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by GreyArea
Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2339794

Re: What are you drinking now?

A drop of Macallan Elegancia that I picked up on a recent trip to France. Very nice, but feels a little too tame at 40% abv. Might have been better at 43% or 46%.
by GreyArea
Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:48 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Michael Jackson
Replies: 11
Views: 13529

A very sad day indeed.
by GreyArea
Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1398957

r900p wrote:i read that about asda somewhere else, unfortunatley at the moment mine does not. :(


I think it's when they want to clear stock. It's always worth keeping an eye on them.
by GreyArea
Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1398957

Asda currently have Balvenie Founders and the standard Isle Of Jura for £15.

Well, my local one does anyway.
by GreyArea
Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1398957

Glenrothes Select Reserve. Stonkingly good.

Jim
by GreyArea
Sun Mar 04, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky live Glasgow 2007
Replies: 121
Views: 31511

Do we have official dates/venue information for this yet? I'd quite like to book a hotel.

Thanks.

Jim.
by GreyArea
Wed Feb 21, 2007 4:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1600035

les taylor wrote:Tuesday a tesco 12 year old Islay.


:)


The Asda Islay is rather good (a bit like a sweeter Laphroaig) and the Asda Highland is a bit HP12-ish.

Jim
by GreyArea
Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1600035

A single dram of Cragganmore 10yo cask, after I'd recorded the latest podcast. Nice drop, benefits from a wee drop of water.

Currently coming to the end of a mostly-dry spell that I go through from time-to-time. In the last 10 days or so I've had only two drams.

Jim
by GreyArea
Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1398957

Oh - also picked up a standard Isle Of Jura and a Balvenie Founders from Asda, as they were both reduced to £15ea and it seemed silly not to take advantage.

Jim
by GreyArea
Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1398957

Just taken delivery of a Glenrothes Select Reserve, a Glenfarclas 105 (restocking) and a Bunnahabhain 1997 Heavily Peated Unchillfiltered. Some good stuff there I think. Might be the w/e before I can taste though :-( Grey - is that the signatory bottling of the heavily peated Bunna 1997? That's the...
by GreyArea
Wed Feb 21, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1398957

Just taken delivery of a Glenrothes Select Reserve, a Glenfarclas 105 (restocking) and a Bunnahabhain 1997 Heavily Peated Unchillfiltered.

Some good stuff there I think. Might be the w/e before I can taste though :-(
by GreyArea
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Michael Jackson
Replies: 24
Views: 4069

Here's hoping he can stay on top of it.

(Thanks Malt-Teaser for pointing out this thread).
by GreyArea
Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: ISSUE # 61 HAS ARRIVED
Replies: 52
Views: 15140

Ah, thank you - I wasn't aware of that.
by GreyArea
Wed Jan 24, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: ISSUE # 61 HAS ARRIVED
Replies: 52
Views: 15140

I never knew Michael Jackson had Parkinsons. I hope he's coping as well as he can.
by GreyArea
Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Time to try the best islay afordable stuff!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 5031

I've voted for the Lagavulin 10 CS, but curse you for making me choose between that and the Laphroiag QC!
by GreyArea
Tue Jan 23, 2007 1:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Abunadh: how do you drink it?
Replies: 46
Views: 9004

I've tried all ways - neat, with a water and even with ice. I will say that it's very nice over ice in summer, provided you don't use too much ice. The melting ice changes the character with every sip. Neat it's a powerful, almost harsh (to my taste buds) dram. Definitely one to sip slowly. Generall...
by GreyArea
Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Cask Strength - To Dilute or Not to Dilute...
Replies: 24
Views: 5221

I've voted for 'no' but would agree that it's 'taste neat, dilute as required'. There are a few where I'll add a drop or two. Laphroaig cask strength is one of them. Doesn't need much, but a drop or two just opens it up nicely.
by GreyArea
Wed Jan 17, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Robbie Burns Night
Replies: 21
Views: 5033

Shortly before Christmas my father invited us to join him in Yorkshire for Burns' Night. There's a pub there that gets into the full spirit of the thing, with recitals and the piping of the haggis. My father will be reciting the Selkirk Grace. He also got me the complete works of ol' Rabbie for Chri...
by GreyArea
Tue Nov 21, 2006 4:55 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1398957

Just an update on PC5 - tried a wee dram last night and my first impressions are that it's very much like Ardbeg Very Young, but noticeably smoother and not as sweet. Maybe that's due to the 63.5% ABV.

Damn, I wish I could have bought two of them, it's grand stuff.

