What did you drink last night?

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Giovinetti » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:15 pm

Only one dram last night but it was exceptional. The Ileach 'Cask Strength' (58%). Don't really know from what distillery this be. At times it seemed similar to the Lagavulin 12y, other times to a Caol Ila CS, and even some moments like a Bowmore. A bottle is definitely going on the short list.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Mar 08, 2009 4:19 pm

A night in Leith started at The Waterline with a Buffalo Trace and some food as we caught up with my old Friend Stuart Thomson . Afterwards we said farewell and we headed up to The Vaults to Meet up with Willie and his wife Audrey and we even had a few drams......

Before Willie.....
66.28 , a really bad Ardmore from a sherry cask , some masochist on the Tasting panel must be right into Sulphur !
53.127 , another cracking Society Caol Ila , what more can i say !
105.2 , A really old Tormore Bottling , really nice , just where did they get this 1996 bottling from ?
77.16 , A Decent enough Glen Ord .

With Willie....
52.18
63.22
36.39 , A Benrinnes , Sulphur Boy Strikes again !!!!
1.143 , another good Society Glenfarclas
50.38

So apart from 3 badly sulphured whiskies a really good weekend in Edinburgh with some really nice drams and some good Craic with old Friends !

Tasting notes will follow on my main Site
Ended up buying 7.51 , 52.18 , 63.22 .

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Lawrence » Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:09 pm

How I miss the Vaults and all the friends that gather there....sigh. Last night I had a dram of Isle of Arran 250th Robert Burns (6000 bottles) which is a real cracker and thi was followed by a Dewar Rattray 17yo Bowmore which is really good (a cask bottled for a group in Vancouver).

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:39 pm

Laphroaig 10yo
MacAllan 12yo

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:34 am

Bruichladdich 10 Yrs

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby LagaDrinker » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:25 pm

Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey :yuk:

Old Overton Rye Whiskey :P

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby upright » Mon Mar 09, 2009 12:39 pm

Brora 26 1981-2007 Signatory. some good shiiiiiite
Coal Ila 18 alway good.
Laphroaig CS.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby scotchdrinker » Mon Mar 09, 2009 3:11 pm

LagaDrinker wrote:Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey :yuk:


Laga, that is the most disgusting stuff I have every tried. My brother bought it as a joke about 9 yrs ago as a new years gag and he and his friends were drinking it from the bottle in times square. the next day he told me to try it, I almost died.

I had lastnight:
Bruichladdich Links Carnoustie 14yr

Tormore 12yo

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Tue Mar 10, 2009 8:11 am

Edradour 10 Yrs

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby les taylor » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:19 am

A little Aberlour 10 as a night cap. Whilst watching the FA cup highlights from sunday. :)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Gov » Tue Mar 10, 2009 9:37 am

The Macallan 18.....perfection I say! :P

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:07 am

Laphroaig 17 Yrs, Feis Ile 2004, Cask Strength

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Giovinetti » Wed Mar 11, 2009 8:19 am

Dubois wrote:Laphroaig 17 Yrs, Feis Ile 2004, Cask Strength


Stellar whisky I am told. This is one of the bottles on my dream list.

A couple more drams of the beautiful Laga 16 for me.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:17 am

Bowmore 12. Love the fact this one polarises opinions so much.

Personally, it hasn't failed in any way from the first dram.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby les taylor » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:30 am

Aberlour 10 again, One more go should finish it off. :)

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:12 am

Glenfarclas 105

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Toronto_Andrew73 » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:28 pm

JW Green. yummers.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TroyM » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:19 pm

Bunnahabhain 11 DL OMC, Citrus, Salt, hint of smoke, Dough and Biscuits

Hirsch 1974 16year old, just perfection

and a small dram of DL McG Prov Bowmore. Spring 1991. Ash,Smoke, Salt, Maritime influences, a bit of black coffee/dark chocolate on the finish and no apparent purfume. I thought it was a really solid Islay.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TheTross » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:56 pm

Was working last night, so had to limit myself to cordials of various kinds and something resembling coffee.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby TheTross » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:19 am

Collector57 wrote:
TheTross wrote:Was working last night, so had to limit myself to cordials of various kinds and something resembling coffee.

Haha - "almost but not quite entirely unlike" coffee?


Aye, that's the one. We have a Kenco instant coffee machine in the staff canteen whose coffees vary from mildly passable to something that Baldrick would have served in the trenches*. It's a lottery.

Also had a lemon and ginger tea the other night. That was dire.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby kyorke1 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:03 am

TheTross wrote:Aye, that's the one. We have a Kenco instant coffee machine in the staff canteen whose coffees vary from mildly passable to something that Baldrick would have served in the trenches*. It's a lottery.


Ah, cappuccino.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:00 am

Longmorn 15 Yrs

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:32 am

Laga 25 and Jura 10

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby kyorke1 » Fri Mar 13, 2009 11:18 am

Aberlour 10yo

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby les taylor » Fri Mar 13, 2009 12:41 pm

Bowmore 12 and an Ardbeg Ten. I really enjoyed the Bowmore not had a 12 for a long time.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:05 pm

Hello all:

Haven't posted in about a week. My, how time flies by so fast!
Last Thursday, the 5th, during our PLOWED chat, I drammed four different bottles of vatted malts (I still prefer that term over blended) by Whitfield's which I purchased in the late '90's: (In order and increasing order of preference, too) Lowland, Highland, Campbeltown, and Islay - all at 40% ABV. This second bottle of Islay malt had not gone off like the one I finished off a week or two ago. It was quite intriguing with an Ardbeg-y tar and creosote character in the fore with the Bunny notes I perceived from the other bottle quite tamped down in this bottle. Very tasty indeed! Finished with some TWE EOI Lp1, CI1, and Ar1. These bottles are coming around very nicely...

