By @jeanluc on 14th Dec 2009, show post
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Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength 10 YO
L14 05 14. Opened circa 2015. Nice for the price! I prefer bourbon hogsheads, unless the sherried malt is thick and chewy.
23 days ago 8Who liked this?
@paddockjudge Is that the one I rescued for you? I still haven't opened mine yet. So many bottles, so little time...
23 days ago 3Who liked this?
@Nozinan, I have the one you rescued for me in the bunker. Thank you.
23 days ago 2Who liked this?
@paddockjudge I still have 1/2 bottle of the 10 year, somewhere in here
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My 500ml bottle of Dillon's Three Oaks Rye, Batch #2...most of it was for cocktails, including this Manhattan variant. I wasn't that fond of it on it's own, but it definitely worked well for mixing.
@paddockjudge Any thoughts on how it compares to the current NAS version?
@YakLord have you tried their cask strength rye? I enjoyed last the 2019 release. I have not yet tried the 2020 release. It will have to wait a little while longer...
@paddockjudge As a big Glenfarclas fan, I’m ashamed to admit that I had never tried the 105 until the Nov. 2019 PEI Spirits Festival. A bottle came home with me!
22 days ago 4Who liked this?
@Nozinan I have a bottle of the 2020 release (Cask #114), but I haven't opened it yet. The regular expression is now on Batch #10, so I imagine it has improved a bit over time as Dillon's perfects its processes and gets a handle on the aging.
22 days ago 1Who liked this?
@BlueNote, I’m at a loss, can’t say I’ve had much/any of the NAS version.
22 days ago 0
@BlueNote Or this version :)
22 days ago 8Who liked this?
@Astroke Wow!!! That’s a thing of beauty.
22 days ago 2Who liked this?
@Astroke Oh yeah. I will have to leave that one in my fantasy cabinet. Just a wee bit outside the current budgetary restraints.
21 days ago 0
Finished this one last night. It will be replaced.
20 days ago 6Who liked this?
It’s Passover so no whisky for me. While I never approach the 4 cups of wine specified in the Seder, my wife and I decided to have wine yesterday and today. Even with the bottle being 500 cc, this is what was left after yesterday’s and tonight’s seders.
I will try to finish it tonight. Finishing a bottle of wine in my home without pouring some out or using some in a marinade is exceedingly difficult in my home.
This is one of my favourite wines. It is made in Nova Scotia, in the Amarone style. I tried it at the winery in 2008 and when it became available again I picked some up.
Good to the last drop.
North of 7 Barrel #16 Four Grain 74.5% abv. I wish I had bought the whole barrel. Bourbon by any other name.
11 days ago 6Who liked this?
@paddockjudge you know that I am eager for a taste!
11 days ago 0
@Victor, I am eager to taste this one with you. There is plenty to go around.
11 days ago 5Who liked this?
@paddockjudge right on!
I have never met a 70% ABV whiski which I did not like.
11 days ago 4Who liked this?
@paddockjudge 74.5%? You'd better get on the list for cataract surgery, that shit'll make you go blind.
@BlueNote, Ha Ha Ha
11 days ago 2Who liked this?
@BlueNote there is no methanol in the whisky. That would have come off prior to the heart in distillation. No this is pure COVID strength hazmat ethanol with a bit of flavour added in. You won’t go blind. But based on the quality of this expression you won’t go unsatisfied either.
I don’t have nearly as many bottles but thank you @paddockjudge for sending me my 2 bottles that arrived this week. You even gave me bottle number 42 - the answer to the life the universe and everything.
I suspect they will last a LONG time, given that a little bit will go a long way.
10 days ago 6Who liked this?
@BlueNote It’s actually not as hot as one might expect when sipping the aforementioned “not bourbon whiski” neat. I like to take it down to around 50% abv or so, but that seems to be my personal sweet spot for most whiskii (call it 48%-52% abv).
Guys. The hand sanitizer is for external use, not internal. Just kidding, I've heard it's excellent stuff.
10 days ago 3Who liked this?
@BlueNote - I'd happily give you what's left in my bottle! It's good whisky and has much to admire but I just don't dig it, if you know what I mean? It has a 'dirty' quality to it that, in another whisky, I might like, but not here for some reason?
10 days ago 2Who liked this?
@RianC Cheers mate. I seem to recall a friend of mine got hold of a bottle of this. I remember him mentioning the big ABV. I might be able to get a taste.
10 days ago 1Who liked this?
Just spoke to my friend. It wasn’t the North of 7, it was a Whistle Pig at a mere 50%, which I guess is high compared to most Canadian whiskies.
I finished my first bottle of Real McCoy 12 Year Old Single Blended Rum. I’m glad I got a backup of this one. The abv is a bit disappointing, but this is definitely a “whisky drinker’s rum”. Lots of butterscotch, vanilla, oak, and some subtle “rumminess” on the finish.
@BlueNote - Sorry, i was referring to an older post about the Bunna! I should have made that more clear
9 days ago 3Who liked this?
@RianC Oh yes, the Bunna Manzanilla.
I did see your interesting review of the North of 7 though. A pretty good endorsement of @paddockjudge's mega buy.
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