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by posterboy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Which Laddie?
Replies: 16
Views: 3637

I'm a great fan of the Laddie and have had (and still own) quite a number of expressions, ranging from the 10 yr to the 40 yr. To start, I usually recommend the 15 yr, which has a wonderful balance of flavors without being overpowering. My personal favorite is the 20 yr 1st edition, but it is diffic...
by posterboy
Thu Apr 13, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: bunnahabhain 18 year old
Replies: 8
Views: 4664

I have not tried the new "official" older expressions. However, my wife was recently in a major whisky retail store in London and asked about the new 25 yr on my behalf. The proprietor said that upon tasting a sample, everything in his glass after the first few sips was poured down the dra...
by posterboy
Wed Mar 29, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1045560

MGillespie wrote:Ummm, posterboy...I was kidding...

Mark


I know. Me too. :)
by posterboy
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1045560

OK...I'll guess that you haven't been married quite long enough... ;) Any attempt by a wife to support a husband's love of whisky must be acknowledged and properly reciprocated. Watching the kids for eight days comes with being a parent, and is considered part of the job. Trust me on this...my wife...
by posterboy
Mon Mar 27, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1045560

MGillespie wrote:Damn! You owe her a nice dinner out for that...

Mark



Heh. Well, since her business trip requried me to take our two young kids (10 months and 3 yrs) for 8 days, I'd say it was fair compensation. :)
by posterboy
Mon Mar 27, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1045560

My wife brought me the following bottles from a recent trip to London: Bruichladdich 20 (first edition) Bruichladdich 37 -- Legacy 2 Hazelburn 8 plus a non-yet-available sample of Hazelburn 7 CS, which is remarkably good. I also was able to score a bottle of Bunnahabhain Auld Acquaintence 1968 on eB...
by posterboy
Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Springbank
Replies: 16
Views: 5301

I am a huge Springbank fan, but I have been put off lately by them. I was going to buy the recent 21 yr release, but I heard some mixed things about it (never saw a review in Whisky Mag, however) and the price was so high (US$450) that I was not going to spend that much money on something unless I h...
by posterboy
Mon Dec 19, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Malt Whisky Society of America
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

They don't have meetings. Rather, they conduct tastings from time to time (some very large, some smaller). All you have to do is pay up the initial membership fee and you're all set. In addition to being invited to tastings, you have access to their limited bottlings, some of which are fabulous. As ...
by posterboy
Tue Nov 29, 2005 9:41 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Twenty twenty vision
Replies: 17
Views: 10267

I tasted this at WhiskyFest NY. I thought it was the best whisky at the event.
by posterboy
Thu Nov 17, 2005 5:24 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Which whisky to buy next
Replies: 16
Views: 3458

If you're thinking of Bruichladdich (which I fully encourage), I would bypass the Infinity in favor of the 15 year, the 17 or the 20 (third edition). Naturally, the older expressions are more expensive, but I think you will find them superior to the Infinity, which is a blend of various Bruichladdic...
by posterboy
Tue Nov 15, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Thoughts on Whiskyfets?
Replies: 7
Views: 1434

I thought that this year's WhiskyFest NY was better than last year's, if for no other reason that it was less crowded. I recall at last year's event that some tables had crowds 3 deep around them, and it was very difficult to find room to sit. As to the whisky offerings, I thought it was pretty good...
by posterboy
Wed Nov 02, 2005 4:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Whisky Fest NYC on 9 November
Replies: 12
Views: 4083

I'll be there. I bought tix a while ago, and it's a good thing -- I checked the website yesterday and it's sold out. It looks like there should be an even better selection this year, especially with the inclusion of certain distilleries (e.g., Springbank) who were not there last year. The website al...
by posterboy
Fri Aug 26, 2005 6:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Single Malts in the Movies
Replies: 307
Views: 104759

In "Highlander", Christopher Lambert's character (Duncan Macleod) goes into a bar and orders Glenmorangie.
by posterboy
Fri Jul 22, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Whisky Fest NYC on 9 November
Replies: 12
Views: 4083

I attended this event last year. Overall, it was pretty good and had a decent range of distilleries. They also let you taste an unlimited number of whiskies for a single price (none of this book-of-tickets nonsense). My only complaint was that it was very, very crowded. People were packed three deep...
by posterboy
Tue Jun 28, 2005 2:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: It's happened! The Macallan is dead, long live the Macallan!
Replies: 48
Views: 13015

Heh. I thought it was just me. I greatly prefer the Fine Oak series, especially the 15 yr.

For SMWS members, the US branch is offering a Macallan 16 CS (aged entirely in bourbon casks) at $120/bottle.
by posterboy
Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:52 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What's your ratio of whisky nations ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5406

My only contribution to this thread:


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by posterboy
Mon Jun 06, 2005 3:17 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bourbon Cask Single Malts
Replies: 21
Views: 5458

Bruichladdich 15 is probably my favorite single malt in bourbon casks that is widely available (the 20 first edition is better, but is no longer produced and is extremely scare these days). I believe that Bunnahabhain 12 is also aged in bourbon casks, and is an excellent malt.
by posterboy
Thu Jun 02, 2005 3:43 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Springbank 21
Replies: 32
Views: 12810

Re: SPRINGBANK 21YR (1of2400)

sean60660 wrote:Sam's in Chicago has it.


