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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby daftbeaker on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:57 am

Arkaeon wrote:...and you haven't had any for 5 weeks because...?

I don't like to drink for six weeks after operations :wink:
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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby Arkaeon on Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:32 am

Completely legitimate reason. Heal up first :)

Fringe benefit of periods of abstinence: your alcohol tolerance tends to fall off, so you can drink less and enjoy the psychological benefits (i.e. relaxation and pain relief) more efficiently. Of course, you have to plan for that or you get a big nasty surprise on your first guzzling. As someone who suffers from fast-escalating tolerance, I find it useful to engage in extended periods of abstinence for that purpose specifically.
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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby black bart on Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:31 am

My colleague has been seeing his doctor because he has High Blood Pressure. They had a chat about alcohol consumption and my pal mentioned he likes a drop of whisky...the doc said that he goes through two bottles of whisky a week!!!!

That's the sort of doctor you want.
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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby Ubi Dubius on Mon Feb 14, 2011 11:26 pm

Why would I want a doctor who went through my whisky?
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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby black bart on Tue Feb 15, 2011 10:10 am

Ubi Dubius wrote:Why would I want a doctor who went through my whisky?


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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby Arkaeon on Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:20 pm

A couple bottles a week? That's about 2 proper drinks a day. I'd call that therapeutic.
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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby daftbeaker on Sat Mar 05, 2011 10:40 pm

Glenfiddich is really quite nice. It's much more gentle than Laphroaig but still has some taste and bite. Shame it's normally so expensive, I only buy whisky when it's on sale.

Speaking of which, does anyone have any experience with Glenlivet? Yay or nay?
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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby Arkaeon on Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:04 pm

Glenlivit is okay. It's like a half-castrated Glenfiddich, taste-wise. Easygoing, I would call it. Soft-ish for a scotch. I haven't had any for years, so I'll take corrections from those who have had it more recently.

BY THE WAY I went ahead and started the "Beer Volcano" thread in "Rant, Rave, and Misbehave" section, where kids will theoretically not be reading it and getting any explosive ideas. I'll put my basic mead procedure in there next. All lovers of the Beer Volcano are welcome to join in on the fun.
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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby daftbeaker on Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:11 pm

Arkaeon wrote:Glenlivit is okay. It's like a half-castrated Glenfiddich, taste-wise. Easygoing, I would call it. Soft-ish for a scotch. I haven't had any for years, so I'll take corrections from those who have had it more recently.

Ah, never mind then. I like my whisky to have quite a bit of bite, I have cider for other situations.

Arkaeon wrote:BY THE WAY I went ahead and started the "Beer Volcano" thread in "Rant, Rave, and Misbehave" section, where kids will theoretically not be reading it and getting any explosive ideas. I'll put my basic mead procedure in there next. All lovers of the Beer Volcano are welcome to join in on the fun.

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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby daftbeaker on Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:28 pm

Jura is interesting. It's not offensive in any way but I can't seem to think of anything good to say about it. I'm glad I got it relatively cheap but I'd rather save a tenner a bottle and just drink Famous Grouse.

The bottle's nice though :idiot:
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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby Roy Hunter on Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:39 pm

Mrs. H. likes Jura. Very smooth and mellow. I prefer something a bit more smokey and peaty, although not as bonkers smokey and peaty as some of the big Islays. Look at the map and Islay and Jura are right next door to each other, their geography is similar; yet their whisky styles are completely at odds with each other.

Finished the Christmas Highland Park a wee while back, next up will be something lowland, I think. Maybe a Glengoyne. I used to go and pick magic mushrooms from the field next to the Glengoyne distillery...
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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby extropalopakettle on Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:47 pm

On my bookshelf right now, some of my favorites:
1) Balvenie Single Malt, Single Barrel, 15 years
2) Glenmorangie Single Malt, 15 years
3) Michter's Single Barrel Straight Rye Whiskey
4) Woodford Reserve Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby black bart on Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:35 am

I am reaching the end of my Armagnac so it will be Highland Park after that.
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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby black bart on Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:50 am

I was in Sainsbury's on Friday and they were selling 'Highland Park' at a massive £6 off discount...only trouble was they'd sold out! :furious:
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Re: Whisk(e)y

Postby black bart on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:24 am

black bart wrote:I was in Sainsbury's on Friday and they were selling 'Highland Park' at a massive £6 off discount...only trouble was they'd sold out! :furious:


Addendum: I rang the store and reserved a bottle of Highland Park at the discount price...just got to remember to go and pick it up. :fsm_rock:
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