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post #2611 of 3253
No picture, but a friend broke out a bottle of Glengoyne Teapot Dram for NYE. It's only available from the distillery, and has a neat story. The distillery workers used to be allowed three samplings of whisky throughout the day, a three finger pour straight from the cask. They'd rotate expressions throughout the week. Any excess would be poured into a large teapot, the resulting blend would eventually be offered up as well. The modern version is a blend of five different agings, bottled at cask strength. Terrific depth of flavor, and a really big whisky. Drinkable at cask strength (~59%), but opened up nicely with a little water.

I've never had any other Glengoyne to compare it to, unfortunately. Worth a sample if you get a chance.
post #2612 of 3253
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No picture, but a friend broke out a bottle of Glengoyne Teapot Dram for NYE. It's only available from the distillery, and has a neat story. The distillery workers used to be allowed three samplings of whisky throughout the day, a three finger pour straight from the cask. They'd rotate expressions throughout the week. Any excess would be poured into a large teapot, the resulting blend would eventually be offered up as well. The modern version is a blend of five different agings, bottled at cask strength. Terrific depth of flavor, and a really big whisky. Drinkable at cask strength (~59%), but opened up nicely with a little water.

I've never had any other Glengoyne to compare it to, unfortunately. Worth a sample if you get a chance.
My wife and I visited their distillery during our honeymoon in 2011. Their 10-year is forgettable, but their 17-year and 21-year offerings are sublime (and harder to find in the US).

Wish I'd known about this -- I'd've used up our entire customs allowance of liquor right there. It sounds delightful. Guess I'll have to go back sometime. Thanks for the tip!

post #2613 of 3253
If you can ever find an old Glengoyne Scottish Oak kicking around jump on it. Really interesting stuff.
post #2614 of 3253
Got into Scotch recently, and this thread has been a huge help. I now have a small collection that includes Aberlour A'Bunadh, Highland Park 12, Cragganmore 12, and just today added Laphroaig Quarter Cask.
post #2615 of 3253
Those are some nice choices
post #2616 of 3253

That's a great start! Another that I would recommend is Glenmorangie original, it is fairly cheap and a sweeter expression that I think is worth having. I also really like the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban, it is port finished and a bit different than other expressions.

post #2617 of 3253

Any time is a good time for scotch and the port is an excellent choice.

post #2618 of 3253
Ardbeg 10 currently. So very nice in winter.
post #2619 of 3253
I had a dram of Dalwhinnie 15 followed by HP 12 tonight as a break into the weekend.Stocked up on 3 bottles taking advantage of the Xmas sales in UK before coming back to NY.
post #2620 of 3253
Picked up a bottle of Dalmore 15 today going through duty free. The 70 cl bottle retails for $110 here, I paid just over $60 for the 100 cl bottle. Pretty decent deal.
Looking forward to tasting it!
post #2621 of 3253
I envy you guys that get to travel for work...duty free can be awesome!
post #2622 of 3253
Had Lagavulin "Double Matured" Distiller's Edition today. Very good if you like that smokey stuff.

Also had JW Blue Label and was not impressed.

Also had Oban (Distiller’s Edition). Was good but wasn't blown away.
post #2623 of 3253
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Got into Scotch recently, and this thread has been a huge help. I now have a small collection that includes Aberlour A'Bunadh, Highland Park 12, Cragganmore 12, and just today added Laphroaig Quarter Cask.

 

That's a great collection! All fine whiskys.

 

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I envy you guys that get to travel for work...duty free can be awesome!

 

Even better than that is just being able to buy from another jurisdiction!

 

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Had Lagavulin "Double Matured" Distiller's Edition today. Very good if you like that smokey stuff.

Also had JW Blue Label and was not impressed.

Also had Oban (Distiller’s Edition). Was good but wasn't blown away.

 

I enjoy the Lagavulin DE a lot, but really enjoy the Oban DE -- it's like my 'everyday' single malt. The saltiness balanced against the sweetness is lovely to me!

 

~ H

post #2624 of 3253

I love the salty-sweetness of the Lag DE--- such a long, sticky finish

post #2625 of 3253
I love Laga!!!




I'm not too big a fan of the DEs, I think they too far alter the Laga character.
The Older oogies (04.05) are really good the most recent bottlings (11- ) are not so impressive
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