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By @Nozinan @Nozinan on 20th Jan 2017, show post

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MRick replied

@paddockjudge i like the Glengoyne 21 and I really, really like the Glengoyne 25.

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@MRick, I see I’m preaching to the choir... can I get an AMEN for Glengoyne 21!?!!!

The 25 YO is a brilliant whisky. At half the price I’m all over the 21 YO and afraid to get $tuck on the 25 YO.

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Closing the loop on this nasty broken cork episode. Here is something you don’t see every day, a measuring cup with 700+ ml of Mac Cask Strength in it. All fragments of the disintegrating cork have successfully been removed. My wife, who does not like the smell of whisky, commented on the delicious bouquet filling the room. It is now back in the bottle, synthetic stopper, and sealed.

6 months ago 5Who liked this?

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@paddockjudge A soaked cork is a happy cork. They get dried out and shrivelled up if they are not regularly soaked. stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

6 months ago 3Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@paddockjudge - well everyone knows that ... You have a problem? You call the Portuguese cork sniffers.

6 months ago 0

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@RianC, I’m not sure of the message that your statement is conveying. I did not call the Portugese “cork sniffers”. I made reference to an earlier, informative statement on the thread, posted by another Connosr member who stated

_ “ ... for their premium bottles they use corks which are individually pre-sniffed by the Portugese cork importer to ensure that they are free of the fungi that produces TCA - the cause of corked wine.” _

My entire response was

_ “ ah yes, the old Portugese cork sniffers. I prefer to have my cork soaked.” _

This was followed by a link to a skit on SNL “Corksoakers”

@RianC, would you care to elaborate?

6 months ago 0

@RianC
RianC replied

@paddockjudge - ha! It was just my silly sense of humour, well an attempt at ...

Trying to be all Month Python, you dig? blush

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@RianC, thank goodness sweat_smile haha. I thought for a moment I had offended all of the non-Cork Sniffing Portugese community.

6 months ago 2Who liked this?

@NamBeist
NamBeist replied

I don't drink Bruichladdich Infinity tonight. I recall it as brilliant whisky. I don't drink Octomore 2.1 as well. The only animals in the room are Sam the cat and Ardbeg wee beastie. I guess I stay sober tonight. I get the idea that I even liked Ardbeg Blasda better than the wee beastie. Who remembers Ardbeg Blasda? Is it a blast from the past? Please enlighten me.

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@NamBeist If all I had was Wee Beastie on a cold winter night I could be content. Not forever, but for a night or two...

6 months ago 2Who liked this?

@NamBeist
NamBeist replied

@Nozinan I still prefer the company of my cat....

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

MRick replied

@paddockjudge yes, the excellent 21 is much better priced but the 25 is much cheaper compared to Macallan 25 which is around $2500 CDN, when it can be found.

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

Last night, nothing! Was supposed to have a Zoom hook up with @cricklewood but felt sick as a dog all day so it was nil by mouth instead of plenty!

Stomach still feels wobbly, shall we say, and I hate cancelling things so feel bad today. Just to rub salt in, my hip pain has also ramped up over the holidays, which is typical - all my life I seem to have gotten ill over xmas, even my Mum laughed about it yesterday. Hopefully a quick reschedule and we can get some kind of epic tasting happening soon ...

4 months ago 2Who liked this?

@TracerBullet
TracerBullet replied

Currently I'm not drinking anything. I finally decided (after being shamed by my brother-in-law and a good friend) to re-inventory my whisk(e)y collection. Years ago, I was using a program that I quite liked and had a nice up-to-date inventory but then the program took a dump and I lost everything. Since drinking whisky is more fun than inventorying it, I went years without updating the list. So as a few years passed, new bottles came in and a few left and I mostly had little idea of what I had. The breaking point was my friend and I digging through some bottles looking for something fun to open and him commenting that he would really like to try a Talisker 18 as he had heard how good it was. I replied that would be a nice bottle and I wish I had one. I pulled another bottle from my shelf and there was a Talisker 18 that I had forgotten I had. So that's where the shame came from. stuck_out_tongue I have spent evenings this week pulling everything out and getting it all in a spreadsheet. I still have lost a lot of information from the crash like purchase dates and prices but at least I will know what I have. I'm hoping to be done by Friday, but this is proving to be a bit more time consuming than I originally thought.

4 months ago 4Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@TracerBullet I hear you! It took many fun hours to create, enhance and maintain my database. It has been a long time since I backed it up, I even have a new computer (on a MacBook you just put them next to each other to transfer data). You've inspired me to do a back-up.

If I'm being honest with myself, I spend much more time reading about whisky and taking part in things like Connosr, and managing my collection (watching it grow) than I actually spend drinking it.

Being so obsessive with my record-keeping (I calculate volumes in/out -...I know!) I wonder if I'm missing out on some of the enjoyment of the spirit itself. Will there come a time when I won't have a dram because the record-keeping around it will be too onerous?

4 months ago 4Who liked this?

@TracerBullet
TracerBullet replied

@Nozinan Yes do a backup!! Sounds like it would do you a lot of damage if you lost your whisky data! Just make sure to take the time to enjoy a dram now and then. Much more enjoyable way to pursue that database!

4 months ago 2Who liked this?

MRick replied

@TracerBullet if I found a bottle of Talisker 18 I had forgotten, I wouldn’t be feeling shame, I’d be doing cart wheels.

4 months ago 4Who liked this?

@TracerBullet
TracerBullet replied

@MRick Oh, I was doing cartwheels, just felt stupid because I had forgotten that I had it!

4 months ago 1Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@Nozinan It's just another form of charting. wink

4 months ago 1Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

Arrived back from hospice to find a little box of samples very kindly sent by @Timp. Thanks again, mate! I won't be drinking for at least a few weeks but I couldn't help having a little sniff of them last night.

There are some absolute beauties in there too! Such as, ralfy's Meteorite, sherried Port Charlotte - my word this smells amazing! Dirty, nutty, smokey goodness, oh my! Made my mouth gush water. A SB 12 from Cadenhead 's Cage. Two bourbon barrels. Again, lovely - is that fruity tennis balls im smelling?!

Also, A G&M Caol Ila 12 1st fill sherry - my first whiff of a totally sherried CI, this could be interesting. Edradour 10 first fill 2 bourbon barrels - bright and characterful! This distillery is definitely not one for those who like sanitised flavours. Lastly, a hand-filled Deanston 10 from an Amontillado cask. One of my favourite malts was the Ledaig Amontillado. This has that nutty thing going on as well but instead of a peaty backbone, there's a bouquet of fruit and musk. Mmm!

Well these all smell amazing. I tortured myself last night while watching The Frozen Ground, with Cage and Cusack based on a true serial killer up in Alaska. Meh. Seen better but some amazing views - could have done more with the cinematography I felt. Sorry, I'll save that talk for Connosr@themovies ha!

Cheers

13 days ago 3Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@RianC, not a true story, but the Alaska serial killer film I like is Insomnia, with Al Pacino and Robin Williams.

13 days ago 5Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@Victor - Yes I remember that being a good film. Cage can be brilliant but I dont think a straight role suits him. Similarly with Cuscack, I wasn't getting any menace from him at all but he's enjoyable usually as the kooky off-beat character.

13 days ago 2Who liked this?

@Timp
Timp replied

@RianC Cheers mate and glad you had a little snifter, and happy you like what you smell. Hope the tasting is fun. Cheers. Tim.

13 days ago 1Who liked this?

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