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by peergynt323
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1313712

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Laphroaig 10 Year Old Cask Strength! Finally, I got to taste the medicinal "love it or hate it" Laphroaig flavor. Powerfully pungent and mouth-puckering, but balanced! Looks like those were my tasting notes about 9 years ago. I can't say much has changed, except that my nose and palate se...
by peergynt323
Fri Jun 05, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1313712

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

This thread is a little slower than it used to be, huh?

Just cracked open an old 55.7% Laphroaig Cask Strength. What a find.
by peergynt323
Sun Oct 05, 2014 8:44 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2159367

Re: What are you drinking now?

Old bottle of Laphroaig 15yo. Very nice. More intense than I remember. :o
by peergynt323
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bruichladdich Nose = Vomit? Anyone?
Replies: 4
Views: 1963

Re: Bruichladdich Nose = Vomit? Anyone?

Yeah, there is definitely a skunk beer character to it. Baby vomit would probably qualify as well.
by peergynt323
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:49 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: A heavy, oaky malty scotch, well aged.
Replies: 2
Views: 1462

Re: A heavy, oaky malty scotch, well aged.

I like chocolate, coffee, nutty, and dry wine notes, as well as caramel, brine, toffee and saltiness, peat is a plus too, but many wine aged scotches don't have much maritime or peaty character. If you can get over the labeled age, your description is pretty much a dead ringer for an old Springbank...
by peergynt323
Tue Aug 05, 2014 9:45 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2159367

Re: What are you drinking now?

Sounds like my kind of dram. How is it?
by peergynt323
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Glendronach 12yo (older bottling)
Replies: 0
Views: 6481

Glendronach 12yo (older bottling)

Color: Honey Nose: Turkish delight, toffee and nuts, wood varnish, cologne, and a very masculine bouquet that resembles city streets at night (if that makes any sense); is that rancio in a scotch whisky? :o Palate: Stone fruits, caramel, then a surprising rush of fruits, candies, and complex seconda...
by peergynt323
Sat Aug 02, 2014 8:10 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Aberlour (Glenlivet) 10yo (older bottling)
Replies: 0
Views: 6401

Aberlour (Glenlivet) 10yo (older bottling)

Nose: Dried mango, pineapple and coconut, varnish, crème brûlée Palate: Very creamy with excellent mouthfeel, fruit, cream, honey, oatmeal, wood smoke Finish: Gentle, caressing, dynamic and long; late heathery accent This exceeded my expectations a 40% abv whisky that was bottled decades ago. Very b...
by peergynt323
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:24 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2159367

Re: What are you drinking now?

Royal Brackla 16yo bottled at 57% a very long time ago. The smoothness is remarkable. Very classic highland whisky a la Clynelish. Pleasant medicinal bitterness in the finish. :thumbsup:
by peergynt323
Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:18 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1313712

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

Old Fettercairn 1980. I hear it's good. Will save for a special occasion. :thumbsup:
by peergynt323
Wed Jul 30, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1313712

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

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A fairly large auction haul of mostly old stuff. :thumbsup:
by peergynt323
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Highland Park 15yo (dumpy bottle early 2000s)
Replies: 1
Views: 6794

Re: Highland Park 15yo (dumpy bottle early 2000s)

That sounds good to me! :D
by peergynt323
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Highland Park 15yo (dumpy bottle early 2000s)
Replies: 1
Views: 6794

Highland Park 15yo (dumpy bottle early 2000s)

Found this one at a liquor store in Huntington Beach en route to the OC Fair. Just opened. Color: Dark brown, looking a bit like a very old tawny Nose: Woodsy cologne, orange peel liqueur, baby's breath, sand, honey Palate: High-toned and orangey, the honey hits late and hard balanced with the sweet...
by peergynt323
Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:08 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Japanese Whisky
Replies: 15
Views: 16199

Re: Japanese Whisky

If you're in Tokyo, there are some great whisky bars and whisky shops that sell lovely bottlings from the 90s and early 2000s that are just phenomenal. If I were you I would buy maybe a bottle of Yoichi 21yo and spend the rest of your cash on Scottish whisky. While over there, I had a chance to try ...
by peergynt323
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:50 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2159367

Re: What are you drinking now?

Good ol' Mac 12 after fish taco tuesday. :angel:
by peergynt323
Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:47 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Good First Bourbon for a Scotch Guy?
Replies: 1
Views: 1955

Re: Good First Bourbon for a Scotch Guy?

Old Forester for sure. It's got a delicacy about it and some real bite as well. Great balance. I always have a bottle around.
by peergynt323
Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Macallan 25 - Correct Vintage?
Replies: 5
Views: 2196

Re: Macallan 25 - Correct Vintage?

