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Post #351  Postby John Liotta » March 25th 2012, 8:19am

1987 Glemorangie Margaux Cask Finish, pretty epic stuff if you ask me.

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Post #352  Postby G B a r k l e y » March 26th 2012, 7:41am

John Liotta wrote:1987 Glemorangie Margaux Cask Finish, pretty epic stuff if you ask me.


Is this currently available somewhere?
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Post #353  Postby John Liotta » March 26th 2012, 10:00am

G B a r k l e y wrote:
John Liotta wrote:1987 Glemorangie Margaux Cask Finish, pretty epic stuff if you ask me.


Is this currently available somewhere?


I don't think it is. I own a few bottles and decided to share some with a bartender friend the other night. Think it was released a while ago.
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Post #354  Postby M Champney » March 28th 2012, 6:58pm

Lagavulin 16 - YUMMMM!
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Post #355  Postby Dennis Atick » April 8th 2012, 9:01am

Spent the week at the beach drinking mostly hard likker and beer, very little wine.
Really really liked The Laddie Ten.
A steal at it's price point.

A bunch of other stuff, too, including Angels Envy Bourbon which left me not terribly impressed.
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Post #356  Postby John Liotta » April 8th 2012, 9:27am

Last night had a couple of decent drinks- Glenmorangie 18 and Macallan 25.
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Post #357  Postby bradkaplan » April 9th 2012, 10:44am

Agreed on the Laddie 10 AKA Bruichladdich 10 year old, very nice stuff. I like Hansell's notes on it (http://www.whiskyadvocateblog.com/2011/ ... -year-old/) but got a lot more cocoa and almond on the nose (you know those cocoa dusted chocolate almonds? That. Plus orange zest.)
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Post #358  Postby D. Zylberberg » April 30th 2012, 7:46am

Funny, i was just coming to this thread to post on the Laddie 10. I thought I hated scotch, but went to a scotch tasting the other week and realized its not that I hate scotch, I hate the overwhelming peat and oak influence. Picked up the Laddie 10 on a rec from a neighborhood store. Loved it. Found out it's second fill barrels and "unpeated" (I put it in quotes because it definitely is ever-so-slightly peated). Thought it was a tremendous, tremendous whiskey - very much like a rye, but with even more complexity.
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Post #359  Postby Brian G r a f s t r o m » April 30th 2012, 3:02pm

yeah, there's a world of Scotch out there that's unpeated. Of that world, plenty show restrained oak treatment. Have fun exploring, David. [cheers.gif]
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Post #360  Postby M.Kaplan » May 2nd 2012, 6:21pm

Whisky-Fässle bottled 1974 Glencadam, 37 years old, refill sherry, 41.5%. Spectacular. Fruits and nuts and marzipan.
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Post #361  Postby Joe Hauck » May 2nd 2012, 6:46pm

M.Kaplan wrote:Whisky-Fässle bottled 1974 Glencadam, 37 years old, refill sherry, 41.5%. Spectacular. Fruits and nuts and marzipan.
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Post #362  Postby John Liotta » May 4th 2012, 9:35am

Had some Highland Park 25 last night at home. Pretty good stuff.
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Post #363  Postby Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 6th 2012, 5:52am

Springbank - 12 yr
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Port Charlotte - 8 yr
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Post #364  Postby Michael Bowden » May 6th 2012, 10:58am

I rocked some old Macallan from Gordon & MacPhail 1971 and 1972 Speymalt....quite different as the 71 was more refined and restrained while the 72 was thicker (think Robitussin viscosity). Personally I preferred the 1971 but I would be happy with either.

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Post #365  Postby Jorge Henriquez » May 6th 2012, 3:28pm

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Post #366  Postby John Osburn » May 11th 2012, 3:33pm

M.Kaplan wrote:Whisky-Fässle bottled 1974 Glencadam, 37 years old, refill sherry, 41.5%. Spectacular. Fruits and nuts and marzipan.
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Post #367  Postby M.Kaplan » May 12th 2012, 9:37am

Whisky Base Shop (http://shop.whiskybase.com/), located in Rotterdam and co-owned by my friend CJ Van Dijk sells and privately bottles lots of great whiskies. They co-bottle with Whisky-Fässle and others, as well as selling a wide variety of official distillery bottlings and their own range, Archives. They also ship to the US. CJ and his partner seek out great casks; for example they bottled a Littlemill (photo below) under their Archives label. A very very good whisky and, really, the only good Littlemill I've ever tasted. The Glencadam pictured above was a co-venture with Whisky-Fässle and is a wonderful whisky.

