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by cathach
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:54 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Life is an Ardbeg Roller coaster
Replies: 54
Views: 11206

Re: Life is an Ardbeg Roller coaster

About time people realised its just a bottle of whiskey
by cathach
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:26 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Jameson 15yo Pure Pot Still Limited Edition
Replies: 2
Views: 2769

Re: Jameson 15yo Pure Pot Still Limited Edition

Hi,

This retails for E300ish in specialist shops in Ireland so expect less from ebay or a collector. Again something is only worth what someone will pay for it.

Posting a picture and your location will make it easier to give a more definite answer.
by cathach
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Bushmills Millenium Malt 25 years old
Replies: 8
Views: 11180

Re: Bushmills Millenium Malt 25 years old

Hi there,

It'd be best if you let us know where you are located so as to recommend somewhere.

The Bushmills Millennium retails for E250 ish in specialist shops so expect to get less on ebay or someone else [allowing for a shop's margin].
by cathach
Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Whisky Classics Reprinted
Replies: 70
Views: 35272

Re: Whisky Classics Reprinted

Once again Ian, a great publication. i look forward to spending many hours with it.
by cathach
Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: new black bowmore
Replies: 12
Views: 4045

Re:

It works out at nearly 135Euro a shot :shock: I've not opened more than a handfull of bottles more expensive than that. Say it ain't so IWC! In all fairness anyone who lays out 1800STG for a bottle of cratur is a bit of a merchant banker. For that money we're talking 5 or 6 cases of really excellen...
by cathach
Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Something Fresh: anyone have any suggestions?
Replies: 16
Views: 2388

Re: Something Fresh: anyone have any suggestions?

Would you not try a bit of irish at all?

E.g. Black Bush, Jameson 12yo, Powers Goldlabel. Or even Redbreast 12yo for a Pure Pot Still style of whiskey.
by cathach
Sun Jan 10, 2010 3:33 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Connemara 17 single cask
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Re: Connemara 17 single cask

Have you had some of the other single cask Connemaras? I had a 16yo before and it was a gorgeous smoked pear of a whiskey. Is it the sherry influence you prefer? Have you compared it to the regular sherry finish?
by cathach
Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?
Replies: 33
Views: 8170

Re: FAVOURITE UNAGED, NON SPECIAL EDITION WHISKEY?

Irish: Powers Gold Label, Greenspot, Black Bush

Scotch: Laphroaig QC
by cathach
Mon Sep 14, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What's the best looking whisky bottle?
Replies: 64
Views: 16716

Re: What's the best looking whisky bottle?

Without a shadow of a doubt the definitive whiskey bottle for me is the Redbreast bottle. There's something about its' solidity and plainness that shouts "whiskey o-rowdlum row".
by cathach
Tue Sep 08, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Hailsham cellers, anyone used them before?
Replies: 3
Views: 818

Re: Hailsham cellers, anyone used them before?

I've used them before. They're pretty good.
by cathach
Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:47 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Chill Filtering
Replies: 16
Views: 3517

Re: Chill Filtering

Knappogue Castle Connemara (Cask Strength & Single Casks) Tyrconnell (Port, Madeira, Sherry Finish & Single Casks) Some of the rest of the range from Cooley Distillery are only lightly filtered, Lockes 8yo and the regular Tyrconnell and Connemara have a noticeable haze or greasiness when wat...
by cathach
Thu Sep 03, 2009 4:30 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Redbreast 12 a blend or not?
Replies: 149
Views: 33531

Re: Redbreast 12 a blend or not?

Hi Centrefire, Thats the extent of my knowledge as it stands. The old Redbreast bottle had a different shape as well, it was very like a bottle of Benedictine or Grand Marnier, at least the versions I've seen. I am very surprised that you have seen many of Dillon and Gilbey-marked bottles around in ...
by cathach
Thu Sep 03, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: The Science of Whisky
Replies: 13
Views: 1726

Re: The Science of Whisky

Thats St. Michans isn't it? There's a chalk layer around the crypt supposedly that keeps everything so dry that it doesn't decompose. I've seen video footage of the interior and there's even one 'Crusader' body that people would go in and shake the hand of for a blessing. There's a similar phenomeno...
by cathach
Tue Sep 01, 2009 12:28 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Redbreast 12 a blend or not?
Replies: 149
Views: 33531

Re: Redbreast 12 a blend or not?

Hi Folks: I was at a wedding on saturday, the reception was in a North Midland Hotel. I arrived with 2 friends. I was expecting that only the usual Bushmills, Jameson and Powers whiskeys would be on sale. I scanned the shelf and spotted a little fat greenish/brown bottle of maked Redbreast "J ...
by cathach
Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:12 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best Whisky To Drink With Coca Cola?
Replies: 70
Views: 60062

Re: Best Whisky To Drink With Coca Cola?

In that case Georgia Moon is the only way to go!
by cathach
Tue Aug 11, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: New Irish distillery
Replies: 34
Views: 4121

Re: New Irish distillery

I think it may be because of the tourism, but I'm not sure. Daingean Ui Chuis (Dingle) has over 1million visitors per annum supposedly, so based on footfall alone it's a fantastic site. Apparantly one of the guys from the Porterhouse holidays there, crunched the numbers and decided to put a plan to...
by cathach
Fri Aug 07, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Redbreast 15, where to find...?
Replies: 100
Views: 13975

Re: Redbreast 15, where to find...?

