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by Fscott
Sun Jan 05, 2014 2:28 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Old Talisker 10 more sherried?
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Re: Old Talisker 10 more sherried?

Bingo!

It's funny about the peppery finish. I was surprised by the lack of that Talisker spice. I have an open bottle of 10yo, so I will compare tonight.

It was a delicious dram, and I certainly won't be turning down an invitation back to their house.

Thanks, Willy JJ.
by Fscott
Sun Jan 05, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Old Talisker 10 more sherried?
Replies: 2
Views: 1361

Old Talisker 10 more sherried?

Happy New Year to all. It has been a long time since my last visit to these boards. (I'm sure my absence has been hard on everybody). Anyway, I had lunch at my sister-in-law's yesterday and afterwards she broke out a bottle of Talisker 10 that her boss had given her. The box had an 'old nautical' ma...
by Fscott
Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: March - April 2013 Tasting
Replies: 1
Views: 4006

Re: March - April 2013 Tasting

Doing a lot of killing and very little replacing these days...

Glenmorangie Madeira Wood Finish (One liter)

N: Marshmallow, rum cake
P: Creamy, some spice, red berries, brown sugar
F: short and sweet
by Fscott
Wed Apr 25, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Decision time in World of Whiskies Heathrow
Replies: 7
Views: 2749

Re: Decision time in World of Whiskies Heathrow

Greetings, Jon When I was at WOW my wife almost had to slap me to calm me down. Their selection is much better than what is shown on online (in my experience). They had knowledgeable staff that steered me towards a Balvenie 17 New Wood that is still one of my all-time favorites. I got if for 44 poun...
by Fscott
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: April 2012 Live Tasting - Spring Cleaning
Replies: 25
Views: 17824

Re: April 2012 Live Tasting - Spring Cleaning

Scapa 14 Nose: Chamomile and honey Palate: Creamy, Maria biscuits, cinnamon, light ginger Finish: Short, spicy, pleasant One of the two or three whiskies in my collection that don't benefit from a few drops of water. I would buy you again at that price, but I don't think you exist anymore. Ganga wr...
by Fscott
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: April 2012 Live Tasting - Spring Cleaning
Replies: 25
Views: 17824

Re: April 2012 Live Tasting - Spring Cleaning

Scapa 14

Nose: Chamomile and honey
Palate: Creamy, Maria biscuits, cinnamon, light ginger
Finish: Short, spicy, pleasant

One of the two or three whiskies in my collection that don't benefit from a few drops of water.

I would buy you again at that price, but I don't think you exist anymore.
by Fscott
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How to know Noh
Replies: 13
Views: 3819

Re: How to know Noh

Much obliged, Dramtastic. The only other bottles of Kariuzawa that I've seen available here were bottled for Whisky Live Paris and they go for 260 euros and up.

Bredman, that's exactly what I thought/feared - that those prices are a thing of the past.

Thanks again to both.
by Fscott
Sat Feb 25, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How to know Noh
Replies: 13
Views: 3819

Re: How to know Noh

Thanks for the answer, Dramtastic. I don't think I explained myself very well in my original post. (and maybe 'seduced' was a bit much). After reading several blogs and seeing 'best whisky I have ever tried', 'in my top 5 all-time whiskies' and 'a once-in-a-lifetime whisky experience' I was intrigue...
by Fscott
Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How to know Noh
Replies: 13
Views: 3819

How to know Noh

This is a question perhaps for Dramtastic or any other Japanese whisky experts (all opinions welcome, of course). I have only tried Japanese whisky at Whiskylive (Yoichi 10 and Yamazaki 18). I have been doing some research and must say that I have been seduced by the 'concept' of the Karuizawa and H...
by Fscott
Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Distillery Only Bottles...
Replies: 4
Views: 1182

Re: Distillery Only Bottles...

I think Balvenie lets you bottle your own as part of the distillery tour. That has always intrigued me.

I work with a girl who was a tour guide at Glengoyne. I'll ask her about it.
by Fscott
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What would you buy with $1,000?
Replies: 8
Views: 1146

Re: What would you buy with $1,000?

I concur. I would buy 7 or so bottles just out of my current price range.

Balvenie 21 yo Port Wood or 17 yo New Wood
Glenmorangie Signet
Bruichladdich or Highland Park 18
Old Pulteney 17
Ardbeg Uig. or Corry. (could they make those any harder to spell?)

