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by MGillespie
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Arbelour 10
Replies: 22
Views: 6502

Aberlour 10 has always been one of my "stock" whiskies that I always try to keep a bottle on the shelf...but it's now being phased out in favor of a 12-year-old version...

Mark
by MGillespie
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:13 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What is comparable to Johnnie Walker in style?
Replies: 24
Views: 32240

Jolondon, you wouldn't go wrong trying anything from Highland Park, a Dalmore 12-year-old, or an Aberlour 12-year-old for starters.

Welcome to the forums!

Mark
by MGillespie
Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Hello
Replies: 11
Views: 2459

John, you might also check with Sukhinder Singh at The Whisky Exchange. He's pretty good about evaluating whiskies...

Mark
by MGillespie
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Whisky Miniature Contents
Replies: 11
Views: 3002

Of course, if you plan on keeping a mini around for years, you could dip the cap in wax to seal it against any possible oxidation...

Mark
by MGillespie
Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:14 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2102609

A couple of drams of Signatory Port Ellen from 1983...mmmmm!

Mark
by MGillespie
Tue Mar 27, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Who's going to be at Whisky Live NY?
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

Hope you and your friends enjoy yourselves, Mr. A...and welcome to the forums!

Mark
by MGillespie
Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:14 am
Forum: Whisky Live
Topic: Who's going to be at Whisky Live NY?
Replies: 3
Views: 3118

Who's going to be at Whisky Live NY?

I will...hope to meet some of you there...

Mark
by MGillespie
Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:07 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Glenora finally gets trademark hearing
Replies: 17
Views: 5328

Harry, I tasted it when I was up there for Whisky Live last fall. The 10's not bad, but there are many better whiskies to spend $90 on...it's overpriced by about double IMHO...

Mark
by MGillespie
Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Oh dear, what have I done?
Replies: 624
Views: 68814

Great news, MT...Give it a few months and I"ll be calling you for an interview. This is every guy's fantasy...well, almost every guy's fantasy...

Mark
by MGillespie
Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Why do we ignore/not drink Strathisla 12 OB 43%???
Replies: 26
Views: 8027

Picked up a bottle of Strathisla a couple of years ago, and was very sad when I finished off the last dram. Have had a hard time finding it since then...but it's one I really should try to track down.

Mark
by MGillespie
Sun Mar 18, 2007 6:57 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: What was the 1st Single Malt Whisky You tried?
Replies: 118
Views: 19709

Welcome, Jane...hope you have fun here...

As for my first dram...it was a Balvenie 10 back in 1997.

Mark
by MGillespie
Sat Mar 17, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2102609

Enjoying an early start to the St. Patrick's holiday with a flaskful of Michael Collins on the way home from work tonight...glad I'm not driving as the roads are snow-covered and very slick...

Mark
by MGillespie
Fri Mar 16, 2007 5:04 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2102609

I'm checking with my contacts at Beam Global (Laphroaig's owners) to get the details on this...will keep you posted!

Mark
by MGillespie
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:33 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Help! Should I or not? Brora CS - please hurry!
Replies: 17
Views: 4122

True, but the odds are pretty good that you'll always be able to get a Laphroaig 30...this is a single-cask bottling from a distillery that closed shortly after it was produced. Once it's gone...it's gone!

Mark
by MGillespie
Fri Mar 16, 2007 2:32 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Help! Should I or not? Brora CS - please hurry!
Replies: 17
Views: 4122

True, but the odds are pretty good that you'll always be able to get a Laphroaig 30...this is a single-cask bottling from a distillery that closed shortly after it was produced. Once it's gone...it's gone!

Mark
by MGillespie
Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:51 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Advice for Whisky Live New York (April)
Replies: 9
Views: 4446

The answers in this order... Yes, yes, and yes. You'll get your money's worth IMHO, not just from the drams, but from the chance to talk with the distillers and bottlers who show up. Park Avenue is like walking into a vault full of whiskies. Michael has hundreds of whiskies, including a bunch of sto...
by MGillespie
Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2102609

Have a flask of Benromach Traditional for the ride home from work tonight...

