What did you drink last night?

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Klas
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Postby Klas » Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:30 am

Bought and opened the Bowmore Darkest yesterday.
I have heard various comments on this one, but I really enjoyed it.

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Postby Ardbeg311 » Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:08 pm

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That is why, pace Nick Brown, Ardbeg 10 is rightly celebrated by many on the forum. [/quote]

Apologies, this sentence should have simply been omitted. It sounds far more contentious than I would ever intend here.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:04 pm

Ardbeg311 wrote:What you have said is true, the delight of a particular whisky probably has more to do with where we are at a given point in our life than anything else. Such a thought is not exactly comforting. I bet most of us on the forum would like to think there is more objectivety in our likes or dislikes of whisky than there probably really is.


No, no, a thousand times no! Far from being discomfiting, the fact that the experience of any dram at any moment is unique and irreproduceable is a great part of the joy of it for me. If you want objectivity, have your whisky analyzed spectrographically. If you want to drink it, enjoy the moment--it will never be quite the same again! Context is all. That's why I take all tasting notes with a grain of salt (don't think about that too literally), and distrust scores entirely; and why I always do the big eye-roll when people keep trying to repeat something--"I have to get more Glen Googly 3yo," "What can I get that's just like Inchmore?" etc. There's nothing wrong with stocking up with your favorites, of course, but we must face the fact that everything changes, and most especially, we change from moment to moment. Mr Tattie Heid sipping a Bowmore 16 at 11:00am in the Bowmore visitor's centre as the rain goes by sideways outside is a wonderful memory, but he's also long gone. I might like to buy a bottle of that, but I'd be a fool to expect it to taste anywhere near as good. Carpe diem.

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Postby Lawrence » Sat Jul 28, 2007 5:34 pm

Out for a BBQ last night. I tried the Celtic Nations, just a quick dram and no proper notes but I was surprised by the peat smoke. Have to say it reminded me of other recent Bruichladdich releases that are the youngish peated side of the spectrum.

I also greatly enjoyed some Longmorn 15 and a few drams of Aberlour 12 DM.

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Still beering it

Postby Muskrat Portage » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:55 am

After a long hot day driving into Winnipeg, changing a flat, getting a new tyre, picking up some glass for the kitchen cabinets and driving 2 hours back home. I sat down after installing said glass with a cold Labatts' Blue, or two, or three.

Whsiky is still in too many boxes, didn't feel up to digging through for a dram. Maybe tomorrow.

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Postby les taylor » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:13 am

Yamazaki 18 with bubbles. Then I marinated the chicken In Ainsley's Jerk Sauce. ( See his Barbecue Bible. ) Cooking it tonite, it marinates for 24 hours. Washed down with an Ardbeg Almost There. A fine dram.


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Postby Scotchio » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:37 am

DBh Ledaig 1974/29y/o, which was nice.

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:30 pm

Had a nice little tasting over the last 2 nights (thanks Steve :wink: )

I had half of each sample both nights...

First off


St Magdalene CC 1981 (18yo) 40%

N: Sweet cut dry grass and Malty, touch of ripe pale fruits and spice.

T: Dry & Spicy, burnt ginger.

F: Initially Quite bitter and woody but recovers after a few more sips so still enjoyable


Stratmill Sig 1986 (16yo) 43%

(by the way this was my 100th personal tasting note since I started writing them last year)

This is a courious malt by virtue tat the colour is nearly colourless :shock:

N: Heavy Malt, Sweet Blossoms & lemon, big bold fruit syurp.

T: light but spicy with some nice fruit following

F: Maybe too much wood, very dry but beautifully balance smoke.


Lochside CC 1991 (13yo) 43%

N: Grassy & malty, sweet slightly spiced baked apple.

T: Light mouth feel but rich & sweet with a lovely splansh of spice.

F: More spice this time from the wood nice wood there also. Touch of smoke.

Northport CC 1981 (23yo) 43%

N: Round sweet fruity nose and nutty (hazelnuts maybe) some earthy peat. and some quite malt.

T: Very smooth mouth feel, fruity, almond sugar paste, gin.

