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by PuckJunkie
Thu Jan 08, 2015 3:35 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Hosting a tasting for friends, looking for advice.
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Hosting a tasting for friends, looking for advice.

First off, greetings. It's been a long while since I posted here. I've been away from these forums since 2007, and it's amazing, yet not entirely surprising, to see some names I still recognize. I was stunned to find out my login still worked. Anyway, where else would I go to ask this kind of questi...
by PuckJunkie
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:23 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Peaty/sweet whiskies
Replies: 31
Views: 9315

I wonder if Talisker DE might be along the right lines. Nice and peaty, like the other Talisker expressions, but I think it's sherried. It certainly tastes it. I'd compare it to the Lag DE, but I've never been able to find a bottle. It's not anything like Uigeadail, but I doubt anything that's not c...
by PuckJunkie
Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395303

Long time, everyone! Went back to school last fall and haven't had a spare second since. I just dropped back in to mention the bottle I was given for Christmas, which was Lagavulin CS. I'm a great fan of Lagavulin 16 and was beside myself with excitement to finally get my hands on a bottle of this s...
by PuckJunkie
Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Relative newbie ooking for another recommendation please
Replies: 30
Views: 8312

... I was told though that in time as I develop a palate it is highly likely I will gravitate further to the Islays . Would you agree? Now I guess the next step is a Lowland to give me more of a "geographical" range. Any thoughts? I'm not sure one has to "develop a palate" to en...
by PuckJunkie
Wed Aug 09, 2006 5:02 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What's the best whisk(e)y you've tasted this year?
Replies: 38
Views: 8556

Ardbeg Provenance or Signatory 1969 Springbank, followed closely by a Port Ellen (1978 OMC). But for more standard drams, I'm still a devotee of Lagavulin 16.

Puck
by PuckJunkie
Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Black Bottle
Replies: 28
Views: 9267

£60 ish would buy a couple of bottles of Antiquary. (and some crisps . :P ) Cheers. Heck, $60 USD will buy a couple bottles of Antiquary here. £60 would buy three and have change, maybe for your crisps (? whatever that is :)). I'll have to try it, I keep passing it over in favor of new (to me) sing...
by PuckJunkie
Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Michael Collins Irish Whiskey
Replies: 14
Views: 6626

Elliot wrote:Those prices are outrageous. Even here in Ohio, the single malt will run you less than $45.

Agreed. The blend is something like $30-35 USD here - and that's for a 750ml, not a 700.

Puck
by PuckJunkie
Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:02 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: George T Stagg
Replies: 15
Views: 3110

I also enjoy GTS quite a bit, and easily rate it as one of my favorite American whiskeys, but I seriously doubt I would pay the kind of price it seems to elicit overseas. At $60 or $70 USD, I'd still keep it on my shelf regularly, so my normal price of $45 is a no-brainer. But at $150+, I'd have to ...
by PuckJunkie
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395303

It's 51% rye, 38% corn and 12% malted barley. I've put away more of this than any other whisk(e)y. Just love it. Excellent. Where do you find information like this? Thanks! BTW, the Balvenie 21 I bought for $75 is now $109 at the same place - which is still the best price in town. I asked them abou...
by PuckJunkie
Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Handbook of Whisky - Dave Broom
Replies: 21
Views: 8792

Hey! Dredging up Oliver's posts is a capital offense around here! Excuse me while I take my blood pressure meds. :P My sincerest apologies - I didn't make the connection, and didn't notice the dates. In fact, I blame Jan for bumping the thread... and simultaneously forgive him because of his sterli...
by PuckJunkie
Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Handbook of Whisky - Dave Broom
Replies: 21
Views: 8792

MrTattieHeid: did you read Dave Broom's book? If you did, you'd know that of course computerization negatively affects the number of people working for a distillery! [...] Interesting how one's perspective changes the reading of things like this... I honestly spent a brief second wondering how in t...
by PuckJunkie
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: A good bottle for a good man
Replies: 12
Views: 2719

Good and strong? George T. Stagg, if you can find it. Clearly fits both sides of the equation. It's on the low end of your range, though... buy two!

