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 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)




1. Glendronach 15 Years-Old Moscatel Finish Single Malt Speyside Whiskey (46% ABV)
"Renowned amongst many whisky enthusiasts around the world, this remarkable and full bodied malt is matured for a minimum of 15 years in the finest Oloroso sherry casks. Bottled at 46%, the GlenDronach Revival is non chill filtered and of natural colour. A truly excellent single malt."



2. Atholl Brose Whiskey Liqueur, Gordon & McPhail (35% ABV)
"Atholl Brose is a classic Scotch whisky liqueur made by Gordon & MacPhail. The recipe was inspired by an ancient Highland quaff, and it includes honey, select herbs and single malt whisky."



3. Bakers 107 Proof, 7 Years-old Kentucky Straight Bourbon (53.5% ABV)
"Named after Baker Beam, grand nephew of the legendary Jim Beam, Baker???s Bourbon is seven-years-old and hand-bottled at 107 proof. Embracing over six generations of distilling experience, Baker's Bourbon utilizes a special strain of jug yeast that has been in his family for over 60 years. This time tested yeast provides Baker's with a silky smooth texture and consistent taste from batch to batch."



4. Tyrconnell Port Cask, 10 Years Irish Single Malt (46% ABV)
"The nose is fruity and thick with notes of roots, tropical fruits, mixed conserves and a green character. The palate is jammy and thick. There is a marked sweetness with notes of barley sugar and malt. The finish is sweet and long with marmalade and a little oak."



5. Tullibardine Burgundy Finish Scottish Single Malt (43% ABV)
"This is a delicious whisky from Tullibardine, released in 2013. It sees the Highland whisky finished for 12 months in 228-litre Red Burgundy wine casks from Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet."

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 5:05 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I'm not much of a spirit drinker, I'm more of a beer/stout/ale man myself. They only spirit I can really stomach is Vodka, always with white! Rarely Whiskey, I'm afraid.

We already have a regular 'Now Drinking' thread OGM, which may be of some interest to you. Cheers!!

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=82060&forumID=7&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

Yes Thomas, I'm sure OGM knows all about "that" post.

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 3:47 PM   
 By:   Mr Greg   (Member)

These pictures make me salivate...

The Tullibardine (in fact, more-or-less ANYTHING from them) is particularly delicious...

...and may I also recommend The Glenlivet 18 year-old SM? Lovely stuff...

...and, of course, don't forget to add water to any Scotch - very important!!

 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

1. Christmas past
2. Christmas present
3. Christmas yet to come
4. ...of St. Louis
5. ...of Giving

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 5, 2013 - 7:09 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

COLT 45 MALT LIQUIOR[when I drink it I look like the guy in the old commercials, relax, laidback and enjoying the wonderful taste of malt liquor-]------------ZIMA- Unfortunately you have to be in Japan to get it now---my favorite beer has always been FOSTER'S, BUDWEISER SECOND, I always enjoyed WINE COOLERS WITH MY GIRLFRIENDS and a drink years ago I had in New York nightclubs called a TNT- but something I only had once in a while as one might understand.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 1:10 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

1 fresh Novello in november from tuscan hills.
2 chianti reserve from northern italy for the rest of the year!

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

...and may I also recommend The Glenlivet 18 year-old SM? Lovely stuff...

That's a lovely whiskey too. Much better than the "regular" Glenlivet (12), it has a lot of depth. And very affordable for this age! smile

...and, of course, don't forget to add water to any Scotch - very important!!

But not too much! A whiskey dealer once recommended me to use a syringe to control the amount of water.

This is an entertaining "How to taste Scottish whiskey" video by Richard Paterson, the master blender of Whyte & Mackay (never tried one of theirs):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zjrkd_RZFFY&list=TL7c0aXHpft0M

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Forget the hard liquor, forget the beer, forget the white wine.

Like sung by UB40 - Red Red Wine!

For me it is preferably Cabernet, Shiraz, Bordeaux or Petite Sirah.

