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by Steve Rush
Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 13809

Re: Whisky Live London 2011

I'm looking forward to being there on the Saturday. A more central location and a good list of exhibitors = Good Times!
by Steve Rush
Thu Jul 29, 2010 4:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 281898

Re: Supermarket Deals

Talisker 10yr currently available for a bargaintabulous £22.95 at http://www.masterofmalt.com
by Steve Rush
Thu May 06, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The Glenlivet 18 year old
Replies: 12
Views: 4803

Re: The Glenlivet 18 year old

Reading and posting to this thread last night, inspired me not only to have a couple of generous drams of it but to also add it as my latest review. http://www.thewhiskywire.com/2010/05/gl ... glass.html
by Steve Rush
Wed May 05, 2010 5:55 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The Glenlivet 18 year old
Replies: 12
Views: 4803

Re: The Glenlivet 18 year old

I have to say that I'm a big fan of the 18 year old. It's one of the staples of my whisky collection. I even have to say that I prefer it to the 21 year old.
by Steve Rush
Wed May 05, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1599160

Re: What did you drink last night?

Last night I enjoyed a couple of glasses of the very palate pleasing Amrut Peated. I have to say that I wasn't bowled over by their standard release but the peated is a light smokey sweet palate pleasure. Look forward to sampling the Cask Strength Peated at the weekend.
by Steve Rush
Tue Apr 27, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1599160

Re: What did you drink last night?

A couple of glasses of the fab 'Bruichladdich Rocks' of which I added a post dram review at my site http://www.thewhiskywire.com
by Steve Rush
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 281898

Re: Supermarket Deals

As part of the Sainsbury's promotion the Glenfiddich 14 Rich Oak is now down from what I think is an extortionate £40.35 to a more reasonable £32.28. I say extortionate as Glennfidich themselves put the rrp at around £30 and currently Royal Mile Whiskies are selling it at a standard price of £31.95....
by Steve Rush
Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 281898

Re: Supermarket Deals

Collector57 wrote:
Steve Rush wrote:

Don't seem to have seen you posting for a while Steve? Welcome back (if I'm right!)!


Many thanks, have been off the radar for a awhile for various reasons but it's good to be back :)
by Steve Rush
Tue Apr 20, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 281898

Re: Supermarket Deals

There are loads of great whisky deals at Sainsburys at the moment. Including:

Bruichladdich Rocks £20.71
Lagavulin 16 £31.33 (wow)!
Penderyn £25.20
Balvenie Sig £24.39
Highland Pk 12 £22.87
Bowmore Legend £18.75
Makers Mark £19.48
by Steve Rush
Thu Feb 25, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2010 (26-27 Feb)
Replies: 49
Views: 27358

Re: Whisky Live London 2010 (26-27 Feb)

Literally just over 24 hours to go before it all kicks off in London. Can't wait. A big thank you to Pippa and the team for the tickets. I haven't won anything in a competition for about 20 years so I am simply over the moon!

Hope to maybe meet a few fellow members there tomorrow!!! :D
by Steve Rush
Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12
Replies: 19
Views: 7620

Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

They are both great drams but the Glenfiddich 15 just tips it for me. It just ticks a few extra boxes for me with its Solera lovleyness!!!

It also brings back fab memories of tasting straight from the Solera vat at the Glenfiddicg distillery, when I was fortunate enough to visit a few years back.
by Steve Rush
Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2010 (26-27 Feb)
Replies: 49
Views: 27358

Re: Whisky Live London 2010 (26-27 Feb)

After winning a couple of tickets for Friday night, I can't wait!!!!

