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by matteo
Tue Dec 21, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: New Years Resolutions
Replies: 22
Views: 3176

Re: New Years Resolutions

dramtastic wrote:The only thing I'm firm on for 2011 is buying/tryng another 50 Japanese whisky's I haven't had before.

May I help you? :oops: :lol:
by matteo
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395064

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

sinclair wrote:Aberlour 16yr old (new one piece label) double cask matured.£22.49!!! :shock: ...


Great deal!!!! Real bargain 8)
by matteo
Wed Dec 15, 2010 10:24 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 5
Views: 3350

Re: Condensation

Eheh could you post some pics about the cabinet, opened and closed, to see the position of the bottle and near environment , lighting and so on. Please post info about the strength of the whisky in the bottle under investigation and its neighbours.
by matteo
Tue Dec 14, 2010 10:02 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Which bottle should you rebuy and why?
Replies: 5
Views: 825

Which bottle should you rebuy and why?

Reading the forum I was wondering that the useful/frequent topics are those like "what should I buy next?" "what do you suggest me next?" So, why don't recommend your preferred bottle? The one that never miss in your cabinet, the best buy, your favourite...finally the bottle that...
by matteo
Tue Dec 14, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Condensation
Replies: 5
Views: 3350

Re: Condensation

I've noticed that condensation like you described appears during festivals and fairs to the bottles that are under halogen lamps or spot light, especially those bottle having dark glasses like green and amber.

AshDLS, has your cabinet internal lighting?
by matteo
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:26 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?
Replies: 41
Views: 6406

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

Both from Diageo and both tasted during a Masterclass at Milano Whisky Festival: # GLEN SPEY - 21 anni - Limited Edition 2010 - Distillato 1989 - Imbottigliato 2010 - 50.4% # BRORA - 24 anni - Rare Malts - Distillato 1977 - Imbottigliato 2001 - 56.1% Both complex and full of layer of flavors...very ...
by matteo
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Smelling whisky residue. Anyone else have this habit?
Replies: 4
Views: 1127

Re: Smelling whisky residue. Anyone else have this habit?

YES I DO IT!!! :)
Every time that I taste a whisky at home I cover the empty glass and I will leave it there on the desk.
I smell it the next morning, next evening and so on until all flavours disappear...
Ardbeg TEN evolves great...other spirits evevole in bad way like rhum or grappa.
by matteo
Wed Dec 01, 2010 4:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2331243

Re: What are you drinking now?

bredman wrote:McCarthy's Oregon.

What do you think about it?
I find it fantastic :P but too expensive :shock:
by matteo
Wed Dec 01, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395064

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

johan brugge wrote:Nikka from the barrel in a gift pack with two glasses.

Nice can you post some photo of the pack.
Thanks
by matteo
Wed Dec 01, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best Single Malts to show Effect of Wood
Replies: 9
Views: 1617

Re: Best Single Malts to show Effect of Wood

I suggest to avoid whisky like: - Laphy QC - all the Distiller Edition - Auchentoshan Triple Wood - any kind of finishing - and so one Because they are vatting/blending of different age or different cask, even different "cask taste" so you will not taste the influence of wood maturation bu...
by matteo
Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: I'm confused, peat? Smoke?
Replies: 5
Views: 16327

Re: I'm confused, peat? Smoke?

Where do you can find easily peat in whiskies? Ardbeg Ten Caol Ila 12yo Lagavulin 12yo Laphroiaig 10yo How does peat taste like? It tastes like diesel, burned tyres, medicinal, bbq bacon, smoked fish or smoked cheese (here in Italy we have "Scamorza affumicata" that reminds some aroma in w...
by matteo
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: 100 Japanese Whisky's.......Plus 4
Replies: 22
Views: 7128

Re: 100 Japanese Whisky's.......Plus 4

:shock: Impressive!
Great list!!!
Why don't you edit all adding to each whisky a link to the tasting note on Nonjatta and scoring!? :lol:

Thumbs UP UP UP
by matteo
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Dalwhinnie - HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: Dalwhinnie - HELP!

I cant be helpful...but the bottle seems to be quite old and original.
The condition are not mint, but very good.
by matteo
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2331243

Re: What are you drinking now?

I just finished to have a dram of Clear Creek McCarthys Oregon Whiskey...an American Single Malt made using malted barley from Islay... :P Delicious sweet vanilla peat, smoke, burnt wood...some spices, maybe cloves, cinnamon. Orange, a zing of citrus...and again a touch of smoke, peat and a yummy di...
by matteo
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1595816

Re: What did you drink last night?

Caol Ila 9yo 43% selected by "La Vinoteca", a Caol Ila with less peat and more, even more charcoal, bacon; a real bbq whisky :P ; this after lunch.

Springbank 10yo OB after dinner

The night before I had some Laga Distillers 4/497.
by matteo
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Dalwhinnie - HELP!
Replies: 8
Views: 1434

Re: Dalwhinnie - HELP!

