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by irishwhiskeychaser
Thu May 26, 2011 10:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048019

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

Concentrating on Irish these days http://forum.irishwhiskeysociety.com/download/file.php?id=382 Jameson Distillers Selection from a few years back, Jameson 12yo Distillery Reserve (MidletonVersion) Knappogue 16yo Twin Wood & Knappogue 1998 (12yo) Irish Distillers have just released 2 new Single ...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Thu May 26, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many open bottles do you normally have?
Replies: 421
Views: 78931

Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Here is my progress ... 25 Oct 2007, 16:17 I've been in the 25 -50 bracket for the last year averging around 40 open bottles which is way too much. I had previously been around the 20 mark which was more manageable but I went through not being able to leave stuff closed ... :o 25 Mar 2009, 16:07 De...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Thu May 26, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What color of bottle do you prefer for your whisky?
Replies: 11
Views: 7350

Re: What color of bottle do you prefer for your whisky?

Much prefer clear but it does not really bother me to be honest. I drink my whisky out of a mug these days so I don't see it anyway :wink:
by irishwhiskeychaser
Thu May 26, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Redbreast 15 vs Bushmill 16 vs Greenspot
Replies: 4
Views: 1567

Re: Redbreast 15 vs Bushmill 16 vs Greenspot

Definitely RB15 followed by Greenspot and Bushmills 16. But they are all good in their own way.
by irishwhiskeychaser
Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:36 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 200ml bottles - what are these called?
Replies: 20
Views: 20598

Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

Nagin or Naggin is a well known term in Ireland all right but I think it's a description for the hip flask style 200ml bottle more than just any old 200ml bottle.
by irishwhiskeychaser
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Knappogue Castle 1951
Replies: 27
Views: 6998

Re: Knappogue Castle 1951

The last of this was released about 18months ago so it is technically now out of stock from the producer. Up to then it was retailing at $600 in the US but since the last release the RRP went to €1000 and even some retailers listed it at $1200 however some still listed it at €600. I would sugges...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL
Replies: 80
Views: 32480

Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

I have enjoyed pretty much all the JW range except Red which I found vile but I've not tasted it in some years so maybe I should revisit it. I've always rated the Black Green and GOld with Gold being my favourite a year or so back but not the Green is tipping it for me. However I've go the cjhance t...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Most underrated single malt?
Replies: 68
Views: 35051

Re: Most underrated single malt?

My dirty secret (& most under rated Malt) is Balmenach. Very rarely hear it discussed but it is cheap as chips and a great value malt. I used to be able to get Deerstalker 18yo for well under 50Euro. Got a lovely one from Raymond in Bladnoch lately :thumbsup: Is it a fact that it is not bottled ...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Most overrated malt?
Replies: 67
Views: 28392

Re: Most overrated malt?

Collector57 wrote:Any Macallan I've tried ...


Snap ... and most of the young Ardbegs for me.
by irishwhiskeychaser
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Which one should my next purchase be?
Replies: 20
Views: 9179

Re: Which one should my next purchase be?

As you have a decent selection of Islay and Highland and spey side I say take a walk on the Irish side and give the Redbreast a go. It will add a new dimention to your whiskey tasting.

Other wise I'd say Laphroaig for Islay
by irishwhiskeychaser
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Famous Signature Speysiders
Replies: 14
Views: 3507

Re: Famous Signature Speysiders

I don't overly rate any of these but if I was in a bar and these were my only choices I'd always go for the Glenfiddich. I've never liked the the Glenlivet and I've had found the aberlour a bit on the boring side.
by irishwhiskeychaser
Mon Aug 30, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many open bottles do you normally have?
Replies: 421
Views: 78931

Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

Went back over this and I am sad to say I am not improving ... or maybe I am depends which way you look at it :roll: Here is my progress ... 25 Oct 2007, 16:17 I've been in the 25 -50 bracket for the last year averging around 40 open bottles which is way too much. I had previously been around the 20...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun Aug 29, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Gilbey's Redbreast
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Gilbey's Redbreast

This could be 70's but more than lightly an 80's bottling. If it is the 80's bottling it is probable that it was made up with the last of the remaining Gilbey's stock. This means that some much older whiskey has gone into the batch. That on the surface sounds great but it is actually the opposite .....
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:10 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky to accompany sweet food
Replies: 9
Views: 622

Re: Whisky to accompany sweet food

Yes I'd agree with Laga DE you could pour it over ice cream :mrgreen:

Possibly any of the DE's
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Why only "a dram"?
Replies: 20
Views: 8489

Re: Why only "a dram"?

An interesting subject .. why Dram? when Dram is technically such a little measurement ... I have a theory on this and that is all it is as I have nothing to base it on only the charachter of a people. That charachter would be of both the Scotch and Irish people which in ways is so closely linked bu...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Peaty blended Islay whisky
Replies: 23
Views: 7597

Re: Peaty blended Islay whisky

You could always buy one of the above recomended and even if it is not a peaty as you'd like it you could extend the peaty-ness by adding some young Ardbeg of Laphroaig. I do this with non peaty whiskies when I feel a change and expermenting ... you'd be surprised at how little you need to add.
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun Aug 29, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: mixing whiskies?
Replies: 7
Views: 3914

Re: mixing whiskies?

I've never been bothered by how long my bottles have sat around and I think in only 2 cases where the whisky noticably diminished in flavour profile. I'd not overly worry about it but if you want to go with the 20cl bottles that is not a bad option to keep you ends long term.
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Bunnahabhain 34yo
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Re: Bunnahabhain 34yo

I've not had this either ...

