What did you drink last night?

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:10 am

Kavalan Single Malt 40%
Kavalan Port Finished 40%
Suntory Kakubin Black Label 43%
Yamazaki Taradeshi Genshu 43%
Nikka Taketsuru 17 43%

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby John Barleycorn » Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:16 am

Went to the SMWS tastings evening in Inverness last night with Mrs B. Mine host, Olaf Meier, had brought up a selection of five malts from next month's 'First Friday' bottling's from Edinburgh.

We started off with a 125.60 'Expanding universe of flavour' a Glenmorangie 10yo 60.8%ABV ex-bourbon hogshead refill a very palatable dram and even more so with a wee drop of water added, a very characteristic bottling of Glenmorangie from the society. A sweetness on both the nose and the palate with notes of vanilla, fruit cake and a few more which Mrs B was able to detect but which somehow past me by.

The next offering was a Longmorn 7.72 'Buxom and comforting', to drew any similarity between the title of this bottling and my companion for the evening would I think land me in a spot of trouble only to say that like Mrs B this was a 21yo. This dram had an ABV of 52.9% and was a refill ex-bourbon barrel. A light sweet dram, the sweetness was not as intense in comparison to the Glenmo, with notes of vanilla, chocolate and lemon. In my opinion this was far the best offering of the evening.

We then moved on to a 9yo Arran 121.50 'Xmas cake and Afghan coats' a sherry butt refill with a 61.3%ABV. Got the Xmas cake part with hints of liquorice, as for the Afghan coat I can only say that there are probable too many old hippies on the tasting panel in Queen Street. Not a dram which I warmed too, I did detect a slight hint of sulphur.

The penultimate offering was a Glen Scotia 93.52 'Wench with a wrench'. A smoky 9yo dram with an AVB of 58.4% this was a refill bourbon barrel. There was vanilla on the nose and a syrupy sweetness with hints of pear on the pallet. No comparison what so ever can be made towards my good lady on this one, I don't think she knows what a wrench is for.

The final dram of the night was a Caol Ila 53.161 'Manuka honey and Rooibos red tea'. This 10yo had a 57.6%ABVand was a refill bourbon hogshead. A smoky peaty dram with a hint of TCP on the nose but it was not over powering and a lemony zest on the pallet. I don't know how the tasting panel come up with the titles for their bottlings. Rooibos red tea! I've never seen that on the shelves in Tesco's

Cheers John

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:10 am

a few(8) drams of HP 12 YO.
I tried a dram of The Singleton 12YO I had bought with the HP inbetween those 8 or so. Didnt go down well. I shall try again today just with the Singleton. I read much bumm reviews but also noted it won the 12YO category in 2012 recently.

I really like the HP. Also finished off a bottle of Glenmoragie 10YO - Original. Nice :-)

BTW - only drink neat. No water - no ice. So maybe i will experiment with the Singleton's taste with these options tonight. Cheers

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby ashleyswhiskyheaven » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:03 pm

A 6 year old bourbon called fighting cock. Just saw it on display and decided what the hell we give it a go

Not bad must admit

Vanilla and cinamony with sweet and spicy which expected for a bourbon

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Lawrence » Thu May 03, 2012 4:49 pm

Isle of Arran Sleeping Warrior; I really do enjoy this whisky... :D

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskgeek » Fri May 04, 2012 6:25 am

Tomatin 15, and Johnnie Gold.

(I had an Arran, once, that was all butterscotch.)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Lawrence » Fri May 04, 2012 8:09 am

Ganga wrote:
Lawrence wrote:Isle of Arran Sleeping Warrior; I really do enjoy this whisky... :D

How has your overall experience been with Arran?


I am very, very impressed with thier quality. I have 70 different expressions 'in house' so I have some depth to my experience. Their single casks are great value for the money. I look forward to their 18yo in a few years time...

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskgeek » Sun May 06, 2012 5:51 am

Last night I had a glass of Lagavulin. Its quality seems to have greatly improved over last year's decidedly unspectacular vintage. It's not entirely there, though. It seemed much sweeter than it used to be. It didn't have the edge.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Lawrence » Sun May 06, 2012 4:34 pm

I attended a Scotch Malt Whisky Society dinner & tasting last night with the Canadia branch; 50.46 Bladnoch 21yo, 38.21 Caperdonich 17yo, 35.62 Glen Moray 21yo, 10.72 Bunnahabhain 12yo and 29.108 Laphroaig 10yo. All were very good and a good night out.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby SheltieBoy » Tue May 08, 2012 9:06 pm

Shieldaig 18.
Only (?) available from Total wine. $40.
There is only one review on-line (a blogger) and he hated it: 31/100!

I thought the nose was extremely nice, very complex with fruits and flowers.
The palate was almost as nice.
The finish was decent. (The blogger HATED the finish--"bubblegum")

Anyone else take a chance on this yet?

