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by parvus
Tue May 13, 2008 9:44 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: BenRiach
Replies: 26
Views: 2999

Re: BenRiach

The new peated versions have latin sounding names like Curiositas (10yo) or Importanticus Fumosus (12yo) and Authenticus (21yo) however the 1975 says 'lightly peated' on the label. The 12, 16 and 20 are not peated. Alos the unpeated are in white tubes and the peated have various colored tubes. Lawr...
by parvus
Mon May 05, 2008 6:24 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: BenRiach
Replies: 26
Views: 2999

Re: BenRiach

I've often admired your collection, bunkermania. It's great to see someone out there collecting from a distillery that isn't from the usual bluechips (Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Springbank et al). Keep up the good work!
by parvus
Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?
Replies: 543
Views: 42552

Re: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?

Oh dear, Parvus. How little you know me. I know enough. On one hand you lambaste people who take part in secondary market selling, and on the other you're quite happy to purchase from them. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Er... I have bought George T Stagg and William Larue Weller on ebay ...
by parvus
Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?
Replies: 543
Views: 42552

Re: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?

Oh dear, Parvus. How little you know me. I know enough. On one hand you lambaste people who take part in secondary market selling, and on the other you're quite happy to purchase from them. You can't have your cake and eat it too. Almost every bottle I buy is bought with a view to drinking - sooner...
by parvus
Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?
Replies: 543
Views: 42552

Re: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?

Let's be clear. Ardbeg has set the rule at one bottle per member. I_Spey tried to cheat by breaking that rule. In normal society, if you try to break a rule, you get punished. Yet here, we see poor, gullible SMK deciding to help him out. You took a facetious remark by SMK and ran with it because it...
by parvus
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?
Replies: 543
Views: 42552

Re: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?

Nick, here's a quote from you back in June 2006 when the Oogling came out: [...]But given that Ardbeg initially thought it looked OK to sell 1300 bottles at £30 a go, why should they fret about people who sell the stuff on? Ardbeg still has the money they set out to make. So, if Ardbeg is making the...
by parvus
Tue Apr 15, 2008 3:10 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?
Replies: 543
Views: 42552

Re: Ardbeg Corryvreckan?

SMK. The rules are there for everyone to see. One bottle for one member. The previous one was two bottles per member. The reason for the restriction is that the last bottle ended up being put up for immediate resale on ebay. People aim to prevent committee members getting the bottles they want in o...
by parvus
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:57 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Longrow 18 Year Old
Replies: 159
Views: 24681

Re: Longrow 18 Year Old

There will always be speculators out there! Dog is one of the better ones as he is honest about what he is doing and he gives good tips when he could easily keep it to himself! You see, I think he is trying to manipulate the market and had worked out it doesn't take very many people to do this. If ...
by parvus
Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: My perfect nosing glass
Replies: 60
Views: 24248

Re: My perfect nosing glass

From memory, the Spiegelau glasses are used by both Adelphi and Douglas Laing for all of their sample nosing.

I'd use mine more regularly if they weren't such a pain to wash and dry.
by parvus
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:43 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1637744

Re: What are you drinking now?

Bucking a trend in peaty whisky recently, I've opted for a 15yo Pittyvaich, DL OMC - it has an almost rum-like quality to it. Not exactly brilliant whisky, but intriguing.
by parvus
Sun Mar 30, 2008 6:14 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Recommendation? "Oaky"
Replies: 22
Views: 1604

Re: Recommendation? "Oaky"

MrTattieHeid wrote:
jimidrammer wrote:I'd suggest Highland Park 25yo first.


Oh yeah, start at the top.... Where do you go from there?

(NB Approx $225 a bottle....)


Narrow, specific taste profile that's difficult to obtain in anything but older or expensive malts....what else do you suggest?
by parvus
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:04 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Unique Storage Question
Replies: 17
Views: 2370

Re: Unique Storage Question

Far from unique, this is a frequently-raised question. It is generally believed that keeping spirits in contact with a cork is a bad idea. Presumably the high alcohol content will cause the cork to deteriorate, or constituents of it to dissolve, and ruin the spirit. I know of no one who has done an...
by parvus
Wed Mar 26, 2008 12:14 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1637744

Re: What are you drinking now?

Having a wee dram of Benriach 1968 OB, what a stunner.
by parvus
Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1050853

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Glen Elgin 1978/2005 27yo from Adelphi. Lovely stuff.
by parvus
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Which bottle to make a toast on?
Replies: 13
Views: 1205

Re: Which bottle to make a toast on?

Congratulations! I'd go for the Glendronach, for sure.
by parvus
Wed Mar 19, 2008 5:59 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1637744

Re: What are you drinking now?

Cheers to DB's friend with an Adelphi Highland Park 1981 24yo Cask #6088.
by parvus
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1637744

Re: What are you drinking now?

Di Blasi wrote:Lagavulin 21y in memory of a friend who passed away from breast cancer last week. She loved Lagavulin 16y and we had planned to meet and enjoy some good whisky together the next time I was in California. Cheers to you Lisle! :angel:


Sorry for your loss Di Blasi. Take care.
by parvus
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:25 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Most underappriciated single malt
Replies: 131
Views: 13350

Re: Most underappriciated single malt

I guess that any whisky not listed in this thread is underappriciated. If it is listed here then it would have to be at least appriciated a little bit. Bingo! If there was a poll attached to this, anything that got votes would be disqualified. Not really, if something isn't appreciated, it means to...
by parvus
Sun Mar 16, 2008 11:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1637744

Re: What are you drinking now?

mikeymad, i'm going to have to anesthetize you and steal your whisky.

