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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby les taylor » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:03 pm

Hi self reflected good to see you on the forums. Which Glenmorangie do you like? :)
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby self-reflected » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:16 pm

les taylor wrote:Hi self reflected good to see you on the forums. Which Glenmorangie do you like? :)


Hi Les,

The Glenmorangie has an amazing earthiness to it and is an amazing example of the great tasting experiences that can be found in 10 year old whiskies. The MacCallan 10 year old is another great example of an affordable fantastic tasting experience.

Getting back to the Glenmorangie, for a decadent experience I really enjoy the Quinta Ruban. The port notes are very nice without being overpowering.

Being a photographer, I'm a sucker for shapes and packaging so those lovely swan neck bottles always seem sadder when they're empty not unlike throwing out a Christmas tree.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ras Mazunga » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:50 pm

Welcome to the forums self-reflected.
I was happy to finally finish my Glenmo 10 a few years ago, it took ages to finish this 1 litre bottle. Now I have a Lasanta waiting to be opened, hopefully this one will be better liked by my taste. It's a 1 litre bottle again.

Is there an easily available Glenmorangie that I have to try?
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 4:39 am

I am going to miss my Caol Ila 12 that I finished last night. A wonderful whisky with peat, lime, grapefruit, smoke and salt. I must find another Caol Ila to replace it. I am considering the 18yo and a couple of IBs.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:04 am

pkt77242 wrote:I am going to miss my Caol Ila 12 that I finished last night. A wonderful whisky with peat, lime, grapefruit, smoke and salt. I must find another Caol Ila to replace it. I am considering the 18yo and a couple of IBs.

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Young CI at cask strength is a real treat, and usually very affordable. I'd say go for that; there are a lot of good, young IBs out there.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ganga » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:23 am

I find I'm missing my Talisker 175th. It was a lovely sweet dram. Lots of honey with just a bit of spiciness. Hmm. Need to get another Talisker to replace this one.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:02 am

Ganga wrote:I find I'm missing my Talisker 175th. It was a lovely sweet dram. Lots of honey with just a bit of spiciness. Hmm. Need to get another Talisker to replace this one.


I was interested in the talisker 175th but it is going for $110+ out here. Glad to here you enjoyed it.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ganga » Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:56 am

Look for it in CA when you come out! Should be much less. It is worth $65 to $70.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:29 am

I really miss my A'bunadh #23 must get another it was lovely
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby borgom » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:25 pm

Ganga wrote:I find I'm missing my Talisker 175th. It was a lovely sweet dram. Lots of honey with just a bit of spiciness. Hmm. Need to get another Talisker to replace this one.

I totally agree, for some reason I keep wishing for another bottle of this. It was just so fabulously smooth and drinkable.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Viridian » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:23 am

Mortlach 16. Supremely enjoyable and of a distillery that is extremely difficult to come across 'round these parts.

Just finished the rest of the Laphroaig Quarter Cask I had after as well :dead:

Oh well, buying more bottles is even more fun!
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby dramtastic » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:57 am

Laga 16, truely in the pantheon of the whisky gods!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:21 am

Oh, the recession! My Abunadh 20 is a dram away from a funeral; my glnmorangie Nectar d'Or passed away last week, two Lahroaigs, a QC and a CS are currently devoid of life, my SMWS Caol ILa, quite delicious, has one dram I haven't the heart to finish; my Ardbeg Almost There is Almost Gone...

...and there ain't the cash to replace them in a hurry.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby dramtastic » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:53 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Oh, the recession! My Abunadh 20 is a dram away from a funeral; my glnmorangie Nectar d'Or passed away last week, two Lahroaigs, a QC and a CS are currently devoid of life, my SMWS Caol ILa, quite delicious, has one dram I haven't the heart to finish; my Ardbeg Almost There is Almost Gone...

...and there ain't the cash to replace them in a hurry.



Oh well.............no whisky no cry...............Time to hit the streets cap in hand Reggae!
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:35 pm

I sadly have but one modest pour remaining of my 1977 Rare Malts Selection Brora... No other edition has come close.

And I'm also about to sip the last of my 1983 Oban Distillers Edition, which has always seemed more characteristic of the 'old style' (remember the 12YO in the glass-stoppered decanter?) Oban than the regular, overly 'glossy' 14YO to me.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:23 pm

Collector57 wrote:The 21yo?

That's the one. A 1981 Old Malt Cask 19YO was also tasty, though the effect of the Sherry cask did tend to mute the seaside and smoke characteristics a tad. And the 1982 Rare malts Selection 20YO, despite being incredibly delicious in a decidedly sweeter vein, displayed only the barest hint of the smoke that I look for a a good Brora.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby pkt77242 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 6:03 am

Just finished a bottle of Laga DE 1991. An absolutely wonderful whisky. Glad I already bought a replacement bottle. I love the combo of peat and sherry.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Knolly » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:59 am

Hum - lots of :empty: Laga around here: I'll contribute to this as I just finished off both a 2005 Laga 12 and a Laga 21 this past week.

Now... To tackle the remains of the Laga DE next :D
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:29 am

dramtastic wrote:
Reggaeblues wrote:Oh, the recession! My Abunadh 20 is a dram away from a funeral; my glnmorangie Nectar d'Or passed away last week, two Lahroaigs, a QC and a CS are currently devoid of life, my SMWS Caol ILa, quite delicious, has one dram I haven't the heart to finish; my Ardbeg Almost There is Almost Gone...

...and there ain't the cash to replace them in a hurry.



Oh well.............no whisky no cry...............Time to hit the streets cap in hand Reggae!


