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by Laphroaig
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes
Replies: 48
Views: 36775

Re: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes

William Larue Weller 2010 N: Almonds, leather, ginger, toffee, and Nutmeg. Hints of cinnamon and vanilla. P: Honey almonds, leather (new leather), toffee and ginger. Some nutmeg and cinnamon. Also a little maple syrup. F: medium short on almonds, nutmeg, toffee and maple syrup. A little simpler but...
by Laphroaig
Fri Feb 04, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Opened bottle lasts for how long?
Replies: 8
Views: 74422

Re: Opened bottle lasts for how long?

Late... but interesting comments above. IME it really depends on the spirit in the bottle. And by that I don't mean certain "types" or regions or styles will hold while others won't. You never really know. In general I've found a good cork seal and a bottle will hold quite a long time. But...
by Laphroaig
Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008
Replies: 22
Views: 7242

Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

tim....say hi to forrest and ryan from hi times if you see them there.....he is a BIG guy and ryan is a tall skinny guy..it will be like a cartoon, say hi to them! ...had the distinct pleasure of meeting Forrest - great guy. didn't note a Ryan but think a gent named Trayce or Trace was with him. :t...
by Laphroaig
Mon Jul 07, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lagavulin 16 vs Talisker 18
Replies: 36
Views: 29796

Re: Lagavulin 16 vs Talisker 18

I'm sure the continuous increase in whisky price has nothing to do with the US dollar's demise.
by Laphroaig
Sun Jun 29, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Are there any exceptional non-Kentucky Bourbons out there?
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: Are there any exceptional non-Kentucky Bourbons out there?

If he's into bourbon, he may have had some A.H. Hirsch in his time.

If so, that was originally distilled in Pennsylvania. Through carefully controlled releases AH Hirsch is still on the market but priced too highly in the view of many of us.
by Laphroaig
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lombard Private bottles
Replies: 12
Views: 2503

Re: Lombard Private bottles

Jimmy...

Thanks! Maybe I'll go out on a limb & check this one out.
by Laphroaig
Tue Jun 10, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lombard Private bottles
Replies: 12
Views: 2503

Re: Lombard Private bottles

Be sure to let us know.

The particular bottle looks like the one we'll get the most meaningful discussion with regards to the bottler... wish there was more to talk about advice-wise... especially I'm slanted - I just don't find 1982 to be one of Brora's better still years.
by Laphroaig
Fri Jun 06, 2008 11:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lombard Private bottles
Replies: 12
Views: 2503

Re: Lombard Private bottles

I've said too much already! lol. Got it! For a while I thought maybe I had ignored or otherwise been ignorant to this bottler. I'm guessing it isn't "me" at all, which in that sense you as well as others have been helpful! Please forgive as I did have to do the "due diligence" t...
by Laphroaig
Fri Jun 06, 2008 12:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lombard Private bottles
Replies: 12
Views: 2503

Re: Lombard Private bottles

Aside from the fascination with Brora are there any other comments on the bottler itself and the range of bottles they offer?

Thanks!
by Laphroaig
Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lombard Private bottles
Replies: 12
Views: 2503

Lombard Private bottles

Any generalized comments on what they've put out? What to potentially look at and what to run like hell from etc. would be greatly appreciated.
:wink:
by Laphroaig
Tue Jun 03, 2008 5:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardmore Traditional Cask vs. the Indies
Replies: 13
Views: 2919

Re: Ardmore Traditional Cask vs. the Indies

Tough to argue with so many "under-whelming" comments.

I suppose all I can do is hope I'm not in for the shock of my life when I get around to opening mine... probably doesn't help that I've recommended a couple of friends pick it up though...
:headbang:
by Laphroaig
Fri May 30, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardmore Traditional Cask vs. the Indies
Replies: 13
Views: 2919

Re: Ardmore Traditional Cask vs. the Indies

Hi Laphroaig, It tastes like a cheap blend has been mixed in with it to me - kind of bitter caramel with rough smoke thread going on. Really do not like it much. Edit - obviously I'm not suggesting it's not a SM. A frightening thought LOL. I did get what I believe is an early release / promotional ...
by Laphroaig
Fri May 30, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardmore Traditional Cask vs. the Indies
Replies: 13
Views: 2919

Re: Ardmore Traditional Cask vs. the Indies

Interesting, bamber. I've only tasted it at the WoW event but thought it tasted fairly similar to both the Indie bottles I have.

