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Postby Lawrence » Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:02 pm

The law was changed a while ago to allow Canada Post to legally ship alcohol. I've used Canada Post and UPS with no problems.
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Postby hpulley » Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:44 pm

Wow, I hadn't heard. Very interesting.

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Postby Lawrence » Thu Jul 08, 2004 6:40 am

This evening I tried a James McAllister's 1991 Glen Scotia, an unusual dram from Campbeltown. I like Springbank and Glen Scotia and this dram is no exception, it is very different from all other whiskies, slightly salty, with a hint of rye in the taste and even a hint of the cow shed :shock:

Lots of surprises in this dram.
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Booker's

Postby bamber » Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:24 pm

Came in about midnight after massive curry and poured myself a triple Bookers into a giant brandy balloon.

Smooth and delicious.
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Re: Booker's

Postby BourbonBorderline » Thu Jul 08, 2004 3:31 pm

bamber wrote:Came in about midnight after massive curry and poured myself a triple Bookers into a giant brandy balloon.

Smooth and delicious.


Glad you liked it! Wow a triple!! Never tried that with a 63.4% bourbon. WooHoo.

Last night I sipped some Wild Turkey 101 - my "cheap" everyday bourbon.
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Booker's

Postby bamber » Thu Jul 08, 2004 5:57 pm

I really liked it :)

WT 8YO 101 is my current 'everyday whisky' as well.

Thursday is a 'no booze day' :(

Roll on Friday - sampling ORVW 10YO 107 proof for first time :D
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Postby brian12069 » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:24 am

George Dickel no 12...most tastey
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Postby Stephen » Fri Jul 09, 2004 2:54 pm

My friend and i recently had a blind tasting with six different distilleries in different bottler's product, the process is funny , we had very different opinions , they are:

Highland Park 1977-95 18y 56% Cadenhead
Bowmore 10y 1977-87 59,4% G&M for 10th Anniversary Glenscoma, Barrel 4314
Caol Ila 21y 1974-96 58% Cadenhead
Longmorn sherry 32y 1969-2001 56% Cooper's Choice
Laphroaig 17y 1979-97 53,5% Glenscoma
Talisker sherry finish 31y 1970-2002 50% Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask Director's Tactical Selection, 222 bottles

Some i love, but my friend hates. And Some i hate, my friend loves.
i like Bowmore 10y and Laphroaig 17y, and i hate Caol Ila 21y and Longmorn sherry 32y.

I'm confused of almost all bottle's regions and distilleries.
i guessed Highland Park 18y as a Mortlach's, Bowmore 10y as a speysider, Caol Ila 21y as a Laphroaig's ,Laphroaig 17y as a Bowmore's, Talisker sherry finish 31y as a islayer.

We got a conclusion that we need to have more blind tasting in the future.
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Postby BH » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:28 pm

Springbank 8yo society botteling, and it's a great whisky!!

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Postby Lawrence » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:28 pm

Stephen, what the h*ll is :D Glenscoma, Barrel 4314 ?
(The Glen of the Long Sleep?) Get it?

Last night I stuck with the old stand bys, a Bladnoch from G&M, which was very light and finished of with an Ardbeg 10. The Ardbeg 10 always surprises me a little, last night it was the sweetness that was so evident with the addition of water.
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Postby Stephen » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:48 pm

Lawrence wrote:Stephen, what the h*ll is :D Glenscoma, Barrel 4314 ?
(The Glen of the Long Sleep?) Get it?

Last night I stuck with the old stand bys, a Bladnoch from G&M, which was very light and finished of with an Ardbeg 10. The Ardbeg 10 always surprises me a little, last night it was the sweetness that was so evident with the addition of water.


Lawrence,

"Glenscoma" is a Germany bottler and shop:
http://www.whiskynyt.dk/andet/guidehtml/page0106.htm
http://www.whisky.de/scoma_e/default.asp
http://www.boulevard24.de/shopV2/scoma/default.asp

You can use "Google" to find some pictures about it's bottles, like:
http://manosu.boo.jp/b_glenscoma.htm

"Barrel 4314" is the cask number of the "Bowmore 10y 1977-87 59,4% G&M".
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Jul 09, 2004 3:53 pm

I see it now, it follows from the line above, you had me fooled for a while there, thank you Stephen. :D
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Postby clayton jr » Fri Jul 09, 2004 4:57 pm

Had a glass of Jim Beam Black. A decent, peppery bourbon. Especially good for $17/bottle.
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Postby brian12069 » Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:57 pm

Clayton...I have a Bottle Of Jim Beams Choice green label....ever try that?
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Postby Stephen » Sat Jul 10, 2004 2:45 pm

Glenfiddich 30 Years Old
Agree with Michael Jackson's Comment "Luxurious, but in a restrained, understated way."
One of my favorite.
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Postby Lawrence » Sat Jul 10, 2004 5:10 pm

Last night was Friday night out so I had Aberlour 10 with my beef Wellington, the combination of sherry & bourbon made it an excellent dram for dinner. I finished off with a Clynelish OB 14 with MJ suggest would have been better suited to the beef and lastly a Caol Ila OB 18 which I am having increasing respect for. The only down side to this bottling is that there is no more available here.
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Postby Lawrence » Mon Jul 12, 2004 3:56 pm

Last night it was a Hart Brothers 22 year old Port Ellen, not a monster of a Port Ellen, more along the lines of a Bowmore 12 or a tamer Caol Ila but still a nice dram.
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Postby clayton jr » Mon Jul 12, 2004 8:04 pm

Clayton...I have a Bottle Of Jim Beams Choice green label....ever try that?


