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by MrIntrepid
Tue May 12, 2009 11:17 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Shanghai rocks
Replies: 2
Views: 35362

Re: Shanghai rocks

Dear Rob, Maybe we were at a different event! I brought an advance ticket for the event and was so disappointed I spent a total of only 1 hour there, despite the fact of that unlike London I did not require vouchers for my whiskies and could drink as much as I wanted. I am not sure what image whisky...
by MrIntrepid
Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What is you oldest bottle?
Replies: 49
Views: 7750

Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Just out of interest Mikey Mad - given that these bottles are of great value what type of insurance do you have for them, do they full under your general contents insurance or have you had to itemise the individual bottles? - Is this something you can do for whisky? Great collection by the way :thum...
by MrIntrepid
Mon Mar 10, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What is you oldest bottle?
Replies: 49
Views: 7750

Re: What is you oldest bottle?

Just picked up a couple of bottles of Cooper Choice 1969 Strathisla (36 year old) to serve to my guests after dinner at my wedding in June. Knowing that there is only one other whisky enthusiast coming to me wedding (myself excluded of course) I am hoping I will have a few drams left after the dinne...
by MrIntrepid
Mon Feb 11, 2008 11:57 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Speyside Distillery Tours
Replies: 4
Views: 1280

Re: Speyside Distillery Tours

Hi Wave, I can highly recommend the glen moray fifth chapter tour. I did it with a mate last September. You can book a time which suits you rather than having to be there at a specific time. We were the only people on the tour and the manager Graham Coulis (I think this is his name) is a really grea...
by MrIntrepid
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Spirit of Speyside festival May 2008
Replies: 89
Views: 11408

Re: Spirit of Speyside festival May 2008

Hi Sleazer

Welcome to the forum, it will be good to meet and have dram on one fo the tours.

I am really looking forward to the festival it is the first time I have made the pilgrimage for this particular festival.

All the best

Darren
by MrIntrepid
Thu Feb 07, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Spirit of Speyside festival May 2008
Replies: 89
Views: 11408

Re: Spirit of Speyside festival May 2008

I have booked: Ardmore Distillery and the Grouse Inn The Seven Stills Bus Tour Minibus Tour - Knockando and Cardhu Speymalt - the box set whisky tasting Glenfiddich Malt Master Event with Brian Kinsman The Dreg's Party I would have considered some of the events that start outwith Dufftown but I did...
by MrIntrepid
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Spirit of Speyside festival May 2008
Replies: 89
Views: 11408

Re: Spirit of Speyside festival May 2008

I have booked up for all the distillery tours I fancy going on - amazingly some are already almost sold out with 1 place left! Get in quick guys if you want to have a good choice.
by MrIntrepid
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1595797

Re: What did you drink last night?

Last night I had the full range of Compass box whiskys at a tasting event. John Glaser the owner of Compass Box led the tasting and talked for an hour and a half. He is an excellent speaker, very passionate and knowledgable and talked about the virtues of quality oak, ncf, and not colouring whisky. ...
by MrIntrepid
Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1595797

Re: What did you drink last night?

Collector57 wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:I don't think I've tried any dram with Bendicks Bittermints


Closest I've got is Cragganmore with dark chocolate - which works, surprisingly :shock:


try Laga 16 with dark chocolate - superb :thumbsup:
by MrIntrepid
Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Broken corks
Replies: 13
Views: 3754

Re: Broken corks

I guess it is quite a rare occurence then. The shop I buy from has fantastic customer service (Arkwrights wines and whiskys), if the whisky was tainted or it had been a standard OB of something I probably would have dropped back next time I visited, however with a rare Banff, it isn't something that...
by MrIntrepid
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Broken corks
Replies: 13
Views: 3754

Broken corks

Last week I bought a bottle of D&T Rarest of the Rare Banff 25 yo. When I opened the bottle the cork snapped in two leaving half stuck in the bottle, this is the first time this has ever happened to me, I managed to get the cork out and then fish out the 2 bits that had dropped into the bottle u...
by MrIntrepid
Mon Feb 04, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1595797

Re: What did you drink last night?