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Post #368  Postby John Osburn » May 14th 2012, 2:25pm

An interesting arrangement! Thanks for the info.
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Post #369  Postby Christofer C » May 18th 2012, 3:41pm

My first sherried Laphroaig: the Laphroaig PX Cask, a NAS whiskey I bought at the airport last week, haven't had the Triple Wood but it's definitely richer than the Quarter Cask. Up front on both palate and nose the Laphroaig-peat is dominant but as it settles you get this lovely thick, christmas cakey and complex background from the pedro ximénez casks, maraschino cherries, figs, prunes etc but it's not overly sweet or obtrusive, just SO well married! Feel like I wanna marinade a steak with it! If you see it definitely worth picking up, bought for around $ 90 (£ 57) for 1 litre. [cheers.gif]
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Post #370  Postby Joe Hauck » May 18th 2012, 4:08pm

Christofer C wrote:My first sherried Laphroaig: the Laphroaig PX Cask, a NAS whiskey I bought at the airport last week, haven't had the Triple Wood but it's definitely richer than the Quarter Cask. Up front on both palate and nose the Laphroaig-peat is dominant but as it settles you get this lovely thick, christmas cakey and complex background from the pedro ximénez casks, maraschino cherries, figs, prunes etc but it's not overly sweet or obtrusive, just SO well married! Feel like I wanna marinade a steak with it! If you see it definitely worth picking up, bought for around $ 90 (£ 57) for 1 litre. [cheers.gif]
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Post #371  Postby Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 18th 2012, 4:42pm

No. It's avail. only in duty-free shops (maybe only UK duty free?) I tasted this whisky at the Manchester airport about a month ago, and that's what the rep told me. It's a great whisky.
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Post #372  Postby Christofer C » May 18th 2012, 4:51pm

Same experience from me, only seen it where I bought it from, i.e. the World of Whiskies chain. But read somewhere that it will replace the Triple Wood (which seems natural since the cask composition is somewhat similar), which I wanna remember was only travel retail first as well? Would be strange if it didn't go global or come in retail format!
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Post #373  Postby Joe Hauck » May 18th 2012, 4:56pm

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:No. It's avail. only in duty-free shops (maybe only UK duty free?) I tasted this whisky at the Manchester airport about a month ago, and that's what the rep told me. It's a great whisky.


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Post #374  Postby Brian G r a f s t r o m » May 18th 2012, 6:47pm

Joe Hauck wrote:
Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote:No. It's avail. only in duty-free shops (maybe only UK duty free?) I tasted this whisky at the Manchester airport about a month ago, and that's what the rep told me. It's a great whisky.


Bring me one back then. [wow.gif]

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Post #375  Postby Brian G r a f s t r o m » June 4th 2012, 8:54am

Went to “thewhiskylounge Fest 2012” in Leeds this past weekend. Tasted the following over the course of 4 hours. I spit everything except a couple drams of my favorites that I came back to at the end of the tasting., and drank plenty of water throughout. Didn’t take any notes, but my memory of those listed below will be good enough to answer any questions for the next few days --- after that, my recollection will likely fade.

My top 4 whiskys of the tasting were:
SMWS – Stylish and Aristrocratic ….. of course, this would also be, by far, the most expensive whisky on tasting. It was my clear #1 whisky of the tasting.
SMWS – Minty Sweets at the Fairground
SMWS – Hornby Double O
Glenmorangie – The Nectar D’Or 15 yr. (finished in Sauternes casks)

The whiskys in bold I thought were very good, or better. My opinion was without regard to QPR, as they range from poor to excellent in that regard.


Arran – 10 yr.

Berry Bros. & Rudd (“BBR”) 1982 Inchgower – 29 yr. (Cask No. 6967)
BBR 1983 Caol Ila – 28 yr. (Cask No. 4825)
BBR 1996 Bowmore – 15 yr. (Cask No. 1378)
BBR XO – 21 yr. Rum

Bruichladdich – 17yr Rum Cask
(Bruichladdich) Port Charlotte - “An Turas Mor”

Glenfarclas – 25
Glenfarclas – 30

Glenmorangie – “Astar”
Glenmorangie – “The Nectar D’Or” 15yr finished in Sauternes casks

