhere ....
but perhaps check out that website------>https://www.thrillist.com/drink/seat...ars-in-seattle

the whisky bar(http://thewhiskybar.com/#whisky) has a sister cask of the caol ila(ADRattray) u just tried.
Went to the whisky bar tonight. Unfortunately no Caol Ila AD Rattay, but got to try a few things.

Westland Distillery Single Malt and Sherry Cask: not a fan. tasted like young bourbons, very oaky, not very complex. I thought they were going to be more Scotch-y (they're full barley AFAIK).

Caol Ila Stitchel Reserve: Unpeated Caol Ila, it was good but not great. A lot of cereal/barley taste, but definitely better when peated.

Compass box Flaming Heart: The 2012 edition, which has great reviews. Peaty, very nice, but also not as great as my expectations were after reading online reviews.

Blackadder Raw Cask Glenrothes 24yo: Amazing! fruity, strong, well rounded. I kept adding water and it kept getting better. https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/46...rothes-1989-ba Highly recommended if you can get your hands on it (Manndl, I'm looking at you, it's available in German stores).

Glenfarclas 105: I keep trying Glenfarclas, and I still really don't like the flavor profile. It's a me problem probably, just like when I try the Arran. Some styles I just don't like.

That's what I call a productive night at the bar! (only half pours of each, otherwise I'd be puking my guts out now).
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Old 10-28-2015, 12:32 PM   #3849
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Getting some pappy in the next week or so. IM if you are interested.
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Old 10-28-2015, 08:08 PM   #3850
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Pro,

Cool, that's pretty early. Enjoy.
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