🥃 Caol Ila Stitchell Reserve Unpeated Style 59.6% ABV - Bottled 2013 - Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 This was a limited release in 2013 and yet a local liquor store (part of a national chain) still has bottles on the shelf in 2018. Either they found some old bottles lost in the stockroom, it’s not really limited, folks think it’s heresy to have no peat in their Caol Ila, or there are just better drams to buy! 🥃 I found that my preconceptions of Caol Ila were, at first, getting in the way of my enjoyment of this PEATLESS whisky. It is definitely, wonderfully, unique compared to all other whiskies I have drammed; it made a statement that left me pondering. The nosing took me back to playing on the hay at my grandpa’s farm — grassy and earthy. They must use the same still as the peated version as a wee amount of smoke lingered. The palette was serene and youthful (is that a contradiction) with a wee spice. The proof came through on the finish... There is an 18 yo, 2017 release of this unpeated cask strength line that the liquor store says will be here next month — I want that one! 🥃 Sláinte 🥃 #scotch #whisky #whiskey #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #singlemaltwhiskey #caolila #caoliladistillery #caolilastitchellreserve #caolilaunpeated #islaysinglemalt #cradleglass 🎯 #whiskytarget #bottlekillers ☠️
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May your evenings shine as bright as the morning sky. . . Bunnahabhain's Eirigh Na Greine is as bright as the day is long. Its fresh, clean and spicy with notes of vanilla, pear, caramel, sea salt, pepper and tart berries. . . . . . #cradleglass #cradlemountainwhisky #bunnahabhain #bunnahabhaindistillery #bunnahabhaineirighnagreine #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #singlemaltscotch #islay #whisky #whiskey #whiskygram #whiskyporn #whi#whiskylover #whiskybar #whiskytime #whiskylove #whiskyagogo #whisky_droid #whiskys #dram #evenings #shine #bright #morningsky
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#WhiskyWednesday with a #Gle#Glenliveta>. #smoothflowingone. The French Oak Reserve uses oak traditionally used in the maturation of cognac. As a result this is a bit like a liquid apple 🍏🍎 crumble. Buttery, biscuity, brown sugar, cinnamon and apples. It's a really smooth drinking #sin#singlemalt which is relatively well priced, particularly when on the reduction in price rotation. #singlemalt #scotch #whisky #dailydram #dram #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskygram #singlemaltscotch #singlemaltwhisky #instadram #uisgebeatha #slàintemhaith #whiskywayoflife #daydramming #theGlenlivet #Glenlivet #Livet #everythingrocks in a #cradleglass
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WHISKY FLIGHT 2/3 (part 1)☝️✈️ . After a very good start with the Arran the next recommendation was a rather different direction: Speyside, but with an interesting twist. So the next stop was at Dailuaine.🎯 . The Distillery was founded in the early 1850s and OBs are pretty rare as most of their production goes into the blending industry (Johnnie Walker). About ten years ago only 2 % of the distillery’s output was bottled as single malt.😳 One OB is from the Flora & Fauna Series, the 16 yo Dailuaine (fully matured in ex-sherry casks, and bottled at 43% ABV). . This Series was created during the 80s by United Distillers (which became Diageo in 1997). Michael Jackson came up with this name as ‚Flora & Fauna’ wasn’t an official name, but pretty obvious due to the labels which have either an animal or a plant (which is somehow connected to the area where the distillery is located) on it. 🐇🌾Most of the bottlings came from lesser known distilleries which produced only for the blending industry at that time. Some distilleries like Caol Ila had their breakthrough with this series and Diageo started releasing OBs from them. . For this and the following dram I decided to use my #cradleglass as I expected a relative light and fruity experience, but boy was I wrong. . Stay tuned as I will post my notes tomorrow. . Cheers friends!👍🥃👊
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Howdy and Happy #TippleTuesday, gang! 🥃😎👍 I hope you’re all having a great morning, afternoon or evening wherever you might be! 💯 We’ve got another Snow Day going on here in Houston and I’m takin’ her easy in the casa, y’all! ❄️🌨🏠☕️😉 Here’s a quick #Nightcap shot from yesterday of me enjoying another #WeeDram of that @kentuckyowl 11 year-old #Rye#Ryekey from my #CradleGlass! 🦉🥃😄 See my post from 23 November 2017 for my initial impressions of this #Rye! 🥃📝😉 I reckon that I’ll call this photo “Me, Myself and Rye”©️! 🎶🌾🥃📷👏😆 Slàinte, y’all! 🥃🤠👌 _________________________ #KentuckyOwl #KentuckyOwlRye #KentuckyOwlBourbon #SmallBatchWhiskey #KentuckyStraightRyeWhiskey #Bardstown #StraightRyeWhiskey #RyeWhisky #AmericanOak #Whiskey #Whisky #WhiskyPorn #WhiskeyPorn #RyePorn #BourbonPorn #WhiskyGram #WhiskeyGram #InstaWhisky #InstaWhiskey #InstaDram #HaveADram #DramGram #MidnightDram #FellowshipOfTheDram
