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by Steve
Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:46 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg NEW Committee Bottling
Replies: 12
Views: 2016

I got my bottle a couple of weeks ago, but haven't started it yet. It's a vatted malt made up of various ages of Ardbeg.
by Steve
Thu Feb 27, 2003 12:46 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg NEW Committee Bottling
Replies: 12
Views: 2384

I got my bottle a couple of weeks ago, but haven't started it yet. It's a vatted malt made up of various ages of Ardbeg.
by Steve
Wed Dec 18, 2002 10:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Powdered whisky
Replies: 14
Views: 4116

"I bought some powdered water, but I didn't know what to add" - Steven Wright
by Steve
Wed Dec 18, 2002 10:03 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Safeway Islay single malt ten years old.
Replies: 11
Views: 2513

Michael Jackson says in his book he doesn't because they change so frequently and vary from bottle to bottle - it would be good if he did though. I have just been given a safeway Highland 10yo - anyone know where this comes from?
by Steve
Wed Oct 16, 2002 7:20 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: THE BEST ISLAY MALT IS.......
Replies: 69
Views: 27254

The Ardbeg 1975 was legendary, but the Lord of The Isles, though I tasted it the once was just class.

After that I'd say Lagavulin 16yo and in Bronze position, the Laphroaig 10yo.
by Steve
Wed Oct 16, 2002 7:20 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: THE BEST ISLAY MALT IS.......
Replies: 18
Views: 2500

The Ardbeg 1975 was legendary, but the Lord of The Isles, though I tasted it the once was just class.

After that I'd say Lagavulin 16yo and in Bronze position, the Laphroaig 10yo.
by Steve
Thu Jul 11, 2002 7:05 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Novelty Finishes Poll
Replies: 30
Views: 7686

Whilst drinking out of an overlarge brandy glass may indeed concentrate the nose and enhance the palate, I rather suspect that those advantages are outweighed considerably by the fact that you'll look like an idiot. ;-) And although the glasses we were given at WhiskyLive were rather good, again, it...
by Steve
Thu Jul 11, 2002 7:05 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Preferred Glass Poll
Replies: 22
Views: 6364

Whilst drinking out of an overlarge brandy glass may indeed concentrate the nose and enhance the palate, I rather suspect that those advantages are outweighed considerably by the fact that you'll look like an idiot. ;-) And although the glasses we were given at WhiskyLive were rather good, again, it...
by Steve
Sun Jun 30, 2002 5:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Whats the best Ardbeg?
Replies: 36
Views: 16830

Sausage?
by Steve
Tue Jun 18, 2002 8:16 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Japanese Whisky
Replies: 15
Views: 13721

Japanese Whisky

Hi,

I'm going to Japan shortly and would like to pick up a nice (local) single malt whilst I'm there. Can anyone reccommend the definitive Japanese single malt that I should buy?

Thanks.
by Steve
Tue Jun 18, 2002 8:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Whats the best Ardbeg?
Replies: 36
Views: 16830

I have tried many Ardbegs, and as Robbie Coltrane once nearly said, finding a bad Islay whisky is like finding a dog that speaks - Rare indeed. But to find a bad Ardbeg is like finding a dog that speaks Norwegian. Even rarer......

No I don't know what I'm talking about either......
by Steve
Sun May 12, 2002 9:58 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: 40yr old Bowmore stolen - again!
Replies: 9
Views: 3474

This is only a collectors item as it has sold out, and has been "replaced" by the 1977 release, which, being released two years later, is about the same age. It used to retail for about £50, and stocks have only just begun to dwindle. It's lovely, mind you.
by Steve
Sun May 12, 2002 9:58 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Macallan Privateeye
Replies: 2
Views: 1240

This is only a collectors item as it has sold out, and has been "replaced" by the 1977 release, which, being released two years later, is about the same age. It used to retail for about £50, and stocks have only just begun to dwindle. It's lovely, mind you.
by Steve
Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Anyone have good ideas for a tasting
Replies: 13
Views: 3187

I don't know the etiquette, but you'll get pretty mashed drinking a good amount of all that lot, and more power to you. If so, I'd take the biblical method, and serve the good stuff first, so by the time you reach the less exclusive drink, no-one will care anyway! (When Jesus turned water into wine ...
by Steve
Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:41 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New Limited Edition Releases
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

I guess the above Glenmorangie release shows that collecting can be quite risky.

The one good thing of course is that if your bottle depreciates in value, at least you can just drink it......
by Steve
Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:41 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New Limited Edition Releases
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

I guess the above Glenmorangie release shows that collecting can be quite risky.

