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by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Sat Jun 07, 2008 12:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ardbeg Renaissance
Replies: 100
Views: 10222

Re: Ardbeg Renaissance

Picking mine up on tuesday .Was told Oddbins getting 330 cases initially , also told that 2 more Against the grain were due this year , one in August the other near Christmas.Could one be the rumoured Lochside cask?
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Wed May 28, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395064

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

Longrow c.v and Black Bottle
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Fri May 09, 2008 10:30 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bowmore Legend Disappering?
Replies: 5
Views: 2176

Re: Bowmore Legend Disappering?

It's available in it's new packaging in Travel retail (i saw it yesterday and assumed it was exclusive to duty free by what someone told me) but only today i saw it in my local Tesco for £20.99 and it was Legend not the 12yr old
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Fri May 09, 2008 9:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Most underappriciated single malt
Replies: 131
Views: 17339

Re: Most underappriciated single malt

Scapa, Glen Scotia,Glendronach
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Fri May 09, 2008 9:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395064

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

I was going to bring up the same point as arkle.When did the uk duty stamps start appearing on bottles ?.I just picked up a glenmo 10 (old) in a metal tube with an L5 bottling code but with no duty stamp so was it after 2005?Also got a Clan Denny Islay vatted malt by Douglas Laing 75cl 46% for £22.5...
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Apr 06, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395064

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

Kilbeggan Irish whisky whilst shopping in Morrisons and a Balvenie FR while you can still get it .Spent more on whisky than on food .Can this be justified?
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395064

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

Hi Woodhill sorry about not replying sooner but have been doing late shifts .I got the Aberlour 20 from Booths in Knutsford whilst looking for a Macleods Islay 8yr old which seems to have vanished. The Murray Mcdavid Macallan i got from a wine merchant called Define on the A56 at Sandiway between No...
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395064

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

Aberlour abundah batch 20 and a Murray Mcdavid Macallan 9yr old bourban/ridge zinfandel,tasted this in the shop and loved it , anyone else tried this?.Another weekend when i wasnt going to spend any money on whisky Oh well more overtime i suppose.
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best Flora & Fauna bottle
Replies: 16
Views: 3252

Re: Best Flora & Fauna bottle

Rosebank . One of my favourite drams of the last few years , now down to my last 2 bottles.If you see it well worth buying although the price has been going up lately.
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Jan 15, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your Top 5
Replies: 60
Views: 8407

Re: Your Top 5

Top 5 daily drams in no particular order have been lately (and depending whats on offer ) Highland Park 12 , Aberlour 10 , Talisker 10 , Ardbeg 10 and the wonderful Scapa 14 which has been getting harder to get lately but managed to pick afew up from Morrisons at a good price
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Sat Nov 03, 2007 10:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395064

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

Waitrose Island 10yr old [Highland Park] £12.99 and a Caol Ila 12 for £20 .Then i blew my best intentions on cutting down on my whisky spending by getting a PC6, i just couldn't resist ,why am i so weak? {Any ideas would be most welcome ]
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:50 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Against the grain oddbins exclusive
Replies: 249
Views: 41777

Re: Against the grain oddbins exclusive

managed to get bottle number 188 after main Oddbins branch in Chester changed to Nicholas and did not stock it???.Luckily intelligent member of staff at Knutsford picked one up and got an instant sale .He will obviously get knowwhere as some halfwit from human resources will deem he showed to much i...
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Sep 25, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: BOWMORE SURF
Replies: 8
Views: 1432

Re: BOWMORE SURF

Just bought a bottle in duty free £18 for 1ltr not that impressed prefer 12 yr old
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Sun Sep 09, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1395064

Picked an Ardbeg Uigeadail for £33.99 in one of the few remaining Oddbins around here and a couple of Aberlour 10 for £13.99 in Sainsburys bargain!
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:30 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Against the grain oddbins exclusive
Replies: 249
Views: 41777

The NICOLAS revamps of Oddbins are ongoing and i heard that the future Against The Grain releases will only be available in the Oddbins shops.
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: GLENMORANGIE 12YO GOLD RUM CASK FINISH - PRICE CRASH
Replies: 10
Views: 4450

Les, you know very well thats already been done and look at the trouble it caused ,you're just being naughty! :evil: .Besides ,it has to be in French because that means it's sophisticated and expensive.
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: GLENMORANGIE 12YO GOLD RUM CASK FINISH - PRICE CRASH
Replies: 10
Views: 4450

Glenmorangie Rum Cask has been one of my favourites for the last 2 years picked up 2 for £19.99 IWBRNT absolute bargain.Try not to miss out!The shelves were empty up here when i last looked.You never know though they might release it again, with a £20 price hike.What do you think they'd call it ? .S...
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Against the grain oddbins exclusive
Replies: 249
Views: 41777

And??????
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: off to hamburg next week - duty free suggestions
Replies: 13
Views: 2961

