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Bottles to Get in Europe?


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Bottles to Get in Europe?

alphanumeric | Aug 21, 2012 03:02 AM

Greetings, fellow Hounds!

I hail you now from that lovely stretch of land called Europe. Naturally, when I think 'travel', that other part of me chimes in with 'alcohol'. So now I'm in Europe, travelling around with a near-empty suitcase dedicated to alcohol. Thus far, I've purchased:
-Talisker 10 for a whopping €27
-Becherovka for an equally cheap price
-an unnamed '12 yo Black Rock Distillery Barbados Rum' that a small shop in Salzburg was selling out of a new oak cask.

Those first two are being taken home for me by a friend, which is why I purchased them in the first place. The suitcase is reserved for rare and exotic liquors. Problem being, I'm not sure what to get or where to find it. I'm headed to France soon (currently stationed in Germany) in the hopes of finding something worth bringing home.

So my question to you all now is this: What's worth getting? Also, it would useful if you could mention price and how much I'll have to hunt for it.

P.s.- As for the rum, how does finishing in a new oak cask influence a spirit? She said they only stay in for a few months at a time.

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