Definitely a Port Ellen Rare Malts
by Fscott
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: has Lagavulin changed?
Replies: 16
Views: 6273

Re: has Lagavulin changed?

I asked the same question when I joined this forum. I remember being blown away by Laga 16 at a New Year's Eve dinner. It was perhaps the third single malt I had ever tried and it was a smoky, medicinal mule kick. I have a bottle open now and it almost reminds me of a Bowmore - more stewed fruits an...
by Fscott
Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Unique Whisky suggestions for gifts
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Unique Whisky suggestions for gifts

One thing you could do is ask at duty free about bottles only sold in duty free shops. That way you avoid buying a bottle that the recipient will see at his or her local liquor store. You can also take advantage and buy a liter bottle of many good ol' daily drams. I recently bought a 1998 Highland P...
by Fscott
Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: MACALLAN Cask Strength 59.3% or 58.4%
Replies: 6
Views: 2440

Re: MACALLAN Cask Strength 59.3% or 58.4%

I am probably in the minority here, but I actually prefer Macallan 10 cask strength to both Aberlour A'bunadh and Glenfarclas 105. I remember it being 'darker', more sherried, more intense than the others. The Macallan is also cheaper than the other two in my neck of the woods. In fact, I need to pi...
by Fscott
Fri Sep 16, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Auchentoshan Vallinch
Replies: 2
Views: 675

Re: Auchentoshan Vallinch

I saw an ad for Vallinch on this website and was intrigued. I love cask strength whisky, and Auchentoshan 12 and three wood are two of my favorite daily drams. I don't know where I can get it though. I will look forward to some tasting notes when somebody gets a chance.
by Fscott
Wed Sep 14, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: August 2011 Live Tasting - Pre 1980 Distillates
Replies: 18
Views: 22906

Re: August 2011 Live Tasting - Pre 1980 Distillates

I don't know if this would be too limiting, but what about whisky bought at a duty free shop? Not only could this include expressions exclusive to travel retail, but also any bottle purchased at duty free. Don't HP, Macallan, and Laphroaig have several bottles only available at duty free? We could a...
by Fscott
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: August 2011 Live Tasting - Pre 1980 Distillates
Replies: 18
Views: 22906

Re: August 2011 Live Tasting - Pre 1980 Distillates

Too poor for pre 80s, too hot to drink whisky in summer where I am. (I could post my '71 Macallan for the third time, but...) What's going on for September? I would love to get back into the game.
by Fscott
Mon May 30, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live Madrid 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 7206

Re: Whisky Live Madrid 2011

Aitor, Yes, I live just outside Madrid. It's funny because I thought the exact same thing about the distilleries as you and we were right. I just received this month's Whisky Magazine for Spain, and in the photo from last year you can see Balvenie and Balbair, two distilleries that are much more int...
by Fscott
Fri May 27, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live Madrid 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 7206

Whisky Live Madrid 2011

I went to Whisky Live Madrid last night and was thoroughly disappointed. Last year was good, but this year's was a big step back in many ways. First of all, the people who run the stands are hostesses/models or brand managers. Don't get me wrong, I love models as much as the next guy, but when you h...
by Fscott
Wed May 25, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: help me choosing next bottle
Replies: 10
Views: 1654

Re: help me choosing next bottle

Aitor,

Are you going to attend Whisky Live in Madrid tomorrow?

This should probably be in the Whisky Live section, but nobody seems to post much over there.
by Fscott
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011
Replies: 30
Views: 20353

Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Last one.

Arran Vintage Collection 1996 - bottled 2005

Nose: Custard, pear tart
Palate: Peppery, chamomile with honey
Finish: Golden raisins, lemon, cream
by Fscott
Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011
Replies: 30
Views: 20353

Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Arran Lepanto PX
bottled 8.2.06

Nose: Vanilla, pepper, lemon peel shavings
Palate: huge black pepper hit, vanilla, butterscotch
Finish: start big but fades quickly, peppery sweetness.


