Ed wrote: Followed that with Eagle Rare 101 10 year old. Good bourbon at a good price. I hear that it will be discontinued, so if you like it you should stock up.
Where did you hear this?
Mark wrote:That's the one...though I think the good Lutherans of Lake Woebegon would probably not be inclined to join in our taste for Scotch...I could be wrong, though.
Mark wrote:...and Bernie, how come we're just now finding out about your time in Philly??? Penn or Temple?
Maybe I'll go wash my mouth out with beer.
MrTattieHeid wrote:Mark, I meant Philadelphia fans generally. Ought to have said "Philly fans" rather than "Phillie fans". But geez, they're still trying to murder Francona years after he's gone, and he has the ring. And as a matter of fact, I was in Philadelphia a couple years ago on the eve of one of the Eagles' playoff meltdowns...glad I got out of town the next day, before gametime.
Just now I am sipping a Bruichladdich Links Augusta, which I bought on a perverse impulse after someone here said it was soapy a while back. I think I have bubbles coming out of my ears. On first dram, a very unpleasant 'Laddie, not at all like the Old Course one previously enjoyed. Should have listened...maybe it will mellow out after being open for a while. Maybe a drop of water will help it. Maybe I'll go wash my mouth out with beer.
MGillespie wrote:If "Terry the Rat" had been able to get the ring "here", he'd be a hero. The argument could be made that the Red Sox won the Series last year in spite of Francona.
MGillespie wrote:I have a bottle of the Bruichladdich Augusta on the shelf in my office...primarily as part of my golf stuff I can't display anywhere at home. After your suggestions...I'll leave it on the shelf...
MrTattieHeid wrote: I wasn't going to open this until the Links was empty, but that might be a loooooong while yet.
Lord_Pfaffin wrote:Hi Christian:
Ardbeg 10 is wonderfull, though i can't seem to declare it better than the Caol Ila 12 nor visa versa, although the finish on the C.I. is slightly better by my taste. If you get a chance to try them head to head as i have, let me know what you think please.
As for you problem with liquorice, shall i recommend a bottle of Zambuca (black), a rather tasty anise-liquorice flavored Italian Liquor to rekindle your liking. Zambuca goes well with coffee after dinner and has so much sugar that any thing close to several ounces is mind altering. I completely deny the charge that after consuming a whole bottle of the stuff, that i was running around naked baying at the moon.
After visiting the Tasting Tower looking for Frodo with no luck, i picked-up a Signatory bottling labelled "Vintage Islay" "Single Malt Scotch Whisky" ISLAY 5Years Old" at 40%abv. No mention of which distillery it came from but my guess would be Ardbeg as it has quite a bit of Ardbeg type qualities. The colour on a 1 to 10 scale would barely be a 1. The nose sweet pungent peatiness. newly tanned leather, cheese and phenals. The texture is very light and smooth. The palate is slightly sweeter than medium with typical Ardbeg character with nice mild smokiness, slight saltiness and very light body. The finish is light honeyed smokey with some ash, medium dry and long. Overall score 88, would higher if they hadn't watered it down to 40%abv..
I have emailed Signatory for more info, so wait and see if i am right about it being an Ardbeg. At $52cdn, for now i'll just hafta call it a tasty bargain.
I find CI a pretty good smoky Islay, but lacking the depth and complexity of the three Kildalton drams (Laph Ard & Lag).
Admiral wrote:I can't help but wonder if it's a self-fulfilling prophecy though. Diageo treat CI as a mass-producing workhorse to provide Islay malts for blending. Little wonder then that the stock standard OB's aren't great shakers in the malt stakes.
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