Unfortunately I was unable to attend last year so am looking forward to seeing Whisky Live London in its new home at the Hurlingham Club on Friday.
by Steve Rush
Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2009 (27-28 Feb)
Replies: 133
Views: 52451

Re: Whisky Live London 2009 (27-28 Feb)

Sorry to say that Faemussach wont be available for sale. It was an experiment last year with Eclipse, successful as it was we aren't in a position to repeat it. Faemussach is the name of the peat bog where the distillery used to cut its peats from. The site is still in use today, though not by us, ...
by Steve Rush
Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2009 (27-28 Feb)
Replies: 133
Views: 52451

Re: Whisky Live London 2009 (27-28 Feb)

Well I have to say that despite Whisky Live London declining in "umph" of the last couple of years in my opinion, I still hope that I will be able to make this years event. Whether I can make it or not is another story as I may need to be out of the UK that weekend for work. If I do manage...
by Steve Rush
Tue Oct 21, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Do 29 - 39 year old men drink malts?
Replies: 86
Views: 11356

Re: Do 29 - 39 year old men drink malts?

Well I'm 32 and have been drinking what I would call quality single malts for the last 8 years. Prior to this I was strictly a JD man, whom progressed onto Glenfiddich and Glen Ord and therafter into a whole world of quality single malts.
by Steve Rush
Tue Oct 21, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Is Royal Mile Whisky The Most Unfriendly Shop?
Replies: 66
Views: 32830

Re: Is Royal Mile Whisky The Most Unfriendly Shop?

I find this most surprising. I've visited the store in Edinburgh and on many occassions the one in London. Each and everytime I have been to either store I have been more than impressed with the service. Even when dealing with them via email they have been great in locating certain bottles that they...
by Steve Rush
Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 281898

Re: Supermarket Deals

Last night I went into my local Tesco for a few essential items and low and behold what did I see on a discontinued offer for £12.99 a bottle? '10yr Balvenie'. So along with the bread and milk I purchased, were three bottles of Balvenie 10yr. Not the best in the Balvenie range but a good dram all th...
by Steve Rush
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Lagavulin - price rise?
Replies: 38
Views: 12134

Re: Lagavulin - price rise?

Over the weekend went into my local Sainsbury's and shock horror Lag 16 has now gone up to £40. I wanted to pick up a couple of bottles but at that price I thought I'd look elsewhere locally or failing that online. I had a light bulb moment and also remembered that my local Costco sell Lag 16 on occ...
by Steve Rush
Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lagavulin 16 vs Talisker 18
Replies: 36
Views: 31164

Re: Lagavulin 16 vs Talisker 18

In my mind they are two very different but two very wonderful whiskies. They each have their own complexities and qualities but because I favour malts from Islay I would have to choose the Lag 16 (the old faithfull).

:wink:
by Steve Rush
Tue Aug 05, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?
Replies: 38
Views: 9046

Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

I will go with the dram I had last night, Jura Superstition.

It may not pack the biggest punch of the peat brigade. To be honest I would usualy choose a Lag 16 or an Ardberg 10 over it. But it's a nice gentle dram to get the week moving along.
by Steve Rush
Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2008
Replies: 88
Views: 19211

Re: Whisky Live London 2008

At the moment on the WL London website there is a list of last years exhibitors. Just wondering if this will be updated to show an actual list of who is due to be there exhibitor wise this year?

Many of the usual suspects I'm sure but would be good to know beforehand.
by Steve Rush
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your Top 5
Replies: 60
Views: 8417

Re: Your Top 5

It would be impossible for me to list my top five whiskies, as this list changes regularly depending on my mood, weather etc. Though having said that one particular dram that's guarnteed to make it in any top five list that I may compile, would be the old faithfull Lagavulin 16yr.
by Steve Rush
Sat Jan 19, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many bottles do you go through in a year?
Replies: 36
Views: 8648

Re: How many bottles do you go through in a year?

I think I would give myself one hell of a shock if I kept a tally of my bottle consumption over a year. Granted most of which are shared with friends, but all the same it would be one hell of a shock.