Is there anything specific / particular with the TC that you are not "fond of"?
by Laphroaig
Fri May 16, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?
Replies: 63
Views: 18082

Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

Well, I don't know if you will believe me or not, but as I stated above, I HAVE DRUNK Grey Label and I can ASSURE you I was not mistaken. It was GREY LABEL and not some weird packaging of a more common whiskey. The buyer paid 600 bucks for it and I read the label myself. It was GREY LABEL. It does ...
by Laphroaig
Wed May 14, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?
Replies: 63
Views: 18082

Re: Does Johnnie Walker Grey exist?

I posed the question with a reliable source with-in the Classic Malts / Walker contingency stating that someone insinuated this might be confusion with the McLaren race team release and others saying it was a regional release for Duty Free locations or a one-off: Yes to the racing canister. No to th...
by Laphroaig
Tue Apr 29, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Shelf Life of Unopened Whiskey
Replies: 7
Views: 12664

Re: Shelf Life of Unopened Whiskey

I'd guess it's safe to keep quite a period of time (cool & dark place as mentioned). Some friends seem to regularly bump into items that still have the old tax seals around the cap, and generously break them open to study. Of course... almost all of these sorts, I'm not well versed with or have ...
by Laphroaig
Thu Apr 24, 2008 11:51 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2105114

Re: What are you drinking now?

randall fairbrook wrote:. . .and buffalo trace single barrel 90proof
Is this a barrel purchase program, bottling? Buffalo Trace in normal format is not a "single barrel" bourbon.
by Laphroaig
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2105114

Re: What are you drinking now?

Malt-Teaser wrote:. . . then a rather strange MMcD Ardbeg 1991.
MT
If it's the same as what I have in mind, the whisky tastes as if it were finished, (or as Jim might say, ACE'd), in a tequila barrel!
by Laphroaig
Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:27 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Highland Park 15?????
Replies: 32
Views: 4112

Re: Highland Park 15?????

This may have been covered but it could be the fact that there isn't as heavy an infiltration (as the 12 & 18) that causes the price to be similar to the lower asking end of the 18. Duplication reduces cost - right? Just speaking abstractly, If you print a magazine that has a target audience of ...
by Laphroaig
Wed Apr 16, 2008 5:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Kentucky Walker Fine Whiskey?
Replies: 10
Views: 6042

Re: Kentucky Walker Fine Whiskey?

A quote comes to mind...

"Run, Forrest, Run!!"
by Laphroaig
Tue Apr 15, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Which Whisky Galore??
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: Which Whisky Galore??

I wasn't overly impressed with the Aultmore bottle either, Ganga. On the bright side, K&L was letting that one go for $29.99 which made it a decent buy. "Light" as you mentioned with two of the bottles - is pretty well stated for most of what I tasted. The Longmorn 16 for instance, is ...
by Laphroaig
Sat Apr 12, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Which Whisky Galore??
Replies: 12
Views: 2228

Re: Which Whisky Galore??

I thought the Glen Elgin and Clynelish were very good.
by Laphroaig
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky in Washington DC
Replies: 5
Views: 1451

Re: Whisky in Washington DC

Yeah it is hard to ship between states, especially if you announce you have a package of liquor and go further to let everyone know you have no license or credentials to ship across state lines. Quiet as it's kept, US mail isn't *supposed* to be scrutinized in the same manner as incoming foreign mai...
by Laphroaig
Sun Apr 06, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: lagavulin 16 for $62 USD?
Replies: 27
Views: 16715

Re: lagavulin 16 for $62 USD?

