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  1. #261
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Yep. That's exactly how this 9 is for me - this bottle is draining fast as I'm trying to figure it out.

    I believe the Ealanta sample is en route & thanks again!
    I was going to finally get a bottle of that but then it had to be named whisky of the year... ugh, I'm sure the prices have gone up and stock done because of that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Manthey View Post
    Ended the drought with some Balvenie Portwood. Good to be back!
    Ah, one of my favorite readily available whiskys. When you can find it for $140-150 it makes a great dram to enjoy and share, so sweet and yummy.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    A little Glenmorangie Original tonight while waiting for a damn Ubuntu installation to complete...

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Clavius View Post
    A little Glenmorangie Original tonight while waiting for a damn Ubuntu installation to complete...
    Always a solid choice. I bought the Astar today. I figured that a 10 year Glenmo at CS using specially chosen barrels has got to be pretty good. Has anyone else had it?
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Max Power View Post
    Always a solid choice. I bought the Astar today. I figured that a 10 year Glenmo at CS using specially chosen barrels has got to be pretty good. Has anyone else had it?
    Haven't seen that one around here but it sounds really good!

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Clavius View Post
    Haven't seen that one around here but it sounds really good!
    Here's a couple of opinions:

    http://whiskyadvocate.com/whisky/200...glenmorangies/

    http://www.scotchdrammer.com/2010/09...gie-astar.html

    And a bunch of rube opinions:

    http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/P-8330.aspx
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    I'll definitely be searching for this one locally.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Opened up one of the 2 Redbreast 12 CS I brought home last night...really, really good.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Chainwhip requested my thoughts on the Glenmorangie tasting I attended last night. Full Disclosure, I am not a scotch aficionado. I have been a part of a whisky club for about a year. I joined as way to try many different whiskies and get a better feel as to my tastes and get out of my comfort zone of bourbon/rye. I have tried many different single malts and scotches over the past several months. Until last night, none had really knocked my socks off. First up was the 18 year. I enjoyed it but wasn't my cup of tea. The 25 year was second. I wish the price list wasn't on the table for the tasting because no matter how good it was, there was no way I was walking out with a bottle ($529.99). Still at this point I wasn't that impressed. Next up was Ealanta. Holy cow! When I first nosed it I could have sworn my nose was in a bottle of pure vanilla extract. It was heavenly. It had a very soft and easy entry. The finish was warm with some vanilla and spice. I am now trying to locate a bottle. Last but not least was the Signet. I'm glad they saved this one for last. The Ealanta was light and fluffy, the Signet was very rich and syrupy. It had cocoa and a nuttiness on the nose. The palate was chocolate and maybe some hints of coffee? It was very sweet. The finish was right in my wheelhouse. It had a sweet yet spicy finish that went on for a while. Well, for what it's worth that was my take on the evening. It's hard for me to pick a winner. I am torn between the Ealanta & Signet. I did order an Ealanta, but I will probably track down a Signet after the first of the year. I've spent a load on bourbon and rye the past couple of weeks so the wife learning that I am now buying Scotch is not a discussion I am ready to have just yet. ;-) Cheers fellas!!

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Yep. That's exactly how this 9 is for me - this bottle is draining fast as I'm trying to figure it out.

    I believe the Ealanta sample is en route & thanks again!
    Anybody got experience with Batch 6? I spotted one on a high, high shelf last week. If I play my cards right, it may reappear in my stocking about 40 days from now.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by Old Lamplighter View Post
    Anybody got experience with Batch 6? I spotted one on a high, high shelf last week. If I play my cards right, it may reappear in my stocking about 40 days from now.
    It's pretty darn good, but my least favorite of the 3 offerings (although that is lofty company indeed). I'd prefer the Batch 9 in my stocking because of the sherry influence and the overall balance, but I'd take either one from Santa. I only had one small taste thus far and need to revisit, but I would say that it's a bit more like the 15 year SB on steroids. Lots of wood influence and spice and without the fruity softness that comes from sherried drams. I should really just shut up and go taste it again.

    Bottom line...any TUN from Balvenie is something that I would love to have in my glass. I hope you've been good enough for Santa to bring it to you.
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