By @paddockjudge on 27th Oct 2013, show post
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As usual, I’m late to the party. Happy belated Birthday @paddockjudge and @talexander. I haven’t had any whisky for a few days (busy with work and family life), but will raise a dram in your honor later tonight!
6 months ago 4Who liked this?
Happy Birthday @Nock!
Your company is a blessing, and the quality and quantity of your whiskies never disappoint either.
about one month ago 2Who liked this?
Happy birthday @nock! If I have time today I will raise a dram of something peated, or a Sagg Jr in your honour.
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@Nock - Happy Birthday! It was great to meet you in person last fall and share drams together with you and @Victor! Thanks again for sharing so many of your amazing whiskies! Hope you have a great birthday!
Thank you @Victor, @Nozinan, and @bwmccoy for the birthday well wishes! It has been a delightfully relaxing day. Yesterday was my wife’s big school fundraising event for the year. The last few weeks have been hugely successful leading up to it. She has been unbelievably stressed leading up to it. I had to help all day yesterday. So today she took off and we slept in.
This afternoon I opened my three whisky presents to myself.
Ledaig 11yo 61.0% Blackadder Raw Cask 23rd October 2010 - March 2022 Sherry Puncheon No. 11 Bottle 104 of 524
Octomore 13.3 Islay Barley 5yo 61.1% (129.3ppm); 2016 Concerto Barley from Octomore Farm; combination of first fill ex-bourbon and second fill ex-European casks.
Octomore 14.3 Islay Barley 5yo 61.4% (214.2ppm); 2017 Concerto Barley from Octomore Farm; 50% first fill ex-bourbon and 50% second fill wine casks.
These are all neck pours and my experience is that all of these heavily peated whiskes will change with time . . . but so far the 14.3 is the stand out by a lot. It has hints of some of my favorites (7.3, 8.3 and 9.3). I have found the recent releases of 10.3 and 11.3 to not be as much to my liking. I managed to miss 12.3.
Anyway so far an excellent day. I would love to share each of these drams with you gentlemen and get your impressions. I have enjoyed our tasting sessions in the past and look forward to future tasting with each of you. Cheers!
Here is the current lineup
@Nock happy birthday
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