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Rigmorole started a discussion

Which bottles of whisky do you have open at this point in time?

10 years ago

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Rigmorole replied

A'bun Batch 39, Clynelish 15 Cask Strength, Laphroaig CS 003, Flaming Heart, Longrow Gaja, Hibiki 12, along with some vattings in smaller bottles of other scotches.

10 years ago 0

Rigmorole replied

Oh . . . and an Elijah Craig 12

10 years ago 0

@YakLord
YakLord replied

As of August 13, 2013 - Arran Robert Burns Malt, Catto's Rare Old Blended Scotch Whisky, Centennial 10 (Canadian), Clynelish 14, Cutty Sark Blended Scotch Whisky, Dalwhinnie 15, Danfield's 21 (Canadian), Dun Bheagan Islay 8 (an IB of Lagavulin), Nikka Taketsuru 12, Scapa 16, Talisker 10, Whyte & MacKay Special Reserve, and a bourbon (which is a blend of Wild Turkey 81 and Old Forester 100)

10 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

By open, you mean started? I only have one bottle open at any given time, but I have a lot of started bottles. Since you asked....

Scotch: Aberlour A'Bunadh batches 32 and 44 Bladnoch 9 YO mildly peated sample bottle Bladnoch 11 year old sherry cask matured bottled at 55% Springbank 12 year old cask strength Springbank 12 year old cask strength claret wood Bruichladdich "the laddie classic" Bruichladdich Peat Highland park 12 Laphroaig quarter cask Talisker 10 200 cc bottle Lagavulin 16 200 cc bottle Macallan 25 year old Grant's Family Reserve 200 cc bottle

Other single malt: Amrut Intermediate Sherry Amrut Portonova Amrut Fusion Glen Breton rare 10 YO Glen Breton Ice wine cask finished

Canadian: Alberta Premium 100% rye Forty Creek Confereration Oak Reserve Forty Creek Portwood Reserve

Oh boy....I'd better get busy! Anyone want to come over?

10 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

So much for formatting...

10 years ago 0

Rigmorole replied

I mean started, not literally open.

10 years ago 0

Rigmorole replied

Some great bottles started! I would love to make whisky friends in Portland OR and trade drams and tall tales every now and again.

10 years ago 0

@CanadianNinja

@Nozinan, Glen Breton ice wine cask finished... that sounds very interesting. How is it?

10 years ago 0

@Clare
Clare replied

Does anyone know how much I can sell a bottle of 1966 World Cup edition (40 years old) Tullibardine Malt for and how I may find a buyer?

10 years ago 0

@Clare
Clare replied

Does anyone know how much and where I could sell a bottle of 1966 World Cup (40 years old) Tullibardine whisky?

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Clare

I'll give you 5 dollars for it if you'll stop posting about it

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@CanadianNinja

Not as interesting as it could have been. Although there are cask strength versions out there in small bottles, the Glen Breton range tends to be priced above what the quality would dictate.

I didn't care much for it when I tried it. My version is 40%. After about a year of being open with wine preserver spray, I tried a dram and the more had opened a bit, and it was a little more fruity. But I have too many other "good" bottles to go back to it often. Some of my friends like the Glen Breton Rare but for a 43% 10 year old, you can get older and better cheaper.

10 years ago 0

@Clare
Clare replied

@Nozinan couldn't start a post as new user and would not allow me - didn't realise some people would get so upset!

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

@HughesDePayens

My whole cabinet is open right now, but here's the list:

Elijah Craig 12 Year, Knob Creek 9 Year, Canadian Club 12 Year, Laphroaig QC, Glenfarclas 12 Year, Glefarclas 105, Ardbeg 10 Year, Aberlour 10 Year.

I'm nearing the end of the Knob Creek, Canadian Club, Laphroaig, and Glenfarclas 12 Year bottles.

10 years ago 0

@HughesDePayens

@Clare Well it's just annoying because people are trying to have a conversation and you're throwing in posts off-topic. When your account is verified as a full-time user, you can make a post about it, but until then try to contribute to the topic at hand. That's your best bet if you don't want people to get annoyed with you. Plus, the discussions are fun and enlightening, so it wouldn't hurt to take part!

