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Postby bjorn » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:19 am

Knocking off the last dram of my liter of Laphroaig CS...spent 11 months on that bottle. Oof what a beauty. Held up very well all things considered. Too bad I've already opened it's replacement (Spring 05 GTS) so I've got nothing new to look forward to in the near future...maybe I'll open that Forty Creek 3 grain soon...

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Postby hpulley » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:11 pm

Yoichi 12yo, sadly gone now from both my shelf and the LCBO's. Perhaps they'll order another shipment for the fall. Now only the 10yo is about to enjoy for the last three days of Autumn Grand Sumo.

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Postby matthew2512 » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:32 pm

Ill be sad to see the end of my A'bunadh batch 15, only a couple of drams left. at least i have batch 17 ready to replace it :D
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Postby Dubois » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:58 pm

matthew2512 wrote:Ill be sad to see the end of my A'bunadh batch 15, only a couple of drams left. at least i have batch 17 ready to replace it :D


I've just finished my batch 15, but have no 17 (yet) to replace it :(
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ganga » Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:45 am

Last night finished off the Scott's Craigellachie. Probably will be difficult to find this one for replacement. Also, the UCF Glenrothes 1990. Both very nice drams.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Les Paul » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:26 am

Glenmorangie Portwood :cry:
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Oct 05, 2007 10:50 am

Glenlivet Nadurra 48% -- a litre of liquid lemon merinque pie lost forever...doesn't seem to be available right now in duty free, its previous stomping ground, so "bye bye ms american Pie"(well , not exactly, but hey, what's wrong with a little poetic license whilst searching for a song with which to mourn the passing of a great, and different, whisky?)
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ganga » Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:07 am

Alas the Airigh Nam Beist is gone (except for that wee portion in the glass). No plans to replace this particular bottle but still a very enjoyable dram.
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:50 pm

Just killed a 1/4 bottle of 125.9 during the first half of the England Game , "Hoggie hits the Spot" it says on the label , by god it does ! Cracking Glenmo which i'm sad to see finished . If only all Glenmo's were such.....
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby mattbuty » Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:21 pm

4/5ths of my way through an OMC Tomintoul 1966 which is just amazingly smooth!!!

I would definately be trying to get a replacement bottle of this, particularly as the official bottlings all seem to be a touch bitter, perhaps from the addition of caramel colour.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:23 pm

Lagavulin 21...

Only kidding!

I WISH........

P.S. Spirit Of Islay, sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved glenmo, but the new Lasanta is delightful. I bought one for our Best Man last month, having never tried it(that's a first for me!)so he invited me over last Saturday for a taste.Cpuld this be the best glenmo i've tasted - and i've enjoyed a few? all the glenmo delicacy you could wish for, but with added layers, and a delightful long finish.46% UCF, and I can't wait to get a bottle.

Meanwhoile, tonoit oi be drinkin' mainly Arrrdbeg!

...and I got PLENTY left.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Oct 15, 2007 11:23 pm

Sorry folks! this is the 2nd thread where a message of mine has appeared twice! Excuse me. Maybe there's a "delete" button I haven't noticed in my drunken stupor...

Meanwhile folks, I've sussed the problem, and wish to say," beware the double click on "submit!"

Once is enough.

Unless it's an Ardbeg...
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby jcasazza » Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:02 am

Lagavulin 16, gone, how sad........
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Dubois » Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:42 pm

Balvenie 15 Yrs, Single Barrel.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ryguy » Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:52 pm

Just finished off my Lagavulin 12 last night. I'm sad to see this go, as I don't know how soon I can get it replaced. :(
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:18 pm

Mortlach 20 yo OMC, distilled 1983. Finished last night and still a whisky to be reckoned with.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Leither » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:49 pm

Just finished off a DL Provenance Royal Lochnagar, distilled 'Winter' 1983, bottled 2005 - very nice indeed from a sherry cask.

This one JM rates around the low 80's but I think it's very good indeed - he says along the lines of 'sublime cask but no complexity'. However, I have found it to be one of the best bottles from a single cask (not at cask strength) I have had. Up there with the great Glenfarclas and Aberlours but more depth being unfiltered and from such a clean sherry cask. :thumbsup:
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Dubois » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:39 pm

Caol Ila 12 Yrs.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Jimmy321 » Tue May 13, 2008 8:14 pm

My Brora 2004 OB is dead, which is a real shame as this was one of my best malts ever.

I will miss this because i won't be replacing it, it now costs £235.00 and is out of my price range for drinking.

The only other times i've felt any emotion on seeing the end of a bottle of whisky was the PE 4th & 5th. Perhaps if i open my PE 7th i will feel better.

I often think to myself when drinking Brora & PE that i am drinking a piece of history and that soon it will all be gone, i think that makes it more attractive in the first place, but when it's finished it hits home, thats it, it's gone, never to be tasted again!
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby randall fairbrook » Thu May 15, 2008 3:23 am

my first bottle of PC5, i have another but i want to save it..i am going to buy another if i can find one near here for not too much
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby yowzer » Thu May 15, 2008 4:24 am

Aye, I keep sniffing, and recorking the last of my Bowmore Mariner, Not difficult to find but this one is probably about 18yo now. Also been fancying a long gone Auchentoshan 10, that I've not replaced.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Dubois » Thu May 15, 2008 8:12 am

Dalwhinnie 15 Yrs.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby objetti » Thu May 15, 2008 9:32 am

Just gone - the last dram of Canto Cask 37 (Compass Box) which was an unexpectedely excellent drink.
I had some other Canto Cask but although good it was not as good as 37 (don´t remember the number but think it was the US cask)
Just compared it to Laphroaig Cairdeas and although very different characters there was similarities and the Canto Cask won easily (although I like Cairdeas alot also)
There is assumedely some 37 left in New Zealand but that seems complicated to get a hold of.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Willie JJ » Thu May 15, 2008 12:55 pm

Sad to see empty...

