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by bond
Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Whisky with Indian Cuisine
Replies: 8
Views: 2298

Re: Whisky with Indian Cuisine

Awadesh: I personally believe beer washes down Indian food the best. The one single malt that goes best (IMHO of course) is Isle of Jura. Te whisky does not have a very distinct flavour profile and that seems to help as it does not compete with too many flavours. All the best and do let me know once...
by bond
Thu Aug 13, 2009 11:03 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What was your SMWS Welcoming Bottle ?
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: What was your SMWS Welcoming Bottle ?

How exactly does SMWS work? would it be fair to call them an Independent Bottler or would they take offence given their membership criteria etc? Do they sell their whiskies in the open market too or is it only distributed within the community or at tasting events? Grateful for any dope or links to a...
by bond
Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:06 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Finlaggan
Replies: 0
Views: 913

Re: Finlaggan

I had sampled Finlaggan a few years ago. My sister was coming in from the U.S. and the store keeper hard-sold this whisky over Ardbeg .

Certainly not on my list of favourites. Very nondescript flavour profile. One of the few whiskies that get a sub-5 score from me on a scale of 10.

Cheers
by bond
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:32 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: So, what's the worst whisky you've tasted?
Replies: 100
Views: 11059

Re: So, what's the worst whisky you've tasted?

Loch Du is pretty much up there as the worst whisky i have had. But I must say I drank it after i was a few years into drinking malts. A lot of people on the forum have rated Chivas 12 and JWB etc as terrible whiskies. I do not drink them often anymore as I have developed a taste for malts. But i pr...
by bond
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:26 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky- Rankings and Awards
Replies: 0
Views: 454

Whisky- Rankings and Awards

Would anyone in the Forum be a part of a club/society which formally ranks whiskies and gives away awards/recognition for the best rated whiskies?? I am aware of the Malt Maniacs having an arrangement where they are sent samples of a few dozen whiskies and each of them independently ranks these whis...
by bond
Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:59 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Renegade Rum
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Re: Renegade Rum

Fair point. SHould have posted this elsewhere in the forum. Tried to move this topic but I guess I'll need an administrator's help .

Cheers
by bond
Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:36 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Renegade Rum
Replies: 7
Views: 769

Renegade Rum

Would anyone on the Forum know of Renegade rum? It comes out of Bruichladdich distillery.

I am curious to know why Laddie would launch a rum? Also, is there is any specific background to this bottling?

Grateful if anyone could share some dope?

Thanks

Bond
by bond
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Dalmore 15yo
Replies: 11
Views: 2804

Re: Dalmore 15yo

Must caution, Dalmore deteriorates very rapidly once open..
by bond
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:09 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Bruichladdich Peat! Opinions anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 5334

Re: Bruichladdich Peat! Opinions anyone?

I tried this whisky a few months ago and I would not go in for a repeat purchase. its not a bad whisky but frankly it comes across as a 'Laddie trying to be an Ardbeg. Bruichladdich is one of my favourite whiskies..but I believe its distinctiveness as an islay is lost in a wannabe attempt to pack a ...
by bond
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:58 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Favorite All Around Whiskey
Replies: 48
Views: 5109

Re: Favorite All Around Whiskey

I guess most of us have defined "all-round" in our own way...some of us have described our respective favourite whiskies while others have mentioned whiskies that have the most elaborate flavour profile.. I typically refer to an "all-round" whisky as something has a bit of everyt...
by bond
Thu Jan 29, 2009 8:51 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Jim Beam Black
Replies: 33
Views: 15433

Re: Jim Beam Black

Jim Beam is one bourbon I love too. While I possibly prefer a Knobs Creek and Makers Mark to it, the easier availability of JB makes it my most requested bourbon whenever someone is flying in.

Its clearly a few notches above the Jim Beam white label too.

Cheers
by bond
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: The Famous Grouse
Replies: 94
Views: 31538

Re: The Famous Grouse

I have not gone through all the posts on this thread thoroughly so pls pardon me if I am repeating what somebody has already said but The Grouse is supposed to be a favourite with world leaders. Legend has it that ample quantities of it used to accompany "The Iron Lady" on her world trips ...
by bond
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:48 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Teacher's
Replies: 40
Views: 10310

Re: Teacher's

I agree. Its just about a good blend. It was one of the first scotch blends that was widely available in my part of the world and is fairly popular too. But at this price point too, I prefer Black and White.
by bond
Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:41 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Maker's Mark Bourbon Tasting Event
Replies: 6
Views: 1584

Re: Maker's Mark Bourbon Tasting Event

Makers Mark is indeed a great bourbon, in fact my favourite. Having been to this tasting session when it was held in delhi last year, not sure I would spend 20 dollars to attend though.

