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by Ash
Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bottling Whisky under buyers Label
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

Why not try Euan at Duncan Taylor's. They have their own casks/malts/blends and, more importantly, their own bottling hall. They will be quite happy to design a label for you, or stick your own designs on anything you want. They have done special bottlings for rugby/cricket/football clubs in the pas...
by Ash
Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:40 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Talisker: Very sweet, and where is the pepper?
Replies: 37
Views: 13481

Anyone knows if the black+grey+brown box versions really are the proper (peppery) stuff? When the change happened? Less than year ago? I guess I have to find out it myself... I have the blue box version (which didn't impress me THAT much) and I managed to reserve the second to last black box one in...
by Ash
Thu Jan 06, 2005 1:04 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Dumb Pronounciation Question
Replies: 20
Views: 9218

At an SMWS meeting a year or so ago, two Scotsmen got into an argument as to whether it was Glen Geeree, or Glen Geerich. The one that was born in Glen Garioch won the argument! :D (Still, if two locals can't agree on the pronunciation, what hope to the rest of us have?) Cheers, Admiral As I said, ...
by Ash
Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:28 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: EH 10?
Replies: 20
Views: 6960

Re: finnish

richard wrote:i used to be a fan of glenmoray then they put wine in there whisky its poor what ashame


Well, now they have taken it back out again. :wink:
by Ash
Wed Jan 05, 2005 11:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Dumb Pronounciation Question
Replies: 20
Views: 9218

I think it is more glen gearich, with a very soft "ich." That is how it would be pronounced in Gaelic. It is just hard to hear properly on the website recording. No, its not a soft ich. Its simply geeree. Its a local name for an area 25 NW west of Aberdeen. There's not a glen, nor is the ...
by Ash
Fri Dec 03, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Future Stars?
Replies: 10
Views: 3496

BruceCrichton wrote:
Admiral wrote:

* The new distillery on the Shetland Islands (Ladybank?) will obviously attract a lot of attention down the track.

Cheers,
Admiral


Ladybank is in Fife, east central Scotland.


He means Blackwood, Bruce. Close enough :roll:
by Ash
Tue Nov 09, 2004 6:49 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: -blank-
Replies: 8
Views: 1676

Hello Marty and Kevan , Or should i just say Kevan ? it must be slow at the old packaging depot when you've got to resort to posting on every forum a question and answer by yourself ? The one on scotchwhisky.com gave it away , both from Demon.co.uk.....Hmmmmm....nobody would do that would they ? :s...
by Ash
Tue Oct 26, 2004 1:49 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Most Overpriced Malts.
Replies: 24
Views: 5260

Bruce, How does the price of HP 18 compare with other 18 year old malts? Here in Sydney, Macallan 18yo sells for anywhere between AUS$120-$150. That's about 42-52 GBP. Glenfiddich 18yo is also around about AUS$120 or 42GBP. I haven't seen HP18 on any shelves here lately, so I'm not sure what it ret...
by Ash
Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:54 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Longmorn: Is it shut?
Replies: 11
Views: 3553

Longmorn used to be the unsung flagship of the Chivas / Seagram group. (It was the malt the knowledgeable drinkers enjoyed while Glenlivet made all the sales!) I haven't kept myself up to date on this.....did Chivas / Seagram offload all of their distilleries (i.e. Glenlivet, Glen Keith, Strathisla...
by Ash
Mon Oct 18, 2004 6:52 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Unpeated whiskies
Replies: 55
Views: 21978

Re: Peating levels

Its my understanding that all of the Islay distilleries source 99% of their barley from east coast maltsters. Its the only way to maintain continuity of supply and consistency of ppm. If Port Ellen maltings has moved to the East Coast then yes ! I would say Ardbeg , Lagavulin and Caol Ila source 10...
by Ash
Mon Oct 18, 2004 11:00 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Most Overpriced Malts.
Replies: 24
Views: 5260

