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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #125 on: November 22, 2016, 03:40:00 PM »
Every whisky I drink seems to have the same end result or chemical reaction.

Tastes great on the way down however

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #126 on: November 22, 2016, 04:44:41 PM »
Nooooo don't say that Timmy  :'(

We've got an 8yo, 12yo Scotch in the cupboard to be opened next year for my eldest bloke's 21st, & another with 6 years to go for the young bloke's  :-[
Sorry Fizzie, been a ex liquor store manager I feel I should share what knowledge I have.

They will still taste great though, and, well done! Remarkable effort to leave them sitting there and not touching them. I am impressed


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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #127 on: November 22, 2016, 05:32:22 PM »
Personally, I don't find Whisky/Whiskey suits my palate but, when in Scotland in '96 we visited the Glenturret distillery & I had a very wee taste & found it tolerable. Straight it was too. I still wouldn't buy it to drink.
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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #128 on: November 23, 2016, 12:56:21 PM »
Sorry Fizzie, been a ex liquor store manager I feel I should share what knowledge I have.

So is it only whisky that doesn't keep aging, or are all spirits the same?

I've read somewhere that brandy continues to improve with time

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They will still taste great though, and, well done!

I'll make sure that I report back  :D

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #129 on: November 24, 2016, 06:42:29 AM »
Anyone tried "Lark" scotch from Tassie?

Yeah mate - the whisky's from tas are great, especially the lark distillery ones are fantastic 👌
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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #130 on: November 24, 2016, 07:32:54 AM »
So is it only whisky that doesn't keep aging, or are all spirits the same?

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All Spirits, once bottled, are as old as they will get. It is the time they spend maturing in the cask that the age refers to.

There are many different ways that the final taste can be affected during the maturing stage though, from type of cask used (new or old barrels, French or American oak).

If they are old barrels, the previous contents will affect taste (bourbon, sherry, port, red/white wine etc).

The size of the barrel plays a big part as well, as the great the contact with the wood (eg 1/2 cask or 1/4 cask).

Some fortified wines will get better with more time spent in a barrel (eg port) but make sure it is a wooden not metal one (these are just decorative). Some people will also put other spirits into them, but results are hard to be consistent with. (Personally, I am happy to play with 10 litres of port, but the cost of 10 litres of S.M. To try improve the taste is out of my budget).

There is so much to discuss in regards to this one aspect of liquor I could go on for hours.


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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #131 on: November 28, 2016, 10:10:24 PM »
Whisky should be your drink of summer - The Age
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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #132 on: November 29, 2016, 07:09:42 PM »
Good read Tim, thanks  ;D

Unfortunately the author didn't mention Talisker and to compound his naivete
put some foreign cr*p in the glass, grounds for a firing squad at dawn  :cheers:

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #133 on: November 29, 2016, 11:13:13 PM »
Good read Tim, thanks  ;D

Unfortunately the author didn't mention Talisker and to compound his naivete
put some foreign cr*p in the glass, grounds for a firing squad at dawn  :cheers:

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Each to their own SambOz. I personally tend to agree with you, why drink good whiskey and kill its unique tastes and characteristics with extra unnecessary stuff.

But I don't mind the idea of a whiskey cocktail, I would use a blend though. 3 monkeys wasn't half bad last time to tried one.


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« Reply #134 on: November 29, 2016, 11:25:38 PM »
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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #135 on: November 30, 2016, 07:16:12 AM »
I couldn't stand whisky when younger (immature palate maybe?) then some old airforce guy insisted I try Irish Single Malts and I was converted. Still not a regular drinker but definitely appreciate it when I do. I'm a fan of the Scottish Speyside malts too.

Going to give a little plug for Adnams Whisky here. My mother's side of the family operate a brewery on the east coast of the UK. They've recently diversified into spirits including a 3yr old Single malt. Made from 100% locally grown barley and matured in new French oak barrels, only 10 barrels were made in the first batch. There were some nervous people at the first tasting but it has got some awards along the way.

http://adnams.co.uk/spirits/our-spirits/adnams-single-malt-whisky-no-1/

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #136 on: December 06, 2016, 08:16:58 PM »
Anyone tried "Lark" scotch from Tassie?
Yep I tried a few Australian ones at the Whisky bar in Melbourne.  Can try a wide range of whisky from around the world.  Lark was good, as well as one from Bendigo (can't remember the name just now).  Also have a Starwards from Essendon Fields and it a nice drop too.




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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #137 on: December 06, 2016, 09:08:07 PM »
Ardbeg 10 at DanM's <$70 until 11/12/2016.

Good price  ;D

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #138 on: December 16, 2016, 02:54:42 PM »
Ok I chasing a good single malt between $150- $200, recommendations??

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #139 on: December 16, 2016, 06:44:55 PM »
 Britts, do you want smokiness (peat) or non smoke.  One of the best I like with a little smoke if Tobermoray 15 yr old.

https://www.danmurphys.com.au/product/DM_708683/tobermory-15-year-old-scotch-whisky-700ml

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #140 on: December 16, 2016, 07:01:03 PM »
Smoky/peaty = good

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #141 on: December 20, 2016, 12:09:34 PM »
Ended up with this one,


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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #142 on: December 20, 2016, 03:52:53 PM »
Ended up with this one,


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That looks neat. 


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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #143 on: December 20, 2016, 08:32:13 PM »
Would be DELISH' Britts  :cup:

See Uncle Dans still has Ardbeg 10 sub $70 and Taliskers a little over $70(10yr old and Storm).

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #144 on: December 21, 2016, 04:59:08 AM »
I've tried the ardbeg and wasnt keen on it.

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #145 on: March 16, 2017, 06:52:44 AM »
Shouted myself a bottle of Glenrothes the other day, not to bad,



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Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #146 on: March 16, 2017, 07:42:43 PM »
Lark night cap in Launceston
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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #147 on: March 17, 2017, 06:20:31 AM »
Im in the process of collecting Australian Whisky as I travel around.

My most recent purchase is a bottle of Fleurieu Distillery from South Australia. The bottle I have is from their very first batch (limited edition) and set me back about $230.

I also have:

Nant: Tassie
Lark: Tassie
Limeburners: WA

Next on the hit list is a bottle from Tim Boon in Victoria. Should be with me in about a week when I pass through there.

My only regret so far is I opened by bottle of Nant and then found out they were going through the hoop. Luckily they have been saved so Ill need to get a new bottle for the collection :)
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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #148 on: March 17, 2017, 08:53:33 PM »
Landline has an episode on limeburners coming up soon i believe

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Re: Myswag Whisky Drinkers
« Reply #149 on: March 31, 2017, 08:04:17 PM »
Just got home from a week of travel with work and my Mansfield Meet Whisky has arrived.






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