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Stultus Maximus
Dec 21, 2009

USPOL May


I am so glad I don't like wheat, my rye preference has saved me so much money.

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Bape Culture
Sep 13, 2006


Glendronach are chill filtering their stuff now. Wonder why and also how this will impact the taste :/

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008








Bape Culture posted:

Glendronach are chill filtering their stuff now. Wonder why and also how this will impact the taste :/

That sucks! Where'd you read that?

spankmeister fucked around with this message at 07:06 on Apr 5, 2021

Toebone
Jul 1, 2002

Start remembering what you hear.

There's a couple posts on reddit about Glendronach dropping the non-chill filtered label. I just picked up a bottle of 12 and it still has it, so if it's the kind of thing to bother you, might be time to stock up while old bottles are still on the shelf.

Bape Culture
Sep 13, 2006


spankmeister posted:

That sucks! Where'd you read that?

Just a scotch group Iím in. Someone noticed the bottle and asked them and just got this is return.

Deceptive Thinker
Oct 5, 2005

I'll rip out your optics!

Bape Culture posted:

Just a scotch group Iím in. Someone noticed the bottle and asked them and just got this is return.



what a wonderful non-chill-answer

Lawen
Aug 7, 2000



Got my first vax shot a couple weeks ago and on the way home stopped off at a liquor store I don't usually find myself near. Snagged (well, overpaid for) a bottle of Elijah Toasted Barrel. I've been digging EC stuff lately -- a bottle of single barrel I picked up last fall and one of my local shop's store picks that they're selling for a very reasonable $30 -- and the Toasted Barrel is also really good (though more expensive and not as good as the B520 SB imo). I also picked up a bottle of their store pick Knob single barrel rye but haven't gotten around to opening and trying it yet.

This past weekend we went out for our first date night in quite a while and ended up at a bar we rarely go to, even in the beforetimes. They had a couple interesting things. I tried a pour of Weller Full Proof (the blue label); I'm kinda spoiled because I have a couple nearby shops that usually have Special Reserve in stock for MSRP and I keep a bottle or two around but it's been a while since I've seen any other Wellers (well, there was one CYPB bottle I ran across last fall but I wasn't willing to pay the stupidly high markup). The Full Proof was really good and 114 is about my ideal proof these days but I think I might prefer Antique. My wife said the Full Proof drank much hotter than (higher proof) OF1920 and I don't disagree. I also tried a pour of the 2019 George T. Stagg that I really, really liked. I'd only had Stagg Jr and while it's great, it's so high proof that it can be challenging. The GTS at ~117 was much more accessible and probably my favorite whiskey that I've tried in the last few months.

Vox Nihili
May 28, 2008



Stultus Maximus posted:

I am so glad I don't like wheat, my rye preference has saved me so much money.

Honestly rye may be the single most expensive category these days. It's almost impossible to find decently aged rye at a reasonable price point, particularly if you aren't looking for Canadian stuff.

Vox Nihili
May 28, 2008



Bape Culture posted:

Just a scotch group I’m in. Someone noticed the bottle and asked them and just got this is return.



"A few well-heeled customers complained about seeing flecks of matter in our top-shelf offerings so we quietly started chill filtering everything but we aren't going to come out and say as much, and you can still pretend it's NCF if it makes you feel better."

Stultus Maximus
Dec 21, 2009

USPOL May


Vox Nihili posted:

Honestly rye may be the single most expensive category these days. It's almost impossible to find decently aged rye at a reasonable price point, particularly if you aren't looking for Canadian stuff.

I meant high rye mashbill bourbon.

biglads
Feb 21, 2007

I could've gone to Blatherwycke





Bape Culture posted:

Just a scotch group Iím in. Someone noticed the bottle and asked them and just got this is return.



I'm glad I've got a nice stock of the old stuff. As well as moving away from NCF the prices have shot up too since Brown Forman took over. There used to be some absolute bargains in the single cask range. Now, not so much.

Vox Nihili
May 28, 2008



Found some Wild Turkey 101 Rye at Total Wine for $21.50 per 750 ml bottle and instantly bought 3. Previously I've only ever seen the stupid 1 L bottles, always marked at $40, often sold out.

Radio Nowhere
Jan 8, 2010


Vox Nihili posted:

Found some Wild Turkey 101 Rye at Total Wine for $21.50 per 750 ml bottle and instantly bought 3. Previously I've only ever seen the stupid 1 L bottles, always marked at $40, often sold out.

When I moved I lost any stores nearby that carried that. It's not the best rye but drat solid for the price.

