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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:07 pm

Was at the sweet shop ;) yesterday and came home with a haul ...

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A few new additions for 2016
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Aberlour A'bunnadh Batch 52 60.5%, Glen Glassaugh 30yo 44.8%, Sazerac Rye 45%, Talisker Storm 45.8%, BlackBull 40yo 41.9% and 1792 Ridgemont reserve Bourbon 46.85% (!!!).

A big thanks to Ally for putting them aside for me :salut:

Foot Note: Sweet Shop = Celtic Whiskey Shop ;) :mrgreen:
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:34 am

I've stocked up on Japanese whiskey lately.

I got a bottle of Taketsuru 12 malt, Yoiche 10 & Habiki 12.

I got a Redbreast cask Strength 1/15 & Writer's Tears Cask Strength 2013.

I have to try the 1/14 yet & the Writers Tears 2014. The B1/12 is my favourite so far of the Redbreast & the 2011 Writer's.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby TheWhiskeyBro » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:09 am

Hi GWH,

Was there a Redbreast CS 1/14 or did it skip that year?

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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:56 am

TheWhiskeyBro wrote:Hi GWH,

Was there a Redbreast CS 1/14 or did it skip that year?

Cheers TWB


There was one, it's 58.2% ABV. I'm hoping I track one down before it disappears.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby Willh990 » Sun Jan 17, 2016 7:09 pm

I have just taken delivery of a couple of bottles of Connemara turf mor.described as having taste of new bicycle inner tubes and iodine. I get the iodine as you would expect from a heavily pleated whisky but not the inner tubes. A very unique whisky.
Also 2 bottles of red breast Mano a lamb. Absolutely beautiful!
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby Seamus » Sun Mar 13, 2016 3:04 am

Picked up a Teeling Small Batch on a whim when I saw it at a good sale price. Trying a dram tonight. A little disappointing at the start but it's really growing on me.

Other recent purchases include Rittenhouse BIB (my house rye) and several bottles of Elijah Craig 12 (recently discontinued). Oh, and a Redbreast 12 cask strength.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby Pontcarre » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:05 am

Not a purchase but a present. A friend is leaving Ireland and gave me an unopened bottle of Yellow Spot!
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby ssascott » Wed May 11, 2016 12:32 am

New purchase but haven't tried it yet, Drumcastle Irish Whiskey from Jewel-Osco in Chicago. It's very cheap, just $17.99 and appears to be the Osco house brand. A few years ago they sold an apparent house brand Irish called Origine. It was OK but disappeared before I could get one for posterity. I think Origine was a Cooley and Drumcastle may be too although Teeling is in this business now too. There is thus far almost no information available.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby charleymcguffin » Wed May 11, 2016 2:29 pm

Although not listed on their website as one of their brands. The Drumcastle trademark was applied for by Sazerac Company, Inc. CORPORATION LOUISIANA 3850 N. Causeway Blvd., Suite 1695 Metairie LOUISIANA 70002 , Serial Number 86475448 on December 9, 2014.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby Henni » Thu May 12, 2016 8:49 am

Here my latest purchase:

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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby ssascott » Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:52 am

OK not an exiting purchase but one I've never seen before and something for the collection, a 1 liter bottle of Barton's found at a liquor store in South Carolina. Fun fact, in SC USA, you can't buy liquor in the same place you buy your beer and wine. So in one liquor store I had to pay for my beer, exit and go into the liquor part. It was divided by a plexiglass wall so you could see the other side but not get there! Also picked up The Dubliner and some John Sullivan 10 year, neither readily available in Chicago.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:21 pm

ssascott wrote:OK not an exiting purchase but one I've never seen before and something for the collection, a 1 liter bottle of Barton's found at a liquor store in South Carolina. Fun fact, in SC USA, you can't buy liquor in the same place you buy your beer and wine. So in one liquor store I had to pay for my beer, exit and go into the liquor part. It was divided by a plexiglass wall so you could see the other side but not get there! Also picked up The Dubliner and some John Sullivan 10 year, neither readily available in Chicago.


I'm always surprised to hear of theses brands in the US. I rarely ever seen them here. Only specialist shops. I wonder would they sell in Ireland at all.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby ridge004 » Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:34 pm

Recently got a Teeling 23 and a Teeling 24. Love them both.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby ssascott » Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:43 am

I'm always surprised to hear of theses brands in the US. I rarely ever seen them here. Only specialist shops. I wonder would they sell in Ireland at all.[/quote]



I don't think too many people buy them here either! That's how I pick them up years later. Really it's a good way to fluff up the collection as 100% of the people I know couldn't tell a Barton's from a Barry Crockett. Sad but true. Also, one obsessive reason I try to get one of everything is Erin Go Bragh 6 year old. Bought 3 bottles at $25 and drank one. I got sick and thought I could never drink again. Gave 2 away only to see CWS selling it for $600 a few years later! Got the green light to drink again and now I want one of everything just in case, even though that will probably never happen again.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby Wilson_smyth » Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:38 pm

Powers 12. I loved the John Lane Signature, & with a bit of hinting, got a bottle of Powers 12 for my birthday.
Cant say im impressed by it. Its pretty much standard powers, but a little more refined.

