Re: Most Missed Dram - Within Last 10 Years
What do I especially miss from a decade or so ago?
Aberlour a'bunadh Batch No. 6. The best one I've tasted.
The first issues of Bruichladdich 10, 15 and 17 Year Old from the early Jim McEwan era. They were just so unemcumbered (by cask finishing) and clean and crisp and delicious.
Lagavulins distilled from the late 1970s through the early 1980s, an era when the distillery briefly experimented with 50ppm peat-reeked malt. In my view, the 1980 Distillers Edition (bottled in 2000!) was very impressive. But many of the 16 Year Old releases from that time were also excellent, and they would put many a contemporary version of the 16YO to shame.
Longmorn 15 Year Old from the Seagram / early Pernod Ricard era. Not only was the whisky really good. The price was fair!
Scapa 12 Year Old. It's my feeling that this one captured that inimitable combination of delicacy, clarity and palate penetration far better than the 14 Year Old that succeeded it. Haven't tried the inordinately expensive 16 Year Old as yet.
Any of a number of Cadenhead Authentic Collection Natural Cask Strength bottlings from closed distillery sites, including Glen Mhor, Glenugie and Rosebank.