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JamesW
07-31-2008, 12:18
As we've no thread of our own in the Scotch pages I thought I might start one to commemorate or bid good riddance to bottles that have passed.

My latest bottle to be buried was The Balvenie 12 yr Doublewood. A fine dram with a well balanced mix of malt and sherry. It was replaced immediately.

Merlin_AZ
07-31-2008, 14:33
Glenmorangie Burgundy wood.
Really good, but I have some better ones I'm enjoying now, since I've received a few gifts as a house-warming, including HP 25 and Royal Lochnagar.

Megawatt
07-31-2008, 18:17
If you mention that Doublewood again, I'm going to quit this forum!

Unfortunately, many good bottles are running low...

Gov
07-31-2008, 19:13
Just laid to rest Old Pulteney 12 :hot: :hot: I must get another soon. On the up side, I will cracking open some HP 12 this evening!

JamesW
08-01-2008, 13:04
If you mention that Doublewood again, I'm going to quit this forum!

Unfortunately, many good bottles are running low...

hehe sorry http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/icons/icon11.gif, guess I do go on about it...

JamesW
08-01-2008, 13:05
Just laid to rest Old Pulteney 12 :hot: :hot: I must get another soon. On the up side, I will cracking open some HP 12 this evening!

Just picked up another OP12 today... taking it on a road trip with me next week http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif

Gov
08-01-2008, 14:03
Just picked up another OP12 today... taking it on a road trip with me next week http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif

Enjoy! Its a great bottle!

LeoDLion
08-04-2008, 06:04
Numerous bottles which I can not remember all. The latest was A'bunadth batch #16.
Memorable bottles are Macallan 30 yrs, Ardbeg 1978, Springbank 15 yrs just to name a few.

JamesW
08-18-2008, 19:22
Last week I enjoyed quite a bit of scotch and killed off my Aberlour A'Bunadh #18 and Highland Park 12.

boss302
09-09-2008, 21:52
As we've no thread of our own in the Scotch pages I thought I might start one to commemorate or bid good riddance to bottles that have passed.

My latest bottle to be buried was The Balvenie 12 yr Doublewood. A fine dram with a well balanced mix of malt and sherry. It was replaced immediately.


My most recent laid-to-rest bottle was Cragganmore 12-year. I mourned its passing. Then I cracked open a bottle of Glenmorangie 10 and felt a little better.

JamesW
10-06-2008, 19:44
Just laid down a bottle of Old Pulteney 12. A fine bottle that will need replacing.

Also laid to rest a Talisker 18 tonight . Wonderful scotch and also in need of replacing. A pricey bottle no doubt.

JamesW
11-03-2008, 06:54
Just killed off my Macallan 12. Not real impressive. I doubt I'll ever buy another. No complexity and too much sherry for my taste.

JamesW
12-30-2008, 20:55
In the last week I've killed off my Old Pulteney 12, Redbreast 12, Talisker 18, & Talisker 10. Each one is well worth replacing.

polyamnesia
01-02-2009, 18:05
bye Jim Beam Rye....maybe the best $10.99 i spent in 2008....great straight and great with the egg nog.

1792 RReserve gone as of last night, too....

polyamnesia
01-02-2009, 18:08
In the last week I've killed off my Old Pulteney 12, Redbreast 12, Talisker 18, & Talisker 10. Each one is well worth replacing.


i hear too much good about redbreast...so, what is a bourbon drinker to expect from this highly lauded bottling?

JamesW
01-02-2009, 20:26
i hear too much good about redbreast...so, what is a bourbon drinker to expect from this highly lauded bottling?

The Redbreast is smooth and has very nice sherry notes. As a bourbon drinker myself I usually recommend the Balvenie Doublewood 12 to others.

Tonight I killed my Lagavulin 16. Need another me thinks!

Gov
01-09-2009, 06:57
For me within the last two weeks.....The Balvenie FR, Old Grand-dad BiB, Ardbeg 10, Glenfiddich 12, Highland Park 12. Thank god I have lots more to open :grin:

JamesW
01-12-2009, 20:34
Highland Park 18 is gone. Great scotch that won't be immediately replaced as the price is slightly too high in my books (~$85). To be sure, I prefer the Bowmore 17 @ ~$60.

Powertrip
01-14-2009, 09:02
Just finished off an old friend. Glen Keith 1983 10 yr.
Had that bottle for 15 years. Feel like I lost a brother....

Powertrip

JamesW
01-16-2009, 08:29
Just finished off an old friend. Glen Keith 1983 10 yr.
Had that bottle for 15 years. Feel like I lost a brother....

Powertrip

I believe I have an appropriate tune for this occasion...."Amazing Grace" on the Scottish pipes.

http://www.texasbagpiper.com/soundclips/03%20-%20Track%203.mp3

Gov
01-17-2009, 20:00
Jon, Mark and Robbo's "The smokey peaty one"

boss302
01-17-2009, 22:02
I just recently kicked my Balvenie 17-year Sherry Cask, 1st release.

A better Sherry-matured Speyside you'll be hard-pressed to find!

Toward the end of the bottle, it started displaying a very interesting fruity tang, almost like a touch of apricot.

Anyway, it's gone now, and it'll be hard to find another one-- and even if I do, I probably won't be able to afford it.

Well, it was a truly wonderful product. I hope Balvenie releases one in the future like it. Oh sure, MacAllan 18-year is great-- but it costs 35% more!

I guess it is time to move on to something else-- like my Glenmorangie LaSanta, perhaps?

jpact
01-20-2009, 19:44
Jon, Mark and Robbo's "The smokey peaty one"

How was it? That's a bottle that tempts me every time I'm in the liquor store. I'm a huge fan of the big-time peaty island whiskys, and I'm afraid that this will be a milder, less-satisfying version.

jpact
01-20-2009, 19:49
I just killed a Crown Royal Cask 16. I'll be honest; it was way too smooth and sweet for my tastes. A very fine whskey, but too candyish for me. Ready for the blasphemy? I allowed a friend of mine to mix it with coke this weekend. I was just ready to be done with it. I want my whiskey to taste like whiskey, not a snow cone. :lol:

Stu
01-22-2009, 10:51
How was it? That's a bottle that tempts me every time I'm in the liquor store. I'm a huge fan of the big-time peaty island whiskys, and I'm afraid that this will be a milder, less-satisfying version.

I'm not the one you asked, but I had a bottle of it as well. I bought it because I'd never had it. It was good, but I always say there's no such thing as bad whisk(e)y, only over priced whisk(e)y. I won't buy another bottle at the price I paid (over $50). I tried my best to figure out which distillery it came from. Robbo claims to be a master distiller and none of the distilleries on Islay have a Robbo or Robert or anything else close, so it must be a highland. I've had two different peated Benriach and a Peated Tomintoul, and it's not similar to either of those. If you can afford it, try a bottle, your opinion may be different from mine.

TomH
01-22-2009, 17:09
The Smokey Peaty One is a vatted malt (or as the SWA is trying to create a new name - a blended malt) made from Caol Ila, Laphroaig, Bunnahabhain, Highland Park, Ledaig and Bowmore.

Robbo is David Robertson from Macallan.