The one good thing of course is that if your bottle depreciates in value, at least you can just drink it......
by Steve
Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:12 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New Limited Edition Releases
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

So is there a definitive list of those distilleries who do this? BTW, I imagine the increase in price of Ardbeg above that of, say, Glenmorangie may in part be due to the fact that it closed down in the early 80s. I would guess that there are only so many "exclusive" bottlings left to come...
by Steve
Mon Apr 01, 2002 9:12 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New Limited Edition Releases
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

So is there a definitive list of those distilleries who do this? BTW, I imagine the increase in price of Ardbeg above that of, say, Glenmorangie may in part be due to the fact that it closed down in the early 80s. I would guess that there are only so many "exclusive" bottlings left to come...
by Steve
Wed Mar 27, 2002 11:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New Limited Edition Releases
Replies: 8
Views: 1815

New Limited Edition Releases

It strikes me that there must be a number of distilleries around who are selling small quantities of limited edition releases. I would imagine (although you might be able to tell me otherwise) that such releases will be the collectors items of tomorrow, more so than the independent bottlers. I'd lik...
by Steve
Wed Mar 27, 2002 11:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New Limited Edition Releases
Replies: 8
Views: 1809

New Limited Edition Releases

It strikes me that there must be a number of distilleries around who are selling small quantities of limited edition releases. I would imagine (although you might be able to tell me otherwise) that such releases will be the collectors items of tomorrow, more so than the independent bottlers. I'd lik...
by Steve
Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Whisky Live !
Replies: 7
Views: 2353

I mentioned earlier that I couldn't remember too much. I have just been told that a friend I met later that night told me his wife was pregnant. I didn't remember even that. Strangely, I do remember how nice the Ardbeg 25yo Lord of the Isles was, plus the 25yo Highland Park. I even remember thinking...
by Steve
Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:27 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Evaporation in bottle
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

Well, judging from the lack of response, I'd say that puts that one to bed.....

No further questions your honour, I rest my case......
by Steve
Mon Mar 18, 2002 9:30 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Evaporation in bottle
Replies: 2
Views: 2003

Evaporation in bottle

I have read a couple of times that bottles that are left for too long can evaporate in the bottle. This doesn't sound plausible to me. I can't see how a sealed bottle can allow liquid (evaporated or not) to escape - surely it would condense on the lid? Particularly if it is sealed in plastic around ...
by Steve
Wed Mar 13, 2002 8:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: SF WHISKY EXPO
Replies: 4
Views: 1654

If anyone can recommend a bar in central London I'd be glad to hear from them.....
by Steve
Wed Mar 13, 2002 8:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Best Whisky Bars
Replies: 21
Views: 4550

If anyone can recommend a bar in central London I'd be glad to hear from them.....
by Steve
Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:42 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Whisky Live !
Replies: 7
Views: 2353

Well I was definitely there.

I just don't remember too much........
by Steve
Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Could it be that my taste has developed?
Replies: 12
Views: 4577

Of Ardbeg, the 1975 vintage was spectacularly good, but more rounded than the 10 y.o. Much better I would say. I tried the Lord Of The Isles bottling (25y.o.) at the whisky show this weekend and that was just fantastic, really very good indeed, but then it is £100 a bottle..... I was disappointed wi...
by Steve
Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: A newbie needs recommendations
Replies: 10
Views: 2766

Of Ardbeg, the 1975 vintage was spectacularly good, but more rounded than the 10 y.o. Much better I would say. I tried the Lord Of The Isles bottling (25y.o.) at the whisky show this weekend and that was just fantastic, really very good indeed, but then it is £100 a bottle..... I was disappointed wi...
by Steve
Sun Mar 03, 2002 7:52 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Blended Scotch
Replies: 17
Views: 5065

I agree they (and I include Michael Jackson's book in this) should rate the blends, especially the major ones. I would expect there to be more single malts available than blends, however, so can understand why there is more written about them, not to mention the fact that malt whisky is intrinsicall...
by Steve
Sun Mar 03, 2002 7:52 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Blended Scotch
Replies: 23
Views: 6005

I agree they (and I include Michael Jackson's book in this) should rate the blends, especially the major ones. I would expect there to be more single malts available than blends, however, so can understand why there is more written about them, not to mention the fact that malt whisky is intrinsicall...
by Steve
Tue Feb 05, 2002 11:02 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 3585

Xavier, I recently did the same thing - ie finished off about half a dozen bottles which were all less than half full so they wouldn't spoil. I'd owned most of them for two or three years, and the only one I wasn't happy with as I thought it wasn't as good was a Cardhu. All had cork stoppers, so I'm...
by Steve
Thu Jan 31, 2002 9:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lagavulin 16 Y.O
Replies: 55
Views: 11655

I would rate the Ardbeg 1977 as a similar drink to Lagavulin 16yo. Both have a massive mouth-filling taste and are really good and complex. I am suprised another poster wasn't impressed with Ardbeg - I'm definitely a big fan & would say it's my favourite distillery. You must try Ardbeg if it's o...
by Steve
Thu Jan 31, 2002 9:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lagavulin 16 Y.O
Replies: 55
Views: 11655

I would rate the Ardbeg 1977 as a similar drink to Lagavulin 16yo. Both have a massive mouth-filling taste and are really good and complex. I am suprised another poster wasn't impressed with Ardbeg - I'm definitely a big fan & would say it's my favourite distillery. You must try Ardbeg if it's o...
by Steve
Thu Jan 31, 2002 9:23 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Storage?
Replies: 11
Views: 3585

Michael Jackson says in his Companion that whisky in a bottle that is only half full can oxidize after three or four years. Can it be left as long as this?
by Steve
Sun Dec 23, 2001 8:27 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Tesco's "New" range
Replies: 1
Views: 1385

Tesco's "New" range

Tesco appear to have re-launched their range of single malts, which from what I understand used to vary alot as they were never from the same source. There's an Islay, a highland and a speyside. The Islay is called Ardnave. This could be a play on words (ie Ardbeg and Knave - a fake or disguised Ard...

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