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Australian Whisky Appreciation Society singe cast 12 year old peated malt, aged in a Marsala wine hogshead cask and bottled at cask strength 60.1%.  Bottle 176 of 295. 
 

Tasting notes:

 

Nose: Sweet smoked banana, caramelised toffee apple, clove and allspice

Colour: Gold

Taste: Honeyed malt and barbecue-smoked apple with banana skin, oak caramel and lingering orange syrup


 

 

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This probably isn't the place for this, but given that it incudes a storage facility for singe malt whisky... why not!   One of my COVID projects was the conversion of a 'nook' into a bar (o

Wow I didn't know we have this category til today.   My collection  

Working late with a Laphroaig Four Oak to keep me company

8 hours ago, pete_mac said:

Thank you Santa! 
 

Australian Whisky Appreciation Society singe cast 12 year old peated malt, aged in a Marsala wine hogshead cask and bottled at cask strength 60.1%.  Bottle 176 of 295. 
 

Tasting notes:

 

Nose: Sweet smoked banana, caramelised toffee apple, clove and allspice

Colour: Gold

Taste: Honeyed malt and barbecue-smoked apple with banana skin, oak caramel and lingering orange syrup


 

 

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Very very nice Pete 👍

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I think I've found the true "spirit" of Xmas 🥃😁. Needless to say the gifter will be getting the largest serve of plum pud. 😋

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47 minutes ago, Mushroom01 said:

I think I've found the true "spirit" of Xmas 🥃😁. Needless to say the gifter will be getting the largest serve of plum pud. 😋

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Oooooh! I’m yet to sample a Glenfarclas. Looking forward to your  thoughts in future. 

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My son's birthday today 🎂😃. Family will be over for celebrations 🥃🍷🍻. A good time to open this one tonight! 

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Can you still buy Lohan Ora ? 
 

I got given a bottle a few years ago and loved , but could never remember the name, but tonight looking around found a picture and remembered. But looking online , everywhere seems to be out of stock ?? 

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New one on the shelf today. 

I've been chasing this one for a while, but stock has been low around my locals. This was the last bottle I could find.

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And.....perfect timing too.

New glassware arrived in the mail today 🥃😁👍

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My 🥃 shelf to date.

2 new additions:

Mortlach 16.

Dalmore - Cigar Malt Reserve. 

 

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Dalmore, I found for a bargain reduced price of  $125 at my local! Just a week or so ago it was $169 at Dan's. Now it's $185 🤯

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1 minute ago, Mushroom01 said:

My 🥃 shelf to date.

2 new additions:

Mortlach 16.

Dalmore - Cigar Malt Reserve. 

 

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Dalmore, I found for a bargain reduced price of  $125 at my local! Just a week or so ago it was $169 at Dan's. Now it's $185 🤯

I never have a chance to showcase my SMW into a large and varied collection..If I like 'em I drink 'em till they are all gone..and even if I don't like 'em the same!

Kudos to your restraint!

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58 minutes ago, Mushroom01 said:

My 🥃 shelf to date.

2 new additions:

Mortlach 16.

Dalmore - Cigar Malt Reserve. 

 

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Dalmore, I found for a bargain reduced price of  $125 at my local! Just a week or so ago it was $169 at Dan's. Now it's $185 🤯

 

Nice, that's a score re: the Dalmore. I'd love to try it some day.

 

I'm a big fan of the Quinta Ruban - not a bad drop at all. 

 

You've got a nice diverse collection there!

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Picked this up today. Surprisingly good. Nice spicy kick, a little smokey, nice vanilla and very smooth. Happy dram Thursday.... Or is it Friday? 😂

 

 

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The Glenlivet 15, picked up for a bargain price of $100 from First Choice. $30 cheaper than the other large name store! 😁👍.

Replacing Glenlivet 12 Illicit Still, which btw is a fabulous dram.

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1 hour ago, Mushroom01 said:

The Glenlivet 15, picked up for a bargain price of $100 from First Choice. $30 cheaper than the other large name store! 😁👍.

Replacing Glenlivet 12 Illicit Still, which btw is a fabulous dram.

 

 

 

Very nice!

 

Yes, I continue to be impressed by the Illicit Still release. Not a bad drop at all!

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Decided to have a look at the unopened bottles. From left to right...

