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by Oliver
Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Have you read the NYT article on Malt whiskey (sic)
Replies: 0
Views: 497

Have you read the NYT article on Malt whiskey (sic)

Yup, you read right. They did not spell it properly. Why? On the grounds of 'consistency.' How provincial!
Check it out (if you'd like):

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/03/dining/03wine.html
by Oliver
Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Employment figures for the Whisky Industry
Replies: 0
Views: 399

Employment figures for the Whisky Industry

Hi all, Long time no see. ;-) I am looking for employment figures for the whisky industry from roughly 1823 to today. (Direct jobs is what I am looking for, but I will take any info I can get my hands on.) I can't seem to find anything, and this can't be right! Any help would be greatly appreciated....
by Oliver
Tue Sep 25, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Best place to store?
Replies: 16
Views: 1635

Re: Best place to store?

Malt-Teaser wrote:Avoid direct sunlight at all costs and preferably find a place with an even temperature.

Cooler is better too.
MT



8) Agreed.
by Oliver
Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Glenfarclas launch new range The Family Casks
Replies: 35
Views: 6573

I do not believe it is fair to accuse Glenfarclas of being too pricey or expensive in this instance. Compare these bottlings to similar single-cask, cask strength, special-release whiskies on the market, and I think you'll find they're very much par for the course. Cheers, ADmiral Ok, how about The...
by Oliver
Mon Sep 17, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Glenfarclas launch new range The Family Casks
Replies: 35
Views: 6573

good selection, but a bit on the pricey side for me. well, pricey for glenfarclas. Yeah, prices are out of control in the whisky industry these days. Glenfarclas, but also Dalmore (see the fun piece in http://www.whiskyfun.com today about it). And of course, Macallan just about doubled the price of...
by Oliver
Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Where did the Bowmores go?
Replies: 6
Views: 1770

Maybe its just me, but the new labels look absolutely vile. What is it with this "new packaging" craze. It seems like the corporate owners of most distilleries are congenitally unable to leave labels unchanged..... It makes no sense from either an aesthetic or brand recognition perspective...
by Oliver
Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Talisker 10 or 18?
Replies: 28
Views: 9118

I like Rich's notes.
I've had the 10, it is a classic, to be sure. But -- and I know this is almost a cliche -- it seems to have lost some of its fire over the years.
I look forward to try the 18 and the 175 -- when I get paid!

I got a bottle of DE on the way....
by Oliver
Thu Sep 13, 2007 6:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glengoyne Scottish wood question
Replies: 2
Views: 1224

Glengoyne Scottish wood question

Does anyone know how many edition there has been of the "Scottish wood finish" Glengoynes out there?
I would say two.
The first was at a high proof, and the second at a lower proof.... Is that right?
I am trying to determine which edition I have have....

Thanks.
by Oliver
Sun Sep 09, 2007 9:55 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Highland Park presentation box
Replies: 15
Views: 2958

Cheers for the feedback folks, and the PM's I'm going to have a long hard think over the weekend and I'll check back in on Monday. Of course if I sold it, I could afford a bottle of 18 year old HP... I'll say this Vamos: your set is worth way more than the cost of two Highland Park 18. Give McTears...
by Oliver
Sun Sep 09, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2205175

Nice post, Rich. I had a blind tasting session organized by my lovely and charming wife. Here are my notes: Mystery Malt # 1: Nose: Islay flavours and sherry. Sweet and Islay, or tar, soot and red fruits. A hell of a combo. Great mouthfeel. Great interplay of sweetness and Islay tanginess, though pe...
by Oliver
Fri Sep 07, 2007 2:06 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best bargain so far...
Replies: 52
Views: 13771

In Havana, I once purchased a box of 25 Montecristo number 3's for less than $40 !!
by Oliver
Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:11 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Where can I find Japanese single malts in the US
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Re: Where can I find Japanese single malts in the US

Besides Yamazaki 12 and 18. Also, I was going to start a separate topic on this but while we're talking about Yamazaki, is the 18 worth the $$ over the 12? I think it's about 2X the price. You can get the Yamazaki for $69 with Bynnis (sp.?)(less than twice the price) if they ship to your state... (...
by Oliver
Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Where can I find Japanese single malts in the US
Replies: 3
Views: 1340

Where can I find Japanese single malts in the US

Besides Yamazaki 12 and 18. I've looked online and can't seem to find anything from a US based online whisky seller. I've had a great experience with Japanese singles so far, and want to explore them further. I was hoping to do so without the approx. $45 dollar per bottle mailing fee -- not to menti...
by Oliver
Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:46 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Michael Jackson
Replies: 11
Views: 13469

BruceCrichton wrote:The Scotsman on Mr Jackson:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/obituar ... 1403732007


Thanks for the link Bruce.

Interesting point about the Japanese malts. I certainly drink them more often than I used to....


Any other links out there?
by Oliver
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:28 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Macallan 1841 Replica
Replies: 10
Views: 7271

your spot on there, what you have is a replica of a fake bottle of macallan. Which would just be silly , save for the fact that the Edrington group knows this -- in fact they knew they were fake before anyone else but the seller! But it goes beyond silly to become borderline dishonest considering t...
by Oliver
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Michael Jackson
Replies: 75
Views: 10731

shoganai wrote:Here it is.


Merci.

