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  1. #161
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    I have to say the 12yr. made a great showing,even over my old tried and true 16yr
    For the heavily peated Islays, the young 'uns tend to outshine the senior expressions - esp at higher ABV's

  2. #162
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    Quote Originally Posted by portwood View Post
    For the heavily peated Islays, the young 'uns tend to outshine the senior expressions - esp at higher ABV's
    Aint that the truth! I prefer Tally 10 over 18, even...

    But, a young (6-8yr) Caol Ila at CS? WOW! Some of the best stuff you can get. Don't turn your nose up at those single-digit aged cask strength bottles. They can be amazing. Even the worst ones I've had are better than the OTS 12 year - and usually close to the same price.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    Spent some nice quiet time on the deck with a few pours of Lag 12yr CS and Lag 16,seems Islay was really doing it for me last night.I have to say the 12yr. made a great showing,even over my old tried and true 16yr,might just give it another go this evening.
    Their 12 year is one of my favorites, great, great stuff.

  4. #164
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    What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

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    This was our lineup last night at the V&T Whisky Explorers' Club meeting. A nice flight of Amrut with an English and Australian bottle thrown in the mix. Dominic Roskrow would be pleased with our World Whisky selections.

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    This one was VERY nice. Very sweet on the nose with lots of sugary, white icing notes. Same on the palate. Like drinking a slice of cake. Not sappy or overly sweet though, just right. I really enjoyed this one.

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    This one was a bit one-dimensional for me and was quite thin and muted on the palate. No flaws here or anything offensive....but nothing stood out either. Pretty weak and I'd guess this one a bit young.

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    This bad boy packs a punch. A burst of hot pepper hits the tongue instantly and transitions into cracked black pepper and cardamom. It's wasabe-esk and hits you initially like rocket fuel. A great pour though that levels out with hints of allspice on exit leading into a very long finish.

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    This one might have been my favorite of the night, but then again I am a sherry whore. Loads of sweet, ripe, red fruit. Strawberries and red raspberries erupt on the palate. Not unbalanced though, just sweet and tasty. Think of an Indian version of Aberlour. Delicious!

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    This one needs no introduction. You all know it and have tried it. One of the best expressions to ever come out of India. Subtle peat with a lovely spice kick with soft sweet undertones, one of the most complex Amrut's available. Thoroughly enjoyable.

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    The final taste of India ended with a big ole smokey bang! Wow! What a big whisky! Big peat and earth, no iodine or salt here for you Islay whores, just loads of dirt and ashy yumminess. Well balanced with a seamless transition from start to finish. Some nice oaky notes on exit. A really nice pour. Amrut is producing some fantastic drams.

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    Finally, this jewel made an appearance. Holy shit, no one does sherry like Glenfarclas. So creamy and sweet with mounds of fresh fruit. Cherries dominate the palate and hang around forever. So soft and velvety on the palate it's like melted butter coating your mouth. Just a beautiful whisky.
    Josh

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  5. #165
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring 2013 ...

    I enjoyed several drams of GlenDronach Original 12 yo last night. One of my favorite, reasonably priced Highlands.

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

    Don't hear about that one as much as in the past. Solid example though of a good malt.

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

    Caught my biggest bass ever today. Celebrating with a pour of Highland Park 12!


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

    Nice one . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

    Bushmill's Blackbush after a long travel day.
    JOE

    Wag more.
    Bark less.

    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

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

    A Cragganmore 12 at the bar at PF Chang's while waiting for my wife.
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