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by martin grant
Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?
Replies: 38
Views: 4981

Re: Who won the Highland Park 40 Year old?

MacPete wrote:Wish my name was Martin... :lol:


Me too!
by martin grant
Tue Nov 11, 2008 2:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Octomore - release
Replies: 72
Views: 9837

Re: Octomore - release

At the Oddbins Wine Fair, I sampled the soon to be released 131ppm expression (the one coming out in the natty little black bottle - which looks fab). I shan't post any real thoughts on taste, as I was a little tipsy by then. Those more sober than me described it as very "one dimensional"...
by martin grant
Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: PC 7 on sale now.
Replies: 11
Views: 1403

Re: PC 7 on sale now.

Perhaps JM's high score will result in the "red top" reading masses hoovering it up. In what way would your choice of newspaper influence your whisky choice? Are you implying that those who read a broadsheet are less likely to be taken in by either marketing programmes or well worded revi...
by martin grant
Mon Nov 03, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: MORE "AGAINST THE GRAINS" COMING FROM ODDBINS
Replies: 17
Views: 1516

Re: MORE "AGAINST THE GRAINS" COMING FROM ODDBINS

les taylor wrote:Hi Gavin and welcome to the forums. You should see some of the rubbish some of us have posted, don't worry and look forward to your next post.


Speak for yourself Les!!!














Only joking....welcome aboard Gavin
by martin grant
Mon Nov 03, 2008 1:03 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Issue 75 IS out!
Replies: 26
Views: 5670

Re: Issue 75 IS out!

Issue 76 was available to pick up free at Whisky Live Glasgow this last weekend.

Haven't had a chance to read it properly yet, but looks pretty good on first skim through
by martin grant
Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Vatted Malts, experiences?
Replies: 29
Views: 3266

Re: Vatted Malts, experiences?

Love JWG!!! I would also like to recommend Jon, Mark & Robbos "smokey peaty one", very good value! Is JWG a vatted malt, or a malt/grain mix? I believe it's the latter sez Mr. Anorak! I loved it when offered in a bar - so I bought a bottle at duty free which has been a real disappoint...
by martin grant
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2009
Replies: 111
Views: 48185

Re: Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2009

Sounds good Aidan.

Any interesting award winners this edition?
by martin grant
Tue Oct 14, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: The water debate.
Replies: 32
Views: 2420

Re: The water debate.

It's your whisky - drink it however you like it. If you enjoy it, who cares?

Try making an 'Old Fashioned' with Ardbeg. Fantastic stuff when you fancy a change.
by martin grant
Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: MORE "AGAINST THE GRAINS" COMING FROM ODDBINS
Replies: 17
Views: 1516

Re: MORE "AGAINST THE GRAINS" COMING FROM ODDBINS

eelbrook wrote:Spot on. It was me that originally posted.


So are Trick 'n' treat and the Treacle bottling one and the very same?

:?:
by martin grant
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Who won the HP 40yo??
Replies: 4
Views: 977

Re: Who won the HP 40yo??

les taylor wrote:
Sherried Malt wrote:Did anyone here win it? Hadn't heard anything, one way or another...



SM in case you were wondering. It wasn't me. :(


Not me either I'm afraid to say.

Perhaps the winner also collected some gold tokens and didn't survive to tell the tale
by martin grant
Fri Oct 10, 2008 4:55 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: SMS, snob appeal, for good or bad?
Replies: 35
Views: 2309

Re: SMS, snob appeal, for good or bad?

but if I'm honest, paying nearly 4 quid foe a 35cl portion of that which I have an open bottle of at home...there has to be another motive. What's the name of your bar?? 4 pounds for 35cl sounds very reasonable to me! :P 4 pounds for 35cl would be incredibly reasonable! 4 pounds for 35ml is sadly m...
by martin grant
Wed Oct 01, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: a drink makes u loughing all the time,,
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Re: a drink makes u loughing all the time,,

How much of this did he drink????
by martin grant
Wed Oct 01, 2008 12:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 220045

Re: Supermarket Deals

Welcome aboard Charlie!
Hope you find your stay here very informative.
If you happen to spot any great bargains out there, please let us all know.

Cheers
by martin grant
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What's the Most Vile, Repulsive Dram?
Replies: 80
Views: 8216

Re: What's the Most Vile, Repulsive Dram?

I_SPEY wrote:
Gov wrote:
SoMK wrote:Hands down for me : Drumguish.


Strongly agreed!! JWR is like an Ardbeg compared to Drumguish.


I've never tried a Drumguish and do not intend to after this info :wink:


I actually feel quite compelled to try it now. Just to see how bad it really is
by martin grant
Fri Sep 26, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Is Royal Mile Whisky The Most Unfriendly Shop?
Replies: 66
Views: 26481

Re: Is Royal Mile Whisky The Most Unfriendly Shop?

Well that's good news, especially since I was talking about the Edinburgh shop....... :roll: No need to roll your eyes, I thought it was a valid comment since they're under the same management. Fair comment...but the poll is about the Edinburgh shop, and votes should be restricted to that. Nowhere ...
by martin grant
Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: October Live Tasting - Final Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 5743

Re: October Live Tasting - Final Poll

Fingers crossed I can make it along to the tasting night. I've got a fair few bottles of Ardbeg open so it would be great to join in the fun.

