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by Reggaeblues
Tue Jul 27, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: My first OUTSTANDING Scotch!
Replies: 25
Views: 6918

Re: My first OUTSTANDING Scotch!

Oban 14 was possibly the 2nd malt I tried, preceded only by ...Lagavulin 16! now that is a really hard act to follow - to me one of those whiskies that makes others seem "normal!" I do remember a nice week in Wales wih my girlfriend and a bottle of Oban 14 - I remember it's malty, salty, p...
by Reggaeblues
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Top 5 favorite distilleries
Replies: 43
Views: 5103

Re: Top 5 favorite distilleries

No problem with the first 4: Ardbeg Macallan Talisker Lagavulin These 4 for consistency and regularity of purchase and consumption. Great as OB's/"street" drams, and as IBs, SCs or special bottlings. I'm amazed that a recent revisit to the Mac 10 Sherry Cask found it tasting much as I reme...
by Reggaeblues
Mon Jul 05, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Glen Moray
Replies: 7
Views: 1460

Re: Glen Moray

Just last night I was sipping the almost-end of a single cask red wine finished bottle I got from the distillery. Delicious it was. all manner of malty sweet shop memories conjured up, from wine gums to tangerine sticks to icing sugar... An OB of something like this at a rather more civilised streng...
by Reggaeblues
Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Are there any singlemalts comparable to Rosebank?
Replies: 18
Views: 3205

Re: Are there any singlemalts comparable to Rosebank?

Erm...Maclyr seems to be absent from this conversation..and has been since 2008! But if you're watching, there ARE bourbon barrelled malts that masquerade as Bourbons! Glen Moray Mountain Oak is (was) an example. I currently have open the gift of a 15 YO cask strength Japanese whisky that is VERY bo...
by Reggaeblues
Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Cragganmore 12
Replies: 17
Views: 3189

Re: Cragganmore 12

It's a good , enjoyable dram, but not a "great" IMO
by Reggaeblues
Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many open bottles do you normally have?
Replies: 421
Views: 79091

Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

40 and falling D'you mean "falling over?" Nick, time does not permit me to hang out here as much as i used to, but hope you and Dawn and the little one are well. BTW I must recommend "Whisky Lounge" in all its guises. Most friendly! Next event is an Arran tasting in St. James SW...
by Reggaeblues
Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:45 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 220536

Re: Supermarket Deals

Spotted at Waitrose:

Laphroaig QC - £24.59...less than the 10YO


Sainsbury's:

just picked up a Talisker 10 for £23 plus shrapnel
by Reggaeblues
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Bottle Numbers Low or High
Replies: 2
Views: 861

Re: Bottle Numbers Low or High

I happen to have TWO bottles number 97 of limited runs!

"97 of 162" is the Evan williams WL special, the other a 2009 vatting of the "Whisky Lounge 2oo9" release...250 bottles of 200cl!

..and hey Mr. Moderator, they are NOT for sale!

But if you;re in the area stop by for a dram!
by Reggaeblues
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Most important at a Whisky tasting party
Replies: 10
Views: 1994

Re: Most important at a Whisky tasting party

This was Talisker DE with his special brand of 70% cocoa...
by Reggaeblues
Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 220536

Re: Supermarket Deals

Waitrose has Pulteney 12 for a smidge over £20. Also Glenmo Original and Knockando 1996 at @ £23.
by Reggaeblues
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1637703

Re: What are you drinking now?

Notjing. Been up all night working in thwe studio.

I need a nice dram to rock me to sleep.

Make that a slurp Of Evan williams' WL Special...bottle 97 of 162,

Goodnight. Or is it good mornng?
by Reggaeblues
Tue Jun 01, 2010 6:58 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Most important at a Whisky tasting party
Replies: 10
Views: 1994

Re: Most important at a Whisky tasting party

entering a room where whisky bottles of distinction are purposefully and strategically placed, with whisky glasses on table , containg drams, is one of the best welcomes on the planet! Ditto oatcakes. Possibly with cheese. And Colin Dunn's right. Talisker and other beefy malts do go great with dark ...
by Reggaeblues
Tue May 25, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Which ONE do you "repeat" buy most often ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6374

Re: Which ONE do you "repeat" buy most often ?

