A Conversation for The Ultimate Cocktail List
Just thought I'd mention... I've got two optics in my kitchen (1/6th and 1/5th), and by the end of the night both will have bottles of Glenfarclas 105 on them! I've had the 105 up there before, but this'll be the first time on both!
Is mise Duncan Posted Dec 9, 1999
Yup - cask strength! 105 proof! And it tastes wonderful!
Wand'rin star Posted Dec 10, 1999
Is mise Duncan Posted Dec 10, 1999
This years tips from our friend in the business are:
"Lagavulin 'Distillers Edition' 1982 (£40) or
Highland Park 25 year old (£99 - but worth it)"
..but any other tips would be welcome, as the shop will most likely stock 'em.
Personally, I don't think I've had much better than the 25yr old Ardbeg (about £60) but there's more drinks I haven't drunk than those that I have.
The Duke of Dunstable Posted Dec 13, 1999
I once tasted a 26 year old Macallan straight from the cask. Unbelievably great taste!
I noticed this weekend, when I opened a bottle of Grants (which does not occur very often), that a puff of solid vanilla smell came from it. The stuff itself lacks of vanilla in taste, at least in the same extent as the aroma.
Proff Posted Jan 13, 2000
I never had the chance to taste the better whiskeys that are very old.
But like George Sainsbury, do agree that (at least the ones I have tried) the older ones do get a little slimy.
By the way, if all you drinkers out there want a good read on ALL aspects of Alchol, then read the "Notes on a Cellar Book" by the above author. If you are not acholics yet, you will be by the time you have read it, a MUST!
The Duke of Dunstable Posted Jan 13, 2000
In my immediate vicinity I have access to both Museum of Wine and Spirits and Museum of Tobacco. When visiting them I always get this urge for either a drink or a smoke. And I don't smoke. Weird, that.
This weekend I desided to revive some memories from my first youth, so I drank the Swedish Kid's Grogg. That's Vodka and coke. Coo! Disgusting! That's what evil must taste like. I can't believe I used to down that smeer by the gallon...
Is mise Duncan Posted Jan 13, 2000
I'm about two miles downwind of St. James' Gate and even when I don't visit it I get the urge for a Guinness. .
Incidentally, did you know that the clinic for alcoholics in Dublin is literally across the road from the Guinness brewery..as the guide on the tour bus said: "what chance do those poor souls have?". .
Wand'rin star Posted Jan 14, 2000
Please transfer to_" New Whisky"_.
This thread is currently taking five minutes to scroll, without trying to read anything, and my computer has frozen three times frustrating my attempts to add to it. Thanx -quickly drains shot glass and exits thither.
The Duke of Dunstable Posted Jan 14, 2000
And the address, which you forgot to give us, is: http://www.h2g2.com/forumframe.cgi?thread=35670&forum=9552
Proff Posted Mar 17, 2000
The toerags have got me working on Sunday. I can see no reason for going in on Monday Compus Mentis.
Will let you know as to what effect Wormwood and cheap Whisky have on the system if I ever recover the use of the last remaining neuron.
Proff Posted Mar 19, 2000
I ate the children years ago.
Just got back on this Sunday from work, the time was 20:30!
Just watch me!!!!
John F. Posted Mar 23, 2000
WORTH TO NOTICE: THIS IS THE REAL COMMERCIAL BACKGROUND. WELLFARE AND SIN. THINK OF THE POOR DOCTORS IF THE BREWERY HAPPENED TO BE NOT THERE
Proff Posted Mar 24, 2000
For you whisky drooges out there, try an ARDBERG if you want a surprise.
A good place to visit is: www.dcs.ed.ac.uk/home/jhb/whisky/scotland.html
See if you don't!
Wand'rin star Posted Jul 30, 2000
Now that it's so easy to get to the end of a thread, I'm just posting here to annoy the rest of you by boasting that I've got a bottle of Bowmore's 16 year old aged in claret casks within reach. (And to have a recent posting on the Duke's page if he decides to come back)
Is mise Duncan Posted Aug 2, 2000
Well I have put in to see if I can win a 50 year old Macallan, and I suggest you do likewise:
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