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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby lockejn » Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:48 am

Islay Mist 8.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby grumpy » Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:07 am

Last night I had three wee drams of The Dalmore King Alexander III. :D
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby mikeymad » Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:05 pm

Worked my way across this table....

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby AdamMY » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:47 am

mikeymad wrote:Worked my way across this table....

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Jobi » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:11 am

mikeymad wrote:Worked my way across this table....

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That's just pretty.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby AdamMY » Fri Feb 03, 2012 3:22 am

mikeymad wrote:Worked my way across this table....

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Just realized we could play a game with this picture... "One of these things is not like the other"
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby tempwave » Tue Feb 14, 2012 6:18 pm

a rather large dram of Lagavulin 16...worth every penny.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby lockejn » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:59 pm

Talisker 10.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Klas » Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:50 am

Aberlour a'bunadh :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:41 am

Klas wrote:Aberlour a'bunadh :thumbsup:

But which batch KLAS! Love a'bunadh.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Klas » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:41 pm

Hi Ganga

Batch 31. I bought it here in Sweden approximately 1 year ago, if I remember it correctly. The first one I tasted was batch 12 in 2004 and after that I have tried a few different batches, but missed the vast majority. So I have hard to compare between them.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskyhibby » Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:16 pm

Deanston 12 as part of my '101 whiskies to try before you die' journey.........

Cant say I was that impressed and wont be buying a bottle :roll:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:10 am

Kavalan Single Malt 40%
Kavalan Port Finished 40%
Suntory Kakubin Black Label 43%
Yamazaki Taradeshi Genshu 43%
Nikka Taketsuru 17 43%
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby John Barleycorn » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:16 am

Went to the SMWS tastings evening in Inverness last night with Mrs B. Mine host, Olaf Meier, had brought up a selection of five malts from next month's 'First Friday' bottling's from Edinburgh.

We started off with a 125.60 'Expanding universe of flavour' a Glenmorangie 10yo 60.8%ABV ex-bourbon hogshead refill a very palatable dram and even more so with a wee drop of water added, a very characteristic bottling of Glenmorangie from the society. A sweetness on both the nose and the palate with notes of vanilla, fruit cake and a few more which Mrs B was able to detect but which somehow past me by.

The next offering was a Longmorn 7.72 'Buxom and comforting', to drew any similarity between the title of this bottling and my companion for the evening would I think land me in a spot of trouble only to say that like Mrs B this was a 21yo. This dram had an ABV of 52.9% and was a refill ex-bourbon barrel. A light sweet dram, the sweetness was not as intense in comparison to the Glenmo, with notes of vanilla, chocolate and lemon. In my opinion this was far the best offering of the evening.

We then moved on to a 9yo Arran 121.50 'Xmas cake and Afghan coats' a sherry butt refill with a 61.3%ABV. Got the Xmas cake part with hints of liquorice, as for the Afghan coat I can only say that there are probable too many old hippies on the tasting panel in Queen Street. Not a dram which I warmed too, I did detect a slight hint of sulphur.

The penultimate offering was a Glen Scotia 93.52 'Wench with a wrench'. A smoky 9yo dram with an AVB of 58.4% this was a refill bourbon barrel. There was vanilla on the nose and a syrupy sweetness with hints of pear on the pallet. No comparison what so ever can be made towards my good lady on this one, I don't think she knows what a wrench is for.

The final dram of the night was a Caol Ila 53.161 'Manuka honey and Rooibos red tea'. This 10yo had a 57.6%ABVand was a refill bourbon hogshead. A smoky peaty dram with a hint of TCP on the nose but it was not over powering and a lemony zest on the pallet. I don't know how the tasting panel come up with the titles for their bottlings. Rooibos red tea! I've never seen that on the shelves in Tesco's

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:10 am

a few(8) drams of HP 12 YO.
I tried a dram of The Singleton 12YO I had bought with the HP inbetween those 8 or so. Didnt go down well. I shall try again today just with the Singleton. I read much bumm reviews but also noted it won the 12YO category in 2012 recently.

