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by Ryguy
Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12
Replies: 0
Views: 4302

Re: I O DYING - Live Tasting March 12

I have a few things hanging around that will fit well here. 8) Laphroaig 18 OB 48% Color: Dark Gold Nose: Overall sweetness, dark toffee and chocolate, seaweed. Palate: Oily, smooth, more sweetness that quickly gives way to iodine and a sweet peat fire burning in my mouth. Finish: Finish is long and...
by Ryguy
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Recommendations sought (2 New bottles)
Replies: 9
Views: 1251

Re: Recommendations sought (2 New bottles)

If you are looking for shockingly different, then definitely go with the Ardbeg 10. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by Ryguy
Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1334526

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

Latest purchases include SMWS 33.108, 33.111 & 33.115.
Also a bottle of HP 12 and Ardbeg 10 to keep the regular stock up. :D
by Ryguy
Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2205219

Re: What are you drinking now?

Macallan 18yo OB, sweet sherry goodness! Love this dram! :D
by Ryguy
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Re: Past Tastings
Replies: 29
Views: 18870

Re: Past Tastings

MONTHLY WHISKYMAG COMMUNITY TASTINGS: 2007 October 2007 - Talisker (Musky hosted event) November 2007 - Glenlivet I & Glenlivet II November 2007 - Laphroaig 2008 February 2008 - Highland Park March 2008 - Balvenie with special guest David Mair April 2008 - Caol Ila May 2008 - Macallan June 2008...
by Ryguy
Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:18 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Re: Past Tastings
Replies: 29
Views: 18870

Re: Past Tastings

MONTHLY WHISKYMAG COMMUNITY TASTINGS: 2007 October 2007 - Talisker (Musky hosted event) November 2007 - Glenlivet I & Glenlivet II November 2007 - Laphroaig 2008 February 2008 - Highland Park March 2008 - Balvenie with special guest David Mair April 2008 - Caol Ila May 2008 - Macallan June 2008...
by Ryguy
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Re: Past Tastings
Replies: 29
Views: 18870

Re: Past Tastings

MONTHLY WHISKYMAG COMMUNITY TASTINGS: 2007 October 2007 - Talisker (Musky hosted event) November 2007 - Glenlivet I & Glenlivet II November 2007 - Laphroaig 2008 February 2008 - Highland Park March 2008 - Balvenie with special guest David Mair April 2008 - Caol Ila May 2008 - Macallan June 2008...
by Ryguy
Fri Jun 04, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Date Poll for June Glen Elgin Live Tasting
Replies: 0
Views: 2051

Re: Date Poll for June Glen Elgin Live Tasting

I don't have any Glen Elgin, but no matter the day, I'll be around to follow along with the tasting at some point. I am quite interested to see some notes from this distillery. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by Ryguy
Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th
Replies: 79
Views: 13068

Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Excellent note smn! It's never too late, in fact, the more notes the merrier! Thanks for sharing! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by Ryguy
Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th
Replies: 79
Views: 13068

Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

AshDLS, excellent tasting note! Well done! There is no right or wrong with tasting notes, everyone has a different nose/palate, so notes can vary quite a bit. Thanks again for sharing, sounds like a very interesting bottle there! I look forward to more contributions from you in the future, feel free...
by Ryguy
Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Final Poll - Live Tasting May 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2124

Re: Final Poll - Live Tasting May 2010

Ganga wrote:Did you vote? What about selecting Glenlivet for May and Glen Elgin for June?


Sounds good Ganga, that's only fair. Lets go with Glenlivet for May 15th and Glen Elgin for June (date tbd). :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by Ryguy
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:50 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th
Replies: 79
Views: 13068

Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Karuizawa Vintage 1985/2009, 60.8%, Sherry Cask # 7017 Color: Dark amber Nose: Big sherry, drying (even on the nose), a touch of sulphur (but in a good way), hint of sweet blackberry. Palate: Starts sweet and very dry, bits of raisins and dark berries, with some burnt rubber notes (not overpowering...
by Ryguy
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:38 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th
Replies: 79
Views: 13068

Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Karuizawa Vintage 1992/2007, 62.8%, Cask # 6978 Color: Dark gold Nose: Big sherry with lots of dark sweet fruits. Palate: Starts sweet then gets really powerful with a mix of raisins, dark berries/cooked apples. Very full mouthfeel and well balanced. Finish: The finish is long, spicy yet sweet. Com...
by Ryguy
Thu Apr 22, 2010 1:30 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Final Poll - Live Tasting May 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2124

Re: Final Poll - Live Tasting May 2010

Looks like a tie, what to do? Any thoughts Ganga.... :angel:
by Ryguy
Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:30 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2205219

Re: What are you drinking now?

