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by schitzengiggles
Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:29 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: IS DUVEL DISTILLED A WHISKEY?
Replies: 5
Views: 1754

Re: IS DUVEL DISTILLED A WHISKEY?

Brewdog Tactical Nuclear Penguin is a beer by definition & marketing bullshit, but is infact freeze distilled.
by schitzengiggles
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:57 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Ardbeg Rollercoaster party
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Ardbeg Rollercoaster party

If indeed you got a follow up email from Ardbeg, shoot me a pm & I'll tell you how to find me. Otherwise, if you ever bought Whisky from Nicks Wine Merchants in Armadale in the last 3-4 years, you'll recognise me.
by schitzengiggles
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:55 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Ardbeg Rollercoaster party
Replies: 6
Views: 1501

Re: Ardbeg Rollercoaster party

This is my first time going to a public show - usually I get a trade show gig :D You can expect some sort of a speech by one of the Ardbeg honchos from Moet in Sydney. Jean Conrie is likely to be the guy. There'll no doubt be more than one Ardbeg on offer, and given the nature of the venue, I'm fore...
by schitzengiggles
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:50 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?
Replies: 41
Views: 6275

Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

Springbank 12yo Claret Wood.

Definitely not a crowd pleaser, but crikey, I love it.

http://www.ryansratings.net/2010/07/12/springbank-12-year-old-claret-finished-single-malt-whisky/

Here's my 90+ point spirits for the YTD.
http://www.ryansratings.net/tag/90/
by schitzengiggles
Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:47 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Very odd (bad?) Lagavulin 16
Replies: 16
Views: 7050

Re: Very odd (bad?) Lagavulin 16

Cork taint isn't actually related to the physical condition of the cork itself.

I'm putting all of my eggs in the cork taint basket, and frankly I'm staggered more have not jumped on my bandwagon?

Am I the only person who has had a corked whisky? :o
by schitzengiggles
Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:07 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Very odd (bad?) Lagavulin 16
Replies: 16
Views: 7050

Re: Very odd (bad?) Lagavulin 16

Nonono - cork taint.. TCA, like wine!
by schitzengiggles
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys
Replies: 66
Views: 29796

Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Monkey Shoulder
Smith's Angaston 8yo
HP 12
Pig's Nose
Dewar's 12
by schitzengiggles
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Very odd (bad?) Lagavulin 16
Replies: 16
Views: 7050

Re: Very odd (bad?) Lagavulin 16

Sounds like it's corked to me.
by schitzengiggles
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Most overrated malt?
Replies: 67
Views: 36167

Re: Most overrated malt?

Dullmore 12
Dullmore Gran Reserva
Dullmore Cigar Malt
Laphroaig Cairdeas - The first one
Laphroaig 10 (Recent ones)
Dullwhinnie 15
Cardhu
by schitzengiggles
Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Laphroaig 18yo or Ardbeg Uigeadail?
Replies: 17
Views: 28908

Re: Laphroaig 18yo or Ardbeg Uigeadail?

Laph 18 gives Oogie a far clipping in my book.
Can't say the same about Nam Beist, however.
by schitzengiggles
Mon May 10, 2010 5:05 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australian Whisky
Replies: 11
Views: 5400

Re: Australian Whisky

Just need to clarify a few things that have popped up due to comments I made earlier in the thread. I cannot edit my post above. The views expressed are my personal views. These views have been expressed face to face with the distillers in question. Hellyer's Road pricing is not subsidised by Betta ...
by schitzengiggles
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australian Whisky
Replies: 11
Views: 5400

Re: Australian Whisky

[quote="rmcq"] I then thought of the possibility of buying a couple of bottles to try out. This thought has since been abolished - I discovered the going price of a standard bottling of Aussie whisky is approx $120.00. As a comparison, entry level single malt scotch is generally around $70...
by schitzengiggles
Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australian Whisky
Replies: 11
Views: 5400

Re: Australian Whisky

Where'd you get it Dramtastic?
by schitzengiggles
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australian Whisky
Replies: 11
Views: 5400

Re: Australian Whisky

I've opened this thread in a seperate window so that I can attempt to address each of the issues that you guys have mentioned. I'm Ryan Marshman, I work for Hellyers Road Distillery in Burnie, Tasmania. Prior to joining Hellyers Road, I worked for Nicks Wine Merchants, in Melbourne, Australia. Whils...
by schitzengiggles
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:46 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Great Southern Distillery Limeburner's Single Malt Cask M35
Replies: 0
Views: 1028

Great Southern Distillery Limeburner's Single Malt Cask M35

Matured in a shaved, refired small ex-Bourbon barrel. Pale gold colour with very pale gold hue. Malty, sweetish, spicy top notes. Dried florals, plum and manuka honey, minty hints emerge, slight salty tang. The palate is on the lighter side; soft and supple, initially malty, above spice and some dri...
by schitzengiggles
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:39 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Redbreast 15
Replies: 20
Views: 9237

Re: Redbreast 15

i'm a fan. when i sell the stuff, i tell my customers all they need is a straw and somewhere comfortable to sleep! i unfortunately suffer from the pringles effect with redbreast. once i pop i can't stop!
by schitzengiggles
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:37 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye
Replies: 16
Views: 5061

Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

i constantly have arguments with myself about which is better. i like arguments with myself, i always win those. :mrgreen: long story short, if you like one, try the other, both fantastic expressions of rye.
by schitzengiggles
Tue Oct 20, 2009 3:22 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: ...Cognac?
Replies: 22
Views: 7603

Re: ...Cognac?

