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by whiskgeek
Sun Aug 20, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bottle year of Talisker 25?
Replies: 1
Views: 784

Re: Bottle year of Talisker 25?

Check the bottling code. Tiny print hidden somewhere on the bottle. Probably near the mouth, under the metal capsule. It might have the year in it.

Why do you want to know this?
by whiskgeek
Tue May 23, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Jolly Toper tasting 4.5.17 Edinburgh 7:30pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1899

Re: Jolly Toper tasting 4.5.17 Edinburgh 7:30pm

Next was the Bladnoch Samsara - I like to include new releases in order that those curious to try new drams but for whatever reason don't want to buy a bottle can see what's happening. I find the shift in style from Bladnoch of old to current really interesting - can anyone explain where the citrus...
by whiskgeek
Sat Apr 29, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky and Water ???
Replies: 3
Views: 1227

Re: Whisky and Water ???

You can put water in whisky to water it down if the abv is too high for you. Or you can add a few drops to bring out the flavors.
by whiskgeek
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Particles in Mortlach
Replies: 2
Views: 1008

Re: Particles in Mortlach

Use a coffee filter. It's probably not harmful, being in whisky, but it wouldn't be the best experience.

The whisky, the bottle being open for so long, probably isn't in the best condition. Probably has oxidized quite a bit.
by whiskgeek
Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:15 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: headache
Replies: 2
Views: 1084

Re: headache

Because it's crap alcohol.

Or were you looking for a more technical answer?

I'm not certain of its content. Is it whisky or flavored vodka? Alcohol produced in continuous stills have more of the nasty chemicals you don't get from pot-distilled whisky.
by whiskgeek
Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Peat/smoke
Replies: 1
Views: 1087

Re: Peat/smoke

Bowmore is the most herbal/vegetal. I think Laphroaig is the most medicinal.
by whiskgeek
Sun Mar 05, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ganga?
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Re: Ganga?

Hmm. Too bad. He was the most reliable one here.

I take it that when you delete your account, you're allowed to delete all your posts and comments? That's unfortunate. He and many others have given a lot of good info to the forum.
by whiskgeek
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ganga?
Replies: 4
Views: 1723

Ganga?

I just noticed that Ganga is gone. By that I mean, all of his posts. What's up with that?
by whiskgeek
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: On consistency... brands, bottles, vendors, countries...
Replies: 1
Views: 1174

Re: On consistency... brands, bottles, vendors, countries...

Is it normal for a blended Scotch to vary from smokey to not at all smokey? Brands like to keep their product consistent, but that's not always easy. Each vatting, or batch, can vary a bit. It requires a big organization with the ability to set aside the component whiskies that result in the proper...
by whiskgeek
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New to collecting, tips/advice for a newbie?
Replies: 4
Views: 1840

Re: New to collecting, tips/advice for a newbie?

Buy whisky you like, since you may end up drinking it because that's better than losing money on it.
by whiskgeek
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: "Old" bottle of Ballantine's???
Replies: 2
Views: 1314

Re: "Old" bottle of Ballantine's???

Check some whisky auction sites, and see if anything like that is offered. That might give you an idea of the monetary value. I suspect that the monetary value of a common brand like Ballantine's is higher than the flavor value. That is, the collectors would value it higher than drinkers, and this d...
by whiskgeek
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Real or Fake
Replies: 5
Views: 1617

Re: Real or Fake

I can't imagine why anyone would bother to fake Johnnie Black. What continent are you on?
by whiskgeek
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whiskey distilleries tour plans needed
Replies: 2
Views: 2173

Re: Whiskey distilleries tour plans needed

Malt Madness is pretty complete, if not entirely up to date. They include grain distilleries. They list a few silent stills. They don't have many of the newest distilleries. You'll have to do further research to find those. Or come up with an excuse to limit yourself, like to only distilleries which...
by whiskgeek
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Hazelwood 105
Replies: 1
Views: 1138

Re: Hazelwood 105

Check The Whisky Exchange. And divide by 2.
by whiskgeek
Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Anyone know about this Suntory Whisky?
Replies: 4
Views: 1668

Re: Anyone know about this Suntory Whisky?

Looks cool!
by whiskgeek
Wed Jan 04, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Cragganmore 12 notably changed when 1/3 full
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: Cragganmore 12 notably changed when 1/3 full

I'm sorry for your loss. It doesn't sound like you did anything wrong. Light can cause a problem, as well as high or varying temperatures. Air is what causes the oxidation, so having the bottle shaken up (while partly empty), or leaving the cork off could have caused that. I'll assume you didn't for...
by whiskgeek
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1234598

Re: What did you drink last night?

