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by bond
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1271329

Glenkinchie 10 yo. One of the few drinkable whiskies in this weather
by bond
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:10 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Which Laddie?
Replies: 24
Views: 4826

Its called Turnberry for sure. Let me check the bottle and revert on the course.
by bond
Mon Jul 30, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Which Laddie?
Replies: 24
Views: 4826

Not strictly related to the question asked but I have a 14 YO St Andrews 10th Hole (Turnberry) and its a remarkable bottling .

Do the folks at Laddie have a distillation commemorating each of the holes at both the courses or are there a few signature holes which merit this?

Cheers
by bond
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:51 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: glenfiddich
Replies: 9
Views: 2567

I concur. Its certainly one of the most balanced malts I have had. Widely available. Do not think it would catch a collector's fancy till its discontinued.
by bond
Tue Jul 24, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Cragganmore 12
Replies: 8
Views: 3175

It has often won my vote on this forum as the most under-rated whisky. It just does not have the recognition it deserves.

Me thinks me shall have a dram tonite :P
by bond
Fri Jul 20, 2007 7:19 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: WHISKY BARS
Replies: 45
Views: 10480

I plumped for the range too. Bars with a range to be proud of are hard to come by. I recently visited London and was decidedly unimpressed by the range of whiskies at an average bar. Matt, at the Whisky Exchange blamed it on whisky drinking in bars being beyond the financial reach of the average cus...
by bond
Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Forget taste... which has the best aroma?
Replies: 22
Views: 4871

How could u even think of having non-Islay options ? :P
by bond
Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Longmorn 15 or Strathisla 12
Replies: 36
Views: 11390

I would prefer the longmorn any day though some of the tasing notes have left me a bit confused. On complexity, I would give strathisla more marks . Just that the eucalyptus on the finish puts me off. I somehow never got the impression that longmorn had spiciness to it a la talisker. The reason i wo...
by bond
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Any" Cap top" Uigeadail available?
Replies: 23
Views: 4360

But how would the design of the cardboard box impact taste of the liquid? Or is it just the "sexiness" of the design that we are talking about?
by bond
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:20 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Which Critic do you most agree with?
Replies: 74
Views: 16214

There we go....
by bond
Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:17 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ontarians: Amrut now available at the LCBO
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

. I think it is regretful that it is not sold in India. I, too, find it odd that I can buy a bottle of it off of the LCBO shelves before you can buy it in India. Hopefully, that tide will change soon. Wendy Thanks Wendy. Amrut has been launched 2-3 years ago. If we haven't seen it in India yet, unl...
by bond
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: favorite Islay
Replies: 44
Views: 8119

In summer my favourite Islay whisky is Bruichladdich. No peat for me there :wink:

Of late, I have been very disappointed with the Bunnahabhain that I have sampled. Bland and watery.

Cheers
by bond
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:39 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ontarians: Amrut now available at the LCBO
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

I would indeed be surprised if it is a good whisky. Most of what is sold as whisky here is actually rum. Besides, the guy who peddles Amrut is not a particularly well known guy in the trade
by bond
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:36 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1271329

Isle of Jura followed by Springbank 10 YO.

The last time I had the Springbank, I thought it was way too muscular and off balance. Changed my mind considerably this time round.

Cheers
by bond
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Highland Park 16 YO
Replies: 9
Views: 2856

Cracked it open on saturday and was not too disappointed. (The bad reviews had conditioned me!) Not too much to distinguish it from the 12 yo but then, there is hardly any premium being paid either. I would serve this to blend drinkers who want to sample what a malt tastes like. This has a bit of ev...
by bond
Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: How influential are the whisky reviewers?
Replies: 30
Views: 5446

I can't deny being initially influenced by the reviewers, especially given that I need to shop for all my malts overseas.

Today, however, I am probably more influenced by this forum than MJ. If more than a few people rave about a whisky, I am certainly going to pick it up.

Cheers
by bond
Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:43 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1271329

Glenfiddich 12 YO. Had it after ages and was pleasantly surprised.
by bond
Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Whisky to be remembered by!
Replies: 33
Views: 4522

Probably an Ardbeg or Lagavulin that was distilled in my year of birth. Hopefully, my kids will open it on my 100th birthday when I am long gone
by bond
Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:33 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Ontarians: Amrut now available at the LCBO
Replies: 11
Views: 2761

Do let me know how it tastes. Its made here but not sold here. Sigh...

