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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby hook55 » Tue Nov 11, 2008 6:45 am

Just two drams of Glenfiddich 12y.o.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:22 am

Glenfiddich 18 Yrs, Ancient Reserve
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Derek in london » Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:53 pm

I went to a Diagio evening at TWE

Caol Ila 8 y/o unpeated 64.2 %
Glen Elgin 12 y/o 43%
Glen Elgin 16 y/o 58.5%
Brora 25 y/o 56%
Talisker 25 y/o ?%
Lagavulin 12 y/o ?%

Bowmore 30 y/o ?%

A very pleasant evening, thanks all at TWE!
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:55 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:32 am

Had an excellent Chat last night , an Ardbeg tasting with Mickey Heads . The tasting consisted of this years releases......
Blasda
New Ten
Renaissance
Corryvreckan

Followed by the new SMWS Ardie 33.72 .
Thanks to Mickey for giving us some of his time !
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Jobi » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:30 am

At WhiskyFest NY last night:

Glenlivet 1972 Cellar Collection - elegant

Balvenie Vintage 1976 - mouth wateringly good

D&T Glen Grant 1970 35yr - ditto

D&T Linlithgow 1982 21yr - very sweet and nice

HP 25 - fantastic

HP 18 - ditto

Then a Heaven Hill seminar with Parker Beam discussing the age limit on bourbon:

Elijah Craig 18yr - very smooth sweet and yummy

Parkers Heritage 27 yr - leathery, spicy, obvious rye influence

A 30yr sample from the 3rd floor of the rickhouse (barrel proof 119)
- sweet, bold oak, spicy

A 30yr sample from the 7rd floor of the rickhouse (barrel proof 170)
- this last sample was meant to show what over-aging will do to a bourbon - it was all acetone and cleanser.

Then back to the main room:
Balvenie 17 Rum - the first Rum-finished whisky I've tasted. I don't think this is for me.

D&T Tamdhu 34 yr. - suprisingly light color and taste, like it wasn't even there.

D&T Glen Elgin 1991 16yr - strong over-ripe fruit, too much so for my taste

Glenfarclas 21 - nice as expected

Ardbeg Beist - just needed some Ardbeg

Scapa 14 - a nice bit of sea air, somewhat plain.

A couple new Goose Island beers - the Matilda and Pere Jacques were really good. The Bourbon County Stout wasn't my cuppa. But it was the last drink of the night so I'll withhold judgment for the future.

Then I gave up, stuffed my face from the buffet and went home. A thoroughly enjoyable evening.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ryguy » Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:35 am

Nice run Jobi! Lots of interesting drams there, sounds like you had a great time! :D :D :D
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Thu Nov 13, 2008 7:54 am

Cragganmore 12 Yrs
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Redland Hill » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:45 pm

BruichLaddich Full strength 16 year old .... lovely stuff

... and a couple of Scapa 14 yo Chives Cask strength offering ... LOVELY STUFF

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby I_SPEY » Thu Nov 13, 2008 10:34 pm

lawschooldrunk wrote:And...

BenRiach "Authenticus" 21 Year Old
BenRiach 21 Authenticus.jpg

And, since they didn't have the 15 Year Old Dark Rum Finish as planned, we were treated to a replacement-

Batch 4 - Bottled Aug 2007 -
1976, aged 30YO, cask 4469, Port pipe, richly peated / Port finish, bottle 17 of 769, 55.5%ABV

By far, the single cask strength bottle was the best on the nose and palate, followed by the unpeated 20 yo, followed by the 15 wood finish. It was very strange to taste the heavily peated whiskys without getting any medicinal or salty notes!

