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Busses and Whisky

Discussion in 'Busse Combat Knives' started by Currawong, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    What irony, had a customer come in a little while ago and I noticed his accent right off. So we did our business and then I said, "I'm going to call your accent" he said "oh yeah? go ahead" I said not only country but I think city "He goes oh, that obvious?" I said Edinburgh" He smiled with a big grin "Yes, that's where I'm from how did you know? most people guess Irish" I said Irish? You sound nothing like an Irish~ but no, I have a friend from Edinburgh and the accent is quite distinct. I told him I'm also a budding Scotch student pilot and then we were off to a wonderful conversation about something interesting for a change~ yeah, I got the sale - duh! :D
     
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  2. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    My wife is from Edinburgh, people keep asking her if she is Australian :rolleyes:
     
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  3. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    The 2015 and 2016 are both better in my opinion. And I buy a new bottle every year. I have been buying a new one every year since 2011. But the standard 16 is wonderful. Here is a neat trick. If you can get the 12 year, mix it 50/50 with either the 16 or the DE. It improves either and waters down the 12 a bit for a better experience.
     
  4. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    I think you just discovered blended whisky :D:p
     
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  5. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    We call that vatted malt:D
     
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  6. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Oh boy, I've found Nirvana in a fine retail establishment with 40 foot long shelves stacked with the "Water of Life" and that's only the public section. Upon approval to explore the "premium" section you can blow your wad to your hearts desire, Dalmore 25 anyone for example??? but, it gets better. The prices appeared to be quite reasonable. So I picked up that long sought Abelour A'bundh, on sale for $59 so having expected to spend more on it I decided to complete the standard Ardbeg offerings with the Uigeadail, also on sale, $53 I think? I noticed the Lagavulin16 was the same I had paid elsewhere at $89. Got some unboxing to do....if only I had some fresh Custom Shop bacon Hmmmmm..... :D
    Edit: It was a great Scotch day - I got some pop up from FB how to mail-order Glenlivet13! Kind of reminds me of how I got into Busse, start off with BattleGrade and next thing ya know it's Crabshack Custom Shops LOLO!!!
     
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  7. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998

    The only place that I have seen prices like that was from KL Wines. Uigeadail at 53 bucks is a steal. So is A'bunadh at 59 bucks. Great find.
     
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  8. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Well that hole in the wall where I ordered it earlier i nthe week *and still didn't come in* I could have swore she said hundred something, maybe 120? I thought, oh well, maybe that's what it is since I wasn't finding it- But I went to this place on a whim as it was next to a Woodcraft store I just came out of- I thought the wth, when I walked down the Scotch isle I was like #$%^ me! I could have collected all the main offerings from Islay alone in seconds- They had all 7 distilleries right in my face! I think we'll be friends for a while :D
     
  9. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    When you least expect it. My local store has a huge selection, but prices are much higher. But they do get lots of hard to find stuff.
     
  10. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Batch [email protected] ~ I'm hearing the Doors~ "Come on baby light my fire....." Man, look at the legs on that glass :eek: .... Garth, if you see this, hit me up bro, I got some medicine to whip all that ails a body LOL! .... OK, initial thoughts, nose is lovely! Lots of stuff going on. After a sip which is basically letting one of Daenerys' dragons flame down your throat, .... man, I'm digging this right off the bat. I'm getting the sweetness in the finish. Don't think I'l leave this one on the deck overnight in case some unnamed local knife maker should get inebriated and lost in the woods trying to find his way home~ I know this one would be gone :D:thumbsup:

    btw, I visited my friend Corryvrecken last night and here's where I am - It's like eating a sandwich made with a slab of fresh leather between two asphalt shingles - Can't do it without ice` I'm just not ready for that one. Maybe I should leave it on the deck overnight? HAHA!

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  11. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    It is so drinkable even at that high an abv. I have not had a batch I did not like, just some better than others but that is normal for any scotch or whisky. The only sherried cask strength that I just can't get myself to like is Benriach. Not nice for me.
     
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  12. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    Gotta be honest, I like this, I really really like this. The sweetness in the finish is so different than anything I've had. Yeah even at this ABV it's really good~ next glass I'll add a couple drops but yeah man, this was a wonderful pick- super super yumm! and what's really nice is, I don't miss the smoke, in fact it's wonderful to travel a different path. This is good stuff and I'll rank it right now as one of my favorites to date for sure.
     
  13. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    A'bunadh, to me is very similar to the old Macallan cask strength I use to get 20 years ago. The other one you will like is Tamdhu cask strength. Excellent stuff.
     
  14. Garth Reckner

    Garth Reckner Moderator Moderator

    Dec 13, 2004
    Just spent a few minutes helping Jerry get rid of a bottle of Hell Cat Maggie. Not bad at all for Irish. Chased it with a bit of tequila just to finish the meeting off but hey, I am working on acquiring a taste for this stuff.

    Garth
     
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  15. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    When your favorite budget whiskey goes on closeout for $15 ...

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    This happens...

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    And I don’t think I’m done.
     
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  16. Daniel Halcomb

    Daniel Halcomb Gold Member Gold Member

    216
    Sep 26, 2015
    What's a good whiskey for sipping on a mountain peak, fellas? I intend to climb at least one this weekend. Whiskey novice here, but I feel I can do better than Apple Crown Royal.
     
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  17. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Teeling or Nikka Coffee malt. Perfectly smooth and nice on top of a mountain
     
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  18. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Well since it's half price, it's really only like you bought 4.5 bottles of it. So perfectly acceptable to buy another 9 or so.
     
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  19. Daniel Halcomb

    Daniel Halcomb Gold Member Gold Member

    216
    Sep 26, 2015
    Perfect. I'll see if I can find one or both tomorrow! Thanks
     
  20. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    I told my wife about this closeout and her first words were “Buy them all.” Gotta love her. :)

    We recently went through this with one of her favorites for mixing, Compass Box Orangerie, when the last few bottles in Oregon priced at $5 each! Only managed to snag a few of those before they were gone.
     
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