Kilchoman – “Machir Bay”
Kilchoman – 2006 vintage

Oban 1995 – 15yr. Distiller’s Edition

Scotch Malt Whisky Society (“SMWS”) – G7.3 “Fresh toffee and glossy magazines” (1984 Girvan 27 yr.)
SMWS – 2.81 “Black tea in a greenhouse” (1996 Glenlivet 15yr.; 1st fill sherry cask)
SMWS – 19.49 “Salty toffee on a carpenter’s work bench” (1988 Glen Garioch 21 yr.)
SMWS – 9.65 “Minty sweets at the fairground” (1997 Glen Grant 14 yr.; refill sherry gordo)
SMWS – 16.32 “Leather armchairs and old wardrobes” (2001 Glenturret 10 yr.; refill Port pipe)
SMWS – 66.34 “Hornby Double O” (2002 Ardmore 9 yr.; refill sherry butt)
SMWS – 35.63 “Stylish and aristocratic” (1974 Glen Moray 38 yr.)
SMWS – 3.188 “The Camping Trip” (1997 Bowmore 15 yr.; refill sherry butt)
SMWS – 29.119 “Big smoke and beguiling sweetness” (1998 Laphroaig 13 yr.)
SMWS – 53.164 “Dragonizing” (1995 Caol Ila 15 yr.)
SMWS – 127.26 “Student Party Aftermath” (2002 Port Charlotte 9 yr.)
SMWS – 76.89 “A whisper of decadence” (1995 Mortlach 16 yr.; first fill sherry butt)
SMWS – R1.3 “Taking your time is not being lazy” (Port Morant 21 yr. Rum)
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Post #376  Postby Rob MacKay » June 4th 2012, 11:56am

I found a way to make your Scotch taste even better.

Take it to the golf course on a cool and foggy morning. Drink it out of a simple plastic cup any way you like it (ice, no ice, water, etc). For some reason doing this while playing a round of golf on a cool foggy morning makes your Scotch taste 10x better, even if it was already great.

Is there any doubt that these two things were made to go together? [cheers.gif]
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Post #377  Postby NED VALOIS » June 4th 2012, 12:15pm

I am not a scotch drinker, however I find Dalmore King Alexander III to be to my palate. What do you Scotch savvy drinkers think of it ?
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Post #378  Postby Nancy Dolce » June 6th 2012, 9:45pm

Rob MacKay wrote:I found a way to make your Scotch taste even better.

Take it to the golf course on a cool and foggy morning. Drink it out of a simple plastic cup any way you like it (ice, no ice, water, etc). For some reason doing this while playing a round of golf on a cool foggy morning makes your Scotch taste 10x better, even if it was already great.

Is there any doubt that these two things were made to go together? [cheers.gif]


Sounds reasonable to me! [highfive.gif]
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Post #379  Postby Scott Sutherland » June 7th 2012, 6:06am

Finished my favorite scotch of all time -- the Caol Ila 15y (Flora and Fauna bottling). So so good. Looked on the Internet to buy more and apparently its been discontinued. Running $250-300 per bottle. I think I paid $50 back in the day. Boo. Gotta find another go to scotch.


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Post #380  Postby Rob MacKay » June 8th 2012, 12:17pm

Gonna open a bottle of The BenRiach 20 year tonight. Haven't had this one before. Looking forward to it.
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Post #381  Postby Nancy Dolce » June 10th 2012, 4:19pm

Corey Miller wrote:
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Aberlour a'bunadh, this is a bourbon lovers scotch. Cask strength 59.4% that actually drank better neat. Lots of wood, citrus, rye, huge sherry notes. Totally outside of what I enjoy in a single malt, but would make a great contrast in a PVW 20 tasting.

Some smoke and peat would put this up with Corryvrecken. Recommended for Bourbon and non-Islay fans.


I had some of this last weekend. I'm a big Islay fan but I liked this a lot. It is focused more on the rye-ish profile (fair bit of spice) but I thought it had just enough of a slight iodinish note to add complexity. But yeah, it's not peaty and nobody will mistake it for Lagavulin. Tasty though, and dangerous stuff at 120 proof, it drinks very smooth for a CS.


Just received a bottle from my daughter and her boyfriend...belated birthday gift. Wow, never had a 60% ABV whiskey before. Will have to take a nip in the crystal tasting glass they gave me for Christmas! Stay tuned...
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Post #382  Postby Brian G r a f s t r o m » June 10th 2012, 5:29pm

1992 Bruichladdich single (sherry) cask 19 yr.
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Post #385  Postby Robert Pollard-Smith » June 12th 2012, 8:53pm

Rob MacKay wrote:I found a way to make your Scotch taste even better.

Take it to the golf course on a cool and foggy morning. Drink it out of a simple plastic cup any way you like it (ice, no ice, water, etc). For some reason doing this while playing a round of golf on a cool foggy morning makes your Scotch taste 10x better, even if it was already great.

Is there any doubt that these two things were made to go together? [cheers.gif]


Lad, ye just made me crack a bottle of Dalwhinnie, a dram of which I enjoyed many years ago at dusk, in the bar at the Old Course Hotel, overlooking holes 1,2,17 and 18 and the R&A Clubhouse.

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