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by Eightball
Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Student dissertation on Malt Whisky Trail (incl. price draw)
Replies: 1
Views: 1485

Your welcome to ask me anything you like about whisky and the like. Please visit my website at Http://www.sctochnoted. Hope this helps!
by Eightball
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:42 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: About yourself
Replies: 105
Views: 27413

Yes Rammstein. Very good band there....for all you metal heads :P
by Eightball
Wed Mar 29, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: About yourself
Replies: 105
Views: 27413

Sprockets/Rock/Metal

All I know is they were jumping up and down with their hands clapped over their head...much like a trout does when it is caught in a fishermans line. They had another song called "Wierd Nun." It was so rediculous. I'm really into German Metal. I can't name any bands but one of them is on t...
by Eightball
Wed Mar 29, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: About yourself
Replies: 105
Views: 27413

That's very cool. I know how obscure some of those german rock bands can be. I can remember a spoof on Sat. Night Live about the "Trout Dance." It was somewhat like the YMCA but you had to hop around like a fish. Do you rember Dita's Dance Party? Anyways it was hillarious. I know of Frehle...
by Eightball
Wed Mar 29, 2006 4:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: About yourself
Replies: 105
Views: 27413

Music Discussion

Choo Choo,

With all respect to your post....I haven't heard of any of those bands. Are they local?
by Eightball
Wed Mar 29, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: About yourself
Replies: 105
Views: 27413

Les Paul,

I'm 27- and I love the Who! Not so big on Jimmy Hendrix as I think he is over played. At my High School it was the in thing to listen to the Doors and Jimmy Hendrix. I do like the Beatles a little...but my favorite is the Who.

TEEN AGE WASTELAND! 8)
by Eightball
Tue Mar 28, 2006 11:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: About yourself
Replies: 105
Views: 27413

Kiss and Whisky

Yo, I'm listening to a song called "Reason dto Live" by Kiss. Wish I had a dram of Ardbeg....there is a good bar where I live with pool tables. Maybe they have Glenlivet 12yo- that seems to be the standard to go by here in Michigan. Most stores around here always carry either Glenlivet or ...
by Eightball
Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: About yourself
Replies: 105
Views: 27413

Hello everyone, My name is Matthew and I live in Ypsilanti, Michigan (pronounced Ip-si-lanti. I have been drinking whisky since 2003 and have a website online called SCOTCH NOTED. Please visit at http://www.scotchnoted.com Les Paul- Do you know who paul Stanley is? He is one of the lead singers in t...
by Eightball
Tue Mar 28, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 1995023

All,

Could someone please tell me what OMC stands for?
by Eightball
Tue Oct 12, 2004 1:01 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your favourite blended Scotch?
Replies: 74
Views: 16392

Bamber,
I really think you will enjoy the flavor. The ice really brings out the character.
by Eightball
Mon Oct 11, 2004 4:59 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Independents
Replies: 18
Views: 7250

Admiral and Frodo, I have come across an iteresting specimen. It is called "Raw Cask" and it is quite interesting. Blackadder puts some out and it is whisky taken directly from the cask. Don't be confused with raw cask and cask strength. Raw Cask comes straight from the barrel. Oils and fa...
by Eightball
Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:55 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Independents
Replies: 18
Views: 7250

Ok I'll take an OB just because here in Michigan there really aren't alot of Independents available.
by Eightball
Wed Oct 06, 2004 1:18 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your favourite blended Scotch?
Replies: 74
Views: 16392

Guys, I can understand adding ice to JW Black because I believe the ice brings out the taste. But I have never added ice to Gold or Blue. I have just read about it. Admiral, I do not take offense to your aggressiveness. As far as being a marketing strategy gimmick- I would agree. I think just alone ...
by Eightball
Mon Oct 04, 2004 5:10 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your favourite blended Scotch?
Replies: 74
Views: 16392

Admiral,
I'd like to politely point out in this month's issue of Whisky Magazine that there is a two page article on Johnnie Walker Gold and Blue. I realize that it is not an advertisement but you might want to check out the notes on ice in JW Gold.
by Eightball
Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbeg 10yo and Lagavulin 12 CS
Replies: 15
Views: 9107

Lagavulin 16...sorry not 12 a little strong and peaty for me. A little to much of a peat monster. Ardbeg 10? Had some yesterday and it had the perfect balance of smoothness and peaty dryness. As for Lagavulin 16..sorry again...I don't find it dry at all. In fact I have had the Lagavulin on more than...
by Eightball
Sun Oct 03, 2004 2:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your favourite blended Scotch?
Replies: 74
Views: 16392

Ardbeg...hmmm. Going of the track a little I had some yesterday and was quite happy. The ten year old is amazing.

Yeah, I'll try the freezing trick and let you know. If you want to talk about Ardbeg send me a private message. I'd like to know what you think.
by Eightball
Sun Oct 03, 2004 12:29 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your favourite blended Scotch?
Replies: 74
Views: 16392

Yeah it does seem kindof strange....putting whisky in the freezer. Go figure. I've never done it...just read about it. I have found that JW Black is best served over ice. It really brings out the taste. Like you said Frodo, do it with an inexpensive blend. JW Gold runs about $60 here in Michigan. Wh...
by Eightball
Fri Oct 01, 2004 9:01 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your favourite blended Scotch?
Replies: 74
Views: 16392

I agree with you there Admiral. I would have to say that the 18 year old Macallan is one of my absolute favorites...even though they jacked up the price in Michigan a little. Maybe because of the #1 ranking in Whisky Magazine? But I wholeheartedly agree that you can't drink gold or blue everyday...y...
by Eightball
Thu Sep 30, 2004 6:14 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your favourite blended Scotch?
Replies: 74
Views: 16392