I'm sure I'm going to get flamed for suggesting this but: HP 18. Don't get me wrong, I like HP 12 OB a lot and have had several other enjoyable IB HP's. And, for that matter, there is nothing really wrong with the 18. Its a lovely smooth dram. Its just that I can't justify paying £50+ for it. There'...
by Ash
Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:18 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Unpeated whiskies
Replies: 55
Views: 21978

Re: Peating levels

Regarding the origins of the malted barley on Islay my understanding was that all the distilleries have to take some of their malt from the PE Maltings in line with an agreement signed when the maltings were first opened though i do know for a fact that Simpsons supply some to Bunnahabhain and i th...
by Ash
Mon Oct 18, 2004 9:57 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Unpeated whiskies
Replies: 55
Views: 21978

Another one for the list

Scapa!

According to MJ Volume 4 anyway.
by Ash
Thu Oct 14, 2004 10:19 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: 1969 GlenLochy value?
Replies: 3
Views: 2704

Whisky exchange have a couple of similar aged IB cask strength Glenlochys for £62 and £67.
by Ash
Wed Oct 13, 2004 5:03 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Unpeated whiskies
Replies: 55
Views: 21978

I thought Glen Grant did too. I may be wrong. In fact, I usually am. :roll:
by Ash
Mon Oct 11, 2004 10:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: talisker 10 yo hand my feet on a hot day...
Replies: 9
Views: 3335

Sounds like you've had the whole bottle before coming on here to post about it. :roll:
by Ash
Fri Oct 08, 2004 5:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Sweet Whiskies
Replies: 41
Views: 36751

No problemo!

Man on the silver mountain. 8)
by Ash
Fri Oct 08, 2004 7:44 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Sweet Whiskies
Replies: 41
Views: 36751

Re: Sweet Whiskies

I've tasted a few really great sweet whiskies recently. What are your favourite sweet drams? I'd be interested in any independent bottlings and blends that you enjoyed as well as malts. Is that VH? Not sure I didnt prefer your Neon Knights!. If I am looking for something sweet, any Glenfarclas or e...
by Ash
Wed Oct 06, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: When did you first..
Replies: 58
Views: 14609

I've tasted Ardbeg Uigeadail and it's excellent. <Snip> Well worth the £35. 8) Even better at the £25 each I paid for the two bottles I have. :twisted: Where did you get the bottles? Did it have anything to do with a 1960's RAF bomber? I'm sure you know which one. Now Bruce, you know I can't reveal...
by Ash
Tue Oct 05, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: When did you first..
Replies: 58
Views: 14609

I've tasted Ardbeg Uigeadail and it's excellent. It was missing the incredibly smoky nose that hits you like Lennox Lewis but the taste made up for it. Very peppery and thick and chewy with a fair element of seaweed (no, I don't eat seaweed :? ). Very complex and I'm sure a bottle would reveal even...
by Ash
Mon Oct 04, 2004 8:31 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Personalities at a Spirit Tasting
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Sounds like a terrific tasting. Enjoy.

Btw, is it not the middle of the night in Toronto? :shock:
by Ash
Mon Oct 04, 2004 7:41 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Personalities at a Spirit Tasting
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Ash: Do you mean that you are he, or that you are providing the bonna fides of Mr. Shand? Regards Frodo Frodo, No, I am not he. I do know him though, and he has an excellent whisky knowledge, and he is nice friendly chap for a tasting. He clocks up a lot of air miles promoting his business, too. Ash
by Ash
Sun Oct 03, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Personalities at a Spirit Tasting
Replies: 10
Views: 1918

Re: Personalities at a Spirit Tasting

I have a dilemma, and I could use some help: There is a tasting being held in Toronto at the end of the month that seems like a big do. Fairly expensive, but with a lot of personalities such as... Richard Paterson (The Dalmore) Casper Macrae (The Macallan) Douglas Davidson (Isle of Arran Distillery...
by Ash
Wed Sep 29, 2004 10:15 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Worm condensers and flavour?
Replies: 10
Views: 6770

Re: Worm condensers and flavour?

