By @jeanluc on 14th Dec 2009, show post
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Nice try ADL, better luck next time. This was not some of your best work. I remain hopeful that you will figure it out. I look forward to another release with better results. Cheers!
about one month ago 5Who liked this?
@paddockjudge I never thought I’d taste anything I disliked as much as I disliked Lambertus......but AP 20 is a strong contender for the crown. I suppose the palate and finish were less offensive than the nose to me, whereas Lambertus was just awful from start to finish.
about one month ago 4Who liked this?
AP20 does not have the cat urine or diabetic foot ulcer notes in the nose...
about one month ago 3Who liked this?
@paddockjudge I don't know if they would be able to match the profile of AP25, that still remains one of the most unique (and delicious) rye whiskys I've tried.
about one month ago 2Who liked this?
@paddockjudge maybe ADL could split the difference and release a 10-12 year age stated cask strength instead of relying on WP and Cooper Sprits to do it.
@Astroke, that is a beautiful thought. I hope to live long enough to see it happen. ADL seems to make plans from scratch; it takes forever for change to happen.
about one month ago 1Who liked this?
@cricklewood, Agreed, AP25 is a delicious whisky, and at only 40% abv. I dream of trying it at cask strength, uncut, without filtration, straight from the barrel.
An absolute stunner!
What if they don’t make more??!!!!
How’s it going? I was wondering, if you had another 23 years or so, could you put together ......
about one month ago 6Who liked this?
@paddockjudge I’ve got one of those waiting for me in Toronto. I can’t wait to get my hands on that one.
@OdysseusUnbound I hear you got a good deal too...
Finishing the last of my Highland Park Magnus. The last bottle standing from the Nordic Whisky Tasting back in December 2019.
@Nozinan That’s the word on the street, but it’s only a good deal if I enjoy the whisky.
@OdysseusUnbound Something tells me you will... if it ever gets to you...
This one got used up faster than almost any full size bottle I have ever owned.
At an ABV of 80% it sure packed a punch. Fantastic nose for a newmake spirit Sure, it may have been dosed with a little glycerin and peroxide, but no caramel colour whatsoever!
Dillon’s is making a name for itself in the spirits business. I’ve been very impressed with their single cask rye, and even this mass-produced expression.
This will be replace for sure.
Let me ask this question. Do any of you tend to not finish off a bottle and leave a few ounces in the bottom? Maybe I am afraid that I might not replenish this particular bottle immediately so I leave a few ounces and thus have more almost empty bottles hanging around.
29 days ago 1Who liked this?
@DaveM It takes me a long time to get through any of my bottles. Whether it is hesitancy to finish (though less so if I have a spare) or lack of time or inclination, that's why they pile up. Often if I have only a few pours left, I will decant them into the appropriately sized sample bottle to limit oxygen exposure or volume of Private Preserve I need to spray each time.
29 days ago 3Who liked this?
@DaveM yes, but I prefer to keep the heels in small sample bottles in order to minimize air exposure and possible.damage.
@DaveM, I always drink my bottles down to the end without decanting UNLESS I KNOW, from experience, it will diminish the quality of the whisky. In that case, I will use gas or drink more quickly. lol
I have left as little as 2 - 4 ounces in a bottle, untouched, for as long as four years. One such whisky is Forty Creek Confrderation Oak Lot No 1867 (original release). It was absolutely stunning. You’ll never know unless you try. One bottle I gassed and decanted continuously was Laphroaig 18 YO. It maintained its excellent character to the last drop.
28 days ago 3Who liked this?
@DaveM, further to your question of leaving a couple of ounces in the bottle until backup arrives. I have a good habit of immediately sourcing a replenishment bottle when I discover a strong attraction to a particular spirit. Sometimes more than one bottle.
28 days ago 6Who liked this?
@paddockjudge sometimes in more than one location too....
28 days ago 1Who liked this?
Opened and finished all three of these last night...the Glencairn is for scale...
24 days ago 6Who liked this?
Just polished off a bottle of Ardbeg Alligator with a friend last night. Boy I’m going to miss this bottle!
22 days ago 5Who liked this?
@TracerBullet - How does it differ from, say, the 10 or the Oogy?
22 days ago 1Who liked this?
@RianC No sherry in the Alligator (like Uigeadail). Lots of chocolate notes. To me it’s Ardbeg 10 kicked up a few notches (if that makes sense). Just a really great expression that I wish I could get more of at a reasonable price. But it’s going for more than I could afford to pay.
22 days ago 2Who liked this?
@TracerBullet - Sounds lovely! Am I right in thinking it is a limited release? Happy hunting though ... you never know when a bottle might turn up.
Last night I finished a bottle of Laphroaig 10 and Glengoyne 18. Both were excellent bottles.
8 days ago 4Who liked this?
@OdysseusUnbound - I've been eyeing up Glengoyne 18 since Glendronach went backwards. How is it compared to others in that class? I tried the 21 once but can't remember if I've had the 18.
8 days ago 2Who liked this?
@RianC I haven’t tried a whole lot of other sherried 18 year olds. I reviewed the Glengoyne here. I enjoyed it even more as I made my way through the bottle.
I went through this one quicker than most, several samples also were removed. I have replaced it and may even get another.
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