By @Wodha on 15th Jan 2010, show post
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TIFF is just far too busy for me to simply sit down and enjoy a nice dram!
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@talexander, "So What AREN'T You Drinking Now?" EVERYTHING.
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Wrong thread - if it makes you feel better I was on call last night and may be again later this week.
@Nozinan, that is what I just said.
@Victor you were on call?
@Nozinan, I am always on call, but most of my calls are from those already on the other side, not merely on the doorstep.
@Victor perhaps a dram or to actually facilitates that...
@Nozinan, a dram or two facilitates getting to the other side, but tends to cloud perception of information coming from that realm.
@Victor of course, there's also the issue of getting BACK...
Wait awhile and re-incarnate. No big deal.
I had a few glasses of Kilkerran 12 last night. It was a little disappointing the night I opened it with my club and drank it alongside some other Campbeltown standards, and I hoped it would fare better the second time around, on its own.
It did not.
It's totally solid, but I hoped for much more than that. I wanted salt, pizzazz, pop, and sparkle. Instead, it's just "fine." Color me crestfallen.
I thought the kilkerran 12 was fantastic. Very impressive.
Popping open some Glenmorangie Signet tonight.
@nooch And I traded this in for 2 Caol Ila 17 CS....
I'm revisiting a long opened bottle of G&M Mortlach and seeing it in a new light.
@Nozinan there is a 21yo mortlach from g and m I have been considering. Is that the one? If so, thoughts?
@nooch This one was a 13 YO Coop exclusive in Calgary. I scored it pretty low originally but I'm really enjoying it now.
@nooch I agree on the Kilkerran 12. The longer it's open, the more I'm loving it.
The Signet is a bit rich more me, but I'm going to knock off the last of the Sonalta PX that I have been nursing for about 4 years.
@BlueNote That's "a bit rich for me" not more me.
@nooch & @BlueNote : Good to know on the Kilkerran 12. I'll plan to keep mine open for a long haul and see what happens over time. Bonus: That stratagem will allow me to keep putting off (and anticipating) the day I pop open all the WIPs from my stash for a big Kilkerran vertical.
EDIT: @BlueNote, in case you didn't know: You can edit your posts for a few minutes after you first post them to correct typos and whatnot. It's the "paper" icon next to the "reply" arrow. I'm not sure how long it's available—ten minutes maybe?
I had one dram of Longrow CV last night. Man, that's good. Nothing extraordinary: just clean, beautiful peat with enough maturity to eliminate all the young nasty bits. Tasty!
@MadSingleMalt Thanks, good to know. I'm a bit of a luddite; still have to figure out how to put up photos.
@MadSingleMalt Love that stuff. Haven't seen it for a few years now. There were various opinions on what CV stood for: Curriculum Vitae, Chairman's Vat, Classic Version. Any ideas?
I subscribe to the Curriculum Vitae theory.
Last evening, in prep for my father-in-law's funeral tomorrow: Glen Moray 16, Balvenie 12 Doublewood, Aberlour 12 cf, Grant's Family Reserve Blended Scotch, and two shots of Macallan 12 Sherry Oak. All were nice. The Glen Moray 16 just shows malt and old used wood, but is quite pleasant. The bottle of Balvenie DW is from a decent batch and worked. The Aberlour 12 bottle has been open a couple of years and has gotten better over that time. It is now quite good. I am usually unenthusiastic about cf Aberlour 12. Yesterday it pleased me. The batch of Grant's is a good and enjoyable one. And I am really getting into Macallan 12 Sherry Oak these days. I am so sensitive to sulphur now that any wine-cask malt which is really clean is quite a treat.
@Victor What do you think of recent batches of DW? I have one from 2014 open and I am finding it slightly bitter. Bitter may not be the right word. Its got the characteristic dried fruit type fruitiness, but it lacks the usual sweetness that I recall from earlier batches. I also have an unopened one, Batch L2B 6170 3101. I bought it in Oregon in May. I'm guessing it was bottled Jan 31/2017. I'm curious to see how this one compares to the 2014 bottle. I have had a number of these over the years and each one is never quite the same as the previous one. Also the price is starting to get up there.
@BlueNote, my experience is similar to yours in that I have seen a lot of variation in batches of Balvenie 12 yo Doublewood. DW is a bit of a crap shoot, from my experience. The first bottle of it I owned really was not very good. When my brother-in-law gave me a bottle as a gift I thought "great, you've given me a bottle of almost the only whisky I don't like" and gave that bottle to my sister. It tasted quite good and much better than my first one. I've tasted a few more over the last several years, but I have not bought another bottle of 12 yo Doublewood...so I really don't have the experience to comment on the recent batches which have come out. I'll say this I LOVE me some Balvenie 17 yo Doublewood. But "that one's gonna cost ya".
@Victor Yeah, I'd love to try the 17DW. I also love the 15 year old single cask, but that one too now comes with some serious sticker shock.
@BlueNote, yes, here too for the sticker shock for the Balvenie 15 yo Sherry Cask. That one I have not yet had the pleasure of trying, though I would love to, ASAP.
@Victor Please extend my condolences to @Dramlette. May we taste together in happier times.
Now I'm having the Benromach 10. I poured it for me and my mother (her first glass of scotch ever (she has tasted from my glass before) to celebrate the first Friday Night dinner at our new (her old) house.
I also closed the circle started when @paddockjudge was here and finally gave my niece a taste of the Mac CS (don't worry @Paddockjudge, there's still a little left for you...)
Sorry that I disappeared for a while again. It's been too hot on the west coast of the US to drink whisky lately. Finally starting to have some fall like weather, so time for some drams.
Tonight, attended the last leg of the Kilchoman West Coast Tour in Seattle. Sampled the following;
Kilchoman 100% Islay (had twice)
Kilchoman Machir Bay
Kilchoman Loch Gorm (had twice)
Kilchoman Machir Bay Cask Strength USA West Coast Tour Edition (had 3 times)
Kilchoman Sauternes Matured
All were good. My least favorite was Sanaig, but it was still good. From there, my favorites in order were Machir Bay, 100% Islay, Loch Gorm and the Sauternes Matured. The best, hands down, was the Cask Strength Tour Edition. Bought a bottle. A great night of great whisky and some great friends.
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