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“Riddle me this: What am I?” Compass Box Limited Editions: All unique. All complex. All magnificent. And All exploring what Scotch Whisky can be💫🥃💫 . . THE SPICE TREE EXTRAVAGANZA: 100% aged malt whisky...60% Clynelish Distillery, 20% Dailuaine Distillery and 20% aged malt from Teaninich Distillery 🥃 . . HEDONISM: a 100% blended grain Scotch whisky with 66% from Cameron Bridge Distillery and 34% from Port Dundas Distillery🥃 . . THE DOUBLE SINGLE: The marriage of a single grain and a single malt. 72% Glen Elgin single malt whisky and 28% Girvan single grain whisky🥃 . . THIS IS NOT A LUXURY WHISKY: Limited Edition Blended Scotch Whisky🥃 . . THE PEAT MONSTER - peated malt whisky from Laphroig 40%, Ledaig 29%, 13% Caol Ila, 26% Ardmore and 1% smoky Highland malt🥃 . . . . . #cradleglass #cradlemountainwhisky #compassbox #compassboxwhisky #spicetree #spicetreeextravaganza #maltwhisky #hedonism #hedonismwhisky #thedoublesingle #singlegrain #singlemaltwhisky #thisisnotluxurywhisky #ble#blendedscotchwhisky #blendedscotch #thepeatmonster #thepeatmonstercompassbox #whisky #whiskey #whiskyporn #whiskygram #whiskytime #whiskytasting #whiskylover #riddlemethis #whatami #unique #complex #magnificent #exploring
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🎵By eleven, smoking herb and drinkin' burning liquor🎶 - Lucas Graham #Nightcap .... how did it get to 2018? When did I turn 46? Have I really moved from Islay to Springbank? All things to ponder over a wee #dra#dram of a fantastic #Cam#Campbeltown, the #Hazelburn12. Aromatic, coastal and full of caramel, coffee, cocoa and spiced citrus and a puff of smoke. Don't let the 'burn' fool you, it doesn't mean the same thing in English. This is silky smooth with just enough angles and edges to remind you what you are drinking, and where you want them. #Springbank #Campbeltown #singlemalt #scotch #whisky #dailydram #dram #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskygram #singlemaltscotch #singlemaltwhisky #instadram #uisgebeatha #slàintemhaith #daydramming #whiskywayoflife #everythingrocks in a #cradleglass
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So ... Much ... Flavor ... Russell's Reserve SiB pick by Spec's Liquor , bottled 55 % and non chill-filtered. This beauty is a flavor bomb. Enjoying in the lovely #cradleglass . I gotta say, I love my Scotch, but these bourbons are how I like to end the night. I have room in my stomach for both Scotch and Bourbon and really; quite frankly, enjoy the variety. Other world Whisky will work their way into my #whiskycloset . Lol. Slàinte! 🥃. _________ #wildturkey #singlebarrel #bourbonenthusiast #whiskey #happyhour #cheers #whiskeyporn #bourbonlife #bourboncollection #whiskeycollection #bourbontasting #bourbonwhiskey #bourbonneat #topshelf #kentuckystraightbourbonwhiskey #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskybar
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"Riddle me this: If you know me, you'll want to share me but if you share me, I'll be gone. What am I?" . . . . . #cradleglass #cradlemountainwhisky #whisky #whiskey #whiskycollection #whiskyporn #whi#whiskylove> #whiskytime #whiskybar #whiskyfun #whiskyagogo #whiskylove #whiskylife #whiskygram #whiskygeek #whiskysurprise #riddle #share #whatami
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🥃 Bruichladdich Islay Barley Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Wee Laddie Tasting Collection with The Classic Laddie, Islay Barley & Port Charlotte Scottish Barley - a 20 cl wee laddie of each. A perfect size sample for getting to know a whisky; would be super awesome if every distillery offered this size. 🥃 Lacks details of the Islay farm the barley is from like many of their Islay Barley releases. This one is soft and supple with a soothing nose of lemon, green apples, raw honey, butterscotch, and harvest barley cereal that adapts on the palette with green grass and gingered spiciness. The finish belies it’s 50% ABV. A completely special taste that is reminiscent of Springbank Local Barley (minus the peat). A little more lively and complex than its Classic Laddie brethren and so no chocolate pairing. ‘Twas so delicious that the 20 cl was quickly a memory; one bottle to go! 🌾 Sláinte! 🥃 #scotch #scottishwhisky #whisky #whiskey #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #whiskyandchocolate #islay #islaywhisky #bruichladdich #classicladdie #laddie #cradleglass 🎯 #whiskytarget #bottlekillers ☠️
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A lazy Sunday afternoon with cricket macaroons and a few glasses of whisky. A lovely ben Nevis from the berry bros &rud.#whisky #singlemalt #bennevis #cradleglass #macaroons #fellowshipofthedram
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A #peated #Highlandmalt, the #AnC#AnCnocCutter. 20.5ppm (which is medium) and as oft the case with the #KnockdhuDistillery, they like naming their peated expressions after the tools used to harvest peat. The Cutter (others include the Rutter, the Rascan and the Flaughter - all less than 20.5ppm). This is, IMO, a perfectly balanced #dra#dram. Vanilla'd cream sweetness, apple, peach and pear fruit and peat smoke. The nose has a really nice ashen iodine and smoke. The finish is oily and smoky to the end which is long. I find it is better with a splash of water. #singlemalt #scotch #whisky #dailydram #dram #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskygram #singlemaltscotch #singlemaltwhisky #instadram #uisgebeatha #slàintemhaith #daydramming #Highlands #AnCnoc #everythingrocks in a #cradleglass
