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by whiskynig
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:41 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: The Guildford tasting
Replies: 0
Views: 2301

The Guildford tasting

The Sassenachs Dram whisky club, in conjunction with the whisky shop, are looking forward to our tasting on May 22nd with Dominic Roskrow. He will be showcasing 3 Discovery Road bottlings, plus 3 more from the Craft Distillers Alliance. Tickets (£25pp) available http://www.sassenachsdram.com, or ove...
by whiskynig
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12285
Views: 1231417

Re: What did you drink last night?

A simple Highland Park 12 year old, which was preceded by a Glenmo original.
Still two of my favourites after all these years. 8)
by whiskynig
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Anti-Foaming Agent Use in Distillation of Scotch Whisky?
Replies: 11
Views: 3840

Re: Anti-Foaming Agent Use in Distillation of Scotch Whisky?

Gents. I am fairly certain that this issue does not detract from your enjoyment of Malt whisky. I have never taken any notice of what is written on the label, and pay little regard to official tasting notes. I have been in several bonded warehouses, and taken many distillery tours (some unofficial)....
by whiskynig
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Ebay - what is going on ?
Replies: 77
Views: 17250

Re: Ebay - what is going on ?

Apparently you can still sell whisky on the European ebay sites. Really don`t know what the difference is, I thought their alcohol - to - minors laws were much the same as ours.
by whiskynig
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What's your latest bottle kill?
Replies: 614
Views: 79088

Re: What's your latest bottle kill?

Just got rid of another Bladnoch 15 :dead:
by whiskynig
Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Help in Locating some Whiskies
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Re: Help in Locating some Whiskies

Redbreast was for sale in the Whisky and wine shop, Liphook, Hampshire no more than 1 month ago as I nearly purchased it. contact tim@thegeneralwine.co.uk
by whiskynig
Sat Sep 01, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Tasting Night Questions...
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Tasting Night Questions...

I agree with he other 2 posts, but I would stick to a maximum of 5, and use oatcakes for the palate cleanser, and still bottled water for adding. Making notes is a great idea, but dont be concerned if you cannot describe or recognise a flavour-your mates will also have a different take on these, why...
by whiskynig
Mon Aug 27, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Whisky and Beer pairing with the Little Beer Corp.
Replies: 0
Views: 1405

Whisky and Beer pairing with the Little Beer Corp.

Hi all. Woking and district whisky club is organising a whisky and beer pairing, in order to promote the fantastic range of beers being produced by a new nano brewery in Guildford, the little beer corporation. This event will take place at the Wheatsheaf hotel in Woking on friday October 26th, ticke...
by whiskynig
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Woking Whisky Club, September event.
Replies: 0
Views: 1448

Woking Whisky Club, September event.

I have secured the services of Mr. Ronnie Cox, Heritage Brands Director for BBR spirits, to come along and host a tasting of some of the spectacular Glenrothes range of Malt Whisky, on Friday September 7th., at the Wheatsheaf, First dram 7.30 sharp. Space for this fantastic opportunity to meet with ...
by whiskynig
Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: London Whisky Events
Replies: 6
Views: 2562

Re: London Whisky Events

Hi.
If you are interested, we have Ronnie Cox coming to Woking to do a Glenrothes tasting on September 7th.
Just about to create a post, Woking whisky club September tasting.
You can contact me for details, either by pm or at nigel@charmwoodgroup.co.uk.
Cheers. :D
by whiskynig
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Decision-One Malt to Drink that's it..Forever
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: Decision-One Malt to Drink that's it..Forever

Easy for me!
Rosebank 12 flora fauna.
(or should I make it that Rosebank 21 smws bottle?)
(or the Glenfiddich 21 rum finish?)
(Or the Glenfarclas 21?)
(Glengoyne 17?)
Actually, I am not very good at this, am I?
Doh!
:headbang:
by whiskynig
Mon Jun 25, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Woking Whisky Club Summer Tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: Woking Whisky Club Summer Tasting

We had on the table, Glenkinchie 12 yo ob, Hazelburn cv ob, Glen Garioch 18 yo, dream drams, 50.8% abv, Allt A Bhainne 15 yo, dream drams, 56.4 % abv, Talisker 10 yo ob, and an eyewatering Bowmore 10 yo, dream drams, 60.3% abv. So, all the regions covered, and a good night was had by all. You can no...
by whiskynig
Sun May 13, 2012 6:08 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Woking Whisky Club Summer Tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Re: Woking Whisky Club Summer Tasting

Okay Ray.
You are on the list, hope to see you there. :thumbsup:
by whiskynig
Wed May 09, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Woking Whisky Club Summer Tasting
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Woking Whisky Club Summer Tasting

Hi All. We are delighted to announce our summer event on June 22nd, when we will be sampling something from all 6 main Scottish regions. Tickets are £22 per head, for more information, or to book a place, please pm myself or reply here. We are at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Chobham Rd., Woking, they do a ...
by whiskynig
Tue Feb 07, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Will I be kicked off the site for asking this?
Replies: 5
Views: 965

Re: Will I be kicked off the site for asking this?

And dont forget, on the sensory thread, good company or lack of it whilst drinking a decent drop of Malt will change your perception. Dont get too upset if you dont like something at first, just put it away and try again another day. Finally, if you spend too much money on a malt and find you really...
by whiskynig
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Beginner looking for starters guide
Replies: 8
Views: 1194

Re: Beginner looking for starters guide

See if you can get a Mortlach. 8)
by whiskynig
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:49 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Tips for a novice.
Replies: 8
Views: 1117

Re: Tips for a novice.

