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Postby Dubois » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:55 pm

Which bottle would you like to see empty as soon as possible ?
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Postby bamber » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:08 pm

Balvenie 15yo 47.8% SB, Cask 419, bottled 13/4/06

Getting worse all the time. A friend proclaimed it the worst whisky he had ever tasted on Wednesday night.
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:23 pm

Glengoyne 12 Cask Strength. I try again and again but I cannot say I really enjoy it.
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Postby Wave » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:20 pm

An '85 Glenrothes 17yo OMC from a sherry hogshead.

All sherry, no whisky. :cry:


Cheers!
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Postby Ganga » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:16 am

I worked very hard to remove a Trader Joe's Macallan 11 yo and the Macallan Fine Oak 10 yo. Mission accomplished.
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Postby Ardbeg311 » Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:41 am

I was really happy to see my Glen Grant 5 yo bottle in the trash.
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Postby GreyArea » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:08 pm

I damn near poured a Tamnavulin 12 away. The stuff is almost undrinkable. As it was we just added it to Pepsi Max.
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Postby Di Blasi » Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:43 pm

Great question Dubois! The Benriach Curiositas awhile back was one of the bottles I wanted to see finished. Sadly, the last few drams I truly enjoyed! Otherwise, lucky me, the few I have open I'm enjoying. Meaning I'll be opening some new stuff soon, and perhaps I'll be back to report some disappointments.
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Postby GreyArea » Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:35 pm

Benromach 22yo Port Wood. Not bad bad, but not great either. Bit soapy.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:03 pm

Bamber, i really enjoyed that Balvenie! Not as much as the 50.4 of the previous year it has to be said. It lacked the typical, obvious Balvenie sweetness, but preconceptions removed, i enjoyed it's relative dryness, and so did my neighbour who got through 2 bottles, no problem!

We await Mr Murray's take on it!

However, much as I respect JM and enjoy his writing I don't agree with EVERYTHING he rates. "Serendipity" was fun, but hardly God in a bottle as he seemed to think, and not half as fun as the Ardbeg 10 IMO. Sometimes preconceptions colour our enjoyment more than we realise. Could this be the case to some degree with this Balvenie-just different from what we expect?

I wonder whether, had this happy accident(Serendipity) occurred with, say, Caol Ila rather than Ardbeg, but tasted the same, whether JM would have rated it so highly? After all, his love of all things Ardbeg is legendary, almost to the point of bias methinks...not that I blame him!

Likewise , he went mad over the macallan FO 15, which same neighbour and i found bland...that bottle went down fast as i drank dram after dram, trying to "get" it, but without great success.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Sat Oct 28, 2006 4:06 pm

P.S. i exchanged my second bottle of Serendipity for an Ardbeg Still Young, same price, at an Oddbins that had run out of the former.

I'm glad i did!
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Postby Scotty Mc » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:10 am

A OB Dalwhinnie 15yo. For a gentle dram it was like firewater :shock:

Hope it was a one-off
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Postby jimidrammer » Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:30 pm

Currently none, but in the past the following got at least part of the bottle poured:

Auchentoshan Three wood
Bowmore “Dusk”
Bowmore “Legend” 200ml
Bowmore 12 200ml
Bowmore 15 200ml
Bowmore 17 200ml
Bowmore 21 200ml
Dalmore Cigar Malt
Glendronach 15 100% sherry wood
Linkwood, Hart Brothers 11yo
Miltonduff 10yo
Mortlach 10 (’89-’99) Hart Bros.

The Linkwood and Mortlach developed a horrible sulpher taste that made them undrinkable and actually my first bottle of the Mortlach was great. The Bowmores all had the FWP problem. All the others on the list had an overwhelming sherry influence that became cardboard-like with dry, bitter spices, not enjoyable at all. I have not given up on any of the distilleries, just more selective now. :)
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Postby Di Blasi » Sun Oct 29, 2006 3:39 pm

Lucky the bottle of Glen Scotia, no age statement, I bought weeks ago was a mini. I wondered about it cause I really loved the 14y I had last year, hated to see it empty. But this little mini was truly so bad, I emptied my glass into the sink, something I never do. Luckily it was just a one night experience.
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Postby ScotchPalate » Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:11 am

I'll be happy when my Chivas Regal 18 is empty :roll:
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Oct 30, 2006 11:34 am

Ahem........... Lead chig sherry.
Actually this one is already empty but I've strung the bottle up on the front door, much as farmers hang dead crows on fences to ward off others. Halloween doth approach :twisted:
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Postby Mr Fjeld » Mon Oct 30, 2006 6:51 pm

Crieftan wrote:Ahem........... Lead chig sherry.
Actually this one is already empty but I've strung the bottle up on the front door, much as farmers hang dead crows on fences to ward off others. Halloween doth approach :twisted:

:lol: How come I always think of Crieftan when Ledaig is mentioned !
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Postby Dubois » Sat Dec 02, 2006 9:17 pm