D&T Banff 25 yo - sweet and with honey and fruit cake
Glenfiddich 18 yo - stewed apples smooth and soft
by MrIntrepid
Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Whisky Bible 2008 - Jim Murray
Replies: 97
Views: 17631

Re: Whisky Bible 2008 - Jim Murray

Anyone notice that he hasn't got the new Whyte and Mackay bottlings in? I'm sure the 13, 16 and 19 year old versions came out in 2006. It coule be a conspiracy against Whyte and Mackay :shock: - I noticed the other day that the Dalmore 62 year old scores 95, however if you add up the 4 single score...
by MrIntrepid
Wed Jan 23, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2008
Replies: 88
Views: 19193

Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Dear all, For your info some of the masterclass tickets are now on sale - I booked the Diageo Smoke session, should be fantastic and includes Brora 30 and PE 28 :D Also more importantly it is at the beginning of the day and my tastebuds and brain should still be in good working order to fully apprec...
by MrIntrepid
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1595797

Re: What did you drink last night?

Last night was a Highland Park 18 yo followed by an AnCnoc 12 yo. The AnCnoc is a real summer malt in my opinion, I had a dram of this while reading the article about it in this months magazine, which helped highlight some of the unique and interesting characteristics of this dram. Definitely worth ...
by MrIntrepid
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:35 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Sulphur! (Jim Murray Style)
Replies: 16
Views: 4905

Re: Sulphur! (Jim Murray Style)

I'm quite sure that very knowledgeable people around here will tell us there is "sulphur" and "sulphur".. Slap me with wet noodles if I'm wrong, I think it can sometimes be part of the maturation process but can go haywire with some less than elegantly "sterilized" cas...
by MrIntrepid
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:47 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: ISSUE 69 IS OUT NOW
Replies: 39
Views: 9188

Re: ISSUE 69 IS OUT NOW

Great - is it just me or have the last three issues arrived at quite short intervals? 67 came out in Nov, 68 in Dec and 69 in Jan. Has the magazine gone monthly, is there something they are not telling us about? Not that I am complaining :D
by MrIntrepid
Fri Jan 18, 2008 10:36 am
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2008
Replies: 88
Views: 19193

Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Hi Matt - will the masterclasses still be announced and bookable today?

Cheers Darren
by MrIntrepid
Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2008
Replies: 88
Views: 19193

Re: Whisky Live London 2008

Badges will be amusing we will bump into each other look each other up and down and then try and guess what forum tag the face fits with. By the way I'm the dashingly handsome guy, with designer stubble or in other words I'm the guy with a squashed boxers nose who can't be bothered to shave :) Looki...
by MrIntrepid
Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Guinness and Irish Whiskey
Replies: 45
Views: 6857

Re: Guinness and Irish Whiskey

As for the Guinness and port that is a drink from my student bars when I was ay uni - poncy and sacrilege it may be, but it definitely did the trick :dead: Guiness and port!! Thats a new one on me. When I was all uni - poncy we used to stick to a pint of snakebite and black - a pint glass, half lag...
by MrIntrepid
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:28 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your Top 5
Replies: 60
Views: 8407

Re: Your Top 5

For daily malts my current favs are:

Highland Park 18
Laga 16
Green Spot
Glen Moray 12
Auchentoshan Three Wood
by MrIntrepid
Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2331202

Re: What are you drinking now?

A glengoyne limited edition rum finish cask number 90939 - an interesting malt burnt sugar and bruised banana on the nose but the malt is still pretty prominent. The palate is very sweet, with saltanas and burnt sugar. The finish is a let down long but very bitter to the point of being too bitter, t...
by MrIntrepid
Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:47 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Guinness and Irish Whiskey
Replies: 45
Views: 6857

Re: Guinness and Irish Whiskey

Too be honest Iain I think my beer hangovers are always worst than my whisky hangovers :dead: Maybe this is because I take more time over a SM than a beer as I am usually nosing it etc. However, if I am drinking beer and whisky in the same evening I think the author has a good point, not only will ...
by MrIntrepid
Tue Jan 08, 2008 12:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Guinness and Irish Whiskey
Replies: 45
Views: 6857

Re: Guinness and Irish Whiskey

Too be honest Iain I think my beer hangovers are always worst than my whisky hangovers :dead: Maybe this is because I take more time over a SM than a beer as I am usually nosing it etc. However, if I am drinking beer and whisky in the same evening I think the author has a good point, not only will i...
by MrIntrepid
Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:01 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Does anyone else not care for Macallan?
Replies: 63
Views: 7429

Re: Does anyone else not care for Macallan?

