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Whisky II

Discussion in 'off topic' started by hifilover1979, Jun 18, 2021.

  1. robs

    robs should know how this works by no

  2. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    I don't care :D I'll just enjoy drinking it with my brother
     
  3. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  4. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    Can’t see many Black Friday goodies that we haven’t seen all year. I managed a reduced Laphroaig quarter cask and a Talisker 10yo but nothing truly interesting. Anyone any bargains to share?
     
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  5. jimbob75

    jimbob75 pfm Member

    Not really, some reasonably priced bourbon and rye on Amazon - Elijah Craig £36.49, Sazerac £30. If you're a Dylan fan you can get a fancy looking bottle of Tennessee whiskey adorned with his metalwork - Heavens Door, now a mere snip at £49...
     
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  6. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    No BF purchases here.
    Roy Duff - Bunna 12 cask strength is a different beast to the standard 12; not that impressed although "good and interesting"- less sherried, drier, oak forward and £10 to £15 overpriced.
    Intimated he'd rather have two of the standard 12 instead.
    I somewhat naively assumed it would be just a normal 12 at cask strength.:oops:
    This seems to be the best online price at £70: https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p...ChSYB5MhYxU3ng7dgYSkfAED44zATxJxoC_B8QAvD_BwE
     
  7. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    My brother has tried the Bunna 12 cask; said he wasn't that wowed by it at all; more so as the standard 12 is such a good bottle and usually at a great price...
     
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  8. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    Nowt... Nothings jumped out at me and TBH I'll be going back to Byrnes in Clitheroe in the next week or so to treat myself to a few bottles for Christmas as their prices (more so for the Signatory bottles that I've hardly gotten into, yet); are very VERY competitive and for me, spending locally is better than lining Bezos's pockets etc
     
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  9. jimbob75

    jimbob75 pfm Member

    Only had the neck pour of the Bunna CS but for what it's worth I loved it. I love the 12 yo too. Will put some studious hours in this weekend... Might throw the Stiuir and 18 yo into the mix.
    The CS range price comparison by Roy was interesting. Really must try the Glenfarclas 105. Is it as good as Arran Bodega?
     
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  10. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

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  11. jimbob75

    jimbob75 pfm Member

    Aye, get it cracked. Saw the sale, but of course, it's never just the one bottle from MoM is it? Canny buggers...
     
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  12. mjw

    mjw pfm Member

    @Weekender, that was a good watch. Thanks v m.
     
  13. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    I'm tempted by that Glenfarclas 105 but I've got that down as what I'll buy when I eventually get around to doing the tour there. I've got a cask strength (64.3% ABV) Glenfarclas from the SMWS (https://smws.eu/enigmatic-and-disputatious/) that I'd be interested in comparing it against. My theory is that the SMWS release is from one of the ex-bournon barrels that'd normally be used to create the 105 as it's a similar age (8-years), but with the SMWS cask rather than the mix of ex-sherry and ex-bourbon barrels that the 105 uses. On that basis I wouldn't be surprised if I prefer the 105.
     
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  14. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

    I like the look of the 105; but I've promised myself this when I look to buy another Glenfarclas:

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001GLO8AU/?tag=pinkfishmedia-21
     
  15. SteveG

    SteveG pfm Member

    I got a bottle of the 25 for under £100 in one of the sales and it is very good, and very cheap for a 25. Definitely worth it at that price.

    It's been a long week and I think I might treat myself to a dram of that tonight!
     
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  16. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

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  17. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Neck pour.
    Coming from the standard 12 to the cask strength Bunna is a little bit of a disappointment. I was expecting a sherry cask bomb. Not so. Different cask make up or more refills? Maybe it will open up.
    A bit annoyed that it was £81 from the distillery and is £70 on the Whisky Exchange.
    You live and learn.
     
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  18. Euan

    Euan pfm Member

    Really enjoying the Eagle Rare at the moment.

    I haven't found a more enjoyable American whiskey at any price (yet.)
     
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  19. hifilover1979

    hifilover1979 Bigger than you...

  20. pawnshop92

    pawnshop92 pfm Member

    I just finished a bottle of the toasted barrel Michters rye, I liked it but also really liked pikesville rye, would recommend them both. I think Abbey Whisky had a couple of Michter releases yesterday but they were scooped up quickly. I have been less partial to bourbon after being spoiled inadvertently by a van winkle 12 yo lot b.
     
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