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by Jan
Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: FAQs?
Replies: 21
Views: 1797

Re: FAQs?

Yes I agree. Good work. Must have cost you a few hours compiling all that. Here's a link that could perhaps be useful.
by Jan
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Longmorn 25 year old- Gordon & MacPhail
Replies: 11
Views: 3574

Yes, as it is priced in the lower end for its age, it probably is worth it.

I seem to recall some here at there forums liking more than I - were I you I would wait for a few more replies.
by Jan
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Longmorn 25 year old- Gordon & MacPhail
Replies: 11
Views: 3574

Have tried it a couple of times and were not overwhelmed.

It is good - but not mindblowing stuff, and priced accordingly IMO.

Others will probably disagree though.
by Jan
Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:47 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2057812

Ganga wrote:Just a couple of drams of the Balvenie Doublewood.


Why just a dram ? The DW is a fine & inexpensive everyday dram, if you ask me.

(Which you did'nt - I'll shut up now.)
by Jan
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:41 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: New Highland Parks
Replies: 6
Views: 1604

New Highland Parks

The danish Whiskynyt site has just had a "scoop": Highland Park: Single cask & ambassadors cask will be discontinued within the next year. A 21yo travel retail exclusive will be launched, as will a 40yo in an improved, decanterish bottle. Pictures here (The pictures of the 40 is not th...
by Jan
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Glenfarclas launch new range The Family Casks
Replies: 35
Views: 6313

I've always thought the Glenfarclas was vastly under-priced for the quality ... and am not at all surprised that the new range is being priced at a market rate. Could be - but if this is an indication of the market rates to come, I need to be in another market. :( I have trouble justifying much mor...
by Jan
Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Show Off Your Inventory
Replies: 1448
Views: 397019

Not the largest perhaps, Frodo - but high quality!

How do you like the Bookers?
by Jan
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:51 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Picture of the New Black Bowmore ......
Replies: 14
Views: 2527

Yeah, it looks great. Not £1800 great, but oh well.

Think I'll buy a lottery ticket this weekend :lol:
by Jan
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Subtle beginners whisky
Replies: 22
Views: 3670

Why does a beginner dram have to be subtle?

An argument could be made, that beginners find it easier to pick up more pronounced note and that subtle whiskies need a bit more practice.

Quite a few here started out on Islays.

Personally I would offer them a balvenie DW and an Islay.
by Jan
Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Port Charlotte 5- buy it or not?
Replies: 24
Views: 3117

martin grant wrote:
peat-chaser wrote:Hi Matthew, why don´t you buy both and set one of them on ebay 2 weeks before chrismas?? With a bit luck you have yours for free!!


A truly cunning plan


As cunning as a fox who's just been appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University :lol:
by Jan
Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Curious about the "Guardian" tag on names
Replies: 14
Views: 1960

Frodo, I agree - I too find it a bit strange that one society gets singled out.

On the other hand, it would be quite impossible to add all the marketing societys - the lefhand coloumn would quickly become overcrowded, as I suspect most here are members of between 5 and 15 societys.

:)
by Jan
Sun Sep 16, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Laphroaig 18yo to replace 15yo...
Replies: 31
Views: 8727

Going from the last releases. They were in springtime. So I guess it will around then as well. :) :) Thansk Les, I hope they make it to Norway as well :thumbsup: Read the article guys: :wink: As for Laphroaig in the US, 15 yo will be replaced by an 18 yo in July/August 2008 and 30 yo will be replac...
by Jan
Sat Sep 15, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Diageos Special Releases 2007
Replies: 47
Views: 7040

i dont pay high prices for drinking whisky, not while theres balblair 16yo at £23.99 a bottle. I'd be drinking it at that price! Over here, it was $80 or 40 GBP when it was available... you can sometimes find it on offer for £19.99 over here. but i dont think for much longer though, balblair is nex...
by Jan
Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:55 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1456578

I had a less than stellar burnside (Se drink now thread) and drams of Old Pulteney, Clynelish and Caol Ila. Well met, Jim and Wendy! Great to know another forum member in person.... It was nice to visit a working An Quaich club again. Still sad the way it went downhill with the new alcohol regs. Hop...
by Jan
Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Laphroaig 18yo to replace 15yo...
Replies: 31
Views: 8727

hpulley wrote:420 bottles? I guess that's only 70 cases of 6 :lol:


Or something like 2 pallets :lol:
by Jan
Sat Sep 15, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Talisker 10 or 18?
Replies: 28
Views: 8695

I would go for the 18yo, which is a very good dram. I have never been a great fan of the 10yo - not that I don't like it - have just never understood it's rep here and elsewhere.
by Jan
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Show Off Your Inventory
Replies: 1448
Views: 397019

My inventory has seen a lot of action lately and I have updated my list and tried my hand at making an excel list, that compiles a formatted list - still a few bugs. Anyway, here goes... Ardbeg, 32yo, 1972 (51.4% bottle 9 of 245 PING1, Cask 2780, Original Bottling ) Ardbeg, 16yo, 1990 (46% Airigh Na...
by Jan
Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2057812

Last weekend I opened a sample, which I did not care much for - I decided to reserve judgement until a second taste, which I have in my glass right now: Burnside; A Blend of two single malts, C&S Dram Good Collection (Balvenie with a drop of Glenfiddich.) Nose: Fresh/sour Palate: Hot & prick...
by Jan
Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Advice on tastning order and combinations
Replies: 24
Views: 4193

Re: A great tasting I reckon...

