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by Onefortheditch
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Decision-One Malt to Drink that's it..Forever
Replies: 7
Views: 1716

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

Very good choice! Talisker 18 for me.
by Onefortheditch
Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Quantity of Malt in Blends
Replies: 11
Views: 1532

Re: Quantity of Malt in Blends

I heard some blending info from John Glaser of Compass Box last night. He used to work for Johnny Walker. Cheap blends have about 10% malt whisky. Premium blends have 30% to 40% malt whisky. The Compass Box blend "Great King St" has 50% malt whisky. Because different people have different definitio...
by Onefortheditch
Fri Jun 15, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Quantity of Malt in Blends
Replies: 11
Views: 1532

Re: Quantity of Malt in Blends

I heard some blending info from John Glaser of Compass Box last night. He used to work for Johnny Walker. Cheap blends have about 10% malt whisky. Premium blends have 30% to 40% malt whisky. The Compass Box blend "Great King St" has 50% malt whisky.
by Onefortheditch
Thu Jun 14, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Quantity of Malt in Blends
Replies: 11
Views: 1532

Re: Quantity of Malt in Blends

I had a conversation with someone who was rather drunk and worked in the industry and he led me to believe there was more than I thought - up to a quarter in fact for the very best blends. He fell asleep before he could tell me more. Seems a lot and he was probably pulling my leg. Has anyone every e...
by Onefortheditch
Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:16 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Quantity of Malt in Blends
Replies: 11
Views: 1532

Quantity of Malt in Blends

Does anyone know how much malt is put in standard, deluxe, premium, etc., blends? Or is it an industry secret?
by Onefortheditch
Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Macallan Jubilee Bottling
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Re: Macallan Jubilee Bottling

I think it is both a sound investment and opportunistic marketing.
by Onefortheditch
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:41 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you drinking now?
Replies: 24093
Views: 2114508

Re: What are you drinking now?

Benromich Hermitage (and its rather good!!)
by Onefortheditch
Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you watching while drinking whisky
Replies: 553
Views: 92559

Re: What are you watching while drinking whisky

There one thing we all agreed on about this program - there was almost no one from Inverness on it!! :shock:
by Onefortheditch
Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:21 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: fairly new to whiskey
Replies: 3
Views: 660

Re: fairly new to whiskey

Try a Glenfiddich, or take a chance and buy a Talisker
by Onefortheditch
Thu Jun 07, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What are you watching while drinking whisky
Replies: 553
Views: 92559

Re: What are you watching while drinking whisky

Question Time is in Inverness tonight
by Onefortheditch
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:22 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: June 2012, Tasting
Replies: 13
Views: 5004

Re: June 2012, Tasting

Obscure Drams. Trying to get away from the well explored distilleries and into some that have not been explored quite so much. Oddballs like Allt-a-bhaine, Caperdonich, Glenallachie. If you can, Ben Wyvis or Kininvie. You get the picture? :thumbsup: Ben Wywis is £1K a bottle in G&M!! An expensi...
by Onefortheditch
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Macallan Jubilee Bottling
Replies: 4
Views: 1573

Macallan Jubilee Bottling

Anyone out there ordered this yet?

(I have!)
by Onefortheditch
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

Re: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!

I recently came across a Glen Flagler 1973 in Canada. I came home and read up on the history of the distillery. The more I read, the more interest I had in purchasing this bottle. Long story short. I bought it. There are many of you out there who will favour opening it and I'm sure a likely number ...
by Onefortheditch
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

Re: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!

corbuso wrote:By the Way, Kinninvie is not yet silent?


Kininvie is silent according to Dufftown distilleries. It was used in Monkey Shoulder which is great, so hopefully it will start again.
by Onefortheditch
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Whisky News
Topic: Diageo sets out £1billion Scotch Whisky Investment Plan
Replies: 1
Views: 520348

Re: Diageo sets out £1billion Scotch Whisky Investment Plan

I have mixed feelings about Diageo. Some of their intentions seem good, but Roseisle turned out to be a more of a monster factory as opposed to a distillery.
by Onefortheditch
Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Show Off Your Inventory
Replies: 1448
Views: 403953

Re: Show Off Your Inventory

The part of my keeping collection that I've counted below. Aberlour A'bunadh Batch 17 Abhainn Dearg An Cnoc 16YO (signed bottle) Ardbeg Corryvreckan Committee reserve Ardbeg Old Malt Cask 10YO Ardbeg Still Young Ardbeg Still Young Ardbeg Still Young Ardbeg Almost There Ardbeg Almost There Ardbeg Alm...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Apr 07, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Balblair has a new Visitor Centre
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Balblair has a new Visitor Centre

Balblair could become popular if they have improved the signage telling folk how to get there. I wouldn't hold your breath on Teaninich opening a visitor centre though. John MacDonald the distillery manager (a good guy) said he hoped new signs were going to be put up in about 6 weeks time. Why do y...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Balblair has a new Visitor Centre
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Balblair has a new Visitor Centre

