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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby ClubSmed » Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:59 pm

82.18 "Rubber truncheons and bargepoles" 11 yr Glencadam
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Jan 18, 2010 10:51 pm

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:30 am

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby I_SPEY » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:44 pm

A Jim Bean, which I've wun during a Bridge tournament recently.
Nice, but.., well, you probably understand. :wink:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Sun Jan 24, 2010 1:48 am

My first bottle of Old Pulteney 17. Pretty decent at the clearance price I paid, but I think I'd rather drink the 12.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Jan 25, 2010 4:35 pm

Collector57 wrote:Nice one SC!

Sure is Nick, and it's a litre to boot. :D
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:06 pm

A sample of BenRiach 12.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby ClubSmed » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:58 pm

Just opened a bottle of the Glenlivet 15yo French Oak
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Ganga » Mon Jan 25, 2010 9:50 pm

Hm, I was just thinking back the last few days. I opened several bottles, they just weren't mine. Had several bottles opened, just not by me.

My bottles opened over the long weekend include Bowmore 17, Glenfarclas 11, and Arran Chateau Margaux.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:18 am

A sample of BenRiach 16.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Knolly » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:20 am

A couple of nice ones for this past weekend:

Glen Farclas 1965 (43yo) from OMC (Douglas Laing)

Port Ellen 24yo Editors Choice (Whisky Mag / Whisky Live London / Park Ave liquor) again from Douglas Laing.

Both bottles are excellent!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:28 am

A sample of BenRiach 10 Curiositas. :thumbsup:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby anationonfire » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:24 am

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:40 am

Highland Park 25 Year Old 50.7%ABV
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Thu Jan 28, 2010 2:23 am

A sample of BenRiach 21 Authenticus.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Fri Jan 29, 2010 11:13 pm

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:33 pm

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:21 pm

ClubSmed wrote:Just opened a bottle of the Glenlivet 15yo French Oak

How's that going down Matthew? I recently opened a bottle of the 18yo Glenlivet that had been sitting on a shelf for years. I've spent a couple of really good evenings with it. It won't survive a third I don't think. Great stuff and fantastic value.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:08 pm

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby ClubSmed » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:07 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
ClubSmed wrote:Just opened a bottle of the Glenlivet 15yo French Oak

How's that going down Matthew? I recently opened a bottle of the 18yo Glenlivet that had been sitting on a shelf for years. I've spent a couple of really good evenings with it. It won't survive a third I don't think. Great stuff and fantastic value.

It is going down an absolute treat, it will definitely not last long! I got a miniature of the 18 a while back, may have to do a head to head
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:09 pm

Collector57 wrote:I've heard mixed opinions of the Ardmore. What's your opinion of it Dubois?

Very nice, but not "Top".
Imho worth the price.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:38 pm

Dubois wrote:
Collector57 wrote:I've heard mixed opinions of the Ardmore. What's your opinion of it Dubois?

Very nice, but not "Top".
Imho worth the price.

I would second this and add that I don't find a whole lot of difference between the TC and Teacher's - and actually prefer the Teacher's!
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Feb 02, 2010 5:30 pm

Famous Grouse NAS.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby lockejn » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:28 am

Laphroaig 18. :thumbsup:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby laphroaig10_65 » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:40 pm

Glencadam 15 yo.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Thu Feb 04, 2010 12:44 pm

Operation bottle reduction was going well over Christmas with me targeting some low level bottles and finishing them ... however it went out the week-end when I opened ... Mortlach 16yo (Flora & Faune), Highland Park Earl Magnus, Yamazaki 10yo, Macallan 20yo CS (Private Bottling) & Writers Tears ...

I don'k know whether to go :headbang: or :)

but why not you only live once :wink:
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Thu Feb 04, 2010 4:07 pm

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Thu Feb 04, 2010 10:39 pm

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Chef! » Sat Feb 06, 2010 10:29 am

Wild Turkey American Spirit
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby andyt » Sun Feb 07, 2010 1:13 am

Benromach Peat Smoke
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Sun Feb 07, 2010 3:43 am

The Cask of Hakushu Heavily Peated 1993 58% #3B40573
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:07 am

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:37 am

Nikka Super
Suntory Special Reserve Aged 10 Years
Kirin-Seagram Robert Brown Deluxe Blend
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby johan brugge » Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:40 pm

The Dalmore 12yo at 40% vol. My first Dalmore ever, well my second actually. I had a sample of the Gran Reserva two weeks ago, which was not very impressive. This one is a bit better. From the moment I opened the bottle I picked up caramel. I wonder why ... It reminded me of a Glenrothes, only I found Glenrothes very drinkable. This is what I think of The Dalmore 12yo.

Nose:
big caramel, fruitiness, very faint smokeyness and a touch of cake.

Palate:
again caramel, marzipan, fruit (oranges?), and a bit more smoke yet it's still sweet.

Finish:
short, gone without a trace I'm afraid.

Comments:
Not much to be exited about I think. It's an OK dram. Nothing more, nothing less.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Tue Feb 09, 2010 7:08 am

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