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By @T4sho3 @T4sho3 on 27th May 2011, show post

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@ajjarrett
ajjarrett replied

@Nozinan

I had to look up OTT.

In response I looked up the script for an episode of Are you Being Served. The source I found is in all caps, sorry for that. I am not 'shouting'. haha

Capt. Peacock:

"FROM THE D.M./C.R.

TO F.W./L. AND G.D./ S.P. RE: TEA."

Mrs Slocombe:

CAPTAIN PEACOCK, WHAT LANGUAGE ARE YOU SPEAKING?

Capt. Peacock

IT SIMPLY MEANS, MRS. SLOCOMBE,

"FROM THE D.M. STROKE C.R..."

THE DEPARTMENTAL MANAGER STROKE CUTHBERT RUMBOLD.

"TO THE F.W. STROKE L. AND G.D. STROKE S.P..."

TO FLOORWALKERS STROKE LADIES' AND GENTLEMEN'S DEPARTMENT

STROKE STEPHEN PEACOCK REGARDING TEA.

Mrs Slocombe

WHAT DOES "T" STAND FOR?

Capt. Peacock

IT DOESN'T STAND FOR ANYTHING. YOU DRINK IT.

T-E-A, TEA.

THEY USE THESE INITIALS TO SAVE TIME.

Mrs Slocombe:

IT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE WORKING VERY WELL, DOES IT?

Capt. Peacock:

IT WOULD IF PEOPLE DIDN'T KEEP ASKING QUESTIONS.

Mrs Slocombe:

PEOPLE WOULDN'T NEED TO, IF THEY KNEW WHAT YOU WERE RABBITTING ON ABOUT.

Capt. Peacock:

IF I MAY BE ALLOWED TO CONTINUE, MRS. SLOCOMBE.

Ms Brahms:

OH YES, P.C.O.

Capt. Peacock: I BEG YOUR PARDON?

Ms Brahms:

"PLEASE CARRY ON."

6 months ago 4Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@ajjarrett I still have a bottle set aside. It's being saved for a Glenlivet vertical...

6 months ago 2Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@YakLord drink too much of it and it will be a Glenlivet horizontal...

6 months ago 4Who liked this?

@YakLord
YakLord replied

@Nozinan I participated in a virtual tasting over summer, hosted by Andrew Ferguson of Kensington Wine Market...what I didn't know was that all six whiskies were cask strength...I was definitely a bit buzzed by the end, even with 1/2oz pours...

6 months ago 2Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@talexander Yes, that’s the one. Thanks for the reply. I’ll see if I can find your review. Doesn’t sound like it’s in the same league as the 16.

6 months ago 2Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@ajjarrett “....I went a bit OCD.” A bit? Haha. Totally understandable, it’s excellent stuff. I’m down to my last bottle and a half.

6 months ago 2Who liked this?

@ajjarrett
ajjarrett replied

@BlueNote

Here is some unsoliticed advice. You might want to ration it. You never know when you will 'need' it.

6 months ago 3Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@ajjarrett Thank you for that, sir. You are my Nadurra mentor.

6 months ago 4Who liked this?

@NamBeist
NamBeist replied

thewhiskeywash.com/whiskey-styles/…

I guess it is too expensive: this bottle of Ardbeg 25 yo, 46%.Great news anyway. It will be added to the core range. The link contains notes of the nose,taste and finish.

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

@ajjarrett
ajjarrett replied

@BlueNote

Sorry for the late reply...

As your mentor, I will refer to my 'master' and write, "Do or do not, there is no try." This truly applies to quality malts.

^_^

6 months ago 1Who liked this?

JayRain replied

Decided to have a holiday dinner w family as we felt that the risk was small relative to the reward.

During the dinner we opened a Clynelish 14 YO First Editions. Always been a fan of the distillery and although it is a fine dram, I was not brought to my knees (in fairness, only let the bottle sit for an hour before pouring). Initial impression was apple loaf w malt undertones and a very nice-color to it.

Confident that it will get better as time passes although the cork was broken so have it stored in a mason jar and intend to finish sooner rather than later (currently learning the intricacies of Arkham Horror LCG & can see having some drams while cross-referencing - looks like a great game & excited to delve into it).

We also opened a 2020 Booker's that I received as a Xmas gift. Still my go-to everyday bourbon but did not compare well to the Four Roses 125th Anniversary bottle that we finished over a game of Terraforming Mars.

5 months ago 5Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@JayRain Hopefully the Booker's is > 60% to help protect you from the risk of COVID...

5 months ago 2Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@JayRain, Four Roses 125th Barrel Proof Ltd Ed is one of my top picks. I find a drop of water takes it from a 93 point bourbon to a 96. Beautiful whisky!

5 months ago 4Who liked this?

@bwmccoy
bwmccoy replied

I’ll be opening these later tonight...

5 months ago 11Who liked this?

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JayRain replied

@paddockjudge unfortunately finished and at its current price point will never be in my stable again.

I can see how it would benefit the whiskey though

5 months ago 3Who liked this?