I'm sorry.
by parvus
Sun Mar 16, 2008 5:03 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1637744

Re: What are you drinking now?

I fancied a bit of a treat so I opened a DL OMC 1979 26yo Port Ellen, refill butt. What a superb mouthfeel on it, it's so lush and expressive. It has a fantastic yeasty/hops quality to it as well. Probably the best peated whisky i've had to date.
by parvus
Sun Mar 16, 2008 4:31 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Desktop Background!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4040

Re: Desktop Background!!!

My goodness, you lot are a load of icon junkies :shock: I very reluctantly have 5 icons on my desktop, two of which I cannot get rid of as Microsoft won't let me :( I'm trying to work out if I need the other three as I hardly click on them as I prefer the mini icons on the bar at the bottom of the ...
by parvus
Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:32 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Magic Numbers - not the band!
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Magic Numbers - not the band!

MrT what criteria are you looking for, isn't liking whisky enough? :? The ability to tolerate Mr Picky without resorting to violence.... Can you tolerate violence without being picky? "Follow through with that kick, that was terrible" "That nose isn't going to get any bloodier, work ...
by parvus
Sat Mar 15, 2008 5:27 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbeg price hike..
Replies: 224
Views: 16417

Re: Ardbeg price hike..

You live in the nebulous word of imagination and no absolutes, defying any point of reference, it's ok though, as I've mentioned, I do understand that, you see I'm am not just a man of science but also a man of the arts. You're not a man of science, far from it. You're a man of pointless, ambiguous...
by parvus
Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbeg price hike..
Replies: 224
Views: 16417

Re: Ardbeg price hike..

How would you describe the taste of meat to someone who never had it ? - Easy say "Go eat a piece" Meat tastes like 'animal style'. [...] After which you have a basis to talk and a point of reference, which has been my point all along - saying "burnt almonds and stew prunes" is ...
by parvus
Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:30 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbeg price hike..
Replies: 224
Views: 16417

Re: Ardbeg price hike..

[...] "Burnt almond, stewed virgin half cooked austrian prunes in cherry choclate day old mustard sause" reviews tell me nothing. Those flavours to me would indicate a fairly high presence of wood influence in the whisky, probably from a sherry cask. How would you describe a Clynelish to ...
by parvus
Wed Mar 12, 2008 4:16 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbeg price hike..
Replies: 224
Views: 16417

Re: Ardbeg price hike..

Like some many people, it's pointless to try and rationalize anything with them. You've probably encountered their type before. When you try to tell a person Red is Red and they don't or refuse to get it and go off on some erronious rant - that's it case closed. Perhaps if you actually had somethin...
by parvus
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:58 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1050853

Re: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.

Picked up a few 'daily drams' via a friends duty free allownace, a Caol Ila 18 and Strathisla 12.
by parvus
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbeg price hike..
Replies: 224
Views: 16417

Re: Ardbeg price hike..

I am not taking sides here but the science is all wrong. Chemically speaking a chocolate cookie, even jelly beans are complicated. Jelly beans will contain a variety of esters, glycerin, gelatin as well as a variety of sugars amongst other things. The chocolate alone in a chocolate cookie has more ...
by parvus
Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:04 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbeg price hike..
Replies: 224
Views: 16417

Re: Ardbeg price hike..

How do you know, did you count them ? Yes - the base of a jellybean is comprised of simple sugars and starches along with a flavouring agent. They are simple, specific flavours because of the way they are manufactured - the opposite is true of whisky. If as you say it (scotch) tastes like burnt toa...
by parvus
Tue Mar 11, 2008 1:45 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: I need help, WM Forums!! The galaxy depends on you!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1659

Re: I need help, WM Forums!! The galaxy depends on you!!

Another possibility for a more refined Islay would be to see if you can get your hands on a bottle of Adelphi's Breath of Islay - It'll probably be a touch over your price, and some say it's Lagavulin, others Caol Ila, but no matter where it comes from its a fantastic drop and well worth nudging you...
by parvus
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbeg price hike..
Replies: 224
Views: 16417

Re: Ardbeg price hike..

My dear friend parvus, You problem is that you are mixing subject with perception. 440 A note is a 440 A note......one can say "I think it sounds like a bird" another can say "it sounds like a frog" they are engaging in perception which is what you are doing. The 440 A note is a...
by parvus
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:49 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1236416

Re: What did you drink last night?

les taylor wrote:Glenlivet 18 followed by Nadurra 48% a 1 litre bottle. :dead:


The whole bottle? Oh les, you pig. I've got someone coming through duty free with a bottle of Nadurra for me, so hopefully I can be equally piggy in a few days.
by parvus
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: I need help, WM Forums!! The galaxy depends on you!!
Replies: 19
Views: 1659

Re: I need help, WM Forums!! The galaxy depends on you!!

If I want to pick a more refined Islay malt from either of these two distilleries, what would you suggest? I want something with loads of flavors, preferably above 45 ABV, but not so much of the deadly punch of the two aforementioned whiskies. My budget is $150 USD. Thanks, WhiskyMag Forums! 8) You...
by parvus
Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:34 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbeg price hike..
Replies: 224
Views: 16417

Re: Ardbeg price hike..

And finally to 'parvus', if you have been schooled in the sciences you don't show it. When it comes to our sense......sight for example: Red is Red...you see red, I see red, whom doesn't see red is color blind, it's not a matter of oppinion or differences in perception. Aside from admiring the colo...
by parvus
Mon Mar 10, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1637744

Re: What are you drinking now?

I just opened my Talisker 1982/2003 58.8% OB - really good stuff.

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