Koval Millet whisky
Koval Four Grain
Glenlivet 18y
Glenlivet 21y G&M
MacDuff Octave
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1997
Lagavulin Distillers Edition 1999
Laphroaig 2016 Cardeas
Laphroaig 18y
Old Ballantruan
by whiskgeek
Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:00 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Carrington Gold Crown Canadian Rye Whisky
Replies: 1
Views: 897

Re: Carrington Gold Crown Canadian Rye Whisky

Yes it would.

Light is the biggest detriment to an unopened bottle. Temperature shifts are another.
by whiskgeek
Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: has Lagavulin changed?
Replies: 16
Views: 4622

Re: has Lagavulin changed?

I had two Distillers Editions last night, from that time period I was talking about at the top. They were definitely different from each other.
by whiskgeek
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: has Lagavulin changed?
Replies: 16
Views: 4622

Re: has Lagavulin changed?

Barney, your new bottles are from three years ago? I have some from last year, and they seem to be pretty good. I wish I could do a side-by-side comparison with your bottles.
by whiskgeek
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:35 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Macallan #2 Viscosity
Replies: 4
Views: 3597

Re: Macallan #2 Viscosity

How was the flavor?
by whiskgeek
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:32 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: my set of glass for spirit tasting !
Replies: 1
Views: 2204

Re: my set of glass for spirit tasting !

Those are pretty cool looking!
by whiskgeek
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Singleton of Auchroisk
Replies: 2
Views: 1942

Re: Singleton of Auchroisk

It's in production now, so it's not worth anything yet. Once it's no longer available, you'll have to find someone who was a fan. That is, if there's no equivalent replacement on the market. I would assume Diageo will continue to supply the market with Auchroisk of about that age. Unless they're dis...
by whiskgeek
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1234598

Re: What did you drink last night?

Five Ardbegs, two Glenmorangies and a sherry.
by whiskgeek
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:18 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Tips and Advices Needed
Replies: 3
Views: 2297

Re: Tips and Advices Needed

When I drink whisky neat, I don't like it chilled.

When I drink bourbon sour on the rocks, I like the ice to cut the sweetness as it melts.
by whiskgeek
Mon Oct 10, 2016 5:48 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best Whiskey
Replies: 4
Views: 1339

Re: Best Whiskey

Generally Lagavulin 16, why?
by whiskgeek
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:36 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Amateur needs advice
Replies: 1
Views: 811

Re: Amateur needs advice

I like the Talisker Dark Storm, but that's peaty, so you might not. And you can only get it at Travel retail. The Johnnie Gold actually looks like a good price (and I like that one). Maybe the Dalmore's. Not a bad price for a liter. Other than that, nothing on that list looks special or inexpensive.
by whiskgeek
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: information please!
Replies: 1
Views: 2028

Re: information please!

I've had an old Old Parr. It's decent.
by whiskgeek
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Take those Drams with you!
Replies: 3
Views: 2362

Re: Take those Drams with you!

Nice!
by whiskgeek
Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:37 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Please help me!
Replies: 2
Views: 2163

Re: Please help me!

I just happened to think of The Dalmore. It's very sherried, and well made. It's not everyone's cup of tea because it can be overly sweet, but it might be worth a try.
by whiskgeek
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Please help me!
Replies: 2
Views: 2163

Re: Please help me!

One of the new "color" Macallans should match the 12, shouldn't it? Can you order from the US, online? I'm pretty sure the 12 is still on the market here. I kinda hate to say it, but I don't think there's a good match for Macallan. Especially if he doesn't even like any other Macallans. No...
by whiskgeek
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: How Many Whiskey's Have You Made?
Replies: 1
Views: 2313

Re: How Many Whiskey's Have You Made?

Isn't whiskey made in a vat called a malt? No. From what I have read whiskey is not whiskey unless it is aged in a barrel. Scotch whisky must be aged in oak casks for three years or more. Bourbon whisky must be aged in new charred oak casks (no minimum time). Other than that, there are few types of...
by whiskgeek
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Reccomendation for a peated, well aged whisky.
Replies: 1
Views: 2318

Re: Reccomendation for a peated, well aged whisky.

Peat diminishes over time, so at 18 they're not very peaty.

Tal 18 is very light. HP18 has a lot more body, and some sherry. You can't go wrong with Springbank.
by whiskgeek
Sat Aug 13, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: New member
Replies: 2
Views: 2522

Re: New member

Welcome!

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