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Post by Bodacious Benny » Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:49 pm

Got about £100 to spend on 2-3 new bottles. Split between bourbon and single malt (speyside).

Definitely getting an eagle rare as it’s one of my favourite bourbons but open to suggestions on others.
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Post by Hjl » Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:03 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:49 pm
Got about £100 to spend on 2-3 new bottles. Split between bourbon and single malt (speyside).

Definitely getting an eagle rare as it’s one of my favourite bourbons but open to suggestions on others.
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:11 am

Looked at Old Forrester 1920 before but never had it so will take up that recommendation!

Had rare breed before (decent) and the single barrel - not heard of Russell’s Reserve so will have a look <ok>
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Post by Hjl » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:34 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Fri Sep 04, 2020 6:11 am
Looked at Old Forrester 1920 before but never had it so will take up that recommendation!

Had rare breed before (decent) and the single barrel - not heard of Russell’s Reserve so will have a look <ok>
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Post by Donkey Toon » Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:20 pm

Just picked up another bottle of Jeffersons, which I love, also a bottle of American Eagle which i've never heard of but am giving a try.

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Post by Hjl » Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:02 pm

Never heard of American Eagle. Let me know how it tastes.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:26 am

It's that time of year when there are good whisky offers in the supermarkets.

Picked up a bottle of Woodford Reserve for £20 and a bottle of Cardhu Gold for £25 in Tesco. Good timing as almost out of the bottle of Sazerac Rye that I've been drinking.
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Post by Chappy » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:01 am

Anyone get owt for Christmas? I got three bottles of Irish Whiskey, lovely stuff <ok>
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Post by Bodacious Benny » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:44 am

Chappy wrote:
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Anyone get owt for Christmas? I got three bottles of Irish Whiskey, lovely stuff <ok>
Slim pickings for me, just a haig club which will probably sit in the cupboard for a couple of years.
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Post by Hjl » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:03 pm

Went in half for a bottle of Macallan 18 for my brother for Xmas. Lucky f***er.

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:13 am

Well, I did 15 days of Dry January before breaking. Had a few G&Ts at the weekend and some Woodford last night.

I think I'm just converting to 'beer free January' and focusing on spirits <cheers>
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Post by Donkey Toon » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:43 pm

Hjl wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 2:02 pm
Never heard of American Eagle. Let me know how it tastes.
American Eagle was ok but nothing special. Downside for me was that I would rate it similar to Buffalo Trace or Bullitt in terms of quality, but it cost about the same as Woodford Reserve or Eagle Rare. So I am unlikely to buy it again as there are bourbons in that price range I much prefer. I probably would pick it up on special offer though, for the sake of variety.

Also just finished a bottle of 1792 Small Batch, which was really nice. Will be getting that again for sure.

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Post by Donkey Toon » Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:45 pm

Bodacious Benny wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:13 am
Well, I did 15 days of Dry January before breaking. Had a few G&Ts at the weekend and some Woodford last night.

I think I'm just converting to 'beer free January' and focusing on spirits <cheers>
That's the spirit! <coat>

To be fair that is my approach all year round. Spirits almost exclusively, hardly ever touch beer or wine.

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Post by gola » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:31 pm

eagle rare for me if jus goin shop for some by far nicest

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Post by Bodacious Benny » Fri Jan 22, 2021 12:20 pm

Got a whisky tasting box for Christmas from a friend. It's got 6 different whisky's (5 x 25ml and 1 x 10ml). The box I got has:

The Lakes Distillery: The One (Sherry Cask Finish)
Tullibardine: 500 (Sherry Finish)
Glen Scotia: Sherry Double Cask aged 11 years
Douglas Liang: Rock Island Sherry Edition
Glasgow 1770: Peated Release No.1
Old Particular: Inchgower 21 year old sherry matured

It's from the Dram Team, think it's £30 a month if you sign up to their subscription. Most of the whisky's in that box are between £40-60 a pop, the Old Particular is about £120 so good to try a few different ones. You get tasting cards etc. with each drink, it's nice as a gift but I probably wouldn't spend £30 a month on it.
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