SMWS #29.78, an excellent young Laphroaig! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by Ryguy
Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th
Replies: 79
Views: 13068

Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Nikka from the Barrel 51.4% Color: Light amber Nose: Dry like vanilla sweetness, mix of dark fruits with a nice range of spices. Palate: Starts smooth, very bourbon like. More dark fruits and spices, very peppery as well. Some sweet candied apples towards the very end. Finish: The finish is long, v...
by Ryguy
Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th
Replies: 79
Views: 13068

Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Nikka Black 43% Color: Bright gold Nose: Bourbon like vanilla sweetness, some citrus fruits Palate: Smooth and sweet, more vanilla, slightly sour with notes of grain and cereal. Finish: The finish starts bitter, then becomes sweet. Comment: Many thanks again to Ras for this sample! :thumbsup: :thum...
by Ryguy
Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:40 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th
Replies: 79
Views: 13068

Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Time for me to taste some Japanese whisky. :smoke: Yamazaki 12yo 43% Color: Pale gold Nose: Some fruits (lemons), slightly floral with vanilla sweetness Palate: Light and smooth, more fruits (citrus mostly), with a hint of spice Finish: The finish is dry and woody (mostly oak). Comment: Nice dram, m...
by Ryguy
Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Final Poll - Live Tasting May 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2124

Re: Final Poll - Live Tasting May 2010

Ganga wrote:Binny's has a Dailuaine Ryan. :D


Maybe they did at one time. But they don't anymore, I just checked.... :cry:
by Ryguy
Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many open bottles do you normally have?
Replies: 421
Views: 98530

Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

You guys are crazy with your huge amount of open bottles!! :shock: :shock: I've been very stingy lately with opening new things and I've been on a mission to get rid of some old stock and bottles that are very low. I have managed to polish off 27 open bottles in the past few months (while only openi...
by Ryguy
Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Final Poll - Live Tasting May 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 2124

Re: Final Poll - Live Tasting May 2010

I'm extremely limited here either way. I'd like to see Dailuaine or Glen Elgin get chosen so that I can read others thoughts on two whiskies that I have never tried. Sadly I don't have samples or bottles of either. If Glenlivet is chosen I think I can find a couple samples kicking around. I'm not vo...
by Ryguy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2205219

Re: What are you drinking now?

andyt wrote:Lagavulin 12YO (2009), this is the first time I have tried this, straight to the top as my favourite Lagavulin absolutely first class.


I agree Andy, I really enjoy the Lagavulin 12yo CS bottlings too!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by Ryguy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Preliminary Poll - Live Tasting May 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

Re: Preliminary Poll - Live Tasting May 2010

Just a reminder, 1 more day for everyone to vote in the Preliminary poll. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by Ryguy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Re: Past Tastings
Replies: 29
Views: 18870

Re: Past Tastings

MONTHLY WHISKYMAG COMMUNITY TASTINGS: 2007 October 2007 - Talisker (Musky hosted event) November 2007 - Glenlivet I & Glenlivet II November 2007 - Laphroaig 2008 February 2008 - Highland Park March 2008 - Balvenie with special guest David Mair April 2008 - Caol Ila May 2008 - Macallan June 2008...
by Ryguy
Mon Apr 12, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th
Replies: 79
Views: 13068

Re: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Excellent notes everyone, I really enjoyed reading them all. I have 5 samples at home that I've been longing to try, so I'll be getting to them this week for sure.
by Ryguy
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th
Replies: 79
Views: 13068

Japanese Whisky Live Tasting - April 10-24th

Welcome to the Japanese Whisky Live Tasting The Whiskies Any Japanese whiskies you may have... Date and Time Based on the poll that was conducted, everyone was going to be available on different weekends. So to get as many people involved as possible, this tasting will be open for the following thr...
by Ryguy
Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Re: Past Tastings
Replies: 29
Views: 18870

Re: Past Tastings

MONTHLY WHISKYMAG COMMUNITY TASTINGS: 2007 October 2007 - Talisker (Musky hosted event) November 2007 - Glenlivet I & Glenlivet II November 2007 - Laphroaig 2008 February 2008 - Highland Park March 2008 - Balvenie with special guest David Mair April 2008 - Caol Ila May 2008 - Macallan June 2008...
by Ryguy
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Preliminary Poll - Live Tasting May 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1495

Re: Preliminary Poll - Live Tasting May 2010

I voted Glenlivet, Mortlach, Glen Scotia. Also May 15th, but I'm pretty flexible. Only May 8th does not work for me (and probably Memorial Day weekend, whichever Sat that falls on).
by Ryguy
Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Old Pulteney Live Tasting - January 15-17, 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 5755

Re: Old Pulteney Live Tasting - January 15-17, 2010

Very nice Stewart, thank you for the notes! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Be sure to check out what else is going on over in the Live Tasting Forum. Next weekend (well, pretty much the entire month of April) we are hosting a Japanese Whiskies tasting. Hope to see you around!
by Ryguy
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:08 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Sean, I definitely tried the OP. Not sure exactly which bottle it was, but I had one. My thoughts were very indifferent. At times I found it somewhat enjoyable, others not so much. It's definitely a different one, that's for sure. Very different from everything IMO.
by Ryguy
Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

There is definitely an overwhelming sweetness in the ryes that I've had. I'd say it's a mix between brown sugar/maple syrup (as you all have noted) and molasses.
by Ryguy
Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Ganga, Sean, what do you both have lined up for this evening?? :smoke:
by Ryguy
Sat Apr 03, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

The last rye I had was a Hirsch Rye, 21yo. Here are my notes from then (approx 2 weeks ago). On the nose I got lots of sweetness and something floral, with loads of oak presence. The palate was a mix of dark berries and more wood, becoming drying, but overall very sweet. Lots more towards the front ...
by Ryguy
Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:53 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010
Replies: 7
Views: 4059

Re: Rye Whisky Live Tasting - April 2-4, 2010

Nice notes so far lockejn! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

It's definitely interesting to read about other peoples thoughts on ryes. I don't have any bottles/samples here right now but I will post some overall thoughts here.

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