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by Quaichuser
Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:01 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1083054

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

Like MP, I too, ventured south of the border last weekend. Didn't get to any whisky shops but was more than happy to find a Talisker 18 at the duty free. Also picked up a Ardbeg 10. Got both of them for what I would normally pay for the 18 at the LCBO. Gotta love a good deal. :lol:
by Quaichuser
Sat Sep 29, 2007 1:47 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Cointreau VS Grand Marnier
Replies: 23
Views: 21281

Re: Cointreau VS Grand Marnier

Cointreau, in my coffee first thing in the morning when camping in the Great Wilderness of Canada. Yeah, it's my morning eye opener while I sit in front of the fire, reading my Whisky Magazine and sipping a Cointreau laced coffee, while my lovely wife sleeps in. Muskrat A man after my own heart. Co...
by Quaichuser
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: favorite traveling locations...
Replies: 34
Views: 8583

Re:

...the Eyesores, the Islets of Langerhans, the Sea of Tranquility, the canyons of Mars, the mountains of Venus, the moons of Saturn, Riverworld, Earthsea, Arrakis, Caladan, Krypton, the Phantom Zone, the Negative Zone, negative space, subspace, inner space, MySpace, certain parts of the Andromeda G...
by Quaichuser
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Our Ages. An Update.
Replies: 171
Views: 23799

WestVanDave wrote:I'm almost 44 - Canadian - which until a few years ago would have been a mere 28 U.S. but lately has rebounded to almost 38 U.S. - I think I'll revert to Euros to stay young... :wink:


The good news...the Loonie has reached parity. :shock:

The bad news....so has WestVanDave. :lol:
by Quaichuser
Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Whats your favorite bottle?
Replies: 23
Views: 4026

The Laphoiag 10 is my choice. Haven't been lucky enough to have the Abelour. So in the group the Laph just does so much more for me.
by Quaichuser
Tue Sep 18, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Subtle beginners whisky
Replies: 22
Views: 3228

I usually turn non-scotch drinkers heads with Balvenie Doublewood.
by Quaichuser
Fri Sep 14, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1270045

Attended my An Quaich tasting last night. Harry and Wendy joined me. It was great meeting other forum members in person. 1st taste; Glen Breton Rare We had all tasted this before and had been unimpressed. The current bottling is quite an improvement. Still soft and floral with bit of an edge but muc...
by Quaichuser
Fri Sep 14, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Who Have You Met From The Forum?
Replies: 259
Views: 77278

I had the pleasure of Wendy and Harry's company at my scotch tasting last night. We had a real good time and it is fun meeting forum members in person. One of the tastings last night was the Glen Breton Rare and all three of us agreed that the current bottling is a big improvement on a what was avai...
by Quaichuser
Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Drinking times
Replies: 33
Views: 5468

We will either start making dinner together or if we are having leftovers, we just settle down in front of the TV and watch Jeopardy. That takes 20 minutes. Wow! You can watch Jeopardy ten minutes faster than I can! Texas is closer to California....the signal slows down as it crosses the continent....
by Quaichuser
Tue Sep 11, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is the oldest?
Replies: 17
Views: 2253

I seem to remember reading somewhere that Erdradour distillery was drank dry just before the Battle of Killiecrankie in 1689 Cheers The last time I went to Montreal, I saw a billboard that said "Drink Canada Dry". I tried! You really blew the dust off the vault for that one Mr T. :) I hav...
by Quaichuser
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Issue 65 Out Now
Replies: 27
Views: 4295

I'm looking forward to some fine reading as my issue 65 arrived on the 7th. :thumbsup:
by Quaichuser
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Blends again.....
Replies: 13
Views: 1310

Many of us here probably got their first taste of scotch via a blend. Many years ago I started with rough stuff, Cutty and Teachers and Long John..I found I liked the smoothness of Bells and Grouse. Eventually made my way to single malts. The only time I have a blend now is in the cheap bars that do...
by Quaichuser
Sun Sep 09, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Laphroaig 10 new to peat
Replies: 8
Views: 9011

I'm glad you like it. I'm still not 100% sure if it is just my faded memory or changing tastes or if the malt itself is now weaker but I think it used to be more powerful. Now it is a nice iodiney dram but not a real monster. There is still quite a bit left for anyone who wants to stock up. As well...
by Quaichuser
Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many bottles do you go through in a year?
Replies: 36
Views: 6500

I was comfortable checking the 10-20 amount a couple of days ago.
Then I started to think about it. As long as the number relates to whiskey I think I'm still good with it. :)

If I add in gin...well. :oops:
by Quaichuser
Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:04 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1702364

Well, this is kind of scary. I dropped by my local pusher's late this afternoon, wanting a bottle of wine for dinner, and also needing to get some beer in. On a whim, I picked up a bottle of Forty Creek Barrel Select from Kittling Ridge in Ontario. I opened it after dinner. It has a nice sturdy pla...
by Quaichuser
Tue Sep 04, 2007 12:48 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1270045

Dinner with a couple of our single malt loving friends. Remembered MJ with the last of my Glenfarclas 105.

Also poured drams of Craggenmore, Laphroaig 10 and Forty Creek Barrel Select.

