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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
    Maybe they are trying to build up stock.
     
  2. stevejams

    stevejams Gold Member Gold Member

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  3. Currawong

    Currawong Gold Member Gold Member

    May 19, 2012
    ^^ good stuff!! But how do you find those knives when you're drunk? :eek:
     
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  4. stevejams

    stevejams Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 27, 2018
    I’m not drunk.......yet :cool:
     
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  5. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 15, 2014
    Nice blades Steve
     
  6. stevejams

    stevejams Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 27, 2018
    Thanks brother. Compliments of the Busse grab bag from Bladeshow 2018 :D
     
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  7. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
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  8. stevejams

    stevejams Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jun 27, 2018
    I was hoping someone would notice that! Cheers ;)
     
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  9. Jerry Busse

    Jerry Busse Moderator Moderator

    Aug 20, 1999
    Hell Cat Maggie!!!!:eek::cool::thumbsup::D

    Amazing Irish Whiskey at a price lower than you can imagine!!!:eek:

    If you don't like it, feel free to send the other 5 unopened bottles from your case to me for safe disposal!!!:cool::thumbsup:

    Let's Drink!!!!:cool:

    Jerry:D:D:D



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  10. MacLaren1

    MacLaren1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 15, 2014
    Hell Cat Maggie......dead rabbits, make way for the bossman!, I mean Butcher!!:D:cool::thumbsup:
    It must be some pretty good Irish Whiskey!
     
  11. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Pikesville has topped my list of Ryes for the past couple years. Recently, the price dropped from $60 to $42 and I've been squirreling extra bottles away in every hidey-hole I can.

    Bookers is my bourbon, Pikesville is my rye, and if I were forced to pick one...Ardbeg Kelpie CE would be my scotch.
     
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  12. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Kelpie CR is nice. I have two CR's. I also have two Grooves CR and just got the new Drum CR
     
  13. kniferMan

    kniferMan

    Jul 16, 2011
    What?!?! There are knives in that picture :D
     
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  14. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Grooves is my wife's favorite of the Ardbegs in the same way that she prefers Little Book ch. 2 for all the Bookers. So smooth and easy drinking for their higher abv.

    I'm anxiously awaiting Drum to distribute in Oregon. Of any scotch, I just think that one will be great aged in rum barrels.
     
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  15. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    I lucked out this year and was able to pick up a bottle at my liquor store. It had been on the shelf for 7 minutes according to staff.

    My fortune would come at a cost, however. I took this bottle to a friends for a tasting. As we worked our way up the 10 bottles toward the GTS, the hosts husband had been making Old Fashioneds. After his bottle of whiskey ran dry, he made the last four using my GTS - at 3 oz GTS per old fashioned. I came home with about 1/4 bottle of GTS left. :D

    I would have been upset had GTS been the subject of a quest like yours or if I had spent more than $99 for it. As it was, I was happy that it was enjoyed by everyone.

    I was given one of the mixed drinks and I have to admit, it really was delicious.
     
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  16. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    I am comparing grooves and drum as we speak and can't pick a favorite. They are both excellent and totally different. I was able to score two bottles of Drum CR.
     
  17. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    This series is so good. This is my most anticipated release each year (well, now there's also little book).

    Every year I try to get four of them, which is a little easier now that the liquor store staff know me and no longer think I am trying to resell them for a profit. I'm down to my last Dark Cove, I have 3 kelpie left and 2 grooves. I do admit that I traded a friend one of my dark coves for another kelpie, but I have no regrets.
     
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  18. unwisefool

    unwisefool Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    Ok I've got a line on some bottles of Kelpie. How is it compared to other releases? Any versions I should steer clear of?
     
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  19. Cobalt

    Cobalt Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 23, 1998
    Kelpie to me was all bacon and bbq. I like it a lot. But I am an ardbeg fan. To me Dark Cove CR is the best Ardbeg ever. Drum might hold second place to me.
     
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  20. 360joules

    360joules Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 23, 2013
    Dark Cove has a rich flavor that while amazing, really has no surprises from start to finish. It's straight forward and wonderful. At the time it was released, it immediately became my favorite scotch.

    I believe Kelpie is the riskiest of the batches - not that there are quality issues or anything, but that the flavor is unique. It took a few tastings for me to decide whether I even like it. This one starts out pretty straight forward then has a mid note that makes a unique flavor - for me it's a seaweed flavor. After a couple tastings I just started to crave this one and never stopped.

    Grooves is almost butterscotch. It's super easy drinking for the high alcohol content.

    Keep in mind that there are standard releases of each of these, with black labels and approx 86 proof, and there are "committee releases" that have a tan label and run around 110 proof.
     
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