Couple of times a year, HiTime in CA sells the 16 for $49.99.
by Laphroaig
Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Rye whiskey - HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

Re: Rye whiskey - HELP

I would agree with that assessment rip, but would also guess that back in the day the wood used had no, or very limited insight into long term ageing, nor was the spirit necessarily pre-designed to the age concept we are experiencing today. What I'm pretty sure you realize - that many others appear ...
by Laphroaig
Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Rye whiskey - HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

Re: Rye whiskey - HELP

Admiral, Sorry I over looked the underlying gist of your post. I don't know much about Pikesville. I tasted some once at a get together where we went through so many different items over a short period of time, that I'd be kidding myself not to mention you, if I pretended to offer a concise tasting ...
by Laphroaig
Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:58 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: van Winkle Family Rye 13
Replies: 11
Views: 5886

Re: van Winkle Family Rye 13

The Classic Cask is another one (quiet as kept, that KBD props up). What I found quite interesting is, according to what John knows over at the Advocate, his assertion is that Brown (at BT) assures him the Sazerac Rye is the only rye BT has in stainless at this time. I could be wrong, and easily ove...
by Laphroaig
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Rye whiskey - HELP
Replies: 7
Views: 1899

Re: Rye whiskey - HELP

Rittenhouse, which would be the question. The 100º BIB (Bottled in Bond) is about the best thing since sliced bread imho for what it costs.

The 80 proof, I can do without.

The 21 is over-priced imho, with the 23 being specially bottled for people who failed math at least twice.

JMHO of course.
by Laphroaig
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: van Winkle Family Rye 13
Replies: 11
Views: 5886

Re: van Winkle Family Rye 13

oldrip can correct me if I'm wrong, but until the 2004 or so, marriage, wasn't every example of Van Winkle FR 13 Rye, the same 1985 distillate? My understanding was to avoid the cost of new labels plus annual product registration per each individual market, Julian left the age statement unchanged al...
by Laphroaig
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: van Winkle Family Rye 13
Replies: 11
Views: 5886

Re: van Winkle Family Rye 13

Hey Laphroaig, What local shops carry it? I don't usually frequent shops in SF but on the Peninsula I haven't seen it. Thanks for whatever info you can provide. Sorry for the hijack, Admiral. In general, stores that get the Antique Collection (George T. Stagg, Sazerac 18, Eagle Rare 17 etc.) would ...
by Laphroaig
Thu Apr 03, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: van Winkle Family Rye 13
Replies: 11
Views: 5886

Re: van Winkle Family Rye 13

= or +51% rye grain ("Straight Rye"). Arrested into stainless steel tanks around 19 years of age I believe in 2004. Not sure where you are located Admiral, but it's a pretty fair priced rye here in California, particularly when you consider it's in the same age range as the Sazerac 18 and...
by Laphroaig
Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:01 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Classic Cask Bourbon
Replies: 3
Views: 2959

Re: Classic Cask Bourbon

A newbie to bourbon, so plz bear with me. My local whisky shop has a special offer (25% discount) on Classic Cask 15 & 17 years old. (£30 & £35) I searched online for any reviews but no luck. Personal tasting, I very much like Noah's Mill, just had a glass and it is really enjoyable. Had Wi...
by Laphroaig
Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008
Replies: 52
Views: 9558

Re: Whiskies of the World Expo 2008

The Port Ellen and Brora were "Provenance" bottles, Randall.
by Laphroaig
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Elijah Craig 18yo
Replies: 19
Views: 5942

Re: Elijah Craig 18yo

I thought the fall 2007 release of William Larue Weller was 10 years old, with the other previous releases being 12 or more years of age?

Which vintage was 7 years old?
by Laphroaig
Sun Mar 23, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bulleit Bourbon
Replies: 17
Views: 4416

Re: Bulleit Bourbon

I wouldn't call it 'premium'. I don't drink it enough to be considered credible, but I thought it was inconsistent... or else might have had it's profile / blend adjusted. Some tastes were as described (rough), some quite a bit sweeter than the rough stuff. What I would not say is I've tasted an exa...

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