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🥃 The Glendronach Peated Port Wood 46% ABV Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Being an avid GD fan means I have kingly and queenly preconceptions that perhaps over-positively colored my first view. On second view, it is an awesome whisky that is a joy to dram, but GD are not yet masters of the peat as they are masters of the sherry cask. I need to put the whisky ahead of the name — dram on! 👃 NOSE: Purple plums, black cherries and dark berries with hints of vanilla and brown sugar over a subtle smoke. 👅 PALETTE : Rich, thick. Peat eloquently dominates on first sip before the dark, juicy fruits again assert themselves. Delightful balance of peat and sweet. 🏁 FINISH: Stately and calming; peat smolders as subtle oak lingers. A surprising bitterness given the sweetness before. 🎯 CONCLUSION: It has been an enjoyable bottle that was not costly, but for a few more quid there are so many current, chewy choices when the peaty mood strikes. I definitely will nab GD’s hopefully-coming, future peat releases... and, always nab GD21! 🥃 Sláinte Mhath! 👸 PS: My kids gave me this chess set with a nod to their Chinese heritage for my recent birthday; only problem is they quickly decapitated the king — look closely at his neck — lol! 🤴 PPS: This was my first whisky in the Cradle Glass — my now favorite glass! 🥃 @glendronach #scotch #whisky #whiskey #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #singlemaltwhiskey #glendronach #glendronachpeated #glendronachpeatedportwood #highlandsinglemalt #cradleglass #peatythefool 🎯 #whiskytarget #bottlekillers ☠️
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Tgif! Cheers to tougher weeks ahead!! #highlandpark #ragnvald #cradleglass #lovemynewglass
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Macallan Edition No. 1 is not quite a #unicorn, but getting harder to find. It is bottled at 48% ABV (96 Proof). It comes with no age statement but who cares when it tastes this #good ! #mac#macallanionno1 #macallan #whisky #scotch #hardtofind #rare #96proof #drinkmorewhiskey #puns
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This is a first for me! Irish whiskey finished in a mizunara cask?! Glendalough 13 Irish single malt, matured in 🇺🇸 oak bourbon barrels before being finished in a Mizu puncheon. . The cradle glass would be perfect for this one! . The 👃 throws out the mizunara scents off the bat, robust sweet incense, which I absolutely adore. After that the lovely bourbon scents of vanilla and warm spices come in. The last layer of scents are those distinctive of Irish whiskey, creamy, menthol and waxy. Overall, what a nose. The only complaint is that it's still a bit harsh. . The taste brings vanilla, oranges, cream pie and way over roasted ☕. It's starts off pretty good but the bitterness is too much. . I suspect they over charred the mizunara barrel. But it shows that Irish whiskey finished in mizunara is a great combination if a lighter hand was used! . . . #irishwhiskey #singlemalt #mizunara #glendalough #cradleglass #whiskyfun #whiskylife #whiskyuncle #homebar #singapore
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2017 was a big year both for myself and The Cradle Glass. Until we launched The Cradle Glass on Instagram I was a novice to the media platform. I don’t know if I was more nervous about launching our glass into the stratosphere of online sales or more scared of messing up a hashtag or an @ sign. Many of you have been my educators and mentors and I must say I am still learning. I still don’t understand the follow to unfollow business but if thats what floats your boat so be it. I am so grateful for the time you have all spared me and my glass. Its been a terrific journey and I have really enjoyed the friendships that have stemmed from common passions. A huge hug to you all and may you and your loved ones stay safe and well this year! . . . . . #cradleglass @cradlemountainwhisky #whisky #whiskey #whiskyagogo #whiskyporn #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #whiskytime #whiskylover #whiskybar #bourbon #scotch #scotchwhiskey #rum #gin #craftdistillery #stratosphere #journey #friendship #instagram #passion #hugs #lovedones
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On my new years quest to try new whiskies i came across this bottle of glendronach peated highland single malt.coming in at 46% matured in bourbon then oloroso and px casks. Citrus and cinnamon on the nose fruity and spicy with that lovely sherry and then is not until the end you get that peat at the back of your throat. Rather interesting almost strange hopefully better the next time I visit it.Cheers to you all 😎🥃😎 #singlemalt #whisky #glendronach #cradleglass #fellowshipofthedram
