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by islayjunkie
Sun Dec 27, 2009 6:41 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Finlaggan?
Replies: 23
Views: 28071

Re: Finlaggan?

OK, it's been 4 years and Finlaggan still tastes about the same! Maybe better... maybe not as smooth. My high end scotch drinking days are over but this one is still a favorite at the price :thumbsup:
by islayjunkie
Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

I haven't been drinking much whisky as of late so poured a thimble a Lagavulin 12yo CS (2002). I never thought I would say this but I was overpowered by peat. The sweet liquorice and salt are really nice but the peat was a bit much. To cut down on the peat I decided to mixed a 50/50 of Port Ellen 24...
by islayjunkie
Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Sherrymonster suggestions please!
Replies: 74
Views: 15689

I like Macallan CS (no date)... I will try a A'Bunadh next week. The Macallan was a perfect complement to a Chateauneuf Du Pape (Grandes Serres 2001). I don't recommend mixing grain and grape btw ;)
by islayjunkie
Fri May 27, 2005 4:32 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

I'm drinking a Macallan CS (no date). Reminds me of drinking port. Spice, wood and dried apples. A real heavy sherry monster with a dirty funky finish that I suppose one might love or hate... or choose to ignore. I like it :D
by islayjunkie
Mon May 23, 2005 4:43 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

Hi Tom, I'm afraid those were the extensive tasting notes. As for complexity it is hard to compare the 27yo OMC to Ardbeg OB's in the same year since I have never tried one. I thought it was a little pricey for drinking. I have another bottle for collecting. The OMC Ardbeg was a lot different than t...
by islayjunkie
Sun May 22, 2005 5:59 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

I just polished off my last dram of Ardbeg 27yo OMC 1975 to celebrate 31 days of abstinence. Due to budget, health and some concerns about my love of fine single malts I decided it would be best to go cold turkey as a test. The Ardbeg OMC is better then I remembered it. A smooth blend of honey, hay,...
by islayjunkie
Mon Apr 04, 2005 5:42 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

I celebrated the end of a grueling server migration from one company to another. I transfered 5 gigs of data and all my clients web sites emails, etc. across the Internet to another location (server) without interrupting their business. Ok, maybe that doesn't mean anything but I didn't have a drink ...
by islayjunkie
Sun Apr 03, 2005 9:31 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Palate cleansing, What works for you ?
Replies: 33
Views: 17182

Water, crackers, beer and coffee...hmmmm. I've used water and crackers since my wine tasting days however beer and coffee are more appealing :D

I'll try them tomorrow!
by islayjunkie
Sun Apr 03, 2005 8:25 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroaig dumbed down?
Replies: 22
Views: 6144

I regret drinking the bottle of Laphroaig CS green stripe I purchased at a common local grocery store after I discovered I could not get anymore. I loved it! When I requested an order for more I was told that it was not available. So, I stocked up on a couple bottles of Laphroaig CS red stripe... an...
by islayjunkie
Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

I just killed my last bottle of Talisker 20yo '81... the empty bottle is to much to bear! I almost feel like a funeral is in order :(

Tomorrow I may as well kill an Ardbeg '75 27yo DL...
by islayjunkie
Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:36 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Talisker 18
Replies: 20
Views: 12941

hpulley wrote:Note that we still have old grey boxes of Talisker 10yo here. I don't know if they're any good but we have them on the shelves beside the new blue boxes.

Harry


Can you hold a few for me :D
by islayjunkie
Sun Apr 03, 2005 7:30 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Talisker 18
Replies: 20
Views: 12941

The general consensus amongst most drinkers now seems to be, "If you want to remember what Talisker really tastes like, try the 18yo!" Better yet the 20yo '81 8) I may be wrong however this is the most intense damn dram I've had second to one other. An amplified expression of the 10yo I h...
by islayjunkie
Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:09 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1608632

Last night I started drinking again after a few days of abstinence... great way to stretch a bottle! Started with a Bunnahabhain 12yo and finished with Lagavulin 16yo... I love how mellow Bunnahabhain is for a 12yo 8)
by islayjunkie
Sun Apr 03, 2005 6:04 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

I'm in the process of killing the last 2 drams of a 19yo St. Magdalene. Luckily I have 6 bottles left :wink:
by islayjunkie
Mon Mar 28, 2005 7:29 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

I had a Macallan CS followed by a St Magdalene 19yo RM. I'm drinking a Lagavulin 16yo at the moment... the first I've had in several months! It is quite a treat. I can't say how much I miss Laga 16yo. I was burned out on it for a year but it really lifted my spirits... no pun intended :D Btw, I'm no...
by islayjunkie
Wed Mar 23, 2005 7:07 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

Damn, that's a shame! Any way to get some relief from the sellers or the shipping company? Mark I doubt it. These were shipped from England. Just another risk. I've never had a corked bottle untill now. I'm tempted to open them all and recork them with plastic corks after I add gas to displace the ...
by islayjunkie
Tue Mar 22, 2005 5:49 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

I'm sipping St. Magdalene 19yo again after opening another bottle to inspect cork integrity. Out of 4 bottles I've opened 1 has had serious cork damage (dry and crumbled), 2 were a bit spongy and weak and 1 is in perfect shape which I've preserved with gas and recorked. Based on 12 bottles I've rece...
by islayjunkie
Sat Mar 19, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroaig Triple Collection?
Replies: 11
Views: 5358

akallio wrote:I don't know about you, but I could swear that the rightmost bottle in the fuzzy picture in Whisky Wizard says 30 in the label:


You're right. That is definetly not the number 10 :?