Nothing better.
There is a reason people build rooms and collect the stuff, and write songs about it.

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

I used to be a wine lover, but then I concluded that both whiskey and beer are more varied in taste. BTW, people collect whiskeys too (I once visited the largest collection of malt whiskeys in the world, which used to owned by an Indian millionaire, but he sold it to The Whisky Experience in Edinburgh), and there are MANY songs about whiskey. About beer, too, which, incidentally, some people also collect. To each their own. wink



 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

I used to be a wine lover, but then I concluded that both whiskey and beer are more varied in taste. BTW, people collect whiskeys too (I once visited the largest collection of malt whiskeys in the world, which used to owned by an Indian millionaire, but he sold it to The Whisky Experience in Edinburgh), and there are MANY songs about whiskey. About beer, too, which, incidentally, some people also collect. To each their own. wink

Not sure about that "varied in taste' the spectrum of flavors and smells from the wide range of grapes and how and where they are grown in the world is enormous. So I disagree. With the exception that these days people have started adding fruit and odd things into whiskey and beer. You can certainly make liquors and beers with lots of flavors adding in chocolate, bacon and anything else.

Anyway, I am sorry, but to me, beer with fruit in it is not really beer anymore. I am not sure, but I imagine Germans sitting around joking about girly American men drinking beer with tangerine and lemon in it. That is not beer.

Beyond all that quite simply in terms of health, there is no form of alcohol healthier for your body than red wine. Study after study after study shows.

 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 9:15 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Not sure about that "varied in taste' the spectrum of flavors and smells from the wide range of grapes and how and where they are grown in the world is enormous. So I disagree. With the exception that these days people have started adding fruit and odd things into whiskey and beer. You can certainly make liquors and beers with lots of flavors adding in chocolate, bacon and anything else.


I'm sorry, but you're wrong here. Not that there aren't fruit, spices, even cheese in some beers (tried the Stilton-based beer once, well...) - Fact is, you can have grapefruit, melon, kiwi, lime, passion fruit, cinnamon, pepper, licorice etc in both beer and whiskey WITHOUT any actual fruit or spices - just by a special combination of different hops and malts (beer), and by the malting process and cask selection (whiskey). Wine just doesn't measure up. smile

And I'm drinking certain forms of alcohol (but not others) because of the TASTE (far too many people these days are exclusively concerned with health, but not concerned with enjoyment), not because of health. I'm doing other things (sports, food) to COMPENSATE the damage of alcohol. Whiskey and beer are healthy too in low doses. Beer has more healthy ingredients than any other food. It's the excess intake that kills people. And it's the same with wine.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 6, 2013 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

Not sure about that "varied in taste' the spectrum of flavors and smells from the wide range of grapes and how and where they are grown in the world is enormous. So I disagree. With the exception that these days people have started adding fruit and odd things into whiskey and beer. You can certainly make liquors and beers with lots of flavors adding in chocolate, bacon and anything else.


I'm sorry, but you're wrong here. Not that there aren't fruit, spices, even cheese in some beers (tried the Stilton-based beer once, well...) - Fact is, you can have grapefruit, melon, kiwi, lime, passion fruit, cinnamon, pepper, licorice etc in both beer and whiskey WITHOUT any actual fruit or spices - just by a special combination of different hops and malts (beer), and by the malting process and cask selection (whiskey). Wine just doesn't measure up. smile

And I'm drinking certain forms of alcohol (but not others) because of the TASTE (far too many people these days are exclusively concerned with health, but not concerned with enjoyment), not because of health. I'm doing other things (sports, food) to COMPENSATE the damage of alcohol. Whiskey and beer are healthy too in low doses. Beer has more healthy ingredients than any other food. It's the excess intake that kills people. And it's the same with wine.


@
OnlyGood

You sound like you have never had a real wine, was it wine in box?

Go to the store and pick up bottles of real wine - wine great than $10. The backs of the bottles routinely describe wines with the flavors you are talking about, licorice, mint, raisins, chocolate, plums, berries, pepper - and on and on. They are not putting these flavors in there, these are part of the fermentation changes to the grapes - the same as whiskey.

