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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:12 am

I agree. Your impressions! Did order affect your enjoyment?
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby JJR24 » Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:48 am

AdamMY wrote: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.


Ganga - I chose the order intentionally to taste from softest/least peaty to the most peaty, in order to be able to properly appreciate each of the drams. It worked well, though the hoppy beer may have foiled my plans somewhat.

AdamMy - I'm also slightly obsessed with the PC's. W.r.t. An Turas Mor, the first and overwhelming scent/taste is rubber, with fruit in the background. True to Bruichladdich, even though the dram packs a nice amount of peat, it is a fruity dram. I'd highly recommend it, as An Turas Mor is an impressive dram for being only between 4-6 years old. If you haven't tried the PC5-PC9's, I would seek them out. Cask strength does wonders. Maybe I will take some time when I am tasting the PC alone and write up a proper review.

Regarding the other drams - Bunnah 18 is one of my favorites. Sherry, raisins, toffee, everything that we love about Bunnahabhain. The Balvenie 17 is actually quite disappointing, imho. The finishing with peated casks does little to affect the taste beyond Balvenie's signature profile. While it is enjoyable, it is not worth the money. And of course, we all know HP 12.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:50 am

It is thursday.... I think that means the good stuff is on the menu.

99-10 GM Clynelish Cask 312936 Binnys Select.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:58 am

1982 (February) Old Malt Cask Port Ellen 25 Year Old from a single Sherry butt (bottled in March of 2007)... Not the finest PE that's passed over my palate, but still a whisky fully evocative of that magical balance between sweet malt and Islay peat that ably characterizes what this distillery was capable of in its heyday.

1980 Gordon & MacPhail Port Ellen (bottled 1997)... A touch earthier than the OMC bottling, and with a touch greater verve (this despite its lower ABV). Once again, though, displaying fine balance.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:06 am

Douglas Laing Big Peat... You can actually taste (despite the obviously small proportion of it incorporated) the Port Ellen component in the blend. Furthermore, the PE element serves to knit the other malts (Ardbeg, Bowmore, Caol Ila) closer together. First class whisky, this.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Fri Sep 14, 2012 1:15 am

99-09 GM Dufftown Cask 8787 Binnys Select
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby lockejn » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:32 am

Tomatin 12. :dead:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby lockejn » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:30 am

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

Postby lockejn » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:55 am

Elijah Craig 12.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:56 am

just some drinks tonight

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:06 am

Which ever Laphroaig I grab. That would be the Quarter Cask.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:49 am

--> Macallan 12yo 43%

for science

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Sep 14, 2012 5:11 am

--> Macallan 20yo 40% (Kirkland bottling)

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Sep 14, 2012 6:05 am

--- > Macallan 1968/34yo 40.2% Celtic Heartlands bottling

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:03 am

--> Tamdhu 1963/21yo 46% Cadenhead bottling

getting very low...

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Sep 14, 2012 7:54 am

--> Dailuaine 1962/22yo 46% Cadenhead Bottling

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:02 am

Glenmorangie 18 Year Old
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Sep 15, 2012 5:16 am

Compass Box The Spice Tree
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:53 pm

bacon 'n

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:11 pm

Deanston VO. Mikey, planning an early evening...... :smoke:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:18 pm

Kirkland Signature Bourbon small batch 5183. I want to know just how small this batch is as I'm on my 5th bottle, given away 1 and have one put away. It seems Costco just keeps putting out pallet after pallet of the stuff.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Sep 17, 2012 1:45 am

Glenlivet 21 Year Old Archive
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:07 am

Ron Zacapa Centernario XO
Strangely the 2 extra years in Cognac casks seems to have lessened the sweetness over the 23YO. This is not a bad thing even though I love the 23.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby MacDeffe » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:29 am

The last many years the Ron Zacapa hasnt been a 23yo but a "number 23"

Cheaters!

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:49 am

MacDeffe wrote:The last many years the Ron Zacapa hasnt been a 23yo but a "number 23"

Cheaters!

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Cheaters sometimes prosper.... :shock:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby joshZie » Mon Sep 17, 2012 3:52 am

Lagavulin 16

Like some other, for science!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:15 am

Have you completed your move yet Josh? Still working on moving? Good to see you out again.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:53 am

Don Julio Anejo
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:59 am

--> Dogfish Head - Olde School - Barley Wine Style Ale - 15%

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:01 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:10 am

Local Brew Tuesday-- Founders Breakfast Stout.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:08 am

Another Local Brew Tuesday -- Founders Dirty Bastard.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:24 am

Tuesday Night Local brew

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby JJR24 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:10 am

Bunnahabhain 18
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby pkt77242 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:03 am

Local Brew Night

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