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by John McGill
Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ardbeg 17 Box
Replies: 0
Views: 1218

Ardbeg 17 Box

Does anyone have a spare Ardbeg 17 box / cartoon that they no longer need?

I picked up a bottle recently but the box is a bit worse for wear and I'd like to replace it.
by John McGill
Sat May 15, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 1669
Views: 164824

Re: Happy Birthday

Collector57 wrote:Happy birthday John - hope you get something nice :D
And Happy Birthday to Adam too


Thanks Nick.

A nice bottle of Signet from the family so far and I was also lucky enough to have a bottle of the Amrut Double Cask delivered yesterday :D
by John McGill
Wed Apr 07, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048902

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

Collector57 wrote:I'm a fan of Glen Elgin (much underrated IMO) so interested to hear what that's like...


Raymond over at Bladnoch has recently bottled a 25yo Glen Elgin as a forum bottling at £36. Might be worth a look.
by John McGill
Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Talisker
Replies: 1
Views: 587

Re: Talisker

by John McGill
Thu Mar 18, 2010 11:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048902

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

Arrived today :D

Garnheath Grain, 1969, 40yo, 51.6%

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by John McGill
Wed May 20, 2009 10:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048902

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

:D
Received my Laphroaig 18 today which I was lucky enought to be able to purchase when it was briefly available on the Laphroaig website a few weeks ago.

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by John McGill
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:26 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Clan Campbell
Replies: 5
Views: 2138

Re: Clan Campbell

I'm not sure how up-to-date they are but I've copied some contact details below (website appears to be offline). Campbell Distillers Ltd Contact: Ms Vanessa Wright Director of Communications West Byre Hill Industrial Estate Kilwinning Ayrshire KA13 6LE Telephone: 01294 551111/0208 5384000 Email: gen...
by John McGill
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Supernova in the US?
Replies: 16
Views: 1774

Re: Supernova in the US?

The Ardbeg website has just been updated to say that a list of US stockists will be posted on Thursday: A list of stockists wil be available on Thursday 5th March at http://www.mhusa.com/ardbeg/ Still nothing :evil: It's there now: Contact the following Ardbeg outposts to purchase your bottle: ILLI...
by John McGill
Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Supernova in the US?
Replies: 16
Views: 1774

Re: Supernova in the US?

The Ardbeg website has just been updated to say that a list of US stockists will be posted on Thursday:


A list of stockists wil be available on Thursday 5th March at http://www.mhusa.com/ardbeg/
by John McGill
Wed Feb 11, 2009 12:17 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048902

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

A few Bladnochs arrived today.

15 Year Old Sherry Finish (Cask 2616), 55%

16 Year Old Sherry Finish (Cask 2610), 55%
(The remainder of the 2008 Christmas bottling but with a standard label.)

Cragganmore Bladnoch Forum Bottling (Hogshead 1958), 60.6%
by John McGill
Tue Feb 10, 2009 12:39 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Uigeadail Box
Replies: 15
Views: 3965

Re: Ardbeg Uigeadail Box

My bottles are as follows:

L3 (2003) - Flip top box
L4 (2004) - Flip top box
L6 (2006) - Standard box (i.e. the same as the ten etc).
by John McGill
Sat Feb 07, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: 1st Newcastle Whisky Festival
Replies: 44
Views: 6839

Re: 1st Newcastle Whisky Festival

Thanks for that Gordon.

The online timetable only suggested the route via Edinburgh but I might still do the Edinburgh route anyway if others are going to be travelling on the same route.
by John McGill
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: 1st Newcastle Whisky Festival
Replies: 44
Views: 6839

Re: 1st Newcastle Whisky Festival

You coming John ? Yes Gordon, I'm coming - it looks too good an event to miss :D Still to think about travel arrangements but it looks as though I could do it by train and return the same day or I might crash somewhere and travel home on the Sunday. That would be 3 trains wouldn't it John? You woul...
by John McGill
Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:05 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: 1st Newcastle Whisky Festival
Replies: 44
Views: 6839

Re: 1st Newcastle Whisky Festival

Spirit of Islay wrote:You coming John ?


Yes Gordon, I'm coming - it looks too good an event to miss :D

Still to think about travel arrangements but it looks as though I could do it by train and return the same day or I might crash somewhere and travel home on the Sunday.
by John McGill
Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: 1st Newcastle Whisky Festival
Replies: 44
Views: 6839

Re: 1st Newcastle Whisky Festival

Looks like May is going to be a busy old month :D

Whisky An' A' That in Ayr

Feis Ile 2009

Newcastle Whisky Festival
by John McGill
Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048902

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

Newbie wrote:What is that John? Is it just a nice shiny box for an Ardbeg 10yo?


It's a standard 10yo bottle in a fancy piano black box which was introduced for the French market last year to celebrate Whisky of the Year 2008.
by John McGill
Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:05 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048902

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

Oops, third picture is wrong :oops:

Should be:
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by John McGill
Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:58 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048902

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

Picked up an Arran Burns Robert Burns 250th Anniversary bottle at Whisky Wha Hey in Ayr last week and just for good measure (and on ButePhoto's recommendation) a Lagavulin 12, Special Release. http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn306/JohnMcGill/Whisky/HPIM4597.jpg Haven't seen many of these about an...
by John McGill
Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ardbeg Supernova
Replies: 198
Views: 27469

Re: Ardbeg Supernova

Spirit of Islay wrote:It's strong (58.9% ?)