But the subkect of the post says in capitals ONE. For me, looking at genuine purchase history, that's the Talisker 10 That's probably the ONE of late for me too. Used to be Ardbeg 10, but as Nick pointed out to the gentleman who "cleaned up" at $39 a bottle, tastes do change! Having said ...
by Reggaeblues
Tue May 25, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Suggestions when attending a tasting?
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: Suggestions when attending a tasting?

Is the tasting going t be "led?" i.e. will there be an expert on hand? Is it a sit down thing?

If so, the order may be determined for you, which would help!

90 minutes sounds about right for seven whiskies. Gives you about 12 minutes a dram...

Whatever...enjoy!
by Reggaeblues
Thu May 20, 2010 1:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Forgot to mention.

Dear Colin Dunn got his hands on my non-believer harmonica player and converted him on the spot!

Two drams. That's all it took - Dalwhinnie Oloroso followed by Lagavulin DE.

Poor bugger didn't stand a chance...
by Reggaeblues
Thu May 20, 2010 1:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Likewise! Sorry to to see more of y'all. Hopefully we'll be playing some more of these. Eddie who put it on is a lovely guy and there was definitely a "generous " vibe in the air. Eddie's not a bad picker himself you know!(Guitar strings as well as class whiskies!) I couldn;t drink(much) a...
by Reggaeblues
Thu May 13, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Is no-one else going? Would be nice to meet up with fellow forum members if anyone is... I'll be there. With guitar. And sober...sadly! :twisted: Work to do...and another gig to drive to afterwards!! Eddie has given me his blessing to take the samples i can't drink home in little bottles!! :iwbrnt:
by Reggaeblues
Thu May 13, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Yes, looking forward to it. Do come and say hi!

I'm doing a solo set at around 1pm, then the band will be on at 6... :D
by Reggaeblues
Thu May 13, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Which ONE do you "repeat" buy most often ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6374

Re: Which ONE do you "repeat" buy most often ?

Most frequent for last few years: ARDBEG 10 TALISKER 10 OLD PULTENEY 12 LONGROW CV(last year or so) Less, but still frequent: Glenfiddich 15 Solera Highland Park 12 A cask strength Islay...about 1/2 per year. either Lagavulin 12/Laphroaig CS or Ardbeg ugeadal Aberlour 10 Macallan 10 Glenlivet Nadurra
by Reggaeblues
Sun May 09, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

"Wi drammin...wi drammin...I hope you like drammin' too!"
by Reggaeblues
Sun May 09, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Another plug from me! Do come! If there's another thing i I love maybe even more than dramming, :P it's playing live music, :shock: and I'm much looking forward to playing at the event. We have with us the legendary Alan Glen on harmonica. 8) The gig was engineered by Diageo ambassador Colin Dunn, ...
by Reggaeblues
Sun May 09, 2010 3:30 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Another plug from me! Do come! If there's another thing i I love maybe even more than dramming, it's playing live music, and I'm much looking forward to playing at the event, a tie up engineered by Diageo ambassador Colin Dunn, who is a fan, and a great whisky presenter. Catch his masterclass if you...
by Reggaeblues
Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Re: The 1st London Whisky Lounge Festival - May 2010

Hi everyone. An ever rarer post from yours truly. Nothing personal. Just too many songs to write and record, gigs to pursue, nappies to change, sleep to catch up on... BUT you will notice that, thanks initially to the enthusiasm and promotion on my behalf of the hugely entertaining and knowledgable ...
by Reggaeblues
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys
Replies: 66
Views: 26414

Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

These get snapped up when on offer, especially: all under £25 at such times(even got a Talisker for £17 recently!!) Talisker 10 OP12 Ardbeg 10 Macallan 10(currently @£25 from Waitrose -a little more than Aberlour 10, but IMO that much better to me) ..and I've recently seen both Abunadh and Nadurra f...
by Reggaeblues
Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Most underrated single malt?
Replies: 68
Views: 35107

Re: Most underrated single malt?