For scotch, Talisker is the first thing that jumps to mind when people discuss powerful but very good malts.

Puck
by PuckJunkie
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your next purchase ?
Replies: 79
Views: 17783

Green Spot Pure Pot Still Irish whiskey and the Redbreast 15. Are you importing? I can't get either here... although my local proprietor told me he won't be able to get Connemara anymore because the distributor is dropping it to carry Green Spot. I'm looking forward to trying it. Next up for me is ...
by PuckJunkie
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Younger = Better?
Replies: 61
Views: 15108

Neat topic. There are several distilleries that would fit the profile if we were talking about perceived value - I love Macallan 25, for instance, but there is no way it's worth that much more than the 18. But I assume we're talking about head-to-head, and if offered both for free, I'm taking the 25...
by PuckJunkie
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395303

Picked up Balvenie 21 at a shocking price yesterday - $75 USD. Also purchased a Van Winkle Family Reserve Rye and opened it as soon as I got home. It's fantastic. I don't know what it goes for across the pond, but here it's an exceptional value. It's very similar to Stagg in taste, which I find odd ...
by PuckJunkie
Wed Jul 26, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1596085

I finally finished off an old bottle of Macallan 12 early in the evening. Later, I cracked open a Bruichladdich 15 - I'd been forcing myself to wait on opening it until I finished something else. My first taste of any Bruichladdich, and I liked it a lot. Like many posters have said here, it's a very...
by PuckJunkie
Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:10 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Find the place
Replies: 20
Views: 4012

Looks like Bellagio. Makes sense, I hear some really old Macallans come from that region. ;)

Puck
by PuckJunkie
Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:09 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Dear Toronto
Replies: 56
Views: 11933

No worries...but there really is a problem with racism targeting Natives in other parts of the country as well as Canada, plus hockey still has a problem with the issue of racism in general. Ask guys like Anson Carter, Mike Grier, and Donald Brashear about some of the crap they've gotten over the y...
by PuckJunkie
Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Taste preservation
Replies: 13
Views: 2231

Welcome! 1) Keep it corked 2) Store it in a cool place 3) Store it in a dark place - the box works well 4) Keep your roommate/partner/pet with excellent taste from drinking it and replacing consumed liquid with water How long was your bottle open? Just curious. Puck P.S. These will just slow down th...
by PuckJunkie
Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Dear Toronto
Replies: 56
Views: 11933

Amazing memory Puck! Keep in mind that the Sabers only offered a ONE yr extention for someone who just won the "coach of the year" award - he was right to turn that down. And as for the Long Island and Tampa jobs, not very many experianced coaches went for those. I don't blame his for loo...
by PuckJunkie
Mon Jul 24, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Spring and Fall '05 George T Stagg Side by Side
Replies: 15
Views: 5415

That's great irishwhiskeychaser, thanks! I bought mine in a shop, and it came without a box, so no special information other than what's on the bottle's label. Does anybody out there have this detailed information from the distillery regarding the 64% bottling? It seems weird it didn't sell out, bu...
by PuckJunkie
Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Dear Toronto
Replies: 56
Views: 11933

Mark, I can't speak to the existence of any racism geared toward native Americans in the hockey ranks, but I think it's unfair to characterize the ending of his Buffalo career as "the Sabres ran him off". Regier offered Nolan an extension but he chose not to take it; they offered him the j...
by PuckJunkie
Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Has anybody heard/tasted a Chivas Single Barrel?
Replies: 18
Views: 4038

Don't know much about Chivas, so I'll pass on that one. But as for Sheep Dip, it's in every liquor store I go to. It's usually bottom shelf, next to the other inexpensive malts, and it's labelled "Pure Malt" rather than "Single Malt", so I'm sure mar_mcdo is right and it's a vatt...
by PuckJunkie
Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Resinous wood cask???
Replies: 22
Views: 4560

