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by Leither
Mon Dec 08, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Tescos Islay
Replies: 15
Views: 2052

Re: Tescos Islay

Gordon and others may prove me wrong but I think the following 'pale stunner' is the batch of peated Bunna to look for: http://img.tesco.com/pi/xpi/5/5051399945385_90.jpg Incidentally, the Asda Islay expression (note - it is a pure/vatted malt, not a single) is also worth a shout. Recently re-packag...
by Leither
Fri Dec 05, 2008 11:54 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Against the grain oddbins exclusive
Replies: 249
Views: 38760

Re: Against the grain oddbins exclusive

Treacle Treat 1991 was a sherry casked Benromach (the Rep from Benromach told me that this is from their distillery) giving 334 bottles. Skeletor, can you confirm. I would have my doubts about that statement given Benromach shut down in 1983, then was bought over by Gordon & Macphail in 1993, w...
by Leither
Sat Nov 29, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Mystery Drams Xmas Game
Replies: 103
Views: 17956

Re: Mystery Drams Xmas Game

I want to play the Mystery Drams Xmas Game

:iwbrnt:

Cheers Matt :thumbsup:
by Leither
Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: NEED ADVICE FOR REMOVING LABELS
Replies: 9
Views: 3042

Re: NEED ADVICE FOR REMOVING LABELS

See here:

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Available from Loch Fyne Whiskies.
by Leither
Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: trendy whisky ?
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: trendy whisky ?

You mean like this?

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by Leither
Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:07 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1262129

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

DBTL - from this thread: http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=8968 Ian Logan commented as follows: A batch of A'Bunadh is around 27,000 to 28,000 bottles at a time. Its very hard to say how many casks as no batch is the same, really depends how much older or younger stock is in th...
by Leither
Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:15 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best Whisky Packaging Ever
Replies: 52
Views: 22162

Re: Best Whisky Packaging Ever

The latest I've seen today is on Scotchblog - Macallan's Big New Idea is to sell Fine Oak 30yo for nine hundred quid - with each bottle individually labelled with one of 1000 different photos of the distillery as labels, many of which just happen to feature tasteful nudes. You get an original Polar...
by Leither
Thu Nov 13, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: The credit crunch & your whisky budget
Replies: 30
Views: 4954

Re: The credit crunch & your whisky budget

Jimmy - good thread and poll. I imagine some parts of the industry will be keeping tabs on this thread! Anyway, from January I will have a monthly and annual whisky budget, both in terms of £ and number of bottles. As such, I answered that I'll be more selective, or at least that's the plan. Thankfu...
by Leither
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best Whisky Packaging Ever
Replies: 52
Views: 22162

Re: Best Whisky Packaging Ever

Talking of which, I recently picked up this after spotting it in RMW's window:

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/produc ... 0000033632

Great packaging and glassware (the ones I got were tulip shaped) plus the whisky is pretty :thumbsup: too!
by Leither
Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:18 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What's happened ????
Replies: 11
Views: 1006

Re: What's happened ????

As Ryan says - the removal of the for sale forum is the best thing that has happened around here for ages.

Also, since the bar is locked - happy birthday Ryan. I'll have a few drams of Laphroaig tonight (as I'm at a tasting) and toast you from across the pond.

Lastly, a warm welcome back to Mark.
by Leither
Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting
Replies: 66
Views: 11862

Re: November 15 Irish Whiskey Tasting

A late entry - I should be able to join in on this on Saturday night. I've been drinking Black Bush for years, but now converted to the even better Redbreast (thanks to this very forum and erm..... Waitrose!). Unfortunately, I'm unable to mail anything out at this late stage but if anyone local want...
by Leither
Mon Nov 10, 2008 6:14 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Favorite Sherried Spey?
Replies: 22
Views: 2010

Re: Favorite Sherried Spey?

