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Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-18-2016, 12:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,778
Posted By oscarswanson
Had this one a few years ago. Very good. I think...

Had this one a few years ago. Very good. I think it similar to a young Highland Park 18.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-18-2016, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,872
Posted By oscarswanson
Bought the 10 years ago. Never bought it again. ...

Bought the 10 years ago. Never bought it again.
Tasted like a light cheap beer.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-18-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
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Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-01-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,457
Posted By oscarswanson
I very seldom add any water but this Glenlivet...

I very seldom add any water but this Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso I opened last night is (to me) much better with the addition of more than just a few drops of water.
I'm thinking I'm adding about 5%...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-09-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,990
Posted By oscarswanson
40% is not always a bad thing at least when it...

40% is not always a bad thing at least when it comes to Tequila.
I just tried my first good ones.
Casa Nobel and Cazul both aņejo.
I'll have to find a couple when in Mexico to bring back with me.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-07-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,131
Posted By oscarswanson
Peat, I am only aware of the old Bourbon barrel...

Peat,
I am only aware of the old Bourbon barrel (discontinued) and the newer sherry cask. You seem to be talking about something very new:confused:

Love the old one. The sherry cask is also good...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-04-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,102
Posted By oscarswanson
I live in Minnesota and all Japanese whisky has...

I live in Minnesota and all Japanese whisky has become almost impossible to find. I buy what I find which has recently been a few bottles of Hibiki 12 and a Yamazaki 18. The Harmony is plentiful.
is...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-04-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,990
Posted By oscarswanson
Smile Poured another dram of the corry tonight and wow...

Poured another dram of the corry tonight and wow what a difference from the 1st pour. Now it is like the corry I remember. Perfect. Had it with my favorite cigar and some cold smoked salmon. Best...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-30-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,990
Posted By oscarswanson
I have not even tried any of it yet. I buy way...

I have not even tried any of it yet. I buy way more that I drink. Saving up for retirement so to speak.
How do you know you'll even like it you might ask?
I have not had a Scotch whisky I have not...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-28-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,990
Posted By oscarswanson
The Cairdeas goes for less than $80.00. I have a...

The Cairdeas goes for less than $80.00. I have a few of the 2013 and 2015. only one of the 2014.
Just picked up a couple Nikka 15-year-old yesterday. They also had some Yamazaki 12 but wanted nearly...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-27-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,990
Posted By oscarswanson
Nope, Never been to Huatulco. Going to Vegas...

Nope, Never been to Huatulco.
Going to Vegas for the 62nd birthday soon. Cancun isn't until Jan.
BTW Pete, Corry is still $65.00 at Total Wine. I know I should buying a bunch but have been buying...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-26-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,990
Posted By oscarswanson
We did take the ferry to Isla Mujeres, Rented a...

We did take the ferry to Isla Mujeres, Rented a golf cart for 4 and took a couple of spins around the island. Stopped and had cocktails and food along the way. best fish taco's I ever had but can't...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-25-2015, 10:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,990
Posted By oscarswanson
The Johnny red was at a place in Cabo last year....

The Johnny red was at a place in Cabo last year. RIU Santa Fe.

The place this year is also an RIU but much nicer. Peninsula in Cancun. It's the building with the big square hole in the middle. All...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-25-2015, 02:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,990
Posted By oscarswanson
Hey bill long time no see. I know exactly what...

Hey bill long time no see.
I know exactly what you mean here.
I was at an all inclusive last year in Mexico.
The only Scotch? they had was Johnny walker red. 40%.
They learned very quickly to...
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 10-25-2015, 02:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,053
Posted By oscarswanson
Seems a bit insane to me but here goes.:eek: ...

Seems a bit insane to me but here goes.:eek:

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3915/macallan-1988

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/4361/macallan-1987
...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-23-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
I'm on a roll, ...

I'm on a roll,
http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/25921/rosebank-1990-im

http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/28668/port-charlotte-pc7

http://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/42433/macallan-1994
...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-23-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,344
Posted By oscarswanson
Bill, I have been MIA for a while. I'll try to...

