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by JohnyyGuitar
Tue Oct 28, 2008 12:05 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Whisky and Food combinations
Replies: 236
Views: 47743

Re: Whisky and Food combinations

"Ardbeg" with a chunk of parmesan cheese. "Balvenie" with Terry's Choccie Orange.



barrrrrrrrrrrf


Are we not men ?

Do you wear pink panties while you drink scotch too ?
by JohnyyGuitar
Sun Sep 21, 2008 2:34 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Whisky and Food combinations
Replies: 236
Views: 47743

Re: Whisky and Food combinations

I CAN'T beleive you guys are still talking about this "Whisky & Food Combinations" thing, have you no sense of taste. Food and whisky go together like farts and flowers, Bush and Puton, like ice cream and pickles.....There is one simple reason why, which I don't really expect most peop...
by JohnyyGuitar
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

All this talk has gotten me thirsty - so I'm off like a used condom to the liquor store - not sure what will strike my fancy when I get there. I might buy something cheap or blow my wad..... But I'm in the mood for something cherry, choclate, licorice, smoky, rubbery, maybe a hint of dried cactus, o...
by JohnyyGuitar
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

reggieblues wrote: But don't let it blind you to what we DO have in common...we're just comparing notes here, at the end of the day, and that can be both fun and educational. I think we've all have seemed to have forgetten the most salient point of scotch - To Get Loaded :D And I'm sure that I would...
by JohnyyGuitar
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

Reggieblues - I must say you have quite an active imagination, to bad you don't but it to better use :D I like you description - if I might critiqe it though, 'warm' expresses nothing in terms of flavor, "peaty", "sweet" yes...and the 'chocolate' that is purely a figment of your ...
by JohnyyGuitar
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

newbie wrote: Just out of curiosity how would you describe a whisky JG? How would you describe JWR and Lagavulin to me? I wouldn't, I'd just give you a glass of it. But if I must.....JWR is a blend, if you are familiar with blended scotch JWR is in that generic style, and taste 'young' as far as sco...
by JohnyyGuitar
Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:24 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Hunt for Black Licorice
Replies: 23
Views: 4808

Re: Hunt for Black Licorice

Yup - go buy some licorice if that is what you want, better yet, buy some of those little nips and drop one or more in a dram. Or buy some Anisette liquor. Honestly what's wrong with scotch tasting like scotch anymore, what is this world coming to. This is what happens when you try to market to the ...
by JohnyyGuitar
Sat Jun 07, 2008 5:14 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

Wow that is hilarious - but could you explain it to the rest of the folks, I don't think they get it. I don't think you do either. :lol:
Did you go to school for comedy or is that something you tried to pickup on your own ?
by JohnyyGuitar
Fri Jun 06, 2008 7:00 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

But people do talk about foodstuffs in this way, particularly about foods they have a special interest in. People will say anything to sell their product. Aside from scotch I am involved in a few other passionate life long endeavors, and I must say they all take on this irrresistable urge to blowvi...
by JohnyyGuitar
Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:29 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Hunt for Black Licorice
Replies: 23
Views: 4808

Re: Hunt for Black Licorice

Well you've got a very serious problem - You see what taste like licorice to one person taste like ricelicor to the next, seriously if you are familiar with the common wisdom expressed on this board (granted I don't share it) taste is all in the mouth of the beholder. And argument I tried to take up...
by JohnyyGuitar
Tue Jun 03, 2008 6:06 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

Hey guys, let me clarify a few points that I think a few people didn't quite get from my previous post. When I say "whiskey taste like whiskey" I do not mean that they all taste the same, they certainly don't, any fool knows that, and only an arrogant fool would suggest that someone else i...
by JohnyyGuitar
Thu May 29, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

