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by bond
Wed Nov 14, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1268713

Re: What did you drink last night?

5 large drams of J W Black. I was unable to drink blends for a while. Have thrown away the ice cubes and cut down on the water added... seems fine now
by bond
Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: My evening will comprise .....
Replies: 68
Views: 6511

Re: My evening will comprise .....

Have been J W Black for the last few days.. think I will down a few drams of Talisker tonight.

The mercury refuses to drop here and I am therefore unable to pull out my Islays
by bond
Wed Nov 14, 2007 10:04 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Lagavulin Distiller's Edition 1990
Replies: 5
Views: 9119

Re: Lagavulin Distiller's Edition 1990

Trust me, the problem extends to most parts of the globe :wink:
by bond
Mon Nov 05, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Bladnoch - please help!
Replies: 9
Views: 1905

Re: Bladnoch - please help!

I had a Connoiseurs's Choice 12 YO last week. Would rate it 6 on 10.
by bond
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:53 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: A Double Scotch - F. Paul Pacult
Replies: 12
Views: 5039

Re: A Double Scotch - F. Paul Pacult

Must say I am pretty impressed with the man. To award Johnnie Walker as the "Best" Distiller in a magazine and go on to shower praise on Chivas in a book.

Keep all sides happy and get richer in the bargain.
by bond
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: You can only choose one. Which would it be and why?
Replies: 19
Views: 1565

Re: You can only choose one. Which would it be and why?

Bruichladdich it would be for me... has a bit of everything
by bond
Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1268713

Re: What did you drink last night?

Had a Gordon & Macphail Rosebank 10 yo last night. I was quite impressed with the whisky. Had never sampled a Rosebank before...
by bond
Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Favourite Islay poll experiment
Replies: 28
Views: 3109

Re: Favourite Islay poll experiment

pkt77242 wrote:

I am surprised to see Lagavulin running behind Laphroaig (25-23).

Sean


Not anymore. Surprised to see Laddie have a much lesser share of votes than I expected. Perhaps, its not as widely sampled as some of the other, more widely available Islays have been
by bond
Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:08 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Value of Chivas Regal Blended Scotch Whisky
Replies: 4
Views: 4793

Re: Value of Chivas Regal Blended Scotch Whisky

Am not sure a 12 year old bottled 50 years ago would count for much. Unless of course its a limited edition of some kind..
by bond
Fri Oct 26, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Bourbon-Like Scotch Whisky
Replies: 19
Views: 1967

Re: Bourbon-Like Scotch Whisky

You have to experience the effect of oxidation on the Cigar Malt to believe it. I once left the last 0ne-fourth in the bottle alone for a few months... I then tried it post dinner and it was junimaginably bland...it was almost as if whisky had been sucked dry of any flavour.. the after-taste has ens...
by bond
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What is your most recent (whisky) purchase.
Replies: 10889
Views: 1081508

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

I have picked up 2 bottles of J W Black. HAve had lots of visitors recently who prefer to drink blends only
by bond
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1268713

Re: What did you drink last night?

I am looking forward to cracking one open myself soon..its just beginning to cool down here and the weather is going to be ideal for a few peaty drams
by bond
Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: One Must Go
Replies: 30
Views: 4944

Re: One Must Go

I voted brookladdie only because, tho' I've enjoyed every dram i've had, i've only ever owned 1 1/4 bottles and never felt drawn to replace it in a "must have" sorta way, or bothered to explore its rather confusing artillery of OBs... No wonder statisticians talk of non-representative sam...
by bond
Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Glenfarclas "Family Casks"
Replies: 10
Views: 3695

Re: Glenfarclas "Family Casks"

K-Mile wrote:
I am specifically interested in the 1984 expression, since I am from the same 'vintage' ;)


1984 vintage?? You might just be the youngest vintage on the forum. In fact, till recently, you would not be served whisky at a bar in the city where I live :o
by bond
Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: Best affordable OB Laphroaig
Replies: 29
Views: 4635

Re: Best affordable OB Laphroaig

I voted for the regular 10YO. I was hoping for a fuller and more intense body in the CS.

One of the key reasons for my vote was consistency of the 10YO. I have been drinking it regularly for the last several years and never tasted a dram that was off track.
by bond
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: One Must Go
Replies: 30
Views: 4944

Re: One Must Go

LeoDLion wrote:I misread and checked Ardbeg by mistake. :shock:


Thank God you confessed. And hopefully you voted 4 times too 8)

Cant imagine anyone wanting Ardbeg to be closed...
by bond
Fri Oct 19, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Macallan 10 year old cask strength
Replies: 13
Views: 6285

Re:

If you want a heavily sherried, cask-strength bottling, I would strongly recommend the Glenfarclas 105 instead of any recent releases from Macallan. Cheers, ADmiral Strangely, your tasting notes of the Macallan 10 YO cask strength concur with mine on the 105! I find it to be a little to muscular an...
by bond
Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: have you ever lost a botle of whisky?
Replies: 22
Views: 1865

Re: have you ever lost a botle of whisky?

A friend had a bizzare experience at Frankfurt airport last night. Against my recommendation, he picked up a Caol Ila 18. Went to the toilet and was dismayed to return from the commode to find his Caol Ila gone... :shock:
by bond
Fri Oct 19, 2007 7:15 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: have you ever lost a botle of whisky?
Replies: 22
Views: 1865

Re: have you ever lost a botle of whisky?

