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by Frederick C. Lindgren
Sat May 26, 2001 5:52 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Favorite high-proof whisky ?
Replies: 30
Views: 8189

Martin B & Co.,
We've bin blind tastin' Ardbeg, Lagavolin, Laphraoig, and Caol Ilon (pardon me spellin') for months now and can't come up with the right brand 33.3% of the time. All's I can say is your a better man than I Gunga Din.

Slainte,
Fred
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Sat May 26, 2001 5:52 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic:
Replies: 10
Views: 2780

Martin B & Co.,
We've bin blind tastin' Ardbeg, Lagavolin, Laphraoig, and Caol Ilon (pardon me spellin') for months now and can't come up with the right brand 33.3% of the time. All's I can say is your a better man than I Gunga Din.

Slainte,
Fred
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Sat May 12, 2001 6:52 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: old/stale taste
Replies: 9
Views: 3006

To Alleysonev, Ah yes, we've noticed the phenomenon here across the pond as well. By the time an excellent bottle of Laphroaig gets here, and it's half gone, in just a matter of weeks the angels have got their share, and then some. Years ago, in Baltimore, Maryland, we used to say, it's become abit ...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Sat May 12, 2001 6:21 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: 1608
Replies: 49
Views: 14584

Final reply to all, We hef been tasting, that is Perkins, Sullivan, Becker, Florentino, and Lindgren, the most recent bottlings of Talisker 10 year old, Ardbeg 17 year old, Lagaluvin 16 year old, and Laphroig 10 year old; and haf concluded that these "liquid cigars" are the best whisky we ...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Sat May 12, 2001 6:00 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: 1608
Replies: 49
Views: 14584

My apologies to all, Especially to the makers of Absolut Vodka. I watched a re-run of "Never Say Never" on TV and noticed that Sean Connery did indeed have a bottle of Absolut in the film, well before 1979. This would most definitely validate that the company and spirit was being made prio...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Tue May 08, 2001 6:21 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Distillation
Replies: 3
Views: 2127

Thanks to Lex and Iain, I've not got time to spend on researching about whisky. The book recommended to me is "A Handbook of the Scottish Gaelic World" by Michael Newton. Supposedly, an in-depth portrait of the Gaelic society that flourished in Scotland until the Reformation, including the...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Sun May 06, 2001 4:11 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Rubato of Whisky
Replies: 0
Views: 1219

Rubato of Whisky

When listening to Haydn one gets the difference. Let us take the Symphony #72 as an example. Listening to this work performed by The Academy of Ancient Music on period instruments and then listening to The Haydn Austro-Hungarian Symphony Orchestra performing the exact same work proves that Rubato do...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Wed May 02, 2001 3:58 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Highland Park 77
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

To all, I first tasted Black & White Blended Scotch Whisky in 1968. It was 86 proof, and had a very good if not excellent nose and taste. Now it is 80 proof, much less expensive and not nearly what it was. This holds true for all the big name blends we get here in the United States: Johnnie Walk...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Wed May 02, 2001 3:58 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Highland Park 77
Replies: 3
Views: 1790

To all, I first tasted Black & White Blended Scotch Whisky in 1968. It was 86 proof, and had a very good if not excellent nose and taste. Now it is 80 proof, much less expensive and not nearly what it was. This holds true for all the big name blends we get here in the United States: Johnnie Walk...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Wed May 02, 2001 3:41 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Favorite high-proof whisky ?
Replies: 30
Views: 8189

To Lex and all, Thanks for your patience with my ignorance about whisky. I've taken Lex's advice and started to do some reading. Blind tasting of whisky will prove that no matter how perfect a person's taste buds; a blind taster will not be able to tell you the exact brand of whisky being tasted. Th...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Wed May 02, 2001 3:41 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic:
Replies: 10
Views: 2780

More up-to-date news on this website?

Hello everybody,

a question more of less to the editors/moderators and wondering about your opinion:

Should the news on this website be regularly updated?

