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Postby TheLaddie » Fri Jan 12, 2007 12:46 am

Happy Birthday Mark

Malt Mania and a birthday in one week. Sounds like an excuse to open the good bottle you've been keeping aside for a special occasion! :D
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Postby MGillespie » Sat Jan 13, 2007 8:53 pm

Thanks...actually, I've been keeping a few aside for special occasions...problem is, I keep adding more bottles than I have special occasions, and the shelf is filling up! (Of course, that's not really a problem.)

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Postby Dubois » Mon Jan 15, 2007 3:34 pm

Macallan Fine Oak, 15 Yrs :cry:
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Postby les taylor » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:53 pm

Karlenjar wrote:-

Bruichladdich Vintage 1970, opened oct 15th 2005, so now open 14 months. Cannot bring myself to take the last drams out of that bottle.
But it has to go sooner or later I guess, in this case probably sooner. I wont risk it going flat on me.

Surely one hell of a 'Laddie' and one of the best (if not the best) bourbon matured malts I've ever tasted

I wouldn't mind replacing the bottle, but it's getting harder to find one. Last time I saw a couple of them on a shelf, they were at £150,- . I paid £110 two and a half year ago


Karl I agree with you its one of my all time favourires. You might find that those who have it its nearer to £200 now. I got another in november for £165 with carriage. I had to do it beacuse I just couldn't live the thought I'd not experience it again. bite bullet. :D
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Jan 15, 2007 7:58 pm

ill just polishing of the last of a talikser 10yo, sad to see it go i guess, but there are more wating in line ;)
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Postby dram_time » Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:01 pm

Finished my HP12 tonight, only had it a week!!!!
Fantastic whisky, and a new favourite to add to the list. Kept a 10cl bottle full in the cupboard incase i dont order one for a while!! so a wee bit more pleasure waiting in there.

Sad to see it go,, yes.

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Postby Muskrat Portage » Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:56 am

I miss my only Campbeltown SM:
SPRINGBANK 10, purchased May 2003 drained July 8, 2006. There appear to be none on the horizon in Ontario, I may have to go hunting in Manitoba.
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Postby TheLaddie » Mon Jan 22, 2007 3:32 am

Laphroaig 17yo OMC. b. 2005 d. 2006.

A great bottle. Much missed. :cry:
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Postby Bullie » Mon Jan 22, 2007 7:42 am

Not much left of my bottle of Royal Brackla 1964 40yo Private Col. G&MP now... That is a bottle I will really miss. Only 94 was made. And a super-dram... :(
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Postby EdipisReks » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:42 pm

Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye. one of the best whiskies of any kind that i've had. not expensive, but they don't put out many bottles, so i doubt i'll find it again, easily. i have about half a bottle left, but i'll be sad when it's gone.
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Postby TheLaddie » Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:00 am

A new space on my shelf. The Springbank 10yo 1995 OMC is gone. :cry:
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Postby Quaichuser » Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:48 am

I am always saddened when the last of my Lagavulin Distillers Edition drips out of the bottle. :cry:
I miss how it fills a room with it's presence when it is in the glass.
A few years ago I mourned the passing of a Dallas Dhu 20 year old. Don't know that I'll be able to have that one again.
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Postby Frodo » Sat Mar 10, 2007 3:10 am

TheLaddie wrote:A new space on my shelf. The Springbank 10yo 1995 OMC is gone. :cry:


I tried this one at a tasting tower. I sympathize - it was a good one...
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Postby les taylor » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:13 am

Bruichladdich 12 year old 2nd edition. I'd not had a Laddie for a while it was darn good this has to be replaced very soon.


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Postby Mr Fjeld » Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:37 pm

Caol Ila 12 Dun Bheagan and Cragganmore 12. Both good whiskies but the Caol Ila is one of my favourites and now saddly not available here anymore. Still, it means I can open something else later today :)
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:42 pm

Aberlour 12 Double Matured, there's just a wee bit left. This was a special purchase in our market so we won't be seeing it again for a while, if ever. Good thiing I stored away a few bottles. :D
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Postby Dubois » Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:17 pm

Highland Park 12 Yrs :cry:
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Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:56 am

My Ardbeg 1977 is getting perilously low...might transfer it to a mini bottle and hide it.
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Postby Dubois » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:02 pm

Mortlach Signatory 1989 Unchillfiltered

One of the best Mortlach's I had :cry:
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Postby martin grant » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:36 pm

Ardbeg Very Young. Thats it all gone I'm afraid.
Sat down last night with a little of Very Young, Still Young and Almost There.
I'd been saving the Very Young until my Almost There had arrived so it was a good send off.
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Postby les taylor » Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:41 pm

Martin Grant wrote:-

Ardbeg Very Young. Thats it all gone I'm afraid.
Sat down last night with a little of Very Young, Still Young and Almost There.
I'd been saving the Very Young until my Almost There had arrived so it was a good send off.