On New Year eve in 2001, we were a bunch of friends partying away in a snooty cricket club. For a minute or so, we were all engrossed watching the fireworks display only to discover our bottle of Cardhu had been flicked from the table!

Cheers
by bond
Thu Oct 18, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: G+M's Connoisseurs Choice
Replies: 12
Views: 1488

Re: G+M's Connoisseurs Choice

While I have not had too many CC bottlings to comment, am just wondering if caramel would actually have a significant impact on flavour of whisky? Can it really contribute to making a whisky watery?
by bond
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Diageo Distiller's editions
Replies: 23
Views: 2165

Re: Diageo Distiller's editions

I cracked open my father-in-law's Talisker DE over the weekend and had a few drams. Returned home only to figure out I hadn't drunk enough (well you never can, ain't it?). I had a regular Talisker 10 YO. I just could not bring myself to finish the dram. It tasted bland, almost as if life had been s...
by bond
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Whisky Books
Topic: Whisky Bible 2008 - Jim Murray
Replies: 97
Views: 15006

Re: Whisky Bible 2008 - Jim Murray

While I have a few other books from Jim Murray, have not been enthused enough to buy the Bible yet. I have been intending to ask this question for a while. Is it worth buying the Bible every year or does it make more sense to pick it up once every 2/3 years? I mean do things change so perceptibly ye...
by bond
Mon Oct 15, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Diageo Distiller's editions
Replies: 23
Views: 2165

Re: Diageo Distiller's editions

I cracked open my father-in-law's Talisker DE over the weekend and had a few drams. Returned home only to figure out I hadn't drunk enough (well you never can, ain't it?). I had a regular Talisker 10 YO. I just could not bring myself to finish the dram. It tasted bland, almost as if life had been su...
by bond
Fri Oct 12, 2007 9:38 am
Forum: Whisky Poll
Topic: One Must Go
Replies: 30
Views: 4944

Re: One Must Go

I voted Bunnahabhain too and I was not surprised to see most folks vote for it too. While their older vintages could indeed be remarkable, in an apples-to-apples discussion, the whisky clearly loses out for being un-distinctive. I would have voted for Bowmore next..very surprised to see Ardbeg and L...
by bond
Wed Oct 10, 2007 8:31 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Vintage Jonnie Walker Black -- what year / value?
Replies: 5
Views: 1061

Re: Vintage Jonnie Walker Black -- what year / value?

Do let us know if you get good bids on Ebay. I will be surprised if there is a premium on JW Black.

In case you decide to drink it, maybe worthwhile to compare taste differences between the JW Black of yore and today.

Cheers
by bond
Mon Oct 08, 2007 6:17 am
Forum: Whisky Chat
Topic: What did you drink last night?
Replies: 12288
Views: 1268713

Re: What did you drink last night?

A friend of mine gifted me miniatures of Tomatin and Edradour. While I had sampled Edradour before, the Tomatin 12 YO was a first. I read Michael Jackson's tasting notes and he had scored this whisky at 75. I would tend to agree with that score. Medium bodied whisky, hints of raisin on the palate wi...
by bond
Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: have you ever lost a botle of whisky?
Replies: 22
Views: 1865

Re: have you ever lost a botle of whisky?

Are you sure you did not drink it? Perhaps it was forgetable whisky..no pun intended.
by bond
Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Caol Ila- Pronunciation
Replies: 32
Views: 28329

Re: Caol Ila- Pronunciation

Thats the website I hv referred to in my post. Contradicts the suggested pronunciation in the packaging.
by bond
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:32 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Caol Ila- Pronunciation
Replies: 32
Views: 28329

Caol Ila- Pronunciation

How is this whisky pronounced? Is the first word pronounced "kull" as in "full" or is it "Kull" as in "mull"? More importantly, is the 2nd world pronounced "eyelah" or is it pronounced "eela". The packaging suggests the latter but a website...
by bond
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: Whisky Tastings
Topic: Diageo Distiller's editions
Replies: 23
Views: 2165

Re: Diageo Distiller's editions

For once, we have a point of disagreement. I just wrote, on a separate thread that I have been decidedly unimpressed by the Lagavulin DE.

Talisker and Cragganmore though, are quite another matter.
by bond
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:21 pm
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: BOWMORE SURF
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: BOWMORE SURF

I normally drink in a group...am I in a minority here?

Cheers
by bond
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Distiller's Editions
Replies: 6
Views: 937

Re: Distiller's Editions

Talisker and Cragganmore are the only 2 DEs I like. IMHO, the Lagavulin DE robs the whisky of some of its peatiness which in turn takes away some of the character.
by bond
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:06 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: BOWMORE SURF
Replies: 8
Views: 1068

Re: BOWMORE SURF

Its an average whisky. Though I must point out, oxidation takes it toll on this whisky faster than it does on any other so polish off the bottle in one go :P
by bond
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Mortlach closing down?
Replies: 15
Views: 2565

Re: Mortlach closing down?

Is Mortlach available freely in your parts of the world? Never seen it at any duty-free anywhere in the world. My attempts to lay my hands on it in the U.S. too have been in vain.
by bond
Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: Questions & Answers
Topic: Brussels- Whisky Store?
Replies: 0
Views: 530

Brussels- Whisky Store?

A friend of mine is visiting Brussels and I plan to request him to get me a bottle.

Anyone here who knows of a good store in Brussels?

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