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8 hours ago, sastrooper said:

Its been a while but had to share this recent pickup, if you’re a lover of px, beg, steal, borrow a bottle! Incredible stuff 

 

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i have the 1946 of this. rob and i tried a tiny sampler on a video a while back. brilliant stuff.

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3 hours ago, Ken Gargett said:

i have the 1946 of this. rob and i tried a tiny sampler on a video a while back. brilliant stuff.

Would love to find me a bottle of the 46! Might bite the bullet and buy from os, have not seen one in aust as yet. 

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1 minute ago, sastrooper said:

Would love to find me a bottle of the 46! Might bite the bullet and buy from os, have not seen one in aust as yet. 

it is in australia via bibendum wines in melbourne - importers but they could refer you if they can't sell direct. think they also have the 31. apols, i deleted the email offering the wines last week.

if you have trouble, PM me direct and i will see if i can chase them for you.

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2 hours ago, Ken Gargett said:

it is in australia via bibendum wines in melbourne - importers but they could refer you if they can't sell direct. think they also have the 31. apols, i deleted the email offering the wines last week.

if you have trouble, PM me direct and i will see if i can chase them for you.

Nah they didnt bring in the 46, i got the 31 from them. Im ruin now with toro albala and jj prum hahaha 

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Some recent pickups:
- four bottles of the 2015 Wantirna Estate Amelia Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
- another couple of bottles of the 2015 Clonakilla O'Riada Shiraz

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A couple new things to try, I got a bottle of Balvenie Caribbean cask last week that I'm loving too 

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Recent purchase! Very excited to try these :)b7e249aadbc261eadb629fc005f70524.jpg

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On 11/3/2017 at 11:44 AM, sastrooper said:

Nah they didnt bring in the 46, i got the 31 from them. Im ruin now with toro albala and jj prum hahaha 

they certainly did at some stage because that is where i got mine. perhaps they have sold out?

love prum. been buying it from the early 80s. had a great visit there. have a lunch planned for this coming friday and one of the guys is bringing a 1998 jj prum wehlener sonnenuhr eiswein. can't wait.

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2 minutes ago, Ken Gargett said:

they certainly did at some stage because that is where i got mine. perhaps they have sold out?

love prum. been buying it from the early 80s. had a great visit there. have a lunch planned for this coming friday and one of the guys is bringing a 1998 jj prum wehlener sonnenuhr eiswein. can't wait.

Ohh yeah you're right, it's now sold out. They recently brought in some more, that's how i got the 31, but no 46 this time.

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1 hour ago, Luca said:

Recent purchase! Very excited to try these :)b7e249aadbc261eadb629fc005f70524.jpg

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Haha...what happened to the Springbank?

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Haha...what happened to the Springbank?
Its from Harry haha. He wanted me to try it so he left a "generous dram" in the bottle. Keen on trying it soon.

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A rather successful week of bourbon/rye hunting.
The midwinter nights dram did not make it home sealed. Was shared with friends who loved it.


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A couple of bottles of the Ardbeg "The Ultimate" An Oa - recently released here in Australia.

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Something for Christmas.

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Just now, sengjc said:

A couple of bottles of the Ardbeg "The Ultimate" An Oa - recently released here in Australia.

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Something for Christmas.

posted on this a while back. a cracking malt. you'll love it.

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7 minutes ago, sengjc said:

A couple of bottles of the Ardbeg "The Ultimate" An Oa - recently released here in Australia.

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Something for Christmas.

Did you register for the 20 something aka ardbeg 23yo?

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Did you register for the 20 something aka ardbeg 23yo?

 

I was very tempted, but at $740 a bottle, just didn't seem worth it to me in the end.

 

Did you get any?

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I was very tempted, but at $740 a bottle, just didn't seem worth it to me in the end.
 
Did you get any?

Is that the price?

Then I'm not interested in the least.

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Is that the price?

Then I'm not interested in the least.



Is the 21 year worth ~$450?


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Is that the price?

Then I'm not interested in the least.


That’s what they released it for in Australia. I think other countries are different.

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Is the 21 year worth ~$450?


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I'm a certified cheapskate and wouldn't pay more than $250 ;)
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20 hours ago, sengjc said:

 

I was very tempted, but at $740 a bottle, just didn't seem worth it to me in the end.

 

Did you get any?

Yeah, not everyday you get aged statement ardbegs so whenever they come up, i buy. 

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Yeah, not everyday you get aged statement ardbegs so whenever they come up, i buy. 


There’s plenty of Ardbeg Ten - LOL.

Or you could try Springbank and Laphroaig.

Anyway, considering that the Ardbegs of significant age are going well upwards of $1000 these day, you may be on to a winner.

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12 minutes ago, sengjc said:

 


There’s plenty of Ardbeg Ten - LOL.

Or you could try Springbank and Laphroaig.

Anyway, considering that the Ardbegs of significant age are going well upwards of $1000 these day, you may be on to a winner.

 

Haha the ardbegs pay for my rosebanks and broras 

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I managed to snag 1 bottle of Ardbeg 21, but at a price that worked for me - I paid about $180 USD and covered the rest in a cigar trade with the guy.  A very good trade for both of us!

The Ardbeg 23, on the other hand....yeah.  I'm not paying $750 for a '90s Ardbeg.  We're into silly territory now.  It's my favorite malt but so many of their recent releases have been shyte that I'm getting tired of them.

Auriverdes - boring young whisky
Perpetuum - even more boring palate, nothing of interest
Dark Cove - Was compared to the old Uigeadails that used '70s sherried Ardbeg.  I'm not sure why.  Both the Committee Release and the regular release were sour youngish whisky to me.
Kelpie - Had some hopes, was really disappointed.  Committee release actually tasted unpleasant, with many off notes to me.  I havn't yet tried the regular release but I have a bottle of it. 
An Oa - Just tried it in Tokyo Hyatt last week.  Surprisingly enjoyable!  I will likely get a couple bottles for the shelf/Collection.

Now I'm searching for Chichibu at a reasonable cost.  I was able to visit the distillery for a tour while I was over in Japan, and the whisky's stellar stuff, it's just impossible to find for me.  I enjoyed the Yoichi "Peaty and Salty" as well, managed to get a bottle on an online auction without breaking the bank.


 

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