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by UUNetBill
Thu Mar 04, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Highland Park 25 Year Old
Replies: 3
Views: 1665

Re: Highland Park 25 Year Old

Wow - I guess I'll have to have another dram tonight - I didn't get HALF of that from my last one!!

:shock: :P :D
by UUNetBill
Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:11 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Show Off Your Inventory
Replies: 1448
Views: 357508

Re: Show Off Your Inventory

C57 - thank you - yes, it HAS been a while. Too long, actually - but I was overcome by life for lack of a better excuse. Hopefully I can visit with more regularity now.
:D
by UUNetBill
Tue Feb 23, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Show Off Your Inventory
Replies: 1448
Views: 357508

Re: Show Off Your Inventory

Well, it's been a while since I visited these forums, thought I'd update my list. Unfortunately, I've been doing more drinking than buying, but there are a few new ones: Aberlour a'bunadh Batch 14 Ardmore Traditional Cask Ardbeg 10 Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist Balvenie Doublewood BenRiach Authenticus 21 ...
by UUNetBill
Sun Jul 05, 2009 11:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Duty Free and TSA Rules
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Re: Duty Free and TSA Rules

Technically illegal, but always an option.

I miss the old days when you could just stuff a few liters of booze in your carry-on and bring it home. Hells bells, what am I going to do, force it down the pilot's throat?!?

<sigh>
by UUNetBill
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:55 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Scotland Distilleries
Replies: 5
Views: 724

Re: Scotland Distilleries

On a similar vein, does anyone know of any cruises that specialize in distilleries? I've been meaning to Google this, but thought that someone here might have better insights into options. My father-in-law is also a single malt drinker and loves to sail, and I was wondering if there were any small s...
by UUNetBill
Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Duty Free and TSA Rules
Replies: 6
Views: 981

Duty Free and TSA Rules

Question - my wife and I are leaving for a cruise later this week, flying from Denver to Nice (via Chicago and Frankfurt :( ), with a return flight from Athens to Denver connecting in Atlanta. I'd planned on possibly buying some cigars and whisky that might not be available in the US, but I had a qu...
by UUNetBill
Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Just tried my second single malt-Talisker 10yrs
Replies: 27
Views: 5220

Re: Just tried my second single malt-Talisker 10yrs

LOL!! True, dat!

But if I have to suffer the memory, so do others!!

:yuk:
by UUNetBill
Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1231166

Re: What did you drink last night?

A BenRiach Authenticus 21yo peated, followed up by a Dalmore Stilman's Dram 28. The Dalmore was even better than I remembered, delightful.

:thumbsup:
by UUNetBill
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:43 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Does it matter to you if a whisky has a cork or screw cap?
Replies: 48
Views: 4759

Re: Does it matter to you if a whisky has a cork or screw cap?

I don't much care one way or another, as long as I can get the damn thing open!!

:P
by UUNetBill
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:28 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: So, what's the worst whisky you've tasted?
Replies: 100
Views: 11010

Re: So, what's the worst whisky you've tasted?

The worst ever has to be Georgia Moon corn whisky. Like drinking paint I was on the prowl for a drink with a couple of co-workers. The neighborhood we were in was giving every indication of being very regrettably dry. As we walked by a Sherwin-Williams store, I said, "I'm desperate enough to g...
by UUNetBill
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:26 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: A'bunadh 21
Replies: 30
Views: 2172

Re: A'bunadh 21

laddie teun wrote:took me and a friend about 1,5 years, but yes we've got them all
well up to 23
tried quite a few myself and they do differ

And it's good to know that I had at least a little hand in that - man, I'd love to make it to that tasting. . .

:mrgreen:
by UUNetBill
Sun Mar 22, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Just tried my second single malt-Talisker 10yrs
Replies: 27
Views: 5220

Re: Just tried my second single malt-Talisker 10yrs

I have to agree wholeheartedly with all of the other opinions on here, i.e. don't dismiss an expression, a distillery, or (God forbid) an entire region because something didn't quite sit right with you the first time you tried it. I remember way back when I had my first Laphroaig 10 in a local bar; ...
by UUNetBill
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Single Malts in the Movies
Replies: 307
Views: 104769

Re: Single Malts in the Movies

I've seen Charlie with several different single malts on that show - some I could identify and some I couldn't. He also goes through quite a bit of bourbon as well. Good show, I say. :thumbsup: Definitely, if you want to see a lot of exposure of alcohol in general that is a pretty decent show to wa...
by UUNetBill
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisky-related dog name...help!
Replies: 54
Views: 9802

Re: Whisky-related dog name...help!

I know what you mean - for the property taxes if nothing else!! :shock:
by UUNetBill
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Single Malts in the Movies
Replies: 307
Views: 104769

Re: Single Malts in the Movies

I've seen Charlie with several different single malts on that show - some I could identify and some I couldn't. He also goes through quite a bit of bourbon as well.

Good show, I say. :thumbsup:
by UUNetBill
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisky-related dog name...help!
Replies: 54
Views: 9802

Re: Whisky-related dog name...help!

Well, my dad lived in Jersey, I almost moved to Jersey, and my wife's from Jersey. . .but at least I get to name my own dog! LOL!!

Cute pup, though - and the name fits (although I thought Toby was a good one, too)

:D
by UUNetBill
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:21 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Question about Bowmore Islay 12yrs vs Talisker 10yrs
Replies: 17
Views: 13379

Re: Question about Bowmore Islay 12yrs vs Talisker 10yrs

But honestly, my recommendation is that you forego both for the time being, save up a little more and then seek out the 18YO Talisker. Your taste buds will thank you! Now there's good advice! Well, yes and no - I used to really like the Tali 10, but then I found a deal on the 18, and, well, the las...
by UUNetBill
Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Too much elevation of personal taste?
Replies: 37
Views: 4875

Re: Too much elevation of personal taste?

