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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon May 20, 2013 2:32 pm

Robertson Winery 2009 Number One Constitution Road Shiraz (a surprisingly velvety and approachable wine despite its 15%ABV 'heftiness') with grilled steaks, followed by Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby emospence » Tue May 21, 2013 11:53 am

Caol Ila 12 with an episode of GoT 8)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed May 22, 2013 1:24 pm

Arran Single Sherry Cask (cask strength), distilled 2001
Talisker 10 Year Old
Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year Old
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby jmrl » Fri May 24, 2013 8:44 pm

Last night I drank far too much, it's not big and it's not clever but it did seem like a good idea at the time - it was the Springbank open day after all. Cadenheads will be bottling an outstanding Dallas Dhu 1979 soonly which may go some way to cancelling out the Dad dancing I got up to in the Feathers - but if your going to play Lynard Skynard I will not be responsible for the consequences.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat May 25, 2013 4:15 pm

Laphroaig Càirdeas 2012 Release
Lagavulin 12YO NCS 2006 Release
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun May 26, 2013 2:01 pm

Gooderham & Worts Small Batch
Crown Royal (circa 1960s)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed May 29, 2013 7:26 pm

Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Barrel Select
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby emospence » Fri May 31, 2013 10:08 am

3 bottles of Little Creatures Pale Ale :lol:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Fri May 31, 2013 10:30 pm

I believe I am about to have one of the longest posts here.
So ive just returned from a whisky tasting event.

I have had a few nice drams before. I started drinking just two years ago, not just whisky but alcohol and settled on a single malt whisky journey. The rest, imho, is cr@p.

So this tasting, my first, was EPIC

I had:-

Ardmore
Glenfiddich, 14yo, 15yo and 21yo
Macallan 12 yo
Balvenie 21 yo
Glenlivet 18 yo
Bunnahabain 12yo, 15 yo
Dalmore cigar
Jura 16 yo
Ardbeg 10yo
Lagavulin 16yo

And by FAR the winner for me is what I started with : Lagavulin 16 yo. I had 6 drams of this throughout the 2hrs I spent "tasting". While I was definitely tipsy, im typing this just 4.5 hours after I had my first dram. Ofcourse, was driven home - responsible and all that.it doesnt matter what it costs, I am getting a Laga 16yo tomorrow.
What a night.

#EPIC
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Fri May 31, 2013 10:36 pm

Oh, and I drink only neat. No ice or "drop of water", to open up these "bouquets". Im not there to smell the thing - whilst i can appreciate different scents. Im there to taste it. I consider it crazy to mix something that has taken 10 to 2x years to make.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Fri May 31, 2013 10:40 pm

Oh, and I had a nikka 'something'.must check the brochure.
Didnt have the talisker 10, hp 12, glenmo's, laph's, cos I have them already opened at home. :P

Oh lagavulin, I shall dream of u tonight :angel:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:28 am

Nu2Whisky wrote:Oh, and I drink only neat. No ice or "drop of water", to open up these "bouquets". Im not there to smell the thing - whilst i can appreciate different scents. Im there to taste it. I consider it crazy to mix something that has taken 10 to 2x years to make.

As you further your exploration, you may change the view on adding water. For the most part, the bottles you were trying are not worth adding water but when you start getting cask strength whiskies you might find that water is appropriate. I've had many whiskies north of 60%
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:36 am

Ganga wrote:
Nu2Whisky wrote:Oh, and I drink only neat. No ice or "drop of water", to open up these "bouquets". Im not there to smell the thing - whilst i can appreciate different scents. Im there to taste it. I consider it crazy to mix something that has taken 10 to 2x years to make.

As you further your exploration, you may change the view on adding water. For the most part, the bottles you were trying are not worth adding water but when you start getting cask strength whiskies you might find that water is appropriate. I've had many whiskies north of 60%


Im sure I would if one could actually find cask strength varieties here in South Africa. :headbang:
Looking forward to sampling those. Maybe the next whisky live event towards the latter part of the year will have that variety.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:45 pm

Im sure I would if one could actually find cask strength varieties here in South Africa. :headbang:
Looking forward to sampling those. Maybe the next whisky live event towards the latter part of the year will have that variety.[/quote]

I went out and got myself some Nadurra @ 56.9% which I understand is how they bottle all of their Nadurra.
Nice, tasty. Suppose its different from the Lag 16, Caola Ila that I got as well. Havent opened them up yet.

