Hand-carved by master craftspeople in Italy @editionsmilano, our Victoria lights feature a relief so fine as to be almost be translucent, defying the expectations of the Arabescato marble from which it is made. The idea was conceived when Bethan noticed the effect of light shining through the Victoria tea cup.
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Ok so I might have been a little nerdy in my youth and when I saw this release the nostalgia kicked in pretty hard 🤓 This is an amazing pressing... the packaging and artwork are nothing short of stunning! Much better than my old 6 cassette boxset 😂
When Suntory informed that they will or have ceased production of this liquid gold, nowadays the hibiki 17 becomes pretty rare but it's still possible to get a bottle for a freaking unbelievable price, what a shocker! By the way, i was lucky enough to get this gem at @danmurphys for a fair price. Happy weekend folks, cheers! #liquidgold
The Macallan 12 Double Cask!
This particular expression of the Macallan is aged in two different casks (surprise!). The first being American oak and the second a European Sherry seasoned Oak! Yet to open this one as I still have a bottle of the 12 to polish off. How does this one compare to the original 12 for those of you who have tried both? Excited to crack this one open to compare the two myself!
Also super glad the bottle didn't fall as the branch holding it up was narrow and on a tough angle 🙏🙏
@bourbonbanter ’s #30daysofbourbon challenge for #bourbonheritagemonth, Day 17
To many people, walking into the bourbon store at 6PM is just how it happens. You go after work, on a weekend, maybe a lunch run and you see what’s on the shelf or sometimes locked in the glass case up front. And you might, or might not, find what you’re looking for.
The good bottles, or allocated bottles, are typically gone minutes after they are offloaded from the delivery truck. The bourbon hunters are there when the doors open. They know the delivery days and who to talk to in order to get the good stuff.
So that’s where the line is drawn. You are either on the good side, and help get those bottles to the people that enjoy them. Or you’re the dark side who only wants to flip bottles. Flipping a $55 blanton’s for $75+. Or a $30 Weller 12 for $60. Who knows, maybe even some Kentucky Owl Rye $299 for $500.
I don’t even have to tell you which side I’m on. I network out to many people. I have an app with a database containing with your name/IG handle/phone and I know what you’re looking for. You only make the list if I know you’re not flipping bottles. And I’ll snag any bottle you want if it’s at retail or 10% above. Anything more than that and I’m out.
So raise a glass to Bourbon Heritage month. To keeping bottles available for those who enjoy it, not those who want to scalp the good stuff just to make a buck.
Jefferson’s Reserve Old Rum Cask @ 90.2 proof