All I can add to this that DL Old and Rare Platinum Bottlings are usually of a very high standard so rest assured that it should be a good investment in your inheritance :wink:
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lagavulin vs. Caol Ila
Replies: 2
Views: 5705

Re: Lagavulin vs. Caol Ila

Also it is worth bearing in mind that just because something says sherry or bourbon cask does not actually mean you can guarentee a correct guess by colour. Some single sherry cask IB's can often be second fill (or later) and eventhough alot of them state this it may not always be the case and you m...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun Aug 29, 2010 1:14 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Favorite Bourbon?
Replies: 28
Views: 5898

Re: Favorite Bourbon?

I've not had a huge exposure to Bourbon but have tried at least 2 hand fulls of different ones :wink: okay, okay ... I did drink them out of a glass ... I'm not that much of a Irish savage :P I've had 2 different George T Staggs. A 10cl sample of 1 and a botttle of another and it is the strangest th...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys
Replies: 66
Views: 26369

Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

I bought all these on special over the last 6months ...


Powers Gold €17
Highland Park 12 €28.40
Jameson 12yo €29
Laphroaig Cask Strength €40.75
Laphroaig 18yo €69.00
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Very odd (bad?) Lagavulin 16
Replies: 16
Views: 5556

Re: Very odd (bad?) Lagavulin 16

My last 2 bottles of Lagavulin I have found to be much duller and uninspiring compared to what I expect from it. Still good to drink just not what I used to think Laga was. I had the 21 lately and got that original thrill I used to get from the 16yo. SO it brings me to an interesting question ... as...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: My first OUTSTANDING Scotch!
Replies: 25
Views: 6900

Re: My first OUTSTANDING Scotch!

Hi SIxCats ... imagine bumping into me over here. This is where I cut my teeth so to speak before we set up the Irish Whiskey Society site. You'll learn alot by listening to the guys on this forum. All good suggestions so far, I myself would recomend the HP 12yo to build up your taste buds for peat....
by irishwhiskeychaser
Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Your pictures are wanted!
Replies: 900
Views: 149949

Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Mr Neville Floyd; a 7 week old Welsh Terrier. http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/1291/bilde1x.jpg A big aaahhhhh ... he's so cute :thumbsup: And this is our little fella ... Eóghan ... which we obviously think is cute. http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s285/irishwhiskeychaser/Pers/Eoghan%203-6%20...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048019

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

Go on Adrian, buy some more. :) I was thinking I hadn't bought much but I guess I picked up two 25yo Glen Elgins and a 30yo Caol Ila from the Bladnoch Forum as well as a couple of the new Laphroaig Cairdeas bottles. I've a sneaking suspicion that there is something else but can't remember. Well Wil...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sat Jul 10, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048019

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

Laphroaig CS Batch 2 (x3) and Lap QC (x1)


That is it now for a couple of months :twisted:
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun Jul 04, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroaig Cairdeas
Replies: 5
Views: 1145

Re: Laphroaig Cairdeas

Opened one of mine the other night ... as with any Laph ... I like 8) My initial impression are that it is much smoother and less agressive than last years offering which is a nice contrast as I still have that too. Possibly the older casks contained in the 2010 bottle calm it down as the peat and s...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048019

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

Nice one Adrian and a good reason to buy. :) Cheers Les I see you are really cultivating you whisky collection these days. They seem to be sprouting from all direction in the under growth :wink: That looks very nice Adrian - well done! Thanks Nick ... I'm really struggling to keep myself in check t...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Thu Jul 01, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048019

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

Apologies for repeating with the Kilbeggan but it's a picture that I'll post on our Irish Forum too. Only took a month for the Laphroaig to arrive but better late than never. And on a recent trip to Holland a Maxxium half bottle single cask of HP. I also picked up a Dutch Millstone 5yo SIngle Malt (...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048019

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

Got myself a couple of the first distilation from Kilbeggan in over 50years.

Been sold as a distillery reserve malt.

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by irishwhiskeychaser
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Midleton Very Rare 1984 & others
Replies: 8
Views: 4908

Re: Midleton Very Rare 1984 & others

I just happened to be passing Nick :wink: :thumbsup: Anyway BRGREAT has pretty much covered it. As your in Belgium your best bet would be to get them over to whiskyauction.com in germany if you can. They will probably realise the best prices there rather than on Ebay. The bottles are in excellent co...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: WHOA! "The Irishman Original Clan!"
Replies: 12
Views: 4896

Re: WHOA! "The Irishman Original Clan!"

There was a bottle of Writers Tears next to the Irishman 70 the shelf by the way. Has anyone tried that? Incidently, on the name of the brand. My gaelic is a bit rusty these days but isn't the coreect Irish word 'Chlann?' Pots The Writers Tears is better again (imo) ... much bigger PPS influence an...
by irishwhiskeychaser
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Your pictures are wanted!
Replies: 900
Views: 149949

Re: Your pictures are wanted!

Mr Fjeld wrote:Our beloved Oscar is forever gone. Rest in peace.
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I know I way ot of date with this but so sorry to hear Christian. Have was a beautiful dog I'm sure you still miss him terribly.
by irishwhiskeychaser
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048019

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

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+1 on the Coal Ila ...

can't wait to open mine after your tasting notes :thumbsup:
by irishwhiskeychaser
Sun May 23, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: WHOA! "The Irishman Original Clan!"
Replies: 12
Views: 4896

Re: WHOA! "The Irishman Original Clan!"

Hi PPH do yourself a favour and get a bottle. It is not bad at all, actually it is a fine whiskey. Obviously not as good as a Redbreast but an excellent inbetweener ... the pps comes through well and I am lead to believe that the malt content comes from the same source :wink: A bit of a strange one ...

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