And the debate rages on....in the red corner, JG - fighting for common sense and reality - in the blue corner whisky-snob fighting for irrational justification for high prices and pretentiousness. Just a little joke ha ha ha :P Serioulsy though, I am trying to make a simple straight foward point, wh...
by JohnyyGuitar
Tue May 27, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

funny thing is, i keep getting messages from this geezer in America who tells me I'm imagining it all. That's because you are - unless you can pull an apricot out of the bottle, or get the distillery to admit putting them in there, than it's your overly stimulated imagination. You can make the case...
by JohnyyGuitar
Mon May 26, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

Either Talisker 18 is a fabulous whisky, with a nose that "smells of peat(gently)" mixed with warm sponge cake. mellow oak and white chocolate, or I am COMPLETELY mad and somebody should call the men in white coats and lock me, nay, all of us, up! Call the men in the white coats - there i...
by JohnyyGuitar
Sun May 25, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

We all KNOW that there are no apricots, butterscotch, spice and/or 'peat' in the whisk(e)y itself. But, we ask, of what does it remind us? THAT is what we describe. Methinks either you take taste descriptions too seriously, or we you.oldrip57 How do you know there are no apricots in whiskey ? Were ...
by JohnyyGuitar
Fri May 23, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

Raggieblues wrote: D'you reckon I've stumbled on a new career here?? After all, I have a good 50 years experience in custard tasting... Hey people have made careers out of lesser things - "scotch reviewer" to name just one. mikemade Wrote: JohnyyGuitar wrote: Hey if you like that stuff why...
by JohnyyGuitar
Thu May 22, 2008 12:45 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

raggieblues wrote:
Johnny your post cheered me up enormously.


And your's me :wink:
by JohnyyGuitar
Wed May 21, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

Raggieblues wrote: Maybe they don't eat custard where you come from?? Yea we eat custard, not that I'm a fan of it, but we eat custard - we don't drink it, if you like the taste of custard why not just eat custard - personally I like my scotch to taste like scotch. Call me silly but I think that's w...
by JohnyyGuitar
Sat May 17, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

Check out whiskymag's tasting wheel: http://www.whiskymag.com/gfx/nosing/Whiskywheel-Big.jpg This is exactly the kind of baffoonary that these whiskey charletons engage in, that I try to warn the novice drinkers about and steer them away from. I'd advice the novice, that your first gut reaction to ...
by JohnyyGuitar
Tue May 13, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

someone wrote: personally I LOVE finding apples, lemons, peaches, raisins and god knows what in my glass! If you do find any in there, your wife probably threw them in. Hey if you like that stuff why don't you just go buy some of that appricot, blackberry, or whatever else flavored brandys they sell...
by JohnyyGuitar
Tue May 13, 2008 5:28 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

raggieblues wrote: Chances are Status Guo is new to whiskies and genuinely wants to find out some more...so a few have attempted to describe the smell. I'm sure "Status Guo" does want to find out something, that's why you guys shouldn't confuse him with a dozen different, and subjective at...
by JohnyyGuitar
Sat May 10, 2008 6:57 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The smell of Peat
Replies: 123
Views: 28053

Re: The smell of Peat

What does peat smell like you ask........ Well there really is no answer to that, because as the whiskey commonsewers on here are fond of saying with reguard to whiskey tasting....it all depends on what the individual doing the tasting thinks it tastes like....so while I might say it tastes or smell...
by JohnyyGuitar
Sat May 10, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Whisky and Food combinations
Replies: 236
Views: 47743

Re: Whisky and Food combinations

martin wrote
My in-laws are sheep farmers.


Hummm...don't turn you back to them. :shock:
by JohnyyGuitar
Tue May 06, 2008 5:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Whisky and Food combinations
Replies: 236
Views: 47743

Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Fromunder cheese and McCallan any year. lightly fried wool socks in a balsamic vinegeret is perfect with a young Blowmore. Tender young sheep turds are unmatched with an 18 Longrow. And who would want to pass up - salted chicken beaks in cream sauce with Lagapoopin. For only the more sophisticated a...
by JohnyyGuitar
Tue May 06, 2008 6:18 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glenlivet
Replies: 8
Views: 1746