I really like the HP. Also finished off a bottle of Glenmoragie 10YO - Original. Nice :-)

BTW - only drink neat. No water - no ice. So maybe i will experiment with the Singleton's taste with these options tonight. Cheers
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby ashleyswhiskyheaven » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:03 pm

A 6 year old bourbon called fighting cock. Just saw it on display and decided what the hell we give it a go

Not bad must admit

Vanilla and cinamony with sweet and spicy which expected for a bourbon
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Lawrence » Thu May 03, 2012 4:49 pm

Isle of Arran Sleeping Warrior; I really do enjoy this whisky... :D
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Fri May 04, 2012 4:47 am

Lawrence wrote:Isle of Arran Sleeping Warrior; I really do enjoy this whisky... :D

How has your overall experience been with Arran?
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskgeek » Fri May 04, 2012 6:25 am

Tomatin 15, and Johnnie Gold.

(I had an Arran, once, that was all butterscotch.)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Lawrence » Fri May 04, 2012 8:09 am

Ganga wrote:
Lawrence wrote:Isle of Arran Sleeping Warrior; I really do enjoy this whisky... :D

How has your overall experience been with Arran?


I am very, very impressed with thier quality. I have 70 different expressions 'in house' so I have some depth to my experience. Their single casks are great value for the money. I look forward to their 18yo in a few years time...
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskgeek » Sun May 06, 2012 5:51 am

Last night I had a glass of Lagavulin. Its quality seems to have greatly improved over last year's decidedly unspectacular vintage. It's not entirely there, though. It seemed much sweeter than it used to be. It didn't have the edge.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Lawrence » Sun May 06, 2012 4:34 pm

I attended a Scotch Malt Whisky Society dinner & tasting last night with the Canadia branch; 50.46 Bladnoch 21yo, 38.21 Caperdonich 17yo, 35.62 Glen Moray 21yo, 10.72 Bunnahabhain 12yo and 29.108 Laphroaig 10yo. All were very good and a good night out.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby SheltieBoy » Tue May 08, 2012 9:06 pm

Shieldaig 18.
Only (?) available from Total wine. $40.
There is only one review on-line (a blogger) and he hated it: 31/100!

I thought the nose was extremely nice, very complex with fruits and flowers.
The palate was almost as nice.
The finish was decent. (The blogger HATED the finish--"bubblegum")

Anyone else take a chance on this yet?
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Wed May 09, 2012 10:41 pm

I have not but have seen the shieldaig lineup at Total Wine. Was contemplating one.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby SheltieBoy » Fri May 11, 2012 9:24 pm

Ganga wrote:I have not but have seen the shieldaig lineup at Total Wine. Was contemplating one.


Your review would be most helpful!
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskgeek » Mon May 14, 2012 5:57 am

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2004
Bruichladdich 1992 Sherry Edition
Glenfiddich 18
Banff Duncan Taylor 35-year
Talisker 10
Talisker 1999 Distillers Edition
Ardbeg Aligator
Glenfarclas 25-year
Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby SheltieBoy » Tue May 15, 2012 12:35 am

Balv Carib cask.

Delightful! Nutmeg, nutmeg, nutmeg!
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Tue May 15, 2012 5:57 am

Friday night:
14 Glen Grants includings the 10, 16 and vintages 67, 65, 60 and 58. I found the young ones to be unimpressive. The 60 was a big sherry bomb, very dry though. The 58 was the best of the group.

Saturday:
I don't recall all of them but I did try the new Laddie 10. It is quite good and am looking forward to having it HTH with an older bottling. Also Supplication at Russian River.

Sunday:
Beer day. Duvel, Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi 2009, Pliny from the Growler, Damnation from the Growler, Ten Fiddy and a few others. We tried some of these with some whisky as well with some surprising results.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Sun Jun 03, 2012 5:54 pm

Went to 2 yos birthday last night. Shared adult beverage with the "guys". Laga 16, about 1/3 the bottle between the 3 of us.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:19 am

Melon ball and Cluny whisky. Wedding night for some friend but I needed to drive so had to hold it down.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:29 am

I had a bomber of Knee Deep Brewing Simtra last night.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby lockejn » Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:57 am

Armorik.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskyhibby » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:31 am

Old Pulteney 21 year old.......... :angel:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskgeek » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:47 pm

Balvenie Peat Cask.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby SheltieBoy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:03 pm

As part of my on-going Rye kick, I tried Rittenhouse Rye B.I.B.
Oddly, the first, strongest element in the nose was...
wait for it...
Genoa Salami.
I kid you not. It slowly morphed into the usual dusty rye notes.
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