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by comicmutt
Mon May 29, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ridiculous drinking stories
Replies: 11
Views: 2261

I have about three of these stories unfortunately, but I'll just start with just one. I was in the United States Navy, stationed in Charleston, SC. At the time I was a corpsman (medic) with the Marines and a new group wanted to show me a good time. In SC, they had a weird liqour law that only allowe...
by comicmutt
Mon May 15, 2006 9:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Cask strength, neat or with water?
Replies: 43
Views: 19574

Another victim of the Big Dimple!


You nailed it, that's exactly what happened. It was the smallest, saddest dram of my life. :wink:
by comicmutt
Thu May 11, 2006 10:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Cask strength, neat or with water?
Replies: 43
Views: 19574

My Uigeadial expired last night. It was a bit shocking as I thought there were a couple of drams left in the old gal. It really did grow on me as I kept giving it a chance. I would count it among my favorites.

Now I don't go to a decent liquor store until May 20th. :cry:
by comicmutt
Wed May 10, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Cask strength, neat or with water?
Replies: 43
Views: 19574

I only have two CS whiskies at present, Laphroaig CS and Ardbeg Uigeadail. I've never added water to the Laphroaig. It's perfect just the way it is. The Ardbeg however, I've started adding water to it. For some reason I didn't like the taste of the Uigeadail at first. And just when I started cursing...
by comicmutt
Sat Apr 08, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Peat Smoke & Spirit - Andrew Jefford
Replies: 42
Views: 17191

This is a great book. I love the details and the side excursions through history. There were times when I felt like I was actually in Islay while I was reading it, though that was probably due to the influence of what was in my glass at the time. :wink: Seriously, the chapters on wildlife and shipwr...
by comicmutt
Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Haven’t tried, but want to
Replies: 28
Views: 8146

Highland Park 25
Lagavulin 12 CS
Clynelish Rare Malts from 1974
George T. Stagg
Santa Therea 1796
Longrow
by comicmutt
Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What 5 Whiskies Have You Drunk the Greatest Volume Of ?
Replies: 52
Views: 10319

So far it goes like this: Laphroaig 10yo Lagavulin 16yo Balvenie Double Wood Clynelish 14yo Laphroaig CS I have 11 open bottles right now (yeah, still wet behind the ears), and the only bottles I've had to replace are the Lagavulin 16 and the Laphroaig. That Clynelish 14yo bottle is fading fast thou...
by comicmutt
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Availability of Port Ellen Whisky?
Replies: 30
Views: 7846

They don't have it..try the Royal Mile Whiskies instead.


Found it, price is certainly much better. I also like the presentation of The Rare Malts bottlings. Thanks for the heads up, Anders.
by comicmutt
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Availability of Port Ellen Whisky?
Replies: 30
Views: 7846

Clynelish RM 72 for example


This is the second time that I've read this whisky mentioned in this thread. I LOVE the regular Clynelish 14 sitting on my shelf. Off to the Whisky Exchange online store. :P
by comicmutt
Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:34 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Availability of Port Ellen Whisky?
Replies: 30
Views: 7846

Thanks for the replies. I'm glad to hear that it's still available, but I'm not sold on PE being the "it" bottle that I have to have. Taste is very important. I can't afford to buy a bottle at that price and not enjoy drinking it. Truth be told, I grew up in the mid-late 1970s and I would ...
by comicmutt
Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:28 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Availability of Port Ellen Whisky?
Replies: 30
Views: 7846

Availability of Port Ellen Whisky?

Hey All- A friend of ours is going to Scotland in May and has offered to pick up a bottle or two of something I can't get here in the states. After doing some research, I would love to have him pick up a bottle of Port Ellen (the original distillery bottling). http://secure.scotchwhisky.com/smi/popu...
by comicmutt
Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Apologies to Highland Park
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

As long as we enjoy each other's company, who cares if we're good. :P
by comicmutt
Fri Mar 10, 2006 1:31 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Apologies to Highland Park
Replies: 5
Views: 2097

Apologies to Highland Park

I can't find the thread, but we were listing our favorite and least favorite bottles and labels, and I mentioned how I didn't like the Highland Park bottles or labels. They looked less tasteful and classic to my eyes for some reason. I think it's the contrast of the black labels with the brighter co...
by comicmutt
Tue Mar 07, 2006 1:55 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Show Off Your Inventory
Replies: 1448
Views: 349753

Okay, I'm still nowhere near you guys. But I've upped my collection to eleven bottles. Ardbeg Uigeadail Balvenie Double Wood Bruichladdich 10 Caol Ila 18 Clynelish 14 Glenfiddich Solea Reserve 15 (Christmas present) Highland Park 12 Lagavulin 16 (two bottles of this, since my wife broght me another ...
by comicmutt
Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: The best 18 ten years old malt
Replies: 26
Views: 9439