A lot of questions there Cathach and as I've just joined I haven't figured out how to bring those quotes over in blocks as you did with mine. So in no particular order I'll respond on the stock issue. Jameson cannot ship in from Cooley as Cooley is only a double distilled spirit not triple distille...
by cathach
Fri Aug 07, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Redbreast 15, where to find...?
Replies: 100
Views: 13975

Re: Redbreast 15, where to find...?

What should a bottle of Redbreast 15yr Old cost? It's a Pure Pot Still so there isn't a trace of grain whiskey in it. That requires a batch production process that is far more costly than producing through columns. It's a MINIMUM of 15yrs old. Some of the casks used are over 20 years old which is e...
by cathach
Tue Aug 04, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Green Spot Irish Whiskey or ?
Replies: 32
Views: 11148

Re: Green Spot Irish Whiskey or ?

Mr Cathach Sir, I picked up a bottle in 2006 at Gatwick Airport,UK for the equivalent of $ 50.00 In retrospect, I probably got one of the last few bottles before the price hike or its disappearance! :D Cheers, Derek Definitely a fierce stroke of luck! Are you a fan of Irish whiskey or Pure Pot Stil...
by cathach
Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:52 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Collecting whiskies I dare not open
Replies: 35
Views: 6814

Re: Collecting whiskies I dare not open

The more I drink the thirstier I get and the thirstier I get the drunkier I drank....

And thats what happens when you open too many all at once.
by cathach
Mon Aug 03, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: importing whiskies i need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: importing whiskies i need advice

If sent by regular post there is a chance it may not be stopped. If declared etc. then it will be stopped and the postman will call and leave you a notice to come and collect with a level of duty marked on it. For alcohol you must pay the excise duty (currently £22.64 per litre pure alcohol in the U...
by cathach
Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: importing whiskies i need advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1429

Re: importing whiskies i need advice

Can you let us know where you're based? Then if a member has experience in your jurisdiction they can offer information.
by cathach
Sat Aug 01, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Tyrconnell 13 years old
Replies: 5
Views: 3983

Re: Tyrconnell 13 years old

The OB single casks are wonderful too I think. I have a 16yo open now, and I couldn't praise it highly enough. Have you tried the older unpeated stuff? There is a 15yo Tyrconnel now on the shelves, and I think its great too.
by cathach
Thu Jul 30, 2009 2:08 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: If you could...
Replies: 15
Views: 1710

Re: If you could...

Arra too many to mention...but I will anyway..


The old Jameson 1780 (re-jigged and branded in the 90s)
Jameson 15yo

(The following all as pure pot still and in the original stills)
Powers
Murphy's
Paddy's
Old Midleton
Kilbeggan
Tullamore D.E.W.
George Roe
by cathach
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Redbreast 15, where to find...?
Replies: 100
Views: 13975

Re: Redbreast 15, where to find...?

For our American brethren, if they'd like to get this gem, I came across this on ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/REDBREAST-15YR-IRISH-WHISKEY-EXTREMELY-LIMITED_W0QQitemZ150359554949QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item230220bb85&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1...
by cathach
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Irish pot still
Replies: 11
Views: 4737

Re: Irish pot still

by cathach
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky Disposal
Replies: 19
Views: 2367

Re: Whisky Disposal

If you drive a petrol car you could always tip a bit into the mix surely???
by cathach
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Rare 1951 Vintage Single Malt Bottle of Knappogue FOR SALE!
Replies: 2
Views: 1311

Re: Rare 1951 Vintage Single Malt Bottle of Knappogue FOR SALE!

Where are you based and do you have any photos that you could post up?
by cathach
Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Redbreast 12 a blend or not?
Replies: 149
Views: 33531

Re: Redbreast 12 a blend or not?

i wouldnt be surprised that the term pure pot still disappears of the labels of Irish Whiskey in the near future I think that would be a real pity as it'd remove a vital link with the traditional individuality of Irish whiskey. I din't know if that small still they have is from Daly's of Tullamore....
by cathach
Sat Jul 18, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Redbreast 12 a blend or not?
Replies: 149
Views: 33531

Re: Redbreast 12 a blend or not?

I hadn't heard that (about Old Comber). I know they own the stills from the old Daly Distillery in Tullamore. They have them at Kilbeggan. They also use one small still from there and have made one just the same. The large ones are not being used, at the moment at least. About the pure pot still - ...
by cathach
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:04 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Redbreast 12 a blend or not?
Replies: 149
Views: 33531

Re: Redbreast 12 a blend or not?

There is certainly a strong case to be made for Protected Designation of Origin (PDO), (Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) or Traditional Speciality Guaranteed (TSG)) as set out in European law for the term Pure Pot Still. By the way several labels still carry the 'pure pot still' designation s...
by cathach
Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1291216

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

Was then coming back from Ireland on Sunday just gone and spotted a Redbreast 15 yr old!!.....i've heard a lot about this whisky and was tempted but at 110 euro a bottle I thought I'd like to try it before buying......Does anyone else rate this Irish whisky?... You missed the boat there I'm afraid,...
by cathach
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Searching for Midleton Single Cask
Replies: 4
Views: 2337

Re: Searching for Midleton Single Cask

Plus the handy thing is that the Celtic Whiskey Shop will post it to the US for you ex VAT (sales tax).
by cathach
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Weatherspoons evil empire malts, which would you choose?
Replies: 11
Views: 3196

Re: Weatherspoons evil empire malts, which would you choose?

Why are the pints there dirty? Plus what kind of pub has only four whiskies?
by cathach
Thu Jul 02, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Long John
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: Long John

This is most likely an old blend. To date it, you'd need to post better pictures of the labels.

FYI whisky does not age in the bottle, and as this is most likely a blend it has no value as a collectable.

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