What did you drink last night?

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:23 pm

Douglas Laing Big Peat
Laphroaig Càirdeas 2012 Release
Lagavulin 12 Year Old NCS 2006 Release

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby emospence » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:53 am

Finished half a one litre DFS bottle of Ardbeg 10.. With a friend :D

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby zl725 » Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:26 am

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Jun 21, 2013 1:39 pm

Mackmyra First Edition
Talisker 10 Year Old

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Jun 23, 2013 4:15 pm

Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams 2012 Canadian Edition (48.8%ABV)
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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:36 pm

Old Pulteney 12 Year Old
Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams
Nikka Pure Malt Black

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:28 pm

Ganga wrote:What did you think of Cask of Dreams?

Like it a lot...

Positives:
1. Higher than standard bottling strength (a major plus)
2. Added textural richness
3. Mid teens degree of maturity (well judged)
4. Enhancement of caramel-toffee (naturally wood extracted) overtones

Only possible downside:
1. Perhaps a slightly lower degree of overall complexity compared to its 15YO and 18YO stablemates, which really doesn't bother me too much given the positives

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:32 pm

Last night...

Balvenie 14YO Caribbean Cask (honey and spice dessert whisky par excellence)
Isle of Jura 16 Year Old (satiny smooth and a little to the sweet side for an island malt)
Ledaig 10 Year Old (a lemon-saturated salt'n'smoke whisky that's superbly appetizing

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Tue Jul 02, 2013 4:23 pm

July 1st being Canada Day, I started off with Glen Breton 10 Year Old before transitioning to pours of Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask, Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams, Bowmore 12 Year Old, Ledaig 10 Year Old & Lagavulin 16 Year Old.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:11 pm

A lot of that 10-year old Ledaig. Then half-and-half Balvenie 14 Year Old Caribbean Cask and Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:26 pm

The last of a bottle of Glen Garioch 12 Year Old (newer bottling)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:01 pm

Alberta Premium Canadian Rye Whisky

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Jul 13, 2013 2:59 pm

Aberlour a'bunadh Batch No. 27
Bowmore 21 Year Old (1990s release)
Isle of Jura 16 Year Old

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:51 pm

Ganga wrote:How is batch 27?

Started off a tad sharp, but has steadily improved as the contents of the bottle have been depleted.

For me last night... Ledaig 10 Year Old pre-dinner, then George T. Stagg (2003 release) and Booker's following the meal.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:11 pm

Eagle Rare 10 Year Old

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Jul 27, 2013 7:14 pm

An impromptu Scotch tasting tonight. In no particular order, then...

Findlaters Blended
Laphroaig Càirdeas Origin 2012 Release
Glenfiddich Cask of Dreams 2012 Canadian Release
Bruichladdich X4
Bruichladdich 16 Year Old Margaux Cask
Miltonduff (Duthies bottling) 16 Year Old
Glengoyne (Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask bottling) 14 Year Old
Macallan Amber
Glenfarclas 105

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Jay-P73 » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:19 pm

Pretty new to the world of single malts, but falling in love head over heels and quicker than you can say bunnahabhain!

Last night it was Highland Park 12 y/o again- this is the whisky that started it all for me...toffee-kissed lips, vanilla-fruit-and-spice covered tongue and a lovely, lovely light smokey aftertaste as it warms my throat.

Anyone here tried the 2001 vintage HP? How does it compare to the 12 y/o?

Cheers,

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sun Aug 11, 2013 3:05 pm

Macallan Amber last night. I purchased this bottle out of pure curiosity, and have found the contents beautifully balanced if decidedly lacking in the 'substance factor' I would expect from a Sherry-casked Macallan. Given that this one goes for approximately the same asking price as the discontinued 12-year old, I'm underwhelmed.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby whiskgeek » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:02 am

Laga 16
Balvenie 12 Single Barrel
Glenmo Artein
Glenmo Astar
Caol Ila 25 G&M 1994, CS
Glenlivet Nadurra
Old Pulteney 21
Macallan 18, maybe?

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:29 pm

Aberlour a'bunadh Batch No. 27

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Drexter » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:06 am

Two or three drams of the New Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Tasted much better than last bottle I tasted.

Splended Stuff in my opinion the best Islay together With Ardbeg 10.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Drexter » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:09 am

Two or three drams of the New Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Tasted much better than last bottle I tasted.

Splended Stuff in my opinion the best Islay together With Ardbeg 10.

Together with Brewdog Punk IPA and Slottskellarens Imperial Stout from Sweden.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby leonardczj » Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:49 am

tiger beer. haha

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:01 am

Glenfiddich 14 Year Old - I must say I enjoyed it. Great dram.
Though i prefer the GF 15yr DE - which i also had :-)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Nu2Whisky » Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:39 pm

Laph 18 YO. knocked my socks off. toned down on the medicinal taste of the QC and i like it - no i love it.

for me its currently between the Laga 16 and Laph 18 though I do like the difference of HP 18 & 12 as well as the GF 15 YO distillery edition.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:59 pm

Dewar's 18 Year Old

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Dec 14, 2013 5:10 pm

Talisker Distillers Edition (1992/2005)... Sultanas and the Skye coast.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby bredman » Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:32 am

Adnams Triple Grain Southwold Whisky 43%.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:18 pm

Convalmore 28 Year Old Natural Cask Strength (official bottling), distilled 1977

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Dec 30, 2013 9:54 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
The Third Dram wrote:Convalmore 28 Year Old Natural Cask Strength (official bottling), distilled 1977

Any thoughts on that one? Personally I enjoyed it?

Likewise, Willie. The one aspect I particularly like is that the whisky isn't 'tired' in the least. Add a well balanced and complex palate delivery, and you have a quite excellent spirit.

Glad I nabbed some when I had the chance a few years back.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jan 06, 2014 3:47 pm

Johnnie Walker Gold Label Reserve followed by Carlos I Imperial Solera Gran Reserva last night.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Mon Jan 06, 2014 7:31 pm

To my taste buds, the new Gold Label Reserve (no age statement) seems:

1. A tad less precisely delineated in its flavour delivery than the previous Gold Label 18 Year Old (the last bottle of which I sampled a year or two ago).
2. Very slightly smokier.
3. A little more texturally rich.

The newer bottling is enjoyable, to be sure. However, for me, it lacks the clearly conveyed complexity of the best issue(s) of Clynelish (which apparently still lies at the core of this blend) - I'm thinking here of a 1972 Rare Malts Selection in particular - and harkens more toward the standard 14-year old Diageo version... Creamier and less overtly coastal, especially. The grain component is also smoother (some might say "duller"). I feel the caramelization adjustment may have been increased marginally to create a whisky that will readily appeal to less seasoned Scotch drinkers.

In contrast, the Gold Label 18 Year Old (since replaced with the far pricier 18-year old Platinum release) displayed a more layered characteristic where various delicate flavours kept appearing sequentially from palate entry through to finish.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby bredman » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:05 pm

I remember little of last night. All i remember is i opened a Bladnoch 18 55% and it only just survived until the morning.

:smoke:

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby bredman » Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:06 pm

Is it just me or have the forum smilies shrunk ...

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Klas » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:57 am

Glenlivet Nadurra
Highland Park 18
Ardbeg still young


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