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by Tom
Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky live Glasgow 2007
Replies: 121
Views: 26825

Re: Whisky live Glasgow 2007

I will attend the Diageo masterclass on friday and the Glenmorangie masterclass on Saturday, or was it the other way around? :o If you will do the same tasting let me know so we can meet.
by Tom
Mon Oct 22, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky live Glasgow 2007
Replies: 121
Views: 26825

Re: Whisky live Glasgow 2007

So who will be there? It seems interesting to meet some of you people there.
by Tom
Sat May 05, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glenlivet Archive 21 year old, all of them?!?
Replies: 1
Views: 2282

Glenlivet Archive 21 year old, all of them?!?

Hello all, I am currently doing a Glenlivet review and came to the staggering conclusion that there are in fact four different versions from the 21Y old archive. A black label, a green label, one in a wood presentation box with numbered bottles and the newest "cool" packaging. Does anyone ...
by Tom
Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: question
Replies: 2
Views: 861

They exist, If I remember correct a vintage of 1991 or 1992 wich was bottled only in miniatures was a sherry cask. Although it's been a couple of years since I tasted those so I could be wrong. Apart from that I have sampled two cask samples from a sherry cask and they were absolutely stunning. It w...
by Tom
Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:41 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ian Macleod's 'As we get it'
Replies: 6
Views: 5754

The Highland version is an 8Y old Macallan. Its a fantastic whisky for that price and age. When I go for a cigar/whisky combo on a rare occasion (I quit smoking but these combinations are just too tempting) this is my choice actually. I had not heard of a new release like C.I. implies, but it would ...
by Tom
Sat Jan 13, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Balvenie 15 Yr. Single Barrel
Replies: 23
Views: 5033

Mr TH wrote: "Obviously it's watered to a set strength--can it be only to save printing different labels for each release?" Then how come the previous version was bottled at 50.4%? If I'm not mistaken--always a big if, and no doubt I'll be told if I am--they were all 50.4% at one time, an...
by Tom
Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The Balvenie
Replies: 20
Views: 7479

Bullie, thank you, but unfortunately this project will cover every official bottling up to 100€ with an additional independent bottling and only one bottling over that price. Research has proven that the majority of the common whisky drinking public wont go over 100€ for a bottle of whisky. Since th...
by Tom
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Is there a Macallan Bias around here?
Replies: 47
Views: 8302

Yes. Even more: I am guilty to that too. Now I wont go there again, I stated my opinion before and once is enough. To answer your initial question, Macallan is great! At least for me personally it is a favorite. The 12, 18 and 25 sherry matured Macallans are all highly rated by me and if I have the ...
by Tom
Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Swapping whisky samples
Replies: 74
Views: 25622

This is absolutely fantastic! I'll look this weekend what botlles I have open and can be swapped for interesting samples! I am also very very interested in samples of the last distilleries I haven't tasted yet: Ben Wyvvis, Glen Flager and Glenesk/hillside. As a matter of fact I am willing to put ser...
by Tom
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: do you dislike any single malts that are highly rated?
Replies: 86
Views: 10855

Isn't there a problem with oak in Scotland? Simply not enough oak to supply the distilleries for the creation of their own cask? I am not sure but I believe Charles MacLean told me this. For the rest I think it would taste alot like older single grains or obviously bourbon. In short: I dont believe ...
by Tom
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: new and future releases
Replies: 33
Views: 3820

As a matter of fact they plan on releasing a vintage from every single year. I can not recall the exact starting year unfortunately, but might check with Ian soon. If I remember correct it was starting from in the 1940's but dont know for sure. I do know however Glenfarclas is most likely the only d...
by Tom
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: do you dislike any single malts that are highly rated?
Replies: 86
Views: 10855

-ANY blend that uses an "islay finish"... :? Such as...? The Famous Grouse Islay Cask Finish and William Peel 7y old for example... why you ask? As for the FO range, personally I dont think they are particularly bad (Very few whiskies are), they are just massively overrated. That and the ...
by Tom
Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: new and future releases
Replies: 33
Views: 3820

?? It's not on the site. Just typical, finished the Balvenie review, again and again a new bottle is released after it is finished.
by Tom
Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: do you dislike any single malts that are highly rated?
Replies: 86
Views: 10855

-The Fine Oak range of Macallan, but with exeptions of the 21 and the 30. Then again these could fit in perfectly in some "overpriced malt" post or something.
-Bowmore 17
- Johnnie Walker Blue label! what is the fuzz about???
-ANY blend that uses an "islay finish"...
by Tom
Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Looking for some duty free Glenlivets
Replies: 18
Views: 2652

Thank you very much Pavvy. A month further indeed, I have contacted the distillery and never got anything back... Two people looked for these in travel retail and come to belgium empty handed. My last hope rests with a friend that is coming to Belgium from the US for the holidays, though I doubt he ...
by Tom
Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: AN CNOC 1975
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

No, sorry. I currently have a bottle open of this for my Knockdhu review and nowhere on the box or label states how many casks were in the marriage or how many bottles produced. I do know however it is partially bourbon and partially sherry matured. It is also interesting to note that Inver House do...
by Tom
Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What have you NOT tasted?
Replies: 65
Views: 11858

Excellent post. In all honesty I doubt the people that claim to have tasted Ben Wyvvis. The people I know that have tasted it can be count on one hand and you dont need all your fingers. On the other hand, the people I spoke to from inside the industry told me I'm not missing much... -Ben Wyvvis -Gl...
by Tom
Sat Dec 16, 2006 12:00 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Tamdhu?
Replies: 11
Views: 2546