Stu I agree with you that at over $50 this is an easy pass, but at $30 I find their 3 offerings reasonalbly priced drinking whisk(e)y (can't call them all scotches since the Smooth Sweeter One blends Irish and Scotch.

Tom

TomH
01-22-2009, 17:29
Last night I buried a JW Gold. To be honest, I really don't know why I love this bottling so much. It is super light and simple, but for some reason I really enjoy it. Thought I would pick up a replacement, but it was $99. I guess the bottle I have in my bunker will be my last unless I find a decent sale (somewhere around $60 which is what I paid for the last 2 bottles).

Tom

Gov
01-24-2009, 14:37
How was it? That's a bottle that tempts me every time I'm in the liquor store. I'm a huge fan of the big-time peaty island whiskys, and I'm afraid that this will be a milder, less-satisfying version.

Believe it or not it reminds me of Highland Park 12 with a good amount of peat! It is not overly complex, but for the money, I like it very much

Megawatt
01-24-2009, 15:43
Last night I buried a JW Gold. To be honest, I really don't know why I love this bottling so much. It is super light and simple, but for some reason I really enjoy it. Thought I would pick up a replacement, but it was $99. I guess the bottle I have in my bunker will be my last unless I find a decent sale (somewhere around $60 which is what I paid for the last 2 bottles).

Tom

Johnnie Walker Gold is simple? I've never tried it, but the brand isn't exactly known for simplicity. People knock JW because they're a popular mass-market brand, but the Black Label is easily one of the best blends I've tried. I'd love to try the Gold. Too bad it went up in price.

Last night I said goodbye to the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban. Typically, I found the last glass the most enjoyable. Why couldn't I have enjoyed the rest of them that much?

polyamnesia
01-24-2009, 18:44
second bottle of EZRA B 12 year single barrel (#321) is gone!

i plan to grab the last of these (and of course, a different barrel if possible).

a real go-to bourbon. sad to see it gone

Gov
01-26-2009, 19:18
Aberlour A'Bunadh batch #21, but I have another in reserve :cool:

JamesW
02-09-2009, 07:47
Last night I killed off an Ardberg 10. 1 in reserve.

JamesW
05-31-2009, 19:39
Tonight I laid to rest a Talisker 10. Fantastic pour. This has jumped in price here recently. I'll get more but unfortunately its 18 yr old brother is now out of reach for me.

whskylvr
06-01-2009, 16:57
James,

Talisker is an awesome Single Malt.
What prices are the 10yr and 18yr in your area?

JamesW
06-02-2009, 07:13
James,

Talisker is an awesome Single Malt.
What prices are the 10yr and 18yr in your area?

The 10 yr is up to $55 and the 18 is at $75 now. I haven't bought an 18 yr in almost 6 months http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/icons/icon9.gif. Maybe when I start making better money ....http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/images/icons/icon11.gif

What are the prices like for you?

JamesW
02-27-2010, 16:02
Polished off my Black Bottle last night. Great value that one. I have one bunkered.

JamesW
02-28-2010, 08:00
Killed off a Laphroaig QC last night as well. 1 bunkered.

MrAtomic
02-28-2010, 15:02
James,

Talisker is an awesome Single Malt.
What prices are the 10yr and 18yr in your area?

Dave,

North of Los Angeles/Central Coast I see the Talisker 10 for $55 and up, and the 18 -- when it can be found -- for $80 and up. No doubt they are a little cheaper in LA, and hopefully, in your area, too.

JamesW
04-20-2010, 07:16
Last night I put down a Caol Ila 12. A very nice middle-of-the-road Islay that makes for a nice starter pour any given night.

JamesW
04-26-2010, 18:59
Last night I finished off a Talisker 10yr. One of my favorite pours and rarely disappoints. I used to love the 18 yr but have found it lacking recently.

unclebunk
04-27-2010, 07:03
Last night I finished off a Talisker 10yr. One of my favorite pours and rarely disappoints. I used to love the 18 yr but have found it lacking recently.

Me too. Talisker 10 is an essential part of my life but I do hear Lagavulin 16 calling out to me...:grin:

JamesW
04-27-2010, 19:22
Me too. Talisker 10 is an essential part of my life but I do hear Lagavulin 16 calling out to me...:grin:

She calls to me as well :grin:, and her close cousin, Laphroaig QC, is just as pretty me thinks.

Tonight I finished the last of my Clynelish 14 with an extra large pour. I'm fighting a cold and can't taste it but it usually does me right.

JamesW
05-05-2010, 20:52
Killed off an HP12. I'm thinning the herd in anticipation of my upcoming move. I won't be opening any new bottles until I get to Canada.

JamesW
05-06-2010, 18:48
My recycling bin is getting full. Just finishing off a Bunnahabain 12 tonight. Great whisky. Sweet finish with a bit of smoke and burn.

ebo
05-07-2010, 17:04
I just had the last pour of Caol Ila 12. I love the Islay whiskies.

unclebunk
05-07-2010, 17:36
Tonight, Old Pulteney is going down for the count. And Clynelish 14 had better wipe that smirk off her face because she's next!:lol:

JamesW
05-07-2010, 19:58
Tonight, Old Pulteney is going down for the count. And Clynelish 14 had better wipe that smirk off her face because she's next!:lol:

I just killed that one myself not long ago...

Tonight I dropped my Bowmore 17 with a double pour. I'm leaving a lot of bodies in my wake this past week. Drinking all my top shelf bottles so as not to have to leave them to friends when I move. I'll leave them my Ballantyne's but not my Uigedail. That looks like the next one to go down. Drinking a nice pour of it at the moment.

JamesW
05-13-2010, 06:51
Laphroaig QC hit the recycle bin last night.

ggilbertva
05-13-2010, 19:27
This one took a while to kill off.....Clynelish 14 year. Good stuff.

ebo
05-13-2010, 20:24
I had the last pour of Oban 14 earlier this evening.

JamesW
06-07-2010, 20:13
Lagavulin 16 just hit the bin after I a nice double-pour to finish her off. In my top 5 of pours I crave regularly.

ebo
06-08-2010, 16:55
Lagavulin 16 just hit the bin after I a nice double-pour to finish her off. In my top 5 of pours I crave regularly.
I'll second that. Lagavulin is a favorite of mine. I have about a quarter of a bottle of 16 left. I haven't finished it off, because it's sometimes hard to get in my area.

I'll probably kill the last of the Talisker 10 tonight.

JamesW
06-10-2010, 20:28
Ardbeg Uigeadail gave its last pour. Cloudy, rich and smokey. I love the proof on this as well. It will be missed and not replaced very soon for budgetary reasons :( .

DeanSheen
06-10-2010, 20:37
ER 101

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callmeox
06-10-2010, 21:17
ER 101

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(checks forum)

ER101 is a foreign whiskey for you? :bigeyes:

DeanSheen
06-10-2010, 21:25
(checks forum)

ER101 is a foreign whiskey for you? :bigeyes:

Yep. I can never find this stuff in America.

CorvallisCracker
08-26-2010, 22:09
Tonight finished a bottle of Rosebank 13yo, sherry cask, Whisky Galore bottling. Nice stuff, but not sure if it's $78 nice, so it may not be replaced...

cigarnv
08-27-2010, 04:48
Vintage 17 from 2006..... delicious juice and IMO not of HH origin.....