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First 1.75l @usmacallan Double cask I have ever seen in the Liquor store so needless to say it came home with me to stand next to his 12yr old brother! Also 2 @thelady_withthe_cradleglass I got for Christmas! #whiskyobsession #macallandoublecask #cradleglass
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Inspired by the Angels Share in HongKong @angelssharehk I decided to try my hand at a Whisky Sour. With a little help from my dear friend Glen and the addition of freshly squeezed lemon juice, aquafaba (yes I am a health nut) and homemade sugar syrup I made a suitably impressive cocktail 🍹Tadadadada❣️‼️❣️ . . The Glenlivet Master Distiller’s Reserve Small Batch is a very smooth expression of pear, coconut, vanilla, and caramel fudge due to resting in three casks - traditional Oak, American Oak and Ex-Sherry Oak. It is said to have a “three dimensional” quality and have ‘three times’ the character. Added to my three other ingredients it made an absolutely delicious Whisky Sour🍋🥃🍋 . . . . . #cradleglass #cradlemountainwhisky #glenlivet #glenlivetdistillery #glenlivetmasterdistillersreserve #whisky#whiskey #distillers #distillersreserve #scotchwhisky #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #singlemaltscotch #smallbatch #whiskyporn #whiskygram #whiskylover #whiskysour #angelsshare #oakbarrel #traditionaloak #sherryoak #americanoak #lemon #aquafaba #sugarsyrup #three #delicious #tadadadada
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The #Ballantines #sin#singlemalt (1/3 on the market) #Glenburgie15. This is a luxuriant wash of red apples🍎, dark berries - blackcurrants, honey 🍯, pear 🍐 and a lovely caramelized 🍍pineapple-ness. It's a delightful #Speyside #dra#dram. One of the more underrated bottles of my selection, but one that never disappoints. #singlemalt #scotch #whisky #dailydram #dram #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskygram #singlemaltscotch #singlemaltwhisky #instadram #uisgebeatha #slàintemhaith #daydramming #everythingrocks in a #cradleglass
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My first time trying @23rdstreetdistillery gin. Trying it neat first then following it up with a gin and tonic using @lovestrangelove No 8 tonic. This will go down a treat after my first day back at work. . . . #gin #twentythirdstreetdistillery #23rdstreetdistillery #ginstagram #ginlovers #happyhour #gin#ginandtonic #strangelovetonic #cradleglass #denverandliely #australiancraftgin #australiancraftspirits #ginandtonic #gnt
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🥃 Weller Antique Original 107 Brand versus The Original Wheated Bourbon Aged 12 Years 🇺🇸 It’s Weller-Weller-Wednesday, and as I killed one and opened another, the question was in a blind tasting could I tell them apart? The answer, most definitely, was yes! Lately, the majority of my drams have been cask strength or at least 50% ABV, and telling 53.5% (W107) from 45% (W12) was determined by the nose and proved by the palette. W107 gives a more powerful nose and palette than the W12, because, well, it’s not watered down as much. The palettes have very much the same cherry-banana-vanilla caramel sensation while the finish on the W107 leaves a more pleasant tingling compared to the W12. 🥃 A bourbon buddy hunted down the W12 for peanuts compared to what it can go for in these days of scarcity; kudos to @whiskeybeard05. But, I’ve made a New Years resolution to drink less and drink better, and while these are great for the price... Is there a Weller Cask Strength? 🥃 Cheers! 🥃 #whisky #whiskey #bourbon #bourbonlife #bourbonaged #oldweller #oldwellerantique #oldwellerantique107 #weller #wel#wellerantique #wellerbourbon #weller107 #wellerantique107 #wellerantique #weller12 #cradleglass 🎯 #whiskytarget #bottlekillers ☠️
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Far removed from The Kingdom of Angus and wild geese this 14 year old Glencadam finished in Oloroso sherry casks sits quite comfortably in the Kingdom of The Cradle Glass😉 . . Glencadam Highland Single Malt Whisky is well balanced with notes of vanilla, pear, pommelo, brown sugar, and malt with a spicy fruit finish . . . . . #cradleglass #cradlemountainwhisky #glencadam #glencadam14 #whisky #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #scotch #scotchwhisky #whiskey #highlandwhisky #whiskyporn #whiskygram #whi#whiskylover #whiskyagogo #whiskybar #whiskylove #whisky_droid #kingdom #wildgeese #olorosso #sherrycask #comfortable
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I work the next four night's so 4 Roses you're getting your cherry popped tonight. No bottle goes unopened very long in my #whiskycloset anyways. Little smoky, and spicy, really enjoy this one so far. Higher proof is where it's at! OBSQ aged 9 years 11 months , pick by Twin Liquors. Will get into tasting notes later, but this hits the spot to end the night. Enjoying in the #cradleglass , does so well for these higher proof gems. Send my boy @scotchandtime one 😀. Anywho, what's your favorite Four Roses recipee? I need them all! _________ #fourroses #singlebarrel #bourbonenthusiast #whiskey #happyhour #cheers #whiskeyporn #bourbonlife #bourboncollection #whiskeycollection #bourbontasting #bourbonwhiskey #bourbonneat #topshelf #kentuckystraightbourbonwhiskey #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskybar
