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Old 01-19-2021, 11:12 PM   #1001
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on reddit there are some whiskey sharing groups where someone will buy a number of expensive whiskeys, decant them into glass bottles at several ounces per bottle, label the decanted bottles, and everyone splits the cost. for example, 10 people participate, 10 750ml bottles are split, everyone gets 75ml of each bottle, everyone pays for the cost of the bottles evenly. someone set that up here? i'd be interested if there were enough peeps.
A friend of mine started a whiskey club in 2019 and of course we weren't able to do our monthly meets in 2020 so for Christmas he did a whiskey advent for December. Came out to $160 per person

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1 Glendronach 2003 Oloroso Single Cask 12 years COOP
2 Ardbeg Drum LE
3 Ardbeg Blaaack LE
4 Benchmark Bourbon
5 Laphroaig Cairdeas Triple Wood 2019 Release
6 Springbank 12 Cask Strength 2018
7 Adelphi Laudale 12
8 Blanton's Gold
9 Amrut Intermediate Sherry Cask
10 Jack Daniel Barrel Strength
11 Yoichi NAS
12 Compass Box Story of the Spaniard
13 Glenfarclas 15 KWM Cask Strength
14 Waterford Ballykilcavan 1.1
15 Kilchoman STR SC9
16 Longrow 18
17 Macallan Edition 6
18 Carn Morn Glen Garioch 5 yr
19 John Walker & Sons Celebration Blend
20 Lot 40 Dark Oak
21 Alberta Premium Cask Strength
22 Glenmorangie Cake
23 Jacky's Port PMP
24 Kavalan Laser Solist Vinho Barrique

#23 was his own take on Pappy Van Winkle which he took Weller and Taylor Fladgate 10yr tawny port and aged it in a barrel.
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My friends are mostly the Forty Creek kind
Slowly work on them and grind them down, creep the price point up slowly haha.


My friends and I usually 3 or 4 of us do the typically Chinese thing. So money never comes up, we don't ever actually split the cost of any bottle nor do we keep track of anything. We all buy bottles on our own time of our own kind whenever and at some point we'll randomly meet up and you just bring it, nothing needs to be said or discussed in advance. Sometimes there will be 2, 3 or even 4 bottles and we'll just drink it. Normally it'll range between $150 - $800 bottles and most certainly if we have more than 1 bottle then we will have one lower end and one higher end and the reason is once you get smashed enough it's sort of pointless drinking the balling stuff because it'll kind of just taste the same as your $150 stuff.
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Old 01-20-2021, 03:22 PM   #1004
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A friend of mine started a whiskey club in 2019 and of course we weren't able to do our monthly meets in 2020 so for Christmas he did a whiskey advent for December. Came out to $160 per person

The full list

1 Glendronach 2003 Oloroso Single Cask 12 years COOP
2 Ardbeg Drum LE
3 Ardbeg Blaaack LE
4 Benchmark Bourbon
5 Laphroaig Cairdeas Triple Wood 2019 Release
6 Springbank 12 Cask Strength 2018
7 Adelphi Laudale 12
8 Blanton's Gold
9 Amrut Intermediate Sherry Cask
10 Jack Daniel Barrel Strength
11 Yoichi NAS
12 Compass Box Story of the Spaniard
13 Glenfarclas 15 KWM Cask Strength
14 Waterford Ballykilcavan 1.1
15 Kilchoman STR SC9
16 Longrow 18
17 Macallan Edition 6
18 Carn Morn Glen Garioch 5 yr
19 John Walker & Sons Celebration Blend
20 Lot 40 Dark Oak
21 Alberta Premium Cask Strength
22 Glenmorangie Cake
23 Jacky's Port PMP
24 Kavalan Laser Solist Vinho Barrique

#23 was his own take on Pappy Van Winkle which he took Weller and Taylor Fladgate 10yr tawny port and aged it in a barrel.

Pretty solid line up. Looks like I need to touch base with Jacky next year.


As for Brewhall, just check their IG as they usually announce the bottle prior to. Lately, they've been $400+ bottles.
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John Walker & Sons Celebration Blend

This is an extraordinary blend, rich in taste and the finish is endless.

It's bottled at 51%, and a rule of thumb with whiskies is that- the higher the alcohol content it's bottled at, the better the alcohol attaches and holds onto the flavours. Regulars are bottled at 40% or 43% for example.

Now, this blend has grain whiskeys, so this is not on the Johnnie Walker Green Label malt-blend level.
However, this one is exceptional in taste.

I am not going into details on the nose or taste, as everyone perceives it differently.
-Nose: rich honey, sticky syrup, green apples, red apples
-taste: nutmeg, honey, concentrated apple juice

I drank it is small small sips, yet the flavours and the development is endless. The flavours literally comes in waves. 30 seconds after swallowing, a development of sour apple juice with sweet nectar appears on the tongue.

Do note, I tried it neat and also with a few wee drops of water.
It tastes fabulous when consumed neat IMO.

