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by Photon
Fri Dec 21, 2007 10:18 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Seattle pub
Replies: 19
Views: 4443

Re: Seattle pub

Welcome to the forums Aeolus, nice to learn about the alcohol system up there. At least you do have a few great distilleries making good whiskey in Portland... http://clearcreekdistillery.com/whiskey.html http://www.mcmenamins.com/index.php?loc=76&category=Distillery%20Homepage Good stuff, enjo...
by Photon
Mon Jul 23, 2007 3:03 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1265129

Photon > Even blindfolded I'd recommend Domaine de la Boignere for affordable middleweight bas-armagnac and domaine de Sigognac for amazing old bas-armagnac, on the $$$$ side... really on the $$$$ side but they're worth every cts. :thumbsup: Sadly, all I've been able to do is read about those. Than...
by Photon
Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:46 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1459494

Lawrence wrote:A few drams of Aberlour 1970 21yo OB, it is simply the very best 21yo single malt whisky that I've ever had.


There's some qualification there. Are you saying there's a 21 yr old blend (say Campbelltown Loch...) that's better? :P

Edit: This may have been the Bowmore talking...

-P.
by Photon
Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1265129

SoMK wrote:Alex is more "into" Cognac and Armagnac so he immediately fell in love with A'bunadh.
And voila !


I also enjoy Armagnac (especially with chocolate), but it s hard to get here. Would be interested to know some of you guys favorites.

Thanks,

-P.
by Photon
Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1459494

Finished off the bottle of Tormore 12 last night. Nothing wrong with, just don't see it being replaced anytime soon.

I've promised myself (and the boss) that I would finish off the bottles that are over half finished before openeing (or buying *sigh*) any more. Still got a few to go

-P.
by Photon
Wed Jul 18, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Octomore?
Replies: 24
Views: 7366

If memory serves "Octomore" does refer to the large chunk of a full farm lot divided into eighths. I assume the large-ness comes from having more arable land than the other chunks. There is also a piece called Octovulin - the eighth with the mill, which I believe is farther up Loch Indaal....
by Photon
Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:47 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Support Group for People Who Like Finished Whiskies
Replies: 13
Views: 2273

I'm really encouraged with the Grant's Ale & Sherry finishes that I've tried. Fantastic use of a finish IMHO! I wish more NAS whiskies would do this - I'd probably drink more of them! I believe Tobermory produces their "Ledaig" malt with a NAS sherry finish... 8) :twisted: -P.
by Photon
Thu Apr 26, 2007 5:03 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: THE GREAT BIG SMOKE
Replies: 26
Views: 4988

Re: The Great Big Smoke

Danny wrote:Being from Northern Canada, smokiness to me is new smoke cured mocassins, while I have never tasted them :D


That's right, save them for an emergency. :thumbsup:

-P.
by Photon
Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: PIck your best choice
Replies: 33
Views: 6862

1. Print list out
2. Tape to wall
3. Throw dart
4. Buy selected botte
5. Enjoy
6. Repeat

-P.
by Photon
Tue Apr 17, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1459494

Two big drams of Bruichladdich 12

Lately I've found that heavily sherried whiskies aren't hitting the spot (maybe they're more winter whiskies for me), but this was a nicely sherried 'Laddie. Restores my faith in something or other...

-P.
by Photon
Mon Apr 16, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your favorite malt under $40
Replies: 37
Views: 4921

Clynelish 14

Tormore 12 isn't bad either

Most of those mentioned fall into the $40-50 price range here. (But the Clynelish still beats most of them.)

-P.
by Photon
Sat Apr 14, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Show Off Your Inventory
Replies: 1448
Views: 397691

jvd88 wrote:Simple but effective :)
http://www.balvenie.nl

My complete collection.


Impressive (and mouth-watering)

-P.
by Photon
Fri Apr 06, 2007 8:35 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 3 people you'd like to have a dram with....
Replies: 156
Views: 18985

Re: drink

MrTattieHeid wrote: By the way, there are two b's in Teletubby.


Ah, nuts. I was really looking forward to a teletubie. I figure it's a singing, dancing whisky tube. I hope to drink enough to see the Bowmore Mariner one.

-P.
by Photon
Fri Apr 06, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Highland Park 25yo OB
Replies: 13
Views: 4587

After experimenting with Armagnac and Chocolate, I tried some single malts with chocolate. While Armagnac seems to go best with straight dark chocolate, many whiskies go well with a milk chocolate based candy bar - especially if they mirror each others nutty and//or fruity flavors.

-P.
by Photon
Thu Apr 05, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Gelenrothes Select reserve
Replies: 19
Views: 4812

I have an '87 waiting to be opened. I think I'm alone here in deeming the '92 one of my favorites. So rich and buttery, by far the creamiest malt that I have tasted. I have tried the select reserve, and while it is nice and and malty, there is nothing special about it. Tastes like Tormore, but costs...
by Photon
Thu Apr 05, 2007 5:17 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Glenffidich 18 Ancient Reserve
Replies: 7
Views: 4227

MrTattieHeid wrote:... without taking any Frodometric measurements. ...


"Frodometric" What a great word. Too bad it can only be used here.

Frodometrics - the science of determining whisk(e)y value.

-P.
by Photon
Tue Apr 03, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: I am a Jim Murray Bible points whore ... help !
Replies: 31
Views: 6098

Re: I am a Jim Murray Bible points whore ... help !

