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Whisky Bible 2007 - Jim Murray

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Postby Wendy » Sat Dec 16, 2006 4:31 pm

Congratulations, Gordon. How lovely for you. The colour alone, rich mahogany, reminds me of Canadian Grade 1 maple syrup. Thanks for posting JM's review.

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Postby Lawrence » Sat Dec 16, 2006 6:53 pm

Gordon, your bloodtub of PC is the new 'must try' whisky and I am quite sure it will legendary status. Well done.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Dec 16, 2006 7:34 pm

I wasn't hugely impressed with the 2007 edition. Supposedly, a later publication date than planned allowed Jim to ensure that the book was smack bang up to date.

But take Port Ellen as just one example. The 5th Release isn't in there, let alone the 6th release!
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Postby Aidan » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:00 pm

Yeah, and he's tried about 3 Irish whiskeys this year.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sat Dec 16, 2006 8:27 pm

Goes to show that an up-to-date published comprehensive tasting guide just isn't possible any more. It would make much more sense to offer the Bible online by subscription, so it could be updated continually and be truly current. Of course, Wendy would have to load it into a pda of some kind so she could have it with her in the aisles of the LCBO.

Wendy wrote:Congratulations, Gordon. How lovely for you. The colour alone, rich mahogany, reminds me of Canadian Grade 1 maple syrup. Thanks for posting JM's review.


I think I need a primer on Canadian maple syrup grading. Here, we have Grade A Fancy, the lightest and supposedly highest grade; Grade A Medium Amber; Grade A Dark Amber; and Grade B, supposedly commercial grade, but in my mind the best in-your-face dirty sludgy maple flavor. Only the latter approaches anything resembling mahogany in color. Is Canadian Grade 1 similarly at the "bottom" of the scale?

Gordon, you realize of course that we all want one now. If we ever figure out exactly where you live, you're in big trouble! :P
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Postby Wendy » Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:50 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:Of course, Wendy would have to load it into a pda of some kind so she could have it with her in the aisles of the LCBO.

Now that sounds like an impossible goal, Mr. TH...I am sure there will be new reviews in the 2007 hard copy to keep me busy walking the LCBO aisles until the end of the upcoming year.

Wendy wrote:Congratulations, Gordon. How lovely for you. The colour alone, rich mahogany, reminds me of Canadian Grade 1 maple syrup. Thanks for posting JM's review.


Canadian Grade 1 Maple Syrup is not the bottom of the barrel; based on the forces of nature, it would have been more accurate if I had stated --- Grade 1 Medium Amber. Because I can see light through the whisky (see top portion of bottling), it remains in my humble eye, in the Grade 1 Medium Amber category. I am certainly no expert, but when my children were young and we lived in a forest, we used to tap our maple trees. It was a lot of work for a very sweet reward! For the record, our maple syrup tended to fall into the Grade 1 Light category.

Now back to the Bible... :D
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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:33 am

I guess it's mahogany I don't understand...I always thought it was very dark. A little research shows my conception to be faulty. I should know better than to question you on such things, Wendy! 8)
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Postby Wendy » Sun Dec 17, 2006 3:45 am

MrTattieHeid wrote:I guess it's mahogany I don't understand...I always thought it was very dark. A little research shows my conception to be faulty. I should know better than to question you on such things, Wendy! 8)


Phew...I am glad I didn't reference any Acadian Maple products. Thanks for the passing grade. :wink:

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Postby Deactivated Member » Sun Dec 17, 2006 10:11 am

Malt Whisky Yearbook 2007 seemed really smack bang up-to-date when published last month. Narrative and pics of some very, very recent releases. So sad that it doesn't have tasting notes. It would then be the only whisky book that I'd buy.
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Postby Di Blasi » Sun Dec 17, 2006 2:04 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:I don't normally buy this type of book as i don't personally score whisky in this manner , i either like it , don't like it or somewhere in between but i bought this one for one very good reason , as Lawrence has already hinted , my Port Charlotte bottling is reviewed in it .
So for those of you who don't have a copy (or a magnifying glass!) , you can read it here