Any others?
by Oliver
Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Michael Jackson
Replies: 75
Views: 10731

Re: Michael Jackson

Hello all: The LA Times printed a 1/3 page obituary on Michael Jackson in Saturday's paper. It was quite a large amount of space dedicated to someone who was not a major politician or celebrity. The article was well written with one notable exception: Not one mention of his work in the world of whi...
by Oliver
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Michael Jackson
Replies: 75
Views: 10731

Michael Jackson is the one who put single malts on the map; he is truly a pioneer. People in the industry all owe a debt of gratitude that most cannot begin to conceive of. Thanks Michael, for you wit, your style and eloquence, and for introducing me and countless others to the joys Single Malt Scot...
by Oliver
Sun Aug 26, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Help! Need a good prove for Longmorn here in the US...
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

AVB wrote:You can order it from Loch Fyne (http://www.lfw.com) for about £57 delivered.


Thanks, I did that. Rich seemed like a nice guy on the phone. I am expecting the bottle this week.
by Oliver
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1334501

I got a Glengoyne Single Cask from la Maison du Whisky. 14 years in sherry casks, at a high proof.... did not open it yet. Also got the "Distiller's ed." of Caol Ila from the Airport. I hope that it will be decent. On a rampage here also just placed my first -- modest -- order from Rich at...
by Oliver
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: WHAT ARE YOU READING NOW? (whisky books only)
Replies: 31
Views: 24851

Back in Paris, I happened on a a box of old books from my youth, and am now reading the bluffers guide to Whisky. Prescient and very amusing!!
Anyone else read it?
by Oliver
Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:03 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: J0N, MARK & ROBBO'S EASY DRINKING
Replies: 27
Views: 2698

Funny, I thought their schtick was more pretentious than, well, Glenmorangie La Quinta Ruban or whatever it is. "Look how fresh and independent we are! We're mavericks! We break all the rules! Pay no attention to the man from Edrington behind the curtain!" Looks who is ranting against Edr...
by Oliver
Sun Aug 19, 2007 2:59 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Help! Need a good prove for Longmorn here in the US...
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Congrats on the new book! Glad you celebrated properly....

Ok so there's binny's any other good, reputable e-liquor stores that I should know of in the us ?
by Oliver
Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Do you read blogs
Replies: 27
Views: 4703

Matt Page wrote::oops: Sorry if I tarred all you bloggers with the same brush, there are some little gems out there. Keep up the good, original and informative content.


Thanks, Matt. I knew a discerning mind such as yours would appreciate and comment favourably on my lucid, original and vibrant blog.....;-)
by Oliver
Sat Aug 18, 2007 10:15 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Help! Need a good prove for Longmorn here in the US...
Replies: 5
Views: 1676

Help! Need a good prove for Longmorn here in the US...

I was in Paris a couple of days ago, but The Maison du Whisky closed completely unexpectedly on the week of the 15th of August -- not just onthat day!!.... :evil: :evil: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :headbang: :headbang: No advance notice, no warning, no nothing, rien , nada . So I am left looking ...
by Oliver
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Do you read blogs
Replies: 27
Views: 4703

Sorry but most blogs I see are just copied news and press releases from other web sites (and even other blogs). Maybe the poll should read "how many times do you want to read the same 'news' ? " :evil: Hmmmm..... just delved further into your blog and found the clubs section. I wonder whe...
by Oliver
Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: highest lowest most and least
Replies: 22
Views: 4445

--Most changes in Bottle shape: highland park.
--Most steep price increase (and quality decline): Macallan.
--Largest amount of gimmicky "limited" editions: The Laddie.

There is more....
by Oliver
Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2205175

Laph quarter cask...
by Oliver
Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your experience with the Talisker Distillery
Replies: 15
Views: 7085

Guys, Thanks for all the advice! Here's what I am looking to do so far. (unless you all say there is a better plan) (1) From London either (a) take a bus to Inverness or (b) train to Glasgow --whichever's cheaper. (2) From there hike to the Isle of Skye. (3) Once there I plan to have a good time :-)...
by Oliver
Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:31 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your experience with the Talisker Distillery
Replies: 15
Views: 7085

Perfectly feasible. So long as you're not too scruffy and haven't got too much luggage. You get more hitchhiking in the north of Scotland, I think, and it's not just backpackers. I give lifts to hitchhikers and I think it's not too hard to get lifts. I believe it is much harder in England where eve...
by Oliver
Mon Jul 02, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your experience with the Talisker Distillery
Replies: 15
Views: 7085

Is hitchiking feasible in Scotland ?
by Oliver
Mon Jul 02, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your experience with the Talisker Distillery
Replies: 15
Views: 7085

Thanks for the above! I am really going to need to book in advance as my budget (if I go) will be very very tight!!! :-(

Do you have any recommended links (web sites) for reserving for airfare and car rental? Are some companies/outfit cheaper than others?

THanks!
by Oliver
Sun Jul 01, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your experience with the Talisker Distillery
Replies: 15
Views: 7085

Thanks a lot to the both of you for the detailled responses.
I am just recovering from back surgery and on painkillers at the moment -- once their effect fades I am sure I will have a follow up Q or two ;-)

And, Mr.T, it wasn't my dog I was concerned about, t'was my mum....
by Oliver
Sun Jul 01, 2007 3:16 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your experience with the Talisker Distillery
Replies: 15
Views: 7085

Your experience with the Talisker Distillery

I was wondering if any forum members had been to the Talisker distillery fairly recently? I was wondering what your experience was like... Also, how hard/easy cheap/expensive is it to get to the Isle of Skye from London? If I do go to England it will be in August, and would love to meet with some Fo...
by Oliver
Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Single malt and screwcap!!!
Replies: 60
Views: 11810

Yamazaky single malts, the 12 and 18 year old versions are screwtops.
Doesn't prevent the 18 from being one of the best.

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