F: Sparkles of spice threatening to turn to aniseed .... waters away a bit dissappointingly especially after such a promising nose.

Longrow 1994 (10yo) 46%

N: Damp peat ash, salty and sweet.

T: Rich & Bold, ginger ale with a wonderful spice fizz.

F: ...... oopsss forgot to note finish as I enjoyed this one too much ... a cracker and easily the pick of the bunch.

The Longrow is a winner for me and I'll probably buy a bottle when I'm over in October. :thumbsup: Next for me would probably be the Northport & the St Maggie, Strathmill and Lochside are all very close for me.

I know rich and bold are more favourable t me so lighter whiskies I tend to over look...

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Postby Lawrence » Sun Jul 29, 2007 6:16 pm

A bit of this and a bit of that but the standout was OB Glencadam 15 yo, simply wonderful and reminded me a little of Cragganmore 12, a little bit of citrus flaoting around in the background.

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Postby Quaichuser » Sun Jul 29, 2007 8:23 pm

Too much of a good thing last night. Went to our annual street party with a bottle of Doublewood. Came home empty handed. :dead:
It was a really good night visiting with all the neighbours.
Good thing it was only three houses away.
Also glad it's Sunday and I really don't have to do anything. :)

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Postby Ardbeg311 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 9:00 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:Longrow 1994 (10yo) 46%

N: Damp peat ash, salty and sweet.

T: Rich & Bold, ginger ale with a wonderful spice fizz.

F: ...... oopsss forgot to note finish as I enjoyed this one too much ... a cracker and easily the pick of the bunch.

The Longrow is a winner for me and I'll probably buy a bottle when I'm over in October. :thumbsup:


Have you also had the Longrow 1993? The reason I ask is that the 1993 I had was fantastic and made my top ten list. The 1993 I would buy at the regular Longrow 10 price in a heartbeat, but I am hesitant to drop that kind of cash for the unknown 1994 I see around. So just wondering if you have had both and how they might compare?

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Postby Oiler_Kiwi99 » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:40 pm

Last night I had with friends after a BBQ in this order: -

Macallan 12yo Fine Oak
Macallan 10yo Cask Strength
Glenmorangie 10yo
Glenmorangie Port Wood Finish
Glenfarclas 30yo
Ardbeg 10yo

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:22 am

Ardbeg311 wrote:Have you also had the Longrow 1993? The reason I ask is that the 1993 I had was fantastic and made my top ten list. The 1993 I would buy at the regular Longrow 10 price in a heartbeat, but I am hesitant to drop that kind of cash for the unknown 1994 I see around. So just wondering if you have had both and how they might compare?


Nope this was my first longrow but as I said a really great dram for me. However I've had a few springbanks (10yo 100proof and Bourbon wood) and the Longrow continues on this tradition of some great whiskies from springbank cause lets face it they are springbanks really :wink:

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Postby les taylor » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:58 am

The Chicken and Salmon en Papiloutte went down well.

Washed down with a Longmorn 15 Yamazaki 18 and an Ardbeg Almost There.

:thumbsup:

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Postby Frodo » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:20 pm

Last night had a Laphroaig Quarter Cask and a 20yr Brora (Rare Malts). I actually enjoyed the LQC more than the Brora.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:32 pm

Had a few pints with Bobby last night, and sent myself home early with the promise of a dram. My bottle of OMC Glenlivet 1981/18 appeared to be down to its last ounce, so I thoughtlessly dumped it into my glass. Was closer to three ounces. Well, it's in the glass....

Slow getting up this morning.Image

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Postby les taylor » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:36 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:Had a few pints with Bobby last night, and sent myself home early with the promise of a dram. My bottle of OMC Glenlivet 1981/18 appeared to be down to its last ounce, so I thoughtlessly dumped it into my glass. Was closer to three ounces. Well, it's in the glass....

Slow getting up this morning.Image



MR T the beer goggles can be a problem sometimes.

