By @Wodha on 15th Jan 2010, show post
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@nooch When I started I bought with the intention of "opening later' but I've never been able to catch up. I found my palate developed and there are bottles I would never get to. I've found good homes for many of them.
I agree having a small volume to try would be good. I did get a sample of Arran 12 CS, same batch as the one in Ontario, and it was useful to decide not to buy it.
If I had unlimited room and unlimited money I would but lots of everything I liked and would be a happy to share (or leave to others) what I couldn't get to. But I have other priorities in life (GASP!), and can't justify stocking up on every expression I like.
Lag 8 is really good but I'll get over it once the bottle is gone.
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@nooch , you could look into some of the informal sample-swap groups. There's one on Reddit. If you have stuff that others would like to try (i.e., bait!), you should be able to trade for some interesting stuff you don't want to buy a whole bottle of.
@nooch , I've had a few of the Kilkerrans but I haven't opened my 12 yet. So far, they're all totally solid and I would not hesitate for one moment about buying one.
Usually a great value too in today's market.
You can find some reviews here on Connosr:
And I see at least one that got lumped in with the Springbank reviews by mistake (same folks):
Finally, we had a dedicated Kilkerran thread going here a while back. By all means, please revive that if you get the 12 and have anything to say about it:
Sitting down to watch Rock of Ages while sipping some Four Roses Single Barrel, inspired by that vintage bottle I posted about earlier. This is one of favourite bottles of bourbon, although I'm sadly getting to the end of it. Hopefully the next one will be just as good.
As for the movie, I saw the stage version when it was in Toronto and quite enjoyed it. Hopefully the movie is fun too. Tom Cruise and Alec Baldwin in a musical, who woulda thunk it?
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@Alexsweden how do you like it? This was my last purchase too. It seems to be well regarded as a well priced sherry bomb - but I must say I've been a little under whelmed by it. Missing those lovely fruit cake notes I was hoping for. However, for the price it's enjoyable.
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I've just sampled it once yet but I liked it! I would not designate it a Sherry bomb but you can definitely pick up the sweetness from the PX as well as the dry oloroso notes. Luckily I'll need to have it more times to write a Review...
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Finished adding up all the receipts for my income tax return. If that's not a reson to celebrate, what is?
Decided to review 2 single barrel bourbons, E.H. Taylor and Knob Creek. In all, a good night.
Spiced Orange Mead, 14% ABV, one of the many home-brew products of a guy with whom I play one of my weekly basketball games. This one had a rough nose and delivery out of the bottle, but mellowed out in a lovely way after 20 minutes in the glass. I would have rated this one 65 points when quickly consumed, but easily meriting 80 points with time in the glass.
Great Night! Everyone went to bed early, then I finished my work, went downstairs to watch a very exciting Jays game while prepping some samples for tomorrow. In the process I got about 5-10 CCs first of some Caol Ila (unpeated ) 17 YO CS, then some Amrut CS. Now, if only the Jays could close it out...
@Nozinan Looks like your wish came true, with some pretty exciting moments as well! Also happy birthday!
@mscottydunc Yes, that "slide", a somersault into home plate followed by the first actual hit by a pitching in a pinch-hitting role since the 1970s, a double no less, and the pitcher scoring the winning run... that was worth staying up for.
Today it's diet coke as I await 5 pm and the evening off to celebrate with the wife, kids, and nephew.
Having this with some New World Projects Starward PX Cask No. 3 (Australian malt whisky).
Cold weather calls for some heavily sherried single malt whisky as a restorative.
Last night at a lovely dinner, we had Bunnahabhain 18 yo, G & M Mortlach 15 yo, and some Casa Noble Single Barrel Anejo. My innocence has been permanently lost now that I can taste sulphur acutely. I love a clean Mortlach and a clean Bunnahabhain. These, like many, were not clean of sulphur. The SB Casa Noble was nice, but the real showstopper was a taste of Casa Noble Alta Belleza, a 563 bottle Extra Anejo special edition. Wow! Just wow! Takes a good bit of money to buy a bottle of that one, though.
@Victor: Yes I can never understand this good sulphur vs bad sulphur argument. I never enjoy it if I discover it in a whisky. It must be a nightmare with the sherried scotch whiskies if you have a high sensitivity to it.
Tasting the new Shackleton Blended Malt at the launch event with @Pierre
@jeanluc , oh! Is that Shackleton going to be an ongoing product now?
The guy who hosted my club's last meeting brought out the dregs of his old bottle to share and it was pretty solid stuff.
@Ol_Jas this a new edition going on general release next month priced at around £40 GBP
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@Ol_Jas, that is quite a friendly price compared to the first release!
@roro and I are ensuring the future availibility of sherry casks for whiskey aging.
This seems to be the reached for most bottle on my shelf right now.
@Nickh I'm right with you there - I'm loving this bottle. Out of interest, have you tried Kilchoman Machir Bay? I'm intrigued to see how it compares with Ardbeg 10.
@Hewie I've not tried any Kilchoman. It's on the list!
Currently enjoying a pour of Wild Turkey 101. Not doing anything in particular at the moment, but I'm considering perhaps playing some Ticket to Ride in a bit. If the missus is on the same page that is.
So after a rousing game of Ticket to Ride (I lost ) I'm now sitting down to watch Wings of Honnemise. I'm not usually a fan of anime, but I've heard great things about this one and have been meaning to get around to it for years. Well, tonight's the night!
Keeping me company is a generous pour of Gibson's Finest 18 YO. I don't reach for this very often, but whenever I do I'm reminded of why I love it so.
Well I started with a blend of 1/3 Woodford Reserve, 1/3 Wild Turkey RB (108 proof) and 1/3 Evan Williams BIB. I had this sitting for a few months and it was a little "sharp" at first but settled down nicely with a few drops of water.
Moved on to Four Roses 2013 SB 125th and will finish up with a Makers Mark Cask Strength.
Hazelburn 9 Year Old Barolo Cask Matured.
This is an excellent bottling and contrary to the norm, this Hazelburn has a touch of peat which gives it that additional layer of complexity.
Fans of all things Springbank will rejoice.
My brother gave me an 8 yo whiskey for my bithday , produced by brewery Hemel in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. It is a special whiskey. It is Dutch and the Netherlands do not have an impressive tradition distilling whiskey. The dutch distill jenever (gin) . I have tasted Hemel several times. I do not get over the moon. It tastes like pear and it has barely a finish. I prefer Millstone, another Dutch distillery, especially its rye whiskey. Now I feel the need to drink a dram from Campbell town.
Celebrating a rare Blue Jays win with Booker's 2015-06 - delicious!
@Nelom Have you ever tried Twilight Struggle?
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