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by sparky
Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:07 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1552708

Re: What are you drinking now?

Right now, Guiness, but i will be drinking Redbreast shortly ...
by sparky
Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:04 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: So, what's the worst whisky you've tasted?
Replies: 100
Views: 10467

Re: So, what's the worst whisky you've tasted?

I did not like wild turkey when I first tried it a long time ago. Recently I had J&B and I have to say it was terrible. Canadian Club is bad too -- like gasoline for the first 4 or 5 then it starts to taste good just before it all comes back up. But those were the good old days when it wasn't re...
by sparky
Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: LAGAVULIN 16 VS ARDBEG 10 VS TALISKER 10 VS LAPHROAIG 10
Replies: 110
Views: 54676

Re: LAGAVULIN 16 VS ARDBEG 10 VS TALISKER 10 VS LAPHROAIG 10

I love the Ardbeg 10. I is fantastic, but I had to vore for the laga because it is so quaffable. Problem is that the price is too high here in B.C. A bottle of laga 16 is about $115, which is rediculous, so I never get it, thanks to the taxman, who takes a 115% on my indulgences. Here in B.C. we hav...
by sparky
Sat Jul 05, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Home-blending single malts...
Replies: 9
Views: 4296

Home-blending single malts...

Hey, has anyone tried blending their single malts? I realize I run the risk of angering the smsw gods, but try adding 1 part islay with 1 part speyside. 0.2 Oz of Ardbeg with 0.8 Oz of Glenlivet? A splash of smokehead to some not so great Glenfiddich perhaps. How about a sherry monster with a lowlan...
by sparky
Mon May 26, 2008 7:11 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?
Replies: 38
Views: 7737

Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

Leorin wrote:
Jobi wrote:Did I hear somewhere that Smokehead is young Lagavulin?


Most people I know think it's Ardbeg.
Anayway - I don't care as for my taste it's just flawed malt


I am liking it less and less. I tend to agree that there is something amiss with smokehead. Maybe just the lack of age.
by sparky
Fri May 16, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?
Replies: 38
Views: 7737

Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

I rarely have a dram on a Monday, so I answered the question as "Best peaty Malt for a weekday evening?" and put my vote on Ardbeg 10 Monday is a great day for a peaty malt. Sure there's Friday and Wednesday and Saturday -- those are good for hitting the highlands or venturing to campbeltown. But a...
by sparky
Tue May 13, 2008 9:07 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?
Replies: 38
Views: 7737

Re: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

-- Forgot the Peat Monster. I'll give it a vote too

Peat Monster - 1
by sparky
Tue May 13, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?
Replies: 38
Views: 7737

Best peaty Malts for a Monday evening?

I just bought a bottle of Smokehead. I like it, and it's very easy sipping on a Monday night -- sweet and strangely fruity with lots of nasty phenols. I decided to test it against some other smoky bottles in the collection. After all, the cost of it was close to Ardbeg 10 so I just had to compare. I...
by sparky
Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:38 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many years have you been collecting/drinking whisky?
Replies: 78
Views: 10801

Re: How many years have you been collecting/drinking whisky?

I can't help but notice the bimodal distribution. It seems that there are two types here superimposed: those that are new to scotch and those that are in it for the long haul. It seems that the newbies lose interest after 5 years of so, but the ones who stick with it are really with it. Would it be ...
by sparky
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:58 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What is you oldest bottle?
Replies: 49
Views: 5574

Re: What is you oldest bottle?

About a 2 years old. It's called Smirnoff and I just can't seem to get rid of it! I keep offering it to people and they say no thanks. Not sure why Vodka is the #1 selling spirit worldwide. Of course, all of the scotch bottles I buy don't seem to last too long. The oldest one is about 4 months old a...
by sparky
Fri Mar 14, 2008 7:48 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Jameson 12 or Bushmills Black Bush
Replies: 45
Views: 38409

Re: Jameson 12 or Bushmills Black Bush

Er... Redbreast 12 is better than both, but I voted for Jameson 12
by sparky
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:57 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: SMSW is best with ...
Replies: 15
Views: 1650

SMSW is best with ...

There's nothing like relaxing with a fine SMSW after a long day or week of work. It goes great with a book or good company, after dinner or before. I draw the line at breakfast, although some may find that the perfect time. What do you do when you are enjoying a SMSW? What is the perfect way to enjo...
by sparky
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:29 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Most underappriciated single malt
Replies: 131
Views: 12959

Re: Most underappriciated single malt

Aberlour 10 and Jura 10. Good value and great on a Tuesday evening.
by sparky
Sat Dec 22, 2007 9:52 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: 10 Green bottles......................
Replies: 19
Views: 3895

Re: 10 Green bottles......................

The color of the glass -- definately clear. However I do use a ceramic cup once in a while. The color of the bottle -- that doesn't matter at all. It's just packaging. If you like the taste you'll probably like the bottle. I actually enjoy bottle changes. When Bowmore changed labels and shape I thou...
by sparky
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Type of glass?
Replies: 112
Views: 53280

Can you believe that after all of this great info I still am using the same old brandy glass? Recently I switched to using port glasses because I like the form factor. But, the real reason is that I just can't find a decent "Whisky" glass. Every time I am near a store that sells any kind o...
by sparky
Wed May 09, 2007 6:09 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1009053

Aberlour A'Bunadh #18 ($80). Haven't tasted it yet -- but I'm looking forward to it. It was that or the Balvenie Doublewood. Maybe I'll get that one next...
by sparky
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Type of glass?
Replies: 112
Views: 53280

Type of glass?

I use a medium sized brandy glass that I like because it has a good swirl-factor and requires a steep sipping angle that forces me to take it easy, but I was thinking of getting one of those little tiny glasses (like the ones that recommended by whiskymag and other web sites).
by sparky
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky for my Wife
Replies: 37
Views: 5914

My high hopes were brought down pretty quickly by a cold of hers. I insisted that she at least try one anyway. Maybe it would be a cure? So I got her a Dalmore because I thought it would be a good bet -- nice and sherried, and I got myself a Springbank (yum!). She tried the Dalmore... the result: &q...
by sparky
Sun Feb 18, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: When I say dram I really mean...
Replies: 44
Views: 11482

I didn't realize that a dram does in fact refer to a serving of whisky as several here have pointed out. It took a lot of searching, but I did finally see a definition of dram that included the context of scotch ad Scotland specifically. So my dram is a jigger (well, it usually approaches 2 pony's (...
by sparky
Sun Feb 18, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky for my Wife
Replies: 37
Views: 5914

Thanks for all of the suggestions. MTH you are funny! I will definitely have her try a sherry finish and maybe the Glenfarclas or Glenrothes. If I can get her to appreciate HP then I will be very happy indeed! I'll let you know how it goes.
by sparky
Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky for my Wife
Replies: 37
Views: 5914

Whisky for my Wife

I have convinced my wife to go to a whisky bar with me and I would like to find a single malt that will change her mind about the stuff. If there's a whisky for everyone, then please help me to choose some for her to taste. She's Irish and has a childhood association with whisky and "old drunk ...
by sparky
Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: When I say dram I really mean...
Replies: 44
Views: 11482

1 dram = 0.36 cl
1 pony = 2.9 cl
1 jigger = 4.4 cl
1 snit = 8.9 cl
1 split = 17.7 cl
1 pint = 47.3 cl
by sparky
Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: When I say dram I really mean...
Replies: 44
Views: 11482

When I say dram I really mean...

A dram of whisky is a fairly small portion. Presently I am enjoying a jigger. Is "dram" just a catchy understatement of how much you actually drink? Confess!

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