Re: Glenlivet

I wonder why it is that The Glenlivet and Glenfiddich (and Glen Grant for that matter), the most purchased sms on the planet, are mentioned so rarely here and on other forums. They must be popular, otherwise they wouldn't sell in such large quantities. Take a guess why. - Elitism, no doubt, we don'...
by JohnyyGuitar
Tue May 06, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Understated elegance vs. Overstated elegance
Replies: 1
Views: 878

Re: Understated elegance vs. Overstated elegance

Well said there guy.............. Various scotches like various people have personalities, so to say; where overpowering and in your face types don't always live up to their provado and the softer spoken turn out to be your best friends in the end. A point I try, or indirectly dry to make around her...
by JohnyyGuitar
Tue May 06, 2008 5:44 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Whisky and Food combinations
Replies: 236
Views: 47743

Re: Whisky and Food combinations

Lawrence wrote:
or just yourself.


What's your point ?
by JohnyyGuitar
Tue May 06, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Looking for whisky with woody and nutty tones
Replies: 22
Views: 2649

Re: Looking for whisky with woody and nutty tones

To the original poster - I noticed you said you like the Islays, Clynelish, etc, which leads me to ask - "What do you mean by woody", And I see others replying back with stuff like Glen Levit - Are we getting wood finish mixed up with peaty/wood/smokey/non-fruity type flavors ? By that I m...
by JohnyyGuitar
Sat May 03, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Whisky and Food combinations
Replies: 236
Views: 47743

Re: Whisky and Food combinations

The Laphroaig 10 was just exceptional with the mussels.


If I might paraphrase what a famous person once said.........."No one ever went broke underestimating the bad taste of the American public"

Myself, I'd have to agree but I'd change the "American" to include everyone.
by JohnyyGuitar
Fri May 02, 2008 6:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: New Drinker - Laphroig 10
Replies: 24
Views: 2890

Re: New Drinker - Laphroig 10

raggie - I've heard it said that there is talisker in JWR, and sometimes I can actually taste it :o The Black is more smoke, if that's the right word. But I don't taste all that much peat in blends, even the White Horse that was mentioned, if they mean the low end stuff. I'm sure the Islay Mist is t...
by JohnyyGuitar
Fri May 02, 2008 4:56 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: New Drinker - Laphroig 10
Replies: 24
Views: 2890

Re: New Drinker - Laphroig 10

nick brown wrote Also, good blends (of which Johnny Walker Red may or may not be an example) can sometimes have quite an Islay, peaty, smoky flavour rather than just having Highland flavours. As you would expect, a blend contains lots of flavours and these depend on what the ingredients are. Hi nick...
by JohnyyGuitar
Tue Apr 29, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: New Drinker - Laphroig 10
Replies: 24
Views: 2890

Re: New Drinker - Laphroig 10

Hey guy.........before you start dropping bucks on bottles of stuff you don't know if you like - find yourself a bar/pub where you can just buy a dram of this or that and try it. Some places have good selections, some don't, some give you great pours some don't, you'll just have to see what places y...
by JohnyyGuitar
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:01 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Does Anyone Laugh While They Drink
Replies: 21
Views: 2761

Re: Does Anyone Laugh While They Drink

Beer makes me laugh.
Scotch makes me pontificate.


What about wine ?


I know food and scotch together makes me fart, then pontificate in that other thread that's about - what to eat with scotch - yuck, I tried to enlighten them
by JohnyyGuitar
Sat Apr 26, 2008 1:26 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Does Anyone Laugh While They Drink
Replies: 21
Views: 2761

Re: Does Anyone Laugh While They Drink

reggie wrote: I decided to renounce laughter altogether and become a whisky snob, or as my wife would put it, a whisky bore...which is why I have joined this forum of whisky intellectuals, afficianados and anoraks, who can be relied upon to take the subject(Margaret thatcher accent:) "... very,...
by JohnyyGuitar
Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Does Anyone Laugh While They Drink
Replies: 21
Views: 2761

Re: Does Anyone Laugh While They Drink

Hey Yello - that's a good take on things :)

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