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What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby talisker10 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 7:36 am

So what's your most dangerous SMS? By that I mean the one that you could consume a whole lot of very easily if you don't watch it.

I find that even though heavily peated whiskies are my favorite, I kind of reach my peat limit. Almost like a very rich dessert.

As of right now I would have to say that Highland Park 12 and Talisker 10 (peat but not a lot) are tied. The HP 12 surprises me...but it's just so incredibly smooth and very refreshing. In a previous post I said it moved into my top 10...maybe top 5 now.

Anyway, what's yours?
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby Dubois » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:57 am

Many "dangerous" ones:

Ardbeg Ten
Ardbeg Uigeadail
Glenrothes
Glenfiddich 18 Yrs, Ancient Reserve
Highland Park 12&18 Yrs
Lagavulin 12&16 Yrs
Mortlach 16 Yrs

One has to live dangerously :wink:
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby MacAttack80 » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:36 am

As of now I would have to say the Glenfiddich 15yo Solera Reserve. So easy to drink with tremendous flavors.

That may change as I keep trying new whiskies.
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby woodhill » Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:45 am

the older bottlings of Ardbeg 10 (L2 in particular) I find dangerously moreish! and when I have one open generally it doesnt last long
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby Reggaeblues » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:30 pm

A whisky I'm not sure that I like is very dangerous.

By that i mean, i keep having another helping...and another, just to make SURE it is/isn't that bad!

Had this with the JW Gold( never was convinced all the way to the bottom of the bottle!)also a Glenfarclas 15, and even a couple of SMWS bottles that suddenly come alive about half way down...then they disappear even quicker!!

The glenlivet Nadurra probably takes the prize for the quickest disappearing recently, and at under £30 at waitrose... :iwbrnt: Deelicious!

Was given a Compass box Asyla last year that I must have been sharing with some very thirsty angels...where did it go?!?

Otherwise, I'm glad I can't afford such costly items as the magnificent Lagavulin 21 of which the Tross kindly sent me a sample...I could marry a whisky like that, and I know she'd be high maintenance!
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby Ryguy » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:03 pm

It's easily Ardbeg 10 for me, some days I drink the stuff like water. :shock: :shock:
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:16 pm

A lot of scotches in Canada (at least New Brunswick) tend to be 40% alcohol, so when I drink something above that and I keep sipping, it doesnt take long to get walloped. HP 18 is an example.
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby LeoDLion » Wed Dec 10, 2008 4:26 pm

I'd say A'bunadh at the moment. Although I seldom overdrink because I fall sleep when I reach my limit...of the day.
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:16 pm

Macallan 15 YO fine Oak for me at the moment, very dangerous
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby Wave » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:26 pm

Extreme danger........ Lagavulin 21 :o

On more down to Earth is Caol Ila 12. I keep 3 bottles of it in stock, it goes quick.


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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:35 pm

Agree with Wave about the Caol Ila 12. Anything that reminds me of fires on the beach tends to go down fast, too.

I'll also add the A'bunadh and the HP 18 .

This is making me thirsty!
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby I_SPEY » Wed Dec 10, 2008 8:48 pm

At this moment it's Chieftain's Caol Ila 13 yo Manzanilla Finish - I think(I say think) I easily could go to the :empty: , but I will do not :wink:
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby Ganga » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:35 pm

Macallan 18, 25
Glenfarclas 17, 21, 25, 30
HP 18, 25, 30
Balvenie DW
Aberlour a'bunadh (many different batches but not all)
Mortlach (almost anyone I've ever had)
Bowmore 21, 22
Ardbeg Beist

And a whole lotta IB bottlings from all over. More often I find that there are only a few that are a "single dram only at one sitting" for me. Bowmore 30 "Sea Dragon" is one that I can only drink one dram at a time.
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby UUNetBill » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:16 am

Aaah - many of my favorite whiskies mentioned here - I agree with Gilles on the a'bunadh and the HP 18, also the Laga 21 (thanks again to SherriedMalt for the sample!) as well as the Mac 18 sherry oak and the Dalmore Stillman's Dram 28.

Any of 'em can be dangerous on any given day. . . :dead:
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby pkt77242 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:41 am

For me it is Balvenie 17yo sherry cask, Talisker 10, Johnnie Walker Gold and Macallan 18.

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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Dec 11, 2008 11:21 am

I must agree with MacAttack80. I opened the 12, 15 and 18 all at the same time for the Glenfiddich tasting, and the 15 went entirely too fast. Luckily it is a very affordable bottle, and one I should replenish "tout de suite".
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby Red_Arremer » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:06 pm

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist
Glenfarclas 21
Balvenie New Wood
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby r900p » Thu Dec 11, 2008 5:10 pm

For me its

Laph QC and Cardeau

and

Ardbeg Beast.

At least these are the ones i have stocked up on for Xmas.

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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby jazz lover » Thu Dec 11, 2008 6:43 pm

Glenfarclas 15 yr. and any Farclas over 30.
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby Kernow » Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:39 pm

Bruichladdich Waves does it for me :thumbsup:
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby talisker10 » Thu Dec 11, 2008 10:32 pm

..I should add Old Pulteney 12 to my list.
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby AZmalt » Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:26 am

Any of the 1970's Macallan 18yr. (1980+ is... 'meh')
Ardbeg TEN
Ardbeg Uigedail
Most of the older Ben Nevis that are hard to find.
Springbank L-B
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby Les Paul » Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:12 pm

Springbank 15
Lagavulin 16
Highland Park 18

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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:02 pm

talisker10 wrote:So what's your most dangerous SMS? By that I mean the one that you could consume a whole lot of very easily if you don't watch it.

The 12-year old official bottlings from Caol Ila and Old Pulteney strike me as two well-balanced, high quality, standard-strength whiskies, either of which can all too easily lead to multiple pours. I really like the well-rounded demeanour of the former, and Wick's pride displays an uncanny ability to just fly over one's palate!

Lately, however, Aberlour 16 Year Old seems to be mounting a strong challenge. :wink:
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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby MacAttack80 » Fri Jan 02, 2009 1:53 am

After finally trying The Balvenie DW, I realize why everyone likes it and why it is quickly becoming "dangerous" for me.


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Re: What's the most "dangerous" SMS for you?

Postby The Bone Ranger » Fri Jan 02, 2009 2:57 am

Lately, for me, it's been the Macallan Fifties. It's disappearing very quickly, so I'm going to need a suitable replacement soon...

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