Megawatt
08-29-2010, 15:56
Finished my first bottle of Caol Ila: Connoiseurs Choice 1997. Very impressive, though expensive. I will seek out more expressions from this distillery.

JamesW
10-17-2010, 15:03
Laphroaig QC and Bowmore 12 hit the bin after a night of excess.

birdman1099
10-17-2010, 17:08
Vintage 17 from 2006..... delicious juice and IMO not of HH origin.....

It has always been my contention that vintage 17 tasted like an older Brown-Foreman product.


And also, Reid, this is the foreign whisky section.:grin:

ebo
10-17-2010, 17:51
I just finished the last pour of Bunnahabhain 12. I have to get another bottle of this... very good stuff.

JamesW
10-18-2010, 19:01
I just finished the last pour of Bunnahabhain 12. I have to get another bottle of this... very good stuff.

I really enjoyed my last bottle as well. A terrific bargain single malt for about $40.

AVB
11-02-2010, 20:54
My third bottle of the Balvenie Madeira Cask bit the dust tonight.

JamesW
11-03-2010, 17:56
My third bottle of the Balvenie Madeira Cask bit the dust tonight.

That has always interested me. Notes?

AVB
11-03-2010, 21:17
I've been meaning to do a review of this but just never got around to it. However, if you like the Portwood 21 you'll like this one too. I think it may even be a shade better.


That has always interested me. Notes?

Josh
11-04-2010, 10:59
I polished off a couple bottles this week. I sadly finished a bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask, and a half bottle of Macallan 12. I loved the 1/4 cask, but The Macallan was pretty meh, as the kids say.

For the last few drams out of each, I vatted them together 1:1, and tasted them alongside CB's Peat Monster. The PM was better, but my vatting held it's own!

The Boozer
11-04-2010, 13:59
I polished off a couple bottles this week. I sadly finished a bottle of Laphroaig Quarter Cask, and a half bottle of Macallan 12. I loved the 1/4 cask, but The Macallan was pretty meh, as the kids say.

I recall that it was not too long ago that you just bought the 1/4 cask. Man, you went thru that quick! Well, sometime over the holidays you'll have to stop by the house and we'll do a little 1/4 cask and cask strength side x side. :cool:

Megawatt
11-05-2010, 09:49
Glendower 8 year old pure malt. I was sad to see it go but at that price replacing it won't be too challenging!

JamesW
11-06-2010, 15:55
Glendower 8 year old pure malt. I was sad to see it go but at that price replacing it won't be too challenging!

Me thinks it a good value too!

The Boozer
11-07-2010, 00:27
Macallan CS. love the sherry but not terribly complex. Plan to pick up another bottle but not right away

The Boozer
11-08-2010, 22:32
HP 12 yr. Still one of the best SM in the market.

JamesW
11-26-2010, 14:57
Killed off a few yesterday... Mclelland's Islay Single Malt, Glendower 8yr, and a Bowmore 12.

JamesW
11-26-2010, 15:00
I've been meaning to do a review of this but just never got around to it. However, if you like the Portwood 21 you'll like this one too. I think it may even be a shade better.


I really liked the Portwood 21. Haven't had any of that in long time.

snakster
11-27-2010, 19:08
Drinking the last of my Laphroaig Quarter Cask right now. Not for the timid, but I really enjoyed this bottle. I will likely buy Laphroaig again to continue to explore this brand (might as well, I am a proud owner of a square foot of their land).

boss302
12-06-2010, 03:49
A few nights ago, I finished off my bottle of "Hedonism", by Compass Box, one of the new wave of small batch Scotch blenders.

Hedonism, if you don't already know, is 100% Grain Scotch Whisky, distilled in a Coffey still from Maize and the occasional Wheat. There are only a dozen or so Grain Scotch distilleries still in operation in all of Scotland (as opposed to the 100 or so Malt Scotch distilleries currently in operation). Grain scotch, like the Grain spirits in Irish Whiskey, are usually blended with the malts to add lightness and sweetness.

In Hedonism, the blend is a vatting of spirits from about a half dozen distilleries. The vast majority of the spirits in the vatting had already been aged for more than 20 years.

I think it was pretty gutsy of Compass Box to do such a product, as Grain Scotch Whisky doesn't really get noticed amongst the plethora of Malt Scotches out there. The flavor is quite distinct, with tasting notes of Vanilla Cream and treacle Toffee, with a touch of clove and allspice.

Wonderful stuff. I had to cross state lines to get it. I will definitely have to do so again!

edo
12-06-2010, 05:28
We put a Glengoyne 10 y.o. down the other day. What a shame. Liter size, too. It lived fast, died young and made a good lookin' corpse.

Man, that was tasty...no smoke, no peat, just honest wholesome goodness. I'll bet it was chock full of malted barley vitamins.:grin:

JamesW
01-07-2011, 21:20
Killed an Islay Mist 8 tonight. Got a backup earlier in the day. A few days ago I also finished off a Talisker 10. Love that one but the price just keeps going up. $70 good? maybe.

roostercogburn
01-12-2011, 10:55
In the past couple weeks, a bottle of Macallan CS and Abelour A'Bunadh (forgot the batch number). Drank them side-by-side most of their lives, but could never decide which I preferred.

Brisko
01-12-2011, 11:25
Highland Park 15.

Not at all like the 12 but still very good.

JamesW
01-13-2011, 16:36
last night killed off the last of my Black Bottles. Too bad because I probably won't have another for a few years. Can't get it in Canada and when I go to the US I tend to load up on the higher margin whiskys like Laga 16 at $50 in NYC vs paying the $110 they ask for at the LCBO. It's a shame not to have access to this affordable gem.

JamesW
01-19-2011, 14:23
Laphroaig QC gave up its last pour. I need to get another.

roostercogburn
01-19-2011, 23:06
Caol Ila 12, a Christmas gift that I shared with some friends. This was the first peated Scotch that most of them had tried, and I think it won a few converts! Sufficeth to say, it lived a well purposed life.

JamesW
02-03-2011, 20:56
Last night I too killed off my Caol Ila 12. Got 1Litre in the bunker. It will be making an appearance post haste.

squire
02-04-2011, 14:40
Tangle Ridge joined the bin.

ebo
02-04-2011, 16:16
Glenmorangie 10 gave up it's last pour last night. I'm not sure I'll rush out to replace it. I have always enjoyed it, but I haven't been too fond of it lately, for some reason.

rocky480
02-05-2011, 13:05
The Macallan 12 gave up it's last pour last night. Since I still have a Cask Strength, I think I may wait a bit on replacing this one, or may pick up something different to replace it.

ebo
04-03-2011, 20:19
Aberlour 12 was laid to rest this evening.

ebo
04-17-2011, 19:27
Ardmore Traditional Cask gave up it's last pour. Thankfully, I have two more socked away.

roostercogburn
04-17-2011, 19:36
Took the last half of a bottle of Balvenie 15 Single Barrel to a little get-together the other night. People flocked to this one and it bit the dust within an hour. I'm still not sure if I liked it that much more than the Doublewood, which I have slotted to be my next scotch purchase.