10 years ago 2Who liked this?

@MacBaker62
MacBaker62 replied

I have too much open right now, Amrut Fusiion Batch #22, Auchentoshan 12, The Balvenie 15 Single Barrel Cask #8778, BenRiach 12, Bushmills 10, Clynelish 14, Cragganmore 12, Glengoyne 10, Glenmorangie 12 Quinta Ruban, Laphroaig Triple Wood, Port Charlotte The Peat Project, Reddbreast 12 Cask Strength (58.6%) Batch #B1/12, Spriingbank 12, and Yamazaki 12. For the Bourbon lovers amoung my friends, I have Buffalo Trace, Bulleit Bourbon, Elijah Craig 12, and Larceny Small Batch Bourbon. An open bottle of George Dickel Barrrel Select for anyone that prefers Tennessee Whisky. Lastly two blends, Bank Note 5, and for the fans of something smokier, Black Grouse.

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

RetFor replied

I've got quite a few open:

Single Malt Scotches:

Aberfeldy 12 Year Ancnoc 16 Year Bourbon Cask Ardbeg 10 year Ardbeg Uigedail Balvenie 14 Year Rum Cask Caol Ila 12 Year Clynelish 14 Year Cragganmore 12 Year Deanston Virgin Oak Glenkinchie 10 Year Glenlivet 18 Year Glenrothes Select Highland Park 12 Year Isle of Jura Superstition Kilchoman Inaugural 3 Year Lagavulin 16 Year Longmorn 15 Year Tomintoul 14 Year Port Cask Tomintoul Peaty Tang

Blended Scotches:

Chivas Century of Malts Drambuie

Bourbons:

Angels Envy Basil Hayden Early Times Elijah Craig 12 Year Four Roses Kirkland Larceny Old Bardstown Woodford

as well as a couple ryes, an irish, and various other vodkas/tequilas/etc.

10 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

How does one decrease the number of open bottles and still maintain variety? I have some bottles open almost 3 years. And there's always something new I want to try. I'm really trying to decrease the open bottles but my to daring shelf is now overloaded with waiting bottles...

10 years ago 0

@WhiskyBee
WhiskyBee replied

@Nozinan - I know what you mean about liking variety. My cabinet is up to 103 bottles, and all 103 are opened. Only unopened bottles are spares of a few favorites (Black Bull 30, Ardbeg Uigedail, HP 18, Johnnie Walker Green).

I do what I can to preserve things. I've been decanting more and more lately, and I use Private Preserve on several, mostly the heavily peated ones. (I don't do anything with those that are said to improve with bottle time.)

My wife bought me a beautiful liquor cabinet last Christmas. There's still room for about another 20 bottles, so I feel obligated to fill it, you understand. ;)

10 years ago 1Who liked this?

@Nock
Nock replied

@Nozinan my solution is to either decant into a 375mL, 200mL or 50mL bottle. Or I pour the last two fingers of a whisky into a "dumb" bottle.

I currently have 20 or so open bottles; 18 bottles that are decanted into 375 or 200mL; about 60 50mL bottles, and one "dumb" bottle that is about 3/4 full of various single malts and blends.

My personal rule is that everything open must fit into my whisky cabinet! (I have several boxes of unopened bottles upstairs).

10 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@WhiskyBee @Nock great suggestions. I do decant. Actually I probably have more open bottles now residing in small glass bottles than I do open regular bottles. But it feels weird serving guests from small glass bottles .

10 years ago 0

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Nock the problem with my Whisky cabinet is that there is lots of room in the "opened" shelf, almost no room in my "untouchables" shelf and absolutely no room in my waiting to try shelf. And I REALLY want to try some of these but I feel I can until the opened shelf is cleared a bit. I did do a vatting of a few I no longer liked and together they were good, but the problem is I LIKE all the ones in the small bottles.

10 years ago 0

RetFor replied

@Nozinan

hmm thats an interesting idea, to vat yourself ones you didnt like. i tried a bottle of deanston virgin oak, and wasnt all that impressed, though i havent had it in a while, i should try it again. dunno what else id sacrifice to mix with it, though... although i suppose i dont have to mix in a whole other bottle, could add just a bit.

10 years ago 0