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  1. #3771
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieoftheday View Post
    I was given 3 bottles of Bells last week, not my cuppa tea but I hadn't anything else to drink last night, I feel like I've been chewing a crap cigar
    did the person not like you? no, bells wasnt one i could drink... i had an "old" old friend who drank bells all his life.. bells and a pony chaser
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    glad to have helped in any small way.
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  3. #3773
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    Tomatin 12 yr old.. was on offer the other day so grabbed a bottle.

    some darker fruits, plenty spice, but controlled...apples also followed i think a little orange.. good longish finish.
    Rather good for the money. I do like Tomatin

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    A splash of water brings out its bourbon cask character... very nice
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. Errol Flynn

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Tomatin 12 yr old.. was on offer the other day so grabbed a bottle.

    some darker fruits, plenty spice, but controlled...apples also followed i think a little orange.. good longish finish.
    Rather good for the money. I do like Tomatin

    Cask Type: Matured in a combination of Bourbon barrels and Sherry casks
    Strength: 43% alc./vol.

    AWARD MEDALS

    DOUBLE GOLD 2019 San Francisco WSC

    GOLD 2018 San Francisco WSC

    GOLD 2017 San Francisco WSC

    DOUBLE GOLD 2016 San Francisco WSC

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    GOLD 2014 San Francisco WSC

    SILVER 2014 IWSC

    BEST HIGHLAND MALT 2013 WWA


    A splash of water brings out its bourbon cask character... very nice
    A darn nice drink , I love the Tomataian 12 ,got a bottle going here too.
    Got another darn nice bottle at Costco today, I have a friend who drinks Cognac XO and stopped paying way north of $130.00 to $200.00 dollars for special bottles for this $45.00 bottle .
    If you have a Costco run get a bottle it is really good.
    No shortage of fruit, dark chocolate, honey, nuts vanilla,( it actually tastes like the tasting notes).
    It is far better than the price would suggest.
    Barrel age 12 to 21 years.
    If you have access to a bottle run ,get it,enjoy it. Very long finish, love you long time! bottle.
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    Got a nice colour Jeff, as does this A'bunadh from Aberlour.. Their sherry monster.



    Each batch of this whisky is blended from barrels ranging from 5 to 25 years old. The distillery cite the story during distillery tours that when the second pair of stills were put in during 1975, a time capsule was discovered behind the name plate, containing an 1898 newspaper about the distillery fire wrapped around an 1898 bottle of Aberlour. The workmen who discovered the bottle polished off four fifths of the bottle during their lunch break, but the remains of the bottle went off to the laboratories in Keith, Moray, and were analysed. A'bunadh is an attempt to recreate this single malt.

    so the story goes..
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. Errol Flynn

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    did the person not like you? no, bells wasnt one i could drink... i had an "old" old friend who drank bells all his life.. bells and a pony chaser
    Once I'd got a couple of gulps down it weren't so bad,honest
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieoftheday View Post
    Once I'd got a couple of gulps down it weren't so bad,honest
    blends are all top sellers; bells was no 10 scotch last year.. johnny walker 1st and Balantines 2nd.. some are better than others ..

    i rarely drink blends myself
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    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. Errol Flynn

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    blends are all top sellers; bells was no 10 scotch last year.. johnny walker 1st and Balantines 2nd.. some are better than others ..

    i rarely drink blends myself
    In with the Bells was a bottle of Harrods single malt, tastes a bit thin to me, like it's been watered down,a little sweet I think as well
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    Solera 15 glenfiddich.. a fine, good value sherried dram
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. Errol Flynn

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieoftheday View Post
    In with the Bells was a bottle of Harrods single malt, tastes a bit thin to me, like it's been watered down,a little sweet I think as well
    probably at 40% and sweet to suit "Sassanach" palates
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - IFI PURIFIER 2/PATHOS CLASSIC REMIX & HIDAC AMPLIFIER - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 - EDINGDALE MK1 SPEAKERS - CABLE INC SUPRA, FISUAL, MOGAMI,

    **Ive studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    "An old man sleeps with his conscience at night, while young kids sleep with their dreams"

    "Justice is sinking to the bottom of the sea, And it feels like I'm living in the wasteland of the free"

    It was the weakest practical joke since Cardinal Wolsey got his nob out at Hampton Court and stood at the end of the passage pretending to be a door!

    I like my whisky old and my women young. Errol Flynn

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

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