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by bjorn
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Greatest Influence to Your Enjoyment
Replies: 13
Views: 10038

Re: Greatest Influence to Your Enjoyment

Palate, followed by Finish, next Texture, Nose, and lastly Color.
by bjorn
Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?
Replies: 11
Views: 4664

Re: Aberlour a'bunadh #32 - sulfur?

I had a glass of this a few days ago and thought it was pretty good. It'd been awhile since I'd had an a'bunadh (batch 23, if memory serves.)
by bjorn
Sun Jul 04, 2010 10:14 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2342769

Re: What are you drinking now?

A little sip of Penderyn, my first. Pretty tasty, some nice ginger flavor, a little Madiera influence, a bit fruity. Glad to try it, doubt that it will become a regular.

-Bjorn
by bjorn
Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1601549

Re: What did you drink last night?

Tobermory 15 year old. This is quickly becoming a favorite, though I can't seem to find a bottle anywhere (I've only had it from a reputable whisky bar.) Incredibly balanced stuff, rich and full, yet smooth. A little smoke, a little sweetness, some leather and sandalwood, and a finish that goes for ...
by bjorn
Sat May 15, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What's your latest bottle kill?
Replies: 614
Views: 109988

Re: What's your latest bottle kill?

My second bottle of McCarthy's. I enjoyed the first one more. So much for 3 year old American Islay-style...
by bjorn
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:35 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: good Talisker
Replies: 13
Views: 5344

Re: good Talisker

I'm at the heel of a bottle which resembles the middle of the 3. The bottling code on the back started with L1, if that helps anybody. At least I'm pretty sure it did before it rubbed off.

-Bjorn
by bjorn
Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Favorite lower end Ryes?
Replies: 10
Views: 2585

Re: Favorite lower end Ryes?

While I am sure the Handy is fantastic (hope to get a bottle for Xmas), it's real hard to beat Wild Turkey Rye for $25. Fantastic stuff. I'll second this, both the standard 101 and the 6 year old Russell's Reserve are good. Rittenhouse 100 and Sazerac, too, though I think I would go with the Turkey...
by bjorn
Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroaig 18
Replies: 17
Views: 4177

Laphroaig 18

Just noticed it at one of the local liquor stores, wondering what opinions people have so far. I found it for $85, which seems reasonable, though I've seen reviews which say that it's a bit on the thin side - not terribly encouraging. Agree/disagree? The few times I tried the 15 I found that it was ...
by bjorn
Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroaig smell
Replies: 7
Views: 2459

Re: Laphroaig smell

I think Laphroaig has a fairly bacon-like smell.
by bjorn
Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Peat vs Smoke vs phenolic vs medicinal vs iodine
Replies: 12
Views: 20498

Re: Peat vs Smoke vs phenolic vs medicinal vs iodine

I've been under the (perhaps false) impression that Laphroaig is an especially phenolic whisky, perhaps I identify phenols with iodine. I've always found Caol Illa to be somewhat grassy. Lagavulin tastes like barbecue to me these days. I got a distinct charcoal taste from my last (and only) bottle o...
by bjorn
Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:44 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Do you like inconsistency between batches?
Replies: 7
Views: 1938

Re: Do you like inconsistency between batches?

Yes and no? It's nice to be able to taste different variations on the same product, not entirely unlike hearing a song change over the years as the musician goes through different phases in life and career. At the same time, if I have an especially good bottling I'll be conflicted as to whether I sh...
by bjorn
Sat Oct 03, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Mccarthy's Single Malt
Replies: 4
Views: 1804

Re: Mccarthy's Single Malt

I had a bottle last year and thought it was delicious. I'll agree with what some of the others have said: very BBQ like, not disimilar to Caol Illa or Ardbeg (though with a little sherry influence!) Does not taste like a 3 yo whiskey. Highly recommend, though I might be hesitant to drop $50 on a bot...
by bjorn
Mon Jun 15, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: A question for the Wild Turkey experts
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Re: A question for the Wild Turkey experts

