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by JimHall
Mon Jan 30, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Glengoyne offers new kind of tour
Replies: 5
Views: 6307

If you have every been to Glengoyne then you will know that it is hard to go there and not spend money. they have an excellent shop and the whole place is an experience to remember. (makes the likes of Dalwhinnie look very amatuer indeed) The tours are excellent and I would say that if you are getti...
by JimHall
Thu Jan 12, 2006 5:29 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: IS IT TRUE
Replies: 11
Views: 2876

If Ardnave isn't Bruichladdich then my name 's Ricardo Petermismo. ........ Jim Murray's words not mine.

Btw Ardnave is a 12 yr old not a 10 yr old so they couldn't legally use the 10yr old Laddie and call it 12 yr old Ardnave!!!
by JimHall
Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:38 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Buying a cask
Replies: 10
Views: 4991

Thanks very much for all your replies. I personally would like to buy a cask of Tullibardine ... I just need to convince my syndicate. I don't really see this as a profit making venture .... it is more of a treat to myself and a nice thing to be able to say " i've got my own maturing cask"...
by JimHall
Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Buying a cask
Replies: 10
Views: 4991

Buying a cask

I have a syndicate of friends/whisky lovers and we are looking to buy a cask later this year.

I know that only some distilleries will sell a cask.
ie tullibardine, Glengoyne, Bruichladdich.

Does anyone know of any other distilleries which are selling casks (Scotland only)?
by JimHall
Tue Jan 03, 2006 12:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Recommendations?
Replies: 25
Views: 5156

Good call from Bob and Jill about Glenfarclas 10.

In my opinion , if you like peaty malt such as Laphroig then you must try Bowmore.

Get as many and try as many as you can .... it works for me.

Ps forget minatures.... have a decent dram.
by JimHall
Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:43 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Little american gem
Replies: 8
Views: 2230

Re: Little american gem

I recently bought a bottle of Seagram's Seven Crown which I bought because it was cheap...I...don't normally go for burben... It ain't bourbon. Seagram's 7 Crown is about 40% straight whiskey and 60% 'grain neutral spirits' (read the label -- I don't have it handy, of course -- it may be more like ...
by JimHall
Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:15 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Little american gem
Replies: 8
Views: 2230

Little american gem

I recently bought a bottle of Seagram's Seven Crown which I bought because it was cheap. I was very pleasantly surprised by this blend of Whiskey. I don't normally go for bourbon but found that this blend was a pleasant addition to my collection. I notice that Jim Murray gives it a good write up in ...
by JimHall
Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:10 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Christmas Whisky!
Replies: 23
Views: 5040

I got a Talsiker distillers edition and a Glenkinchie 10.

The Talisker is superb as are all of Diageo's range of distillers edition double matured whiskies... not cheap but worth the money.

merry christmas to all on the forums
by JimHall
Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Newby having trouble with nose, finish, etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 9162

http://www.whiskymag.com/gfx/nosing/nosebox.jpg Whisky Magazine Nosing and Tasting Course :P well done matt I should have done that......only it would have taken me all day to work out how to. on the subject matt i had to covert the wheel into a table as I couldnt get it to print onto one page of A4.
by JimHall
Thu Nov 10, 2005 4:42 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Newby having trouble with nose, finish, etc.
Replies: 31
Views: 9162

So many newbies.... welcome to you all.

If you have nt done so then look at the nosing course and study the wheel onn this website.. link form home page. i found that very useful and gives you some good information in the notes.
by JimHall
Sat Oct 15, 2005 12:06 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Duty Free recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 5875

I'm not really a lover of ale....never drink it :shock: :shock: LOL! I work in South Shields. Ahhhh, land of the sand-dancer then! You wouldn't have happend to have found any whisky clubs around the area? I think your right. Not been working there long but might need to start my own whisky club.
by JimHall
Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:51 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Duty Free recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 5875

I work in South Shields.

I'm not really a lover of ale....never drink it (lager from time to time).
Aye sounds like a nice bottle you got there.
by JimHall
Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:41 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Duty Free recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 5875

MrTattieHeid wrote:Don't forget the '50's, JH! These "replicas" are not highly reputed, but they do look nice on the shelf. I'm short the '20's myself; as soon as I find one, I think I'll crack them all!



Just testing Spud i knew you were out there!!!!...... ps. You passed.
by JimHall
Fri Oct 07, 2005 9:38 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Duty Free recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 5875

SCOTTY In some of the airport shops you may be lucky to find Macallan 20's,30's & 40's These are a range of replica whiskies from each of the decades. there are really well packaged and compliment any collection especially if your collection is on display. ps. any good whisky pubs in Sunderland....
by JimHall
Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Which one to get? At World of Whiskies London Heathrow
Replies: 16
Views: 5944

The wow is airside....... see my previous posts on this matter as I use to visit it twice a week and have given my views on it previously.
by JimHall
Wed Aug 31, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Grain Whisky
Replies: 8
Views: 4139

I tried a Carsebridge Rarest of the Rare at Whiskyfringe and was very impressed. It was a little bourbonny with sweetish vanilla notes, but then exploded into dried fruit and coconuts. Absolutely fantastic - don't bother with a miniature, get a second full bottle for drinking. Thanks for that Nick....
by JimHall
Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Whisky Podcasts
Replies: 73
Views: 16810

[quote="MrTattieHeid"] I suppose if I had an iPod and made the car iPod-friendly, that's where I'd be likely to listen. quote]

I have a 2.5 hour journey to work by car so that would be great.
by JimHall
Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Whisky Podcasts
Replies: 73
Views: 16810

