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by Rob B
Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you watching while drinking whisky
Replies: 553
Views: 76357

Re: What are you watching while drinking whisky

Caol Ila 12 year old while watching The Almighty Johnsons. Much preferred the former - far more entertaining.
by Rob B
Tue Oct 22, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: By George!
Replies: 1
Views: 1206

By George!

I haven't bought any whisky for a couple of years and thought that maybe, just maybe I would splash for a bottle of something special for my birthday in November. Out of curiosity I first checked Brora. Well, as per the title of this thread, I was taken aback. C£500 for a bottle of what, when I last...
by Rob B
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Slow website
Replies: 0
Views: 1092

Slow website

Having received a lovely email from Laphroaig about the An Cuan Mor, and as I haven't bought any new whisky for ages, I thought I would treat myself to a bottle. A link in the email very quickly got me to what must have been the slowest website on the planet. After a bunch of "OOPS" error ...
by Rob B
Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:58 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 1669
Views: 168914

Re: Happy Birthday

The whisky I was introduced to four years ago, well there were two - Talisker 10 and Lagavulin 16. Haven't looked back since.

Thank you for your kind wishes guys.
by Rob B
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 1669
Views: 168914

Re: Happy Birthday

Thank you. Haven't been around much of late due to wife's illness. Hope to be back before too long. 4 years ago today I first discovered single malts, so this is a special day for me!
by Rob B
Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:07 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How often do you drink whisky in average ?
Replies: 18
Views: 4507

Re: How often do you drink whisky in average ?

I am finally recovered from a persistent chest infection that had me on stoppage of grog for the last few months. I now have a dram most evenings to get back into my single malts. At the moment I have a Glenfarclas 15 and a Caol Ila 12 on the go to ease me back into the way of things.

Rob
by Rob B
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1684454

Re: What are you drinking now?

I am starting off the Easter break with a few glasses on Caol Ila 12 year old.
by Rob B
Thu Apr 01, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Smoker nonsmoker
Replies: 21
Views: 3617

Re: Smoker nonsmoker

I used to smoke, but I gave up 30 years ago today. Through the winter I regularly light the fire and often as not burn bord na mona peat briquettes that smell absolutely wonderful. Somehow Islay malts strike chord in my soul too.
by Rob B
Fri Feb 19, 2010 11:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1684454

Re: What are you drinking now?

Caol Ila 12 has become my favourite dram of choice and I have a glass of it on the go right now; just right for a cold winter's night and some good music. :D Later I will have a Glenfarclas 15 as a contrast, and as I drink it I will ponder my chances of winning Master of Whisky's competition prize o...
by Rob B
Mon Dec 21, 2009 5:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Your Special Finds For 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4222

Re: Your Special Finds For 2009

Not so much a special find as such, but what I have found this year is that whenever I am in doubt about what to drink, Caol Ila 12 year old seems to work for me each and every time.

It has become my staple tipple. :D
by Rob B
Thu Dec 17, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1684454

Re: What are you drinking now?

Tetleys tea I'm afraid. Had a bout of bronchitis for the last couple of weeks and still have two days of antibiotics to go before I can have a dram again. It will be nice to have a few sherberts over Christmas.
by Rob B
Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1073997

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

Used my birthday discount yesterday to order a couple of bottles of Laphroaig 18 year old. Thank you Laphroaig :D
by Rob B
Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 1669
Views: 168914

Re: Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Fedibe - November 1956 is a good vintage :D
by Rob B
Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 1669
Views: 168914

Re: Happy Birthday

Thanks Guys,

We are off to a seafood restaurant tonight as a treat, and afterwards there is a recently arrived Laphroaig Triple Wood to celebrate with. I will not only be celebrating my 53rd year, but also the 3rd anniversary of my becoming a single malt drinker.

Cheers

Rob
by Rob B
Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:20 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Single Malts in the Movies
Replies: 307
Views: 105584

Re: Single Malts in the Movies

In the first episode of the new thriller Paradox that ended a short while ago, Tamzin Outhwaite shared a dram of what looked like Grants with one of the other characters.
by Rob B
Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:40 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Mystery Drams Xmas Game
Replies: 103
Views: 15572

Re: Mystery Drams Xmas Game

I want to play the Mystery Drams Xmas Game

I did last year and do this...


Rob
by Rob B
Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1260899

Re: What did you drink last night?

I had a few drops of Longrow CV. I like this whisky well enough, but I feel it is in the category of "whiskies I have enjoyed, but would not buy again"

Rob
by Rob B
Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:43 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1073997

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

An Aberlour A'bunadh batch 25 because I have rather taken to the bottle I recently opened and figure there is no harm in putting a bottle away for a rainy day. Also a Glenfarclas 15 because since having her first taste my wife has insisted on a dram most evenings and the current bottle is now down t...
by Rob B
Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:18 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Best Abunad´h Batch
Replies: 155
Views: 31663

Re: Best Abunad´h Batch

Just tried my first ever A'bunadh - a batch 25. I got christmas cake and marmite from the nose and the taste was sweet and full for quite a while until the spirit started to become hot. The finish was long, with the heat receding leaving lovely sweet notes and hint of oranges. A glencairn filled to ...
by Rob B
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What's the best looking whisky bottle?
Replies: 64
Views: 14593

Re: What's the best looking whisky bottle?

