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Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 02-25-2013, 11:22 PM
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Posted By Dale
Yes. How would you like it formatted. Or I'll...

Yes. How would you like it formatted. Or I'll check if I can see an email address for you and send it there? Just let me know how you want it.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-25-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,851
Posted By Dale
Michael - This is it (posted today) - you read my...

Michael - This is it (posted today) - you read my post faster than I wrote it! Anyway, here it is: http://www.whisky.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97074
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-25-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,148
Posted By Dale
I'm drinking a Redbreast cask strength at home...

I'm drinking a Redbreast cask strength at home right now and it is really good. A little pricey at around $85. Also, I'm very fond of the Knappogue Castle single malt Irish whiskies. Bushmills...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-25-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,960
Posted By Dale
TCA Affecting Whisky

Hi Gang - I've been away for a couple months with the seasonal swing of business and apologize for the barrage of answered posts today. Anyway, one that I read today had a little comment on TCA. I...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-25-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,851
Posted By Dale
See my post on TCA titled "TCA Affecting...

See my post on TCA titled "TCA Affecting Whisky"
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 02-25-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 369,042
Posted By Dale
I've copied this from post (with slight...

I've copied this from post (with slight augmentation here) I responded to earlier today:

Very few in the industry know enough to submit to the fact that spirits do go bad once opened. However, the...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-25-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,919
Posted By Dale
My thought is to start with something that is 21...

My thought is to start with something that is 21 years old, as it would be the first bottling for the baby's 21st birthday (legal age, responsible drinking and all that stuff). Or, if you go all...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-25-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,142
Posted By Dale
Since you mention a number of the Walker blends,...

Since you mention a number of the Walker blends, I'd guide you to try a number of the single malts in the Diageo stable and/or are the malt hearts to their blends. Smoky with a little oiliness is...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-25-2013, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,637
Posted By Dale
I should also mention Ardmore, Ledaig, Benriach...

I should also mention Ardmore, Ledaig, Benriach Peat Smoke
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-25-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,520
Posted By Dale
Smile My first thought, how long was the bottle opened...

My first thought, how long was the bottle opened from your first dram from the bottle until you had it and didn't like it as much?

Very few in the industry know enough to submit to the fact that...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 02-25-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,943
Posted By Dale
For someone who's been at malt whisky 10 year and...

For someone who's been at malt whisky 10 year and then want to try some Bourbons, I'd direct you to a number of things being made by Willett's for the main reason of the whiskies being pot stilled. ...
Forum: Whisky Blends 02-25-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,839
Posted By Dale
As per an earlier post, for a very peated blend,...

As per an earlier post, for a very peated blend, try Islay Mist. For under $25 you're getting 50% Laphroaig. Super value.

As for Atholl Brose, technically, it isn't a whisky and is a liqueur. ...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-25-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,879
Posted By Dale
Highland Park 25 Glenfarclas 21 Balvenie 21...

Highland Park 25
Glenfarclas 21
Balvenie 21 Portwood
Yamazaki 18

These are what I feel are the most exceptional of the bunch, though I do like most of the other bottlings. That said, IMHO,...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 02-25-2013, 03:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,203
Posted By Dale
Here's another addition to my recommendation. ...

Here's another addition to my recommendation. Islay Mist. It's a blend that is about a third grain whisky (so higher percentage of malt than most blends - especially at its price) and I'm told it's...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 01-07-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 14,637
Posted By Dale
I'd add Kilchoman, Benromach Traditional, Dallas...

I'd add Kilchoman, Benromach Traditional, Dallas Dhu and Jura to the list.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 01-07-2013, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,017
Posted By Dale
If you can, find the 10 yr Signatory bottling of...

If you can, find the 10 yr Signatory bottling of the same. It's non-chill-filtered and bottled at 46% rather than 43%. I find there's just a bit more going on in the Signatory bottling and, if...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 01-07-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,546
Posted By Dale
Nicely done. I love how the ratings aren't all 90...