Sounds interesting, Ganga. Is it double finished in Lepanto and Pedro Ximenez?
by Fscott
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011
Replies: 30
Views: 20353

Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Speymalt 1971 Macallan. Bottled 2009 Nose: Orange liquor, kumquats, sherry Palate: Maple syrup, hint of wood must (not unpleasantly so) Finish: Wood, dark chocolate, smooth Wow. As I was saying in another thread, this was a birthday present from my wife. (71 is my year). Pleasurable on many levels t...
by Fscott
Sun Apr 24, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011
Replies: 30
Views: 20353

Re: The Naughty Naughties - April 22-24, 2011

Cragganmore Distillers Edition Port Finish. Distilled 1992-bottled 2005 Nose: Grape juice, cereals, wax Palate: floral, grapefruit, musky Finish: fades fast, medicinal aftertaste Balvenie 21yo Port finish it ain't. I have a love/hate relationship with this one. Once in a while it's really enjoyable,...
by Fscott
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Hosting whisky tasting...... Need feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 1187

Re: Hosting whisky tasting...... Need feedback

Firedogut, I got some great advice when I asked a similar question. Look for a thread called 'Lagavulin 16 to end tasting?'. The tasting I want to do would feature two of your whiskies - the Springbank 10 and the Auchentoshan 12 - and would also be for beginners. I thought a regional progression wou...
by Fscott
Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:39 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Smoothest/least harsh whiskey
Replies: 10
Views: 49538

Re: Smoothest/least harsh whiskey

I have to agree with Muskrat Portage that the Balvenie 10 is an excellent entry-level scotch. (it was my first 'real' scotch). My second bottle was a Glenmorangie 10, another great 'starter'. For smooth, you can't really go wrong with a Macallan 12, although I think it will have its detractors on th...
by Fscott
Fri Apr 08, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Birthday present: help me choose?
Replies: 16
Views: 1996

Re: Birthday present: help me choose?

Well, it seems that Spaniards make good wives as well. Mine gave me a Speymalt 1971 Macallan for my birthday, with orders to open it and drink it. I just finished a dram and it was incredible. I didn't let the 27º C stop me either. As it was bottled in 2009, I might post some notes in the April liv...
by Fscott
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)
Replies: 27
Views: 24192

Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Glen Elgin 12 is one of my daily drams. Unfortunately, it's the only expression I've ever seen here. Sounds like a good one, C57.
by Fscott
Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)
Replies: 27
Views: 24192

Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Last one for now. The Un-Chillfiltered Collection Signatory Vintage 1992 Auchentoshan Distilled 18-05-1992; Bottled 19-07-2007 Matured in Bourbon Barrel. 46% Nose: Flowers, cream, dry grass, red licorice Palate: Black pepper, toffee, oatmeal cookie Finish: Short Time for dinner. I'll check back tomo...
by Fscott
Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)
Replies: 27
Views: 24192

Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

If a man sips a dram in an empty forum, do his notes make a noise? Balblair 1990. Distilled 1990, bottled 2008. 46% Nose: Jelly beans, flowers, lemon furniture polish Palate: Hot, peppery, floral Finish: Pop rocks, buttered popcorn, long, spicy This one takes a while to open up. It's a tricky one to...
by Fscott
Sat Mar 26, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)
Replies: 27
Views: 24192

Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

This next one goes way back. Milli Vanilli, Vanilla Ice and The New Kids on the Block ruled the airwaves... Signatory Vintage Tormore 1990 19yo Distilled 4th April, 1990. Matured in Hogsheads. Natural color. Color: White dessert wine Nose: Marzipan, oranges, alfalfa hay Palate: Velvety, savory, cand...
by Fscott
Sat Mar 26, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)
Replies: 27
Views: 24192

Re: The 90's Tasting (March 25-27th)

Well, I couldn't participate last month, as I don't have any bottles from the 80s. But the 90s, that's a different story. I grew up in Seattle, where grunge ruled and where one differentiated between dress flannel and casual flannel. Ah the 90s... The Unchillfiltered Cask Selection 9yo Clynelish (46...
by Fscott
Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:49 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bruichladdich yellow submarine?
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Re: Bruichladdich yellow submarine?

It's like I'm chatting with myself here... Thanks to Corbuso's info and inspired by the 80 euro price tag, I instead picked up a Glen Garioch 15. I passed on a Ledaig 7 and a Ledaig sherry finish that now have me intrigued. Others have commented here, but still, what is up with Bruichladdich? There ...
by Fscott
Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bruichladdich yellow submarine?
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Re: Bruichladdich yellow submarine?

Thanks, Corbuso. Depending on the price, I might get it. I also saw a few more Bruichladdichs, as well as a few Balvenies through the window. We'll see...
by Fscott
Sat Mar 19, 2011 7:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bruichladdich yellow submarine?
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Bruichladdich yellow submarine?

On holiday in southern France right now. On the way home, I need to pass through BIlbao again. There, I saw in shop that was closed a bottle of Yellow Submarine. Depending on the price, I might pick it up. Any opinions?

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