Whisky

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  1. Opposite Pole

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    Exactly. I’ve noticed I tend to go for more smoky, heavy ones when it’s raining, not really sure why.
     

  2. Opposite Pole

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    Each to their own, but that’s some quality time in Africa in that bottle.
     

  3. geoff rath

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    RayB, and others: regrettably, whisk doesn't age in the bottle.My dear old departed Dad asked this question years back when touring in Scotland, and visiting various distilleries; they all said the same thing. Whiskies age as a result of the tannins/smoke/peat/ whatever is in the cask.
     

  4. Timbo

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    At that price, it works out at $291.51 per dram.
     

  5. Pheroze

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    I shared office space with a fellow who was said to be a noted authority on beer and spirits. His research while I knew him was to travel to estate sales looking for old bottles of whiskey etc. His question was whether the taste would be different for a spirit made in the 20's and later. He would taste it to make sure we wouldn't go blind, and then share with the "committee". We would get a little lecture on aging, techniques and we would discuss the taste. It was a cool experience. He picked up one bottle of rye that was also featured for passengers on the Titanic. It was still good. Fun stuff.
     
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  6. 6.8KLR

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    Jack Daniels if you please.........Cheers.
     

  7. geoff rath

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    Ahh, Whiskies; as near as fascinating a subject as good Safari rifles . . .:):):)
     
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  8. Timbo

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    Been given an early Chrissy present - a bottle of Limeburners Solara Infinity - and I'm enjoying a dram or three now. I assure you it's very smooth and velvety! Cheers! :A Thumbs Up:
     

  9. mikeinarkansas

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    I have been busy copying some of the scotch whisky noted on here to try out. Because I'm fairly unsophisticated when it comes to such things. There is usually Famous Grouse scotch or Monkey Shoulder scotch in the cabinet. Along with Makers Mark on the bourbon side. On the other hand not much beats an ice cold beer on a hot day!
     
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  10. Timbo

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    James Joyce once said: "The light music of whiskey falling into a glass - an agreeable interlude."
     
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    IMG_1700.JPG .
    Look what Santa brought:)
     
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  12. Timbo

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    I went weak at the knees seeing that! You must've been very good for Santa to have brought you that! Enjoy it s-l-o-w-l-y!!
     
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    ...is this restricted to only Christmas or does it apply for New Years also...?
    ENJOY.
     
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    Any day, or night, or occasion is a suitable one to "tak a wee ram". The quote from my darling mother's Godmother, a proper Scottish Lady who would salt her porridge until it was sweet. As posted earlier, and supported by our good mate Timbo in Western Australia, Limeburners Single Cask Infinity Solera Cask. I think I will have one now . . .
     
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  15. Desperatezulu

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    Highland Park is my favourite!

    Have to say, I enjoy most single malts and blends, so it's more about preference than strong likes or dislikes for me.
     
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    Makes hair grow on places you never know you had ;)
     
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    Great choice, but not easy to find :cry:
     

  18. geoff rath

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    The "good drop" is often hard to find; a bit like the hunt for a top trophy animal; much enjoyment in the chase. Pardon me, the wee dram I had earlier is making me wax poetical . . . We can spend a lifetime on the hunt for that perfect drop, lovely Lady, great hunt . . .
     
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  19. Lrntolive

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    Enjoy that Oban, correctly pronounced O-ben. When I visited their distillery, they made sure I pronounced it correctly.

    My personal preference is the Glenfiddich 21 or 18. I went to their distillery, also. Great family run distillery.

    There are many others I like, most recently Loch Lomond Inchmurrin 12. Not bad for a 12.
     
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  20. Red Leg

    Red Leg AH ENABLER LIFETIME BRONZE BENEFACTOR AH Legend

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    Winston Churchill (as he usually did) had the best comment on spirits. Asked about his love of whisky, he replied - "I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.” I wholeheartedly concur.
    I don't always drink a single malt, but when I do it is usually Talisker or Macallan - 18 in either. I do not care particularly for the heavy peat taste. Also sure to frustrate my British cousins, but I prefer it over a couple of cubes of ice.
     

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