By @Wodha on 15th Jan 2010, show post
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I like your question too. But do you mind if I turned my 'main wall' post into a new 'wall category'?
Do you mind a "So, what are you 'tasting' now?" to appear out of the blue?
The last thing I want to be on a social network is a copycat. I would appreciate it if you'd let me do that to see the impact of it.
Tx a lot in advance for becoming a buddy of mine, with or without your approval.
6 years ago 0
OK guys, this was it for today. I think I'll let my wife decide about it. Just a sec... So Cragganmore it will be... A 12 - 40% - 70cl
6 years ago 1
Its a rotten night outside. I'm consoling myself with a Laphroaig 10 year old.
Spent an hour in the Whisky Shop in the Metrocentre, Gateshead, humming and harring over the stock. I treated myself to a Balblair 1997 based on the guy's recommendation. It's very nice though I'm not committed to saying it's the best single malt I've tried.
I did sample the Talisker’s Distillers Edition and thought it was sensational - but too much sadly. The flavours were lovely and the smokiness lasted long after I left the shop. Perhaps I'm crossing over to a peaty preference - something I never thought I'd do.
It's Friday night and I just got paid. . .well not really but why spoil the idea? I'm celebrating with an 18 year old Laphroaig from the SMWS. It's fabulous. Perfect from a snow swept evening. . .which we're having here in the hills in Southern Scotland. There's lots of laundry smoke at play in this one.
Right at the moment, a glass of Vat 69 with a splash of water (Spanish water I'm afraid). But when I get together with friends further into the weekend, a couple of glasses of Laphroaig Triple Wood and, for dessert, a glass of Glenmorangie's new Sonnalta (a Scottish/Spanish fusion with the guid stuff matured in Pedro Ximenez barrels).
Just trying Penderyn peated for the first time..
Getting through a Highland Park 12yo quite nicely - my first jump in to peat malts
Just finished a glass of Caol Ila 12yo....always a favourite.
6 years ago 4
Just opened a bottle of Talisker 18 year old.
My word, glorious stuff!
SMWS 36.44 - "A day in the saddle". Toffee and leather, and smoky air, like a day out hacking years ago. Quite changed by water into something zingy that's not as nice!
Laphroaig 10 yr old. By god if you're not used to peaty whisky this is hard stuff. But saying that, after a few glasses I'm getting to like it.
@Lee Yeah its a peat monster! Have you tried the quarter cask?
@PeatAndMeat No but it was in my hand and chose the 10yr due to the price - didn't want to take too big a gamble. It just so happens I'm having a glass right now and I like it more than I did yesterday. Strange. How does the quarter cask compare?
@Lee Well worth having a poke through the reviews here connosr.com/reviews/laphroaig/…
A quite heavily sherried Mortlach, Really rather good. Dark fruits and mocha with a thread of sweet tobacco smoke. I will re taste before I post a review.
12yo Yamazaki which, for my taste, is infinitely more enjoyable than the 18yo (and 1/3 of the price, though, I'd prefer the 12yo even if it was at the same price as the 18yo). I plan to post side-by-side tasting notes ... soon. Anyone else feel the same wrt to the 12 and 18yo Yamazakis ?
It was a sad day when I heard the news that Laphroaig was discontinuing the 15 year expression. So sad that I went out and bought two bottles that day. So, I've been sitting on two bottles for about a year now. This weekend I came across an out of the way package store that had two bottles on the shelf. I couldn't resist. I hope this doesn't come across as greedy, but at last I felt I could open a bottle. So tonight, after the children were put to bed and wife had settled in for a little television, I'm having a dram (or two) of the reason I drink Scotch. Does it get much better?
6 years ago 2
Glenlivet 12yo (onboard Air France flight 267 from Seoul to Paris)
Ardbeg Blasda and Glenlivet 12 y.o.
A 12 YO Malts Of Scotland Lappy.
Really nice, just a near perfect young Laphroaig.
Just tried the (duty free) Bushmills 12 Year Old Select Casks (Caribbean Rum casks!). Simply magnificent Irish whiskey. Seriously.
Highland Park 25yo 48.1%. A good highland park no doubt but not my favourite of the range. I must confess my preference is for the old bottling..............and the 30yo :-)
Treated myself to a Laphroaig Quarter Cask. Really lovely and prefer it to the 10 year old. Had an Ardbeg in my other hand, but at the same price and scores on here favour the former, I replaced the latter and I'm currently enjoying it while typing this.
Port Askaig 17yo. I'm not really sure what to think of it.
I did taste it formally with notes etc..., but I think I will wait a couple of weeks and taste it again before writing a review. Often my first take on a whisky is not the final one (for example the Lagavulin DI was a flop the first time I tasted it, but has since become my all-time favorite).
One thing that I am sure will not change is that I cannot fathom why people are so sure this is "stealth" Caol Ila. For me it lack the smoke and onctuousness of the Caol Ila. Not even similar.
Just picked up a bottle of Glenfarclas 105. Might have one before dinner. Its 4pm is that too early for dinner?
@WhiskyP It's almost 9pm in Tehran ;-)
@olivier I like your thinking!
Evening guys, first post on Connosr after joining. Enjoying having a snoop around the site with a Redbreast 12 to hand. Cheers.
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