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by AragornII
Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2057439

Re: What are you drinking now?

AragornII wrote:Glendronach 1968. Absolutely delightful.

Little tykes in bed after the fireworks. Wife in the shower. Me with a dram after a quick skinny dip in the pool. Life is good.


Exactly the same this 4th of July minus the dip in the pool.
by AragornII
Fri May 01, 2009 5:44 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: This Year's Selection just arrived!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: This Year's Selection just arrived!!

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:I'll join you in your hut in Fangorn forest for a dram and some old toby :wink:


Cheers! :smoke:
by AragornII
Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:45 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: This Year's Selection just arrived!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: This Year's Selection just arrived!!

Is that a typo? You bought TWELVE bottle of the Mac 18?! :shock: I live in San Gabriel; when can I visit? :mrgreen: Wow - you literally are just right down the street. I don't think my wife would take to random people from the internet showing up at our house, but if you ever want to meet for a dra...
by AragornII
Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: This Year's Selection just arrived!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

Re: This Year's Selection just arrived!!

I can see you REALLY like The Macallan 18 yr-old :D Sad but true I'm a creature of habit. I quite like the Teacher's, though, which is good because the macallan is expensive to drink regularly. I bought the Teacher's after reading recommendations on this board, and sampled it thoroughly last night....
by AragornII
Wed Apr 29, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: This Year's Selection just arrived!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1461

This Year's Selection just arrived!!

So I'm more of a consumer than a collector. I just received my annual order, which will probably be gone by this time next year (and may seem pedestrian to some, but I love all these Scotches): 2xArdbeg Airigh Nam Beist; 2x Glendronach 1968/25 yr-old; 1xJohnnie Walker Blue Label; 12xThe Macallan 18 ...
by AragornII
Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:32 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ordering from WM Cadenhead in the US
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Re: Ordering from WM Cadenhead in the US

jmri and dukeofsandwich - very good suggestions, thank you.
by AragornII
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ordering from WM Cadenhead in the US
Replies: 3
Views: 752

Ordering from WM Cadenhead in the US

I saw a bottle on Cadenhead's online store and wanted to order it, and was dismayed to find out that it wasn't available for delivery to the US.

Any ideas on how to order a Cadenhead bottling in the US? The regular online shops don't seem to have it.
by AragornII
Wed Nov 12, 2008 6:26 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: SMWS in USA
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

Re: SMWS in USA

Yes, I'm a proud member of the SMWSA. I have been for just over a year now and I'm extremely happy with the membership overall. If you have any particular questions, feel free to ask. I'm sure that I can help. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: Ryguy - I'm glad to hear that. I'm looking forward to joining and s...
by AragornII
Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: SMWS in USA
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

Re: SMWS in USA

Thanks!

Is there a difference between the USA and UK bottlings?
by AragornII
Sun Nov 09, 2008 5:45 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: SMWS in USA
Replies: 11
Views: 1494

SMWS in USA

Is anyone on the Board a member of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society in the US? I'm interested in joining but their website's not very informative. I'd appreciate hearing from any members. Also, I may go to their tasting event in Santa Monica this month, and it would be great to meet up with anyone who...
by AragornII
Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your Own Vatting/Blend
Replies: 98
Views: 39839

Re: Your Own Vatting/Blend

1 part Laga 16 1 part HP 18 1 part Ardbeg Uigeadil For tonight I mixed 1 part Ardbeg Uigeadail and 1 part Ardbeg 10. Now that is good! I've always found my bottle of Uigeadail a bit challenging, and with the exception of a few brief tastes where I have gotten a glimpse of the flavors, for the most ...
by AragornII
Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Heathrow Duty Free
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Re: Heathrow Duty Free

Wonderful suggestion - thanks!
by AragornII
Sat Nov 01, 2008 7:31 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Heathrow Duty Free
Replies: 2
Views: 1009

Heathrow Duty Free

Do any of our friends from across the pond have suggestions for a whisky from the duty free shop at Heathrow airport? My secretary's husband called me today and said he saw a Macallan 30-yr for 280 pounds sterling, which sounds incredibly inexpensive. It's $800 US + normally from what I can find com...
by AragornII
Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What's the Most Vile, Repulsive Dram?
Replies: 80
Views: 10188

Re: What's the Most Vile, Repulsive Dram?

Reggaeblues wrote:It is galling to think that a man was ousted from office for doing what a lot of people do without getting caught"


Who got thrown out of office?
by AragornII
Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2057439

Re: What are you drinking now?

Highland Park 15. It's my birthday today (# 44) and my staff bought me a bottle--I guess they know me well enough. It's my first taste of HP, and this is a pleasant enough whisky. I snuck a taste before dinner when the kids were getting loaded into the car, and I'm having a larger taste now. I'll be...
by AragornII
Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:04 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What Time Your First Nip on a Sat?
Replies: 38
Views: 4410

Re: What Time Your First Nip on a Sat?

LOL :lol:

Indeed! I was fortunate enough to be having a dram recently and stumbled across The Two Towers on cable. I can imagine enjoying a dram in a drinking hall at Edoras after chasing Uruk-hai across the plains of Rohan! :smoke:
by AragornII
Tue Sep 02, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What Time Your First Nip on a Sat?
Replies: 38
Views: 4410

Re: What Time Your First Nip on a Sat?

Bruichladdict wrote:
Dude, you're my West Coast re-incarnation! We lead parallel lives but you drew the long stick for climate.

