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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:44 am

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robbi@laurenson.com wrote:Old Pulteney 12. Been on my list for a while and the pair of Glencairn glasses that came with it made the purchase easy. I'm impressed...it's very good for the price. A little water and a little time and you have something worth savouring. OP12 goes into my regular rotation now.


There is a lot of truth here! I killed my bottle of Old Pulteney 12 in November. Bought it for our tasting on October 30th and had it finished in under a month. I remember it being super fantastic. Was roaming my favorite "scotch mart" yesterday and saw that gift pack with the Glencairns (REAL Glencarins by the way) and just HAD to pick it up! Brought it home and, while it was certainly good, there was nothing interesting about it. A few drops of water and it really turned into something interesting! Can't wait to pick up the 17 next!

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Welcome James, the OP's are great. Enjoy
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Holysinner » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:10 am

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby AshDLS » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:07 pm

Bruichladdich Infinity Second Edition. Good stuff.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby johan brugge » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:01 pm

Lagavulin 14yo 'Vanilla Sky' The Whisky Fair.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Jan 31, 2011 5:53 pm

Caol Ila 12 Unpeated, 2010.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby AdamMY » Tue Feb 01, 2011 4:02 am

Bowmore Legend.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 04, 2011 4:47 am

Littlemill 17 as inspired by questions on the 8.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:47 pm

Talisker 18. The bottle's been there for well over a year. And after a good three course meal with guests, resistance was futile.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Fi-Wi » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:31 pm

Caol Ila Moch.

Beautiful distinct Caol Ila nose/taste yet soft and with some sweetness, honey and caramel. Its moderateness makes it a very nice every day Islay, no matter the time of day (well, after noon that is).

For less than €30 an absolute no-brainer!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:26 pm

Opened a G&M Glenlossie 1978-2007 46% yesterday. Fine stuff.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Feb 06, 2011 11:55 pm

G+M Tamdhu 8yo. Pretty good for $33
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:36 am

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban
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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 pkt77242 » Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:45 am

lockejn wrote:Somewhere along the way I opened a new Speyburn 10.


Happens to the best of us. There have been many times that I woke up Friday after the chat on thursday and found that I opened a new bottle without remembering it. :oops:
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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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