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Wadeski

6,043 posts

93 months

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Tuesday 12th April 2011 quote quote all
where from?

(told ya it was still being delivered)

Tonight i got a lovely gift from work: a miniature of 19 y.o. Glenfiddich madeira finish.

Madeira isnt my favourite finish by a long way, but I'll take one for the team and give it a shot hehe

PJ S

9,790 posts

107 months

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Tuesday 12th April 2011 quote quote all
Feeling somewhat inadequate amongst you afficionados (and more money than liver cells! biglaugh ) but I took a plunge on two bottles of Highland Park 12 yo, whilst it's on offer for £23 at Sainsbury's (ends 14th).
Normally tend to drink my drams neat, and first two glasses of the HP were just that, but tonight I'm drinking with a wee touch of water, and wow!
Rough edge completely smoothed off, and more sweetness coming through. Beyond that, not got a clue, but for my first foray into HP, mmm.......lick

Lefty

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13,225 posts

82 months

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Wednesday 13th April 2011 quote quote all
clap

I love HP12, it's stunning. Try the 18 next!

And welcome to the thread smile

Lefty

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13,225 posts

82 months

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Wednesday 13th April 2011 quote quote all
Wadeski said:
where from?

(told ya it was still being delivered)

Tonight i got a lovely gift from work: a miniature of 19 y.o. Glenfiddich madeira finish.

Madeira isnt my favourite finish by a long way, but I'll take one for the team and give it a shot hehe
Did you open it Wade? Sue at Glenfiddich burst a bottle open for me when I was up there a few weeks back and I was, ungratefully, a wee bit underwhelmed.

Like you, Madeira-finishing doesn't really appeal to me.

Beautifully packaged bottle though, likely a good long term investment too.

PJ S

9,790 posts

107 months

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Wednesday 13th April 2011 quote quote all
Lefty said:
clap

I love HP12, it's stunning. Try the 18 next!

And welcome to the thread smile
What prompted me to try it, is the whiskey beer using their casks.
I like Innis & Gunn's offering, but having had a tremendous taste experience some time ago with the Harviestoun Ola Dubh's (12 thru' 40), I'd made a mental note of the name.

Thanks for the welcome, but...... http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&a...

Edited by PJ S on Wednesday 13th April 10:10

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Lefty

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13,225 posts

82 months

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Podie said:
Woo! bounce

Snow Phoenix at list! bounce



bet I bloody don't like it now!
And...?

hehe

Wadeski

6,043 posts

93 months

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Wednesday 13th April 2011 quote quote all
Lefty said:
Did you open it Wade? Sue at Glenfiddich burst a bottle open for me when I was up there a few weeks back and I was, ungratefully, a wee bit underwhelmed.

Like you, Madeira-finishing doesn't really appeal to me.

Beautifully packaged bottle though, likely a good long term investment too.
I'll be honest - its not my favourite. Madeira finish is just a bit "winey" for me. Its easy to drink, but less interesting than the Snow Phoenix or the standard 18 y.o.

I cant wait for my charity bottling of 18 y.o. single cask, cask strength. Now that will be a stonker!

HereBeMonsters

12,236 posts

62 months

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Wednesday 13th April 2011 quote quote all
Caol Ila.

Why haven't any of you lot told me of this amber nectar of the Gods before?

cloud9

Lefty

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13,225 posts

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It's been discussed but maybe not for a while.

I've got 12 and 18 OB's and they're ok. Had a few great indy bottles though.

Nat_H

858 posts

98 months

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Wednesday 13th April 2011 quote quote all
I have the 12 and the DE, and prefer the 12 tbh. The 12 is a very nice drink.

Cheese Mechanic

1,891 posts

49 months

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Wednesday 13th April 2011 quote quote all
HereBeMonsters said:
Caol Ila.

Why haven't any of you lot told me of this amber nectar of the Gods before?

cloud9
Grand stuff eh? The one I really rate is the DE , distilled in 1993...brilliant stuff. It remains the only sherry finished whisky I really want to buy again. .

There seems to be more coal and smoke than the 12 and the sherry finish adds to the complexity of the Caol finish. All the other sherry finished whisky's I tried seemed to mask most flavours in the finish except the sherry itself. Apparently, the later bottlings are quite different.

I've looked out for another bottle of the 93 DE but they seem to have all disappeared...but if anyone spots one at a reasonable price, I'd highly recommend that you grab it.

Nat_H

858 posts

98 months

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Friday 15th April 2011 quote quote all
Wadeski said:
I cant wait for my charity bottling of 18 y.o. single cask, cask strength. Now that will be a stonker!
I'm gutted I missed out on that bottling, as I really really wanted one, doh!