A Jupiter
Apr 25, 2010


I was looking at the Diageo collection of Distiller's Editions (Oban, Lagavulin, Dalwhinnnie, Glekinchie), and while some of them look interesting none of them have age statements.

Except for the Dalwhinnie Distiller's Edition, which lists it in a roundabout way by saying "Distilled in 2005. Bottled in 2020". Is there something to watch out for here?

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008








Iirc all of them have an age statement like that. My Talisker does.



It's on the label though, not on the box.

biglads
Feb 21, 2007

I could've gone to Blatherwycke





I've got some older ones where it has the years on the box.

i.e. the Talisker DE I just grabbed is Distilled 1993, Bottled 2007 on the box and label. Pretty sure i have a Lagavulin DE of a similar vintage which is the same.

EDIT: The Talisker DE still had the price tag on it, £37.35

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008








biglads posted:

I've got some older ones where it has the years on the box.

i.e. the Talisker DE I just grabbed is Distilled 1993, Bottled 2007 on the box and label. Pretty sure i have a Lagavulin DE of a similar vintage which is the same.

EDIT: The Talisker DE still had the price tag on it, £37.35

Oh yea I remember that one, I finished one of those earlier this year. Fake edit: no wait it was a Lagavulin DE 1994.

spankmeister
Jun 15, 2008








Currently enjoying a GlenDronach 8yo btw. It's very nice for its age, and I appreciate when distilleries put a young age statement on instead of NAS and some marketing wank name.

On the subject of GlenDronach, they have removed the "No Chill Filtration" statement from their bottles. So keep an eye out and get some of the old stock while the getting is still good.

biglads
Feb 21, 2007

I could've gone to Blatherwycke





Moving house in a couple of months and am having to provide an inventory of the bulk of my collection for the purposes of storage & insurance. Think it's gonna be up near 400 bottles so looks like I have some sort of a (nice) problem.

Casu Marzu
Oct 20, 2008

SHUT
THE
FUCK
UP!
BIIITCH!




biglads posted:

Moving house in a couple of months and am having to provide an inventory of the bulk of my collection for the purposes of storage & insurance. Think it's gonna be up near 400 bottles so looks like I have some sort of a (nice) problem.

And I was getting sideye looks from my girlfriend for having uh, 11 or 12 bottles right now

biglads
Feb 21, 2007

I could've gone to Blatherwycke





Casu Marzu posted:

And I was getting sideye looks from my girlfriend for having uh, 11 or 12 bottles right now

My wife is worse than me now, a lot of the more valuable stuff I had (e.g. Macallan, Karuizawa) I sold 3 or 4 years ago whereas she's managed to keep a hold of a lot of stuff. So when I say I have 400 bottles, it's more like WE have 400 bottles, and of those 400, about 15 would make up half of the value. I think there's about 25 bottles open as well. Gonna have to get through them so we don't have to move them too.

Finding a few that I'd forgotten about. An IB Brackla cask strength that neither of us could remember a thing about, there's also more Glenlivet, Dailuaine & Bruichladdich than I thought.

Vox Nihili
May 28, 2008



biglads posted:

My wife is worse than me now, a lot of the more valuable stuff I had (e.g. Macallan, Karuizawa) I sold 3 or 4 years ago whereas she's managed to keep a hold of a lot of stuff. So when I say I have 400 bottles, it's more like WE have 400 bottles, and of those 400, about 15 would make up half of the value. I think there's about 25 bottles open as well. Gonna have to get through them so we don't have to move them too.

Finding a few that I'd forgotten about. An IB Brackla cask strength that neither of us could remember a thing about, there's also more Glenlivet, Dailuaine & Bruichladdich than I thought.

Holy poo poo!

Casu Marzu posted:

And I was getting sideye looks from my girlfriend for having uh, 11 or 12 bottles right now

gwrtheyrn
Oct 21, 2010

AYYYE DEEEEE DUBBALYOO DA-NYAAAAAH!


Double that number and you could literally have a ton of bottled whiskey!

Casu Marzu
Oct 20, 2008

SHUT
THE
FUCK
UP!
BIIITCH!




It's less the actual amount of bourbon and more the fact that a new bottle has shown up every week for the past like month and a half There's been so many nice bottles showing up on shelves lately.

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Deceptive Thinker
Oct 5, 2005

I'll rip out your optics!

Casu Marzu posted:

It's less the actual amount of bourbon and more the fact that a new bottle has shown up every week for the past like month and a half There's been so many nice bottles showing up on shelves lately.

Nice bottles show up all the time, sometimes you just have to stop buying everything that catches your eye, prioritize, and drink what you have. I say this as someone with 120ish bottles, who's picking up a private SAOS bottle release and probably whatever else my good store throws at me this weekend.

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