The website was updated this evening to show the abv and as expected it is 58.9%.

They also bumped the price of Airigh Nam Beist up by £5 :cry:
by John McGill
Sat Dec 27, 2008 12:48 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you get for Christmas?
Replies: 68
Views: 6926

Re: What did you get for Christmas?

In no particular order:

Douglas Laing's Premier Barrel, Laphroaig 8 yo
Glenkinchie 12
Dalwhinnie 15
Johnnie Walker Green
Johnnie Walker Gold

with the highlight being an Aberlour a'bunadh batch 20 from the kids (excellent taste for ones so young :-))
by John McGill
Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: miniature whisky
Replies: 7
Views: 871

Re: miniature whisky

on my only visit to edinburgh I got several minatures and had a great nights tasting in my hotel room. I am convinced I had a JW blue label, but it doesnt seem to be available in minature. Is my memory failing ?? The JW Blue does exist in minature. I don't recall every seeing one but there's curren...
by John McGill
Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ardbeg 10 wanted!!!!
Replies: 71
Views: 19254

Re: Ardbeg 10 wanted!!!!

Tim, my 2004 Uigeadail has the following code L4 272 01:31 4ML, i.e after 212 and I'll dig it out in the morning to check the label for you. Hey John...I recently received a 2004 Uigeadail with code L4 272 04:22 4ML (US version - 750ml Brown-Forman), and the Traditional Strength, no Post Code and &...
by John McGill
Sun Dec 07, 2008 2:08 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ardbeg 10 wanted!!!!
Replies: 71
Views: 19254

Re: Ardbeg 10 wanted!!!!

Your 2004 Uigeadail should be dated before day 315 (L4 315 14:32 4ML), but possibly after 212 (L4 212 00:49 4ML). If it is after 212, it would be interesting to know the exact code just to narrow down the date the label was changed . I've been able to find examples like yours (Traditional Strength ...
by John McGill
Thu Dec 04, 2008 8:24 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: I don't need help with my dads hogshead anymore!!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1006

Re: I don't need help with my dads hogshead anymore!!!!

Pictures resized a wee bit :) That's a lot of whisky to have sitting around, but what a problem to have :mrgreen: http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn306/JohnMcGill/Misc/IMAGE_063.jpg http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn306/JohnMcGill/Misc/IMAGE_062.jpg http://i307.photobucket.com/albums/nn306/Joh...
by John McGill
Sun Nov 30, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisky Competitions
Replies: 73
Views: 9131

Re: Whisky Competitions

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by John McGill
Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Mystery Drams Xmas Game
Replies: 103
Views: 15267

Re: Mystery Drams Xmas Game

I want to play the Mystery Drams Xmas Game
by John McGill
Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: ISSUE 76 IS OUT NOW
Replies: 13
Views: 3099

Re: ISSUE 76 IS OUT NOW

les taylor wrote:Plus an invitation to join the The Guild of Master Craftsmen.


I didn't realise dramming was held in such high esteem :lol:
by John McGill
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048902

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

Aberlour a'bunadh batch 20

Glenmorangie Lasanta
by John McGill
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Picture of a bottle I found today!
Replies: 160
Views: 16772

Re: Picture of a bottle I found today!

Aberlour a'bunadh batch 20 :D

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by John McGill
Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Issue 75 IS out!
Replies: 26
Views: 5672

Re: Issue 75 IS out!

John McGill wrote:
les taylor wrote:I've still not got issue 75. Which is very suprising as I seem to be one of the first ones to get it. Has any of you other subscribers got yours yet?


Likewise, I tend to be one of the first to receive my copy but no sign of it so far :(


Woo hoo, finally received my copy of issue 75 today :D
by John McGill
Tue Nov 18, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 220209

Re: Supermarket Deals

les taylor wrote:John I went through the process. But I didn't get the voucher sent to me. Did you get yours?


I received an email with a pdf voucher more or less instantly after submitting my details (valid until 28/11/2008).
by John McGill
Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:44 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 220209

Re: Supermarket Deals

The Glenlivet 12 is on sale at £15.99 at Somerfield . To make this even better, a visit to the Glenlivet website allows you to print off a voucher for another £2 off, making this an exceptional bargain at £13.99. The voucher can be found here: http://www.tastetheglenlivet.co.uk/AChanceToSample/Samp...
by John McGill
Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1048902

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

Based on C57's recommendation, a Rosebank 16, 55.2% from TWE. Looking forward to trying this over the weekend.
by John McGill
Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Free Highland Park 12YO Miniature
Replies: 19
Views: 5775

Re: Free Highland Park 12YO Miniature

The Scotland on Sunday newspaper is running a promo for a free Highland Park 12 year old miniature. Claim your free bottle via the following URL: :D http://www.thescotsmansubs.co.uk/Highland/ Just seen on TV that Scotland on Sunday are running this promotion again this year. Don't know if they're u...

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