What have you NOT tasted?

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jun 22, 2007 2:36 pm

I don't keep a list of what I have and haven't tried. There are some malts that I honestly have no idea whether I have had them or not. But I feel that I can't really tick a distillery unless I have got to know it. That usually means more than one dram - maybe a whole bottle; maybe drams from several bottles; maybe some IBs as well as.

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Postby martin grant » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:05 pm

Nick Brown wrote:I don't keep a list of what I have and haven't tried. There are some malts that I honestly have no idea whether I have had them or not.


I remember my first taste of Ledaig NAS

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Postby les taylor » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:12 pm

martin grant wrote:
Nick Brown wrote:I don't keep a list of what I have and haven't tried. There are some malts that I honestly have no idea whether I have had them or not.


I remember my first taste of Ledaig NAS



Me too I poured out half of the sample I was sent and the other half is lurking with intent. Looking innocently, waiting to get my brother when he comes over.


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Postby Scotchio » Sat Jun 23, 2007 10:01 am

I.m down to ladyburn, Ben Wyvis,Glen Flagler, Kinclaith now and although i'm curious about them I cant justify stumping up the amounts they tend to go for although i was tempted by the Sig ladyburn.

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Killyloch

Postby S_tan_De_mon » Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:29 am

Scotchio:

Does this mean that you've tasted Killyloch already? Or, are you counting Glen Flagler as covering both, since they were in the same complex? If you've actually tasted Killyloch though, I am duly impressed!

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Postby Paul A Jellis » Sun Jun 24, 2007 10:55 pm

There are a few I have yet to try:

Glenlochy
St. Magdalene
Linlithgow
Mannochmore

and others, that I can't remembers at the moment, but thanks to events like 'Whisky Live' the list is fairly short. Thanks to events like that, and a few well stocked bars, I have tried whiskies that I would not otherwise had the opportunity to try.

But this is only a list of distilleries, if you start talking about expressions the list would be endless.

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Postby Drrich1965 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:27 pm

[quote="Paul A Jellis"]There are a few I have yet to try:

Glenlochy
St. Magdalene
Linlithgow
Mannochmore

and others, that I can't remembers at the moment, but thanks to events like 'Whisky Live' the list is fairly short. Thanks to events like that, and a few well stocked bars, I have tried whiskies that I would not otherwise had the opportunity to try.

But this is only a list of distilleries, if you start talking about expressions the list would be endless.[/quote


St. Magdelene and Linlithgow are one an the same.

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Postby vitara7 » Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:54 pm

i notice that a lot of folk havent tried glen flager, im very fortunate, as i have three bottles of the same version of glen flager at home, on in the colelction and two unopened in the drinks cabinet just waiting for the right moment, or right swap.

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Re: Killyloch

Postby Scotchio » Mon Jun 25, 2007 2:15 pm

S_tan_De_mon wrote:Scotchio:

Does this mean that you've tasted Killyloch already? Or, are you counting Glen Flagler as covering both, since they were in the same complex? If you've actually tasted Killyloch though, I am duly impressed!

Slainte!

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No need to be impressed, I just forgot Killyloch, but if you have a sample.... :wink:

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Postby Drrich1965 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:16 am

Well, with some help form freinds again, and my e bay purchased sample of Inchgower 12 (bland, bland, bland), I am now down to 8. Currently working on a mini Glen Ord, and think I will buy a Strathmill from binnys within the next month or so. After that, it gets hard

Ben Wyvis
Glen Flager
Glen Ord
Glen Lochy
Kinclaith
Killyloch
Ladyburn
Strathmill

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Aug 11, 2007 3:54 pm

Funny to see Glen Ord in that list--perhaps not widely available in the US, but I've been in pubs in the UK (okay, one) where it was the only malt available. Common as dandelions.

You've had Kininvie, then?

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Postby Drrich1965 » Sat Aug 11, 2007 11:39 pm

MrTattieHeid wrote:Funny to see Glen Ord in that list--perhaps not widely available in the US, but I've been in pubs in the UK (okay, one) where it was the only malt available. Common as dandelions.

You've had Kininvie, then?


Damn you man :wink: :angel: I knew there was one missing!

Bidding on a Glen Ord now.

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Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:21 am

MrTH wrote: "I've been in pubs in the UK (okay, one) where it(Ord) was the only malt available."

Which was that one pub? One of my regular gigs for a few years, until recently only had Glen Ord as their house malt. I always looked forward to it -on the house too. But last time it was JW Green...