Fantastic idea.
What is the cost implication.
by JimHall
Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Whisky Magazine Online
Replies: 26
Views: 9315

Don't have the time to spend at a computer.
The time I do have I would rather spend on the forums.
£120 a year ... thats alot of money in addition to the normal subs.
by JimHall
Sun Aug 14, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Chocolate and Corn?
Replies: 10
Views: 1848

It's all very subjective, isn't it? And it's all about what it reminds you of. As I've said several times, one of the things I most enjoy about the side-by-side tasting notes in the back of the Whisky Mag is how often the two reviewers seem to be drinking completely different whiskies! Yes I often ...
by JimHall
Fri Aug 12, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: World nosing championships - challenge
Replies: 7
Views: 1538

Bruichladdich 3D
Ardbeg 10
Adradour 10

very confident on these three.
I would be confident with some blends aswell
by JimHall
Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Favorite underdog whisky?
Replies: 40
Views: 6736

[quote="MrTattieHeid"] Okay, you'll all think me stark raving loony, but my nominee for underdog whisky is...Ardbeg! Not with you folks, of course. But there is an amazing number of casual-to-moderately-serious single malt drinkers out there who know Lagavulin and Laphroaig, but have never...
by JimHall
Tue Jul 26, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky Courses
Replies: 9
Views: 2136

richard wrote:i know gordon and mcphail do some kind of course im sure i read it somewhere sorry i cant remember the details

richard


Yes That is a distance learning course which is in conjunction with the Moray College.
It includes tastings and is reasonably priced
visit the G + M website.
by JimHall
Mon Jul 25, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Flora & Fauna Series, Rare Malt Selection in US?
Replies: 18
Views: 7417

Some of these are avaiable in the Diageo staff sales ( the stock changes from month to month ) it probably means you getting to Scotland though. The distillers editions such as Lagavulin and Talisker are available in Whiskies of the world (at uk airports) I know you are in the US but you must know s...
by JimHall
Sun Jul 24, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: On the fence
Replies: 20
Views: 4399

I would have to advise trying Tullibardine (1993 vintage) I think it is seriously under rated. Like Tattieheid says you must try Glenfiddich ( I too am surprised you have'nt) but I would go for the Solera Reserve. The good thing about the Fiddichs is that there are always minis to be had and quite c...
by JimHall
Fri Jul 22, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Chill filtering?
Replies: 57
Views: 24872

Mr Picky here: Jim, I would prefer to see a term such as "artificial coloring" (or "colouring", if you prefer) used rather than "caramelisation" (or "caramelization"), as the latter specifically describes the reaction of sugars to heat, rather than what you i...
by JimHall
Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:41 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Collection of blended Whisky
Replies: 22
Views: 5577

Admiral I think this is the first time I have disagreed with you. Actually Jim, you reeled off a few blends that had slipped my mind, and I confess that I do find them more enjoyable. Black Bottle is a great blend, but of course, being full of Islay malts guarantees that it has a flavour profile un...
by JimHall
Tue Jul 19, 2005 1:27 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Chill filtering?
Replies: 57
Views: 24872

Saul
Given that congeners contain both flavour and odour components why would we (the enthusiasts) want it taken out???
The general market is another thing all together as kallaskander
has explained. Much the same story with caramelisation.


regards
JIM
by JimHall
Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Are reponding to these polls a valuable use of my time?
Replies: 16
Views: 4846

The Polls are great if you don't have a lot of time to spend........ like me just now at work :lol:
by JimHall
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:21 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Collection of blended Whisky
Replies: 22
Views: 5577

The thing that turned me off starting a small blend collection was that so many of them taste too similar. With a few exceptions, they all seem to hit the same pleasant but unexciting flavour profile. This is their purpose, of course.....to strike a uniform balance of everything, but for my palate,...
by JimHall
Mon Jul 18, 2005 10:13 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Collection of blended Whisky
Replies: 22
Views: 5577

The thing that turned me off starting a small blend collection was that so many of them taste too similar. With a few exceptions, they all seem to hit the same pleasant but unexciting flavour profile. This is their purpose, of course.....to strike a uniform balance of everything, but for my palate,...
by JimHall
Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Collection of blended Whisky
Replies: 22
Views: 5577

Collection of blended Whisky

Having accumulated a reasonable "collection" of single malts, I have been toying with the prospect of collecting some blended Whisky. This may not be fashionable nor is the collection likely to be of considerable value. I wanted to find out if anyone else had such a "collection" ...
by JimHall
Sun Jul 17, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glenrothes "Select Reserve"
Replies: 16
Views: 11681

Re: The Glenrothes

Dear Jimidrammer, so we wanted to dip our toes in the water before selling everywhere, ie test marketing, and two states in the US took Select Reserve before the rest of the universe. Ronnie Cox Ronnie thanks for that information which is very informative. Could we expect a similar price to the one...
by JimHall
Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:30 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bourbon distillery tours
Replies: 7
Views: 7372

Re: Bourbon distillery tours

I'm heading back to the Midwest for a few days soon, and may decide to drive down to Kentucky and hit a couple of bourbon distilleries. Any thoughts on which ones are the best to visit? Mark I wish I had to make such hard decisions in life. :lol: I'm sure you ill enjoy the experience what ever you ...
by JimHall
Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:21 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best with coke?
Replies: 80
Views: 16020

Coke is illegal in the United Kingdom and in most of the civilised world. I have been unfortunate enough to ingest some of this white powder... don't recommend it. :cry:
You really should n't put chemicals in your body.... unless they come from a distillery of course. :!:

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