Martin I'm still wiating for my Almost There to arrive. How do you think that they compare?

:)
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Postby IainB » Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:11 pm

Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Really enjoyed that over the last few weeks.
Not too sad though. I can always go and buy another.
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:17 pm

My SMWS 18y Yoichi, (I belive it is anyway!) An excellent whisky, so well balanced between the smoke, the sweetness, packed with flavor! I'm slowly slowly enjoying it as it's almost gone.
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Postby Photon » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:33 pm

My Bowmore Dusk. This bottle is very well balanced and drinking it is like getting under a warm blanket.

They're not mkaing it anymore, and few bottles made it here to start with.

-P.
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Postby Mustardhead » Thu Mar 29, 2007 11:48 pm

There's maybe a dram left in a bottle of Glenmorangie 15 here. I can't really justify opening another as I've got Glenmorangie 10, Cellar 13 and Artisan Cask open as well....so it's going to be farewell to that fabulous spicy malt for a little while.
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Postby wieslaw » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:29 am

compass box eleuthera. a wild one.
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Postby peergynt323 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:42 am

Photon wrote:My Bowmore Dusk. This bottle is very well balanced and drinking it is like getting under a warm blanket.

They're not mkaing it anymore, and few bottles made it here to start with.

-P.


This is true, so stock up! I heard encouraging reviews of Bowmore's new lineup though at http://www.whiskyfun.com. I'm enthusiastic.
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Postby pkt77242 » Fri Mar 30, 2007 5:20 am

I finished off my Ardbeg 10 a week or so a go. Great whisky but as of yet no plans to replace it. I think I may try a different Ardbeg.


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Postby martin grant » Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:13 am

les taylor wrote:
Martin I'm still wiating for my Almost There to arrive. How do you think that they compare?

:)


Les, the Almost There is my favourite of the three. It's just so completely different from the Still Young. Almost There is not nearly just so smokey. A very creamy dram, I was tasting butterscotch notes before the peat arrives, finishing with espresso coffee. IMO this is the most balanced of the three.
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Postby shoganai » Fri Mar 30, 2007 11:24 pm

I never thought I'd say this, but I'm actually pretty sad to be on my last dram and a half of Macallan 12. I was never a huge fan, but I bought the bottle because the price was right and I liked the items in the gift set. About half way through the bottle I started to REALLY enjoy it. I started to get some nice chocolatey, minty tones that I had never been able to detect above all the sherry and oak.

Maybe I'll try the cask strength next. I had a bottle a while ago and really liked it, but it would be interesting to see how my impressions would be different.

The good news is that this leaves room at my bar for another open bottle. Decisions, decisions...
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Postby Photon » Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:48 am

peergynt323 wrote: I heard encouraging reviews of Bowmore's new lineup though at http://www.whiskyfun.com. I'm enthusiastic.


Yes, Serge's notes made me a little less wary of the new Bowmores, however they made me more wary of the new Longmorn :? (Which, to be honest, I was more worried about to begin with.) That's apparently what I should stock up on.

-P.
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Postby hpulley » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:27 pm

Bruichladdich XVII, the last dram of the last bottle I have and without some serious scrounging probably the last I'll see of it though that's what I said about Ardbeg 17yo too and I've had 2 bottles of that one since I thought it was gone for good.

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Postby bamber » Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:33 pm

Photon wrote:
peergynt323 wrote: Yes, Serge's notes made me a little less wary of the new Bowmores, however they made me more wary of the new Longmorn :? (Which, to be honest, I was more worried about to begin with.) That's apparently what I should stock up on.

-P.


I tried the new Longmorn at WL London, and have to say I marginally prefer the old version, which is cheaper.
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Postby killerwhale » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:25 am

Ardbeg 10..... love this malt.... one of my top 5 for sure .....sad to see bottle empty as I shall not open another for awhile.... need to finish off a few different ones first....
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Postby killerwhale » Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:08 am

ack, back to back posts.... must seem like I drink a lot.... :lol:
anyway, Glenfiddich 15.... had the last 3 drams from this lovely bottle (had to finish it & not leave just one dram in bottle)..... will miss it, a very nice malt.
I have other bottles to work through so I shall not see a new one for awhile.... :(
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