Yuletide dram

Are you having a special Yuletide dram?
I had a deal on Auchentoshan and Black Bottle, and there's a Bunnahabhain in reserve.
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Laphroaig Quarter Cask for me.
Jim
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Jim
Ardbeg Rollercoaster, Rosebank 1993 14yo and Benriach 1975.
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Still enjoying an Ardbeg 10 - this specimen seems rather better than one previous of a couple of years ago. Bottle variation in standard malts? Anders
"John Dunlop" skrev i melding news: snipped-for-privacy@ymail.com...
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Ah, fine drams, but there's something in the Quarter Cask that speaks to me. Mostly it says "Drink me!" and who am I to disobey?
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Am 22.12.2010 17:18, schrieb Anders Tørneskog:
Don#t forget that Ardbeg regime changed in 1996/97. It is likely that there have been some changes.
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I'm working (as I often do) on feisty young Islays this season, principally a no-age-statement Smokehead and a cask-strength The Ileach. Both have been rumoured to be young Lagavulins, though who knows? They're definitely south Islay malts, and young enough that they haven't learned refined manners. Drinking them is much like sitting in front of a roaring wood fire, whether you have a fireplace or not.
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bill
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I think the current 10yo is the culmination of the 'Very Young', 'Still Young', 'Almost There' etc. line. The old 10 was the stock they bought, at a guess.
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On Wed, 22 Dec 2010 13:36:14 -0800, the alleged bill van, may have posted the following, to alt.drinks.scotch-whisky:
That's not a surprise.
I've got sample of an Unattached Bovine Whiskey, it's very nice and has a respectable colo[u]r disregarding its youth. The down- side is that it came to me at a quoted 138° (69%) and is pretty much "Paint-Stripper" without adding a bit of water. A couple of more years in the barrel and just a bit of branch water, it'll be a very tasty Bourbon.
Slàinte! Rob
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On 2010-12-22 11:39:31 +0000, John Dunlop said:
I will be now! Just picked up a 21-yo Glenfarclas from the Scotch Whisky Heritage Centre in Edinburgh.
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Steve Hodgson
Well done, that man. Damn fine dram.
Jim
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On 2010-12-23 15:38:45 +0000, Jim said:
Alongside 18yo Highland Park and 17yo Ardbeg, it's in my top 3 I reckon.
As an aside, by brother has an unopened 17yo Ardbeg and resists all hints that it's wasted on him and should come to me.
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You obviously need to re-educate him, possibly by way of Rohypnol.
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Here in sunny North Carolina, the state liquor boyos seem to be unloading Ardbeg 10 in a hurry. I have bought about 6 bottles lately at the usual NC price (about $50 US).
But each bottle came twinned with FREE (countem free) 750 ml bottle of JW Black or Glenmorangie Burgundy finish.
Two fer one!!
Can't beat that!!
btw - never a fan of blended scotch, I am really enjoying the JW black, esp as it's free. But I cannot taste any "neutral grain spirits." Seems like a SM blend???
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And yet it's not - it's a blend in the traditional sense of the word, it's just a bloody good one.
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Am 23.12.2010 21:04, schrieb cciaffone:
More malts, less grain. And if you take older grain whisky it's getting better. So it is likely that you do not find the typical cheap spirit-taste in it. They use "better ingredients" than they use for the usual stuff.
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On 2010-12-23 18:28:03 +0000, Jim said:
Just checked the price of 17yo Ardbeg now - £200++ so I reckon it's unlikely I'll see this one.
In other breaking news, the Glenfarclas is fantastic.
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And yet it's not - it's a blend in the traditional sense of the word, it's just a bloody good one.
Jim
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The Henchman

Here in sunny North Carolina, the state liquor boyos seem to be unloading Ardbeg 10 in a hurry. I have bought about 6 bottles lately at the usual NC price (about $50 US).
But each bottle came twinned with FREE (countem free) 750 ml bottle of JW Black or Glenmorangie Burgundy finish.
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Arbeg 10. One of the joys of my early single malt collection. I paid $99 cdn for this bottle last year....
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