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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #660 on: January 14, 2018, 10:46:02 AM »
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #661 on: January 14, 2018, 11:13:55 AM »

Glen Moray 'Elgin Classic'. Tamnavulin.

I've had twenty-nine Scotch single malts (and a few Irish) but never those two. Thanks for the review. One to avoid, one to consider.

...frankly, if you have balls, I suggest the Whyte & Mackay

A test of masculinity?  :D  I'm in.

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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #662 on: January 14, 2018, 11:36:05 AM »
I've had twenty-nie Scotch single malts (and a few Irish) but never those two. Thanks for the review. One to avoid, one to consider.

You're welcome.

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A test of masculinity?  :D  I'm in.

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Good stuff. I'll keep you a place at the bar.

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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #663 on: January 14, 2018, 12:45:55 PM »
A dram, or two. of the insanely powerful Aberlour A'bunadh (this batch, 60.2% alcohol): it will either wake you up with an electric jolt, or put you in a deep coma  ;D

"...a whisky that is aged solely in ex-Oloroso sherry butts. A'bunadh means "Original" in Gaelic and this was designed as a replica to a whisky produced at this distillery in the late 1800's. This is produced in batches and bottled at cask strength."






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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #664 on: January 14, 2018, 01:44:46 PM »
A dram, or two. of the insanely powerful Aberlour A'bunadh (this batch, 60.2% alcohol): it will either wake you up with an electric jolt, or put you in a deep coma   ;D

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That's a win/win, either way. Heh.

But it looks great, Sarge. The question is, are you having it straight? Or with it being cask strength, a dash of water to help open it? If it's the former and so you can no longer type, I understand. 8) hahaha
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #665 on: January 14, 2018, 02:24:29 PM »
That's a win/win, either way. Heh.

But it looks great, Sarge. The question is, are you having it straight? Or with it being cask strength, a dash of water to help open it? If it's the former and so you can no longer type, I understand. 8) hahaha

I've read the pros and cons of adding water to single malts. I've tried it both ways with each bottle, but prefer it straight (hardcore  ;D ). With blends I often, not always, add water and ice.

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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #666 on: January 14, 2018, 03:02:35 PM »
I've read the pros and cons of adding water to single malts. I've tried it both ways with each bottle, but prefer it straight (hardcore  ;D ). With blends I often, not always, add water and ice.

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I don't take it with water either. But I consider it perfectly acceptable to do so. In a real working man's type pub you'll always find water jugs on the bar.


For added authenticity, most men would order a hauf an' a hauf pint. So a half of whisky and a half of whatever draught lager is on tap. But that's serious bevvying behaviour.


There, now you know all you need to know to get by in Glasgow. ;D In Edinburgh it's different, because they can't handle hardcore. ;D
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #667 on: January 14, 2018, 07:12:43 PM »
A dram, or two. of the insanely powerful Aberlour A'bunadh (this batch, 60.2% alcohol): it will either wake you up with an electric jolt, or put you in a deep coma  ;D

"...a whisky that is aged solely in ex-Oloroso sherry butts. A'bunadh means "Original" in Gaelic and this was designed as a replica to a whisky produced at this distillery in the late 1800's. This is produced in batches and bottled at cask strength."






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ELGARIAN!!!!

(Aside to Nik: Elgarian was the GMG member who introduced us to that, the best water of life that ever came out of Scotland.  He is, alas, no longer active here. )

I've read the pros and cons of adding water to single malts. I've tried it both ways with each bottle, but prefer it straight (hardcore  ;D ). With blends I often, not always, add water and ice.

Sarge

I add water for the purely practical reason that undiluted it causes gastric reflux rather badly, proving it is indeed "firewater"

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Jim Beam Black Extra Aged Bourbon.
An inexpensive bourbon that does not taste inexpensive.

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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #668 on: January 15, 2018, 05:29:28 AM »
ELGARIAN!!!!

Yes, his "review" inspired my purchase.

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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #669 on: January 15, 2018, 05:30:54 AM »
For added authenticity, most men would order a hauf an' a hauf pint. So a half of whisky and a half of whatever draught lager is on tap. But that's serious bevvying behaviour.


That's a boilermaker in the States: shot of whiskey with a beer chaser.

