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post #46 of 630
25>30 it could,
not always are the older ones the better ones. perhaps the 30 has more oak in it, lost it's sharpness, bit dull.

i have a 1965 glen keith, opened 2-3 years ago...i think it's too much oak, less flavour

this is on my most wanted list

the black bowmore

post #47 of 630
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Originally Posted by 19lexicon78
25>30 it could,
not always are the older ones the better ones. perhaps the 30 has more oak in it, lost it's sharpness, bit dull.

i have a 1965 glen keith, opened 2-3 years ago...i think it's too much oak, less flavour

this is on my most wanted list

the black bowmore

Hmmm...that brings up a really good question. Once you open a bottle, does it affect the taste after a period of time due to exposure (to air)?

And what is the story with the Black Bowmore??
post #48 of 630
i don't know exactly... whisky is still drinkable after 20-30 years opened. sooo much alcohol..

the black bowmore is a very special one...everyone who had this one (unfortunately not me) is going lyrical..i mean, it's their best they've ever had. the black was produced for 3 years, 1993-95 or 94-96. each year has 3000 bottles. the last one, final edition, is the most wanted one..perhaps this one has been longest held in cask. they are all made in 1964. so 30<..
in 1994 one bottle costed +/- 125/150 usd. these days you will pay 4000-5000
..once a year perhaps 2 years a bottle has been sold.
post #49 of 630
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Actually, whisky can and does go bad after it's opened due to oxidation. The only way to try to avoid this is (as you drink more and more), to put it in to smaller and smaller bottles, so that there is little to no extra air in the bottle. That's too much trouble for me, and I generally go through bottles pretty quickly. My personal rule is that once a bottle gets to about 2/3 empty, I start really focusing on drinking it down the rest of the way as quickly as possible. Usually works pretty well.
post #50 of 630
well, i have only 2 bottles of 25>. paying 200 euro for 25 macallan..welll, it's a bit too much
but there are others..and cheaper
post #51 of 630
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Originally Posted by Tyson
Actually, whisky can and does go bad after it's opened due to oxidation. The only way to try to avoid this is (as you drink more and more), to put it in to smaller and smaller bottles, so that there is little to no extra air in the bottle. That's too much trouble for me, and I generally go through bottles pretty quickly. My personal rule is that once a bottle gets to about 2/3 empty, I start really focusing on drinking it down the rest of the way as quickly as possible. Usually works pretty well.
Thank you for confirming what I have heard. I was wondering about this, which is why I have not opened the Mac 25.
post #52 of 630
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Originally Posted by 19lexicon78
i don't know exactly... whisky is still drinkable after 20-30 years opened. sooo much alcohol..

the black bowmore is a very special one...everyone who had this one (unfortunately not me) is going lyrical..i mean, it's their best they've ever had. the black was produced for 3 years, 1993-95 or 94-96. each year has 3000 bottles. the last one, final edition, is the most wanted one..perhaps this one has been longest held in cask. they are all made in 1964. so 30<..
in 1994 one bottle costed +/- 125/150 usd. these days you will pay 4000-5000
..once a year perhaps 2 years a bottle has been sold.
Well I guess it will be a while before I run out and buy a bottle of Black Bowmore! That is a very limited amount coming out...
post #53 of 630
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Added Ardbeg 1977 and Dufftown Whyte & Whyte.
post #54 of 630
so, that ardbeg is a special one...

couple years ago i was thinking should i buy an arbeg 1975 or 77,78..but i found them all tooo expensive. perhaps that's the best way, go to a pub pay 25-40 euro for a special whisky, instead of the whole bottle
post #55 of 630
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Added Glenmorangie 18.
post #56 of 630
Thread Starter 
Added Balvenie 12 Double wood and Balvenie 21 Port Wood.
post #57 of 630
Keep up the good work. In a few more months i will print the whole
thing out and use it as the "scotch bible". Handy when going to the
liquor store...
post #58 of 630
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Added Aberfedly 14, Ardbeg Uigeadail, and updated Edradour 10.
post #59 of 630
hey tyson;

i really liked this thread, very informative. I actually took one of your suggestions, and bought a real nice bottle of lagavulin 16, which i'm really enjoying. I don't wanna drink too much, or too fast, so i sip it, a little at a time. I mix it one part water 3 parts scotch like u said.

Beats the hell out of anything else i ever tried : ]
post #60 of 630
don't add tooo much water...just a few drops for every glas..you can taste the difference. when adding too much water you feel it in your throat. when adding a few drops of water you can feel it in your jaws and a bit softer than drinking whisky with no water...to find the right amount of water is very difficult..is better to add less than too much water..i think 1/4 of water is just too much.
o ja, and drink whisky in a cognac glass or better, a special whisky tasting glass..
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