(top - under 50%abv) Edradour 10YO; Chief's Son Imperial Stout; Chief's Son 2020 Distillers Select; Chief's Son Standard (Release 1); Chief's Son The Tanist; Chief's Son Single Barrel 05; Chief's Son Single Barrel 69; Chief's Son Imperial Porter; Chief's Son Single Barrel 001; Archie Rose Single Malt

(Bottom - over 50%abv) Chief's Son Pure Malt; Chief's Son Standard (Release 1); Chief's Son Single Barrel 58; Chief's Son Standard 200ml; Chief's Son barrel tap (64% single cask - 100ml); Chief's Son barrel tap (63% single cask - 100ml); Ardbeg Uigeadail; Paul John Classic

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Oops! Looks like I took the other photo too quickly. Found some more:

A Hellyers Road Henry's Legacy; Hellyers Road Original; Lagavulin 8YO; The Balvenie 15YO; A Cadenhead's bottling (at 23YO of a 1997 Cradle Mountain whisky - so, basically, the first whisky concern) and a Yamazaki Distiller's Reserve

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Just now, pete_mac said:

Drooooooool!!

Ditto when I look at your profile pic...love a good tranny photo!

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32 minutes ago, Cloth Ears said:

Ditto when I look at your profile pic...love a good tranny photo!

 

That's what he/she said! ;)

 

You've inspired me to check out what I have awaiting opening. It seems that I have quite a few bottles on the run (with a few recent bottle-kills... RIP!) and only a handful of unopened bottles. Apart from a few repeat purchases which were on special and just couldn't be turned-down (the Lagavulin 16 and the Starward Nova) the other three are recent(ish) purchases or gifts.

 

The BenRiach 2007 is a peated 12 year old single cask Australian Whisky Appreciation Society bottling at 60.7% ABV and was matured in an ex-Marsala wine hogshead cask. Bottle 176 of 295. Non-chill filtered and no added colour. This was a Christmas present from my wife.

 

The Kilchoman Loch Gorm was gifted to me yesterday as a wedding anniversary present (love you wifey!!). She's a peated malt matured in sherry casks and bottled at 46%, ABV non-chill filtered and no added colour

 

The John Walker and Sons Celebratory Blend is a bit of a curiosity and I grabbed it for $80 on special. I was drawn-in by a few positive impressions and the fact that it was bottled at 51% ABV, which is uncommonly high for JW. It will be interesting to see what she tastes like and whether the higher ABV carries stronger flavours. At the launch it was said:

 

"The Celebratory Blend is inspired by flavours found in the stocktaking books from Walker's store, which were housed in Diageo's archive. We wanted to use only whiskies that would have been available to the family in the 1860s and to create a sense of the aromas and flavours of the shop." -Jim Beveridge OBE

 

A friend received a bottle of JW Blue Label as a work Christmas gift, so we might do some blind tasting to see which we prefer. As per most whiskies from the Diageo stable (including the Lagavulin 16) this is chill-filtered and with added E150a caramel colouring. Worst case scenario, she'll make a decent whisky sour I suspect! :)

 

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On 25/02/2021 at 3:48 PM, Cloth Ears said:

Decided to have a look at the unopened bottles. From left to right...

(top - under 50%abv) Edradour 10YO; Chief's Son Imperial Stout; Chief's Son 2020 Distillers Select; Chief's Son Standard (Release 1); Chief's Son The Tanist; Chief's Son Single Barrel 05; Chief's Son Single Barrel 69; Chief's Son Imperial Porter; Chief's Son Single Barrel 001; Archie Rose Single Malt

(Bottom - over 50%abv) Chief's Son Pure Malt; Chief's Son Standard (Release 1); Chief's Son Single Barrel 58; Chief's Son Standard 200ml; Chief's Son barrel tap (64% single cask - 100ml); Chief's Son barrel tap (63% single cask - 100ml); Ardbeg Uigeadail; Paul John Classic

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Some lovely drams on the shelf for sure! 

Ardbeg Uigeadail is high on my list. Can't wait to buy this one! 👍

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On 25/02/2021 at 4:46 PM, pete_mac said:

 

That's what he/she said! ;)

 

You've inspired me to check out what I have awaiting opening. It seems that I have quite a few bottles on the run (with a few recent bottle-kills... RIP!) and only a handful of unopened bottles. Apart from a few repeat purchases which were on special and just couldn't be turned-down (the Lagavulin 16 and the Starward Nova) the other three are recent(ish) purchases or gifts.