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Postby martin grant » Mon Jul 30, 2007 5:39 pm

Mrs. G and junior headed off yesterday morning for a wee break. Taking full advantage I headed straight to the golf course for 18 holes with a couple of good friends. Stopped off at my local on the way home and met up with another few folk where we all had a decent pub tea sat out in the beer garden. After a couple of pints of Belhaven Best, I headed for home. With my feet up and Casino Royale on DVD I enjoyed a glass Ardbeg Almost There.

House seemed empty without them, but they were good enough to text through a couple of pictures showing what they had been up to.

Pub again for tea tonight. Thankfully they have a pretty good menu, and some fine whisky behind the bar as well

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Postby Ann-Helen » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:20 am

Hello again :)
It has been a while now I have been sick but now I am back 8)
yesterday I had Talisker 30 yo and Glenlivet 21 yo (Archives)
They were both very nice.

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Postby orangedogofglory » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:03 am

Had a little bit of ice cream, and finished it with a'bunadh batch 18. I think the combination really pulled the sweet notes out of the aberlour, moreso than usual.

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Postby les taylor » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:30 am

A wee nightcap of Dalmore 12. After making up some double piping for this stool.



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Postby bond » Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:12 am

Glenkinchie 10 yo. One of the few drinkable whiskies in this weather

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Postby Darren Clayson » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:16 am

Buffalo Trace bourbon, my first bourbon purchase after getting into whisky 2 years ago and up till now only buying SM. Loved it, a great whiskey for the summer and easily the best value for money bottle I have in terms of quality. I can't wait to try some more whiskey from over the pond :D

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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:35 am

Sorry to hear you wwere sick A-H you obviously celebrated being back to good health in style with a Talisker 30 :thumbsup:

Had a T 10 myself last ....

This has been open a while and the pepper is still there but there seems to be a more pronounced honey charachter ... all good though.

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Postby jruddy » Tue Jul 31, 2007 2:41 pm

Phase 1 of my basement renovation is complete. I celebrated with a tall dram of Highland Park 18. :smoke:

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:18 pm

Straight from the Laboratoire Crieftanier.
A concoction of 50% Tullibardine 1988 and 50% Balvenie 15yo.
It works. It does, trust me. Sweet overtones with a good bite from barley and chocolate honey raisens. Top stuff. ABV will average around the 46.9 - 47% mark and gives good structure to the dram. Somehow the very slight dilution of the B15 takes the sometimes harsh edge off the first sip. Not a bad length of finish either. Lingering touch of smoke - just a whiff.

Next weekend I'm going to carry out some more Shelleyesk experiments. Hopefully they will coincide with a large thunder storm.

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Postby vitara7 » Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:30 pm

last night it was some glenkinchie 12yo c/strength. the edition that was done for the friends of the classic malts a few years back. came accross a bottle in barcelona and my curiosity got the better of me.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:13 pm

Crieftan wrote:Next weekend I'm going to carry out some more Shelleyesk experiments. Hopefully they will coincide with a large thunder storm.


The other forum members convened to express their concerns about Crieftan's experiments.

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Oh, you had to go and tempt me....

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Postby jcasazza » Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:49 pm

Glen Master 18yo single malt, very nice, wish i could get some more

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Postby Lawrence » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:26 am

Tamhdu NAS with water, in the past I've generally liked this whisky but last night felt it could most definitely do with some more time in the cask.

Switched post haste to Laphroaig Quarter Cask. It hit the spot.

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Postby Les Paul » Wed Aug 01, 2007 2:48 am

Macallan 18 (1987)

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Postby les taylor » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:00 am

As it was the start of the weekend ( being a Tuesday ) I had a monkey shoulder which seemed to bring out the sweetness in the Jameson's that followed.


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Postby Mr Fjeld » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:57 am

I followed Les' celebration of "little Friday" and had a Bruichladdich 3D Second Edition, Arran single cask 9yo, Trois Rivieres 1996 and El Dorado 15.

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Postby Frodo » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:31 pm

A Fullers Porter followed by a glass of Havana Club Barrel Proof. Ah! Time off work... :sleep:

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Postby SoMK » Wed Aug 01, 2007 6:04 pm

Tullamore Dew and Aberfeldy 12 with good friends. Life can be sweet ;)


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