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There has been a bunch of scotch on sale over the last month or so here (Calgary) So I have picked up a few bottles. Grabbed the Glenlivet 12 for 35 bucks which I thought wasn't too bad. Anyone try the Arran Port Cast one before?
So look's like Suntory's purchase of Jim Beam now means improved distribution in NA - the LCBO has a limited run of Suntory's Hibiki Harmony. Have bought a few bottles as gifts and think it's fine, although reviews seem more polarized than for the rest of the Hibiki lineup.
I tried that Crown Royal harvest whatever. Holy shit is that some powerful stuff. I was no ready for it. It was like a 60's Batman show, WHAMMO! It threw my taste buds off so I let it be after a few sips and continued with my beer.
I have to re-stock the basic bottles that have gone empty:
* Dalwhinnie Doublewood + 15
* Glenmorangie Nectar D'or
* Dalmore 12 + 15
And holy crap. I noticed that the Glenfarclas 40 my wife bought for me a couple years ago for $500 is now $1100!! wtf happened? The Glenfarclas 10, 12, 15, 17, 21, and 25 are all about half full. This is going to be like an $1000 trip.