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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Leither » Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:49 pm

Just finished off a DL Provenance Royal Lochnagar, distilled 'Winter' 1983, bottled 2005 - very nice indeed from a sherry cask.

This one JM rates around the low 80's but I think it's very good indeed - he says along the lines of 'sublime cask but no complexity'. However, I have found it to be one of the best bottles from a single cask (not at cask strength) I have had. Up there with the great Glenfarclas and Aberlours but more depth being unfiltered and from such a clean sherry cask. :thumbsup:

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Dubois » Tue Jan 22, 2008 7:39 pm

Caol Ila 12 Yrs.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Jimmy321 » Tue May 13, 2008 8:14 pm

My Brora 2004 OB is dead, which is a real shame as this was one of my best malts ever.

I will miss this because i won't be replacing it, it now costs £235.00 and is out of my price range for drinking.

The only other times i've felt any emotion on seeing the end of a bottle of whisky was the PE 4th & 5th. Perhaps if i open my PE 7th i will feel better.

I often think to myself when drinking Brora & PE that i am drinking a piece of history and that soon it will all be gone, i think that makes it more attractive in the first place, but when it's finished it hits home, thats it, it's gone, never to be tasted again!

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby randall fairbrook » Thu May 15, 2008 3:23 am

my first bottle of PC5, i have another but i want to save it..i am going to buy another if i can find one near here for not too much

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby yowzer » Thu May 15, 2008 4:24 am

Aye, I keep sniffing, and recorking the last of my Bowmore Mariner, Not difficult to find but this one is probably about 18yo now. Also been fancying a long gone Auchentoshan 10, that I've not replaced.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Dubois » Thu May 15, 2008 8:12 am

Dalwhinnie 15 Yrs.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby objetti » Thu May 15, 2008 9:32 am

Just gone - the last dram of Canto Cask 37 (Compass Box) which was an unexpectedely excellent drink.
I had some other Canto Cask but although good it was not as good as 37 (don´t remember the number but think it was the US cask)
Just compared it to Laphroaig Cairdeas and although very different characters there was similarities and the Canto Cask won easily (although I like Cairdeas alot also)
There is assumedely some 37 left in New Zealand but that seems complicated to get a hold of.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ryguy » Thu May 15, 2008 6:19 pm

My bottle of Lagavulin Distillers Edition ( 43%, Original Bottling, 1991/2007, 4/495 ) is empty. I poured a 50 ml sample and a small dram last night, and now it is gone. :dead:

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ryguy » Thu May 15, 2008 6:54 pm

Willie JJ wrote:
ryguy wrote:My bottle of Lagavulin Distillers Edition ( 43%, Original Bottling, 1991/2007, 4/495 ) is empty. I poured a 50 ml sample and a small dram last night, and now it is gone. :dead:


A sample is just about how much I have in my bottle of the Laga DE Ryan. Hmm, perhaps I should keep it for future reference.

I will see if there is enough for a sample and a dram. If there is, I will keep a sample, otherwise ... :dead:


Willie,

A couple months ago I actually started collecting 50ml samples from every single bottle I open. I then lable it and "hide it away" for future tastings and/or sample swaps. But I was trying to figure out how to make space last night in my cabinet, so I found the lowest filled bottle (which happened to be my Lag DE) and poured a small sample and a dram, which emptied it. I love the idea of having a wee sample available, just in case I want to go back and try something I haven't tried in a long time. :D :D

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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri May 16, 2008 12:36 am

I on the other hand was just sampling MY DE1991, and whilst I am glad to say I still have
two thirds of mine left(gloat, gloat!) found myself a wee bit chastened as to how quickly the first third has parted company with the bottle.

How long before this too joins the ranks of "sad to see empty?"

Maybe this thread should be "Afraid to finish..."

Bin there with my Ardbeg '77... that last, ceremonial dram hung around forever! Soon be there with my springbank 21.

It comes to us all, sadly.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Lawrence » Fri May 16, 2008 3:59 am

It hasn't happened yet but I can see the future;my An Cnoc 1993. I will have to order anther few soon.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:12 pm

It's a sad day indeed. :cry: During my lunch hour I was looking at my stock, so that I could update my list, and I found the following 2 bottles with only a very very small amount in each.