One more vote for the Rare Breed, though admittedly I haven't tried the Kentucky Spirit. The Russell's Reserves were also both very good, but I'm biased toward Wild Turkey.
by bjorn
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: LAGAVULIN DE VS CAOL ILA DE VS TALISKER DE
Replies: 23
Views: 7878

Re: LAGAVULIN DE VS CAOL ILA DE VS TALISKER DE

Apparently nobody has tried all three, including me. Like Mr. Fjeld I have a Lagavulin DE (91) which I haven't opened yet and was similarly unimpressed by the Talisker (92.) I would like to try the Caol Ila, but I'm not mad enough about the distillery to buy a bottle. Also, kyorke, I dug your signat...
by bjorn
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:24 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: LAGAVULIN 16 VS ARDBEG 10 VS TALISKER 10 VS LAPHROAIG 10
Replies: 110
Views: 71345

Re: LAGAVULIN 16 VS ARDBEG 10 VS TALISKER 10 VS LAPHROAIG 10

So clearly Ardbeg 10 (L5s anyone :D ) has a clear edge for me. I went Ardbeg, too, by a hair. They're all almost equal, but Ardbeg is just a little more equal. Ganga, do I detect a preference for 2005 Ardbeg 10? I ask because so far it's the only Ardbeg I've tried and I'm curious what might set it ...
by bjorn
Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Next purchase and why?
Replies: 6
Views: 1088

Re: Next purchase and why?

I'd go with the Glenfiddich Solera. It's a really nice whisky with a lot of interesting things going on. I've never known a person to dislike it, yet it's different from most other whiskies I've tried, sherried or otherwise. I've found a few of the others you have listed to be a little bland and oth...
by bjorn
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Talisker - 10th January 2009 - 7pm GMT
Replies: 24
Views: 9815

Re: Talisker - 10th January 2009 - 7pm GMT

Sadly, I've just got a bottle of the 18 here, or rather, I've just got one dram left in my bottle of 18. Time to buy another Talisker. Nose: Toasted nuts, walnuts? Almonds? Toasted oak. Vanilla sweetness tempered by iodine. Malt. Candied ginger with a little orange marmalade? Bananas. Whiff of smoke...
by bjorn
Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey
Replies: 10
Views: 1632

Re: Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

I was tempted to pick up a bottle when I noticed it said "Listening to Grinderman," but I wasn't swayed. Wonder if it's still around and which batch it might have been...
by bjorn
Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:00 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2342769

Re: What are you drinking now?

Just a few small birthday drams, Glenfiddich Solera while I typed up a tracklisting for a mix CD and Talisker 10 as I watched Nick Cave performing Stagger Lee from the Chicago concert I saw last week. Talisker and Nick Cave, doesn't get much better.

-Bjorn
by bjorn
Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:54 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Did I get a good deal?
Replies: 14
Views: 1792

Re: Did I get a good deal?

Buy 2! The QC goes for $65 around here...I plan to pick up a bottle for $48 next time I'm in the Chicago area.

-Bjorn
by bjorn
Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Older Miniatures, Deterioration Concerns
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Re: Older Miniatures, Deterioration Concerns

I still don't know what to make of the particulate material but the whisky itself is very nice. I'm not very well-versed in Springbank, all that I've had before this was a glass of the standard 10 year in a bar a few months ago, but I'm very pleased with the 12 that I'm trying now. Granted, the nose...
by bjorn
Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:13 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Older Miniatures, Deterioration Concerns
Replies: 1
Views: 661

Older Miniatures, Deterioration Concerns

Last night I stopped by one of the local liquor stores and happened to ask the price of the Springbank mini bottles behind the counter. The girl said they weren't in the system and asked if $2.99 was alright. I immediately bought it, stuck it in my backpack, and went out for the night. Today I decid...
by bjorn
Tue Aug 26, 2008 5:55 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: WHISKY LIQUERS - EXAMPLES PLEASE
Replies: 19
Views: 3277

Re: WHISKY LIQUERS - EXAMPLES PLEASE

moyboy wrote:And American Honey is ssssooooooooo nice.


Blech. I found it to be disgusting. I feel like I've seen a bottle of Celtic Crossing within the past few months, but I don't know whether it's still in production or not.

