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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by clingman71 View Post
    Ardbeg Corryvreckan - all I can say is WOW!
    Absolutely a great pour, as is the Uigeadail my two favorite Ardbegs.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    Absolutely a great pour, as is the Uigeadail my two favorite Ardbegs.
    Ryan, give the "Ardbeg Day" a shot if you see it. Right on par with your 2 favorites...perhaps more balanced than both.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Kornog Taouarc'h Pevared 10 SC 46% followed by
    Kornog Saint IVY 2012 59.9%


    Peated whisky like the first time

    Steffen

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Great Joe,always looking out with good recommendations I'm sure you'll be hearing from me soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Pollito View Post
    Ryan, give the "Ardbeg Day" a shot if you see it. Right on par with your 2 favorites...perhaps more balanced than both.
    Agreed. I'd take the Day over the others.
    Josh

    "The last time I turned down a whiskey, I didnít understand the question."

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Enjoying a dram of Aberlour a'bunadh. This bottle's been neglected for too long, but even at about 25% fill level for the last 8-12 months it still tastes great. I just ordered some small bottles so I can start a sample library of past loves.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacinJosh View Post
    Agreed. I'd take the Day over the others.
    I've not tried the Corry, but I love the Oogie, and have been enjoying the Day. The bottle is getting to about 50%, so I might try to find another before it's all gone. Plus, at $75 it's cheaper than what I would have to pay for the Oogie.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trey Manthey View Post
    I've not tried the Corry, but I love the Oogie, and have been enjoying the Day. The bottle is getting to about 50%, so I might try to find another before it's all gone. Plus, at $75 it's cheaper than what I would have to pay for the Oogie.
    Yep. It's cheaper, and better IMHO. Just a treat. Wish my bottle wasn't already empty.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Broke open a Longrow 11yr Sherry Cask. Aged entirely in refill sherry, you'd never know it from the color - which is about like a very light repasodo Tequila.

    On the nose - huge whiffs of coal and peat. Very "burnt earth" and phenolic. Slightly medicinal, but overall just... peat.

    Taste - peat. More peat, and then... some more. A bit of coal (actual coal from a steam engine), a bit of charcoal briquets with a nice big alcohol sting (it's 57% after all) and some sweet vanilla & citrus. and lastly a big sweet cherry bomb

    Finish - it's smokey & peaty with deep notes the imprint themselves on your tongue, but at the same time it's soooo sweet from the sherry. It's not balanced at all, I don't think it's supposed to be, but it goes on forever.

    Overall - this is a peat-monster. I'm shocked, because while Longrow is heavily, peated, it's Springer at it's core, and Springers are typically so refined and un-brazen. Flavorful & intriguing, yes - but this brash? My first time to experience it like this. It was like being hit with a smoking two-by-four log of peat. Not smoke/BBQ mind you - but peat. Vegetal, damp rotting earth at it's finest. Almost rotten (but not in a sulfur way at all) and very earthy.

    Could simply be my expectations being stretched so far by a Springbank family member that I'm exaggerating this (I've had it on 2 different days now), but from a peat perspective, I'm throwing this up against Octomore & Supernova in terms of PPM. Would love to hear any other opinions on this beast from others who have tried it - am I smoking too much peat? Is it really closer to typically Longrow peating levels, or is there's something else in the mix that's got me believing this is a peat monster my first two glasses have led me to believe it is?

    Regardless, in typical Springer/Longrow fashion, this one more than please my pallet and is an easy 93 (if you don't like peat, it's would be about a 60!)

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Glenmorangie Original,this is quite a value I believe in the single malt world and is usually the threshold of which I introduce people to the wonderful world of malts.I know it is fairly simplistic and not challenging in the least, but I believe this in fact what makes it shine .

 

 

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