What's your latest bottle opened?

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Maccy » Sun Jun 13, 2010 9:15 am

Balblair 1997 - I must chase one down.

Last night I opened a Berry Brother & Rudd "Own Selection" Linkwood 1993.It was bottled in 2008 at a cask strength of 56.8% from cask 1612. I sampled it in a Glencairn.

The colour is no darker than Straw and is no more than medium bodied. Good "legs" developed as I tilted the glass. The consistency was just a little viscous.

A full on fruit sensation as it hit the nose - a distinctive and powerful green apple smell dominated, and tingles from the strong alcohol content prevented too much more from coming through.

I watered it a touch in an attempt to get past the apples and I was so glad that I did.

This whisky is non-chill filtered and the pale straw colour was lost in an almost grey haze. However, not to be put off, I re-examined.

There was still the powerful apple smell albeit a little mellower with a softer ripeness, and then a distinct waft of ripe pears and just a little oak with a trace of maltiness in the background.

The fruits dominated the palate although as I slowly drained the glass, interestingly a little Elastoplast and Germolene crept in towards the finish.

The finish was not long but satisfying and the watered whisky became very refreshing. (It is sharp and hot at full strength, I tried it.)

All in all I thought this was a good whisky bearing in mind it was a snip at £35 direct from BBR's London shop on James Street.
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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Sun Jun 13, 2010 10:41 pm

Glenmorangie Nectar D'òr

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:56 pm

The Glenlivet - 15 Years Old French Oak Reserve

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:45 am

Glengoyne 21 Yrs

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby AshDLS » Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:20 pm

Laga 16. Yum yum yum.

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:26 pm

Laphroaig QC

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Drammed » Wed Jun 23, 2010 7:30 pm

Glenlivet Nadurra

mmmmmmmm

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Leorin » Thu Jun 24, 2010 5:38 pm

Opened
Old Pulteney 1991 15 y.o. 54,9% CS and
Bowmore 8 y.o. Adelphi 59,9% yesterday.
The Pulteney convinced me right away. The Bowmore seemed a little youngish and unpleasent at first and his is why I left the bottle open over night. After this breathing the malt improoved greatly, so my diaappointent didn't last long.

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby MoreDalmore » Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:52 pm

Yamazaki 18

First quick impression : kinda like Aberlour Abunadh ( nr 29 ) but without the rubbery taste and due to the much lower ABV much easier to drink!

I like it so far....

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Postby Holysinner » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:57 pm

Bushmills Black Bush

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Holysinner » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:52 am

Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength (55.7%, red stripe)

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Sun Jun 27, 2010 9:54 pm

Aberlour 10

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Mon Jun 28, 2010 6:21 am

Laphroaig Triple Wood

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:15 am

Glendronach 12 Yrs

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:36 pm

Glenmorangie Nectar D'òr & Aberlour 10

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Jul 03, 2010 7:11 pm

Royal Lochnagar 12 Year Old
Highland Park Earl Magnus 15 Year Old
Ardbeg Uigeadail

All in one night. :thumbsup:

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:41 am

Talisker 10 Yrs

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby cakebits » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:04 pm

Opened up Laphroaig 10 last night - all i can say is wow :shock: .
I am convinced i can still taste it today.
I must be boring people today about it as all i can do is talk about it.
Its just so turfy and smokey. Yum Yum.

I was going to save my next dram until Saturday but I might have a dram tonight. I must learn to go easy on it though, I promised myself i would try and build a collection. :headbang:

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Drammed » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:42 pm

Compass Box Oak Cross

not bad for the money (at least here in BC)

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:27 pm

Hart Brothers Caol Ila 10 1996
Murray McDavid Longmorn 15 1990

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Sat Jul 10, 2010 9:38 pm

Laphroaig QC

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Mon Jul 12, 2010 9:04 pm

Balvenie 12yo Signature

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:06 pm

Laphroaig 10

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Fri Jul 16, 2010 11:57 am

Glendronach 15 Yrs

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:07 pm

Balvenie 12yo DoubleWood

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby bredman » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:20 pm

Ardbeg SN2010.
Scapa 14 OMC.
Talisker 10.

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:57 pm

Aberlour 10

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby ClubSmed » Sat Jul 17, 2010 9:16 pm

Evan Williams Honey reserve

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Maccy » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:40 pm

I just could not resist opening The Nikka From The Barrel - and it was every bit as good as the sample tried a couple of weeks ago. Brilliant.

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:15 pm

Glendronach 18 Yrs

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Dubois » Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:09 pm

Laphroaig 10 Yrs

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Whisky1978 » Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:23 pm

Armut Fusion

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby dramtastic » Sat Jul 24, 2010 9:45 pm

OP12
Hart Brothers Laphroaig 10 CS

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby johan brugge » Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:45 pm

Balvenie 17yo Islay Cask but I have a few others waiting as well.

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Re: What's your latest bottle opened?

Postby Kim » Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:02 pm

Glenfiddich 15yo Solera Reserve


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