:thumbsup:
by martin grant
Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1632626

Re: What are you drinking now?

Gilles Deleuze wrote:My rule is: never cook with a wine that you wouldn't reasonably drink for pleasure. :D :


That's a good rule Gilles.
The better your ingredients, the better the end result.
I also try and serve the same wine with dinner which I have used to cook with.
by martin grant
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:25 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: A Visit to the SMWS Vaults & a Dram
Replies: 11
Views: 1432

Re: A Visit to the SMWS Vaults & a Dram

Sounds like a great weekend was had by all. I'm only sorry I couldn't make it along to join in. I spent the weekend up north, where I was working on Friday evening. I know where I would rather have been!
by martin grant
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 1669
Views: 164718

Re: Happy Birthday

Belated happy birthday to Gordon and Willie. Two guys I've had the pleasure of meeting and sharing a dram with. I hope you both had fantastic days, and I'm sure I'll see you both again soon

:D
by martin grant
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbeg Corryvreckan - Tasting thread
Replies: 41
Views: 5704

Re: Ardbeg Corryvreckan - Tasting thread

I was wondering, however: Bamber (above) said he enjoyed it with a little water--anyone else have an opinion on how well the Corry takes water? (Not that I don't trust your opinion, Bamber! :wink: ) I've tried it with and without water, and certainly prefer it with a wee splash. Bottled at 57.1% it...
by martin grant
Sat Sep 13, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: PC7
Replies: 18
Views: 2106

Re: PC7

eelbrook wrote:No urgency to get one.


But I really really want to try it!
by martin grant
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: PC7
Replies: 18
Views: 2106

PC7

Does anyone have any idea when PC7 is due to be released?

I'm sure both PC5 and 6 were both released earlier in the year than this.

I've also heard that the new bottling will be at 46% abv. Anyone else able to confirm this?

Looking forward to cracking one open when it does come out though
by martin grant
Fri Sep 12, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisky for £60
Replies: 15
Views: 907

Re: Whisky for £60

I reckon I could be tempted with one of these...

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com/product.asp?pf_id=0010000033328
by martin grant
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:19 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisky for £60
Replies: 15
Views: 907

Re: Whisky for £60

I had completely forgotten about the rebate, so thanks for the reminder Mark.

No idea if I'll be getting one in my pay packet this month, so I'll be looking out for it. Will squirrel my payslip away quick before Mrs. G spots it and notices.

Would almost be rude not to spend it on a bottle or two
by martin grant
Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:06 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Man Finds Whisky Buried in Garden
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Man Finds Whisky Buried in Garden

I'm almost tempted to go and dig my garden this weekend!
by martin grant
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Oh dear, what have I done?
Replies: 624
Views: 58680

Re: Oh dear, what have I done?

Martin Snap. I've got my beer and wine fridge here in my workshop. I have my bottles of water in there as well, for whilst I'm working. Check out "Kitchen Science" & Sainsbury's for price. They are both pretty good on price. Cheers for the tip Les. I've just taken a luke warm tin of c...
by martin grant
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Oh dear, what have I done?
Replies: 624
Views: 58680

Re: Oh dear, what have I done?

MT I know the feeling last week we had to buy a new fridge freezer. Ouch. Don't say that Les! We keep two fridges here. One in the kitchen with all the normal food stuff. I keep my own seperate one in the garage for my beers and wine. Unfortunately the garage one went 'phut' the other night. Looks ...
by martin grant
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:23 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008
Replies: 22
Views: 6638

Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco - October 2008

This event looks like it could be really really good. The list of attendees looks pretty extensive and the chance to try the rare bottlings such as the Glenfarclas and the Macallans especially sounds really special.

Looking forward to reading reports about it after the event.

:thumbsup:
by martin grant
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:12 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048092

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

fishboy wrote:I also had a brilliant pint of "bitter and twisted" and one of the best black pudding rolls ever to pass my lips.


Was that a Harviestoun Bitter and Twisted? Great stuff!
by martin grant
Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048092

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

Sounds like a good day out FB. You must be delighted with those two bottles for £70 - bargain!
by martin grant
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 220045

Re: Supermarket Deals

LagaDrinker wrote:Whats the GL18 YO like then? Worth a pop?


At £23.99 definitely worth a try
by martin grant
Tue Sep 09, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Speculate on Roseisle's style
Replies: 13
Views: 1642

Re: Speculate on Roseisle's style

Good research Kallaskander!
by martin grant
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: First Debden Whisky Tasting
Replies: 6
Views: 827

Re: First Debden Whisky Tasting

Sounds like it was a great night Nick. Really liked your tasting notes.

Any plans for a repeat?
by martin grant
Tue Sep 09, 2008 9:47 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 220045

Re: Supermarket Deals

Derek in london wrote:Just got back from my local Sainsburys with a bottle of The Glenlivet 18yo for which I paid £23.99!


Special offer £12.00 off normal price.


That's an amazing price. I can't think of any 18 year old malt at anywhere near that price

:iwbrnt:

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