What did you drink last night?

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Jan 23, 2011 1:17 am

Attended our 27th Annual Burns supper last night. Started at my Whisky Lair with a few chums where we enjoyed some befores: Aberlour A'bunadh batch 30; Tullibardine Sautene finish; Ardmore; and whatever else people felt like sampling.

Mrs Musky dropped us at the venue where we enjoyed some standard whisky fare: Balvenie 12, Glenlivet 10, and whatever other paltry offerings our local LCBO stocks. We ran out of whisky by 10:30 pm! Luckily most had already had their fill and a couple gents had power naps during the "Immortal Memory"! Sassenachs!

We enjoyed a repast of Prime Rib, chicken, or fish as well as Haggis, after the traditional piping in at 7:00. Dessert was a delicious bread pudding and some Drambuie.

At the end of the evening a driver was laid on, but when we headed off, he was nowhere to be found ! So, ... we walked home - around 7 blocks - at -35 below with a wind of about 7 kmh. Did I mention I was wearing my kilt? Yeah t'was chillin'.

Warmed up at home with a dram of A'Bunadh, while the other fellows had some Mezcal to round out the evening. Another successful evening of remembering "The Bard".
Musky

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Jan 25, 2011 1:56 pm

Uigeadail

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Theus » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:45 pm

Sunday: Aberlour 10!
Yesterday: Glenmorangie Nectar D'Or
Today: Suggestions? It's freaking hot here in Brasil!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TroyM » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:46 pm

Hart Bros Springbank - (port), has some salt and a hint of smoke
OMC Lochnager 14 - (sherry), citris and toffee
Hart Bros Mortlach 12 - (sherry), souped up sherry
OMC Bladnoch 15, lemony, sweet and spicy
GMCC Inchgower 1993, raw sugar and a touch of brine.

just felt like mixing things up a bit.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Thu Jan 27, 2011 12:15 am

TroyM wrote:Hart Bros Springbank - (port), has some salt and a hint of smoke
OMC Bladnoch 15, lemony, sweet and spicy
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Two of my all time favorites! Wish I'd bought two bottles of the Bladnoch, I haven't seen it for ages in QLD

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TroyM » Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:00 am

dramtastic wrote:
TroyM wrote:Hart Bros Springbank - (port), has some salt and a hint of smoke
OMC Bladnoch 15, lemony, sweet and spicy
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Two of my all time favorites! Wish I'd bought two bottles of the Bladnoch, I haven't seen it for ages in QLD[/quote

its still fairly easy to come by here in Melb.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby jazz lover » Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:27 pm

Beer.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Theus » Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:41 pm

Nadurra!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:15 am

Theus wrote:Nadurra!


What did you think of this one Theus?

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby AdamMY » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:32 am

A dram of the Black Bottle.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:51 pm

A Glenmorangie duet... The Nectar d'Or followed by Astar

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby RegularChumpington » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:19 pm

Several good ones with a friend last night.
- Macallan 18
- Indie bottling of Macallan, 19 years, at 56%. Completely different beast - estery, floral, fruit notes. Nose and palate made me think of a young Bruichladdich. But then the finish... it gets maltier and then after a minute, you have this taste of freshly baked chocolate chip cookies lingering. Unbelievable. First indie bottling encounter and I am hooked.
- Sazerac 18 year old rye, 2010 release
- Caol Ila 12

I'm strongly considering grabbing another bottle of that Macallan, it was amazing.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby johan brugge » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:20 pm

A sample of Tomintoul 1988 Dewar Rattray 55.4 %. Very very nice I must admit. Lots of grapefruit and lychees and so dangerously drinkable at 55.4 % too.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby scotchdrinker » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:07 pm

Usquaebach Reserve

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby jazz lover » Sat Jan 29, 2011 3:13 pm

Glenmorangie Sonnalta for my 1001 post.
Tasty tasty.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby RegularChumpington » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:06 pm

Had a little Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix... way, way lighter than I'd imagined it would be. Nice finish but I didn't bother to get detailed notes... it was there and gone.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby johan brugge » Sat Jan 29, 2011 7:29 pm

A blind sample from a Dutch forum friend that turned out to be a Crown Royal.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:47 pm

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old
Arran 1998 Single Bourbon Cask
Caol Ila 1996 Distillers Edition
Ardbeg Uigeadail

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Drammed » Mon Jan 31, 2011 9:36 pm

Talisker DE 1992 and some Caol Ila DE 1996 :thumbsup:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TroyM » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:05 am

Hart Bros Rosebank 15. Just beautiful. Strikingly similar to the DL Prov bottling of the same age and year.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:29 am

TroyM wrote:Hart Bros Rosebank 15. Just beautiful. Strikingly similar to the DL Prov bottling of the same age and year.


