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by Secesh
Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: AnCnoc 14 year
Replies: 2
Views: 436

Re: AnCnoc 14 year

Maybe I'm thinking 12yr. Since nobody here seems to have ever heard of it, I need to go back to the store and check.
by Secesh
Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:08 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: AnCnoc 14 year
Replies: 2
Views: 436

AnCnoc 14 year

Thoughts? Living in Reno, NV. it's the only thing I can find. The 16 year is quite nice... But whisky is pricey here to begin with, so opinions are welcome.
by Secesh
Fri Feb 18, 2011 2:00 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Talisker 18 going away?
Replies: 14
Views: 6489

Re: Talisker 18 going away?

lockejn wrote:It just showed up - today - at Julio's in Massachusetts. I would expect Binny's and the rest to have it any time now.


Yes, I just received the Loch & Key newsletter. I called Julio's and they had about 5 cases with more coming in soon.
by Secesh
Sun Sep 12, 2010 4:50 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Wasmund's American Single Malt
Replies: 26
Views: 4400

Re: Wasmund's American Single Malt

Don't mean to open this thread back up, but back in December I met the owner, Rick Wasmund, and he opened a bottle of his latest release. I believe it was 15 months. Still way too young; but it was a huge improvement over the 4 month I originally had. He appears to be helping his cash flow by sellin...
by Secesh
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:03 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: New web site updates
Replies: 32
Views: 233621

Re: New web site updates

Thanks Matt
by Secesh
Fri Aug 27, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: New web site updates
Replies: 32
Views: 233621

Re: New web site updates

Am I missing:

1. Finding a whisky anywhere besides the home tab? Don't see it anywhere.
2. It was nice having recent forum threads along with the whisky listings & reviews. Maybe I'm one of the few who use this area to search out expressions I find and haven't tried before.
by Secesh
Fri Jan 09, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What do you call it?
Replies: 24
Views: 1485

Re: What do you call it?

Wave wrote:Calling it whisky here congers up the notion of American whiskey or bourbon. I call it for what it is, Single Malt.

Cheers!


Yes. I've been in a restaurant / bar and asked for a list of their whisky's. What I received was a list of bourbons; maybe a JW too I can't recall.
by Secesh
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What's Gotten Into Balvenie?
Replies: 24
Views: 2647

Re: What's Gotten Into Balvenie?

I looked at a bottle of the 21yr Portwood this weekend and it was priced at $160. Earlier this year I could have picked it up for $110. Did it suddenly become rare? it's not balvenie, it's friggin NH raising their prices like nobody's business. I have noticed their scotch prices getting higher. But...
by Secesh
Mon Jan 05, 2009 6:04 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroiag 30 in Boston area?
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Re: Laphroiag 30 in Boston area?

Try Federal Wine and Spirit on State St. Ask for Joe and he'll help you out. He had some the last time I was in but I don't remember the price. If he doesn't have any then he'll probably be able to track one down.

Hope this helps.
by Secesh
Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What made you get into whisky?
Replies: 13
Views: 1693

Re: What made you get into whisky?

My wife. :D

Seriously. She said I stood in the corner during parties and needed to loosen up. I was only 41 at the time. Never drank before that.
by Secesh
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What's Gotten Into Balvenie?
Replies: 24
Views: 2647

What's Gotten Into Balvenie?

I looked at a bottle of the 21yr Portwood this weekend and it was priced at $160. Earlier this year I could have picked it up for $110. Did it suddenly become rare?
by Secesh
Wed Dec 03, 2008 5:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your Favorite Bowmore
Replies: 30
Views: 3702

Re: Your Favorite Bowmore

Ryguy wrote:I've tried many different Bowmore's, liked them all. But the Bowmore 1971 34yo OB really blew my mind!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:


I've only tried the 12yo, and didn't like it much. Maybe I will have to stop by Federal and see if Joe has any other expressions open for a taste.
by Secesh
Sat Nov 29, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Explain This One To Me
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Re: Explain This One To Me

lancj1 wrote:
I guess the people you are likely to buy a gift set like that for are more likely to mix the scotch with coke ....


That's just sick.
by Secesh
Sat Nov 29, 2008 2:51 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Explain This One To Me
Replies: 7
Views: 1091

Explain This One To Me

Around this time of year several distilleries put out gift sets; Glenmorangie, Glenlivet, etc. They all come with tumblers. Why I really don't know. I was in one of the state stores today and of course, all tumblers. Then I find an Old Forester bourbon set, celebrating 75yrs since Prohibition was re...
by Secesh
Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Woodford Reserve Bourbon
Replies: 33
Views: 10046

Re: Woodford Reserve Bourbon

Insofar as bourbons go, I haven't had Woodsford in awhile, though I found it to be decent. Not the best out there, but it'll do in a pinch. My favorite bourbons are: 1. George T. Stagg - hot diggity! 2. Blanton's - comes with the nifty horsey figure on the cork and has a touch more smoothness than ...
by Secesh
Wed Nov 05, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Glenfarclas 25
Replies: 10
Views: 7627

Re: Glenfarclas 25

I went through a bottle of the 25 fairly quickly, at least for me. I loved it. I've tried the Mac 25 once and wasn't blown away by it. It was good, but you're paying quite a bit just for the name it seems to me. I'll take 2 bottles of Glenfarclas 25 and with the left over $ buy a couple of nice Isla...
by Secesh
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Glenmorangie Range - Including Signet
Replies: 20
Views: 4380

Re: Glenmorangie Range - Including Signet

Is the new 'Original' 10yr different that the old 10yr? The reason I ask is because I had a 10yr this weekend which I enjoyed, and I had the old about a year ago which I did not like at all.
by Secesh
Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1266263

Re: What did you drink last night?