I have really noticed the maturation of my palate and nose over the last 2 years. It isn't something where I think I enjoy the aromas and palate more/less but rather the ability to sift through what is there. I would also put forth that each person tends to grow in their experience. Many times I've...
by UUNetBill
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: A'bunadh 21
Replies: 30
Views: 2172

Re: A'bunadh 21

In the case of Batch No.21, it's clear that a shift toward a melding of whiskies drawn primarily from second fill Sherry casks has taken place (especially so when compared to some of the very early editions). The net result is a marginal lessening of Jerez unctuousness, but a decidedly better balan...
by UUNetBill
Mon Mar 09, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch in Las Vegas
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: Scotch in Las Vegas

Unbelievable - 4 days in Vegas at Mandalay Bay, and I didn't make it to Stripsteak for any drams. Had plenty of others at other bars/casinos, but I missed out on my favorite SMS bar in town. :oops: I did stop by one of the bars in the MGM Grand; they had a Macallan 55 in Lalique, drams for the barga...
by UUNetBill
Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Broom honoured
Replies: 6
Views: 9788

Re: Broom honoured

Sounds like the judges were swept away.








(Sorry, couldn't resist!)
by UUNetBill
Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: LAGAVULIN 16 VS ARDBEG 10 VS TALISKER 10 VS LAPHROAIG 10
Replies: 110
Views: 55923

Re: LAGAVULIN 16 VS ARDBEG 10 VS TALISKER 10 VS LAPHROAIG 10

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:P.S. delighted that Ardbeg has been hammered .... really can't understand the hysteria over ardbeg or am I just strange :wink:

IWC - the two aren't necessarily mutually exclusive, you know.

:P :wink:
by UUNetBill
Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Whisky purchases how much do you normally spend
Replies: 18
Views: 2532

Re: Whisky purchases how much do you normally spend

"Enablers"

Hee hee hee!!

8)
by UUNetBill
Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: 1915 George Dickel Sour Mash Whiskey
Replies: 1
Views: 892

Re: 1915 George Dickel Sour Mash Whiskey

A quick check on Google tells me that Dickel was forced to relocate the Cascade distillery somewhere around 1910-1911 due to Tennessee prohibition being enacted prior to US prohibition in 1919. So it's a fair bet that your bottle predates this move. As to value or collectability, you may want to che...
by UUNetBill
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:38 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Show Off Your Inventory
Replies: 1448
Views: 357508

Re: Show Off Your Inventory

:shock:
by UUNetBill
Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:44 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Whisky purchases how much do you normally spend
Replies: 18
Views: 2532

Re: Whisky purchases how much do you normally spend

I have bottles in my cabinet that run from about $30 to over $700, so I guess you could say I spend what I feel like spending - within reason. If I had to, I'd guess that my average purchase falls in the $70-85 range, or $100-135 if I'm feeling flush. I remember a time not too long ago that I agoniz...
by UUNetBill
Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:34 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many years have you been collecting/drinking whisky?
Replies: 78
Views: 11099

Re: How many years have you been collecting/drinking whisky?

A long and undulating journey, to be sure. I had my first Scotch at the tender age of about 7 or 8, this would have been in about 1968 or so - both of my parents were Scotch drinkers, generally Passport or Cutty Sark either on the rocks or with club soda. For some unfathomable reason, they thought i...
by UUNetBill
Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:11 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Scotch in Las Vegas
Replies: 6
Views: 1452

Re: Scotch in Las Vegas

Leaving for Vegas on Monday morning, had planned on sampling some new drams at Stripsteak (since I'm staying in Mandalay Bay this trip) - but I think it's safe to say that THOSE particular snorts are not on the agenda. . .unless I hit the progressive (which I probably won't, as I don't play 'em!) Oh...
by UUNetBill
Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky Flasks
Replies: 10
Views: 858

Re: Whisky Flasks

Would one be "Leary" when flying in one's private jet?

:P
by UUNetBill
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:09 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1231166

Re: What did you drink last night?

Bruichladdich 3D3 Moine Mhor with a drop or three of 20 yo tawny port.
by UUNetBill
Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:08 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1231166

Re: What did you drink last night?

The Third Dram wrote:Dalmore Cigar Malt... sans cigar.

So, that would be just "Dalmore Malt" then?

:P
by UUNetBill
Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:50 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best whisky bang for your buck
Replies: 48
Views: 26899

Re: Best whisky bang for your buck

I'm probably gonna get razzed, but I voted for the 'Fiddich - a nice, solid, underrated easy drinker. I like the Aberlour, too, but I can usually find the 'Fiddich for a few $$ less, hence my vote.

8)
by UUNetBill
Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban
Replies: 16
Views: 19488

Re: Glenmorangie The Quinta Ruban

Never having had the Portwood, I have to say I like the QR - oh, and I didn't get any mint, either. I think I like the Nectar d'Or better, but I haven't had that in almost a year, so I'd need to do a side-by-side. Might be something to do when I'm in Vegas next month. . .
by UUNetBill
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky in Japan...
Replies: 11
Views: 826

Re: Whisky in Japan...

Collector57 wrote:I had Lap 30 in mind when I wrote that. Not to be found here and £300-£400 when it is found!

:shock: Yikes!! :shock:
by UUNetBill
Wed Jan 28, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Macallan Lineup??
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Macallan Lineup??

I hadn't heard that (not that I would, really) but I can't see them doing that. Age statements on whiskies are so ingrained that I can't help but think that having an entire NAS line would do serious damage to the brand. . .not that the FO series hasn't caused enough problems. . .

But who knows??

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