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Spirits, what you drinking...

ryanosaur

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I'm not into critical tippling tonight. This fun stuff though.
I still remember the first time somebody served me Fireball. ;)
 

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Won this at auction. Found Glen Scotia promising the one time I had it, and I wasn't going to pay ridiculous secondary prices for Springbank. Plus, I have always wanted to try an older Campbeltown. Should have done my due dilligence - a notoriously sulfured cask that's way below the standards Cadenhead's is known for. If one manages to tune out the all-pervading sulfur, there's actually a lot of promise. Flavours of fresh brioche, buttercream, speculoos, tie guan yin tea, a cloudy pear cider tang. What a shame. I have heard of some people dipping copper into sulfured, but otherwise good Scotch to extract some of the sulfur and salvage the whisky. Feels like this Campbeltown is worth that effort.

A lot more tolerable on the rocks but still makes me pucker up and wince a fair bit.
 
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Picked up a delicious 1.14L (1.2Q) bottle of Sambuca. I get about 4 ounces in me over 3-4 hours and I'm Sambuca'd for sure. It lasts a long time.
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One of the rare times a hotel souvenir isn't tacky, overpriced or unattractive: a single cask rum from Fiji bottled for the 50th anniversary of the Shangri-La hotel chain. 6.5 years (4ish continental, the rest tropical). Ex-cognac cask. They were selling it to us at essentially cost at a hotel bar.

S/O tastes maple syrup, I taste aloe vera.
 

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A Laphroaig 12yo from a single refill sherry cask, bottled exclusively for a Taiwan whisky store renowned in Asia for its selection. Some spendy Scotch a friend kindly shared. A more delicate, subtle take on the classic Laphroaig profile - honeydew, watermelon rind, cucumber, tobacco, flint, rosemary, lavender. Very very dry
 

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Tried some Lagavulin 8-year-old and Laphroaig Select last weekend while playing radio on a mountaintop—both the least expensive from those distilleries—and both were excellent.

I was also somewhat impressed by Gentleman Jack.

Rick “still prefers his Bowmore 12-year-old” Denney
 
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