Nicely done. I love how the ratings aren't all 90 points for the sake of selling a magazine, or ad space... In fact, they're somewhat brutal, in a loving way, and are similar to my own ratings. ...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 01-07-2013, 08:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 23,108
Posted By Dale
Kilchoman

I think it flies a little under the radar, given its youth, but I'm very much enjoying the Kilchoman bottlings I've had. Recently, a customer brought me from Japan a single cask, cask strength...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 01-07-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,788
Posted By Dale
The last couple months I've enjoyed quite...

The last couple months I've enjoyed quite regularly (dare I say it) a blend. The whisky is Islay Mist. It's 50% Laphroaig and retails $25-30 USD. For a peat freak, this is a no-brainer.
Forum: Whisky Blends 01-07-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,462
Posted By Dale
For your 15 fix with a bit of peat and sweetness,...

For your 15 fix with a bit of peat and sweetness, I'd guide you to both Springbank and Highland Park. Other distillers with similar profiles, if you can find them (or other aged expressions, will be...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 09-26-2012, 01:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,326
Posted By Dale
Surely having a tasting of malts from all the...

Surely having a tasting of malts from all the regions is a way to go. The only issue is the regional specificity isn't as great as it once was. For example, Benromach Peat Smoke or Benriach...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-26-2012, 01:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,691
Posted By Dale
And there in lies the auction conundrum. Where...

And there in lies the auction conundrum. Where one may be willing to take a price, say $500, from an individual buyer, they're also unwilling to risk it selling for a lower reserve price at auction...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-08-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,354
Posted By Dale
Kenneth makes a couple great points. The first...

Kenneth makes a couple great points. The first being Glenburgie. I'm very fond of bottlings I've had, particularly from G&M and Signatory. The Signatory bottling I've had is a 26 year cask...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 09-07-2012, 06:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,326
Posted By Dale
By the way... For your tasting, I like to...

By the way...

For your tasting, I like to have two glasses for each whisky. This way you can have each one neat and each one with a couple drops of water. You'll often get different things out...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-07-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,354
Posted By Dale
Great to have to old friends to drink with! ...

Great to have to old friends to drink with!

Dalwhinnie is a very easy dram to power through, for me too. I'm not a huge fan of where Macallan is right now.

When I taste old Macallan, stuff...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 09-07-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,326
Posted By Dale
As most of the whiskies you have are large...

As most of the whiskies you have are large productions from major brands, and having perused your list, I have a couple ideas.

First, pair like things and try and find differences. For example,...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-15-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,376
Posted By Dale
Douglas Laing is an independent bottler. They're...

Douglas Laing is an independent bottler. They're over 60 years old as a company and are quite well respected. I think their releases are a bit higher priced than other good independents. That...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 07-26-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,660
Posted By Dale
I'd love to see a picture or three if you'd post...

I'd love to see a picture or three if you'd post them. Thanks.
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 07-06-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,004
Posted By Dale
Eddy & Fisher may also have been a Rhode Island...

Eddy & Fisher may also have been a Rhode Island based distributor or retail store.
Forum: Whisky Blends 06-09-2012, 12:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,206
Posted By Dale
It's got to be old since bottling below 40%...

It's got to be old since bottling below 40% alcohol is no longer allowed, if it is to be called whisky. I forget the date that provision went into effect, off the top of my head, but it wasn't...
Forum: Whisky Blends 06-07-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,803
Posted By Dale
Hankey Bannister Update

Sorry, I forgot to report back. I went to the SMWS's NY Extravaganza and low and behold the Hankey Bannister wasn't poured. So I still have no idea how it tastes and the monster distributor has the...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-07-2012, 05:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,452
Posted By Dale
At Whiskyfest NY a couple years ago the good...

At Whiskyfest NY a couple years ago the good folks from Bowmore were pairing their whiskies with dark chocolate. Of course I'd had nearly 50 whiskies by the time I leaned against their table but the...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-07-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,788
Posted By Dale
Since you like the peat and the sherry cask,...