But as an exemplar of a classic sherry aging process, the Redbreast as a standard is really something else. Especially as real sherry is hard to come by and all this ace-ing is confusing the issue etc. Redbreast @£20 in Waitrose, as a U.K. member said it was, should be a staple in every cupboard. H...
by Leither
Mon Nov 10, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 259750

Re: Supermarket Deals

Aldi are advertising that Clontarf triple bottle thingy again that they had last year for £17.99 from Thursday. I seem to remember this getting a decent write-up somewhere (Whisky Bible?): http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/58_7801.htm?WT.mc_id=2008-11-10-12-00 I picked this up a year or two ago ...
by Leither
Sat Nov 08, 2008 10:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1262129

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

I stocked up on a few Aberlour A'bunadh and Glenlivet Nadurra earlier, plus a Talisker DE. All from Waitrose new deals, as mentioned up thread. Earlier in the week I picked up the last AA batch 23 but went back for some of the new batch 24 today (before Willie hoovers them all up :P ). I haven't ope...
by Leither
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2058508

Re: What are you drinking now?

Most supermarkets stock Innis & Gunn now, I buy when it's on offer as it is a wee bit more pricey and only 330ml bottles but it's great stuff. I'm now on to a sample from Willie (ta v much) of Strathisla 30yo from G&M, a lovely old sherried speysider. Nose of dates and figs, more of the same...
by Leither
Sat Nov 08, 2008 9:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2058508

Re: What are you drinking now?

Nice notes Mark - I tried that one last time I was at Oddbins and found it to be very good, nice sherry influence and good price for a Laddie. I had a couple of beers earlier, Innis & Gunn original 6.6% abv - I've been drinking this for a couple years now as my standard beer and it never fails t...
by Leither
Wed Oct 22, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 259750

Re: Supermarket Deals

Rob, I've said this before but I'll say it again for the benefit of newer members........... The best thing to do is register your address online for home delivery and when you go down the 'virtual whisky aisle' the stock available will match what's in the store local to you. BTW - Bushmills Black B...
by Leither
Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Isle of Arran 30yo
Replies: 3
Views: 1700

Re: Isle of Arran 30yo

FWIW - I picked up the 17yo Royal Island blend from RMW as it was priced very attractively: http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000038064 It might just be me being influenced by the fact it has Island in the name but I find it very 'Highland Park-ish'. My bottle is nearly :empty: ...
by Leither
Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: best/worst value for price & quality
Replies: 11
Views: 2630

Re: best/worst value for price & quality

To back-up RB I also think that Ben Bracken (rumoured to be Tamnavulin) from Lidl is not bad at all for the price. Best value for price and quality for me tend to be blends that have been around for many years - Black Bush being one and Isle of Skye 8yo being another. As far as malts are concerned G...
by Leither
Wed Sep 24, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Bushmills Black Bush & Original going premium...
Replies: 20
Views: 10222

Bushmills Black Bush & Original going premium...

Even whiskey blends are going all 'premium' on us! From a Diageo Marketing Job Spec: Bushmills - Diageo's oldest "newest brand" - enables us to partake in the buoyant Irish Whiskey Category, which is forecast to continue double-digit growth. We are repositioning Bushmills in Sociable Independence 'e...
by Leither
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live Glasgow 2008
Replies: 98
Views: 41633

Re: Whisky Live Glasgow 2008

Near the SECC my choice would be the City Inn:

http://www.cityinn.com/glasgow/

Alternatively the Crowne Plaza would be fine too, both are handy.

However, personally I'd prefer to stay nearer to the city centre.

Enjoy!
by Leither
Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Tesco Highland Malt
Replies: 10
Views: 2871

Re: Tesco Highland Malt

IWSC results certainly name Whyte & Mackay as the producer (see link below - it won the Gold star award) so I think you're on to a good tip there Toshie: http://www.iwsc.net/Product_Details.ehtml?top=Home&bottom=Retailers&product_id=15535 I know a previous Tesco Highland (going under the...
by Leither
Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:58 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1456996

Re: What did you drink last night?

