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by MAMS
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:16 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Port Ellen Distillery Conversion
Replies: 28
Views: 3905

Port Ellen Distillery Conversion

A current petition worth considering - We, the undersigned, strongly urge the present owners of the mothballed Port Ellen distillery on the Isle of Islay, Diageo, to convert the existing buildings for the creation of an Islay Whisky Museum to benefit not only the local inhabitants but also whisky lo...
by MAMS
Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:00 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky Attractions in Edinburgh
Replies: 14
Views: 5064

Royal Mile Whiskies on the Royal Mile is well worth a visit too :D

http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com
by MAMS
Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Whisky Fringe
Replies: 29
Views: 8186

Crieftan wrote:Really sad to miss this event. Too much to do and couldn't spare the time :cry:
Next year I'll be there :wink:


Shame, the 25year old Bunnahabhain was simply stunning
by MAMS
Sun Aug 13, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24092
Views: 1634196

I've been drinking the Benriach 10 Year Old 'Curiositas' Peated tonight.

It's a lovely dram with a very smokey nose and after glow without any roughness.

Highly recommended.
by MAMS
Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How Old Were You When You Were Introduced To Single Malts?
Replies: 19
Views: 5509

I was only 16, some rough cheap whisky but i actually liked it, and then from 18 onwards discovered malts and went from there
by MAMS
Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Whisky Fringe
Replies: 29
Views: 8186

Anyone who was there today want to tell me how it was?
by MAMS
Fri Aug 11, 2006 10:04 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Whisky Fringe
Replies: 29
Views: 8186

I've got a couple of spare tickets for Sunday, face price if anyone wants them, i'm out and about tomorrow so call me 07906753236 and i can sort you out.
by MAMS
Sun Aug 28, 2005 6:47 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Whisky Fringe 2005
Replies: 31
Views: 9567

Yeah it's Peat Smoked Salmon, it's gorgeous
by MAMS
Sun Aug 28, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Whisky Fringe 2005
Replies: 31
Views: 9567

http://www.hebrideansmokehouse.com/ doesn't look like it. Seems to be farmed in Scotland too
by MAMS
Sat Aug 27, 2005 8:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Whisky Fringe 2005
Replies: 31
Views: 9567

Agree with Bruce on the Salmon, Until last Sunday I hadn't eaten any sea foods in other 20 years, then I decided to try someo f the Salmon as my co-drinkers were raving about it, and I was hooked. On the Whiskies the Invergordon 40yo 1964, Mortlach 15yo 1990, Auchentoshen three wood and once again t...
by MAMS
Fri Dec 31, 2004 12:13 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Young Peaty Jura
Replies: 16
Views: 5494

Check the link, thats what's there and I have bottle 049 to prove it :D
by MAMS
Thu Dec 30, 2004 5:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Young Peaty Jura
Replies: 16
Views: 5494

Yeah I seen something similar but cannot find a conversion or calculation table based on higher ABV's
by MAMS
Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Young Peaty Jura
Replies: 16
Views: 5494

Anyone wish to try to calculate it? You can buy a new fill Bourbon Cask (approx 350 bottles after 10 years) of laddie for £775. I was once told Excise, VAT etc on bottling is around £10 a bottle. anyone got a better idea of how much it cost and an indication of how much (if any) profit RMW would be ...
by MAMS
Thu Dec 30, 2004 2:01 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Young Peaty Jura
Replies: 16
Views: 5494

Hey, that's what they're charging, remember it is only a 5 year old too
by MAMS
Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:53 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Young Peaty Jura
Replies: 16
Views: 5494

I'm in Edinburgh again next week so I know where I'll be going :D
by MAMS
Thu Dec 30, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Young Peaty Jura
Replies: 16
Views: 5494

It'll have to be to pick up a bottle, there are only 336 of them after all :D
by MAMS
Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:50 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Young Peaty Jura
Replies: 16
Views: 5494

Young Peaty Jura

Got this for my X-mas from the Missus (I recommended of Course :D ) it's an IB (Royal Mile Whiskies http://www.royalmilewhiskies.com ) of only one cask (336 Bottles) of Cask Strength (58.4% ABV ) Isle of Jura. It's a 1999 distilation so is only 5 years old and is heavily peated. The recommendation o...
by MAMS
Thu Dec 30, 2004 12:37 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Bunnahabhain Vanishing?
Replies: 10
Views: 3455

Thankfully my local ASDA / Wal-Mart have shelf loads of the stuff :D
by MAMS
Tue Dec 28, 2004 10:50 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Against the Grain
Replies: 17
Views: 3668

Glenmorangie 10 is a fine malt in my book, not only was it one of the first that I bought a bottle of for myself but it is one I generally have kicking about the house too. Seems on here that a lot of the "other" Islays (i.e. not Laphroaig, Arbeg or Lagavulin) get a bit of stick. I'm a hug...
by MAMS
Sat Dec 25, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What should I buy?
Replies: 24
Views: 3790

I got the Young Peaty Jura (Royal Mile Whiskies Bottling) for my Xmas, i'll be having a bash at that tonight.

