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    Quote Originally Posted by goraman View Post
    I know the pain of gout , I get it in my left foot ,takes weeks to go down stay of lentils as well they really inflame gout.
    had something similar in one elbow once.. was tested and wasnt gout thankfully but it was sore
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    First time that I had a "gout episode" it took a few weeks to settle down - absolute agony, even the bed sheet caused it to throb (big toe, really swollen). Since then I have learned to recognise when it is starting up and can usually control it to an extent.

    I find drinking lots of water and pure Montmorency cherry juice help. A doctor friend told me that cherry juice helping was a load of bollocks, but I pointed out that if it was working even as a placebo, then that was fine by me.

    I think that I will be ready for a taste of the Glenmorangie tomorrow, foot has been tolerable for a couple of days.
    Thanks for the lentil tip Goraman, funnily enough I did make a lentil and sweet pepper soup two days before this episode.
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  3. #3523
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    Deanston.
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    **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***

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    I see McTears have a whisky auction soon, if you want to empty your wallet Grant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rmcin626 View Post
    I see McTears have a whisky auction soon, if you want to empty your wallet Grant.
    Yeah would be fun if I were loaded.

    Tonight I have had a langskip (nearly finished).. Next will be a Glenfarclas 15.

    The langskip is wonderfully wonderful with a little water, belaying its age(probably about 5)
    Farclas is a sherry bomb of course as are pretty much all of their output. A great, still private distillery.
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    Grant .... ؠ ......Don't be such a big girl's blouse

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    **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***

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    Glenmorangie 10:

    Gout subsided enough to give it a go and really disappointed.
    It has been a long time since I had one of these, so perhaps my memory is playing tricks or my tastes have changed, but: the orange/citrus notes have been lost along with what I remember as a floral lightness of touch, it seems far sweeter (caramel/crystaline sweetness) than I remember and rougher alcohol/burn. Tastes quite mundane/cheap (maybe I have just got used to my Arran founders reserve, but that is only a six year old and seems far better balanced than the Glenmorangie 10).
    Can't say that I noticed peat which Goraman found, just a bit rough and sweet.

    Breaks my heart, as this was one of the first malts which got me in to drinking malt whisky (along with a Sainsbury's "special" malt about 35 years ago) but this just doesn't match my memories, and I have bought two bottles of the stuff!
    I really wish that I had a bottle of it from, say, 10 or 15 years ago just to check whether it is my memory playing tricks.
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    A bit of air and a drop of o2. See how it goes Guy. If your used to an expression, trying something different can take time for palate to adjust
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    I've said it before and I'll say it again: democracy simply-doesn't-work
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    **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***

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    I will give that a go Grant - certainly hope it gets better (like losing an old friend at the moment).
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    I have heard it is not what it used to be, but sadly that is the state of things.
    The mash bills have gone GMO so flavor has been sacrificed, the quality and thickness of the casks has also changed the old growth slow grown oak is not being cut.
    The casks are less dense ,the staves are cut thinner today. And we are short of old aged whiskey so quality is not what it was in the 80's and early 90's.
    Buffalo Trace was once aged 10 years and had an age statement,now it has no age statement and the bourbon is much younger. I have heard the corn used for most bourbon's today is GMO but I don't know if that's true or just a rumor.
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    Not many wine posts on here by the looks...

    If you dont know, I am almost exclusively a red wine drinker, and mostly Rioja or at least Spanish. This is on offer in Tesco at the moment, 7 a bottle (normally 8.50) and even at full price is a very nice Reserva.

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