Bill,
I have been MIA for a while. I'll try to get some best buys coming your way soon.
Test the link below to make sure I'm doing it right.
I can send you links to my favorite stores. Some don't...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-03-2015, 12:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,662
Posted By oscarswanson
If you look at Balvenie's web site the 15 has...

If you look at Balvenie's web site the 15 has been replaced by another 15 that has been aged in Oloroso Sherry casks. I say replaced because if you look at the Archive the old 15 is not there so they...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-28-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,382
Posted By oscarswanson
Appreciate that shulaw05 but I'll be in for the...

Appreciate that shulaw05 but I'll be in for the winter except the vacations in the southern Caribbean this winter.
I think I need to move from this frozen tundra. I have no use for it anymore.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-28-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,448
Posted By oscarswanson
Boxcar, If you manage to make it this way, let...

Boxcar,
If you manage to make it this way, let me know beforehand and I'll get you an updated/current list.
I think a couple of the stores like Morelli's and Costco don't take credit cards....
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-20-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
four Glenfarclas 10's on sale for under 30 bucks....

four Glenfarclas 10's on sale for under 30 bucks. This is the best under $30.00 stuff I have bought so far.:D

One Glendronach 15 revival. Had this before but needed a reminder:p
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-18-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,382
Posted By oscarswanson
Boxcar, I don't exactly but it is very close to...

Boxcar,
I don't exactly but it is very close to 10 percent tax on Booze.

You know I remember the day when there was NO sale tax. Then I think it was 2 then 3 percent. Now the sky's the limit.
...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-18-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,382
Posted By oscarswanson
I agree that the 15 single barrel is outstanding...

I agree that the 15 single barrel is outstanding peat. I have more bottles than I can count and plan to get more as it's still on sale at morelli's marked in St. Paul for $59.97. Balvenie doublewood...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-17-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,382
Posted By oscarswanson
Not rotten egg here. Just a horrible taste of...

Not rotten egg here.
Just a horrible taste of burnt plastic.
I can't imagine what would have caused this.
The bottle was in the box so I don't think it was sitting in the sunlight if that could...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-17-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,382
Posted By oscarswanson
Burnt plastic flavored whisky

I have a bottle of Balvenie 21 year finished in port casks/pipes.
This is my first bottle of this but have had many other Balvenie whisky's that I loved.
This bottle has a very strong burnt plastic...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-30-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
I agree Islay. I'll be stopping back soon. Also...

I agree Islay. I'll be stopping back soon.
Also stopped in the local Costco and found they had a crap load of Aberfeldy 21 year at $100.00.
Off to watch the Vikings game have a good one.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-30-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
Talking I just stopped buy Ace yesterday and found it a...

I just stopped buy Ace yesterday and found it a small very vertical shop. I mean vertical because of the small square footage wise it stacks it's bottles from floor to ceiling.

They seem to know...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-22-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
I don't have a store that I buy at on line yet...

I don't have a store that I buy at on line yet but have been recently looking at some. A lot of them don't ship to Minnesota, some do.
Just trying to find the one that ships here, have good pricing...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-21-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
The more the merrier. Bring some warm air with...

The more the merrier.
Bring some warm air with you as I hear it's nicer up your way than it's been down here.:D
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-21-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
I only saw an ad somewhere and the pricing looked...

I only saw an ad somewhere and the pricing looked high. I have not stopped by yet but will if I get in that area.

Stopped by a (new to me) store on my way home from Wisconsin (business trip) and...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-19-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
If you and Boxcar ever come to the Twin Cities...

If you and Boxcar ever come to the Twin Cities area in Minnesota, stop by and I'll be more that happy to let you try any whisky's I have.
Heck we might as well light up a Fuente Hemmingway short...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-14-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
Agreed. The Corry is so delicious and I have...

Agreed. The Corry is so delicious and I have store down the block that's selling it for $70.00 a pop.:D
Can't beat that deal.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-14-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
All three Supernova's are a B+. All good stuff. ...

