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Busses and Whisky

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

  1. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Try to find the older batches batch 52 through 56 are incredible. I was not impressed by batch 59, 61 and 62.
     
  2. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    I picked something up at lunch~ I'll review this evening :D ~ I must admit I had to at least take in it's scent but the seal was opened with a Rat as tradition dictates.
     
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  3. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    This should be our whisky review thread, lol
     
  4. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Managed to pick up another bottle of George T Stagg the other day. Grabbed an Eagle Rare 10, Willet, Col EH Taylor and Blanton's as well. I'm now well stocked for the next two weeks
     
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  5. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    I cannot find george t stagg to save my life, anywhere. I have been trying to get it for 3 years now, lol
     
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  6. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    I had something a week ago while out with my sister - I had her ck on what it was and it was Glenlivet 12. So, not being any kind of Scotch snob, look at it as "Hi! I just joined Busse Forum, I hear this Infi is good stuff" ... that's me in the Scotch world - but I've had some primo stuff ages ago, couldn't tell you a thing about it other than it was like chocolate soda and $65 a glass 25 years ago - That could've made me an alky if I could've afforded it.
    So this might be fun - I see the one I picked up is already represented here- and I honestly didn't notice it before so maybe I'm developing slight bit of "posh" already LOL!
     
  7. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    I got lucky and won it in a lottery. The other bottle I got on sale from a liquor store, the manager liked me and held it for me. It's getting hard to find Bourbons nowadays. Eagle rare, angel's envy, Blanton's and more are allocated items. A few years back you could just walk in and take your pick. Same with the Japanese whiskies.
     
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  8. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    I like a lot of the Glenlivet range. If you ever make it to the distillery they have a great selection of old bottles to taste. And you can fill your own bottle of a select 18 year old single barrel that's fantastic.
     
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  9. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    I will have to try it again now that I have something to compare to. I can see a small collection in the works already -

    So here's my pic of my first go at it - It's yummy, but does it blow my doors off? Not really sure. I think I'm still looking for a little something else. There's a whole lot going on in the tastebuds for sure - my review would consist of "It got me a buzz" LOL!

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  10. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Many distilleries in Scotland do this and I love it. We should all meet at the Islay festival some day.
     
  11. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    If you can find this bottle in a store snatch it up. I have not had a better sherried scotch until I reach about 800 bucks. only 234 bottles so it is not easy to find.

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  12. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    My best friend and I are planning on doing a tour of islay in about two years. I'm usually in Scotland once or twice a year visiting family so the hard part will be trying to carve some time away from them. Not sure I want to go during the festival, it's very busy and I've found some of the best time to visit distilleries is in the off-season.
     
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  13. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    Well that sux. The bottle I bought today is a 59. We'll see.

    I should probably just go back to Sazerac Rye. Consistently excellent, and just a little over $25 a bottle.
     
  14. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    59 is not bad, just not as good as the early 50's. You will still love it.
     
  15. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
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    This stuff is really good (in my opinion) and pretty reasonable considering the age. Has hints of citrus. And my first Busse, straight from the company store.
     
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  16. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    I was going to try WhitlePig Farmhouse Rye because I like Ryle and it's got pig in the name. But then I went to their website and read this: "The FarmStock Rye Crop 002 blend was crowdsourced from bartenders, influencers, and consumers from around the United States."

    "Crowdsourced"??? From "influencers"???

    I'll bet it tastes like vinegar and water. At seventy-five bucks a bottle, I'm not going to risk it.
     
  17. Leonardo63

    Leonardo63 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 24, 2017
    The Kardashian girls dipped their toes in it so $10 a bottle up-charge. Adds the aroma of Copper Tan Coconut and finishes with a hint of Clorox and TreSumme
     
  18. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    My coworker had it a few days ago and said he really liked it. He was actually in a meeting with a whistle pig rep and a friend of his that were discussing a limited release bottling.
     
  19. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    You do know whistle pig does not make whisky, right? They blend from different places, which is why many people will not pay for their overpriced bottlings. Besides Pikesville is better than all but Boss Hog.
     
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  20. JohnTheTexican

    JohnTheTexican Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 1, 2006
    They say the Farmstock Rye has 32% 2-year aged Triple Terroir™ that they supposedly make from their own grain. The rest is 6 and 10 year old stuff made elsewhere.
     
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