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by DaveM
Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:20 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Scapa 14yo
Replies: 15
Views: 9064

Patrick, check the nose again, man :lol: . Scapa 14 is not peated. I like it too, but was rather fond of the brine in their earlier offering.
by DaveM
Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: rye whiskeys
Replies: 4
Views: 2541

You can get tricked in your answer so I'd like to elaborate for you. Everything above is true, - to be more specific, it depends where you live. For example: In the U.S., by law, if a whiskey is labelled "rye whiskey" it must contain at least 51% rye grain in it's mashbill (ground up grain...
by DaveM
Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Misnomers
Replies: 35
Views: 4901

Good thread! These are all in reference to bourbon: Bulleit “Frontier” whiskey… WIth it's oldstyle bottle and packaging, one is lead to believe it's a historical product but in reality it's all a magic show as the brand was invented just a few years ago. Maker’s Mark “handmade”… nonsense! Rebel Yell...
by DaveM
Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:16 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bourbon without rye?
Replies: 16
Views: 20382

While Maker's Mark is indeed a wheated bourbon, it is probably the most over-rated of the bunch that's why I didn't mention it.

It's amazing what a little bit of red wax can do for one's image (insert accolades to their advertising agency here). MM also suffers from a lack of time in the barrel.
by DaveM
Fri Dec 02, 2005 7:05 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bourbon without rye?
Replies: 16
Views: 20382

Well, there's the new Bernheim Wheat Whiskey. It's a new product from Heaven Hill which contains NO rye in it's mashbill. Since it has less than 51% corn, it is not a bourbon. You could also try any bourbon which has a high percentage of wheat as a second grain, such as Weller (12, Antique, etc.) or...
by DaveM
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How do you Import your Whisk(e)y (Cdn and US)?
Replies: 6
Views: 1198

How do you Import your Whisk(e)y (Cdn and US)?

This question is directed towards those of you in the US and Canada who have to partake in cross-border (international) shopping in order to acquire your whiskey. (I understand that cross border in the EU is now free from such duties and taxes.) Here in Canada, the import of whisk(e)y can be an expe...
by DaveM
Fri Nov 18, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Whisky Bible 2006 - Jim Murray
Replies: 133
Views: 43042

I think if i tasted 3400 whiskies, I would GO blind! :lol:
by DaveM
Thu Nov 10, 2005 5:36 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Language problem
Replies: 9
Views: 1750

Have you ever tried one of those ouzo candies? Ouzo is also anise flavoured so you could use "ouzo" in your tasting notes :)
by DaveM
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:09 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Which malt to buy for a child's birth?
Replies: 21
Views: 3922

There are alot of good bottles of SMSW under $350 Cdn. Alternatively (and perhaps heresy on this site) why not purchase instead, some bordeaux futures or a case of good current vintage wine of your choice (cellar-able), to share WITH your son when he turns 12, 16, 19 and 21?
by DaveM
Mon Nov 07, 2005 11:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What type of whisky would you carry in your flask?
Replies: 33
Views: 10073

Buffalo Trace for me. Second choice is Wild Turkey.

And third choice is Ouzo although that's not a whiskey, but a great drink to enjoy in the great outdoors!

I have never had scotch in my flask(s).
by DaveM
Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1051549

Lawrence, where are you buying the HP 18 "locally" for that amount (ie. $55??)
by DaveM
Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:08 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Age of Macallan Cask Strength
Replies: 18
Views: 10460

I should have been more specific... what's the youngest in there, etc. As an aside, I've had some younger whiskies lately that have impressed me and I'm wondering if my preferences are changing.
by DaveM
Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:26 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Age of Macallan Cask Strength
Replies: 18
Views: 10460

Age of Macallan Cask Strength

Locally available is the Macallan CS (57% I believe) without an age statement. Does anyone know the age (from rumour or otherwise). It's a very nice pour (personally I prefer it over the 12). Thanks!
by DaveM
Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:54 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Duty Free recommendations
Replies: 16
Views: 5354

That's why God invented cell phones. If your parents really love you, then they will call from the duty-free shop and then you can make your own selection! :lol:
by DaveM
Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:16 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glen Breton Rare
Replies: 63
Views: 8792

In terms of content, I certainly applaud their efforts, but have found their end result to be close to the bottom of my wish list.
by DaveM
Fri Sep 16, 2005 5:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Petites Lots and Blended at Birth
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Having been born in Quebec, having studied french into university, having used the language in several trips abroad, and having forgotten most of it, I still consider it to be a foreign language. :lol: Lawrence, LDB has it listed but since I don't get out of the house much, I haven't had a chance to...
by DaveM
Fri Sep 16, 2005 1:37 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Petites Lots and Blended at Birth
Replies: 6
Views: 1514

Petites Lots and Blended at Birth

New on the scene for Canadian blended whisky is Danfield's Private Reserve. Claiming to be a "Small Batch" (ie. "petites lots" for those of you who speak in foreign tongues) this whisky is also being advertised as "Blended at Birth". Unlike most Canadian's, it is blende...
by DaveM
Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky in Edmonton
Replies: 8
Views: 7277

