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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 pkt77242 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 4:21 am

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:02 am

Laphroaig 18
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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 pkt77242 » Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:10 am

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.
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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

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:43 pm

Good to see the Tali making it back out in the world.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby jazz lover » Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:19 pm

Yes, I see it often and I'm sitting on a 12 pack.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:05 am

Booker's 62.45%. Had an argument with the cork.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby robbi@laurenson.com » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:27 pm

Laphroaig 10 CS Batch 001
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby robbi@laurenson.com » Sat Mar 26, 2011 3:51 pm

Port Charlotte PC8 Ar Duthcas.

I get a big whiff of microwave popcorn up front. It's not bad, just surprising :).
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby robbi@laurenson.com » Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:06 pm

robbi@laurenson.com wrote:Port Charlotte PC8 Ar Duthcas.

I get a big whiff of microwave popcorn up front. It's not bad, just surprising :).


There's a similarity to Port Ellen in this. Lovely nose, maybe a little lacking in complexity; but full, farmy/buttery and billowing.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:36 pm

J&AM Springbank 12 yo CS 54.4% Claret Wood. Colour is almost amber; Nose has floral and honeyed notes; Definitely full bodies with legs like a young colt; The Palate echoes the honey notes in the nose, with an added spiciness; Finish is warming and spicy as well as long and lingering on the tongue.

According to the label, 9 yrs in a refill bourbon cask followed by 3 in fresh Claret casks. Reminds me of tales I've heard about Queen Victoria - who would have loved this. She used to mix whisky and Claret, thereby ruining two great drinks at once! Maybe she was on to something after all!

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:33 am

Amrut Fusion.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:25 am

Glenhaven Inchgower 19 pretends it's Queen and sings "Another One Bites the Dust".
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:27 am

Ganga wrote:Glenhaven Inchgower 19 pretends it's Queen and sings "Another One Bites the Dust".

Ahhhhh! :oops: Wrong THREAD! NO EDIT!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:42 am

Ganga wrote:
Ganga wrote:Glenhaven Inchgower 19 pretends it's Queen and sings "Another One Bites the Dust".

Ahhhhh! :oops: Wrong THREAD! NO EDIT!

I think there's a bug somewhere involving "new posts" and "quick edit". Just a hunch at this point, but we'll see.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Mon Mar 28, 2011 3:52 am

This forum doesn't have edit! Other forums at WM do have edit.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Mar 28, 2011 11:56 pm

:D Probably so the rest of us can have a good laugh at someone else' expense.
I think I might just climb into that Glenmo Nectar D'Or tonight. It was a prize after all ...
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:10 am

:shock: Ah, the old we left it out so others can laugh at your expense joke. :lol:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Vamos » Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:50 am

Just opened the 18 year old Bowmore I got bought as a leaving present from work.

Oh my, very special indeed. It's made the rest of my collection seem rather poor and bland!

Great peatiness and incredibly drinkable.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:53 am

Glenlivet 12, 21.3.10
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:13 am

High West Rendezvous. This is what rye whiskey should be!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Sat Apr 02, 2011 12:00 am

lockejn wrote:High West Rendezvous. This is what rye whiskey should be!

I can't argue with that, could'n't stop drinking it. :oops:


Dallas Dhu 1982 23yo Signatory Vintage Natural Colour 43%. Cask no. 704 h/h.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:09 am

Laphroaig 10 CS batch 002
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