All three Supernova's are a B+. All good stuff.
I like all the Ardbeg's I have tried so far. Very good as long as you like the smoke and peat which I do.
My current favorite is a 17 year Caol Ila....
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-12-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
a couple more Ardbeg Supernova's and a couple...

a couple more Ardbeg Supernova's and a couple Mcallan 18's.
I see the Balvenie TUN 1509's all over the place but am having a hard time with the $350.00 price tag.
I did buy one just for the...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-12-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,082
Posted By oscarswanson
Very interesting reading. I think there are a...

Very interesting reading.
I think there are a lot of people that would like to develop the ability to detect all the different notes (flavors) of the bazlion different Scotch Whisky's available....
Forum: Whisky Blends 11-12-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,703
Posted By oscarswanson
Batch #3 = $1568.00 Batch #6 = $775.00 Batch...

Batch #3 = $1568.00
Batch #6 = $775.00
Batch #9 = $585.00
Taken from Whiskybase.com
Values are taken from actual shop links.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-05-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,330
Posted By oscarswanson
I would like to try this. Where is for sale in...

I would like to try this. Where is for sale in the US. I would like to get a bottle before it becomes too expensive.
I may be too late.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-01-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
Picked up 5 of these OMFG. This is right up my...

Picked up 5 of these OMFG. This is right up my alley. Medical, band aids, medicine, light smoke, Iodine, salt, wood.

Murray McDavid Caol Ila 1990 17 years old Chateau Haut Brion Casks
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-01-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,234
Posted By oscarswanson
I have half a bottle gone. I like the old 15...

I have half a bottle gone. I like the old 15 better.
For $100.00 I can think of many others I like better.
It's Ok but I just don't find it very interesting.:confused:

Murray McDavid Caol Ila...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-27-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
Cool They seem to have a very good idea as to how to...

They seem to have a very good idea as to how to squeeze every dime out of this 1509 run.
limit distribution (to 3 bottles at a time) so that supply runs out before shipping more.
No supplier seems...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-26-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
John b, Just picked up a bottle of the TUN 1509...

John b,
Just picked up a bottle of the TUN 1509 at full list price. $350.00 plus tax. So about $375.00 out the door.
I can get more but I don't feel this release will be heading in the same...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-17-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
On another note. what did you recently buy. ...

On another note. what did you recently buy.
Murrary McDavid mission Caol Ila 1990 17 year.
bourbon cask, enhanced in chateau haut brion casks.
bottled at bruichladdich in 2007.
53.9 %
this stuff...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-17-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
John b, I recently started looking but no luck...

John b,
I recently started looking but no luck so far.
I'll let you know when I score pal.
Oscar
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-13-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
hey Bill, you think it may be that good? LOL

hey Bill, you think it may be that good? LOL
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-11-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
Found these two sitting on a store shelf. They...

Found these two sitting on a store shelf. They looked interesting enough to buy.
Also found a Supernova 2014 and a Galileo.
I saw a bottle of North of Scotland over 40 year old bottle of Single...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-12-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,253
Posted By oscarswanson
Ordered one last night. Last one they had. I...

Ordered one last night. Last one they had. I think they had about 50 bottles last week. Now they are gone.
Whiskybase has lots of shoplinks for this.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-01-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,897
Posted By oscarswanson
Mr. Sod, If you happen to visit Minnesota, I...

Mr. Sod,
If you happen to visit Minnesota, I would open a TUN for the enjoyment of you and a friend if you bring some fresh lobster.
Scotch, lobster and a little conversation. I could BBQ a couple...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-14-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,662
Posted By oscarswanson
Peat, I see what you mean about the Taketsuru...

Peat,
I see what you mean about the Taketsuru 12. It's not on par with the others but I'm not going to pour in down the sink. I can drink it because it is not the worst I had either. Maybe it's...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-11-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,662
Posted By oscarswanson
Went back and purchased two more. I'll check back...

Went back and purchased two more. I'll check back again tomorrow.
He said he bought these about three years ago and didn't change the price since. He knows they are worth more than $54.99.:confused:...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-11-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 9,662
Posted By oscarswanson
I took a good part of the day today to visit...

I took a good part of the day today to visit several liquor stores. I was on a mission to find some Japanese whisky's.
I did find several but also found a small out of the way store that had these....
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-10-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,171
Posted By oscarswanson
Lagavulin 16 is not for everybody. I personally...

