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    • CommentAuthorRictus
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011
     (10410.1)
    Ahh... single malt from Spey River. 700ml of 40%. It doesnt get better than that. Oh yeah...
    • CommentAuthorKradlum
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011
     (10410.2)
    I've got some 12yr old Old Pulteney and a bottle of Woodford Reserve Bourbon.
    • CommentAuthorRictus
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011
     (10410.3)
    mmm....delicious bourbon.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011 edited
     (10410.4)
    Bottle of MacAllan's. The label says 12 years, but this bottle has been in my family longer than my youngest sister's been around, so it's closer to twenty. Rich, sweet, almost caramel-like, and smoother than any whisky has a right to be.
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    Anchorbeard -- The age of scotch depends on how long it was in the barrel for, not the bottle. Sadly, a 12 year scotch will always be a 12 year scotch.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011
     (10410.6)
    Well yes, but you leave alcohol alone for that long, and it's gonna undergo SOME kind of change and maturation. You can bottle-age certain beers for years and get amazing new flavors out of it, and, much as it pains me to say it, whisky's a much more hardy and badass alcohol than beer.

    So, while you're right, it is still a 12-year-old, it's a 12-year-old that reads a lot of big books, gets good grades, and is already a blue-belt in its mall karate class :D
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    Very true, they do change a little. It's just that I've seen people convinced that their scotch is worth a ton of money because it's 25+ years old when in fact it was a 10 or so year old scotch in a 15 year old bottle. They were quite disappointed when they tried to sell it for what an actual 25 year old scotch can get you.
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      CommentAuthornelzbub
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011
     (10410.8)
    Tried a lovely eighteen yr old Mac Allan the other night to celebrate winning at the poker tournament. Was pure heaven in a glass! I'll be looking to see if I've any left of a bottle 21 yr old havana reserve Glenfiddich that I got a while back, it's still my all time favorite, but having had an alcoholic flatmate for a good chunk of the year, I reckon it's probably long gone now.
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011
     (10410.9)
    I will be the the token vulgar American and join in with a toast with a glass of Bulleit Rye (95 proof, probably about 3 weeks old). Cheers, y'all.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011
     (10410.10)
    Last night the wife, spawn and I held a get together. Two friends brought over their Christmas gifts and, upon seeing the bottles they got me, my wife felt compelled to give me one of my presents early.
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    And a shot of the inside of the 30 year old.
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    Tomorrow night I'll be cracking the 30 year-old to have a taste...
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011
     (10410.11)
    Beverley, that's fairly close to Scotland isn't it?
    Christmas cheer!
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      CommentAuthornelzbub
    • CommentTimeDec 24th 2011
     (10410.12)
    @RenThing- Totally jealous! I've only ever got to try a wee bit of the thirty yr old at airport sample stands, really something special!
  3.  (10410.13)
    I am drinking some sort of cheap no mark stuff with ginger beer. So I am pissed and do not care whether it was lovingly crafted by the Laird of McSporran and aged in Loch Ness Monster eggs.
  4.  (10410.14)
    I have Kraken Rum and Chase Vodka and lots of different beers and some Sheep Dip whisky.
  5.  (10410.15)
    Now hitting the pinotage
  6.  (10410.16)
    Thomas Handy Sazerac Rye. 128 proof, straight unfiltered rye whiskey, and probably some of the best-tasting bourbon OR rye I've ever had. And I've tried a few.
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 25th 2011
     (10410.17)
    Well,it aint scotch so i can't come out with any obscure names of strong stuff but i did knock back a cup of Baileys last night.Not to get a buzz-on on anything like that.It was just to get my head down early.I can't drink like the mean bastard i used to be as my liver is shot-to-fuck and i got the wonderful hep-C.

    Enjoy toxicity while you can.

    I did.

    @ JP Carpenter: You're earlier post made me laugh.

    Anyone drinking their aftershave yet!?
    • CommentAuthorroadscum
    • CommentTimeDec 25th 2011
     (10410.18)
    @flecky: Aftertshave? Nah, saving the good stuff for new year's eve.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2011
     (10410.19)
    The best ones are simply Highland Park (10 or 21 Y.O) for the full flavour, or Glenkinchie for something much smoother and easier on the palette...
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeDec 26th 2011
     (10410.20)
    RenThing: beaut. Not usually a fan of Fiddich, but 30 year old anything inspires respect.

    I received a 12 year old Glenlivet for Christmas (sampled on the day, of course). The folks from across the road brought over their 18 year old Glenlivet to share - very toffee flavour, very dark. Could make some kind of a guess at the barrel wood given the change in those six years. (Ren - be interested to hear how the 1991 goes down.)

    Kradlum with the Old Pulteney - I got a bottle of that for my birthday a month ago! (I'm easy to buy for, I suppose.) Have you tasted any of the supposed sea salt? I have to say I don't get any of that, if anything I find it far sweeter than I expected.

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