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morgbug
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 11-04-2016 at 04:43 am
peatbogger wrote:

Been away for the weekend, in a log cabin at a little higher altitude.

Still more than a meter of snow outside the door.
Brought a good selection along, amongst others the AnCnoc 12.
This is a whisky I have found OK, but nothing special about it that would make me think "this is a moment for that particular dram".
And together with a Cragganmore 12 and a Laproaig 18 next to a couple of crackling logs in an open fireplace it felt very soft and out of place.
However, Sunday morning after a solid eggs and bacon breakfast, out on the porch with temperature just about to crawl over 0 as the sun breaks through, this was a whole different acquaintance than the night before.
The initial nippy citrus was still there, but the ending which I had found a bit light and fruity was now full of rich warm nuts.
A perfect compliment to the cold air and warm sun.
So pleasing I'm tempted to add 5 points to my previouse rating of 80 on this one happy
ancnoc-12_zpsvrggloxc.jpg


So you're saying this is the perfect breakfast whisky?

mrgood
Expert Junior Junior Expert
Posted on 11-04-2016 at 16:53 pm

For me having a drink at the FOL lounge in 2014 was quite fitting. I liked the serene atmosphere as not many people were there that time. Sadly copy-pasting my pic did not work, any suggestions?

In answer to your question, at present there is no way to "attach" an image.  You have to upload the image to some other site (like Karloff did with photobucket), then in your forum post you can add a link to that image.

LukeFive
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 11-04-2016 at 18:24 pm
morgbug wrote:
peatbogger wrote:

Been away for the weekend, in a log cabin at a little higher altitude.

Still more than a meter of snow outside the door.
Brought a good selection along, amongst others the AnCnoc 12.
This is a whisky I have found OK, but nothing special about it that would make me think "this is a moment for that particular dram".
And together with a Cragganmore 12 and a Laproaig 18 next to a couple of crackling logs in an open fireplace it felt very soft and out of place.
However, Sunday morning after a solid eggs and bacon breakfast, out on the porch with temperature just about to crawl over 0 as the sun breaks through, this was a whole different acquaintance than the night before.
The initial nippy citrus was still there, but the ending which I had found a bit light and fruity was now full of rich warm nuts.
A perfect compliment to the cold air and warm sun.
So pleasing I'm tempted to add 5 points to my previouse rating of 80 on this one happy
ancnoc-12_zpsvrggloxc.jpg


So you're saying this is the perfect breakfast whisky?


Great story and the picture makes me weep! I love snow....and Whisky...... wink



peatbogger
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 12-04-2016 at 01:46 am
LukeFive wrote:
So you're saying this is the perfect breakfast whisky?


Great story and the picture makes me weep! I love snow....and Whisky...... wink




It's very rare that I have whisky for breakfast wink

so I'm not sure if it was the unusual situation, the weather or the location. Probably the combo.
But the fact is that I found flavours I really enjoy that wasn't there when I did my notes at home about two weeks ago.
Scotish gluhwine happy
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 12-04-2016 at 08:16 am

They say your senses are at their peak,first thing in the morning. The first thing I do when I get out of bed in the morning,is go to my whisky cabinet, pop a cork on an open bottle,and have a good sniff, amazing, give it a try happy

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 12-04-2016 at 20:36 pm

I am guilty of a wee snifter on the odd Sunday Morning rather than a cup of tea, just a small one but it works for me occasionally.

No I haven`t got a big red nose and I don't sit around town centres with a brown paper bag with a bottle in either.wink

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 13-04-2016 at 00:02 am
lincolnimp wrote:

I am guilty of a wee snifter on the odd Sunday Morning rather than a cup of tea, just a small one but it works for me occasionally.

No I haven`t got a big red nose and I don't sit around town centres with a brown paper bag with a bottle in either.wink



Linc,dig deep into the topics and find the secrets to a long life,you might find it interesting happy

page 8 about 4 down

  Edited on 13-04-2016 at 00:29 am
I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 14-04-2016 at 22:29 pm

Oh, I am in love again! Just opened my Laga 8 and smelling and sipping it with closed eyes takes me back to the distillery warehouse tour 2014. This whisky might not be a revelation for everybody, but I love Lagavulin's new make and their young whisky and the 8 just got the smell and much of the taste. Wonderful, I am happy tonight!
lagavulin-8-year-200th-anniversary.jpg
Did a quick side-by-side comparison Lv8 w/ Lv16. The latter is more complex, more balanced & refined and you definitely taste the double age, BUT the 8 is definitely more exiting, smells and tastes downright honest (also no apparent coloring going on) has this certain youthful adventurous spirit and plenty of sex appeal, if you ask me. Try it, give it some time in the glass & tell me if you know, what I mean. wink

  Edited on 14-04-2016 at 22:45 pm
Oh Laphroaig, where art thou?
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 14-04-2016 at 22:51 pm

Oh, I am in love again! Just opened my Laga 8 and smelling and sipping it with closed eyes takes me back to the distillery warehouse tour 2014. This whisky might not be a revelation for everybody, but I love Lagavulin's new make and their young whisky and the 8 just got the smell and much of the taste. Wonderful, I am happy tonight!
lagavulin-8-year-200th-anniversary.jpg
Did a quick side-by-side comparison Lv8 w/ Lv16. The latter is more complex, more balanced & refined and you definitely taste the double age, BUT the 8 is definitely more exiting, smells and tastes downright honest (also no apparent coloring going on) has this certain youthful adventurous spirit and plenty of sex appeal, if you ask me. Try it, give it some time in the glass & tell me if you know, what I mean. wink



Sounds great Hamster,is the price right for what you got. ?