$23.49 courtesy of your local BC Liquor Store.
by DaveM
Tue Aug 30, 2005 6:01 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky in Edmonton
Replies: 8
Views: 7277

1. The cost of a courier from calgary to edmonton is cheaper than driving your car several times to your local retailer.

2. Forty Creek is available in B.C.
by DaveM
Mon Aug 22, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Eagle Rare 101. To stock up or not to stock up
Replies: 9
Views: 11379

Ed, the RR101 goes for $28 in WA state, but cheaper in the east. I was lucky enough to pick some up recently on clearout for $24. A couple more thoughts about disappearing whiskey... Did you get a chance to pick up some WT Tribute last year (special Japanese bottle)? That's another release I wished ...
by DaveM
Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: OLD CROW 1968
Replies: 1
Views: 776

Unfortunately you don't have a particularly collectible item there. You will likely get the best price on ebay. You can try posting your question on straightbourbon.com, you will likely receive disheartening comments, but a lurker may spot your post.
by DaveM
Mon Aug 22, 2005 6:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Eagle Rare 101. To stock up or not to stock up
Replies: 9
Views: 11379

Considering that Buffalo Trace is only 90 proof, I'd stock up on the ER101 if you like it! You can always add water, but you can never take it away! I find the ER to be slightly less sweet, slightly more "woody" than the new BT. If I could bunker some, I definitely would (hard to come by w...
by DaveM
Thu Aug 04, 2005 11:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Talisker 18
Replies: 20
Views: 12082

Well, I'm bumping this to the top as llast night I did a good side by side of: Talisker 18 Ardbeg 17 Bowmore 12 (finished with a desert of a selection of US whiskeys) I was delighted with the Talisker. I had bought it a few months ago and dabbled with it, nervous to do a side by side with similar ma...
by DaveM
Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Appraisals and Collectors
Replies: 3
Views: 1939

msgatzp, it would be helpful to know where you are from!
by DaveM
Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: George T Stagg
Replies: 34
Views: 9745

Hey Tim, you beat me to it! You must be a faster typer then I. :lol:
by DaveM
Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: George T Stagg
Replies: 34
Views: 9745

GTS is a remarkably unique bourbon whiskey - bottled at full barrel strength (barrel proof), uncut, and unfiltered, ranging from 15 to 16 years old (depending on the release). Since its first appearance on the market in 2002, it has unfortunately gained a cult following and due to its limited bottli...
by DaveM
Thu Jul 28, 2005 7:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Here's something for you serious collectors.
Replies: 6
Views: 2002

Here's something for you serious collectors.

http://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie ... 6548107845

(Cut and paste this into your browser. Direct URL links to EBAY don't seem to work)

Who would buy an item on ebay from Kazakhstan?

(Edited to add new URL)
by DaveM
Wed Jul 20, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Decanters and Containers
Replies: 17
Views: 112362

Keep your decanters for red wine. IMHO they have no place in the world of whisk(e)y other than cheesy old american movies :lol:
by DaveM
Sun Jul 17, 2005 5:14 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bourbon distillery tours
Replies: 7
Views: 6973

Mark, one more thing. Depending on how you're entering "bourbon country", Four Roses has a bottling plant in Lotus which was doing tours (a couple of years ago), and would be the real McCoy. Just an added thought.
by DaveM
Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:16 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lagavulin 16YO but naked ;)
Replies: 5
Views: 6368

Re: Lagavulin 16YO but naked ;)

bamber wrote:you can shake your head at rookies buying Glenfiddich 30YO and JW blue :)


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by DaveM
Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:15 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bourbon distillery tours
Replies: 7
Views: 6973

Mark, it depends what sort of experience you're after (immaculate grounds, quality of tour, free tasting!) so it's hard to say which ones YOU might like best, but here's my favourites. Buffalo Trace (Frankfort) Great bourbon, great staff, eager tour guides, massive facility, free tasting. Woodford R...
by DaveM
Tue Jun 28, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scapa 12
Replies: 6
Views: 4285

jimi your notes on palate state straw and bitter middle.

If i remember my notes correctly, i tasted dried grasses and lemon!

Scapa 12 is worth every penny. It's a great choice for sunday afternoon.
by DaveM
Tue Jun 28, 2005 1:56 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: It's happened! The Macallan is dead, long live the Macallan!
Replies: 48
Views: 13058

Too bad Macallan doesn't do a 100% bourbon finish. :lol:
by DaveM
Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:18 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What's your ratio of whisky nations ?
Replies: 22
Views: 5431

45% American
40% Scotch
4% Irish (and growing)
1% Canadian, sad but true.
by DaveM
Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:15 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Rye
Replies: 16
Views: 4765

Wild Turkey Rye is above average value. Very good IMHO.

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