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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Nice call on this one buddy! Very nice. There's just enough peaty in here to keep me happy. Very satisfying and a good $

    I got the Ardberg Wee Beastie in the batters circle
    Look for the Port Ruighe too...deliciousioso

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Nice call on this one buddy! Very nice. There's just enough peaty in here to keep me happy. Very satisfying and a good $

    I got the Ardberg Wee Beastie in the batters circle
    Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Look for the Port Ruighe too...deliciousioso
    Yeah, this one is high on my list. They don't sell it in Virginia.
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    Good whisky sponsored the recent solo row across the Atlantic:


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    This morning, the Biden administration removed the tariff on Scotch, as well as other things coming from the UK. Trump had imposed the tariffs in 2019.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    This morning, the Biden administration removed the tariff on Scotch, as well as other things coming from the UK. Trump had imposed the tariffs in 2019.
    Sláinte!

    (though I read that the actual language is "suspended" the tariffs for 4 months while they resolve the primary dispute)
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    ^ Yep, thanks.

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    Does anyone else weep like a little girl when the strip to peel open the bottle top cover gets jammed too far under your thumbnail?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Does anyone else weep like a little girl when the strip to peel open the bottle top cover gets jammed too far under your thumbnail?
    Know exactly what you are saying, Scott; but, I scream and swear like an old man. And how about when it breaks before you can even get it started?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Does anyone else weep like a little girl when the strip to peel open the bottle top cover gets jammed too far under your thumbnail?
    No, I just curse in Italian and break kneecaps of the nearest person around (sometimes my own if I'm all alone).
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    No, I just curse in Italian and break kneecaps of the nearest person around (sometimes my own if I'm all alone).
    The Gaelic word for self-knee capping in futile frustration is "knockando".

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    Quote Originally Posted by per anporth View Post

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    Lagavulin 16 last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by per anporth View Post
    The Gaelic word for self-knee capping in futile frustration is "knockando".

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    Good to know...cheers

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    So, I am finally finishing the stunning selection of malts that was lucky enough to receive as gifts from my friends at my 50th - nigh on 6 years ago to the day.

    (there's another story from that day - a fabulous record by the Colin Steele Quintet, a record about angels who come to show us light, even in the darkest places)

    So, today, I have ordered a 15 year old Mortlach, an 18 year old Glenmorangie, & a 25 year old Glenfarclas.

    My tastes run to Speyside, & from experience, these are amongst the greatest of the Speyside malts.

    Then there was a thing - for years & years, my wife has been looking to get old 1910/1920s wide based, low rimmed, slightly filigreed, champagne/cocktail glasses...& the guys who were selling me my whisky were selling *exactly* these glasses!

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    ^ blimey!!

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    Very nice.
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    The Morangie 18 is very nice
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    Robin - A few years back we did a Scottish night (4 of us) and the Glenmorangie 18 was our bottle besides a ton of craft ales...the 18 lasted about an hour or maybe less. I think it was good

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    Robin - A few years back we did a Scottish night (4 of us) and the Glenmorangie 18 was our bottle besides a ton of craft ales...the 18 lasted about an hour or maybe less. I think it was good
    I've drunk each of these three, but only ever by the glass, in pubs in Edinburgh.

    The Glenmorangie 18 is probably - possibly - my favourite. It bears little resemblance to the 10 — the complexity of the flavours, the roundedness in the mouth, the way it just stays & stays as aftertastes.

    For a long time, the Macallan was the prince of whiskies in Scotland, & the older ones were the best of the very best. I think that this is no longer the case - indeed, there's a feeling that there's a noticeable decline in quality in their older whiskies. By contrast, Glenfarclas, which is more or less next door, is a throwback. Aside from the experiment with the 105 cask strength, they've produced the same whiskies, from the same sorts of casks, presented with the same labels, for decades. The distillery has been in the same family for six generations. For many, the 21 is the epitome (& the 15 is superb). But the 21 is currently hard to get, & the 25 is magnificent.

    Mortlach is very little known - but it's a fine whisky, especially in the 15. Plus, I'm a sucker for the old Gordon & McPhail label!

    I'll report back, Frankie, when I'm on my way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by per anporth View Post
    For a long time, the Macallan was the prince of whiskies in Scotland, & the older ones were the best of the very best. I think that this is no longer the case - indeed, there's a feeling that there's a noticeable decline in quality in their older whiskies.
    Absolutely!!! In the 90's Macallan was from far my fave, but they've fallen from their pedestal, especially with their latest (new) expressions. It's been 20 years that I've even seen a 21 yo bottle on offer/sale, so I'm not even sure they bottle it anymore.

    It may be also that in the last 10/15 years, my tastes have evoved away from Speyside malts to more profound Northern Jighlands malts.
    In the Speyside, i tend to prefer Aberlour nowadays - just finished a cram of Casg Annamh - lovely stuff!
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    Picked these up on a Maine beer trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
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    Picked these up on a Maine beer trip.
    That's some heavy ale!
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