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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 .
36.39 , A Benrinnes , Sulphur Boy Strikes again !!!!
1.143 , another good Society Glenfarclas
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 .
LagaDrinker wrote:Georgia Moon Corn Whiskey
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
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.
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.
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.
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...
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!
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.
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...
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...
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 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.
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 NÃ durra 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.
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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