The Single Malt Thread

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gwc posted this 26 January 2018

Party time! @PhilippineSaint!

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gwc posted this 16 February 2018

Opened this last night. Lovely drop.

 

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Areola Grandee posted this 16 February 2018

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Am I right in saying that once bottled a 12 year old is still a 12 year old even 20 years later? I'm sure I was told that years ago at a tasting session - I may have been drunk at the time.

 Yep that is correct... unlike wine Whisky does not change in the bottle.  However, you do see prices increase for very good stuff as it becomes rarer... especially since many distilaries are no longer producing to the same quality as they did 20/30 years ago. My 1979 distilled/1995 bottled 16 year old distillers edition Lagavulin was £47 in 1995. An unopened, boxed bottle can be found for £1400 today... mainly because its rare and it was consider bloody good... which is very true ;-) sadly i only  have a quarter bottle left so its in effect £100 a dram now so I feel guilty even ooking at it

 

PhilippineSaint posted this 16 February 2018

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

Originally posted by Cobham Saint

Am I right in saying that once bottled a 12 year old is still a 12 year old even 20 years later? I'm sure I was told that years ago at a tasting session - I may have been drunk at the time.

 Yep that is correct... unlike wine Whisky does not change in the bottle.  However, you do see prices increase for very good stuff as it becomes rarer... especially since many distilaries are no longer producing to the same quality as they did 20/30 years ago. My 1979 distilled/1995 bottled 16 year old distillers edition Lagavulin was £47 in 1995. An unopened, boxed bottle can be found for £1400 today... mainly because its rare and it was consider bloody good... which is very true ;-) sadly i only  have a quarter bottle left so its in effect £100 a dram now so I feel guilty even ooking at it

 

Drink it and fuck the consequenses enjoy the fact that you bought a very good bottle then drunk it.

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Areola Grandee posted this 16 February 2018

I only have one rule about drinking whisky... and its not about what its worth or cost, but I never drink it alone... that is an easy way to ruin... only with pleasent company who apprecites it. The guilt is because Idont wantto share it! lou_lol

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gwc posted this 10 March 2018

Originally posted by Areola Grandee

I only have one rule about drinking whisky... and its not about what its worth or cost, but I never drink it alone... that is an easy way to ruin... only with pleasent company who apprecites it. The guilt is because Idont wantto share it! lou_lol

 I'm the opposite, I appreciate it late of an evening, watching something good on TV, alone.

Double measure. Three ice cubes. Bliss.

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PhilippineSaint posted this 10 March 2018

I can appreciate both scenarios so either fits the bill lou_lol

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Goatboy posted this 2 weeks ago

Tokyo-Saint posted this 2 weeks ago

My in-laws are coming next week. Hopefully with a nice bottle of something like that for me.