By @Wodha on 15th Jan 2010, show post
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@Ol_Jas the big question is - if you didn't like it the first time, why did you have it a second time?
18 days ago 0
@Nozinan , a fine question, and one which finds hints for all its answers in my previous post! :)
•I last had it years ago. (And most reviews of contemporary Ledaig from fellow peat-heads are positive.)
•I have an IB Ledaig in the stash that I'm looking forward to opening, and I wanted to whet my appetite for it.
Tried the newly released Glenmorangie Private Edition Bacalta.
Love the perfumed nose: sweet, winey, vanilla.
Unfortunately the palate is a little bit of a let down and nothing very much special compared to their standard 'the Original' at half the price. The only difference is that this has a hint of sweet wine note on the finish with a little more spice to the profile.
Not bad, just feel that it's priced a little much for what it offers.
13 days ago 0
enjoying an A'bundah from cask #50. So delicious.
Having some Rowan's Creek bourbon (Batch 10-171).
Excellent bourbon although I found the woodiness to be a little overpowering lending a touch of bitterness on the finish.
13 days ago 3
A buddy and I went to see Logan yesterday at one of the VIP theatres. Prior to the start, we ordered a Blanton's regular, brought the glass in and took out seats.
Midway through the film, we brought out the WhistlePig Boss Hog (Barrel 48, 122.7 Proof) to savor for the rest of the movie. Has been about a year since the last time and every bit as delicious as I remember. A very spicy whiskey where the high ABV starts off hot in the throat but eventually simmers and opens to an enjoyable taste.
Down to maybe a 5th of a bottle so likely to finish in a couple of months - have always had neat but will need to explore a little w water (my buddy was very impressed w the addition of water to his glass) prior to finishing.
Thanks again to Paddock Judge for the recommendation on this top shelf rye - next bottle to open will be the WhistlePig 15 Year Old Vermont State Oak (92 proof) - can't wait to give it a whirl.
Cheers to Cineplex for changing the viewing experience and creating new revenue streams - would likely do the buy one from them, bring one from home model again (although easier to do in cooler environments) as it is a win-win.
12 days ago 0
Craft beer, Sazerac Rye Old Fashioneds & PlayStation. Chilling out with friends on Sunday.
12 days ago 1
I'm patiently waiting for your comments on WhistlePig 15 Year Old Vermont State Oak, definitely one I would like to get a hold of.
@Maddie and I visited a large free tasting on Thursday night in Baltimore. Highlights? Old Forester 1920 lives up to all of the praise given to it. It reminds me a lot of a reduced rye version (i.e. bourbon and not straight rye) of Pikesville 6 yo 110 proof Rye. Downside? The price for 1920 is a little steep, unfortunately-- around $ 60-70 including the tax. Another highlight was of an exceptionally good batch of Powers Gold Label. Happily @Maddie bought bottles of the Old Forester 1920, the Powers Gold, and of a few others.
We tried some Redbreast Lustau at a separate store. That one is OK, but I would not buy a bottle of it, nor drink it in preference to either the 12 yo or the 12 yo CS.
I only break out the Macallan CS on rare occasions, like if @Paddockjudge is visiting. Today was the first leadership debate to see who will lead my party into the next election in 2019. I recall fondly that the leader they all talked about inspiring them (who died in 2011) enjoyed the occasional Scotch. That's a good enough reason for me...
It's also Purim, a holiday that commemorates, well, it doesn't matter what it commemorates except that one of the ways we celebrate is by making triangular cookies filled with various fillings, and my favourite one is prune jam, and prune is one of the unique notes I get in Maccallan CS.
Review on its way...
Having a cask strength whiskey after a cask strength day at work: Booker's 2015-01 Barrel Proof Bourbon 128,7 pf
11 days ago 0
@Victor, Agreed on the OF 1920, I really like this one and after a couple pours I will leave it for a month or so. Was a gift from mt ex wife but I would have no problem paying the $70 US she paid.
I did purchase the Redbreast Lustau, not bad, but not worth the $90 CAD I paid in Ontario.
You are more than welcome to a portion of my bottle - let me know how I can get it to you...jr
11 days ago 1
very kind of you to offer.
@Astroke, do you have any tips on how to get my ex-wife to give ME bottles of whisk(e)y?
@Victor Remain friends and support her decisions no matter how bad they are
11 days ago 2
I just poured myself a lovely A'bunadh 55. I hope you all have a nice weekend!
7 days ago 0
Compass Box The Lost Blend - still as good as I remembered!
Started the evening with a pour of Evan Williams BiB. A serviceable bourbon which I really quite enjoy, but admittedly not something that'll blow the roof of a building. Followed that up with a generous pour of Old Granddad BiB, a bit of a step up from the Evan Williams, even if it's not 114.
Currently watching Hancock, a movie I have a bit of a soft spot for. Pondering if tonight will be one of those exceedingly rare three-pour nights. I suspect not, but we'll see.
8, 000 posts on this thread! Wow,Wow,Wow @Wodha!
Redbreast Cask Strength on St. Paddy's Day.
7 days ago 1
Bushmills Millennium Malt for the patron saint of immigrants.
@paddockjudge Congratulations on being #8000! I'll raise a dram of another CS Irish whisky in your honour. Writer's Tears, 2012, 52%. I freely admit it is not as smooth, flavourful or complex as the RB 12 CS, but I finished that one last week and I'm not ready to open another (too many bottles open).
I poured this dram after decanting the rest of the bottle into one of @paddockjudge's 50cc sample bottles and it left me with a very generous 25-30 cc pour. I forsee hours of enjoyment during which it should open up nicely. Happy St. Patrick's day!
@Iggy, I have a bottle of that which I got as a gift 9 years ago. I didn't know that he was the patron Saint of Immigrants. Does that mean the festivities are cancelled this year in the US?
We would sooner cancel spring.
Got mine as a gift for my 50th birthday in 02.
A family member brought back a 'Limited Edition' Rebellion 8 YO Bourbon from Syracuse. Average at best with not much to taste. Forgot yet again to call ahead and have a desired bottle waiting at the store - even though it was not my $, I would rather pay for something I actually want (thought is appreciated)
5 days ago 0
Enjoying some Wild Turkey 101 while watching Moonlight.
I'd forgotten I even had this bourbon, and then the other day I found three bottles of it in a box in the basement... It felt like a bit of a Jeff Foxworthy-type moment... "You might have a whisky-buying problem if..."
It's a decent whisky, but I'm considering returning the two unopened bottles. I don't know that I need THREE bottles of the stuff.
4 days ago 1
Oban Little Bay. Purchased at Park Ave Liquor on recent trip to NYC. Delicious!
4 days ago 0
@paddockjudge I was actually testing the messageboard right after joining and thought "So, what are you drinking now?" would get a few answers. I am honored the question lives on.
I promise I'll be more active. Cheers!
4 days ago 5
@Wodha It is indeed an interesting thing to see what people all around the world are choosing. For me, a small measure of Longrow 14 YO Burgundy wood...Review to follow.
@Wodha, Agreed! Oban Little Bay is rich and delicious. The small cask finish works well here.
Last week i gifted a friend a bottle of quinta ruban, tonight he treated me to a dram of it. It's a deliciously sweet Glenmorangie and with some air it is sure to become marvelous!
3 days ago 0
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