Mark
by MGillespie
Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:44 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Bayway'Highland Park' 23yo
Replies: 1
Views: 1606

Glad you got that one...I have the same bottle and it's a winner! Too bad you didn't get to see the shop in person...Pat has a really good selection!

Mark
by MGillespie
Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Help! Should I or not? Brora CS - please hurry!
Replies: 17
Views: 4122

If this is the Signatory Brora CS from 1981 I'm thinking of, YES, YOU WANT IT! I tasted this one at the recent Monk's Cafe tasting in Philly, and scored it a 93. It's one of the best whiskies I've ever tasted!

Mark
by MGillespie
Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:26 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2102609

Enjoying a flask of Dalmore 12 on the ride home from work tonight...

Mark
by MGillespie
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Highland Park
Replies: 18
Views: 4383

OK...as T mentioned, there was some stuff about this on WhiskyCast back in November. The new packaging will affect all Highland Park releases from now on...and while the 12YO was the ONLY HP to contain caramel coloring...all 12YO in the new packaging no longer uses caramel. Hope this helps...

Mark
by MGillespie
Mon Feb 26, 2007 3:01 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Canadian Whiskey
Replies: 35
Views: 7569

I'd second the recommendation on the Forty Creek...it's a very complex whisky that has a lot of interesting flavors to keep you coming back for more. John Hall, the distiller, actually produces several different varieties of whisky and blends them together after aging to create the finished product....
by MGillespie
Mon Feb 26, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2102609

Tobermory 10...good and smoky, but too one-dimensional...

Mark
by MGillespie
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2102609

Had a Mackillop's Choice Glenrothes 1989 after wine and cheese with some friends last night...this one worked really well with several different cheeses.

Mark
by MGillespie
Sat Feb 24, 2007 10:07 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Monk's Tasting
Replies: 21
Views: 4158

Agree with you on the palates being different...I like the Connemara peated malt! ;)

Mark
by MGillespie
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Monk's Tasting
Replies: 21
Views: 4158

OK...here are my notes... #1 Rosebank (See shoganai's earlier posting for specifics) Nose: floral with hints of straw, violets, and rye bread with honey Taste: Spicy and peppery with a taste of black tea leading to a lingering, spicy finish. A touch of water brought the floral notes back into the ta...
by MGillespie
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:29 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: New Jersey charity tasting on April 21
Replies: 2
Views: 1497

New Jersey charity tasting on April 21

OK...if you're in the Philadelphia area, please pay attention! There will be a charity Scotch tasting on Saturday, April 21 to benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life at Dadz Bar in Lumberton, NJ. Burn Stewart master distiller Ian MacMillan will be the guest expert, and the whiskies to be...
by MGillespie
Thu Feb 22, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2102609

Damn, you guys get Greenore, too??? Arrrghhh!

Mark
by MGillespie
Thu Feb 22, 2007 6:12 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2102609

Good news, Wendy...glad your Mom is doing so well, especially after losing your Dad last year!

Mark
by MGillespie
Thu Feb 22, 2007 5:23 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Monk's Tasting
Replies: 21
Views: 4158

I'll post my notes as well...just give me a day or so...

Mark
by MGillespie
Wed Feb 21, 2007 5:15 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Diageo- A new distillery
Replies: 29
Views: 8093

Try refreshing your browser now...it should work.

Mark
by MGillespie
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:12 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Diageo- A new distillery
Replies: 29
Views: 8093

It's been fixed...try it again. Seems I forgot to put "2007" instead of "2006" in the file name. Good thing debit cards mean I don't have to write checks any more, or I'd really be hosed...

Mark
by MGillespie
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Monk's Tasting
Replies: 21
Views: 4158

You guys missed a great tasting tonight...couple of gems, couple of dogs, but a good chance to taste some rare (and for some, with good reason) whiskies...Shoganai and I had fun, though...

Mark
by MGillespie
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:08 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Who Have You Met From The Forum?
Replies: 259
Views: 86878

Met Shoganai tonight at the Monk's Cafe tasting in Philly...we had a good time, and I hope my occasional smart-ass comment about the whiskies wasn't terribly offensive!

Mark
by MGillespie
Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:07 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Diageo- A new distillery
Replies: 29
Views: 8093

Thanks for the plug, T!

Mark

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