Slainte!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:10 pm

Friday night, the 6th, was a mellow night. Drammed only some TWE EOI Ar1 and TWE SMOS Ardbeg 8 yr. Saturday, the 7th, was a dry night for me.

Slainte!

S'tan

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:16 pm

Hello all:

Sunday, the 8th, drammed a bit at home: Bow Legend, Bow 25 yr (OB), and some 40% Finlaggen NAS. I've been patient with the Bow 25, but it has a sulphury component that has not attenuated yet. One can only hope!

:headbang:

Slainte!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Fri Mar 13, 2009 9:53 pm

Hello all:

Monday, the 9th, was a quieter dramming night: Hirsch Selection 13 yr rye (an older J. Van Winkle Lawrenceburg, KY bottling Lot 97-1) which was deliciously sublime, a MMcD 1991 Springbank 8 yr, an Ellenstown 10 yr, and finished with a wee dram of SMWS #114.3. All good...
Tuesday, the 10th, was a dry night.

Slainte!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:04 pm

Hello all:

Wednesday, the 11th, drams were: Nikka Yoichi 10 yr @45%, Arran Founder's Reserve NAS (this bottling showed to me the promise of Arran malt having excellent potential), Deerstalker (Balmenach) 12 yr (this has gotten really "tasty" at 1/4 bottle remaining), and Cooper's Choice Glendullan 17 yr (very pleasantly fruity). Small pours of each...

Slainte!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:37 pm

Hello all:

Well, finally I'm catching up for posting the past week's drams. Last night, at Ganga's suggestion, I poured some bourbons first: Yellowstone 6 yr @43% (bottled '75), Buffalo Trace ('07 bottling), Old Taylor BIB (100 pf) (bottled '72), Beam's Black Label 101 months old @90 pf (bottled '88), Old Forester BIB (100 pf) (distilled Spring '65, bottled Spring '70), Wild Turkey 10 yr 101 pf "Russell's Reserve", Wild Turkey 8 yr 101 pf (bottled '80), Old Fitzgerald's 1849 8 yr @90 pf (possible S-W distillate, but more likely Bernheim), and Old Fitzgerald BIB (100 pf) (bottled '83). Very good bourbons all. If only the contemporary standard bottlings were so good as their older brethren.

Couldn't resist moving over to malts to finish off the PLOWED session. Again went with the TWE bottlings: Lp1, CI1, Ar1, and SMOS Ardbeg 8 yr. I think I got 'em all... A couple "repeats", too...

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Slainte!

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby dramtastic » Sat Mar 14, 2009 12:52 am

Oban 14
Talikser 10
Glenmorangie 10
A five year old who's name alludes me, and have no real need to recall.

5 SMWS drams but I didn't mark the Cask #s

But there was a Glenthrothes and a nice one at that.
A Glenmorangie.
A claytons Ardbeg, the Ardbeg you have when your not having and Ardbeg.( picked it for a Bowmore or maybe Bruichladdich)
An actual Bowmore.
A Benrinnes, which was my pick of that particular crop.

Nothing outstanding enough to purchase.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby The Third Dram » Sat Mar 14, 2009 2:19 pm

A new home vatting, which I created as a 'mystery malt' for an upcoming tasting, consisting of varying proportions of:

Aberlour 16 Year Old Double Cask Matured
Bowmore 16 Year Old Limited Edition Sherry Matured Cask Strength, Distilled 1990
Brora 20 Year Old Rare Malts Selection Cask Strength, Distilled 1982
Caol Ila 18 Year Old
Convalmore 28 Year Old Cask Strength, Distilled 1977 & Bottled 2005
Glengoyne 17 Year Old
Glenlivet 16 Year Old Nàdurra Cask Strength, Batch No. 0808F, Bottled August 2008
Glen Mhor 20 Year Old Cask Strength, William Cadenhead, Distilled 1976 & Bottled 1997
Highland Park 18 Year Old
Imperial, Gordon & Macphail, Distilled 1979 & Bottled 1997
Longmorn 16 Year Old
Oban Distillers Edition Montilla Fino Cask Wood, Distilled 1983 & Bottled 2000
Talisker 18 Year Old

A melding of 13 single malts blended on Friday the 13th of March.
Auspicious, no? :wink:

Very crisp, well delineated presence, with the maturity of the whiskies becoming increasingly apparent toward the finish. A lot going on, too, with subtle input from the coastal/island and Sherry elements percolating through the core malt and oak flavours from moment to moment. The sweetness is relatively restrained, and there's a lovely fresh mint quality that has the effect of cleansing the palate and making one want another sip.

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Swedish Chef » Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:40 pm

Laphroaig 10yo
Laphroaig 15yo
Laphroaig QC
Auchentoshan 12yo
Glenfiddich 12yo
Ardbeg TEN

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Re: What did you drink last night?

Postby Dubois » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:59 pm

Caol Ila 12 Yrs


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