The issues that detract from the products of the big scotch whisky producers (Glenlivet, Glenfiddich) ie.. using shitty old wood, and caramel, are common to the big producers of cognac. If you like bland, inoffensive, yet without character malt, like modern Glenfiddich, please by all means try a cog...
by schitzengiggles
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:28 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Suggestions for a Newbie
Replies: 28
Views: 3343

Re: Suggestions for a Newbie

caol ila 18 wasn't excessively peaty in my books. it was a delightful whisky.

my off the clock whisky reviews:
http://schitzengiggles.net/wp/tag/whisky/
by schitzengiggles
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye
Replies: 16
Views: 5061

Re: Notes for Wild Turkey 101 Rye

wt rye 101 vs rittenhouse 100.. discuss!
by schitzengiggles
Tue Oct 13, 2009 4:26 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australia v2.0
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Australia v2.0

yeah, i do the spirits writing & tasting, some of the spirits buying, and you'll get me on the phones, and i can be found in the armadale store. i've always got something tasty up my sleeve for the discerning punter.
by schitzengiggles
Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:02 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 2861

Re: Australia

we can even ship to the U.S.
that might not be so attractive now since the aussie dollar is very strong.
by schitzengiggles
Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:56 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 2861

Re: Australia

i'm not sure about alice springs. i send lots of whisky to all corners of the country. i can find out, or i can send some to alice springs when you get there!
by schitzengiggles
Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australia v2.0
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Re: Australia v2.0

Thanks! I've tried to make the story as entertaining as possible. I hate reading lectures. Keep your eyes peeled for updates, there's another couple of distilleries working their way upto producing status at present.

Can't wait for the Timboon & Nant releases!
by schitzengiggles
Sat Oct 03, 2009 9:31 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australia v2.0
Replies: 4
Views: 1185

Australia v2.0

Hi, I posted a few weeks ago some notes I wrote on Australian whiskies. The complete (for now!) guide is now available here. http://www.nicks.com.au/Index.aspx?link_id=76.1610

I look forward to any feedback/comments. Cheers!
by schitzengiggles
Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lagavulin 21. Disappointing?
Replies: 29
Views: 11723

Re: Lagavulin 21. Disappointing?

No it isn't! "Bruddy Marverrous ! Ragavurin twenty wan year odd! Flom faburrous Irray distirrely! In Japan we rike and derrink rots of Singer Mart WISKY!" How do they do it?? A case of "Anything they can do we can do better" The Yamazaki 18 YO. If you like this Lagavulin, give i...
by schitzengiggles
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:27 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lagavulin 21. Disappointing?
Replies: 29
Views: 11723

Re: Lagavulin 21. Disappointing?

buy a bottle of oloroso sherry, a useful tool when educating yourself. also, the influence of peat reduces with time in wood. i'm not sure if the chemical compounds that cause the peat influence flavours vanish, or if other complexities that develop with age overcome peat influences. but it happens ...
by schitzengiggles
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:41 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 2861

Re: Australia

AshDLS wrote:I was thinking the same about the missing Bakery Hill. I have a bottle of the Cask Strength Peated Malt sitting next to me... but I'm planning to give it to a friend. *sigh...*


What's the batch number?
by schitzengiggles
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 2861

Re: Australia

Cheers for that, good reference point. :) I'm wondering if a lot of these Tassie distilleries do tours and tastings...? With some decent beers being produced there as well I may be convinced to make my first trip to Tasmania even though I'm from Melbourne. ;) Hellyer's Road (Whisky Tasmania) in Bur...
by schitzengiggles
Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:35 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 2861

Re: Australia

I've tasted lots of different Bakery Hill casks. David hasn't sent me current samples for my publication yet. They'll come :) Keep an eye out for those Timboon whiskies when they are released. That's going to be a heck of a drink!
by schitzengiggles
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:46 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australia
Replies: 13
Views: 2861

Australia

Here's some notes from an upcoming publication I'm working on. Might give some of you an idea what's going on downunder. 1998 Smith's Single Malt Whisky Aged 8 Years Angaston, Barossa Valley, South Australia. Very pale straw colour with water like hue. Delicate nose - passionfruit, citrus fruits abo...
by schitzengiggles
Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:24 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Well, here's one awful whisky (JW Black label)
Replies: 18
Views: 3199

Re: Well, here's one awful whisky (JW Black label)

spend the extra on Highland Park 12yo @ $59.99

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