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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by sparks » Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:09 pm

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by Witness » Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:00 am

sparks wrote:Witness: Women love him, men want to be him.

You're immortal in that you've shown this is possible.
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I'm undecided between :lmao: and :oops: , but it's mostly :lmao:

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by Witness » Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:37 am

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That wine was really something! :)

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:32 pm

Whiskey nae mentioned, but I ken they have a drop in.

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by sparks » Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:30 am

Witness wrote:Image

That wine was really something! :)

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I definitely want to try those.

All of them.

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by Witness » Mon May 07, 2018 4:10 am

Macán seems to be a kind of "second wine" from Vega Sicilia (allegedly the best wine of Spain, never tasted it). Quite good, but a tad too sweet.

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No whisky this time, just an "abricotine" (apricot brandy), a grappa on the house (amarone for the lady, barolo for me) and then an extended stroll to get rid of the vapors before a beer nightcap (Staropramen):

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by Nyarlathotep » Mon May 07, 2018 6:01 am

Anyone who like Scotch Whiskey, should visit the Stanley Hotel sometime. They have an amazing whiskey bar, an absolutely huge assortment of them.

I am not a fan of Scotch, or any other sort of whiskey (I am a tequila man, myself), but I think I would have been in heaven if I were.
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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon May 14, 2018 1:14 am

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by Witness » Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:42 am

Out at night again:

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Interesting whisky, lots of peat, smoke, even a hint of burned wood but very pleasant.


Back home I left the door to my balcony open (heat!) and had successively a visit from:
  • a big moth;
  • a millipede;
  • a small cat;
  • a wasp (garden variety, not the usual big parasitic ones).
All were safely returned to their respective biota.

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by Giz » Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:38 pm

sparks wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 9:28 pm
Penises in my Scotch? Sounds like a country-western song...
Pretty sure that’d be “penis in mah bourbon “ pardner.

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by Witness » Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:52 am

Third of rare Scotch whiskies tested found to be fake

More than a third of vintage Scotch whiskies tested at a specialist laboratory have been found to be fake, BBC Scotland has learned.

Twenty-one out of 55 bottles of rare Scotch were deemed to be outright fakes or whiskies not distilled in the year declared.

The tests were conducted at the East Kilbride-based Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre (SUERC).

It used advanced radiocarbon dating techniques to reach its conclusions.

SUERC measured residual concentrations of a radioactive isotope of carbon present in the alcohol contained in each bottle in order to establish the ages of the whiskies.

The samples had been sent for analysis by whisky broker Rare Whisky 101 (RW101), which said it was responding to "growing concern surrounding the proliferation of fake whisky" in the secondary market.

The bottles had been selected at random from auctions, private collections and retailers.

Last year, the same company exposed a £7,600 dram of vintage Scotch bought in a Swiss hotel as a fake.

The rare whisky bottles identified as fakes this year included an Ardbeg 1885, which had been acquired from a private owner, and a Thorne's Heritage early 20th Century blended whisky purchased from an auctioneer.

RW101 said a total of 10 single malts purporting to be from 1900 or earlier were found not to be genuine.

The company said that if tests had proven all 21 bottles to be genuine, collectively they could have been valued at about £635,000.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-46566703

Unsurprising (there was a similar scandal with old wines some years ago), and anyway out of my league. :|

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by Witness » Tue Dec 25, 2018 3:58 am

I'll put it here, even if it's not about whisky:
Fossil Fuels Brewing Company

Fossil Fuels Brewing Company is a beer maker based in Manteca, California, United States. The beer is brewed with what is claimed to be ancient yeast that medical mycologist and co-owner Raul Cano extracted from amber and revived after 25 million to 45 million years. The company launched a German-style wheat beer in the Northern California area on July 27, 2008. The process that the company used to extract yeast from amber is similar to the process described in the fictional book Jurassic Park that was used to retrieve dinosaur blood from mosquitos trapped in amber. The beer has received mixed reviews, with critics noting that it has a unique taste.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fossil_Fu ... ng_Company

Technical details form the brewer's site: http://www.fossilfuelsbeer.com/thestory/

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by ceptimus » Tue Dec 25, 2018 8:26 am

It's Irish Whiskey that's spelt with an E. Scotch whisky has no E.

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Re: Scotch Whiskey thread

Post by sparks » Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:29 am

I believe Doc pointed that out early on. But thanks for rubbing that in. Again. :)
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