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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby kyorke1 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:42 pm

Caol Ila 25 1979. :shock:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby pmullin » Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:58 pm

Caol Ila 18
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby kyorke1 » Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:15 pm

pmullin wrote:Caol Ila 18


Another very enjoyable Caol Ila, saying that I haven't found a bad one yet.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Holysinner » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:41 am

Campbeltown Loch 25. Love it, best blend I've tried.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:49 am

Sazerac Rye (nas).
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby mikeymad » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:17 am

Holysinner wrote:Campbeltown Loch 25. Love it, best blend I've tried.


Man I miss that beverage... I killed about 4-5 of them... and was one of my favorite dinkers... Wish I had more (or could fine more)..

Cheers,
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby mikeymad » Wed Dec 30, 2009 4:30 am

Over the long weekend opened up a new purchase:

Hibiki 12yo Japanese Blended Whisky 43%

Hit is pretty hard too, down about a 3rd so far...

I am so glad that this has hit the US...

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ryguy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:33 pm

On Christmas morning I opened up a bottle that I've had for quite some time. Highland Park 1975/2001 ( 50%, Scott's Selection ). It was excellent I might add, I'd put it up against any other HP in that age group for sure! :D :D :D
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Wave » Wed Dec 30, 2009 2:38 pm

Ryguy wrote:On Christmas morning I opened up a bottle that I've had for quite some time. Highland Park 1975/2001 ( 50%, Scott's Selection ). It was excellent I might add, I'd put it up against any other HP in that age group for sure! :D :D :D

Yes, it is a dandy HP! I had a bottle of the same while in New Zealand/Australia several years ago and promptly bought a second on my return that I still have for future reference. :wink: As I wrote in another thread, Scott's Selection does nice HP's.


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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby mikeymad » Wed Dec 30, 2009 6:54 pm

I just like this part..... :coffee:

Ryguy wrote:On Christmas morning I opened up a bottle.......


Cheers Ry....
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ryguy » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:08 pm

mikeymad wrote:I just like this part..... :coffee:

Ryguy wrote:On Christmas morning I opened up a bottle.......


Cheers Ry....


As I always say, "It's noon time somewhere". I was wondering if anyone would notice that, or comment. :D :D
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Dec 31, 2009 2:01 am

Bushmills 1608 400th Anniversary Edition... Spare bottle stashed away!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Wave » Thu Dec 31, 2009 4:54 am

As a rotating shift worker....what's noon? :coffee: :lol:


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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby orangedogofglory » Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:06 am

Within the last week I opened up a Balvenie 17 Rum Cask and a Balvenie 17 Madeira...

Madeira notes here:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby whiskynig » Fri Jan 01, 2010 11:16 pm

:D
My daughter gave me a bottle of HP12 to open christmas day.
Just in time, as I finished my last 15 on christmas eve.
She is a star. It was exquisite.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:38 am

The Cask Of Yamazaki 1990 Sherry Butt 61%

Instant Legend!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby johan brugge » Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:20 pm

dramtastic wrote:The Cask Of Yamazaki 1990 Sherry Butt 61%

Instant Legend!

OK. That's enough. You're making me jealous, again. My next bottle will be one of these.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:30 pm

My first bottle of Laphroaig QC. Not bad, but a bit of a disappointment unfortunately.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby kyorke1 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:52 pm

DL O&R Port Ellen 27Yo to bring in the new year. Fanstastic all round.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:09 am

lockejn wrote:My first bottle of Laphroaig QC. Not bad, but a bit of a disappointment unfortunately.



Your opinion may never change, but this may be one of those cases of give it some time.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:22 pm

Collector57 wrote:That's a shame - what didn't you like?

It's a bit too woody (go figure). And that's really the only difference I get out of it. None of the vanilla or spices I'd expected and I don't find much of the sweetness others suggest.

dramtastic wrote:Your opinion may never change, but this may be one of those cases of give it some time.

Oh certainly. It's mostly a matter of not living up to my expectations (hopes, dreams, etc). It'll get plenty of opportunity to change my mind over the next few months.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby SoMK » Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:03 pm

Opened Macallan Speymalt 1970 46% by G&M last night. Takes time to open but it's VERY worth it..
The nose is very beautiful and complex, full of dried plums and salt and something floral I couldn't put a name on *yet*.
Palate is very "classical" *with my small experience with Macallan and especially old ones*, feels like an old car or a beautifully made antique cabinet :lol: round with dark caramel, candied citrus peels and nuts (?) then salt again and a finish strong on liquorice, the dark dry one, ..
Very delicious whisky. I don't know about the OB but this one was very affordable and was a great buy !
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby biglads » Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:10 pm

Yamazaki Sherry Cask - nectar.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby whiskynig » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:32 pm

I have just been given a bottle of Glenmorangie 10, original distillery bottling from around 5 years ago, as somebody who knew me died and wanted me to have it. I will be interested to re visit this as I have not tried a "regular" Glenmo for some time.
I will let you know how it goes............... :angel:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bcrossan » Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:08 pm

SoMK wrote:Opened Macallan Speymalt 1970 46% by G&M last night. Takes time to open but it's VERY worth it..
The nose is very beautiful and complex, full of dried plums and salt and something floral I couldn't put a name on *yet*.
Palate is very "classical" *with my small experience with Macallan and especially old ones*, feels like an old car or a beautifully made antique cabinet :lol: round with dark caramel, candied citrus peels and nuts (?) then salt again and a finish strong on liquorice, the dark dry one, ..
Very delicious whisky. I don't know about the OB but this one was very affordable and was a great buy !


I have the 1973 version and I really like it too. These are nice affordable Macallans, unlike the OBs in the same age range.

Did you see Serge's review of them? I sent him a sample of my 1973 which he reviewed here :thumbsup:

http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivenovembe ... tml#181109
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:16 am

Lagavulin 12 on New Year's Eve.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby SoMK » Mon Jan 04, 2010 4:55 pm

bcrossan wrote:Did you see Serge's review of them? I sent him a sample of my 1973 which he reviewed here :thumbsup:

http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivenovembe ... tml#181109


Very interesting ! Serge's tastesbuds are way more trained than mine but that made me want to try the 1973 :lol:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Mon Jan 04, 2010 5:13 pm

Oban Distillers Edition 1995
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:40 pm

A Canadian... Wiser's Limited Edition 18 Year Old. Lovely stuff!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby johan brugge » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:15 pm

Ardbeg TEN. It's been way too long.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby ClubSmed » Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:24 pm

Whyte & Mackay "the thirteen" (Christmas Present from my Parents)
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:56 am

My first bottle of Caol Ila 10 "Unpeated Style" (2009). The rest of the house finally went to bed and let me alone to give this my full attention. A stunner!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:51 pm

Arran Single Sherry Cask 46%ABV
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Thu Jan 14, 2010 7:54 pm

Macallan 10 Yrs
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:33 pm

Tomatin 12 Yrs
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