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Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 04, 2007 8:09 am

Caol Ila 19 (1979-99) from the Cooper's Choice. Alas good friend we knew you well.
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Two actually

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:12 am

My St Maggie 21 that I drained with a freind several days ago and tonight my Glenmorangie 18 yo that has caressed my palate with it's final dram.
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Postby SoMK » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:33 pm

So long old friend :dead: Ardbeg Uigeadail bottled in 2003.
I really liked you more than the 2004 *go figure* but we still have one unopened bottle of 2003 and the 2004 that we'll take for a walk real soon :wink:
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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:42 pm

It's sadly been a bad week for the Speysiders...

Casualties include:

Glenfarclas 12 - every bit a challenge for Macallan 10
Longmorn 15 -"When will I see you again? when will we share precious moments?"

Amrut -the Indian speysider...
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Postby Ganga » Fri Aug 10, 2007 4:50 pm

I really do likethe Glenfarclas range and agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment of the Glenfarclas 12. Last night the Glenfarclas 10 keeled over :dead: ; there was nothing left to drain. :cry:
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:01 am

Murray McDavid Bunnahabhain 1966 37yo from a bourbon cask. Lasted one week (although friends last Firday night did the vast majority of the damage, I just put it out of it's misery).
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Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 11, 2007 4:21 am

Signatory Glenallachie 1991 10 you is the latest victim of my march through the collection. :empty:
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Postby Ganga » Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:44 am

The Dram Select 21 is now gone. Boy the shelves are clearing in a hurry.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:34 am

Mine too...and not really flush enough to do any serious restocking...

Snif. How can i face life without Ardbeg??
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:35 pm

On Thursday i said Goodbye to an old friend , The Bunnahabhain 1965 was drained and the last dram was captured on film......
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On the bright side i've got a whole 1966 untouched !
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Postby Wendy » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:52 pm

Hi Gordon,
What a great shot. With that smile on your face, you must have already been thinking about cracking open the Bunnahabhain '66! So many people on this forum have a wonderful collection of whiskies that they are enjoying. It is good to hear about them.

Cheers,
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Postby hpulley » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:08 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Mine too...and not really flush enough to do any serious restocking...

Snif. How can i face life without Ardbeg??


Life without Ardbeg?!? I shudder at the thought...

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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:52 am

Hi Wendy ,
it's always nice to try a malt on it's "home" territory and even nicer to bid a malt farewell at it's place of birth ! I had a few of My Bunnahabhains with me for the stay , but i did have other stuff as well , i always try and take a few malts with me when we go across , it's nice sitting out with them at night especially when the nearest drinking establishment is miles away ! Anyway with a view like this across to Mull in the distance who needs a pub......
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Postby killerwhale » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:06 am

a friend and I polished off the last of the Glenfiddich 18 tonight..... lovely whisky, must get this again some day...... perhaps for christmas 8)
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Postby les taylor » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:36 am

Clynelish 14 OB. Went the way of so many before it. It gave itself up for a noble cause.


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Postby Dubois » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:58 pm

Glenfarclas 15 Yrs.

Will replace it as soon as possible :wink:
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Postby Frodo » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:45 pm

Jeez Gordon. What I wouldn't give for a view like that in my back yard!!!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:29 am

But you have the CN Tower!

I'll bet Gordon would like it in his back yard, too.
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Mon Aug 13, 2007 7:11 am

Frodo , I would be over the moon if that view was in my Back yard / Front Yard / Side Yard / Any Yard but i only had a "Lend" of it for a week .
I wonder how the local farmer would go with an expanse of sea and a few islands in his field opposite us.......
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Postby Dubois » Tue Aug 21, 2007 5:20 pm

Just finished Ardbeg Still young, I wonder how difficult it will be to replace it... :roll:
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Postby hpulley » Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:26 pm

Dubois wrote:Just finished Ardbeg Still young, I wonder how difficult it will be to replace it... :roll:


They still had some in the Old Kiln shop a couple of weeks ago! I think The Whisky Exchange still has a lot too, not sure where else.

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Postby Frodo » Wed Aug 22, 2007 5:59 am

Havana Club Barrel Select. REALLY good value at $35 US/litre at Cuban duty-free. Excellent forward tasting, with very little hotness.
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Postby Dubois » Wed Aug 22, 2007 4:47 pm

Mortlach 16 Yrs.

VERRY SAD indeed... :cry:
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Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:11 am

Lagavulin 16. I'd forgotten how much I used to love this whisky.

then along came Ardbeg and that took over for a few years, and i almost forgot about Lagavulin. but tonight, as the bottle got low, i relised why they call it the "aristocrat of islays."

among the smoke and peat of our favourite "monsters", I believe none have quite the elegance of ....Lagavulin 16!

An 'ace' as Richard joynson would say.

Maybe even an ace among aces...
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Morty

Postby Muskrat Portage » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:51 am

I'm in the process of putting a "wounded" Mortlach out of it's misery. I'll miss it when it's gone.
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Postby Ardbeg311 » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:28 pm

Finished the Ardbeg Almost There tonight -- Ardbeg did a terrific job with this one! Have one left in reserve but I think I will have to go out and get another before they are all gone. Already the Still Young is no longer available around these parts as the city's supply seemed to last only a couple of months.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Thu Aug 23, 2007 9:58 pm

Yes, indeed. I too have an Ardbeg Almost Gone...
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:35 pm

just "Killed" another old Favourite , 1976 Ardbeg Cask 2398 bottle No.24 , one of the classic sherried Ardbegs , luckily i still have bottle No.19 to enjoy......
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Postby shoganai » Mon Aug 27, 2007 3:56 am

Bladnoch 15 John McDougall Selection. Bottle number 145 of 198 from cask 3312.

This is one of the best whiskies I've purchased to date and it was actually the first independent bottling that I liked enough to grab a second bottle. So I'm looking forward to cracking open bottle number 121 of 290 from cask 2639. Won't be for some time though. Lot's of other stuff to get through.

I haven't really seen the last of cask 3312 as I set aside 2 50 ml samples: one for whenever I'm in the mood for it and one to drink alongside a dram from the other bottle. Also did a little expirimental vatting with a Scott's selection Bladnoch. Just because I like the nose on the JM better and the finish on the Scott's better. With their powers combined...!!!
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Postby shoganai » Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:44 am

Sad night. Sad, sad night. I've just started drinking the last (rather large, maybe too large) dram of Uigeadail from a bottle I purchased back in May.

What's there to say about the Ardbeg Uigeadail? This is probably the best whisky I've ever purchased. I remember my first sniff. The first word that popped into my head was "meaty". Ribs on the BBQ. This is everything I love about whisky packed into one smooth golden dram.

That's two of my favorites gone this week.
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Postby Dubois » Wed Aug 29, 2007 4:18 pm

Balvenie 10 Year Old, Founder's Reserve.

Will hurry to buy a new one while available.
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Postby Cam » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:25 pm

As stated in a neighbouring post, I have finished my bottle of Elijah Craig. Can't get another until I cross into the U.S. again next month. Also finished off the Gibson's 18yo but I can pick up another today.

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Postby les taylor » Fri Aug 31, 2007 4:41 pm

Not a classic but somthing I enjoyed very much and will replace Jura Superstition. :dead: I liked the bottle as well.
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Postby Frodo » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:06 am

Last of a Glengarioch 17yr (DTC). Very very good bottle. Have had nothing quite like it. Slim chance of a replacement...
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Postby LeoDLion » Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:45 pm

Two weeks ago, I finished the Ardbeg Uigeadail but last night I opened a new bottle. I still have another spare bottle somewhere so I am fine for now.
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