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by Mustardhead
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1261956

Oh, forgot to mention the Talisker 1993 Distillers Edition I enjoyed last night. Rich and complex, a nice occasional alternative to the already excellent 10 year old.
by Mustardhead
Thu Aug 09, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1261956

A wee dram of Glenfarclas 25. I love the way it opens up with each sip.. Austere and shy till incredibly complex and elegant.. I really really like this distillery :D With the exception of the execrable 105 I have enjoyed every whisky from Glenfarclas. The 25 is indeed a magnificent drop. I may hav...
by Mustardhead
Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Just What I Need--Empty Bottles
Replies: 10
Views: 1563

I'm glad to see that a few people do this. It really is a good way of persuading yourself that your precious bottle of 1960 Ben Haggis isn't gone forever if you break the seal. I try to get my 10cl and 20cl bottles full of whisky first and then reuse them for "archiving" old, expensive or ...
by Mustardhead
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074972

Yesterday I collected a Talisker 1993 Distillers Edition, 1991 Bladnoch Connoisseurs Choice and Mortlach 15yo G&M. Today the RMW delivery arrived, Tormore and Glenburgie 15yo Allied bottlings, Cragganmore cask strength, Glenkinchie Signatory cask strength, Linkwood G&M cask strength, Aberlou...
by Mustardhead
Thu Aug 02, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: New Douglas Laing packaging
Replies: 44
Views: 8726

I like the new bottle design. Clear bottles are preferable to green, just in general. The bottle labels do look cleaner, though I quite liked the old ones. The box design is probably cleaner, certainly the main label looks like it could be clearer than previously. However, I really dislike the crapp...
by Mustardhead
Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Sad to see empty...
Replies: 223
Views: 40490

My Laphroaig 15 just bit the dust. Okay there's another in the hoard but I'll have to open something new. So goodbye to an old friend ;)
by Mustardhead
Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074972

I picked up a Cragganmore DE and a Dalwhinnie DE yesterday and I can't decide which one to open. I like that sort of dilemma.
by Mustardhead
Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1261956

A sample of Tyrconnell 14yo single cask which was rich and smooth and very pleasant and then a Japanese cask strength (well 51% abv) effort, I think it was a Nikka. Oak and fudge, I think I'll buy a bottle.
by Mustardhead
Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Favorite Irish?
Replies: 26
Views: 6309

Has anyone any experience with the Greenore Grain, I am partial to wee Scotch grain from time to time and am tempted to try this one, any guidance would be appreciated!!!!!! Greenore 8yo Grain is the best Irish whiskey I have tried so far. The run of the mill Black Bush, Jamesons and Bushmills fare...
by Mustardhead
Tue Jul 03, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ontarians: Amrut now available at the LCBO
Replies: 11
Views: 2734

The cask strength is excellent! It's one I'll buy, there are just so many others in front in the queue!
by Mustardhead
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074972

A couple of Scott's Selection bottles. Bunnahabhain 30yo 1977 45.2% Is this a new bottling Mustardhead ? 've seen a younger one from SS , where did you get it and what was it's cost ? Cheers Gordon Yes it is a new bottling. I think it was on the latest list sent out to the trade by The Speyside Dis...
by Mustardhead
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1261956

les taylor wrote:Well yesterday I entered a new decade of life (Damn it ) I had a Bruichladdich 1970 to console myself.


Happy 90th Les :)

Good consolation present....
by Mustardhead
Fri Jun 29, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074972

A couple of Scott's Selection bottles.

Bunnahabhain 30yo 1977 45.2%

North Port/Brechin 24yo 1980 58%


And a couple of Duncan Taylor bottles.

Strathclyde single grain 27yo 1980 58.2%

Imperial 17yo 1990 55.7%


I just felt like a couple of treats :)
by Mustardhead
Fri Jun 29, 2007 7:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Most Underated Whisky
Replies: 62
Views: 8917

I agree with a few of those mentioned. Here are my two nominations, just based on what little I see of them here in the forums... Glen Grant - pretty ordinary at 10 years old (but nice enough) but just incredible as it gets older and better. Glenmorangie - far more expressions than Bruichladdich but...
by Mustardhead
Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Oh dear, what have I done?
Replies: 624
Views: 59619

Malt-Teaser wrote:I see that all the latest comments on here are now my own, so maybe I should just let this topic drop?
MT


Far from it. Please keep going and those of us without a whisky bar to attend can enjoy tales from yours :)
by Mustardhead
Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: if you could buy a case of any ....
Replies: 44
Views: 4844

For me to buy a case it would have to be a whisky which I know I could enjoy on any day of the year. So nothing too exotic....

Glenmorangie 15
Glenmorangie 18
Glenlivet 18

Any of those would fit the bill and I could probably write the cheque without crying for too long ;)
by Mustardhead
Sun Jun 17, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: SPEYMALT MACALLAN
Replies: 7
Views: 5308

I think the Speymalt Macallans are pretty good. Excellent value compared to the "real thing" but I am sure Macallan only sell off the old casks so you don't get the really powerful sherry character of an old Macallan.
by Mustardhead
Thu Jun 14, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1686472

A bit of a celebration so three bottles opened this evening. Not much taken off the top of each but I like everything so far ...

