What did you drink last night?

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Postby bond » Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:26 am

Longmorn 15 yo, followed by a few drams of Cragganmore rounded off by Lagavulin DE.

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Postby Dubois » Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:25 pm

Highland Park 12 Yrs.

Splendid ...

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Postby SoMK » Mon Sep 17, 2007 7:24 pm

Started with a Longmorn 15 as well *they finally got loads of bottles at the local SAQ, thanks guys !* and went on to Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Sweeeeet, simple and efficient !

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Postby K-Mile » Tue Sep 18, 2007 4:18 pm

Opened up my Bowmore 1990 Vintage to compare the sherry matured with the 1989 Vintage that is bourbon matured. I must say the 1990 tasted a lot less 'alcoholic' than the 1989, while it actually has more ABV. Compared head to head, I like the 1990 better, more warmth and fuzzy sweetness than the rather sharp (woody?) taste of the 1989.
Finished the evening off with a nice dram of Highland Park 18yo, that trumps both of them easily :thumbsup:

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Postby martin grant » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:17 am

Mrs. G heard yesterday afternoon that she had been succesful at a recent job interview.
We toasted her good news with a bottle of Krug Grande Cuvee champagne. Fantastic stuff

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Postby Deactivated Member » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:28 am

There seems to be a cider war going on here in Munich at the moment.
Magners have targeted Munich for a massive advertising campaign, costing millions. Meanwhile Bulmers sponsored a local festival and made a slightly lower-key campaign. But they are both after more business.

As I sell both at The Arc (along with Strongbow on draught) I decided to try them. Unable to do so at the pub, as I drive, I brought a bottle of each home.

My opinion:
Bulmers: Far too sweet, almost syrupy.
Magners: Not as sweet as bulmers, but also too sweet.

Oh well, back to the whisky next time.

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Postby hpulley » Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:08 pm

No cider or champagne for me! Last night while watching the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, Yoichi 12yo, later some matcha green tea.

Harry

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Postby Dubois » Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:50 pm

Glenrothes, Select Reserve.

A decent dram.

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Postby Lawrence » Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:08 am

Dubois wrote:Glenrothes, Select Reserve.

A decent dram.


What did you think of it? (besides the already stated).

Tea last night (I'm 1/3 of the way through my 30 days without alcohol). I really felt like a large dram last night but managed to stay the course. We moved house yesterday and already things are sorting themselves, the most important first ofcourse;

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:D The days of squirrel storage are over!

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Postby Dubois » Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:02 am

Dubois wrote:Glenrothes, Select Reserve.

A decent dram.


What did you think of it? (besides the already stated).



For me, it's not comparable to the "real" Glenrothes, like the 1992, 1989, etc. I would not buy it again...

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Postby Wave » Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:27 am

Nice wall-o'-malt Lawrence, impressive!


Cheers!

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Postby IainB » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:20 am

Nothing last night but had the absolute pleasure again on Wednesday of tasting a Dungourney 1964 (30 yr old pure pot still) against a modern day Redbreast. Very interesting whiskey. Plenty of oak after 30 years but not overpowering, the whiskey seems to have absorbed it well. I think it must have been a bourbon cask as there was no sherry influence I could detect, and even after 30 yrs the colour was a lot lighter than the Redbreast.

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Postby Frodo » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:45 am

Lawrence:

I had to remind myself to breath :!:


You must be proud!

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Postby les taylor » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:56 am

Nice collection Lawrence. I think it needs a bit more Aberlour. Purely on the grounds of balance, and good taste. :wink: Glad the move went okay. I hope you and Mrs Lawrence enjoy the extra space.

Les.


:)

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:56 pm

Wave wrote:Nice wall-o'-malt Lawrence, impressive!


Cheers!


Heh. From now on, Lawrence's place is "Wall-Malt".

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Postby shoganai » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:15 pm

Wow. Lawrence, that is something to aspire to.

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Postby hpulley » Sat Sep 22, 2007 2:06 pm

Last night was the second last night of the Grand Sumo Autumn Tournament so it was Yoichi 10yo once again. More than enough is left to last the end of the tourny tonight.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Sep 22, 2007 7:28 pm

Mainly been hitting HP18, Glenlivet 18, Scapa 14 and Ardbeg 10 over the past few days keeping heart and spirit in sync.
Think I'll treat myself to a special tonight. Haven't decided which one...........but I'll let you know :thumbsup:

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Postby SoMK » Sat Sep 22, 2007 8:56 pm

Now, that's what I call a nicely insulated wall :lol:

Ardbeg 10 for me, just because.. no reason, it's just plain excellent.

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Postby Oiler_Kiwi99 » Sat Sep 22, 2007 9:18 pm

The Wife received the details of her promotion package yesterday so we celebrated with: -

A bottle of Moet, a bottle of Villa Maria Sauv Blanc, a bottle of St Hallett Semillon Sauv Blanc Riesling. Then onto the malts: -

Adelphi Breath of Islay 1992 14 year old Islay 56.5 % vol - Superb stuff, could be wrong but tasted very like Ardbeg then followed that up with a dram of Talisker 18yo.

Had a great night and to cap it off today we bought a brand new car, Toyota Yaris, that we will pick up next Friday.

