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Postby ianbanks » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:16 am

Hello. I am a whisky lover for 15 years now and I only just found this website, in someone elses favorites! I like your website. My favorite whiskys, that are easy to get, are Lagavulin 16, Bowmore Voyage, and Glenfarclas 15.
I have recently become addicted to Irish whiskey! Is that a bad thing to say on this Web site?
I adore Redbreast, Jameson 18, and John Power & Son 12 years old. I want to try Greenspot, where can I get it?
Also do you know where I can get all the Port Ellen distillery releases?

Thankyouy

Ian
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Postby Badmonkey » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:35 am

Welcome to the forum, Ian. I can assure you that your addiction to Irish whiskey will not be frowned upon in most corners of this site. I for one would love to see more threads devoted to Irish whiskies, mostly because I love what I've had to date and I don't know a damn thing about them. Redbreast is a new favourite, though I miss the bottle of Green Spot I was nursing in Tokyo before my return to Canada.

Cheers,

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Postby Tom » Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:45 am

Welcome to the forum Ian, Glad to see another Irish fan. With you two babbling about the green spot I might aswell get a bottle. What's it like ? It is quite cheap isn't it? Saw a bottle in the shop a while ago. You have any notes on it?
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Postby Badmonkey » Sun Dec 04, 2005 11:13 am

The last bottle I had cost me about 3800 yen in Tokyo 8 months ago. That was about $36 US at the time. In terms of flavour it was very distinct. It had an icy menthol quality to it that I had not experienced in a whisky before. My recollections aren't particularly fresh, however, so I'm sure many others on the forum can shed more light on this interesting whisky.

I have yet to see it in Alberta, sadly.
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Postby Aidan » Sun Dec 04, 2005 1:53 pm

Hi Ian - where are you based? I think Green Spot is becoming more widely available. Anyway, I'm also an Irish whiskey fan.

For your guide, there has been a new Redbreast released, which is 15 yrs old and bottled unchillfiltered at 46%. I think it's only available in Germany and France at the minute, but that will change.

Badmonkey - I also get that menthol from Green Spot.
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Postby Lawrence » Sun Dec 04, 2005 5:17 pm

Hi Ian, welcome to the forum, please take a moment and let us know where your based by completing your profile, it helps other when they are answering questions on whisky availability and such (only if you want to).

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 04, 2005 7:08 pm

Yes, and if you're going to be mail-ordering those Port Ellens, be sure to include your street address, so some of us can wait by your mailbox to make sure they arrive safely. :P (No, really, country is sufficient, city or region is nice--it's fun knowing where the people we're talking to are sitting.)
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Postby MGillespie » Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:26 am

Welcome, Ian...don't take us too seriously around here...Lord knows we don't take ourselves too seriously...

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Postby ianbanks » Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:27 pm

Thank you for the welcome. I live in Saltford in England, or just outside it.
Ihave not yet tasted the Green Spot. I travel a lot on business over to Ireland but most of the people I meet there do not know much about their own whiskey. But they drink it and like it. It is quite refreshing actually. I am the opposite and talk about whisky all the time.
The new Redbreast sounds very interesting. I see the Redbreast 12 very much as a drink for this season.
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Postby Aidan » Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:21 pm

Try Mitchel and Son's on Kildare Street if your trips to Ireland include Dublin. Also, the Celtic Whiskey Shop.

They should have some Redbreast 15 there soon too.
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Postby MacLover » Mon Dec 05, 2005 8:14 pm

Hello Ian,

Welcome. Concerning the PE releases you asked about, there are only 6 OB releases that I know of, the 5 "limited edition" annual releases (who knows how many more will come out) and the rare (and it actual is) and very, very, very expensive Port Ellen Maltings.

I believe you can still get the 2nd through 5th Annual releases at Loch Fyne Whiskies (http://www.lfw.co.uk) at very reasonable prices. I am afraid I can't give you any help on the 1st release as it seems to be sold out at most retailers.
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Postby Lawrence » Mon Dec 05, 2005 11:08 pm

Along with the Port Ellen Maltings 21 and the 5 Annual Releases there is also the Rare Malts 20 years old at 60.9% and 22 years old at 60.5% both distilled in 1978 obviously released two years apart.
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Postby MacLover » Tue Dec 06, 2005 4:00 am

Thanks Lawrence. 2 more bottles I need to add to the list to try, if I can find them.
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