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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Mar 12, 2009 6:41 am

Bruichladdich Moine Mhor

Still not a favorite, but has improved a lot for me after a few months open.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:00 am

Mac 12

Just a strange nose/taste malt for me. Mixed peel with pepper and some sort of basic alcohol. I'd swear it has the influence of cheap rum barrels.

Can't say I'm a fan, this one goes to the father in law as a mixer.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby d4m0n » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:06 am

dramtastic wrote:Mac 12

Just a strange nose/taste malt for me. Mixed peel with pepper and some sort of basic alcohol. I'd swear it has the influence of cheap rum barrels.

Can't say I'm a fan, this one goes to the father in law as a mixer.


Not a huge fan of the Mac 12, myself, but I'd never use it as a mixer. I just took my bottle to my stepfather's house & left it there so I'd have something to drink other than his margaritas. I vote you keep it around to offer to visitors instead of one of your favorite malts. :wink:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:21 am

Isle of Jura Superstition

Salty, wet socks, used tea bags, tangy citrusy, and thats just the nose.

So bizarrely different I think I'm addicted. Did I mention the dried pears!?

You'd swear someone at Isle of Jura was taking the piss......... except I think their serious....... Unique!!!

I'd recommend this to an enemy or a friend cuz they'd both get the meaning of the offer after they'd tried it( hate one love the other). Not even sure I like myself after enjoying it, I should'nt but do!!

Sadly time for another :insane:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:23 am

d4m0n wrote:

Not a huge fan of the Mac 12, myself, but I'd never use it as a mixer. I just took my bottle to my stepfather's house & left it there so I'd have something to drink other than his margaritas. I vote you keep it around to offer to visitors instead of one of your favorite malts. :wink:




Only the ones I don't like my friend :D
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:22 am

Balblair 97

Something to settle me down after the Isle of Jura Superstition.

Ahhhh smooth, soft, buttery, vanilla, ripened pears, lolly bag, creme caramel, oak kept nicely in check, more vanilla. A truely sensuous malt.

OK finished, now where did I put that nut bag IOJS..............................
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby jhershauer » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:08 am

Black Bottle 10 Year...power of suggestion from the "Does it matter to you if a whisky has a screw cap" thread in Whisky Chat. :-)
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:39 am

Connemara CS Peated...just felt like having some.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:03 am

Laga 16...same reason!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby les taylor » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:15 am

lohssanami wrote:Connemara CS Peated...just felt like having some.



Very nice Tim, we had this at WL one of my mates bought a bottle on the strength of it. In hindsight I should have done so as well. :)
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby lohssanami » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:30 am

I do like it Les! My bottle got low so I poured the rest into a 100ml and 50ml sample bottle for future use.

The 50ml only made it a few weeks!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Dubois » Thu Mar 12, 2009 3:43 pm

Ardbeg Very Young
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:42 pm

A 'combo'...

1/3 Caol Ila 12YO, 1/3 Oban 1983DE and 1/3 Old Pulteney 12YO

Good sweet-dry balance, perhaps leaning just slightly toward the latter.
Nice medium textural weight with oak gripping on the finish.
A very seaside demeanour!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:56 pm

Lagavulin 25
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:34 pm

Collector57 wrote:that's UK proof, 57.1% abv


Always a bit confusing I find
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:34 pm

Jura 10
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby LagaDrinker » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:47 pm

Ok I get it now :insane:
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:27 am

Collector57 wrote:MacPhunn batch 2
I'm not a great sherry fan - except for this and a'bunadh (though 'farclas and other Aberlours also work for me).
But this is excellent!


Is this actually Macallan, or something else that dare not speak its name? Glad to hear it's good, though. I've often thought of picking some up...
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby TheTross » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:34 am

The MacPhunn is very, very good. Not sure if it's Macallan or not, but it's a really good example of a sherried whisky. I always look for a little bit of sulphur/burnt match in sherried whiskies though, and this has none of that so I was a little upset :P


Fancied a change from the Glenmorangie, so have moved onto a Linlithgow Cognac finish. Jury's still out on this to be honest - I don't think the Cognac does it too many favours.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Ryguy » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:57 am

It seems I was in the mood for some Bowmore tonight, starting with the 12yo. This bottle is really growing on me, I'd have to say I'm finding it very drinkable.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby TheTross » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:45 am

Guinness! Was going to be my last drink of the night, but seeing as you're around Ganga I'll have a dram with you :iwbrnt:

Has that DL Glenfarclas been delivered to you yet by the way?
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby TheTross » Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:52 am

Decided to reach for my Aultmore 16yo 1990/2007 SMoS as my nightcap. Love this one - sherried like you won't believe!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Dubois » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:16 pm

Caol Ila 18 Yrs
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:44 pm

Norwegian Wood from Haandbryggeriet; a smoky ale spiced with juniper. Very very good!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:34 pm

Bunnahabhain 18. What a lovely and underrated whisky this is. I'm sure it would receive a much better rep if it was from somewhere else than Islay.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:35 pm

For the first time for a while have poured myself a PC4 Cask R23 , something nice about drinking your own casked whisky.....
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:37 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:Bunnahabhain 18. What a lovely and underrated whisky this is. I'm sure it would receive a much better rep if it was from somewhere else than Islay.

True Christian !
Excellent dram , probably my Fav of the 3 Standards (12/18/25) but you really need to try the Darach Ur!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:54 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:
Mr Fjeld wrote:Bunnahabhain 18. What a lovely and underrated whisky this is. I'm sure it would receive a much better rep if it was from somewhere else than Islay.

True Christian !
Excellent dram , probably my Fav of the 3 Standards (12/18/25) but you really need to try the Darach Ur!

Hm, thanks for the tip Gordon. I'll have to investigate and see where I can get it. I see it's not available from RMW - is this a taxfree edition only?

Just poured a Glendullan 26 Rare Malts. Good with pineapple scents - but perhaps not worth GPB 100,- - unless one is into butterfly collecting.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:15 pm

Collector57 wrote:But not everyone agrees :?

Hm, interesting Nick. But each to his own and I suppose if one is looking for a full peat attack one is not going to be satisfied with something which is different? I know it's wrong to make assumptions but I felt exactly like that when I was new to whisky. The peatier the better but it's different now.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:16 pm

Longrow 10 100 Proof - this whisky is marvellous!
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby TheTross » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:06 pm

Caol Ila 1994/2006 G&M CC. A little lighter than the OBs but still good.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:13 pm

Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:37 pm

Mr Fjeld wrote:Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength

Sounds like a plan! :thumbsup:
Will pour some momentarily.
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby TheTross » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:16 am

Just finished a sample of Longrow CV from DanAir that I've had for several months. One down, many more samples to go...

Hmm, what to choose next...?
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Re: What are you drinking now?

Postby TheTross » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:43 am

Went with the 2008 bottling 10yo Ardbeg. Pear drops, peat and pepper on the nose, peat and antiseptic cream on the palate. Lovely stuff!
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