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    Default Whiskey / Whisky Collectors

    anyone out there that collects it like i seem to?

    anything new that anyone seems to enjoy?

    i see the lcbo is going to carry the johnnie walker white walker. ive been looking forward to giving that a try.
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    Not myself, but a friend at the office is a scotch collector. Upwards of 70 non locally available bottles.
    I have enjoyed a few drinks from various bottles he acquired.
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    I like mostly Irish whiskey.

    Jamison if I'm cheap, Tellemore Dew & writers tears.


    For scotch I only drink what my dad did for now- Highland park 14
    But I am interested in others as that damn price keeps going up.

    I have tried lagavulin but it's a bit strong for my taste.
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    I try to grab a bottle at Duty Free when travelling
    My latest buy was a Glenfiddich 21-year old Gran Reserva single malt I had at a tasting event over the summer. Saved $180 from buying the at LCBO
    My daily (haha) is still Johnnie Double Black
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    Quote Originally Posted by rajin929 View Post
    I try to grab a bottle at Duty Free when travelling
    My latest buy was a Glenfiddich 21-year old Gran Reserva single malt I had at a tasting event over the summer. Saved $180 from buying the at LCBO
    My daily (haha) is still Johnnie Double Black
    the double black is so nice. i wish they sold it here. i have a bottle of it. but she is very nice

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    I like mostly Irish whiskey.

    Jamison if I'm cheap, Tellemore Dew & writers tears.

    For scotch I only drink what my dad did for now- Highland park 14
    But I am interested in others as that damn price keeps going up.

    I have tried lagavulin but it's a bit strong for my taste.
    funny for you being cheap. still drinking good stuff. writers tears is good as well. i havent had highland park but i hear it is very highly rated among those that enjoy it.

    do you mix any water or ice in with the lagavulin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booter22 View Post



    funny for you being cheap. still drinking good stuff. writers tears is good as well. i havent had highland park but i hear it is very highly rated among those that enjoy it.

    do you mix any water or ice in with the lagavulin

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    No ice, never. We put like a drop or 2 of water as it supposedly opens up the flavour? My dad swears by it.
    Lagavulin is definetly an acquired taste. I have heard a lot of scotch drinkers don't even like it.

    I always grab my 1L Jamison at the duty free coming home for cheap.

    do you guys chill whiskey at all?

    I like Jamisons ice cold (bottle in the freezer) but most others room temp. Scotch always room temp.

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    I like to drink and collect whisky. Mainly Japanese whisky. I have the White Walker and a few limited editions of the Japanese stuff. The Balvennie 15 is in my top 3 list. Some offerings from Macallan and Glenmorangie are great. The Islay Mist 8 from LCBO for about $33 is the perfect drink for cheap for those who likes a bit of smoke.

    I like to drink it neat. I find the purpose of ice is to dull the taste and burn so its smoother but if I have to do that to a particular whisky then I don’t really like the taste anyways. Certain whisky, depending on the alcohol % could benefit from a few drops of water to open up the flavours as Kiewan previously mentioned. I’ve had the Lagavulin 16 and was not overly impressed.

    Edit: forgot to mention there are LCBO with tasting bars that you can sample some great and often expensive whisky. The bottles rotate out once they’re finished so the range of variety you can try is pretty big. There are other locations but I’ve been to Summerhill downtown Toronto and one in Oakville (Trafalgar and Cornwall) for tastings.
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    Im definitely not a collector... but since you guys brought it up...

    I had to get emí....



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    I picked up two bottles of white walker as well. If the glenlivet 18 is still on sale might grab that this week as well.

    How do i post pictures? What was the new site? Ill respond to the other comments tomorrow.

    If you havent tried it grab a bottle of the crown blenders select you will not b disappointed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Booter22 View Post
    I picked up two bottles of white walker as well. If the glenlivet 18 is still on sale might grab that this week as well.

    How do i post pictures? What was the new site? Ill respond to the other comments tomorrow.

    If you havent tried it grab a bottle of the crown blenders select you will not b disappointed.
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    i had totally forgot about the white walker....dipped out today at lunch and grabbed the last one at the LCBO at Steeles and 410 lol

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    i still cant believe when i went to sandlewood lcbo the lady said someone picked up the 65 bottles they had in one go. $3900.00 in booze later.. wow must really like it. or think it will be worth money later.

    i had a few pictures of my collection and set up but im waiting for ami to tell me how i can do it on that website i dont use tapatalk.

    but that said what does everyone else's collection look like? what are you currently drinking?

    I have the Johnnie walker Black on the go, decent daily for a nice smoked mixed scotch whisky,
    Crown blenders select which is almost one of my favs very good smooth buttery type drink neat. i do find with 1 ice cub or just a bit of water it really opens it up to a whole different level but i would say it is a very very good buy for the price

    Also have the bacardi 10 year old rum and i would say the 8 / 10 do not let you down. ive been enjoying the 8 for years and now the 10 is just another notch up if anyone is looking for a nice aged rum this is good either by itself or with mix.
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    The latest bottle added to my collection is this one


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    heres my basement set up for what i have.

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    damn that's nice!

    all of my shit is just in boxes in the unfinished basement, when I feel like a drink I just go down and grab a bottle LMAO
    one day I'll set up a proper bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by rajin929 View Post
    damn that's nice!

    all of my shit is just in boxes in the unfinished basement, when I feel like a drink I just go down and grab a bottle LMAO
    one day I'll set up a proper bar
    Thanks, yea i try and plan the bottle buys. im going to the wisers distillery on the 15th for the tour so i am hoping to get 2 lot 40 cask strength 11 year bottles and maybe another wisers 35 year old. and i would like to grab the glenlivet 18 as well. not really in love with that talisker though it was more salty then i had thought.. maybe would be better paired with a nice dark chocolate or something.

    but thats the current plan anyway.

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