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^ it's been getting some decent reviews!
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I'm running through that whole advent line up again since I didn't pour out the whole contents of each bottle as I wanted to have a second taste around. I'm back at the top of the order at #3 but from what I remember JW&Sons Celebration was one of my faves. Other ones I really enjoyed was Glenmorangie Cake, Macallan Edition 6 and Blantons Gold(I really like bourbon a lot). Def least fav was Alberta Premium Cask Strength. That shit burned like MOFO!!! I did neat and drops of water and it was by far undrinkable for me. It might make a good cocktail though.
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lol! I have APCS as well, if you aren't used to drinking cask strength or high proof I can see it being hard to enjoy. Tips would be to let it sit for 20 minutes before tasting and take small sips to get acclimated. I can definitely see it holding up in a cocktail lol.
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Picked up a bottle of Macallan 12 Sherry Oak and Balvenie 12 doublewood. Enjoying both of those.
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I'm a fan of almost anything Sherry Cask
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easy sipper and cheap. decent juice for beginner
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Not sure why I’m creating more competition for myself, but BCL is having a draw for the opportunity to purchase some Pappy Van Winkle and other brands here: https://www.bcliquorstores.com/promo...020-pappy/draw

You’re supposed to go to a BCL store and scan a barcode, which I did, but thought I’d save some the trip. And likely some cash as well.. I know I ended up stocking up a little bit

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Has anyone here had a chance to try any Pappy?
Is it that good? Or are more people buying as a collector and potentially re-selling?
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I’ve never tried it. If I have the chance to buy a bottle I’m definitely going to enjoy it.
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Not sure why I’m creating more competition for myself, but BCL is having a draw for the opportunity to purchase some Pappy Van Winkle and other brands here: https://www.bcliquorstores.com/promo...020-pappy/draw

You’re supposed to go to a BCL store and scan a barcode, which I did, but thought I’d save some the trip. And likely some cash as well.. I know I ended up stocking up a little bit

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I will be entering the draw as well and same as the Ichiro as well

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Is it that good? Or are more people buying as a collector and potentially re-selling?
It's big on the secondary market and I believe its produced in small batch only. I tried it once but I can't rememeber anything about it
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Looking to continue to add to my collection. Enjoying Balvenie DW and Macallan 12 sherry oak. Thinking between Aberlour A'bunadh or Balvenie 14. Balvenie 15 is too expensive for me.
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The Abunadh is a sherry bomb and keep in mind its cask strength. Arran Sherry Cask is another good candidiate if you are looking at ABunadh.

Look into Glenallachie too, anything from the current line up at BCL is pretty solid.
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So it turns out after hanging out with a buddy last week and trying some very nice scotches, I'm a peat guy.

We tried a bunch of different Ardbegs and such, and out of the 8-10 we tried (I got plastered), I liked Uigeadail the most.

I'll probably end up grabbing a bottle of it this week, but if I wanted something more mid-level, with that similar smoke, any suggestions?

I was thinking Laphroaig 10 year? Would that be a good fit?

Keep in mind I don't like Sherry.
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Within a similar price range of Uigedail, see if you can find Glenlivet Nadurra Peated Whisky Cask Finish. If you want to ball out a bit, Balvenie Week of Peat 14 Year. Both should be available through BC Liquor. If you want to take the peat to the extreme end, try Port Charlotte.
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Looking to continue to add to my collection. Enjoying Balvenie DW and Macallan 12 sherry oak. Thinking between Aberlour A'bunadh or Balvenie 14. Balvenie 15 is too expensive for me.
The Balv 14 Caribbean Cask is signficantly sweeter than the DW, it was probably my least favourite in the line-up, although still delicious. I know the 15 is more than double the price but it's Sherry Cask which would be right up your alley. I loved it.

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So it turns out after hanging out with a buddy last week and trying some very nice scotches, I'm a peat guy.

We tried a bunch of different Ardbegs and such, and out of the 8-10 we tried (I got plastered), I liked Uigeadail the most.

I'll probably end up grabbing a bottle of it this week, but if I wanted something more mid-level, with that similar smoke, any suggestions?

I was thinking Laphroaig 10 year? Would that be a good fit?

Keep in mind I don't like Sherry.
Anything Laphroaig or Highland Park would be peaty enough for you. Complete opposite of me haha I can't handle those.
Talisker is also too intense for me.
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So it turns out after hanging out with a buddy last week and trying some very nice scotches, I'm a peat guy.

We tried a bunch of different Ardbegs and such, and out of the 8-10 we tried (I got plastered), I liked Uigeadail the most.

I'll probably end up grabbing a bottle of it this week, but if I wanted something more mid-level, with that similar smoke, any suggestions?

I was thinking Laphroaig 10 year? Would that be a good fit?

Keep in mind I don't like Sherry.
probably cant get locally but if you manage to go to alberta, some of the springbank stuff is amazing. even the 10 year is so much layers of complexity.
ledaig 10 is good if you wanna grab something locally for cheap.
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If you're into smoke, the peatiest one I've ever had is literally called Smokehead (lol)

https://www.smokehead.com/

I am not sure who locally carries it, but I remember having it at Shebeen, so it's possible a private store will carry it and you can find it on Google. It's probably not that expensive.
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If you're into smoke, the peatiest one I've ever had is literally called Smokehead (lol)

https://www.smokehead.com/

I am not sure who locally carries it, but I remember having it at Shebeen, so it's possible a private store will carry it and you can find it on Google. It's probably not that expensive.
Actually saw that in the BC Liq store yesterday, I ended up grabbing Ardbeg 10 year.
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