What have you bought recently, what price, and why?

With the current exchange rate between the US and Canada, some friends of mine and I flew up to Calgary to catch the Predators play the Flames this past week. Preds scored 4 goals and were running away with it. Fans were leaving, then the Flames scored 2 quick ones in the 3rd. They scored again with like 2 minutes left in the game. It was exciting.

Moving on... While I was there, I wanted to take advantage of the current exchange rate of $1 USD for $1.30 CAN. My brother-in-law had told me to visit Kensington Wine and Spirits just north of the crazy cool pedestrian bridge. I walked in and was amazed at the whisky selection. They had 10 times more to choose from than my local specialist store.

I was flying with one bag of luggage home, so I needed to make 2 selections. I bought a 12y Glen Garioch for $44usd and a Tomatin Cask Strength for $56usd. I felt they were good picks for my budget, and they were both highly recommended by my friends and the store guys who were really helpful. You can view them in my collection list of unopened.