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by bamber
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 13551

Re: Whisky Live London 2011

Was good to see you gentlemen.
by bamber
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 13551

Re: Whisky Live London 2011

Cheers Les - will be great to catch up.
by bamber
Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2011
Replies: 29
Views: 13551

Re: Whisky Live London 2011

I'll be there. Hope to see some old faces.
by bamber
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Who Have You Met From The Forum?
Replies: 259
Views: 88830

Re: Who Have You Met From The Forum?

Had the great pleasure of meeting Les Taylor and Bamber at the WL London. It was just a shame we did not get to spend more time talking but the problem was we probably could of talked all day and end up missing the event. :roll: Look forward to meeting both of you again at future events. Was great ...
by bamber
Mon Mar 02, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2009 (27-28 Feb)
Replies: 133
Views: 51221

Re: Whisky Live London 2009 (27-28 Feb)

Had a great time. Was well worth it and the people I took along who'd not been before are definite converts. Was great to meet up with Iwc, Les and Paul. Highlights: Van Winkles, Heaven Hill, Benriach / Glendronach, Douglas Laing and the Japanese section at Bowmore. Slight winge: great venue, but pr...
by bamber
Fri Feb 27, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Islay - Coal Ila
Replies: 16
Views: 2812

Re: Islay - Coal Ila

[quote="whiskeyman5"If it isn't heavily peated then I'd rather drink cheap bourbon.[/quote] Nothing wrong with cheap bourbon, but lot of people are like that when they first start out. Give it time and you might yet find some good in less phenolic drams. As for Caol Ila: big spectrum of ou...
by bamber
Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:33 am
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2009 (27-28 Feb)
Replies: 133
Views: 51221

Re: Whisky Live London 2009 (27-28 Feb)

I would have drunk it. I'd have had no choice. I tried, but there were just too many to save.....and they kept coming.... and coming..... *sobs* Note to self: make sure I always carry a portable slops "bucket" with a screw cap in case this situation reoccurs! Rufus.. It's a nice idea that...
by bamber
Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2009 (27-28 Feb)
Replies: 133
Views: 51221

Re: Whisky Live London 2009 (27-28 Feb)

RufusA wrote:I still have nightmares about the Glenlivet slops bucket where glass upon glass of untasted '64 were poured!


You've just stained my brain with a car crash like image.

I would have drunk it. I'd have had no choice.
by bamber
Mon Feb 16, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whisky-related dog name...help!
Replies: 54
Views: 12673

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

I like Orkney.

White dog ?
by bamber
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Serious Bourbons
Replies: 34
Views: 4962

Re: Serious Bourbons

An excellent alternative to the Van Winkles at a fraction of the cost is Old Weller Antique. It's 107 proof and a wheat bourbon. This is proof positive that bourbon does not have to be expensive to be outstanding. I have almost all of the upper shelf bourbons in my stash but time and time again I f...
by bamber
Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2009 (27-28 Feb)
Replies: 133
Views: 51221

Re: Whisky Live London 2009

I'm confused: If vouchers are to promote responsible drinking, why do older drams cost more vouchers ?

Do they contain more alcohol ?

Thanks in advance,

Perplexed of Bristol.
by bamber
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: A Generalization to ponder . . .
Replies: 10
Views: 1033

Re: A Generalization to ponder . . .

Disagree pretty much completely, except for consistency - they are consistently crap. After years and years of trying to enjoy blended Scotch I've come the conclusion that I really don't like the stuff. For me, cheap blends like Teachers, Grants, Famous Grouse are all dominated by young grain and ca...
by bamber
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:31 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Johnny Walker Blue Label-how good is it?
Replies: 34
Views: 17696

Re: Johnny Walker Blue Label-how good is it?

It's a very average blend and a laughable ripoff.

I would rephrase the initial question to ask:

For that sort of money what whiskies are inferior ?
by bamber
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Highland Park 21
Replies: 12
Views: 3093

Re: Highland Park 21

Very good - I think I probably still prefer the 18yo out of the 12, 16, 18, 21, 25, 30 though. A very close second and a little bit different with more bourbon and a fresher profile.
by bamber
Wed Feb 11, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Memory
Replies: 4
Views: 823

Re: Memory

I had my first dram of HP 21 yo OB last night and it immediately made me think of Talisker 18yo OB, but had I written notes I'm sure the similarities would not be obvious. Some kind of gross spatial matching in whisky feature space. I can imagine the taste of whiskies as I sit here now. I'm sure the...
by bamber
Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Jim Murray column
Replies: 3
Views: 851

Re: Jim Murray column

I didn't like his article. I thought it was pretty ironic that despite being vitriolic in places: For the ubiquitous forum bully, hi-jacking a site to sound-off under the coward's shield of a pseudonym and not much caring whether their 'facts' may actually be correct it ends by preaching love and to...
by bamber
Fri Dec 05, 2008 3:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Really, really bad experience with Cadenheads shop/Amsterdam
Replies: 65
Views: 11195

Re: Really, really bad experience with Cadenheads shop/Amsterdam

I've been to the Cadenhead's shop in London many many times over the years and he's always been chatty and nice and I dress and look pretty much like a homeless person !

