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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

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.
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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

Glenfiddich 12
Bowmore 15
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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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Auchentoshon 12
Scapa 14
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Nikka Yochi 10
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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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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TreacleSponge » Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:28 pm

Four Roses yellow label. Quite mellow, then a little spice creeps in followed by a lovely oaky finish.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Klas » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:23 pm

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sat Dec 06, 2008 5:40 pm

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:40 am

Can't remember. too busy thinking 'bout who'll be my baby tonight.

I reckon it'll be time to start on the backlog of Ardbeg 10...

then tomorrow i can tell you what I had last night (which is still tonight by the way.)

Now where's that Ardbeg?
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby sspolv » Sun Dec 07, 2008 7:17 am

I had some Ardbeg 10. Yow! What a scotch. I don't have great experience with Islay scotch, so I figured I might as well go big or go home. I think I liked it, but a repeat tasting will be required to see if I could drink it in sufficient quantities to warrant a bottle.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:15 am

sspolv wrote:I had some Ardbeg 10. Yow! What a scotch. I don't have great experience with Islay scotch, so I figured I might as well go big or go home. I think I liked it, but a repeat tasting will be required to see if I could drink it in sufficient quantities to warrant a bottle.

.......I see an Ardbeg addiction coming your way :D

Yesterday I also had a wonderful J.M Rhum Vieux Agricole 1997 Vintage. This is something I can wholeheartedly recommend!
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sun Dec 07, 2008 9:42 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby hook55 » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:16 pm

Laddie 11y.o Full strength. I normally drink Highland and Speside Whiskies, but this Islay one is very nice.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Sun Dec 07, 2008 6:19 pm

Friday, I stopped by to say hello to S'tan on the way up to see my niece. A few small drams were had.

Signatory Braes
Speyburn NAS
Macallan 12
Springbank 10 Binny's cask
Nikka

Will post the notes from last night's return trajectory later today. :D
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ganga » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:13 am

Ok, last night's endeavors.

Springbank 21 - go see the notes for the Springbank Live Tasting
Mortlach 21, G&M
Tactical 31, OMC - very interesting Tali. More tarry than usual.
Bruichladdich 19, Park Ave
Brorageddon - extremely sherried, peaty whisky
Glenfarclas 11
Springbank 36, DT - another highlight for the evening. Wonderful balance of flavors and the end of the bottle
Aberlour batch 21
Bowmore 16, 1989 - much improved with aeration
Bowmore 17 (L6) - better but still would rather have other Bowmore
Croftengea
Loch Dhu - Awful. Charred carmel
Tacticl 26, OMC - Another fine example of Tali
Springbank 14, WG
St. Magdalene 19, RM - better with several drops of water
Glen Garioch 8, 1984
Glenturret 16, MMcD
Glenfarclas 12
Knockando 12, 1975
Ellenstown 10
Ellenstown 12
Ardbeg Renaissance
Lochnager 28, OMC
Glen Grant 31, Lonach
Glen Grant 35, Loncach
Vatting of the two Glen Grants - Liked this more than the two individually
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby MacAttack80 » Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:33 am

I had a dram of my new Macallan 12 yo Sherry Oak. Followed by some Laphroaig 10. A pretty good night in my book :thumbsup:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:23 am

MacAttack80 wrote:I had a dram of my new Macallan 12 yo Sherry Oak. Followed by some Laphroaig 10. A pretty good night in my book :thumbsup:


I had Macallan 12 last night and tonight too. Its good, but kinda simple in the sense that the sherry dominates so much. I keep thinking it should be more complex, but then again the kind of complexity i am looking for is only in 18 yr olds and above, so i am probably being a bit too tough on it.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby mikeymad » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:23 am

Go Mac 12.....

Always try to have that around... And still at a pretty good price these days.

cheers,
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:06 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:14 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:26 pm

Laphroaig Quarter Cask.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby hook55 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:35 am

Four Roses Bourbon with ice I had this one before a few months back? and this time it does not seem to taste as good? But! after 3 of them it didn't matter :P then 5 glasses later? well you all know the feeling? :insane: :coffee:
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:51 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby MacAttack80 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:09 am

I decided to go with the Glenfiddich 15yo Solera Reserve. What a great whisky. I decided to let it breathe for about 1 hour before I drank it. That definetly enhanced the experience.
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby MacAttack80 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:14 am

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MacAttack80 wrote:I had a dram of my new Macallan 12 yo Sherry Oak. Followed by some Laphroaig 10. A pretty good night in my book :thumbsup:


I had Macallan 12 last night and tonight too. Its good, but kinda simple in the sense that the sherry dominates so much. I keep thinking it should be more complex, but then again the kind of complexity i am looking for is only in 18 yr olds and above, so i am probably being a bit too tough on it.


The sherry definetly dominates on the Mac 12 but that is what I like about it so much. I am partial to the sherried malts though. I had the Mac 18 Sherry Oak a while back at a restaurant and I liked that even more. That seemed to be a bit more complex. Give that a try. Its a little pricey though....around $150.00 the last I checked.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby MacAttack80 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:16 am

mikeymad wrote:Go Mac 12.....

Always try to have that around... And still at a pretty good price these days.

cheers,


I paid about $55 for the Mac 12. I would pay more if I had to I guess. It will be a staple in my collection from now on.
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