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by hiccy
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 45
Views: 8160

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy New Year to you all! :D

Yes, I know I am a little late, but *slurp* I'm making up for lost time now.


Slainte
by hiccy
Thu Jan 10, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Glenfarclas *Thumbs Down*
Replies: 72
Views: 9451

Re: Glenfarclas *Thumbs Down*

Weird topic! I've skimmed the 2nd and 3rd pages, but to add my 2p: 15yo is okay. Getting close to the end of my 1st ever bottle here, might buy it again as it has a youthful zing that intrigues me. Not as nice as the 21yo, I'll admit I believe that offers the best value of the range. Not tried the 2...
by hiccy
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New horizons
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: New horizons

Okay, blends, American whiskies and some single grains. :thumbsup:

Sazerac is definitely on "the list" now, have any of you guys tried some of the Ben Nevis blends at all?
by hiccy
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1282253

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

Some nice bottlings purchased here chaps, interested in hearing some opinions! :wink: Recently added an Elijah Craig bourbon and a Bailie Nicol Jarvie blend, purchased when getting a Christmas prezzie for the boss. You know, "I want XXX. Oh, give me that and that too." ADDICT D'oh! :oops: ...
by hiccy
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1282253

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

Eventually got round to going to Makro. Didn't realise they had such a range of malts! I was like a kid in a sweet shop, but I managed to restrict myself to bargain priced drams. I got: Longmorn 15yo OB Strathisla 12yo OB Old Pulteney 17yo OB Isle of Jura 16yo OB Very pleased with the lot I am :D N...
by hiccy
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Talisker 175th Anniversary Edition-- & Happy Holidays
Replies: 14
Views: 2391

Re: Talisker 175th Anniversary Edition-- & Happy Holidays

I've got two bottles, one open and dad has a sealed one I gave him, all bought at the distillery. nice trip. :)

A nice dram, but to be honest I prefer the 18yo.
by hiccy
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2096496

Re: What are you drinking now?

Just stuck a nose and tongue into some Elijah Craig, a first foray into bourbon. Added a little water to take the sear away and I get a strong bubblegum flavour? Like one of those 2p Hubba Bubba's I used to eat as a boy. :)
by hiccy
Mon Dec 24, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Liquid Gold
Replies: 15
Views: 2259

Re: Liquid Gold

I recently purchased a '71 Glenfarclas Family Cask bottling which cot me £280. I have no idea what it is worth, but it's staying in the cupboard until 2011 anyway. :)
by hiccy
Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New horizons
Replies: 5
Views: 960

New horizons

Nope, I'm not here to tell you about a new distillery on Mars (now there's an idea! :) ), but I'd like some help please. I've currently got quite a nice collection of malt, but rather than getting increasingly anal and expensive with my drinking tastes (although I'll do that too :wink: ) I fancy exp...
by hiccy
Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Recommendations for a Good Selection of Malts !
Replies: 17
Views: 2357

Re: Recommendations for a Good Selection of Malts !

So Aelous, you like smoky peaty types then. :wink: Definitely as good a starting place as any, mirrors my own experiences closely. No harm in exploring that area for a while, and I wouldn't recommend forcing yourself to try other regions simply because you think you must: there's plenty of time to e...
by hiccy
Fri Dec 21, 2007 11:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2096496

Re: What are you drinking now?

Another sampling of the Mortlach 18yo CS, probably contrasting with a 25yo Dailuaine.
by hiccy
Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:32 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1282253

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

Ooh, the 17yo! Every time I'm in France I try to keep an eye open for that, we can't get that here. I think it's sold in North America, Japan, France and Italy only, I have no idea why and it annoys me! I'd imagine it to be somewhere in between the 15 and 21 (oh, you don't say...) , let us know what...
by hiccy
Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Changing tastes
Replies: 14
Views: 2094

Re: Changing tastes

Only been not-so-seriously drinking whisky for a couple of years now, but whilst I still love peat monster, I've recently gone through a sherry phase and am now looking at balanced and more subtle drams.

Sort of. I swing both ways to be honest. :lol:
by hiccy
Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:20 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: a hundred dollars...
Replies: 30
Views: 3072

Re: a hundred dollars...

Can't get the taste of Edradour Ballechin off my tongue at the moment so got to give that shout: it's an experience! :lol:
by hiccy
Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:11 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1282253

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

Mortlach 1988 18yo Signatory Aberlour A'bunadh batch #20 Port Ellen 25yo "Bladnoch" second bottling, 2007 Auchentoshan 1973 31 yo Sherry butt #803 - two of those... Port Ellen 7th annual release Lagavulin 1985 21yo - I had to get two of this one as well Rosebank 1981 25yo - Two bottles We...
by hiccy
Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:02 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1282253

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

hiccy wrote: "Must admit I'd rather take the 15yo Glenfarclas over the 105, but there's only a couple of quid in it over here." Can you explain why you prefer the the 15yo Glenfarclas to the 105? I'm just working from the recommendations I've picked up from reading (MJ, JM, etc) so I'm ki...
by hiccy
Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:53 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: So, I'm going to Scotland...
Replies: 23
Views: 2677

Re: So, I'm going to Scotland...