Cheers! :thumbsup:


Cheers Bruichladdict :thumbsup:
by AragornII
Fri Aug 15, 2008 5:29 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Good Whisky Clubs...
Replies: 2
Views: 707

Re: Good Whisky Clubs...

Well, there's always Shadowfax.
by AragornII
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:50 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: My perfect nosing glass
Replies: 60
Views: 28206

Re: My perfect nosing glass

I happened upon a set of Marquis by Waterford Crystal vintage young white wine glasses tucked away in my bar today (must have been a never-used wedding gift), and thought they might make for a good nosing glass based on some of the glasses I've seen in this thread. Although they may not be narrow en...
by AragornII
Fri Aug 08, 2008 4:43 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How Much do You Pour?
Replies: 18
Views: 38286

Re: How Much do You Pour?

A wise man once told me, you can always pour an other dram, so why not pour them small. It's just not right to pour it back into the bottle, or to be 'forced' to drink it only because you poured too much already. I think once I started buying more expensive whisky, I knew what he meant here, and wh...
by AragornII
Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How Much do You Pour?
Replies: 18
Views: 38286

How Much do You Pour?

After reading about a couple of epic tasting sessions on the "what did you drink last night" thread, I was curious. How much does everyone pour for a typical glass of whisky and how many tastes for a good evening? For me, I will typically have about 4cl x 2 glasses of whatever whisky I'm d...
by AragornII
Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What Time Your First Nip on a Sat?
Replies: 38
Views: 4410

Re: What Time Your First Nip on a Sat?

Usually not before 9 p.m. My kids are aged 1, 2 and 4 years, and my hands are full until they're in bed. No comments from my wife other than occasionally rolling her eyes at how expensive some of these bottles are. Now, a cold beer on a hot Saturday afternoon is a different story. Never too early fo...
by AragornII
Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Definitive Alcoholic Drinks
Replies: 58
Views: 5677

Re: Definitive Alcoholic Drinks

Vodka: Stolichnaya
Bourbon: Knob Creek
Champagne: Dom Perignon 1995
by AragornII
Sat Jul 26, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2057439

Re: What are you drinking now?

The Macallan 18-yrs old.
by AragornII
Fri Jul 18, 2008 1:07 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1261445

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

I see Narsil & Glamdring are looking after your bottles :thumbsup: :lol: That is indeed Glamdring and the "Flame of the West" keeping my whisky warm! It needs to go back in the closet soon (the whisky, that is), but having it up on the mantle in my study makes for a nice view while I'...
by AragornII
Thu Jul 17, 2008 2:17 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1261445

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

Ardbeg 10, Uigeadail, and Airigh Nam Beist; a case of the Macallan 18. Sampled the Uigeadail and Beasty as soon as they arrived since these were new to me. The Beast was outstanding; it may become one of my favorite whiskies. I really like that hint of salt water it seems to have. I'm going to have ...
by AragornII
Sat Jul 12, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2057439

Re: What are you drinking now?

Glendronach 1968. I like this one so much, I bought one to drink and two to save last month, and I'm already nearly finished with the second. I'll have to get a case before they're all gone and start drinking something different for a change.
by AragornII
Sat Jul 12, 2008 4:36 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1456424

Re: What did you drink last night?

Talisker 30 with a New York steak (USDA Prime, aged 40 days). The best food/drink combination I've had, hands down. Oddly enough, I tried bites with a couple of sauces I usually like, peppercorn then Bearnaise, and it was like orange juice after brushing your teeth. But the beef and the whisky toget...
by AragornII
Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:46 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Much praised by many but disliked by me...
Replies: 128
Views: 12519

Re: Much praised by many but disliked by me...

The Macallan Fine Oak 15 yo.
by AragornII
Sat Jul 05, 2008 7:47 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2057439

Re: What are you drinking now?

Glendronach 1968. Absolutely delightful.

Little tykes in bed after the fireworks. Wife in the shower. Me with a dram after a quick skinny dip in the pool. Life is good.
by AragornII
Wed Jun 25, 2008 6:11 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Scotch/Food Pairings
Replies: 5
Views: 5168

Re: Scotch/Food Pairings

^^ lol Well, that was a huge disappointment. I knew it would be a bad night when I asked the waiter for a whisky menu and he didn't even realize they had one. The most adventurous thing on the menu was a Macallan 25. Not to be deterred, I started with the Macallan 18 just because it's my favorite dr...
by AragornII
Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:06 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Scotch/Food Pairings
Replies: 5
Views: 5168

Re: Scotch/Food Pairings

Sounds like the makings of a good night - thanks all! I'll check back in with a report on what was good with what. ps, the club I belong to had a Scotch tasting dinner a few months ago. A four-course meal paired with seven courses of Scotch. Some very good, some not, but the problem is after seven m...
by AragornII
Mon Jun 23, 2008 6:00 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Scotch/Food Pairings
Replies: 5
Views: 5168

Scotch/Food Pairings

Hi all - I'm going out for a good meal Tuesday night, and am looking for some ideas for good Scotches to drink with dinner. Not being a big wine drinker, and believing that a good Scotch can be had before, during and after the meal, I'd like to see about trying out a few new whisky's. Does anyone ha...
by AragornII
Fri Jun 13, 2008 6:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Help Needed from Scotch Whisky Expert
Replies: 13
Views: 1758

Re: Help Needed from Scotch Whisky Expert

With Cadenhead's the Campbelltown shop is usually the last to sell out. The bottle you are looking for is an older one I think so you may struggle. Good luck though. Thanks for the tip! They were indeed all sold out, and there does not appear to any retailers that stock it as far as I could see. Th...

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