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    Quote Originally Posted by julesd68 View Post
    I'm really enjoying this Organic Italian white wine - can't tell you what the grapes are but it's an 'ancient mixture' apparently!

    Lovely light straw gold, fresh, aromatic, ripe peaches and citrus fruits; it would also be the perfect accompaniment to fish …

    Looks interesting, Jules, but do me a favour, when you post pics of wines you've had, please list both the PRICE and SOURCE, so that anyone interested knows where to get it! Ta

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    Depending on vintage, I think it is around £8 to £12 a bottle.
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    Grant, The Redbreast Lustau is a 10 year old Irish whisky with an additional year in a Spanish oak sherry cask.
    I picked up this when I saw it today, Your side of the pond . I'll open it tomorrow night.
    I believe it's a Speyside? It says Highlands on the bottle, but it could still be a Speyside because Spayside is in Highlands right? Or was that Glenfarclas ? Fruitcakey ? I know they use the tallest column stills in Scotland.
    It has the most beautiful color, and no fake coloring added. Some times it looks purple, sometimes red .
    My picture sucks,dose not show the real color of this gem. At $72.99 I could nearly have gotten a Glenfarclas 17 year or cask 105.
    I was told $62,99 but thats not what I was charged,looking at my receipt later. Liquor stores are like that here. I should have looked at the receipt before leaving ,my bad. I know better.
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    Ah the quinta ruban.. Lovely dram, and I've got a bottle stashed myself. Very nice stuff. Yes morangie stills are very tall necks, about 5 metres and have an odd firing bulge at bottom I think.
    The label used to say the 16 men from tain, on it but I think it's got just the men from tain.
    They are pot stills as well, not column.

    Anyway you will enjoy that. They do a 12 called Lasanta which is sherry cask finished.
    Quinta is older now than it used to be, getting longer in the port tubes.
    Enjoy Jeff


    Below, the morange stills.

    you can see the bulge at bottom of neck.. i think its called a reflux ball, supposedly slows down the vapour producing a finer vapour.. (I think )lol
    My bottle at back of shelf. Got at a good price..
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    More interesting facts is the water used is spring water. It can take over 100 yrs for rain to emerge as spring water. The distillery were worried about contamination of the catchment area so bought about 650 acres so it stayed pristine.
    The stills are designed originally from gin stills, thus the size, which are biggest in country.. and only a third of the second distill is used as whisky. The rest is reprocessed. A very fine whisky
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    “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!”

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    I have a question for the knowledgeable people on this thread.
    What is an exceptionally good whisky to give someone for a “big” birthday present, without spending stupid amounts on a bottle?
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    what is "stupid amount"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    I have a question for the knowledgeable people on this thread.
    What is an exceptionally good whisky to give someone for a “big” birthday present, without spending stupid amounts on a bottle?
    depends on the person and their likes, and of course how much you want to spend... maybe an 18 year old Glen Grant.. comes in a nice box and is lovely stuff..
    or maybe a Macallan sherry cask.. the 12 is about 60 odd.. the GG is maybe double that.
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    “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!”

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    Not stupid amount = less than £400
    The person in question has no particular preference in regions, which makes it more difficult.
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    https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskie...-whisky/?srh=1

    Ive tasted this at the distillery.. its pretty awesome..
    Regards,
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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    “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***

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