Monday, June 7, 2010

Junk in the trunk

There is an old saying handed down with the Woolery Tartan 'When it drams it pours.'

After a recent post (1 hour ago), I could not be bothered to reach up an pull down the bottle to take a photo, so I just shot it from where it stood. Without really taking much notice it occurred to me that some of my other lucky ladies had snuck into the background for a quickie...

"Well (I thought) why not take shot of them all and at this time and ask what you might have locked away as well."

Lined up like a Great Western cathouse, my ladies have been stripped bare and waiting.
  • The Glenlivet 12yo (opened and almost finished)
  • The Glenlivet 16yo Nadurra Cask Strength (fearful of the the morning after)
  • The Glenlivet 18yo (to be opened on the birth of 2nd child in 5 weeks time)
  • Strathisla 12yo (looking forward to the cream)
  • Markers Mark (becoming a regular)
  • Limeburners, Barrel M3 (opened and almost finished)
  • Glenfarclas 10yo (opened and to appear at the next DTWC)
  • Octomore Edition 01.1 (yes she is still kicking and loving every moment)
  • Ardbeg 10yo (I really need to open this being winter and all but rules are rules)
Well what do you have on the shelves lads?

The Baron


  1. My efforts recently to empty a number of partly full bottles now leave me with only a few opened:

    Ardbeg 10yo (The wedding whisky, levels have started dropping recently in line with the temperature)
    Ardbeg Uigedail (Just opened)
    Ardbeg Nam Beist (Just finished)
    Bruichladdich La Fite -aka-Strawberry Fields (Yes, there are still a few drams left.... dammit)
    Bruichladdich 18yo (Unopened. Bought on a whim at a whisky tasting event)
    Macallan 18yo (Unopened, waiting for birth of first child in Oct)

  2. Baron,
    This is a great question and I'm glad you asked it. With Whisky Live coming up, its time for me to take stock. 2010 has been a lean year for me whisky-wise but hopefully there are better things to come.

    I have looked through the cellar* and found the following:

    Ardbeg 10yo
    Ardbeg Nam Beist
    Ardbeg Uigedial
    Laphroaig 15yo
    Laphroaig Quarter Cask
    Tomore 11yo (independent bottling)
    Dailuaine 16yo (independent bottling)
    The Ballechin 4.5yo port wine finish (better known as the Whisky that dare not speak its name)
    Lagavulin 16yo

    Ardbeg 25yo (strictly speaking El Captain owns half of this, but I'm a big believer in the principle of possession being nine tenths of the law)

    Lastly I have one bottle of Makers Mark for my mint juleps

    * Cupboard

  3. Stock take:

    - Makers Mark
    - Bakers 7yo (107 proof)

    Single Malt Scotch Whiskys:
    - Balvenie Single Barrel 15yo (Oak Cask)
    - Strathisla 12yo
    - Bowmore Legend (no age)
    - Hart Brothers Macallan 17yo (unopened)
    - Glenrothes Select Reserve (unopened)
    - Laphroaig 15yo (collection)