Interesting Nick's assessment of Glen Mooray! I';ve had some great samples from single casks sent to me by a mate there, including some bourbon barrells that were every bit a match for the Gkenlivet Nadurra..one had a nose to die for, and they recently did a 700 bottle run of a Portwood finish that ...
by Reggaeblues
Tue Apr 27, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh
Replies: 18
Views: 12027

Re: Glenlivet Nadurra v Aberlour a'bunadh

Haven't bought an Abunadh for A while, partly due to the batch variation, but heavily sherried whiskies tend to become a bit if a one trick pony for me, though I loved the abunadh when I first sampled it(circa b.13) and had a few since. I';ve had 3 bottles of Nadurra, all tje 57.7% batch and loved e...
by Reggaeblues
Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Single Malts in the Movies
Replies: 307
Views: 104931

Re: Single Malts in the Movies

Die Another Day, James Bond, is currently on, with a break 4 News. Just happened to watch for a few minutes, and lo, on the table in, is it M's(?) office stands a bottle of Talisker 10(I guess) with the old label... BTW do any of you sad buggers do what I do(with a reprimand of "you're SAD!!&qu...
by Reggaeblues
Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: lagavulin 12
Replies: 13
Views: 4305

Re: lagavulin 12

I had the 2002, 2003, and the 2007. Tried the much admired 2009 at Whisky Live, 4th in a flight of six "Hebriedean"m whiskies on colin dunn's excellent masterclass, and fond it really sweet on the nose, like new make, almost sickly! i'm not particularly fond f new make... Perhaps influence...
by Reggaeblues
Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12
Replies: 19
Views: 6119

Re: Glenfiddich 15 or Old Pulteney 12

Just picked up a GF 15 from Tesco's(thanks for the tip Nick!)for £24. On th last day of the offer!(plus a Talisker 10 for ...£17!!!) Bought an OP 12 just before xmas for £19!! So £29 seems steep for both. I love both as distinctive easy drinkers. But I don;t agree with the GF taking time to open. La...
by Reggaeblues
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: aberlour a'bunadh batch 27
Replies: 14
Views: 6316

Re: aberlour a'bunadh batch 27

I'm sure I'll try it again someday, but I'll wait for some more reviews posted around the web on the particular batch# before buying. Meanwhile, I'm off to explore the islands some more.... just picked up my first Talisker ever this evening, the basic 10 y/o , for tomorrow's New Year's Eve celebrat...
by Reggaeblues
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Lagavulin 16 2009 a little different? Better?
Replies: 12
Views: 3467

Re: Lagavulin 16 2009 a little different? Better?

I have a recent bottle unopened that ws going a few weeks aago for £33 at Waitrose. I'm waiting to open it fpor a friend's birthday. But bumped into Colin Dunn from Diageo giving out samples B4 Xmas in Milroy's. He was saying this bottling "drinks really well." Certainly the nose was impre...
by Reggaeblues
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Your Special Finds For 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4122

Re: Your Special Finds For 2009

Swedish Chef wrote:
Collector57 wrote:Longrow CV was the first thing that came to my mind

Same here, and the marvelous Yamazaki 18.


Great minds think alike...

...or is it "fools seldom differ?!?"
by Reggaeblues
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Your Special Finds For 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4122

Re: Your Special Finds For 2009

I discovered Redbreast 12 year for the first time this year and was blowen away by this whiskey..... The misses got me a bottle of Amrut Fusion for xmas and I was pleasantly surprised by this young Indian....beautiful soft nose with a long spicy/peppery finish......lovely.... Agree on th Amrut fusi...
by Reggaeblues
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1050832

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

Stocking up on staples - the last of the xmas cheapies -

Talisker 10(£23)
Pulteney 12(£19)
Ardie 10(old box! - £29)
by Reggaeblues
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Port Finish - A need to Know
Replies: 12
Views: 3800

Re: Port Finish - A need to Know

There seems to be a prevalance of them. The two that immediately come to mind are the Balvenie 21 Portwood and the Glenmorangie Quinta Ruban (replacement for the 12 Portwood). Oh yes, there was a Murray McDavid Mission Macallan 18 Portwood. Park Avenue bottled a Hart Bros. Springbank 11 Portwood (m...

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