By @PeatyZealot on 24th Nov 2014, show post
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@paddockjudge Wife approval somewhat more restrained. But, hey, when it comes to whisky I value your approval more than hers...sshh.
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@BlueNote Glenfarclas 15 is indeed a special bottling. I feel like that one has more first fill Sherry casks. The 21 is more of a curio than anything else. Various sources have stated that 21 + year old Farclas shows a mature distillery character without too much active cask “interference”. Time will tell.
about one month ago 3Who liked this?
@OdysseusUnbound Good thing you have a 21 then!
about one month ago 1Who liked this?
@OdysseusUnbound I'm sure you'll enjoy it. The one and only bottle I had was very good. I haven't met a 'Farclas I didn't like.
Got a bottle of local whiskey and a little tour while we were there. Big Machine distillery in Lynnville Tennessee (pop. 287).
This mash bill is 74% local white corn, 14% wheat, and 12% malted barley. You can definitely taste the white corn in the new make, which they bottle and sell as 'moonshine' at 140 proof.
about one month ago 5Who liked this?
A few new ones recently. The Clynelish 14, Glenmorangie Nectar D’Or, and the Cadenheads Tomatin 12 54.1% bourbon cask from my lovely wife and the North Star Spirits Supersonic Mach 3 55% as a treat to myself!
Why? The whisky’s from my wife are for my upcoming birthday. I chose them because I haven’t had a Clynelish 14 for a year or so and am always intrigued by this distillery ( it’s still as good as always ) . The Glenmorangie as this edition is one I like a lot and the Tomatin as it had a really nice write up on Malt-review and I am always on the look out for whisky’s stacked full of fruit. The Mach 3 was recommended by @Rianc and he is right, it is lovely and well worth £33.
The other smaller bottles are a generous selection from @Rianc. Cheers mate. They are Glenlivet 12 Illicit still, Ledaig 10, Wild Turkey 101, Talisker 18, JW Celebratory Blend, Baron de Sigognac bas Armagnac 20 yrs and Montelobos Joven Mezcal. Lovely!
19 days ago 8Who liked this?
@Timp - nice buys! And very happy you like the North Star bottle - mine's getting better with every pour but one still gets a little nervous when someone takes the lounge on the back of their word.
Hope you like the samples too! Blimey, they arrived swiftly ... You should try your anejo tequila alongside the mezcal ... a very interesting comparison.
19 days ago 3Who liked this?
@RianC haha I know what you mean but I trust your judgement. Your right! ..
Will definitely try the two together as you suggest and let you know what I think.
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I just purchased a Dalmore Cigar Malt (44% abv). It’s not the most popular distillery among enthusiasts (for reasons that don’t need to be re-hashed here) but this particular expression is the favourite of one of my oldest and dearest friends. The last time I saw him, we shared a heel of Cigar Malt as he’d saved 2 drams in his bottle; one for each of us. I’m not sure when he’ll be coming to my neck of the woods again, but I’d like to repay the favour if possible. He’s the opposite of an enthusiasts; he doesn’t “do” tasting notes. He knows if he likes it or not.
@OdysseusUnbound I have a soft spot for Dalmore Cigar Malt. I was enjoying it with friends I was taking night school classes with at gatherings following each final exam. Then Cigar Malt disappeared. Dalmore appeared to have discontinued it. When it returned, it was stupid expensive. I have only picked up one bottle since it’s return when I found it priced incorrectly. (I should have grabbed two)
It’s not my favorite but part of the enjoyment is the memories of those evenings enjoying it with friends. I’m sure your friend will greatly appreciate sharing a dram with you the next time you get together.
19 days ago 5Who liked this?
@OdysseusUnbound I'm like your friend; I don't do tasting notes. I either really like it, quite like it, find it drinkable but not great, don't much like it, or hate it. But I still consider myself an enthusiast. Otherwise I wouldn't have 86 bottles stashed in various locations around the house and garage (much to my wife's chagrin).
Cragganmore 12. I saw this in a bottle shop at the weekend and grabbed it. Had a couple of very slow drams tonight and although it’s an easy sipper or could even be described in a rush as generically bland, it has some interesting notes given enough time and contemplation. Not bad on a summers evening.
Why? Well, only had one bottle of this before and that was many years ago so thought it would be worth another try. I knew it would be fairly nice and easy and sometimes thats all you need. It has proved to be so. Cheers.
11 days ago 5Who liked this?
These two arrived today with a little bonus dram of Glenallchie 13, nice! The samples are from @Timp, cheers mate! Very excited to try them but especially the Glendronach from 2014 - one of few bottles I regret not buying when I could so it will be nice to see what the fuss was about.
The first CS HP passed me by and I got an email about this one. Decent price, well-presented and a chance to try an undiluted 'naked' Highland Park was too good to pass up. Also gets good reviews and has more 'sherry' influence than batch 1. Why not!?
The Nevis was just to bump the order and get free delivery but, again, at £43, it's an accessible way to try a young, bourbon matured BN and from a trusted IB.
7 days ago 6Who liked this?
Picked up the High West Rendezvous Rye. I seem to have “joined” a bottle club and have been receiving offers off and on to get bottles under MSRP. I’ve read about this but have not tried it so I figured, why not?!
7 days ago 8Who liked this?
@TracerBullet - Fancied that one for a while but have so many ryes I've yet to get through it's not at the top of my list. Hear good things though - do let us know how you find it.
7 days ago 4Who liked this?
@Timp The lawyer played by Tom Wilkinson in the film Denial drinks only Cragganmore 12.
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@MRick. Nice fact. Didn’t know that. My wife is a lawyer but luckily leaves my whisky alone!!
@TracerBullet I am a big fan of Rendezvous Rye, I think the recipe has changed over the years and some of the recent bottles include thier own in-house Rye. I still have some of their older Barrel Select bottles that were bottled at 107 proof. Look forward to your thoughts as I can find these newer bottles out west.
I just picked up a Blanton’s Gold that I “won” in the latest LCBO lottery. I think that’s the first time I’ve ever “won” anything.
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