Then tomorrow it's off to see the All Blacks v Scotland in the Rugby World Cup.

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Postby EdipisReks » Sat Sep 22, 2007 10:06 pm

Highland Park 12yo while enjoying a couple cigars.

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Postby Lawrence » Sun Sep 23, 2007 2:25 am

les taylor wrote:Nice collection Lawrence. I think it needs a bit more Aberlour. Purely on the grounds of balance, and good taste. :wink: Glad the move went okay. I hope you and Mrs Lawrence enjoy the extra space.

Les.


:)


Thanks Les, I think the Aberlour section pulls it all together, a bit more tinkering and it'll be pretty good.

Tea last night, 16 more days to go!

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Postby Lawrence » Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:05 am

I actually meant to add in a :D after the mention of the Aberlour section (in my previous post) and forgot but without the 'edit' button I'm forced to post a second message. Another post, bonus & sweet!

:wink:

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:37 am

Ganga wrote:After three hours in the land of Oz, we came out and this wet stuff was falling from the sky. I thought maybe someone had hit a fire hydrant. If they did, it followed us home for thirty-five minutes.


Whatever you do, man, don't let that stuff get in your dram!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby hpulley » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:51 pm

Forty Creek Small Batch at Kittling Ridge Distillery. Just one sample that I had to drink too quickly before the tour but still marvelous stuff. Bought some as well.

Harry

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Postby Matt2 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:07 pm

hpulley wrote:Forty Creek Small Batch


Ah, I think Rob has some samples lined up for me to try, but it will have to wait till tomorrow evening...

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby les taylor » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:08 pm

My brother in law when I offered him a drink said "as long as its not any younger than 15 years old". We had a Glenmo 15. What a fantastic dram. I should have discovered this a long time ago. Followed by a Balvenie 1993 Port Wood.

A good evening all in all.

:)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby hpulley » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:59 pm

Matt Page wrote:
hpulley wrote:Forty Creek Small Batch


Ah, I think Rob has some samples lined up for me to try, but it will have to wait till tomorrow evening...


You're in for a treat. It was great to meet John again and to get the tour (last time traffic meant I missed the tour). Those Armenac style stills sure look different than anything on Islay. As well, it is just single distilled. How many other whiskies are just single distilled these days? Quite a unique product overall. I just hope (and asked for them to) release some single barrels at some point, especially a single barrel barley only whisky since he doesn't do mixed mashbills, only single grain runs.

Harry

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Postby martin grant » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:04 pm

Oiler_Kiwi99 wrote:The Wife received the details of her promotion package yesterday so we celebrated with: -

A bottle of Moet, a bottle of Villa Maria Sauv Blanc, a bottle of St Hallett Semillon Sauv Blanc Riesling. Then onto the malts: -

Adelphi Breath of Islay 1992 14 year old Islay 56.5 % vol - Superb stuff, could be wrong but tasted very like Ardbeg then followed that up with a dram of Talisker 18yo.

Had a great night and to cap it off today we bought a brand new car, Toyota Yaris, that we will pick up next Friday.

Then tomorrow it's off to see the All Blacks v Scotland in the Rugby World Cup.



Sounds like a great night O-K, and well done to your good lady. That's great news!

Although I must admit I thought the rugby was a bit rubbish

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby MGillespie » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:41 am

Congrats, Oiler!

Nothing last night...but went to a tasting of single-estate Cognacs and Armagnacs the other night. Got to try Marcel Trepout Armagnacs from 1893, 1925, and 1957...along with the 20 and 30-year-old versions (even got to take some of the 1957 and 1893 home!). The Armagnacs just seemed to keep getting better with age, while some single malts tend to fall apart after 30 years or so in cask.

Mark

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Frodo » Tue Sep 25, 2007 7:37 am

les taylor wrote:My brother in law when I offered him a drink said "as long as its not any younger than 15 years old". We had a Glenmo 15. What a fantastic dram. I should have discovered this a long time ago. Followed by a Balvenie 1993 Port Wood.

A good evening all in all.

:)


Very interesting. The Glenmo 15 was one of 3 whiskies in my life that I've ever poured down the sink! Different strokes...

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby bamber » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:50 am

Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban and some Sotol (Sotol Hacienda de Chihuahua Plata).

Definitely preferred the whisky, which is a much softer (less peppery) and better intergrated version of the old Portwood. Certainly nice to try, but I doubt I'll ever buy another bottle. Just a bit too easy.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby IainB » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:47 am

Had a Bushmills night. Sat in the conservatory, listened to the rain, and tried:

2 Bushmills 16 yo - An old favourite

1 17 YO Rum Cask Bushmills (Celtic whisky shop bottling) - Unusual one this one but again a favourite - The rum doesn't seem to impose too much on the basic character of the whiskey.

2 Bushmills 21yo Madeira Finish - Again a great dram - has been desbribed before by people far more qualified than I.

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Postby Dubois » Tue Sep 25, 2007 3:53 pm

Aberlour a'bunadh, batch 15.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby hpulley » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:50 pm

Glenmorangie Artisan cask. Wasn't really that smooth at all. Should have had an Ardbeg...

Harry


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