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Marekv8

I figured the cork on this super dusty King Edward I was going to blow, which is why I didn't open it at home last night. Another solid vintage blend, rumored to have heavy Macduff (Glen Deveron) componentry.

 

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LCWoody
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Decided to open this up after lunch, very very good poor. 
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I didn’t realize it was selected by Specs when I purchased it. 
Damn good. 

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Rick M.
20 hours ago, LCWoody said:

Decided to open this up after lunch, very very good poor. 
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I didn’t realize it was selected by Specs when I purchased it. 
Damn good. 

The description of where it was distilled definitely makes it Cooley.

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tanstaafl2
On 6/22/2020 at 11:50 AM, Rick M. said:

The description of where it was distilled definitely makes it Cooley.

Indeed it does. And a refill (typically sherry) butt is around 500 liters or 132 gallons in size. It would have to be filled to the very tippy top to get 675 bottles out of it! So I doubt it spent much time in that “single cask” before it got bottled.

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PaulO

Visiting Black & White round two.

I still like it.  I decanted the family size into some smaller bottles.  Anyway, this time I'm tasting a little more of the malt notes in the blend.  Ralfy didn't steer me wrong.

When I picked this up, I noticed some White Horse, maybe dusty.  I'll get to that too eventually.

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Marekv8

And the cork issues persist… although understandable for this 2004 bottling.

 

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fishnbowljoe
2 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

And the cork issues persist… although understandable for this 2004 bottling.

 

So, you have umpteen hundred bottles, and you’re complaining about losing a cork?   :unsure:

 

Sheeeeeesh!  😊

 

Biba! Joe

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tanstaafl2
On 6/24/2020 at 10:15 AM, Marekv8 said:

And the cork issues persist… although understandable for this 2004 bottling.

 

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I have a couple of unopened Talisker DE's bottled in 2011 and 2012. I wonder if their corks will fare any better??? Anybody want to help me find out? B)

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tanstaafl2

I also wonder what the damned code on them means?

 

Yours is TD-5:5FR. Mine are TD-5:5OA and TD-5:5NZ.

 

If it even means anything at all!

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Marekv8
1 hour ago, tanstaafl2 said:

I also wonder what the damned code on them means?

 

Yours is TD-5:5FR. Mine are TD-5:5OA and TD-5:5NZ.

 

If it even means anything at all!

 

The TD-S: 5 component is consistent with the last two characters in alphabetical order… they've gotten younger over the years:

 

1999 release: Talisker DE 1986. Bottle code: TD-S: 5AM

2000 release: Talisker DE 1987. Bottle code: TD-S: 5BN

2001 release: Talisker DE 1988. Bottle code: TD-S: 5CO

2002 release: Talisker DE 1989. Bottle code: TD-S: 5DP

2003 release: Talisker DE 1990. Bottle code TD-S: 5EQ

2004 release: Talisker DE 1991. Bottle code: TD-S: 5FR

2005 duty free release: Talisker DE 1991. Bottle code: TD-S: 5GS

2005 second release: Talisker DE 1992. Bottle code: TD-S: 5HT

2006 release: Talisker DE 1993. Bottle code: TD-S: 5IU

2007 release: Talisker DE 1993. Bottle code: TD-S: 5JV

2008 release: Talisker DE 1996. Bottle code: TD-S: 5KW

2009 release: Talisker DE 1998. Bottle code: TD-S: 5LX

2010 release: Talisker DE 1999. Bottle code: TD-S: 5MY

2011 release: Talisker DE 2000. Bottle code: TD-S: 5NZ

2012 release: Talisker DE 2001. Bottle code: TD-S: 5OA

2013 release: Talisker DE 2001. Bottle code: TD-S: 5PB

2014 release: Talisker DE 2003. Bottle code: TD-S: 5QC

 

 

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tanstaafl2
2 hours ago, Marekv8 said:

 

The TD-S: 5 component is consistent with the last two characters in alphabetical order… they've gotten younger over the years:

 

1999 release: Talisker DE 1986. Bottle code: TD-S: 5AM

2000 release: Talisker DE 1987. Bottle code: TD-S: 5BN

2001 release: Talisker DE 1988. Bottle code: TD-S: 5CO

2002 release: Talisker DE 1989. Bottle code: TD-S: 5DP

2003 release: Talisker DE 1990. Bottle code TD-S: 5EQ

2004 release: Talisker DE 1991. Bottle code: TD-S: 5FR

2005 duty free release: Talisker DE 1991. Bottle code: TD-S: 5GS

2005 second release: Talisker DE 1992. Bottle code: TD-S: 5HT

2006 release: Talisker DE 1993. Bottle code: TD-S: 5IU

2007 release: Talisker DE 1993. Bottle code: TD-S: 5JV

2008 release: Talisker DE 1996. Bottle code: TD-S: 5KW

2009 release: Talisker DE 1998. Bottle code: TD-S: 5LX

2010 release: Talisker DE 1999. Bottle code: TD-S: 5MY

2011 release: Talisker DE 2000. Bottle code: TD-S: 5NZ

2012 release: Talisker DE 2001. Bottle code: TD-S: 5OA

2013 release: Talisker DE 2001. Bottle code: TD-S: 5PB

2014 release: Talisker DE 2003. Bottle code: TD-S: 5QC

 

 

Thanks! Didn't pick up on that.

 

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Marekv8

A baby Dailuaine…

 

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GaryT

Enjoyed a sample of Longrow 18 yr this afternoon.  Damn tasty single malt - really nicely balanced!  Fruit, peat, chocolate - everything a growing boy loves :) 

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beasled

Some Miltonduff which is rather spirity. Hoping this one opens up a bit as the bottle progresses. A fair amount of water does this good. 

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DRAMachine

Cheers!!!

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Marekv8

I was waiting for the right occasion to open this bottle. My last PM conversation with Vosgar was in regard to independently-bottled Dailuaine-- so I thought it was fitting. Thinking of you Gary.

 

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Marekv8

A Glenlivet Code in lovely Madison, WI. Odd to find this at a hotel restaurant, but they certainly were proud of it.

 

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PaulO

Another round of Black & White.  I wonder how hard it will be to replace when gone.  A tasty easy drinker is fun now and then.

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Marekv8

This is incredible-- especially for the incredible "End of Bin" price.

 

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HoustonNit

Happy National Scotch Day.  

 

I’m still exploring  Scotch and just getting my feet wet.

 

I figured these samplers would be a good way to try some new ones out.  Tried one the other on Friday and one today.  Great price on these.  I have to say I find the Lagavulin kind of disappointing. Will give it another go.  I think I like Clynelish the most.  
 

bot sure what I did with the other picture but it had Caol ILA, Talisler and Clynelish.
 

 

 

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Marekv8
18 hours ago, HoustonNit said:

Happy National Scotch Day.  

 

I’m still exploring  Scotch and just getting my feet wet.

 

I figured these samplers would be a good way to try some new ones out.  Tried one the other on Friday and one today.  Great price on these.  I have to say I find the Lagavulin kind of disappointing. Will give it another go.  I think I like Clynelish the most.  
 

bot sure what I did with the other picture but it had Caol ILA, Talisler and Clynelish.
 

 

 

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Falling for Clynelish is a dangerous proposition.

 

 

 

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Paddy

I felt a healthy pour of Irish was in order, so RB 12 CS it is! 

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flahute
2 hours ago, Paddy said:

I felt a healthy pour of Irish was in order, so RB 12 CS it is! 

Fitting for an Irishman.

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DRAMachine

Celebrating my Dad’s birthday. Cheers!

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Sgtspitter101

Having some monkey shoulder tonight.

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