OCAU Whisky appreciation

Discussion in 'Geek Grog & Homebrew' started by xian, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. xtortion

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    Lag 16. :thumbup:
     
  2. Azrael

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    Added a Glenlivet Masters Reserve and a Glenfiddich AoD Red Wine cask to my collection. Mmmmm.

    Will have to take a pic when we move.
     
  3. Falkor

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    Hadn't had it myself previously but its definitely on my radar now, will pay it more attention in the future for sure.
     
  4. ~Spyne~

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    The Lag 16 has been and gone - loved it.
     
  5. Thudd

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    Not that it should factor into any decision, but it is Ralfy's favourite distillery, FWIW.
     
  6. Febs

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    Had another beginner tasting night last friday.

    Was epic.

    Ardbeg was a complete surprise! (Comment of the night - The Ardberg was like being assaulted in the mouth with a brick of peat)
    Auchentoshan was fantastic !
    I've got to be careful with the bottle of Talisker otherwise i'll drink it all in one night.
    Still don't like Glenfiddich not sure why.
    Jura was pretty good but not blown away.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Febs

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    Interesting mix - would have been a great night!

    Never been a fan of Auchentoshan, just can't get into them. Too light for me perhaps? But then I like other Lowland / Campbelltown whiskies which are similarly light...so not sure.

    That 'fiddich is an interesting one - the first commercial release in recent years to be properly peated to a decent level (a lot more peaty than the Caoran Reserve). I'm a fan. :)

    Cheers,
    - Febs.
     
  9. M4g3X0r

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    If you guys can get a hold of the Kilchoman 2006 Vintage definitely get it. It costs about $150 but its a great whiskey. One of the best whiskeys I've ever tried and does not taste like a 5 year old whiskey at all with the flavors being very developed.

    Taste wise I'd say its smoky and peaty (classic Islay with a twist). The viscosity of the whiskey is unparalleled. It's literally like drinking liquid velvet.
     
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  10. millsy_c

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    You've got me intrigued...
     
  11. Phalanx

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    I've started a tour de Canadia in my last month here. On the list!

    Crown Royal - Limited Edition - not bad, not great. Much better than the standard stuff and only $40, quite happy with it.
    Alberta Premium - Dark Horse. One problem Canadian whisky's have is that they're a bit pissweak. But this? This is amazing, it has so much flavour going on and it's just downright amazing, probably the best whiskey I've had in Canada. And only $30 a bottle! Alberta Premium is a brand that needs to exist everywhere, great whisky at a good price, they did a 30yr old release for $50 a bottle once, it sold out incredibly quickly and could have sold for more, but they did it anyway.

    And coming up

    Wisers 18 - I've heard great things about this one, really looking forward to it!
    Lot 40 - From what I've heard, a lot like the Dark Horse above, more flavoured and depth than most Canadian whisky.
    Century Reserve - Comes in a real pretty bottle!
    Mcloughlin & Steele - A bit more scotchy kind of Canadian whisky.

    Sadly I have to show up to work still and can only find so many people to sit around drinking with, so any more would likely make that difficult. I do have a bottle of maple cream tonight though. Think baileys with more alcohol and maple/caramel flavoured. This is seriously like crack.
     
  12. scrantic

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    So I'm getting to the bottom of my first single malt a Glenlivit 15 yo bought it duty free no idea what I was buying. I don't mind it but tossing up what to try next. I like the sound of a PX barrel finished what recommendations based on that as a starting point?
     
  13. M4g3X0r

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    You won't be disappointed!
     
  14. lombot

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    Went to the best of the rest tasting at the Oak Barrel last night and picked up a bottle of Kilchoman Loch Gorm and John Powers Lane 12 Year Old.

    Would have grabbed one of the Heartwood Convict Redemption if they hadn't sold out of it :(.
     
  15. millsy_c

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    So my dad has got some special offers through his work, amongst other things they include:
    Whiskey:
    Ardmore highland single malt - 39
    Highland park 12yo - 45
    Macallan 18 - 158

    Bourbon:
    Bookers kentucky straight - 69
    Basil haydens small batch - 49.50
    Bakers 7 yo small batch bourbon - 49.50

    Now I know most of these are actually really good prices, but is there anything worth trying outside the macallan?
     
  16. Raolin

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    Bruichladdich have a pretty good PX cask it at the moment.

    Those are all pretty decent whisk(e)ys. HP is an old favorite of mine.
     
  17. M4g3X0r

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    Nice! How did you find the Loch Gorm?
     
  18. Febs

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    Bookers and Basil Haydens are both great bourbons (I love BH as my standard "good" sipping bourbon).

    $49.50 is a great price.

    Cheers,
    - Febs.
     
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