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TwilightOdyssey

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THE MACALLAN -- Cask Strength (and sundry booze discussion)
« on: November 08, 2007, 02:05:27 PM »
The cold weather has returned, and like every year, my mind turns to thoughts of scotch!!

I was in the mood for something different a couple of weeks ago, and picked up a bottle of The Macallan Cask Strength. I picked mine up for the same price as the 12yr old single malt, to put it into price persepctive for you. (Somewhere around the middle of Macallan's line)

Now that I've had a few drams of the stuff, I can say that this is a truly unique option for those that don't like their scotch either too sweet or too smokey.

It has a very complex flavour, especially at the front. Being slightly higher proof than my normal Macallan favourate (18yr) there is a bit of a spirity 'bite' on the first sip that you quickly get used, and then addicted, to.

Being stored in sherry casks as opposed to oak gives this Macallan a very strong odour, one that lingers in the air long after the drink is gone.

Full bodied, bitter front notes, with a hint of sherry's earthiness: a very entertaining table scotch for those chilly nights where you don't want to drain your precious reserve of aged Balvenie, Oban or Macallans. Add a dash of water if you want to cut down the front notes.

Heartily recommended!!


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THE MACALLAN -- Cask Strength (and sundry booze discussion)
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2007, 02:07:54 PM »
and it is what % alcohol?

 :wink:
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TwilightOdyssey

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2007, 02:08:37 PM »
Quote from: mikeluke
and it is what % alcohol?

 :wink:

49.5%

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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2007, 02:32:07 PM »
Ahh, one of my brothers favorites.  I can highly recommend Old St Andrews.  It's a blend and it comes in a golf ball shaped bottle, but that shouldn't be held against it.  Very smooth and very tasty.

Cardhu 12 year is probably my favorite malt.

I like whiskey a bit too much.
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TwilightOdyssey

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THE MACALLAN -- Cask Strength (and sundry booze discussion)
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2007, 02:34:03 PM »
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I like whiskey a bit too much.

Have you ever had Redbreast? That is one of my favourites!
It's hard to break the habit of pure still whiskey once you've had it!!

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« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2007, 02:40:18 PM »
Nah, not tried that.  Just had a look at it though and it sounds good to me.  I'm fairly keen on Irish whiskey.

On the scotch side, I tend to go for Islay whiskeys although I have a bottle of Bowmore at home and I'm not too keen - ended up throwing it in coke  :oops:
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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2007, 02:45:35 PM »
I've got a lovely bottle of well used cask strength Talisker that has a wonderful richness, and a bite without taking your eyes out!! :D

That and my 21 year old Glenlivet Archive! :twisted:
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« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2007, 02:48:51 PM »
boozers ;) i would never touch a drop :ahem:
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TwilightOdyssey

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« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2007, 03:00:35 PM »
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On the scotch side, I tend to go for Islay whiskeys although I have a bottle of Bowmore at home and I'm not too keen - ended up throwing it in coke  :oops:

ha! Bowmore is undrinkable.

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« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2007, 03:00:57 PM »
Great minds think alike - I had my first wee dram for a while last night :)

FWIW, the current scotches open in my drinks cabinet:
Glengoyne 17yo (my absolute favourite scotch of all)
Isle of Jura 21yo
Glenturret 15yo (down to last drop :cry: can't get it anymore :()
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THE MACALLAN -- Cask Strength (and sundry booze discussion)
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2007, 03:00:58 PM »
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boozers ;) i would never touch a drop :ahem:

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« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2007, 03:02:06 PM »
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Nah, not tried that.  Just had a look at it though and it sounds good to me.  I'm fairly keen on Irish whiskey.

Then you must hunt down a bottle of both Redbreast and Green Spot!!

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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2007, 03:31:28 PM »
I think we should organise a good old fashioned p*ss up at my gaff.  BRING WHISKEY.

I only have the Bowmore  :cry: and  :D  St Andrews open.  I do have some Grogue from Cape Verde though.  Made of sugar cane, smells like a dead skunks fart and tastes bloody aweful.  I haven't really drank much of that.
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THE MACALLAN -- Cask Strength (and sundry booze discussion)
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2007, 03:36:53 PM »
Quote from: Antag
Great minds think alike - I had my first wee dram for a while last night :)

FWIW, the current scotches open in my drinks cabinet:
Glengoyne 17yo (my absolute favourite scotch of all)
Isle of Jura 21yo
Glenturret 15yo (down to last drop :cry: can't get it anymore :()
Glenturret 10yo (for visitors :))


Mine is a bit eclectic.......

Talisker Cask Strength
Glenlivet Archive 21 year old
Glenmorangie Cellar 13 (my personal favourite evening dram!)
Macallan 12 year old
Laphroaig
Dalwhinnie
Isle of Jura
Oban
And a bottle of Bulleit Bourbon for those Slash moments with the Les Paul (Yes I know it should be Jack Daniels, but Bulleit is a far better bourbon) :wink:
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« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2007, 03:43:20 PM »
All I can say is that if you lot have that much whickey in your cabinets, then you don't drink it fast enough.

The wife was on holiday the other week and I'd run out of beer/money (one and the same thing).  Ended up drinking over half a bottle of Bowmore  :non: (with coke though).  Talk about gut rot, I felt bad for days.
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