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Bulleit Barrel Strength batch 03! #firewaterreview #cradleglass #abvnetwork #abvnetworkcrew
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It’s not everyday you get to drink with a King 👑 . . Dalmore King Alexander lll. A rich and complex single malt🥃. Symbolised by the 12 pointed Royal Stag🦌. Created from eight idiosyncratic stills. Aged and crafted in six unique casks. Born from three rewards☘️ . . . . . #cradleglass #cradlemountainwhisky #dalmore #dalmoredistillery #dalmorekingalexanderiii #alexanderiii #whisky #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #scotchwhisky #whiskey #clanmackenzie #kin#kingalexander #king #exbourboncask #matusalem #olorososherrycask #madeira #marsala #portpipes #cabernetsauvignon #12pointedroyalstag #idiosyncratic #stills #aged #crafted #three #rewards
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1792 Full Proof Single Barrel Select by Spec's Liquor. 125 Proof. First pour. This has been sitting in the glass for 45 minutes. This pick goes fast when Spec's gets them in. Excited to see whats up with this one . The color is pretty damn dark, and the legs are fantastic. Have a feeling I'm in for a treat. enjoying in a #cradleglass to get the most of this nose . _________ Nose (NEAT) A deep Caramel. Sugar cane, molasses, cherry. No Strong alcohol note but can tell it's higher proof. (Some H20) Candied caramel now, brown sugar , cherry Joly Rancher. Its very rich, wow. Vanilla comes in, like a rush of it. Some honey. Grapes. candied Grape. 1/4 tsp more water brings out burnt wood notes. A nutmeg spice. Some tangerine. _________ Palate (NEAT) A little hot, wood note, sweet cherry. (Some H20) A picante spice , corn nuts, cherry , vanilla, honey. a sugar comb sweetness. Super rich. Cedar wood notes. 1/4 tsp more brings out some rye characteristics. Nutmeg and Ginger . It's amazing how time and water bring out some complexity in these high proofs. Incredible impact, and mouthfeel. Cherry. _________ Finish (NEAT) Long, drying, caramel and toffee. (Some H20) Long, Long, Long. Longer than when neat. Drying . A vanilla , cherry candy sets in. Some chocolate , like a tootsie roll. A peppermint , WTH. Fantastic superb first impression. ________ Well this ones giving me a big bourbongasm. Its very good. There's more going on here , and am so pumped to let it air out. I'd already pick up another if I saw it. Amazing value for the $39 I Paid for it. This is up there with the best I've had bourbon wise. I'm pretty impressed by this first pour. @1792bourbon _________ #1792bourbon #singlebarrel #bourbonenthusiast #whiskey #happyhour #cheers #whiskeyporn #bourbonlife #bourboncollection #whiskeycollection #bourbontasting #bourbonwhiskey #bourbonneat #topshelf #kentuckystraightbourbonwhiskey #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskybar
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Knob Creek 9 SiB WB liquor pick... Man.... Oh... Man.. what a great way to end the night. This one is just superb. It's 120 proof. It's 9 years (Although hear this pick is 13 from a fellow IGer 🤷‍♂️) it's everything I want in a bourbon. And it's $44 down the street. It has an amazing flavor and richness to it that just slaps me.... it said " put down that ER 10 and drink me biatch". Ok ok I will. Sheesh Knob Creek take a chill pill. This has improved with air time so much. I've tried some other store picks and those were a little spicier than this one. So cool the variations out there from these SiB. ________ This nose has so much brown sugar, makes me want to get some strawberries and dip them in it. Stick your nose into a bag of brown sugar, do it. This is it. Just don't smell too hard or you'll end up snorting the brown sugar. molasses. Some vanilla and cherries. DARK Cherry. So rich it just begs to be sipped. Dark , syrupy goodness . Old wood. It's delightful. _________ The palate is , well , it makes me close my eyes and go "oh my God". Any whiskey that makes you just shake your head and give you different awesome facial expressions is awesome lol. Man the palate is just Incredible. How do they do this? It's so rich it's exploding with flavor. You swallow and then say "damn I feel I can get even more out of this ". There's an age to this . Cherry ,vanilla, dark cola, oak Notes. Some oak spice toward the end that just tells you she's been aged nicely. ________ The finish is long, long, drying and mouth watering at the same time. So damn flavorful you'll be tasting this for many minutes after it's swallowed. What's left is an oaky vanilla cherry that just let's you know you sipped on something special. I love it _________ This one is so damn good, I have 2 backups but will get more. Excited to explore other picks. Bourbons like this make me feel like there's no point in even buying ER, etc. Sub Par. But I don't always want 120 proof so those pours seem necessary too. 😋 They'll all get along. _________ #bookernoe #singlebarrel #bourbonenthusiast #whiskey #happyhour #cheers #whiskeyporn #bourbonlife #bourboncollection #whiskeycollection #knobcreek
