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by Arebee
Wed May 02, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bourbons...... what do you like & why?
Replies: 18
Views: 2433

I drink on occasion, and enjoy, Woodford Reserve, Knob Creek and Bakers. I've enjoyed Bourbon, but never to the degree that I enjoy Scotch. That all changed when I tried the Pappy van Winkle 20 year old. what a fantatsic dram. Sweet, smoky, buttery, fruity. Just an amazing complexity of flavors. It'...
by Arebee
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your next purchase ?
Replies: 79
Views: 14325

I'm trying to save up for the Laphroaig 30. Every time I get close, something else catches my eye.
by Arebee
Wed Feb 21, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Montgomerie's Single Cask Collection
Replies: 6
Views: 6005

Re: Montgomerie's Single Cask Collection

Hmmm, that is interesting, I wonder how long those two bottles have sat on their shelf for? So they were distilled in 89, do you know what year they were bottled?(or their age in general) $90 seems like it may be a bit much to spend on a mystery IB Bowmore. Over at West Side Liquors on Farmington a...
by Arebee
Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Montgomerie's Single Cask Collection
Replies: 6
Views: 6005

Montgomerie's Single Cask Collection

Does anybody know anything about these whiskies? I came across a bottle of Montgomerie's 1989 Bowmore at the local liquor store and I was wondering about tasting notes, casking etc.. The owner wasn't there, and the Assistant Manager didn't know anything about it. Through extensive searching I found ...
by Arebee
Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048695

You can get the Lagavulin 16 for $50.00 in CT? That is a good price for New England. You are correct about the HP 18 in NH. I don't understand why they have that bottle priced so high compared to the other whiskies they sell. As has been often mentioned on this forum, Federal Wine & Spirits in ...
by Arebee
Sun Jan 28, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048695

I have a buddy heading for the friendly confines of New Hampshire next week. Their liquor stores are legendary in New England. Just put in an order for the Laph QC and the Laph 15. Yes, the NH liquor monopoly does have some fantastic prices. Joe at FWS in Boston was rather taken aback when he found...
by Arebee
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048695

I have a buddy heading for the friendly confines of New Hampshire next week. Their liquor stores are legendary in New England.

Just put in an order for the Laph QC and the Laph 15.
by Arebee
Thu Jan 25, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Are you a Malt Snob?
Replies: 65
Views: 11487

Single malts outnumber blends in my liquor cabinet by about a 10-1 ratio becasue that's what I enjoy, but I would choose JW Black and JW Green over dozens of Single Malts.
by Arebee
Thu Jan 18, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: What did you get for X-mas ?
Replies: 70
Views: 8925

Mustardhead wrote:I had to buy my own :(

Can I volunteer to help Paul and Arebee with their bottles? :)


Missed this before. :D I'm always looking for a partner in crime.
by Arebee
Tue Jan 16, 2007 11:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whsky Barrel Aged Beer Opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 1964

Sounds like a great idea for a beer fest. Just a few days ago I picked-up a bottle of JW Lees Harvest Barleywine. This particular version is aged in Lagavulin Casks. (They also have a Calvados version) I have yet to try it but since I am an Islay whisky addict, I had to get it, even at $7.50 for a 9...
by Arebee
Thu Jan 04, 2007 7:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: What did you get for X-mas ?
Replies: 70
Views: 8925

I think I did rather well. I think you did too! HP18 might be my favourite dram in the whole world. Glenlivet's nice too. Glenmorangie isn't bad too. I don't know my bourbon's yet. I think I need educating. http://www.whiskybembel.de/A/52.gif I agree, the HP 18 is a phenomenal dram. I'm an Islay fa...
by Arebee
Tue Jan 02, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: What did you get for X-mas ?
Replies: 70
Views: 8925

I think I did rather well.

Glenlivet 18

Glenmorangie 12 - Portwood Finish

Highland Park 18

Knob Creek Bourbon
by Arebee
Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your Top 10
Replies: 34
Views: 11867

Currently:

1. Laphroaig 10 - Cask Strength
2. Laphroaig Quarter Cask
3. Lagavulin 16
4. Talisker 18
5. Caol Ila 18
6. Johnnie Walker Green
7. Glenfiddich 15 - Solera Reserve
8. Balvenie 15 - Single Barrel
9. Ardbeg 10
10. Caol Ila 11 y.o 1991 Unchillfiltered Signatory Bottling
by Arebee
Thu Nov 16, 2006 6:03 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Opinions on Chivas The Century of Malts
Replies: 5
Views: 2780

Well I'm no expert but I finally tried it last night. Here's my initial review. I thought the nose was somewhat faint. Possibly suffering by comparison to the overwheming nose of the Islay Malts that I am used to. I did note a creamy sweet butter aroma. Reminded me of a vanilla cake mix. In tasting,...
by Arebee
Wed Nov 15, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Opinions on Chivas The Century of Malts
Replies: 5
Views: 2780

Re: Opinions on Chivas The Century of Malts

Thanks Gents!