Depending on your location, I should suggest an Independent bottling of Tamdhu. Ian MacLeod has some excellent expressions, usually finished in wine barrels. The Chieftains Choice range. They are modestly priced IMHO. As for the official bottlings, I prefer the 18Y old over the 25 and the standard. ...
by Tom
Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbeg 1977
Replies: 6
Views: 2232

When it was released it went for +/- 120€. At that price point I would say it is the best Ardbeg in terms of price/quality. I have seen prices of 200€ for it now though. It's quality is totally outstanding. I have posted an extensive tasting note of it a while back, you should be able to find it tro...
by Tom
Fri Dec 15, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Difference in price
Replies: 83
Views: 15016

Before dumbing down Speyburn you should actually get to know it a bit first. Yes, when you compare the standards next to eachother the Talisker is head and shoulders above the Speyburn. When we look at the older versions on the other hand the speyburn 21 has more complexity and intensity on offer th...
by Tom
Fri Dec 15, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The Balvenie
Replies: 20
Views: 7479

I have now included the 14Y old Roasted Malt.
As of now this post will be updated once a year or even once in two years when new bottlings are released.
by Tom
Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The Balvenie
Replies: 20
Views: 7479

I agree that the best solution would be Crieftan :lol: It does makes sence though, for a better control they could use the stove for peat while the main fire is fueled with anthracite. You are probably right that the site is outdated. it remains the same principle though, the first 12 hours peat and...
by Tom
Fri Nov 17, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The Balvenie
Replies: 20
Views: 7479

Reggaeblues, I have not yet tasted any 1991. They are the latest batch and when I commenced writing the review they were not yet released. However, like I wrote in the 15Y comments, each cask will inevitably taste different from another. Lets say the UK has 3 batches (casks) a year, all 3 from 1991 ...
by Tom
Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Balvenie 14 roasted malt
Replies: 16
Views: 6986

I added a new topic to the Whisky Tasting forum concerning the Balvenie review. lading, the Roasted malt is not yet included, give me a week or so to finish it and I will update the post.
by Tom
Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The Balvenie
Replies: 20
Views: 7479

The Balvenie

*Edited and updated at 15-12-2006* This is the result of an extensive review of the Balvenie. I am doing similar reviews of all scottish distilleries and was particularly interested what the core whisky enthusiast makes of it. It is aimed for the whisky beginner/novice, but I would like to know what...
by Tom
Wed Nov 15, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Balvenie 14 roasted malt
Replies: 16
Views: 6986

Short version: get it, it's worth it. Long version: I recently sampled every official bottling up to the 25 for a hobby project I'm working on and this one hits the jackpot. It is to date the best Balvenie I sampled. If you wish I can post the complete review of the Balvenie to see how it compares, ...
by Tom
Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:06 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Looking for some duty free Glenlivets
Replies: 18
Views: 2652

Thank you for the offer Richard, I appreciate it. I already have the 48% Nadurra, it's the Cask strength one that is giving me trouble, along with the 12Y old First fill. I will look further. I will need the bottles for a Glenlivet review by next month, so most likely you wont be flying untill then....
by Tom
Thu Nov 02, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Looking for some duty free Glenlivets
Replies: 18
Views: 2652

Re: glenlivet

being a glenlivet collector you have been given some good advice i havent tried the cask strentgh nadurra i didnt like the nadurra at 48% im afraid the 21 year old isnt diffacult to get hold of there are two labels the first one and the new one which is in a nice presentation the first fill is simi...
by Tom
Tue Oct 31, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Looking for some duty free Glenlivets
Replies: 18
Views: 2652

Looking for some duty free Glenlivets

Hi all,
Does anyone has an idea where to order the Nadurra Cask Strength, 21 Archive and the 12Y first fill (all three supposed to be duty free)? As I live in Belgium the Nadurra might be hard as it seems to be released for the US only?
by Tom
Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Spider diagram
Replies: 4
Views: 6088

Unfortunatly I have no idea how to create one in Excell, do you? If so pls let me know, I'm kinda stuck in my work untill I have a diagram.
by Tom
Sat Sep 02, 2006 7:52 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Spider diagram
Replies: 4
Views: 6088

Spider diagram

Hi all, can somebody help me to get a spider diagram for whisky flavors? I don't know how to program so I can't make one myself nor do I know where to search for one on the net. I need a diagram with 12 flavors on a 5 point system. Much like the one on the site of Macallan but with other flavors. Th...
by Tom
Thu Mar 09, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic:
Replies: 33
Views: 10073

Well said Paul, no apologies needed. In fact if everyone would open their mouth instead of do as they're told perhaps the government would finally listen to us instead of vice versa. However, in scotch I dont believe it is enemy number one, maybe number 2 or 3 though. If you look at history of scotc...
by Tom
Thu Mar 09, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glen Ord 30yo
Replies: 8
Views: 5394

Heh, seems a bit late as usual, but I would have recommended to buy the Glen Ord 30 too. Sampled this a few weeks back and it was mindblowing. Incredible bourbon influence and very crisp for its age. Offcourse I had to do with 3 cl, and an additional 5Cl I took home with me while you have an entire ...
by Tom
Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Balvenie 15 casks
Replies: 12
Views: 5108

Ok, thank you all very much. Looks like the confusion is coming from the apparent fact that they bottle the 15Y at the same strength. The 2 or 3 batches they reffered to must be the 3 different strengths 50.4%, 50.5% and the recent 47.8%. The distillery did not reply to my questions, but the malt am...
by Tom
Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:21 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Balvenie 15 casks
Replies: 12
Views: 5108

Balvenie 15 casks

Hi all, On the last tasting I attended we had some confusion about the Balvenie 15. Apparently most people claim that there have only been 2 or 3 releases of it. Now, being single cask , single distillation and a maximum of 350 bottles each, I find this hard to believe. So, could anyone who has one ...

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