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Wow, that's heavy stuff, a Cask Strength at this young age. Did you like it ? How much water did you add, if any ? I'm curious because that baby sleeps unopened on a shelf.[/QUOTE]


I've had a couple of bottles of this over the years.

I don't put anything in it - but that's a matter of personal taste - a few drops of distilled water would probably be good.

If you like Lagavulin 16 - then 12 cask strength is very nice - its still a peat bomb but pretty smooth for its strength.

On a tour there in 2004 I tasted the raw product as it was going into casks for a 12 or 16 year sleep - the colour was, of course, clear - but the peatiness was profound. We were told that it was in the range of 63 or 64%.
One night last week in Vegas, My buds and I were drinking outside one of the older downtown bars, outside of the Fremont area. I went inside to use the mens room, and when I came out, my friend had bought me a Woodford Reserve Manhattan that came in a lowball glass about the size of a softball. Red Face

My other buddy had bought me a sizeable stash of Makers Mark in Phoenix, which he drove to LV. I then shipped it home, saving a very substantial amount.
Catch everything you possibly can, TPEwinedrinker. I'll never understand why they closed the best of the Lowland distilleries. Luckily there are stocks remaining, recently they even released an official 25y bottling. I prefer the younger versions though. Look out for the Rosebank "Flora & Fauna" series.

Writing those lines while enjoying a Balvenie 21 Port Wood.
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Originally posted by MoselleLuxemburg:
Catch everything you possibly can, TPEwinedrinker. I'll never understand why they closed the best of the Lowland distilleries. Luckily there are stocks remaining, recently they even released an official 25y bottling. I prefer the younger versions though. Look out for the Rosebank "Flora & Fauna" series.

Writing those lines while enjoying a Balvenie 21 Port Wood.

Thanks for the tip on the "Flora & Fauna." Tonight, I think I will go for suntory 17yr hibiki. Not the biggest sherry cask fan, but suntory's hibiki does it better than anyone else in my humble opinion.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
I thought I'd try once more. Has anyone had any experience with any of the French single malt whiskies? We'll be visiting a distillery in the Champagne region and I have no idea what to expect.


I think I'd expect about the same as looking for wine made in Scotland! Seriously, I've never even heard of French Single Malt. Given the French expertise in Armenac and Cognac it's obvious they know how to distill spirits, but given the absolute dearth of information on it I'm not liking your chances. Do let us know how it works out. If you survive.... Wink

PH
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Originally posted by cuffthis:
Angostura "1824" 12 year old rum from Trinidad, a gift from my brother.

My rum collection is now at 84 different selections.


Rum and cigar offline in Wilmington!!! Cool

PH


thank you for giving me a theme for this weekend's father's day activities. just brought home some Partagas Serie D no. 4's, too.

the elders will be pleased.

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