1990 16yo G&M Cask Rosebank 61.1%
1980 25yo Talisker "Tactical" OMC 50%
1993 12yo Balvenie Portwood 40%

In that order ... and now to bed
by Mustardhead
Thu Jun 14, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074972

Also picked up a Benromach Sassicaia finish as a colleague who attended Whisky Live in London earlier this year raves about it and the tasting notes from Arthur at RMW have me intrigued. I tasted some last week and thought it was excellent. There are apparently only 1,000 bottles in the UK out of t...
by Mustardhead
Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: which do you prefer and why?
Replies: 20
Views: 3828

The Glenlivet wins hands down for me at every level. In fact I'd take a Glenlivet 12 every time over the Glenfiddich 12, 15 or 18. The Glenfiddich 18 is nice as Glenfiddich goes but it really is running out of steam, I think the 40% abv hurts it a lot. In contrast the Glenlivet 18 is full of flavour...
by Mustardhead
Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074972

I'm really curious to see how terrible it really is! :thumbsup: I really don't know what the fuss is about. I find Ledaig NAS and even the LSF to be quite acceptable. But then we all have different tastes. If you put it in front of some people and told them it was a rare distillery bottling of 5 ye...
by Mustardhead
Sat Jun 09, 2007 11:15 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1686472

Get yourself a small army of Guinea Pigs and you can sell the lawn mower. Just systmatically move the runs around the garden. Works a treat for me. Dont even need to deal with the cuttings afterwards. Plus you have plenty of Guinea Pigs for all those Peruvian recipes...and lots of currants on the l...
by Mustardhead
Sat Jun 09, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074972

Glen Ord 12yo - just because it's part of my quest to drink everything eventually... Rosebank 1990 G&M Cask Strength - because I want to make sure I have enough Rosebank to drink once the collectors drive up the prices. Talisker OMC 25yo Tactical - just because once I open my first bottle I don'...
by Mustardhead
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Against the grain oddbins exclusive
Replies: 249
Views: 35297

r900p wrote:LSF??

Rob


Ledaig Sherry Finish

It's a favourite of Crieftain and soon to be a staple with Les Taylor :D
by Mustardhead
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Your pictures are wanted!
Replies: 900
Views: 152048

Fabulous looking place Mr IWC :)

I'd buy a couple of goats to deal with the grass so I could sit back and enjoy the location without too much hard work...
by Mustardhead
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1686472

Balblair 1979 26yo OB Nice and smooth with plenty of sweetness followed by spice and a definate G&T bitter finish... all in all a bit of everything from a bourbon cask. I tried a drop of that today. I think the new bottlings are flipping expensive compared to the previous incarnations but they ...
by Mustardhead
Fri Jun 08, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1686472

Glenglassaugh 1986 20yo MacPhail's Collection 40% Nose: Honey nut cornflakes! Taste: Sweet, a touch of dried fruit and honey, warming and a bit syrupy, in a good way. Hints of icing sugar like dusting on doughnuts. Finish: Long, warm, honeyed Overall: A lovely mouth-filling, warming dram which has a...
by Mustardhead
Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Free Sample of Compass Box The Peat Monster
Replies: 26
Views: 7177

Isn't the Peat monster equal parts Coal Ila and Ardmore. Personally whilst I like the Peat Monster, it's a good drinkable whisky, to me it's a misnomer, and perhaps Peat Teddy would have been a more apt name. I think it is a vatting of about four malts but I'm not certain. I had some Peat Monster w...
by Mustardhead
Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Lagavulin and Sensitivity
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Lagavulin 16 is one of those whiskies which is always a delight to return to after a break from it. There's always something new to discover. It is like tasting a new malt and becoming reacquainted with an old friend all at once.
by Mustardhead
Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:21 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1686472

Just putting a seat into a Victorian armchair, horse hair and hand sewn stitched rolled edges. Having a Bruichladdich Infinity 1 to help cope with the boredom. It's quite repetitive but vital. The client has a party on sunday so it has to be done. I'd really like to see some of your work sometime L...
by Mustardhead
Tue Jun 05, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1074972

Today a couple from Phoenix Fine Drinks:

Talisker OMC Tactical 25yo 1980
Ardbeg Uigeadail

I might have to go back for another Talisker. Matured in Sherry casks, should be interesting :)
by Mustardhead
Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1686472

I decided to dig something out of the hoard... Caperdonich 1968 37yo Duncan Taylor 40.3% Nose: Nutty Taste: Hot, spicy, oily, nutty and fruity. Dried apricots and raisins. Finish: Long, bittersweet like Kirsch or good orange chocolate. Overall: A big, robustly flavoured whisky and one which hasn't l...
by Mustardhead
Mon Jun 04, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glendronach
Replies: 4
Views: 2213

Old bottlings from before the closure seem to be collectable.

I'm going to have to try one of the new batch of 12yo Double Matured. I was rather fond of the old 12yo Sherry Cask stuff.
by Mustardhead
Sun Jun 03, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Glenfarclas!
Replies: 45
Views: 10323

Di Blasi wrote:They're all good!!! Get one of each I say!


Absolutely! Except the 105. There's cheaper surgical spirit on the market ;)
by Mustardhead
Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:13 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Feis Ile May 07
Replies: 60
Views: 8337

Edinburgh Rock

http://www.aquarterof.co.uk/edinburgh-rock-p-57.html

Presumably Glasgow Rock is the same stuff but deep-fried?

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