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Appropriate Use of My First Pension Check

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  1. shanez

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    I got my first check from a 3 year pension I inherited from my father and decided to overindulge myself before wasting any of it on something silly like bills...

    This just arrived:

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  2. philobeddoe

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    Aberlour A’bunadh is deeeeeelish, Johnnie Blue is wonderful as well, drink in good health.

    "So it goes." - K.V.
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    What year is the Willet Rye?

    Only thing better than one bottle of Blue is two bottles of Blue!

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  4. bluto

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    I’ll be right over .

    “listen: there’s a hell
    of a good universe next door; let’s go”
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  5. tslex

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    Well done.

    "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered." George Best

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  6. mikethompson

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    Oh my! That looks wonderful.

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  7. mothernaturewilleatusallforbreakfast

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    Good on you. Enjoy!

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  8. shanez

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    What year is the Willet Rye?

    The rye is the 4 year old version.

    The JW Blue is the limited release Ghost & Rare. Found it online for $130/bottle less than local stores.

    Really looking forward to trying it. One bottle to drink now and one to open when I retire or some other special occasion. From JW website:

    Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare is a rich, velvety smooth blend of eight treasured Scotch Whiskies including three "ghost" whiskies from the silent distilleries of Cambus, Pittyvaich and the Highland Single Malt, Brora, which lies at the heart of this special release bringing a deliciously light peatiness and sophisticated subtle sweetness.

    Johnnie Walker Master Blender, Dr. Jim Beveridge, has long been fascinated by how whiskies from a small number of iconic distilleries that closed many years ago can bring the extraordinary richness for which Johnnie Walker Blue Label luxury Scotch is known.

    In crafting Johnnie Walker Blue Label Ghost and Rare, Jim blended the three ghost whiskies with five rare expressions of malt and grains from the existing distilleries of Royal Lochnagar, Clynelish, Glenkinchie, Glenlossie and Cameronbridge.

    The result is a wonderfully smooth Scotch, with the fruity sweetness of pineapple, rich notes of hazelnut and dark chocolate and a subtle smoky finish.

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  9. tslex

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    I am typically no fan of blended Scotch, as a rule. But I have to confess that JWBL is pretty tasty stuff.

    This specialty bottling sounds like swell fun.

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    Well, skoal!

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    If you would be so kind as to PM me to verify your address, I'll be right over. I'll even bring my own glass

    I don't care who you are, you're not walking on the water while I'm fishing
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    The A'Bunadh is the star there. What cask number this that from?

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    peck, you know damned well you only drink Seagram's 7.

    shanez, you might want to make that stash last longer than the weekend. Nice score.

    Harris
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    I must be an old guy! I was gonna say spend the money on hookers and blow...

    "the weez"...
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    You are dating yourself, weez.

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  16. scloyd

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    Enjoy! Bills...they're no fun.

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    I see four bottles of extreme happiness there. Congratulations!

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    Bah, I was expecting to see a pipe or two...

    Not the sweet, new grass with flowers is this harvesting of mine;
    Not the upland clover bloom...
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  19. shanez

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    What cask number this that from?

    #62

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    Omg , 62 was a terrible cask number

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    lol, my bottle bought at Christmas of 2017 is also 62. Good stuff. It is strong stuff though, so you may need to cut it with a little bit more water than usual, depending on your taste.

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    This post makes me want to start drinking Scotch again.

    Neal
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  23. peckinpahhombre

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    And by the way, for cheap(er) single malts, the 12 year Aberlour is tough to beat. Don't hesitate to pick up a bottle of that if you see one.

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    How wonderful for you. Good and great scotch costs.

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  25. bluto

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    Don't hesitate to pick up a bottle of that if you see one.

    If you see most any decent sms , especially well aged , consider the purchase . They do run out and once it’s gone , it’s gone .

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  26. woodsroad

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    You inherited a pension? How does that work?

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    Not sure about ballentine's, but all the rest are very good drinks. Drink in good health !

    Sea Wolf Pipers

    "Like the mariners of old, a loner is acceptable but a pipe is best enjoyed in a pack"
    Posted 7 months ago #
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    Very nice! With the arrival of Fall, I treated myself to a bottle of Stagg Jr., a barrel proof bourbon that I was lucky enough to find sitting on the shelf at my liquor store. I always have a bottle or two of Buffalo Trace, Elijah Craig, or Evans Williams Single Barrel open for a drink after work, or several on the weekends. It's also nice to keep some premium bourbon and a bottle of good single malt on hand to drink on special occasions... such as Fridays

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  29. shanez

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    You inherited a pension? How does that work?

    Dad was given 2 options on his pension. One was a long term smaller monthly payment and one was a larger monthly payment for a shorter term with rights of survivorship to his estate. Dad chose option two and passed before the term was up so I inherited the payments until the end of the term.

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  30. crashthegrey

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    You have made a good decision with this purchase. Or a few good decisions, as it may be.

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  31. shanez

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    If you see most any decent sms , especially well aged , consider the purchase .

    At the risk of everyone finding out just how good this stuff is and therefore driving up prices and availability, I present to everyone my regular:

    This is a sherried Scotch with little smoke and of excellent quality.

    The review that caused me to try it:

    Nose: Meaty, sherried nose with lots of dark red plum, chewing tobacco, and a savory quality – like glazed short ribs. Lots going on under the surface – thankfully not too sweet nor too fruity. Just right, in fact. After developing in the glass, there’s a little Maraschino cherry, and maybe some wood varnish.

    Palate: Medium-bodied and mellow. Initially there is a rush of cherry and a rye-like spiciness, which subside into barbecue sauce, dried plums, coconut butter, and dark chocolate shavings.

    Finish: Not long, but tasty. The lingering effect of the wood tannin dries the mouth, while a burnt sugar taste like cola persists, but isn’t bitter. After awhile the malt finally shines through, with a marshmallowy powdered-sugar-covered cereal flavor. Good stuff.

    A few drops of water seem not to affect the nose, palate, or finish. Odd, that. I suggest leaving out the water, although it might sweeten things a tad, if that’s how you prefer it.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  32. peckinpahhombre

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    That JWB Ghost & Rare does sound awesome, and seems to have been reviewed very well to boot.

    https://thewhiskeywash.com/reviews/whisky-review-johnnie-walker-blue-label-ghost-rare/

    Posted 7 months ago #
  33. peckinpahhombre

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    Also, this thread makes me wish I had a Scotch pension plan as well.

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  34. lawdawg

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    Thanks for the recommendation, shanez. Though I had drank various scotches before and enjoyed them, I fell in love with scotch only after friend introduced me to Islay style a couple years ago, but now I'd like to branch out and try some other styles.

    Posted 7 months ago #
  35. seldom

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    Looks like you have a solid week of whisky there! I've spent half my money on whisky, beer, pipes, tobacco and women. The rest I just wasted (thanks W.C. Fields).

    Seldom Seen
    Posted 7 months ago #
  36. bluto

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    I like em peaty

    Posted 7 months ago #

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