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by Lawrence
Wed May 23, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Is Royal Mile Whisky The Most Unfriendly Shop?
Replies: 66
Views: 26486

Re: Is Royal Mile Whisky The Most Unfriendly Shop?

Well they seem to running true to form with the Ardbeg Day. There's a discussion going on over at WWW (with in put from RMW staff) about whether the seals should be broken to prevent them being sold on by speculators.....

http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=6284
by Lawrence
Sun May 06, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1234358

Re: What did you drink last night?

I attended a Scotch Malt Whisky Society dinner & tasting last night with the Canadia branch; 50.46 Bladnoch 21yo, 38.21 Caperdonich 17yo, 35.62 Glen Moray 21yo, 10.72 Bunnahabhain 12yo and 29.108 Laphroaig 10yo. All were very good and a good night out.
by Lawrence
Fri May 04, 2012 8:09 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1234358

Re: What did you drink last night?

Isle of Arran Sleeping Warrior; I really do enjoy this whisky... :D How has your overall experience been with Arran? I am very, very impressed with thier quality. I have 70 different expressions 'in house' so I have some depth to my experience. Their single casks are great value for the money. I lo...
by Lawrence
Thu May 03, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1234358

Re: What did you drink last night?

Isle of Arran Sleeping Warrior; I really do enjoy this whisky... :D
by Lawrence
Thu May 03, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Johnnie Walker Double Black
Replies: 9
Views: 4369

Re: Johnnie Walker Double Black

I bought a bottle and since I like JWB I was curious about the DB, my conclusion was that the 12yo presents as a blend and a very good one at that. The Double Black is kissing cousins nearer to a malt however the peat smoke is not significantly bigger but it all melds together nicely. Still the Doub...
by Lawrence
Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Equipment for a Tasting
Replies: 5
Views: 700

Re: Equipment for a Tasting

For our festival when it calls for it we use hotel paper glass covers which look a lot like small muffin cups actually. They come in a variety of sizes but the down side is you have to buy in bulk.
by Lawrence
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many open bottles do you normally have?
Replies: 421
Views: 78968

Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

It's hopeless, I can't get much below 100, I need to have a party...
by Lawrence
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Your favourite 'basic' Glenmorangie
Replies: 20
Views: 15054

Re: Your favourite 'basic' Glenmorangie

I think they are starting to tranistion back to age statements, I have several bottles here of the Nectar D'Or and they have the 12yo age statement. Years ago I asked a Glenmo excecutive why the USA had age statement on the finished whiskeis and the rest of the world was NAS. His answer was that the...
by Lawrence
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1234358

Re: What did you drink last night?

Spey Cast 12yo which is lovely, a drop of Imperial 14yo by Whisky Galore finished in Madeira and then a drop of Bunnahabhain from one of the Islay festivals but it needed some water to help it along.
by Lawrence
Fri Mar 25, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Glenfarclas 105, 40 yo
Replies: 2
Views: 1582

Re: Glenfarclas 105, 40 yo

I had them all.

:D
by Lawrence
Tue Mar 01, 2011 4:25 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Does Anybody Hand Warm Their Whisky?
Replies: 20
Views: 6715

Re: Does Anybody Hand Warm Their Whisky?

Well, it's been a long time since this thread was last visited! I still hand warm as required.
by Lawrence
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:03 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Why on the Rocks?
Replies: 14
Views: 8216

Re: Why on the Rocks?

Sometimes ice helps on a really hot day; it's certainly not for every whisky but once in a while, it's really nice.
by Lawrence
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:14 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL
Replies: 80
Views: 32482

Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

I'm with Knolly, I like the Gold but find the Black to be very drinkable. Even the much maligned Red is a decent dram (when nothing else is available) with a drop of water in a brandy snifter but it's a tad too young these days.
by Lawrence
Tue Jan 04, 2011 4:11 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1234358

Re: What did you drink last night?

I've not had anything since NYE but techoncally I had some tea. It's time I ended this sillines and had a dram...
by Lawrence
Sat Sep 11, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Earl Magnus Edition One
Replies: 1
Views: 1966

Re: Earl Magnus Edition One

I like it, it's different from the standard bottlings but still has the Highland Park character.

I wished they had finished the box however.... :D
by Lawrence
Wed Sep 08, 2010 7:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: WhiskyFest - San Francisco Oct 8th 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco Oct 8th 2010

Sounds like a plan....thanks for the invite!

Much appreciated,

Lawrence
by Lawrence
Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Most underrated single malt?
Replies: 68
Views: 35064

Re: Most underrated single malt?

dramtastic wrote:Having just bought a bottle of Glen Moray 12 for a very reasonable price and enjoying
quite a lot, I'll nominate this one as well.