It certainly has more depth, and a lot more vanilla, but i dont think its a massive improvemnt over regular powers.
The grain whiskey comes through much too strongly for me giving it a taste of a cheaper whiskey.

Where i found the John lane sig full and strong like powers should be, it has a lot of subtlety, where the 12 doesnt.
I wouldnt buy another bottle.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby ssascott » Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:40 am

Not the best whiskey and probably inaccessible for almost everyone on this board but Famous Liquors in Lombard, IL has Paddy's for $7.99 for a 750ml. Ridiculous for an Irish whiskey and they claim it's because of the road construction. I think there might be a little more to it. More to follow.l
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby ssascott » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:58 pm

Had some of the Paddy's. Not complex but a great whiskey for mixing and serving to those who can't tell Jameson from Midleton. Bought a case, A CASE!, for less than $100. Will probably last me 10 years.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby ssascott » Sun Aug 28, 2016 5:10 am

Went to Springfield, IL USA for a work meeting. I always stop into liquor stores to see if there is something unique. So I went to a couple places and while there was nothing rare and exciting, I did pick up a few things that I thought were long gone;

Millars Special Reserve
Millars 8 year old
Merrys
Origine

Nothing outstanding but it makes the collection look a little cooler with some whiskies that most have never heard of.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:52 am

ssascott wrote:Had some of the Paddy's. Not complex but a great whiskey for mixing and serving to those who can't tell Jameson from Midleton. Bought a case, A CASE!, for less than $100. Will probably last me 10 years.


Now that is a deal and as you say great to have these as back ups for the person who cant tell a cat from a dog ;-)
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby ridge004 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 7:12 pm

Broke out of my Irish mode, and snagged a 1975 Caol Isla while in Tuscany this summer. Sometimes it pays to look amongst the dusty bottles in an Italian wine shop in a smaller city....
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:34 am

ridge004 wrote:Broke out of my Irish mode, and snagged a 1975 Caol Isla while in Tuscany this summer. Sometimes it pays to look amongst the dusty bottles in an Italian wine shop in a smaller city....



Sounds like you found a little Gem. How old is the whisky and what did you pay for it? Just curious. I got a 30 year old Coal Ila a fwe years back for less than 80Euro (Circa £60Stg I think) and saving it for a nice reason.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby ridge004 » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:34 pm

IrishWhiskeyChaser wrote:
ridge004 wrote:Broke out of my Irish mode, and snagged a 1975 Caol Isla while in Tuscany this summer. Sometimes it pays to look amongst the dusty bottles in an Italian wine shop in a smaller city....



Sounds like you found a little Gem. How old is the whisky and what did you pay for it? Just curious. I got a 30 year old Coal Ila a fwe years back for less than 80Euro (Circa £60Stg I think) and saving it for a nice reason.


I don't have it in front of me at the moment, but I think it was about 120euro. Might be a 24yo.
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Midleton 1986

Postby Ted3869 » Tue Oct 18, 2016 3:57 pm

:cry: I was given a gift of a bottle of midleton 1986, no box but the bottle is sealed. What's it worth?
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby Wilson_smyth » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:04 pm

Purchases in the past month:

-Ardbeg Uigedail
As good as, but not a replacement for the 10, its different, like a different branch in the range. It has a little more sweetness & sherry if thats what you're into ( which i very much am!)

-Caol Illa 12
Just a 200ml bottle of this so i could do a side by side tasting when i got home. Its almost between Laga 16 & ardbeg 10. rounder than ardbeg but sharper than the Laga. Great maltiness to it.

-Bruichladdich Island Barley
Wasnt sure about this at first at all but now its a firm fav. wish i bought a few bottles of this as cant get it in ireland yet. Very floral, initially reminded me of Greenspot Leoville, lots of lemon, grass and light fruit, but very malty on top of that.

-Writers tears read head
Unopened yet, anything that has a lot of sherry is my thing so looking forward to it.
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Re: What's your latest whiskey purchase?

Postby John » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:22 pm

Hey Wilson!
Nice few purchases there, enjoy. If you like a strong sherry influence I would recommend the new Redbreast Lustau.
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