Lagavulin 16 is not for everybody. I personally love the stuff.
Last night I was continuing with my bottle of Yamazaki 12 and for some reason it was just coming across as a little to light. I then...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-10-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
Most people I know are so sick of government...

Most people I know are so sick of government control...:mad:
But whilst I still have enough freedom to buy a bottle of whisky without government approval or maybe a license (oh, wait they are giving...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-08-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,500
Posted By oscarswanson
I have not opened the two bottles above, but did...

I have not opened the two bottles above, but did pick up a 12 year Yamazaki last night.
Before I knew it half the bottle was gone. A little on the light side but very delicious. I picked that one up...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-07-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 18,500
Posted By oscarswanson
What can you tell me about these two? I...

What can you tell me about these two?
I purchased my first Japanese whisky a few weeks ago and really liked it. It was a Nikka Yoichi 15.
I just found myself at a local store and found these two. I...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-01-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,517
Posted By oscarswanson
I'm 3/4's of the way past my first bottle of...

I'm 3/4's of the way past my first bottle of Aberlour 12 year. I really like this stuff.
The local store has a sale at $35.00 a bottle right now.:D
I thinks I need to stock up.
Oscar
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-18-2014, 02:50 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
I've been plucking balvenie 21 off a local store...

I've been plucking balvenie 21 off a local store shelf at $108.00 per bottle, but they only put one on the shelf at a time.:confused:
I just poke my head in the door very few days to see if they...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-23-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 34,864
Posted By oscarswanson
The store found that the $108.00 price was wrong...

The store found that the $108.00 price was wrong and made the adjustment.:( The new price? $234.00:eek:
I returned several times as it is only a few blocks from my home. No luck.
I gave up and did...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-16-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
Bought my first bottle of Japanese single malt...

Bought my first bottle of Japanese single malt today. It is a YOICHI 15 year old.
Don't know a thing about it other than it looked interesting, very dark in color, and set me back about $85.00.
I...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-11-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,897
Posted By oscarswanson
Scotch whisky auction had one bottle of batch #3...

Scotch whisky auction had one bottle of batch #3 that went for a little over $1,000.00.
They also had a bottle of batch #9 that failed to meet the reserve. Stopped at about $800.00.
These are both...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-10-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
Ok. I have heard this is going to be discontinued...

Ok. I have heard this is going to be discontinued too many times of late.
I need to know if this is the case as I may have to go buy one before it's too late.
I can get it for $72.00 a bottle. Do...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-10-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,685
Posted By oscarswanson
I'm trying figure out when the next US release...

I'm trying figure out when the next US release will be out. I can't seem to find anything on it.
I am guessing it will be batch # 12 and be out this fall?
Anyone hear anything on this?
Oscar, who...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-06-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,678
Posted By oscarswanson
Right on jwise. (that be hippie talk). In other...

Right on jwise. (that be hippie talk). In other words you hit the nail on the head. Perfect review.
I happen to have a glass of this in front of me now. Ok, different barrel #.
I love the idea of...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-05-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,835
Posted By oscarswanson
Hey Bill, I love the hot wings and the alcohol...

Hey Bill,
I love the hot wings and the alcohol buzz. Except the ghost chile pepper wings I had while visiting Colorado a few years back. just plain painful.
Tasted like ****e. On a shingle:D
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-05-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,304
Posted By oscarswanson
That might work but I think it quicker to do it...

That might work but I think it quicker to do it in the glass.
If I left my cork out for too long, my grand kids might run off with it and use it for a bobber for there fishing pole.:cool:
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-05-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,685
Posted By oscarswanson
So Balvenie kept 866 bottles for themselves or...

So Balvenie kept 866 bottles for themselves or 866 minus what the workers swilled down while no one was looking:confused:
Dam, I have the wrong job.;)
Hey Dave I think I'll go sweep down building...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-04-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,685
Posted By oscarswanson
Batch #3 is 1800 bottles total and all sent to...

Batch #3 is 1800 bottles total and all sent to the US. I watched a Video of David stewart and friends pumping batch #3 from the 10 barrels that the batch was made up of into the TUN 1401. Just as the...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-04-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,304
Posted By oscarswanson
Hey Islay, good to see you and this (my favorite)...

