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by Lucas
Mon Jan 03, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Smokiest whisky?
Replies: 31
Views: 18059

Re: Smokiest whisky?

Collector57 wrote:Ah well, I haven't tried the Octomore...yet :D


I have. Alongside both Supernovas. Pretty pointless, all of them. This whole 'smokiest' whisky contest pisses me off big time. No real merit in the juice.
by Lucas
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What's your latest bottle kill?
Replies: 614
Views: 105106

Re: What's your latest bottle kill?

The Third Dram wrote:OMC 1983 HP 26YO


How was it?
by Lucas
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:16 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1530558

Re: What did you drink last night?

Speyburn Bradan Orach.
by Lucas
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:14 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many open bottles do you normally have?
Replies: 421
Views: 98530

Re: How many open bottles do you normally have?

I'm sitting at a dozen now but have to cut down (small flat).
by Lucas
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: New Years 2011-Drams Around the World
Replies: 15
Views: 21529

Re: New Years 2011-Drams Around the World

Haha. Good thread.

Don't have time to follow today so Happy New Year to everyone wherever and whenever you are.

I will be celebrating Hogmany in Edinburgh... that's the way to do it! 8)
by Lucas
Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Suggestions for a begginer
Replies: 19
Views: 4191

Re: Suggestions for a begginer

BTW, I thought Talisker 18 was discontinued... ??
by Lucas
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: One from Each Region
Replies: 10
Views: 1452

Re: One from Each Region

Ganga wrote:I'd suggest Pulteney 12, Glenmorangie 10 or Dalwhinnie 15 for your non-Speyside, non-Island Highlander. Also would recommend that you get a big sherry whisky even if it is from Speyside. Say Macallan 12 or cask strength, Aberlour a'bunadh or Glenfarclas 12.


I'll second that.
by Lucas
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:42 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Midleton Very Rare 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2510

Re: Midleton Very Rare 2009

That's right:) I'm already in the 2011 mindset :P
by Lucas
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Special Releases in the US?
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: Special Releases in the US?

It very much looks like it's one of them 'fill your own'. I hadn't been aware they did that before I got this bottle. There is space on the label to write you name on it. Not sure what to do with it. I haven't filled it, got it from WG's PR people so don't have sentiment for it. Probably should just...
by Lucas
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:31 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?
Replies: 192
Views: 28687

Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Yeah, great notes, Nick. I think the slight bitterness on the finish you are detecting can be attributed to several different things, not necessarily excessive use of e150. I find Pulteney to vary slightly from batch to batch (a good barometer of that is the famous 'saltiness' which I sometimes find...
by Lucas
Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Special Releases in the US?
Replies: 8
Views: 1419

Re: Special Releases in the US?

Do by Distillery Edition you mean this? (I have a bottle and I'm not even sure what the deal is :oops: )

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by Lucas
Tue Dec 28, 2010 3:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?
Replies: 192
Views: 28687

Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

OK, will stay tuned in.
by Lucas
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Your preffered Auchentoshan
Replies: 7
Views: 4845

Re: Your preffered Auchentoshan

18 all the way for me. Three Wood I find a tad too sulphury.
by Lucas
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Most overrated malt?
Replies: 67
Views: 35506

Re: Most overrated malt?

Lots of Ardbeg and HP throughout the thread, I'm well surprised :shock:

For me, any Fine Oak Macallan. Bruichladdich's portfolio is not overrated, it's pure scam :P
by Lucas
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Suggestions for a begginer
Replies: 19
Views: 4191

Re: Suggestions for a begginer

No whisky education is complete without trying Old Pulteney 17 or 21yo. While they are not smoky, they are definitely not too fruity or sweet but pack that complexity you found in your Glenfiddich 18yo. Apart from that HP18 may be a good shout, one of the first single malts I ever bought and still l...
by Lucas
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Need Help Figuring Out Shipping to US from UK
Replies: 3
Views: 2770

Re: Need Help Figuring Out Shipping to US from UK

From my experience 'collector's malt' works very well for smaller volumes but may not be enough when it comes to full bottles. Also, nothing ever seems to get to Ohio...
by Lucas
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?
Replies: 192
Views: 28687

Re: How many CLOSED bottles do you have?

Thanks, Collector 57. Santa also brought me an Old Pulteney, but since I'm a neophyte it was only the 12 year. Damn fine dram for the money, though. Indeed it is - a staple in my cupboard (and may well be joined by the 17yo of which I have just started my first full bottle) Do you prefer the 12 or ...
by Lucas
Tue Dec 28, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Midleton Very Rare 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 2510

Re: Midleton Very Rare 2009

Like they said, drink it. Especially that it's great juice!