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 15-04-2016 at 00:34 am
karloff wrote:
lincolnimp wrote:

I am guilty of a wee snifter on the odd Sunday Morning rather than a cup of tea, just a small one but it works for me occasionally.

No I haven`t got a big red nose and I don't sit around town centres with a brown paper bag with a bottle in either.wink



Linc,dig deep into the topics and find the secrets to a long life,you might find it interesting happy

page 8 about 4 down


I knew it wasn`t just me who did it. wink

Whisky Hamster
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 15-04-2016 at 01:02 am
karloff wrote:
Sounds great Hamster,is the price right for what you got. ?

That is either a very simple or a very tricky question, depending on how I look at it.

Would I love for it to be cheaper than roughly EUR 53 and do I think it's not exactly a bargain for an 8 yo? Yes!

Do I prefer it over the 16 and does it create a sensation in me that in that way (=enjoyment factor) the slightly higher price tag is easily justified? Yes! (Don't tell Diageo, though, haha!)

Will I be buying more of these bottles over the year to build a stock for dire years to come within the boundaries of my finances? Yes, most probably!
Speculators aside, this one is a winner in my book that - mark my words - will be much coveted + sought after in the future by whisky drinkers. Unless they make it a regular bottling, of course.

It's young and if you only like your 'vulin with lots of oak and/or PX sherry influence, you might not like it so much. What it does though, it captures the essence of what constitutes Lagavulin splendidly and shows the raw potential & quality of the distillate.

PS Just took a sniff at the empty glass from earlier... oh, you sexy beast, grrrrr! XD

  Edited on 15-04-2016 at 01:25 am
Oh Laphroaig, where art thou?
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 25-06-2016 at 14:06 pm

I am now drinking a miniature bottle of Famous Grouse (that's all they had in the shop in Glenridding) at the top of Helvelyn ,with my dog and a couple of sandwiches. It makes a very ordinary whisky,very special.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
peatbogger
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 25-06-2016 at 21:43 pm
karloff wrote:

I am now drinking a miniature bottle of Famous Grouse (that's all they had in the shop in Glenridding) at the top of Helvelyn ,with my dog and a couple of sandwiches. It makes a very ordinary whisky,very special.


Had to check it out.

Interesting landscape and to take in that view requires a whisky.
A Grouse on a mountain top... life can be good, even with an ordinary blend happy
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 26-06-2016 at 00:32 am

The reason I take a dram up there is to toast my last dog who died five years ago,he loved the Lake District and especially Ulswater,I scattered his ashes up there. Now the dog I have now loves it just as much,unfortunately coming down the mountain he hurt his paw,he's to big to carry,so he limped the last five mile back to the van bless him. Just got back about fifteen minutes ago,he has limped straight to bed I am finishing the last drop of my Hancock 's Presidential reserve before bed,it's been a long day

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
Onislay
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 26-06-2016 at 20:10 pm

Silently enjoying a 32 yrs old lagavulin straight from the cask overlooking lagavulin bay on a sunny day just after the warehouse tour with ian mc arthur.... Thats what i call location location ....

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 26-06-2016 at 20:56 pm
Onislay wrote:

Silently enjoying a 32 yrs old lagavulin straight from the cask overlooking lagavulin bay on a sunny day just after the warehouse tour with ian mc arthur.... Thats what i call location location ....



Amazing,something you will never forget happy

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
LukeFive
Expert Senior Senior Expert
Posted on 26-06-2016 at 21:01 pm
Onislay wrote:

Silently enjoying a 32 yrs old lagavulin straight from the cask overlooking lagavulin bay on a sunny day just after the warehouse tour with ian mc arthur.... Thats what i call location location ....


Just perfect

Onislay
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 26-06-2016 at 21:14 pm

Forget to mention that the moment was shared with one of my best mates, so indeed to remember

Glendroboy
Member Junior Junior Member
Posted on 26-06-2016 at 21:29 pm

Thank you for remembering me Onislay. Indeed that was of one the many special whisky moments we shared. The one I rembered most was when we where in the Ardbeg warehouse in 2005, sharing a lot of whisky with Stuart Thompsom straight from a cask from 1975. It's a wonder I even rembered that moment.

Glendroboy
Member Junior Junior Member
Posted on 26-06-2016 at 21:32 pm

And of course sharing a lot of whisky's with the midgets overlooking Loch Indaal

Onislay
Member Senior Senior Member
Posted on 26-06-2016 at 21:42 pm

You should brush your teeth with ardbeg! Then the midgets stay away

karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 18-07-2016 at 23:46 pm

My wife and some of the kids have gone glamping, the other kids are away somewhere so I have the house to myself. I am sitting in the back yard with the dog and it's a very hot summer night ( a rare treat when you live in the NE of England) just had the last drop of the Millstone from the bottle, really enjoyed it and now just cracked the Booker's Bourbon, it's really quiet apart from the bloody seagulls. happy

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 08-10-2016 at 21:23 pm

I took the dog for a walk tonight and a nip of bourbon in a mini hip flask I have. I sat on a seat near the docks and watched a massive ship coming into the bay,as it passed me slowly,it was all lit up like the mother ship from Close Encounters and there was a smell of diesel in the air that for some strange reason made my nip of bourbon something special.

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
lincolnimp
Connoisseur Connoisseur
Posted on 08-10-2016 at 21:32 pm
Its Reeves & Mortimer
Watching the ships coming in and watching them going out again, (the 2 soul puppets)
  Edited on 08-10-2016 at 21:34 pm
karloff
Specialist Specialist
Posted on 08-10-2016 at 22:35 pm
lincolnimp wrote:
Its Reeves & Mortimer
Watching the ships coming in and watching them going out again, (the 2 soul puppets)



Ha...Marvin and Otis happy

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy. Tom Waits
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