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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lbacha » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:57 pm

Amrut Cask Str 2007 bottle - This is the first Amrut I've had and it is a suprising dram alot going on with it I will need to spend some time enjoying this.

Connemarra Single Cask peated from 2006

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby johan brugge » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:25 pm

Bruichladdich 15yo 1986 MMD. Very, very good.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:29 am

Is anyone else opening anything these days? Old Pulteney 12.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:55 am

Yup, a second one open tonight. Glenfiddich 12. :thumbsup:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:08 am

Ganga wrote:Is anyone else opening anything these days? Old Pulteney 12.


Yep opened plenty, I just don't post it here because if you see me post in Latest Purchase you can be pretty sure that it's going to be opened. Here's a typical sequence of events.
Wander into liqour store (you know, just browsing).
See bottle of Tali 18 on special.
Feel guilty about buying for a minute or two because bought 12 bottles of whisky two weeks before.
Fein walking out the door then turn around, go back to whisky and grab.
Put in seat next to me for ride home, looking longingly at said bottle while thinking about ways to hide evidence from the Mrs.
Take bottle into house and look at all the bottles open already.
Open bottle anyway because what the heck, I have no will power!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby AnnieB » Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:20 pm

Yup..opened 2 ..didn't intend to ..but as Ganga said, "I have no willpower" and curiosity got the better of me!
Ardbeg Supernova 2010..Wonderful! Spicey, citric, a more gentle peat than expected. Lover..ly
Longrow CV..gentle cocoa..soft peat just sucked me right in..toffee and vanilla..........magic!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Jarppa » Tue Dec 07, 2010 9:13 am

Glenfarclas 15 - absolutely amazing! :P
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:17 am

Kilchoman 2010 Summer Release.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:18 am

Forgot I opened the William Larue Weller 2010 BTAC as well.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:34 am

Go Locke. Nice pair of whiskies.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Fri Dec 10, 2010 4:36 am

Been fighting off illness for three weeks while they stared at me from the shelf. Totally worth the wait.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby AdamMY » Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:00 am

10 year old Speyburn Single Malt.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby AdamMY » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:41 pm

Watching the Army vs. Navy Football game, after finishing my first final exam, I thought patriotic would be the way to go so I opened up the Elijah Craig.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Dec 12, 2010 6:52 am

Another Ardbeg Uigeadail
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby timotheon » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:11 am

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

Postby lockejn » Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:17 am

AdamMY wrote:10 year old Speyburn Single Malt.

First time? What do you think?
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Dec 13, 2010 3:23 am

lawschooldrunk wrote:
lockejn wrote:Forgot I opened the William Larue Weller 2010 BTAC as well.

how does it compare to the regular 7yo weller?

Couldn't tell you - the 7y isn't available around here so I haven't tried it. This one is damned fine, though.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Dec 13, 2010 10:28 pm

Strathisla 12yo OB and a Balvenie 15yo Single Barrel.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby AdamMY » Mon Dec 13, 2010 11:56 pm

lockejn wrote:
AdamMY wrote:10 year old Speyburn Single Malt.

First time? What do you think?


I do not know if it is just my tastes but it seems the Speyburn behaved much the same way as the Macallan 12 I picked up, in the sense that it really needs some exposure to air to mellow a bit, so much so that it is not until the bottle has been stored with a dram or two poured out for a few days, that it does eventually get around to loosing a certain sharp edge.

But I'll be sure to report back in a little bit, but it is okay, not great, but certainly not bad, I'd still rate it among many well known Scottish Blends.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:03 am

Lagavulin 16. Too orange, fake tans are a turn off.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Fri Dec 17, 2010 4:04 am

The Balvenie 14 Caribbean Cask. Really good.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Sat Dec 18, 2010 12:54 am

DR Cragganmore 17. :thumbsup:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:30 pm

2010 BTAC Thomas H. Handy Sazerac.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:16 pm

Highland Park 12yo.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:31 pm

lockejn wrote:
AdamMY wrote:10 year old Speyburn Single Malt.

First time? What do you think?


I had the pleasure of emptying a bottle in three sessions at the expense of someone else. Not bad but lacking a bit in the nose, palate and finish parts. And to put in a Swedes perspective for another ~three Euros I could get a bottle of Aberlour 10 which is head and shoulders above the Speyburn. But on the other hand the Speyburn is head and shoulders above the Famous Grouse NAS which is only ~four Euro cheaper.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Dec 19, 2010 10:33 pm

Collector57 wrote:My first Glenburgie and a revelation!


I'm intrigued, N, care to elaborate?
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:55 am

Collector57 wrote:I don't know what I expected. Probably that as a lesser-known distillery it wouldn't be in the top flights.

It really is one of the lesser known stills I guess but there's lots of nice Glenburgie out there. It's one I always try if it's on offer and I'm seldom disappointed.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:10 pm

Collector57 wrote:I don't know what I expected. Probably that as a lesser-known distillery it wouldn't be in the top flights. But it is very good indeed! I must make some sensible notes sometime :roll:

Meanwhile just opened a Corryvreckan general release. Felt I owed myself a treat after a 14 hour working day on a Sunday (unpaid!).
Hoping it would be reasonably similar to the committee release and from my memory, it is very close indeed!
Lovely


Thanks N! :thumbsup:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby John Barleycorn » Sat Dec 25, 2010 10:26 pm

SMWS, Glen Moray 35.45 Stollen :D.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Tue Dec 28, 2010 2:36 am

My first bottle of The Glenlivet 16 Nadurra. Jury's still out.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Alzarius » Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:24 am

Macallan 12 (sherry) that I got for Christmas.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Jarppa » Wed Dec 29, 2010 3:21 pm

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

Postby RegularChumpington » Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:30 am

Day after Christmas was the day I opened Bruichladdich 12 Second Edition. Finally have figured it out and it's really light... I made the mistake of having it after Noah's Mill the other night and it just was this estery, alcoholic mess on my palate. Caught the malty notes and the phenolic undercurrent today and it all came together. That being said, it's a far cry from the Golder Still which was my introduction to Bruichladdich... we'll see how this on goes.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jan 01, 2011 1:50 pm

Yes definitely the best Irish whiskey in the world last year. :)
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:56 pm

Opened up the PLOWEDRiach last night. Needed to let it air some before our gathering.
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