Was it the Plough and Harrow in Harpenden perchance, close to where Les Taylor resides?

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Aug 12, 2007 3:25 am

RB, aside from Heathrow, I've never been south of York. The pub in question was the Kings Arms in Reeth, Swaledale, where I had friends for several years, now all sadly dispersed. Malts were obviously not a priority there, and in two different years there was but one malt on the bar--Talisker one year, Glen Ord the next. I think I drank most of the Talisker!

Will see a bit of the south this year, but unfortunately couldn't find a flight into Luton, else our favorite upholsterer might have had a caller! Maybe I'll see that stripey lawn next year.

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Postby Les Paul » Sun Aug 12, 2007 8:02 am

I would really like to try any Springbank and Port Ellen offering.

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Postby Reggaeblues » Sun Aug 12, 2007 1:53 pm

Mr TH hopes "maybe I'll see that stripey lawn next year."

Mr T, please let us know if you come south of Luton. Les lives neaar luton, and therefore this particular gig/ meeting point is also close.

I have yet to meet any forum members over a dram...it 'd be fun so to do!

Thinks...I ought to compile a list of "favourite gigs to play according to malt selection"

well so far, it'd be a tiny packed pub on a horrible estate in Maidstone where I play only with this girl singer - no band. Usual pub fare ranges from no malts, or 1-3, usually standard Glenfiddich, Morangie, maybe Laphroaig...occasionally HP, Bushmills, or if you're really lucky , Talisker or other of the six original "Classic Malts"...

...but this place has Macallan FO 10, caol ila 12, clynelish 14, A'bunadh batch 19 among others!

I'm proud of 'em...as they are proud of their local beers, bless 'em!

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Postby vitara7 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 2:09 pm

Drrich1965 wrote:Well, with some help form freinds again, and my e bay purchased sample of Inchgower 12 (bland, bland, bland), I am now down to 8. Currently working on a mini Glen Ord, and think I will buy a Strathmill from binnys within the next month or so. After that, it gets hard

Ben Wyvis
Glen Flager
Glen Ord
Glen Lochy
Kinclaith
Killyloch
Ladyburn
Strathmill


what about kilkerran from the glengyle distillery, you tried that yet?
its only legally been called whisky for about 3 months now.

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Re: What have you NOT tasted?

Postby bmiddaug » Fri Sep 05, 2008 4:13 pm

I have been sampling whisky miniatures for over 5 years now and have tried them all, including the 8 you have left on your list. I have tried 5 different Kinclaiths (loved each one - 1 of them can still be obtained from Duncan Taylor); 1 Ben Wyvis, 1 Killyloch and 1 Glen Flagler (each a mini from Signatory Vintage - loved the Ben Wyvis and Killyloch, but not so crazy over the Glen Flagler). I have also tried both Lomonds (19 and 20) from James MacArthur. Ladyburn I have tried (it can also still be obtained from Duncan Taylor, where it is called Ayrshire). I wish they were still making most of these because I prefer them to most of the other scotches out there. Other ones I loved were Banff, Coleburn, Glen Craig, Glenglassaugh, Glen Mhor, Port Ellen, and Rosebank.

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Re: What have you NOT tasted?

Postby Mr Fjeld » Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:28 pm

I sympathise with enthusiasts who whish to discover all the working distilleries, but that would be an impossible task considering my whereabouts. And because I'm not into "butterfly collecting" I explore whisky in a more haphazard way. I can't even remember each and every whisky I've tried but there are a lot I haven't tasted yet.

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Re: What have you NOT tasted?

Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Sep 05, 2008 11:40 pm

Pretty much anything over £100!

Most expensive whisky I bought was an Ardbeg '77. It lived up to the hype, even at a massive £65(since trebled at LEAST!)...took me 2 years to finish!

So, will i ever taste/own a Lagavulin 21, a Brora, or a PE?? Fuggedaboudit!

Sometimes I gaze in wonder at that cabinet at the back of "The Vintage House" stacked with old Macallans and Bowmores, the cheapest of which is around £300!

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Postby orangedogofglory » Sat Sep 06, 2008 1:59 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Sometimes I gaze in wonder at that cabinet at the back of "The Vintage House"


I do the same with C57's cabinet. And those are just the open ones.

To stay on topic, I'm not tracking this, but I am notching down the offerings from Balvenie. I'm slowly accumulating all of their bottlings (within reasonably recent history). Not all are opened yet, but their day will come. :dead:

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Re: What have you NOT tasted?

