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  1. #1351
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Sipping from a newly opened 1985 Alberta Springs 90 Proofer that I found while dusty hunting in SC last week. It's chewy. Nice hints of caramel on the nose and mid palate, but the alcohol is having it's way a little too much. I think this will need to sit for awhile. But, I can tell that there are some nice notes hidden in there.
    JOE

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    "Every bottle is its own learning experience." -- Sensei Ox-sama

  2. #1352
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Sounds good Joe, I think the alcohol notes derive from the whisky in the blend that is distilled at high proof. My suggestion is to blend in some WhistlePig - apparently made at the same distillery but even if not it doesn't matter - to get the balance you like.

    Gary
    Last edited by Gillman; 05-26-2011 at 17:23.

  3. #1353
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    At least the British proof system actually means something!
    Ah, yeah. I'd read this before somewhere (maybe here), but had forgotten. Here's British proof explained from wikipedia:
    Where it comes from

    This system was introduced in the 18th century. It might have been earlier, when spirits were tested with gunpowder: a mixture of water and alcohol proved itself when it could be poured on a small amount of gunpowder and still light up the wet powder. If the powder did not ignite, the mixture had too much water in it and the proof was considered low. This process led to the nickname firewater, given by Native Americans.


    A "proven" solution was defined as 100 degrees proof (100). People have found out that this takes 57.15% ethanol. This value is still used as the British definition. A simpler ratio to remember is seven to four: 70 proof is 40% alcohol by volume.


    A hydrometer can be used to measure the precise proof of a spirit. This test has gone through many formal changes.
    Peace, ... and Hippy Love.

  4. #1354
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    What Wee Dram are you enjoying now? - Jameson Gold Reserve

    I am thinking about opening the RedBreast 12yr next

  5. #1355
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Just a wee pour of Bushmill's 16 to end the evening....
    "The most futile and disastrous day seems well spent when it is reviewed through the blue, fragrant smoke of a Havana Cigar"

  6. #1356
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Nice glass of Springbank 10 100 proof last night. I love this whisky!
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

  7. #1357
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Finishing off a bottle of Talisker 10. What a solid pour!

  8. #1358
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Just getting into Glendower 15 year old Port Wood. Comes across more like a brandy than a whisky. Not bad but lacking in balance.

  9. #1359
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Will be drinking Springbank 10 again tonight. Love it!
    "I distrust a man who says 'when.' He's got to be careful not to drink too much, because he's not to be trusted when he does." Sydney Greenstreet

  10. #1360
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now? - Jameson Gold Reserve

    Those are some tempting words. Always see this around in stores, and i don't think I've ever heard a bad word about it.

    Haven't bought a bottle from across the pond in at lest 6-7 years now. Might be time to break that streak.

    B

    Quote Originally Posted by JFenwick View Post
    I am thinking about opening the RedBreast 12yr next

 

 

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