Hi Jon. Welcome -- and enjoy! Relax, you will find out what suits and what does not. You may like something now and in another few days/weeks/months find out it is horrible. A lot of whisky drinking in my experience is a sensory event, relating to different memories, and once you find some drinking ...
by whiskynig
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: The Macallan - Fine Oak Range
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: The Macallan - Fine Oak Range

The 10 FO is terrible. The rest of the range is just way over priced. There are better alternatives at substantially lower prices. You might well have a point. However, not being a fan of the standard Macallan (too sherried for me) I truly found nothing wrong with any of the Fine Oak bottlings I ha...
by whiskynig
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Woking Whisky Club
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Re: Woking Whisky Club

Hi. Thanks for posting. We are what used to be the Sassenachs Dram Whisky club, for some strange reason, ever since we closed down more people have wanted to attend tastings than before so how could we not accommodate them? We are looking to do 4 this year, probably June, September and December-I am...
by whiskynig
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: What color of bottle do you prefer for your whisky?
Replies: 11
Views: 7339

Re: What color of bottle do you prefer for your whisky?

When you drink your whisky through a straw, or via a hipflask whilst out for a drive, it makes no difference as to the colour of the glass. Unfortunately, clear is more depressing when they are empty! :dead:
by whiskynig
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best Whisky To Drink With Coca Cola?
Replies: 70
Views: 51266

Re: Best Whisky To Drink With Coca Cola?

DRUMGUISH. Coca Cola is possibly the only thing which could make this into a drinkable liquid :twisted:
by whiskynig
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:59 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL
Replies: 80
Views: 32442

Re: FAVOURITE JOHNNIE WALKER LABEL

Black for me, which I believe is the best value pound for pound, which in my pocket is still quite important! :lol:
by whiskynig
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How much money do you spend on whisky each month?
Replies: 9
Views: 8538

Re: How much money do you spend on whisky each month?

Not enough!!!!!!!!!! :(
by whiskynig
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:51 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Valentines Day (help needed please!)
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: Valentines Day (help needed please!)

Cant help with the postage issue, but if you get him a blended, why not try a deluxe (Ballantines, Dimple Haig, or Bailie Nicol Jarvie, which is great for around £15 per bottle!). You could try enquiring at Robbies Drams (they are online, look in google) as they post all over the world and might be ...
by whiskynig
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Clynelish or Singleton
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Clynelish or Singleton

Always the Clynelish......And if you ever come across an affordable Brora, dont hesitate :D
by whiskynig
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:44 am
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 6837

Re: Whisky Live London 2012

Yeah. Tickets too pricey and venue not great! Come on guys, I know we have a good time at the sessions, but I am not alone in thinking this! :evil:
by whiskynig
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1045979

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

Strangely, feel like I am going back to basics, but I was given a 12yo Glenfid and a standard Glenmo by customers at christmas. Both are nice of course, and the Glenfid finishes my collection of Glenfids off perfectly! :D
by whiskynig
Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Woking Whisky Club
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Woking Whisky Club

We would be delighted if you could join us for a sensational tasting of 5 completely independent whiskies, all aged 20 years or over, PLUS a superb cheese and biscuit selection, on Friday March 30th., at the Bird In Hand, Egley Rd., Woking. I cannot as yet finalise a price, but the more people who c...
by whiskynig
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1045979

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

Recently purchased, and then finished in quick time, a 12yo Glen Scotia, standard distillery bottling, purchased from Gordon & Mcphail.
I had forgotten how nice it was.
by whiskynig
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1045979

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

eol wrote:Pappy Van Winkle 20
Pappy Van Winkle 23 -x 2 (went back to get the other this morning...PVW move very fast... lucky to get these)
Rosebank 21

Man, I hope that Rosebank is as beautiful as it looks. :thumbsup:
by whiskynig
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:08 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1628450

Re: What are you drinking now?

Currently a provenance Bruichladdich 13 yo and a Flora fauna Rosebank 12 yo.
by whiskynig
Sun Mar 06, 2011 8:06 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Sad demise of our whisky club
Replies: 1
Views: 574

Sad demise of our whisky club

Hi all. The Sassenachs dram whisky club, based in Surrey, is closing on March 31st. We have several interesting Malt whiskies which require disposal, and I know I cannot advertise them on this forum any longer, but if any of you would like a list sent out to you, please send me an e-mail at nigel@sa...
by whiskynig
Sun Apr 04, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Sassenachs Dram Whisky Club
Replies: 0
Views: 950

Sassenachs Dram Whisky Club

We are hosting two events shortly in Woking. April 29th. at the Sovereigns, which is free to attend, we will be highlighting two of the pub standard malts plus one other from our own selection. This pub has excellent, mainly Scottish real ales always on tap, and we are hoping to do some important wo...
by whiskynig
Wed Feb 17, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Serious whisky officienados
Replies: 3
Views: 783

Re: Serious whisky officienados

And there is of course the perennial problem- what mood are you in? I have often opened a bottle and really liked it, only to find on a different day, in differing circumstances, that it is not to my liking. The same has also happened in reverse. If I have had a stressful day rather than a chilled o...
by whiskynig
Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Your Special Finds For 2009
Replies: 33
Views: 4107

Re: Your Special Finds For 2009

There are some very impressive finds on this posting. I too discovered Balblair 1997, awesome, and my first thought was pineapples, believe it or not!!! For me, though, pound for pound was the ledaig sherry finish, which I cannot apparently purchase anymore, together with a Benromach madeira finish ...

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