 

The BenRiach 2007 is a peated 12 year old single cask Australian Whisky Appreciation Society bottling at 60.7% ABV and was matured in an ex-Marsala wine hogshead cask. Bottle 176 of 295. Non-chill filtered and no added colour. This was a Christmas present from my wife.

 

The Kilchoman Loch Gorm was gifted to me yesterday as a wedding anniversary present (love you wifey!!). She's a peated malt matured in sherry casks and bottled at 46%, ABV non-chill filtered and no added colour

 

The John Walker and Sons Celebratory Blend is a bit of a curiosity and I grabbed it for $80 on special. I was drawn-in by a few positive impressions and the fact that it was bottled at 51% ABV, which is uncommonly high for JW. It will be interesting to see what she tastes like and whether the higher ABV carries stronger flavours. At the launch it was said:

 

"The Celebratory Blend is inspired by flavours found in the stocktaking books from Walker's store, which were housed in Diageo's archive. We wanted to use only whiskies that would have been available to the family in the 1860s and to create a sense of the aromas and flavours of the shop." -Jim Beveridge OBE

 

A friend received a bottle of JW Blue Label as a work Christmas gift, so we might do some blind tasting to see which we prefer. As per most whiskies from the Diageo stable (including the Lagavulin 16) this is chill-filtered and with added E150a caramel colouring. Worst case scenario, she'll make a decent whisky sour I suspect! :)

 

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On 27/02/2021 at 6:22 AM, Mushroom01 said:

Some lovely drams on the shelf for sure! 

Ardbeg Uigeadail is high on my list. Can't wait to buy this one! 👍

We went to Chief's Son yesterday to pick up my loyalty card (number 001!) and had a taste of the one aged in a belgian tripel cask (from Tar Barrel - ex MP Brewery). I was going to buy one...

 

...until my wife told me to buy two. So we could have one open and one for Ron! She's a keeper.

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38 minutes ago, Cloth Ears said:

We went to Chief's Son yesterday to pick up my loyalty card (number 001!) and had a taste of the one aged in a belgian tripel cask (from Tar Barrel - ex MP Brewery). I was going to buy one...

 

...until my wife told me to buy two. So we could have one open and one for Ron! She's a keeper.

Absolutely a keeper. 😁👍

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Melbourne is bit Cold day. So I had pull out this Bottle has given for my birthday over a year ago, Oh man it's so smooth/ sweet & a very light hints of Smoke. Not like ardbeg or Laphroaig SM Whisky. I 😍🥰😘 it

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On 18/01/2021 at 1:05 AM, cafe67 said:

Can you still buy Lohan Ora ? 
 

I got given a bottle a few years ago and loved , but could never remember the name, but tonight looking around found a picture and remembered. But looking online , everywhere seems to be out of stock ?? 

Is this the One? 

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14 hours ago, cafe67 said:

Yes that the one 

I haven't seen it @ DM for a long time. But there's shop in WA still have some 😘👍

https://www.libertyliquors.com.au/spirits/liqueurs/lochan-ora-liqueur-ml

 

I don't know but someone had bought this Bottle for $$$

https://www.whiskytrade.com.au/products/chivas-regal-locan-ora?variant=37142935634080

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16 hours ago, Zodiac-12 said:

Melbourne is bit Cold day. So I had pull out this Bottle has given for my birthday over a year ago, Oh man it's so smooth/ sweet & a very light hints of Smoke. Not like ardbeg or Laphroaig SM Whisky. I 😍🥰😘 it

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That's a pretty yummy drop (or at least, it was - just checked..."was" is right). Still prefer the 16YO of all the HPs, but there's a lot of them out there now (but you seem to be paying for the label, not the whisky!

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3 hours ago, Cloth Ears said:

That's a pretty yummy drop (or at least, it was - just checked..."was" is right). Still prefer the 16YO of all the HPs, but there's a lot of them out there now (but you seem to be paying for the label, not the whisky!

Yep. I still referred to the HP 18 year, But the $$$ is so hefty now😥

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