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist ( 46%, Original Bottling, 1990/2006 )
Ardbeg 9yo ( 58.0%, SMWS, Cask #33.66, May-1998/Nov-2007 )

So I poured what little was left into a sample bottle, I figure I have about 1oz left of each. :dead: :dead:

Both were excellent bottles, I really loved the 33.66.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Gov » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:26 pm

ryguy wrote:It's a sad day indeed. :cry: During my lunch hour I was looking at my stock, so that I could update my list, and I found the following 2 bottles with only a very very small amount in each.

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist ( 46%, Original Bottling, 1990/2006 )
Ardbeg 9yo ( 58.0%, SMWS, Cask #33.66, May-1998/Nov-2007 )

So I poured what little was left into a sample bottle, I figure I have about 1oz left of each. :dead: :dead:

Both were excellent bottles, I really loved the 33.66.


Are you using old mini's for this?

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Ryguy » Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:34 pm

Gov wrote:
ryguy wrote:It's a sad day indeed. :cry: During my lunch hour I was looking at my stock, so that I could update my list, and I found the following 2 bottles with only a very very small amount in each.

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist ( 46%, Original Bottling, 1990/2006 )
Ardbeg 9yo ( 58.0%, SMWS, Cask #33.66, May-1998/Nov-2007 )

So I poured what little was left into a sample bottle, I figure I have about 1oz left of each. :dead: :dead:

Both were excellent bottles, I really loved the 33.66.


Are you using old mini's for this?


Gov, I actually bought a bunch of Boston Rounds. Same ones shown here in mikeymad and Ganga's thread. viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6145&p=119941&hilit=archive#p119941

I use them in this situation (when a bottle is just about empty), for swapping samples, and also I've been keeping a sample of each bottle I have opened (sometimes 2) for later use.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Gov » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:29 pm

I like that, thanx!

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Knolly » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:28 am

Lagavulin 21 finished over the weekend :(

Then again it's a chance to try something new :)

Just need to decide what it will be!

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby self-reflected » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:01 pm

Although it's always a pleasure/pain experience to finish a bottle, I always feel slightly sadder when I finish a bottle of Glenmorangie.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby les taylor » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:03 pm

Hi self reflected good to see you on the forums. Which Glenmorangie do you like? :)

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Postby self-reflected » Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:16 pm

les taylor wrote:Hi self reflected good to see you on the forums. Which Glenmorangie do you like? :)


Hi Les,

The Glenmorangie has an amazing earthiness to it and is an amazing example of the great tasting experiences that can be found in 10 year old whiskies. The MacCallan 10 year old is another great example of an affordable fantastic tasting experience.

Getting back to the Glenmorangie, for a decadent experience I really enjoy the Quinta Ruban. The port notes are very nice without being overpowering.

Being a photographer, I'm a sucker for shapes and packaging so those lovely swan neck bottles always seem sadder when they're empty not unlike throwing out a Christmas tree.

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Postby Ras Mazunga » Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:50 pm

Welcome to the forums self-reflected.
I was happy to finally finish my Glenmo 10 a few years ago, it took ages to finish this 1 litre bottle. Now I have a Lasanta waiting to be opened, hopefully this one will be better liked by my taste. It's a 1 litre bottle again.

Is there an easily available Glenmorangie that I have to try?

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Gilles Deleuze » Fri Mar 13, 2009 5:04 am

pkt77242 wrote:I am going to miss my Caol Ila 12 that I finished last night. A wonderful whisky with peat, lime, grapefruit, smoke and salt. I must find another Caol Ila to replace it. I am considering the 18yo and a couple of IBs.

Sean


Young CI at cask strength is a real treat, and usually very affordable. I'd say go for that; there are a lot of good, young IBs out there.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby LagaDrinker » Fri Mar 13, 2009 10:29 am

I really miss my A'bunadh #23 must get another it was lovely

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Postby borgom » Fri Mar 13, 2009 2:25 pm

Ganga wrote:I find I'm missing my Talisker 175th. It was a lovely sweet dram. Lots of honey with just a bit of spiciness. Hmm. Need to get another Talisker to replace this one.

I totally agree, for some reason I keep wishing for another bottle of this. It was just so fabulously smooth and drinkable.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Viridian » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:23 am

Mortlach 16. Supremely enjoyable and of a distillery that is extremely difficult to come across 'round these parts.

