By @Wodha on 15th Jan 2010, show post
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I'm about to have a sip of my just purchased Ardbeg Uigeadail. I thought I'd buy a Talisker DE today but my curiosity for the Ardbeg whisky won me over.
Should I have went for the Talisker anyway? Or the Ten years? I doubt I'll be disappointed in any case :-)
Oh and btw, I'm new around here. Gotta say that I love the site. It's very modern and I love the navigation. I'm here to stay!
7 years ago 0
@induce @dougwatts Welcome to the site. Just having a Talisker 57º North here...
Uigeadail is great stuff BTW
Cracked open the 105, my my she's a fiesty one!
Glengoyne 21 SC OB 53%. Sigh, persistent sulphur kick in this one that just sits in the way of what could have been a lovely whisky. Disappointing, what a shame.
Glenfiddich 18, retrieved from the back of the cabinet and a welcome return. I'd forgotten how complex this one is... so much wood I've got splinters in my tongue (and I mean that in a good way)
I am fasting alcohol during Lent, but I have ordered a bottle of Laphroaig 10, Glenmorangie 10, and Dalmore 12.
@mathews That's going to be a long 40 days ;-) Nice reward at the end by the sounds of it though..
Enjoying a tipple of Aberlour a'bunadh at the moment :-)
Had a nip of a'bunadh last night myself.
SMWS 33.79 - An amazing creamy Ardbeg, its tastes surprisingly good with some plain salted peanuts. Ahh the weekend is here!
Decided to open up a bottle of Stranahan’s Colorado that’s been waiting patiently in my cabinet for about a month or so. The finish is as lovely as I had heard!
7 years ago 1
So far, a Glenmorangie evening: started w/Nectar D'Or and now sampling and sipping the Original, which I enjoy even mor ...
@Beelzebozo, Almost bought some Stranahans, but the price is a bit steep ...and I already have too much bourbon and whiskey ... will try it sometime ... sounds wonderful ... starting to reach for the scotch more often.
@Piero, I also love salted nuts w/all types of drinks ... but unsalted are better if tasting and comparing ...
@LeFrog, ordered some A'bunadh today ... they actually had two listings with two slightly different prices ... maybe different batches ?
Had me some Duvel Distilled tonight. It's a Belgian whisky, marketed last year. Not bad, but not very good either. The famous Duvel beer is better :-)
6 years ago 0
Finally getting around to sampling the Glendronach 15 "revival". There are some iffy sulphury moments but on the whole, quite enjoyable and complex stuff. Really looking forward to the future bottling’s.
Tried Auchen Classic and Tobermory 10 again, as I had not cared for them last week. Still don't like either. To make sure it wasn't me, I tried Springbank 10 and Oban 14 ... hugh difference ... much better and very satisfying ... and at only 2wice the price !
@ AboutChoice: Auchentoshan Classic is indeed the least interesting of the current official range. If you get a chance to try the Select (same price category, now in duty free range), give it a go. Much better. But if you want a really good Auchentoshan, try the 18 Year Old. Expensive, but very good.
Really enjoyed a dram of the Macallan 10 yo fine oak last night
A good old Glenfarclas 15.
Tried Auched Classic again: wet cardboard, thin, harsh. Tobermory 10 was drinkable and tasty, but a bit harsh. Craggenmore 12 was highly delightful, pleasant nose and taste, with decent finish ... right up there with the good lighter, unpeated malts like, Glenmorangie Orig, Dalwhinnie, Glenfiddich 18, and Glenlivet. Finally, just tried a taste of peated Ardmore Trad Cask ... wow ... made everything else seem irrelevant !
@markjedi1, I had read that the Auchen Select had been replaced by the Classic, but I did now find a source from which to get some Select. Or, maybe you could just beam me up a sample ! :-)
@AboutChoice: our tasting notes for the Classic vary quite a bit, don't they. Check my review here : connosr.com/reviews/auchentoshan/…. Beaming you up a sample of the Select is not an option, I'm afraid, since you are in the States. I'm not allowed to ship alcohol to the US (but then you were joking, I take it, reffering to my love for sci fi - wrong movie though, I'm not into Star Trek, but Star Wars) :-)
6 years ago 1
Finishing a bottle of Balvenie Doublewood. Nice stuff but only a handful a few drams left in and it's been there a while - think some of the flavor and intensity has been lost on account of the diminishing alcohol / air ratio...
had a good laugh at www.scotlandfromhome.com , great blending info with a humorouse twist
My first discussion post. I didn't think I liked heavily sherried whiskies but just bought a bottle of Aberlour A'Bunagh mainly because of all the positive reviews (and the fact I found it on offer). I'm blown away by it, absolutely delicious! A total convert. It's £6.50 off in Waitrose at the moment by the way.
@Thrip It is really good stuff - my batch 28 bottle is nearly finished.
A whisk(e)y adventure: After reading some reviews and comments, I decided to try my #28, 59.7ABV Aberlour A-Boon-Arh this evening. But, from experience, nothing tastes right the first time, so I decided to have a warmup act. The warmup was rye whiskey, and after several enjoyable small samples of Beam, Old Overholt, Sazarac 6-Yr and Russels Reserve Rye, I again confirmed that, while Beam and Overholt are quite drinkable, Sazerac and Russels are noticeably superior.
Almost on to the main act, I came across my Glenrothes 1991/2007 that I hadn't tried for quite some time. Had a couple of dramlets, which after rye, were absolutely lovely ... a pleasant surprise.
Finally for the final act, it was time for the Aberlour Abunadh. Disappointely, I had a serious problem with the weak nose, which smelled like burnt rubber (like HP 12, which I don't like due to the nose). Anyone else notice this? Added water, but not much difference. But Big Redeeming value: the palate was deep, lousious and delicious, with a very long smooth and very warming finish. Now I get the idea about this stuff !! Second taste ... nose improved ... wonder why?
Still no peat or smoke, so I decided that the oncore would be Ardmore Trad Cask ... lovely nose ... wants to make me laugh, then yummy smoky and nutty palate with a medium warm finish. Now, just had to try Springbank 10 ... nose induces laughter and a back flip, with a sweet, tingly, fruity, smoky palate, and a satisfying sweet, smoky, dreamy, medium finish ( my favority ... but have heard there is noticeable bottle variation ).
So, another end to an exciting whisky adventure ... but so far, none of these were perfect. Any suggestiions for perfection ( under 50 GBP, 75 USD )?
Talisker 18........a classic
6 years ago 2
Bruichladdich Sauternes (Chateau D'Yquem) 16 Year Old
Then I'm gonna take a little sip of Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Trying out a Glenkinchie 12 which I got gifted, and tried once on New Year's Eve when I couldn't really taste (or remember) anything. Actually not bad - fresh and woody, pretty sharp on the tongue. Feels like it would go well with some kind of food, will have to look it up...
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