Jan: Let me get this straight, these are ALL sealed bottles we're talking about? I am so jealous. I like your original idea of opening them with some ceremony. When I have a sealed bottle to open for one of my tastings, I make sure that a deserving sort gets to peal the "tin" off, pry off...
by Jan
Fri Sep 14, 2007 8:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Laphroaig 18yo to replace 15yo...
Replies: 31
Views: 8727

Yeah, are beginning to think that this whisky thing is not for me after all - at least not my current income level... There's plently of whisky available at reasonable prices but they tend to be ignored when we're always chasing the 'newest release' ecetera. Keep the faith Jan. :) Yes there is - th...
by Jan
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:06 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Laphroaig 18yo to replace 15yo...
Replies: 31
Views: 8727

And as for the second...If SM becomes too expensive, I'm pretty sure that you and I have enough socked away for us to survive until at least our twilight years. Hmmm... perhaps I should stock up on bottles as well. Let me see I have just short of 60 bottles - consuming around 12 a year - they would...
by Jan
Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:55 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: G+M's Connoisseurs Choice
Replies: 12
Views: 1670

I'm in the abv, chillfiltering & caramel camp on this one. If storage location did alter the malts to miss some trademark flavour profile, they would not taste weak, just different. And while my CC experience is rather limited, I have tasted a few other G&M bottlings, many which have been go...
by Jan
Fri Sep 14, 2007 5:34 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: An Undrinkable Blend
Replies: 29
Views: 3007

Yes Fergie,

Come on - give us the goods :lol:
by Jan
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Advice on tastning order and combinations
Replies: 24
Views: 4193

My original idea was to open to bottles at the time, with a bit of ceremony - all in good fun. But I have come to think it would be better to open them a week or so before to allow them to breathe a bit. But I'm unsure it opening the bottles would be enough- or do I have to pour out a small quantit...
by Jan
Thu Sep 13, 2007 5:47 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Laphroaig 18yo to replace 15yo...
Replies: 31
Views: 8727

Yeah, are beginning to think that this whisky thing is not for me after all - at least not my current income level...
by Jan
Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Laphroaig 18yo to replace 15yo...
Replies: 31
Views: 8727

Laphroaig 18yo to replace 15yo...

... in the US according to Malt Advocate.

Found this tidbit of interesting information here:

http://www.maltadvocate.com/what-does-john-know.asp
by Jan
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Glencairn Referendum
Replies: 44
Views: 8227

I use solely glencairns, but has recently begun thinking of broadening my selection and try out a few other options, perhaps buying a tasting glass or something.
by Jan
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Independent Bottlers
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

(Another thought comes to me...might the trend toward distillery acquisition be as much about acquiring warehouse space as anything else?) If one wanted a warehouse, would it not be cheaper and easier to just build one, rather than buy a whole distillery? I would guess the buyers are far more inter...
by Jan
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:54 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Independent Bottlers
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

Duncan Taylor is supposedly working on establishing a brand new diestillery in Huntly, so we can add them to the list as well. It would be a great shame if the independents ceased to be - this hobby would not be nearly as interesting, if one had to content with distillery only bottlings. It is great...
by Jan
Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroaig 25
Replies: 3
Views: 1409

Yeah, I hear you. While I think prices are a bit lower down here, they are still quite high compared to uk prices and the expensive bottles would be heavily marked up. The 25yo will probably retail at dkk 2000 or more. The 30yo is now dkk 3750 :o
by Jan
Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Glenmorganie Update
Replies: 67
Views: 11341

MrTattieHeid wrote:
vitara7 wrote:...bottle number 1 went to some french writer. there was a news story about a year or so about them doing the cask and she got bottle number 1


Martine Nouet, I'd guess?

Kind of like calling Jim Murray "some English writer".


Technically it would be correct though...
by Jan
Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1261722

Great purchases Ganga & Lawrence :)

(Must not be envious. Must not be envious. Must not be envious.)
by Jan
Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Most expensive dram?
Replies: 13
Views: 2674

I think my most expensive one was a Ardbeg Provenance £23,2, I bougth the dram at a fair and while I enjoyed it, my tastebuds was not up to it, to be honest.

Runners up would be Ardbeg 1972 single cask for Denmark, which I paid £21,81. It was worth it. And Benromach 1968 at £17,75 - not worth it.
by Jan
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroaig 25
Replies: 3
Views: 1409

Christian, while I'll agree it is interesting, I'm not sure I follow you on the "the price is right" part?

(Personally I find it a bit high to be honest. )
by Jan
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: ODDBINS NEWS
Replies: 17
Views: 2060

For example, just worked out that I can save £200 a year by bringing (supermarket bought) drinks in from home, rather than using work machines. Same drinks. Just enough saved for several good malts per year. I have recently begun something similar: I'm bringing lunch with me to work instead of buyi...

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