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by Drammer
Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: You tube
Replies: 7
Views: 1980

by Drammer
Mon Feb 26, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 277554

You know, it's really too bad that the supermarkets here are not licensed to sell liquor. I'd be really interested in those store-brand or cheap deals, but alas.

Also they are raising the tax on alcohol here :evil:
Good thing germany is close enough to justify the petrol costs of a trip.
by Drammer
Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Buffalo Trace - Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Replies: 47
Views: 9789

Re: Gone, all gone

...The only US bourbon of any sort was JD... sigh Not a bourbon... While I agree with you that technically it isn't a bourbon, why should the charcoal filtering be such a big deal? I mean, there are two Tenessee whiskeys, JD and GD, does the Lincoln County process make them so much different? I per...
by Drammer
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: The worlds northermost destillery is registered!
Replies: 14
Views: 4114

Yes, mackmyra is further north, I'm guessing it's about 300Km further north.

Here's a Picture
by Drammer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Favourite Whisk(e)y cocktail?
Replies: 34
Views: 4807

Speaking of cocktails, and Paul's comment "stir (do not shake, never shake)," it reminds me of what I heard about Bourbon, not to shake, as you'll bruise the bourbon. Anyone else ever hear this?? I guess the bruising makes the bourbon bubble and almost foam, not attractive in the drink. A...
by Drammer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 8:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2284971

Right now:

Glengoyne 17
by Drammer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: The worlds northermost destillery is registered!
Replies: 14
Views: 4114

Having visited Norway a number of times in my teens ( along time ago now) it is a great place and I wish you well. I know that there are distilleries in Finland but I assume that they must be further South than yours as must the one in Iceland. Iceland?? Whisky distilling in Iceland?? Is that not f...
by Drammer
Sat Feb 24, 2007 1:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Favourite Whisk(e)y cocktail?
Replies: 34
Views: 4807

peergynt323 wrote:The cocktail in that new Irish whiskey commercial. That's my favorite.


"Whadda ya want? A little umbrella?"

friggin awesome commercial. 8)
by Drammer
Thu Feb 22, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: price of an oogling
Replies: 50
Views: 8965

There is a shop here where I can still get it retail for € 51,95
That's a third of 100 quid.
Go figure.
by Drammer
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Favourite Whisk(e)y cocktail?
Replies: 34
Views: 4807

I've had godfathers and rusty nails, but they are both a bit too sweet, depending on my mood. If I'm not in the mood for such sweetness, I tend to drink a whisky sour. They are very simple to make and very good, quite refreshing. You need a longdrink. Ice 45 ml Schotch whisky 30 ml fresh lemon juice...
by Drammer
Tue Feb 20, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Your First Bottle of Malt
Replies: 27
Views: 5868

First one was a Glen Deveron, not very good in my opinion, too basic, very short finish. Next one was a 'fiddich solera, quite nice, but now my tastes are more towards Springbank, Higland Park and Ardbeg.
by Drammer
Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Problems with a German whiskyshop
Replies: 19
Views: 3438

A little refresher mate: _SNIP_ How strange to see them in that order. We always had nominative, accusative, dative, genetive. I found German grammar straightforward. Gaidhlig grammar, on the other hand... It was just a quickie, I try not to think about german grammar too much though. Us dutchies h...
by Drammer
Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Problems with a German whiskyshop
Replies: 19
Views: 3438

Hi MRJ, I struggle to write correct German but I am quite happy speaking the language and understanding it. If you would like me to help by calling them, please PM me with some details and I will happily do so. I know Scoma from some years ago when I bought from them via Ebay and you are correct th...
by Drammer
Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Laphroaig -- Squeaky Cork
Replies: 8
Views: 1774

Jan wrote:- It actually put me in a spot of "trouble" once; a late night - the GF snoring on the sofa, me sneaking a bedtime dram, me choosing the laphroaig - the sqeuak waking up the GF... Jan what exactly is a sqeuak? Les is at it again :roll: BTW, use the quote button mate! http://www....
by Drammer
Thu Feb 08, 2007 9:57 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your liver and your booze...
Replies: 51
Views: 13483

An excellent question and topic for the Norwegians!! (And other "binge-style" drinkers!!!) (Ha ha, sorry to be a bit silly and sarcastic.) But anyway, it seems having 1 or 2 whiskies a night around here is taboo, ("bad boy Di Blasi!!"), but okay to have a bottle or 2 of wine, a ...
by Drammer
Wed Feb 07, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1371689

Ardbeg 10 at bar price 140ish (SGD). whaddya think? Don't know what to think really whats that worth in £ sterling? :) 140.00 SGD = 70.2168 EUR 140.00 SGD = 46.3935 GBP I think it's ridiculously expensive, I buy it at half that price! :shock: PS: les, use [ quote ] tags, it's easier, like this: [ q...
by Drammer
Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Non-scotch singles that took me by surprise
Replies: 18
Views: 3371

Ah, the bushmills doublewood is a decent dram too, cheap and good!
by Drammer
Mon Feb 05, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Non-scotch singles that took me by surprise
Replies: 18
Views: 3371

I've had a Welsh single, Penderyn.

