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by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Opened bottle life
Replies: 36
Views: 12371

Re: Opened bottle life

Hi, I don't know if this is true, but does whisky have a shelf-life (so to speak) after being opened? Cheers Scott i am sure others have posted on this but for me i NEVER get to that point!! i rarely have more than two or three bottles open at once. others here have posted pictures of thier bars wh...
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:43 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: FINE TASTING BOURBON
Replies: 30
Views: 13411

Re: FINE TASTING BOURBON

HELLO EVERYONE, I'M AFTER A NICE TASTING BOURBON AROUND THE $40-£60 PRICE BRACKET, I TREAT MYSELF TO A BOTTLE OF WHISKY EVERY MONTH AND NOW ITS BOUBONS TURN, BY THE WAY I'M FOND OF NOAH'S MILL, IF THAT HELPS. on others recommendations here i tried the woodford reserve and the elijah craig 12. both ...
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:41 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky/Whiskey in Vegas?
Replies: 3
Views: 2235

depends on what you are looking for: good selection, a basic range of malts or a place that has 300 different ones. you should have no problem finding a good one in any of the more upscale hotels.

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: JOHNNIE WALKER BLUE LABEL
Replies: 29
Views: 36481

there have been a few threads about this; in my view it is just a marketing gimmick to dilettantes who can say they drink it. i say this from experience with a person i work with who waxed poetic about how good it was; but never drank a single malt.

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Knokando 1987 12 year old.
Replies: 7
Views: 4441

wow this was the very very first bottle of whisky i ever purchased!! it was about 15 years ago or so. a friend and i kept it in the freezer whisky gourmands that we were :oops: !!

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Japanese Single Malt Whisky
Replies: 38
Views: 11666

i just finished a bottle of Suntory Yamazaki 12 and i loved it. not a true classic but very very nice and drinkable. the 25 yo i tried at whiskyfest and it basically tasted like rum to me.

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Dalwhinnie 15 Years Old
Replies: 32
Views: 24406

Re: Dalwhinnie 15 Years Old

I think I want to try the Dalwhinnie 15 year old. Jim Murray scores it very high (95) and it is not very expensive. On the other hand Michael Jackson scores it very low (76). I am interested in your thoughts if you have tried it. this was one of the very first whiskies that i drank on a regular bas...
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1319451

Teachers, that i brought back from a duty free shop in Jamaica.

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic:
Replies: 33
Views: 10216

definitely the government. the taxes on whisky are too high, and most of those other things you mention are in my control. the government is an enemy ofmost things so this isnt a surprise.

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: The ice case
Replies: 34
Views: 7699

notthat often but i have no objection and will partake of ice myself. it all depends on TASTE!!! everyone is different and if someone enjoys it with ice then that is up to them. i do know a guy though that drinks macallan 18 on ice and that should be a crime. :shock:

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Does the Scotch Malt Whisky Society offer value for money?
Replies: 19
Views: 10795

it really depends on how often you buy. i am a member but havent bought a bottle in a while. in the past though i have gone through periods when i drank their whisky exclusively. so the answer is it depends. honestly though if you look at what you get it is probably not worth it unless you are relat...
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Plastic "glasses"
Replies: 63
Views: 15836

are you talking about a cheap disposable plastic cup or an acrylic glass? i would drink from acrylic glasses but not a disposable unless it was cheaper whisky and and with ice.

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Which one among these 4 blends?
Replies: 42
Views: 11938

Re: Which one among these 4 blends?

If you had only these four blends to choose from, which one would you choose? Please state your reasons, evaluations and alternative options, too. i go with JWR with the grouse a close second. i hate to admit it but on occasion i want to just have a drink with a few ice cubes and not worry about ap...
by patrick dicaprio
Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: A very Sad Whisky STory
Replies: 10
Views: 3042

A very Sad Whisky STory

Oh the Humanity!!!: Whisky cargo goes up in flames on German highway Fri Feb 24, 9:44 AM ET A shipment of Scotch whisky went up in flames on a highway in southern Germany when a tyre on the truck carrying it to Greece burst. The 51-year-old British driver smelled burning and disconnected the trailer...
by patrick dicaprio
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:14 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Macallan 12 or Aberlour 15
Replies: 27
Views: 15650

Re: Macallan 12 or Aberlour 15

Hi All: Just started tasting Single Malts. I started with the help of forum members with Balvenie 12 Double Wood, and Glenmorangie Port Wood finish. I really love the Balvenie DW, I find it more complex, mellow, and longer fininish. I love the nose ( to me Orange, Vanilla, nutty); and it also seems...
by patrick dicaprio
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:12 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Clynelish 14
Replies: 12
Views: 5689

Re: Clynelish 14

Danny wrote:What is the Clynelish 14 like? Comparable to any other single malts?


i dont think it is really comparable to any others. however for an all around whisky i think it is absolutely one of the best. the sooner you get a bottle the better!! and see if you can taste a bit of mustard in it.

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:11 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1797644

Glen Garioch 15 yo and Auchentoshen Three Wood.

