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  1. #111
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    Yeah, The Balvenie Single Barrel is surprisingly subtle, yet at the same time quite rich.

    I'm finally being won over by Islay malts. Tried Laphroaig 10 last night and rather liked it. Then I tried Lagavulin 16 for the second time. The first time I really hated it, but last night, wow! One of the best I have tasted! Unbelievably full, creamy malt in the midst of all that smoke. Still the most medicinal-tasting whisky I have had, but the richness of the malt balances it out quite nicely.
    I agree, the Islay malts are my favorites. The Laga 16 is outstanding. You should try another Island (non-Islay) - The Talisker 18. It is a little less peaty than the Laga 16 but has a very nice spice kick to it.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    I agree, the Islay malts are my favorites. The Laga 16 is outstanding. You should try another Island (non-Islay) - The Talisker 18. It is a little less peaty than the Laga 16 but has a very nice spice kick to it.
    I have Talisker 10 and I absolutely love it, but I can't afford the 18.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Old Grand-dad BiB. Delicious!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gov View Post
    Tonight was: Aberlour 15, Jameson 12, Ardbeg 10, Lagavulin 16, Old Pulteney 12 and Teachers Highland cream.
    It figures; now that I'm almost done my bottle of Teacher's Highland Cream, I'm finally starting to really enjoy it!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Started with The Balvenie 21 Portwood. Very nice. The finish is long and warm. There wasn't all that much port flavor as one finds in the sherry casks. Darn good whisk(e)y though. Now I'm enjoying some Aberlour A'Bunadh #18...here you can really taste the sherry.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    New versions of the HP12 and 18 in a head to head. MUCH prefered the 12, far less woody, much better balance. A turn around from a couple of years ago, when I much prefered the 18. This new 12 is just top notch. Perfect balance of malt, sherry, peat, and oak.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    It figures; now that I'm almost done my bottle of Teacher's Highland Cream, I'm finally starting to really enjoy it!
    Yes...it is a great blend! Buy another, you will be hooked!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by drrich1965 View Post
    New versions of the HP12 and 18 in a head to head. MUCH prefered the 12, far less woody, much better balance. A turn around from a couple of years ago, when I much prefered the 18. This new 12 is just top notch. Perfect balance of malt, sherry, peat, and oak.
    Thats a first!! I love both, but will only buy the 12 because the 18 is over my budget

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gov View Post
    Thats a first!! I love both, but will only buy the 12 because the 18 is over my budget
    A first for me too. I usually had the 18 far above the 12.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    And here I am sipping on lowly Canadian Club Classic. But hey, it's only Wednesday. If I could afford to drink single malts every night of the week...well, that would really be something .
    I used to live up in Canada so I know a thing or two about the bloody state run liquor commissions and their unbelievably overpriced booze. Not only is the selection crap, what they do have is twice what we pay here in the States. If you lived south of the border you'd be drinking SMS's every day too!

    The last time I was up visiting in N.S. I had to buy a bottle of J&B for $45 because anything up the quality chain would need financing. Here I could (but would never even think of buying) J&B for under $20 and 1.75L for $30.

    I bought a 12 pack of Coronas there for $25 plus deposit Arrrgghh!. I can get a 24 pack here for $20 with deposit!!! It made me sick... next time I'm going up there with a van full of booze to survive the trip!
    Last edited by JamesW; 05-29-2008 at 14:51.
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