Its a sanskrit word which means "nectar".

Cheers
by bond
Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: International Blends
Replies: 10
Views: 2670

I presume the scotch whisky assoc. can only stop people calling such a vatting scotch. They can't make it illegal for anyone to mix scotch with another nation's whisky. I have no objection to the practice, as long as it produces something nice. Could not agree with you more. Its not like the Associ...
by bond
Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:18 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Highland Park 16 YO
Replies: 9
Views: 2856

While I am yet to taste the whisky, I am most embarassed I decided to plump for the additional years on the label, something I always dissuade others from doing. A friend called me from Singapore duty-free and given tha rave reviews I had heard about the HP 18, I thought the 16 would be halfway ther...
by bond
Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Highland Park 16 YO
Replies: 9
Views: 2856

Highland Park 16 YO

Somebody got me this bottle from the Singapore DFS yesterday. Anyone tried it yet?

Apparently focussed on duty free shops and hence unlikely to be available in retail stores.

Cheers
by bond
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1271329

A few drams of Cragganmore followed by Dalmore post dinner. Both bottles were more than half empty for a while and I must say heat spoils the whisky in no time. Even in wooden cupboards.
by bond
Tue Jun 26, 2007 10:20 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: How many nights per week do you drink whisky?
Replies: 33
Views: 7140

I drink once every evening. But strictly evenings only :wink:
by bond
Mon Jun 25, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Single malt and screwcap!!!
Replies: 60
Views: 10644

There has been discussion on the subject in other parts of the forum with specific reference to Gelnfarclas. Apart from the cost dimension, screwcaps apparently help them bottle faster too.
by bond
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best Single Malt?
Replies: 20
Views: 5361

Lagavulin 16yo is very commonly the whisky that makes people love malts. This has most certainly aroused my curiosity. My experience has shown me that more than half the populace has an aversion to strongly peated whiskies. The one that has given me the most consistent appreciation is Glenlivet.
by bond
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:11 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: GLENFIDDICH CAORAN 12 Year Old
Replies: 16
Views: 5564

I can't feeling a bit taken aback at the dreadful reviews this malt seems to have gotten. While its not something to write home about, I would certainly rate it above the vanilla 12 yo and perhaps even the 15 solera reserve.

I quite relish the mild smokiness and the hint of raisins on the finish.
by bond
Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Vinopolis
Replies: 44
Views: 6562

You will need a few hours at TWE especially if you get Matt chatted up. I had gone there with my wife too. Midway she excused herself and left to have a few mugs of coffee by herself while Matt was explaining the nuances of PC5 to me. Great store. Though frankly, while they stock a wide range of whi...
by bond
Thu Jun 21, 2007 7:05 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Never again...
Replies: 139
Views: 23266

Is it commonplace for people to ask for "whisky and coke" in your parts of the world? I thought it was a phenomenon restricted to India (bourbon drinkers in the U.S. notwithstanding). Always explained the occurence here to the fact that Indian whisky was rum anyway and rum-n-coke is consid...
by bond
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:56 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Cocktail Articles in Whisky Mag, Good or Bad Idea
Replies: 34
Views: 6269

I do not drink cocktails ever. However, like I voted in a separate poll, we should welcome anything that increases whicky consumption. The battle from wine and so-called "spirits" is a bit too much to counter.

Cheers
by bond
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:53 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best Blended Whisky
Replies: 65
Views: 21320

I seem to have been in a real minority with my vote for J W Gold. In hindsight, its a bad idea to have had the option of voting for "others". Throws the field a bit too wide open. Also, its a good thing that blend volumes keep rising, chivas sells a bottle every second and all that. Will k...
by bond
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Whisky Events
Topic: Ultimate Ardbeg Dinner
Replies: 54
Views: 9281

6 days gone and no post yet. Some hangover, Admiral!
by bond
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:42 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Never again...
Replies: 139
Views: 23266

Dalmore 12 yo. Its deteriorating by the month
by bond
Wed Jun 20, 2007 7:37 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1271329

Bruichladdich 10 yo followed by Links. First impressions of Links are very positive. More on it after the 2nd tasting since I sampled it after 3-4 drams of the regular laddie.

Cheers
by bond
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: Limited Editions
Replies: 17
Views: 3383

Abunadh will probably qualify as a variant. Or maybe, if one were to be picky, a "special edition" :wink:

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