Bambusiero
04-29-2011, 03:29
Slight hijack here.

Merlin_AZ, where do find good whisky shopping in Phoenix?
For me, it's TotalWine, mostly. Tops, SunDevil, and Sportsmen's have good selections, but higher, retail level prices. Others you know of?

Mark

ebo
04-29-2011, 17:06
Well, I just finished the last of my Lagavulin 16 that I've been nursing along for the past couple of months. :( It's not that it's so terribly expensive that I can't replace it, it's just that I can get two or three bottles of decent Bourbon for the price of one Lagavulin.

Oh well... I guess I'll have to pony up and get another. I can't be without my favorite Scotch... even if I do sip it sparingly. :grin:

squire
05-01-2011, 22:43
Canadian Club Sherry finished.

unclebunk
05-02-2011, 07:41
Adios to Ten High 10 (1979 dusty) and yet another bottle of EC 12.

CaptainQ
05-07-2011, 09:47
A bottle of Crown Royal Cask 16 hit the bin last night. Love this whisky, hate the price($90 here in WA). I will buy another bottle when I can find a deal on it.

Megawatt
05-16-2011, 19:04
Finally killed Kilchoman Summer 2010 and Springbank 12 year old cask strength, all in one night. They couldn't last forever.

ebo
05-19-2011, 19:05
Poured the last of a Caol Ila 12 early this evening.

BigRich
05-20-2011, 06:13
I finished my bottle of Redbreast 15 the other day.

Stones
05-20-2011, 23:16
Liquidated (you like the symbolism? :lol:) a bottle of Bookers that had been open for around 2 years. Quite a good drop from start to finish for a Beam product.

cigarnv
05-22-2011, 05:57
Bushmill's 16 YO....

edo
05-25-2011, 04:49
Caol Ila cask strength. This one was 59.2% and it was just sooooo fine. I so hate to see it go. I have some more in the bunker, but they're marked 59.3% ... so from a different run. But it doesn't matter. I've never had a Caol Ila I didn't think was great.

I love all Islays, (... uhm...but maybe not Bowmore so much) but I enjoyed this bottle even more than other excellent Islays I've had, like Laphroaig cask strength or Quarter Cask, or Ardbeg 10 or Lagavulin 12, ... or 16 ... okay... as much as I like Lagavulin 16 (at least as I remember) ... and Ardbeg Uidiagail (or whatever spelling).

It was cool, damp and rainy today. Maybe that's why that peat smoke hit the spot. ...something ...

I want to build a camp fire.

cigarnv
05-25-2011, 05:28
Last night was a bottle of Paddy's Irish whisky consumed by a few friends.... not a bad little pour for the $$. Easy to enjoy.

Megawatt
05-28-2011, 10:56
Killed my Wiser's Legacy last night. And just as I was really starting to enjoy it. I hate when it takes half a bottle to figure a whisky out.

For those interested in trying Legacy, I recommend letting it sit in the glass for at least five minutes before trying to assess it. Also, a splash of water/single ice cube won't hurt.

unclebunk
05-28-2011, 12:13
Caol Ila cask strength. This one was 59.2% and it was just sooooo fine. I so hate to see it go. I have some more in the bunker, but they're marked 59.3% ... so from a different run. But it doesn't matter. I've never had a Caol Ila I didn't think was great.

I love all Islays, (... uhm...but maybe not Bowmore so much) but I enjoyed this bottle even more than other excellent Islays I've had, like Laphroaig cask strength or Quarter Cask, or Ardbeg 10 or Lagavulin 12, ... or 16 ... okay... as much as I like Lagavulin 16 (at least as I remember) ... and Ardbeg Uidiagail (or whatever spelling).

It was cool, damp and rainy today. Maybe that's why that peat smoke hit the spot. ...something ...

I want to build a camp fire.

I'll have to try the CI Cask Strength, as I really love the standard 12 year old version. Caol Ila doesn't seem to get the attention it deserves and has climbed very near the top of my list of classic single malts.

edo
06-03-2011, 06:34
I'll have to try the CI Cask Strength, as I really love the standard 12 year old version. Caol Ila doesn't seem to get the attention it deserves and has climbed very near the top of my list of classic single malts.

Caol Ila 12 y.o. is still on my yet to try list. I've almost bought it a couple times, but always walked away with another expression for one reason or another. The last time was because the Cask Strength boxes were water damaged or something and it was selling at a 40% discount :cool:, (I'm not a box collector, anyway.) ... as I type, tho', we're having a pour of Caol Ila 8 y.o. "unpeated style"... better continue in the proper thread ...

The Boozer
07-13-2011, 22:35
Clontarf Single Malt. A tasting Irish whiskey. Will be missed and hard to find.

DeanSheen
07-14-2011, 08:25
I had to escort a 1.75 of Weller Sr. from Everetts down to the basement for storage.

Next stop, Dads raspberry wine.

Megawatt
07-29-2011, 15:48
Finishing off Forty Creek Confederation Oak Reserve. I declare this the best Canadian whisky I've had. Superb depth and balance, and a bittersweet flavour with clean wood notes that I haven't found elsewhere. Very, very good.

Bourbon Boiler
07-29-2011, 18:58
Killed a 4R yellow this week. Not bad at all, but probably won't be replaced anytime soon.

roostercogburn
08-17-2011, 11:43
Finally finished a bottle of Macallan 10 Fine Oak. Glad to see this one go. So sweet it makes the Glenlivet French Oak seem like Laphroaig by comparison.

Virus_Of_Life
10-22-2011, 14:01
For the first in a very long time I finished off a bottle of Scotch last night, Laphroaig 18 year old. Glad I bought a couple cases of this when it was on sale for under $50 in Minnesota!

It is very good stuff, I do think I like the Cairdeas better but I haven't gotten around to researching what makes it different.

Megawatt
11-03-2011, 18:58
Just polished off an Isle of Arran Amarone finish. Who knew pink whisky could taste so good?

Tennessee Dave
11-05-2011, 09:46
Last dram of Macallan 18 last night. I am not sure that I am going to replace this one.

GreggJ
11-10-2011, 11:25
Polished of a bottle of Laprhoaig CS batch #02. This is probably my favorite whiskey under $65. Still think the original CS before the batch #s was slightly better but, time will tell. It looks like batch 03 was bottled starting in January 11 and should be at US shelves shortly.

Definitely will be replacing this, probably before the 03's are around. Great Islay for those on the fence I would definitely recommend grabbing a bottle.

macdeffe
11-12-2011, 14:03
High West BouRye

Steffen

JamesW
01-03-2012, 13:18
Killed a few over these holidays...

Lagavulin 16
Amrut Fusion
Laphroaig QC
Redbreast 12
Powers Gold
Islay Mist 8

Clavius
01-03-2012, 19:09
Killed my Laphroaig 10yr the other day. I will fondly remember that bottle as the one that started it all with my newfound Islay single malt obsession. Looking forward to getting another bottle. Just having trouble finding it.

ebo
01-03-2012, 19:47
Just had the last pour of Oban 14.

Ejmharris
01-03-2012, 20:26
Angels envy, OWA and Red Breast 12.


