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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring/Summer 2014

    Glenfarclas 105, just a butterscotch bomb so far. Finishes with oak and cherries. Lovely stuff. Now to find a bottle in the US. I thought TPS used to carry, but online stock says no.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring/Summer 2014

    RB CS,PJL and some Lag 12yr CS '11 starting out to be a great afternoon.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by theglobalguy View Post
    Glenfarclas 105, just a butterscotch bomb so far. Finishes with oak and cherries. Lovely stuff. Now to find a bottle in the US. I thought TPS used to carry, but online stock says no.
    I'm about done with my bottle of Aberlour A'bunadh (batch 45), and am considering replacing it with a Glenfarclas 105. Might save the last bit of the A'bunadh to do a SBS comparo.

    Last night I had a nice healthy pour Scott's Selection Highland Park 1986. While this is a pretty good pour, it seems to be missing a lot of the key elements I look for in HP (peat and sherry influence, most notably). What I'm left with is a much lighter and younger-tasting dram--similar to Glenlivet Nadurra--with heavy green apple and white grape notes. I was hopeful it would open up eventually, but I am starting to resign myself to buyer's remorse. It's certainly educational to see the Scott's take on HP, but just not what I was hoping for. Might have to start blending in a little HP 18 to see if I can recover some of the profile I want.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring/Summer 2014

    Scotch night for some odd reason so I am trying a few samples I have been sent

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by michaelturtle1 View Post
    Scotch night for some odd reason so I am trying a few samples I have been sent

    21 yr OB Rosebank
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    Thoughts on the punch bowl 2? I passed on that last week because I had not ready anything on it at all.

    For me I had an earlier pour of Jameson 18, man I forgot how much peach there is on the palate. Such a great irish whiskey, I only wish it had a higher ABV. Too bad they are discontinuing it just like the 12 year

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring/Summer 2014

    Decided to open up a couple of bottles I had in the bunker - Laphroaig 10, Laph Triple Wood, Talisker 10, Lagavulin 16, and Lagavulin 12 CS '13. Of those, I'm really feeling the Talisker 10 and the Lagavulin 16.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring/Summer 2014

    Finished off my A'bunadh 45, opened up a Glendronach 15 to replace it. Really just a wonderful dram. While the A'bunadh was full of nutty dried fruits, the 'dronach is a powerhouse of sweet balsamic and fresh reds. And since mother nature has decided Maryland would have snow again today, I am finishing off my 3 scotch flight Sunday with smidgen of Caol Ila 12.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring/Summer 2014

    Savored the last bit of a sample of Cadenhead's Highland Park 25 - I really really really need to score a bottle of this stuff... Thx again to the generous SB'r for the sample - this one was treasured.
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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring/Summer 2014

    Busy night on the palette. Compass Box tasting event in Louisville.

    Tried and thought, decent;
    - Asyla, Great King Street Blend, Oak Cross

    Tried and really enjoyed;
    - Spice Tree (bought one) and Hedonism (really reminded me of an older Rye)

    Did not care for;
    - Peat Monster....just didn't agree with me at all. I tasted band aids.
    - Orangerie...screamed cough medicine. One tiny sip then poured out.

    Parting thoughts, Robin Robinson (brand ambassador) did a great job explaining blends, malts, specific contents of their different offerings. He even had a bottle of E-150 colorant for us to smell (stuff in raw form has some serious kick).

    Also coming in the fall, a sister product to Great King Street with a sherry finished component.

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    Re: What Wee Dram Are You Enjoying Now - Spring/Summer 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by theglobalguy View Post
    Busy night on the palette. Compass Box tasting event in Louisville.

    Tried and thought, decent;
    - Asyla, Great King Street Blend, Oak Cross

    Tried and really enjoyed;
    - Spice Tree (bought one) and Hedonism (really reminded me of an older Rye)

    Did not care for;
    - Peat Monster....just didn't agree with me at all. I tasted band aids.
    - Orangerie...screamed cough medicine. One tiny sip then poured out.

    Parting thoughts, Robin Robinson (brand ambassador) did a great job explaining blends, malts, specific contents of their different offerings. He even had a bottle of E-150 colorant for us to smell (stuff in raw form has some serious kick).

    Also coming in the fall, a sister product to Great King Street with a sherry finished component.
    I really enjoy my bottle of Spice Tree. A sherried GKS sounds interesting as well. Nice recap. Thanks
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