Hi Shulaw05 - I too have been somewhat dissappointed by Macallan, yet I have not had the pleasure of the older expression. I understand that some years ago everyone was mad for Macallan, this has somewhat wained nowdays, with the Islay malts and Ardbeg in particular being at the top of peoples wish ...
by MrIntrepid
Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:51 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: My first Islay dram!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 2851

Re: My first Islay dram!!!

Welcome to the forum gov. Be brave :) Laga 16yo, Ardbeg 10yo, and Laph 10yo are all classics. Dive in at the deep end :thumbsup:
by MrIntrepid
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Which Whiskies Would You Like To Be On Supermarket Shelves
Replies: 21
Views: 2459

Re: Which Whiskies Would You Like To Be On Supermarket Shelves

Leither wrote:
MrIntrepid wrote:Has anyone seen anything older than this in a supermarket?


Waitrose stock a few:

Cheers Leither, I have never seen any of these in my local store in Cirencester but then again maybe demand isn't so high in the tweed Cotswolds.
by MrIntrepid
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Which Whiskies Would You Like To Be On Supermarket Shelves
Replies: 21
Views: 2459

Re: Which Whiskies Would You Like To Be On Supermarket Shelves

Has the edit button disappeared?? I rely on this to help me not sound so dumb :)
by MrIntrepid
Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Your pictures are wanted!
Replies: 900
Views: 181016

Re: Your pictures are wanted!

The bald bobby doesn't look too happy with you Les - good action shot - there isn't anything in the news about this so I assume no-one was hurt?
by MrIntrepid
Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Which Whiskies Would You Like To Be On Supermarket Shelves
Replies: 21
Views: 2459

Re: Which Whiskies Would You Like To Be On Supermarket Shelves

I do not know the figures but it seems to me like supermarkets are selling more and more bottles beyond the entry level SMs, like HP 18, Talisker 18, Glenlivit 18, Glenfiddich 18, Macallan 15 etc. Has anyone seen anything older than this in a supermarket? I would not be surprised if one of the retai...
by MrIntrepid
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:30 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1595797

Re: What did you drink last night?

I was also on the Laga 16 last night, I really fancy this dram during the winter months.
by MrIntrepid
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 281454

Re: Supermarket Deals

eelbrook wrote:I've sure that I ready today that Morrisons has the new "Glenmorangie Original" at a bonkers price.


£15.99 according to the website :shock:
by MrIntrepid
Mon Dec 17, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Restructuring the price guidelines
Replies: 4
Views: 2688

Restructuring the price guidelines

Hi All, I was reading the magazine on the weekend and noticed how the majority of the whiskies tasted received the highest price tag of £71 plus. There are currently five pricing categories £11-£17, £18-£25, £26-£40, £41-70, and £71 plus. To me these categories seem slightly skewed, I am not sure ho...
by MrIntrepid
Mon Dec 17, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 281454

Re: Supermarket Deals

Waitrose have some good deals on at the moment either £5 or £10 off most malts. Including Talisker 18yo for £35, Ab'unda for £25, and Bunna OB for £20.
by MrIntrepid
Sat Dec 15, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Magazine
Topic: Healthy drinking
Replies: 29
Views: 6038

Re: Healthy drinking

Does anyone else think the health & whisky article (p.48 issue 68) is a bit bizarre? When it started I thought it'd be a tongue-in-cheek bit of light reading. It's based on the premise that Happiness = Good health, and Whisky = Happiness. Therefore Whisky = Good health. Then it turns into a pse...

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