New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:18 am

See you there guys :smoke:

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby Ryguy » Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:32 pm

Good idea guys, I'll be around at some point later this evening. I'm going to enjoy dinner and a movie with my wife, but after that I'll be popping in for some drams. I have a few I've been waiting to try too!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Happy New Year to you all!! :D :D

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby talisker10 » Wed Dec 31, 2008 9:06 pm

It's 9AM on New Year's Day in Antarctica. Wish I had some SMS left to toast with you folks but I have been out for over a week now. The little coffee house has Bushmill's so I have been enjoying a few of those the past week. Have a great 2009, everyone.

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby LagaDrinker » Wed Dec 31, 2008 10:00 pm

Willie JJ wrote:Hey folks. :D

I have company at the moment and will be heading next door to a party for a wee while, but if I can still type I'll be popping in until I can get on full time.

Mikey what the heck are you doing at work? :o

And T10 what the hell are you doing in Antarctica? :shock:


Kinda makes me sitting at my PC seem a little lame...

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby Wave » Thu Jan 01, 2009 12:31 am

LagaDrinker wrote:Kinda makes me sitting at my PC seem a little lame...

Doing the same here. It's too cold to howl at the moon and our tough drinking and driving laws are getting even tougher at Midnight so it's best just to stay home.
Besides, it's just amateur's night anyway. :wink: :dead:

Cheers!

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby Wave » Thu Jan 01, 2009 3:45 am

Ganga wrote:
Wave wrote:
LagaDrinker wrote:
Besides, it's just amateur's night anyway. :wink: :dead:

Cheers!

Oh that sums it up doesn't it. .

It's what me and me mates use to say. Anyone can get drunk on Amateur's night (and usually do)....it takes a Pro to do it nightly as it was for me much of my 20's and 30's. So yeah, that quite sums it up.

:iwbrnt: :evil:

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:17 am

Binny's Springbank 10yo 1997, great dram! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:31 am

Moving on to a nice Laphroaig

Laphroaig OMC 1992 11yo 57.8%

Very subtle nose, the peat is there but it's mostly engine oil and smoke. Very nice. The palate is surprisingly creamy and smooth, then tons of smokiness explodes towards the finish....very good bottling!

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 4:50 am

Laphroaig 11yo ( 58.2%, SMWS, Cask #29.71, Oct-96/Aug-08 )

Tons of smoke and iodine on the nose. Burnt wood, more smoke and a small hint of vanilla on the palate. The finish is very long, and the maritime notes come through. Overall a very nice bottling! Another stunning cask selection from the Society! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Happy New Year Willie! :thumbsup:

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:09 am

Happy New Year Puerto Rico!

Laphroaig 18yo ( 61.9%, PLOWED, DL Cask Ref 2281, 1988/2006 )

The nose has a bit of sweetness to it, with smoke and pepper. On the palate it actually starts sweet, then gets peppery and smokey with iodine and salty notes. Nice and really complex dram! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Now this stuff is just crazy, completely different from the last one I just had.

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:46 am

Moving onto a couple sherried drams.

Aberlour a'bunadh batch 18 and now batch 14. :D :D

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:07 am

Happy New Year to everone on the East Coast! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
I'm bringing in the new year with one of my favorites of 2008, Ardbeg Renaissance!! :D :D :D

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Re: New Years 2009-Drams Around the World

Postby badgerbrown » Thu Jan 01, 2009 5:51 pm

We had a night on Islay last night to celebrate the New Year. The dramming included:

Ardbeg Blasda
Laphroaig 10
Bruichladdich 3D3
Caol Ila Cask Strength
PC6
Ardbeg 10 (the new one)

Never made it any further, but not a bad effort.
Happy New Year everyone.


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