By @T4sho3 on 27th May 2011, show post
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@BlueNote, consistency is important to me, good to know. I like what Mitchell and Co. does at their Campbelltown distillery. I'm a BIG fan of the Rundlets & Kilderkins releases.
4 months ago 3Who liked this?
@BlueNote - That's good to know. I have one of the 13 Oloroso bottles in the stash but reviews have been a bit scarce.
4 months ago 0
Tonight, my club will hold a tasting years in the making: a pert-near complete vertical of all the standard Kilkerran OBs since Work in Progress #1.
Without the bottles (and the color-coded secret WIP decoder ring) in front of me, I'll try to remember here exactly which ones they all are:
•Kilkerran WIP #1
•Kilkerran WIP #2
•Kilkerran WIP #3
•Kilkerran WIP #4
•Kilkerran WIP #5 Sherry (but not the bourbon)
•Kilkerran WIP #6 Bourbon (but not the sherry)
•Kilkerran WIP #7 Sherry
•Kilkerran WIP #7 Bourbon CS
•Kilkerran 8 CS
4 months ago 8Who liked this?
You could say that this tasting has been a work in progress up until now...
I hope it works out well eniugh to see a report in the EPIC tastings thread
@MadSingleMalt Yes that definitely counts as an epic tasting. What an amazing opportunity for those present - they will be in a very small club world wide who have tried them all together like that. It'll be great to hear the general feed back.
4 months ago 2Who liked this?
@Hewie, everyone thought it was quite a rare treat to get such a complete lineup to taste through. Super fun.
Somewhat surprisingly, I was not alone in liking the younger ones better. A number of club members told me their favorite was WIP #1.
4 months ago 6Who liked this?
@MadSingleMalt Ahhh what a pretty rainbow. Interesting about the love for the younger bottles - not many people actively seek out bottles with young age statements. Maybe it's time to look at some sub-10 year expressions.
...Oh—and a couple guys in the club had, coincidentally, just returned home from a trip to Campbeltown, so they had toured Glengyle (Kilkerran) just a few days ago. They brought back a fun little bottle of mystery-meat Kilkerran from the tour that had absolutely no information on the label. No cask types, no age, not even ABV. It was a zippy little cracker of a Kilkerran, too! My guess was bourbon cask, more highly peated than normal, and an ABV in the 50s.
4 months ago 4Who liked this?
@MadSingleMalt Amazing! What a line-up, definitely not something we are likely to see again and more than deserving of the Epic thread.
I love how this distillery was already putting out quality, singular whisky at young age statements and at affordable prices a model to be emulated my more start-ups!
There was recently a tasting at World of Whisky in Calgary by the Springbank/Kilkerran rep in order to choose a single cask to bottle for that market and the lucky duckies there got to sample proto-heavily peated Kilkerran (not quite 3 years old) that was thrown in. It is apparently massive!
@MadSingleMalt Wow factor +++. And really, you can't beat young love.
We await a full report on the Epic Tastings thread.
Little Book Chapter 2.
Either by accident or on purpose? I bought a bottle for me and one for someone else. He did the same. He said if I liked it I could have the other bottle (we would both have 2). So I had to try it ASAP.
2 months ago 5Who liked this?
Just opened my 2nd Uigeadail. And brand new, sitting 20min in the glass... it ain't a disappointment this time either. Oily, viscous, a wee bite, tarry ropes and wonderful sweetness that keeps lingering. Lovely!
2 months ago 3Who liked this?
@MadSingleMalt How did that epic Kilkerran tasting end up? Top 3? Bottom 3? I need details, man!!!
2 months ago 0
@KRB80, I didn't take a vote, so I can't give you collective opinion. But my personal faves were WIP #1, WIP #7 Bourbon CS, and the standard 8 CS.
I think it's no coincidence that those are probably the sharpest & zippiest of the bunch!
2 months ago 4Who liked this?
Tomorrow I'll be serving Pam my own Rabbie Burns dinner - and I'm making my own haggis! I'm also going to surprise her by opening a couple of special bottles....watch this space for more deets!
@talexander You found her a Black Bowmore!
2 months ago 1Who liked this?
@talexander OK, your secret is safe with me. Too bad your mortgage took a hit...
@Nozinan Mortgage? I had to sell my house! But you have room for us in your basement, right? Moving in on Tuesday.
@talexander Absolutely! Let the dramming begin!
Would probably purchase Forty Creek 22 year old Rye, 2019 Canadian Whisky of the Year (January?)
Only that, there are only 102 bottles available of this 1 off bottle so why bother with the award.
about one month ago 3Who liked this?
Amrut Naarangi ('orange' in Hindi) 50% ABV. This has orange peel infused sherry-sloshed barrels used for aging. Why? Well, I love orange flavours in whisky, I love almost everything Amrut ever puts out, and @Nozinan convinced me by his enthusiasm that I would likely be missing something if I passed this one up.
Naarangi is not easy to find. Wine-searcher.com posts only 65 merchants in the world informing them of having any for sale. This compares to 1,183 merchants informing them that they are selling Ardbeg Uigeadail.
@Victor Good luck in your efforts to find it. Your efforts will be handsomely rewarded if you find it.
It is almost gone in Calgary. At a non-discounted price of $140-150 I couldn't justify picking up an insurance bottle. But I would be very happy with another if I could pay < $130 out the door.
@nosebleed, are you listening?
about one month ago 2Who liked this?
@Nozinan oh, I already bought a bottle of Naarangi today, and there are 11 more reported to be in stock at that store. Not in Montgomery County. I had to drive into DC to get this.With currency conversion you paid a lot less than I did ($ 137.50, tax included), and a lot less than the average world price of USD $ 121 plus taxes. In fact you got just about the best price in the world on Amrut Naarangi all factors added in. It is not an inexpensive bottle.
about one month ago 1Who liked this?
@Victor I paid $132.01 CAD for the bottle I opened and $118.22 for one of the three @Nosebleed found at a store that had 25% off its whiskies.
Given the numbers you mention, it seems as though I did indeed get a good deal. I would pay $140-150 for a first bottle, and after tasting it $130 for a second bottle, but hard to justify that for a second backup bottle.
@Nozinan, as I said, you got just about the best public price on earth:
Been hearing good things about Ben Nevis. Local store has two Signatory Vintage Cask Strength bottles: 25 Year (Cask 2915) and 23 Year (Cask 3717). Each around 200 USD (tax included).
@Astroke, I didn't know it would be so limited, I heard the LCBO got all of it though, so you might have so chance getting a bottle
about one month ago 0
@Astroke I was interested in the FC 22 Year Rye, until I found out that it’s bottled at 43% abv, and sells for $225. My Wiser’s 35 Year Old is bottled at 50% and cost me $165. I’m sure the FC Rye will be delicious, but I think it’s past the point of diminishing returns for me.
An arid whisky climate for January has me tapping a few samples and not much else. I've been abstaining on "school nights" but tonight I've decided to crack a spicy favourite, Wiser's 35 YO.
about one month ago 5Who liked this?
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