I was hoping more of you might have sampled this one but I appreciate the input. I plan on trying it out sometime time this week and I will be sure to post back my thoughts.
by Arebee
Tue Nov 14, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Opinions on Chivas The Century of Malts
Replies: 5
Views: 2780

Opinions on Chivas The Century of Malts

My searches on the site came up empty. I found it mentioned a few times but never really reviewed. I recently came a cross a dusty bottle in a small liquor store for $55 USD. My usual whisky diet consists of Islay single malts and other island Scotches, but I knew this one was no longer made and if ...
by Arebee
Tue Aug 01, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Does anybody drink Glenfiddich?
Replies: 53
Views: 19471

I too overlooked the Glenfiddich malts due to their overwhelming availability. But I took a flyer on the 15 Solera Reserve and was pleasantly surprised. Sweet flavors of chocolate, vanilla and honey, and a crisp creamy finish with just a hint of peat smoke. I found it to be a very nice warm weather ...
by Arebee
Mon Jul 03, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Laphroaig Quarter Cask
Replies: 81
Views: 37550

Laphroaig 10 has been my favorite Malt since my first dram. All others I have tried, at any price, have not lived up to it. Even the Laph 15 I found to be less enjoyable than the 10.

Until I tried the QC.
by Arebee
Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048695

I just picked up some Talisker 18 and Laphroaig Cask Strength.
by Arebee
Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: About yourself
Replies: 105
Views: 25850

Arebee, We have been hearing a lot of good things about Laph Quarter Cask on the Forum and it’s nice to get your recommendation too. It is definitely on our next to try list. Jill Bob & Jill I had a few drams of it last night at a Cajun BBQ cigar dinner. Fantatsic pairing with both the Cajun sp...
by Arebee
Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: About yourself
Replies: 105
Views: 25850

Arebee, Welcome and nice to hear from another Islay preferrer. Laphroaig 10 was also our first Single Malt and it too will remain near and dear to the heart. Jill Bob & Jill Thanks for the warm welcome Jill (and Bob). Every malt I've tried since drew immediate comparisons to the Laph 10 and it ...
by Arebee
Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Balvenie 21 Price Increase
Replies: 19
Views: 8878

From what I understand, the new bottles will come in a wooden cabinet as part of the new presentation. Unfortunately here in Connecticut most stores have marked up their old stock in the cardboard tubes to $120+.
by Arebee
Thu Jun 08, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The worst...
Replies: 129
Views: 28826

Worst Single Malt whisky for me would be the Isle of Jura 16. It tasted like Tequila.

Biggest disappointment would be the Scapa 14. Tried it on three occasions and although it's not horrible, I just can't find anything good to say about it.
by Arebee
Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Show Off Your Inventory
Replies: 1448
Views: 358020

Tough to follow Plamen's list, but I'll give it a go. Whisky Ardbeg 10 y.o. Balvenie 15 y.o. Single Barrel Bruichladdich 14 y.o. - 1986/2000 Scott's Selection Caol Ila 12 y.o. Caol Ila 18 y.o. Caol Ila 11 y.o 1991 Unchillfiltered Signatory Bottling Glenfiddich 15 y.o. Solera Reserve Lagavulin 16 y.o...
by Arebee
Wed Jun 07, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Single Malts in the Movies
Replies: 307
Views: 104870

Although not a Single Malt, I recall a gangster thug in Mad Dog and Glory (with Robert DeNiro, Uma Thurman and Bill Murray) ordering a Chivas and Milk.
by Arebee
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:20 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How old were you when you first appreciated scotch whisky
Replies: 45
Views: 10581

I got into Single Malts in my late 20s after a very brief stint with blends. I did not enjoy any blends until I tried JW Black. A few months later I received a bottle of Laphroaig 10 as a Christmas gift and I was blown away by the complexity and flavor. I still enjoy the JW Black on occasion and the...
by Arebee
Wed Jun 07, 2006 5:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: About yourself
Replies: 105
Views: 25850

What a wonderful forum this is! So much to learn. I'm 37, married with two wonderful daughters 2 and 6 years-old and live in smoke-free Connecticut USA. I've been drinking Single Malts for about 10 years now and although I enjoy Scotch from all regions, I always seem to gravitate towards the Islays....

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