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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby SoMK » Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:13 am

To celebrate my new whisky shelves because the previous Ikea bookcase was growing tired *and welcome Moses*, mmmmm Airigh Nam Beist !
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:41 am

Ardbeg 10 after a few Mortlachs in the online tasting.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:06 am

More from Mortlach in the Live Tasting thread. Good stuff!! :smoke:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby hilliamash » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:17 am

Today has been a day for sampling!

a'bunadh #18 Cask Strength: brilliant whisky, all around. Quite sweet some some extent, but leather present too. As with the previous bottling, I will keep an eye out for this one, and buy it when I find it. Again, many thanks to ryguy for this one!

Famous Grouse 18 yo Vatted Malt (or Blended Malt now :x ) Overall, very very good. I have to admit that it is one of the sweetest malts that I have had, and as such would make a better dessert whisky, but impressive. Far better than the standard FG blend--although significantly more pricey as well.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby hilliamash » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:22 am

Two more:

Glenfarclas 12 year old: This is one of my favorite SM's. The taste I find is quite complex, light, honeyed, and somewhat sweet. This is always a nice surprise as i don't drink it often, but always enjoy it...definitely a favorite.

New Try: Sam Houston Very Small Batch Bourbon. For bourbon fans, you have to give this a chance. Lots of corn, nice amount of rye, and the closest thing to it is like drinking cookies with a kick. Tremendous bourbon. And, it was named after the first president of the Republic of Texas! You can't go wrong! :D
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:23 am

Cheers Harry, glad to see you enjoyed the a'bunadh, it's hard not to really. :D :D

All done with the Mortlach for this evening, moving onto a really nice Macallan.

Macallan 18yo ( 43%, Original Bottling, 1988 )
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ryguy » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:50 am

My last dram of the evening I think. Unfortunately this bottle is desperately low. :cry:

Longmorn 38yo ( 51.0%, SMWS, Cask #7.39, Feb-1968/Jan-2007 )

Lots of dried fruits, wood, spices, overall dryness, spiced oranges, raisins. A very tasty dram!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:37 am

It's early (08:00), so it must be time for tea!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby les taylor » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:29 am

Malt-Teaser wrote:It's early (08:00), so it must be time for tea!



I know that feeling MT. Just had my first coffe of the day. I think I'll go back for another. :)
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:00 am

I don't drink coffee, but I really am going to make that tea now.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:54 am

Cheers, MT. I'm having a lovely Senseo Cappuchino :P
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:40 pm

"Orange Blossom" from Grauballe Brewery aus Denmark. Quite good.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:27 pm

Laphroaig 10 yo :P

Just a very nice dram for starting the evening 8) (the sun is shining, so..)
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby LagaDrinker » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:43 pm

Broke the seal on a bottle of HP 12 today, simply delicious :thumbsup:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby I_SPEY » Sun Aug 24, 2008 8:12 pm

Macallan 12 yo, lovely :P
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:36 pm

Mortlach bottled by Signatory 15yo Hogshead.
This one was slightly boring yesterday but today it's getting special. Had a decent meal followed by a Belgium beer and then some Italian wine and some french cheeses and now this whisky is fantastic. All those tastes seem to reappear in this whisky. Some maisbread is added...
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby cathach » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:43 am

A wee drop of Compass Box Flaming Heart Batch No. 2. It's very nice drop, indeed a really characterful blend that reminds in ways of Irish pot still blends except with smoke obviously. Has that nice crunchy barley feel too.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:08 am

A strange one here, I think I may be sampling some of the new Ardbeg 10y.

NOT Renaissance.
But the actual new 10y.

I am kind of awaiting confirmation.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Wave » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:15 am

After all the Mortlach last night having a couple Islay's tonight, Lagavulin 12 ('04).

Cheers!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby I_SPEY » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:53 am

A very nice cup of cappucino and cakes with my wife, who's birthday it is, today :D
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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 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 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 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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