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Congratulations Gordon! That's excellent! I'd love a bottle, (I'm sure everyone else here does too!!) Is Darren at the Whisky Shop selling it? Looking forward to getting my edition of the Bible to read it again.
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Sun Dec 17, 2006 4:00 pm

No Darren isn't selling it though it's good advertising for him as i'm sure lots of people will be ringing up to ask for it , the reason it has "The Whisky Shop" on the review is that Darren sent Jim the sample . Unfortunately there isn't any available for sale as prior to the publication the few remaining ones that i'm not drinking are on hold for other people , 39 bottles doesn't go a long way especially when it's so good ! I decided from the start that i wasn't going to sell any , i've given a few away as returns of favours from the past , swapped a few for Ardbeg and other bottlings i didn't have and also dished out a few drams to friends and family . I dare say now if i did want to sell , which i don't , i could expect a higher price than the £250 that some bloodtub bottlings were getting on the "Whiskyauction.com" .
Something tells me i'll be a popular man on Islay during the 2007 Feis Ile !!!!!

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Postby TheLaddie » Sun Dec 17, 2006 5:19 pm

Well done Gordon! Brilliant review! You must be over the moon!
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Postby Di Blasi » Sun Dec 17, 2006 6:50 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:No Darren isn't selling it though it's good advertising for him as i'm sure lots of people will be ringing up to ask for it , the reason it has "The Whisky Shop" on the review is that Darren sent Jim the sample . Unfortunately there isn't any available for sale as prior to the publication the few remaining ones that i'm not drinking are on hold for other people , 39 bottles doesn't go a long way especially when it's so good ! I decided from the start that i wasn't going to sell any , i've given a few away as returns of favours from the past , swapped a few for Ardbeg and other bottlings i didn't have and also dished out a few drams to friends and family . I dare say now if i did want to sell , which i don't , i could expect a higher price than the £250 that some bloodtub bottlings were getting on the "Whiskyauction.com" .
Something tells me i'll be a popular man on Islay during the 2007 Feis Ile !!!!!
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Yes, Gordon, I must again say compliments, hats off, cheers to you and your wonderful bottling! And you already have big fans, even before this, and have future buyers for your next bottlings!!! Congratulations again!
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Postby Iain » Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:09 pm

Old Parr 18 is better than any sms - at least, that's what Scotsman reports as the view from JM

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1872502006
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Postby Whiskana » Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:26 pm

Whiskana wrote:I put my order in too. I don't know when will http://www.play.com deliver it but at 11.49 euros (delivered home) it was the cheapest (probably). Ordered WB2006 also from them.


Play.com sent my Bible today - just day or two too late for me to get it before Christmas...
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Postby Scotchio » Mon Dec 25, 2006 2:10 pm

Got mine for xmas, interesting as usual but also lacking in balance!
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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:03 pm

I too just got notice I'll have mine by the time I get back to Bergen! Looking forward to it!
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Dec 25, 2006 5:49 pm

Scotchio wrote:Got mine for xmas, interesting as usual but also lacking in balance!


Not much of a finish, either.... :P
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Postby Scotchio » Mon Dec 25, 2006 9:29 pm

Also getting a bit self congratulatory. Murray seems to think he single handedly opened up the world of whisky for all of us. we are not worthy!
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Postby Lawrence » Fri Dec 29, 2006 2:36 am

Mine was waiting for me when I returned home last night and I had a brief glance through it, I'm looking to going over it more thoroughly.

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Postby WestVanDave » Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:04 am

Lawrence wrote:Mine was waiting for me when I returned home last night and I had a brief glance through it, I'm looking to going over it more thoroughly.