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🥃 Bruichladdich The Classic Laddie Scottish Barley Unpeated Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Wee Laddie Tasting Collection with The Classic Laddie, Islay Barley & Port Charlotte Scottish Barley - a 20 cl wee laddie of each. Quite a good size sample compared to the typical wee-wee sample of 3 cl; as we like to say where I live — it’s a Texas sized sample. 🥃 The Laddie is soft and supple with a soothing nose of honey, white grapes and barley that continues to the palette with continued light fruit. The finish belies it’s 50% ABV. To liven the taste a wee bit, I paired it with artisan chocolate sweetened with honey, sprinkle of orange and pistachio, and touch of turmeric and sea salt. ‘Twas so delicious a pairing that the 20 cl was quickly a memory; two bottles to go! 🍫 Sláinte! 🥃 #scotch #scottishwhisky #whisky #whiskey #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #whiskyandchocolate #islay #islaywhisky #bruichladdich #classicladdie #laddie #cradleglass 🎯 #whiskytarget #bottlekillers ☠️
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The award winning Wine Cask Starward from Melbourne (me spiritual home)! . The 👃 is funky! There's a dry red 🍷, freshly turned soil, vanilla and oranges. . The taste is rather bewildering. Table red wine (the not so great quality kind), vanilla, a stale sourdough and damp wood(?!). Sorta sweet, sour and stale flavors. Don't get me wrong, it not unpleasant, even though the descriptors may suggest so, it's just that it defied expectations. 😂 Definitely one I won't forget so soon! . . . #starward #melbourne #craftdistillery #singlemalt #winecask #australia #cradleglass #whiskyfun #whiskyuncle #singapore #sheltie
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Campbeltown to #Orkneys. That can only mean one thing, #HighlandPark. The easy drinking #HighlandPark12 is a great way to have an above average tipple on a school night without burning through your top shelf stuff. Like the HP15 and HP18 for example. This is the older bottling as you can see. In fact, I have yet to see the fancy new 12 with the Viking scars that adorn the HP10 as well. Dunno if its the same juice in an upgraded package or not. Anyway, this bottle has been open for 3 months now. It's becoming more floral on the nose, more heather and honey. It still retains a slight green grass just been mown to the scent. The palate is woody, sweet with charred citrus notes and cereal. The finish is quite peppery but I find a little short. Still, it's an above the curve 12yo at a very reasonable price. I have given my spiel on HP pricing before, so I won't raise it again. #singlemalt #scotch #whisky #dailydram #dram #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskygram #singlemaltscotch #singlemaltwhisky #instadram #uisgebeatha #slàintemhaith #daydramming #whiskywayoflife #everythingrocks in a #cradleglass
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When it's a bit warm for whisky. G+T is king.this cradleglass is very versatile Together with some portarlington fresh mussels cant go wrong .Cheers to you all #gin #cradleglass #mussels #homecooking #whisky #singlemalt #fellowshipofthedram #bombaysapphire
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Bit of a change up. It's still hovering around the 40c (104f) mark here @ 630pm. Poured myself a Teeling Small Batch and promptly recoiled. Too warm, even with air-con on (I never add ice given what it does to the flavour) and the rum cask made it taste like cough syrup. Note to self. Drink it when cooler. So, I've moved to a #Lowlandmalt, the #Gle#GlenkinchieDE with a #whi#whiskystone and a splash of slightly chilled water. Due to the #amontillado sherry cask finish, it's rich, drying and nutty. It has a really spiced, brown sugar and almond profile which I enjoy. The nose is quite cereal with raisins and vanilla. The palate also has a vanilla hint with orange peel and drying fruit spices. The end is dry. Nutmeg. Cinammon and quite Christmas fuit peel as well. #Glenkinchie #Lowlands #singlemalt #scotch #whisky #dailydram #dram #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskygram #singlemaltscotch #singlemaltwhisky #daydramming #instadram #uisgebeatha #slàintemhaith #whiskywayoflife #everythingrocks in a #cradleglass
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The lovely sherried and smoky #Kil#KilchomanGorm. Aged entirely in sherry wood. Firstly, the larger Oloroso sherry butts before being transferred into hogsheads for the last couple of months. The much smaller casks imparting a greater depth of flavour and character, the theory in that they speed up the maturation process as a result of the greater interplay between spirit and wood. Very much like the #RundletsandKilderkins approach used by Springbank. The nose is quite sweet with marmalade qualities and the peat smoke. The palate once again, rich with the peat smoke and stewed red fruit with clove and cinammon. It's large in the mouth, quite oily and chewy with a long peaty finish. A lovely #Isl#Islay that has hit 8 years and will only get better as it matures. I think this bottle is far superior to the previously released 5yo expression. #singlemalt #scotch #whisky #dailydram #dram #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskygram #singlemaltscotch #singlemaltwhisky #instadram #uisgebeatha #slàintemhaith #whiskywayoflife #daydramming #Islay #Kilchoman #everythingrocks in a #cradleglass
