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by Iain
Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ardbeg or Ardberg? Please help!
Replies: 12
Views: 2288

Re: Ardbeg or Ardberg? Please help!

That question begard belief.
by Iain
Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: New regulations
Replies: 6
Views: 67305

Re: New regulations

[quote="The Third Dram"] "A requirement that Scotch Whisky must be wholly matured in Scotland." Wonder how this will affect those 'across the pond' experimentations involving maturing Single Malt Scotch Whisky in Kentucky?[/quote] The product of those experiments clearly can't le...
by Iain
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: New regulations
Replies: 6
Views: 67305

Re: New regulations

[quote="Rob Allanson"] A new requirement to only bottle Single Malts in Scotland, [/quote] Why is it decreed that only single malt Scotch whisky should be bottled in Scotland? Why d blended Scotch whiskies not receive such legislative special treatment? What about blended malts? Are they i...
by Iain
Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Mystery Drams Xmas Game
Replies: 103
Views: 15226

Re: Mystery Drams Xmas Game

Mystery indeed - what happened to it? :?

Whisky sleigh malfunction?
by Iain
Sun Nov 22, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Producer 'Punished' for Trying to Help the Environment
Replies: 6
Views: 69443

Re: Producer 'Punished' for Trying to Help the Environment

[quote="Danmag"]JMRL, Loch Lomond Malt is available in the bottle, I'm sure if you looked for it you would find a bar that sells it. As I said I don't particularly like it. I find it bland and uninteresting.[/quote] I also found the Loch Lomond single malt inoffensive but unremarkable. I g...
by Iain
Tue Nov 17, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: "Why Wine Tastings are Flawed"
Replies: 17
Views: 2101

Re: "Why Wine Tastings are Flawed"

Aidan wrote:Entertaing spoofers, I think. .... It does no harm, though.


Agree, absolutely.
by Iain
Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:39 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collector's Corner?
Replies: 27
Views: 4620

Re: Collector's Corner?

But I would be really pissed off if I was in the middle of a deal and somebody here stuck their big nose into my business and runied the deal. If you discuss deals in public places, you have to accept that there's a risk that some big nose might chip in with some unwelcome observations. And if that...
by Iain
Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: "Why Wine Tastings are Flawed"
Replies: 17
Views: 2101

Re: "Why Wine Tastings are Flawed"

This pretty much confirms, for me, my long-held theory that whisky tastings are the height of spoofery. Perhaps not spoofery - the tasting "master classes" are often part of a clever and entertaining show put on by old-fashioned confidence tricksters, like the folks who once led seances, ...
by Iain
Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Mystery Drams Xmas Game
Replies: 103
Views: 15226

Re: Mystery Drams Xmas Game

Wardjrz wrote:I wanted to play the mystery drams game last year.

I want to play the mystery drams game this year and,

I might want to play the mystery drams game next year too.

:insane:


I'm sure it will be as good this year as it was the last time. Thanks for all the fun, Matt. Long may it continue!
by Iain
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Mystery Drams Xmas Game
Replies: 103
Views: 15226

Re: Mystery Drams Xmas Game

Welcome to the Mystery Drams Xmas Game How would you like a mystery dram to taste and sample for the coming festive season? Of course you would, then why not join the fun and sign up for our Mystery Drams Xmas Game . :thumbsup: Go on, claim your Mystery Dram now, numbers are limited. Apply before M...
by Iain
Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Mystery Drams Xmas Game
Replies: 103
Views: 15226

Re: Mystery Drams Xmas Game

Ganga wrote:I feel the peer pressure so....

I want to play the Mystery Drams Xmas Game

Besides, who wouldn't want to? :P


IWBRNT, that's for sure.

Thanks for offering, Matt. Can't wait!

(actually, I s'pose I have - for nearly a year now...)
by Iain
Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Mystery Drams Xmas Game
Replies: 103
Views: 15226

Re: Mystery Drams Xmas Game

lawschooldrunk wrote:I want to play the Mystery Drams Xmas Game

please :angel:


Hey, it's nearly Xmas again!

I want to play the Mystery Drams Xmas Game
by Iain
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Tamnavulin
Replies: 12
Views: 5071

Re: Tamnavulin

well jim murray didn't know it! He rates them both very differently...and the Lidl version somewhat higher as i recall!! 79 to 88. actually in the 07 bible he scores BB 88 still, tho' the individual scores add up to...79!! Wierd or what? Strange to tell, there are clearly many things that JM doesn'...
by Iain
Thu Oct 22, 2009 9:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ladybank company of distillers.
Replies: 29
Views: 7467

Re: Ladybank company of distillers.

It's easy with hindsight to say this was a disaster waiting to happen. But I think that's unfair on the stakeholders, who went into all this with genuine enthusiasm and good faith. Mr Thomson did and does not have a good reputation for "delivering the goods" and I think that it in future i...
by Iain
Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: World's Supply of Casks
Replies: 17
Views: 1825

Re: World's Supply of Casks

Well pure Irish whiskey (i.e. Pot Still & Malt) has always primarily been matured in First fill bourbon & sherry casks. Always? I don't think they used many if any Bourbon casks until the late 1940s. But I stand to be corrected if anyone has info to share. What happened to old Bourbon casks...
by Iain
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:01 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: American boycott
Replies: 21
Views: 29892

Re: American boycott

Congratulations to all the posters here who've adopted a cool, rational and sensible approach to the subject, without the Jerry Springer-like silly confrontationalism that's broken out in some other places...
by Iain
Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: The Diageo Controversy
Replies: 15
Views: 1600

Re: The Diageo Controversy

Pure Pot Head wrote:So just to be clear, it it says Islay Single Malt on the label, it's distilled and matured on the island? That's guaranteed is it?