I noticed that the 'all the latest whisky news' dates 26 March, now it's 30 April. Hasn't anything interesting happened in the mean time?

Rudy.
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Mon Apr 30, 2001 6:29 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Favorite high-proof whisky ?
Replies: 30
Views: 8189

Thanks first of all to the most generous of all to my responses in Iain's exposure of false advertising in today's whisky market. Let's put it this way, I don't believe a word about any present day distillery in Scotland, much less Manx, before 1800 A.D. Nevertheless, one can go between Crewe and Ch...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Mon Apr 30, 2001 6:29 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic:
Replies: 10
Views: 2780

Thanks first of all to the most generous of all to my responses in Iain's exposure of false advertising in today's whisky market. Let's put it this way, I don't believe a word about any present day distillery in Scotland, much less Manx, before 1800 A.D. Nevertheless, one can go between Crewe and Ch...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Sun Apr 29, 2001 6:17 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: 1608
Replies: 49
Views: 14584

Peter, What is spirit caramel? If a legal Scotch Whisky claims to be finished in a Sherry, Port or Madiera drum/cask is this true? Also what causes the different tastes of the whisky from region to region? I recently purchased a fifth of Lagaluvin 16 year old on the recommendation of Jackson and Mur...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Thu Apr 26, 2001 4:11 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: 1608
Replies: 49
Views: 14584

The more I read, the more frightened I become. Are you trying to tell me in a round about way that whisky is an American invention!!! I refer everyone to L. D. Baldwin's "Whiskey Rebels, the Story of a Frontier Uprising" (1939). Here you'll read how our entire war effort was financed by ta...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Wed Apr 25, 2001 4:52 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: 1608
Replies: 49
Views: 14584

Hey Cheekmonkey, Can you taste the difference between a Miller Lite Beer from Milwaukee and Haacker/Pschor Weis Beir from Munich. I sure as hell can. Same goes for whisky. Jim Beam can't hold a candle to Glenmorangie 10 year old. It's not only a matter of taste it must have something to do with ingr...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Wed Apr 25, 2001 4:04 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: 1608
Replies: 49
Views: 14584

Thanks Iain, for your reply. I am impatient, but I shall find out the truth about whisky. As I mentioned in a previous entry, I don't care for our whiskey - Beam, Old Crow, Old Fitzgerald, Wild Turkey, etc. - to much corn for me. Why no one over here makes a barley mash whiskey is a question I have ...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Tue Apr 24, 2001 4:23 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: 1608
Replies: 49
Views: 14584

Thanks to Lexkraai, Obviously, Iain has written me off as just another yankee oaf! I am most appreciative of your information. Distillation of grain into spirits must have had a beginning somewhere. If what you say is true, and I'm certainly in no position to dispute it, then Scot's Whiskies must ha...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Mon Apr 23, 2001 2:23 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Distillation
Replies: 3
Views: 2127

Distillation

I am trying to find books about the history of distilling alcoholic beverages. So far I've only been able to come up with an out of print book A SHORT HISTORY OF DISTILLATION FROM THE BEGINNINGS UP TO THE DEATH OF CELLIER BLUMENTHAL by Robert J. Forbes. There are no copies available. Can any whisky ...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Sun Apr 22, 2001 2:28 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: 1608
Replies: 49
Views: 14584

Dear Iain, Actually the question is where did the distilling process begin? Celtic peoples, if you believe Dr. Anne Ross, included Germanic tribes. Where were the first distilleries made? There was an abundance of copper in the Roman province of Britannia, this might lead one to speculate that it wa...
by Frederick C. Lindgren
Sat Apr 21, 2001 5:29 am
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: 1608
Replies: 49
Views: 14584

Dear Iain, I agree with your historical records. I agree that most if not all of the Whisky companies especially in Ireland and Scotland use false information as they market their products. Fermented alcohol beverages go back to Scandinavia. Whisky as we know it was most likely discovered there by a...

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