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21:12:2012 apocalypse whisky

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@thecyclingyogi
thecyclingyogi started a discussion

as the end nears, we all face some tough choices..... none trickier than picking the last whisky we will ever taste! so, what will you be drinking? will you finally pop open that "special occasion" bottle?

11 years ago

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@Victor
Victor replied

Got enough here to last a 7-year Tribulation, myself. Not that I am expecting one. HHHmmmm, if I thought that there wasn't much time I would be certain to open and taste my Rittenhouse 21 Rye, Four Roses 2009 Mariage, and my new bottle of Chieftain's Glenburgie 13 yo malt.

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@maltster
maltster replied

I would pop them all and share them with friends - if the going gets tough the best gets going.

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@systemdown
systemdown replied

I'd do a flight of Littlemill 16, Rosebank 17, St. Magdalene 28, Brora 26 and Port Ellen 30. If I had enough time that is. Otherwise I'd start with the St. Magadalene. However, I think the world will continue to chug along just fine beyond 2012, so I don't think I'll be rushing myself.

11 years ago 0

@SquidgyAsh
SquidgyAsh replied

My Old Pulteney 21 yr old from last year, then my Rosebank 21 yr old, then the 30 yr old Port Ellen and finally my 40 yr old Secret Speyside. However I'd have to have family and friends around to share such bounty with!

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@systemdown
systemdown replied

@SquidgyAsh You're lucky; none of my family or friends are into whisky. And also.. your line up is fantastic. I forgot about my O.P. 21. I think I'd have to slot that in somewhere too.

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@GotOak91
GotOak91 replied

Don't have a rare or extra aged whisk(e)y but given most "apocalyptic scenarios" Ill have enough time to buy a wishlist bottle to have for the ride...

11 years ago 0

@SquidgyAsh
SquidgyAsh replied

@systemdown Thanks my friend! However I just realized I commited blasphemy when I didn't throw in the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection! New tasting flight is Old Pulteney 21, Rosebank 21, Port Ellen 30, William L Weller, Thomas H Handy, George T Stagg and then the 40 yr old Secret Speyside.

It is a nice thing when friends and family love whisky...

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@systemdown
systemdown replied

@SquidgyAsh You'd finish on the 40yo Speyside? Wonder if you'd even taste it after the Stagg!

11 years ago 1Who liked this?

@SquidgyAsh
SquidgyAsh replied

@systemdown /sigh I really think it's place in the line up is completely wrong. Honestly it really should be the very first whisky tasted. As you said you wouldnt taste it after the rest of those whiskies.

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@systemdown
systemdown replied

@GotOak91 "Apocalypse whisky" needn't be an expensive whisky at all.. as expendable income expands, wish list whiskies become reality and then the wish list whiskies are replaced with those once thought beyond the realm of possibility. If I didn't have the cash I'd be perfectly happy to ring in the end of the world with a bottle of A'bunadh, for example. Or Ardbeg Ten. Or Lagavulin 16 etc.

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@SquidgyAsh
SquidgyAsh replied

@systemdown Totally agree my friend! For me a nice bottle of Limeburners, Buffalo Trace, Ardbeg 10 and Talisker 10 and I'll be a happy man!

11 years ago 0

@thecyclingyogi

i'd definitely be tempted to open everything within reach, but that's a little risky when you don't know what the post-apocalyptic single malt market is going to be like. if the mutants who survive end up having heightened senses, like smell and taste, whisky may turn out to be priceless. however, if sight is heightened, survivors might see that whisky is just whisky....

11 years ago 2Who liked this?

@GotOak91
GotOak91 replied

@systemdown This is true right now Id be happy with Laphroaig 10 my Islay gateway drug :).

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@talexander
talexander replied

@thecyclingyogi I think you and I should rent a camper, load it up with our collective collections, and drive to Victor and Julie's house (provided it survives Sandy) and the four of us ride out the apocalypse in high fashion. Deal?

11 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Abunadhman
Abunadhman replied

A Springbank Society (not to be confused with SMWS. or Samaroli) bottling at 12years of a single cask at 57.3% abv. The one the members gave 97.5pts. - The OB Springbank for Samaroli, a famous and expensive Whisky) 12yo. from the 1980's, 97pts. and bottled at 57.1 abv. would be my second choice.

11 years ago 0

@Lars
Lars replied

Not a special bottle but one I would not be disappointed with...Lagavulin 16. I personally think it has everything I need as my last whisky.

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@thecyclingyogi

with the world ending tomorrow, i'll be sitting down with some good friends tonight - @talexander, @cpstecroix, @victor, and @dramlette. can't wait. at least i'll be going out with fantastic company, and no doubt great whisky.....

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@talexander
talexander replied

@thecyclingyogi Fantastic company, great whisky and hellfire & damnation. Three things I love.

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@NilsG
NilsG replied

If I had a super whisky, I wouldn't save it for "that special occasion". Or rather, everyday IS that day. ...or ...that's just my excuse for having zero patience. Also, there are things that I love more than whisky (maybe the wrong forum to confess, please don't lynch me) that would occupy my time before the end of the world (I won't be sitting down).

But having said that, tonight I will take a glass and my bottle of Uigeadail and celebrate that the world still exists as we know it.

11 years ago 0

@Lars
Lars replied

@thecyclingyogi You Sir are a lucky Man, enjoy your evening of great company and great whisky which I'm sure you'll have. And to ALL a good night.

11 years ago 0

@PMessinger
PMessinger replied

I'm having Lagavulin 16 yr. Finally broke that one open wow the Mayans don't stand a chance. :)

11 years ago 0

@GotOak91
GotOak91 replied

Odds are as there will be a Saturday Dec 22nd Im still going to show my friends that power that is Islay whisky with my Laphroaig 10 not a special whisky but so far its my absolute favorite hopefully they'll enjoy it too.

11 years ago 0

@PMessinger
PMessinger replied

@GotOak91 Great start sharing whisky with freinds is a good way to embrace the end. It's even better when the whisky is one of your favorites, the experience of sharing your favorite will make the time togehter that much better. :)

11 years ago 0

@thecyclingyogi

@victor just broke out the bourbons! i might die no matter what happens to the rest of you....

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@talexander
talexander replied

@thecyclingyogi it's chaos here. Bananas. @victor's bourbons, scotches, and other mysterious surprises await before The End Of Days.

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@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

I have taken my cue for selection of "21:12:2012 apocalypse whisky" from the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

The first is Lagavulin 16 yr old (WHITE HORSE Distillers Ltd) an apocalypse homage to single malts.

The second (is a tribute to BIG RED, aka Secretariat winner of 1973 Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown) - Woodford Reserve "official bourbon of the Kentucky Derby."

The third is DARK HORSE, ex Alberta Distillers which was at one time owned, in partnership, by Frank McMahon who also owned Majestic Prince, winner of 1969 Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

The Fourth is a bourbon which sports a horse and rider (professional jockeys cheat DEATH on every mount) atop the bottle's stopper - Blanton's Single Barrel Special Reserve. This bourbon is a tame or PALE horse when compared to the other Blanton's offerings.

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@MacBaker62
MacBaker62 replied

Well, we're still here, so I guess I'll have to save my choice for the next apocalypse. My pick would be my still unopened Compass Box sampler set. I'd crack open each of the five vials and work my way through their range of blends, blended malts, and the blended grain whisky. Murray ranks most of the whiskies in the set in the 90+ range in his Whisky Bible, so it would be a high quality and varied way to end my whisky adventure.

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