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by lambda
Sat May 31, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2152204

Re: What are you drinking now?

Just opened a bottle of Laphroaig Cairdeas. Quite fruity in the nose and salty in the taste. The peaty notes are nicely integrated into that. Obvious similarities with the QC, but a bit more interesting for me.
by lambda
Thu May 22, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?
Replies: 543
Views: 53521

Re: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?

For those of you that are keeping track.. my credit card was billed for it on the 20th of may and my order nr is 6585.
by lambda
Sat May 17, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2152204

Re: What are you drinking now?

I just opened up a bottle of Longrow CV.. it smells citrusy and fresh, salty and peaty on the palate. I like this a lot better than a bottle of Longrow 10 (1995) I have open.

Great value, more please.
by lambda
Mon May 12, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Wanted: Tomatin 1965 50.7% JWWW The Cross Hill
Replies: 0
Views: 1203

Wanted: Tomatin 1965 50.7% JWWW The Cross Hill

I'm looking for a bottle of Tomatin 1965 50.7% (JWWW The Cross Hill). If you have one and you are willing to sell it, let me know (preferably PM).
by lambda
Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?
Replies: 543
Views: 53521

Re: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?

My credit card hasn't been billed either yet (ordered on the 11th). I can see why it matters when your credit card is billed, but surely billing it *later* can never be a problem I would think? Personally it does annoy me if companies charge me and decide to ship 2 weeks later..
by lambda
Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?
Replies: 543
Views: 53521

Re: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?

Now now, people hoarding for special bottles for making some money has never been frowned upon on this site.

I also ordered my bottle, can't wait to try! But in the meantime: does anybody know about what kind of casks have gone into it?
by lambda
Sat Apr 12, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Which Whisky Galore??
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

Re: Which Whisky Galore??

I also like the Pulteney. I still have a closed bottle of that to drink at some point. The few I have tasted of this series have been all very nice whiskies, including a Mortlach (bourbon cask, or otherwise a very old sherry cask) and Auchentoshan (much better than the OBs). Currently, I have a bowm...
by lambda
Sun Apr 06, 2008 11:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Connemara Irish Single Malt
Replies: 64
Views: 7342

Re: Connemara Irish Single Malt

This is the kinda of stuff I find hilarious...."pear juice" - who drinks pear juice? old constipated ladies ?... What is wrong with pear juice? BTW, I'm not old, constipated, or a lady. "smoked tea" - you smoke any tea lately ? I haven't, did they do that in the 60s ?...... I su...
by lambda
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:21 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Guezz the Whisz
Replies: 856
Views: 76594

Re: Guezz the Whisz

I guess my hints are either too hard or way to too easy... but I can recommend the rather good movie `Magdalene Sisters' which features the first picture on the cover.

I'll let the next one do a better job.
by lambda
Sat Apr 05, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Guezz the Whisz
Replies: 856
Views: 76594

Re: Guezz the Whisz

Hope I am not spoiling the fun with my rather obscure photo. What about:

Image

as a hint.
by lambda
Fri Apr 04, 2008 6:54 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Guezz the Whisz
Replies: 856
Views: 76594

Re: Guezz the Whisz

Nice try, but no.

Hint: I am looking for a distillery.
by lambda
Thu Apr 03, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Guezz the Whisz
Replies: 856
Views: 76594

Re: Guezz the Whisz

Not what I had in mind, but I like it!
by lambda
Thu Apr 03, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Guezz the Whisz
Replies: 856
Views: 76594

Re: Guezz the Whisz

Maybe it's too difficult, but does anyone recognize this lovely whisky?
Image

If not, I'll add more graphic hints.
by lambda
Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Guezz the Whisz
Replies: 856
Views: 76594

Re: Guezz the Whisz

Klein-Leash eh?

There is actually a new whisky for the dutch market called 'Kleine Licht' with a great little story on the label. Goethe's last were supposedly not "Mehr Licht" (more light), but actually "Mehr Kleine Licht" (more Clynelish). Just for that I almost bought it :)
by lambda
Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Tamnavulin
Replies: 12
Views: 5653

Re: Tamnavulin

That's good news indeed. I just finished the OB 12 a few days ago. It has this maltyness that reminds me of Littlemill, which is maybe a bit 'difficult'. But it sure has character compared to the average speysider.
by lambda
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Bourbon-Like Scotch Whisky
Replies: 19
Views: 2303

Re: Bourbon-Like Scotch Whisky

Scotch matured in new wood always seems bourbonish to me. For example the Benromach Organic.
by lambda
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Talisker 18 yr/Other Taliskers
Replies: 19
Views: 6388

