A wee dram...

Started by Bob, November 19, 2004, 05:18:56 am

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Bob

As requested a thread for the tasting of whiskey's or scotch which ever your prefer ;)

Personally I love the 15 year old Macalllan we have and which the stalkers got a taste of,  its such a beautiful very rounded whiskey that has such a mellow amber taste...lovely ;)

Anyway before I start Dods wanted to do his bit so we'll let him go first! ;)

Bob

well by the time dods gets here this would of been left on its wholesome!!

Right...

So far I've been drinking Bushmills Irish Whisky (thanks Jonno and Bob) I've never had Irish whiskey before and this is fantastic. Very smooth and glides onto your tongue like butter.

Also 15 year old MacCallan (59.7% alc) it was suggested to me to water it down. I nearly died of shock! As Davey Arnot showed me, 1 cube of ice!! Thats it!!

I'm looking at Islay and Jura Malts for christmas purchases so any recommendations would be fantastic :)

Dods

November 20, 2004, 23:56:24 pm #2 Last Edit: November 21, 2004, 17:46:54 pm by Ashley_Davidson
Can we have a SECTION please!

I have far too much to tell everybody out there....

If you'd set this up 2 years ago like you were supposed to you would have done!  ::)

What exactly is needed Dods?

Ron

QuoteI'm looking at Islay and Jura Malts for christmas purchases so any recommendations would be fantastic :)

Islay:
Lagavulin, double matured, hands down the peatiest one of the lot
Regular Lagavulin
Laphroaigh
Port Ellen

These are the top Islay ones, as far as I am concerned.
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Dixkot

My favourite malt is from Islay and its BUNNAHABHAIN.

It is soft and mellow with just a hint of peat.  This I have read is because it is distilled from clear spring water trapped high in the mountains which filters through the ancient sandstone rocks.

Bob, I too stick an ice cube in my malt, and I believe that this or a dash of spring water is the 'correct' way as it helps to release the flavours.



Ashley

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Islay:
Lagavulin, double matured, hands down the peatiest one of the lot
Regular Lagavulin
Laphroaigh
Port Ellen

These are the top Islay ones, as far as I am concerned.


Well, I am certainly no expert, but Lagavulin and Laphroaigh
are beautiful whiskies.

Best 'bog standard' I've had is Highland Park.



Ron

Highland Park is definately a very nice one indeed.

If you like the Islay, Jura taste, you could try Springbank from Campbeltown.
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Ron

Another suggestion:
Get the Michael Jackson books on malt whisky as well, certainly the Malt Whisky Companion is a great help.
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Ashley

QuoteHighland Park is definately a very nice one indeed.

If you like the Islay, Jura taste, you could try Springbank from Campbeltown.

You're just trying to get me drunk!  ;D

Ron

QuoteYou're just trying to get me drunk!  ;D

You and Big Hank, Ashley. ;D
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Ashley

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You and Big Hank, Ashley. ;D

Not fair, he will take longer!

Make his doubles, and you're buying!  ;D

Ron

QuoteNot fair, he will take longer!

Make his doubles, and you're buying!  ;D

Err, remember that I'm Dutch, Ashley. ;D

You are right about Big Hank, he has been practising holding his liquor for quite some time now (I think it even started before he went stalking).
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Ashley

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Err, remember that I'm Dutch, Ashley. ;D

You are right about Big Hank, he has been practising holding his liquor for quite some time now (I think it even started before he went stalking).

We'' I'm sure he'll be the first to tell us all when he finally achives the ability to hold his drink!

2006 in the USA perhaps?  ;D

Bob

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We'' I'm sure he'll be the first to tell us all when he finally achives the ability to hold his drink!

2006 in the USA perhaps?  ;D

No this year at my house on New years eve ;)

Dods

November 21, 2004, 20:33:31 pm #14 Last Edit: November 21, 2004, 20:35:39 pm by Dods
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