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  1. #931
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesW View Post
    Started the night (after much wine) with Ardberg Uigedail. Great dram.
    This has just become available in Ontario. The price is prohibitive (aroud $165) but my brother is thinking of picking it up as a birthday malt.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    This has just become available in Ontario. The price is prohibitive (aroud $165) but my brother is thinking of picking it up as a birthday malt.
    At $165 in Ontario, I'd buy 2-3 Laphroaig QC (at $64 ea) or 1 Lap QC and a Laga 16. That said, it would be a nice B-Day present nonetheless.

    Started the evening with Clynelish 14 and eyeing some Bunnahabain 12 or Caol Ila 12 next.
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Tonight I decided to go back to a long rested bottle of Aberlour 16 year old double cask matured whisky. The sherry cask finishing comes through very well giving it a fruits-n-nuts taste with just the right amount of oak and tannins to add spice and to keep it from being too sweet. This bottle has rested at 2/3 full for over a year but it appears the room in the bottle has mellowed this whisky very well. Smooth and full mouth feel with just the right amount of spiciness on the finish.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Bought another bottle of Bladnoch 15-year, Single Cask, Cask Strength.

    Great warm weather dram, though I have to be careful-- it hit me a little harder than I anticipated last night.
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dramiel McHinson View Post
    Tonight I decided to go back to a long rested bottle of Aberlour 16 year old double cask matured whisky. The sherry cask finishing comes through very well giving it a fruits-n-nuts taste with just the right amount of oak and tannins to add spice and to keep it from being too sweet. This bottle has rested at 2/3 full for over a year but it appears the room in the bottle has mellowed this whisky very well. Smooth and full mouth feel with just the right amount of spiciness on the finish.

    Here's to ya'll
    How would you compare this to Aberlour's other bottlings, particularly a'bunadh (alcoholic strength aside)? I like a'bunadh but sometimes I find it lacking the balance I desire in a good Scotch.

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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by Megawatt View Post
    How would you compare this to Aberlour's other bottlings, particularly a'bunadh (alcoholic strength aside)? I like a'bunadh but sometimes I find it lacking the balance I desire in a good Scotch.
    I agree. The a'bunadh is very nice but the sherry overpowers a bit too much for my taste.
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Bunnahabain 12, Caol Ila 12, and now some Laga 16.
    Last edited by JamesW; 04-07-2010 at 21:15.
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    I recently had a Bushmills 10 y.o. single malt triple distilled Irish whiskey (green label) and damn it was very close to the best Irish I've ever had- maybe it was the best. Golden silky, little oily, but not cloying at all. I doubt it's pot stilled, but reminded me a lot of Green Spot. A whole lot. About 2/3 the price tho'. Followed it with a pour of Jameson 12 y.o. which just didn't stand up to the Bushmills.
    Last edited by edo; 04-08-2010 at 07:23.
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Starting with Talisker 10 tonight. It's tasting a bit strange after the Thai food I just ate (Note to self: drink beer after Thai).
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    Re: What Wee Dram are you enjoying now?

    Quote Originally Posted by edo View Post
    I recently had a Bushmills 10 y.o. single malt triple distilled Irish whiskey (green label) and damn it was very close to the best Irish I've ever had- maybe it was the best. Golden silky, little oily, but not cloying at all. I doubt it's pot stilled, but reminded me a lot of Green Spot. A whole lot. About 2/3 the price tho'. Followed it with a pour of Jameson 12 y.o. which just didn't stand up to the Bushmills.
    Had Bushmills 10 recently and it came across a whole lot better than I recalled. Of course it's pot-distilled; it's a single malt whiskey, after all. Not to be confused with Pure Pot Still (Green Spot, Redbreast), which is different from single malt in that unmalted barley is used in the mash bill in addition to malt. Anyway, I agree that Jameson 12 is lacklustre after Bushmills 10.

 

 

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