JayRain replied

Opened a Longrow Peated @ 46% to bring in the New Year.

Too early to tell but think that I will like this one a lot

Happy New Year to all,

Jayson

5 months ago 5Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

I just opened a bottle of El Jimador Anejo Tequila. El Jimador is the best value for money junior brand produced by Brown Forman. This is the brand junior in price to Herradura, but first rate in quality, and for that reason extremely popular in Mexico. No, Ontario doesn't even sell El Jimador Anejo.

I've owned this bottle for about 8 years now, and have been without an open bottle of this one for about 7 years. Today I decided to change that. I'm glad I did. Still tastes great. For some reason I keep 150+ bottles of whiski open at a time, but seldom have more than 5 or 6 bottles of tequila open at a time. Tequila and Irish Whiskey, those are the ones I tend to go through because they are easy drinking, and the ones I find myself running short of.

2 months ago 5Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Welcome home Old Grand Dad!

Arrived this morning, Old Grand Dad Bonded. Tasting this blind I would not guess Beam as the origin, perhaps Four Roses or Buffalo Trace. Regardless, this is a stunner! Don’t bother if you are offended by that sugary-sweet cherry note, almost exactly like the syrupy goo found inside a Lowney’s Cherry Blossom.

2 months ago 6Who liked this?

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@Victor
Victor replied

@paddockjudge it was just in 1987 that Beam bought out the Old Grand-Dad line of bourbons. This is differently made, and at a different distillery, than their Beam-named products. Old Grand-Dad Bottled in Bond-- a very very good choice in bourbon!

2 months ago 4Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@Victor, I had my Moderna vaccine shot today. There I was, surrounded by a sea of grey-haired shot-seekers. Thinking to myself, wtf am I doing here with all of these old fuckers? It then I occurred to me that I am one of them.... chin up, carry on.

When I returned home I poured a cask strength Ardmore 21 YO, good balance, much unlike many in line today, great complexity, extremely enjoyable.

A faint thud from the front door commanded my attention. Old Grand-Dad had arrived. I invited him in and immediately poured a generous portion. Irony or juxtaposition? This grey-hair saved the day. A fine bourbon indeed.

Now that I am one of the chipped/tagged/drinkers-of-the-Kool-aid, I’ll settle in with another pour of OGD 100 and wait for the mother ship to arrive.

Cheers!

2 months ago 8Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

@Victor @paddockjudge

I like the OGD 100 Bonded. Certainly not as much as I like the OGD 144, but on its own a pleasant bourbon. I found it in Calgary and tried it in 2016 with my BIL @Nosebleed. This was on one of our whisky hunting adventures.

My bottle was opened in 2017 and three and a half years later remains about half full. Not a reflection on the whisky but on my open bottle count.

I still have a bottle put away, a result of FORO.

2 months ago 3Who liked this?

@Nozinan
Nozinan replied

This arrived in the mail today. Maybe not as sippable as what @paddockjudge picked up but a quality spirit nonetheless. And with free shipping over $50 in Ontario and Quebec (code “STAYHOME21”) getting 4 750 cc bottles at $15 each was a no-brainer.

It’s versatile. Use it as a mixer to bump up the ABV of something else or enjoy it on its own at 80%. .

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*Not to be taken internally

2 months ago 3Who liked this?

@Victor
Victor replied

@Nozinan, no, that is definitely not a sipper.

About OGD100, I've only ever owned 1 bottle of it, and it remains unopened. I have had the pleasure from the bottles of others, though. My reaction was always, "Oh yeah, this is good."

Both OGD BIB and 114 remain some of the great Values for Money in the US. $ 21.99 + 9% buys a bottle of BIB where I live. I do not take this low pricing for granted, nor assume that it will continue. My county stores haven't sold the 114 for 5 years now. Glad I have a supply.

2 months ago 4Who liked this?

@RianC
RianC replied

@paddockjudge @Victor - would love to try some OG but not been any on these shores for a good while. Shame!

2 months ago 3Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

Tomatin 18, freshly opened bottle. Disappointing. Sulfur on the nose. I’m struggling to get through the first pour. This is the only Tomatin I’ve owned in which I’ve detected sulfur.

about one month ago 3Who liked this?

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@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@paddockjudge Drag, man. I've had the 18 and it was brilliant. Can you return it?

I'm currently having a hard look at a cask strength 14 year old KWM cask matured in American oak.

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

@paddockjudge
paddockjudge replied

@BlueNote, not likely a return will occur. Every other version of Tomatin I’ve owned has been extremely enjoyable: 25 YO, 1988 batch #2, and Contrast.

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@paddockjudge I had a taste of the Contrast courtesy of a friend. Both parts were excellent, particularly the bourbon version. I'm thinking the KWM cask might be similar.

about one month ago 2Who liked this?

@BlueNote
BlueNote replied

@paddockjudge Got it. Just about sack time here. I'll get back to you tomorrow. relaxed

about one month ago 1Who liked this?

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