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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:16 pm

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Wed Nov 26, 2008 2:18 pm

And Lagavulin 16.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Thu Nov 27, 2008 7:16 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:08 pm

Talisker 18 :dead: and Glenlivet 18.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TreacleSponge » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:28 pm

Finished off a G&M 1993 Miltonduff. It had gone quite flat by the end of the bottle, mostly just orange and mint.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Sherried Malt » Thu Nov 27, 2008 5:00 pm

Got an early start to Thanksgiving with a Laddie 1970 and a Springbank 16yo RumWood.

I am thankful for wonderful single malts and my lovely wife. :D
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Fri Nov 28, 2008 8:16 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby upright » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:56 pm

I had a beastie, omc Bowmore 13 and Jura 10.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Nov 28, 2008 10:59 pm

Oddbins Speyside Love Shovel 12yo. Flowery fruit salad. And great packaging - who wouldn't want to open a bottle from a silver tube with a naked manly angel on it? Genius. :angel:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:21 am

TreacleSponge wrote:Oddbins Speyside Love Shovel 12yo. Flowery fruit salad. And great packaging - who wouldn't want to open a bottle from a silver tube with a naked manly angel on it? Genius. :angel:

:shock: Can we say that here? :P

As far as the question goes, I think I could resist.

We know you like the packaging :lol: but what about the contents?
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:46 pm

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TreacleSponge » Sat Nov 29, 2008 11:07 pm

Ganga wrote: :shock: Can we say that here? :P

As far as the question goes, I think I could resist.

We know you like the packaging :lol: but what about the contents?

Well they didn't put him on me bottle to be ignored :P It's light and simple and floral, like a summer picnic - posies of flowers, honey, a little white bread, shared bags of boiled sweets like pear drops and some fruit salad. Sometimes marketing works very well for me and even though I know the silvery angel on a cloud is gimmick, I buy. It's not the most memorable dram, but that's fine :)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby thedartster69 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:22 am

Duncan Taylor 27 yr old Brora - one of the most exceptional whiskies i have had in a long time - LFW has a few more left and well worth the spend - i am heading back up to get a keeper tomorrow - floral and light and lasting - exceptional!
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby thedartster69 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:26 am

Love shovel is a good drink but no real depth - had a bottle and i don't remember savouring it that much - pleasant but not that memorable - though good price and catchy name - Oddbins still have plenty left
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:44 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:15 am

Some Crown Royal and Drambuie last night. Nothing exceptional for the CR. The rye and corn standout but I wish it had more character. The Drambuie is ultra sweet and very herbal-licorice.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Mon Dec 01, 2008 7:57 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:23 am

FG followed by A'bunadh #23 :P
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:23 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Hereward » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:31 am

I had an Oban DE. It was the first time I'd had it and I was blown away. Fantastic. :thumbsup:

Oh, I had a Laphroaig QC and a Dalmore 12 too, also very nice.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:55 pm

I read through your notes. (no need to look up terms) :thumbsup: Gives me hope for 3 to 8 years down the road. It didn't seem like you had any problems with it being merely a 7 yo either.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby MacAttack80 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:11 pm

I just bought a bottle of Laphroaig 10. I couldn't wait so I had to have some. HOLY PEAT!! :D
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Kernow » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:13 pm

Caol Ila 12 , very nice for my cold to!
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:27 pm

Ganga wrote:I read through your notes. (no need to look up terms) :thumbsup: Gives me hope for 3 to 8 years down the road. It didn't seem like you had any problems with it being merely a 7 yo either.


Thanks for the response. It seems that the admin didn't appreciate it and removed the post, though.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Kernow » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:39 pm

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Ganga wrote:I read through your notes. (no need to look up terms) :thumbsup: Gives me hope for 3 to 8 years down the road. It didn't seem like you had any problems with it being merely a 7 yo either.


Thanks for the response. It seems that the admin didn't appreciate it and removed the post, though.


I seen it to, it was a bit in your face advertising your new forum (again) butephoto.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:48 pm

Kernow wrote:
butephoto wrote:
Ganga wrote:I read through your notes. (no need to look up terms) :thumbsup: Gives me hope for 3 to 8 years down the road. It didn't seem like you had any problems with it being merely a 7 yo either.


Thanks for the response. It seems that the admin didn't appreciate it and removed the post, though.


I seen it to, it was a bit in your face advertising your new forum (again) butephoto.


Other people can post links to their sites and blogs but I can't?

Okay, here then:

Glass: Glencairn (of course).

C: Very light gold.

N: Light peat and barley with a smidgen (look it up) of honey roast nuts. Maybe a hint of banana. This just smells like good, lightly peated barley matured in bourbon casks. No tinkering. No nonsense.

M: Soft and subtle at first, almost like there's nothing there and then barley sugars with a sweet honey coating wash over the tongue and gums like a gentle wave of yumminess lapping at a sandy beach of candy.

F: A lovely sweetness that lingers in all the nooks and crannies (look those up too) for a while but never quite disappears completely. Lightly oily.

Comment: Well, after all the finishes and ACEing and dressing up it's great to taste a Bruichladdich that is just lightly peated new make in a barrel for a few years and then bottled. This gives hope for the future and is dressed up in rather funky turquoise packaging to keep trendies happy too. One for the tastebuds and the loft apartment.


Is that better?
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:23 pm

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:30 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ryguy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 2:46 pm

SMWS #33.71 - Ardbeg 10yo, 1998 55.8%

Well, it didn't take me long to open this one up, considering I just received it yesterday.

On the nose it's got the fireplace smokiness to it along with just a hint of vanilla and some saltiness/maritime notes. The palate starts on the sweet side with some toffee that's evident, then explodes with the tarry, zesty, medicinal notes that I just love in Ardbeg. The finish is very long with seaweed, peaty, tarry notes.

This is clearly another great Society cask, I can't wait to try it again. I followed this up with a Renaissance, and I found the 33.71 to start sweeter, and finish much much longer, and much more tarry and medicinal. Where the Ren is more balanced from start to finish and doesn't have the briny/seaweed notes that this one did.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Wed Dec 03, 2008 4:20 pm

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby mikeymad » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:32 pm

Ryguy wrote:SMWS #33.71 - Ardbeg 10yo, 1998 55.8%


Thanks for the notes Ry...

So?... Ren or 33.71?

Cheers,
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ryguy » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:37 pm

mikeymad wrote:
Ryguy wrote:SMWS #33.71 - Ardbeg 10yo, 1998 55.8%


Thanks for the notes Ry...

So?... Ren or 33.71?

Cheers,


I'll have to give this another try....it's very close. Looks like I have homework....tough job but..... :D :D :D
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:23 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:17 pm

butephoto wrote:Glass: Glencairn (of course).

C: Very light gold.

N: Light peat and barley with a smidgen (look it up) of honey roast nuts. Maybe a hint of banana. This just smells like good, lightly peated barley matured in bourbon casks. No tinkering. No nonsense.

M: Soft and subtle at first, almost like there's nothing there and then barley sugars with a sweet honey coating wash over the tongue and gums like a gentle wave of yumminess lapping at a sandy beach of candy.

F: A lovely sweetness that lingers in all the nooks and crannies (look those up too) for a while but never quite disappears completely. Lightly oily.

Comment: Well, after all the finishes and ACEing and dressing up it's great to taste a Bruichladdich that is just lightly peated new make in a barrel for a few years and then bottled. This gives hope for the future and is dressed up in rather funky turquoise packaging to keep trendies happy too. One for the tastebuds and the loft apartment.


Looks tastier upon second reviewing. Thanks for the second note.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Fri Dec 05, 2008 6:58 am

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