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Old 10-24-2017, 08:56 AM   #4826
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With regards to Macallan, their cask strength sherry finish I had back in 2002 (think it was just a standard 10yo or something) was pretty solid. And drinkable with or without water. That said, I haven't had a ton of Macallan since, so no real frame of reference to their other output...

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That's their Sienna release. I like it because it's very approachable for people who aren't used to drinking whiskey so I always keep a bottle on hand for potential converts to the whiskey cause.
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:46 PM   #4827
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Well, Ads, that was my first cask strength try! I was already sold on Laphroaig but had an unsophisticated view of whisky as a whole, so it did the job nicely for me in terms of conversion to the wider church of whisky.

El D - didn't think to compare it to sauternes finish, that makes more sense. I like a port finish myself so maybe it's not as terrifying as I first thought when I read it!

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Old 11-13-2017, 02:54 PM   #4828
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Icewine finish sounds great to me. I really like glenmorangie nectar d'or and other Sauternes finished whiskies, don't see any reason I wouldn't enjoy an icewine finish.
Ha, I actually went to a Glenfiddich tasting of the Winter Storm last week in Houston. I really liked it.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:21 PM   #4829
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anyone hunting BTAC and Pappy?

I dont even try. moving forward I think Im just going to buy store picks and anything else interesting that pops up. the chase and the investment in becoming buddy buddy with owners just ain't worth it IMO.
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Old 11-14-2017, 03:28 PM   #4830
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anyone hunting BTAC and Pappy?
How long is it worth standing in line for a place that is giving them out first come, first serve? (Limit one bottle.)
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Old 11-16-2017, 03:58 PM   #4831
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an hour or two, for me. I'd never camp out all night for a bottle of BTAC or Pappy. Depends on how much they're marking it up, too.
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Old 11-16-2017, 05:14 PM   #4832
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Four roses fans,

FYI, some locations of Costco have the Four Roses Private Select Single Barrel (barrel proof) in stock for $45.

This has been $65-70 at all the liquor stores I've seen it at. I've had a few different recipes and enjoyed them all.

Also, in most states, you don't need a Costco membership to buy alcohol there.
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:10 AM   #4833
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ECBP wins whiskey of the year from whiskey advocate

http://whiskyadvocate.com/top20/2017...el-proof-b517/
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Old 11-17-2017, 09:49 AM   #4834
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ECBP wins whiskey of the year from whiskey advocate

http://whiskyadvocate.com/top20/2017...el-proof-b517/
I have 7 bottles of this stuff, but only 1 of batch b517. It's fantastic, I grab the bottle anytime I see one on the shelf. Which, unfortunately probably won't be anymore.
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Old 11-18-2017, 02:33 AM   #4835
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Whiskey lovers,

Ok, which one of you did this?

https://www.google.com/amp/amp.grubs...of-whisky.html
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Old 11-18-2017, 05:40 AM   #4836
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UK bourbon lovers - Buffalo Trace currently only £18 on Amazon.
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Old 11-19-2017, 03:16 PM   #4837
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Anyone lucky enough to find some Colonel Taylor 4 Grain?
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Old 11-20-2017, 09:35 AM   #4838
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I have 7 bottles of this stuff, but only 1 of batch b517. It's fantastic, I grab the bottle anytime I see one on the shelf. Which, unfortunately probably won't be anymore.
Yeah lol I got 2x b517 in stock, and 1 opened. also got 5x the C batch in stock. We got the same problem

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Anyone lucky enough to find some Colonel Taylor 4 Grain?
I tried it at a bar in Texas, never seen it on the shelf anywhere. I was impressed. Maybe not whiskey of the year impressed, but it was good.
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Old 11-21-2017, 12:13 AM   #4839
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Yeah lol I got 2x b517 in stock, and 1 opened. also got 5x the C batch in stock. We got the same problem



I tried it at a bar in Texas, never seen it on the shelf anywhere. I was impressed. Maybe not whiskey of the year impressed, but it was good.
Where in Texas? I'll be out that way with the company card very, very soon
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Old 11-21-2017, 09:24 AM   #4840
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San Antonio at that famous downstairs bar forgot the name
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Old 11-27-2017, 09:56 AM   #4841
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scored a EH Taylor 4 grain on Black Friday for about $80 total. Just had to get there at 6 am and wait in line for 2 hours.

anyone have any podcasts to recommend? I listen to podcask and bourbon pursuit
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Old 11-28-2017, 03:55 PM   #4842
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It took me awhile to figure this out but you can't go wrong with any of the Heaven Hill products. Everything is solid value for the quality of taste and price, plus a great variety of offerings. I'm a 100% loyal customer to them moving forward.
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Old 11-28-2017, 04:45 PM   #4843
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Judge,

You can definitely never go wrong with Cinerator and Hpnotiq!

Hmmmm, Evan Williams eggnog. Interesting...
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:00 PM   #4844
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Kavalan fans,

FYI kavalan cask strength solist sherry cask for $209 at k&l.

http://m.klwines.com/p/i?i=1329988&cid=EML-
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:21 PM   #4845
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Kavalan fans,

FYI kavalan cask strength solist sherry cask for $209 at k&l.

http://m.klwines.com/p/i?i=1329988&cid=EML-
The other day I was going to order a bottle of Glengoyne 25 and found out that K&L no longer distributes distilled spirits to my State

ETA: Kavalan Solist prices in the US are crazy. Buy from this site instead if you have the patience to wait a couple of weeks for delivery: https://www.whiskysite.nl/en/kavalan...-cask-578.html
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:55 PM   #4846
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El T,

have you ever had any issues with bottles getting held up/delayed due to unpaid tax?
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Old 11-30-2017, 03:09 PM   #4847
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have you ever had any issues with bottles getting held up/delayed due to unpaid tax?
Never. Bottles from the Netherlands sent via regular mail usually stay in customs for about a week (if you trust the USPS tracking messages) but I've never had an issue with them being released.

Has this happened to you?
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Old 12-01-2017, 02:35 AM   #4848
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I have in my possession a couple bottles of Blantons, 1 Weller 12, Rock Hill Farm and 2017 bottle of Pappy 23 complete with Bag/Tag. Letís make a deal!
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:14 AM   #4849
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I have in my possession a couple bottles of Blantons, 1 Weller 12, Rock Hill Farm and 2017 bottle of Pappy 23 complete with Bag/Tag. Letís make a deal!


$55 for Blanton's
$35 Weller's 12
$45 Rock Hill Farms
$250 Pappy 23

You'll also need to arrange to get them to me in Texas. I guess I can help you get rid of the stuff. To be honest not really interested in the Blanton's or Weller. Also the Pappy 23 is way over oaked do you have the 15 or 20?
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Old 12-01-2017, 09:16 AM   #4850
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250 for pappiez is a rip imo

should be more like 200
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