By @jeanluc on 14th Dec 2009, show post
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Ahhh... The '88 is one of the few I don't have. The '98 left something to be desired, but it is pretty good.
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Last sunday the 27th of February I dealt with the last of Highland Park 12 and Bowmore Tempest. There were only a few onces in each, so I decided to mix it up a bit. I love pouring a few different types, often from different regions in one evening to give me some perspective. This is certainly not to say that I wouldn’t be loyal to just one bottle in an evening, depending on my mood, and what I’ve got in the cabinet. I currently have 8 varieties of smsw and bourbon open. Well I suppose that would be 7 now that Highland Park 12 is gone. It’s always bittersweet emptying such a fine bottle; almost feel like playing Taps...lol On the plus side I had the foresight to purchase 4 back up bottles of Tempest batch 1. It is a limited release so I stocked up, while it was still available. I also have a bottle and a half at my place in the city so the love affair will continues…..unabated. The Highland park 12 will have to wait as Lillyrose and I are getting ready for a scotch tasting weekend consisting of Glenmorangie Quinta Ruben , and Tullibardine Sauternes on the weekend of March 12/13th. The Tempest , Bowmore Darkest 15, and Laphroaig 10 will of course be on hand as dabblers. The two of us do have a nasty tendency to empty the chosen “bottle of the evening” in the wee hours of the morning after opening.We are kinda like two little kids in a candy store. In all honesty, how can we possibly resist?
Several bottles have been sent to the Whisky Walhalla this week. A couple of the bottles I've had for a long time, in fact: Bushmills 16 Three Wood, Bushmills 1608, Wemyss Freshly Cut Grass, Wemyss Toasted Oats, Wemyss Vanilla Smoke & Glen Keith 1990 from Malts of Scotland. Several more bottles have one or two drams left, so I'll be finishing off those soon enough. Silver lining: good excuse to buy new bottles.
The last bottle I finished is the Glenmorangie 10yo Original. Great signature malt from Glenmorangie.
Just finished Aberlour A'bunadh batch 28. Bloody gorgeous stuff.
Auchentoshan triple wood. It was my first lowland, and I really liked it!
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I just had a few drams of Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban. Lovely stuff... sublime.
Finished two over the weekend... 12 years old Cardhu Speyside Scotch Whisky and a Clynelish Distiller's Edition
Bushmills 10YO single malt. Silky smooth milk chocolate. gotta have more
with tears i said goodbye to my Bowmore 12 year old. A perfect dram...drank it with full passion. I still cannot forget the slight peatiness with a small tint of fruits. For sure i am going to get it again...
I have not long finished a bottle of Glencadam 10yr, not an amazing dram but suitable enough to drink regularly and keep you entertained!
As with others, a tug at the heart strings and I bid a fond farewell to my bottles of Glenmorangie Sonnalta PX and a bottle of Yamazaki 18. The were a dram good pair and passed in the company of friends.
We hope to see them again soon. :)
Sunday evening a Laphroaig 10yo
Lagavulin 16 y.o.
Finished another bottle last week! The Bowmore Darkest (old release).
I put it in a cake.
Last wednesday, the 6th of April , I dealt with Bowmore 12 , and Laphroaig 10 the same evening . they were looking sad with only a few ounces in each , I just couldn't let it go on any longer. But I had the foresight to have unopened replacement to take their place , I find being proactive helps putting the last of a fine single malt back. You may want to look at it as mercy drinking...
@A.J. Hear hear!
I would do the same. I have a bottle of Finalta that has been tempting me, but I have no method of replacement yet.
@ RobertH I understand you dilema , to polish off a bottle without having a means of replacement does cause stress , especially if you really enjoy the malt. I have waited for periods of time to get replacements before doing them in , I have been without HP12 for a few weeks . everytime I resign to replentish it ,some other fine malt calls out . Tomorow is HP12 night , I feel bad for having waited so long. I had to deal with Bowmore 12 , Laphroaig !0 , 2 bottles of bowmore Tempest , and a bottle of Glenmorangie Signet ( which came all the way from Arizona) . The Signet is scheduled to be tasted and finished on the evening of April 25th with Lillyrose. The Signet will be very difficult to replace as it is not sold in my province and I will have to but a case of 6 bottles . That will really cut into the ole scotch budget , but we have to try new things . It is the highest rated scotch on this site and having tried may of Glemo's previous offerings feel it will be worth every penny.
I said goodbye to my Glenrothes select reserve last week. It wasn't bad, but I'd probably look at one of the vintage releases rather than this one again.
Sayonara to my beloved Glenfarclas 1974, Laphroaig 25, and Mac18. College buddies were in town, so we splurged.
I've just finished a bottle of Ardmore traditional cask. Now i'm going to open a bottle of Bladnoch 13y.
Balblair 2000. Passed suddenly and unexpectedly in the night. No flowers please. Donations to the Glendronach Revival procurement fund appreciated.
It's passing was not overly mourned. Good but not great.
@smokeybarrels have to admit you made me laugh , well put .
@RobertH , couldn't wait till tonight , picked up the HP12 last night . Got home and enjoyed it's creamy goodness right away . Makes me uncomfortable to be without one of my regulars.
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Glenlivet 12 yr, One of my first buys years ago. Not overly memorable moving on to better things.
@A.J. I was tempted by the HP12 last night but settled on a nice Macallan 18, it's been a while since I enjoyed the sherry finish.
@A.J. Thanks for your kind words at this difficult (not very) time...
Just finished my Highland Park 18... It broke my heart. I replaced it with an Aberlour A'bunadh batch 27. It is good stuff, but not as mature as my HP18...
@A.J. Have to agree the HP12 is one you want to have in your armoury at all times. Truly a man for all seasons. Enjoy..
Talisker distillers 1992. Nice punch wiskey wiht a controlled smoke a burn. Probably finish my knockando tonight.
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