:dead:
by Steve Rush
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 579

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

As I will be out of the web equation for the rest of the day and indeed tomorrow, can I be unfashionably early in wishing you all a Happy New Year. I hope that 2008 brings you all you want whisky and otherwise. I also hope to put some more faces to names with events in 2008 such as Whisky Live Londo...
by Steve Rush
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What will you drink on New Year's Eve?
Replies: 25
Views: 3792

Re: What will you drink on New Year's Eve?

Due to the nature of the New Year party I'm attending it will be a mainly a wine affair with an abundance of cheese. With the popping of a bottle or two of decent 1er come midnight. Though I'm half tempted to bring along a couple of whiskies that do go perfectly well with cheese and to see what peop...
by Steve Rush
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:18 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: WHAT WHISK(E)Y DID YOU GET FOR CHRISTMAS?
Replies: 14
Views: 2771

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

This Christmas I was fortunate enough to receive a few bottles of the good stuff from family and friends. Talisker 10yr Glenfiddich Toasted Oak Lagavulin 16yr Pinwinnie (a blend and completely new to me) Highland Park 18yr Isle of Jura 16yr Glenlivet 18yr I think these bottles and my existing drinka...
by Steve Rush
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 281898

Re: Supermarket Deals

As promised more Costco Prices (not a supermarket I know but its worth getting membership if you can!) Macallan 10 Fine Oak - £17 Laphroaig 10 - £17 Glenlivet 12 - £17 Isle of Jura gift set - £19 (with a hip flask) Glenmorangie 10 - £18 Chivas 12 - £15 Chivas 18 Gift set - £35 (two glasses) Jameson...
by Steve Rush
Mon Dec 31, 2007 3:02 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch Blends
Replies: 11
Views: 1684

Re: Scotch Blends

Among many bottles of whisky I received this year for christmas, was a bottle of 'PINWINNIE'. From the Inverhouse stable I believe and comes in a nice tin. I have never come across this particular dram before, so would be interested in the thoughts of those who have had a dram of this particular ble...
by Steve Rush
Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2008
Replies: 88
Views: 19211

Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Roll on Whisky Live London 2008!.

Normally I usually attend the first day of the festival on the Friday but this year am going to be doing the Saturday, with a few friends.
by Steve Rush
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best Blended Whisky
Replies: 65
Views: 24159

Re:

This is a hard poll because there are alot I havn't tried but i'm partial to Black Bottle 10 yrs old. I love the Islay undertones to the blend. Len Indeed, I haven't delved too much into the world of blends but Black Bottle is one that I'm more than happy to drink. At around £12 a bottle I also thi...
by Steve Rush
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lagavulin 21yo
Replies: 104
Views: 14817

Re: Lagavulin 21yo

I have a bottle of this on order and I simply just can't wait for it to arrive. As a huge Lag fan I'm hoping that this will deliver all the good things I have heard about it so far. My only fear is that I hope it doesn't dissapoint me as much as the 25yr did when I purchased this late last year. Now...
by Steve Rush
Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Elijah Craig 18year old
Replies: 12
Views: 3743

Re: Elijah Craig 18year old

Elijah Craig 18, is one of my favourite bourbons. Infact I would have to also say that I favour the 12 year old just as much. These are both outstanding bourbons and indeed exceptional value for money. More so the 12 yr which in the UK retails for around £23, which is approx the price what you would...
by Steve Rush
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2338107

Re: What are you drinking now?

Currently enjoying a big mug of freshly ground Blue Mountain Coffee. Having said that will be opening the bottle of 16yr old Isle of Jura that I had delivered along with a few others this morning.
by Steve Rush
Thu Aug 30, 2007 5:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Michael Jackson
Replies: 75
Views: 11303

A very sad day for the whisky world and indeed for journalism as a whole. Prefound, sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. I was very fortunate enough to be able to meet the great man himself at this years Whisky Live in London. Although he didn't seem to be in the best of health...
by Steve Rush
Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1398202

Just replenished my collection with a few of my day to day drams.

Lagavulin 16yr
Balvenie 15yr
Highland Park 18yr
Elijah Craig 12yr

Should last me to at least this time next week :D

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