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by photojonny
Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: How to value a unique bottle? (Springbank)
Replies: 1
Views: 1139

How to value a unique bottle? (Springbank)

A few years ago I won a unique personal bottling by winning a Springbank competition. I posted the details on this forum here: http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=11036 At the time, as I noted in that thread, I was planning on opening it on a special occasion. However times change, some f...
by photojonny
Sun Sep 26, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Committee Corryvreckan
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Re: Committee Corryvreckan

Thank you. They appeared to go for E180-200 in the end. I suppose I have to deal with eBay now :x
by photojonny
Sat Sep 25, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Committee Corryvreckan
Replies: 3
Views: 1194

Committee Corryvreckan

Hi. This isn't an offer for sale as per the rules. I was wondering on the current value of the committee Corry? I may need some funds shortly due to a house move, but wasn't sure what the private sale value was in the UK. There's one on eBay, but that could be overvalued, I don't know. Any ideas? Ta.
by photojonny
Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Good Value Cask Strength Single Malts.
Replies: 11
Views: 4097

Re: Good Value Cask Strength Single Malts.

McLeod 'As We Get It' 8yr Cask Strength Islay. Bargain.
by photojonny
Sun Oct 04, 2009 2:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1186623

Re: What did you drink last night?

Old Pulteny 12, followed by Talisker DE. Lovely.
by photojonny
Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:31 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What Distilleries Actually do their own Malting?
Replies: 12
Views: 3527

Re: What Distilleries Actually do their own Malting?

Kilchoman will be bottling some spirit purely from their own malted barley. I'm sure I remember them saying that.
by photojonny
Sat May 30, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Which Bruichladdich?
Replies: 26
Views: 2473

Re: Which Bruichladdich?

I've just tried a sample of the 1998 Manzanilla bottling and have to say it's lovely. Very different to the Oloroso and worth it to try something different (although £40 is quite steep for a 10yr old) Floral notes, butterscotch and toffee, very nice. The Oloroso is nice too, but not different enough...
by photojonny
Mon May 04, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Religious objections to your whisky drinking/collection?
Replies: 66
Views: 5946

Re: Religious objections to your whisky drinking/collection?

There isn't a 'wouldn't stand for anyone pushing their religious views on to me, who do they think they are?' option. I'd vote for that one.
by photojonny
Sat May 02, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Bruichladdich 3D3
Replies: 6
Views: 1577

Re: Bruichladdich 3D3

I loved the 3D3, and bought it at about £36 from the distillery (twice). Some people have said that the Peat is not as good - I'm afraid I haven't tried it. The 3D3 is an interesting dram, but £40 is quite a lot for a non-age statement whisky when you look at what else is out there (although it has ...
by photojonny
Wed Apr 29, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Scotch Whisky Experience - A Warning
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

Re: Scotch Whisky Experience - A Warning

The fringe benefits were not mentioned to me at all when I inquired about the price. No mention of a free glass or a voucher.

Perhaps it's not bad value after all.
by photojonny
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Askaig
Replies: 35
Views: 2806

Re: Askaig

I agree with the comments about the labels looking like Ardbeg on first glance. The new whisky is called "Port Askaig", so why the emphasis on the "Askaig" part of the name with the "Port" being about 5 times smaller? If you were feeling very cynical, you might suggest...
by photojonny
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Askaig
Replies: 35
Views: 2806

Re: Askaig

ClubSmed wrote:Craggenmore have the first lettter of the name in a fancy font too. It is not just Ardbeg!


Sure, but Cragganmore doesn't begin with A!! :D
by photojonny
Mon Apr 27, 2009 8:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Askaig
Replies: 35
Views: 2806

Re: Askaig

Day and night difference between Ardbeg bottlings and the Askaig bottlings. Not really sure how you can say this. If you have to look at the flaring on the base of the bottle to find a difference then I'd say they are pretty similar. Look at the bottles I posted above. I defy anyone to say that the...
by photojonny
Mon Apr 27, 2009 7:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Askaig
Replies: 35
Views: 2806

Re: Askaig

There is more than a passing resemblance to a bottle such as the Corryvreckan, which has a lighter label: http://www.magnuswhisky.com/images/whisky/ardbeg_corryvreckan_2008_1.jpg http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/ProductImage.aspx?pc=MALTS/POR3&w=270 Even down to the embossed A on the bottle. Qui...
by photojonny
Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:36 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Scotch Whisky Experience - A Warning
Replies: 11
Views: 1652

Re: Scotch Whisky Experience - A Warning

I 'went' to the Scotch Whisky Experience a few months ago. They wanted £7.50 for a tour, which seemed a tad expensive given that you can see a real working distillery for much less. So we didn't go in, just had a look round the shop. Again very expensive, everything seemed to have a tourist premium ...
by photojonny
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: My special 'ODD' Springbank..
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

Re: My special 'ODD' Springbank..

Yeah, I didn't mean collectible in the sense of it gaining value with a view to selling it. For me if it's not open them I'm 'collecting' it! I will drink it eventually, but I'd like to hang on to it for a while first, like a little trophy :D I'm sure as a one off its monetary value is not that grea...
by photojonny
Mon Apr 20, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: My special 'ODD' Springbank..
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

Re: My special 'ODD' Springbank..

It's definitely a keeper. I'm sure it'll get drunk at some point, but maybe after I've had a few more Springbanks to compare it to.

I've never had any plans to 'collect' whisky, but given that this one has my name on it, I feel justified in keeping it closed, at least for a while!
by photojonny
Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: My special 'ODD' Springbank..
Replies: 7
Views: 2444

My special 'ODD' Springbank..

