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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:20 pm

old bridge wrote:Double ristretto, good pipe, summer on the terrace and Redbreast 12yo cask strength (#1/13), could anyone ask for more?


That heaven in one. :thumbsup: well put.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby birdman1099 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:33 am

Man.... The Sherry sings on this one.

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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Seamus » Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:53 am

Chairman's Select Rye from Canadian Club. Gambled on a few bottles after seeing some intriguing reviews and I'm happy I did.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby birdman1099 » Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:42 am

it'll hit the bin after a couple more pulls....

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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:38 pm

a grand whiskey Birdman. I wish they made more of it.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby mawhinney » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:08 pm

Springbank 18 year old.
When I wander from Ireland, in both the whiskey and geographical sense ,I don't like to go too far. Often I can't manage to get beyond Campbeltown which, as the crow flies, is only a few miles from Bushmills. I love the products of that fair town in all its shapes, forms and varieties.
My latest engagement is with this 18 y.o. I bought the second last bottle in the stock of the Celtic Whiskey Shop; half way through the bottle I decided this love affair is too good to last. And so I sped back to the CWS for the last remaining bottle. Alas, some bounder had nipped in and bought it.
Reader, were you that person? If so, enjoy as much as I did/do!
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby John » Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:27 pm

Bushmills 16yo. Beautiful red berry finish and fantastic colour!
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby birdman1099 » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:05 am

Had a tasting at a buddys house...

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these bottles did not survive the night...

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Delicious

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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:01 pm

That's a great looking tasting Birdman.
I'm on the new Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton. I must prefer it over the regular one. It adds an extra layer of flavour that I didn't expect from a wine finish.

Hopefully there's more of this cooking in the Midleton kitchens.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby birdman1099 » Mon Jul 27, 2015 1:00 am

Good Whiskey Hunting wrote:That's a great looking tasting Birdman.
I'm on the new Green Spot Chateau Leoville Barton. I must prefer it over the regular one. It adds an extra layer of flavour that I didn't expect from a wine finish.

Hopefully there's more of this cooking in the Midleton kitchens.


I agree. the wine finish helped round out the "graininess" I find with the current Green Spot. A dangerous Dram.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:20 am

Dangerous indeed, I'm feeling it this morning.

I'll have to take it easy on the rest of the bottle.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:34 am

Good Whiskey Hunting wrote:Dangerous indeed, I'm feeling it this morning.

I'll have to take it easy on the rest of the bottle.


Well that didn't go to plan. I'll have to replace this one. Excellent all round.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:26 am

I cracked another Mano A Lámh. This get better a every visit. I'm glad I picked up a couple more before they disappear.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:28 am

Last night had some Powers 12yo, for some strange reason I found it very sweet. Maybe it was always that way :scratch:

Followed up with a small Laphroaigh 10yo batch 4 cask strength ... I really like this batch above any of the others I've tried 8-)
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:59 pm

After seeing a Redbreast 12 Year Old 5 Fl Oz bottle get £400 at auction earlier today I decided to revisit my bottle and see what all the fuss is about. I'm guessing I drank the value of a medium size car in the last few years, going by those prices.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby birdman1099 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 1:54 am

Good Whiskey Hunting wrote:After seeing a Redbreast 12 Year Old 5 Fl Oz bottle get £400 at auction earlier today I decided to revisit my bottle and see what all the fuss is about. I'm guessing I drank the value of a medium size car in the last few years, going by those prices.



lol.....



Im pouring a 2007 Jameson Rarest Vintage to celebrate my latest victories at auction.

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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby varizoltan » Wed Oct 07, 2015 10:50 pm

a few drop of Dingle Special here ;)
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby varizoltan » Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:48 pm

in the whiskey mood again.

started with Connemara Turf Mor

now moved to the much loved and very hard to find Connemara Sherry Finish :D

hands up who has a few bottles stashed away :)

well, I do :salut:
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:37 am

I was up in the big smoke to arrend a Whiskey Society meeting. These generally turn into a little tasting for me.
I had a stunning Mortlach 15 and a Hazelburn 12. I'm back to the sticks again and am finishing the night off with a Glendronach Cash Strength batch 4. It's a stunning whisky.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:19 am

I'm try the Teelings Single Cask Maderia. It cask strength too. A lovely whiskey to finish the night with. Well put together. I can see myself trying the Rum cask next.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby ridge004 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:25 am

Delighted to have some discerning lads join me this evening here in America for a low-key tasting:
Ryan's 12
Yellow Spot
Knappogue 12 Single Cask
Knappogue 1994 Twin Wood
Celtic Cask (and yes, I forget the number)
Additional drams that were consumed for medicinal purposes only
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Wilson_smyth » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:46 am

Had a lot of fun with tastings over the weekend:

- Teeling Single malt which is delicious. Very similar to bushmills but theres an extra edge to it. Bottle half gone already.
- Teeling small batch. Hated it. Tasted sharp, brutally bitter, and mostly just an alchol taste. the kind that makes you shudder. If i wanted that taste id go for the cheapest tesco brand label. will be avoiding in future. left the end of that bottle at a party and was happy to be done with it.
- Jameson 12. Surprised by this one with how malty it is, for a pot still blend. I know they use malted barley in the recipe but it never came out so strongly in any other jameson i tried. Very chocolate/toffee based flavor. Would be tempted to pick up a bottle if it was at the right price.
-black bush - must have gotten through the best part of a bottle of this over the weekend. its a staple go to whenever im out, suitably tasty and not overly pricy when out and about.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Seamus » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:50 pm

ridge004 wrote:Delighted to have some discerning lads join me this evening here in America for a low-key tasting:
Ryan's 12
Yellow Spot
Knappogue 12 Single Cask
Knappogue 1994 Twin Wood
Celtic Cask (and yes, I forget the number)
Additional drams that were consumed for medicinal purposes only


An excellent tasting it was!
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:04 pm

Some nice whiskeys there all right.

Currrently enjoyiong a Bowmore 25yo.

Deep luxurious fruit cake with candied orange peel to the fore verging on burnt with a nice layer of gentle smoke and iodine with liquorice mmmm .... forgot how good this was.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby ridge004 » Sun Dec 27, 2015 2:30 am

Trying to fend off some difficult and unexpected medical news with the following:
Palace Bar 14
Teeling An Pucan
Teeling 21
Mano a Lamh
Knappogue 1951
Murray McDavid Cooley 1992
Connemara 22

Plus some Ben Nevis 25 to humour the token Scotsman among us.....
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