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by DramMeister
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074001

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

I received the Arran Malt (10 yr) from a friend on my b'day. Which was nice.
I can't remember whether I've tried this one before. I had a few different young Arran's that I didn't think much of, but I think the 10 yr old is much better.
by DramMeister
Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:26 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1260905

Re: What did you drink last night?

Tea. Last night was my last night off from drinking (2 nights a week with NO alcohol). Tonight, I'll have a couple, time to open an Aberlour 12 DM I think. I had one of them last year - Aberlour 12DM not tea - I liked it but not as much as the 16DM. If you ever see that I'd recommend it. A couple o...
by DramMeister
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074001

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

Had a small bonus from work and so I bought a few whiskies.

Talisker 18
Bowmore 18
Longrow CV

That makes the whisky cabinet look better.
by DramMeister
Wed Jul 16, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Longrow CV
Replies: 7
Views: 2057

Re: Longrow CV

I've just bought a bottle of this and am really looking forward to it. Had a dram or 2 of Longrow 10 a few years ago and that was cracking.
by DramMeister
Sun May 04, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1260905

Re: What did you drink last night?

Sounds good. Nothing as exotic for me.
At a friends house:

Macallan 12 Fine Oak - much better than the 10FO, which isn't saying much.
Compass Box Peat Monster - I'm sure this is much discussed but am I right in thinking there's alot of young Ardbeg in it?
HP18 (old style)- still brilliant!
by DramMeister
Sun May 04, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 224759

Re: Supermarket Deals

Just been to our Sainsbury's. And nothing is on offer. Apart from a litre bottle of Glenfiddich. I got some nice beers though. :) Yes it seems to be a quiet time at the supermarkets at the moment. Shame I was going to sneek a bottle into the trolley this week without the missus finding out. Ardmore...
by DramMeister
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 224759

Re: Supermarket Deals

The co op here (leicestershire) has Aberlour 10 for £15.
by DramMeister
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:18 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1260905

Re: What did you drink last night?

Last summer we moved out of the city to live in a village. This has had two affects on my whisky consumption: 1. whisky budget has been severely reduced - doubled the mortgage - so I'm only working a the cheap end of the market again 2. I've had the opportunity to visit loads of country pubs which o...
by DramMeister
Wed Mar 05, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Happy to see empty...
Replies: 83
Views: 12542

Re: Happy to see empty...

Gordon & MacPhail, Highland Park distilled 1995 bottled 2006 57.2%. Refill sherry. Been open for 2 months, just re-tasted, :yuk: I just need to work out how to empty it, thoughts so far. Use it to start a fire. Give it to a begger. Piss in it and re-taste. Pour it down the drain. Suggestions we...
by DramMeister
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1684463

Re: What are you drinking now?

Haven't you been thorough RF.
Is that form your own invention?
by DramMeister
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardmore
Replies: 50
Views: 14355

Re: Ardmore

... and more expensive no doubt.

The local Sainsbury's has it for only £20.

Still enjoying it and I'm thinking about buying a back up.
by DramMeister
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 224759

Re: Supermarket Deals

butephoto wrote:Sainsbury's have added one offer to their site and it's - wait for it - Aberlour 12yo! Again! £14.99

:headbang:


That expalins why I received one on Valentine's Day - cheapskate.
Anyway mustn't grumble... better than a kick in the teeth ... etc. etc.
by DramMeister
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: help me pick my next whisky
Replies: 42
Views: 3294

Re: help me pick my next whisky

What about Ardmore OB?
Just been introduced to this one and its great. A peated highland! I can't detect any off notes. It's available in some sainsbury's at a very reasonable price.
by DramMeister
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1684463

Re: What are you drinking now?

Just a drop of Balvenie 10, because there's only a little left in the bottle. Once I've finished it, I can open one of the new ones at the back on the cupboard. There's nothing particularly special there, but a change is good as a break.
by DramMeister
Fri Dec 28, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1684463

Re: What are you drinking now?

Mr F I had a bottle of that Glenlivet recently and I really rather enjoyed into. Great Oak and Vanilla - custard creams? I'm jealous of the Bowmore 17, I've only had a drink of that a couple of times - its such a mish-mash of flavours. I'm thinking of a drop of Knockando 18, mainly because there's o...
by DramMeister
Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:24 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: WHAT WHISK(E)Y DID YOU GET FOR CHRISTMAS?
Replies: 14
Views: 1716

Re: WHAT WHISK(E)Y DID YOU GET FOR CHRISTMAS?

3 bottles this year. They're finally getting the idea!

Ardmore 46% OB - actually I gave this to myself through a third party
Laph Qc - from mother in law
Jura 10 - from sister in law

Hooray for in laws!
by DramMeister
Thu Dec 20, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: When is an opened bottle at it's best?
Replies: 16
Views: 3059

Re: When is an opened bottle at it's best?

I remember this being a talking point some time ago particularly in respect to HP 18 (previous bottling).
Which is my favourite dram in the world when the bottle in first opened, but seems to lose its intensity quite soon thereafter.