Yes, it's good and I bought mine on sale for $24.99 which doubled the surprise!
by Lawrence
Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048703

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

les taylor wrote:Nice one Lawrence. My dad bought me over an Abunadh Batch 31 yesterday. Thanks dad.


Hi Les, does the new livery a'bunadh start with batch 30? Can't go wrong with a'bunadh no matter if it's the old or new packaging. I am going to sample the new Aberlour 10 sherry cask finish tonight...
by Lawrence
Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Who Have You Met From The Forum?
Replies: 259
Views: 76172

Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Thanks, I'm muling a coupe of bottles of Ardbeg for Tim so I'm sure I'll see him! Looiking forward to meeting MikeyMad also.

Lawrence
by Lawrence
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Which ONE do you "repeat" buy most often ?
Replies: 41
Views: 6365

Re: Which ONE do you "repeat" buy most often ?

Laphroaig 10 43%
by Lawrence
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What's your latest bottle kill?
Replies: 614
Views: 79332

Re: What's your latest bottle kill?

A friend drank the remains of my Ballie Nicol Jarvie last night; good riddance since it was sulphured. He thought it was great.
by Lawrence
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die
Replies: 25
Views: 12363

Re: 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die

I ordered mine from Amazon...along with Tony Blair's new book
by Lawrence
Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: SMWSA Extravaganza
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: SMWSA Extravaganza

I've enjoyed all of the SMWS Extravaganzas I've attended (3) in Seattle. The SMWSA typically has four or five bottles to sample. Many other bottlers are there including Speyside distilleries, Islays, islands, blends, Irish, and Japanese whisky. The buffet has been very well prepared. It is restrict...
by Lawrence
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: WhiskyFest - San Francisco Oct 8th 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 1295

Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco Oct 8th 2010

lohssanami wrote:I've got my VIP ticket as well. Any thoughts for a pre-WF dram at the Marriott?


YES!

I'm in and Carollyne has consented to attend also. Let us know what time...
by Lawrence
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 1669
Views: 164786

Re: Happy Birthday

Dubois wrote:Happy Birthday DramMeister !


:D

Happy Birthday DramMeister!
by Lawrence
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048703

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

Arriving tomorrow is my Arran 15th Anniversary and I recently took delivery of my Amrut Double Cask and Earl Magnus Highland Park along with A Wemyss Peaty Chimney 5yo.

I bought a whole lot of other for the club but those don't really count.
by Lawrence
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Who Have You Met From The Forum?
Replies: 259
Views: 76172

Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Is anybody going to WF in SF in October? I'm going and would like to meet anybody and say hello...
by Lawrence
Sun Sep 05, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1234358

Re: What did you drink last night?

Tea. For the 28th night in a row. On Monday it's back to scotch.

Hooray!
by Lawrence
Wed Mar 17, 2010 5:20 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ledaig OB/IB
Replies: 0
Views: 921

Re: Ledaig OB/IB

I'm looking to purchase my first bottle of Ledaig. I usually try to start with an OB when sampling a new whisky, but people seem to have pretty strong feelings about the output of this distillery so I'm asking for advice. Binny's carries these four bottlings in my price range: Ledaig 10 OB 86% - $4...
by Lawrence
Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroaig 10 40abv ?!?!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3567

Re: Laphroaig 10 40abv ?!?!?!

The Laphroaig Cask Strength is available int he US and Europe mostly (I don't know about Asia but suspect it's there also). The newest version features a batch number and is also very good. If you every travel to the US keep and eye out for it or put the strong arm on a relative/friend who is travel...
by Lawrence
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:16 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroaig 10 40abv ?!?!?!
Replies: 14
Views: 3567

Re: Laphroaig 10 40abv ?!?!?!

The ABV is generally determined by taxation where it is going to be sold, the higher the tax the lower the ABV. The USA has 43% as you've all commented on and Canada had 40% in normal retail outlets and has 40% in duty free. The 43% is better and it's noticable when compared to the 40% (which I have...
by Lawrence
Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1234358

Re: What did you drink last night?

Tamdhu 42yo Dewar Rattray Cask #6, 95 bottles only, excellent and bordering on stunning.....
by Lawrence
Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Highland Park 12
Replies: 38
Views: 9711

Re: Highland Park 12

It's evident from the first nosing that this is heavily sherried, which makes sense because Highland Park uses sherry casks exclusively. This is incorrect; the HP12 is predominatley bourbon casks with some sherry casks used, the remainder of the line, for the most part, are ex sherry and the Hjarta...
by Lawrence
Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: "Why Wine Tastings are Flawed"
Replies: 17
Views: 2119

Re: "Why Wine Tastings are Flawed"

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, or sold snake oil. Great fun, so long as you realise it's all hokum. Hmmm, if this were true would it al...

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