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A casual Friday evening with my buddy George and a few close friends 🕵🏻‍♂️👨🏻‍🚒👨🏾‍✈️👩‍💼👩‍🍳🎅 . . George T. Stagg Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey 70.9%ABV and smooth as silk❤️ . . . . . #cradleglass #cradlemountainwhisky #georgetstagg #ken#kentuckybourbon #kentuckybourbonwhiskey #bourbon #bourbonwhiskey #bourbonporn #bourbonlover #bourbonlife #kentucky #whisky #whiskyporn #whiskylover #casualfriday #friends #goodfriends #buddy #closefriends #smoothassilk
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As the sun sets in the West the East continues to shine 💫🌟💫 . . Mars Komagatake 'Shinanotanpopo' Nature of Shinshu Single Malt Japanese Whisky . . . . . #cradleglass #japanesewhisky #marskomagatake #shinanotanpopo #nat#natureinshu #japanesesinglemalt #japanesesinglemaltwhisky #whisky #whiskey #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #whiskyporn #whiskyagogo #whiskytime #whiskylife #whi#whiskylover #whiskylove #whiskylovers #whi#whiskybar #whiskygram #whiskyglass #whiskybar #nature #shinshu #sun #sunsetsinthewest #west #east #toshine #shine
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Finally got into this lovely islay whisky and i can say that it a great whisky. Bold and Smokey but somehow once you get past that there's a apple fruity kind of influence that comes in. Almost laga 16 like could be a regular in the lineup.un-chillfiltered and coming in at 46% 😎 #singlemalt #cradleglass #bunnahabhain #fellowshipofthedram #whisky
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Opened the #oldwellerantique tonight and have to say I’m a huge fan. I’m excited to try it next to the #weller12 and #wellerspecialreserve to see which one I like best. Background Little Rock dad hat courtesy of @rockcitykicks . . . . #bourbon #whisky #whiskey #instadram #dram #whiskylife #instawhisky #whiskygram #buffalotrace #wheatedbourbon #antique107 @buffalotrace @buffalotracedistillery #cradleglass
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Finally pulled the trigger in this one, and I’m not disappointed with my purchase! This could be a bottle to always have on hand! Cheers! #firewaterreview #abvnetwork #abvnetworkcrew #murryhillclub #bourbon #cradleglass
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#WhiskyWednesday conludes with an #Orkneys #sin#singlemalt distilled in Kirkwall. The #HighlandPark #LeifEriksson a NAS expression released for the global travel market, aka duty free. In Australia at the very least, its pretty much stocked everywhere. The nose is spicy and sweet with heather and refined fruit, green fruits, nothing too bold. There is a real wood and cereal profile as well. The palate is stone fruit, peached, apricots, yellow plum, nectarine types. More honey and heather on the back of the palate. There is a little salt, it is an #Islandmalt afterall. The finish suggest the lightest, and I mean lightest puff of smoke. A little warmth. Some rum and brown sugar notes and more 5 spice. I'm not sure it reaches the heights of the 15 or 18, but certainly represents a better value for money than the 18 in any regard. The price difference between the 18 and this does not translate in the glass. #singlemalt #scotch #whisky #dailydram #dram #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskygram #singlemaltscotch #singlemaltwhisky #instadram #uisgebeatha #slàintemhaith #whiskywayoflife #everythingrocks in a #cradleglass
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My new years resolution is to try some different whiskies. This is a bunnahhabhain toiteach .as it says on the bottle a touch of smoke from the peated malted barley,for me that makes for some fantastic drinking. As im at the beach there's no drinking here but I doubt i wont be disappointed. Im sure you'll hear about it soon😎 #singlemalt #whisky #bunnahabhain #cradleglass #fellowshipofthedram
