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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:43 am

Up next, Glenfiddich 12. Bottle has been open for nearly a year and is quite good. Fruity and malty.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:03 am

Into a transition towards Islay. HP 12.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:26 am

Finlaggan NAS, light blue label. The first Finlaggan I had I didn't think much of it. However, I think giving it time to breath has opened it up a bit. Oily, chocolatey. Also a little bit of apples and malt hidden in there.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:49 am

Bruichladdich First Born, 2001, Zinfandel finish.

Nose: lots of malt with a hint of the Zin in there, some sawdust
Palate: malty, tanins, curants, dark berries, spicey/peppery (chilis)
Finish: long and peppery
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:14 am

Aw, some of the Ardbeg Blasda.

Lots of sweet malt with some peat, oily too.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:23 am

Ardbeg 10, L7. Rich diesel, fruity, malty. What more could you want in a south shore young Islay?
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:25 am

Old Pulteney 12. Malty, smooth, easy drinking. Reminds me a bit of a Balvenie but with a fruitier nose and not as complex.
Would be a good transition for a premium Bourbon drinker. Great bang for ya buck, thanks for your tip in my survey Borgom.
Think I prefer this to HP 12 for about the same money.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:38 am

Sig PE, 1979. Again, lots of oily diesel character. Not quite as rich as the Ardie but a little more complex.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:43 am

Ok, some further thoughts on the PE. It's like soaking fresh spring grass (green) in a vat of harbor water. There's some diesal, salt, iodine in the mix working with the grassiness.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:50 am

Glenfarclas 11, Traverso. I've posted several notes in the past. What more can one say but..."Ahhhhhhh."
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Dubois » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:11 pm

Dewar Rattray Mortlach 15 Yrs
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:08 pm

Christmas Ale from Nøgne Ø.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Feb 06, 2009 6:58 pm

Bunnahabhain 18 - a lovely single malt in the need of more praise than it currently enjoys!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:06 pm

I noticed it last time I had a glass of this wonderful stuff - I find it has a certain character of sweet wild strawberry to it - just like the Talisker 18.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby kyorke1 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:36 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:I noticed it last time I had a glass of this wonderful stuff - I find it has a certain character of sweet wild strawberry to it - just like the Talisker 18.
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Interesting.

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:49 pm

kyorke1 wrote:
Mr Fjeld wrote:I noticed it last time I had a glass of this wonderful stuff - I find it has a certain character of sweet wild strawberry to it - just like the Talisker 18.
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Interesting.

It is :D


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Do you like it? I do, but I've seen it described as "hot" . I think it's one of those single malts one has to look for nuances rather than the usual "sherry or peat-experience" .

Next up is the Glendullan 26 Rare Malts; lots of pinapple - and more so than in any Glenlivet I've had.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:56 pm

Macallan 10 CS :thumbsup:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:31 pm

Decided to give the Darach ur a bit of stick earlier seeing i've now got a 2nd bottle on the way , now on the Eagle Rare 10yo :)
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:52 pm

Macallan 10 CS, the last of J.M Rhum Vieux Agricole 1997 Vintage and now a Longrow 10 100 Proof; smoky and soapy are the first impressions.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:56 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:Macallan 10 CS, the last of J.M Rhum Vieux Agricole 1997 Vintage and now a Longrow 10 100 Proof; smoky and soapy are the first impressions.

........and incredibly salty.....there's also something else I cannot put my finger on.......
This is definately one of those single malts that stands out as something very very special.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Rob B » Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:20 am

I am just discovering Highland Park 12 year old for the first time, and already I know that this is going to become a firm favourite. Very tasty.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby LagaDrinker » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:26 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:49 am

Spent the night exploring the depths of a 19yo Mortlach from the Wine Society. I've reached the bottom now and it was a very pleasant journey. :dead:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:54 am

I'm picturing you trying to squeeze back out of the bottle. :shock: Sort of like the pic from Bladnoch. :mrgreen:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby jazz lover » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:52 am

Lagavulin 21 yr.
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Big Bang Theory (Justin Time).
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:56 am

Trying some tequillas that Mikeymad has sent me.
Very suprised by the diversity in tastes. Citrus, candy, medicinal, liquorice and so many more. Tequilla is definiently a serious drink, don't underestimate it. :thumbsup:
Sofar I seem to like the Gran Centenario Anejo the most... Does that mean I have bad taste? :mrgreen:

Thanks again Mikey for this amazing selection of 13 tequillas
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby lohssanami » Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:40 am

I'm having some "Big Ass Bock" Weizen Bock for a change of pace.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:13 am

2006 California Central Coast Syrah. Very fruity. Not how I usually like my wine but for $6, not too bad.

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:29 am

Benriach 10 Curiositas with a touch of 2006 Syrah. My version of a finished Benriach. Not bad, I haven't really liked this Benriach that much and I am not sure this improves it, but it sure is interesting.

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:43 am

pkt77242 wrote:Benriach 10 Curiositas with a touch of 2006 Syrah. My version of a finished Benriach. Not bad, I haven't really liked this Benriach that much and I am not sure this improves it, but it sure is interesting.

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Actually if you give it a little time to sync together it tastes pretty good. The fruit from the wine drowns out the barnyard taste and smell leaving nice blackberry and peat flavors.

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:13 am

Dalmore Cigar Malt. Orange zest and almonds. I am enjoying it more tonight than I usually do.

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:16 am

Laph 10 CS to end the night. Lemony orange flavor with loads of peat. An absolutely wonderful whisky.

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby pkt77242 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:21 am

pkt77242 wrote:Laph 10 CS to end the night. Lemony orange flavor with loads of peat. An absolutely wonderful whisky.

Sean


With a touch of water some grassyness comes through, with more lemon and vanilla. A little sweeter with water than without.

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Dubois » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:00 pm

Bruichladdich 15 Yrs
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:01 pm

pkt77242 wrote:
pkt77242 wrote:Laph 10 CS to end the night. Lemony orange flavor with loads of peat. An absolutely wonderful whisky.

Sean


With a touch of water some grassyness comes through, with more lemon and vanilla. A little sweeter with water than without.

Sean

Sounds like you had a nice evening Sean :thumbsup:

Just had my first taste of Old Pulteney 15 yo 1991, courtesy of Willie. What a smashing whisky! It's similar to the 12 but with more of everything. It also feels "salty" and has a nice zesty character on the tongue.
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