Glengoyne, Auchentoshan and Loch Fyne Whisky are the first three things that spring to mind.
by hiccy
Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:48 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Recommendations for a Good Selection of Malts !
Replies: 17
Views: 2357

Re: Recommendations for a Good Selection of Malts !

Hey Newbie, Not sure what the rules regarding posting about shops are :oops: but for the "better" stuff I'd recommend you away from supermarkets. For instance, HP18 is £60 in Tesco's but can be easily had for under £50. Same goes for stuff like T18, Ardbeg Beisty etc. If you want a shop yo...
by hiccy
Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1282253

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

Nice system Aeolus, sounds like it's working for you. :) Must admit I'd rather take the 15yo Glenfarclas over the 105, but there's only a couple of quid in it over here. Parcelforce finally turned up today! :D So, I added this lot to the shelves: Talisker 18yo for stock. Dregs of the last bottle ble...
by hiccy
Sun Dec 16, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Question from a Novice.
Replies: 10
Views: 1401

Re: Question from a Novice.

If you are in the UK Tesco have an interesting bottling of Talisker 10yo and a good price on Laphroaig 10yo atm :
by hiccy
Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Recommendations for a Good Selection of Malts !
Replies: 17
Views: 2357

Re: Recommendations for a Good Selection of Malts !

Right, ignoring everything everyone else has said (not out of arrogance, to get my views out for your honest balance, excuse repetition): At budget levels: Ardbeg 10 yo Talisker 10yo Auchentoshan Triple Wood Laphroaig Quarter Cask (under £20@Tesco) HP12 £30-50: Talisker 18yo Glenfarclas 15 or 21 yo ...
by hiccy
Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2096496

Re: What are you drinking now?

Wow, quite a trip tonight, and it's not finished! Dad's back, so we enjoyed a meander. Started trying a few Laphroaig's, QC, CS and a cask strength 15yo Signatory bottling, all lovely. Followed with Auchentoshan Triple Wood and a rather fine Benrinnes (I love that dram!) CS Signatory I have. And the...
by hiccy
Sun Dec 16, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1475091

Re: What did you drink last night?

Lagavulin followed by Balvenie and Oban; nice nights easy drinking with pops.
by hiccy
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1282253

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

Think it was £36 actually, but you know how it is: I was there, so was it, we flirted briefly as I checked out some other models, I asked her home and she agreed, now we're spending the night together.

It's not love, but I want more from our relationship than a cheap one night stand. :D
by hiccy
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2096496

Re: What are you drinking now?

Last night was fun, could still smell the Glenfarclas off the glass when I got home tonight. :wink: Tonight I re-acquaint myself with Lagavulin: it's been such a very long time, and I have tried so many different whiskies and educated my palate so much, this really was a pleasant and surprising expe...
by hiccy
Fri Dec 14, 2007 1:16 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1282253

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

Nice result Willie :thumbsup:

I also "visited" Islay today, although much more commonplace: finally returned Lagavulin to the shelves courtesy of the Tesco temptress.
by hiccy
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:36 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Live Forum Tasting
Replies: 188
Views: 17822

Re: Live Forum Tasting

What an excellent idea for a thread. :)
by hiccy
Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:14 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Type of glass?
Replies: 112
Views: 61574

Re:

Always the Glencairn for me. I have nearly twenty of the darn things. They just will not break!!! Try knocking it off the cabinet with your jacket as you fling it onto the chair back, making sure it falls precisely onto the 10mm spanner you left strategically on the floor. Worked for me! :D Just as...
by hiccy
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Balblair 38yr and 24yr
Replies: 9
Views: 3403

Re: Balblair 38yr and 24yr

Good terms! :)
by hiccy
Thu Dec 13, 2007 1:22 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2096496

Re: What are you drinking now?

A Signatory Longmorn 16yo from '89, fruity-sweet nose like tinned mandarin oranges in syrup I thought, tasting left me thinking more grapefruit with a touch of smoke: quite enjoyed! :) 30yo Glenfarclas before bed, sumptuous! I'll take my time over this. :wink: ... a Glenlivet 15yo French Oak Reserve...
by hiccy
Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Do your drams change with the season?
Replies: 9
Views: 2095

Re: Do your drams change with the season?

I wouldn't say my tastes are affected by the seasons, but my purchasing patterns are, with greater investment and sampling taking place during long autumnal and winter evenings.
by hiccy
Thu Dec 13, 2007 12:41 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: JW Black Label
Replies: 96
Views: 19554

Re: JW Black Label

I wouldn't entertain it, if I wanted a blend I'd reach for Black Bottle beforehand and put the change towards another malt.

Green Label is nice. :)
by hiccy
Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:37 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Offering a single malt to guest....
Replies: 143
Views: 26544

Re: Offering a single malt to guest....

Agreed K-Mile, faced with the situation I refuse to allow friends to put anything other than water into my malts and explain to them why I drink whisky the way I do. Everyone who has put me in the position has been willing to experiment and enjoyed the experience. I think they get a little surprised...
by hiccy
Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:26 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best affordable OB Laphroaig
Replies: 29
Views: 5227

Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

I voted CS as I feel it offers the best "bang for buck". 15yo is a lovely dram, but I sometimes miss the intensity of the CS when I'm drinking it. I enjoyed finishing off my dads QC recently, a solid Frog if ever there was one. Sat in a pub, the 10yo is a satisfying swig. I really enjoy th...

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