A couple of maritime drams from G&M last night: - started with a Bunnahabhain 1991 Macphails Collection (43%), a typically nice and light teenage bunny, candied malt with a pinch of saltiness about it; - then moved on to a Glen Scotia 1992 Macphails Collection (again 43%), boy this one is extrem...
by Leither
Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Tesco Highland Malt
Replies: 10
Views: 2871

Re: Tesco Highland Malt

Sorry Toshie, haven't tried that one but I have tried most other Supermarket malts. The Islay ones are better than the Speyside/Highland expressions, IMO and others. Best one for me being the Sainsburys Islay. I'm sure Jim Murray rated all the Tesco ones highly, with the Tesco Islay recently rumoure...
by Leither
Wed Sep 17, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your Own Vatting/Blend
Replies: 98
Views: 39845

Re: Your Own Vatting/Blend

I have also tried this, with rather pleasing results, so I'd heartily recommend the experimentation to fellow posters. So sincere thanks to those contributing to the thread which gave me the idea :thumbsup: I had around 20cl left from a 'cheap and cheerful' Signatory Vintage Islay Cask Strength (5yo...
by Leither
Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ardbeg Blasda and even Mór
Replies: 135
Views: 15279

Re: Ardbeg Blasda and even Mór

Bah humbug, I want to play peat jenga rather than work :mrgreen:
by Leither
Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ardbeg Blasda and even Mór
Replies: 135
Views: 15279

Re: Ardbeg Blasda and even Mór

The new website for Blasda has been launched but does not appear to work :( :

http://www.ardbeg.com/blasda/

Also, the e-mail content looks like a pile of ****..................... (peat) :wink:
by Leither
Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ardbeg Blasda and even Mór
Replies: 135
Views: 15279

Re: Ardbeg Blasda and even Mór

Kallaskander, that's interesting - thanks for letting us know. No surprise really with the Beast as 1990 stocks cannot last forever, however my clear perception was that the Uigeadail would be a continuing line with it being NAS. My understanding, previously discussed here, was that the Young Uigead...
by Leither
Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Rosebank Open Weekend
Replies: 46
Views: 6002

Re: Rosebank Open Weekend

Thanks to those that have shared thoughts on the open weekend - and many thanks for the pictures too. It is indeed a sad sight and an absolute shame that British Waterways have not managed to keep it from falling apart. I have never visited Rosebank so it's appreciated to get some insight as to what...
by Leither
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:20 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Morrison's Blend
Replies: 4
Views: 803

Re: Morrison's Blend

The one Murray raved about in the 2007 Bible was Morrisons 'Best' 8yo which is different from their standard Morrisons blend (this may or may not be scored as well, sorry no bible to hand) . His score in the subsequent 2008 was a few points lower. The 'Best' is a range from this retailer across thei...
by Leither
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 259750

Re: Supermarket Deals

A "Bruichladdich Full Strength 1989", which was bottled and released way back in 2005 (as a 16 year old) and matured in sherry casks. I guess they must have found some at the back of the warehouse. It's under £40! This 2nd edition was again exclusive to Oddbins - seems to have been gather...
by Leither
Thu Sep 11, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 259750

Re: Supermarket Deals

Well done on the Asda deals Webo and welcome to the forums.

Great offers on the Glenmo 'extra-matured' range at Sainsburys. I might give the Lasanta another go.

Tesco have discounted Ardbeg Ten down to £22.37, whilst the 'old' stocks last so :iwbrnt: stock up!
by Leither
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1262129

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

Nick, will do when I get round to opening them - this may be a few months away tho. The NoS grain is part of Jolly Toper's next tasting later this month so you should have a few more opinions on this one soon enough, only 102 bottles tho.
by Leither
Tue Sep 09, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1262129

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

A bit of a gamble (and against my usual try b4 buy policy these days) but I have recently received a delivery from MWBH/Dream Drams of the following: North of Scotland 36yo (as I'm fond of the old, sweet & smooth grains) Glenrothes 17yo Tullibardine 18yo I believe this bottler was well received ...
by Leither
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 259750

Re: Supermarket Deals

A couple of years back I picked up a case of Glenlivet 18 for less than £20 a pop at Asda - but the current Sainsbury's deal is equally good, given the current price hikes. Think I'll get a couple more as I've only a couple left. That certainly is a bargain price for a great malt! :iwbrnt: Of late, ...

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