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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Dubois » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:51 pm

Bruichladdich 10 Yrs
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Malt Meister » Mon Aug 25, 2008 5:09 pm

Had some Teacher's, followed up by a large cold glass of Wychwood Hobgoblin beer. Decided to buy a few bottles after Collector 57 put it on his list of definative beers....tasty stuff.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ryguy » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:03 pm

Ganga wrote:Tulli 28.14. Spending some more time trying to understand this one. :insane:


I feel the same way Ganga, I'm still trying to figure out what's happening with this one. It's good, but intriguingly different than most everything I've tried.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:15 pm

Back up at Blair Atholl. I had intended to be on my own so that I could get a lot of work done over the next few days, but my old Mum heard I was coming up alone and followed me up. :roll:

Anyway, its nice to see her. :)

This evening we went down to the Tilt Hotel bar and they had an unopened bottle of Blair Atholl F&F on the shelf. Now if there's one thing I hate to see its an unopened bottle in a bar, so I had it opened. I have to say that the last batch of Blair Atholl F&F that I tried (some years ago) wasn't that good. This one was a really enjoyable sherried malt. Yum yum. I duly attacked the bottle and it no longer looks out of place on the shelf. :P

Back home now, Mum has gone off to bed and I'm sitting here with the lone Glenmo 10 that I had left up here. Not too bad either (not bloody 95 though).

Will try for an earlyish night, because I want to get a good day's work in tomorrow.

Hope you are all enjoying your drams wherever you are.

Cheers
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby I_SPEY » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:17 pm

Thanks Nick and Ganga for your nice words :D

Now having a Balvenie Portwood 1993 :P
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Gov » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:43 pm

Peroni italian beer. A bit on the light side, malt, crisp and dry. All in all, pretty good!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Willie JJ » Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:58 pm

I_SPEY wrote:Thanks Nick and Ganga for your nice words :D

Now having a Balvenie Portwood 1993 :P

Oh, many apologies to Mrs I_SPEY for not noticing the post about her birthday. Many happy returns of the day.

Rene why the hell are you chatting to us when you should be looking after your good lady? :)
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby DanAir » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:47 am

Longmorn 15. Boy I'm gonna miss this one when it's finished :cry:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Gov » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:57 am

Kilbeggan NAS (new bottling)
N: Young Fruit, flowery, bit of alcohol attack
P: Yong fruit again, a smidge of honey?
F: Short, fruity and pleasant
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Gov » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:05 am

The Macallan 12 Sherry Oak
N: Ripe fruit, sherry, Dough, Big Malt
P: Woody, Spice, sherry, Mature Fruit, Rich, Orangey
F: Long, spicy, enjoyable

My bottle is now gone :shock:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ryguy » Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:37 am

Just poured a 2nd dram of the Wasmund's. I'm really trying to give this one a fair chance.

The nose is very 'spirity', almost too much. There is alot that just wants to present itself here, but this stuff just has not been given the chance (4 mos old). Some charred wood and very strong alcohol is all I can get from the nose at this time.

On the palate it's all very thin, some bitterness and malts, more wood (cedar and pine?). I really think if this stuff was given the chance (longer maturation), it really could be an enjoyable single malt.

The finish is short, there just isn't alot going on here.

Thanks Secesh for sending the samples over. I'm glad I had a chance to try it, as you really need to try it to understand this at all. Like I said, with time this could be a really good whisky. :thumbsup:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Gov » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:23 am

Lagavulin 16
N: Mouthwatering sweet campfire smokiness
P: Tastes just like it smells! Peaty, Sherry, complex in every way, perfection.
F: Astoundingly long! Begging to be tasted again over and over

This is the best whisky I have ever had.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby hilliamash » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:38 am

Tonight was a martini night...4 later, it's time for bed.
One's just fine
Two at the most
Three under the table
Four under the host!

Have a great night guys!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:39 am

Macallan 18, 1989. Wonderfully balance sherry Macallan. :thumbsup:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby hook55 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:11 pm

Balvenie DW 12yo it's soooooo nice :P :D 8) :lol:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby I_SPEY » Tue Aug 26, 2008 2:27 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
I_SPEY wrote:Thanks Nick and Ganga for your nice words :D

Now having a Balvenie Portwood 1993 :P

Oh, many apologies to Mrs I_SPEY for not noticing the post about her birthday. Many happy returns of the day.

Rene why the hell are you chatting to us when you should be looking after your good lady? :)


Yes Willie JJ :lol:
Sorry Willie JJ :wink:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby objetti » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:52 pm

Aberlour A´bunadh batch 7
Ardbeg Renaissance
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby sampaiocaleia » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:38 pm

Talisker 10 Yo
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Gov » Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:05 pm

A beautiful day in the NW burbs of Chicago. Having a nice cigar and some Wild Turkey 101 with a piece of ice while sittin on the deck. Not a cloud in the sky today!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:29 am

Glenrothes, OMC, 19y

Excellent.
I'll post full tasting notes another time, if there's any left.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:45 am

Went back to the Tilt Hotel tonight and got hold of that bottle of Blair Atholl and shook it till it was more than half dead. If I go in tomorrow its had it. :)

Came back and killed the 1l of Glenmo 10 I had here.

I'm in a violent mood tonight :D .
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:57 am

Thta Glenrothes is Jlloy Gdoo!

Hic :dead:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:00 am

Malt-Teaser wrote:Thta Glenrothes is Jlloy Gdoo!

Hic :dead:

Dammit it sounds good too.

*takes note for tomorrow, but will never find the note.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Deactivated Member » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:03 am

All gone, no notes now.

But trust me, take any Glenrothes over 17y and it is well worth sampling!

Smooth, creamy, delicious.
Some nuts and malt. Always good.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Willie JJ » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:06 am

Malt-Teaser wrote:trust me, take any Glenrothes over 17y and it is well worth sampling!

I'm not arguing with that. Magnificent stuff. :thumbsup:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Gov » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:38 am

Glenfiddich 12 (newer bottling). A very pleasant non thinking single malt
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ganga » Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:05 am

Macallan 12. Wonderfully warming on a late summer's eve.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby hilliamash » Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:57 am

Teacher's tonight--lovely stuff.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Gov » Wed Aug 27, 2008 7:27 am

Had some Highland Park 12. Then I had another :oops: God that stuff is good!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby matthew2512 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:04 pm

A few drams of isle of skye 8 year old. This blend is amazing, i could keep drinking it all night! and at $35 a bottle its about the same price as red label!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby markh67 » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:34 pm

After a game of chess I enjoyed the Balvenie Portwood 21 years old. This stuff is really amazing.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Dubois » Wed Aug 27, 2008 8:10 pm

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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby sampaiocaleia » Thu Aug 28, 2008 1:52 am

Black Bottle NAS
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ryguy » Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:40 am

I started with the rest of a sample I had of Wasmund's. It seemed much more cidery tonight for me, than the other night. But all in all, about the same.

Now I'm enjoying a dram of Scapa 14yo. I've never tried a Scapa before, and I'm finding this really enjoyable. It's definitely a nice and light summer dram. Very nice!

Thanks Secesh for the samples!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ryguy » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:05 am

Pouring the rest of the Scapa 14 OB sample now. Really enjoyable, I'm now curious to try more from Scapa. Thanks again Secesh! :D :D
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