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  1. #1531
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    Eternum Viti Toro 2009. a lovely drop.. put some in tomorrows dinner and keep rest for scoffing (91 rated)

    http://wiredforwine.worldsecuresyste...viti-toro-2009

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  2. #1532
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    Quote Originally Posted by Len Co View Post
    I drink beer and wine but recently anything with any amount of fizz in it affects my digestive system adversely. Does anyone know if it is possible to get flat (still?) bottled beer in the shops - I rarely visit pubs these days. At the moment I'm restricting myself to wine but would like a bit of variety in my boozing. Cheers.
    Hi, no, but what you can do is control this with the right pour. Angle it so you get fizzing and a head (more than how a pub pours), so it won’t end up doing the same in your belly. Interestingly some Czechs pour their beer with no tilt, waiting for the huge head to subside before pouring again.
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    Right now, some 'bubbly' that we brought back from Germany this year: https://www.lidl.de/de/rotkaeppchen-...rocken/p196105





    It's just stupidly good for the money, at €3.99 a bottle!!

    'Plonk' it is not, trust me. Absolutely beautiful, served chilled as an aperitif... I've paid ten times that amount for French stuff that hasn't been anywhere near as good!! Pity you can't get it here in Lidl.

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  4. #1534
    Join Date: Oct 2011

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    Aberlour A'bunadh is on sale at Waitrose right now, reduced by £12.

    https://www.waitrose.com/ecom/produc...67-36964-36965

    Batch 59 is 60.9% and still has the old kick of course but it has lost something in complexity.
    You don't quite get that array of chocolate, raisins, caramel and orange notes that earlier batches had.
    The alcoholic burn is more overwhelming now. Hope they get it back on track in the future.

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  5. #1535
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Nice whisky The A'Bunadh. good price for a quality dram. I like sherry caskers.
    Regards,
    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  6. #1536
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Nice whisky The A'Bunadh. good price for a quality dram. I like sherry caskers.
    Yep sherry caskers are my favourites - are there any others in particular you can recommend Grant?
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  7. #1537
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    glenmorangie lasanta, the balvenie single barrel 15, tamdhu batch strength and Tullybardine 228 although this is a burgandy cask, its lovely. Those are the ones Ive tried that I liked.
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    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    OPPO BDP-103D - PANASONIC UB450 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “Nothing discloses real character like the use of power. It is easy for the weak to be gentle. Most people can bear adversity. But if you wish to know what a man really is, give him power. This is the supreme test. It is the glory of Lincoln that, having almost absolute power, he never abused it, except on the side of mercy.”

    “You see these dictators on their pedestals, surrounded by the bayonets of their soldiers and the truncheons of their police ... yet in their hearts there is unspoken fear. They are afraid of words and thoughts: words spoken abroad, thoughts stirring at home -- all the more powerful because forbidden -- terrify them. A little mouse of thought appears in the room, and even the mightiest potentates are thrown into panic.”

    Then I saw it. I saw a mum who would die for her son. A man who would kill for his wife. A boy, angry and alone. Laid out in front of him, the bad path. I saw it. And the path was a circle. Round and round. So I changed it.

    “There's a war out there, old friend. A world war. And it's not about who's got the most bullets. It's about who controls the information. What we see and hear, how we work, what we think... it's all about the information!”

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  8. #1538
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    Looks like the Lasanta could be a nice Xmas gift to myself ...
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  9. #1539
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    Just picked up a bottle of the Lasanta for £35 from Amazon Prime - that's a 20 quid reduction.

    Nice.
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  10. #1540
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    Bought a bottle of Ardbeg Corryvreckan about three weeks ago and have just got around to opening it. Absolutely stunning. Well worth the expense.

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