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  1. #3481
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    Sherry monster tonight.. Glenfarclas 18 Yr old.. 1/2ml of water to open it up fully. Barely 4/5 drops.
    This is a super dram. I do have another litre bottle stashed.. Just in case.
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    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

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    I had a little Jagger, it tastes a lot better when it 2 degrees F and your out hunting.
    It's been years since I've had some and it will be years before I have any more.
    The high point tonight was the Carlyle I re casked 2 times. It is actually pretty good and I don't feel bad about adding a big chunk of ice to it.
    It's got a Highlands like peat thing going on, I like it better than JW Black Label .
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    Carlyle looks a nice colour.

    This arrived. Got from House of malt. . I also got a gift of a miniature of same 155,and a couple of badges from Wolfburn distillery after I spoke with them earlier in week. The bottle is Ltd Ed so for now will keep it in collection. Nice to have the miniature. Its a port finish.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Irish royalty tonight.

    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Irish royalty tonight.

    Oooh, Ive got a 12 going on at the moment


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    Grant, you are getting on pretty well with the Wolf Burn,seems a good match to your flavor profile.
    Can you give use some tasting notes?
    The Carlyle has a good amount of caramel color added for sure. It was not this dark before putting it in the Rum then Bourbon then Red wine cask !
    It was already as dark as a 6 year old Bourbon when bottled.
    It is peat forward to the finish, but there is a lot of other flavors going on now Carmel, Dark bitter sweet Chocolate, cherry,orange, green apples,cinnamon,nutmeg,vanilla.
    I was told it is a popular seller because it tastes like a 10 year old scotch at $19.99 for 1.75 liters. So people buy a lot of it for mixing.
    I gave it 4 more months with our thermostat set at 76f ,so it has taken on a lot more depth of flavor and the legs run much slower.
    It is better in my opinion then black Label ,having about the same amount of peat but not the body of flavor,the Carlyle is far more viscus in the mouth.
    I think a Red wine cask adds a nice fruity note to scotch and because this is not an expensive single malt , after a hot day at work if I want to put in a giant cube of ice,there is no shame or guilt.
    Rebreast 15 and Glenfarclas 21 are my top favorite whiskeys. I like the dark fruits and shortbread in my dram. Doesn't mean I can't enjoy something different , I do like Famous Grouse for there short bread and fruit flavors.
    Glad at least one bottle I like is reasonably priced.
    I would like to hear what your all time favorites have been,those memorable drams?
    My cabinet is packed from top to bottom. I can't pass by a liquor store with out stopping in now!
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    We took a trip to Waitrose earlier, to top up on some stuff we like there you can't get elsewhere, and I snapped up a bottle of this, as an alternative to the rich, sherry-forward malts I normally like:



    Details here: https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/...ie-13-year-old

    Not had it yet, but look forward to sampling it later!

    Do you know of it Grant, and have you tried it?

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  8. #3488
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    We took a trip to Waitrose earlier, to top up on some stuff we like there you can't get elsewhere, and I snapped up a bottle of this, as an alternative to the rich, sherry-forward malts I normally like:



    Details here: https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/p/...ie-13-year-old

    Not had it yet, but look forward to sampling it later!

    Do you know of it Grant, and have you tried it?

    Marco.
    Yeah, it's dewars base whisky. Has a little smoke in it, but it's quite good. Fruity, etc. Not a distillery I'm into tho. It's next to macallans tho
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  9. #3489
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    Quote Originally Posted by goraman View Post
    Grant, you are getting on pretty well with the Wolf Burn,seems a good match to your flavor profile.
    Can you give use some tasting notes?
    The Carlyle has a good amount of caramel color added for sure. It was not this dark before putting it in the Rum then Bourbon then Red wine cask !
    It was already as dark as a 6 year old Bourbon when bottled.
    It is peat forward to the finish, but there is a lot of other flavors going on now Carmel, Dark bitter sweet Chocolate, cherry,orange, green apples,cinnamon,nutmeg,vanilla.
    I was told it is a popular seller because it tastes like a 10 year old scotch at $19.99 for 1.75 liters. So people buy a lot of it for mixing.
    I gave it 4 more months with our thermostat set at 76f ,so it has taken on a lot more depth of flavor and the legs run much slower.
    It is better in my opinion then black Label ,having about the same amount of peat but not the body of flavor,the Carlyle is far more viscus in the mouth.
    I think a Red wine cask adds a nice fruity note to scotch and because this is not an expensive single malt , after a hot day at work if I want to put in a giant cube of ice,there is no shame or guilt.
    Rebreast 15 and Glenfarclas 21 are my top favorite whiskeys. I like the dark fruits and shortbread in my dram. Doesn't mean I can't enjoy something different , I do like Famous Grouse for there short bread and fruit flavors.
    Glad at least one bottle I like is reasonably priced.
    I would like to hear what your all time favorites have been,those memorable drams?
    My cabinet is packed from top to bottom. I can't pass by a liquor store with out stopping in now!
    Yeah that's quite a collection Jeff. Will try and think of a profile point, but it's just that bit different from the norm even tho they change it about. Think langskip will be closer to their profile.
    Tried the port one tonight. It's quite a nice drop but it for me needs that drop of water
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  10. #3490
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Yeah, it's dewars base whisky. Has a little smoke in it, but it's quite good. Fruity, etc. Not a distillery I'm into tho. It's next to macallans tho
    Ok, that's interesting... Just tried a wee nip in my Glencairn tasting glass, with the usual 'teardrop' of water, and to my palate it's very nice indeed! The smoke is only very slight, unlike that of the Lagavulin 16 I had to give away, as for me it was like sucking the dross from my wood burner! and it's pretty smooth without too much 'burn', with a pleasant fruitiness on the back of the palate.

    I'm very happy with it. As an aside, what's your view of the Glenlivet 18? I was eyeing that up, too!

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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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