AND YES, I put about 3 drops of water in each dram after my mouth felt the burn (though after a hot/pungent chilli meal :twisted: ). will try on its own to see if I really need water next time.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:06 pm

Laphroaig 10 Year Old
Laphroaig Càirdeas 2012 Release
Benromach Cask Strength, distilled 2001 & bottled 2011
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:40 am

I did a taste off between Widmer Drifter Pale Ale and it's replacement Widmer Alchemy Pale Ale. Drifter's kicked it's butt.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Jun 05, 2013 4:47 am

pkt77242 wrote:I did a taste off between Widmer Drifter Pale Ale and it's replacement Widmer Alchemy Pale Ale. Drifter's kicked it's butt.


Also had a Widmer Hefe. Avoid, it isn't good.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:33 pm

Laphroaig Càirdeas 2012 Release
Nikka Pure Malt Black
Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year Old
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:23 pm

Douglas Laing Big Peat
Laphroaig Càirdeas 2012 Release
Lagavulin 12 Year Old NCS 2006 Release
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby emospence » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:53 am

Finished half a one litre DFS bottle of Ardbeg 10.. With a friend :D
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby zl725 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:26 am

Amrut
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:39 pm

Mackmyra First Edition
Talisker 10 Year Old
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:15 pm

Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams 2012 Canadian Edition (48.8%ABV)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:54 am

Whole Lotta Beer...it was a beer tasting after all. Lost Abbey Saints Devotion, Lips of Faith Chocolate Stout, Tsing Tao, Firestone Parabola, and about 5 others. Oh and a Laphroaig 18
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:36 pm

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old
Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams
Nikka Pure Malt Black
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Tue Jun 25, 2013 3:54 am

The Third Dram wrote:Old Pulteney 12 Year Old
Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams
Nikka Pure Malt Black

What did you think of Cask of Dreams?
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:28 pm

Ganga wrote:What did you think of Cask of Dreams?

Like it a lot...

Positives:
1. Higher than standard bottling strength (a major plus)
2. Added textural richness
3. Mid teens degree of maturity (well judged)
4. Enhancement of caramel-toffee (naturally wood extracted) overtones

Only possible downside:
1. Perhaps a slightly lower degree of overall complexity compared to its 15YO and 18YO stablemates, which really doesn't bother me too much given the positives
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:32 pm

Last night...

Balvenie 14YO Caribbean Cask (honey and spice dessert whisky par excellence)
Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (satiny smooth and a little to the sweet side for an island malt)
Ledaig 10 Year Old (a lemon-saturated salt'n'smoke whisky that's superbly appetizing
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:47 pm

Firestone 805. Very good beer.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:54 pm

Saturday I went to the Peatin' Meetin' by the LASC. I had a "few" which include an OMC Brora, Ardbeg LOTI, Ardbog, several of the Single Cask Nation offerings, and a few others... :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:23 pm

July 1st being Canada Day, I started off with Glen Breton 10 Year Old before transitioning to pours of Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask, Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams, Bowmore 12 Year Old, Ledaig 10 Year Old & Lagavulin 16 Year Old.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:37 pm

The Third Dram wrote:July 1st being Canada Day, I started off with Glen Breton 10 Year Old before transitioning to pours of Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask, Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams, Bowmore 12 Year Old, Ledaig 10 Year Old & Lagavulin 16 Year Old.

Oh to be 146.... :thumbsup: Yesterday also marked the 150th anniversary to the start of the Battle of Gettysburg.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:11 pm

A lot of that 10-year old Ledaig. Then half-and-half Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask and Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:26 pm

The last of a bottle of Glen Garioch 12 Year Old (newer bottling)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:01 pm

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