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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:16 pm

Tomatin 18 DT Rare Auld Single Cask 55.9%. Pouring now...
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Laurentius » Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:02 pm

Peated BenRiach 10y, Curiositas, very impressed. Manageable complexity, sweetness but not cloying with a heavy hit of peat, peper and oak balancing it out. I like it.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:07 pm

Glenmorangie Traditional, Laphroaig Cairdeas 2010 and I'm pretty sure there's another, but I can't find it. I fear we maybe drank it all.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:55 am

A new Glenfarclas 12. There's a slightly sour note on the nose and it seems to have more grape and less smoke on the palate. Not as good as the outgoing bottle I think.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Fri Apr 22, 2011 1:05 am

A fresh Oban 14. :iwbrnt:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:41 am

Mars Iwai Tradition - Paid 40 bucks for this thinking it was for 1 bottle(not bad for a very rare whisky). Four 720ml bottles turned up - SCORE!!
Golden Horse NAS Blended Malt
Karuizawa 12 Old Square Bottle
Karuizawa SC 1990 11YO #7408 57%
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Wed Apr 27, 2011 1:40 am

Tali 10.

Mannochmore 28 BF 2853 52.1%. This one was bottled 23rd March '11.

Longmorn 12 BF 163303 53.4%.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:08 am

Bladnoch 9 Lightly Peated Barrel 325 55.5%.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Thu Apr 28, 2011 1:04 am

Bulleit 95 Rye. Pretty good.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:43 am

Willie JJ wrote:Glenmorangie Traditional, Laphroaig Cairdeas 2010 and I'm pretty sure there's another, but I can't find it. I fear we maybe drank it all.


The shock is that you didn't finish the other two. :P
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby faniccj » Fri Apr 29, 2011 11:56 pm

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

Postby johan brugge » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:10 am

faniccj wrote:Amrut Fusion.

Any thoughts on that one?
I've just opened an Amrut Peated Cask Strength 62.8 %.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Jobi » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:02 am

Fnally got around to opening the Parkers Heritage Golden Anniversary and I agree with the favorable remarks it was given.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Sun May 01, 2011 12:19 pm

An Cnoc 16yo
Cadenhead's Mortlach 16yo 2011 bottling
Cadenhead's Rosebank 20yo 2010 bottling
Macallan Speymalt 1971-2010
Stronachie 18yo
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Sat May 07, 2011 4:12 am

Glenmo 10, 1.75. Ought to be fun to dram through this. What say you Willie, 2 or 3 sessions?
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Sun May 08, 2011 3:42 am

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

Postby Ganga » Wed May 18, 2011 4:59 am

One is empty and now one is open. Ancient Age.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby mikeymad » Sun May 22, 2011 10:34 am

Opened Macallan 18yo - 1987

to have in celebration of my niece graduating college.. (birth year - 87)

Oh yeah and it is tasty...

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby malthound » Mon May 23, 2011 9:54 am

Opened Old Pulteney 12 years old.

Not sure ... kinda got used to my peaty malts.

I shall persevere though!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Wed May 25, 2011 2:31 am

St Georges Chapter 9
PC 7
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Wed May 25, 2011 2:47 am

Mortlach F&F
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby pkt77242 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:33 am

Opened a bottle of Evan Williams black bottle last weekend.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed May 25, 2011 5:39 pm

Glen Spey F&F
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Wed May 25, 2011 5:50 pm

Would the Spey qualify for the Basics Willie? I'm interested to here what you have to say on this one either way.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed May 25, 2011 6:03 pm

Many of the F&F bottles are selling for prices that are now comparable with the RRPs of standard drams. I recently saw Caol Ila 12yo with a £4 discount (supposedly) for the same price that I paid for the Glen Spey. On those grounds it would qualify as entry level. Whisky prices have gone mad. :insane:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Wed May 25, 2011 6:11 pm

We also were looking to keep things towards the younger end and away from cask strength.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed May 25, 2011 7:11 pm

Your argument is compelling. I shall work up a tasting note :D
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Thu May 26, 2011 12:44 am

Jim Beam Devil's Cut. Very dry.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby pkt77242 » Thu May 26, 2011 3:52 am

Early Times.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby pkt77242 » Sun May 29, 2011 6:51 am

AD Rattray Royal Lochnagar 1996 14yo sherry cask
AD Rattray Bowmore 1996 14yo bourbon cask.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby robbi@laurenson.com » Sun May 29, 2011 4:55 pm

I'm very fond of a 50/50 mix of OP12 and Caol Ila CS. The salt and maritime notes of the OP and the industrial coal smoke of the Caol Ila work wonders together.

malthound wrote:Opened Old Pulteney 12 years old.

Not sure ... kinda got used to my peaty malts.

I shall persevere though!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:13 am

My first bottle of Cutty Sark NAS. Meh. Glad it only cost me $16.50.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:08 am

I need more open bottles 'cos when i open one it don't last 5 minutes. Sazarac 18. :dead: Thomas H Handy. :dead: So just opened a RMW Kilchoman.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:44 pm

bredman wrote:I need more open bottles 'cos when i open one it don't last 5 minutes. Sazarac 18. :dead: Thomas H Handy. :dead: So just opened a RMW Kilchoman.

Shouldn't that be in the recent bottle kills thread? :P But I understand why those go so quickly.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:17 am

75 South. We shall see.
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