Jim
by GreyArea
Mon Nov 20, 2006 1:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1398957

So far I haven't even seen the cork - the tin's the only thing I've seen so far :-)

Jim
by GreyArea
Mon Nov 20, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1398957

Most recent purchase was Bruichladdich PC5 - which arrived 10 mins ago.

Sadly at work so can't taste it yet.

Jim
by GreyArea
Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:35 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Happy to see empty...
Replies: 83
Views: 16050

Benromach 22yo Port Wood. Not bad bad, but not great either. Bit soapy.
by GreyArea
Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Happy to see empty...
Replies: 83
Views: 16050

I damn near poured a Tamnavulin 12 away. The stuff is almost undrinkable. As it was we just added it to Pepsi Max.
by GreyArea
Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:03 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: What Do You think of Gold Label?
Replies: 18
Views: 5178

Just to confirm that it's a very good whisky - as has been mentioned it's honeyed, sweet and very smooth. However, you can get single malts that are at least as good and cost half as much. A standard Laddy 10 springs to mind.

Jim
by GreyArea
Fri Oct 20, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Highland Park 18
Replies: 42
Views: 15670

i've had the HP 15. It was very good but I didn't think it was much different to the HP 12. Well, I just bought a HP12 this morning for comparison (£19.99 Asda). All I need to do now is wait for this stinking head cold I've got to go away... Hmmm. I wonder what Aberlour A'bunadh and Crabbies would ...
by GreyArea
Thu Oct 19, 2006 7:15 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Holiday in the Speyside area - lots of malty goodness
Replies: 10
Views: 3638

Mike Drury is a card. The Stuart Hall of whisky Exactly! He's a star. I popped round on our last day simply to say goodbye to him. By the time we got to Dufftown we'd pretty much spent up, so we decided going into the Whisky Shop there would be a Very Bad Idea. Oh dear. Visit the shop, along with t...
by GreyArea
Wed Oct 18, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Highland Park 18
Replies: 42
Views: 15670

There's a Highland Park 15 now (not the Alchemist). I got a bottle from the Sainsbury's in Stirling on my way home. Lovely drop. Only ever tried the 12 before (apart from the 19 I got on hols) and this is much better. Smooth, honey, heather and a hint of peat. Lovely stuff.

Jim
by GreyArea
Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Holiday in the Speyside area - lots of malty goodness
Replies: 10
Views: 3638

We visited quite a few distilleries but didn't take any tours. The Whisky Castle in Tonimtoul itself is a great place, but his prices are a bit odd. For example he sells Strathisla 12 for less than the distillery does, but his price on Serendipity is way overboard (£60ish). He a great bloke to chat ...
by GreyArea
Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Holiday in the Speyside area - lots of malty goodness
Replies: 10
Views: 3638

She says "It's a dirty job, but someone's got to do it and I'm damn sure it's going to be me."

If you ask me she's got an ulterior motive...

Jim
by GreyArea
Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Holiday in the Speyside area - lots of malty goodness
Replies: 10
Views: 3638

Ah, bamber, you are a gentleman. Sadly my wife has decided to take on the terrible burden of disposing of this horrible* whisky.

Jim

* I'm joking of course. So far I'm not convinced that Ardbeg actually do a bad whisky. This is a sort of non-cask Uigedail, kinda-sorta.
by GreyArea
Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Holiday in the Speyside area - lots of malty goodness
Replies: 10
Views: 3638

Only slight problem is that we now can't afford to eat until mid-January, but somehow that doesn't seem to matter :-)

Jim
by GreyArea
Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Holiday in the Speyside area - lots of malty goodness
Replies: 10
Views: 3638

Holiday in the Speyside area - lots of malty goodness

Just come back from two weeks holiday near to Tomintoul in the Speyside area. We went with the intention of bringing a bottle or three back and, er, we exceeded our original intentions. A bit. Here's the list of bottles we bought: Aberlour 16 years Aberlour A'bunadh batch 17 Ardbeg Airigh Nam Biest ...
by GreyArea
Thu Sep 07, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: PC5 availablity in U.S...
Replies: 25
Views: 4426

According to Andrew Gray at Bruichladdich it should be released in four-to-five weeks, so middle of October-ish.

Royal Mile in the UK will be getting some. They have my details :-)

Jim
by GreyArea
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Care to help me pick my next bottle?
Replies: 18
Views: 5782

I've voted for the Aberlour, but you might also want to consider a Glenfarclas 105. Similar enough to be alike, different enough to be distinctive.

Both are cask strength sherry monsters.

Jim
by GreyArea
Tue Sep 05, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best Blended Whisky
Replies: 65
Views: 24166

Add another vote for Black Bottle.

JW Black is good as well, but overpriced in comparison.

Jim

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