Not all whiskies have vintages. A 25 year old bottling means that the whiskies used to make it are no less than 25 years old. From the Malt Maniacs monitor, the only non vintage Macallan 25 year old anniversary was bottled circa the year 2000, which would make it extremely valuable to collectors (an...
by peergynt323
Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3839

Re: Scotch Newbie

Wine searcher is telling me that Virginia is indeed a restrictive state when it comes to single malt availability. Sounds like you need to make a whisky excursion. :thumbsup: I am sure that all of us on the forum have driven long distances to satisfy their epicurean needs. Maybe there is a good whis...
by peergynt323
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3839

Re: Scotch Newbie

Interesting about Lagavulin not being sherried any more. Do they at least put some sherry butts in the blend? Islays with a good amount of sherry influence are hard to come by, and 100% sherry Islays are even harder to find. If you come across the Kilchoman that is 100% sherry, pick it up for sure. ...
by peergynt323
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3839

Re: Scotch Newbie

Well, if price to quality ratio is your primary consideration, then Laphroaig 10yo, Laphroaig Quarter Cask, Bowmore 12yo, and Caol Ila 12yo are all superior to the Uigeadail. Ardbeg has a large and passionate following, but it's not entirely justified. Their recent standard bottlings have all been p...
by peergynt323
Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:56 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3839

Re: Scotch Newbie

Lagavulin 16yo is heavily sherried. I don't believe that Ardbeg Ugeadail has as much sherry influence in it as it used to back in 2003-2004. Ardbeg stopped filling sherry casks for a long period during the 1980s and early 1990s. Either way, they are both good, but I would stick to <50% ABV for now a...
by peergynt323
Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:51 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3839

Re: Scotch Newbie

scotchirish wrote:
Is the Talisker a bit more on the wild side?


No, quite the opposite. For the young palate, Lagavulin 16yo among the wildest of experiences.

The Talisker 18yo is just plain delicious.
by peergynt323
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:01 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3839

Re: Scotch Newbie

As an Orange County native who grew up with the beach as a backdrop, I also love maritime whiskies. The ones (current bottlings) that give me the greatest sensation of the sea are listed here: Springbank 10yo Lagavulin 16yo Talisker 18yo Clynelish 14yo (as well as just about any young independent bo...
by peergynt323
Sat Jul 12, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lagavulin 12yo
Replies: 2
Views: 7536

Lagavulin 12yo

This is the 2010 edition at 56.5%. I diluted to get it closer to 50%. Color: Very pale Nose: Tide pools, kelp, wood smoke, raw shellfish, saltwater taffy Palate: Ocean water, lemon drops, key lime custard Finish: Tearjerking and unyielding with ultra-concentrated citrus, white pepper and smoke; reso...
by peergynt323
Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2159367

Re: What are you drinking now?

Capping the evening with a Macallan 12yo. :angel:
by peergynt323
Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:02 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3839

Re: Scotch Newbie

To me, whisky that tastes of peat is like wine that tastes like grapes -- not very exciting. Finlaggan is the first that comes to mind. Ardmore takes on a much peatier character than its Islay cousins. My favorite "peaty" whisky though is definitely Port Charlotte which has a great deal of...
by peergynt323
Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:40 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Mortlach The Manager's Dram 2002 19 Years Old
Replies: 0
Views: 7460

Mortlach The Manager's Dram 2002 19 Years Old

Color: Light amber with a pinkish hue
Nose: Wildflowers, lemon rind, pine needles, campfire, honey ham, candied fruits
Palate: Oily and meaty, fiery with honey sensation
Finish: Tearjerking and very long

****1/2 :)
by peergynt323
Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:32 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3839

Re: Scotch Newbie

Yes, I am also on cigar-review.org and cigar geeks. My wife is a die hard runner. I am more of a sports guy myself. I envy you for being at the first stages of your foray in the world of SMSW. Those were some very exciting times for me with something new and different around every turn. Enjoy! :thum...
by peergynt323
Mon Jul 07, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Newbie
Replies: 27
Views: 3839

Re: Scotch Newbie

Before getting to your last post, I was thinking of recommending Talisker 10yo (Caol Ila 12yo is also a great intro bottle). Talisker is a unique animal: citrus, minerals, smoke and pepper. It has remained remarkably consistent throughout the years with its tear-inducing long peppery finish, which s...
by peergynt323
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Cigar/Scotch Pairing
Replies: 11
Views: 16221

Re: Cigar/Scotch Pairing

I agree that one puff of a cigar will completely change the whisky drinking experience. That being said, simpler single malts have the ability to make a cigar taste better. An older blend on the rocks if it's a hot day....Aberlour 10yo neat....Bruichladdich 10yo.....any sherry bomb. Overall though, ...
by peergynt323
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:08 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1313712

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

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Mortlach 19yo Manager's Dram (2002)

:D
by peergynt323
Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:56 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Bruichladdich The Organic....
Replies: 0
Views: 7336

Bruichladdich The Organic....

Bruichladdich The Organic Mid Coul, Coulmore, Mains of Tullibardine Farms Color: Light white wine Nose: Pound cake, violets, expensive scented soaps/bubble bath Palate: White grapes, lemon zest, lime, perfumed, intense Finish: Big citrus, soprano-range reverberations, 60+ seconds. I enjoyed the prev...
by peergynt323
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Macallan 12yo (1990s)
Replies: 1
Views: 5518

Re: Macallan 12yo (1990s)

Thanks Ganga! I will definitely give you a call when I am up in the LA area. Cheers!
by peergynt323
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best whisky bang for your buck
Replies: 48
Views: 31716

Re: Best whisky bang for your buck

Had to go with the Jameson 12yo here, although this isn't saying that Jameson is fundamentally better in some way. They just have the luxury of pawning off their worst NAS stock on shot-guzzling twenty-somethings in LA, Vegas, Miami and New York and leaving the good casks for their premium blends. J...
by peergynt323
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:31 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Single Malts in the Movies
Replies: 307
Views: 116656

Re: Single Malts in the Movies

The Macallan 50 Year Old is apparently Bond's favorite in Skyfall. (Wonder how much that cost Macallan...) Great film BTW (so longs as you like Bonds) It is a great film for sure -- wish I could have partaken in the sampling of the actual whisky with them. On a distantly related topic, the James Bo...

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