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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:24 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:36 am

Cad Rinnes. Something I like.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Fri Sep 07, 2012 8:51 am

Old forester....MMMMMM
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:49 am

Nikka Yoichi 10 Year Old
Glenfiddich 18 Year Old
Glenlivet 21 Year Old Archive
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:21 am

--> Macallan 1700 series Directors Edition 40%

Okay trying the new one... I had lots of reasons not to like it...
  1. $10 more than the 12yo (which I really like)
  2. NAS - pretty much means there is young beverage in there
  3. bottled at %40 (not 43-46)
  4. Not exclusively sherry casks (don't really like the fine oak series)
Well..?? It is pretty fricken good...

Huge sherry notes on the nose, cooked oranges, Christmas spice, palate is more of the same with vanilla notes and wood thrown in, finish is longer than it deserves at 40%, with the citrus and spice hanging around. Overall I have to say that I really like it. I almost want to say it is a very obvious sherry Macallan, but that is what I want anyway..

So does it beat the 12yo for $10 more.. not really, but it holds it's own. 12yo-$41, DE-$50. I am not sorry I bought it, and I will be happy to drink it.

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 08, 2012 4:33 am

with supper

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:27 am

Glenfarclas 10.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:57 pm

Flor de Cana Grand Reserva Siete Anos
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Sun Sep 09, 2012 2:10 am

--> Sbragia - 2007 - Cabernet Sauvignon (Rancho Del Oso) 14.8%

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Mon Sep 10, 2012 1:15 am

--> Orin Swift - 2009 - Papillon - Red Wine (Napa) 15.1%

good stuff..

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:36 am

mikeymad wrote:--> Orin Swift - 2009 - Papillon - Red Wine (Napa) 15.1%

good stuff..

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I think your table is tilted!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Mon Sep 10, 2012 3:37 am

Four Roses Bourbon.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:04 am

Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Mon Sep 10, 2012 4:33 am

Lets go back to Four Roses to end the night.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby pkt77242 » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:06 am

Rombauer Diamond Selection Cabernet Sauvignon 2002 Napa Valley.

Just a great wine. Cherries, plums, and blackberries, with some cocoa powder, cooking spices (think oregano and thyme, etc), vanilla and dusty tannins. A hint of mushroom and damp earth.

I could drink this wine for the rest of my life.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:37 am

Sean said Low test, so one more Four Roses.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:41 am

AdamMY wrote:
mikeymad wrote:--> Orin Swift - 2009 - Papillon - Red Wine (Napa) 15.1%
I think your table is tilted!


Yeah took the picture mid swirl...
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Sep 11, 2012 3:34 am

Pasta with bolognese and ...Costco buy

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:20 am

ADR Craigallachie 9

Nose: butterscotch candies, straw, vanilla
Palate: butterscotch, summer squash, straw
Finish: long fresh straw.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:23 am

I read the first note as butterscotch candles... yum yum yum
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Tue Sep 11, 2012 4:27 am

Nice Mikey

Water, seems to change the squash to more of a dunnage note. The finish is richer but shorter.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:13 am

1990 Old Malt Cask Ardbeg 10 Year Old
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby bredman » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:06 am

Laphroaig 18. They need to inject some of this magic into the 10yo imo.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Wed Sep 12, 2012 3:18 am

Tuesday Night Local Brew

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:39 am

Coronado Brewing Idiot Imperial IPA.

Pretty good at first taste.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:21 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby lockejn » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:25 am

Knob Creek Rye.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby lockejn » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:16 am

Hirsch 3yo.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby lockejn » Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:17 am

Laphroaig 10 CS, 003.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby lockejn » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:00 am

Redbreast 15.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby lockejn » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:34 am

Clynelish 14.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Thu Sep 13, 2012 3:46 am

--> Star Lane - 2006 - Cabernet Sauvignon 15.1% (Santa Ynez)

Opened this the other day - was not really liking it at all... set it aside to cook with - gave it a sample tonight before adding it to bolognese sauce ... good enough to drink... yay for oxidation...
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby lockejn » Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:19 am

Bruichladdich Laddie Ten.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby JJR24 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:01 am

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Doing a bit of a tasting tonight, starting with a nice beer then moving on in succession as follows....

Yards "Cape of Good Hope" Epic Ale
Bunnahabhain 18
Highland Park 12
Balvenie 17 Peated Cask
Port Charlotte An Turas Mor
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Thu Sep 13, 2012 5:59 am

JJR24 wrote:
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Doing a bit of a tasting tonight, starting with a nice beer then moving on in succession as follows....

Yards "Cape of Good Hope" Epic Ale
Bunnahabhain 18
Highland Park 12
Balvenie 17 Peated Cask
Port Charlotte An Turas Mor



Post your thoughts on a few of those. I am namely interested in the An Turas Mor. But I am oddly interested in PC/ Bruichladidch expressions right now.
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