By @Wodha on 15th Jan 2010, show post
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@Timp and @BlueNote - Earlier today I had a locally brewed English Ale called “It’s coming home”, unfortunately, that didn’t help either.
My wife and I had a couple of Black Manhattan’s for happy hour.
Ending the night with Bushmills SMWS 51.15 (16 year - May 2002) "Boiled sweets and cut flowers" - First-fill barrel - 56.4%.
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@BlueNote cheers. Yeah when it gets to penalties its always a bit of a farce.
With regards to the fans I would hope they feel ashamed of themselves but seeing as they are clearly bigoted and thick as pig sh*t I would imagine they feel nothing. A sad part of international football and something that we have made good strides in correcting in league football but never managed to stamp out in some of the followers of the national team. Embarrassing!
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@bwmccoy cheers although “Coming Rome” was the best quote I read this morning lol..
My new ritual of some Corona beers followed by whisky to watch the football last night.
JW Centenary Blend, Glenlivet 12 Illicit Still, Tamdhu 15, Redbreast 12 CS and a fresh opened Wild Turkey 101 to finish.
Tamdhu is mellowing nicely with air time and the WT was excellent. Mind you, after all that, one isn't usually that picky
As for the football ... Congrats to the Italians! They were the best side overall and throughout the tournament and deserved to win - just. Bit disappointed in our slow response to their changes, and if I ever see another Englishman ever do one of those stupid stop-start run ups for a penalty I'm writing an official.letter of complaint to the FA Seriously, pick a spot, run up and put your foot through it. Muscle memory, anyone? How you practise that kind of kick under pressure is beyond me. And breathe ha!
Still proud of our efforts and looking forward to losing on penalties again in the world cup next year
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@RianC agree with all of that Rian. The game is more important than ranting about the minority of fans. Proud too and looking good for the future.
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@Timp - "Coming Rome" is a good one for sure! Wish I would have thought of it. :-)
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Clynelish SMWS 26.161 (8 year - April 2012) "Put the pebble to the petal!" - 1st-fill ex-bourbon barrel - 60.9% ABV.
Watching the MLB All-Star Game. Bomb is the theme as Guerrero Jr. sends one 468 ft. Sipping on an absolute BOMB, a fruit bomb, Balvenie Tun 1401 Batch No. 9.
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@paddockjudge Toronto has a lot of bats this year. One day they will make it back to Canada. I'm sure that they will be fun to watch.
@Victor, there was a time when I would go to Toronto for a home stand and watch 5 or 6 games, three different teams by catching the end of one series, a series, and the first of another. It was affordable.
I had a heck of a day today, so I’m too tired for any fancy sipping. I had some Knob Creek and will be moving on to Rittenhouse BiB. I’m sure things will slow down in…….August.
Had a sample of A.D. Rattray Cask Islay, the cask strength version courtesy of a friend. This went right onto my shopping list. Very nice indeed. Hard to determine the distillery. That would require another sample.
@OdysseusUnbound - I hear you!. It's been a very busy week for me as well with no end in sight. It's 11:30pm and I'm just finishing up working for the day. Hope you have a better day tomorrow. I've got a few days off starting next week and I'm really looking forward to it.
Tonight, while writing employee reviews, BenRiach SMWS 12.49 (10 year - March 2010) "Is this the way to Amarillo?". After 9 years in an ex-bourbon barrel, transferred to an ex-Tempest Old Fashioned IPA cask - 60.0% ABV.
Finished with some peat; St George's Distillery English Whisky Company SMWS 137.7 (7 year - Feb 2012) "How to kill your dragon" - 2nd-fill ex-bourbon barrel - 65.5% ABV
@OdysseusUnbound Same here. I am working outside replacing IT hardware in Fire Department vehicles for the next 3 weeks (over 8 hour days) and possibly some Saturdays as well.
The heat really takes it out of you and by the time I get home I am not in the mood for anything but water.
Looking forward to relaxing this weekend at some point with a dram or three.
Glengoyne 21. I’m going to miss this one.
@MRick Glengoyne 18 for me, the last of my Glengoyne tasting pack...
@YakLord How did you like it? I was very impressed with Glengoyne 18. It wasn’t too “cask-forward” and I appreciate that in an aged whisky.
@OdysseusUnbound I really enjoyed all three Glengoynes: the 10, 15, and 18. That was definitely my favourite of the three. I found the 10 better than the 15, similar to my experience with the now discontinued Highland Park 15, where both the 12 and 18 were better, and it didn't really know what it was supposed to be.
At my in-laws’ for dinner. I seared some rare tuna for Hae Dup Bap ( sashimi salad with greens, raw salmon, tuna and rice and gochujang sauce), and my daughter and I tore noodles into chicken broth my wife made for sujebi. My sister in law made hae mul pajeon (seafood pancakes).
I’ll be driving home because my wife likes mojitos, made in this case with garden picked mint and Lamb’s 151 rum.
I had to make do with my “nojito”, everything but the rum. But I tasted my wife’s… delish!
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Ended a long week with a couple Jerry Thomas Manhattan’s (Rittenhouse Rye BiB) before dinner.
Now, ending the night with Caol Ila SMWS 53.320 (12 year - Sep. 2007) "Raiders of the flossed ark" from a refill ex-bourbon hogshead - 58.2% ABV.
@YakLord what did you think of the Glengoyne 18? With rising prices, I may have to give that one a go.
A small dram of Bladnoch 10 46.7% tonight. Like this one a-lot and a shame I got to it so late. Only managed to snag one bottle. Nice bourbon cask whisky. Cheers.
Enjoying one I had forgotten about. Discovered I had about a third of a bottle of Compass Box Flaming Heart in the back of the cabinet, the 2015 edition. Just as tasty as I remembered.
Saturday was @Nosebleed’s birthday, and we had a memorial / celebration of his life at a park / community centre.
Afterwards we went to someone’s home, and another guest had brought a bottle of whisky that @Nosebleed had given him as a gift a few years ago.
We all poured a small amount and made a couple of toasts in his memory. Just shot glasses, sadly, but enjoyable none-the-less.
@Victor Hopefully Springer remembers how much he is getting paid and pulls himself over the Mendoza line at least.
@MRick I really enjoyed it. Best of the three in the tasting pack. Sadly, not available in these parts...
@YakLord After I posted my question, I noticed that you had already answered it earlier in the thread. I blame alcohol!
Drove up to a town near Edmonton to visit my wife’s parents and her brother. Father in Law surprised me by offering me a dram from a bottle he thinks a grandchild gave him. Very impressed that’s they would pick out such an unusual bottle.
I didn’t have the best nosing and tasting environment but I really enjoyed this one. I haven’t tasted many Clynelish expressions.
Would I accept at a party? - for sure!
Would I consider buying? - Absolutely!
Last night (Saturday), met my older son and his wife at their favorite Mexican restaurant. My son and I had a Tamarind-Ginger Margarita. It’s supposed to be made with blanco tequila, tamarind-ginger puree and lime juice, but we had them make it with mezcal instead. Earthy (burnt sage) and sweet.
Tonight, a couple of Black Manhattan’s (Maker’s Mark 46) for cocktail hour.
After dinner, finished off my bottle of Bushmills SMWS 51.15 (16 year - May 2002) "Boiled sweets and cut flowers" - First-fill barrel - 56.4%.
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