Longmorn 15 Yrs :roll:
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Postby DramMeister » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:30 pm

Dubois, how can you possibly be happy to finish a bottle of such an excellent whisky?
I hope you have a reason or some people will start to question your sanity.:shock:

Yeah Ledaig again, still have half a bottle at the back of the cupboard. It's been open for 18 mouths. I can't bring myself it pour down the drain. Any suggestions for its disposable?
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Postby Dubois » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:40 pm

[quote="DramMeister"]Dubois, how can you possibly be happy to finish a bottle of such an excellent whisky?
I hope you have a reason or some people will start to question your sanity.:shock:

I kind of expected this reaction...
Well, when I first bought this bottle I expected a lot from it (maybe to much ? ) Right from the beginning I was rather disapointed.
Later on I learned to appreciate it a bit more.
However I never found back the excellency other people found in it...
Sorry !
"De gustibus et coloribus non disputandum est..."
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Postby Scotchio » Sat Dec 02, 2006 10:47 pm

Dubois, I was thinking of picking up a bottle of Longmorn 15 as it's a well recognised speysider I have yet to try. I was curious as to what you disliked about it. Did you do any tasting notes?
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Postby Dubois » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:04 pm

Scotchio wrote:Dubois, I was thinking of picking up a bottle of Longmorn 15 as it's a well recognised speysider I have yet to try. I was curious as to what you disliked about it. Did you do any tasting notes?


Tasting notes were never my strongest ,and I never found all the words to express them,but what I can say here is : very fruity and quite complex.
As to what I disliked about it : (even more difficult to express...) is the " taste in its generality "
...sorry,but I don't find other words to express it :roll:
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Postby DramMeister » Sat Dec 02, 2006 11:19 pm

Scotchio wrote:Dubois, I was thinking of picking up a bottle of Longmorn 15 as it's a well recognised speysider I have yet to try. I was curious as to what you disliked about it. Did you do any tasting notes?

Here's my own brief notes:

Must have!
Creamy subtlely sherried, butter, orange, a little spice.

Ok they're rubbish notes, but it's a great whisky.
My opinion - go and buy one today :D
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Postby Mustardhead » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:32 pm

Clontarf Single Malt.

It was a nice gift from a friend but it's just not my thing. It'll be gone this week ;)
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Postby Jan » Sun Dec 03, 2006 9:37 pm

DramMeister wrote:Ok they're rubbish notes, but it's a great whisky.
My opinion - go and buy one today :D


I agree - about the whisky that is.

Longmorn 15 is a very nice whisky. Let it breathe a while, it only gets better and better...
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Postby TheLaddie » Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:22 am

Aberlour 10yo. Unfortunately I have only just started it... :evil:
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Postby Thesh » Mon Dec 04, 2006 2:33 am

TheLaddie wrote:Aberlour 10yo. Unfortunately I have only just started it... :evil:


Out of curiosity, does that taste a little soapy to you?
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Postby TheLaddie » Mon Dec 04, 2006 3:11 am

Thesh wrote:
TheLaddie wrote:Aberlour 10yo. Unfortunately I have only just started it... :evil:


Out of curiosity, does that taste a little soapy to you?


Very much so. Not very pleasant at all. I think it has been finished in cooking sherry butts...with actual butts in it. :x
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 04, 2006 5:53 am

Well, at least they'd been washed, if it tastes soapy.
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Postby korolev » Mon Dec 25, 2006 7:59 am

glenfiddic 12 special reserve urghk
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Postby vitara7 » Mon Dec 25, 2006 12:22 pm

glenmorangie 10yo.... very poor...
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:25 pm

I think I'll be happy to see the bottom of my Highland Park Ambassador's Cask #2, a very disappointing bottle so far...although the last time I had a dram of it, I almost liked it, so maybe it's warming up. When I get a bottle like this that I don't really like, I make a point of making an intensive effort to drink it up, partly to get rid of it, and partly to see if my opinion changes with steady exposure. It might make more sense to put it aside for a while, though.
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Postby shoganai » Tue Dec 26, 2006 8:22 am

Speyside 12. I just finished it up tonight actually.

It wasn't terrible, but it was a strange one for me. When I first opened the bottle, I couldn't put my finger on it. I put it aside for about a month, and when I tried it again I detected dark chocolate. From that point on, all I could smell and taste was dark chocolate. There was no depth. I didn't find it to be very smooth and honestly for the money probably would have preferred to sip some creme de cacao.

It actually started to grow on me a bit toward the end of the bottle, but I was still glad to to empty it so I can move on to something more interesting. It's going to be a little while before I give it another shot.

Anyone else try this one?
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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Dec 26, 2006 1:38 pm

Had a couple minis of it. Don't remember a thing.
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Postby lapianoman » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:45 pm

Auchentoshan Select. It was the only Lowland I could find at the time.
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