nice. grabbed this beauty when i was in south carolina last week from a little liquor store in hilton head. i spent an hour just looking around at all the glorious brown liquor they had in there.Duty free action from San Fran, added another bottle of Balvenie to the collection... 16 year Triple Cask. They also had a 25 Triple Cask but it was just a bit pricey.
Yeah tell me about it... visiting any remotely decent liquor store in the US makes you realize how fucking bullshit the LCBO is. It is all about mass market/moving product vs sourcing unique and interesting wine/spirits.i spent an hour just looking around at all the glorious brown liquor they had in there.
I discovered and loved the Kilchoman from Islay. Much more subtle the the Laphroaig but the same delicious peat. The LCBO carried it in limited release at about 90 a bottle.Peated Scotches are the bees knees. A couple of bottles of Laphroaig QC kept me warm last winter, and a restock for this year is certainly in the cards.
Speaking of peated single malts, who can tell me of some not too over the top ($50-$100) bottles that can be found in the U.S., that perhaps don't appear on the shelves of our beloved LCBO? My best mate is driving up from Minn. this year, and there's a liquor store in Duluth that stocks over 50 different bottles. I asked for a price list, but they said it's better if I tell them what I'm looking for.
Nice... one of my guys at work got a gift from our team in Japan for helping out with some training. Hibiki 21 year!! I just about fell off my chair when he showed it to me. Jealous.I got to try Hibiki 17-year recently.
You know there is a bourbon thread right?I know this is the Scotch thread, but I picked up a bottle of the 2004 Evan Williams Single Barrel over the weekend and it's a good whiskey for the price. Heavy notes of vanilla and a smooth balanced taste and finish. It's not a particularly complex whiskey and at the times the sweet notes seem too unfirom and leave me wanting for something with a bit more going on, but there's no denying this is serious bourbon value. I think it would make a great Old Fashioned.
I think this one ran me $50, so $10 more than the Elijah Craig, which considering it is a single barrel bourbon, is pretty cheap. This bottle retails in the States for less than $30.You know there is a bourbon thread right?
Jokes aside thanks for the input, I have a bottle of the Evan Williams Single Barrel at home but not sure if it is the 2003 or 2004... I grabbed it a couple months ago. If I recall it was on the pricier side though relative to something like the Elijah Craig 12 year.
Hmm I thought it was like $60 or so... took a look and I do have the 2003 so maybe they dropped the price a bit. Seems unlikely.I think this one ran me $50, so $10 more than the Elijah Craig, which considering it is a single barrel bourbon, is pretty cheap. This bottle retails in the States for less than $30.