+ Reply to Thread
Page 244 of 423 FirstFirst ... 144194234242243244245246254294344 ... LastLast
Results 2,431 to 2,440 of 4224

Thread: The Wine & Whisky Thread

  1. #2431
    Join Date: Jan 2008

    Location: Wrexham, North Wales, UK

    Posts: 109,843
    I'm AudioAl'sArbiterForPISHANTO.

    Default

    If you enjoy quality (proper beer) it's a lovely one. Got it before Christmas in a mixed case in Lidl, Got a few more to try

    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 the TCD-420a. Also with matching TM4 Norway microphones.

    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!!!


  2. #2432
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 83,893
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    Decided to open the Arran 10.

    Rather nice. Not too complex and has a little burn at end which is controlled with a teaspoon of water. Fruit and Heather for me.
    Think I will have another..


    its a nice craft bottle and label with a wooden stopper so stylish too. not bad for money. Think it retails around 38 from memory but I paid a bit less, buying when I did.
    Its deffo a nice little dram you can sup at happily all evening if you wished. Nice and light
    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 - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 -

    **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***

  3. #2433
    Join Date: Jan 2009

    Location: Essex

    Posts: 26,061
    I'm openingabottleofwine.

    Default

    As an accompaniment to tonight's meal (picture at https://theartofsound.net/forum/show...-Today/page767), we enjoyed this:

    2018 Maison Gillard Dole des Monts, Valais, Switzerland



    Awarded a Gold Diploma, 'Expovina' Internationale Weinpramierung, Zurich 2019

    25% Gamay and 75% Pinot Noir grape. 13.5% ABV About 13 a bottle.


    This is only the second bottle of Swiss wine I've tasted, and unlike the first reported here, I really enjoyed this one.

    Nice earthy nose, the taste starts as tart cherry finishing towards almond.


    The blurb on the bottle states:

    Nose: red fruits, strawberry, raspberry and cherry

    Taste: fruity start, silky soft tannin, beautifully rounded

    Can be drunk with red and white meats, charcuterie and cheese.
    Barry

  4. #2434
    Join Date: Apr 2016

    Location: West of Scotland

    Posts: 2,883
    I'm Robin.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    Decided to open the Arran 10.

    Rather nice. Not too complex and has a little burn at end which is controlled with a teaspoon of water. Fruit and Heather for me.
    Think I will have another..


    its a nice craft bottle and label with a wooden stopper so stylish too. not bad for money. Think it retails around 38 from memory but I paid a bit less, buying when I did.
    Its deffo a nice little dram you can sup at happily all evening if you wished. Nice and light
    Arran is a very enjoyable malt.
    Regards
    Robin

    .....................



    Acoustic Solid Wood MPX, Ortofon Quintet Bronze
    Primare I 32 amp
    Primare R 32 phono stage
    Arcam CDS50 Sacd Network Player
    ART Stiletto 6V3. Loudspeakers

  5. #2435
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 83,893
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    A Tamnavulin tonight.. Been a busy day

    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 - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 -

    **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***

  6. #2436
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 83,893
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    Birthday pressie..

    Wolfburn Langskip.

    The wolfburn distillery was rebuilt after closing and becoming a ruin about 150years ago. When open tho it was the biggest distillery in area.
    I'm guessing this is 5 Yr old as that's how long they have been making it.
    I thought it right to lend sd one support. This is cask strength so being new too will need Liberal watering lol
    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 - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 -

    **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***

  7. #2437
    Join Date: Feb 2012

    Location: Somewhere in Lancashire...!

    Posts: 1,100
    I'm Dan.

    Default

    Just back from our usual weekly jaunt up to the Highlands...

    Treated myself to an 18 year old bottle of Glenrothes for lifting 2 more of the Scottish Manhood stones... And because I fancied a lovely sherried dram for a change to my usual peaty drops

    Bigger than you...

    My Office : 2020 i5 Mac Mini (16GB RAM/512GB SSD) > Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB interface > JBL 308P MkII active studio monitors on Soundstyle Z2 stands via Van Damme TRS to XLR balanced cables
    The spare room : Music via iTunes & internet > ATV3 > optical into a Fiio D3 DAC > SMSL SA50 integrated > AE109 speakers - QED cables

  8. #2438
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 83,893
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by hifilover View Post
    Just back from our usual weekly jaunt up to the Highlands...

    Treated myself to an 18 year old bottle of Glenrothes for lifting 2 more of the Scottish Manhood stones... And because I fancied a lovely sherried dram for a change to my usual peaty drops

    lovely drop that.. well done on the stones... i lifted mine out of bed today
    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 - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 -

    **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. #2439
    Join Date: Feb 2012

    Location: Somewhere in Lancashire...!

    Posts: 1,100
    I'm Dan.

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    lovely drop that.. well done on the stones... i lifted mine out of bed today
    Hardy har har
    Bigger than you...

    My Office : 2020 i5 Mac Mini (16GB RAM/512GB SSD) > Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB interface > JBL 308P MkII active studio monitors on Soundstyle Z2 stands via Van Damme TRS to XLR balanced cables
    The spare room : Music via iTunes & internet > ATV3 > optical into a Fiio D3 DAC > SMSL SA50 integrated > AE109 speakers - QED cables

  10. #2440
    Join Date: Feb 2013

    Location: W Lothian

    Posts: 83,893
    I'm Grant.

    Default

    Picked up this bottle of wine in Tesco. No idea if it's good but I loved the name.

    It's from Leasingham
    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 - LEAF HD BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S - DIGIONE RPI3 -

    **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***

+ Reply to Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •