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post #2461 of 2476 Old 05-10-2014, 06:30 PM
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Doing a wee bit of comparison tasting these days. Glenmorangie 10 vs. La Santa this evening. Thinking we'll break out the Quinta Ruban tomorrow. Also need to crack my Aberlour 16 at some point in the near future (yes, I ignored your advice PioManiac - I'm waiting for batch 47 to show up).
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Whats up friends? Its been a few since I've been on. We all doing well?
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I've been very busy lately, summer is short here so I'm out on the motorcycle a LOT!
My truck has gone through several transmission rebuilds (Supercharger eats them like a fat kid on skittles)
a buddy and I are installing a custom built trans tomorrow, fingers crossed that one will last (lucky number 5)

Back on Topic..still on the whisky even though its Summer time,
I just cant resist the stuff, I'm hooked!

I grabbed a couple more Smokey Peated Islay malts recently

Lagavulin 16


Ardbeg AuriVerdes (Gold and Green, for Brazil's World Cup football launch) even came with Freebie glasses




Enjoying the Lagavulin with some old cheddar, smoked salmon and Dad's home made beef jerky right now.

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Summer is beer season for me I'm afraid. Just enjoy it too much. Been drinking a bit of whisky though, as our weather has been atrocious: rain and cool, so fine whisky weather. Working my way through the Acnoc and an Aberlour 16 year old that went on clearance in these parts so became reasonable at around $64 plus taxes. Sadly only able to find one extra at that price.

Otherwise just enjoying the summer and planning my whisky shopping for the fall: Minneapolis twice in September and Montreal same month. Nada for October but Portland in November and Hawaii in December. Should be able to restock the shelves with prices not awful, unlike locally.

Like the Lagavulin but very pricey here and the only Ardbeg we can get locally is the Ten. It's a sad land, devoid of reasonable whisky.
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I picked up the Lagavulin for $79 at Costco liquor, not too bad
It's pretty good stuff, by falls short (IMHO) at 43% compared to Ardbeg's Uigeadail at 54%
...which I picked up at Superstore liquor for the exact same price, going back for more on payday!

Lately Superstore has really stepped up the quality of their selection, and prices are pretty decent.

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Happy Canada Day my friends (not much left of it). Not much celebrating going on given tomorrow is a work day.

I need to move to Alberta. Or Minneapolis. Lagavulin is $129 here (+13% tax). The only Ardbeg we can get locally is the 10 y/o and it's $94.
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I hate to interrupt a whisky conversation with something as trivial as cheap beer, but for those who haven't heard, Narragansett is bringing back the old beer cans this summer…

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Oh trust me, I'm a beer guy through and through. I'll even drink cheap stuff and I'd love to get my hands on that poster for my basement, it's beautiful.

I'd love to see more general drinking comments in here because it sure looks like the crazy whisky guys have taken over and that's just not right. Bring your cheap beer and rum and tequila, we need more...
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Mr. Pio,
What sort of Glendronach is likely to be floating around Alberta in August. Nope, the kid is't getting me there, she went and made a different team and is heading to B.C. But I've got a buddy taking his kid out to Calgary by car so he can pick up stuff for me. We have the 12/15/21 regularly here, but what would be common out there? Alternately, could you suggest some good deals that are usually about. I expect he'll just hit a Superstore or the like.
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The only two retailers I'm familiar with in Calgary that may have what you're looking for are Kensington Wine Market and the Co-op.

https://www.kensingtonwinemarket.com/

http://coopwinespiritsbeer.com/

I can find several GD Single Cask offerings in Edmonton at the local Co-op and Wine and Beyond
and there's a few smaller independent retailers that have the GD Cask Strength (Batch #2 and #3 )

You wont find any Glendronach at Superstore liquor,
But they do have Ardbeg 10 y/o and Uigeadail the cheapest in town
they also have Lagavulin 16 y/o cheaper than anywhere in Canada.

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...and for the record,

I've kept my bar fridge stocked full with Corona since we've hit 30º ( 90's ºF) temps over the past few weeks,
...and been drinking extra spicy Mott's Calmato Caesars in the evenings.

Beer & Clam is so awesome with a big Sub Sammich on a sunny Saturday afternoon after cutting the grass!

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The only two retailers I'm familiar with in Calgary that may have what you're looking for are Kensington Wine Market and the Co-op.

https://www.kensingtonwinemarket.com/

http://coopwinespiritsbeer.com/

I can find several GD Single Cask offerings in Edmonton at the local Co-op and Wine and Beyond
and there's a few smaller independent retailers that have the GD Cask Strength (Batch #2 and #3 )

You wont find any Glendronach at Superstore liquor,
But they do have Ardbeg 10 y/o and Uigeadail the cheapest in town
they also have Lagavulin 16 y/o cheaper than anywhere in Canada.
Thanks. I can still find the GD Cask Strength stuff in abundance in Minneapolis, but if I could find some of the single cask offerings that would be dandy. I created a list from the Kensington website as well. So thanks. BTW, do you have to be a member to buy at Coop?

In sad news Glendronach 15 y/o revival is up to $94 locally
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No need for a Co-op membership, it just pays you back annual dividends for some of the money you spend,
plus they throw a few coupons in the mail once in a while that are good for about $100 a year.

Revival is good, but not at that good, I suspect the price has gone up due to its popularity, (thanks Ralfy!)
I wont buy it anymore now that its jumped from $75 to $90.

Any whisky over $80 I buy tends to be Cask Strength now (50% - 60%)
I can get a 10 y/o Glendronach Single Cask (54%) for $79 that blows the Revival away.
Or I'll pick up an Aberlour A'Bunadh for $84 at 60% for a real sherry monster that needs a LOT of water to tame.
The bottle lasts twice as long when you only need to pour half a dram to kick your ass

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Out to Saskatchewan for a couple of days and couldn't resist picking some up. It's been years since I had any...

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