I like the style of the classic whisky bottle such as used by Lagavulin, Ardbeg, Talisker and Laphroaig and the style of labeling used on each of them has its own appeal. In terms of packaging, I like Glenlivet's touch of wrapping paper around the bottle.
by Rob B
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What stage of malt fanaticism are you in?
Replies: 66
Views: 13630

Re: What stage of malt fanaticism are you in?

Stage 2. I am still very much finding my way and have a long way to go to consider that I might become a connoissuer. There is an element of collector in me, but in the sense of squirrel rather than nut. When I have found a whisky I really like, and if the price is tempting, I will buy a couple of b...
by Rob B
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12287
Views: 1260899

Re: What did you drink last night?

Laphroaig 10yo. And my second broken cork. :x I finished off the final drop of L10 (From a bottle whose cork also broke when it was first opened). After supper I moved on to a couple of glasses of Glenfarclas 15. My wife, who normally keeps well clear of my drams, remarked that she liked the smell,...
by Rob B
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Where's Rob
Replies: 2
Views: 37241

Re: Where's Rob

There I was thinking I had been missed!

Rob
by Rob B
Tue May 05, 2009 11:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1684454

Re: What are you drinking now?

My first Ardbeg Uigeadail. I love the colour The nose reminds me of rubber & smoke with hints of sweetness scampering around in the background. Tastes briefly sweet then the smoke hits. Kind of dry and hot. This really warms the tongue and cheeks. The finish is smokey with fading sweetness. Very...
by Rob B
Tue May 05, 2009 10:28 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Highland Park 12, Talisker 10 or Scapa 14?
Replies: 18
Views: 11290

Re: Highland Park 12, Talisker 10 or Scapa 14?

I have tried all the same bottles as you apart from the Macallan and the Glenfiddich and as I am new to single malts too I can appreciate your curiosity about where to go next. The only thing you have not mentioned in your post is what you have thought about the whiskies you have tried. Without an i...
by Rob B
Sat May 02, 2009 10:44 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Laphroaig 18
Replies: 9
Views: 2019

Laphroaig 18

Has anyone been able to grab a bottle yet? Here's and extract from an email I received this morning: I have recently been bombarded by Friends wanting to know more about and buy our brand new expression, Laphroaig 18 Year old. To date I have not said too much as I was unsure that I would be able to ...
by Rob B
Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:37 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1684454

Re: What are you drinking now?

I am trying my first Springbank 10. A jolly little number with an alluring nose and a mouth feel that makes you take notice. There is a bit of a burn there, but the dram remains enjoyable. So much so that a second glass is called for!

Rob
by Rob B
Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:34 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collection Milestone
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Collection Milestone

I don't subscribe to the view it's a disorder, though :insane: Some might view it as obsessive though Nick. :roll: Hmmm, and some may think it's im pulsive - most of my buys are impulse anyway I suppose that as long as you have your bottles catalogued and in some semblance of an arrangment on your ...
by Rob B
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 1669
Views: 168914

Re: Happy Birthday

UUNetBill, many happy returns.
by Rob B
Sat Apr 18, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Highland Park 12 questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

Re: Highland Park 12 questions

Thanks for your replies guys. I did think that a "standard" whisky from a distillery would have had a more consistent nose/taste profile and not present differently between batches. You live and learn I guess. Borgom, I like your idea of getting another bottle from the same batch. I think ...
by Rob B
Fri Apr 17, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1684454

Re: What are you drinking now?

Started with a Glenlivet 12, moved on to Longrow CV and currently sipping a Glenfarclas 15. A pleasant evening all told :D
by Rob B
Fri Apr 17, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Highland Park 12 questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2172

Highland Park 12 questions

I know that I have had a break from dramming due to Lent, and this may have affected my perception of the whiskies I am drinking, but I have found that the newly opened bottle of HP12 is not a patch on the one I finished a short while ago. The current bottle seems to be have lost the sherry notes th...
by Rob B
Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 224759

Re: Supermarket Deals

Winemark have HP12 for £15.75. I had to ask if there was a pricing error.
by Rob B
Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: I'm baaaack!! - with a question about Macallan
Replies: 20
Views: 1491

Re: I'm baaaack!! - with a question about Macallan

Some of these replies makes me wish I was a whisky fan decades ago, as some of you indicate how traditional bottlings and flavourings are changing. I have read so many comments on so many whiskies, stating how they are not what they used to be. Which is a real shame, as it's a bit of a downer for m...
by Rob B
Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Supermarket Deals
Replies: 1438
Views: 224759

Re: Supermarket Deals

At Sainsbury's Glenmo the Original at £20.99. Also Ardmore Trad at £10 off. All the stock of that one gone in our store. :) Also at Sainsbury's £5 off Balvenie Signature £23.99, and £5 of Lappy 10. £20.99.[/quote] Oh for store to store consistency! Our Sainb. has the Laphroaig deal, but no Balvenie...

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