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BigRich
01-04-2012, 07:10
Over the past couple of weeks there were a few that had so little left they needed killing:

Sazerac 18 - 2009
Weller Special Reserve
Old Scout
Macallan 12
Macallan Elegancia

mosugoji64
01-06-2012, 09:18
HH BIB gold label. As my intro to the wonderful world of HH BIBs, it will always hold a special place in my heart. But for now, it occupies a special place in the recycle bin.

brritscold
01-24-2012, 15:47
Finished a Balvenie 12 doublewood. Delicious! Especially great to give to friends who are new to whisky, since it's pretty sweet, with the intense honey flavors, and I've personally seen several friends who tried it and became Scotch converts.

Megawatt
01-24-2012, 16:02
Finished a Balvenie 12 doublewood. Delicious! Especially great to give to friends who are new to whisky, since it's pretty sweet, with the intense honey flavors, and I've personally seen several friends who tried it and became Scotch converts.

It's what sold me on single malts.

ebo
01-25-2012, 17:54
I just killed my last pour of Highland Park 18 year old.

I kept that bottle a long time...lol. I'm not sure when, or if, I will replace it. My days of spending $100+ on whisk(e)y are on hold for a while.

pfiest
01-26-2012, 13:41
I just finished off a bottle of Glenmorangie 10 that I've had around for quite some time. It's still a mighty fine dram at an excellent price.

Clavius
01-27-2012, 00:06
I just finished off a bottle of Glenmorangie 10 that I've had around for quite some time. It's still a mighty fine dram at an excellent price.
Ever had the Nectar D'Or? Pretty good, IMHO. And I'm not even a fan of the Highland single malts.

pfiest
01-27-2012, 05:58
Ever had the Nectar D'Or? Pretty good, IMHO. And I'm not even a fan of the Highland single malts.

Yes, I actually enjoy most of the Glenmorangie line, but for the value (at least in OH), it's tough to beat the 10.

JamesW
02-18-2012, 07:09
Over the past few weeks I've killed a Laphroaig QC, Aberlour 10, Jameson 12, & Amrut Fusion. All will be replaced.

Clavius
02-24-2012, 23:33
Tonight I say goodbye to my bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail. It was a tasty yet expensive bottle that lasted a few good weeks. Ardbeg is quickly becoming my favorite scotch AFTER Laphroaig. Laphroaig holds a special place in my heart. Kind of like that first love.

unclebunk
02-25-2012, 14:09
Auchentoshan 16 bit the dust last night. Looks like the bottle of Sheep Dip will be extinct tomorrow morning, as I continue to knock off odds and ends of near-empty bottles to make room for new ones.

emil
03-09-2012, 12:44
Just finished off bottles of Highland Park 12 and Talisker 10. Both were excellent.

BFerguson
05-27-2012, 20:27
Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve. Quite a interesting bottle. It's certainly not like most of its canadian brethren, nor like most bourbons either.

Easy to drink, and quite tasty, and very corn forward to me. A recommended buy if you are looking for something different from north of the border.

B

awachatz
05-28-2012, 04:54
Forty Creek Double Barrel Reserve. Quite a interesting bottle. It's certainly not like most of its canadian brethren, nor like most bourbons either.

Easy to drink, and quite tasty, and very corn forward to me. A recommended buy if you are looking for something different from north of the border.

B

Have you had the Forty Creek Select? I am curious to see how the two match up. They don't sell the double barrel reserve in Michigan.

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BFerguson
05-28-2012, 05:54
Have you had the Forty Creek Select? I am curious to see how the two match up. They don't sell the double barrel reserve in Michigan.

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No, this was my first foray into Forty Creek. I've been tempted to get the standard, but just haven't pulled the trigger yet.

The Double is certainly something that I haven't seen in many places, I think i have spied it in only like 4 stores, and that was spread over three states.

B

unclebunk
05-28-2012, 08:44
JTS Brown BIB hit the deck last night. That stuff is quite nice and a fine value for $20.

The Boozer
05-31-2012, 10:22
JTS Brown BIB hit the deck last night. That stuff is quite nice and a fine value for $20.


What part of Scotland is this from? Highlands? Islay?

(Bob - just being a smart-ass!:cool: )
Tim

compliance
06-11-2012, 22:13
Took the last bit of my Ardbeg Uigeadail, what a great pour. Following it up with some JW Gold I got as a gift over a year ago. Last quarter of the bottle so I'm going to work on kicking this one in the next couple days. It's very drinkable, almost to a fault. Super smooth and oily, raisins on the nose but the taste is a bit fresher, like pear.

unclebunk
06-11-2012, 22:29
What part of Scotland is this from? Highlands? Islay?

(Bob - just being a smart-ass!:cool: )
Tim

My mistake. Hadn't noticed that this is a Scotch thread, as it's not mentioned in the thread title. But since we're on the topic, Aberlour 12 is now pushing up daisies and Aberlour 16 had better watch its neck!

cigarnv
06-12-2012, 04:15
Balvenie 14YO Carribean Cask ..... a great cigar malt

AaronWF
06-12-2012, 09:34
I killed an Octomore Orpheus last weekend. It had been open in my cabinet for well over a year and I had grown anxious to finally finish it. It's discombobulating to have a bottle where you can't see the fill line...

Anyway, now that it's gone, I miss it. Heavy, fresh peat (seriously kind of reminds me of wet-hopped IPA) finished in wine casks that brought out honey-pineapple gummies. Quite distinct, and a very different quality of peat than what you get in Ardbeg or Laphroaig. Holds its proof of 122 very well, though don't skip the drop or two of water, as it quite enhances it.

Clavius
06-24-2012, 22:33
Saying goodbye to another bottle of Laphroaig 10yr, my most favorite scotch whisky. Time to pony up the cash and get another bottle!

WAINWRIGHT
08-25-2012, 07:37
Balvenie Caribbean Cask met its demise late last night,while a good pour it will be replaced with another barrel finished malt.

BFerguson
10-11-2012, 03:45
Wisers Legacy ran dry last night. Fortunately, another was obtained just the day before in anticipation of said event. A great Canadian product for sure.

B

Duninsane Thane
10-22-2012, 14:03
Of all those in the "Great Whisky Graveyard in the Skye (and Islay)", I'd have to say I rue the demise of the 38 yr-old Talisker and the 30 yr-old Black Bowmore the most. :drinking:

Clavius
10-23-2012, 18:21
About to say goodbye to a bottle of Glenlivet Nadurra 1991 "Triumph". Tasty stuff but, ultimately, not worth the nearly $90 I paid for it. The 16-year Nadurra is better and cheaper, in my opinion.

Yeti
11-16-2012, 14:14
I floated empty bottles of Macallan 12 Year and Lagavulin 16 Year last evening. Both have been expectedly wonderful, but at least they're not rare single cask bottles, and easily replaceable when the mood strikes.

ebo
11-16-2012, 18:38
Just killed the last of a bottle of Talisker 10. I don't think the few pours left in the bottle of Caol Ila 12 will make it past the evening. :lol:

Wall Eye
12-12-2012, 07:02
The last 2 down have been JWB and Ardmore Traditional Cask. Both are on my "economical favorites" list and have already been replaced. Now my job (tough work) is to thin the herd of a few that are fine whiskys, but will not be replaced - or replaced by others that I like more.