I would have thought that every process or element that could possibly affect the flavour or body of the new make spirit would take place BEFORE the vapour passes over the lyne arm. Once the distilled vapour passes over the lyne arm, all it can possibly do is condense. So why should worms produce a...
by Ash
Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:40 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Most Hyped Malts???
Replies: 47
Views: 11013

BruceCrichton wrote:That explains it.

Where is Ardbeg 10 available for that price?

It is sporadically on offer in Fife or in Falkirk.


Bruce,
Its usually on offer at one supermarket or other. Right now its Safeway £19.99. I'm sure there is one in Stirling, if you don't have one in Falkirk.
Ash
by Ash
Fri Sep 03, 2004 11:15 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Distillery village for sale
Replies: 9
Views: 8957

Matt, this is new indeed, but is it more "corporate communications" than news? Recently we've had a strike at Edrington and a legal move by the SWA to stop Glenora using "Glen" in its name. But nary a mention here. Would it be possible to include news such as this in the "l...
by Ash
Thu Sep 02, 2004 5:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Most Hyped Malts???
Replies: 47
Views: 11013

Ten never costs me more than £20. There are plenty of places sell it for £20 and occasionally down as far as £18. Uigedail is generally £35. Can't remember seeing it for less, but then I am never in RMW. Or Oddbins for that matter, since neither are places which I would associate with stonking good ...
by Ash
Wed Sep 01, 2004 11:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Most Hyped Malts???
Replies: 47
Views: 11013

Ardbeg-Uigedail. I agree with you, Stephen, here too. There's no way its worth twice the price of the Ten. Where do you shop that Uigeadail is twice the price of 10 yr old Ardbeg? To be fair to Uigeadail, it is sufficiently different to the common or garden version to be worth checking out if you a...
by Ash
Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Most Hyped Malts???
Replies: 47
Views: 11013

I agree with you, Harry, Macallan it is. In fact, I drafted a reply to this thread a few nights ago, citing my reasons for thinking Macallan was over-hyped ordinary whisky. But, I wimped out and erased it rather than submit. I thought that I would be universally flamed for suggesting Macallan was ov...
by Ash
Fri Aug 27, 2004 10:53 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: My best ever tasting mix: Uigeadail and Weller 19YO
Replies: 7
Views: 3024

Yes, I suspect Caol Ila for this reason, but just wondered if anyone knew.
by Ash
Thu Aug 26, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: My best ever tasting mix: Uigeadail and Weller 19YO
Replies: 7
Views: 3024

Re: My best ever tasting mix: Uigeadail and Weller 19YO

bamber wrote:Safeway Islay (to wind down)



Out of interest, what d'ya reckon it is?

JM bible probably lists what it is, but I won't buy a copy. :twisted:
by Ash
Tue Aug 24, 2004 10:55 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Buying Casks
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Re: Buying Casks

I understand that there will obviously be the cost of the actual whisky, the storage, the bottling and labelling - can anyone think of anything else? You are forgeting the most expensive part of the whole deal; the government's share, i.e duty and VAT. If the cask is stored in a bond, the duty and ...
by Ash
Sat Aug 07, 2004 9:57 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Fake Macallan
Replies: 332
Views: 67434

can anybody tell me where the bottles come from i believe italy comes to mind and who were checking these bottles were genuine any help on this subject


Err.......You could try reading the thread :!: :roll:
by Ash
Tue Aug 03, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Re: particles in my Rosebank (from what did you drink thread
Replies: 1
Views: 1221

Chillfiltering would normally extract that sort of thing. Having been to the WG bottling plant myself, I would say it would not be unusual for particles to end up in bottles. Its a delightfully low tech process. Open barrel into trough, pipe whisky into bottles, diluting if appropriate. You basicall...
by Ash
Mon Aug 02, 2004 11:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1532738

At the risk of offending my good fellow forum users, may I suggest that this thread is a bit meaningless and annoying? Telling other people what we drank the night before is pretty self-indulgent and mundane , unless you have a comment or question arising out of the tasting - in which case, it shou...

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