It was a warm summers eve for a Labour day weekend.
by Quaichuser
Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:40 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Are you a Whisky Drinker or a Whisky Collector?
Replies: 69
Views: 28460

Another drinker here. I usually have 8-10 bottles on hand and apart from keeping a bottle or 2 of Doublewood on hand I tend to buy something different everytime I purchase. The other reason I don't collect is that my better half tells me I have too many collections of other things and we're running ...
by Quaichuser
Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:28 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Issue 65 Out Now
Replies: 27
Views: 4295

And I thought you were in the out in the sticks. Apparently Southern Ontario is more of a boondock. :lol:
Mine hasn't arrived yet, although it you got yours today hopefully my mailbox will be blessed next week.
by Quaichuser
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:53 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Michael Jackson
Replies: 75
Views: 8611

We've lost a truly unique and elequont man who will be sadly missed by everyone here on the forum and countless others around the world who have enjoyed his writing. I was never fortunate enough to meet Michael Jackson but he has been, and always will be, a "Companion" of mine for many yea...
by Quaichuser
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:29 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Dram for a head cold - go cheap or go for the gold?
Replies: 18
Views: 2880

I've always preferred dark rum as a cold remedy. Bring a mug of Vernors gingerale to a boil in a sauce pan. Throw in a slice of lemon, some cloves & ginger and a tablespoon of honey. Pour 1-2 ozs of good dark rum. (Cask strength if you have it) into the mug. Strain the contents of the sauce pan ...
by Quaichuser
Tue Aug 28, 2007 2:10 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1702364

Cragganmore 1992 Distiller's Edition C: dark gold N: very pleasant & smooth. orange, honey & some subtle spices. B: medium & smooth P: fruit & white wine F: medium/long. dry white wine. orange rinds (not a bad thing). Overally really nice. Not nearly as intense as a lot of the stuff...
by Quaichuser
Tue Aug 28, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: locating Lagavulin Distiller's Edition
Replies: 15
Views: 2444

Importing from another country appears to be my only option then. I've found it as low as $110 shipped but of course, it is shipped without any obligation for it to be delivered (customs, breakage, etc are my resp.). If there is anyone in Canada who could assist in obtaining a bottle, please let me...
by Quaichuser
Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Drinking times
Replies: 33
Views: 5468

While not in the habit of drinking before noon there have been certain occasions when it seems the right thing to do. Many years ago my wife and I showed up at the Edradour distillery just before it opened for the day. (This was back when it was a consistantly good dram). Even if you are not fond of...
by Quaichuser
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1702364

Re: My , my, my...

Forty Creek Barrel Select NAS Sherried grain and oak in nose;reddish gold in colour; legs hang for quite a while; palate is sweet floral notes, very lightly caresses the tip of the tongue with sweetness, light weight to the palate; medium finish with a very pleasant surge of warmth finishes on the ...
by Quaichuser
Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What do you do with the empties?
Replies: 68
Views: 14550

I have held on to some of the more memorable bottles. My first Macallan 18, a Dallas Dhu 20, a Glen Turrett 17 and a few others. But most go in the recycling bin.
by Quaichuser
Fri Aug 24, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: J0N, MARK & ROBBO'S EASY DRINKING
Replies: 27
Views: 2389

But it's the cultural zeitgeist that bothers me, especially immaturity, irresponsibility, and faux rebellion promulgated by the corporate world, socially destructive attitudes promoted for no reason other than to make a buck. JMR are hardly the worst offenders, but their carefully-crafted image fit...
by Quaichuser
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:07 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Laphroaig 10 Discontinued in Ontario
Replies: 65
Views: 17543

This email was passed to me by a friend: Hello Arthur, Due to the very limited global inventory of Laphroaig 10 yr old and the very positive response received by Laphroaig Quarter Cask, where we have slightly more flexibility to increase volume, we have decided to make Canada the first market in th...
by Quaichuser
Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:54 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1702364

Savoured a Craggenmore tonight.
Another of those that seems to have vanished from the LCBO listings. :headbang:
by Quaichuser
Fri Aug 17, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Laphroaig 10 Discontinued in Ontario
Replies: 65
Views: 17543

I picked up one of the few remaining 10yr olds locally yesterday. Spoke with my contact there about Laphroiag. He didn't know anything for certain but he is going to look into it. He spent 6 months in Toronto recently on one of the LCBO executive commitees so hopefully he has the contacts higher up ...
by Quaichuser
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Should I be banned from Whisky Mag Forums?
Replies: 82
Views: 10782

[ i think you may have made a mistake - although my written english is far from perfect Although it too can be used as an adverb if i am wrong , then i apologise in advance. ash . You are right, I fell into my own trap. :oops: Perhaps I should have used "also." Cheers :thumbsup:
by Quaichuser
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1083054

Nothing esoteric, just one of the few remaining Laphroiag 10yr olds in the province.
by Quaichuser
Wed Aug 15, 2007 7:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Should I be banned from Whisky Mag Forums?
Replies: 82
Views: 10782

Ok, grammicians. "There are three kinds of (two, to, too)s." Is to say but how do you write it? :shock: Two is the number...give Ganga two drinks. To is a preposition...send that bottle of Glenfarclas to Ganga Although it to can be used as an adverb. Too is an adverb..usually a descriptiv...
by Quaichuser
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Should I be banned from Whisky Mag Forums?
Replies: 82
Views: 10782

The English language is just so much fun. If the plural of mouse is mice, the plural of house should be hice. If you have more than one goose they are geese. So if I have more than one moose, are they meese. And "ghoti" can be pronounced fish. :o And to get back on track...ice is an noun, ...
by Quaichuser
Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisky/Alcohol Funny Quotes
Replies: 9
Views: 5417

"I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotamy" Tom Waites "Madam, I drink gin. I never drink water, fish fornicate in it." attributed to W.C. Fields "It doesn't matter how good your English is, as long as your scotch is good." Unknown. And I'll close ...
by Quaichuser
Tue Aug 14, 2007 7:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Should I be banned from Whisky Mag Forums?
Replies: 82
Views: 10782

Biggest bartender error, oft told on these forums, took place in Rochester england. I was offered a drink, shortly before going on stage to sing and play. They had a Bowmore, so I asked for that...with a pint of water, for my voice you see. They mixed the two. DOH!!! Reminds me of what happen to th...

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