Post some photos of the bottl, lable, box and so on :wink:
by matteo
Mon Nov 15, 2010 1:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Hate whisky - not anymore
Replies: 12
Views: 1887

Re: Hate whisky - not anymore

Try Balvenie Double Wood or Rum Cask :wink:
by matteo
Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Suggestions for a begginer
Replies: 19
Views: 4433

Re: Suggestions for a begginer

pkt77242 wrote:Talisker 10 and caol ila 12 jump to mind. You could also try longrow cv and benriach 10 curiositas

Agree with this selection and I add this distillery Aultmore, smoked Highlander :wink: not the peat of Islay and not the sweetness of Speyside but a mix of them
by matteo
Thu Nov 11, 2010 12:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2331243

Re: What are you drinking now?

dramtastic wrote:Went for a cuddle with my Bullmastiff who knocked the Yoichi 10 out of my hand and proceeded to lick it up.
Left me half angry half happy. Clearly a dog with refined tastes!

LOL :P refined dog ahahah
by matteo
Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: More Islay recommendations!
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: More Islay recommendations!

You can also try Springbank 10yo OB, not too peated but smoked indeed, salted cork (the wood). Quite drinkable and the salted finish too fresh.

The Springbank 10 CS is even more sea-style
by matteo
Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:25 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Pleasure/price ratio for choosing a whisky
Replies: 18
Views: 4169

Re: Pleasure/price ratio for choosing a whisky

I'm with you Steffen
by matteo
Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:23 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes
Replies: 48
Views: 37887

Re: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes

WOW :shock: :mrgreen:
by matteo
Wed Oct 27, 2010 9:29 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes
Replies: 48
Views: 37887

Re: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes

Only one question :oops: but all your tasting are on full bottle (70cl or much more) purchased by you or do you use sample? Do you work in the spirit market?
by matteo
Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes
Replies: 48
Views: 37887

Re: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes

I agree with you, the 2008 release is a little bit higher than others. I do read this thread any times you update it :wink: but I prefer when you talk about whisky :mrgreen: I think that your notes are simple and direct, no too much poem and humorism with sensational words and adjectvies used like f...
by matteo
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Speyside? But which
Replies: 5
Views: 1450

Re: Speyside? But which

Great job maltmate :D
I'm looking all around the Internet but nothing...I will post any news if I find
by matteo
Mon Oct 25, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Speyside? But which
Replies: 5
Views: 1450

Re: Speyside? But which

Thanks John great search :thumbsup:

I sent an email to the actual Speyside Distillery asking them some info...now I'm waiting.
by matteo
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Speyside? But which
Replies: 5
Views: 1450

Re: Speyside? But which

Speyside Distillery & Bonding Co. Ltd Glasgow and Invernesshire, as I found in some Internet site, is the name used from 1955 to 1985 Pure malt whisky, as fine malt whisky and so on are all "terms" used to identify single malt whisky in late 60's to 80's if I'm not wrong, am I? These a...
by matteo
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes
Replies: 48
Views: 37887

Re: A Pour Man's Tasting Notes

pkt77242 wrote:My next tasting will be 4 Laga 12's 2004, 2008, 2009 and the FOCM 1995. If all goes well it will be tonight if not then Monday or Tuesday. :iwbrnt:

Uhm :P really interesting, I'm waiting for that
by matteo
Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: who takes notes of their tastings?
Replies: 17
Views: 2962

Re: who takes notes of their tastings?

I'm trying to improve the quality of the photos, I will need a little still-life studio and a good reflex, but I haven't...so the majority of the photos have flashlight blinking on the lable or the neck of the bottle. TIPS: when taking shots (no pun intended) put a white card, paper, towel etc behi...
by matteo
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Speyside? But which
Replies: 5
Views: 1450

Re: Speyside? But which

Looking for info about this whisky/distillery I've found this: http://www.speysidedistillery.co.uk/tasting.php?cat=speyside&bottleID=71 It seems the same product with new styling and the name changed to respect new laws. And this link http://www.scotchwhisky.net/profile/speyside.htm is the chang...
by matteo
Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:49 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Speyside? But which
Replies: 5
Views: 1450

Speyside? But which

Hi all, we have found in a dark forgotten place of our closet this bottle of Pure Malt Speyside 12yo, produced by Speyside Distillery & Bonding Co. Ltd Glasgow and Invernesshire. We suppose that the bottle was bought about 20 years ago. Does any one know which distillery is? Which is the value o...
by matteo
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: who takes notes of their tastings?
Replies: 17
Views: 2962

Re: who takes notes of their tastings?

I do take notes on every tasting event, I also take notes every time I open a new bottle and I make few photo with bottle, packaging and a glencair glass filled with a good dram. I'm trying to improve the quality of the photos, I will need a little still-life studio and a good reflex, but I haven't....
by matteo
Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395064

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

My first Laphroaig 10yo OB @ only 18€, really worth the prices
by matteo
Thu Oct 14, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Want to explore the smoky whiskies . . .
Replies: 14
Views: 6636

Re: Want to explore the smoky whiskies . . .

I agree on all Ganga!!! Thumbs up!! Really impressive :shock: My indication for lord.wexford is to try: Talisker 10 - Spicied whiff smoke Springbank 10 - Smoked salted seawead - remind you drinking whisky on a seashore Caol Ila 12 - marinated bacon Ardbeg 10 - peat bacon grass - remind you a barbecu...
by matteo
Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:21 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2331243

Re: What are you drinking now?

Vecchia Romagna Riserva, a rather sweet Italian brandy with a lot of cough syrup on the nose. This was preceded by the excellent Appelton Estate 12yo and a a Caol Ila 12yo. Barbecue trick from Italy: Vecchia Romagna (Standard) to finish cooking pork (entire or part is the same, very good on the rib...

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