Mark, we had it together last year, right?
by Lucas
Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Balblair Info Request
Replies: 4
Views: 907

Re: Balblair Info Request

With regard to the different editions, you are right, vintage 1989 has now been released for the second time, it's a 2010 bottling so we're talking amazing 20-21yo single malt for just inside £50 in the UK. :shock: The 2000 vintage is a replacement for 1997 but it is a bit different actually. I find...
by Lucas
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:46 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: 200ml bottles - what are these called?
Replies: 20
Views: 23837

Re: 200ml bottles - what are these called?

I used to work for a whisky retailer here in Scotland and we just called them '20cl bottles'. A bit boring, no? It definitely needs a name in the UK. I vote for 'lunch' :D
by Lucas
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: The Cardhu Bubble
Replies: 17
Views: 5079

Re: The Cardhu Bubble

Lucas, the $35 price tag is quite comparable to many of the lower priced single malts here. Madness is the pricing on the older malts here. It's still 5 bills for the Glenmorangie 25. You mean more than $500 for Morangie 25?? Wow. I would love to get my hands on the software whisky companies use fo...
by Lucas
Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:31 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Blends Live Tasting Oct. 8th-10th
Replies: 6
Views: 10696

Re: Blends Live Tasting Oct. 8th-10th

Something modern but still a bit unusual? :wink: Hankey Bannister 12yo Regency 40% ABV Spiegelau snifter Nose: Light and creamy, vanilla dominates but underpinned by soft fruit... pears perhaps? Palate: Sweet and toffee like on the delivery, then vanilla again and a hint of spice. Finish: A bit drie...
by Lucas
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: 2nd and 3rd tastings different from 1st?
Replies: 16
Views: 2187

Re: 2nd and 3rd tastings different from 1st?

Would this be the last bastion of 'whisky magic'? Unspoiled by chemistry blether. Pure emotion!
by Lucas
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: who takes notes of their tastings?
Replies: 17
Views: 2758

Re: who takes notes of their tastings?

I do take notes when I taste to review but sometimes I'm just genuinely not bothered. BTW, lost my notebook recently, anyone seen it??? :(
by Lucas
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Burn Stewart Unfiltered
Replies: 10
Views: 369301

Re: Burn Stewart Unfiltered

Ha! I can smell a comparison tasting here :D
by Lucas
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Wash your hands first
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Re: Wash your hands first

I'm more concerned with the smell than the aesthetics in this case. My wife recently bought one of those Palmolive 'odour neutralising' liquid soaps and put it in the kitchen. The problem is, it kills odours with its own mega strong reek! Tried to do a vertical on Fettercairns a few nights ago, righ...
by Lucas
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: The Cardhu Bubble
Replies: 17
Views: 5079

Re: The Cardhu Bubble

Personally I find both the Cardhu madness and the pricing over the pond hard to explain...

A bottle of Cardhu 12 is currently inside £35 at Sainsbury's but not tempted in the slightest.
by Lucas
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?
Replies: 41
Views: 6165

Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2010?

My whisky of the year I can't afford: Mortlach 70yo

Value whisky of the year: Balblair 2000 :empty:
by Lucas
Wed Oct 20, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Laphroaig quarter cask: inconsistencies between the batches?
Replies: 21
Views: 5411

Re: Laphroaig quarter cask: inconsistencies between the batc

But the softening and 'fruitening' of the 10 is not something they choose to do I suppose. There is only so much they can do with the stock that has been laid down a decade ago. One way to go is to finish in QC and bottle at 48%. QC is better than the modern 10yo but maybe someone has some 1990s 10 ...
by Lucas
Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:47 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1530558

Re: What did you drink last night?

Balvenie 14 Golden Cask
by Lucas
Wed Jul 08, 2009 12:03 am
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Diageo restructure announcement
Replies: 1
Views: 37515

Re: Diageo restructure announcement

Who do you blame for this mess? Let me know by voting in our poll

http://www.edinburghwhiskyblog.com/2009 ... -suicides/

Have no mercy!
by Lucas
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1530558

Re: What did you drink last night?

Hibiki 17

Controversial. I thought it was reasonable (not at this price though) but others are a bit more sceptical...
by Lucas
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:40 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1530558

Re: What did you drink last night?

by Lucas
Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Old Pulteney 30 yo Twitter Tasting
Replies: 0
Views: 1264

Old Pulteney 30 yo Twitter Tasting

If you happen to use Twitter (or if you want to start) and you want to know what the new Old Pulteney 30yo is going to be like, you can't miss this! We are doing live feed from our tasting at my home tonight (28th of April), starting at 8pm GMT . We will have a surprise guest taster on board and we ...
by Lucas
Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12290
Views: 1530558

Re: What did you drink last night?

Black Bull 30yo

With the price tag of only £75, this must be the bargain of the year! Highly recommended. Read tasting notes here: http://www.edinburghwhiskyblog.com/2009/04/20/30yo-black-bull-is-my-dream-house-pet/

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