Hey Islay, good to see you and this (my favorite) site is still alive and well. I thought it just disappeared. Bought out by the Germans.:eek:
I think most good Whisky improves if you let it...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-03-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,304
Posted By oscarswanson
I find the 15 YO really opens up after you let it...

I find the 15 YO really opens up after you let it sit for a half hour.
Forum: Trading Post 03-03-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,278
Posted By oscarswanson
Wow. I got lost in some kind of time warp. Glad...

Wow. I got lost in some kind of time warp. Glad to see this site made it thru. I guess I missed the note that it just changed names from Whisky.com to ClubWhisky. I just happened to stumble across...
Forum: Whisky Blends 01-05-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,821
Posted By oscarswanson
I understand that the Green label is...

I understand that the Green label is discontinued:confused:
But I then heard it will only be available in Asia somewhere.
I have one open now. Maybe time to get a couple for the stash while I can...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 01-05-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,879
Posted By oscarswanson
Yep. I hear this is a travel only release. The...

Yep. I hear this is a travel only release.
The problem I have with these releases is that I have to be treated like a common criminal waiting in line at customs for an hour while they figure out if...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 01-04-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,879
Posted By oscarswanson
Just picked one up yesterday at the Cozumel,...

Just picked one up yesterday at the Cozumel, Mexico airport. I wonder how close to the 15 year it will be?
It set me back $62.00. Not sure if that was too Much.:confused:

...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-19-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,897
Posted By oscarswanson
All this special release stuff is all about...

All this special release stuff is all about collectable. They can charge more that way.
So yes it is collectible. try and find a bottle of batch 9 which just hit the stores in Early November.

OK,...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-15-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,178
Posted By oscarswanson
Great pics ratman. I love that balvenie glass....

Great pics ratman.
I love that balvenie glass. I want one.
How's that 15 year Glenfiddich? I hear good things about it. I have yet to wet my lips with any Glenfiddich product.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-08-2013, 04:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,167
Posted By oscarswanson
I agree and find that if I let a glass of the...

I agree and find that if I let a glass of the balvenie 15 sit for a half hour it will become incredible on the nose. Angle food cake, vanilla frosting, almonds, Christmas desert in a glass.
I did...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-07-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,167
Posted By oscarswanson
I would love to do a review but it would be my...

I would love to do a review but it would be my first. I have not opened a bottle of any TUN 1401 yet as I am trying to expand my tasting experience first. I don't know if I am worthy of a bottle of...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-05-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,167
Posted By oscarswanson
Deja Vu with a little luck lately on Scotch!!! ...

Deja Vu with a little luck lately on Scotch!!!
But I didn't win crap in Vegas.:mad:
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-04-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 14,167
Posted By oscarswanson
I think it's hard to find because of what it is...

I think it's hard to find because of what it is and how cheap it is.
You basicly have a 35 year old +/- whisky put togther by one of the greats at a little over $200.00.
Online stores have people...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-02-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
Just in form fabulous Las Vegas. They had...

Just in form fabulous Las Vegas.
They had Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch 7 at the Duty free and I wanted some. they said kiss my MFA you are staying in the States so FU.
Help. I want to know how I can...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-25-2013, 01:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,061
Posted By oscarswanson
Please remember that Dads are not here forever....

Please remember that Dads are not here forever. God if I could only get those last couple of years back with mine.
We loved to fish and BS.
I'll bet he never even tasted a scotch Whisky.
A sip or...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-25-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,623
Posted By oscarswanson
I know where your coming from. I am just turning...

I know where your coming from. I am just turning 60 tomorrow and have very recently discovered the pleasure of good single malt scotch whisky.
I have been at it for a couple years.
IMHO The...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-25-2013, 01:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,439
Posted By oscarswanson
OMFG:eek: I think I wet my pants.:o I should...

OMFG:eek:
I think I wet my pants.:o
I should have been a liquor store owner.
Oh yes, this could be a whisky porn winner.
What's to win? I guess I could open a bottle of the good stuff. You would...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-25-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,442
Posted By oscarswanson
Dang, I waited to long for the Macallan cask...