Only know terminal 3 to eurozone country from Manchester , not much choice but noticed Bowmore Surf 1ltr £21.99,Macallan FO 18 70cl £58,Macallan FO25 70cl £150,Aberlour 15 Doublecask Matured 1ltr £29.99, Aberlour12 1ltr £22.99,Glenlivet Nadurra 16 48% 1ltr £34.99,Glenmorangie Cellar 13 1ltr £31.00, ...
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Could you recommend me a whisky based upon my preference?
Replies: 21
Views: 5616

Hi SteurNL .Dont just limit yourself to these whiskies but try everything and anything when you get the chance. There are many people out there including the amazing people on this forum who opened my eyes (tastebuds!)to amazing experiences, Port Ellen, Bowmore,Coal Ila ,Abalour,Rosebank ,Drumguish!...
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: To replace or not to replace
Replies: 64
Views: 15650

I'm with you Reggaeblues . Would always have a bottle of Glenfarclas 12 on hand as i really enjoy this (far more than the 10).Luckily still have one left in stock.Sainsburys got a stock in a few christmases ago up here but have never seen it since. [/list]
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Does it get any better than this says the dog?
Replies: 8
Views: 1612

Trip out to Llandudno .Great day , superb pub , pint of Loxley followed by pint of Everards Sunchaser then meal in Osbourne House , great restaurant with very good food at sensible prices .Finished meal with double Laphroig 10 .Then home and nightcap of Jameson 12 watching the stars. Perfect.
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: cwc Exclusive Malts range
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

cwc Exclusive Malts range

Has anyone bought or tasted any of the Exclusive Malts range from David Stirks Creative Whisky Company. Seem to have a good range at quite good prices of single cask whisky and i'm tempted by a Bowmore 10yr old CS for £34.99.Your views would be most welcome
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ardbeg Mor
Replies: 174
Views: 30630

Hi papercrack! .Chester is my hometown and my mother still lives there .Not the greatest place for whisky shopping but when i visit i always check out Oddbins in Bridge St nice friendly staff (soon to be turned into a Nicolas outlet -any forum members have any thoughts on this asalot of Oddbins are ...
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Jul 24, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Which Laddie?
Replies: 24
Views: 5532

I couldn't decide between Augusta and WMD11 Yellow sub so in the end got the 10yr old which was the last one he had in stock and wasn't sure if he could get anymore .Very good it is to .
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New Springbank
Replies: 22
Views: 5512

Les i knew you wouldn't let me down and you'd be right on the ball .Is there anything you don't miss?.You truly are amazing! :thumbsup:
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Jul 19, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: William Grant's
Replies: 6
Views: 3176

Preferred Ale cask to the Sherry cask version but prefer the standard Family Reserve to them both . Always have the Family Reserve , Teachers and Black Bottle in my cupboard as my better half likes whisky and coke (i know, i know but what can you do?)and i dont mind these blends to much. Also i dont...
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Jul 19, 2007 1:43 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New Springbank
Replies: 22
Views: 5512

New Springbank

Any of you thinking of buying the new Springbank 1997 vintage and have any of you had a chance to taste it yet.Not seen much about it apart from LFW.
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Could you recommend me a whisky based upon my preference?
Replies: 21
Views: 5616

It was Lagavulin and Laphroig that started my passion for whisky at a low point in my life and as long as Lagavulin,Laphroig and Ardbeg still exist then life is truly worth living.keep on exploring and never lose the faith!
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: WHICH ONE ?
Replies: 2
Views: 954

WHICH ONE ?

Which one of these two Bruichladdichs (or neither) would you buy for£35.Links Augusta 14yr or WMD II Yellow submarine.Your help would be most appreciated.Thanks in advance.
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Jul 13, 2007 2:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Longmorn 15 or Strathisla 12
Replies: 36
Views: 13023

Longmorn everytime , one of my favourites. Is it being discontinued with the introduction of the new 16?
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Forget taste... which has the best aroma?
Replies: 22
Views: 5396

Lagavulin 16 does it for me eveytime. Liked the aroma of Glenfiddich Toasted Oak and was looking forward to the taste Oh dear! bit of a let down .
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Irish Whiskey
Replies: 40
Views: 9779

Redbreast 12 for me but my mate insists Bushmills 10 is better? Cant see it myself .What do you think IWC ?
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Fri Jul 06, 2007 12:43 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Against the grain oddbins exclusive
Replies: 249
Views: 41777

Havn't seen many tasting notes for Deadleg from you illustrious lot , so what do you think and how does it compare to the Wax and Wane which i really enjoyed.Would really value your opinions as you have been of great help in the past and is it worth spending my birthday oddbins voucher on?
by ccrank.freeserve.co.uk
Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2331243

Teachers last night ,not bad . Have not been enjoying my whiskies for the last week dont seem to be able to concentrate or gain my usual pleasure from them .Will lay off them or stick to blends for a few days . God! i hope this doesn't last what else is there ! Any tips appreciated

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