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  1. #901
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    I've been sipping at a 15-YO Signatory un-chill filtered Clynelish (92 proof). It's one of the palest whiskies I've seen -- even more so than Ardbeg 10. The flavor is terrific, but very delicate, with some nice saltiness and a little bit of vanilla sweetness. This is a whiskey that requires some attention. If I were drinking it while watching a movie or while talking to friends I think it'd almost disappear. I like it a lot, and would definitely try another bottling of Clynelish, especially if it were bottled at a higher proof.

    Lately I've been really digging the briny single malts -- particularly this Clynelish and the Talisker 10 and 18. Does anyone have a recommendation for a similar sort of Scotch?

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrAtomic View Post
    I've been sipping at a 15-YO Signatory un-chill filtered Clynelish (92 proof). It's one of the palest whiskies I've seen -- even more so than Ardbeg 10. The flavor is terrific, but very delicate, with some nice saltiness and a little bit of vanilla sweetness. This is a whiskey that requires some attention. If I were drinking it while watching a movie or while talking to friends I think it'd almost disappear. I like it a lot, and would definitely try another bottling of Clynelish, especially if it were bottled at a higher proof.

    Lately I've been really digging the briny single malts -- particularly this Clynelish and the Talisker 10 and 18. Does anyone have a recommendation for a similar sort of Scotch?
    For Briny-ness I love Old Pultney 12. You can almost taste salt spray. One of my favorites. You can also try Highland Park 12 or 18.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    A splash of Cragganmore '89, neat.
    ovh

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Taking a swim 'round the Orkneys tonight with Highland Park 12.
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    JamesW,

    Thanks very much for the recommendation. I'm pretty sure I've seen a bottle of Pulteney 12 on a shelf around town. I'll post my thoughts. Oh, and HP 12/18 are definitely favorites. I've been leaning more towards the 12, as the price of the 18 climbs ever higher, but can't resist the 18 for too long.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by MrAtomic View Post
    JamesW,

    Thanks very much for the recommendation. I'm pretty sure I've seen a bottle of Pulteney 12 on a shelf around town. I'll post my thoughts. Oh, and HP 12/18 are definitely favorites. I've been leaning more towards the 12, as the price of the 18 climbs ever higher, but can't resist the 18 for too long.
    I agree. The 18 is remarkably smooth but sometimes I just prefer the bite of the 12. It's the same with Talisker 10 and 18 for me.

    Tonight I'm enjoying a vatting of Talisker 10 (2/3) and Caol Ila 12 (1/3)

    Very nice.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Tonight, I'm tasting some of Glenrothes Select Reserve. NAS, but I'd peg it around 10-12 years.

    Definitely a hint of orange rind, a pinch of clove, and a nutty, yeasty dry Sherry note.

    For the record, this whisky has been matured in both American and Spanish Oak.

    I had been enjoying Tomatin 12-year, but that has all but completely disappeared from the store shelves in a very short time...
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    On to another mixing of 50% Talisker 10, 30% Caol Ila, and 20% Laphroaig QC. Marvelous combination! Spicy, smokey, works great!
    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
    On to another mixing of 50% Talisker 10, 30% Caol Ila, and 20% Laphroaig QC. Marvelous combination! Spicy, smokey, works great!
    I'd like to know what adding a heavy, sherried malt, like Aberlour or Macallan, would do to such a blend...
    "Suppose he's got a pointed stick!?!"

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Cracked open a bottle of JW Blk that I got for Christmas.

 

 

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