WAINWRIGHT
12-21-2012, 21:01
Laphroaig Quarter Cask gave up its last sweet and smoky pour.

Yeti
12-30-2012, 14:06
Im looking at the last 1/6 of an Ardbeg Uiegedail that won't live to see the morning.

squire
12-30-2012, 14:13
Put it out of it's misery Yeti, it's time has come.

Clavius
01-03-2013, 19:15
Poured the absolute last drop from another bottle of Laphroaig 10yr. Time to replace it!

Yeti
01-06-2013, 12:08
Finally finished my birthday bottle, Glenfarclas 30. Maybe my favorite sherried Speysider. It will be missed.

Trey Manthey
01-07-2013, 04:00
Finally finished my birthday bottle, Glenfarclas 30. Maybe my favorite sherried Speysider. It will be missed.

Time to start saving for the 40 year...

Yeti
01-07-2013, 09:49
I know your position on "reserving" bottles, but there's a 'farclas 40 already in the closet. Here's to not dying for another decade!

ChainWhip
01-14-2013, 21:41
Compass Box Eleuthera hitting the bin tonight - been riding the Compass Box locomotive these past few nights

Yeti
01-15-2013, 07:44
Finished my first pair of Signatory Cask Strength Collection bottles. A 1996 Glenlivet that spent 6 days short of 15 years in a sherry butt, bottled at 57.1%. This one was the perfect Christmas time drink. It was distilled on Halloween day in 1996, so I opened it for Halloween this year which as good timing. Tasted of cinnamon and spice and warm pastries.

The other was a 1995 Laphroaig aged 16 years in a bourbon hogshead, bottled at 60%. God I love Laphroaig. Massive salty-sweet kick with more integrated fruit and slightly less peat than you get in the 10 year, no doubt from the extra aging. This only yielded 233 bottles, but there are plenty of "sister casks" out there (Cask #38-44 from what I've seen). May have to pick one up...

ChainWhip
02-06-2013, 22:36
Balvenie 17 Madeira hit the recycle bin tonight - should've stocked up on this one

The Boozer
02-07-2013, 14:03
JW Green Label. Simply the best by far, of the Walker line. All 100% malt. Need to stock pile this stuff.

squire
02-07-2013, 14:51
I preferred the Gold myself but not at today's prices.

portwood
02-07-2013, 17:45
I preferred the Gold myself but not at today's prices.
Not at today's prices, and probably not the current version of the Gold label (reserve) either!

squire
02-07-2013, 17:54
It's probably changed as well since I last tried it, that was awhile back.

Yeti
02-08-2013, 10:17
JW Green Label. Simply the best by far, of the Walker line. All 100% malt. Need to stock pile this stuff.

I haven't come around to the palate on this one. Love the nose.

squire
02-08-2013, 10:18
Will probably retire a Barton ere this day is over.

Kalessin
02-09-2013, 20:15
Ardmore Traditional Cask, finished the last pour while looking out at the two feet of snow piling up in my front yard. This was the end of about 1/4 bottle that was left for me by a guest at a party I threw a few weeks ago.

Peaty, smoky, a little sweet fruit and vanilla. I need to head out and buy a nice replacement single-malt to fill the space it had in the cabinet bar.

thiemb
02-09-2013, 21:03
Knocked out a bottle of BT and a Weller 12 tonight.

ebo
02-10-2013, 08:19
Ardmore Traditional Cask, finished the last pour while looking out at the two feet of snow piling up in my front yard. This was the end of about 1/4 bottle that was left for me by a guest at a party I threw a few weeks ago.

Peaty, smoky, a little sweet fruit and vanilla. I need to head out and buy a nice replacement single-malt to fill the space it had in the cabinet bar.

Ardmore TC was my go to, everyday Scotch for the last few years. Sadly, I can't find it on the shelves anymore.

jtexaslonestar
02-17-2013, 07:16
Lag 16. Great bottle! It may be a while before I can put the cash down for this again, but I will when I can.

compliance
02-23-2013, 18:50
Finished up the Laddie 10, and it will be missed. Since I don't have any more Bruichladdich I am reconsidering the 2006 Bere Barley edition I passed on earlier in the week. Anyone had that bottle? Passable one off or must have?

edit - Nevermind. Buy now, think later. Who doesn't want more whiskey?

Yeti
02-23-2013, 21:04
Bere Barley 2006... Yes yes yes! I wish I had another bottle. It's tremendously different from the "sherry" or "peaty" standard scotch profiles. Really enjoyed and recommended.

Trey Manthey
02-24-2013, 20:11
Polishing off an L6 bottle of Lagavulin.

I'm going to get my hands on that Bere Barley. I can't resist something new and different.

tanstaafl2
02-25-2013, 11:43
Polishing off an L6 bottle of Lagavulin.

I'm going to get my hands on that Bere Barley. I can't resist something new and different.

Even though I don't drink a lot of scotch I am trying to broaden my horizons and the new and unusual always appeal to me. So I was considering trying to find that one. Would be curious to hear what you think of it if you find it!

dohidied
02-25-2013, 15:26
Polished off The Speyside 12 this fine day, my first and only bottle of scotch. Enjoyed it more and more over the last few years since I opened it. I seem to recall drinking some scotch years ago that had too much peat for my taste, but this seems nearly free of it. Does anyone have a suggestion for another mellow, malty Scotch? Should I stick to the Speyside region? Glenfiddich? The Glenlivet? Trader Joe's Speyside 18yr?

Wall Eye
02-26-2013, 15:17
Dohidied - You will get wide variety of answers to your question - but imo if you just want some nice, mellow, malty scotch, I enjoy Glengoyne 10 or Aberfeldy 12. They won't break the bank ($39ish) but are just nice, basic, tasty single malts. (No peat, no smoke, no sherry, etc.) And if you can find Tomatin 12 - it's also very nice and even less expensive ($29ish).

I always enjoy Johnnie Walker Black as well - a 12 yr old blend but a tad less expensive and more available than the other three...

Hard to go too far wrong with any of these.

dohidied
02-27-2013, 14:02
Thanks for the suggestions, Wall Eye. I'll be on the lookout for those. Looks like my local BevMo has the Tomatin for $27. Nice!

SFS
02-27-2013, 21:10
I strongly second the Tomatin 12, though part of my enthusiasm is that it's only $22 here.

weller_tex
07-16-2013, 20:56
Springbank 12 Year Cask Strength. First bottle of a Single Malt I have purchased in over a year. I had been sticking to bourbon/rye for price reasons. This purchased reminded me why I like Springbank so much..and at 108 proof and $80 it was a relative bargain in the Single Malt world. I am getting another soon. Oh and I know someone will kill me for this.but I was out of bourbon while grilling on a hot and humid Houston day (that could be anytime from April through October!) so I tried this with 2 cubes of ice. It was refreshing and delicious!

bllygthrd
07-23-2013, 15:51
Finished the last of my RHF last night ... I'll miss that bottle on my bourbon bar.

Tucker
07-23-2013, 16:17
Emptied a bottle of Dalmore 15.

