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by SpiritofShetland
Tue Aug 15, 2006 7:54 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New airline rules?
Replies: 8
Views: 3085

With each bottle weighing approx 2kg your rapidly approaching the limit where you have to start paying for overweight baggage and that can get expensive - price depending on airline (Widerøes limit is 20kg and 40kr/kg for overweight baggage). Unfortunately with today's restrictions there isn't much ...
by SpiritofShetland
Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What's the best whisk(e)y you've tasted this year?
Replies: 38
Views: 7201

OMC Lochnagar Cigar Malt - smashing stuff. Had to hide the rest of the bottle so that it wouldn't vanish the night we opened it (20cl only).
by SpiritofShetland
Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Special Releases 2006 from Diageo
Replies: 10
Views: 3036

As far as I know nobody has ever gotten to bottle it. But they have pulled a few samples for Islay-festivals i the past (last year they had a tasting with unpeated newmake and an unpeated 4yo - plus several others). If my memory doesn't let me completely down they started making unpeated Caol Ila al...
by SpiritofShetland
Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Special Releases 2006 from Diageo
Replies: 10
Views: 3036

Shouldn't be a problem with supplies of unpeated Caol Ila - they've been making it for ages (for blends).
by SpiritofShetland
Wed Aug 02, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Special Releases 2006 from Diageo
Replies: 10
Views: 3036

Thanks for the Info, but for simplicity try to post such info in already exsisting threads - Original thread

Keep up the drinking. :lol:
by SpiritofShetland
Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:37 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glen Turner
Replies: 15
Views: 36429

Could be a new product they came out with after relocating the bussiness to Scotland a few years back.

The contents will still change from batch to batch, as a constant supply of whisky with the same taste from one distillery is impossible for an independant operator.
by SpiritofShetland
Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best Blended Whisky
Replies: 65
Views: 21146

I don't drink many blends, and only one has found it's way into my barcabinet(s) - Campbeltown Loch 25 (bought in Covent Garden for £40 some years ago). But I would also like to do a small plug for the Norwegian Blend 'Upper Ten'. A marvelous young blend with a maltcontent of 45%. Quite a big influe...
by SpiritofShetland
Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:50 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glen Turner
Replies: 15
Views: 36429

Glen Turner is, AFAIK, a malt whisky (Pure Malt) made by the French company La Martiniquaise. What exactly goes in to it is known only to the company. The contents would anyway change depending on which distillers are willing to sell them whisky.

Glen Turner is France's bestselling malt.
by SpiritofShetland
Fri Jul 28, 2006 6:35 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ardbeg 1977
Replies: 27
Views: 8528

kildalton wrote:Ehm just a question...Whiskana spoke about the 30 y.o OB I've one, but unopened, how it tastes?


Send the bottle to me and I'll tell you :lol:
by SpiritofShetland
Thu Jul 27, 2006 3:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: News from Bruichladdich
Replies: 3
Views: 1483

Anybody who wants to come visit me in Norway with a few bottles of this Narcotic substance is very welcome to do so.
by SpiritofShetland
Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:36 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Where's your passion vs. where you invest?
Replies: 49
Views: 10300

My answere is quite easy to give.

I don't invest - I buy purely to drink.
by SpiritofShetland
Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:25 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: favorite traveling locations...
Replies: 34
Views: 8501

Scotland!

Dufftown is the place I've been the most.
by SpiritofShetland
Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:24 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: New to Single Malts!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 6324

Upon starting your wanderings in the world of Single Malts you need to at least try (maybe in a bar) one of the peaty Islays. Laphroaig is a simple enough dram to test if you enjoy the peaty, medicinal flavours that come from some of the distilleries on that isle. A nice lowland is also a must. I wo...
by SpiritofShetland
Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Help for a novice - please
Replies: 4
Views: 2054

It really all depends on where in the world your are, specially since very few shops in Europe ships to the US or Canada. As for whiskies from 1977: * The Whisky Exchange has a t least 20 different bottling, with prices ranging from £45 (Banff, OMC). (Press search / Enter vintage) * Loch Fyne Whiski...
by SpiritofShetland
Tue Jul 18, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ardbeg Kildalton
Replies: 20
Views: 5789

Ardbeg charges £15 on their webpage - Ardbeg Shop
by SpiritofShetland
Mon Jul 17, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Oogling countdown!
Replies: 56
Views: 11051

Nope. We got two bottles put aside for us at the distillery, since we were going on holiday to Islay anyway.
by SpiritofShetland
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Oogling countdown!
Replies: 56
Views: 11051

les taylor wrote:Mine came from Ardbeg directly but with no box. Did anyone else get a box?


Just bubblewrap for me.
by SpiritofShetland
Mon Jul 17, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: When will the Peat run out??
Replies: 8
Views: 4889

Peat is a renewable resource, since it's really just halfrotted plantmaterials.
by SpiritofShetland
Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ardbeg Kildalton
Replies: 20
Views: 5789

If your just out to sample it there are still quite a few Ardbeg Peat Packs in stores around Britain, and also for sale in the Ardbeg store.

The pack contains minis of the 10, 17, Uigeadail and Kildalton.

