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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Witness » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:12 am

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Witness » Thu Aug 31, 2017 2:44 am

Bought a bottle of:

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to remember the good time spent in Kraków. The vanilla/bison grass inside contains hemolytic stuff! :mrgreen: (Żubr is the wisent, the European bison.)

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Witness » Mon Sep 04, 2017 11:14 am

Preliminaries & expectations:

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The good, albeit expensive, stuff:

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Really good. And some cute chick paid for it – who could complain? :mrgreen:

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby sparks » Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:26 am

Pictures...of her, or it didn't happen! :)
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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Witness » Tue Sep 05, 2017 4:32 pm

sparks wrote:Pictures...of her, or it didn't happen! :)

If I haven't goofed ( :notsure: ) you've got a PM. :mrgreen:

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby sparks » Wed Sep 06, 2017 4:38 am

No PM, but no worries: Really none of my business!
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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby asthmatic camel » Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:06 pm

Pedantic assholery alert.

Scottish whisky is spelled without an e.

Irish stuff is whiskey.
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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Doctor X » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:38 pm

Actually, the Scottish is spelled with an "e": uisge beatha

Whereas in Ireland it is: uisce beatha.

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Witness » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:56 am

sparks wrote:No PM, but no worries: Really none of my business!

Well, I know, but having some fun isn't forbidden (yet). And: I goofed – thought so. :mrgreen:

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby sparks » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:37 am

Hey: If she's buying, she's a keeper! Beware: Listy's 'ad her.
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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Grammatron » Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:42 pm

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Witness » Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:08 pm

↑ Nice, love how the levels go down. In French the loss due to evaporation from the cask is called "la part des anges", angels' share.




Some time ago I had a Douglas single malt, single cask, 10 years, from the Laphroaig distillery. Pleasant but without distinguishing characteristics. Not worth a picture.

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Witness » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:20 am

Wine & spirits:

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Port Charlotte was my pick, Bowmore lady's one.

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Witness » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:55 am

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Yum! That was something! Image

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby sparks » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:11 pm

What are the markings on the glass all about?
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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Witness » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:10 am

The 2 and 4 cl are of course capacity. As for the rest I'm not sure at all but it could be (as I vaguely seem to remember) some legal markings that said capacity is real.
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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Witness » Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:31 am

Starting to fear I'm the only drunkard here… :cry: Anyway:

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After an excellent amarone with pasta & truffles (following an octopus salad), some Octomore.

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Grammatron » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:16 pm

Nah, you just take fantastic pictures that intimidates those who try to follow.

I tried a couple recently.

Pendleton Whisky - A bit immature IMO

Johnny Walker Double Black - Not bad when on the rocks/with some brunch water
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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Witness » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:15 am

Grammatron wrote:Pendleton Whisky - A bit immature IMO

Was mentioned in the thread, if memory serves well.




Slightly wild restaurant panorama (Mercator projection):

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Whisky only from shop window ( :( ), but I had some mirabelle spirit (dry, not liqueur) after a good burgundy, and later concluded the evening with a Kwak (which had a slight metallic aftertaste):

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Postby Witness » Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:39 am

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Wine tasting (a Morgon, which takes on a peculiar taste when aged [Froggies say "il morgonne" about that], but this one was just so-so), some stuffed morels, fish (no pic) with a bottle of Viré-Clessé white and a cheese platter to conclude.

Afterwards some Laphroaig (yum!).


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