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  1. #2381
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Had a Jura Superstition last night. Not bad by any means, but a little on the boring side. Mostly caramel malty flavors with light smoke. It opened up a bit as the pour progressed and got a bit of nice salt in the finish, but it could have used some more complexity or oomph.

  2. #2382
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    What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    That's what everybody says... But I'll probably try it at a bar just to let my tastebuds figure out what the negative feedback is all about.
    It's biggest issue, IMHO, is that it lacks any distillery character. It got completely lost in the translation.

    I would venture to say very few people would be able to identify the source in a blind test.
    Josh

    "The last time I turned down a whiskey, I didn’t understand the question."

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    What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Had some more of the Glendronach 15 PX last night - may need to bunker a few more of these
    ¡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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    What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by MacinJosh View Post
    It's biggest issue, IMHO, is that it lacks any distillery character. It got completely lost in the translation.

    I would venture to say very few people would be able to identify the source in a blind test.
    Oh? Now my interest is piqued.
    ¡Geaux Tigers! - ¡Visca el Barça!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChainWhip View Post
    Oh? Now my interest is piqued.
    Candidly, it's just a painfully average peated whisky that's very over-priced. It's not awful, but I'd take Ardmore TC (at $25) over it every time. Any standard release Laphroaig 10 or Ardbeg 10 are much, much better.

    As far as being something "special" it is indeed a complete fail - unless by "special" they meant shockingly mediocre and not nearly as good as other stuff they've done...

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Enjoying one of my favorites tonight, some Caol Ila 12.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by black mamba View Post
    Enjoying one of my favorites tonight, some Caol Ila 12.
    Always a great one!

    I can't recommend strongly enough that you look for some single-barrel/CS offerings - the younger the better (seriously...) if you like Caol Ila. At 6-10 years, and CS, this stuff is smokin'! Some of my favorite pours have been youthful CIs, and they don't usually cost stupid money ($50-$75) compared to other single barrel Islay offerings.

    I know it sounds counter-intuitive to suggest younger whiskey, but CI gets so soft, delicate and gentle as it ages (more so than the other peat monsters), and when it's young, it's just a firecracker of smoke, olive oil, fishy, citrusy flavors.

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    What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Glendronach 15 PX Cask # 2045
    ¡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. #2389
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Ardbeg Uigeadail finishing up grilling this chicken sausage. Must've been the smoke.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    A little Talisker 10 earlier. Hadn't had it in ages, but it's really tasty stuff.

 

 

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