What did you drink last night?

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby emospence » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:47 am

Ganga wrote:Some are more briney than others. I find a lot of seaweed/sea in Laphroaig and Ardbeg.


What about relative to the Talisker?

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:39 pm

More intense smokiness/peatiness (than Talisker) and, in the case of Laphroaig, a very distinctive kelp-like and medicinal flavour component. Counterbalancing this is the fact that Talisker displays a quite unique spiciness (think pepper).

For me last night, Alberta Premium Dark Horse.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Apr 21, 2013 2:50 pm

Mackmyra First Edition... A veritable spring garden with lashings of ripe pears, citrus, mint and pepper. Really pleasurable pour.

BenRiach 12 Year Old Matured in Sherry Wood... A well nigh exceptional Jerez-casked malt at its price point.

The evening before, Lagavulin Natural Cask Strength, 2006 Release.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Apr 22, 2013 10:08 pm

A pair of 12-year olds last night... Nikka Taketsuru & Highland Park Saint Magnus

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby emospence » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:11 am

The Third Dram wrote:More intense smokiness/peatiness (than Talisker) and, in the case of Laphroaig, a very distinctive kelp-like and medicinal flavour component. Counterbalancing this is the fact that Talisker displays a quite unique spiciness (think pepper).

For me last night, Alberta Premium Dark Horse.


Just had a friend buy a Laphroaig 10 for me from duty-free.

Can't wait to try it.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:09 pm

Benromach Cask Strength, distilled 2001 & bottled 2011
Douglas Laing Big Peat

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby emospence » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:30 am

Had a Laphroaig 10 last night.. Now I know what people mean by "medicinal"!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:22 pm

JW Red !!!! at a get together .... while thinking of my HP, Laph, Nectar 'd or and Talisker waiting at home. Was great fun though :-)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:13 pm

Kilchoman Summer 2010 Release (afternoon)
Amrut Fusion (afternoon)
Carlos I Imperial Solera Gran Reserva Spanish Brandy (evening)
Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year Old (evening)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu May 02, 2013 4:59 pm

Booker's (on a rock)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri May 03, 2013 12:46 pm

Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year Old

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Postby The Third Dram » Mon May 06, 2013 5:24 pm

Connemara Turf Mór
Highland Park Saint Magnus
Compass Box Great King Street Artists's Blend
Nikka Black

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu May 09, 2013 7:23 pm

Back to the Taketsuru 12YO last night

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri May 10, 2013 1:09 pm

Highland Park 18 Year Old
Laphroaig 10 Year Old

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat May 11, 2013 2:55 pm

Ardmore Traditional Cask
Nikka Black

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun May 12, 2013 5:04 pm

Nikka Black with Tembadoro Plantation dark chocolate, then Nikka Taketsuru 12YO

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Tue May 14, 2013 1:14 pm

Gooderham & Worts Small Batch

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby emospence » Wed May 15, 2013 7:35 pm

Suntory Hibiki 17 years old.. Best blend I've had the pleasure of trying

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby emospence » Sat May 18, 2013 9:21 am

Highland Park 12 years old

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Postby The Third Dram » Sat May 18, 2013 3:16 pm

Blanton's Single Barrel

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby emospence » Sun May 19, 2013 6:47 pm

Jura 12 years old (or was it 10?) followed by several Laphroaig 10s

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon May 20, 2013 2:32 pm

Robertson Winery 2009 Number One Constitution Road Shiraz (a surprisingly velvety and approachable wine despite its 15%ABV 'heftiness') with grilled steaks, followed by Rock Hill Farms Single Barrel Bourbon.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby emospence » Tue May 21, 2013 11:53 am

Caol Ila 12 with an episode of GoT 8)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed May 22, 2013 1:24 pm

Arran Single Sherry Cask (cask strength), distilled 2001
Talisker 10 Year Old
Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year Old

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat May 25, 2013 4:15 pm

Laphroaig Càirdeas 2012 Release
Lagavulin 12YO NCS 2006 Release

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun May 26, 2013 2:01 pm

Gooderham & Worts Small Batch
Crown Royal (circa 1960s)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed May 29, 2013 7:26 pm

Ridgemont Reserve 1792 Barrel Select
Alberta Premium Dark Horse

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby emospence » Fri May 31, 2013 10:08 am

3 bottles of Little Creatures Pale Ale :lol:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Fri May 31, 2013 10:30 pm

I believe I am about to have one of the longest posts here.
So ive just returned from a whisky tasting event.

I have had a few nice drams before. I started drinking just two years ago, not just whisky but alcohol and settled on a single malt whisky journey. The rest, imho, is cr@p.

So this tasting, my first, was EPIC

I had:-

Ardmore
Glenfiddich, 14yo, 15yo and 21yo
Macallan 12 yo
Balvenie 21 yo
Glenlivet 18 yo
Bunnahabain 12yo, 15 yo
Dalmore cigar
Jura 16 yo
Ardbeg 10yo
Lagavulin 16yo

And by FAR the winner for me is what I started with : Lagavulin 16 yo. I had 6 drams of this throughout the 2hrs I spent "tasting". While I was definitely tipsy, im typing this just 4.5 hours after I had my first dram. Ofcourse, was driven home - responsible and all that.it doesnt matter what it costs, I am getting a Laga 16yo tomorrow.
What a night.

#EPIC

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Fri May 31, 2013 10:36 pm

Oh, and I drink only neat. No ice or "drop of water", to open up these "bouquets". Im not there to smell the thing - whilst i can appreciate different scents. Im there to taste it. I consider it crazy to mix something that has taken 10 to 2x years to make.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Fri May 31, 2013 10:40 pm

Oh, and I had a nikka 'something'.must check the brochure.
Didnt have the talisker 10, hp 12, glenmo's, laph's, cos I have them already opened at home. :P

Oh lagavulin, I shall dream of u tonight :angel:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:36 am

Ganga wrote:
Nu2Whisky wrote:Oh, and I drink only neat. No ice or "drop of water", to open up these "bouquets". Im not there to smell the thing - whilst i can appreciate different scents. Im there to taste it. I consider it crazy to mix something that has taken 10 to 2x years to make.

As you further your exploration, you may change the view on adding water. For the most part, the bottles you were trying are not worth adding water but when you start getting cask strength whiskies you might find that water is appropriate. I've had many whiskies north of 60%


Im sure I would if one could actually find cask strength varieties here in South Africa. :headbang:
Looking forward to sampling those. Maybe the next whisky live event towards the latter part of the year will have that variety.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:45 pm

Im sure I would if one could actually find cask strength varieties here in South Africa. :headbang:
Looking forward to sampling those. Maybe the next whisky live event towards the latter part of the year will have that variety.[/quote]

I went out and got myself some Nadurra @ 56.9% which I understand is how they bottle all of their Nadurra.
Nice, tasty. Suppose its different from the Lag 16, Caola Ila that I got as well. Havent opened them up yet.

AND YES, I put about 3 drops of water in each dram after my mouth felt the burn (though after a hot/pungent chilli meal :twisted: ). will try on its own to see if I really need water next time.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Jun 02, 2013 4:06 pm

Laphroaig 10 Year Old
Laphroaig Càirdeas 2012 Release
Benromach Cask Strength, distilled 2001 & bottled 2011

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Jun 06, 2013 7:33 pm

Laphroaig Càirdeas 2012 Release
Nikka Pure Malt Black
Nikka Taketsuru 12 Year Old


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