If it says that, then it's guaranteed to have been distilled on the island. But it could legally be matured anywhere in Scotland.
by Iain
Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:47 pm
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Bushmills: Four Hundred Years in the Making
Replies: 8
Views: 6882

Re: Bushmills: Four Hundred Years in the Making

My question is, what is the direct link between this granting of licences, as refered to in the 1608 date on the bottle, to what is the current distillery at Bushmills. PPH, sad fact is there is no direct link. It's all bollocks. You can find more info in Jim Murray's book Classic Irish Whisky, pp5...
by Iain
Sat Aug 22, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: The Diageo Controversy
Replies: 15
Views: 1600

Re: The Diageo Controversy

Jeez. There's some seriously vitriolic stuff in there!
by Iain
Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:30 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Mr Reynier takes a pop...
Replies: 0
Views: 1604

Mr Reynier takes a pop...

by Iain
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:28 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Welsh Whisky
Replies: 12
Views: 37648

Re: Welsh Whisky

[quote="Danmag"]I heard the report as well, it was on radio 4. The one I heard definately sais Welsh whisky, but how many people out there have tried it? If someone gave it to me I'd drink it, it's better than some of the Scotch's I've tried, but I wouldn't buy it.[/quote] I heard it on Ra...
by Iain
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Welsh Whisky
Replies: 12
Views: 37648

Re: Welsh Whisky

[quote="Ganga"]Here's a link to the story as reported on yahoo sports news: http://sports.yahoo.com/sow/news?slug=reu-worldrussiafans_refiled&prov=reuters&type=lgns A quick read found no reference to Welsh whisky, just whisky.[/quote] I heard the interview, which was very light-hea...
by Iain
Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Whyte and Mackay full statement
Replies: 4
Views: 34519

Re: Whyte and Mackay full statement

[quote="Rob Allanson"]Well I thought you might want to see it unadulterated. More news as it comes...[/quote]

No criticism of you or WM was meant, Rob. I should have written "One can argue...", not "You...".
by Iain
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Whyte and Mackay full statement
Replies: 4
Views: 34519

Re: Whyte and Mackay full statement

[quote="Rob Allanson"]Chief Executive John Beard said: "My priority over the coming days and weeks is to help and assist our staff."[/quote] The statement suggests that Mr Beard's immediate priority is to make many of the W&M staff redundant. You can argue about whether that's necessar...
by Iain
Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:09 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Johnnie Walker Red label 'Highland' ? Circa 1940?
Replies: 11
Views: 3964

Re: Johnnie Walker Red label 'Highland' ? Circa 1940?

talisker10 wrote:I'd give my right arm to be able to taste that. If it's been well sealed I bet it is fantastic.


Well, apparently you can get it for £199 - better value than a right arm (or a left!)
by Iain
Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Keep Walking...
Replies: 2
Views: 588

Keep Walking...

by Iain
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:02 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Long John
Replies: 5
Views: 786

Re: Long John

John Barleycorn wrote:Looking at the graphics on the box I would think it may be 1960s or early 70s

Cheers John


I'll second that opinion. And I love the packaging.
by Iain
Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Glen Ord and Talisker..close kin?
Replies: 7
Views: 2157

Re: Glen Ord and Talisker..close kin?

I've only tried the Singleton of Glen Ord recently, and I must say it was most un-like Talisker! Aggressive, spirity nose with lots of diesel fumes, and a pretty rough, vegetal and slightly rancid taste (imho of course). It reminded me of Drumguish in some ways! Did I get a bad bottle?
by Iain
Fri Jul 24, 2009 6:44 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Unknown Glenlivet
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

Re: Unknown Glenlivet

The thistle on the label looks a bit like the thistle that appeared on The Glenlivet labels in The Glenlivet Distillers era. But I've never seen it printed in green. And again - of all the different companies that have bottled The Glenlivet over the years, none was called simply "Glenlivet"...
by Iain
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Unknown Glenlivet
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

Re: Unknown Glenlivet

Iain, I see that you are from Scotland but, are you sure because I found information on website saying there is a Glenlivet Distillery that is owned by Pernod Ricard. Is that website incorrect? I will PM you the info if you wold like. i just don't like to post links from other sites. The Glenlivet ...
by Iain
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Cork Annoyance
Replies: 33
Views: 7043

Re: Cork Annoyance

MrTattieHeid wrote:
MacIain wrote:Next time I open a bottle I will tip it upside down for a while first before opening to see if keeping the cork moist helps.

Don't do it!


Agreed. Strong alcohol is reputed to be good for pickling livers (why?!), but prolonged contact will destroy cork.
by Iain
Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Unknown Glenlivet
Replies: 11
Views: 1941

Re: Unknown Glenlivet

hi could anyone give me any information regarding this bottle of glenlivet it has been in my family for 20-30 years. this is the first time i have seen the bottle as i have just broken the seal on the box. I have emailed glenlivet themselves but to date thay have no information. i would be very gra...
by Iain
Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: ISSUE 81 IS OUT NOW
Replies: 7
Views: 2382

Re: ISSUE 81 IS OUT NOW

Iain wrote:Who said WM is boring? Looks to me like it's branching out...



On closer inspection - it looks like it's going to pot!
by Iain
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: ISSUE 81 IS OUT NOW
Replies: 7
Views: 2382

Re: ISSUE 81 IS OUT NOW

Who said WM is boring? Looks to me like it's branching out...

Are you going to leaf through it?
by Iain
Wed Jul 22, 2009 7:27 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: The Singleton of Auchroisk
Replies: 4
Views: 1831

Re: The Singleton of Auchroisk

Alex S wrote:Consensus from different reviews I read is that it is mediocre: 72-75/100 on the average.


I remember it as a very decent "malt of the month" in many Scottish bars for a year or two.

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