By @paddockjudge on 27th Oct 2013, show post
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Happy birthday @Nock all the best
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A very happy birthday to @Nock . Mayhap I will raise a dram of Corry to your health.
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@Nock Happy Birthday. Those born in October are the best!
Happy Birthday @Nock
@Nock - let me join the others in wishing you a happy birthday. Sadly, I don’t have any Ardbeg in the cabinet at the moment. I will have to figure out something else worthy of raising in your honor after I get home tonight.
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Happy Birthday @Nock
Happy Birthday, @Nock !!!!
Happy Birthday @Nock !
@Victor, @Nozinan, @cricklewood, @OdysseusUnbound, @TracerBullet, @RianC, @bwmccoy, @Astroke, @talexander, @casualtourtue
Thank you kindly to all for your Birthday wishes! I am celebrating with a lineup of Octomore’s. For the occasion I am opening my bottles of 7.3, 8.2 and 9.3. I also have some open 1.1, 6.3 and 8.3 to compare. The peat is strong! Long live the peat.
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@Nock well I know what line-up I have to beat for my next birthday. Amazing.
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@Nock, a toast to you with a wee pour of "the smuggler's whisky", Islay Mist 8 YO. Hahahahaha,
Happy Birthday my friend!
....don't buy Little Book 3, you won't like it. I love it on day number two. It has cherries, but they taste like deep, deep reddish brown overly ripe Bing cherries, sweet, but starting to ferment under their own skin. I've never had that in a bourbon before.
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Tonight my family helped a sponsor group welcome a family to their first night in Canada. Husband, wife, 4 daughters and a son (not quite Fiddler on the roof...they had 5 daughters) have been refugees for over 6 years, waiting for the green light from Canada for 3 years already.
We ate supper together, exchanged contact information, and let them go to sleep (they have been travelling over 24h).
It's late but I couldn't miss the opportunity to celebrate your birthday with a small pour of Ardbeg Corryvreckan. This batch, L70173 16/03/2018, the only one I have tried, is delicious. I believe it received the @Victor seal of approval in Collingwood.
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@Nock Happy B-day toasting to your health with a Port Charlotte 10.
@Nozinan yes, I like that batch of Corryvreckan by far the best of those 5 or so I have consumed. If they all tasted like that I'd be much more of a Corryvreckan fan.
@cricklewood – thanks for the kind words. I am extremely pleased. My initial impression of Octomore 1.1 was underwhelming (especially comparing it to Ardbeg Supernova). But after a few years it really got to a good place. I realized that what Octomore needs is air time. So I am happy to crack all these bottles to see what happens. I will look forward to hearing what your birthday line-up looks like
@paddockjudge – love that “smuggler’s Islay 8yo” I hear it was remarkably un-peaty. Also, thanks for the word on the Little Book 3. I would have been tempted. I hate that note of cherries in my bourbon.
@Nozinan – cheers! I have now finished off my first bottle of that Corry (16/03/2018) while it isn’t my favorite, it certainly is not a bad batch. I have an extra bottle in reserve (for an epic Corry taste off . . . some day)
@fiddich1980 – I do love that Port Charlotte 10yo. Any chance you can find the batch code to share with us? I would love to know which one you are drinking.
@Victor – shockingly most of the batches of Corry DO taste like that batch. I have rated that batch (16/03/2018) a combined score of 92. It is one I consider very much in the middle of the road “good batch Corry.” And in looking at the 12 different batches I have scored the only two I scored below a 90 were . . . the two you have owned. And just so you know there are 4 batches I score higher than 92. I am sorry my friend. Your luck with Corry has been horrible. I would lay money that the next bottle of Corry I buy will score around a 91 or higher. Of course I say that and the next one I buy will be a dud again. Glad I have some older bottles in reserve.
@Nock Wow! So jealous of that line-up! I only have the 7.3 in my selection! Sounds like a fabulous Birthday! Slainte!
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@Nock The batch code for the Port Charlotte HP 10, I currently have opened is :
Batch Code L162464 18/286 2018/09/06 16:06. A second bottle recently purchased (unopened) has the same batch code L162464 18/286 2018/09/06 16:01.
The time stamp is the distinguishing feature.
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@TracerBullet thanks for the kind words
@fiddich1980 thanks for the batch information. I really liked my bottle of 18/306 2018/10/04 which would have been a month after your bottle. It is always nice when your back up bottle is from the same batch as your opened bottle. You know what you are getting.
@Nock - Sorry! I forgot to post on Thursday night that I raised the following dram for your birthday. While it isn't smoky, it's the classiest bottle that I have open right now. I love Scotch from the early to mid-1980's and this one checks all of the boxes that I look for from that period.
Miltonduff SMWS 72.31 (29 year - Dec. 1983) "Something Old, Something New" - Refill Hogshead ex-Bourbon - 48.3% ABV
Nose: varnished wooden floors, leather bound books, tobacco leaves, caramelized apples and waxy lavender. Palate: wood, nuts and spices.
Again, happy (belated) birthday.
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