Lawrence


I'm sure you had better things to do on this last trip :wink: (and a Bible really wouldn't have been appropriate - now would it???).
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Postby les taylor » Fri Dec 29, 2006 10:44 am

Its all very nice but it has'nt got one of those silky bookmarks like previous issues. :(


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Re: Whisky Bible 2007

Postby Oliver » Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:00 pm

Onefortheditch wrote:Have recently bought this and read some of it. :oops:

JM is a man who writes about 250-300 pages of tasting notes on whisky and what’s his choice of “a great meal….about as good as it gets"? A pork pie, white cheese and weak beer… (there’s not even a mention of intense kumquat!!)….and why?.....because its traditional!!

He sells it and we buy it!! :wink:

And of course the whisky of the year was a blend….fortunately that was Jim’s year… :lol:

Yes he really has lost it this year….roll on the 2008 edition….


Malt'o porn indeed! :lol: :lol:
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Tue Jan 02, 2007 2:01 pm

les taylor wrote:Its all very nice but it has'nt got one of those silky bookmarks like previous issues. :(


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Yes I missed that too .... :(

Santa brought me mine too :lol:
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Postby corbuso » Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:28 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:Something tells me i'll be a popular man on Islay during the 2007 Feis Ile !!!!!

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Hi Gordon,
So if we are nice with you, can we hope to taste your dram :-).
In any case, see you at the Feis Ile 2007. I already got my plane ticket.

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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Jan 02, 2007 4:33 pm

les taylor wrote:Its all very nice but it has'nt got one of those silky bookmarks like previous issues. :(


:)


That's sad to hear. I really liked that detail, and used it too. I hope to get mine tomorrow.
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Postby corbuso » Thu Jan 04, 2007 2:14 pm

adogranonthepitch wrote:The new 97's are as follows ...

Ardbeg No. 1 Ping Single Cask
Brora 30yo .. but not sure which one.
Old Parr Superior 18yo blended whisky

The new 96's include ...

Ardbeg Young OOOgie
Benriach OB 1984
Norse Bowmore 1993
'Morangie Truffle Oak
MMcDavid Mission Macallan - not sure which one though .. so many .. :roll:
'Farclas 1954
Tully 1966 World Cup 1966
DLP Clynyee 23 yo


Another service helping you guys and dolls in whisky anorack world from the 'dog' :D


And a lot of 95s as well? And what were the biggest disappointments?
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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:33 am

Spirit of Islay wrote:I don't normally buy this type of book as i don't personally score whisky in this manner , i either like it , don't like it or somewhere in between but i bought this one for one very good reason , as Lawrence has already hinted , my Port Charlotte bottling is reviewed in it .
So for those of you who don't have a copy (or a magnifying glass!) , you can read it here

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Hey Gordon! I finally got my copy but I can't find your whisky, I've desperately hunted through the book but no luck, help!!
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:03 am

Look under Bruichladdich not Port Charlotte :wink:
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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:56 am

There it is! I thought I looked there, I guess not well enough. Great Gordon, congratulations again!!
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Postby irishwhiskeychaser » Fri Jan 05, 2007 3:39 pm

Congrats Gordon, Just looked it up on my copy. I get a strange feeling that Jim liked it, I might be wrong but it is possible :wink: .

96 is a massive mark so your bottle is in the top ranking pages also.

I suppose we could describe you as a proud father then.
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:02 pm

irishwhiskeychaser wrote:
I suppose we could describe you as a proud father then.


It's funny but whenever people asked me what i was doing on Islay i used to reply "going to see the Bairns!" LOL!

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Postby lbacha » Fri Jan 05, 2007 4:06 pm

Well, I just ordered mine from the web site so now all I ned to do is sit back and wait. The option of paying with Pay-Pal made it really easy.

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Postby Di Blasi » Sat Jan 06, 2007 3:29 am

lbacha wrote:Well, I just ordered mine from the web site so now all I ned to do is sit back and wait. The option of paying with Pay-Pal made it really easy.

Len


Ordered your what lbacha?? The bible or the Port Charlotte??
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:07 am

The one which can be ordered, I would assume.
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