OK can you forgive me ? In Cadenheads in Campbeltown with the JM WB 2007. I had noted al the Cads 90+ pointer whiskies and choose a Coal Ila, Laphphroaig (so far so good) and Macallan. Now like the next man, I love a cask strength sherried maccer, so a 94 macallan sounded ace ..... ..... no , if th...
by Photon
Sat Mar 31, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Sad to see empty...
Replies: 223
Views: 44785

I heard encouraging reviews of Bowmore's new lineup though at http://www.whiskyfun.com . I'm enthusiastic. Yes, Serge's notes made me a little less wary of the new Bowmores, however they made me more wary of the new Longmorn :? (Which, to be honest, I was more worried about to begin with.) That's a...
by Photon
Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What is comparable to Johnnie Walker in style?
Replies: 24
Views: 31676

Re: what is similar in style to Johnnie Walker?

Well, you know the saying, "It's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all?" I think it's well worth experiencing some of the best Scotland can produce. He comes into contact with quite a few British tourists so can always persuade others to bring some over! Not sure w...
by Photon
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Sad to see empty...
Replies: 223
Views: 44785

My Bowmore Dusk. This bottle is very well balanced and drinking it is like getting under a warm blanket.

They're not mkaing it anymore, and few bottles made it here to start with.

-P.
by Photon
Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1459494

Last night was a "more" night

Tormore 12 followed by a Bowmore Dusk

Now if I only had an Ardmore...

-P.
by Photon
Tue Mar 27, 2007 1:05 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How do you feel about Peat?
Replies: 34
Views: 6422

Speaking of Bluesmen past... I saw Stevie Ray on his tour with Jeff Beck. Just blew Beck off the stage. Unreal. The show I regret missing the most was RL Burnside's last trip thorugh Portland. We had tickets, but we got several inches of snow (which sat on ice out in the boonies where we live), so w...
by Photon
Mon Mar 19, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Balvenie'Roasted Malt'
Replies: 17
Views: 4053

Lawrence - I agree with you up to a point, but I wouldn't put Bruichladdich at the low end - the low end are the single cask offerings that come out at 200 or fewer bottles. Bruichladdich is one of the distilleries that calls everything a limited edition, regardless of the size of the output. Not t...
by Photon
Tue Mar 06, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Whisky Maps of Scotland - help finding some please
Replies: 16
Views: 10326

MrTattieHeid wrote:I know it's not what you're looking for, but I found this interactive map while googling around, and thought it might be of interest.


Sounds like the perfect activity to enjoy with a rare old Glen Googly.

:wink:
by Photon
Fri Mar 02, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glenmorangie
Replies: 46
Views: 13026

The 15yo "New Wood" is very spicy, the standard 10yo is more creamy. If the 10 was what you and your friends liked, I'd point you at Glenrothes. If it was the 15, I'd lean towards Bunnahabhain. Actually the best reccommendation I can give is that every time you are at a bar that has malts,...
by Photon
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2062983

I'm still trying to get some shelf space by reducing the number of opened bottles. Now the turn has come to the Islay cabinet ... Wow. An Islay Cabinet. I need one of those. I have the bottom shelf on one side of the kitchen island. And until there is an empty space I can't get more :( A sensible p...
by Photon
Thu Feb 22, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Monk's Tasting
Replies: 21
Views: 4123

Possibly they can no longer remember (or they've been sworn to secrecy).

-P.
by Photon
Mon Feb 19, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What types of spirit other than whisky do you drink?
Replies: 58
Views: 11271

I voted Armagnac, as its the only one listed that I own a bottle of - well my wife does, I got it for her with some chocolates for Valentines. It's a good combo.

I have to admit that when I've been to Europe, I can't resist having an Absinthe, probably just the whole forbideness.

-P.
by Photon
Sat Feb 17, 2007 12:15 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisk(e)y picutres... 2007 edition
Replies: 22
Views: 4048

vitara7 - Wow. Good thing no one here knows where you live.

Hopefully you've got some drinking stock...

-P.
by Photon
Fri Feb 16, 2007 9:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisk(e)y picutres... 2007 edition
Replies: 22
Views: 4048

is that an old packaging of the port wood 21yo or is that how they come in your parts? in uk they come in a tube like the others in the balvenie range. The Portwood 21 used to come in a tube, but about a year ago Balvenie put it in a box and added 30 bucks to the price. :evil: -P. (Oh Thesh, nice c...
by Photon
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: What will be the next Black Bowmore?
Replies: 48
Views: 9665

Oddly enough, a Bay Area shop is selling Loch Dhu for $1000 per.

No, I'm not joking. (The shop shall remain nameless as for most things, it's pretty good)

-P.
by Photon
Fri Feb 16, 2007 6:55 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1459494

MrTattieHeid wrote:c o n s c i o u s.

--Mr Picky


Thank you. Is Mr. Picky acquainted with Mr. Flibble? It's just that I imagine him with the same glowing red eyes...

-P.
by Photon
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:27 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Are you a Malt Snob?
Replies: 65
Views: 12754

. Would I be correct to assume that any malt that starts with "GLEN" is barren of any slightly sweet notes such as the Balvenie is? No, Glenrothes has some of the same rich sweetness as the Balvenie Founder's Reserve and if you like the sherry-sweetness of the Doublewood, try a Glenfarcla...
by Photon
Thu Feb 15, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1459494

Split a bottle of Italian Prosecco with the wife, afterwards polished off the bottle of Balvenie Doublewood and opened my V-Day present - a Bunnahabhain 12. It's a wonder I'm concious today. (I certainly can't spell it...)

-P.
by Photon
Wed Feb 07, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1459494

A couple nights ago I attended a Glenmorangie tasting hosted by Stuart Maclean Ramsay. We had: Glenmorangie 10 Glenmorangie Port Glenmorangie Sherry Glenmorangie Burgandy Ardbeg 10 along with some Scottish-themed dishes (the smoked salmon sandwich was the best, with the cockaleakie pie not far behin...

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