pkt77242 wrote:Last night my parents were visiting so my dad and I enjoyed some Macallan 18 1988, Caol Ila 25, and Glenlivet 21. My dad likes whisky but doesn't believe in spending much money on it (the only malts he owns are Glenilvet 12, Highland Park 12 (I bought it for him for fathers day), and Mcclelland Islay). So I try to treat him to a few nicer ones whenever he visits.
Cheers to that Sean! I think it's great to enjoy drams with my Dad as well!
Whisky (I used Provenance Blair Atholl 12yo)
...Some flavours should never, ever be put together
I think i will finish off the bottle in the next couple of weeks as there is only a few drams left and i would hate for it to go stale on me!
Queue up the Victoria Whisky Festival and the next 36 hours (Approx 60 malts over two days - will try and remember most of them):
George T Stagg 2007 (72.4% ABV)
Friday evening Douglas Laing Tasting (led by Fred Laing!):
Port Ellen 25yo
a couple other ones that I can't remember!
Later on Friday evening:
Brora 30yo 2007
OMC Banff 32yo
Saturday morning (Master class 1: How to rate and score whiskies class):
Auchentoshan 3 wood
The Macallan 12yo
Saturday early afternoon (Master Class 2: The Macallan master class):
Fine Oak 15yo
Fine Oak 21yo
Macallan new make
Sherry Cask Strength
Saturday afternoon (Master Class 3: Blind luck or amazing skill):
Alberta Premium Rye
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Tullibardine VWF 2008 official bottling
Aberlour A'bunadh No. 23
Saturday afternoon interlude:
Saturday later on afternoon (Master Class 4: Amrut Distillery)
Amrut New Make 6 months old
Amrut New Make 12 months old (in flawed wood, used as an example)
Amrut Single Malt 46% Abv
Amrut Cask Strenght ~62% Abv
Amrut Fussion (20% Peated)
Amrut Peated Single Malt (46% I think)
Amrut Peated Cask Strenght (really tasty!)
Saturday evening VIP Tasting and into the main tasting:
Dewar Rattray 30yo (Glen Spey I think - pretty tasty)
SMWS: starting to loose memory at this point!
Douglas Laing bottling of some sort
Arran Sassicaia finish (first Arran that I've really actually liked: it's pretty damn tasty)
Caol Ila 8yo unpeated
Connemara Cask Strength
An Cnoc 1975 (tasty!)
Can't remember the rest here...
Later on Saturday night:
Sunday Morning (yes, at 10am!): this was the super kick ass tasting!
Ardbeg OB 1975
Ardbeg OB 1977
Ardbeg OB 1978
Ardbeg "BC Uideadail"
Port Ellen Old and Rare (DL - not sure of the date, but absolutely excellent - pretty sure it's not the most recent release)
Port Charlotte Blood Tub
Ok - I think that's about it!
BTW - I was kidding about the Lalique II
dramtastic wrote:Is that all?
Knolly you really need to start broadening your horizens!!
Try something special like JW Red!!
Six years of university and I've had all the JW Red and Cuervo Gold that I need for a lifetime!
The Third Dram wrote:Torres 20 Hors d'Age Imperial Brandy... Quite simply, one of the best balanced and complex Spanish Brandies aroound.
Sounds interesting, I've wanted to try it myself for some time but forgot about it. I've also heard good things about another spanish brandy called "Unico" from Fernando de Castilla - which is supposed to be very good. It's Port Ellen OB prices for this one though........
Nose: huge tropical fruit, cinnamon, spice, custard and apple strudle. Very mature but not overly oaky. liqourice and a hint of smoke. Then some grape starts to come through after a while.
Palate: spicey and punchy then becomes quite creamy. Notes of passion fruit and pinapple mixed with custard.
Finish: Extremely long with soft smoke slowly fading
This whisky is amazingly complex and shows little tiredness although clearly very mature. It has all the exotic fruit flavours which i love plus a touch of smoke all topped off with a beautiful creamy mouthfeel.
Score: 94 points
I finished my Glenfiddich 21, and the night before I did the Connoisseurs Choice Ledaig about which I have been raving.
Just trying to get my chops around the Mcphails Glen Scotia which has been in the cupboard for a while, before starting on the Caol Ila (12), now we have had more than 6 inches of snow it will be a good excuse to drink during the day. Hooray.
No sensible drinking guidelines in my house, coz the wife is at work. Ha Ha.
normal5 wrote:Highland Park 12....and I'm still trying to figure out why this is so highly rated. I finished with the Glenrothes 85, always smooth!
I agree, the 12 isn't very impressive compared to the 18 at least. The 25 48.1% is also... not as good as the 18.
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