By @Nozinan on 20th Jan 2017, show post
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Tonight I have an Aberlour A'bunadh batch 47, full 30cc pour, right in the front of my mind...
I can almost smell it.
4 months ago 0
My wife says I'm very easily distracted.
I'm a camp doctor so no alcohol for me this weekend, and I had to go into town to pick up some medication. On the way back I got kind of sidetracked... It would almost seem like a big detour...
2 months ago 5Who liked this?
@Nozinan We camp at Mikisew provincial park every year! I know exactly where that is. My wife gives me heck every year for asking if we can detour! I'd love to get a picture holding a bottle of Ardbeg in front of the town sign. My wife does not think that would be amusing.
2 months ago 2Who liked this?
What I am not drinking now is carded whiskey. This discussion seemed as good a place to post about this as anywhere else. It could also be called "Madness Reversed." Starting July 1st, 2017 my county instituted mandatory card identification of all alcohol purchasers, no matter how aged. Today we were informed that the mandatory carding was repealed effective yesterday (on Day 12) after totally understandable public outcry. Idiot governments. Any fool could have seen that this was a bad idea.
about one month ago 2Who liked this?
Surely you're not going to get away with just that.... We need more.
What exactly was the purpose of this carding?
To prove that you are old enough to legally purchase alcohol?
To monitor and record who buys alcohol in the county and what they buy?
To limit purchases to people who live in the county?
If it's monitoring and recording, I can imagine the outcry about such an invasion of privacy. If it's to ensure no underage purchases, it may be a dumb law but I can't imagine it generating a huge outcry. If anything it makes 22 YOs treated the same way as 55 YOs. Almost socialist, if you ask me. Oops, I forgot it's the US.
Finally, @Victor, my prediction is you will live to regret this day. When you're in line for a hard to get bottle and the person in front of you who gets the last bottle forgot their ID....
about one month ago 0
@Nozinan, AFAIK the regulation was strictly to prevent underage purchases.
I was surprised to hear from the store clerks that the residents would scream loudly enough to get the regulation rescinded. All I can picture is cranky 75 yo men and women yelling loudly at being inconvenienced when going out to buy their bottles of wine.
And Montgomery County, Maryland, while not being quite socialist, is absolutely one of the most "politically correct" big-government jurisdictions in the US. The people who live here are largely DC federal government workers and federal government contractors. Probably 80,000+ lawyers in the DC area. Lobbyists. Very down-to-earth well-grounded people. Also enormous numbers of health care personnel, along with the highest urban rates of cancer in the US. That's the effect of all of those microwaves from the espionage.
Here in Ontario the legal age is 19. The rule at the LCBO is that if someone LOOKS like they are under 25, they have to be carded.
I was carded until I was 35. Now I wish they wanted to card me...
@Nozinan, I have been carded exactly twice in my lifetime, the first time when I was in my early 40s, with my current 3/4 bald head. I just laughed and laughed. That really made my day, week, month, and year.
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@Victor Back to the topic at hand...I still have a cold. Can I taste something vicariously tonight? Which uncarded whisky will you be enjoying (which I will NOT be drinking)?
@Nozinan, OK, I'll play along. I shall have two in your honour. Something special.
First, my first sip in several years of Melrose Rare 12 Diamond Blended (US) Whiskey. This is a bottle given to me several years ago from a friend's father's estate. It is a blend consisting of 40% 12 yo straight US whiskey and 60% grain neutral spirits. They drank this kind of stuff 50 years ago in the US in the heyday of the vodka conquest. The 43% abv bottle is 3/4 full and has been open since about 1969. It was never great while in my possession. I am hoping that it is still drinkable. This is an experiment.
Second, I shall have some Ardbeg Corryvreckan L13 240, not one of the great batches. I shall be observing whether air has benefited it since I last tried it.
Someone decided today (July 27) was "National Scotch Day". Don't know which nation, and reading the "article" it's clearly a marketing gimmick. So today, no Scotch... In fact, I'm so annoyed...no whisky of any sort!
20 days ago 2Who liked this?
Springbank 12 YO CS
With recent postings about this distillery I'm really eager to open a bottle of the stuff. But I'm not allowing any new openings until after our move... so I will wait...
5 days ago 0
@Nozinan I stopped drinking my bottle at the halfway point until I replace it, I have the Burgundy Cask but cannot see opening that one for some time. While in NS I could have picked up the 10, 15 or 18 but the regular 12 CS eludes me from coast to coast.
@Nozinan Do it! Pour a dram or two then let the bottle bake for a few months. You already know that Springers evolve and get better with time so why not get a headstart on the process? It'll reward you upon your settling in at the new abode. ;)
4 days ago 0
@KRB80 I'm not disputing that what you say makes sense, but I really think that moving open bottles is harder than moving sealed bottles, so, given it's not much longer, I'll wait.
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