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karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 14-07-2015 at 21:10 pm

I was doing a job for a customer today and when they paid me for it they said we have a little present for you for doing a good job and they gave me a bottle of Aberlour 10, this must be the sixth bottle of Aberlour 10 I have been given,don't get me wrong, I was over the moon, really nice whisky. What I also seem to get a lot of from friends and family is Jura 10, again I ain't complaining. This is mainly because these two bottles are always on special. What seems to be your standard gift bottle?

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
St. Pauli
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 14-07-2015 at 21:44 pm

I was given a Talisker Storm, but the last name of the one who gave it to me is Storm... Furthermore, I received some Ardbeg 10 bottles. 

lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 14-07-2015 at 21:45 pm

You need to work alot harder then, if you did you may start getting a standard 15 year instead.

Bart&Claudia
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 14-07-2015 at 22:08 pm

Glenmorangie editions, Quinta Ruban.. Nectar d'Or.. I think the women pick those out wink

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 14-07-2015 at 22:24 pm

You lot seem to have more knowledgeable friends and family. Work Harder? For a fifteen my bollocks would have to be off. happy

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 14-07-2015 at 22:42 pm

I was given Springer 10 once and on another occasion an Ardbeg Ten with tumbler. Both times, I had spoken about the whiskies before so they remembered. I should talk more about Brora. XD

But seriously, as long as people do not try to make me smile with cheap discounter Glen Scottish Royal Gold whisky, I am always very happy. In the latter case... well let's say there will always be a party with rather indiscriminating people around the block.

  Edited on 14-07-2015 at 22:44 pm
Oh Laphroaig, where art thou?
BXpress
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 15-07-2015 at 00:59 am

I was given Springer 10 once and on another occasion an Ardbeg Ten with tumbler. Both times, I had spoken about the whiskies before so they remembered. I should talk more about Brora. XD

But seriously, as long as people do not try to make me smile with cheap discounter Glen Scottish Royal Gold whisky, I am always very happy. In the latter case... well let's say there will always be a party with rather indiscriminating people around the block.

i know that feeling i still have half a bottle of Jack and half a bottle of Ballantines in my cupboard since years.

i don't want to show off but my Girlfriend spied on my to buy list and surprised me with this:

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3030/glen-ord-30-year-old


Bart&Claudia
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 15-07-2015 at 01:11 am
BXpress wrote:
i don't want to show off but my Girlfriend spied on my to buy list and surprised me with this:


https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/3030/glen-ord-30-year-old


Whew! happy

Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 15-07-2015 at 02:03 am

Not too shabby! By any means, BXpress, she got a sister that is still single? happy

Oh Laphroaig, where art thou?
morgbug
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 15-07-2015 at 02:58 am

Glenlivet 12 is what always comes my way.  It's pretty much middle of the road price wise when factoring in the blends littering our liquor store shelves and low end on the single malt price spectrum.  It also comes in half (375 ml) bottles so sometimes it's those.  I don't buy it myself but I do drink it.  

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 15-07-2015 at 09:06 am

Wow!! BXpress, I hope your girlfriend realises that she has now set the standard for future gift bottles. happy

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
BXpress
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 15-07-2015 at 09:27 am

well i told her to not buy me anything, i feel like i'm crazy enough as it is, i don't want her to spend her money on my hobby. no matter how good the intention.

but i will enjoy the bottle with her together, she's not too ignorant about Whisky. i opened the Springbank 17 Sherry Wood poured her a glass and she enjoyed it.


@Hamster no sisters.

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 15-07-2015 at 09:42 am

BXpress i started a topic a good while back called understanding partners and your girlfriend definitely fits in that category.

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
BXpress
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 15-07-2015 at 09:56 am

yeah she really is understanding. i talked to my local retailer and he told me there are many couples, where the woman just stands there and rolls her eyes if the partner dares to buy a Glenlivet 12 for 25 Euros.


karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 15-07-2015 at 10:32 am

Yep, that will be my brother and his wife, he likes his whisky, works hard and earns good money, yet he is terrified to spend any of it on a good bottle incase his wife says something about it. All he gets are the same standard bottles for Christmas and birthdays i.e. Aberlour and Jura. Soft as Shite. Tragic really.

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 15-07-2015 at 15:13 pm

He used to make an excuse to come round to my house so he could have a drink of my high end stuff when I had it, until one day I told him he needs to get his balls out of his wife's purse. He took the huff and now I don't see him much.

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 15-07-2015 at 17:50 pm
karloff wrote:

...now I don't see him much.

heh... yeah, sisters-in-law sometimes have that effect (and families-in-law in general). It stinks, but it's just one of the great mysteries of life you have to live with.  If anyone has an all-purpose fix for such things...


As for understanding-partners, one benefit Hamster and I apparently share is that the whisky will be a known factor before the relationship begins, so the wife will know what she's getting herself into before hand.  I've got a close friend who loves whisky too... if I could just get her to dump that boyfriend, I'd be golden  happy
BXpress
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 15-07-2015 at 23:05 pm
karloff wrote:

He used to make an excuse to come round to my house so he could have a drink of my high end stuff when I had it, until one day I told him he needs to get his balls out of his wife's purse. He took the huff and now I don't see him much.


excuse my Latin but WTF....even if he doesn't earn good money he still has some god given rights to a hobby. what is he allowed to buy? jumpers and christmas themed socks?

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 16-07-2015 at 19:01 pm

He's the only man I know who goes to the west coast of Scotland for a week a d comes back with Shortbread.

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 16-07-2015 at 20:03 pm

I would come back with short temper, if I was denied a good whisky purchase. XD

  Edited on 17-07-2015 at 02:01 am
Oh Laphroaig, where art thou?
morgbug
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 17-07-2015 at 00:06 am

Yikes.  I've already explained to my wife that when I go to Scotland, her duty free allowance is mine.  And I'll likely be figuring out how to get even more home and pay the duty.  


My wife isn't completely aware of how much all the whiskies cost in my collection but she's been with me when I've bought bottles.  She just rolls her eyes and ignores it.  It works well because I keep her in wine, vodka and whatever else she wants to drink.  Only seems fair.  

Oh, and we'll probably buy some shortbread too.  wink
Pauwie1w
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 17-07-2015 at 12:19 pm

I got a few 1-litre bottles of Ballantine's and Teachers for a little job I did every year, I went to the liquor shop with those and used them as a nice discount on other bottles.
My friends are more knowledgeable, and picky enough not to drink these.
I still appreciate the gesture though, and I realise that a hobby like this costs shitloads of money and I cannot expect people to buy me the real expensive stuff...

(Apologies to people who really like Ballantine's and Teachers).
 

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 10-11-2015 at 17:37 pm

Just got a Glenmorangie 10 off my in law's for my birthday. Had it many times, very grateful and still love it.

I'd much rather be someone's shot of whisky than everyone's cup of tea.
Bart&Claudia
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 10-11-2015 at 22:06 pm

For my 31st birthday I received the Glen Garioch 1994 and the Arran Illicit Stills (from Claudia!). Combine that with the Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or I received last year and well.. I supose those are my 'standard' wink 


Bart&Claudia
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 16-11-2015 at 23:37 pm

Right, I guess I had this coming. My inlaws gave me this 'gem':

https://www.whiskybase.com/whisky/50440/glen-talloch-rare-old

I'm sorry for boasting, oh Whisky Gods. Lesson learnt. 

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