Just finished the rest of the Laphroaig Quarter Cask I had after as well :dead:

Oh well, buying more bottles is even more fun!

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby dramtastic » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:57 am

Laga 16, truely in the pantheon of the whisky gods!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Postby Reggaeblues » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:21 am

Oh, the recession! My Abunadh 20 is a dram away from a funeral; my glnmorangie Nectar d'Or passed away last week, two Lahroaigs, a QC and a CS are currently devoid of life, my SMWS Caol ILa, quite delicious, has one dram I haven't the heart to finish; my Ardbeg Almost There is Almost Gone...

...and there ain't the cash to replace them in a hurry.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby dramtastic » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:53 am

Reggaeblues wrote:Oh, the recession! My Abunadh 20 is a dram away from a funeral; my glnmorangie Nectar d'Or passed away last week, two Lahroaigs, a QC and a CS are currently devoid of life, my SMWS Caol ILa, quite delicious, has one dram I haven't the heart to finish; my Ardbeg Almost There is Almost Gone...

...and there ain't the cash to replace them in a hurry.



Oh well.............no whisky no cry...............Time to hit the streets cap in hand Reggae!

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Postby The Third Dram » Thu Mar 26, 2009 6:35 pm

I sadly have but one modest pour remaining of my 1977 Rare Malts Selection Brora... No other edition has come close.

And I'm also about to sip the last of my 1983 Oban Distillers Edition, which has always seemed more characteristic of the 'old style' (remember the 12YO in the glass-stoppered decanter?) Oban than the regular, overly 'glossy' 14YO to me.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby The Third Dram » Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:23 pm

Collector57 wrote:The 21yo?

That's the one. A 1981 Old Malt Cask 19YO was also tasty, though the effect of the Sherry cask did tend to mute the seaside and smoke characteristics a tad. And the 1982 Rare malts Selection 20YO, despite being incredibly delicious in a decidedly sweeter vein, displayed only the barest hint of the smoke that I look for a a good Brora.

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Knolly » Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:59 am

Hum - lots of :empty: Laga around here: I'll contribute to this as I just finished off both a 2005 Laga 12 and a Laga 21 this past week.

Now... To tackle the remains of the Laga DE next :D

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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:29 am

dramtastic wrote:
Reggaeblues wrote:Oh, the recession! My Abunadh 20 is a dram away from a funeral; my glnmorangie Nectar d'Or passed away last week, two Lahroaigs, a QC and a CS are currently devoid of life, my SMWS Caol ILa, quite delicious, has one dram I haven't the heart to finish; my Ardbeg Almost There is Almost Gone...

...and there ain't the cash to replace them in a hurry.



Oh well.............no whisky no cry...............Time to hit the streets cap in hand Reggae!


Yes, I can just see it. A street corner, a guitar,a reggae chop, a plaintive wailing croon, a sign on the pavement that reads:

"Wife, 2 kids and a whisky collection to support."

with any luck somebody might drop a Lagavulin 21 into my cap...

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby Dubois » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:04 pm

Glenfiddich 18 Yrs, Ancient Reserve

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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Apr 03, 2009 2:39 pm

Now there's a thought...

Never was a huge jazz fan but L21 has got to be THE reason to become a Jazzlover!

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Re: Sad to see empty...

Postby arnehd » Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:53 pm

Aberlour A'bunadh Batch Eight. Its been open for over a year (actually the last whisky I had bought until yesterday) and in the beginning I always missed the fourteen. But it has grown on me like a good friend. So after having watered it down I am ready say good bye.We had a good run but there are new friends out there.

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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Apr 17, 2009 11:11 am

Yeah, the only time I tried Laga 21, from a 100cl sample kindly sent to me by a forum member, I was watching a biog on Les Paul.

I likened the whisky to the guitar he invented:

"Maple top over a deep mahogany body. The bass pickup has round chocolatey smokey notes, while the bridge pickup has harder, saltier tones...and the sustain goes on forever..."

I have a smidge left. Meanwhile Glenmo standard died this week, and my Ardbeg Almost There went from Almost Gone to Totally Gone(wish it would have a "Renaissance" haha!)

Several others looking very low...and not being replaced due to economics.


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