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By @PeatyZealot @PeatyZealot on 24th Nov 2014, show post

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@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@TracerBullet I should certainly hope it is anaemic. The only thing you can add to whisky is e150A. I'm sure the SWA would strongly object if you added blood to it prior to selling.

What you do at home though is up to you...

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@OdysseusUnbound

Not whisky, but I just bought a bottle of Plantation Single Cask Barbados 2014. I have mixed feelings about Plantation, but this is a single cask rum finished in Malbec, bottled at 49.9% abv.

16 days ago 7Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

I’ve heard about this one for a while now but never in a position to get it. Thanks to @yaklord I found out that it was for sale. I found a store that had a lot listed and headed over after my last patient.

I got it because I wanted to try an A’Bunadh matured without the sherry influence. While bourbon influences the flavour as well, I expect to get a better feel for the characteristics of the spirit.

I also jumped on the opportunity to get a Laphroaig CS (ordered, not received) because at the rate I am consuming mine I will probably want to pick up another in the next 10 years, and who knows if it will be available then…. This one is lucky batch 13. The 14 will be available in the next month but at $140 a bottle I may not jump again so quickly…

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@OdysseusUnbound

I bought (and received) bottles of Gooderham & Worts 49 Wellington 19 Year Old and Wiser's Dave Keon 14 Year Old. The G&W was a fascinating bottle and I saw Dr Don post about some being available from the JP Wiser's Experience website. I rated it quite favourably because it was a unique "sweet, savoury, and spicy" whisky, something I rarely find in Canadian whiskies. The Dave Keon was an impulse purchase. I've had mixed reactions to the NHL Alumni series but this one is aged at least 14 years so even the double column distilled corn aged in used barrels has presumably had time to mellow out a bit. We'll see if this one is a winner for me.

10 days ago 5Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@Nozinan I picked up a bottle of the Alba as well. Pulled it out last night just to compare the colour with my bottle of a'bunadh Batch 68, and they are so different. I mean, we know there is bourbon Cask matured whisky in Aberlour, because it's all double matured, but it is definitely nice to see it standing alone.

10 days ago 4Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@YakLord I believe the A'Bunadh is exclusively matured in sherry casks, at least my batch 53 says so. So a future activity doe me will be pouring each into identical glasses and doing a head to head comparison, looking to see where the similarities are.

10 days ago 5Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@Nozinan Yes, it was all the other Aberlour expressions: 12, 16, and 18, that are all double matured, so it's nice to have something like Alba, that's solely bourbon cask matured, to compare with the regular a'bunadh, which, as you noted, is exclusively sherry cask matured.

10 days ago 5Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

Linkwood 12 Year Old 2009 (casks 33997 & 33998) - Un-Chillfiltered Collection (Signatory) .

Why? Sold an old punch bag yesterday and treated myself to this with the proceeds. Signatory have always been good to me and I'd like to try more from Linkwood. This is from two bourbon barrels so should be pure, unadulterated malt.

7 days ago 5Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@RianC I liked the Alba but my first impression is that it was a little hot. I find that youth is sometimes a little brash. But that was the first 10cc pour. I look forward to further exploration.

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