What did you drink last night?

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:40 am

Lagavulin 25 yrs

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Bone Ranger » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:56 am

Macallan 12yo. It took me a long time to find it here in Australia, and it was as good as I hoped!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ryguy » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:00 am

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.

Sean


Cheers to that Sean! I think it's great to enjoy drams with my Dad as well! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Tue Jan 27, 2009 1:47 am

HP 12
Balvenie 15 CS
The Glenrothes Select Reserve

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:22 am

Ardbeg 17 Yrs

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:06 pm

A healthy dram of Laphroaig Quarter Cask poured over the tiniest drop of Gonzalez Byass Noe 30+YO Pedro Ximénez Sherry. I usually find that the Laphroiag's 'QC treatment' tends to marginally subdue the intrinsic medicinal characteristic of the whisky (especially when compared to the 10&) and 10YO Cask Strength versions). However, adding a micron of this wonderful Sherry to the QC actually provides a 'flavour foil' for what Islay traits are present in the QC, thereby highlighting them more than would otherwise be the case. Bottom line... Quite delicious!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:07 am

Bowmore Dawn

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby MacAttack80 » Wed Jan 28, 2009 1:58 pm

The Balvenie DW. WOW thats good stuff :D

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TreacleSponge » Wed Jan 28, 2009 9:16 pm

I tried a cocktail recipe from this month’s Observer food magazine:
Whisky (I used Provenance Blair Atholl 12yo)
Grapefruit juice
Grand Marnier
Sugar syrup
...Some flavours should never, ever be put together :yuk: :yuk:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Peatlover » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:08 am

Bruichladdich PC6. Not my favourite Laddie, but very drinkable nonetheless.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby vision*R » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:05 pm

I've had a Haig Gold Label from the 1940's (click for my tasting notes). Really special and a bit weird. It was nice to drink a part of whisky history, but it made me appreciate our modern stuff as well...

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby jazz lover » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:13 pm

Springbank 30 yr. dumpy bottle good but very oaky
Springbank 40 yr. drank neat very easy to drink
Glenlivet 33 yr. 67 Cellar Collection very YUMMY !!
Many Thanks to Mickey.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Jobi » Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:15 pm

Th elast of my MVR 2007, followed by some Balvenie Sherry Oak. Now it's time to open up MVR 2008.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby matthew2512 » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:44 pm

Last night was two drams of Glen Grant 1976 30 year old from Douglas Laings Platinum Selection. Amazing whisky :P
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!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Knolly » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:38 am

Let's see: some highlights from the past week: :D

Springbank Tasting:
10yo
Hazelburn
Longrow
Longrow CV
Madiera Cask
15yo


Queue up the Victoria Whisky Festival and the next 36 hours (Approx 60 malts over two days - will try and remember most of them):

Friday Afternoon
George T Stagg 2007 (72.4% ABV)

Friday evening Douglas Laing Tasting (led by Fred Laing!):
Laphroaig 8yo
Port Ellen 25yo
Rosebank 18yo
GlenKinchie
Glen Garioch
a couple other ones that I can't remember!

Later on Friday evening:
"BC Uigeadail"
Brora 30yo 2007
OMC Banff 32yo

Saturday morning (Master class 1: How to rate and score whiskies class):
Glenlivet 12yo
Glen Breton
something else
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
Olorosso Sherry
Sherry 12yo
Sherry Cask Strength
Sherry 18yo
Lalique II

Saturday afternoon (Master Class 3: Blind luck or amazing skill):
Alberta Premium Rye
Bruichladdich Peat
Buffalo Trace Bourbon
Tullibardine VWF 2008 official bottling
Aberlour A'bunadh No. 23

Saturday afternoon interlude:
Finlaggen Islay

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
Tyrconnell
Connemara Cask Strength
An Cnoc 1975 (tasty!)
Can't remember the rest here...

Later on Saturday night:
Ardbeg Renaissance
Glenlivet 30yo
Lagavulin 21
Octomore

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 :)

Cheers!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:45 am

Is that all?
Knolly you really need to start broadening your horizens!!
Try something special like JW Red!!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Knolly » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:47 am

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! :)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:49 am

Oops horizons. :oops:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Jan 30, 2009 2:00 pm

Dalmore Cigar Malt... sans cigar.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Novice Scotch Fan » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:53 pm

Famous Grouse Gold Reserve. I am finding the taste too sweet. I used to enjoy this more than I do now. I will leave it for guests, but I am not drinking this anymore. The other bottle falling into the category of being served to people who dont know anything about scotch is Grant's Family Reserve. Just unimpressive for me.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:20 pm

Bowmore 12

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby UUNetBill » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:08 am

The Third Dram wrote:Dalmore Cigar Malt... sans cigar.

So, that would be just "Dalmore Malt" then?

:P

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby UUNetBill » Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:09 am

Bruichladdich 3D3 Moine Mhor with a drop or three of 20 yo tawny port.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:15 am

Glendullan 26 Rare Malts and Macallan 10 CS - too tired to continue and went to bed at 2300 :(

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:08 pm

Torres 20 Hors d'Age Imperial Brandy... Quite simply, one of the best balanced and complex Spanish Brandies aroound.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby normal5 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:31 pm

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!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:29 pm

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........

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Feb 01, 2009 11:15 pm

Laphroaig 10. I'm starting to sound like a broken record here. :oops:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby matthew2512 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:28 am

Last night i treated myself to a dram of Glenfiddich 30 year old at the casino bar.

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

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:58 am

Glenfarclas 21yo.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskynig » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:03 pm

Fairplay to you Swedish chef, what a great dram!
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. :angel:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Lucas » Mon Feb 02, 2009 8:24 pm

I was on Yoichi 12 yo. A little bit dissapointing for the price. Tastes very much like Talisker 18, only not quite as smoky.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby cathach » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:49 pm

Tried a Macallan Fine Oak 12yo for the first time :yuk:

Astringent and rubbery all at the same time, tasted like good bushmills put through an old boot!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ras Mazunga » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:16 am

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. :o

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Tue Feb 03, 2009 8:25 am

Bowmore Claret


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