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What's your latest bottle opened?

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue May 25, 2010 2:18 am

Sainsbury Islay 12.
Ardbeg 10.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby hyperfuji » Thu May 27, 2010 4:08 am

talisker 10
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Maccy » Mon May 31, 2010 9:27 pm

Just opened a Mortlach 15
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon May 31, 2010 10:31 pm

Maccy wrote:HP 25 - Oak and lemon, oak and lemon. Very long.

Sounds really complex. :wink:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby les taylor » Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:39 pm

English Whisky Chapter 6. Hmm an unusual one this.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Maccy » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:14 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
Maccy wrote:HP 25 - Oak and lemon, oak and lemon. Very long.

Sounds really complex. :wink:


The post before this one was a bit more detailed I think, and I was probably a bit awash with enthusiasm (or whisky) when I made the second post!!!!! :P
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Wed Jun 02, 2010 9:58 pm

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:42 pm

Yoichi 12 Yrs
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:25 pm

Glenlivet 12
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby arkle » Sun Jun 06, 2010 10:50 pm

Glen Garioch Founders Reserve ,an underrated Distillery in my opinion.This is what I call an 'old fashioned' whisky,all warm fruits and spices and a long finish.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:17 am

arkle wrote:Glen Garioch Founders Reserve ,an underrated Distillery in my opinion.This is what I call an 'old fashioned' whisky,all warm fruits and spices and a long finish.

How would you compare this to the previous lineup (8, 12, 15)?
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:49 am

Just opened my first bottle of Speyburn Bradan Orach. Meh.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:54 pm

Ardbeg 10
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby johan brugge » Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:04 am

That would be the Nikka from the Barrel. What a stunner!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:38 am

A half bottle of Maker's Mark. A shame it's so spirity, I'm really looking forward to the '46'.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby hyperfuji » Fri Jun 11, 2010 3:59 am

glenmo nectar d or

it didnt even get a rest on my shelf, purchased and opened as soon as i got home
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Maccy » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:15 am

Balblair 1997 - I must chase one down.

Last night I opened a Berry Brother & Rudd "Own Selection" Linkwood 1993.It was bottled in 2008 at a cask strength of 56.8% from cask 1612. I sampled it in a Glencairn.

The colour is no darker than Straw and is no more than medium bodied. Good "legs" developed as I tilted the glass. The consistency was just a little viscous.

A full on fruit sensation as it hit the nose - a distinctive and powerful green apple smell dominated, and tingles from the strong alcohol content prevented too much more from coming through.

I watered it a touch in an attempt to get past the apples and I was so glad that I did.

This whisky is non-chill filtered and the pale straw colour was lost in an almost grey haze. However, not to be put off, I re-examined.

There was still the powerful apple smell albeit a little mellower with a softer ripeness, and then a distinct waft of ripe pears and just a little oak with a trace of maltiness in the background.

The fruits dominated the palate although as I slowly drained the glass, interestingly a little Elastoplast and Germolene crept in towards the finish.

The finish was not long but satisfying and the watered whisky became very refreshing. (It is sharp and hot at full strength, I tried it.)

All in all I thought this was a good whisky bearing in mind it was a snip at £35 direct from BBR's London shop on James Street.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:41 pm

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:56 pm

The Glenlivet - 15 Years Old French Oak Reserve
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:45 am

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby AshDLS » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:20 pm

Laga 16. Yum yum yum.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:26 pm

Laphroaig QC
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Drammed » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:30 pm

Glenlivet Nadurra

mmmmmmmm
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:19 am

On Sunday I opened my Glenfarclas 1974 31yo. An amazing whisky. If you can find it, buy it (well if you like sherried whiskies and you live in the US, as I believe it is a US only bottling).
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Leorin » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:38 pm

Opened
Old Pulteney 1991 15 y.o. 54,9% CS and
Bowmore 8 y.o. Adelphi 59,9% yesterday.
The Pulteney convinced me right away. The Bowmore seemed a little youngish and unpleasent at first and his is why I left the bottle open over night. After this breathing the malt improoved greatly, so my diaappointent didn't last long.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby MoreDalmore » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:52 pm

Yamazaki 18

First quick impression : kinda like Aberlour Abunadh ( nr 29 ) but without the rubbery taste and due to the much lower ABV much easier to drink!

I like it so far....
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Holysinner » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:57 pm

Bushmills Black Bush
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Holysinner » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:52 am

Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength (55.7%, red stripe)
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:54 pm

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:21 am

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:15 am

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:36 pm

Glenmorangie Nectar D'òr & Aberlour 10
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:11 pm

Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old
Highland Park Earl Magnus 15 Year Old
Ardbeg Uigeadail

All in one night. :thumbsup:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 05, 2010 7:57 pm

Sounds very nice TDD.

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:29 am

Maker's 46. Decent enough.
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