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  1. #1581
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    I'm enjoying the Glenmorangie Lasanta.

    Certainly worth trying at the current Amazon 35 price.

    It really does taste like a Glenmorangie with a sherry finish, no more, no less. So not an out and out sherry bomb, but a very pleasant dram.
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  2. #1582
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    Elvis Juice. A punchy American style IPA infused with grapefruit. From what I can tell whole grapefruits are chopped into the brew pith and all. Best served ice cold.

    If you dont like hoppy ale then forget about it.
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  3. #1583
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Quote Originally Posted by julesd68 View Post
    I'm enjoying the Glenmorangie Lasanta.

    Certainly worth trying at the current Amazon 35 price.

    It really does taste like a Glenmorangie with a sherry finish, no more, no less. So not an out and out sherry bomb, but a very pleasant dram.
    decent whisky Julian. I quite like it. The port version(quina ruban) is a nice version although a bit more ported than lasanta is sherried. Usually dearer too. Not a guzzler or quaffer whisky but a nice dram
    Last edited by struth; 08-12-2017 at 22:56.
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    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. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

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  4. #1584
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Picked this up for the festivities

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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 - 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. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  5. #1585
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    I was hoping to pick something up for the festivities, but it won't look like that!
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  6. #1586
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    I have contributed to this thread before, and probably will do so again.

    Over the summer in the States I had some beer with enticing names - such as Moose Drool. Wasn't as good as Old Engine Oil though.

    In the meantime, i've noticed that if I don't drink so much - don't expect to have a drink every day - that my weight has gone down a bit, and my BMI has improved. I no longer automatically keep up with my friends who drink wine with meals when we go out - just to be sociable. Trying to tell them that cutting back on G&Ts each night, plus wine with every meal does seem like hard work though. Some people - even supposedly clever ones - just ignore the evidence.

    I should also do more exercise, but I've not got round to that yet.

    My recommendation for the day is to cut back and stay healthy - but enjoy drinking when it seems appropriate.
    Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Picked this up for the festivities

    Where from, daftee? Should be good

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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

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  8. #1588
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Where from, daftee? Should be good

    Marco.
    ah, erm, Aldi it was. i scanned it and my phone reckoned it was a good un and usually fairly expensive too. not sure what i paid now but think it was 8.99. usually use the vivino app
    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
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    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. "Happiness is having a rare steak, a bottle of whisky, and a dog to eat the rare steak!"

    ***SMILE, BE HAPPY***

  9. #1589
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    We're rather fond of Beaujolais Nouveau, especially the superior Villages version, and the 2017 crop apparently has been rather good, so we picked up a case today from Majestic:



    Details here: https://www.majestic.co.uk/wines/bea...an-loron-07017

    Will report back on what it's like when we open a bottle later for dinner

    Marco.
    Main System

    Turntable: Heavily-modified Technics SL-1210MK5G [Mike New bearing/ETP platter/Paul Hynes SR7 PSU & reg mods]. Funk Firm APM Achromat/Nagaoka GL-601 Crystal Record Weight/Isonoe feet & boots/Ortofon RS-212D/Denon DL-103GL in Denon PCL-300 headshell with Funk Firm Houdini/Kondo SL-115 pure-silver cartridge leads.

    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

    Also **SAY NO** to unjust 'vaccine passports' or certificates, which are totally incompatible with a FREE society!!!


  10. #1590
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    Well I've had a bugger of a cold/cough all week and Covonia and paracetamol have done diddly, so it's a few large Jamesons for me tonight
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