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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby robbi@laurenson.com » Fri Feb 11, 2011 7:44 am

Bowmore 12 Mini - hadn't tried this before and very pleasantly surprised.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:43 am

Douglas laing & Co. Ltd. Big Peat... Like the whisky (an obviously well crafted melding of Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila - definitely the predominant component - and a smaller quantity of Port Ellen) and like the Balvenie-style bottle, too.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby John Barleycorn » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:00 am

Woodford Reserve. This is the first time I've tried this , great dram.

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:48 am

Balvenie 12 DoubleWood. Pleasant on the nose but the palate is dull, and the finish is short.

Moved on to the Balvenie 21 PortWood. Much better.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 12, 2011 2:03 am

Evidently I opened a Talisker 25 last night. I don't remember doing so but Mikey says I did.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:19 am

I remember this one. Bruichladdich 10 46%. An old bottling - this one, dug out of the tip - it's getting crowded in there.

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:21 am

Bunnahabhain 12, 46.3%. First impressions are quite favorable.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Jarppa » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:27 pm

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

Postby JamesDeRose » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:43 pm

Glenfiddich 102

I had gotten two bottles of this at $40/each awhile back and was hesitant to open them as I wasn't sure of their continued availability. I had the 102 at a Balvenie/Glenfiddich tasting and it's really one of my favorites!

So last night I found them in a shop for $50/each. Picked up 2 more bottles which meant it was time to crack one! MMMMMM Even my wife liked it! ;)

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby JamesDeRose » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:45 pm

lockejn wrote:Forgot the Lagavulin 12 2010.


How was this? I've got 2 bottles and wondering if it's time to crack one!

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:00 pm

JamesDeRose wrote:
lockejn wrote:Forgot the Lagavulin 12 2010.

How was this? I've got 2 bottles and wondering if it's time to crack one!

Quite good I think. Preferable to the bottle of 16 I have open. I didn't manage to get hold of last year's, so I can't say how it compares in that regard. But hell, if you've got two one should definitely be open!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby AdamMY » Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:54 am

Bulliet Bourbon
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Feb 21, 2011 1:45 am

Somewhere along the way I opened a new Speyburn 10.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Holysinner » Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:12 am

Grant's Family Reserve 1.75L
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Drammed » Mon Feb 28, 2011 6:30 pm

For something completely different I opened a bottle of Mount Gay Extra Old Rum.

very nice for a change of pace.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:23 am

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

Postby lockejn » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:51 am

Glenmorangie Finealta. Mmmm.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:56 am

Jameson NAS. St Patricks is coming up.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Holysinner » Sun Mar 06, 2011 5:02 am

Hendrick's Gin
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby SoMK » Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:53 pm

Rollercoaster. Efficient but surely not classy XD
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:11 pm

Nikka Pure Malt Black.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Sat Mar 19, 2011 3:22 am

Good to see you going in the right direction Nick. :thumbsup:

Kirkland Small Batch Bourbon batch b-5183, Clear Spring Distilling.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:15 am

Opened a Jameson 18 for St. Patty's Day.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:27 am

Also, apparently, opened a Glenfiddich 15 DE last week.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:52 am

is that the 51%? If so, what do you think?
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:55 am

Ganga wrote:is that the 51%? If so, what do you think?

Yes. Better than the standard 12 or 18, but can't say where it stands in comparison to the Solera. Close. I think it's similar to Glenlivet with more bitter apple peel. Pretty sure I rated it a 3.5/5 as a first impression.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:40 pm

High West Rendezvous Rye.
Jameson Gold Reserve.
Amrut Cask Strength 61.8%.
St Georges English Chapter 6.
Old Pulteney 1991 17yo Single Cask 0030 57.6%.
Glen Grant 28 BF.

All were very good, but not the Glen Grant which was annoyingly disappointing. The High West is a new entry onto my favourites list.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:21 pm

Glenfarclas Traverso 11. Yum.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:53 am

Kilchoman Spring '10.
Longrow Gaja Barolo 55.8%
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby robbi@laurenson.com » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:36 pm

Uigeadail bottled 2010. I was actually expecting to like this more than I have experienced so far. After a Laga Distiller's Edition and now the Oogie, I'm starting to think that sherry is not my favourite. It is a lovely whisky, but I find the sweetness perhaps distracting or unnecessary. I do like it better than the Laga, though, and will certainly finish the bottle with relish.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby AshDLS » Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:31 pm

Smith's Angaston 8yo. Really good stuff! Would like to see this 8yo and their cask strength 10yo get a little more recognition beyond Australia, but the quantities released were so relatively small (especially for the 10yo). :-\
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Mar 24, 2011 12:50 am

Cutty Sark 12yo, 18yo, 25yo and Black Clipper. Well down them all now.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Drammed » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:30 pm

Bruichladdich Links - Torrey Pines

lots of red fruit, melon and black licorice / anise
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:09 pm

pkt77242 wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:Cutty Sark 12yo, 18yo, 25yo and Black Clipper. Well down them all now.


For some reason I am not shocked by the fact that you are well down them.

Well I am. It means he's practiced self control and none are finished yet. :mrgreen:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby jazz lover » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:23 pm

Talisker 18.
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