To help my OCD, I need another Balvenie to keep my 21 yo Portwood company. Doublewood or Signature?



Rutter

1,286 posts

86 months

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Friday 15th April 2011 quote quote all
Picked up a bottle of four roses bourbon yesterday in asda, very smooth and easy to drink.


Wadeski

6,043 posts

93 months

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Friday 15th April 2011 quote quote all
Nat_H said:
I'm gutted I missed out on that bottling, as I really really wanted one, doh!

To help my OCD, I need another Balvenie to keep my 21 yo Portwood company. Doublewood or Signature?
Neither - get the 15 y.o. single barrel. Best in the range, imho...

crmcatee

4,334 posts

107 months

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Friday 15th April 2011 quote quote all
On a recent trip round NZ I had the chance to sample a couple of the Milford (Willowbank) distillery whiskies strangely enough at a Wine Tasting place. They were very pleasant, although the later ones provided more nose and something to get your teeth into.

During my discussion with the guy behind the counter it transpired that Milford were going to be bringing out a special bottle to celebrate the Rugby World Cup being in NZ this year. It was going to be made from the casks that were put away when the All Blacks won the first World Cup back in 1987.

My man in NZ has been in contact and it's now released. I've got bottle number 3.

Just sorting out shipping but I look forward to sampling it when the rugby is on. I'll provide some pics and tasting notes when I get my hands on it.

F-Stop Junkie

404 posts

80 months

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Saturday 16th April 2011 quote quote all
Rutter said:
Picked up a bottle of four roses bourbon yesterday in asda, very smooth and easy to drink.
I looked in Asda yesterday, and they look liked they've revamped their bourbon lineup. Four Roses joins Buffalo Trace in the little known and reasonably priced (sub £20) category. The big shock though is the Jim Beam black label, which has been cheaper than the White label for a while, has been dropped completely and replaced with the apparently awful Jim Beam Red Stag!

One other thing I noticed was that both the Jura 10 in Asda and Chase Vodka in Sainsburys are starting to come out in half bottles. With the rising cost of premium spirits, could 'drink less, drink better' become more common?

Edited by F-Stop Junkie on Saturday 16th April 08:00

A911DOM

4,084 posts

115 months

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Saturday 16th April 2011 quote quote all
Hi again chaps...

I was fortunate enough to sneak a trip back to blighty and have bolstered my stocks a little (as the collection was getting worryingly low).

Thankfully the chaps at the Eurotunnel terminal in Dover have finally woken up and get a nicer selection in.

I managed to bag:

Caol Ila Distillers Edition 1 Litre - 44.99
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1 Litre - 44.99

and whilst on my general travels I picked up a special edition (boxed) Talisker 10 which I havent had in the collection for ages. A bottle of Sainsburys Islay single malt - at 15.80 its not half bad, somewhere between a coal ila 12 and a phroaig 10 but with the edges rounded off...

My sister also rocked in with a belated birthday present - St Georges Distillery Chapter 6 - which should be interesting (although I suspect a little 'young' and unrefined for my normal Islay palate).

Anyway - it keeps the sideboard weighed down for a while longer anyway winkbeer

Lefty - Im gonna try and track down a Kilchoman on your advice. The Mrs has slowed down on her whisky intake, so its taking a little more persuasion to get the big orders in from Holland smash

Flying machine

652 posts

56 months

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Sunday 17th April 2011 quote quote all
A911DOM said:
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1 Litre - 44.99
Frighteningly easy to drink! Very pleasant too - I've just been given a bottle of this, yum!

Wadeski

6,043 posts

93 months

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Sunday 17th April 2011 quote quote all
Its too hot for straight scotch.

Monkey Shoulder juleps are freakin' ON.

I put a dash of creme de peche in mine, fruit, mint and scotch loveliness.

A911DOM

4,084 posts

115 months

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Monday 18th April 2011 quote quote all
Whilst I remember.

I was out with a mate and managed to fall into a wetherspoons establishment. They didnt have any malt on offer at all (which Im sure wasnt the case from my previous visit), so had to make a snap decision from the available selection.

I went for a Buffalo Trace.

Its not too bad, but it had a sort of 'mass market' sweetness about it which wasnt really to my taste.

It was obviously better than nothing, and I can imagine it will be a popular 'mixer' with their usual more youthful clientelle wink

Having done a sweep of the supermarket offers as well, its time to break out the G&T's as a pre dinner, post work relaxer.
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