Hate to tell you but the nature of hard liquor produces greater changes in your digestive tissues that are prone to lead to cancers, from your mouth all the way out your behind. All the running and lifting weights does not erase the chemical changes produced by hard liquors.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9682771

another one

http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2407/8/221

Conclusion
Our study shows that the risk of EC, and particularly the squamous cell type, is strongly associated with alcohol drinking. The consumption of any combination of hard liquors seems to be harmful whereas a low consumption of only wine may not. This may relates to the presence of certain antioxidant compounds found in wine but practically lacking in liquors. Tobacco smoking is also a clear risk factor, black more than blond.

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 6:13 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Way to destroy a thread with stuff that's not even remotely related. Bravo!

And thank you, I've had excellent wines in my days as a wine lover (mostly heavy Shiraz and Zinfandel wines of superior quality, which I gravitated to). But I grew up to love other stuff more!

Anyway, this is another superb recent purchase:



The Glenlivet 18 Years, 43% ABV

Superior bottlings by companies that churn out huge amounts of undistinguished, supermarket whiskies tend to be overlooked or even reviled by whisky lovers. Which is a mistake, because this 18Y old Glenlivet is not only a very fine specimen (a sweet and flowery aroma, with just a hint of smoke, followed by strong vanilla, nutmeg and noticeable oak spiciness on the palate), but a great bang for the buck (here, the 0.7l bottle sells for less than USD 60).

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 4:09 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Way to destroy a thread with stuff that's not even remotely related. Bravo!


In what way has this thread been "destroyed"? I presume you're referencing my list of 5 favorite spirits.

At least it wasn't responsible for the destruction of your sense of humor. Apparently, that was already toast.

 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

In what way has this thread been "destroyed"? I presume you're referencing my list of 5 favorite spirits.

I was referencing ado's "stay healthy through wine" comments.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 13, 2013 - 7:10 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I found it interesting what ADO was saying. let's be honest, I am not a hypocrite but we know alcohol is for the most part not healthy for the body just like cigarette smoking is not. We hope we are the lucky ones, if we are not GOODBYE- A string of my cousins died in there 50's because of tobacco. People I knew died from drunk drivers and I won't get into the other drugs which has screwed up many lives I knew.

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

In moderation, alcohol is actually GOOD for you (including whisky!) and will make you live longer, whereas nicotine and tar will send you six feet under for sure. What I mind about Ado's comment is the inherent hypocritical "tinge" in a thread it does not belong in.

"It's just part of a serious, quality evening - and we need those in our lives," sayeth popular whisky priest/reviewer "Ralfy" (tons of tasting videos on youtube), and I think that he's got the tiger by the tail there!

Anyway, another very fine and moderately priced single malt is this one:



Bruichladdich "Rocks" (46% ABV)

An un-peated whisky from the isle of Islay (pronounced: Aila), and like all of Bruichladdich's (many different) varieties, it has a salty quality in the nose and on the palate that agrees with me! In fact, the ambivalence between slightly sweetish red fruit, lemon, and malt, even cooling mint - and the expressive saltiness towards the end, especially, I find very appealing.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 6:46 AM   
 By:   Ado   (Member)

@ dan the man

Yes, I think that especially with so called 'high end' spirits there is the prestige value, lovely packaging, the image of well heeled gentlemen in suits drinking very expensive liquor. The fact is, if they do it with any regularity at all, it is killing them.

 
 Posted:   Sep 29, 2013 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   OnlyGoodMusic   (Member)

Yes, I think that especially with so called 'high end' spirits there is the prestige value, lovely packaging, the image of well heeled gentlemen in suits drinking very expensive liquor.

There's that hypocrisy again. This time, a little less indirect. wink

I think that that ulcer resulting from you worrying all the time will kill you sooner. wink

But we're talking about indulgence here, as in enjoyment. It's not for everybody.

 
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