It was fun getting back home... :dead:


I've become a big fan of BenRiach, LSD :thumbsup:

Very good whisky :D
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Fri Nov 14, 2008 8:39 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby davmix » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:18 am

Hi all,

For me 2 killers !
Bunnahabhain 1964 moon import animals 46% excellent
Clynelish 33yo 1973 Prestonfield 54,3% Perfect
(thx Mike for these 2 fantastics sample)


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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:26 pm

Auchentoshan 12
Springbank 10
Lagavulin 16
Talisker 18
Laphroaig 10
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:24 pm

And Nikka Yochi 10.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby WhiskyBrat » Fri Nov 14, 2008 9:38 pm

Black Bowmore 1964
Talisker 57° North

Both superb.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Fri Nov 14, 2008 10:02 pm

WhiskyBrat wrote:Black Bowmore 1964

May we ask which bottling?
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby WhiskyBrat » Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:00 am

Ganga wrote:
WhiskyBrat wrote:Black Bowmore 1964

May we ask which bottling?

The sample was from 2007 at 40.5%. Might keep the sample bottle as the smell is very addictive, hangs about your nose for ages!

The Talisker was fantastic also!
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:22 am

Nice to finally have some feedback on this particular bottling. Being a big Bow fan, I'm happy and envious at the same time. :mrgreen:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Klas » Sat Nov 15, 2008 11:49 am

Macallan 21 years old, fine oak
I must say that I like the sherried ones better, even if this had some qualities of it own. (I didn't find it worth its price)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:18 pm

Caol Ila 12
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Sherried Malt » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:25 pm

HP 25 followed by another take of the Rosebank 16 (55.2%) (Thanks again for the rec, C57! :thumbsup: ) followed by Ardbeg 10.

A pretty nice night! :D
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:18 pm

Aberlour 15 Yrs Cuvee Marie d'Ecosse
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TreacleSponge » Sat Nov 15, 2008 8:27 pm

HP12. Usually a reliable dram but I just didn't get on with it at all last night. I don't know what it was playing at :yuk: :(
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskyhibby » Sat Nov 15, 2008 9:56 pm

Teachers Royal Highland, 1960's bottle, quite interesting but a little flabby :? :?
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskyhibby » Sat Nov 15, 2008 10:49 pm

However drinking Glenmorangie Nectar D'or at the moment, velvet loveliness in a glass :lol: :lol: :angel: :angel: :angel:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:22 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Sherried Malt » Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:57 pm

HP 21. After a big dinner in which too much good wine was served. Probably didn't need the nightcap... :)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:40 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby fishboy » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:06 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Down by The Law » Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:04 am

Not last night but Friday. Weekends are too busy with a young child to spend time online.

SMWS, Queen Street - 78.39. Think this is a "Love it or hate it" dram and I am in the latter camp. So sour it is almost undrinkable at full strength. Water tamed it a bit and brought out some fruit and spice but the balsamic vinegar/soy sauce notes are far too prevalent. BTW how are these notes imparted to a whisky?

Back home went through a few of my SMWS bottlings - 85.19, 76.56, 13 something, and rounded off by the best of the bunch a'Bunadh 22.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby LeoDLion » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:41 pm

I opened a bottle of tequila that we bought in Mexico last year. This one is 100% blue agave. Very smooth. It has that unique agave aftertaste which to me taste like grass. But I do like it. Afterwards, a dram of #21 A'bunadh.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby LeoDLion » Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:46 pm

Last Saturday I opened a bottle of tequila that we bought after touring the distillery in Mexico. I dont have the name of the bottle but its 100% blue agave which is suppose to be the best tequila you can have. This one is golden color in a square bottle. The taste is very smooth. I taste a grassy aftertaste which I think is the agave. Its better being sip a little bit at a time.

And followed it with a dram of #21 A'bunadh.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby t-bone » Mon Nov 17, 2008 8:55 pm

Balvenie 15 Single Barrel
Cask No: 990
Bottling No: 5

Macallan 12
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Tue Nov 18, 2008 7:15 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby fishboy » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:59 am

Ardbeg 10 (old version) v Ardbeg 10 (new version)

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