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  1. #1881
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Bastille 1789 French whisky. Very unusual stuff. Sort of like a cross between Canadian whisky, gin, and Grand Marnier. A lot better than it sounds! Very smooth, wamring. Highly drinkable.

  2. #1882
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Full disclosure, I am a few and far between scotch drinker. I like it, but need to be in the mood. Recently, on the advice of the store expert, I bought a bottle of Auchentoshan Valinch. It is a cask strength, non chill filtered edition. He said it easily stood up with whiskeys twice the price. I broke into it last night, and wow, was he right. Needed a little water for my taste, but boy, was that a fine dram. Not too much peat, but very complex, a SMOOTH! Beautiful expression, highly recommended.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Happyhour24x7 View Post
    Full disclosure, I am a few and far between scotch drinker. I like it, but need to be in the mood. Recently, on the advice of the store expert, I bought a bottle of Auchentoshan Valinch. It is a cask strength, non chill filtered edition. He said it easily stood up with whiskeys twice the price. I broke into it last night, and wow, was he right. Needed a little water for my taste, but boy, was that a fine dram. Not too much peat, but very complex, a SMOOTH! Beautiful expression, highly recommended.
    This one took me a while, but in the end I decided it was a lousy whisky. Maybe I just had a bad bottle, but it tasted like flowers. No balance whatsoever.

  4. #1884
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Damn! I've been staring at a bottle of this Auchentoshan at my local shop for months, wondering if I should pull the trigger. Now, I'm doubly confused!!!
    JOE

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

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    John Begg Blue Cap. Drinking dusties tonight.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by smokinjoe View Post
    Damn! I've been staring at a bottle of this Auchentoshan at my local shop for months, wondering if I should pull the trigger. Now, I'm doubly confused!!!
    But which Auchentoshan? Some are much better than others.
    "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. #1887
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist last night at a local restaurant and it was" peat o' licious."

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAINWRIGHT View Post
    Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist last night at a local restaurant and it was" peat o' licious."
    I've been looking for a bottle of that for some time now... I want to try the blend in this blog post:

    http://www.cooperedtot.com/2012/08/t...at-ardbeg.html
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

    "Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof

  9. #1889
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Wow. That is crazy. Has me wondering what would happen if you tried to vat a Laphroaig Cairdeas and a Lagavulin 12. Two highly peated Ardbegs vatted to produce a gently peated dram? This concept needs its own thread ...
    Mark

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    Quote Originally Posted by sutton View Post
    Wow. That is crazy. Has me wondering what would happen if you tried to vat a Laphroaig Cairdeas and a Lagavulin 12. Two highly peated Ardbegs vatted to produce a gently peated dram? This concept needs its own thread ...
    It's a fascinating result for sure! I wonder if it's kind of a "Tacoma Narrows Bridge" thing because all the elements in play come together perfectly to produce an unexpected outcome?

    I am certainly going to try reproducing the effects with other peated malt combinations.
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

    "Really though, my hands are sore. The tool was doing it's thing with a flex hose." -Barrel_Proof

 

 

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