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by AdamH
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: WhiskyFest - San Francisco Oct 8th 2010
Replies: 8
Views: 2016

Re: WhiskyFest - San Francisco Oct 8th 2010

Thanks Tim and Mikey for the hospitality! The after-show was just as much fun as the show.
by AdamH
Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)
Replies: 12
Views: 12289

Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Great to see everyone last night!
by AdamH
Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:31 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best Spots in Vegas
Replies: 5
Views: 1316

Re: Best Spots in Vegas

On the strip, the best whisky selection is at Craftsteak (in the MGM), including some independents and serious rarities. Also, great food. Vegas prices. We did a pretty awesome paired whisky dinner there if I do say so myself. Stripsteak (in Mandalay) has a large single malt selection, but it's kind...
by AdamH
Tue Sep 15, 2009 3:56 am
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)
Replies: 12
Views: 12289

Re: Whisky Live Los Angeles 2009 (20 Oct)

Hey Sku. Yes, WhiskyLive works on a voucher system. You get 6 vouchers with a ticket, 10 with VIP. My understanding is that some samples require 2 vouchers, others 1 (folks who've been to WhiskyLives in other cities please chime in here, this is my first WL as well). You can buy extra vouchers for $...
by AdamH
Mon Sep 07, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glenlivet 18yrs - Sherry Notes?
Replies: 2
Views: 1281

Re: Glenlivet 18yrs - Sherry Notes?

Yes, Glenlivet 18 is a marriage of fully-matured bourbon and sherry casks.
by AdamH
Thu Aug 27, 2009 3:36 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Cadenhead Dailuaine-Glenlivet 27yo 1962/1989
Replies: 11
Views: 2634

Re: Cadenhead Dailuaine-Glenlivet 27yo 1962/1989

Yes, my bottle is a dumpy -- although looking at it now, it doesn't have the "-Glenlivet" in the moniker. It was distributed in the Italian market, dist. November '62, bott. December 89. Style is identical to this bottle . I don't know my Cadenhead's bottling history as well as I wish I di...
by AdamH
Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:43 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Cadenhead Dailuaine-Glenlivet 27yo 1962/1989
Replies: 11
Views: 2634

Re: Cadenhead Dailuaine-Glenlivet 27yo 1962/1989

Interestingly enough, I've got that exact bottle and my club will be cracking it open at our November meeting (we plan this stuff somewhat far in advance) if you can hold out that long. If you do get a taste before then, I'd be interested to hear what you think of it. These 1989/1990 dumpies seem to...
by AdamH
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:18 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: 1979 whisky
Replies: 5
Views: 1235

Re: 1979 whisky

Peter, unfortunately your price point is going to cause you some problems... there's not a lot left on US shelves that's going to be 1979 vintage and around $100... at least that's available from online retailers. Plus shipping... which is especially going to be expensive if you ship to New Jersey f...
by AdamH
Wed Mar 18, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: More Longrow 18 Stock
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Re: More Longrow 18 Stock

Thanks for the heads-up, it is much appreciated. I contributed to the stock (re)depletion.
by AdamH
Mon Jan 12, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Unchillfiltered Whiskies.
Replies: 19
Views: 9126

Re: Unchillfiltered Whiskies.

The issue with the 46% threshold is that, when you're diluting unchillfiltered whisky with water, it will become cloudy below 46%. The solids precipitate out. At ABV above that amount, the alcohol is prevalent enough to act as a solvent to keep the various congeners/oils/whatnot thoroughly dissolved...
by AdamH
Mon Dec 29, 2008 6:45 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey
Replies: 10
Views: 1635

Re: Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

At the least, you're supporting a cool, independent distillery who is making a pretty damn good product. This is an excellent point. We need to encourage distillers like this. Many of the USA malt whiskies I've tried have been promising, and some exceptionally good. More, more, more. The mash is 10...
by AdamH
Sat Dec 27, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey
Replies: 10
Views: 1635

Re: Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey

"Very interesting" is a good way to describe it; but as a bonus, it's pretty tasty too! If you check the bottles, you'll see that each is designated with a Batch No. Batches vary. Jim Murray reviews a whopping 23 of them in his 2009 Whisky Bible. Of those, he rates some of them incredibly ...
by AdamH
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:26 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2347724

Re: What are you drinking now?

