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dont taste whisky after you've eaten...

Postby Marvin » Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:34 pm

I just ate some pasta with tomato sauce and then opened my new HP12 and couldnt taste much whisky! Only now near the end of the dram am I getting the proper taste. Tastes good, looks like HP12 is back on form. I was at the shop looking for an Old Pulteney 12 when I saw the new style HP12 on offer. :) Have to get the OP12 next week...
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Postby Di Blasi » Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:32 am

How about a nice piece of dark chocolate after dinner prior to indulging in a nice whisky?? I usually go with a 100% cocoa, awesome, cleansing, healthy, and primes me for that whisky of choice.
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Postby Badmonkey » Thu Nov 23, 2006 6:47 am

A little chocolate after dinner with a dram? Don't mind if I do! Now where's that bottle of JW Gold... ?
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Postby TheLiquorBaron » Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:05 pm

Badmonkey wrote:Now where's that bottle of JW Gold... ?


Have you ever frozen this and sampled??
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Postby Oiler_Kiwi99 » Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:26 pm

Di Blasi wrote:How about a nice piece of dark chocolate after dinner prior to indulging in a nice whisky?? I usually go with a 100% cocoa, awesome, cleansing, healthy, and primes me for that whisky of choice.


I also like to cleanse the palate so to speak prior to partaking of a dram with some good chocolate minimum 85% cocoa content. I believe that it is full of antioxidants which apparently are good for you.
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Postby Lawrence » Thu Nov 23, 2006 5:42 pm

Marvin, garlic is a real palate killer and I have to presume there was some garlic in your tomato sause. Some foods are worse than others and some whiskies stand up better. JW Black is the number one selling whisky in Thailand we're it's taken with their spicy food, it just works. (for example).
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:32 am

It's best not to drink on a full stomach anyway.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:52 am

Paul A Jellis wrote:It's best not to drink on a full stomach anyway.


I beg to differ--it's the best time for a dram. The Normans stop in the middle of a multi-course meal for a spot of calvados--it's called "le trou Normand", or the Norman pause. It's reputed to dilate the stomach, making room for more food. A good belch is the signal to proceed. Whisky will do much the same, and at the end of a large meal, will provide a measure of relief.
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Postby Paul A Jellis » Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:31 am

Sorry Mr T.

Having said that I never drink on a full stomach, I prefer a nice big leather armchair, next to a roaring log fire . . .
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Postby les taylor » Fri Nov 24, 2006 11:55 am

Smoked Mackerel.

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Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:12 pm

Tomato pretty much rules out tasting whisky for the rest of the evening - and olive oil doesn't help much, either. All the palate cleansing in the world can't shift the flavour.
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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Nov 24, 2006 1:28 pm

Nick Brown wrote:Tomato pretty much rules out tasting whisky for the rest of the evening - and olive oil doesn't help much, either. All the palate cleansing in the world can't shift the flavour.


Those poor Italians then I guess!
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Postby Wave » Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:03 pm

Nick Brown wrote:Tomato pretty much rules out tasting whisky for the rest of the evening - and olive oil doesn't help much, either. All the palate cleansing in the world can't shift the flavour.


Not to mention the boatload of garlic that populates my pasta sauce!
That's what a good bottle of Chianti is for. Capisca? :lol:


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Postby Lawrence » Fri Nov 24, 2006 5:53 pm

Lawrence wrote:Marvin, garlic is a real palate killer and I have to presume there was some garlic in your tomato sause. Some foods are worse than others and some whiskies stand up better. JW Black is the number one selling whisky in Thailand we're it's taken with their spicy food, it just works. (for example).


I have just been informed that JW Black is not the best selling whisky in Thailand so scratch that thought.
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