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by Drrich1965
Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Most overrated malt?
Replies: 67
Views: 27525

Re: Most overrated malt?

Glenmo gets my nod here. The prices for the quality are just silly. I hate the "quality" of the sherry in the whatever it is called new botteling (Don't want to waste the effort to google it).
by Drrich1965
Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1545388

Re: What are you drinking now?

Balvenie 21 yo Portwood, 40% edition, circa 2003, 5cl.
by Drrich1965
Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:29 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1545388

Re: What are you drinking now?

Eagle Rare 10yo, not spectacular, but darn solid.
by Drrich1965
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA
Replies: 678
Views: 112648

Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Thank you kindly- feels good to be back in the thick of the whisky thang..
by Drrich1965
Thu Jun 16, 2011 4:32 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1545388

Re: What are you drinking now?

Michter's Straight Rye US1..Just starting with this bottle, but this seem like it would have benefited from more time in oak.....something about the nose of a straight rye though works for me..
by Drrich1965
Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1545388

Re: What are you drinking now?

Caol Ila 26 year old from Rattray, by way of D and M's club. A subtle and lovely malt.
by Drrich1965
Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys
Replies: 66
Views: 25932

Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Aberlour 12 Double Cask Matured $39
Ardbeg 10 $48
Elija Craig 12 yo $14
Wild Turkey Rare Breed $32
Evan Williams Black label $13

Up until the changes the bottling and raised the price by 15 bucks, Dalmore 12 was on the list.
by Drrich1965
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:07 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Nearly loved Bowmore 12 - any advice for my dream dram?
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Re: Nearly loved Bowmore 12 - any advice for my dream dram?

Doing a search of my tasting notes, chocolate came up three times for Scapa, twice for Glenfiddich, once for G len Esk, once for Inchgower, one for a Glen Burgie, once for Ben Nevis, and once for a Glencadem.
by Drrich1965
Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1545388

Re: What are you drinking now?

Lagavulin 16, White Horse, circa 1993 bottling. Opened this for a special occasion last month, and now just getting to it. Will post tasting notes at some other time, and need to get some new 16 so I can do a head to head, but this is much more austere than more modern 16s (actaully, I have not tast...
by Drrich1965
Tue Jun 14, 2011 2:28 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1545388

Re: What are you drinking now?

26yo Caol Ila from D and M...
by Drrich1965
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:23 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA
Replies: 678
Views: 112648

Re: NEW MEMBERS - INTRODUCTION AREA

Not a new member, but one that is back after after some time away. Life in Tacoma Washington- I have been here for thee years. Been a single malt fan for about 8 years now. Now down to 5 single malts that I have not tried, depending on how one counts, and of course, new ones are nearly hitting the t...
by Drrich1965
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How big should a sample be?
Replies: 13
Views: 8174

Re: How big should a sample be?

When I trade with buddies, I tend to send 2oz bottles. I use Boston Rounds- they are very hearty easy to fill. I use 4oz sample bottles of each bottle that I open to save for a few years down there road....
by Drrich1965
Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:11 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes
Replies: 48
Views: 33039

Re: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes

It has been a while since I have posted here- need to do so more. Good seeing Ganga and some others I "know." Sore 93 Sm Miltonduff 20yo (46%, D & M afficianado's Club Distilled June 199) June 12, 2011. If I had this blind, I would have thought it was a very old and outstanding bourbon...
by Drrich1965
Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1545388

Re: What are you drinking now?

Ardbeg 10, circa 2005. An Ardbeg that kicks you in the gut, picks you up and tucks you into bed.....
by Drrich1965
Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Sale at Local Market, Help Me Choose
Replies: 9
Views: 895

Re: Scotch Sale at Local Market, Help Me Choose

Bienvenidos..en los ultimos dos anos, he pasado mucho tiempo en Lima (Miraflores) por trabajo.... Yes, the selection is Lima is brutal. Of course, when folks come through, have them pick stuff up from duty free for you. Walker Green is usually 35 bucks a liter, and is my favorite of the Walker famil...
by Drrich1965
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:26 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Favourite Compass Box Bottle
Replies: 13
Views: 2335

Re: Favourite Compass Box Bottle

My droaning notes answer it.....Context-75 is an average drink- in other words, enjoyable but not special.... 84 V Compass Box Eleuthera (46%, OB, 2006) Mouth: Sweet malt and peat, a bit of pepper, shy, but with character. Mouth: Sweet and first, and then a rush of Coal Ila dry olivey peat. Sweetnes...
by Drrich1965
Thu Apr 24, 2008 2:16 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Signatory Vintage UCF - CLYNELISH 14 (1991 - 2005)
Replies: 3
Views: 2373

Re: Signatory Vintage UCF - CLYNELISH 14 (1991 - 2005)

The few that I have tried.... 74 Sm Clynelish 1993 9yo (43%, Signatory Vintage) November 5th, 2007. Nose: Feighty, a hint of sweetness. Seem like from sherry, but I'm not sure. Mouth: Slighly spirity, a bit sweet. A hint of malt comes thorugh. Feinty, a bit. A very young whsiky, that has opened up a...
by Drrich1965
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:38 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: 23 y/o St Magdalene Rare Malt replacement: 30y/o Linlithgow?
Replies: 4
Views: 1452

Re: 23 y/o St Magdalene Rare Malt replacement: 30y/o Linlithgow?

Here are the ones that I have tried... 79 Sm St. Magdalene 11yo 1982 (Cadenhead, Linlithgow, 12/82-06/94) May 13th, 2007. Nose: More complex now that I am being a bit more patient, and being more careful to take it this high octane bad boy down to 40%. Floral, fruity, some feints and peat. Mouth: Li...
by Drrich1965
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Which Whisky Galore??
Replies: 12
Views: 1828

Re: Which Whisky Galore??

