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by Rudy
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1691268

Sipping Imperial 12-5-81 / 7-8-2004 cask 1218 64,6%, from the Malt Circle.....accompanied with some salmon.

Rudy
by Rudy
Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1264406

Hi Anders,

isn't the Arran a CS?
Usually they need a drop of water.
Any apples coming through?

Rudy
by Rudy
Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1691268

Just sipping some unknown whisky from some whisky fairs some time ago....
Funny game, puzzling yourself with something you tasted before, but will never find out wat it was....
Rudy
by Rudy
Sun Mar 04, 2007 9:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 52
Views: 8596

Hi Muskrat,
no I didn't know that.
Here in the Netherlands (that huge country as large as your average lake) are even two plots that are Belgian (another huge country). :)
Rudy
by Rudy
Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1691268

To all the great Ellens!!

Cheers Anders!

Greetings from Holland/Germany

Rudy
by Rudy
Sat Mar 03, 2007 11:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Type of glass?
Replies: 112
Views: 54908

I always have a tulip shaped glass on a stem.
Actually different models, but never did glasses HTH.
Never noticed differences anyway.
On business trips I always pack the Glencairn glass as it comes with a carton box and has no fragile stem that could break.
Rudy
by Rudy
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1691268

Sipping Port Ellen 1983/1998 from Scott's @54.9%.
Lovely, just lovely....
Rudy
by Rudy
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:30 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky for my Wife
Replies: 37
Views: 6054

Hi Reggaeblues,

thanks!

I never celebrate my birthday, but I might reconsider now....
(these advanced samples are really great birthday gifts!)
by Rudy
Sat Mar 03, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 52
Views: 8596

Hi Muskrat,

you're right, it's the viewings.
I should log in more often.
But as a Dutchie, with now a German ISP, I'll ruin the statistics....

Rudy
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:44 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 15 years from now....
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Hi MrT! It was from the new series 10-15-20 after Murray McD took over the destillery. We had it in an Islay tasting with also the Sig Port Ellen-port finish... At the end of the 10 or so samples I tried the Laddie 20yo again.....Granny Smith! Haven't foloowed the market for a while, but the 20yo (d...
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:37 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best price for a Lagavulin 30?
Replies: 2
Views: 1099

Hi Ardbeg311,

For your comparison: I noticed these retail in the Netherlands for around EUR 276.

Happy hunting,

Rudy
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:26 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What types of spirit other than whisky do you drink?
Replies: 58
Views: 10238

Hi Paul,

now that you mentioned that, I have overlooked that. Guess it got a tad late again....night night.
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:15 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 15 years from now....
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

15 years from now....

Today, I regret not to have bought loads of Springbank 21, Ardbeg 1975, 1977 in the past. Neither did I buy the Laddie 20yo. (Wo said on the forum he liked Calvados? Try this one! Granny Smith!) Either the expression or the character changed of: Macallan 10/12 Laphoaig 10 Talisker 10 HP 12 What regu...
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 15 Years Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 4433

Thanks for your wishes Mustardhead, fortunately, there are enough options still around.

Rudy
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:33 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 15 Years Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 4433

Hi Mustardhead, I gladly would accept your bet and lose it. You're right that there's a sort of craze on Port Ellen, but that's not what I'm looking for. I was offered a sip once without knowing what it was. But I know what I like. After the WOW, the answer to the obvious question was 'young Port El...
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:15 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky for my Wife
Replies: 37
Views: 6054

Thanks MrT! We're working on that and we think she's the best! We noticed all parents think that of their child, so we're no exception to the rule. I have to wait a while though to share my drams with her. And it will also take a while to see bottles with destilling dates of 27 October 2004. But tha...
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:52 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky for my Wife
Replies: 37
Views: 6054

Hi MrT! Thanks for the warm welcome! I found out all this whisky is nice, but is next to nothing compared to..... becoming a father! So our daughter Stephanie is now 2y4m old and I know all about Fisher Price and invested heavily in that. I can't tell you which last bottle of whisky I bought, the la...
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:37 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 15 Years Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 4433

Could someone delete SoI's post up there, I got tears in my eyes when I read the first few lines, could not read any further after the first Port Ellen line..... :cry:
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Where are you from?
Replies: 52
Views: 8596

So relatively more Swedes (appr. 9M people) and Norwegians (appr. 5M people) in the forum than Dutchmen (appr. 16M people).
Seems like arctic weather conditions and whisky go well together (or we do not have that much internet available...)