My wallet :(
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ryguy » Thu May 15, 2008 6:19 pm

My bottle of Lagavulin Distillers Edition ( 43%, Original Bottling, 1991/2007, 4/495 ) is empty. I poured a 50 ml sample and a small dram last night, and now it is gone. :dead:
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Willie JJ » Thu May 15, 2008 6:46 pm

ryguy wrote:My bottle of Lagavulin Distillers Edition ( 43%, Original Bottling, 1991/2007, 4/495 ) is empty. I poured a 50 ml sample and a small dram last night, and now it is gone. :dead:


A sample is just about how much I have in my bottle of the Laga DE Ryan. Hmm, perhaps I should keep it for future reference.

I will see if there is enough for a sample and a dram. If there is, I will keep a sample, otherwise ... :dead:
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ryguy » Thu May 15, 2008 6:54 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
ryguy wrote:My bottle of Lagavulin Distillers Edition ( 43%, Original Bottling, 1991/2007, 4/495 ) is empty. I poured a 50 ml sample and a small dram last night, and now it is gone. :dead:


A sample is just about how much I have in my bottle of the Laga DE Ryan. Hmm, perhaps I should keep it for future reference.

I will see if there is enough for a sample and a dram. If there is, I will keep a sample, otherwise ... :dead:


Willie,

A couple months ago I actually started collecting 50ml samples from every single bottle I open. I then lable it and "hide it away" for future tastings and/or sample swaps. But I was trying to figure out how to make space last night in my cabinet, so I found the lowest filled bottle (which happened to be my Lag DE) and poured a small sample and a dram, which emptied it. I love the idea of having a wee sample available, just in case I want to go back and try something I haven't tried in a long time. :D :D
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri May 16, 2008 12:36 am

I on the other hand was just sampling MY DE1991, and whilst I am glad to say I still have
two thirds of mine left(gloat, gloat!) found myself a wee bit chastened as to how quickly the first third has parted company with the bottle.

How long before this too joins the ranks of "sad to see empty?"

Maybe this thread should be "Afraid to finish..."

Bin there with my Ardbeg '77... that last, ceremonial dram hung around forever! Soon be there with my springbank 21.

It comes to us all, sadly.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Lawrence » Fri May 16, 2008 3:59 am

It hasn't happened yet but I can see the future;my An Cnoc 1993. I will have to order anther few soon.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:12 pm

It's a sad day indeed. :cry: During my lunch hour I was looking at my stock, so that I could update my list, and I found the following 2 bottles with only a very very small amount in each.

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist ( 46%, Original Bottling, 1990/2006 )
Ardbeg 9yo ( 58.0%, SMWS, Cask #33.66, May-1998/Nov-2007 )

So I poured what little was left into a sample bottle, I figure I have about 1oz left of each. :dead: :dead:

Both were excellent bottles, I really loved the 33.66.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Gov » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:26 pm

ryguy wrote:It's a sad day indeed. :cry: During my lunch hour I was looking at my stock, so that I could update my list, and I found the following 2 bottles with only a very very small amount in each.

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist ( 46%, Original Bottling, 1990/2006 )
Ardbeg 9yo ( 58.0%, SMWS, Cask #33.66, May-1998/Nov-2007 )

So I poured what little was left into a sample bottle, I figure I have about 1oz left of each. :dead: :dead:

Both were excellent bottles, I really loved the 33.66.


Are you using old mini's for this?
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:34 pm

Gov wrote:
ryguy wrote:It's a sad day indeed. :cry: During my lunch hour I was looking at my stock, so that I could update my list, and I found the following 2 bottles with only a very very small amount in each.

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist ( 46%, Original Bottling, 1990/2006 )
Ardbeg 9yo ( 58.0%, SMWS, Cask #33.66, May-1998/Nov-2007 )

So I poured what little was left into a sample bottle, I figure I have about 1oz left of each. :dead: :dead:

Both were excellent bottles, I really loved the 33.66.


Are you using old mini's for this?


Gov, I actually bought a bunch of Boston Rounds. Same ones shown here in mikeymad and Ganga's thread. viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6145&p=119941&hilit=archive#p119941

I use them in this situation (when a bottle is just about empty), for swapping samples, and also I've been keeping a sample of each bottle I have opened (sometimes 2) for later use.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Gov » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:29 pm

I like that, thanx!
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Knolly » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:28 am

Lagavulin 21 finished over the weekend :(

Then again it's a chance to try something new :)

Just need to decide what it will be!
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby self-reflected » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:01 pm

Although it's always a pleasure/pain experience to finish a bottle, I always feel slightly sadder when I finish a bottle of Glenmorangie.
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