So with that in mind, I voted ...
immediately after opening
by DramMeister
Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardmore
Replies: 50
Views: 14355

Re: Ardmore

Well I bought it. No not the Black Bowmore, but the Ardmore OB. (It was £22 and a half pounds so you could get 86 and 2 thirds bottles of Ardmore for the same price). There's no clue on its age but I did notice at the checkout it was 46% and non-chill filtered, and the tasting notes look exciting. L...
by DramMeister
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardmore
Replies: 50
Views: 14355

Re: Ardmore

les taylor wrote:DM you didn't say you were buying yourself a present. Don't muck about, go and get the new Black Bowmore you know you want to.


:wink:


What's the price on that Les?
by DramMeister
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Talisker 10
Replies: 19
Views: 7029

Re: Talisker 10

I always feel there's a hole in my collection if there's no Talisker 10 in there and it never seems to last very long. I like to have a spectrum from the lightest (Glen Goyne 10?) to the strongest (Laph CS). But there seems to be a gap in styles that only a handful of malts bridge before you get to ...
by DramMeister
Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardmore
Replies: 50
Views: 14355

Re: Ardmore

OK, that's enough arm twisting, I'll buy it.

I won't be able to tell you want I think of it till after christmas (A present to myself via a proxy).

Cheers
by DramMeister
Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardmore
Replies: 50
Views: 14355

Re: Ardmore

Hey this is an old thread.

I'm considering buying an OB Ardmore.
I have tried it a long time ago but I can't remember if I liked it. The label talks of peatiness which caught my eye. Does anyone know anything about it?
by DramMeister
Mon Dec 17, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Changing tastes
Replies: 14
Views: 1542

Re: Changing tastes

I to have found a taste for malty malts. I still enjoy the peat monsters but I think I like the slightly milder versions these days. Hence Talisker keeps rising up my list.
by DramMeister
Mon Dec 17, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 224759

Re: Supermarket Deals

Actually I could buy it for them, and aged 1 and 4 they probably won't want to drink it - so maybe some one else could drink it for them?

Does anyone know much about Ardmore?
by DramMeister
Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 224759

Re: Supermarket Deals

My bank manager has requested that no more posts are added to this topic until the new year. :D Sorry, bank manager; I've seen an Ardmore in a local Sainsbury's for about £20. That's not a whisky you see much of around here and I'm intrigued by the mention of peatiness. I have had this before once ...
by DramMeister
Tue Nov 27, 2007 3:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074001

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

Tullibardine 1966 40yo World Cup How come the scots are selling a whisky celebrating an English victory? I've been whingeing so much about not having any new whiskies, Mrs D picked up a bottle of HP12 from the supermarket when she went shopping. I hope she realises she's only encouraging poor behav...
by DramMeister
Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074001

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

I bought an Ardbeg 10 not long ago on the premise that the whisky in there is probably much older than 10 years right now - and because it may be the last chance to get the old style Ardbeg.

Am I right in thinking this?
by DramMeister
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Your monthly budget?
Replies: 71
Views: 15545

Re: Your monthly budget?

Jobi wrote:Too much and not enough.

Lol

Zero- moved house, big mortgage.
The dilema was a nice village primary school for the kids or whisky for me.
The missus decided the former.
I only get whisky now by whineing.
(which I'm good at)

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by DramMeister
Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1260905

Re: What did you drink last night?

A nice welcome home!

I went to an unusual country pub nearby at weekend. All tweed and old school ties. But they did have quite a few malts. Four of which I hadn't had before.

I went for a Blair Athol 12. Pleasant enough. Another distillery ticked off for the train spotter in me!
by DramMeister
Mon Oct 29, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074001

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

Sorry, not posted since July!!! Moved house and have had trouble with the internet, laptop frying and generally being very short of time, plus my whisky collection is down to 8 bottles. (Obviously not including the Leddie NAS still unfinished at the back of the cupboard... but that's another story)....
by DramMeister
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: GLENMORANGIE 12YO GOLD RUM CASK FINISH - BONKERS PRICE
Replies: 17
Views: 4323

Re: GLENMORANGIE 12YO GOLD RUM CASK FINISH - BONKERS PRICE

I noticed my local Sainsbury's had the GlenMorangie 15 at £15. But sold out.
I much prefer this to the Rum Finish, which is a bit like adding a dash of rum to your whisky.
by DramMeister
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074001

Nice picture Les.

Replaced the Glen Grant 10 I sold to my Dad for a tenner. That's 41p profit!
It was the last bottle in the shop. They've a few others 'Reduced to clear' GF Caoran, Aberlour 10, Mac 10, Glenlivet 12. But the prices are around the £20 mark.
by DramMeister
Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 224759

I didn't think they could do that.

I definitely only paid £15.
by DramMeister
Mon Jun 11, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074001

I suppose it's the opposite of buying but I sold my Dad my last spare bottle for Glen Grant 10 - that I bought up for £9.59. The shop had one bottle left at that price at the weekend, but it's closed for a refurb today. Now I have to wait until tomorrow to see if I can replace it. :x I am very pleas...
by DramMeister
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074001

Tormore 12.
I think that's distillery no. 70 for me.
I don't know anything about it - complete stab in the dark.

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