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  1. #61
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    I'm just starting to get into the single barrel expressions by the folks like AD Rattray, Duncan Taylor, etc... and am really enjoying it. It's not that I don't like the "regular" expressions, there is just something fun about a one-of single cask release, especially at cask strength. I just had a few bottles of various ADR's delivered including a 23 year Bunnahabhain I can't wait to try.

    For myself I'm sipping on some Johnny Walker Green again tonight. Really enjoying this vatted malt and am very sad they discontinued it. I know it's still available but at this point if I purchased any more bottles of anything whiskey like my wife would kill me...

    Quote Originally Posted by tanstaafl2 View Post
    Tasted the following whisky with a couple of friends today

    Clynelish A.D. Rattray single cask, 16 years old, 116.2 proof - K&L cask 8781
    Glendronach, 1993 19yo Single Cask Oloroso Sherry Butt, 109.4 proof - K&L cask 490
    Glenfarclas 1979 "The Family Casks" fourth fill sherry cask, 83.4 proof - K&L cask 8072
    Mortlach Cheiftain’s 22 year old Single Malt, Sherry Butt, 116.2 proof - K&L cask 5160
    Compass Box Delilah, 80 proof

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    Clynelish was a good starter and while a bit lighter with a very creamy in texture and lovely vanilla and fruit taste in a nice balance. Very pleasant and improved with a drop or two of water.

    The Glendronach and Mortlach were similar sherry finished whisky with great mouthfeel and finish, a bit of an almost herbal component, long finish and a bit more spice from the Mortlach. Both improved with a touch of water but were easily drinkable at cask strength. Both were excellent.

    The Glenfarclas was another complete change of pace with a rich oily mouthfeel and very little sherry component but lots of wood/leather and yet not overly so. Finish went on for a long time and was perfect without water for me. I didn't find water really added anything in this one.

    The Delilah was a bit of an afterthought and was tasted last. By that time it seemed downright bland.

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

    Nice lineup there B!

    Love the Mortlach22 but I haven't opened the 1993 KL Glendronach yet.

    I've been in a scotch mode lately and that's a beautiful sight.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Glenlivet 15 French Oak & Macallan CS
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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 - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Had some nice offerings today.

    Faultline 32 year from K&L
    Arran 14 yr CS (54.7%) from K&L

    The Faultline is only $100 (for a 32 year?) and has a nice balance and overall complexity. The Arran is better for the same price. Arran is an underrated brand to me.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Closing out the evening with a small pour from Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch #6 (from a generous SB soul - thanks much again my friend)... Initially, I was skeptical about this Batch #6 but am more impressed with each new pour.
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

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

    Balvenie 12 Doublewood at a restaurant - first pour I've had and it is quite tasty. Cinnamon, spice, sherry on top of some fruity sweetness.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Closing out the evening with a small pour from Balvenie TUN 1401 Batch #6 (from a generous SB soul - thanks much again my friend)... Initially, I was skeptical about this Batch #6 but am more impressed with each new pour.
    I'm so jealous, I never did find a bottle of the 6 and with the 9 out now I'm giving up hope. However, my hunt is now on for the 9 to add to my bottle of 3, if you hear of any good sources please do let me know, so few of these types of bottles make it up to the Seattle area.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MtnDew View Post
    I'm so jealous, I never did find a bottle of the 6 and with the 9 out now I'm giving up hope. However, my hunt is now on for the 9 to add to my bottle of 3, if you hear of any good sources please do let me know, so few of these types of bottles make it up to the Seattle area.
    I've yet to see any TUNs on the shelf in WA state :-(

    I think we will have enough bottles to do an American TUN vertical soon though.



    Edit: Have you had the TUN Batch 3? I'm secretly hoping you'll hate it and give me first dibs on your bottle ;-)
    Last edited by ChainWhip; 10-03-2013 at 22:23.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Fall 2013/Winter 2014

    Ha, no, I have not cracked the batch 3 yet but given that Balvenie is some of my favorite whiskey I'm thinking I'll probably like it

    However, I would be amenable to sharing it with some locals

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    I've yet to see any TUNs on the shelf in WA state :-(

    I think we will have enough bottles to do an American TUN vertical soon though.



    Edit: Have you had the TUN Batch 3? I'm secretly hoping you'll hate it and give me first dibs on your bottle ;-)

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MtnDew View Post
    Ha, no, I have not cracked the batch 3 yet but given that Balvenie is some of my favorite whiskey I'm thinking I'll probably like it

    However, I would be amenable to sharing it with some locals
    If you come to our next SB gathering, I think there's a chance we'll have all three American TUN bottles there... ;-)
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

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