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by islayjunkie
Sat Mar 19, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

I just killed a half bottle of St. Magdalene 19yo after I discovered the cork had failed. It fell apart when I attempted to remove it from the bottle. I was rather concerned that this bottle had gone bad... good excuse to continue drinking ;) I used the cork from the last bottle of St. Maggie to rep...
by islayjunkie
Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 12 most extreme whiskys
Replies: 50
Views: 13420

I haven't had Ardbeg Very Young however I wouldn't be surprised if it came down to Ardbeg Uigeadail and Lagavulin 12yo CS.

I happen to have these 2 in stock ;)
by islayjunkie
Wed Mar 16, 2005 8:46 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

I'm just finishing the last of an OMC Ardbeg 27yo '75. I'll save the last 2 drams for next week. A beautiful whisky but not worth the price. This is more of a collectors item. I'm going to try a '77 OB next if still available at standard pricing. Sipping on a mini dram of Talisker 20yo '81. The Tali...
by islayjunkie
Sun Mar 13, 2005 11:25 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1608632

I admit I got burned out on 14yo Clynelish after 9 bottles but still love it. Will continue to stock it ;)

Saint Magdalene 19yo tastes like a refined version of Clynelish 14yo. Grab it while it lasts.
by islayjunkie
Thu Mar 10, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2357512

What are you drinking now?

With respect to our favorite topic, What did you drink last night? I propose we have a thread that keeps up to date with the present. This may be a good time to have a live whisky tasting on occasion.
by islayjunkie
Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:40 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Yet another newbie experience(s) and a question
Replies: 21
Views: 4839

Buy the Ardbeg 10 at $42.00 and stay away from Laphroaig 10yrs! Ardbeg 10yo is much better than Laphroaig 10.

Hint: If available try Finlaggan Old Reserve at $17.00 US. Better than Laphroaig 10 :wink:
by islayjunkie
Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:19 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: New Famous Grouse Range
Replies: 13
Views: 5281

I agree however the order of the swings is quite amusing 8)
by islayjunkie
Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:12 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Hello and greetings
Replies: 11
Views: 3071

:oops: I really messed up that post, I've fixed it now..........never post and drink. I thought it was the other way around... I don't ever remembering posting here sober :wink: I believe the tell tale sign is: Last edited by yourname on some date and time; edited 1 time in total We ought to just h...
by islayjunkie
Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:44 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Yet another newbie experience(s) and a question
Replies: 21
Views: 4839

I thought it was all in my head untill I did some research and stumbled on the Malt Maniacs site... since that point in time I have begun collecting whisky based on their tasting notes ;) It is Johannes who I shared tastes with regarding Lagavulin since we both tried it at the same time. I don't agr...
by islayjunkie
Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1608632

I had a heavy dram of Finlaggan and proceeded to kill my last dram of Port Ellen 24yo '79... the contrast created a new wrinkle in my brain. I will miss this bottle. I wasn't impressed at first (price wise) however I am grateful I have 2 bottles left. This malt really grows on you. The Finlaggan rea...
by islayjunkie
Wed Mar 09, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Yet another newbie experience(s) and a question
Replies: 21
Views: 4839

Re: Yet another newbie experience(s) and a question

I've read many things about how the lagavulin 16 has been slipping in quality these years. Is this true? have I jumped on the scotch bandwagon too late to miss the "true" taste of the lagavulin 16yr? =) You have missed little. Lagavulin 16yo has slipped a bit from 1994-98 bottlings howeve...
by islayjunkie
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1608632

Last night I had the usual. Bowmore 12yo (DM '89) Talisker 20yo '81, and a large dram of Port Ellen 24yo (3rd Release). I killed my Uigeadail and St. Magdalene :( I'd rather drink Finlaggan for the next 2 months then crack open another bottle of the reserves above. Time to conserve and enjoy cheaper...
by islayjunkie
Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: lagavulin 12 special release edition 2
Replies: 6
Views: 4923

I've drunk at least half a case... so you better grab as many as you can while they're still available ;)
by islayjunkie
Sun Mar 06, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1406841

bamber wrote:St. Magdalene 19YO - Will try it in about 4 hours.


Did you try it?
by islayjunkie
Sat Mar 05, 2005 7:28 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1608632

I started with a Bowmore 12yo '89 (Murray Mcdavid) then savored a dram of Talisker 20yo '81 before finishing with a Uigeadail. The Talisker is my favorite. Smooth with heavy complex rubber/organics and full mouth feel followed by sherry/fruit/liquorice, some peat and lots of white pepper that linger...
by islayjunkie
Thu Mar 03, 2005 12:14 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Turning 25 on thurs, whisky reccomendations
Replies: 8
Views: 2503

Re: Turning 25 on thurs, whisky reccomendations

Hello, I am going to celebrate my 25 birthday on Thursday, March 3. Me too! very strange, you're the 8th person who's having a Bday between the 2nd and 3rd of March that I know of. I'll be 38 this March, 3rd and would very much like to have a good 38yo however I doubt I could ever afford it. I don'...
by islayjunkie
Thu Mar 03, 2005 11:48 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1608632

I warmed up with a Finlaggan and finished with a heavy dram of Port Ellen 24yo '79... yum! I'm going to miss this one when it's gone :cry:

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