Basically the EU will not allow any product to be sold in Europe unless it conforms to the basic rules of Whisk(e)y which includes maturing for 3 years and more in an oak cask. Are you sure about this? The EU doesn't allow calling a product "whiskey" if it doesn't fit those criteria? I sw...
by PuckJunkie
Thu Jul 20, 2006 7:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Dear Toronto
Replies: 56
Views: 11933

I think Garth still counts against the Isles salary cap. Thats a weird one. Can he trade himself to make cap room? As far as Lindros goes, I hope he does well in Dallas. He's clearly not the player he once was or might have been. But, he can probably be a good 2nd or 3rd line center, and in that ro...
by PuckJunkie
Thu Jul 20, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Resinous wood cask???
Replies: 22
Views: 4560

Of course he can call it whiskey! Or even whisky. If India's manufacturers can call their rum "whisky", what does a few cedar chips in an honest whisky hurt? He can't call it "scotch", obviously, nor "bourbon". But if he's making it from malted barley - or rye, or some...
by PuckJunkie
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Summer vacation?
Replies: 24
Views: 6498

Dubois wrote:As a general choice I would go for Balvenie 15, but as a "summer-dram" maybe I would chose Dalwhinnie

Same here!
by PuckJunkie
Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Dear Toronto
Replies: 56
Views: 11933

Garth Snow is the new Islanders GM :shock: Great line I heard today...they're going to put a red light behind his desk and turn it on every five minutes so he'll feel at home! Mark I literally couldn't breathe for a minute I was laughing so hard. That is an all-time classic. When I read the news ye...
by PuckJunkie
Wed Jul 19, 2006 4:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Resinous wood cask???
Replies: 22
Views: 4560

Of course he can call it whiskey! Or even whisky. If India's manufacturers can call their rum "whisky", what does a few cedar chips in an honest whisky hurt? He can't call it "scotch", obviously, nor "bourbon". But if he's making it from malted barley - or rye, or some ...
by PuckJunkie
Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Dear Toronto
Replies: 56
Views: 11933

Well, I can admit that when it came to effectiveness, the Legion of Doom was a better line than Modano's line on the 1999 Cup team. But that doesn't mean I liked watching them. I was joking about Domi, just cashing in on his reputation as a player people love to hate. While other hard-nosed players ...
by PuckJunkie
Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New to Single Malts!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 6951

I got started with the same malt many others did - Macallan. It's priced a bit high now, but if you want to try a heavily sherried malt I still don't think it has an equal. If you have a way to sample several different whiskies, I'd definitely try some divergent tastes - I wouldn't try just one and ...
by PuckJunkie
Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Are Brora and Port Ellen worth it?
Replies: 16
Views: 7612

Welcome to the board! I have no Brora experience, but the Port Ellen in my collection was worth every penny at $165 USD. I have a few bottles that cost that much, maybe four or five, but the only whisky I have that I like as much is Ardbeg Provenance, which cost significantly more. I think that if y...
by PuckJunkie
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Balvenie 21 PortWood packaging
Replies: 4
Views: 3608

How bizarre. The crazy thing is that this place is a small, cheap, discount liquor store and their whisky selection is horrible. What is there has mostly been sitting on the shelves for five years or more - this is where I found the Ardbeg 17 sitting around forgotten (it's gone now :)). I figured th...
by PuckJunkie
Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Dear Toronto
Replies: 56
Views: 11933

Gee thanks, Mark. pouranother, I can appreciate a fine hockey line... say, Gretzky, Kurri, Anderson? Beliveau, Moore, & Boom-Boom? Or the Production Line. Or my personal favorite, Lehtinen-Modano-Hull :) Watching the Legion of Doom simply reminded me every time I saw them that Eric Lindros was a...
by PuckJunkie
Tue Jul 18, 2006 3:24 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Dear Toronto
Replies: 56
Views: 11933

Frodo: Good news: $1.5 million + $1 million in achievement-based bonuses. Unless he stays healthy, he'll make less here than he did in Toronto. Bad news: how often does Big E play 60 games? But if he's healthy, he's clearly the Stars' second line center. He was signed to replace Arnott. If he actual...

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