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BENROMACH SINGLE CASK FOR FINEST WHISKY, 60.6% ABV 🔥💥🔥 Two days before Christmas I bought a bottle of this very special Benromach. And a day later I was able to try this Whisky at #unionjackberlin . In my post from Dec. 22. I said Uwe Wagmüller selected this Cask, but I was wrong. This Cask was selected by @whiskycuse, a German Whisky-Blogger (www.whiskycuse.de), who works for Finest Whisky. The Whisky was distilled in 2008, matured in a first fill bourbon cask (Barrel no. 344) and bottled in 2017 at 60.6 % ABV. During some research I found that @herwhiskylove reviewed a (not exactly) sister cask (cask no. 411) which was bottled for @gordonswhiskyteam. Here are my notes and as you can see I used my #cradleglass : Nose: I had the honour to open this bottle and right from the beginning I had the impression that I was hit by a heavy peater. Which is quite amazing as Benromach’s peat level is around 10 to 15 ppm (apart from the “Benromach peat smoke”). It was like an excellent Port Charlotte kind of smoke, but that impression lasted only one or two minutes. The whole nose became a tropical fruit bowl with banana, mango and coconut topped with some honey and vanilla. Pretty sweet and fresh. I got also some barleysugar. Palate: smoky and sweet with all the fruits coming through, also some hints of cereals. The finish is long on smoked ham, vanilla and fruits. With water the Whisky slightly turns to a spicery/herbal side with charred oak, cocoa and nutmeg. The huge smoky flavour in the beginning was a little unexpected, but I would assume that this was just due to first opening of the bottle. Apart from that it was an excellent experience as most of Benromach‘s core range is a vatting of Sherry and Bourbon barrels. Actually it was so good that I already ordered a second bottle! 😎 Did I already mention how much I love the Union Jack in Berlin?? 🤪🤣🤣 Tag a friend who also would be in love this place! #Prost Freunde! 🥃👍
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#2018s continue with the 'extremely rare' #Gle#Glenmorangiea>. I'm not sure what makes it rare. But it's a reasonably priced 18 yo statement (particularly when on Xmas special) from this #Highlands distiller. It's full of creamy tropical stone fruit and pineapple 🍍and banana foam🍌 on the nose, palate and into the finish which dries out and leaves you with mixed fruit peel and wood. Yum. #Glenmorangie #Highlandmalt #singlemalt #scotch #singlemaltwhisky #whi#whiskywayoflife #singlemaltscotch #whisky #dailydram #dram #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskygram #instadram #uisgebeatha #slàintemhaith #daydramming #everythingrocks in a #cradleglass
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My first casualty of the year. Shine on you crazy diamond! ______________________________________________ #laphroaig #laphroaiglore #scotch #scotchwhisky #whisky #bottlekill #cradleglass #sydbarrett #pinkfloyd #shineonyoucrazydiamond
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Enjoying #newyearsday college football with a little #elmertlee in my new #cradleglass I love the way this thing looks and can’t wait to try it out with different whiskies. @buf@buffalotracedistillery @buffalotrace @thelady_withthe_cradleglass . . . #rosebowl #sugarbowl #bourbon #whisky #whiskey #instadram #dram #instawhisky #whiskygram #bourbonhunting #singlebarrel #buffalotrace #buffalotracedistillery #whiskylife
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Wishing my dear friends and family all the best in 2018🌟🍀🙏🍀🌟And if you are ever in HongKong take a walk down Ezra’s Lane and enter J. Boroski, an exclusive hidden bespoke bar where cocktails are as individual as our fingerprints and are created entirely on ones wishes and whims🧞‍♂️ . . . . . #cradleglass #cradlemountainwhisky #jboroski #jboroskimixology #jboroskihongkong #hongkong #bespoke #bespokecocktails #hiddenlane #exclusive #cocktails #customcocktails #individual #fingerprints #wishes #whims #family #friends #2018
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Swipe 👈 Late lunch. Today we have part 2 of #Isl#IslayOysters + a ringer, I just invented #Cam#Campbeltowners 😊. Yesterday we had the Laphroaig10 the Ardbeg10 and the LE Lagavulin12. Today; 3) #Bowmore12 4) #LongrowNAS (#Springbank in #Cambeltown) 5) #Lagavulin8 The Laga8 was the best match but once again all are fabulous with fresh oysters. I would also recommend the #Bruichladdich #PortCharlotte which is heavily peated, the #CaolIla12, the #Kilchoman #MachirBay and as a left field option, the #AnCnocCutter which is heavily peated for its region. #everythingrocks in the #cradleglass. #Islay #Campbeltown #singlemalt #scotch #whisky #dailydram #dram #whiskyporn #whiskylover #whiskygram
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Swipe 👈 Last night @armandrinksss posted what I called #Isl#Islayers. I don't think he heard that term before. This is a not an unheard of entree here at the odd high end restaurant. So here we go, inspired by that post, #NewYearsEve starts with Islay Oysters. As a rule, about 15ml would suffice, you don't want to drown them and rob them of their own flavour. I currently have 16 open #Islaymalts. So what to choose? There is no bad choices. But the non-sherry originals are the best for this IMO. The peat just works against the milky buttery flesh. 🇦🇺 Australia has 2 of the 5 best oysters in the world, so our produce helps. 1) the #Laphroaig10 - an absolute must. 2) the #Lagavulin12 - a non-sherried powerhouse. 3) the #Ardbeg10 - another absolute given. For me, it's Ardbeg. #singlemalt #singlemaltwhisky #singlemaltscotch #instadram #whi#whiskygram #whiskyporn #dram #whiskywayoflife #whiskylover #whisky #dailydram #Islay #daydramming #uisgebeatha #slàintemhaith #everythingrocks in a #cradleglass
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