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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby pkt77242 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:37 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:26 am

Did Someone Say Local Brew Tuesday?

Goose Island 2012 Bourbon County Brand Stout.

15% ABV Aged in a Bourbon Barrel.

Holy Hell this beer is fantastic.... I can feel my bank account emptying, especially at 6 dollars a bottle.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Wed Nov 14, 2012 4:36 am

Tuesday Night Local Brew

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:23 am

Now a Not So Local Brew: New Belgium Snow Day.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby AdamMY » Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:48 am

It seems Local Brew Tuesday is carrying over into Wednesday. Tri City Brewing (Bay City, Michigan) Giant Slayer Russian Imperial Stout.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby JJR24 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:58 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:25 am

Ichiro's Malt Chichibu 2009 3YO Port Pipe 61%
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:48 am

dramtastic wrote:Ichiro's Malt Chichibu 2009 3YO Port Pipe 61%

Still wondering what your thoughts are on this one......

Kirkland Bourbon.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:05 am

Be patient my young Padawan, We only got back from Malaysia last night, bottle arrived while we were away. In answer to your question though, amazing for the age and would be bloody good if it had 18yo on the bottle not 3yo. Just cracked the bottle and have had 3 drams already, my fave Chichibu so far. Highlights the case for fully matured in one cask as this pips a 19yo Port Pipe Ichiro's I have that was only a finished whisky. This is not to be confused with whiskies fully matured in one cask of different types then married a la Yama 18.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:09 am

Don't forget some of the oddballs where the whisky is essentially matured in two cask types ala the Springer 16 where it was 8 years bourbon cask, 8 years rum cask.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:13 am

Ichiro's Malt 3 of Spades 2000 7yo #7000 Virgin Oak Finish 57.9%
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:34 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:46 am

Scratch that. Longrow 14. I'll blame it on the jet lag I don't really have.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:12 am

dramtastic wrote:Scratch that. Longrow 14. I'll blame it on the jet lag I don't really have.

Isn't it really Springer 14, peated.... :lol:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby JJR24 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:26 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Rodstar » Thu Nov 15, 2012 1:25 pm

Just tucking into a dram of Highland Park 12.

I haven't had a whisky in the past week because of a bad head cold, and it is taking a little while to get my tastebuds back in sync. This stuff isn't tasting as good as I remember it....with a little water it is opening up a little.....
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Robert of Otto » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:17 pm

Hello

An acquaintance of mine asked me the other day "Why some Irish whiskey's have a waxy taste. I replied that I wasn't sure however I thought it may be a product of triple distillation.Is there a definitive or more precise answer.

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:33 am

Cheers Robbie - tripple should make it more clean - should not explain wax...

Don't have a definitive answer on that one..

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:04 am

--> Clynelish 1998/11yo 46% Signatory bottling

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:36 am

--> Clynelish - 1996/9yo 43% Signatory Bottling

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:26 am

--> Royal Lochnagar 1991/16yo 43% Signatory Bottling

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:19 am

--> Royal Brackla 1983/14yo 58.5% Scott's bottling

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:36 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Fri Nov 16, 2012 9:38 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Fri Nov 16, 2012 10:27 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:23 am

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby ZacRob76 » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:05 am

12yo Mortlach distilled in 1993...60%ABV- should have added a drop or two more of water :shock:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:08 am

Salmon dinner and Chard

--> Kim Crawford - 2011 - Chardonnay (Unoaked) New Zealand - Marlborough

Come to think of it - this is my first NZ Chard... -- good.

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:09 am

The Mortlach sound about the right proof to me..

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:27 am

--> Clarendon Hills - 2004 - Syrah - 14.5% Baker's Gully (Australia)

Was worried because of the cork condition - but all is okay..

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby mikeymad » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:46 am

some German Brandy

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby ZacRob76 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 7:50 am

Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon...if you haven't had the chance to try this, I would recommend it- before Buffalo Trace realizes they're seriously under-charging for it!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby bredman » Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:07 am

Karuizawa Spirit Of Asama 55%. In two glasses, one glass regularly refilled and one glass poured and left to breathe for four hours. As i've put so much time into this i'll post my findings.

Nose: Straight off an A'bunadh style dried fruits and spice fruit cake. Rubber, hmmm, burnt rubber. The burnt rubber is quite strong and dominant, seems to be associated with an unpleasant mouldyness that together isn't good news. There is also a rather sharp smell that hits the back of the nose, similar to what you get with struck matches, but the struck matches note doesn't quite materialise, it's just that sharp edge (i'll have to keep an eye on that). There is plenty going on and the unpleasant aromas don't seem to dampen down the pleasant ones, but this is Karuizawa so the flavours are bold enough to hold their ground. With water a little more fresher fruit, spiced oranges and apples. After leaving in the glass for a few more hours the unpleasant side of things is much more reduced but still evident. That sharp edge is still there and so is the fustyness, the burnt rubber is subdued. However the apple is amplified, and the spiced oranges are quite lovely and there is cherries and other berries, cassia and cloves are strong with other milder spices such as vanilla.

(I should stress this is fresh open. My better half is not sensitive to sulphur and i passed her the glass and asked her to give me the biggest 3 flavours, she said burnt rubber and christmas cake).

Palate: Straight off its similar to the nose, the rubber has some fresh car tyre rubber along with the burnt effect. With time and water there is some plastic and varnish, with very light coffee and bitter chocolate that comes and goes. After several hours in the glass it's much better, fruitier and pleasant with big soft spices, but there is no hiding from the fact this is quite grim over all.




So, it's now been in the glass for 4 hours and watered down to about 40%, if it came out the bottle like this i'd be less disappointed for the money -- sort of faulty but interesting. Initially however i found it like i expected it, disappointing, a vatting of less than perfect casks that would never satisfy the high prices, and possibly don't have future potential to improve. If you're not sulphur sensitive then you may well enjoy this more than i have as the other flavours are bold enough and haven't suffered too much.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:55 am

To bad Pete I'd heard it was great :P
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby bredman » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:55 pm

LOL. There are some nice flavours in there so some may like it. But i never doubted you sensei. :wink:
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