What did you drink last night?

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Maccy » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:07 pm

On Wednesday night I tried a Glenfarclas 30year old which was distilled in 1973 and bottled in 2004 with (what it says was) a cask strength of 44.4%

It was from Cadenhead's "Authentic Collection" and had been matured in bourbon hogsheads. A limited bottling of 222

A gentle snooze under a big oak tree on the nose, with a drift of peat from the bogs in the distance.

All oak on the palate with a mellow, drying finish.

Rather lovely if a little short on the finish.

I managed to sample this through talking Whisky with our decorator Terry who, I now know, has a passing interest. He received it as a present a few years ago and brought it along whilst halfway through painting and papering our bedroom. :D

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sat May 01, 2010 7:52 am

Bowmore 16 Yrs

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Maccy » Sat May 01, 2010 8:31 am

On Thursday night I tried the Longmorn 15, kindly offered to me as a sample by an esteemed member of the forum, who had read my post on the Longmorn 16 where I had waxed lyrical about how good I thought it to be.

Expectations were high and I was not disappointed.

I found a rich fruitiness on the nose, and I remembered the "prunes" I had picked up on the 16. I was striving to find another note and felt that there was a distinct maltiness coming through.

It was lighter on the palate than I had expected and the fruit was more subtle, but the maltiness more pronounced than the 16. It was less peppery too.

The finish was long and it was very easy to have another !

I enjoyed it very much :D ....but maybe running the risk of flying in the face of most opinion here, I found the 16 to be it's equal. :insane:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Maccy » Sat May 01, 2010 8:47 am

Collector57 wrote:Interesting analysis Maccy. Maybe I'll pick up a bottle of the 16, having only had samples so far.


I have no problem recommending it.

Cheers Nick.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Maccy » Sat May 01, 2010 8:50 am

Last night I drank a Macallan 12 (Fruitcake) and then finished with with a Tali 10.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby peterlbuchanan » Sat May 01, 2010 11:31 am

Started with Glendronach 12, which was good; fancy trying the 15 because I've heard good things.

Then a Jura 10 which remains fine, but unexciting.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby johan brugge » Sat May 01, 2010 2:04 pm

Bowmore 1995 David Stirk Exclusive Range.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat May 01, 2010 8:30 pm

Back-to-back drams of Arran Single Bourbon Cask (Distilled 1998) while watching Monster's Ball.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sat May 01, 2010 8:54 pm

Balvenie Doublewood
BenRiach Curiositas

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Maccy » Sun May 02, 2010 8:22 am

A sample of Linkwood 12 kindly sent to me by a member.

A wildflower meadow on the nose - lily?

A real hit on the palate - partly me forgetting it was full cask strength at 58.2.

The flowery notes abounded and there was a hint of something else - Chocolate cherries?

When watered down a bit, it went slightly cloudy showing me that it had not been chill filtered and the edge was taken off.

Still lilies with a lemony note when watered.

Lovely. :thumbsup:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sun May 02, 2010 8:24 am

Ardbeg Uigeadail

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun May 02, 2010 2:31 pm

Lagavulin 16YO with a few drops of Lagavulin 12YO CS to give it an extra edge.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby anationonfire » Sun May 02, 2010 8:53 pm

Jackson-Triggs proprietors Grand Reserve Cab Sauv 2006
Gouden Carolus Classic
Laga 16

Took a week off from having any drinks so it was all very good!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Mon May 03, 2010 7:05 am

Bowmore Darkest

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Tue May 04, 2010 6:20 am

Auchentoshan 18 Yrs

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby johan brugge » Tue May 04, 2010 11:23 am

Maredsous triple at 10% vol.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Ardbeg311 » Tue May 04, 2010 12:13 pm

Ardbeg 'Corryvreckan' (57.1%, L9 166)

Nose: sweetness, though more muted than the Laphroaig CS Batch 001. The nose of the Laphroaig promised so much, while this Ardbeg does not. Spice, lemons, slight straw, spicy apples, candy apples.

Palate: good wet hay, not as "industrial" or "tar/ropey' as I recall the Renaissance. A very pleasant oily whisky. There is not an off note to be found here, has a remarkable balance. The wonderful farminess of Ardbeg is held together quite delicately. Has some slight fruity notes.

Finish: more of the good farm tastes of straw, hay, earth. I'm struck by the delicate character of this whisky. Nothing solidly brutal or dangerous, so this will cost it some Ardbeg points. Does not have a big mouth feel.

Overall: An incredibly balanced and very enjoyable whisky. It lacks the meatiness/depth/sherry wonder of the Ardbeg Uigeadail 'bottled in the year 2004' edition which has become my benchmark for young Ardbegs, but that bottle was supposed to have much older sherry casks mixed in with it. Still, it is the frontrunner for my Whisky of the Year. I will have to track down another bottle or three.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue May 04, 2010 8:48 pm

Amrut Peated New Make @ 50ppm.....
Details on main site......

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Wed May 05, 2010 6:51 am

No whisky last night but a superb Belgian beer: Orval.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby johan brugge » Wed May 05, 2010 9:36 am

Bowmore 1995 Exclusive Range. Nice peat with the typical gentle Bowmore flavours.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby scotchdrinker » Wed May 05, 2010 2:44 pm

Glenmorangie Lasant and some wine.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Steve Rush » Wed May 05, 2010 5:50 pm

Last night I enjoyed a couple of glasses of the very palate pleasing Amrut Peated. I have to say that I wasn't bowled over by their standard release but the peated is a light smokey sweet palate pleasure. Look forward to sampling the Cask Strength Peated at the weekend.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Thu May 06, 2010 6:11 am

Bruichladdich 3D3

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Maccy » Thu May 06, 2010 12:48 pm

A couple of good sized Laggy 16's, and the bottle is :dead:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri May 07, 2010 1:32 am

Steve Rush wrote:Amrut Peated.


Look forward to sampling the Cask Strength Peated at the weekend.

The CS is quite something. Delicious and a bit wild....with balls!

Last night i was on the Yamazaki 10, ended up adding a bit of Laga to get it going.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby hyperfuji » Fri May 07, 2010 5:33 am

ardbeg provenance

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri May 07, 2010 5:38 am

hyperfuji wrote:ardbeg provenance

Your just showing off. Isn't that just an order for Vic.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Fri May 07, 2010 7:04 am

Longmorn 15 Yrs

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby hyperfuji » Fri May 07, 2010 7:16 am

Pete Smoke wrote:
hyperfuji wrote:ardbeg provenance

Your just showing off. Isn't that just an order for Vic.


nope, a good friend poured me a dram of it. and it wasnt vic

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby les taylor » Fri May 07, 2010 9:27 am

Glenlivet 15 and a Springbank Madeira Wood. It was a late night watching David Dimbleby. I was amazed to see him still on the telly this morning.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sat May 08, 2010 11:32 am

J&B NAS.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sat May 08, 2010 11:36 am

Arran 10 Yrs

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Maccy » Sat May 08, 2010 3:33 pm

A brace of Balvenie doublewood (starting to reduce second tantalus!)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sun May 09, 2010 8:26 am

Bowmore 16 Yrs

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby peterlbuchanan » Sun May 09, 2010 12:20 pm

Glen Elgin 12yo
& Jura 10yo


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