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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #30 on: November 27, 2004, 16:54:16 PM »
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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #31 on: November 27, 2004, 16:57:59 PM »
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Don't collect, only drink.

Hows about yopu suggesting something for us to piss up the wall as it were?
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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2004, 01:03:12 AM »
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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.






[size=10]NO NO NO[/size] not ice cubes. >:( That's almost as bad as Neil Peart with his three cubes in his Macallan. A small dash of water helps to release flavours and the nose but ice destroys it. If you're going to put ice in a decent malt, send the whisky to me instead and I'll send you a cheap blend for you to put ice in  ;D

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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #33 on: November 28, 2004, 01:19:38 AM »
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Oh and like Ash whats a good whisky to piss up the wall? ;D


A cheap blend  ;D

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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #34 on: November 28, 2004, 01:32:02 AM »
I don't collect but I currently have these bottles on the go for drinking  ;D

Caol-Ila - Scotch Malt Whisky Society bottling @ 57.7%. 11 YO
Caol-Ila - Gordon & Macphail bottling. 13 YO
Highland Park - 18 YO  ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS  ;D  ;D
Highland Park - 12 YO
Clynelish - Signatory bottling - 14 YO
Scapa - 13 YO
Port Ellen - a 200ml sample bottle @ 50% - Stunning. It's a crime that this distillery is closed
Arran Malt - 8YO non-chill filtered
Glennfiddich - Bog Ordinary bottling
Glenmorangie - Bog Ordinary bottling. Used for hot toddies.

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society is a great place. You can get all sorts of whisky, bottled from individual casks, unfiltered, coloured or diluted


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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #35 on: November 28, 2004, 03:34:45 AM »
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I don't collect but I currently have these bottles on the go for drinking
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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #36 on: November 28, 2004, 04:30:05 AM »
Scapa is one of the "undiscovered" wonders of the whisky world. Lots of people have heard of Highland Park but only whisky geeks are familiar with Scapa.

The Scapa distillery is mothballed for most of the year but during the annual maintenance period of 6 weeks or so at HP, the workers go down to the Scapa distillery and make a batch there. I think that's brilliant, especially as they have different owners.

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« Reply #37 on: November 28, 2004, 12:41:26 PM »
Scapa is a nice one indeed. Used to buy it regularly at Heathrow, because it is a bit hard to find over here.
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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #38 on: November 28, 2004, 12:49:09 PM »
Current collection:

Laphroaig 10 yr old
Laphroaig 10 yr old cask strength
Laphroaig 15 yr old
Ardbeg 10 yr old
Ardbeg 17 yr old
Ardbeg 30 yr old (a real treat!)
Lagavulin 16 yr old
Lagavulin double matured (my personal favourite)
Coal Ila 21 yr old cask strength Rare Malts collection
Macallan traveller series (twenties, thirties, forties, fifties)

Yep, we do like the Islays
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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #39 on: November 28, 2004, 13:28:15 PM »
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Current collection:

Laphroaig 10 yr old
Laphroaig 10 yr old cask strength
Laphroaig 15 yr old
Ardbeg 10 yr old
Ardbeg 17 yr old
Ardbeg 30 yr old (a real treat!)
Lagavulin 16 yr old
Lagavulin double matured (my personal favourite)
Coal Ila 21 yr old cask strength Rare Malts collection
Macallan traveller series (twenties, thirties, forties, fifties)

Yep, we do like the Islays




Woah, some SERIOUS stuff there. My wife hates all those south coast Islay whiskies. She complains that if she wanted to drink seaweed flavoured medicine she'd get it from her doctor  :o
Personally I love 'em but only in small quantities. To me Caol-Ila is the perfect compromise, it's got a lot of peat but not to the extent of Laphroig, Lagavullin and Ardbeg.

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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #40 on: November 28, 2004, 13:45:23 PM »
My wife loves the peaty stuff. I remember the first time I bought whisky for her (we just started dating for a couple of weeks or so). I brought along a Royal Lochnagar for her (a popular one with the ladies) and had a Laphroaig for myself. Needless to say she kept the Laphroaig and I got 'stuck' with the Royal Lochnagar. ;)

We do tend to mix things a little, but there is always some Islay in the house.
I like Aberlour, Springbank and Highland Park a lot and she likes Bunnahabhain.

Her favourite is Laphroaig and mine is Lagavulin.
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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #41 on: November 28, 2004, 13:54:39 PM »
Have you ever had any Port Ellen ? It blows the rest of the Islays away but the distillery closed in the early 1980's. The one I have has slightly less phenol than the south coast Islays and is probably my favourite dram. Unfortunately, as stocks dwindle it gets more expensive  :(

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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #42 on: November 28, 2004, 13:59:04 PM »
I have had a few Port Ellens, yes. Very nice indeed, but very to get hold of these days. It is from the right part of the island, being close to the other three on the south shore.

As a matter of fact, we did try all the Islays, even the ones that are still available but with the distillery closed.
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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #43 on: November 28, 2004, 14:38:15 PM »
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I only have one bottle to my collection for collecting so far and thats the Macallan we had in Glasgow :)

So can I have some advice on what to get before I part with my moolah ;D

Oh and like Ash whats a good whisky to piss up the wall? ;D


Bob darling, they ain't worth collecting if they are half empty!  ::)

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Re: A wee dram...
« Reply #44 on: November 28, 2004, 14:41:33 PM »
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Scapa is a nice one indeed. Used to buy it regularly at Heathrow, because it is a bit hard to find over here.


Ron, can you recommend some malts for me that are best bought as Duty Free's, I have a relative who flies to the Far East every month, and he could help build up my collection quite nicely.