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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Drexter » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:06 am

Two or three drams of the New Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Tasted much better than last bottle I tasted.

Splended Stuff in my opinion the best Islay together With Ardbeg 10.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Drexter » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:09 am

Two or three drams of the New Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Tasted much better than last bottle I tasted.

Splended Stuff in my opinion the best Islay together With Ardbeg 10.

Together with Brewdog Punk IPA and Slottskellarens Imperial Stout from Sweden.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby leonardczj » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:49 am

tiger beer. haha
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Mon Sep 23, 2013 2:20 am

1X Sam Adams
2X Red Trolley red ale
shared Sam Adams hop something or another. Very tasty if you like big hoppiness.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:45 pm

Plenty whisky. :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:01 am

Glenfiddich 14 Year Old - I must say I enjoyed it. Great dram.
Though i prefer the GF 15yr DE - which i also had :-)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:39 pm

Laph 18 YO. knocked my socks off. toned down on the medicinal taste of the QC and i like it - no i love it.

for me its currently between the Laga 16 and Laph 18 though I do like the difference of HP 18 & 12 as well as the GF 15 YO distillery edition.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:59 pm

Dewar's 18 Year Old
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:11 am

Lots of stuff the last 2 days.

limoncello
Kilkerran WIP5 sherry
Speymalt 1990, 21
Pliny the Elder
Defenestration
Old Chub
Brown Shugga
Supernova
and a few other whiskies.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:10 pm

Talisker Distillers Edition (1992/2005)... Sultanas and the Skye coast.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Wed Dec 18, 2013 6:41 am

Over the weekend, Lagunitas IPA and some Double rye.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby bredman » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:32 am

Adnams Triple Grain Southwold Whisky 43%.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:18 pm

Convalmore 28 Year Old Natural Cask Strength (official bottling), distilled 1977
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Mon Dec 30, 2013 2:55 am

Shared several Santa Cruz brews - stout, IPA and DIP plus the Afflingem Noel. The Noel was the nicest of the group.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:43 pm

The Third Dram wrote:Convalmore 28 Year Old Natural Cask Strength (official bottling), distilled 1977

Any thoughts on that one? Personally I enjoyed it?
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Dec 30, 2013 8:45 pm

I was at a party last night where the only drams were Old Pulteney 12 and Glenfiddich 15. I drank much of both and didn't regret any of it. :D
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:54 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
The Third Dram wrote:Convalmore 28 Year Old Natural Cask Strength (official bottling), distilled 1977

Any thoughts on that one? Personally I enjoyed it?

Likewise, Willie. The one aspect I particularly like is that the whisky isn't 'tired' in the least. Add a well balanced and complex palate delivery, and you have a quite excellent spirit.

Glad I nabbed some when I had the chance a few years back.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:41 pm

Yes it's really full of life. I have a thing for Convalmore mainly stemming from the Cadenheads 1977 distillates and this one. I understand the new 36yo Diageo release (another 1977) is excellent, but haven't tried it. It's too much money for me I'm afraid.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Jan 01, 2014 3:45 pm

Was at a party last night which is why I missed ringing in the changes on the forum, but it was good fun and we had:

Glenfiddich 18yo
Johnie Walker Blue King George V
Glenfiddich 19yo Age of Discovery Madiera
Glenfiddich 19yo Age of Discovery Bourbon
Glenfiddich 19yo Age of Discovery Red Wine
Cadenhead's 20yo sherried blend
Oban Distiller's Edition
Old Pulteney 21yo
Glen Moray 10yo Chardonnay Cask
Bowmore Legend
Then a general free for all

I wasn't in great shape for posting when I got in :)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:29 am

And when you are in free for all mode.... :smoke:

What did you think of the Bow Legend? I find it is variable but usually involves oaky smoke and lavender. Some folks are suggesting that the newer distillate is getting more citric (grapefruit). Your thoughts?
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:36 pm

Vague recollections of it being pleasant, but insufficient memory for sensible comments I'm afraid.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:47 pm

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve followed by Carlos I Imperial Solera Gran Reserva last night.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Mon Jan 06, 2014 5:22 pm

The Third Dram wrote:Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve followed by Carlos I Imperial Solera Gran Reserva last night.

I remember the Gold being quite smoky back in the late 1990s but a lot less so about 5 years ago. How is it now?
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:31 pm

To my taste buds, the new Gold Label Reserve (no age statement) seems:

1. A tad less precisely delineated in its flavour delivery than the previous Gold Label 18 Year Old (the last bottle of which I sampled a year or two ago).
2. Very slightly smokier.
3. A little more texturally rich.

The newer bottling is enjoyable, to be sure. However, for me, it lacks the clearly conveyed complexity of the best issue(s) of Clynelish (which apparently still lies at the core of this blend) - I'm thinking here of a 1972 Rare Malts Selection in particular - and harkens more toward the standard 14-year old Diageo version... Creamier and less overtly coastal, especially. The grain component is also smoother (some might say "duller"). I feel the caramelization adjustment may have been increased marginally to create a whisky that will readily appeal to less seasoned Scotch drinkers.

In contrast, the Gold Label 18 Year Old (since replaced with the far pricier 18-year old Platinum release) displayed a more layered characteristic where various delicate flavours kept appearing sequentially from palate entry through to finish.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby bredman » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:05 pm

I remember little of last night. All i remember is i opened a Bladnoch 18 55% and it only just survived until the morning.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby bredman » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:06 pm

Is it just me or have the forum smilies shrunk ...
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:56 pm

Tried three different Rakis last night. All good.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:20 am

bredman wrote:Is it just me or have the forum smilies shrunk ...

You just have to know your perspective is ******! Smilies have not shrunk...at least recently.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Klas » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:57 am

Glenlivet Nadurra
Highland Park 18
Ardbeg still young
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:40 pm

Arran Single Sherry Cask (cask strength), distilled 2001
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Alvinthethird » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:42 am

Bookers Bourbon, and Lagavulin 16 at the recommendation of a friend after i told her i wanted get more experience with peated whiskies. both great, and that Bookers packs a punch!
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:00 pm

Booker's is great. :D
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby bredman » Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:53 pm

Glenmo' Astar was flowing well into the early hours.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:14 pm

I didn't drink nuthin ... :(
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:23 pm

Willie JJ wrote:I didn't drink nuthin ... :(

Why don't we believe you? :mrgreen:
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