I like JW Red but prefer black. Does anyone agree with me about JW Blue and Gold?....see my comments above.
by Eightball
Wed Sep 29, 2004 5:09 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Your favourite blended Scotch?
Replies: 74
Views: 16392

Y'all,
My favorite blend would have to be JW Blue. Although not reasonably priced...sorry, it is still great. For a reasonably priced blend my fav would have to be the Gold. It retails in Michigan for alot less.
by Eightball
Wed Jun 23, 2004 2:43 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1422755

I found the Bunna 12 year old simple and earthy-- a suprisingly non smokey Islay malt. While I have to disagree with it being terrific, it did have nice cream and toffee notes to it.
by Eightball
Tue Jun 22, 2004 2:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1422755

One of the Classic Six...

Last night, and the night before, I had Oban 14 year old. I have tasting notes but their not on me at the moment. It was excellent and reminded me a little bit of Glen Deveron in the maltiness it showed. I like this characteristic in a whisky.
by Eightball
Fri Jun 18, 2004 5:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1422755

Bell's and Johnnie Walker

Can't say I ever tried Bell's before. I don't think shops here in Michigan carry it because of the LCC. I suppose at 30,000 feet there are no rules! I have tasted the entire range of Johnnie Walker available in my state.... The Blue Label is outstanding. I first heard of Johnnie Walker Blue when I c...
by Eightball
Fri Jun 18, 2004 3:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1422755

I haven't sampled anything since Tuesday. What I did sample is Johnnie Walker Red Label. My notes are here in the tasting forum. I'd like to hear what you think about it-- with comments on blends in general as well.
by Eightball
Fri Jun 18, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Blends are whiskies too!
Replies: 3
Views: 1266

Blends are whiskies too!

Here is my latest tasting. Let me know what you think... Name: Johnnie Walker Red Label Blend Color: orange brown Nose: full, complex, vanilla, nutty, new wood Palate: minimal coating, disappears quickly Body: very light, thin, a dash of cream Finish: nutty, slightly warming, has a "burn" ...
by Eightball
Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Johnnie Walker Green Label
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Yes Admiral, that way of phrasing is nice. I thought pure malt and single malt were interchangeable(they mean the same thing). I went out last night and bought a bottle of JW Pure and loved it. Here's my notes... Name: Johnnie Walker Pure "Green Lable" Vatted Color: yellowish brown Nose: s...
by Eightball
Sat Jun 12, 2004 10:25 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What happens to whisky when left in the bottle?
Replies: 8
Views: 6576

That's pretty impressive! I have to tell you that my experience with time and whisky has not been one of improvement. It has been one of character loss. I had a bottle of Auchentoshan Three Wood that got stale pretty quick. Three Wood is one of my favorite whiskies I tell you, but, I don't know what...
by Eightball
Sat Jun 12, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What happens to whisky when left in the bottle?
Replies: 8
Views: 6576

I had a bottle of B.Laddie Vintage 1970 and it was terrific when I opened it. However, after a couple of days on the shelf it tasted a little different. It was almost thicker. I also found that my Dalwhinnie 15 year old tasted a little different after I let it breathe a little. It was kind of strang...
by Eightball
Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:18 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What happens to whisky when left in the bottle?
Replies: 8
Views: 6576

What happens to whisky when left in the bottle?

All,
Can whisky oxidise or is it "dead." What happens to whisky after it has been opened? How long does it stay fresh?
by Eightball
Sat Jun 12, 2004 3:07 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: The sweetest, creamiest, chocolaty whisky?
Replies: 12
Views: 3145

Bowmore 12 year old

Matt, You might want to try Bowmore 12 year old....I noticed some bittersweet chocolate on the palate, not to mention a body that glides on the throat. Here's my notes... Name: Bowmore 12 year old Islay Color: amber, brown Nose: sweet green apples, lemon, butter, slight peaty smoke Body: very smooth...
by Eightball
Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Johnnie Walker Green Label
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Yes you answered my question and I do think it is used as a marketing tool. I think other distilleries are going to be using the word "pure" as a marketing strategy as well. I don't think we have seen the last of this confusion started by Cardhu/Cardow.
by Eightball
Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Johnnie Walker Green Label
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Lawrence,
So what your saying is that it isn't a blend because it has no grain in it, however it is a vatted malt. So where does the word "pure" come in. Isn't that the same as a single malt or does it mean it can be vatted also?
by Eightball
Thu Jun 10, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Johnnie Walker Green Label
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Has anyone tried Johnnie Walker Pure(Green Label)? Is it a blend or a single malt?
by Eightball
Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Is Bruichladdich That Good?
Replies: 18
Views: 5662

Vintage B. Laddie

Lawrence, I had a chance to buy the Vintage 1970 and it was fantastic. The price was not fantastic. I payed dearly. I don't think there are too many of these left.... Here are my tasting notes for the 10 year old Color: golden Yellow Nose: apples and pears, rich honey, slightly peaty and light Body:...
by Eightball
Tue Jun 08, 2004 7:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Dalwhinnie 15 year old
Replies: 7
Views: 5321

Dalwhinnie 15 year old

All, Here's my latest tasting....let me know what you think. Name: Dalwhinnie 15 year old Central Highlands Color: yellow, straw Nose: sweet melon, honey, delicate, a bit of malt, hay Body: Medium Palate: coating then quick to disappear, slight prickle that stays Finish: pleasant, full, gently warmi...

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