It was a quite young one, 4 Years although they don't state that on the label, but I was pleasantly surprised. I already was very smooth and had alot of character. Definitely one to get in a few years!
by Drammer
Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bourbon Fans.
Replies: 16
Views: 4390

My personal favorite right now is Four Roses Single Barrel.

It costs €5 less than Makers Mark here, and it's miles ahead!
It's the 86 proof version.
by Drammer
Fri Feb 02, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Re-barrelled Bourbon...
Replies: 16
Views: 2222

Thanks TLB!

I'll surely post the tasting notes here!
And I've already been looking for small barrels myself,
so if I make a concoction of my own i'll be sure to send you some ;)
by Drammer
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Re-barrelled Bourbon...
Replies: 16
Views: 2222

Wow, no charge? Surely you'll need shipping?
Anyway, sign me up if you have anything left!
by Drammer
Wed Jan 31, 2007 1:14 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Corks...vs...Screwcaps
Replies: 29
Views: 6458

I aways seem to spill alot more with screwcaps, the way the liquid sticks to the glass is altered somehow by the thread and the result is more spilling. I also prefer corks because they are esthetically more pleasing, I associate screw caps (and especially the metal kind) with cheap blends. JW for i...
by Drammer
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Balvenie VS Highland Park
Replies: 12
Views: 2626

Elagabalus wrote: I think I prefer the Balvenie 10 to the Cardhu 12. I hope that doesn't make me sound ignorant or uncouth!!


Why for Jeebus' sake?

If you like one drink more than the other, that's your taste!
We dont to judge your personal preference. :)
by Drammer
Sun Jan 28, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Balvenie VS Highland Park
Replies: 12
Views: 2626

I posted this in the other thread, why does this forum keep the old threads while they've been moved? It's just confusing! Anyway, this was my original post: Hi there! Both the Balvenie and the HP are good drams, I would say that the Higland Park is superior, but that is just my personal opinion. Ho...
by Drammer
Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Balvenie VS Highland Park
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Hi there! Both the Balvenie and the HP are good drams, I would say that the Higland Park is superior, but that is just my personal opinion. However, every scotch drinker I know in real life, likes HP and not everyone likes balvenie. I would surely recommend Higland Park! Kentucky Straigt Bourbon Whi...
by Drammer
Fri Jan 19, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: i can't taste smoke or peat anymore
Replies: 25
Views: 4663

I know how you feel mate, I've just recovered meself, and I still have a little blockage of the sinuses. This afternoon i was at a friends house and he had two decanters, one with bacardi reserva and one with famous grouse. I could not smell the difference and ended up pouring myself a rum whilst I ...
by Drammer
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:45 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisky Recommendations, please!
Replies: 8
Views: 1442

I'd say a coastal highland, like Oban 14 YO.
by Drammer
Tue Jan 16, 2007 9:27 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whsky Barrel Aged Beer Opinions
Replies: 9
Views: 2497

I've had beer made completely from malted barley once, it tasted like crap TBH. :roll:
by Drammer
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:12 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Testing the theory of oxidation with Lagavulin
Replies: 37
Views: 8912

I think the best way would be to buy identical bottles, by comparing lot/batch numbers etc, I know diageo laser-etches it on the bottom. Then opening one and leaving the other closed. After some time you try both. If you want to get scientific about it you need several people testing it and also sev...
by Drammer
Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: 5-6 weeks makes a big difference
Replies: 10
Views: 3094

I have never experienced anything like that! Maybe a bottle will change over a year if it is left by accident but I've certainly not seen a change for the worse in such a short time. I suspect it has to to with the "emptiness" of the bottle, if the air/whisky ratio gets too high the alcoh...
by Drammer
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1371689

Bushmills Malt 10YO
I wanted to try one of those proper Irish drams since I've only had blends.

Four Roses Single Barrel
I'm still exploring the bourbons a bit, some are very nice and most are underrated, this one is very smooth, spicy and quite drinkable.
by Drammer
Mon Jan 15, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: 5-6 weeks makes a big difference
Replies: 10
Views: 3094

I have only had suspicions, because I usualle can't exactly remember the differences. I have suspected a bottle of Oban 14YO to be bad, I've left it open with about an inch left for about two months, and when I finished the bottle, I suspected it got a little stale.
by Drammer
Fri Dec 22, 2006 1:14 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Auchentoshan 3 Wood - oh no, it's run out!
Replies: 7
Views: 2972

Thanks for the replies and yes, if I find that I only need 1 bottle for the tasting I will visit one of those sites and buy a bottle, or even use an alternative malt with a suitable wood finish. I even know a couple more places where it is available. However, as this is my business, I was relying o...
by Drammer
Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: drinking whiskey and rye, singing....
Replies: 45
Views: 8886

A levee is a type of dam, like the one that burst in New Orleans when they had the hurricane. I'm not sure why he was driving his Chevy there though... :lol: Apparently in the Scandinavian version they drove the Ford to the fjord, God only knows why it was dry unless of course someone had removed t...
by Drammer
Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Christmas wish list. Which Whisky Do You Want For Christmas?
Replies: 38
Views: 7987

Under £50: Longmorn 15yo - a great standard bottling... it's beeen a while. Under £100: Lagavulin Distillers Edition - have still not managed to taste this... but am convinced I will love it. I guess i'm in luck, I'm going to a nosing&tasting this friday featuring the classic malts series vs. t...

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