Milroy's is the one shop I will not go to, though !!
by bamber
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Oh dear, what have I done?
Replies: 624
Views: 70898

Re: Oh dear, what have I done?

It's an interesting read Malty.
by bamber
Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: help please
Replies: 6
Views: 3704

Re: help please

I wouldn't - probably be safe but better to try and sell it (not sure if will be worth much though) and get something a bit less dusty for consumption.

If it's a bourbon try http://www.straightbourbon.com
by bamber
Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Ultimate Must Have
Replies: 15
Views: 6768

Re: Ultimate Must Have

I've gotta go for the Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.
by bamber
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:49 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What's happened ????
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Re: What's happened ????

Whisky is a delicious alcoholic drink made from distilled fermented grain mash and aged in wooden barrels.
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by bamber
Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Do you ever go through a phase where you drink only one SMS?
Replies: 18
Views: 1833

Re: Do you ever go through a phase where you drink only one SMS?

No, but I do go through phases when I only drink Scotch or bourbon or rum.

I'm just exiting a 6 month Scotch and rum phase and am going back to bourbon: sweet and soothing.
by bamber
Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1336900

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

Yeh - I spotted it at the Laddie shop - was looking through all their new stuff.
by bamber
Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1336900

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

Sion even with my glasses on I can't quite make out what those two bueaties are. I thought £40 for a 16 year old Laddie was okay. I know its not in the bargain basement area. But not too much. And it's a bourbon Laddie not mucked about with. Hi Les, They're Henry McKenna 10 yo 50% (an old Heaven Hi...
by bamber
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1336900

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

A couple of safe ones: http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/ProductImage.aspx?pc=BRBON%2fHEN2&w=150 http://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/ProductImage.aspx?pc=BRBON%2fWEL1&w=150 I was thinking about the Laddie bourbon wood too, but it was a shade too pricey I thought.
by bamber
Wed Nov 12, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Abunadh Batch 24?
Replies: 34
Views: 5065

Re: Abunadh Batch 24?

I really wish I liked this stuff. A clean CS sherry monster for £25. What a bargain.

Trouble is it still tastes of Aberlour, which I don't like for some annoying reason.
by bamber
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:16 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2009
Replies: 111
Views: 56072

Re: Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2009

So most of us may never get to taste this mystery Oogie that has taken the prize for highest scoring whisky ever? Do I care? Seems there's a wee bit of skullduggery going on, but I have loved every drop of "bog standard" Oogie i've tasted - a cut above the ten even...AND owned a few. E's ...
by bamber
Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:18 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Vatted Malts, experiences?
Replies: 29
Views: 4773

Re: Vatted Malts, experiences?

The best vatted malt you'll get is in your front room doing your own mixtures. I've never had a 'real' one I've really enjoyed. Personally I feel like your standard big batch OB SMS are kind of vatted. Lots of barrels, often different wood and a variety of ages gives a very different experience to a...
by bamber
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:54 pm
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2009
Replies: 111
Views: 56072

Re: Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2009

PC6 is not a great whisky. JM is wrong. Horses for courses though. It may not be to your taste, but others may think it's fantastic (i.e. Jim may not be alone!). For me, I haven't tasted it and can't comment. But I did notice someone say that Jura 10 was a great everyday whisky. I see nothing in it...
by bamber
Tue Nov 04, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2009
Replies: 111
Views: 56072

Re: Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2009

Willie JJ wrote:
Jimmy321 wrote:I wonder if the PC6 getting 96.5 points will get them moving off the shelfs.

It's enough to make even the most positive people cynical


PC6 is not a great whisky. JM is wrong.
by bamber
Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: J&B 20 years
Replies: 4
Views: 749

Re: J&B 20 years

See here for similar thread:

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=9991
by bamber
Wed Oct 15, 2008 7:44 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Springbank??
Replies: 33
Views: 4312

Re: Springbank??

I've got a bottle of the 10 and 15 on the go at the moment. They live at my girlfriend's house, so I focus attention on them at weekends. I like them quite a bit. I get the coconut oil with both. They are a little sour, but not in a bad way. However, if you're quite new to Scotch I think there are b...
by bamber
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:00 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: After Roseisle opens...
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: After Roseisle opens...

I said Lagavulin to be silly. Still Rosebank and Port Ellen were rubbish weren't they :)
by bamber
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:58 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Teacher's
Replies: 40
Views: 12399

Re: Teacher's

I'm not keen on it.
by bamber
Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:24 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Wish List
Replies: 26
Views: 2966

Re: Wish List

Astar and Blasda.

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