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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:25 pm

Looks like a very nice and enjoyable line up Ridge :thumbsup:



Only opened and sampled one whiskey on Christmas Eve/Day.

Cadenheads 13yo Peated Cooley.

Remembered this as my favorite of these releases and must say I am still thinking so.

A wonderful buttery creamy taste and feel over a Tyrconnel charchter with a nice touch of peat and a smooth but chewy whisp of smoke.

Really enjoyable this evethough I'm no Tyrconnell fan and I always feel Connemara just does not hit these heights.

A strange one as I see this as very different from Connemara although they are brothers (or should be).

Maybe be just one of life's mysteries ;) :thumbsup:
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:18 pm

ridge004 wrote: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.....


I hope your news isn't too bad and all will be good in time.

I'm enjoying a Mano A Lámh since Christmas Day.

I would like to try a few of yours. I haven't tried the An Pucan Teelings or the Cooley 1992 yet.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Seamus » Mon Dec 28, 2015 4:45 pm

Good Whiskey Hunting wrote:
ridge004 wrote:Trying to fend off some difficult and unexpected medical news with the following:


I hope your news isn't too bad and all will be good in time.



Yes, best of luck for an improving New Year.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby ridge004 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:21 pm

Seamus wrote:
Good Whiskey Hunting wrote:
ridge004 wrote:Trying to fend off some difficult and unexpected medical news with the following:


I hope your news isn't too bad and all will be good in time.



Yes, best of luck for an improving New Year.



Sincere thanks to you both. So far the fine whiskey seems to be preserving me!
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby ridge004 » Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:23 pm

IrishWhiskeyChaser wrote:Looks like a very nice and enjoyable line up Ridge :thumbsup:



Only opened and sampled one whiskey on Christmas Eve/Day.

Cadenheads 13yo Peated Cooley.

Remembered this as my favorite of these releases and must say I am still thinking so.

A wonderful buttery creamy taste and feel over a Tyrconnel charchter with a nice touch of peat and a smooth but chewy whisp of smoke.

Really enjoyable this evethough I'm no Tyrconnell fan and I always feel Connemara just does not hit these heights.

A strange one as I see this as very different from Connemara although they are brothers (or should be).

Maybe be just one of life's mysteries ;) :thumbsup:


My my. Now where can one get a bottle of that fine spirit?
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby JohnM » Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:42 am

Hope you're well, ridge004.

Haven't had much whiskey over Christmas, but tonight it will be a Redbreast 15. And maybe a few others.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby John » Tue Dec 29, 2015 8:44 pm

So far we've opened a few of the currently 'trending' Irish whiskeys :D
Redbreast Mano a Lámh; Green Spot Leoville Barton; Powers Three Swallow; and of course the revered Irish Whiskey Society 18yo Single Grain Midleton! :thumbsup:

For New Year's, something special from the Jameson stable I reckon!
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:13 am

I'm on the Redbreast Mano A Lámh. I cracked it open on Christmas Day and it'll be empty tonight. I'm sure that's excessive but I'll use the holiday season as an excuse.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby birdman1099 » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:27 am

Extinction Dram.... IT will be missed

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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:47 am

Trying the New edition Jameson caskmates. I preferred the first one but this is growing on me too.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Fri Jan 08, 2016 3:46 pm

Good Whiskey Hunting wrote:Trying the New edition Jameson caskmates. I preferred the first one but this is growing on me too.


Which one is that Willie,

I have Stout Edition and it is nice but I'm not bowled over by it at the same time.

I had a drop of Lidl's Glen Orchy last night.

A nice easy drinking Islay style whiskey which is quite acceptable. Well worth exploring I think.

Has a sweetness to it (no over done though) and a nice creamyness to it also.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby JohnM » Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:38 pm

I must buy some Lidl stuff. I am having some Mano a Lamb and some Tyrconnell 17.5 yo...
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Fri Jan 08, 2016 10:43 pm

It's the 2015 Version. The first edition was out in 2014.

The easiest way to distinguish them was that the first one had a RED capsule and the current one is BLACK.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby charleymcguffin » Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:38 pm

I have the dregs of a red top left and it has a surprising amount of sediment.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby JohnM » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:44 pm

The Caskmates grows on me. Still tastes a little strange, though.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:08 am

I'm having some Green Spot Leoville Barton. A beautiful whiskey, I'll never buy the regular one as long as this is available.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Jan 21, 2016 3:08 am

I'm trying the Laphroaig Select. It's a completely different beast to the 10. Much tamer and gentle but can deny its pedigree. I've a quarter cask lined up for sampling in the next few days.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Sat Feb 27, 2016 2:58 am

An old Tullamore from John's Lane. It's my last one so I'm savouring it.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby ridge004 » Sun Feb 28, 2016 8:36 pm

Recently shared these two with some discerning lads down here in the American Southwest:
Blackadder "A Drop Of the Irish" cask-strength
The Exclusive Malts 2002 Irish single-malt

I'd certainly be interested in thoughts from anyone who has had either of these.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:32 pm

This is my first St Patrick's day off from work in 26 years. I'm have a nice Irish pale ale to accompany my Redbreast 12.

Sláinte & happy St. Patrick's.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby timbrownley » Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:07 am

Im having this alone with some Oliva Serie V's for balance :D
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby IrishWhiskeyChaser » Tue Apr 12, 2016 5:17 pm

Impressive Tim, looks delish ....

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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Pontcarre » Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:23 pm

Having a dram of Connemara.

Love this NAS whiskey, do you guys prefer the Distillers Edition or the 12 years old?

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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Good Whiskey Hunting » Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:17 am

I'm fond of the 12 myself, but have a regular for emergencies.
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Re: What are you having yourself?

Postby Seamus » Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:46 pm

Had a very enjoyable tasting with Ridge004 a little over a week ago. Highlights included the Teeling An Pucan, a Powers 16, a cask strength Irishman, and a Laphroig 15.
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