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  1. #1531
    The Voshole
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Finally got around to opening an Ardbeg Alligator tonight and I don't think it's going to last very long. Should've bought more than 2 bottles
    "Bottom line: sometimes things work out this way in life. It doesn't matter how well you've planned; you're just f**ked, and that's that" - The Boss

  2. #1532
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Found a long lost, misplaced Isles of Scotland Collection gift box. 3 x 200 ml bottles of Talisker, Caol Ila, and Lagavulin. Doing a small tasting of each, I was really into Single Malts before my love of bourbon took hold.

  3. #1533
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by boss302 View Post
    Since the bourbon forums have a thread like this, I thought it would be nice to have one for my fellow malt advocates.
    I'm not drinking it right now or even soon; but I'm enjoying it already. In 10 years or so I may open my bottle No. 124 of 248 bottles of Aberfeldy 18yo signature whisky bottled for the retirement of Chris Anderson who blended Aberfeldy for 37 years.

    My wife and I stopped by "Dewars World Of Whisky" on our way up to the Great Glen last year while on long-service leave. A whisky mania came over me for the first time in my life and I grabbed the bottle.

    How long should one wait... the folks who sold it to me said it would turn into gold if I waited until many had consumed theirs. I keep going and checking the bottle; but so far it's just the beautiful honey amber colour that it was when I bought it.

    Can drinking gold hurt you??? Maybe I'd better drink it before it gets that far. LOL
    "One Scotch, One Bourbon and One Beer!"

  4. #1534
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    I tapped into the Springbank 10 Year 100 Proof last night. Mmmmmmmm.
    Richard
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  5. #1535
    Virtuoso
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Enjoying a bit of Johnnie Walker Black Label tonight. I'm trying to get into the scotches a bit more and learn more about them as well. I love the flavors in scotch however I think my problem lies with the fact that most are only 80 proof. And I tend to like the higher proof bourbons for some reason.

  6. #1536
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clavius View Post
    Enjoying a bit of Johnnie Walker Black Label tonight. I'm trying to get into the scotches a bit more and learn more about them as well. I love the flavors in scotch however I think my problem lies with the fact that most are only 80 proof. And I tend to like the higher proof bourbons for some reason.
    I often find myself falling into the trap of "higher proof = higher quality." However I find that by ruling out whiskies below a certain proof, I risk missing out on some wonderful experiences. A good example is Aberfeldy 12 year old, which is one of the tastiest Scotches I've had in a while and is 80 proof.

  7. #1537
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Ardbeg 10 years old

  8. #1538
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clavius View Post
    Enjoying a bit of Johnnie Walker Black Label tonight. I'm trying to get into the scotches a bit more and learn more about them as well. I love the flavors in scotch however I think my problem lies with the fact that most are only 80 proof. And I tend to like the higher proof bourbons for some reason.
    Whether because I by them that way or water them that way, I tend to drink and enjoy scotch a lower proof than bourbon. To me something about the bourbon flavors, mouth feel, etc. just hold up better at higher proofs.
    Richard
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  9. #1539
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    I had some Springbank 10/100 proof followed by what's proving to be a pretty nice bottle of Highland Park 12. The sherry in the HP is usually fairly muted but it really shows itself when you compare it to the Springbank (the 100 pf is all-ex-bourbon matured, I believe).

  10. #1540
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    In a battle of a couple of the 12 year old Glens'... Glenfiddich, and and Glenlivet, both fairly light and easy going, but still offer that drying, lingering finish that I love in scotch, neither is very complex, both offer some light fruit flavors, some pear and apricot is present. I can see myself adding both of these to the rotation of whisky's.

 

 

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