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  1. #2021
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    Quote Originally Posted by julesd68 View Post
    I used to drink Cannonau at a local pizzeria years ago - was an excellent wine.
    Nice one... If you can find a good one again, I'd advise revisiting it, as it's just lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Nice collection of malts, Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Nice collection of malts, Dan

    Marco.
    What he said, some SMWS treats there too I see, Ardbeg Corryvreckan (yummy) and an interesting Caol Ila. Yet to try an Octomore.

    So much whisky, so little time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim View Post
    What he said, some SMWS treats there too I see, Ardbeg Corryvreckan (yummy) and an interesting Caol Ila. Yet to try an Octomore.

    So much whisky, so little time!
    Yeah, the Corry is almost done unfortunately... There was an Ugi before that, that was stunning too...

    I do have a bottle of Kelpie on the way though, thatíll be an interesting bottle

    The Caol Ila is one Iíve not come across before, itís the colour of water more or less, so itíll be an interesting dram

    The Octamore is amazing, but, it lingers a long time, hence why Iíve hardly touched it. Itís so oily, the taste sits with you for hours!

    The SMWS bottles are great fun, the Tar Very Much is lovely, a smooth drinker, but quite hot. I have their Eviscerated Jelly Babies too, thatís a great dram
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    Thumbs up Birra Moretti Grani Antichi

    Just a heads up guys... Had this earlier today, and it was excellent. Rather alcoholic at 8% A.B.V, but so very flavoursome, rich, malty and hoppy. Think Italian Leffe Tripel - an unusual but rather rewarding beer, available from Tesco:



    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-G...ucts/302168731

    Get some in for Christmas, folks - it's a corker!

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Just a heads up guys... Had this earlier today, and it was excellent. Rather alcoholic at 8% A.B.V, but so very flavoursome, rich, malty and hoppy. Think Italian Leffe Tripel - an unusual but rather rewarding beer, available from Tesco:



    https://www.tesco.com/groceries/en-G...ucts/302168731

    Get some in for Christmas, folks - it's a corker!

    Marco.
    "Sorry, this product is currently unavailable"

    Ah well - another chance to get pickled gone!

    Would be at least £3 per bottle north of the border based on an 8% alcohol content - minimum pricing.
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    Can't be, Dave, as my dad bought some only the other day, so it *exists* in the Wrexham store., and therefore likely others. Could be the software hasn't been updated with latest stock levels, so best to visit your local store and see

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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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    yup that one isnt in scotland as im on doing an order for my son. there are other Birra Moretti Grani tho
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    That's the only one I can comment on, though. It really is good, so worth finding!

    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.

    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 HW18.5 record cleaning machine.

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


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    This just arrived on the doorstep

    Lagavulin Distillers Edition

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