-Bjorn
by bjorn
Sun Aug 10, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Favorite Recent A'bunadh (Excepting#20)
Replies: 26
Views: 4601

Re: Favorite Recent A'bunadh (Excepting#20)

I've been looking for a bottle of #14 for months, all I can find now are the ones listed. But thanks

-Bjorn
by bjorn
Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Favorite Recent A'bunadh (Excepting#20)
Replies: 26
Views: 4601

Re: Favorite Recent A'bunadh (Excepting#20)

Alright, I've added on #23 (which I didn't know had been released yet.) I haven't tried a lot of Glenfarclas, but I haven't been blown away by what I have had (10+12YO), nor have I tried any other Aberlour whiskies (Do they still make the 100 proof?) I've liked the Macallans that I've had so far 12+...
by bjorn
Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:57 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Favorite Recent A'bunadh (Excepting#20)
Replies: 26
Views: 4601

Favorite Recent A'bunadh (Excepting#20)

What has been your favorite batch of A'bunadh (18-22) with the exception of #20 as it is unfortunately not available in America. I had a bottle of #12 a year or 2 ago and was very pleased. I also had a glass of #13 in a pub and found it to be very nice, but not quite a match for #12. Any suggestions...
by bjorn
Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ardbeg 10 wanted!!!!
Replies: 71
Views: 22215

Re: Ardbeg 10 wanted!!!!

My last remaining 1977 does seem to have the postal code on the front label. MT Your 2004 Uigeadail should be dated before day 315 (L4 315 14:32 4ML), but possibly after 212 (L4 212 00:49 4ML). If it is after 212, it would be interesting to know the exact code just to narrow down the date the label...
by bjorn
Fri Jul 25, 2008 1:30 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2342769

Re: What are you drinking now?

Stopped by the local Irish pub for my first (and possibly last) Deanston. Nothing wrong with it, just no reason to try it again, but their happy hour includes half-priced whisky so it would have been rude not to. Now another Talisker DE :thumbsup:

-Bjorn
by bjorn
Thu Jul 24, 2008 5:00 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2342769

Re: What are you drinking now?

Having my first sample of Talisker DE...and it's beautiful. The interplay between the sherry casking and the classic Talisker pepper does it for me. I think I'll have to buy a bottle of this, but I'll have to have a few more samples just to make sure :wink:
by bjorn
Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:49 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1400284

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Bjorn, it's always great to try new things. And the McCarthy's of Oregon is great for what it is. After all, it's only a 3yo single malt. I do enjoy it. If you really really like it, I'd say buy another. If not purchase a bottle of something else. There is so much whisky out there, why not try some...
by bjorn
Thu Jul 17, 2008 8:09 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1400284

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

McCarthy's. Really very nice for such a young whisky. I'm getting some really interesting flavors here, most notably coffee grounds on the finish. I had two friends over the weekend I bought it; one said it smelled like garbage and gave me her's, the other said it was so potent that he could only si...
by bjorn
Fri Jun 27, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2342769

Re: What are you drinking now?

A small dram of Glenfiddich Solera...my tastebuds do seem to be a little off, I thought maybe it was just the Wild Turkey the other day. Maybe this is because I haven't had whisky in awhile? Maybe the weather?? Very disappointing; one of the local bars has 1/2 off whisky for their 3-6pm weekday happ...
by bjorn
Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:43 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2342769

Re: What are you drinking now?

Just a spot of Wild Turkey 12 YO. Not doing it for me like the last dram I had. Maybe oxidation, maybe it's been too long since I drank bourbon, maybe just not the night for it...better than the Mekhong Whisky, tho

-Bjorn
by bjorn
Tue Jun 24, 2008 7:41 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1601549

Re: What did you drink last night?

Mekhong Whisky. OK, it wasn't last night but it was the last memorable whisky that I've had.
by bjorn
Wed Jun 11, 2008 6:21 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Hunt for Black Licorice
Replies: 23
Views: 4808

Re: Hunt for Black Licorice

Very strong black licorice? I don't know if I've found anything that's fit the bill. But I'll second Ardbeg and also say that I've noticed anise in Cragganmore.

-Bjorn

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