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Best whisky bar?

Postby Rudolph Hucker » Thu Sep 19, 2002 3:06 pm

Having been fortunate enough to drink whisky in several bars, I recently came across the Drumchork Lodge Hotel.

Not only do they have 450 malts to choose from, the bar itself has just the right atmosphere and the people ( Frances and John ) are just great.

So far, this has to be the best whisky bar I have visited. Any other nominations?

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Postby r0b » Thu Sep 19, 2002 9:18 pm

"450 malts to choose from"

Fu**ing Hell! You're not joking? If not, I must move from Sweden, win a few million on the lottery and make that bar my permanent residence! Image
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Postby Ize » Fri Sep 20, 2002 9:32 am

Well, there is an excellent restaurant in Sweden in Stockholm that has at least around 200 malts ... for some reason the name has escaped my mind, darn. If you happen to get lost and find yourself in Finland in Oulu, not like though, go to St. Michael's Pub there are 100-200 different malts ... haven't counted them though. The atmosphere/place isn't the best one perhaps, if you like silent roomy cosy place (it is quite noisy and small pub), but when you decide to move from whiskies to beer, you can have there Caffrey's ale and stout from the tap. :P

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Postby Rudolph Hucker » Fri Sep 20, 2002 10:40 am

No rOb - no joke - they really do have 450 malts.

Forgot to say location is Wester Ross on the North West coast of Scotland.

And their ' hot ' smoked salmon is to die for!

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Postby Gate » Fri Sep 20, 2002 1:55 pm

The Rockwell Bar in the Trafalfgar Hotel in London is great if you go for bourbon - over 100 bourbons and ryes. But by God it's pricey. The sainted Milroys whisky shop in Soho has (or at least had last time I was in there - far too long ago, shame on me) a bar in the shop, so you can taste before you buy (or after, or during...)
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Postby blackkeno » Sun Sep 22, 2002 4:02 am

When visiting downtown Minneapolis (Minnesota) I like to go to "The Local." They have over a hundred malts, a great Irish selection (by US standards) and reasonable prices.
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Postby bolena » Sun Sep 22, 2002 9:49 am

Akkurat in Stockholm is probably the restaurant Ize was talking about. The number of malts is +350 and the have about 200 beers to choose from.
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Postby Ize » Mon Sep 23, 2002 5:43 am

Akkurat, yes that is the place. Image
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Oct 20, 2002 9:02 pm

Has anyone tried M's in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh yet.If you love whisky and happen to be in Auld Reekie then it is a must.500+ malts can't be wrong.The bar staff are wonderful and will happily chat all day.There is something to suit all pockets in the list book which is attractively bound in wood.All measures are a generous 35ml.It is also a seafood restaurant and has the best toilets I have seen in any eaterie.Very whisky and fish.
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Postby Magnus » Sat Oct 26, 2002 11:28 am

I hate to spoil the fun but the best whisky bar
is most likely "Speyside Way".
Suzuki-san has well over 1000 bottles in the bar and an unknown number in storage.
The only problem for most of you is of course that it is located in Tokyo, Japan (Jiyugaoka).
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Postby Jeroen Kloppenburg » Sun Nov 17, 2002 1:00 pm

Been a day out in AMsterdam a week or so back, and for the first time visitted whisky bar The Still.
http://www.whisky-destill.nl/ fir their website.

I found a very small and comfortable bar, in the middle of the old city centre of Amsterdam, full of that Scottish atmosphere.

Fully recommended if you happen to be in Amsterdam for something =o)
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Nov 17, 2002 8:31 pm

The Engelenburg, Brummen, The Netherlands.
At the Engelenburg, they have a nice selection of rare vintages and very rare malts, and ofcourse the "usual" stuff so to speak.
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My last single malt was...

Postby Rudolph Hucker » Mon Nov 18, 2002 10:45 am

OK folks, it's Monday. Long, long way to go to the weekend, so let's brighten things up a little by finding out what we have been drinking. All you do is post the last single malt you had and when - simple huh?

Me? I had an Aberlour 10 yo as a Sunday nightcap.

What about you?

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Postby Aidan » Mon Nov 18, 2002 11:35 am

I had a Lagavulun in a nearby pub (in Dublin) last week. I had not had one in a long time and wondered had my taste changed since. I can still taste it and all my ailments have been cured. Not my favourate by a long stretch, but very interesting and enjoyable.
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Postby Nikwik » Mon Nov 18, 2002 12:16 pm

Talisker 1979 (21 y Image) from Cadenhead. Cask strength and absolutely delicious...

Where? In front of the telly Saturday night watching "Full Metal Jacket". M-I-C...

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Postby Nikwik » Mon Nov 18, 2002 12:17 pm

Sorry for the red smiley. Where did that come from..?
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Postby Gate » Mon Nov 18, 2002 12:30 pm

I had some Glengoyne (10 y.o.) last night (Sunday)while watching a load of old toot about a wartime detective.
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Postby heer.veer » Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:50 pm

I had an Aberlour 11 Aberdeen.

