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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Gov » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:58 pm

Guess I will start. I just opened a bottle of Milford 10 yrs old. For what I paid for it, its pretty damn nice. Lots of young fruit in this one.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby clicker7 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:19 pm

Springbank 10, delicious as always.

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby johan brugge » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:09 am

I've opened my whiskybase Laphroaig a few days ago. Depending on what the Mrs. gets my for my Christmas it'll be a HP18 or a Talisker 18. I've had a sample of the 18 last year or so but I've never had the Tali 18 before.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:14 am

It was a Cadenhead's Caol Ila 13yo from a sherry butt at 60.4%. Yummy! We drank half of it that night.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Liechtenstein » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:35 am

Collector57 wrote:So what's your most recently opened bottle?


Virginia Gentleman,

Colour: crystal clear.

Nose: pungent corn oil, diesel.

Palate: Thick, oily. Diesel with heating oil notes. Not very subtle.

Finish: Consistent diesel fading quickly to Mazola corn oil. Mild alcohol burn. Oily film seems to persist in the mouth for a long time along with a Mazola taste.

Balance: what?
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Holysinner » Tue Dec 08, 2009 1:52 am

Glenfiddich 12. This was the first SM I had, and hadn't had it since until tonight.

Pears on the nose, pears, malt, vanilla, and oak on the palate, with a satisfying dry finish. There is something musty/vegetative (mushrooms?) on the nose too, but I'm hoping that will disappear as the bottle opens up.


If money gets tight, I think I could manage quite well with just GF12, Laphroaig 10, and HP 12 for some time.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:14 am

Opened my first bottle of Bowmore Legend yesterday (I think, may have been Saturday?).
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:16 am

Well it was about 6 weeks ago. Bowmore Moonlight 25. :D
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:28 pm

Ganga wrote:Well it was about 6 weeks ago. Bowmore Moonlight 25. :D

Mmmm 8)
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:48 pm

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:08 pm

Collector57 wrote:So what's your most recently opened bottle?

Caol Ila 18 Year Old... I popped this one to include a proportion of it in an 'older malt whisky' blend I was concocting.

Prior to that, Benriach 15 Year Old Tawny Port Finish... I'm really enjoying each and every one of the Benriachs I've recently opened.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Drammed » Wed Dec 09, 2009 8:44 pm

Ardbeg 10 - that got downed in 2 hours :o so I had to open a Fiddich 15yr to ease the wallet when feeding the masses.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:43 am

Collector57 wrote:
The Third Dram wrote:
Collector57 wrote:So what's your most recently opened bottle?

Caol Ila 18 Year Old... I popped this one to include a proportion of it in an 'older malt whisky' blend I was concocting.

Prior to that, Benriach 15 Year Old Tawny Port Finish... I'm really enjoying each and every one of the Benriachs I've recently opened.

That sounds interesting Doug. Any notes on it?

Not 100% certain which of the above you're referring to, Nick, so let's 'have a go' at both...
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First up, my blend:

Brora 1982 Rare Malts Selection 20 Year Old (100ml), Convalmore 1977 Limited Edition 28 Year Old (80ml), Dallas Dhu 1982 Limited edition 24 Year Old (50ml), Caol Ila 18 Year Old (30ml), Glen Mhor 1976 William Cadenhead 20 Year Old (30ml), Talisker 18 Year Old (20ml), Port Ellen 1982 Old Malt Cask 25 Year Old Sherry Butt (10ml), Talisker 25 Year Old Bottled 2007 (10ml)

This one clocks in at 54%ABV. The initial sensation is of tremendous sweetness, likely due to a combination of high alcohol, the incredible malt-fruit surge provided by the 1982 Brora and 1977 Convalmore, and the Sherry wood influence from the Dallas Dhu and Port Ellen. Then, herbal, smoky and seashore aspects begin to creep into the picture, these surely being contributed by the influence of the Glen Mhor (an excellent 'bridge' malt in the context of this particular melding of whiskies), Caol Ila and Talisker as well as the aforementioned Port Ellen.

