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  1. #881
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gillman View Post
    Good choice Joe. I decided to buy an old-school Canadian, Wiser's 18 years old, which at about $35 is great value. It is very well-modulated with a long finish. It never reminded me really of CC's older whiskies before but does now (somewhat like CC 20 year old). I wonder if whiskies distilled at Corby's historic distillery have run out or mostly. The Corbyville plant was closed in 1989 (to be replaced by stock distilled in Windsor at Hiram Walker - HW was the majority shareholder after Allied Lyons bought control of Corby). I recall the older dram being more fruity and the current one is more smooth and non-estery but is still very good - almost Cognac like. Great value again.

    gary
    Heck yes, Wiser's 18 is nice.

    And cheers to you too, Joe

  2. #882
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Talisker 10. Superb, rich, malty, phenolic yet creamy. I won't say malt whisky at its best trumps Kentucky's finest but it is in a different class, which I hope is not a heresy.


    Gary

  3. #883
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Laphroaig 10. I love this stuff. It has an ideal balance of peat reek, smoke and sweetness for me. I also have the quarter cask, 15 and 18 YO and I still prefer the ten to them.

    I've been drinking a bit of my Caol Ila, Balvenie Doublewood and Ardbeg as well recently, but I still always seem to prefer my Laphroaig 10 when I am going to switch from bourbon to scotch.

  4. #884
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Every once in a while one has got to break into the "good" stuff. Started with a little pour of Black Bottle as a starter. Moved up to Talisker 18yr (need more of this stuff), moved over to Caol Ila 18 yr (thank God I've got 3 bottles in the bunker) and am now working on a healthy pour of Caol Ila 12 yr. Funny... now all of a sudden its not such a tough work week.
    TJ

  5. #885
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    I was lucky enough to try some of "The Last Drop" tonight. Just a delicious experience.

  6. #886
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Had a buddy over that usually only drinks bourbon. I started him with Ballantine's Finest to show him that bourbon is not the only value proposition, next up White Horse followed by Black Bottle, then on to Caol Ila 12, Talisker 10, Laphroaig QC, Bowmore 17, Ardberg Uiegadail, lastly Glenlivet Nadurra (not best for last but wanted to taste it...)

    A pretty good Scotch night, I'm enjoying a last pour of Bunnahabhain 12 while watching the Olympics.
    Whisk(e)y - a bargain at any price !!!

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Had a buddy over that usually only drinks bourbon. I started him with Ballantine's Finest to show him that bourbon is not the only value proposition, next up White Horse followed by Black Bottle, then on to Caol Ila 12, Talisker 10, Laphroaig QC, Bowmore 17, Ardberg Uiegadail, lastly Glenlivet Nadurra (not best for last but wanted to taste it...)

    A pretty good Scotch night, I'm enjoying a last pour of Bunnahabhain 12 while watching the Olympics.
    James - that's one heck of a line up!!

  8. #888
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Had a buddy over that usually only drinks bourbon. I started him with Ballantine's Finest to show him that bourbon is not the only value proposition, next up White Horse followed by Black Bottle, then on to Caol Ila 12, Talisker 10, Laphroaig QC, Bowmore 17, Ardberg Uiegadail, lastly Glenlivet Nadurra (not best for last but wanted to taste it...) A pretty good Scotch night, I'm enjoying a last pour of Bunnahabhain 12 while watching the Olympics.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Boozer View Post
    James - that's one heck of a line up!!
    More to the point, how are you feeling this morning, James? And what was the verdict with the bourbon-loving friend? Did he like the line-up? Caol Ila 12 and Laphroaig Cask Strength on deck for me tonight.
    "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

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    I was gifted some Nikka White today. Looking forward to enjoying this tonight.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lost Pollito View Post
    I was gifted some Nikka White today. Looking forward to enjoying this tonight.
    Well.... I thought I was drinking some of Islay's finest. Just salty, peaty and fantastic. Nice and fat in the mouth.. Wish they had an importer to the states.

 

 

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