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What do people think of the glenfarclas? I'm not a scotch drinker. I drink mainly IPA's and some red wine from time to time. I heard the glenfarclas was good to get into scotch drinking.
I suggest going to a bar that has a decent selection and trying a few different Whiskys. I like going to Comery Block during happy hour because they're half price. It gives me a chance to try some of the more expensive stuff without spending a huge amount on a full bottle.
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Old 12-07-2019, 11:20 PM   #802
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Yeah, the nice thing about Glenfarclas is that you can get older expressions for a reasonable price. I was on a domestic United flight, and they had Glenfarclas 21 as one of their standard options. I was blown away it was there and the same price as a mini bottle of Jim Beam



Tonight I was lucky to try a 15 year Springbank Rum Wood (@ 51%) and it's easily one of the top three scotches I've ever had. It's just that good.
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Old 12-09-2019, 05:43 AM   #803
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No, it's Mackmyra. Never heard of it before, but it was a solid whiskey.





Advent calendar update: I sampled possibly the tastiest scotch I've ever had last night. It's from Dalmore called King Alexander III.





It's....pricey, but this is a rare one that I would say is worth the extra cost. Something to savor for sure. Velvety mouth feel, a little sweet, lots of wood flavors, low on the peat. Honestly, I'm not doing a good job describing it, but it's just fantastic.
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The King Alex is a default Christmas scotch for me. It's basically christmas cake in liquid form.
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Old 12-10-2019, 08:20 AM   #805
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World’s largest Scotch collection could fetch up to $10.5 million at auction.

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Anyone looking to sell a bottle of Canadian Club 40yr old from their collection? I'll pay a premium.
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So this happened recently.



Producing this.




Holy ####, is this ever good. I mean...it's just...you gotta try it, especially if you're a Lagavulin or Islay fan. I'm in love.
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I’ve been wanting to try that but it’s not available in Alberta.
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:43 PM   #809
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So this happened recently.

Holy ####, is this ever good. I mean...it's just...you gotta try it, especially if you're a Lagavulin or Islay fan. I'm in love.
I really enjoyed the 18, but I wasn't a fan of the 12. What's the allure of an 11 year old Lagavulin?
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I really enjoyed the 18, but I wasn't a fan of the 12. What's the allure of an 11 year old Lagavulin?
It has a special selection of American Oak barrels that Nick picked out himself?

Truly, I have no idea beyond that. I imagine they just determined it was ready after 11 years. All I know is that it's really delicious and is unique compared to their other vintages.
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Heritage Costco had the Kirkland 20 yr old single malt in stock again a while ago - just flying off the shelves, man that is such a good value
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Heritage Costco had the Kirkland 20 yr old single malt in stock again a while ago - just flying off the shelves, man that is such a good value
Great scotch. Wish they had more.
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It has a special selection of American Oak barrels that Nick picked out himself?

Truly, I have no idea beyond that. I imagine they just determined it was ready after 11 years. All I know is that it's really delicious and is unique compared to their other vintages.
Iíve never been a fan of any of the stuff in French or American oak barrels. Thereís some weird flavour I donít like. A whiskey reviewer Iíve watched described the flavour as reminiscent of glue and I kinda agree. Bourbon cask stuff is the types of thing for me.

The Costco 20 was good, but I didnít feel like I was truly appreciating it like everyone else seemed to, so I traded 3/4 off bottle to my friend for a pretty decent favor. Honestly speaking, Iíd rather sip Kirkland 12. I donít feel as bad for not enjoying it as much as others Iíve tried it with.

On a different note, I find the Kirkland 12 reminds me of Glenfarclass but not as spicy sherry. Damn good value and even though itís so damn cheap by volume, i think it ranks above average as a general sipper option.
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Iíve never been a fan of any of the stuff in French or American oak barrels. Thereís some weird flavour I donít like. A whiskey reviewer Iíve watched described the flavour as reminiscent of glue and I kinda agree. Bourbon cask stuff is the types of thing for me.

The Costco 20 was good, but I didnít feel like I was truly appreciating it like everyone else seemed to, so I traded 3/4 off bottle to my friend for a pretty decent favor. Honestly speaking, Iíd rather sip Kirkland 12. I donít feel as bad for not enjoying it as much as others Iíve tried it with.

On a different note, I find the Kirkland 12 reminds me of Glenfarclass but not as spicy sherry. Damn good value and even though itís so damn cheap by volume, i think it ranks above average as a general sipper option.
Which Kirkland 12 are you referring to? The big bottle for $75?
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Which Kirkland 12 are you referring to? The big bottle for $75?
Yes. The giant long bottle. Not the stubby one which I believe is a blend.

I've purchased that giant thing 3 times in 2019 after first trying it in the summer. We thought it would be mediocre and were very, very wrong. My buddies and I now consider it an amazing baseline scotch to have on hand.
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What brand is the Kirkland one similar to?
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Holy ####, is this ever good. I mean...it's just...you gotta try it, especially if you're a Lagavulin or Islay fan. I'm in love.
Better than Lagavulin 16? Can't be. No Lagavulin can top Lagavulin 16.
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Worldís largest Scotch collection could fetch up to $10.5 million at auction.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/wh...f88e0-94472065
Missed opportunity for a CP group buy and an epic tasting event.
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General scotch question: Do you keep your scotch in the boxes? I actually like the way they look in the boxes when displaying my collection. I guess another benefit would be keeping light off the liquor although I keep mine in the basement so that isn't a problem.
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I ended up getting the Balvenie 14 year old carribean cask. I'm really enjoying it.
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