No, I haven't. That's the "Beam's Choice" variety, right? I've never seen it in the store, but remember seeing a photo of the bottle somewhere. We have the white label, black label, and yellow label (rye) in our state-run stores. Those and the assorted small-batch labels.

Yesterday, we opened a bottle of 21 Year Old Balvenie PortWood. Delicious, with an very interesting character from the port.
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:55 pm

Last night was the Arran Limited Edition finished in a Cognac cask at 58.2%, a really nice dram, with lots of flavour and mouth feel. A good sweet nose. For such a young whisky, approx 5 years old it, was very very good.
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Postby Admiral » Thu Jul 15, 2004 11:01 pm

Played snooker with a friend as we knocked back Laphroiag 10yo, followed by Bowmore Darkest.

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Postby bond » Fri Jul 16, 2004 6:50 am

Sampled Auchentoshan for the first time and I was not really impressed .

Have been admonished on this forum in the past for taking a condescending view towards Lowlands but I am somehow getting increasingly convinced they will never be up my street.
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Postby Boggen » Fri Jul 16, 2004 9:26 am

Sampled a couple nice drams last night:

Bladnoch 1985 17yo Dun Bheagan - a really nice lowlander that have aged lovely.

Linkwood 1987 14yo Signatory Decanter Collection - soft and nice but the finish is not very impressive.

Brora 1977 26yo Douglas Laing Platinum - a little bit too sherried but what a nose is fantastic and almost like a Islay malt - really really good!

I can only recommend Douglas Laings Platinum series.
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Postby brian12069 » Fri Jul 16, 2004 11:23 am

last night...3 cans of Miller light... :wink:
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Jul 16, 2004 3:49 pm

Last night is wasBell's on the rocks, I was at a function for a visiting aircraft carrier and the officers etc, don't look a gift horse in the mouth.... :D
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Postby clayton jr » Fri Jul 16, 2004 6:51 pm

Elijah Craig 12-year bourbon.

I can't say that I'd rank this up with my favorites, but it's an interesting pour.
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Postby Admiral » Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:17 am

Glen Moray, NAS, Chardonnay mellowed.

Great before dinner!

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Postby pibroch » Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:47 am

Caol Ila 12 yo OB
Easy drinking as the label implies. Subtle palate. The finish by contrast is sensational - intense savoury peatiness and extremely long.

One to get to know - did not reveal it's charms on one tasting.

Also a demonstration of why not to rely on whisky writers' tasting notes (and ratings) if they don't swallow!
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Postby brian12069 » Sat Jul 17, 2004 2:34 pm

last night...George Dickel #12 and Old Rip Van Winkle 15 year...
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Postby Andko » Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:04 pm

Finished my second bottle of Highland Park 18 and started my third of Talisker 10... both among my favourite malts
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Postby Stephen » Sun Jul 18, 2004 6:55 am

Highland Park the 12yo (old bottle) starts such for a long time is equally good, sherry, honey and smoke.

Canadian Club is the Canadian whisky, the feeling in the mouth is limpid, young, it's not a good one, but suits for drinking in summer.
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Postby Lawrence » Sun Jul 18, 2004 7:25 am

The old stand bys, Laphroaig 10 and Glenfarclas 12, wonderful examples of both types.
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Postby Lawrence » Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:39 pm

Last night the Club tasted Tullibardine (13 years old) from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society, a really nice dram that was very complex that could handle loads of water and a taste of tobacco and citrus. An intriguing dram.

The second dram was Springbank 10, what a wonderful whisky.
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Postby hpulley » Mon Jul 19, 2004 6:44 pm

A couple of nights ago I opened another bottle of Ardbeg TEN, wonderful peaty, iodiney, smokey stuff as usual even though it was just opened. Really must pick up another bottle of 17yo OB while it is still around.

Yesterday I enjoyed some more Signatory 13yo Caol Ila. This one is great on its own when not trying to follow Ardbeg.

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Postby clayton jr » Mon Jul 19, 2004 10:33 pm

Wild Turkey Rye.
Delicious -- full of pepper, spice, and smooth fire.
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Postby pibroch » Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:14 am

Clayton, I adore Wild Turkey Rye - not distributed here in Australia due to world shortage caused by warehouse fire a year or 2 ago.

And Lawrence, couldn't agree more about the Springbank 10 which I just recently purchased - just beautiful : lots of lovely malt, wood and spice flavours and yet so creamy and mellow.

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