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Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #670 on: January 15, 2018, 08:01:30 AM »
ELGARIAN!!!!

(Aside to Nik: Elgarian was the GMG member who introduced us to that, the best water of life that ever came out of Scotland.  He is, alas, no longer active here. )


The good stuff always gets around!

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I add water for the purely practical reason that undiluted it causes gastric reflux rather badly, proving it is indeed "firewater"


Like I said, it's all cool, however it's enjoyed.

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Jim Beam Black Extra Aged Bourbon.
An inexpensive bourbon that does not taste inexpensive.

I've tried the 'ordinary' Jim Beam but never heard of (or seen) that one.


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As for dinner,I didn't go food shopping post gym, so I'll just cut pockets into a couple of chicken breasts and stuff them with butter, garlic and basil. Wrap them in aluminium foil and about 20-25 minutes in the oven should do it. With ten minutes to go, it's bowl, couscous, olive oil, lemon juice, boiling water, green onion, salt and pepper - and that'll do me for carbs. Over the last couple of years cooking for myself has been reduced to the level of 'Tonight I will have protein, fat, and carbs'.
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #671 on: January 18, 2018, 04:37:13 AM »


One of the remaining bottles that was given to my ex after a job. I'll be drinking it with dinner tonight, which will be smoked salmon pasta (via butter, garlic, lemon, creme fraiche, parmesan, chives) because it's easy to prepare and cheap and cheerful.
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #672 on: January 18, 2018, 07:39:10 AM »


One of the remaining bottles that was given to my ex after a job. I'll be drinking it with dinner tonight, which will be smoked salmon pasta (via butter, garlic, lemon, creme fraiche, parmesan, chives) because it's easy to prepare and cheap and cheerful.

Does Pinot Grigio count as drinking?
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #673 on: January 20, 2018, 03:36:40 PM »
Does Pinot Grigio count as drinking?

Only when produced by Germans (Grauburgunder;)

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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #674 on: January 20, 2018, 03:47:44 PM »
I opened a bottle of 10yo Laphroaig tonight. Heretofore my favorite single malt, I was once again disappointed as I have been in their recent bottlings. The former unique experience, and to some off-putting iodine/medicinal/band-aid smell and taste, was buried in the mix, making it not much different from other Islay brands. Still love the island single malts but sad that the most individual of the lot has lost its individuality. Or maybe it's just me...getting on in years, losing my sense of taste and smell? I'm not sure which answer I prefer  :D

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the phone rings and somebody says,
"hey, they made a movie about
Mahler, you ought to go see it.
he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #675 on: January 20, 2018, 05:47:22 PM »
I opened a bottle of 10yo Laphroaig tonight. Heretofore my favorite single malt, I was once again disappointed as I have been in their recent bottlings. The former unique experience, and to some off-putting iodine/medicinal/band-aid smell and taste, was buried in the mix, making it not much different from other Islay brands. Still love the island single malts but sad that the most individual of the lot has lost its individuality. Or maybe it's just me...getting on in years, losing my sense of taste and smell? I'm not sure which answer I prefer  :D

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I think a number of brands are finding demand outstrips supply, and in trying to meet the demand have declined a bit  or made tweaks to their output. Glenlivet has introduced a "Founder's Reserve" that's a blend of various ages to supplement their basic 12yo offering, supposedly because they don't have enough of the latter to meet the demand.

That said, I don't like peaty whiskies: I don't enjoy the feeling that I am drinking cigar smoke. So no Islays for me.

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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #676 on: January 20, 2018, 06:22:52 PM »
That said, I don't like peaty whiskies: I don't enjoy the feeling that I am drinking cigar smoke. So no Islays for me.

I abhor the smell of cigars but love, perhaps paradoxically, the smoke of wood, charcoal, and the peat component of Islay whiskies. But I understand where you're coming from: I haven't convinced any member of my family, or any friend, to share my taste in Laphroaig  ;)

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he was as f*cked-up as you are."
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« Reply #677 on: January 22, 2018, 04:29:35 AM »
Jasmine green tea.
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Re: What are you drinking?
« Reply #678 on: January 22, 2018, 07:35:51 PM »
Ice cold apple juice. Mmm, mmm...good. :)
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« Reply #679 on: January 23, 2018, 06:21:03 AM »
Jasmine green tea.

Bravo.

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