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  1. #3431
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    The young wolf is if memory serves 40% quarter casks. Ie 50 litre bourbon. 40% normal borbon casks and 20% sherried. Young but lots of exciting fruity flavours/

    fettercairn, ive not tried yet but i like their profile. This has been sherried and port pipes after bourbon casks.. I expect it to be fabulous although not cheap..

    Neither are although you might get a deal somewhere.

    Whisky world have glenfarclas 18 bin a litre bottle.. This is sherried and very good.

    https://www.thewhiskyworld.com/glenf...d-1-litre-p382
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  2. #3432
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    Nice one, matey. Glenfarclas ordered!

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  3. #3433
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    The young wolf is if memory serves 40% quarter casks. Ie 50 litre bourbon. 40% normal borbon casks and 20% sherried. Young but lots of exciting fruity flavours/

    fettercairn, ive not tried yet but i like their profile. This has been sherried and port pipes after bourbon casks.. I expect it to be fabulous although not cheap..

    Neither are although you might get a deal somewhere.

    Whisky world have glenfarclas 18 bin a litre bottle.. This is sherried and very good.

    https://www.thewhiskyworld.com/glenf...d-1-litre-p382
    Looks like a decent price for an 18 year old
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  4. #3434
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    A wee update from the Macallan story the other day.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-54071451
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  5. #3435
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    Marco,
    Glenfarclas is amazing the 21 year is Christmas fruit, an amazing dram.
    You can't get the 18 here.
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    Nice one, dude. I can imagine the 21 is like that, perhaps somewhat reminiscent of my Glengoyne 21, which is only ever opened on special occasions:

    https://www.glengoyne.com/our-whisky...on/21-year-old

    For me, one of the finest malts you'll ever wrap your lips around!

    Marco.
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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

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  7. #3437
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    What is the story behind Pappy van Winkle reserve, and the extraordinary prices people pay for it?

    Is it good enough to justify the price?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    What is the story behind Pappy van Winkle reserve, and the extraordinary prices people pay for it?

    Is it good enough to justify the price?
    It's a wheted Bourbon made with red wheat in the mash bill , I can't say how good it is ,but Grant can . He has had an older bottle .
    Wheated Bourbons are sweet ,if you want an inexpensive but good taste of that profile try Larceny by Heaven Hill or Makers Mark 46 both will give you the wheated Bourbon experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Nice one, dude. I can imagine the 21 is like that, perhaps somewhat reminiscent of my Glengoyne 21, which is only ever opened on special occasions:

    https://www.glengoyne.com/our-whisky...on/21-year-old

    For me, one of the finest malts you'll ever wrap your lips around!

    Marco.
    You will be happy to hear Marco the Winerys in Sonoma and Napa have been spared for the most part from the fires here.
    Just a short drive away from me, if you come to Ca. some day you can take 400 pounds with you and Del on the return flight .
    Lots of people have wine sent home directly from the winery, they can ship internationally in most cases.
    I don't know much about wine but living in the UK you have access to some amazing Scotches like the Fettercarin, I can only live those through Grant, You should have at least a couple of these gems in your cabinet for a dram in winter. Nice to enjoy on a cold evening by the fire or in my case near the furnace with some Diana Krall running through the tubes.
    Yesterday, I had a glass of red table wine ,nothing fancy but I am trying to develop a taste for it.
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  10. #3440
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    As for Fettercairn, I found the 12 YO to be lacking in complexity. It was ok, but did not do anything special for me.

    The 16 may be very different.
    Kevin

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