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Working my way through Glenmorangie Nectar D'or and Hibiki Master's Select as my current 2 bottles of choice.  Both extremely good and will require restocking when they're done.

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2 hours ago, hampden_loon2878 said:

Excuse my ignorance but what is the story with aberlour abundh? I thought this was a standard produce of the brand which had “limitless”supply?

 

1 hour ago, Tartan_McCole said:

Maybe it's a specific batch number of the A'bunadh he likes?

 

I don't think my palate is that discerning.   No, I was just naming some more favourites, that I can still buy.   I've no idea about future availability of any whisky.

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Have become a real fan of the Indy bottlers. 

Have had some great drams from North Star (Vega 21, Spica 20, Bruichladdich, 13yo “mystery” Tennessee Bourbon)

Carn Mor (10yo Pulteney, 6yo Knockdhu)

cadenhead (23yo Tomatin, 27yo Glenfarclas)

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On 8/22/2018 at 10:21 PM, Huddersfield said:

I could easily develop a serious problem with Ardbeg. I was never a big fan of peated whisky but that changed my mind. I stayed up the road from the Port Ellen maltings a couple of years back & woke up to the smell most mornings (as well as managing to visit every one of the distilleries, plus Jura as well).

On the issue of Islay whiskies, I tried to order a Laphroaig a week or two back when I had the misfortune to find myself in Northampton. The guy spent a good couple of minutes arguing with me that they didn't have that one, even though I could see the bottle & (literally) had to spell it out for him.

 

 

Did you manage to get to the Kilchoman farm Distillery? They seem to be getting the best reviews for their tours plus they do a lovely Cullen Skink in their wee cafe. 

There's also another new Distillery opening on the road round to Bunnahabhain. Not sure of dates for that one yet but will let you know. 

Apparently the wife's cousin is now the curator at Laphroaig but I do know if there's a fire in his house any fireman up his loft will go with a smile on his face when the place explodes. 😳

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On 8/18/2018 at 4:43 PM, Huddersfield said:

I've had a fair few conversations on distillery tours about old, ultra-expensive bottles, & the impression I get is that no-one really would know the difference in the real world. If you offered most people (say) a taste from half a dozen £50-£70/bottle single malts & hid a £500 nip in there, other than by luck no-one would pick out the fancy one.

They are generally aimed at collectors (as in probably never to be drunk) & a couple of bottles to take centre stage on display in local pubs for moron tourists (often, I imagine, with appalling prejudice, American) to flash some cash & pretend they know more than they do.

On Islay, in Duffies it was German tourists that were splashing the cash recently. Also the occasional Japanese guy but certainly the bigger groups were German. 

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1 hour ago, RenfrewBlue said:

Did you manage to get to the Kilchoman farm Distillery? They seem to be getting the best reviews for their tours plus they do a lovely Cullen Skink in their wee cafe. 

There's also another new Distillery opening on the road round to Bunnahabhain. Not sure of dates for that one yet but will let you know. 

Apparently the wife's cousin is now the curator at Laphroaig but I do know if there's a fire in his house any fireman up his loft will go with a smile on his face when the place explodes. 😳

Yes we went to the farm shop - I think we got it on a bad day as they'd run out of a lot of stuff but it was nice (the distillery tour was closed as well).

I have a watercolour print of Bunnahabhain on my living room wall :)

I did the Laphroaig tour when I was there. The grist mill was being serviced by a bloke who lived a few miles away from me - apparently, quite a few of them around Scotland were made in Leeds & they are still serviced & maintained by specialist companies from this part of the world.

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17 minutes ago, Huddersfield said:

Yes we went to the farm shop - I think we got it on a bad day as they'd run out of a lot of stuff but it was nice (the distillery tour was closed as well).

I have a watercolour print of Bunnahabhain on my living room wall :)

I did the Laphroaig tour when I was there. The grist mill was being serviced by a bloke who lived a few miles away from me - apparently, quite a few of them around Scotland were made in Leeds & they are still serviced & maintained by specialist companies from this part of the world.

Sorry you didn't hit Kilchoman on one of their better days. It really is a good place for lunch. 

Theyre building a new still next to the existing one and the Distillery has bought the farm to ensure their supplies too. 

Lot of expansion in the last 2 years or so. 

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On ‎8‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 9:51 AM, RenfrewBlue said:

Did you manage to get to the Kilchoman farm Distillery? They seem to be getting the best reviews for their tours plus they do a lovely Cullen Skink in their wee cafe. 

There's also another new Distillery opening on the road round to Bunnahabhain. Not sure of dates for that one yet but will let you know. 

Apparently the wife's cousin is now the curator at Laphroaig but I do know if there's a fire in his house any fireman up his loft will go with a smile on his face when the place explodes. 😳

Ardnahoe :ok: Construction was just starting the last time I was over. They're advertising cask purchases so I don't imagine it'll be long before it's open.

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2 hours ago, Tartan_McCole said:

Ardnahoe :ok: Construction was just starting the last time I was over. They're advertising cask purchases so I don't imagine it'll be long before it's open.

That's the one. Thanks for that. Saves me asking the father in law and showing up my senility. 😀 

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On 8/22/2018 at 2:54 PM, giblet said:

wonder what that will do for the price of our bottles?  A lot of reviews of the whisky say its excellent.  Mine could become endangered one cold winters evening. 😉

There was Rosebank sampling at Falkirk Whisky Festival couple of weeks ago. They were showing the artists impressions of the new distillery.

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Anyone drink following 

Macallan Edition 2

Macallan Edition 3

Macallan Edition 4

 

Edition 1 came out 2 years ago and the 60/80 quid is now auctioned at around 600 pounds 

80 quid bottles of the above selling for 160-180 

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I’ve never commented on this thread yet but as I’m sitting in my local my landlady has just brought in a bottle of “Fire And Cane” Glenfiddich. I’ve never seen this before. It has a toffee tinge to it but is still full strength and is divine. 😍

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On 8/19/2018 at 11:20 AM, Grim Jim said:

Every time I find a new favourite, they run out :(

Glen Grant 5   (which got me started)

Bailie Nicol Jarvie   (is it coming back?)

Glengoyne 17   (the 18 is inferior IMO and twice the money)

Glen Turret 10   (they probably ruin what stocks they still have/make it by blending it into Grouse)

Bladnoch 10   (distillery closed; now re-opened selling 10X price stuff in perfume bottles)

Old Pulteney WK499   (was an airport special; the expensive 21yo is similar)

Glencadam 15   (disappeared after yon bassa on YouTube made it his whisky of the year)

Get these now before I drink them dry anaw...    Benriach 16,   Aberlour a'Bubadh,   Lagavulin 16,   Tomintoul 14,   Powers Signature.

I believe that Glen Turret is under new owners and will have nothing to do with Grouse.. 

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