Great thread. Is there one place you have seen these, or from various? I was looking at some on the Wine and Spirt Depot webiste.
by Drrich1965
Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:24 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1545388

Re: What are you drinking now?

Glenlivet 21 Archieve....Need a hint of water to open up. Once it does, very malty on the nose, a hint of rippened fruit. Restrained, but one that tempts you to spend time with it...Mouth: Fruit at first, the smallest hint of peat, a bit of dry oak, than malt. Finish: A but dull, not up to the examp...
by Drrich1965
Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:44 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1188647

Re: What did you drink last night?

Yesterday, a Tale of Two Cities Day (best of times, worst of times). An amazing job offer, and then the death of a dog we have been carring for for the last six months. A wondeful old boy, who spent his retirment months with us..it ended too soon..so, in his honor, and to celebrate (sort of) the off...
by Drrich1965
Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Next Big Smokey Peaty Step
Replies: 31
Views: 4746

Re: Next Big Smokey Peaty Step

I voted the Beast..Not as in your face tar and peat as the ten, but wonderfully balanced and complex...and, its a gift, let them spend!!

For a cask strenght Ardbeg in the US, try the Ellenstown 10 year old..wonderful stuff..
by Drrich1965
Sun Apr 06, 2008 3:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Laphroaig 10 vs. Ardbeg 10
Replies: 60
Views: 44449

Re: Laphroaig 10 vs. Ardbeg 10

I think what our pal John needs is a good group hug :thumbsup: No need to keep trying to impress us pal with your lectures- just give us your opinions and stop judging ours'.
:wink:
Cheers!
by Drrich1965
Sat Apr 05, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1188647

Re: What did you drink last night?

Opened a bottle of Glenfarclas 12- the new packaging. It has been over a year since I have had a Farclas, and... Wow, I forgot how much I like this dram. Blind, I would have mabye even thought it was HP. A bit peatier then in the past (or than I remmember). Good malty middle, sherry, big oak for its...
by Drrich1965
Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:00 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Favorite MFO
Replies: 17
Views: 2192

Re: Favorite MFO

The prices are way out of line...Speaking of good prices, Glenfarclas 12 for 35 bucks today..now that is a good malt at a good price..
by Drrich1965
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Favorite MFO
Replies: 17
Views: 2192

Re: Favorite MFO

Ganga, I trust that your opinions are based upon your evaluation of the malt, on face value. I do think that some people (not saying anyone here) give the FO a negative assesment becuase it is " the thing to do." Damn, I sound like a certian JWR drinking member :wink: Regardless, I really ...
by Drrich1965
Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Favorite MFO
Replies: 17
Views: 2192

Re: Favorite MFO

Well, the truth is I only have tired the 10 and the 15, and truth be told, I like the FO 15 far better then the 12 (which to me tastes very matalic and sappy), the Cask Strenght, the regular 10, or even most of the 18s I find the FO 15 to be very rich in sweet malt lovely sweet malt. To me, it shows...
by Drrich1965
Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1188647

Re: What did you drink last night?

Wee bits of Balvenie 10, Ablerlour 10, and Laddie Flirtation 20yo
by Drrich1965
Fri Apr 04, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1005214

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Pappy Van Winkle 20yo (needed to get some Stitzle Weller bourbon).

Glenfarclas 12, on sale for 30 bucks..Only 7 dollars more than JWR!
by Drrich1965
Wed Apr 02, 2008 4:20 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Speyburn 10
Replies: 15
Views: 3176

Re: Speyburn 10

Since you asked....Opened a bottle of Speyburn 10 last week...here we go... Nose: Slighly sweet sherry, mild grapes, malty, gentle. Mouth: A bit thin, dry, some mild spices toward the finish, a hint of sherry kick at the end. Finish: Wheres the beef (or much of anything). Dry, some spices, something...
by Drrich1965
Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:17 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1545388

Re: What are you drinking now?

80 Bunnahabhain 9yo Peated Cask Strength (Signatory) March 29, 2008.Nose: Organic, farmy, wild, buttered croissant. Mouth: Rich, creamy, raw peat, a bit of alcohol. Finish: A bit young, long, burning. This is a really intense malt. Not one for every day, but very powerful and satisfying. That was at...
by Drrich1965
Sat Mar 29, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1545388

Re: What are you drinking now?

McCarhty's Oregon Single Malt... The more I drink, the more I like (and I liked it right off the bat)....Peaty, sweet, some nice spices for such a young whisky- would love to try this as a teenager..
by Drrich1965
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Elijah Craig 18yo
Replies: 19
Views: 5308

Re: Elijah Craig 18yo

I for one MUCH prefer the EC 12 to the 18...I think that is a common opinion...Far less woody, brighter, yet still amagingly rich and complex. Lots of leather and citrus notes.. Oooh, I think it's maybe the wood that I like. It's very potting-shed and tobacco :thumbsup: . I've not tried the 12 but ...
by Drrich1965
Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Elijah Craig 18yo
Replies: 19
Views: 5308

Re: Elijah Craig 18yo

Woodford is good stuff, but never struck me as anything special, and there seem to be much better for the price. BH I have read negative comments on, and have never had the chance to try a sample. I am just really learning bourbon, and read straightbourbon.com for my knoweldge. It is almost nuts how...
by Drrich1965
Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Elijah Craig 18yo
Replies: 19
Views: 5308

Re: Elijah Craig 18yo

I for one MUCH prefer the EC 12 to the 18...I think that is a common opinion...Far less woody, brighter, yet still amagingly rich and complex. Lots of leather and citrus notes.. There are many good bourbons- I tend to prefer in the 7-13 year range or so, and at a higher octane....My current cheap fa...

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