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  1. #3551
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    Hi Jeff,

    Yeah sure, I don't doubt that, it's just not been my experience so far, and so with my limited knowledge of whisky, I prefer sticking with what I know I'll like. 'Floral and fruity' ain't really my bag. Much like my favourite red wines, I like full-on 'big hitters'!

    Anyway, hope the family and you are doing well over the pond, with all the crap that's going on now!

    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!

  2. #3552
    Join Date: May 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Hi Jeff,

    Yeah sure, I don't doubt that, it's just not been my experience so far, and so with my limited knowledge of whisky, I prefer sticking with what I know I'll like. 'Floral and fruity' ain't really my bag. Much like my favourite red wines, I like full-on 'big hitters'!

    Anyway, hope the family and you are doing well over the pond, with all the crap that's going on now!

    Marco.
    What it is Marco ,is a not so silent coupt de tah , Covid was bad enough, everything is being turned upside down to create disorder in one big massive push for Marxism.
    America is a massive melting pot of people of every stripe and every imaginable culture. And with little exception we all get along pretty well and if you are willing to work there is opportunity for everyone and anyone willing to get their ars out of bed and work. They have called California the golden state for 150 years because of the natural fields of wheat,straw and rye that is dry in the fall and summer so it looks golden.
    Most of the fires in the west coast are being set by anarchists . Our news is suppressing what police and fire fighters are reporting. Our cities are being looted and burned by Antifa and black lives matter (BLM) if you look at the pictures of the leaders of BLM they are all white Mellennials.
    Using reparations for slavery as an excuse to " Burn it all down". Then install what they believe to be a fair government where everyone gets exactly the same,with out having to better their education or work harder or smarter.
    This is what happens when every kid is given a participation award and a giant trophy just for showing up!
    We forgot to teach rugged individualisum,perseverance, intestinal fortitude and keeping a stiff upper lip when things don't go your way.
    We had 6 cases nation wide in one year of black citizens being killed by white police officers of those 4 where ruled justified after an investigation and or criminal trial.
    There is a huge push to defund/disarm and disband police, seize personal property for redistribution and the only man standing up for Law and order,free market economy and the bill of rights is now in hospitable with covid 19!
    Other than that it's just peachy. I had to laugh when they asked Trump to denounce the Proud Boys as white supremacists ,they are mostly Hispanics from Cuba! A drinking fraternity! They left Communism to come here and they don't want again.
    It is not Trump supporters beating people up burning businesses and looting!
    We have gone and protected neighborhoods when police where ordered to stand down though. Sorry but I'm so upset at the state of our nation.
    All is wild we opened our new business today in a new location , covid shut down killed the one we had for 9 years.

    https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/...te-us/2300443/
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  3. #3553
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    I have been moving bottles around,I read we should keep whiskey out of the light, so the boxes are out and the clear bottles are inside the cabinet.
    I got some really nice rocks glasses, for my serving tray and found a couple tulp whiskey tasting glasses and I like drinking out of them.
    Tonight a Glenmorangie quinta rubin 14. I love this stuff heads up Marco its goood!
    Next out of the decanter something a little younger Carlyle re-casked in both Bourbon and red wine barrel.
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  4. #3554
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    Very nice glasses. A nice big collection there Jeff.
    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
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
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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***

  5. #3555
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    Last of the Aurora bottle... Fortunately I have more

    For 3yrs and a day this is fab. Use of small casks is the key.
    A sherry finish with mango and papaya. Fairly sweet but with a nice controlled spice all through the end.
    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***

  6. #3556
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    Another of my favs.
    Edradour 10yr old.

    Made with the smallest stills in UK, this is meaty with sherry and rum notes along with many others. A complex dram indeed.



    if memory serves its finished in sherry barrels for 40 months. which is why its so dark and rich
    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***

  7. #3557
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    That's more up my street, Granty. How much and from where, please?

    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!

  8. #3558
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    That's more up my street, Granty. How much and from where, please?

    Marco.
    The Edradour 10 is $55.00 in the U.S. if you can find it here.
    I think you would like it , I recommended it to you #3550, nuts,figs cherry and a good mouth coat at 10 years it's very darn good. Saw it in a bar and ordered a double.
    Never count out a young whiskey just choose them carefully!
    Jeff :UBERTHREADKILLER

  9. #3559
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    Indeed... Do you also say that about your women?

    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!

  10. #3560
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Indeed... Do you also say that about your women?

    Marco.
    Nosheen is 15 years younger than me.
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