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by rmcq
Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Very odd (bad?) Lagavulin 16
Replies: 16
Views: 7028

Re: Very odd (bad?) Lagavulin 16

I have noticed a few very poor quality corks in the last year or so. 2 Bruichladdich corks split in half when I first opened the bottle just a few weeks ago. I let Bruichladdich know, but they ahvnt bothered to get back to me. There have been a few distillery and independent bottlings (not just Brui...
by rmcq
Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:08 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: 20yo Highland Park - Cask Strength
Replies: 0
Views: 973

20yo Highland Park - Cask Strength

Hi all, Looking to sell on the following, and wondered if you fine people could put a price to it: Highland Park 20yo Cask Strength Collection (distillery bottling) 56.4% Bottled 2003, Distilled 1983. I purchased this bottle at the distillery in July 2007. To this day I still don't know why - as I d...
by rmcq
Wed Jul 14, 2010 3:41 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Opinions needed: independent bottlings
Replies: 9
Views: 1387

Re: Opinions needed: independent bottlings

Definetly steer well clear of the sherry - Ben Nevis. I tried that recently and was very dissapointed. I have never been a fan of Berry Bros and Rudd, I have always found their stuff quite overpriced for what it is. Hart Bros Linkwood sounds interesting, but sometimes they can deliver some pretty wo...
by rmcq
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Most overrated malt?
Replies: 67
Views: 35990

Re: Most overrated malt?

I am also surprised to hear that people believe Clynelish is overrated. I can't recall too much hype about the whisky, indeed even the distillery was completely deserted when I visited last summer. I am, however, very much of the opinion that Glenfiddich is the most overrated product (of any descrip...
by rmcq
Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Australian Whisky
Replies: 11
Views: 5389

Australian Whisky

I was wondering what the general consensus on Australian Whisky is. I am an Australian, and over the last few years Australian made malt whisky has crept into more and more bottle-shops and bars. A few years ago I tried some Lark and Sullivan's Cove, and I remember thinking that they were far, far t...
by rmcq
Mon Mar 22, 2010 3:57 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Advice on selling
Replies: 2
Views: 918

Re: Advice on selling

The Centennial Reserve would probably fetch around 450-500 pounds. The Glenfiddich, probably 250-300 pounds Hazelwood 105 15yo - 600 pounds maybe? Royal Salute - 60-70 pounds The first 2 are extraordinarily rare whiskys - you sure you don't want to hold on to them? You could retire with the proceeds...
by rmcq
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Laphroaig 18yo or Ardbeg Uigeadail?
Replies: 17
Views: 28860

Laphroaig 18yo or Ardbeg Uigeadail?

For the first time I happened to have a bottle of Oogie and a laphroaig 18 open at the same time, so decided to have a show down between the two most popular Islay distillers flagship drams. I love both, but was very surprised by the timidity of the Laphroaig. It was very soft and mellow, especially...
by rmcq
Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:28 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: ISSUE 85 IS OUT NOW
Replies: 13
Views: 5578

Re: ISSUE 85 IS OUT NOW

This is the 1st magazine I have received. I'll be quite blunt - do all issues suffer from such a lack of substance? There is not 1 article with more than a few hundred words. It was just like reading a tabloid. I must say I am a little disappointed, and glad I only opted for the 1 year subscription....
by rmcq
Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: The state of Bruichladdich
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

Re: The state of Bruichladdich

anationonfire you raise a valid point about the price. They are quite reasonable. Having said that, however, the 'averageness' of the new bottlings would definitely stop me from buying a more expensive expression. I think that their obsession with finishing is a cheap and nasty way of getting 5 diff...
by rmcq
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:52 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: The state of Bruichladdich
Replies: 4
Views: 1114

The state of Bruichladdich

When the Laddie debuted as a regular on Melbourne bottle-shop shelves a few years ago I was pleased as punch. Finally there was a half-decent malt available just round the corner. A few months later the daughter of Jim McEwan came to melbourne to do run a Laddie tasting in one of the city's whisky h...
by rmcq
Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:17 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroaig Cairdeas
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas

Thanks for the encouragement. It's still in the post... Biding my time...

It's the cask strength 2008 Feis Ile bottling. I'm itching to get hold of the '09 12 year old too.
by rmcq
Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:51 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroaig Cairdeas
Replies: 5
Views: 1612

Laphroaig Cairdeas

I've just bought a bottle of Laphroaig Cairdeas. I think it was quite a steal for $130 Australian Dollars (Thanks to the poorly performing pound I have stocked up for the coming winter!). I'm itching to try it, but would like to know if anyone else has tasted it. I always feel guilty drinking limite...
by rmcq
Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbeg Rollercoaster
Replies: 18
Views: 4383

Ardbeg Rollercoaster

I feel quite privileged that my first post within this network is about a spanking new whisky. I will depart from standard form and refrain from a detailed description of aromas and tastes, as the whisky is so new I would hate to dampen anyone's preconceived notions about it - we should at least giv...

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