Since you like the peat and the sherry cask, you've got to try some Highland Park, Springbank and Benromach bottlings. Right now I'm drinking a HP 20 years, single cask, Signatory Vintage bottling...
Forum: Whisky Blends 06-07-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,928
Posted By Dale
Malt Range

There is still supply of the 12 and 18 Famous Grouse malts in New York. So, if you cannot find it at your local retailer ask them to order it from the distributor. If they won't (besides stopping...
Forum: Whisky Blends 05-10-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,511
Posted By Dale
Hi Dave, If you're in the UK and can find a...

Hi Dave,

If you're in the UK and can find a bottle of Edradour's, Straight from the Cask bottling of their Sauternes finish... Fantastic expression and simply the best Sauternes finished whisky...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 05-06-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 369,042
Posted By Dale
I wouldn't keep a bottle open that long. A good...

I wouldn't keep a bottle open that long. A good malt does wane and will likely have some problems developing 6-8 months out from being opened. Granted most people don't know what they are, but...
Forum: Whisky Blends 05-05-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,803
Posted By Dale
Anybody with any update out there on this blend? ...

Anybody with any update out there on this blend?

If not, I will see what is being poured by them at next weeks' Extravaganza in New York and then report back.

Right now, only their base blend...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-02-2012, 02:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,050
Posted By Dale
The brands mentioned are widely available and...

The brands mentioned are widely available and pretty standard. Springbank and Highland Park are notable exceptions in superior quality, however. A couple other lighter, fruity sweeter drams might...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-26-2012, 03:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 27,450
Posted By Dale
Cellar temperature with this humidity percentage...

Cellar temperature with this humidity percentage is perfect.
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 04-18-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 34,409
Posted By Dale
Another great whisky is Old Weller No. 107; it...

Another great whisky is Old Weller No. 107; it is, IMHO, a must for the JD drinker who wants at change. It's my go to Bourbon.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-06-2012, 01:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 9,945
Posted By Dale
And my two cents... Springbank and Highland Park...

And my two cents... Springbank and Highland Park are absolute musts. Likewise, there are many slightly peated to more heavily peated whiskies that aren't as big in medicinal/iodine notes but are on...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-28-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,462
Posted By Dale
Given the blends you've tried, I think you'll...

Given the blends you've tried, I think you'll eventually find the malts to be more intriguing than the blends. I'd recommend some of lighter malts which aren't peated as a point from which to...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 03-28-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,963
Posted By Dale
Doing a little research today, there are just 51...

Doing a little research today, there are just 51 unique Irish whiskies listed for sale in New York. Of those, only 37 are in stock and available from the distributors. The bigger challenge, however,...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-13-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,120
Posted By Dale
Hi Swift, Sorry nobody responded to your...

Hi Swift,

Sorry nobody responded to your post, I surely missed the post earlier as I would have responded since Springbank is a huge favorite of mine.

As for the 10 year, I'm especially a fan...
Forum: Whisky Blends 03-07-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,948
Posted By Dale
The Green Label has been my favorite of the...

The Green Label has been my favorite of the Walker blends and IMHO the best price-quality whisky in their line up.

If your friend were mine, I'd use the opportunity to get them into the single...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-07-2012, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,462
Posted By Dale
The iodine aromas and flavors come from a type of...

The iodine aromas and flavors come from a type of peat which is composed of seaweed in its vegetative make up. Point being, not all peated whiskies have an iodine component. The JW Black has very...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 03-07-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,290
Posted By Dale
Absolutely.

Absolutely.
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 02-28-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 369,042
Posted By Dale
Where whisky does change a little with air...

Where whisky does change a little with air exposure, in my experience it does the most evolving in the first few days it's open, and usually does so for the better, a change of such drastic nature as...
Forum: Whisky Blends 01-17-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 26,169
Posted By Dale
Well, that was quite a review. And my...

Well, that was quite a review. And my counterparts think I'm tough when assessing product ... This review was as good, if not better, than Robert Parker's review of 1965 Mouton. The language is...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 01-13-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 369,042
Posted By Dale
Yes, this helps prolong the life of the product...

Yes, this helps prolong the life of the product once it has been opened and subjected to air.

