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by Miandi
Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live LA
Replies: 19
Views: 19761

Re: Whisky Live LA

I see that WhiskyFest in SF is scheduled for Friday, October 10. Whisky Live is scheduled for Los Angeles, also in October although the exact date has not yet been set.

Can anyone tell me what the differences are between these two events?
by Miandi
Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Bourbon
Replies: 38
Views: 8683

TNbourbon I like to switch off from scotch to bourbon and back again. Currently I have Woodford Reserve and Elijah Craig 12 open. What would be your top 5 bourbons? I know there are different varieties of bourbon, so if you could include a range of top bourbons that would represent these varieties t...
by Miandi
Sat Jan 20, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Good Bourbon?
Replies: 28
Views: 6781

Both Woodford Reserve and Elijah Craig 12 are good choices. The Elijah Craig 12 is very affordable ($20). Another good bourbon that has been recommended to me and is next in line to be opened is Elmer T. Lee Single Barrel Bourbon.
by Miandi
Thu Jan 11, 2007 5:02 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Looking for a very light and mellow single malt
Replies: 49
Views: 17478

Hi Times Wine Cellar would be an excellent resource for you to use. They have great prices and a wide selection of single malts and other spirits. Their staff is very knowledgeable and would be able to help you out. I have tried the Glenmorangie 10 and the Cragganmore 12. Both would meet your criter...
by Miandi
Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:22 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: "Distilleries" on the History Channel
Replies: 2
Views: 972

"Distilleries" on the History Channel

Tonight as I was flipping through TV channels I came across a 1 hour show on the History Channel's Modern Marvels series called "Distilleries". The show discussed techniques for distilling various spirits. The first part covered America Bourbon Whiskey, the second part covered Single Malt ...
by Miandi
Fri May 19, 2006 9:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How old were you when you first appreciated scotch whisky
Replies: 45
Views: 12075

How old were you when you first appreciated scotch whisky

In response to Lawrence's recent question, how old were you when you first began to really appreciate scotch whisky?

I don't mean how old you were when you first tasted whisky. How old were you when you tasted whisky, liked it, and started drinking it on a regular basis?
by Miandi
Fri May 19, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: When we were young did we think whisky tasted bitter???
Replies: 14
Views: 5123

Lawrence, Great article. BTW what do you mean "when we WERE young?" We're still young, aren't we??? Seriously, when I was growing up my parents would often serve my sisters and I watered down wine for special occasions. At that time, it was considered acceptable to serve children a small a...
by Miandi
Tue May 16, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What do you do with malts you buy and don't like?
Replies: 18
Views: 2759

Swordfish, One question I have for you is whether you are planning to continue trying single malts? I'm assuming that you are. If so, take it slow. The first few times I tried Glenlivet 12 I really couldn't understand this whole whisky thing. I kept at it and came to appreciate it as time went on. A...
by Miandi
Mon May 08, 2006 4:13 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Newby
Replies: 18
Views: 4617

Welcome to the forum. If you want to start out and not break your wallet, the Highland Park 12 is very affordable and an excellent choice. The Glenmorangie 10 is also a good choice. You might find the Talisker a bit powerful if you're not used to a peaty malt. You should try it if you have a chance ...
by Miandi
Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Suggestions for Newcomers to Single Malts
Replies: 21
Views: 8547

MrTattieHeid,

I'll try the minis if I can. I've not really found anyone who sells minis beyond the few basics that I don't think would do single malts justice. I probably may bring a bottle or two that I already have and let them sample from those.
by Miandi
Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Suggestions for Newcomers to Single Malts
Replies: 21
Views: 8547

ScotchBlog, Not to worry, no disparagement taken! We're all just passionate about our whiskies. I wanted to offer something back to the forum. If I've done that, then I'm glad to have contributed. I will keep an eye out on the Bowmore as you have suggested. Which particular Bowmore do you recommend?...
by Miandi
Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:39 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Suggestions for Newcomers to Single Malts
Replies: 21
Views: 8547

ScotchBlog, I do consider myself an "adventurous" newcomer. I basically figure that anyone coming to this forum asking for advice on whiskies is adventurous; otherwise, they could just as well stick with their tried and true whisky and not ask for advice at all. The "Islands" may...
by Miandi
Wed Apr 19, 2006 5:29 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Suggestions for Newcomers to Single Malts
Replies: 21
Views: 8547

Suggestions for Newcomers to Single Malts

Newcomers to single malt whiskies often ask for recommendations on which whisky's to try when they are just starting out. There have been several posts to this forum asking for and offering advice on this topic. As I've read them, I've compiled my own list of single malts that have been frequently r...
by Miandi
Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:43 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best Single Malt for Under $50 US
Replies: 14
Views: 14883

Thanks to All. I've been reading this forum since the beginning of the year and have generated a list of single malts to acquire. I've added a few new suggestions to the list and will look for them as I build up my stock. Also, Di Blasi, you've been reading my mind! I have been looking at some other...
by Miandi
Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:24 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best Single Malt for Under $50 US
Replies: 14
Views: 14883

I've gotten the following at reasonable prices, Clynelish 14yr for $37, Glenmorangie Portwood for $32, Cragganmore 12yr for $34, and the Balvenie 12yr Doublewood for $34. The Laphroig 10yr is readily available for $30. That's one of the best values that I've seen for the price. I don't want to limit...
by Miandi
Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best Single Malt for Under $50 US
Replies: 14
Views: 14883

Best Single Malt for Under $50 US

Recently, I was able to purchase a bottle of Highland Park 18 on sale for $60 US. I've typically seen the bottle priced at $80 US. Until I win the lottery I will need to spend my money wisely when purchasing single malts. That said, what is the best value that I can get without spending more that $6...
by Miandi
Tue Mar 21, 2006 5:53 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Tasting Events / Tasting Clubs in Southern California?
Replies: 0
Views: 1767

Tasting Events / Tasting Clubs in Southern California?

Is anyone aware of any Tasting Events or Tasting Clubs in Southern California? These seem to be more prevalent in the Eastern US, but I haven't found anything in So Cal. I know that The Scotch Malt Whisky Society will be coming to Los Angeles on November 9, 2006. I'm sure that members of this forum ...
by Miandi
Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:00 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Need food suggestions for tasting event
Replies: 18
Views: 5670

KiddushClub, Where exactly in West LA are you? How did your event come out? When will you be having another one? I'm in OC. Do you, or anyone else for that matter, know of any similar tasting clubs in OC? I've gone to a few liquor stores to pick up some bottles and asked the people behind the counte...

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