Similar, both lovely, but I slightly prefer the HB as I feel it has a bit more body and zip.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby RegularChumpington » Tue Feb 01, 2011 3:31 am

Drammed wrote:Talisker DE 1992 and some Caol Ila DE 1996 :thumbsup:


Care to share your impressions of the Caol Ila? I saw it in the store today and almost picked it up, having just polished off my CI 12 which grew on me like nothing before.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Theus » Thu Feb 03, 2011 2:48 am

Almost my new bottle of Fiddich 15 Solera...

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:33 pm

After sauntering downtown to nab one of the few remaining bottles of Glen Elgin Natural Cask Strength 16 Year Old (58.5%), a dram of the same from an already open bottle with a couple of drops of water added. I'm now two-thirds of the way through the open bottle, and have grown increasingly impressed with this release over the interim. My only initial reservation (a minor one at that) concerned the finish, which I (at first) found to be a little on the short side. However, even that slight negative has, by now, evaporated. This is a full-on Glen Elgin, with the resinous elements derived from European oak serving to 'beef up' the lovely fruit-malt core flavours rather forcefully. The word that comes to mind is, "Substantial."

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TroyM » Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:47 am

My own vatting of the following

Hart Bros Mortlach 12 (Sherry)
OMC Lochnager 14 (Sherry)
Ardbeg 10, an L6 bottling

Candied orange, honey, salt and peat.

I love it.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Theus » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:53 pm

dramtastic wrote:
Theus wrote:Nadurra!


What did you think of this one Theus?

DT,

At first I didnt like it very much! I guess it was by the fact that was my first CS!
Alcohol blinded others flavors...
But I'm learning to deal with high alcohol whiskys...
Now I can sense some fresh fruits...
So, besides been a CS, I find it very refreshing :D

Theus

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Theus » Sat Feb 05, 2011 2:58 pm

Willie JJ wrote:King of Scots 25yo
Chivas Regal 25yo
TWE 25yo blend
Whyte & Mackay Millenium 25yo
Cutty Sark 25yo

A H Hirsch 16yo
G&M Bunnahabhain 1997
G&M Brackla 1991
G&M Glenkinchie 1987

3 pints Deuchars IPA

I think I forgot a couple ...


I like your style! :D

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby les taylor » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:00 pm

Last night for no particular reason other than I've not had any for ages. A wee Bruichladdich 1970. My first real love.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby bredman » Sun Feb 06, 2011 12:08 am

Glendronach 15 Revival ( the first one ). Burnt rubber on the nose, quite dominant. Something of a recovery on the palate, and a better finish.

St. Magdalene 17 1981 CC 43%. Another sample, and ok stuff.

Springbank 15 OB 46%. A fine dram, even the lightest whiff of sulphur doesn't spoil it. I love the oranges and good balance on the finish.

Caol Ila Natural Cask Strength. The ever reliable, and not noticeably tanned.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby johan brugge » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:48 am

Caol Ila CS 58.4 %. With a dash of water it becomes like a wonderful 'lemon jenever' as we call it.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Theus » Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:28 pm

JW Green and Livet 12!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby hyperfuji » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:07 am

ardbeg 10
abunadh batch 30
yama 12
longow cv
talisker 25
lagavulin 21

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Jarppa » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:07 am

Some new, some old:

-Springbank 15
-Old Pultney 17
-Longrow 10
-Jura Prophecy
-Signatory vintage Bowmore 1996
-Bowmore 18
-Bruidladdich Octomore 3
-Glencadam 32 yo Skerry Cask, Douglas Laing, 54,9%
-Caperdonich 1972, 37 yo, Duncan Taylor, 56,5%
-Glendronach 1971, 39 yo, dist. 25.2. 1971 - bottl. 6/2010. Cask#489, b 25/401

-Glencadam 32 was my favorite from this bunch - excellent balance of sherry, fuits and oak, just wonderful.
:D

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Jarppa » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:15 am

Glencadam 32 yo Sherry Cask, Douglas Laing, 54,9% :oops:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Jarppa » Sat Feb 12, 2011 11:54 am

MacAllan 18 yo Sherry cask - amazing.
Highland Park 30 yo - spectacular.

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