Several US retailers have it (or can get it) for $450-$500/bottle. What is odd is that you can buy it direct from Springbank via their website for about $235, plus shipping.

Have you tried the new 21?
by posterboy
Thu May 26, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Springbank 21
Replies: 32
Views: 12810

MrTattieHeid wrote:
Preiss gouging?




Booooo! :P
by posterboy
Wed May 25, 2005 3:38 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Springbank 21
Replies: 32
Views: 12810

Stan: Thanks very much for the information. That explains a great deal, and I agree that setting the retail price based on the auction price seems like the tail wagging the dog (especially because most bottles of Springbank 21 on eBay have been going for $225-$250 lately). That said....I come back t...
by posterboy
Tue May 24, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Springbank 21
Replies: 32
Views: 12810

I certainly considered that, but the pricing seemed too similar. I contacted 2 retailers: One that has a huge selection and sells at full retail, and one that has a limited selection and discounts, but will order in items for me at the discounted price. Both quoted prices thate were fairly similar a...
by posterboy
Tue May 24, 2005 3:01 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Springbank 21
Replies: 32
Views: 12810

I already have the 32 :) Bottles on eBay have been going for about 130GBP lately, so that's not much of an issue. Oddly, that is the price at which Springbank will sell direct to consumers, however the wholesale price in the US may be even higher -- I asked a discount retailer in the US about pricin...
by posterboy
Mon May 23, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Springbank 21
Replies: 32
Views: 12810

Springbank 21

Earlier this year, Springbank released about 2400 bottles of their 21 year. I am a huge fan of prior 21 year bottlings by them, but have not heard much about this latest bottling.

Has anyone here tried it, or read/heard anyting about it? Any info would be appreciated.

Thanks.
by posterboy
Fri Apr 01, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky and London
Replies: 15
Views: 5971

SMWS members receive the list of distilleries (with corresponding code numbers) upon joining the society. I have a copy at home.
by posterboy
Thu Mar 31, 2005 3:48 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky and London
Replies: 15
Views: 5971

Scotch Malt Whisky Society has a bar/restaurant/facility in London. If you check the website, you should be able to locate it. I don't know if it's a members-only place, but its probably worth asking considering the selection of hard-to-find malts will likely be very impressive.
by posterboy
Wed Mar 23, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: First Ten & Twenty
Replies: 9
Views: 4688

My first 10 would be (note, I approach this from a sales/economics perspective, too) 1. Glenlivet 12 (very well known and an inexpensive option for customers) 2. Macallan 18 (I prefer the Fine Oak 15, but the 18 is better known and you can mark up the price tremendously) 3. Glenmorangie 10 (great ma...
by posterboy
Wed Mar 16, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Show Off Your Inventory
Replies: 1448
Views: 357469

My inventory is more limited, but still tasty:

Open:

Dalmore 12 CS
Glenburgie 10 CS
Bruichladdich 31 CS
Glen Farlcas 38 CS
Macallan Fine Oak 15
Belmanach 12
Glenmorangie 10

Unopened:

Auchentoshen 10
Bruichladdich 15
Bruichladdich 20 (first edition)
Springbank 15 CS
Springbank 21
Springbank 32
by posterboy
Tue Mar 08, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: The Single Malt Whisky Society "SMWS"
Replies: 10
Views: 3481

The latest list of bottlings available in the US just arrived yesterday. Prices range from $85/bottle (Benrinnes 12 or Allt Abhainne 10) to $195/bottle (Glen Keith 32). Also tucked in there is a new offering (their President's Choice this month): a Springbank 15 for $115. And yes, I already ordered ...
by posterboy
Mon Mar 07, 2005 11:42 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: The Single Malt Whisky Society "SMWS"
Replies: 10
Views: 3481

I have been a member for a few years and share Admiral's thoughts on the good and bad sides. But even the bad points (expensive bottles of relatively young whisky) are mitigated because even the younger bottles are often somewhat distinctive and, of course, you don't have to buy them. After the init...
by posterboy
Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:10 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Turning 25 on thurs, whisky reccomendations
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

You can probably get Dalmore 21 for under $100. It's very smooth, with a lot of sweetness to it.
by posterboy
Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Another question regarding order of whisky
Replies: 7
Views: 1552

First.

The single malts will all have more nuance to the flavor, so having the blend at the end will be anti-climactic.
by posterboy
Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What's the best summertime malt?
Replies: 31
Views: 6012

Hell, I always have Bruichladdich on my mind. :)
by posterboy
Fri Feb 25, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1230942

Glenburgie 10 CS (SMWS bottling) -- very light Speyside, with lemon, honey and floral aromas. Afterward, I wanted something with more sweetness, so I poured a generous dram of Macallan Fine Oak 15.
by posterboy
Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What are your favorite Single Malts under Seventeen Yrs old?
Replies: 31
Views: 8042

I'm not sure what "affordable" is to you (it's all relative), but I will suggest Dalmore 12, Aberlour 10, Bruichladdich 15 (among my favorites, but more expernsive than that other 2 by far) and, the best suggestion I can give you, Bunnahabhain 12. It is a wonderful islay malt, wiith a bit ...
by posterboy
Fri Feb 18, 2005 3:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1230942

I had a Dalmore 12 cask strength from SMWSA. Sweet and smooth, with lots of chocolate and nutty overtones to it. Perfect for dessert.

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