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby SheltieBoy » Fri May 11, 2012 9:24 pm

Ganga wrote:I have not but have seen the shieldaig lineup at Total Wine. Was contemplating one.


Your review would be most helpful!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskgeek » Mon May 14, 2012 5:57 am

Bruichladdich Islay Barley 2004
Bruichladdich 1992 Sherry Edition
Glenfiddich 18
Banff Duncan Taylor 35-year
Talisker 10
Talisker 1999 Distillers Edition
Ardbeg Aligator
Glenfarclas 25-year
Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby SheltieBoy » Tue May 15, 2012 12:35 am

Balv Carib cask.

Delightful! Nutmeg, nutmeg, nutmeg!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskyhibby » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:31 am

Old Pulteney 21 year old.......... :angel:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskgeek » Wed Jun 13, 2012 4:47 pm

Balvenie Peat Cask.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby SheltieBoy » Wed Jun 13, 2012 5:03 pm

As part of my on-going Rye kick, I tried Rittenhouse Rye B.I.B.
Oddly, the first, strongest element in the nose was...
wait for it...
Genoa Salami.
I kid you not. It slowly morphed into the usual dusty rye notes.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby SheltieBoy » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:04 pm

Michter's American Whiskey.
Wonderful.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:52 am

Suntory Special Reserve 12
Karuizawa Noh Kambiasabi 1994 #2770 62.7%
Karuizawa 1977 #6994 62.7%
Karuizawa 1976 #7818 63.6%
Karuizawa Noh Dr Jekyll Expression #5039 59.4%
Suntory Single Cask for Isetan Yamazaki Sherry Butt 15YO 61%
The Hakushu Single Malt Sherry Cask #9O 50021 1989 TWE 62%

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskyhibby » Sat Jun 23, 2012 9:38 am

The Wine Society Special Highland blend

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Sun Jun 24, 2012 12:32 am

Caol Ila Feis Ile 2012 - 10 years old, reaked of new make so I would have guessed 1-3 years old. Pretty average.
A sherry cask Lochside of which other details I forget. Average nose but a nice hot spice hit on the palate.
Taketsuru 35 - special and very different to the rest of the range.
Benriach 1976 for The Auld Alliance 35YO #3010 45.3% - Another special whisky, a creamy bowl of tropical fruits sprinked with sweet spices.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskyhibby » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:56 am

As numbers 40 & 41 on my journey to complete 101 Whiskies to try before you die

Glenglassaugh spirit drink, quite enjoyable, just need to think what to do with the rest of the bottle now :dead:

Benriach curiostias, rather like a watered down version of uigedail, the overall flavours not quite so integrated but non the less a nice Whisky

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskgeek » Sat Jul 14, 2012 5:31 pm

Did a tasting with
Tomatin 15
Glenmo Lasanta
Balvenie Doublewood
Oban 14
Bunna 12
HP12
Caol Ila 12
PC7
Bowmore 17 and a taste of 18 for comparison

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskgeek » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:02 am

Glen Moray Classic
Glen Moray 16
Nadurra 1210
MMD Glendullan 1993 17yr (excellent)

And a really old bottle of Dunhill blend. It was awful. Not sure if it was oxidized, bad all on its own, or both.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Severity » Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:13 am

Big Peat

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:16 pm

Glenlivet Archive 21 Year Old... Liquid wildflower honey.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:28 pm

Ron Zacapa 23 Solera
Admiral Rodney Extra Old

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:04 pm

Glenfarclas 105

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby SheltieBoy » Wed Aug 01, 2012 7:11 pm

Corner Creek Reserve Bourbon.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby moonshiner » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:09 pm

had some jacks, sober and did it with someone lol :P Great whiskey! :thumbsup:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby SheltieBoy » Thu Aug 02, 2012 7:13 pm

Cane Cola.

(A really tasty cola made with real sugar. It has a delightful spice to it.)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:33 pm

Glenlivet 21 Year Old Archive before dinner.

Ron Zacapa 23 Solera & Roger Groult 15 Year Old Calvados after dinner.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Aug 11, 2012 3:17 pm

Bit of a mini-session Friday evening, consisting of...
Balvenie 15 Year Old Single Barrel
Highland Park 16 Year Old
Glenlivet 21 Year Old Archive
Isle of Jura Prophecy
Douglas Laing Big Peat
Laphroaig Cask Strength
Booker's
Good time had by all!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby joshZie » Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:57 pm

American night of Maker's Mark and Dickel.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby stevedigs04 » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:24 am

Opened the Dalmore Cromartie last night for a wee dram, was delicious.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:12 pm

½ & ½ Isle of Jura Prophecy and Douglas Laing Big Peat... Really liked the manner in which the lingering sweetness of the first played off the Islay thrust of the second! The finish was all honey, smoke and bagfulls of brine.


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