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    What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring/Summer 2013

    It was long time to close that huge thread and start a new one, so I'll start it off with what I had last night.

    A little taste of Ardbeg Corryvreckan, followed by some Caol Ila Cask Strength (Distillery bottling) which is pretty much my go to favorate CS other than Uigea maybe. And then had some St. Magdalene 19 year which I just don't get, maybe my pallate isn't sophisticated enough yet, but I just don't see what Johannes saw in this whisky to be one of his all time favorites. Hopefully as I experience more SM I'll better appreciate things I don't pick up yet.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    Perhaps it's the whisky rather than your palate. I learned a long time ago there will be some single malts I won't care for no matter how much some others may like them.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    Finally had a chance to try Kavalan last night. I really enjoyed all of the offerings, but really enjoyed the fino bottle. Also found a great old friend, Nikka Coffee grain.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    Might have some Balvenie Double-Wood later today.
    He made himself another drink and thought how much better the Perrier was than anything else you could put in whisky... Hemingway

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    Checked out a new wine and spirits store here in Knoxville TN http://www.corkstn.com/site/ called Corks and bought another Glenfiddich 15 for about $60. Their Scotch and American whiskey selections are pretty small at the moment, but they plan to increase it considerably over time. Lots of people seem to dismiss Glenfiddich as just an entry-level whisky (using terms like "accessible"), but I think its just about the best Scotch around for my money. The 12 is good, the 15 is great, and the 18 is back to just good, imo.
    http://whiskeylist.blogspot.com/ downloadable spreadsheet of over 2000 North American Whiskies

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by AGarrison View Post
    Lots of people seem to dismiss Glenfiddich as just an entry-level whisky (using terms like "accessible"), but I think its just about the best Scotch around for my money. The 12 is good, the 15 is great, and the 18 is back to just good, imo.
    So agreed with the 12 and 15! (no experience with the 18, tho')
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    The 'fiddich 15 might be my favorite 80 proof whisky. Just really excellent juice for the slight markup (here it's $41).

    Over the weekend I was able to enjoy some really unique Irish and Scotch whiskies. BenRiach cask strength, Cutty Sark cask strength, and Yellow Spot (SO GOOD!) all jump out as delicious. Really, REALLY wished I had thrown the BenRiach into one of my Master of Malt orders last fall.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    Those were all pretty great, and I'd just like to add the Nikka and your Bere Barley to the mix. Very nice.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    Forgot about the Nikka. That was very tasty as well. It was a wild night Saturday, I'm sure some other whiskies fell through the cracks. I wonder how many times I said "oh, s***, I forget what's in my glass"?

    Glad you enjoyed the Bruichladdich. It really is a favorite of mine.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Yeti View Post
    The 'fiddich 15 might be my favorite 80 proof whisky. Just really excellent juice for the slight markup (here it's $41).
    I am in agreement with you guys on this one. The Glenfiddich 15 is one of my favorites and I prefer the 15 to the 18. IMO, 15 years is the sweet spot for scotch. A lot of my favorites are right in that range.
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