What's with all the posts about bourbon in this thread? :rolleyes:

tanstaafl2
07-23-2013, 16:22
Emptied a bottle of Dalmore 15.

What's with all the posts about bourbon in this thread? :rolleyes:

Was kinda wondering that myself. There is an empty bottle thread in the General Bourbon section after all!

squire
07-23-2013, 19:04
Cause after a few slugs of Bourbon we get cross threaded.

bllygthrd
07-23-2013, 20:26
Emptied a bottle of Dalmore 15.

What's with all the posts about bourbon in this thread? :rolleyes:

I'll give you my stock answer when my wife calls me out and asks "why?" on a major wrong doing .... Because I'm stupid!

p_elliott
07-24-2013, 08:33
[QUOTE=Tucker;35736

What's with all the posts about bourbon in this thread? :rolleyes:[/QUOTE]Fixed ............................

bjhowell
08-03-2013, 12:46
Finished off the last of the Ealanta last night. Really liked this one, although the Sonnalta PX was still my favorite.

JamesW
10-03-2013, 09:35
Killed off a few last night. JW 18 - love this one, still have 3 bunkered now that they changed it to Platinum 18 and raised the price 20$. Also killed an Ardbeg 10 and a Bowmore 12.
Cheers!

SqueakScolari
10-24-2013, 19:16
Powers Johns Lane 12 yr.

Really nice. Paid $59 in March. Now it's $68, so I don't think I'll replace it.

The Boozer
10-25-2013, 08:05
Ardbeg Corry. The best of the Ardbegs.

LostBottle
10-25-2013, 20:44
Ardbeg Corry. The best of the Ardbegs.

Unless you have a Provenance kicking around ;)

ChainWhip
10-26-2013, 01:19
Unless you have a Provenance kicking around ;)

Dunno... Might take a '72 single cask over those =]b

Edit: Who am I kidding?! I'm not kicking either of those out of bed for cheese & crackers!

The Boozer
10-27-2013, 08:23
I try to stick with stuff that's readily available when discussing "the best of".

AaronWF
10-27-2013, 13:36
I try to stick with stuff that's readily available when discussing "the best of".

Nothing wrong with that and it makes perfect sense. On the other hand, what's in the bunker doesn't get more readily available, so you can't blame someone for not jumping on the Corry wagon when they have a Provenance ready to sip.

AaronWF
10-29-2013, 12:04
I finally emptied out a bottle of Longrow 14 finished for 3 years in Burgundy wood. Man, I just could not get into this bottle. I kept waiting for it to come around, or me to come around, but in the end I needed room in the cabinet so I had to put it down. The nose showed what I would describe as toenail dirt: you know when you clean out your toenails with your fingernails and you get that toefunk-marinated dirt smell all over your finger? That was the most prominent note on the nose for me. The palate was less grating with a little winey chocolate showing up, but all the malt character had just been stomped on by the Burgundy barrel IMO. Some decent fruit on the finish, but all behind a thick wall of dirty laundry water.

It just.... didn't work for me at all.

ChainWhip
10-29-2013, 12:23
I finally emptied out a bottle of Longrow 14 finished for 3 years in Burgundy wood. Man, I just could not get into this bottle. I kept waiting for it to come around, or me to come around, but in the end I needed room in the cabinet so I had to put it down. The nose showed what I would describe as toenail dirt: you know when you clean out your toenails with your fingernails and you get that toefunk-marinated dirt smell all over your finger? That was the most prominent note on the nose for me. The palate was less grating with a little winey chocolate showing up, but all the malt character had just been stomped on by the Burgundy barrel IMO. Some decent fruit on the finish, but all behind a thick wall of dirty laundry water.

It just.... didn't work for me at all.

That just sounds really really bad... "toefunk-marinated dirt" - yeeesch!

I like Springbank/Longrow and I appreciate their willingness to experiment - but some of these wine finished expressions are hit/miss.

Old Lamplighter
11-29-2013, 18:26
Aberfeldy 12 went dry this evening...been a very decent one...I'll likely replace it at some point.

Old Lamplighter
12-15-2013, 22:24
Late last night/early this morning, my first bottle of Balvenie Founders was laid to rest...glad I got a couple more in reserve.

ChainWhip
12-20-2013, 00:13
A few empties from these past few weeks (bottles seem to go faster around the holidays):

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3789/11461183253_d351bb1d1c_z.jpg

WLW '05, Saz18 '12, Willett 24 Rye (#637, 110pf), K&L Chieftains Mortlach 22, Glendronach 15 PX Single Cask, Hirsch 22 Rye

(X-Post: http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?19216-Empty-Bottle-Support-Group-2013&p=387632&viewfull=1#post387632 )

MtnDew
12-20-2013, 13:54
A few empties from these past few weeks (bottles seem to go faster around the holidays):

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3789/11461183253_d351bb1d1c_z.jpg

WLW '05, Saz18 '12, Willett 24 Rye (#637, 110pf), K&L Chieftains Mortlach 22, Glendronach 15 PX Single Cask, Hirsch 22 Rye

(X-Post: http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?19216-Empty-Bottle-Support-Group-2013&p=387632&viewfull=1#post387632 )

Ah, that Chieftains Mortlach brings back good memories. I keep finding IB Mortlach bottlings but none that seem to use first fill sherry so they all end up very pale.

Old Lamplighter
12-25-2013, 16:21
First casualty of the holiday season: Knappogue Castle 12...not sure when & if it will be replaced...very good for an Irish but like most of them to me, too light. My wife really liked it so it may be just a matter of time before it reappears here...be on her purse though. :grin:

Max Power
12-25-2013, 18:49
A few empties from these past few weeks (bottles seem to go faster around the holidays):

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3789/11461183253_d351bb1d1c_z.jpg

WLW '05, Saz18 '12, Willett 24 Rye (#637, 110pf), K&L Chieftains Mortlach 22, Glendronach 15 PX Single Cask, Hirsch 22 Rye

(X-Post: http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?19216-Empty-Bottle-Support-Group-2013&p=387632&viewfull=1#post387632 )

What would you charge me to move in to the spare room in your basement...assuming you have a spare room...and a basement, I guess.

ChainWhip
12-25-2013, 19:51
What would you charge me to move in to the spare room in your basement...assuming you have a spare room...and a basement, I guess.

LOL - the bottles are actually in the basement ;-)

Max Power
12-25-2013, 20:39
LOL - the bottles are actually in the basement ;-)

Since that's been established...answer my question, please.

ChainWhip
12-25-2013, 21:42
Since that's been established...answer my question, please.

I might make more if I claim you as a dependent =]b

Edit: All joking aside, my bottles are open to you MP

Max Power
12-25-2013, 21:56
I might make more if I claim you as a dependent =]b



Win-win? Same to you. Hopefully we can make that happen this summer and/or otherwise. The Power tequila dungeon is always open.

