The Single Malt Thread

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Areola Grandee posted this 5 weeks ago

Now,  Ihave around 35ml in the wee dram. Its caskstrngth so at 48.6% but i wont add water for this first taste. Iff needed, I have some water from Islay that is used in the process rather than adding flouride form from the tap

Here goes

 

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Areola Grandee posted this 5 weeks ago

lou_surprisedlou_surprisedlou_smileylou_lol

Not for the beginner, but fuck me that is something else. Dont think luxuious smooth, more cricket bat in face , but in agood way. Ift hits you hard with that high alcohol content, but as the heat disappears, teh stunning complexity shows. there is teh expected earthy peatness, the expecte complex spice hinted at from the nose, and then a liquer like warmth the cherry and orange linger on the pallete and evoke a shit eating grin lou_lol

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saintbletch posted this 5 weeks ago - Last edited 5 weeks ago

I thought the 25 years was how long it was going to take for you to tell us if it's any good or not. 

Take my advice and add a dash of lemonade to taste. 🍋

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Areola Grandee posted this 5 weeks ago

Originally posted by saintbletch

I thought the 25 years was how long it was going to tell us if it's any good or not. 

Take my advice and add a dash of lemonade to taste. 🍋

 twat lou_wink2

(Made me laugh)

Yes is good..fuckmeits good, but would frighten the Welsh

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Areola Grandee posted this 5 weeks ago - Last edited 5 weeks ago

Merry Christmas by the way.  Hope you all had  a good one and health and much happiness to you and your families ! Slàinte!

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saintbletch posted this 5 weeks ago

Do yourself a favor and try some Penderyn.

It will surprise you with its complexity and  its mellowness and its close harmony singing. 

Isn't it?

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Areola Grandee posted this 5 weeks ago

I heard the nose was that of Tom Jones's leather trouser crutch after an 18 hour marathon gig in a 40 C heat after he fialed to 'shake'  adequatly, no?

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saintbletch posted this 5 weeks ago

Think I'm gonna diss now.

Yeah!

Areola Grandee posted this 5 weeks ago - Last edited 5 weeks ago

Just messing with ya Sir Bletchington de manmount-smythe. I will gladly try the Welsh Dragon juice  and give you the benefit of my fine palette

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Tokyo-Saint posted this 5 weeks ago

I have had several. 18 year but I prefer them more (select the word here). Splendid stuff. 

BTripz posted this 3 weeks ago

So, I've had these in my drinks cabinet for 20+ years, should I crack them open or not??

Goatboy posted this 3 weeks ago

Originally posted by BTripz

So, I've had these in my drinks cabinet for 20+ years, should I crack them open or not??

 I'll give you 3 quid for the cat.

Areola Grandee posted this 3 weeks ago

Best do some research there first...  who is the distiller?  The only 'Speyside Distillary Co I can find was set up in 1954 but did not begin production until 1990... so idea what this is

BTripz posted this 3 weeks ago

€260 apparently??

Cobham Saint posted this 3 weeks ago

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.

Areola Grandee posted this 3 weeks ago

Originally posted by BTripz

€260 apparently??

https://scotchwhisky.com/whiskypedia/1891/speyside/

Bit of background - would mean a 25 was bottled in 2015 as production really begun in 1990. I think that price is probably a bit high, given a foreign site but worth cracking open and giving a right good tasting... could be great. ...of course it could be a bit pants and worth more unopened, but thems the choices... As mentioned above if I had never opened my lagavulin 1979 distillers it woudl be around £1400 now,but I would have missed and exceptional whisky experience that cost me £47.  I dont 'collecrt' just buy to drink.