Rudy
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: When I say dram I really mean...
Replies: 44
Views: 11820

Usually slightly less than 2cl (1.5-1.75) so I can enjoy more different 'drams' during the evening....
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:04 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What types of spirit other than whisky do you drink?
Replies: 58
Views: 10238

- That's German Brandy (Weinbrand-means burnt wine, so brandy), not even in the option list above!
by Rudy
Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Why are we so hard on Bowmore?
Replies: 34
Views: 6125

I had the Bowmore Surf and 12yo about a decade ago, although I can’t remember opening the 12yo. Hmmm….Korsakov? In some hth comparisons (OB vs IB) we noticed a difference. The OB was described as ‘soapy’, and to me that was the right definition. So I would vote for ‘other’. One of my favourites are ...
by Rudy
Mon Feb 19, 2007 11:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What types of spirit other than whisky do you drink?
Replies: 58
Views: 10238

Actually, I enjoy cognac from time to time as well. The French alternatives (Cognac, Armagnac, Calvados) are for some reason more affordable, although afaik it’s more expensive to produce(grapes vs barley). And older vintages are more easy affordable! So e.g. the previous mentioned 50 yo Calvados co...
by Rudy
Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:41 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: looking to buy three old bowmores.......
Replies: 13
Views: 2775

Hi vintage,

just curious, you want to drink these or just have them?

Rudy
by Rudy
Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:25 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 15 Years Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 4433

Hi Choochoo, In the early 90’s single malt whisky was not as popular or widely known as it is today. The group of established brands was not only smaller, but were difficult to get as well. Now (at least in the Netherlands) any small village has a liquor store that stocks at least 40 or so single ma...
by Rudy
Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:49 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Did I Ruin My Whisky?
Replies: 17
Views: 4797

Hi sydfan, Storing your whisky in the basement doesn’t really hurt. Just two remarks: 1. In case you have an unchillfiltered whisky, there might be some solid parts due to the cold. This is normal and these parts get fluid again at room temperature. 2. Do not put collector bottles in the basement. A...
by Rudy
Sun Feb 18, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky for my Wife
Replies: 37
Views: 6054

Hi sparky, Good luck trying! I started my attemps with Rosebank, but unfortunately my wife has no interest in whisky at all. Amongst the great suggestions already made, I’d add the standard Glenfiddich or Glenlivet, since they have a light palate. You might even start with a blend like Black Label, ...
by Rudy
Sat Jan 08, 2005 4:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Should whisky tastings be conducted blind?
Replies: 20
Views: 8905

Blind tastings are great events. Not only is there more excitement (who has guessed most destilleries right?), but you only have your own senses as a guide. The discussions during the tasting were very helpful to me to develop my ability to distinguish and describe taste and to discover what we were...
by Rudy
Sat Jan 08, 2005 3:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Color matters?
Replies: 31
Views: 10169

To me, colour does not really matter any longer, but is still part of the fun. In the beginning when making notes, I made a note of colour as well. Now I do not even make notes of anything at all :oops: . My prime interest lies in the taste and nose (in this order). Nosing and tasting a whisky (or a...
by Rudy
Sat Jan 01, 2005 10:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1264406

Tried samples last night to end/start the year with some uncommon whiskies.
Starting with the Glenfarclas 25yo through the James MacArthur Longmorn 1967 to end with the DL Glen Garioch 1967.

Happy new year!

Rudy.
by Rudy
Thu Dec 30, 2004 8:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1264406

Started last night with the Springbank OB 25 LE, then to Ardbeg '75, Chieftains Brora 19yo and finished with again, Brora 32yo.

Great night, with mindblowing whiskies...

Rudy.
by Rudy
Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1264406

Hi Dave,

I'm very curious about your opinion of the two DE's as well, never hed the luxury to try them HTH.

Rudy.

PS: I guess your liver will make it, as long as you do not train so much that often :wink:
by Rudy
Wed Dec 29, 2004 2:21 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: New Glenfiddichs are Vintage stuff
Replies: 18
Views: 11945

I understood from a beer brewer that coulored glass is thought as a protection against sunlight, as is the case with medicine bottles.

As a marketing instrument, or probably cost issues, it appears lots choose for clear glass.

Rudy.
by Rudy
Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Against the Grain
Replies: 17
Views: 3704

Hello Gerald, (or is it Mr. President?) welcome to this forum. Hope you'll enjoy it here! About your questions: Still have to open the Aberlour (batch 6). Auchentoshan 10: I like that one. Can't remember anything negative about the nose, lend the bottle to a friend, can't check this one out now. Bru...
by Rudy
Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1264406

Hi peatreek1,

I can confirm that with the only Coopers Choise I have, Imperial 21yo. Bought that one, because it was one of the few Imperials on the market at that time.

Rudy.

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