ChainWhip
12-31-2013, 00:44
Working through a few lingering bottles:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/11663097394_58b73b2ba4_z.jpg

Michter's 10 Rye, High West 16 Rye, Parker's Heritage Collection 6 2012 (Batch 1), Balvenie Madeira 17, Johnnie Walker Green 15

XPost: http://www.straightbourbon.com/forums/showthread.php?19216-Empty-Bottle-Support-Group-2013&p=390405&viewfull=1#post390405

macdeffe
12-31-2013, 03:42
A dreg party to make room for 2014 we finished the following bottles

High West 12
High West 21
Weller Antique single barrel the Party Source (this was unbelievably good)
Pappy van Winkle 20
Kirkland 7yo

and about 8 bottles of malt whisky dregs

Steffen

Trey Manthey
01-28-2014, 20:23
I put a bottle of Caol Ila 12 out of its misery. I never really connected with this dram neat, so it live out most of it's life in cocktails that call for a peated whiskey. I have to say that it makes this Black Diamond Flip quite tasty.

AaronWF
01-29-2014, 09:47
After a good 15 months, Redbreast 15 gave out its last last night. When I first opened it, I was disappointed - there just didn't seem to be much to it. So, it stayed in the shadows of my cabinets, coming out every now and then when I was bored with the usuals. Then one day, it hit me really well. Really, really well. For whatever reason, the clean, supple malt and rosy sherry notes came into focus for me in the best way, and I started loving on it. I am now a big fan and I think I prefer it to the PJL. I need to dig out a RB12 CS from the first release, because that one remains my favorite Irish, even though I grew to love the PJL I drank through more recently. I'm going to have to look to replace the 15, though, before prices are pushed further upwards.

garbanzobean
01-29-2014, 19:42
Ardbeg Uigeadail. It wasn't bad, but the bottle I have (from 2013), tasted heavily of overly young spirit. I can see how this would be amazing if it were older, but this just wasn't. Probably would not buy again. I wouldn't recommend it unless you can find a dusty that has a much higher quantity of older spirit.

Wall Eye
01-31-2014, 07:20
Killed a bottle of Benromach 10 this week. This was my second bottle - and I will be replacing it eventually because overall I enjoy it. It seems to have a unique smokiness without peat that I really like.

But this one gets my award for being the most "all over the road" with me. One week I love it, and the next week I wonder what I was thinking.... and then back to love.

AaronWF
01-31-2014, 09:18
First and last bottle of Lag 16. Finally killed it. Not my thing. Mild in every way, except in how much it would cost to replace.

Old Lamplighter
02-07-2014, 22:30
Laphroaig Qtr Cask expired peacefully a sort while ago.

Trey Manthey
03-02-2014, 19:17
Last of a Highland Park 18. A Port Charlotte PC7 might go down tonight too.

Dolph Lundgren
03-03-2014, 06:08
Goodbye Lag 12yr (2012). Hello Lag 12yr (2013).

My last Compass Box GKS NY Blend is getting dangerously low, too.

Clavius
03-06-2014, 18:59
Said goodbye to a bottle of Laphroaig 18. Pretty good stuff. But for the money I'll stick with the standard 10yr.

garbanzobean
03-06-2014, 19:18
My bottle of Compass Box Flaming Heart 2012 is singing the song of its people in whisky Valhalla.

WAINWRIGHT
03-06-2014, 19:40
Said goodbye to a bottle of Laphroaig 18. Pretty good stuff. But for the money I'll stick with the standard 10yr.I agree Matt and it makes me miss the 15yr. all the more.:hot:

ChainWhip
03-06-2014, 21:28
Balvenie TUN3 gave up the ghost last night

garbanzobean
03-06-2014, 21:49
I agree Matt and it makes me miss the 15yr. all the more.:hot:I never got to try the 15yr, but I absolutely love the 18 @$70-$80. Not so much @ the new and improved price of $130-$150.

unclebunk
03-07-2014, 08:52
The Irishman and Jameson 12 hit the bin. Next up (sadly) will be a dusty WT 8 year old. Good to the last drop!

Max Power
03-07-2014, 23:47
I never got to try the 15yr, but I absolutely love the 18 @$70-$80. Not so much @ the new and improved price of $130-$150.

You should message me and I may be able to help you out.

ChainWhip
03-12-2014, 00:39
A few bottles finished off lately destined for the recycle bin:

Corrido Anejo, Willett 24 Rye #446/47%, Balvenie TUN 3, Lagavulin 21 2007, Nikka Yoichi 10, Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2012

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2226/13099514644_0181ea28fb_z.jpg

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Old Dusty
03-12-2014, 05:45
A few bottles finished off lately destined for the recycle bin:

Corrido Anejo, Willett 24 Rye #446/47%, Balvenie TUN 3, Lagavulin 21 2007, Nikka Yoichi 10, Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2012

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2226/13099514644_0181ea28fb_z.jpg

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Great memories,right! That's a stellar lineup.

risenc
03-12-2014, 08:18
Last night I killed off a bottle of Glendronach 18 and -- and! -- a bottle of Nikka Coffey Grain. A bittersweet evening, to be sure. And I'm about a glass and a half shy from the end of a bottle of GTS 2012. Sniffle.

ChainWhip
03-12-2014, 09:06
Great memories,right! That's a stellar lineup.

It's been a fun ride!

Max Power
03-12-2014, 13:13
A few bottles finished off lately destined for the recycle bin:

Corrido Anejo, Willett 24 Rye #446/47%, Balvenie TUN 3, Lagavulin 21 2007, Nikka Yoichi 10, Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2012

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2226/13099514644_0181ea28fb_z.jpg

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That's just lovely stuff right there. Only the best for you, my friend...

Trey Manthey
03-22-2014, 12:25
A few bottles finished off lately destined for the recycle bin:

Corrido Anejo, Willett 24 Rye #446/47%, Balvenie TUN 3, Lagavulin 21 2007, Nikka Yoichi 10, Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2012

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2226/13099514644_0181ea28fb_z.jpg

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Wow :bigeyes: Did the Laga21 live up to the hype?

MtnDew
03-22-2014, 21:12
Said goodbye to a Glenmorangie Finealta.

Jorgemu1
03-22-2014, 21:43
Dalmore Cigar Malt Reserve was put to rest last night. It was a great run but had to make space for another bottle.

jvd99
03-23-2014, 18:32
Bruichladdich Cuvee 382. Very enjoyable and will be missed.

Old Lamplighter
03-23-2014, 21:16
Ardbeg Corryvreckan & Ten passed on over the weekend. :(

Trey Manthey
04-04-2014, 13:28
Ardbeg Uigeadail went down with a bang last night.

DaveOfAtl
04-04-2014, 17:21
A few bottles finished off lately destined for the recycle bin:

Corrido Anejo, Willett 24 Rye #446/47%, Balvenie TUN 3, Lagavulin 21 2007, Nikka Yoichi 10, Four Roses Small Batch Limited Edition 2012

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2226/13099514644_0181ea28fb_z.jpg

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Doesn't get much better than those. Damn.

jvd99
04-09-2014, 06:19
Springbank Claret Wood - aged 9 years in bourbon and finished in claret wine barrels. Picked this one up at Binny's on a whim a few months ago. The wine barrels were very prevalent on the pallet and tamed the typical bourbon influences. If tasted with no knowledge of its production, it could be mistaken for a Springbank aged in sherry wood. I liked this one a lot and may pick another bottle before its gone forever as this was an allocated bottle a couple of years ago, something like 7-9K bottles.