"What are you drinking now" is also a great way to share with others the delights and characteristics of what you currently have in your glass. If the only way to communicate whisky experiences was through tasting notes this and other fora wouldn't be very exciting places to be. With seve...
by AdamH
Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:52 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2347724

Re: What are you drinking now?

Y'know, I honestly gotta say, I'm always a little puzzled as to why you guys have this thread going... it seems sort of like spinning your wheels, like telling someone about the awesome fireworks you just lit off... Then again, I get it that many of you are buddies (both on and offline), so that spe...
by AdamH
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:35 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 21 Year Olds!
Replies: 11
Views: 2124

Re: 21 Year Olds!

Lismore Legend 21. Yes it's a mystery malt, but it's very tasty and a good price at $90 US for a 21-year. You could also try the "Classic of Islay" 21 year, $95 US -- it's Lagavulin in the bottle, very peaty and rather one-dimensional -- but it gives you an interesting counterpoint to the ...
by AdamH
Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: YOU CAN LAUGH AT ME - novice needs advice for $50/75 bottle!
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: YOU CAN LAUGH AT ME - novice needs advice for $50/75 bottle!

Pete, I honestly think your best bet is to buy yourself a bunch of 50ml minis. The various Vendomes around Los Angeles usually have a decent selection... or, anytime you're in a liquor shop, just pop in and buy yourself a whiskey you haven't had yet. That way you get to try a bunch of different stuf...
by AdamH
Wed Oct 01, 2008 7:32 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Anyone tried Signatory's Laphroaig 1993 CS?
Replies: 7
Views: 1611

Re: Anyone tried Signatory's Laphroaig 1993 CS?

That's funny, I'm actually drinking it right now. It's a 12-year. I received mine as a gift, so I don't know what was paid for it; but I can certainly endorse it. I've had the bottle for quite a while, and pulled it out tonight randomly -- it was one of those "I forgot that I really like this&q...
by AdamH
Sat Jul 05, 2008 12:52 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lagavulin 16 vs Talisker 18
Replies: 36
Views: 31215

Re: Lagavulin 16 vs Talisker 18

How do you pronounce it? I think I just say "glen-mor-anj-ee" I guess I think of oranges. Yeah, it rhymes with "orangey." As in, "Gee, this orange juice is really orangey." Of course, your average American or Brit isn't gonna be familiar with Gaelic names and pronounci...
by AdamH
Fri Jul 04, 2008 5:50 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Lagavulin 16 vs Talisker 18
Replies: 36
Views: 31215

Re: Lagavulin 16 vs Talisker 18

Guy at my local liquor store... went on to say that "side by side, you can't really tell them apart." Never, ever trust that guy's whisky advice again. I'm so sick and tired of these in-store "experts" misleading people when they'd do more good by keeping their mouth shut, shrug...
by AdamH
Fri Jun 27, 2008 6:16 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Boston - Liquor Stores & Bars
Replies: 17
Views: 3106

Re: Boston - Liquor Stores & Bars

I spent a few weeks in Boston this summer and completely agree on Federal Wine & Spirits. It was the only place I found there with a truly good selection. Joe is a good guy, very enthusiastic, and happy to hook you up with samples, which he has quite a few of.
by AdamH
Tue Jun 17, 2008 7:12 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2347724

Re: What are you drinking now?

Drinking Glengoyne "Duncan's Choice" 1989 15 year. A truly monstrous sherry monster. It's like someone literally poured in some thick, syrupy-sweet sherry while being able to keep all other aspects subdued.
by AdamH
Mon Jun 16, 2008 9:55 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Provenance Wax Seal Issue
Replies: 14
Views: 2999

Re: Ardbeg Provenance Wax Seal Issue

Welcome to the forums AdamH! How did that Provenance taste? Thanks for the welcome! The Provenance (54.7% bottling) was fantastic -- the superstar is the finish, where the flavors really emerge and go on forever. The nose is pure Ardbeg, so much so that it's a bit frightening, musty musty musty. It...
by AdamH
Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:23 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Provenance Wax Seal Issue
Replies: 14
Views: 2999

Re: Ardbeg Provenance Wax Seal Issue

I had a Provenance bottle with what sounds like the exact same issue you're describing -- a circular crack around the very topmost surface of the bottle, where the seal is. Almost so circular that it seemed unnatural, and I was worried it had been tampered with. But it came from a local retailer and...

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