58.4% abv Cask Strength 5 year old, usually only used to blend for Superstition. :D
by MAMS
Thu Dec 23, 2004 12:15 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Who are you and....
Replies: 9
Views: 1710

Who are you and....

Okay just so I can be nosey (and because I couldn't find one anywhere else) and to see how widespread people are. 1. Who are You? 2. Where are You? 3. What's your website URL? (if you have one) 4. Why do you drink Whisky? ------------------------------------ For me:- 1. Tom Thomson 2. Livingston, Sc...
by MAMS
Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What gets pushed to the back of the cupboard?
Replies: 41
Views: 6501

I still drink from it every now and again but the one nearest the back is a Glen Ord 10
by MAMS
Mon Dec 20, 2004 8:02 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best Xmas Malt / Whisky !
Replies: 49
Views: 9386

Tom wrote:And yeah, the Very Young Ardbeg is great too.


Now that's exactly what I wanted to hear :D
by MAMS
Mon Dec 20, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Miniatures: a good introduction to new malts?
Replies: 39
Views: 16338

Not a great believer in using mini's to make any sort of judgement on a whisky. Too many undecided factors can effect the whisky such as:- cheaper / thinner glass Plastic bottles coatings on screw caps rather than plastic / wood corks (even the plastic corking has some effect on a Whisky) for me a c...
by MAMS
Mon Dec 20, 2004 6:43 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best Xmas Malt / Whisky !
Replies: 49
Views: 9386

MAMS, Do not EVER feel obliged to apologise for being a peat freak! It's people like us who revive the Ardbegs of this world, who ensure Port Ellen bottlings are unaffordable for everyone, who give Johnnie Walker Black its zing, and who keep hundreds of people on a very small island gainfully emplo...
by MAMS
Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:04 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best Xmas Malt / Whisky !
Replies: 49
Views: 9386

That's anything but a bad thing :D
by MAMS
Sun Dec 19, 2004 8:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Merry X-Mass
Replies: 4
Views: 1597

A joyous and Merry Festive period to one and all.

A few bottles of Whisky to be enjoyed.
by MAMS
Sun Dec 19, 2004 7:56 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best Xmas Malt / Whisky !
Replies: 49
Views: 9386

Will do, it's one i'm definately looking forward to, bit of a peat freak to be honest :oops:
by MAMS
Sun Dec 19, 2004 4:49 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: WHISKY QUALIFICATIONS
Replies: 5
Views: 1888

by MAMS
Sun Dec 19, 2004 3:42 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best Xmas Malt / Whisky !
Replies: 49
Views: 9386

Well i've just got the Very Young Ardbeg for the Father-in-Law and have arranged for a Royal Mile Whiskies Young Peaty Jura for myself (the missus is picking it up).

Less than a Week to go then I can open it WAHEY :D
by MAMS
Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:41 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: WHISKY QUALIFICATIONS
Replies: 5
Views: 1888

theres something http://www.whisky-heritage.co.uk/training/index.html about some courses, but that's about the best I know
by MAMS
Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:38 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: THE BEST ISLAY MALT IS.......
Replies: 69
Views: 27279

Looks like i'm the Austin Metro fan then :D

Bunnahabhain 12 is my fav although the 1968 was fantastic and i might be tempted with another bottle (if i can find one)

next up would be the Ardbeg Uigeadail then the Laphroaig 10 Cask Strength.
by MAMS
Wed Dec 15, 2004 12:20 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Best New release of 2004......
Replies: 33
Views: 5639

Not 100% sure on the release dates but definately ones I only tried this year :D Think it was late 2003 but the Ardbeg Uigeadail is my malt of the year, it's just simply stunning. more recently though i've been totally impressed by the "Peat Monster" from Compass Box, it well and truelly b...
by MAMS
Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:32 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Whisky Live London 2005
Replies: 60
Views: 23943

Would a Solution not be for the £10 extra vouchers to include the 5 vouchers for the samples and a £10 voucher off a 70cl from some of the retailers at the show. That way WM can not be accused of doing it simply to make money and Whisky enthusiasts will then have something for their money i.e. money...
by MAMS
Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:10 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Will Whisky be "trendy" again?
Replies: 15
Views: 4197

Being located slap bang in the central belt between Edinburgh and Glasgow, all of the local pubs sell Whisky with most having a splattering of Malts (the usual Glenmorangie, Macallan, Dalwhinnie etc etc) with one or two having a Laphroaig or something a little rarer. Canvassing round the majority of...

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