By @jeanluc on 14th Dec 2009, show post
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@Astroke That just makes my memories of it all the sweeter...
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@Nozinan not sure about the ABV. I’ll check it out.
Hazelburn 10 yo . I didn't finish it. I gave it away because my buddy fell in love with it. It reminded him of a love lost: Bruichladdich Infinity.
Who remembers that one?
Hazelburn 10 yo is a great dram. Sometimes friendship seems to be more important. A man's got to do what a man's got to do.
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@NamBeist Good on ya man. Friendship trumps everything.
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Last night two more staples killed off. It was St. Patty's . . .
I already have a replacement Ardbeg TEN open. The old bottle was open for about 5 months. It really turned sour and bitter by the end. The fresh bottle (both the same batch code) was fantastic with no hint of bitterness or sour lemon.
Another notch for my theory that peated whisky doesn't handle air time as well as sherry dominant whisky.
I will try and wait as long as I can to open my replacement for the Port Charlotte 10yo. That bottle has been opened for 6 months. I still enjoyed it at the end.
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@Nock I see enough variation in results with respect to how peated whiskies respond to air exposure that I make no firm generalisations, other than that they always lose smoke intensity. Beyond that, I've seen them go in both good and bad directions, become stronger in flavours sometimes and weaker in flavours other times. Mostly they weaken in intensity over time, but this is not true for all peated whiskies.
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@Victor your make some great points.
What I didn’t clearly articulate in my post is that while my Ardbeg 10yo had been open for 5 months and turned bitter & sour, my Port Charlotte 10yo was open for 6 months and was still fantastic. Therefore, the Ardbeg bottle makes me think one thing. The Port Charlotte makes me think another. Conflicting experiences.
I have had the same experiences as you have with peated whiskies going all kids of different ways. Drawing any kind of generalization about what a bottle is going to do is guess work at best.
I guess I just have a deep fear of some of my older (lower proof) peated whiskies going sour/bitter within 4-8 months of opening them.
For some reason I have no fear about opening a heavily sherried whisky, or a rye whiskey. My experience with them has been that they always seem to get better. And as soon as I have said that I am sure there are people out there who will disagree with me.
Good-bye old friend....
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@paddockjudge except with you, when one Legacy dies, 10 show up for the funeral :)
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@Astroke which, as long as they stay 2 m apart, is apparently fine.
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Glad I’ve got a few backups. Review forthcoming.
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@OdysseusUnbound When you find that special expression, it's great to know you have some extra for the future.
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This is what it really looks like when kill off a bottle. Notice, I pour off a sample for the Library and kill off the last dram.
The bottle? Old Potrero 18th Century Style Whiskey 51.2% 102.4 Proof 10-RW-ARM-3-N. I opened this bottle on December 23rd 2014. A big “thank you” to @Victor for turning me on to this rye. It is fabulous. I have bought a few more batches since then, but this particular batch has been my favorite. Thankfully, I still have this 60mL sample and an unopened bottle in reserve.
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It is time for some spring cleaning. Time to make room in the cupboard. I also killed off these guys by making a very large vieux carre.
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Just finished a Hirsch bourbon..... been making Irish coffees to finish some bottles...... out of actual Irish at the moment
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@chrisbator A. H. Hirsch Bourbon to make Irish Coffee?
@Astroke yup, just the cheap select though... surprisingly good in coffee. I ran out of Tullamore Dew and Writers Tears So I’m using opens and bottles I’m trying to get rid of for Irish coffees as a way to raise the overall quality of my collection.
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I hear you can also use Jameson to make Jack & Coke. :)
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@MadSingleMalt Kidding aside, Jack & Coke may be an iconic drink but I’ve recently discovered that Jack & Ginger tastes much better than Jack & Coke. Seriously, it’s quite good (2 parts Schweppes ginger ale to 1 part Jack with plenty of ice....please don’t revoke my Connosr membership).
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@OdysseusUnbound you’re on shaky ground here Buster. (Are you old enough to get the Anne Landers reference? Or maybe it was Dear Abby).
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