Yes, I can just see it. A street corner, a guitar,a reggae chop, a plaintive wailing croon, a sign on the pavement that reads:

"Wife, 2 kids and a whisky collection to support."

with any luck somebody might drop a Lagavulin 21 into my cap...
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Dubois » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:04 pm

Glenfiddich 18 Yrs, Ancient Reserve
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:39 pm

Now there's a thought...

Never was a huge jazz fan but L21 has got to be THE reason to become a Jazzlover!
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby arnehd » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:53 pm

Aberlour A'bunadh Batch Eight. Its been open for over a year (actually the last whisky I had bought until yesterday) and in the beginning I always missed the fourteen. But it has grown on me like a good friend. So after having watered it down I am ready say good bye.We had a good run but there are new friends out there.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ganga » Fri Apr 17, 2009 4:26 am

Collector57 wrote:RB, you'd have to switch to playing jazz.
The world's supply of L21 resides in one place....

Oh man, that's just wrong...at least on THAT level. :oops:
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:11 am

Yeah, the only time I tried Laga 21, from a 100cl sample kindly sent to me by a forum member, I was watching a biog on Les Paul.

I likened the whisky to the guitar he invented:

"Maple top over a deep mahogany body. The bass pickup has round chocolatey smokey notes, while the bridge pickup has harder, saltier tones...and the sustain goes on forever..."

I have a smidge left. Meanwhile Glenmo standard died this week, and my Ardbeg Almost There went from Almost Gone to Totally Gone(wish it would have a "Renaissance" haha!)

Several others looking very low...and not being replaced due to economics.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby les taylor » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:50 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Several others looking very low...and not being replaced due to economics.



RB my daughter said to me last night "Dad you've loads of bottles, why don't you open some of them. " :shock: :shock: :shock:

My lovingly sourced collection is not going yet. And I had an Abunadh batch 15 last night.


Sad to see empty lately. Glenmo Quinta Rubin, Ardmore 1990 CS, T10, A10, Balvenie Doublewood, Ancnoc1993 and a Jameson nas.

I'm afraid I'm going to have to hit some supermarket deals.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby whiskynig » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:05 pm

My Caol Ila 12 recently departed.
My North Port 24 last night, so now to open a 26 and see what the difference is.
I also recently finished off an Ardmore, currently available distillery bottling which I found to be very drinkable, and by the way what a great tour they did for us last year.
Remarkable. :mrgreen:
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby les taylor » Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:54 am

Collector57 wrote:
les taylor wrote:
Reggaeblues wrote:Several others looking very low...and not being replaced due to economics.



RB my daughter said to me last night "Dad you've loads of bottles, why don't you open some of them. " :shock: :shock: :shock:

My lovingly sourced collection is not going yet. And I had an Abunadh batch 15 last night.


Sad to see empty lately. Glenmo Quinta Rubin, Ardmore 1990 CS, T10, A10, Balvenie Doublewood, Ancnoc1993 and a Jameson nas.

I'm afraid I'm going to have to hit some supermarket deals.

How many are you up to now Les?
Or aren't you telling?
(Or don't you know :wink: :P ?)




Morning Nick. Mrs les reckons it must be at least 200. I don't know exactly I need to catalogue them properly.

Going to Sainsbury's this morning. :thumbsup:
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Bruichladdict » Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:58 pm

Just gave the royal salute to my bottle of Glenfarclas 15. Expensive here in Canada, but I would buy another! Need to order some into NY when the family goes camping this summer! NY prices are pretty much equal to the Duty Free!
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Reggaeblues » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:54 am

les taylor wrote:
Reggaeblues wrote:Several others looking very low...and not being replaced due to economics.



RB my daughter said to me last night "Dad you've loads of bottles, why don't you open some of them. " :shock: :shock: :shock:

My lovingly sourced collection is not going yet. And I had an Abunadh batch 15 last night.


Sad to see empty lately. Glenmo Quinta Rubin, Ardmore 1990 CS, T10, A10, Balvenie Doublewood, Ancnoc1993 and a Jameson nas.

I'm afraid I'm going to have to hit some supermarket deals.


LT, my wife says: "You've got so many empty bottles, why don't you get rid of them?" :shock: :shock: :shock:

How could I? such sweet memories...

Actually, I've started peeling off a few labels with the help of LFW's peeler kit. Not perfect. but a lot better than steaming !!

Oh, my "Paddy's" has finally died.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby talisker10 » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:24 am

I brought the last of my Laph 10 on my out of state trip..and sadly it's gone. I will miss the sweet, peaty, smoky, fruit.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby les taylor » Wed Apr 22, 2009 9:29 am

T10. :dead: In a good cause. I was watching the fish course from Great British Menu. Northern Ireland this week. That Clare Smyth is good.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby kyorke1 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:31 pm

I'm not mortified that this has gone but Jameson's NAS tonight.
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby whiskynig » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:53 pm

It is nearly 11 o clock on thursday April 23rd and I have finally finished off my last remaining Signatory bottling of a 1991 Mortlach, cask4165, bottle 20 of 339.
It was distilled 10/05/1991, bottled 16/10/2006 and I have been hanging on to it.
I am a Mortlach fan, but even so, this was a beautiful whisky, mellow and smooth, and I actually feel like I have committed a murder!!!! :(
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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby pkt77242 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 8:07 am

Finished a bottle of Jameson's 12. A nice whisky that is a great way to start the night, though I have no plans of buying another bottle anytime soon. Is Bushmilss 10 worth getting?

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Jul 19, 2009 9:05 am

Yamazaki 12 - I'll miss it a lot!
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