After some work at 2 at night.

I´m still not shure if I like it. Not a lot of priate bottlings around of Aberlour and maybe they sold this cask off because it´s not as good as the "normal" cask?

I will have an Aberlour 12 DoubleCask tonight
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Postby heer.veer » Mon Nov 18, 2002 1:50 pm

I had an Aberlour 11 Aberdeen.

After some work at 2 at night.

I´m still not shure if I like it. Not a lot of priate bottlings around of Aberlour and maybe they sold this cask off because it´s not as good as the "normal" cask?

I will have an Aberlour 12 DoubleCask tonight
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Postby JUERG GLUTZ-KURMANN » Mon Nov 18, 2002 3:18 pm

Hi there,

My digestive dram was a Glenturret 80/97 from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society. Still a beautiful Whisky although the bottle is opened for a long time. Before that my aperitif was a crazy good TEN of Ardbeg. My God, long live Scotland with such an array of fine Whiskies!! What would we drink if Whisky didn't exist?

Slainte mhor,
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Postby hpulley » Mon Nov 18, 2002 4:02 pm

I had a shot of The Dalmore 12yo last (Sunday) night after my son went to bed, to relax.

Harry
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Postby Jenny » Mon Nov 18, 2002 4:04 pm

Either Auchentoshan Three Wood (11Y), Imperial Calvados Finish (12Y), Macallan (12Y) or a Craggenmore(12Y)... can't remember anymore...it was a very "communicative" evening. Image

Jenny

PS : Isn't Auchentoshan Three Wood the woodiest whisky ever? It's a liquid forrest!
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Postby bartok » Mon Nov 18, 2002 6:18 pm

yesterday i had a little private tasting, started with Connemara(NAS),Bruichladdich 10 (old white label),Bruichladdich 10(new unchill-filtered version),Littlemill 8,Springbank CV,Connoisseurs Choice Ardbeg 11(1990),and ended with a Ledaig 15.All in all a very enjoyable afternoon.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Nov 18, 2002 7:36 pm

I had a glas of Highland Park 18Y on Sunday night, after a long afternoon's work...
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Postby St.Peat » Mon Nov 18, 2002 8:37 pm

On Sunday night I made 2 vattings with The Balvenie DoubleWood as the base (50-66%b.v.).

Version 1 -- with Springbank 'new' 10yo OB
Version 2 -- with 24yo Macallan OMC

Both were very, very tasty!
Cheers!! Image

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Postby Ian_Hamilton » Mon Nov 18, 2002 9:59 pm

TALISKER
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Postby nthorpe » Mon Nov 18, 2002 10:40 pm

I had a glenmorangie port finish and a St. Magdalene with my lunch and a bit of Benriach in the evening

jobs a good'n
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Postby yorkie » Mon Nov 18, 2002 11:10 pm

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Postby Nodin » Tue Nov 19, 2002 12:14 am

Had a CS Mortlach (22yo i think) Rare Malt version last week...wow!!!
And a bit of Greenspot before that...at the temple bar in dublin...yum...
taa!
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Postby John Clotworthy » Tue Nov 19, 2002 12:19 am

Hi
Just sitting after a hard day with the most beautiful little lady, no not the wife she's in bed I am sitting with a glass of G&Ms bottling of cask strength Mortlach, just bottled in June this year 63.8% of beauty. It is rich in colour, deep in taste with strong sherry overtures and a little spice at the end.
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Postby John Clotworthy » Tue Nov 19, 2002 12:30 am

Hi
just left this site and decided it was a real hard day, so I am now sitting with a lovely aberlour abunagh, a range of 10 - 15 year old Aberlours matured in dry sherry casks and then mixed together in sweet Spanish sherry casks and bottled at cask strength. The taste is so good and rich you want to chew it, then the world of whisky explodes as the fats, proteins and resins from the wooden casks solidify in your mouth WOW! I will sleep well tonight.
Slainthe John.
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Postby Rudolph Hucker » Tue Nov 19, 2002 10:57 am

John, that sounds terrific, that's an Aberlour I must try!

Last night's nightcap? A Glenfarcas 15 yo.

As Homer Simpson would say < Mmmmmmmmmmmmm! >

cheers

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Postby Jeroen Kloppenburg » Tue Nov 19, 2002 2:23 pm

Opened my bottle Port Ellen 21yr from Old Malt Cask and enjoyed a generous dram with a dear friend.
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Postby hpulley » Tue Nov 19, 2002 10:56 pm

Last night I had a dram of Auchroisk 11yo port finished 43% (Chieftains) which I usually find to be excellent but last night it was just OK for some reason. Wonder what I'll have tonight?...

Harry
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Postby Oliver » Tue Nov 19, 2002 11:15 pm

Last Friday, I had an after work glass of Macallan 15 in a quiet bar with a red pool table and fancy furniture uptown New Orleans. A great rolling malt! (PS: everyone else was drinking light beer).
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