In the Ardbeg online-store the pack sells for £15.
by SpiritofShetland
Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:38 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Ardbeg Oogling countdown!
Replies: 56
Views: 11051

Two here in Trondheim - 1383 left.
by SpiritofShetland
Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:43 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ardbeg Kildalton
Replies: 20
Views: 5789

McTears in Glasgow sold three bottles their last whiskyauction.

They went for £160 (first bottle), £190 and £260 (last bottle)

The two first bottles had a minor fault:
Right bottom corner of front label slightly creased.


At the German Whiskyauction a bottle recently went for €320 (~£220).
by SpiritofShetland
Sun Jul 16, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Single malts for breakfast?
Replies: 41
Views: 7726

Ahhh! Now I understand. Sometimes I'm slow on the uptake. My apologies...Any chance you might remember the name of the malt? Lighter than Auchantoshan? Fraid not. Anyway it was a couple of festivals back, and since Susans tasting mainly consist of Douglas Laing-bottlings the malt in questions is pr...
by SpiritofShetland
Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Single malts for breakfast?
Replies: 41
Views: 7726

The point was that a breakfast, or pre-breakfast, malt is a very light malt (Rosebank, Bladnoch etc). But this whisky was extremely lacking in flavour so it was deemed pre-wakeup.

Needless to say this was in the afternoon, so most participants had sampled quite a few malts during the day.
by SpiritofShetland
Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:23 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your first Single Malt ever...
Replies: 46
Views: 7709

My first malt was Laphroaig 10.

The whoel story is posted here: My First Malt
by SpiritofShetland
Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Do you keep your tubes?
Replies: 15
Views: 2833

Most tubes doesn't even survide the trip home. To save space in my backpack they get left behind at the hotel. The bottles I buy in Norway loose their tubes as soon as I get home. I've got enough problems fitting the bottles in the cabinet without the tube... But some tubes have been kept, mainly Br...
by SpiritofShetland
Sun Jul 16, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Single malts for breakfast?
Replies: 41
Views: 7726

At some of the tastings at the Speyside Festivals (more precise: Susan Websters tastings) whiskies are often rated to when during the day they'll fit the best.

And some are rated as breakfast malts, and some are pre-breakfast malts. I remember once a whisky was rated a pre-wakeup malt.
by SpiritofShetland
Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: MICHEL COUVREUR WHISKIES
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

The two I can remember (as in have notes) is: * Bere Barley (45%, min 16yo) - ruined spirit (10 years is sherrycasks in Scotland, then reracked to new sherrycask for another 6 years in Burgundy). * Single Grain (44%, min 4yo) - sweet, oily, nice enough grain, but far from the best I've had. I've had...
by SpiritofShetland
Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: MICHEL COUVREUR WHISKIES
Replies: 4
Views: 1163

I've had a few (three in total) of Mr. Couvreur's whiskies and I can't say I'll be running to RMW to buy of any of his bottling. Quite quaint that he buys newmake, stores the whisky partly in Scotland and often reracks it to a new cask and then again stores it, but this time in Burgundy (I think it ...
by SpiritofShetland
Sun Jul 09, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Longrow 10yo 100 Proof
Replies: 12
Views: 4975

I haven't tasted it personally yet, but a couples of mates have given it 9,25 and 8,25 (out of 10).

The conclusion was that if you like the standard stuff, you'll love this.

Tasting notes in Norwegian here (must be logged in).
by SpiritofShetland
Sat Jul 08, 2006 3:47 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1046258

Not too heavy. I don't have to carry it very far (trollies are marvelous inventions). I just have to pretend that it's quite light when I'm checking in (it's somewhat more than just the allowed 7kg carry-on) - I think my backpack weighed around 20kgs (8 bottles, some minis, a winebottle and whatever...
by SpiritofShetland
Sat Jul 08, 2006 10:34 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1046258

Having just returned from a two week British (mainly Scottish) vacation the following bottles came home with me and the Mrs (prices are approx): * Aberlour a'Bunadh Batch 16 (£25) * Glenfarclas 30 (£100) * Bladnoch Rare Malts 1977 (£63) * Bladnoch F&F (£30) * Clynelish 14yo (Hidden Classic Malt)...
by SpiritofShetland
Fri Jul 07, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: macallan 1851 inspiration
Replies: 11
Views: 20298

Yup.

They're not replicating the fakes any longer, just getting inspired by them... :lol:
by SpiritofShetland
Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Going to paradise
Replies: 31
Views: 5437

Then I'm off for the airport.

See you all in two weeks time.

Cheers
by SpiritofShetland
Thu Jun 22, 2006 3:34 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Looking for some advice for my summer whisky shopping tour
Replies: 28
Views: 7813

Well Happy Birthday - and may the bottle bring you joy.
by SpiritofShetland
Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Wholesale whisky purchase and bottling for the US
Replies: 1
Views: 809

Can't answer all you questions. But I'll have a go at a few of them. The simplest thing would be getting in touch with established independent bottlers like: * Gordon & MacPhail * Duncan Taylor They have stock and will in many cases take care of the bottling for you, even with your own label if ...

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