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Old Pulteney
Replies: 12
Views: 5116

i have only tried it at a tasting. according to my "notes" (more like scribblings that are unintelligible) i liked it a lot. it seems like a lot of people here like it so i will have to go get a bottle now.

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Wed Jan 18, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Some More scotch humor
Replies: 1
Views: 1212

Some More scotch humor

for those of us with little ones: I remember a Christmas years ago when my son was a kid. I bought him a tank. It was about a hundred dollars, a lot of money in those days. It was the kind of tank you could actually get inside and ride. Instead, after hours of assembly on my part, he ended up played...
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: About yourself
Replies: 105
Views: 26502

I am an attorney who recently gave up the law firm life (thank god) to spend more time at home with my two year old daughter. I will try to put a pic here and see if it works. (it didnt--how do you do this??):I have been married for five years. plus i am an identical twin, which provides much fodder...
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Are advertisers living in the past – or are we whisky snobs?
Replies: 21
Views: 4962

Jan, i think it is certain you have too much time on your hands!! that said though i think you make some very good points.

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: How did single malts get mixed up in this?
Replies: 8
Views: 2589

I'd hazard to say that because journalists and political cartoonists have bought into the "Single Malt is for the well-to-do" perspective that I think the "expensive whisky stories" only propogate. Cuban Cigars, cuff-links, and Single Malt - only the glitterati have access to th...
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Single Malts in the Movies
Replies: 307
Views: 107679

If I remember rightly, Dudley Moore (in the movie Arthur) swigs great quantities of The Glenlivet when he has a nervous meeting with his father-in-law. There's a crucial scene with a bottle of TG near the start of The Man Who Would be King too, when Michael Caine waxes lyrical about "Glenleevi...
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Connemara 12
Replies: 11
Views: 4551

Re: Connemara 12

I like Connemara, but the 12 yr old is too expensive. I had a box of three minatures recently. Anyway, to my point, the 12 yr old is super. Great balance of smoke and sweetness and beautiful clean malt. I'd almost buy a whole bottle. i have to say i loved them both. I have only tried them though at...
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: (US) Trader Joes Bowmore 18?
Replies: 2
Views: 1270

Re: (US) Trader Joes Bowmore 18?

I know this is a US-only question, but today I was at Trader Joes, and noticed they have their own bottling of Bowmore 18 years old. It was $39.99, so I'm not holding my breath, but I'm wondering if anyone has tried this one yet, and what were your thoughts? I've been wanting to get some Bowmore 17...
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Clontarf Irish Whiskey
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

i tried it at whiskey fest and felt is was average, nothing special but not bad either. it is nowhere near some of the better irishes like redbreast.

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1797644

right now i am drinking Famous Grouse 12 yo, Woodford reserve bourbon and Elijah Craig bourbon. but not all at the same time!

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Different likings?
Replies: 12
Views: 2854

Re: Different likings?

I have a small "problem" I like different style/area of whisky from time to time. I was a big fan of Isly a while, i still like them a lot but its not that i can say that its my favorite style. It’s also depending on which mode im in. Sometimes is the smooth and nice Glenmorangie Burgundy...
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1319451

elijah craig 12 yo. continuing my adventures into bourbon. so far so good by the way.

pat
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:55 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1128868

Elijah Craig 12 yo.

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: What am I thinking of buying?
Replies: 45
Views: 13289

Re: What am I thinking...

Frodo of Toronto: Greetings from the far north of our fair province. I take it that you've discovered the LCBO website and how to check stocks in the various stores. They do inventory on Mondays, however it includes any stock that have been "put aside" for a special order. i have to say i...
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch and Maintaining a Healthy Weight...
Replies: 66
Views: 28154

"I am definitely not advocating abstinence. In fact, I believe we should convert as many potential drinkers as possible to bring down the prices. A bottle of highland park 18yo was $140AUS at a local liquor store."

now i like the way you think!!! :D

Pat
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:49 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch and Maintaining a Healthy Weight...
Replies: 66
Views: 28154

Re: Scotch and Maintaining a Healthy Weight...

I realize we're all scotch afficionados and enthusiasts here. Heck, just the fact that the 2 most popular threads on these boards are "What Did You Drink Last Night" and "What Are You Drinking Right Now" proves that! My question is how many of us here are honestly, admittedly, o...
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New to Whisky
Replies: 13
Views: 5656

Re: New to Whisky

Hi there...im new to whisky in general, and at some point i would like to work my way up to single malt whisky, but for the moment im trying to decide on some johnnie walker. as such, i was wondering what experience seasoned drinkers like yourselves have had with some of the different labels - in p...
by patrick dicaprio
Sat Jan 14, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whiskies with most "wood" in the taste?
Replies: 12
Views: 4605

Re: Most wood? Worst headache?

I don't know if this will count as most wood, but it might for worst reaction to wood. I bought and purchased a 12 yo The Glenlivet French Limousin Oak Cask on March 5, 2004. I had one small drink and almost immediately came down with the worst headache I've had in years. I haven't visited that bot...

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