My comments on this tasting session would be part of the forum threads.
by bond
Sat Jul 19, 2008 6:38 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Longrow CV
Replies: 19
Views: 4779

Re: Longrow CV

Do not know if we are referring to a variant of Longrow but I was unimpressed with the regular Longrow. I thought it was desperate for an identity and almost seemed like someone had peated it as an after thought. The whisky did nt score too high on balance either and I found it a tad thin for my lik...
by bond
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Johnnie Walker Swing
Replies: 11
Views: 3370

Re: Johnnie Walker Swing

legend has it that this whisky was designed for sailors. the bottle would "swing" in choppy waters and not fall off the table!
by bond
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: GLENKINCHIE
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Re: GLENKINCHIE

I have had the regular 10 yo and its one of those bottles I always hv in my bar. Its probably the lightest malt going and my favourite summertime drink. (at 45 degrees celcius, its tough to down an ardbeg). I hv also observed that newbies prefer the 10 yo. Its one of the better introductory malts fo...
by bond
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Maker's Mark Black Label
Replies: 10
Views: 5799

Re: Maker's Mark Black Label

I had been to a Makers Mark tasting session a few months ago. This whisky was apparently produced only for one year, or maybe a couple at best. As per the brand ambassador, it was more a marketing ploy than anything else. He was pretty dismissive of the whisky and rated it sub-standard. Jim Murray t...
by bond
Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:55 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Where do people go in the US to purchase premium scotch?
Replies: 18
Views: 2194

Re: Where do people go in the US to purchase premium scotch?

Do not know if Park Avenue Liquors has an online shopping option. But I have rarely been disappointed with their selection of malt whiskies. Great store to visit if you are travelling to New York.

Cheers
by bond
Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1235539

Re: What did you drink last night?

Clynelish 14 yo
by bond
Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Johnnie Walker Swing
Replies: 15
Views: 12329

Re: Johnnie Walker Swing

If its indeed being pulled back, then it might be worth picking one up as a collectible.. knowing the folks at Diageo though, the risk is that they might relaunch a decade later !!!
by bond
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Maker's Mark
Replies: 40
Views: 11597

Re: Maker's Mark

Leither wrote:I would suspect, for example, that Laphroaig now uses ex-Jim Beam, given that their parent holding company Fortune Brands owns both brands.


Interestingly, even Makers Mark belongs to the same stable now so it must be quite a toss-up for the Ardbeg folks.
by bond
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1235539

Re: What did you drink last night?

Bunnahabhain
Highland Park 18 YO
Mortlach
Ardbeg Uigeadail

Cheers
by bond
Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Ardbed 10 yr or Ardbeg Uigeagail or 1979 Suggestion
Replies: 21
Views: 6652

Re: Ardbed 10 yr or Ardbeg Uigeagail or 1979 Suggestion

I sampled the Uigedeal on saturday night and was a trifle disappointed. A great whisky for sure, aptly described as "luxurious" by someone on this thread, rather robust body but I just did not enjoy the finish. The finish was a lot more Spey than Islay. The "ardbeginess" was miss...
by bond
Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:50 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: ALC-HEM-IST BOTTLINGS
Replies: 9
Views: 1236

Re: ALC-HEM-IST BOTTLINGS

I have tried the PC5 and found it to be an excellent dram.

Anyone who has tried the Alchemist bottling AND the OB?? How do they compare?

Cheers
by bond
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Water VS No Water
Replies: 13
Views: 1341

Re: Water VS No Water

Water v/s no water is the biggest debate there is, aint it??

Over here, people on both sides of the debate typicall prefix it by insisting the Scotsmen do it that way. If only they knew the varied drinking habits of the Scotsmen...
by bond
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:42 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: My evening will comprise .....
Replies: 68
Views: 6378

Re: My evening will comprise .....

Its finally winter here so the Islays it will be.. my bottle of PC5 will be killed followed by Ardbeg Almost There
by bond
Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:41 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1235539

Re: What did you drink last night?

Glenlivet 12 yo.. polished off the bottle..normally have a spare bottle in stock but i have none.. so need a replacement soon
by bond
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Auchentoshan Select
Replies: 4
Views: 3789

Re: Auchentoshan Select

On a scale of 1-100, what would you score it at? Curious as I hv consistently been unimpressed with Auchentoshan?
by bond
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1235539

Re: What did you drink last night?

Clynelish 14. The more i interact with this whisky, the more i fall in love with it...
by bond
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: What would be your choice for replacement Classic Malts?
Replies: 33
Views: 7043

Re: What would be your choice for replacement Classic Malts?

I have a friend who knows how fond i am of the forum... hopefully, he will carry out the important task of informing the fraternity
by bond
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: JW Black Label
Replies: 96
Views: 17259

Re: JW Black Label

Ha !! :D :shock: That is seriously amusing, but no less disappointing. It's right up there with previous JW ambassadors advising that JW Gold should be drunk frozen; that JW Blue should be poured into a large glass and filled with water; and that JW Green should be poured over ice. Can you see a pa...
by bond
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Whiskey vs. Whisky
Replies: 29
Views: 3373

Re: Whiskey vs. Whisky

The latest Johnnie Walker Blue Label ad here spells it as "whiskeys" which is presumably plural for "whiskey" . Had they opted for the more traditional spelling, would assume the plural would have been spelt "whiskies". Yet another disappointing one from the Diageo stab...
by bond
Mon Nov 26, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Cragganmore 12 a good introductory Speysider or not?
Replies: 20
Views: 7630

Re: Cragganmore 12 a good introductory Speysider or not?

Its a great whisky for sure but I would think its more complex than the average spey. Not reflective in that sense..
by bond
Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: JW Black Label
Replies: 96
Views: 17259

Re: JW Black Label

I would rate it as an excellent blend. For the prices at which Gold and Blue retail, one can get much better whisky. The price-value equation for Black is tough to beat. I always have a few bottles in my bar. Typically tend to pour it when I feel like a drink but am not really craving for anything s...

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