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  1. #71
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    A little HP12 tonight.

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

    Had a small pour of Kilchoman 2010 Summer Release that I got from a trade with a gracious SB member. I'm impressed with this young Islay and the great people that put their efforts into making this beautiful expression. Clean peat, sea/brine, citrus, oak/vanilla... good stuff.

    I'll be looking forward to adding Kilchoman to my bunker.

    And now finishing off the night with 25ml of Compass Box Oak Spice Tree
    Last edited by ChainWhip; 05-19-2013 at 22:51.
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

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

    Working through my Compass Box Sampler pack - starting off with the Oak Cross & ending with Peat Monster.
    Last edited by ChainWhip; 05-20-2013 at 22:46.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    Dang... where to start:

    Longrown 14, Longrow 18, Longrow Red
    Benriach 21 Peat & Sherry
    Springbank Calvados, SB 18
    Glendronoch 21
    Balcones Single Malt
    Brucladiach Peat

    And that doesn't include the bourbon... Oy!

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

    So your palate may be fried after that (but good form my man - well played!)...

    I'm interested in your impressions of the Longrow 18 & the Benriach 21.
    Last edited by ChainWhip; 05-20-2013 at 23:14.
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    "Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    So your palate may be fried after that (but good form my man - well played!)...

    I'm interested in your impressions of the Longrow 18 & the Benriach 21.
    Longrow 18 is epic. I can't find fault. If you like a well formed whisky with loads of character (up to and including peat/smoke), this is the dram for you! The 18 years didn't take any edge off the peat - it's still bristly and vibrant, and the typical Springer construction is rock solid... Just a super high-quality dram, worth every (unaffordable) penny. Legen---- wait for it and I hope you aren't lactose intolerant ---- dairy. As good as it gets, but it doesn't come cheap.

    The Benriach 21, and I didn't pay for it at all - is a solid dram. But, compared to Lagavulin DE (also a peated & PX offering) blows doors off this at 1/2 the price... Sure to get some solid age with PX finish you'll be at the $100+ level, but nothing works with a peat monster better than a PX finish on 16+ years. The Benriach is good - but the peat went in one direction and the sherry in another - with a "unappealing funk" in the middle. I like "funk" - but Curiositas and Talisker DE are both better at less than 1/2 the price, and Lagavulin DE at 1/2 blows this away... Nothing terrible here, just more "challenging" and less integrated than I'd expect from a pour of this age & price.

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

    Thanks Tim.

    I keep eyeing that purple box but the price up here is about what I paid for my bottles of Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch #3. My Longrow 10 is running low so the 18 might be its replacement - just gotta let my funds build up after the month's wallet bloodbath ;-)

    Scratch the Benriach 21 off the list so thanks again!
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Thanks Tim.

    I keep eyeing that purple box but the price up here is about what I paid for my bottles of Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch #3. My Longrow 10 is running low so the 18 might be its replacement - just gotta let my funds build up after the month's wallet bloodbath ;-)

    Scratch the Benriach 21 off the list so thanks again!
    Longrow 10/100 is amazing... so is 14... both are exceptional. But the 18 is in a league of its own. If you can spring for it - then by all means pull the trigger. Just think of the 10/100 or 14 taken to the next level of "wow,"

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

    Any recommendations for a decent dram in the $50-60 range?

    I have a bottle of HP12, Balvenie DW, and Glenmorangie 10 open now, and would like another smoky one, maybe an Islay, but I have been hearing the current Laphroiag is to be avoided. I like smoke, but not burnt tires and bandaides and iodine. I like one that is balanced with some sweetness, like the HP12.

    Macallan's 12 is one I am considering. From what I have read, it seems to have what I am looking for. I like the sherried scotches quite a bit.
    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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    What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    Current Laphroaig is to be avoided? What? Why? That's great stuff.
    Jim

 

 

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