That makes the 5 distilleries with visitor centres that are just off the A9 and reasonably close to Inverness - Tomatin, Glen Ord, Dalmore, Glenmorangie and Balblair. I think the Balblair Visitor Centre will become really popular. Hopefully the people who own Brackla and Teaninich will now realise t...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Apr 07, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Balblair has a new Visitor Centre
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Re: Balblair has a new Visitor Centre

Well I finally got to the visitor centre yesterday. Balblair is a nice distillery tucked a couple of miles off the main A9 road at Edderton. Its not well signposted yet and I was told its only open on Monday/Wednesday/Friday at the moment . Its only about 3 miles from Glenmorangie. I tasted and boug...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:26 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys
Replies: 66
Views: 29146

Re: Your top 5 bang for your buck whiskys

Talisker 10
Talisker 10
Talisker 10
Lap Frog QC
Laga 16
by Onefortheditch
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Which Talisker whiskey to choose
Replies: 7
Views: 1386

Re: Which Talisker whiskey to choose

It depends on whiich Distillers Edition - I suggest you try them all to decide. I was once told that talisker "new make" used to flow round the distillery in the seventies on rhone pipes and the workers dipped their cups in every day. Now that's what I call a tea break!! I rate Talisker ve...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

Re: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!

The four that seem to be most highly rated to me from reading various posts are Brora, Port Ellen, Rosebank and St Magdalene. Are there any others that you think rate as highly?
by Onefortheditch
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

Re: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!

Thanks bredman - Ive revised the liist and also started a little virtual window shopping. Hazelburn, Campbeltown, closed in 1925 Ballechin, Highlands, closed 1927 Lochindaal, closed 1929 Parkmore, Dufftown/Speyside, closed 1931 Kinclaith, Lowlands, demolished 1976 - available circa £700 Ladyburn, Lo...
by Onefortheditch
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

Re: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!

Below might help you if you are thinking about the remaining stocks of lost Scottish distilleries. Hazelburn, Campbeltown, closed in 1925 Ballechin, Highlands, closed 1927 Lochindaal, closed 1929 Parkmore, Dufftown/Speyside, closed 1931 Kinclaith, Lowlands, demolished 1976 Ladyburn, Lowlands, demoli...
by Onefortheditch
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

Re: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!

Having grown up in Inverness, I'm quite interested in the 3 distilleries you mention and try to research as much information about them as I can in my spare time. There was an article in a recent issue of Whisky Mag regarding last year's Shackleton release. As the original whisky taken by Shackleto...
by Onefortheditch
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Collector's Corner
Topic: Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!
Replies: 17
Views: 2869

Lost Distilleries – the moment when it’s all gone!

By all gone, I mean all gone from retail shops. In Inverness there are three lost distilleries, Glen Albyn (closed 1983), Glen Mhor (closed 1983) and Millburn (mothballed in 1985). I often passed by them as a kid and never thought anything about them. And not far away is Ben Wyvis (closed in 1977) w...
by Onefortheditch
Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10890
Views: 1291364

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

Glen Albyn 1975 46% from Gordon & MacPhail.
by Onefortheditch
Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Highland Park Thor?
Replies: 2
Views: 758

Re: Highland Park Thor?

The "limited" means you have to have limited intelligence to buy it. Me - I'm buying at least three!! :insane: Why? Its going to be part of the Valhalla collection of 4 whiskies based on 6 gods - see HP website (4 whiskies and 6 gods - what's going on?). There may be 23K in this release bu...
by Onefortheditch
Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Highland Park OB Single Cask Bottlings
Replies: 8
Views: 2471

Re: Highland Park OB Single Cask Bottlings

The price sounds to me like a bargain JJR24 - if it were me, I'd buy it. (But I'm an HP fan).
by Onefortheditch
Tue Dec 27, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: What is your whisky of the year for 2011?
Replies: 26
Views: 3201

Re: What is your whisky of the year for 2011?

Well for me it is going to be a 20YO cask strength Highland Park from the MWBH bottling company which I picked up for much cheapness at the Speyside Whisky Festival.
by Onefortheditch
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:09 pm
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Balblair has a new Visitor Centre
Replies: 3
Views: 1029

Balblair has a new Visitor Centre

I heard today that Balblair has opened a new visitor centre. I hope to go and visit it in the next couple of weeks.
by Onefortheditch
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anything
Replies: 9
Views: 14856

Re: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anyt

Sixty thousand is a lot of bottles, but I think a lot of them will be drunk at the price asked and the tout market will largely dry up after 5 years. Glenfiddich is a very popular distillery and it doesn't do a lot of collectibles, so I think demand for it will be very high. It has a story and excel...
by Onefortheditch
Mon Oct 31, 2011 2:20 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anything
Replies: 9
Views: 14856

Re: do you think Glenfiddich Snow Phoenix will be worth anyt

In my opinion you should save them both. It has all the hallmarks of a great collectible. You'll know in a decade if I was right.
by Onefortheditch
Mon Oct 31, 2011 1:34 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best Whisky To Drink With Coca Cola?
Replies: 70
Views: 60075

Re: Best Whisky To Drink With Coca Cola?

Surely to god you drink whisky with Iron Bru? Coke is for bourbon.

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