So I won a competition to come up with a slogan for Springbank, based on the word ODD, after they had been labelled odd for suspending production for a while. The winning slogan I came up with was 'Original. Distinct. Defiant.' My prize was a Springbank T-shirt with the new logo, and a bottle of whi...
by photojonny
Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:58 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1541348

Re: What are you drinking now?

Braeval 8yr Sherry Cask, followed by Talisker DE. Lovely.
by photojonny
Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: A question about Glenfarcias & Aberlour-and something else
Replies: 11
Views: 2092

Re: A question about Glenfarcias & Aberlour-and something else

If you are not opening the A'bunadh until next March then get the 105. It will be long gone by then. I've just finished a bottle. One of the most striking things about the 105 and A'bunadh is the 'mouthfeel'. In your mouth they feel very chewy. You wouldn't think it possible with a drink, but it's l...
by photojonny
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Abhainn Dearg
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Abhainn Dearg

Kilchoman sell new spirit that is just 4 weeks old. Peaty and fruity - tastes like it's going to be good when it's been in the barrel a while!
by photojonny
Tue Apr 07, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1541348

Re: What are you drinking now?

Edradour 11yr old 'Straight from the Cask' 1991 - Sherry Cask.

Heavy on the sherry with a lengthy floral, soap-sweets finish. Distinctive.
by photojonny
Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:35 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Maritime Flavors - Suggestions?
Replies: 10
Views: 1149

Re: Maritime Flavors - Suggestions?

Old Pulteney is often described as a classic seaside malt, with salty, briny tones. I believe it markets itself as 'the maritime malt'.

The 12yr old is lovely and inexpensive. Have not tried any other expressions.
by photojonny
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:10 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Who produces Tesco's Single Malt 12 Year Highland?
Replies: 6
Views: 2879

Re: Who produces Tesco's Single Malt 12 Year Highland?

Whyte and McKay also own Tomnavulin. This is a highland distillery so could be the source.
by photojonny
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1541348

Re: What are you drinking now?

Glenfarclas 105.

This malt is SO chewy, the mouthfeel is unbelievable - in a good way!

A lovely sherry monster! :D
by photojonny
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:46 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1541348

Re: What are you drinking now?

Balvenie 1993 Port Wood. Only a dram or two left now. I'm not sure about Balvenie. I tried a number of their expressions on the tour (including the 30yr), and I found the finish to be a bit bitter and salty, and same with this one. Not sure why - maybe my palette just isn't suited to it. Will probab...
by photojonny
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:50 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Single Malt Whisky Society
Replies: 12
Views: 1569

Re: Single Malt Whisky Society

Hi Rob, If you put SWMS into the forum search, and then click the 'topic titles only' button, you will find lots of threads on the society. In fact, this link might just do it for you: http://www.whiskymag.com/forum/search.php?keywords=smws&terms=all&author=&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=...
by photojonny
Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:06 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Single Malt for a Novice Drinker
Replies: 27
Views: 2265

Re: Single Malt for a Novice Drinker

I was a novice drinker about 18 months ago, and I'm still very much learning. In my head I break whisky down into three categories. This is very rough and ready, and of course many whiskies cross over the boundaries, but as a rough guide it may introduce you to the three major flavour areas. 1. This...
by photojonny
Thu Mar 05, 2009 11:08 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Traveling to Speyside next month
Replies: 8
Views: 996

Re: Traveling to Speyside next month

I've just come back from Speyside. I visited Aberlour, Balvenie and Glenfarclas. Aberlour is £10, with a guided tasting of 5 whiskies and new spirit. The tour itself is OK - same as most others but with a PowerPoint presentation at the start, but the guided tasting was excellent. You have the chance...
by photojonny
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:05 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: whisky tasting in Islay?
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: whisky tasting in Islay?

Hi, I'm new to this website but I was hoping that someone might be able to help me! I'm quite a novice whisky drinker, but my boyfriend loves it and has a lot of whisky knowledge, so for our anniversary this year I would love to book us a break in Scotland to go taste some whiskeys! Islay looks won...
by photojonny
Sun Dec 21, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Uigeadail confused?
Replies: 22
Views: 10347

Re: Ardbeg Uigeadail confused?

Jim says this is available for some reason only in British Columbia. I live in Victoria BC and was lucky enough to get some and it does taste different than other bottling I have tried, for what reasons I can't explain. Where did you get it? How is it different? Any pictures? Ardbeg have released s...
by photojonny
Tue Dec 16, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: E-Bay Query - Urgent
Replies: 6
Views: 758

Re: E-Bay Query - Urgent

I'm pretty sure you can re-list it, and if it sells eBay will refund your re-list fee. You may also be able to make a second chance offer to the second highest bidder. I'd wait until it finishes, and if the Belgian is the highest bidder, use the help/dispute console to inform eBay of the problem. I'...
by photojonny
Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Help me plan a trip to Speyside....
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Re: Help me plan a trip to Speyside....

Thanks for the advice. We've booked a cottage in the Cairngorms National Park, and expect to be visiting Aberlour, Glanfarclas and The Balvenie. The RSBP have been very helpful with advice for wildlife spotting and we'll also likely visit Elgin and Inverness. Gonna stop for a couple of nights in Edi...
by photojonny
Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Help me plan a trip to Speyside....
Replies: 4
Views: 870

Help me plan a trip to Speyside....

OK. Me and the Mrs' last two holidays have been to Islay. We were thinking of heading up to Speyside for our next break, which will be in mid-February. I get to trail round some distilleries and she gets to go walking/birding and see pretty scenery/ruins (she also likes the odd dram too). I'm going ...
by photojonny
Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: I want to work as an intern at a distillery
Replies: 4
Views: 1823

Re: I want to work as an intern at a distillery

You may find it difficult, as many distilleries run with as little staff as possible, with much of the process being automated/computer controlled.

However, if you don't try you'll never know......

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