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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ryguy » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:44 pm

Gilles Deleuze wrote:Great notes, Ryan, thanks! :thumbsup:

As long as it's not sickly sweet or anything, if that makes sense, then I may have to get one of these.


OK keep in mind, you're talking to the guy who can drink Canadian maple syrup out of a can, so there is no such thing as too sweet for me. Seriously though, I don't remember it being overpowering sweet. I'll try it again tonight and report. :iwbrnt:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby UUNetBill » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:26 am

Sherried Malt wrote:HP 21. After a big dinner in which too much good wine was served. Probably didn't need the nightcap... :)

Big difference between 'want' and 'need' - but it's all good.

Speaking of good, SM, I finally had a chance to eliminate yet another of the samples you provided - the HP 18 3/5 Lunar - nice dram, wrote it up in Peat Freak's notes, will try and post 'em here when I have a chance on the other computer. :D

Reminded me of why I love HP so much!
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Fri Nov 21, 2008 8:20 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:30 am

I tried Pulteney 17yo last night, and very nice it was too.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:40 am

If you want to know what I was drinking last night, you can often find it posted here: http://www.whiskymag.com/forum ... hp?f=2&t=6
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Willie JJ » Fri Nov 21, 2008 10:56 am

Very subtle Nick :)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Hereward » Fri Nov 21, 2008 11:27 am

Jura 10, Lagavuilin 16 and early to bed. Tonight, on the other hand...
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Klas » Fri Nov 21, 2008 12:04 pm

Collector57 wrote:First, Tamnavulin 12 then a PE 7th Annual Release

Both are getting low, so I'm concentrating on them....


PE 7th release: I am still waiting for the right moment to open mine.
mmmm..
How did it compare to the previous releases?

Last night I had a HP21 together with my wife. She liked it.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Fri Nov 21, 2008 1:05 pm

I decided to kill my Caol Ila 12, Laphroaig 10 and Springbank 10.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby jimidrammer » Fri Nov 21, 2008 2:51 pm

Last night I was lamenting the loss of some co-workers in a third round of cutbacks this year. The dregs of a '72 Glenrothes was the toast of the evening. All will be sorely missed.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:43 pm

UUNetBill wrote:
Sherried Malt wrote:HP 21. After a big dinner in which too much good wine was served. Probably didn't need the nightcap... :)

Big difference between 'want' and 'need' - but it's all good.

Speaking of good, SM, I finally had a chance to eliminate yet another of the samples you provided - the HP 18 3/5 Lunar - nice dram, wrote it up in Peat Freak's notes, will try and post 'em here when I have a chance on the other computer. :D

Reminded me of why I love HP so much!


Glad you enjoyed it! I find it to be a mood malt; I have to be in the right mood for it. Definitely not typical of the HP range, IMHO...
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Sherried Malt » Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:44 pm

I had an HP 12 which was followed by Springbank 16yo RumWood.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby kwellada » Fri Nov 21, 2008 7:52 pm

Last night was "cheap night" as my girlfriend and I finished off a Ballantine's 12 Year Old, which was a gift from someone. Not something I'd go out of my way to purchase myself, but it was a pleasant enough bottle for evening sippage.

The night before was considerably better:
Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel - just more proof Balvenie does no wrong in my book.
Caol Ila 15 Year Old Wilson & Morgan bottling (cask strength) - one of the better Islays I've tried. When I got the bottle months ago, it didn't really win me over, but more recent sippings have found it to be very very pleasing. The best part to me is the wonderful lingering finish that stays in my mouth for a half hour or so afterwards.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Knolly » Sat Nov 22, 2008 8:58 am

Ardbeg Uigeadail. This was my first go at the more recent bottlings as all of my previous bottles were the flip top kind. Quite different from the earlier bottles, but still very yummy :)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Sir Dino » Sat Nov 22, 2008 4:35 pm

I had the last dram :cry: of my Strathisla (G&M, 1963-2005, 40%)... :empty:

Wonderful old whisky... Lots of wood, sweetness, sherry... Very delicious!
I hope I'll get a bottle again... :o
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sat Nov 22, 2008 6:25 pm

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskyhibby » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:33 pm

Ardbeg Uigeadail - One of the classics, like drinking soft peaty Islay water with a little bite.

As for tonight possibly Glenrothes 1994 or Springbank 15 , or perhaps both :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :empty: :empty:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TreacleSponge » Sat Nov 22, 2008 10:49 pm

Ardbeg Beisty and Longmorn CV. The comparison really brought out the earthiness of the Longmorn and the fruit and nut chocolate sweetness of the Ardbeg.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Jobi » Sun Nov 23, 2008 3:57 am

HP 30 and SMWS 50.35. Both just fantastic.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:41 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Sherried Malt » Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:39 pm

Waaay too much syrah over dinner (8 bottles for 7 people), so no sms for me. I've learned my lesson! :P
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:35 am

What did I drink last night you ask? Well, it was our annual tasting on Wooden Lake and a group of 9 of us joined together to share and enjoy some fine whiskies from Speyside together. Some have been tasted before and some are very hard to access now in Ontario. We enjoyed an evening of fine single malts and cameraderie surrounded by the wilds of Northern Ontario.

