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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    Sazerac rye, around the R700 mark. Excellent Edit: R550 from NGF https://www.ngf.co.za/products/sazerac-rye-bourbon-750ml-x1
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    I must say that I'm intrigued but time will tell if I'm willing to spend the money to satisfy my curiosity.
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    There's many interesting cask finishes out there. The Scotch Whisky Association could be allowing the use of tequila casks. I'm a tequila fan but I drink tequila for the feeling and not the flavor. I've been trying some of the premium tequilas recently but I don't see it pairing well with Whisky.
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    Ooh, need to get that on my next purchase. Here's an article on rum finish whiskies: https://whiskyoftheweek.co.uk/5-rum-finished-whiskies-i-love/
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    Yup, I don't have a FNB account but I've signed up for ebucks. If my family purchases from any place that rewards ebucks then they enter in my ID, I collect around R1500 a year this way. Mostly get points from Dischem, Takealot and Makro.
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    I should be consulting with you more in future before making purchases :-) Not too fazed though, only spent R263 on my credit card, used loyalty points for the rest.
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    The usual SA prices for the Caol Ila has always been around R2000, possibly cheaper on MOM. I always wanted a bottle since the 2016 release.
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    Sazerac Rye gets my vote, you won't regret it. The cheaper option would be the Buffalo Trace.
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    For the amount of bottles I have I do need industrial level. Also, wood does not feature in the style that I like.
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    So much for me not buying whisky until next year, ordered a bottle this morning 2014 Diageo special release of the Caol Ila 15 Unpeated, Cask Strength https://www.onedayonly.co.za/15-year-old-unpeated-limited-edition-single-malt-scotch-whisky-1.html
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    That's not where I store my whisky, those shelves are only for open bottles. The stuff on the bar was "in transit" stuff. I'll speak to your "shelf guy" when I find my new house, how good are his welding skills?
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    Yes you do, you don't have enough space There will never be enough space.
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    At the risk of sounding like we need to get a room, I agree with a lot of your opinions and I'm glad for your input. The group is for all whisky lovers and everyone should be open to express their opinion and I'm glad to find another forum to engage with others that also enjoy it.
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    As with most things, you pay for what you get...with a few exceptions punching above their weight class(price). Personally I'm not a fan of triple distilled whisky(with certain exceptions), people may refer to it as smooth but I think they lack character/flavour. I prefer whisky with a bit of...
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    Whisk(e)y Lovers thread

    I said the same thing, no buying whisky until I find a new house. Three ships and Bains have other plans.
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