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Old 07-04-2017, 05:30 AM
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Default Just Opened a Springbank 10

This stuff is refined, silky. Love the unique flavor. I have to be careful not to drink too much.
Poured a bit of Ardbeg 10 right after the SB 10 and I thought crude would be a good description for it in comparison.
Both are 46% abv.

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Well I guess I'll be having to give that Springbank 10 a try then. Been really liking the Johnnie Walker Double Black and Platinum lately.
Already knew I liked the former but had never tried the Platinum until last week.
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This stuff is refined, silky. Love the unique flavor
It's been on my "whiskies to try" list for a couple years now, but I keep bumping it down for something else that catches my eye. Sounds like I need to move it up to the top.
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It's been on my "whiskies to try" list
I thought ol' Ralfy did a good job describing it until he added the water. I shut it down then.

It's not a big, robust flavored dram but the flavors that are there are quite enjoyable. Adding water only thins the flavors down more in my opinion.

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Adding water only thins the flavors down more in my opinion.
I've tried adding water to a number of whiskies as part of my ongoing learning experience, but thus far it doesn't work for me. Sometimes I try a few drops, sometimes a little more, but every time I like the neat version much better.
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The only time I can remember thinking there was something beneficial from adding a few drops of water was when I was drinking bourbon, but I've never even tried it with scotch. Definitely not even tempted to try with anything in the 40-43% range.
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Been really liking the Johnnie Walker Double Black and Platinum lately.
Will have to keep an eye out for a good buy on the Double Black, looks like the Platinum is a bit pricey for me. Am a bit leary about blends with grain whisky though.

Am going halfsies on a fence with the new next door neighbor. It's going to put some additional weight on the load bearings for at least a month.

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Just opened an Old Pulteny 12. It's a pleasant enough sipper but is a bit subdued and lackluster. Probably won't be long till I'm spiking it with Ardbeg 10

BTW, we're getting cooked here on the north 40:

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Will have to keep an eye out for a good buy on the Double Black, looks like the Platinum is a bit pricey for me. Am a bit leary about blends with grain whisky though.

Am going halfsies on a fence with the new next door neighbor. It's going to put some additional weight on the load bearings for at least a month.
I bought a smaller edition of the Platinum as it was the only remaining standard of their line that I had yet to try, and I like it a lot. You're better versed at this than I am but I cannot sense anything of the grain whisky and the only take away I'm getting from it is that of being one I'd like to share with others, with no doubt of acceptance.

While you're going in half with the neighbor on the fence, you might have him go in half on your bottle.
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Just opened an Old Pulteney 12. It's a pleasant enough sipper but is a bit subdued and lackluster. Probably won't be long till I'm spiking it with Ardbeg 10
I like your solution to anything less than ideal; just add Ardbeg 10.

Try to keep an eye out for the incredible Old Pulteney 17, one that definitely needs nothing but a glass added.
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Try to keep an eye out for the incredible Old Pulteney 17, one that definitely needs nothing but a glass added.
I've got the one you wanted waiting here for you.
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