As far as I'm concerned, this 'experimental' exercise just goes to show that it's not necessarily about how many malts one is incorporating in a blend, but rather about the inherent quality of those malts and how well they complement one another.

In this case, yummers!

The Benriach?

A whisky just made to be poured alongside shortbread or fruit pie. :thumbsup:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Dec 10, 2009 1:49 am

Drammed wrote:Ardbeg 10 - that got downed in 2 hours :o so I had to open a Fiddich 15yr to ease the wallet when feeding the masses.


Well I'll be Drammed! Finished my G15 last week after most of it went in one evening vocal session, and the latest opened is...Ardbeg 10!

...or do you mean "latest bottle opened to pour one?"

In which case the answer is...Ardbeg 10!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:20 am

Littlemill 8yo was the most recent for our closed lowland distillery tasting.

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:01 am

I forgot about the really recent opening of the Lismore NAS 100 proof. That and the Bowmore are my only bottles opened in the last several mos.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby jazz lover » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:35 pm

Springbank 15 yr.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby clicker7 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 12:26 am

Collector57 wrote:Just opened a Laphroaig QC. All in the interests of science - just re-reviewing it as a candidate for the warming dram for my Christmas tasting on Saturday


C57: QC is one of my favorites. Fruity, smoky, fresh, sea, hay, always a nice opener.


I just opened a Nadurra. I'm getting over a cold and need a sweet CS for my lazy tastebuds.

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:18 am

jazz lover wrote:Springbank 15 yr.

How did you like it jazz? Or you Nick? I've decided to pop the cork on mine when my brother (the non wiskey loving one) comes here for Christmas. I'm excited to say the least.

Last bottle opened: Highland Park 18, still does the trick. :thumbsup:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Wave » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:57 am

Just opened a Bunnahabhain 26yo 1980 Malt Trust

Prior to that (several weeks ago) was a Caol Ila 11yo 1996 Signatory Cask Strength (a Binny's hand-picked cask)


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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Wed Dec 16, 2009 1:59 am

My first bottle of Bunnahabhain 18. :thumbsup:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ryguy » Wed Dec 16, 2009 2:58 am

The last bottles I opened were Glenmorangie Astar and SMWS 29.78, both on the same night, approx. 2 months ago.

The Glenmo is nice, but not extraordinary IMO. Cask #29.78 is an 8yo Laphroaig from a refill hogshead, it's very medicinal and peaty, exactly what I expect from a young Laphroaig.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Jobi » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:26 am

The recent pure pot still Midleton single cask from CWS. It's going down nicely.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:55 am

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Drammed » Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:23 pm

Bruichladdich 16yr Bourbon Cask.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby johan brugge » Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:29 pm

Last night I popped the corkt of my ANB 1990. I think the last bottle I had was early last year. It has a nice softly peated and smokey, yet fruity kind of flavour. I like it better than the last time I had a dram of it.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Sat Dec 19, 2009 4:18 am

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
Talisker 10
Appleton Estate V/X Rum
Nikka De Ta Blended Whisky
Nikka "Hokkaido" 12 Pure Malt
Ichiro's Malt Double Distilleries

All opened over the last few days.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:04 am

HP 12. This one was quite different than the previous bottling.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Wave » Sun Dec 20, 2009 8:17 pm

Longmorn 31yr old 1975 Lorne MacKillop D&M Aficionados' Club Bottling
Wow!


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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Dec 25, 2009 3:20 pm

Opened my Springbank 15 and Glen Moray 16 yesterday.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Fri Dec 25, 2009 8:50 pm

Karuizawa 1992 62.8%
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lohssanami » Sat Dec 26, 2009 10:53 am

HP 15 - ...this is better than I remember it.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:53 am

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:18 am

Chichibu Golden Horse SM Aged 12 Years 56%
Ichiro's Malt The Final Vintage Of Hanyu 2000 61.1%
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Jarppa » Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:00 pm

Jameson 12, hard to say which is better this or Black Bush.
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