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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:15 pm

Ganga wrote:Snow Phx

It's true, but fortunately the worst of the bad weather is over
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Standingwave » Fri Apr 22, 2011 5:53 pm

I did a William Larue Weller head to head (2009 vs. 2010) at a friend's place.
I have to give the win to the 2009. It might have been that the 2010 was a freshly opened bottle while the 2009 had been open for many months.

Like any good science experiment, this should be repeated many times to confirm! :lol:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby johan brugge » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:39 am

Last night I had a Glenfiddich 12yo and a small dram of Lagavulin 16yo. And :shock: but I don't really like the Laga 16yo like I used to. I find it much to sweet. Early this year I bought a Lagavulin 'Vanilla Sky' which I like a lot better. I think it's much 'cleaner' than the standard Lagavulin.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Sat Apr 23, 2011 3:37 pm

johan brugge wrote:And :shock: but I don't really like the Laga 16yo like I used to. I find it much to sweet.


I'm not surprised at all. I've been having this conversation with folks for 2 years. The quality has been bouncing around for at least the last 5 years. The L7 bottling is the one we've decided on. A pleasant balance of smoke and sherry. Other bottlings have been kind of ashy. Some have reported overly sweet bottlings as well.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:53 pm

Glen Dronach 15 Year Old Revival
Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nadurra Cask Strength
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby johan brugge » Sat Apr 23, 2011 6:16 pm

Ganga wrote:I'm not surprised at all. I've been having this conversation with folks for 2 years. The quality has been bouncing around for at least the last 5 years. The L7 bottling is the one we've decided on. A pleasant balance of smoke and sherry. Other bottlings have been kind of ashy. Some have reported overly sweet bottlings as well.

Well, strangely enough I liked the previous Laga 16 which I bought a year or two ago. But this one is really different.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Sun Apr 24, 2011 10:26 pm

Hibiki 12
Snow Phoenix
Macallan Select Oak - They shoud have selected something different. This was flat as a tack.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby lockejn » Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:35 am

Teacher's Highland Cream, x2.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Lefty » Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:00 pm

I love Teachers! A grossly underrated dram in my humble opinion.


Last night, I had a go at my 01.1 octomore and thoroughly enjoyed it.. Some notes here:


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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:37 pm

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Lefty » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:07 pm

Was that the current 15yo Glendronach (Revival) or the original bottling?

I had a go at Knockando 12yo last night, it's really enjoyable: light, delicate and beautifully simple.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby johan brugge » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:33 am

Last night I had a Laga 16yo followed by an Amrut Peated Cask Strength 62.8 %. I really needs some water but after that it's all about spicy, peppery peat. And lot's of it.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Sun May 01, 2011 7:03 pm

Johan. Did the pairing work well together? Or were they far enough apart that they didn't add/subtract from each other?
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby johan brugge » Sun May 01, 2011 7:11 pm

No. They are quite different really. The Laga is a lot sweeter and smokier than the Amrut. The Amrut on the other hand has a very high alcoholpercentage by vol. so that makes a huge difference too. The Amrut is peatier than the Laga, but lacks smoke and it has a lot of spices on the palate like cloves. If I would taste this blind I'd say it's my Cask of the Yamazaki Heavily Peated (but then without the fruityness).
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon May 02, 2011 1:03 pm

Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve
Wiser's Legacy
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby zl725 » Mon May 02, 2011 2:14 pm

Yamazaki 12
Bruichladdich Resurrection
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed May 04, 2011 1:04 pm

Arran Tokaji Wine Cask (Finish) - 55%ABV
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu May 05, 2011 12:58 pm

Uigeadail... The contents of this bottle are getting dangerously low. And although there's a spare in reserve, I'm wondering if that's enough!
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat May 07, 2011 4:29 pm

Johnnie Walker 18YO Gold label
Islay Mist 12YO
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby lockejn » Sun May 08, 2011 1:43 am

White Horse blend, x2.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby johan brugge » Wed May 11, 2011 5:33 pm

Caol Ila Moch (much peatier than and more citrus than before I think)
Bowmore 17yo 1991 Dewar Rattray cask 2060 (very very good!!)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Theus » Tue May 17, 2011 8:51 pm

Hey guys!
Long time...
Work is killing me! Others changes... Few time!

Well...
Just to report, I got some:
Talisker 57, Caol ila 12, Laga Dist Edition...
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby doc » Tue May 17, 2011 11:43 pm

18y/o Famous Grouse and very nice too :P :P
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby bredman » Wed May 18, 2011 12:35 am

Finished with a HP12.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby bredman » Fri May 20, 2011 2:35 pm

Jameson
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby lockejn » Mon May 23, 2011 1:43 am

White Horse blend. The end is in sight. . .
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby johan brugge » Tue May 24, 2011 4:46 pm

Amrut peated CS 62.8 % with a dash of water. It's not an overly complex dram but it sure is nice ... and powerfull.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby bredman » Wed May 25, 2011 2:37 am

Sainsbury's XO Calvados 12 Years Old.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri May 27, 2011 4:04 pm

Popped the top on one of my Auchentoshan 1998 Cask Strengths (Fino Sherry cask matured) last night. Initial impression: Very well balanced between sweetness and tartness. Absolutely drinkable as it pours, too. Very finely delineated flavour wise. Not one to rush in the glass, as it only beenfits from 'air time'. A nice whisky, indeed.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby rogerdodger » Fri May 27, 2011 4:37 pm

Had a long day yesterday and returned quite late. That's when I turn to my GoTo dram - Nikka Whisky From the Barrel. It never fails to hit the spot.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Willie JJ » Fri May 27, 2011 7:36 pm

Millstone Peated
114.16 Yoichi 23yo
Connemara Turf Mor
Amrut Peated CS
English Whisky Co. Chapter 9
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby mikeymad » Fri May 27, 2011 7:55 pm

Did a little bit of a Sig Run:

--> Mortlach 1988/9yo cask 2622 43% Signatory
--> Linkwood 1988/9yo casks (2757-8 43% Signatory (half bottle))
--> Bladnoch 1989/8yo Casks 405-409 43% Signatory (half bottle)
--> Caol Ila 1989/7yo casks 4518-4522 43% Signatory (Half Bottle)
--> Linkwood 1995/14yo cask 641 46% Signatory
--> Bladnoch 1990/14yo Cask 985 46% (unchill) Signatory
--> Clynelish 1998/11 cask 2451 46% Signatory (unchill)
--> Royal Lochnagar 1991/16yo cask 428 43% Signatory
--> Linkwood 1990/17 Cask 9724 55.5% Signatory (Binny's)
--> Clynelish 1974/29yo Cask 2571 55.6% Signatory (very low)
--> Glendronoch 1977/24yo cask 3696 52.1% Signatory

There were a still a few more to try.. but I ran out of space in my liver.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Willie JJ » Fri May 27, 2011 8:14 pm

mikeymad wrote:There were a still a few more to try.. but I ran out of space in my liver.

I hate it when that happens
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat May 28, 2011 5:27 pm

Auchentoshan 1998 Cask Strength (Fino Sherry)
Benromach 10 Year Old
Benromach Peat Smoke
Clan Denny 30 Year Old North British Cask Strength
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby lockejn » Mon May 30, 2011 1:41 am

A couple Bulleit 95 Ryes.
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