Compared to the Caol Ila 12, the 18yo is much less peaty. I would think it's still on the level of the talisker 10 though. If you don't like peatyness much, I cannot recommend it.
by lambda
Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: PC 6
Replies: 72
Views: 8356

They're pulling the hazelburn trick eh :) You need the full set if you collect PC. Or is that too cynical?
by lambda
Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Talisker 18 yr/Other Taliskers
Replies: 19
Views: 6388

Besides the two you mentioned, I only had the distiller's edition. I think this one is closer to the 10yo (in terms of peatyness), but sweeter because of the sherry finish. What is it you do not like about the 10?
by lambda
Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Elijah Craig 18year old
Replies: 12
Views: 3517

Jan's thread is still available through google cache. For example:

http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:5Q ... skymag.com

No Elijah Craig 18 though.
by lambda
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2152204

Highland Park 18. Still very good, but it has been open for quite a while which seems to have slightly affected it. Too bad.
by lambda
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: The strongest cask strength malt?
Replies: 26
Views: 4917

I did a little search in the maltmaniacs monitor. The strongest malt it seems to list is:

Mannnochmore 15yo 1982/1997 (67.8%, Adelphi)

Tasting notes available through google ;)
by lambda
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:47 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New 21yo Lagavulin
Replies: 31
Views: 7243

I seem to recall that, in a recent whiskycast, a representative of diageo said that they will be released in october. Nice strategy.. first everyone is getting excited about it and then they will see them flying off the shelfs in the first days of release (yes, I also want one, no, make that two..).
by lambda
Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2152204

Strathisla 12. This is my second bottle after growing attached to the first one a while ago. It's somewhat sweeter than I remembered.. and the maltyness comes through nicely. A bit salty maybe. Very good.
by lambda
Sat Sep 01, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How many of you actually drink the older scotch's?
Replies: 31
Views: 4067

I usually make sure I have something old open. Currently just 1 older than 25: a benrinnes 30 G&M. It's quite nice once in a while, but after one glass I have to remove the woodchips from between my teeth. Most of the bottles of independent bottlers is hardly collectable. I doubt an older bottli...
by lambda
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: glenfiddich third millenium
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

This bottle was sold last week on ebay for 151 euro. See:

http://cgi.ebay.at/Glenfiddich-Third-Mi ... dZViewItem
by lambda
Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:44 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: New Glenkinchie Expression
Replies: 7
Views: 2255

Alright, thanks, a bit of a lengthy document. It says this 12yo replaces the 10yo.. below a translation of the relevant page: Glenkinchie 12yo, 43% General: * The classic Lowland single malt whisky * Of the only Lowland distillery that produces continuously * Distilled traditionally since 1837 * In ...
by lambda
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: New Glenkinchie Expression
Replies: 7
Views: 2255

sure, do you have a link?
by lambda
Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2152204

Benromach Peat and Smoke. It has peaty/smoke (obviously), but also lots of sweetness, vanilla, fruits. There is not very much `development' in the whisky, which reveals it's a bit young maybe. A nice drinking dram nonetheless. Thanks to Lawrence for the tip!
by lambda
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Slow aging Auchentoshan!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3009

Though auchentoshan has had a 1962 41yo before.. maybe they hired 'better' marketing people.
by lambda
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Slow aging Auchentoshan!!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 3009

It reminds me of the ardbeg 1965. This one was in fact taken out of the casks in 2005, while appearing late 2006 on the market. A reason could be that they `marry' the casks for a while in a steel container, resulting in a whisky which carries a 40yo label rather than 41yo label. If that is the case...
by lambda
Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2152204

In my quest to try all those whiskies of distilleries that seemed too boring to buy before.. I opened two bottles this evening. - to start off badly: Tullibardine 1988 (-2004). What a disappointment. It is not that it is undrinkable, but very very simple and spirity. Not worth the money at all. Sure...
by lambda
Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2152204

Just opened a Deanston 12. First impression is that it is quite a pleasant malt. Malty and citrus in a lowland style. Sure, not the greatest malt in the world: it's a bit thin and the finish is nearly non-existent (a bit spirity too). Nonetheless, like I said, it's quite pleasant and it deserves mor...
by lambda
Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Longmorn 15 or Strathisla 12
Replies: 36
Views: 12548

Longmorn is fruity indeed, but if you are expecting talisker you will be disappointed I think. No offense killerwhale. It is a rather sweet whisky, while I consider strathisla more on the malty side. Personally, I prefer the strathisla.
by lambda
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How influential are the whisky reviewers?
Replies: 30
Views: 6087

What I am wondering how biased you think you are when you first read a review before tasting it (confirmation bias). I know I am. If I first read a review about a malt, it is very difficult for me to form my own opinion. Similar to tasting with a friend.. if she says she tastes 'x', it is difficult ...

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