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  1. #3861
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    I am quite keen on the Dalmore. I have a Portwood reserve and a King Alexander. All good stuff.
    Kevin

    Too busy enjoying the music....

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  2. #3862
    Join Date: May 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    I am quite keen on the Dalmore. I have a Portwood reserve and a King Alexander. All good stuff.
    It is mostly their marketing that both makes them and breaks them.
    For example their cigar malt, any good malt is a cigar malt, they claim to be exclusive in being able to use a deer head in there branding. Better tell Glen Fiddich, right?
    There is a famous audio Brand that markets this way. It sucks some people in and pushes others away.
    In spite of there marketing, at the end of the day ,you get what you pay for with Dalmore and that is what matters to me.
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  3. #3863
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Powers John's Lane. Lovely stuff.
    Fresh citrus, blackcurrants, vanilla and a bit of sherry too.
    Best of the Irish pot stills for me.

    New bottle is OK but the label sucks.
    Regards,
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    “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.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “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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  4. #3864
    Join Date: Jun 2012

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    My young nephew has clearly decided his rich old Uncle is on his last legs, and might invest in his Will.

    Frankly he deserves a few thousand quid. I can't take it with me in these Covid-19 infested times.

    He sent me a Christmas pressie today. Me and my nephew Nick just get heavily drunk when life seems too ridiculous. And the rest of the family sternly disapproves.

    What else is a sane man supposed to do?

    Nice one, Nick. TBH, Good Whisky is wasted on me. All tastes the same. But you have less of a hangover the next day with the good stuff in my observation.

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  5. #3865
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    Quote Originally Posted by system7 View Post
    My young nephew has clearly decided his rich old Uncle is on his last legs, and might invest in his Will.

    Frankly he deserves a few thousand quid. I can't take it with me in these Covid-19 infested times.

    He sent me a Christmas pressie today. Me and my nephew Nick just get heavily drunk when life seems too ridiculous. And the rest of the family sternly disapproves.

    What else is a sane man supposed to do?

    Nice one, Nick. TBH, Good Whisky is wasted on me. All tastes the same. But you have less of a hangover the next day with the good stuff in my observation.

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    Steve,
    That's like saying all woman look the same to me.
    Stop tossing it back,it's like dating in a pitch black room.
    Leave the whiskey in your gob for a minute or two and taste it.
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  6. #3866
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    As its Xmas time, i'm opening this lovely Glenkinchie distillers edition. This is finished in an Amontillado Cask.

    MoM say...

    Nose: Hazelnut spread, rye bread and runny honey.

    Palate: Grassy barley and lemongrass notes shine out from underneath old brandy, sugared almond and festive spice notes.

    Finish: Walnut and coffee cake, soft apricot and honeydew melon.

    and they are not far off.. very smooth for a 12 yr old this, and maybe it should be as its not cheap, currently costing about £65.

    a lovely long, yet controlled finish, leaving you wanting more
    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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    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “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.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “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***

  7. #3867
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    Merry Christmas Grant!
    That is a lovely looking bottle.
    I have been sipping this.... Very Christmasy .
    This is the best rum I have ever had, not sickening sweet , but not super dry either .
    The molasses is way,way in the back ground . It is very fruity ,dark chocolate,banana ,figs and hazel nuts.
    Nice mouth feel , with molasses cookie in the back ground the whole time.
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  8. #3868
    Join Date: Feb 2013

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    Gets a good write up that one. £35 over here, so quite affordable too. Lots of almonds
    Merry Xmas Jeff, and enjoy it
    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 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “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.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “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***

  9. #3869
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    Tomatin Cask Strength.

    Merry Xmas all.
    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 - PANASONIC 4K ULTRA HD - AVANTREE LR BLUETOOTH - NURAPHONE' BOSE, CAMBRIDGE & SONY HEADPHONES - 2*ZBOOK'- ROON - MULTI HDD'S -

    **I’ve studied deeply in the philosophies and religions, but cheerfulness kept breaking through**

    **Hate makes you impotent, Love makes you crazy. Somewhere in the middle you can survive.**

    “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.”

    There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. -- Johann Sebastian Bach.

    “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***

  10. #3870
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    Very pleasant (I generally prefer an Armagnac to brandy - a few more "rough edges" but very drinkable/more interesting to a jaded palate )
    Far better than Tariquet imo:

    LP12, Ittok (black), DV10X5, NVA Phono 2 (twin supply), NVAP50, Art Audio Quintet 15w power amp, NVA LS5 cable, Rega Ela mk1's.
    Sony CDP XB930.

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