For now, I would have to go with the Highland Park 18. I haven't tried the Talisker 18 yo yet, but I'll be getting my hands on a bottle this weekend. After absolutley hating the HP 18 on my first try, I had a dram this past weekend and it was equally sweet, smooth and smokey. Great whisky! I almost ...
by comicmutt
Sun Jan 08, 2006 5:31 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What a great position to be in...
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

I would think the Caol Ila would work just as well... especially the CS version. Certainly better than, and more fun than, the Dristan.
by comicmutt
Sun Jan 08, 2006 4:16 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What a great position to be in...
Replies: 7
Views: 1851

What a great position to be in...

Normally I hate being sick. I've been sick for about a week and it seems like the last phase of a cold for me is the constant dry cough. It's not fun. Nyquil doesn't help, nor does any other OTC med. Enter Laguvulin 16yo scotch whisky. I haven't coughed once tonight since I've started drinking. And ...
by comicmutt
Thu Jan 05, 2006 10:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many bottles of Single Malt do you own?
Replies: 52
Views: 25531

Great photos! more, please if you've got them out there. I only have 5 bottles now, but I'll probably settle off with about ten at once. That's a good round number for our space situation right now.

I'll just have to drool over the pictures here. :wink:
by comicmutt
Mon Jan 02, 2006 2:22 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Time to fess up!
Replies: 14
Views: 1742

Little rough this morning. We had pre-drinks at our house, which involved Laguvulin 16 and Caol Ila 18. At the club, I noticed they had a bottle of Highland Park, which I had never tasted, so I started with that. It was a very big glass, probably closer to three fingers. Had to switch to Guinness af...
by comicmutt
Fri Dec 30, 2005 3:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Show Us Your Inventory
Replies: 38
Views: 15344

Well Mark, I should be okay. I don't golf or go to strip clubs, so she's gonna have to give me the whisky. Plus she likes her drinks too, mostly martinis.
by comicmutt
Fri Dec 30, 2005 1:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisky journalism ethics
Replies: 23
Views: 4136

Thanks! I know Broad Ripple very well...is the Bulldog Bar still open?


The Bulldog is now called Moe & Johnny's, but a lot of people still call it the Bulldog. That's about 7 blocks south of where I live. I've walked it a few times. :wink:
by comicmutt
Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Show Us Your Inventory
Replies: 38
Views: 15344

Welcome ComicMutt: At least you have the distinction of more whisky than posts on this forum... Now it looks like I'll have to buy more whisky before I can post again. and as for your wife killing you - it's a common trade-off - but the whisky does ease the pain. :lol: Thanks, Dave. I'll keep that ...
by comicmutt
Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What the heck have I been drinking all my life?
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

Thanks for the welcome Jeff and Jim. I'm glad there are others who can relate to my recent discovery of these amazing liquors. Early in the game, I'm definitely smitten by the Islay bottles, but I'll keep other styles in mind as well. More reading here has convinced me that the Ardbeg 10 or the Laph...
by comicmutt
Thu Dec 29, 2005 11:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisky journalism ethics
Replies: 23
Views: 4136

Mark, I just listened to your first six podcasts. You did a great job with these and I've subscribed to your feed now. I'm putting the others on my iPod so I can listen to them at the coffee shop. Thanks for doing these and I can see why you're being wooed with bottles of whisky. Two Indiana people ...
by comicmutt
Thu Dec 29, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Show Us Your Inventory
Replies: 38
Views: 15344

I have a lot of catching up to do. My wife is going to kill me.

Laphroaig 10yo (o)
Lagavulin 16 yo (2 bottles, one opened and one full)
Glenfiddich Solera Reserve 15yo (f)
Caol Ila 18 yo (f)
by comicmutt
Thu Dec 29, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisky journalism ethics
Replies: 23
Views: 4136

Good words, Toshie and I totally agree. Mark, I review graphic novels and comic books, and publishers regularly send books for review and the only thing I owe them is a fair and honest review of a book's strengths and weaknesses. On the few forums I visit, I honestly give my thoughts on books whethe...
by comicmutt
Thu Dec 29, 2005 3:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What the heck have I been drinking all my life?
Replies: 4
Views: 1794

What the heck have I been drinking all my life?

I’m 36 years old and before this year I had tried scotch twice in my life. Once I was seventeen and on Spring Break. We were at the house of someone’s parents and we were having trouble scoring something potent to drink (a horrible thing on Spring Break). A girl offered me a bottle with a red label ...

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