Dang,
I waited to long for the Macallan cask strength. It disappeared off the store shelves over night.
That pushed me towards buying all the Belvenie TUN 1401 batch 9 that I had seen recently.
I...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-23-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,178
Posted By oscarswanson
William, Nice use of lighting. That whisky...

William,
Nice use of lighting. That whisky looks great. What kind of heater is that?
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-22-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,178
Posted By oscarswanson
Jwise, Looks like your cocked & locked. Is the...

Jwise,
Looks like your cocked & locked. Is the cigar the bait? I've had that one and it's a great smoke.
Can't go wrong with a Colt:D
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-22-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,178
Posted By oscarswanson
Jwise, That picture of the Balvenie 21 of yours...

Jwise,
That picture of the Balvenie 21 of yours got me started with this thread. I just love seeing pics with the quality of that one.
Carry on.
Oscar
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-19-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
Sounds like the perfect setting for a dram of the...

Sounds like the perfect setting for a dram of the Highland 18. I finished the only bottle I ever bought a month ago. Now I am salivating for a taste. It is as good as it gets...
Luckily I can buy it...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-16-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,178
Posted By oscarswanson
Whisky Porn

How hot/good can you make a bottle look? OK cheating is allowed.;)
here is my best.
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/oscarswanson/silver7_zps8e895cc7.jpg
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-16-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
I have developed a sickness of buying every...

I have developed a sickness of buying every bottle of this stuff I see.
I found out that if you buy in three packs you get these cool looking boxes which are perfect for the man cave.
...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-15-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,894
Posted By oscarswanson
I am in the process of finishing off a bottle of...

I am in the process of finishing off a bottle of this. I paid $120.00 for it a few months ago.
I like Balvenie and this one is good one. I am currently sipping a 15 Single cask and loving it.
I...
Forum: Trading Post 11-15-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,956
Posted By oscarswanson
CFAST, You plan on a trip to Minnesota in the...

CFAST,
You plan on a trip to Minnesota in the future? I have some bottles you would be interested in.
Oscar, Whom has no trips planned to NYC at the time.
Oscar
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-14-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,484
Posted By oscarswanson
Dig just a little bit deeper into that wallet and...

Dig just a little bit deeper into that wallet and seek out the Balvenie TUN 1401. It's only slightly more than the 21 you bought and it is the best Balvenie of the bunch.
...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-14-2013, 08:55 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
Sorry to here about the Glenfarclas 17. I was...

Sorry to here about the Glenfarclas 17. I was about to buy a bottle as I was curious.
Oscar
Forum: Trading Post 11-13-2013, 02:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,956
Posted By oscarswanson
What is your location?

What is your location?
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-02-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
So it looks like someone has had success with...

So it looks like someone has had success with this plan. I think I'll suggest we take the grand daughter with. That will make her day.
I was thinking about getting the grand daughter involved with...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-02-2013, 04:00 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
OK. So I drive up to the store I had mentioned....

OK. So I drive up to the store I had mentioned. Last time I was there was late October, the counter girl told me they had a sale on Scotch whisky the whole month of November (15% off). I drive up...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-02-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,498
Posted By oscarswanson
I can't believe they would do this to such a...

I can't believe they would do this to such a beloved whisky. It's is truly a shame but I have watched companies go down this same road my entire life.
Take an excellent product and start watering it...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-01-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
I did my homework and found local stores within...

I did my homework and found local stores within driving distance that specialize in Scotch whisky that DO NOT sell on line.
No one knows what they have except the locals like me.
Most locals only...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-28-2013, 01:05 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 139,044
Posted By oscarswanson
Youbetchya !! That's the way we talk in...

Youbetchya !!
That's the way we talk in Minnesota ya know.
Just finished winterizing all my toys today. It was a nice day. Sunny with a high of about 60 F.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-27-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,931
Posted By oscarswanson
Balvenie TUN 1401

Balvenie Tun 1401 Deconstruction
Posted on Monday, Sep 2, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Balvenie has been killing it lately with their "Tun 1401" releases. These are special (and delicious) combinations of...
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