Eagle Rare bourbon. Very disappointed as I've read good reviews of it. It seems to have an overpowering flavor that just ruins it.
by Secesh
Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Glenmorangie Range - Including Signet
Replies: 20
Views: 4380

Re: Glenmorangie Range - Including Signet

How did the Quinta Ruban compare to the older Port expression?
by Secesh
Mon Oct 20, 2008 8:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Who Have You Met From The Forum?
Replies: 259
Views: 77136

Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Ryguy wrote:No edit button..grrrrr.

Secesh, I hope you're enjoying the samples!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Yes I am, Thank you. I'm going to have to look into a Port Ellen :thumbsup:
by Secesh
Mon Oct 20, 2008 2:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Who Have You Met From The Forum?
Replies: 259
Views: 77136

Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Ryguy wrote:I had the chance to meet up with Secesh, while at Federal Wine in Boston on Thursday before the tasting. :D :D :D


I was glad to finally meet you. I wish we there had been time to sit and have a dram or two. I hope you enjoyed the tasting. :D

(sorry about the Sox)
by Secesh
Fri Oct 17, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Compass Box Oak Cross
Replies: 12
Views: 2656

Re: Compass Box Oak Cross

I tried Oak Cross about a year ago and don't remember a lot about the taste other than after the finish I had a very sweet taste in my throat. That didn't really do it for me.
The Peat Monster was far from it, but not bad. Hedonism is the best of the lineup that I've tried.
by Secesh
Thu Oct 16, 2008 2:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009
Replies: 65
Views: 11591

Re: Bourbon Live Tasting - 1st Quarter 2009

Without knowing just what you're talking about I offer this: I have unopened bottles of Wild Turkey Rare Breed & EC 18. For a basic bourbon, if desired, I would suggest Old Grand Dad or Rebel Yell. I've never tried the later but it is cheap around here. Jim Beam White is horrible and would be a ...
by Secesh
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Wasmund's American Single Malt
Replies: 26
Views: 4400

Re: Wasmund's American Single Malt

I was just in a shop in New Jersey this past weekend and was shown a bottle of this by one of the employees, who was enamored of the spirit. I thought it sounded interesting, but having already seen their selection of IBs that I wanted to diminish by a bottle or three, I decided to pass on it. The ...
by Secesh
Tue Oct 14, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Gift Sets
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Gift Sets

Now that the holidays are coming around I'm expecting to see single malt gift sets to start appearing. Does anyone know why they come with tumblers instead of a nosing glass? I can't believe it would be difficult, or expensive, to include a Glencairn or something similar instead. My question is base...
by Secesh
Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: So What's Good To Drink While........
Replies: 10
Views: 955

Re: So What's Good To Drink While........

andyt wrote:Sorry folks you've lost me, excuse my ignorance but what's a 401K statement? :oops:


Retirement funds. You know, those things that are disappearing as we type.
by Secesh
Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: So What's Good To Drink While........
Replies: 10
Views: 955

So What's Good To Drink While........

Reading your 401k statement? Any 80% abv around?
by Secesh
Wed Oct 08, 2008 5:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Woodfield Reserve
Replies: 23
Views: 3084

Re: Woodfield Reserve

I've tried it once and wasn't impressed. On the other hand I think both Booker's and Knob Creek are very nice bourbons.
by Secesh
Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1266263

Re: What did you drink last night?

les taylor wrote:I had a sugarfree diet coke :yuk: Just having a few days off the juice.


To each his own. Personally I prefer Diet Mountain Dew. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
by Secesh
Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1266263

Re: What did you drink last night?

Novice Scotch Fan wrote:I had Dalmore 12 yr old last night and did not like it at all. Big disappointment. Fortunately, I didnt buy the bottle, a friend did.


I've tried two Dalmore expressions and found them both to be near undrinkable. Luckily I didn't pay for either one.
by Secesh
Wed Oct 01, 2008 3:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Wasmund's American Single Malt
Replies: 26
Views: 4400

Re: Wasmund's American Single Malt

Eric m wrote:If i had a Lap 40 it wouldn`t be a problemo :cry: unfortunately i haven`t but i can offer you a Laphroaig 8yo,a Dutch single malt,a vatted Islay or a Bunnahabain 10yo sherry finish at 46%abv.Pick one of these.
Eric.


Eric, you have a PM.
by Secesh
Tue Sep 30, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Anyone tried Signatory's Laphroaig 1993 CS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1302

Re: Anyone tried Signatory's Laphroaig 1993 CS?

Thanks. One reason I hesitated was it seemed a bit pricey. I'll have to see if they have any left.
by Secesh
Mon Sep 29, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What's the Most Vile, Repulsive Dram?
Replies: 80
Views: 8567

Re: What's the Most Vile, Repulsive Dram?

Willie JJ wrote:Heh, I forgot about the Wasmund's.



Everyone picks on poor Wasmund's :( How the distillery stays open I have no idea.

As for others, I still haven't had a Bowmore that wasn't very difficult to finish. And I just don't get the attraction to Oban.
by Secesh
Sun Sep 28, 2008 4:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1266263

Re: What did you drink last night?

Balvenie Sherry Oak 17yr. Very nice nose and flavor. Caramel & toffee stand out. Very mellow finish. Overall just a very enjoyable dram. Thank you for the recommendation Ryguy. :thumbsup: And the standby Old Grand Dad bourbon. It doesn't seem right that something this inexpensive has such a nice...
by Secesh
Mon Sep 22, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1694690

Re: What are you drinking now?

Went back to the Bruichladdich 1989 13yo (57.1%). Definitely better the second time around. The alcohol nose and finish has mellowed some with a light oak flavor coming through.

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