Postby Bruichladdict » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:25 pm

Here's my list of unfulfilled tastings:

Glenfarclas
Aberlour Abuna'dh
Springbank
Port Ellen
Caol Ila
Linkwood


To name a few...

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Postby Muskrat Portage » Sat Sep 20, 2008 8:30 pm

Bruichladdict wrote:Here's my list of unfulfilled tastings:
Glenfarclas
Aberlour Abuna'dh
Springbank
Port Ellen
Caol Ila
Linkwood
To name a few...
I could help with about 5 of the 6. Nope, the PE isn't opened yet and I've yet to find a Linkwood up here.
Musky

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Re: What have you NOT tasted?

Postby Bruichladdict » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:10 am

Yee haw! I made bronze.

I found some Linkwood Flora and Fauna in Watertown NY just 50 min. away, but I have to plan my trips so as not to break the law. Chez Piggy here in Kingston has a bottle and next week I think that I'm going to order a dram with my dinner.

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Re: What have you NOT tasted?

Postby hook55 » Mon Sep 22, 2008 7:10 am

:oops: I have not tasted any Whisky above 43% abv! But! Would love to try one, or two, or three etc. :P

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Re: What have you NOT tasted?

Postby Jhelder » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:35 am

The prices of some of these distilleries own bottling's go trough the roof :shock: . I recently bought a 37 y/o Banff from Duncan Taylor Rare Auld series...it had cost me about 120 euros (incl. shipment). It is truly a fine whisky...I would like to recommend to those with a limited bank account with the wish to try every distillery to buy try the Rare Auld series...although it isn't OB, it will give you a good impression (and so far Duncan Taylor didn't let me down yet :wink: )

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Re: What have you NOT tasted?

Postby Hereward » Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:17 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:Sometimes I gaze in wonder at that cabinet at the back of "The Vintage House" stacked with old Macallans and Bowmores, the cheapest of which is around £300!


In that case, we've almost certainly stood next to each other. I was the one drooling. :wink:

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Postby bmiddaug » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:48 pm

For jmrl: I forgot to mention I recently drank a James MacArthur Dunglass and a James MacArthur Cardow (hated them both; yuk). The James MacArthur Lomonds 19 & 20 year olds sometimes appear on ebay and on whiskyauction.com (the 3rd Lomond from SMWS appeared on whiskyauction and went for over 1,000 euros!). I have a chance to obtain the German Kininvie bottling; still thinking about it. They want 120 euros for it. I need to include on my favorites no longer being made: Brora. As for the ones still active: Clynelish, Glenmorangie, Highland Park, Ledaig, and Longrow. I also tried the Tobermory 12 Australian mini; so much better than the 10-year-old.

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Re: What have you NOT tasted?

Postby bmiddaug » Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:58 pm

Also for jmrl:
I've not got Malt Mill from Lagavulin nor the grain 'Montrose' from Glenesk/Hillside. The only bottle I've got but not tried is the Ben Nevis grain although the single blend from the distillery takes big on the grain content.


The only Malt Mill mini I've seen is the one Lagavulin has as it's last one distilled. I've seen a pic of the large bottle of Mackie's Malt Mill; only 2-4 bottles supposedly exist. Never seen a Montrose grain mini although a guy in New Jersey insists there is one out there; I tried an old Glenesk blended mini that may have contained both North Esk (Glenesk) malt and Montrose grain - I figured this one must have had Montrose in it since it came from there. A large bottle went for over 500 euros on whiskyauction. I've tried James MacArthur Ben Nevis and Lochside grains; both good. Would love to try the single blends: Dew of Ben Nevis 40 (only Ben Nevis malt & grain) and Scott's Selection Lochside 42 (only Lochside malt and grain).

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Re: What have you NOT tasted?

Postby bmiddaug » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:07 pm

Still hoping the following will come out as a single malt: Dumbuck, Islebrae, and Strathmore (North of Scotland). I believe Dumbuck (and Dunglass) were in the Highland Mist 8 and 12 year old blends from Littlemill Distillery. They may even be in the Royal Escort 12 bottling (must only be in Japan; can't seem to find one). Islebrae appeared in the James MacArthur blend per InverHouse; also in the InverHouse green plaid. As for Strathmore (North of Scotland), the malt appeared in the Robert Watson blends per George Strachan himself; they would be Balgownie, Imperial, and Imperial over 5 years old. The Strathmore grains appeared in the George Strachan blends - have found 8 or 9 out there.

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