This was our fifth annual tasting and the 12th one that I've organised over the last half decade. (Not including my annual New Years Eve celebration with a special bottle and a couple of close friends)

With no further ado, here's what our evening comprised of:

"Banffshire Beauties" First flight - Glenfarclas

Glenfarclas 12 yo
Colour: Old gold
Nose: Honey with a hint of pepper
Body; Long and rich, fullbodied
Palate: Rich and full with a hint of spicyness
Finish: Warming and Spicy with a long hot finish

Glenfarclas 15
Colour :Reddish gold to amber
Nose: Sweeter on the nose that the 12, spicy odours
Body: A bit richer than the 12
Palate : Spicy and smooth, it sneaks up on you
Finish: Lovely spicy warming finish, a bit peppery.
Gallery Comment: "Like nylon stockings and high heels on this one, more refined"...
"Jesus Murphy this is good sh_ _ !"


Glenfarclas 17 yo
Colour: Deeper reddish gold
Nose: Complex with honey and floral yet velvety. Has the same "family nose" but with more depth.
Body: Longer and slow flowing
Palate: Velvety toffee
Finish: Honeyed and sweet with a warming spiciness but less heat than the 15.
Gallery comment: "We preferred the 15 overall" "Order at least 4 if you ever find it. One for me you and him and a spare for me"


Glenfarclas 21 yo
Colour: Pale reddish gold
Nose: A bit floral but no family finish in the nose.
Body: Full bodied as expected with a Glenfarcli.
Palate: A bit musky with a bit of a spicy bite.
Finish: A long finish with a spicy warmth but milder than the 17 yo.
Gallery Comment: Sort of like the mustiness when being intimate.
(wasn't actually said like that but it's been cleaned up a bit)

Glenfarclas 25 yo
Colour: Pale gold with reddish hints
Nose: Tangerine, orangery
Body: Long legged with fishnet stockings and stilettos.
Palate: Prickly on the tongue caused me personally to drool in response, yummy.
Finish: Toffee, spicy, honey long mostly spicy finish.
Gallery comment: Mighty spicy.

Glenfarclas Cask 105
Colour: Deep reddish almost amber.
Nose: Barley with a lot of alcohol nose prickle
Body: A typical Glenfarcli, long and slow.
Palate: Sweet and spicy with barley, some salt (surprisingly) and a slight hint of nutmeg.
Finish: Short and spicy finish.
Gallery comment: "Not as full bodied and wonderful as memory held"

A short repast was had with honey wings (homemade), Imperial cheese, cheddar cheese , crackers, saltines, a meat tray, fresh breads, butter, a vegetable platter with onion dip. The glasses were charged for the next flight once I'd finished the luncheon and we rolled back into the second part of the evening.

"Banffshire Beauties" Second Flight - the Aberlour Stable:

Aberlour 10 yo
Colour: Medium gold
Nose; Floral scents
Body: Medium
Palate: Honey and grain with a medicinal and floral taste.
Finish: Short but spicy and warming

Aberlour 12 yo
Colour: A bit deeper gold
Nose: Heather notes
Body: Medium body which slowly drizzles down the glass.
Palate : Sweet toffee with a nutty hint
Finish: Medium spicy finish.

Aberlour 16 yo
Colour: Golden with hints of red, a burnished gold.
Nose: Honey in the nose.
Body: Medium weight body, not a heavy hitter.
Palate: Sweet, redolent of honey and a bit malty
Finish: Lovely long warming finish.

"The dessert drams" We were each given a plate with chocolate fudge, nougat, pecan pie, dark dark chocolate and a small bar of dark chocolate to compare to the following drams.

Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 23 (2008) 60.2% abv

Colour: Deep reddish gold
Nose: Heather, floral scents and nutty
Body: Lovely and heavy
Palate: Marzipan, honey butterscotch and toffee were all there
Finish: Warming and spicy
Gallery Comment: Not really terrific 'though, rather less than expected.
Musky comment: My personal least favorite of the A'Bunadh group. I saved a bit from the 6 and re tasted them to finalise my choices for top and bottom candidates.

Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 18 (2006) 59.7% abv

Colour: Deep reddish gold
Nose: Honey toffee and heather
Body: Heavy, very slow and heavy
Palate: Toffee in the finish, smoother than the batch 23.
Finish: Warming and spicy finish with strong honeyed notes.
Musky comment: Near the bottom of my preferences to sample again.

Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 15 (2005) 59.6 % abv

Colour: Reddish gold
Nose: sweet toffeeness with honeyed notes almost like pecan pie. (Which we each had a slice of to compare with the drams.
Body: Flowing and drizzly
Palate: Sweet and spicy with honeyed notes
Finish: Medium long and spicy finish, alcohol prickle as well.
Musky comment: Middle of the pack I preferred the batch 7 over this one. A special thanks to J.H. for making this one available as I'd missed it when it was at the local LCBO a number of years ago.

Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 14 (2005) 59.5% abv

Colour: Yep, reddish gold
Nose: Toffee just like the sample, yummy
Body: Heavy body, flows like lava
Palate: Sweet and honeyish with a mild spiciness. Winnie the Pooh would approve.
Finish: A medium weight spicy finish. Not long enough by far.
Musky comment: My number two favorite.

Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 13 (2004) 59.8 % abv

Colour: a deep reddish gold slightly darker than the batch 14
Nose: Heavy with toffee and honeyed notes and nougat.
Body: Heavy and rich like the rest.
Palate: Fudge and pecan notes with a honeyed sweetness
Finish: Honey and sweet with fudge, pecan pie and dark chocolate notes all rolled into the experience. Wonderful, wonderful.
Musky comment: My top pick for the A'Bunadh stable tasted tonight... and I own it!


Aberlour A'Bunadh Batch 7 (2000) 59.9 % abv

Colour: a very deep reddish gold, the deepest of the lot.
Nose: Heather and honey notes.
Body: Definitively full bodied
Palate: Rich and filling with a long warming toffee flavour to enjoy.
Finish: A shorter finish that is redolent of honey sweetishness, a nice warming finish although I prefer the batch 13 better marginally.
Musky comment: My third favorite of the A'Bunadh's. A very big thanks to G.P. for being able to hold onto this particular sample for so very long.
Group comment: Whisky, unlike women, at least has an end. (I couldn't believe he said this so had to put it in!)

...and that was our evening of fine whisky and good friends. A driver had been laid on after the end of the festivities so we were all able to either get home safely or avail ourselves of the hosts' generous offer to spend the evening. I returned this morning and it appears the party continued on, with a round of darts and several more drams having been enjoyed in our absence.

I cannot stress enough that when planning and holding any sort of function, that overnighting arrangements or a designated driver be set up in advance to ensure everyone is able to get home safely.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Lawrence » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:32 am

Lots of peated whiskies, Ardbegs and finsihed off with a Laphroaig 15yo. The Ardbegs were the 16yo Beist, Blasda (which I like) and the Ardbeg. Feel asleep on the couch. There may have been a SMWS Balmenach in there some where too.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:26 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby lohssanami » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:20 am

Last night I just had some Spaten Optimator, and it was quite a full figured beer.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby r900p » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:25 pm

Mortlach Signatory last night, 19 year old, 1998/2007.

It bloody blew my head off! :dead:

Pepper was perhaps overpowering to start with so needed water.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TreacleSponge » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:39 pm

Great notes Musky - makes me want to open a Glenfarclas (p'raps not the 21yo tho :o :) ) Sounds like you had a wonderful evening :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ryguy » Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:58 pm

My Brother paid me a visit on Saturday night, so we enjoyed several really nice drams.

Hirsch American Whiskey 20yo
Hirsch Kentucky Rye 21yo
Auchentoshan Select
Glenmorangie SMWS 125.15
Port Ellen OMC 1979 25yo (we finished this bottle)
Port Ellen 7th AR
Caol Ila Signatory 1999 6yo
Ardbeg Very Young
Ardbeg Still Young
Ardbeg Almost There
Ardbeg Renaissance
Ardbeg 10

Thanks again to lohssanami for the young Ardbegs, very nice! :smoke:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby mikeymad » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:26 pm

Nice 'little' run Ryguy.... mixed it up a bit.... with a touch of Islay focus. :)

Cheers,
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Jobi » Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:16 am

Out to dinner last night I had a Balvenie 15, poured by the most heavy handed bartender I've ever met. It was more than a double, call it a double and a half. Made my night.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:41 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Klas » Tue Nov 25, 2008 11:49 am

I am having a cold and tried two night caps in an attempt to cure it:
Ardbeg Still Young
Laphroaig 10
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby LagaDrinker » Tue Nov 25, 2008 1:22 pm

Famous Grouse for me
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby UUNetBill » Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:15 am

I had to take one of the kids to a basketball game, so I thought I'd take advantage of my 'down time' and swing by our local cigar/martini bar, 15C. This is where I had my first Laphroaig 10, and as I recall I didn't much care for it. Tasted too 'soapy' IMO.

Well, last night I ordered another one (a double, just to make certain :P ) and I'll be damned if it wasn't phenomenal. So I don't know if my first one was a bad batch or if my palate has improved, but I take back all the bad things I ever thought about this dram.

Of course, lighting up a cigar to go along with it wasn't the smartest choice; the Toraño I had pretty much overpowered the smoke in the Lappy. Probably should have had a martini. . .
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Wed Nov 26, 2008 8:51 am

Glenfiddich Caoran Reserve, 12 Yrs
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