Though very rare, really good bars and restaurants will do this with their spirits. However, there...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-21-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 12,273
Posted By Dale
It won't ruin your Scotch but there are a couple...

It won't ruin your Scotch but there are a couple things to be aware of. First, if the decanter is lead crystal, you don't want to leave the whisky in it too long as traces of lead from the crystal...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-19-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,916
Posted By Dale
Not all sherry cask whiskies are winners nor are...

Not all sherry cask whiskies are winners nor are all bourbon cask whiskies (assuming there's a suggestion here) are losers.

As for your reading of tasting notes and not finding any of the...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-19-2011, 07:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,061
Posted By Dale
But is it any good? That works out to almost...

But is it any good? That works out to almost $3100 a dram. If I had the money, I'm thinking I could buy over 700 bottles and have the next 30 years of whisky drinking covered. I guess the scary...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-09-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 98,292
Posted By Dale
That would be Bruichladdich from Islay. There...

That would be Bruichladdich from Islay. There are lots of expressions of this whisky and price points so you shouldn't have any problem finding something from them that will fit your budget and be...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-06-2011, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,949
Posted By Dale
I love HP, so an excellent recommendation there. ...

I love HP, so an excellent recommendation there. But another direction you might consider is a malt whisky or two that, given his proclivity to Dewar's when necessary, are historically known...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 12-06-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,493
Posted By Dale
Here's and option for you:...

Here's and option for you: www.gordonandmacphail.com (http://www.gordonandmacphail.com/single-malt.html) Goto their online shop and seek out their personalized labels. You can get bottles at many...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-23-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,246
Posted By Dale
Because there is so much variation to styles of...

Because there is so much variation to styles of whisky being made in Speyside, I would clarify what the previous post has indicated. For example, if you went to the store and asked for a Speyside...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 11-23-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,244
Posted By Dale
Cork taint, TCA - trachloroanisole, is a natural...

Cork taint, TCA - trachloroanisole, is a natural compound that can exist in cork. If present, it can throw off the contents of a bottle. Most people associate this with wine but indeed spirits can...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 11-23-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,611
Posted By Dale
try scotchwhiskyauctions.com, and Bonhams auction...

try scotchwhiskyauctions.com, and Bonhams auction houses.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 10-22-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 6,180
Posted By Dale
I love this whisky! The 100 proof bottling...

I love this whisky! The 100 proof bottling versus the same 10 at 92 proof is wholly worth the extra $5 a bottle, though the latter is very good too. The complexity of this whisky just grows and...
Forum: Whisky Blends 10-22-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,825
Posted By Dale
As nobody has responded with any information,...

As nobody has responded with any information, here's a little (and I'll stress little): This is/was a deluxe blend and was allegedly on the table when Truman, Churchill and Stalin signed the Potsdam...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-27-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 98,292
Posted By Dale
The Costcos here in NJ which have liquor licenses...

The Costcos here in NJ which have liquor licenses have had a couple Macallan bottlings similar to the Sam's idea the last few years. Both times I saw it they were Murray McDavid bottlings and both...
Forum: Whisky Blends 09-27-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,175
Posted By Dale
Talking In the U.S., ABV is controlled by local...

In the U.S., ABV is controlled by local legislation - similar to why there are still dry counties in certain states. That said, generally for wine, beer and spirits, ABV categorization is set at the...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-27-2011, 04:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 13,380
Posted By Dale
It may have been once available but is no longer...

It may have been once available but is no longer through any NJ distributor. Any on any store shelves has been here for sometime. Wine-searcher.com suggests the Shopper's Vineyard in Clifton, NJ...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 09-26-2011, 11:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 13,380
Posted By Dale
Australian Malt Whisky - Australasia Malt Whisky Night

I searched the sight for any Australian whisky tasting notes about a month ago and found there were none, while at the same time holding some bottles of Aussie malt whisky in my hands. The bottles...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 08-08-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 98,292
Posted By Dale
Some $40 whiskies are akin to a mass produced...

Some $40 whiskies are akin to a mass produced beer and some are not. The whiskies you list above are pretty widely available in the U.S. and are pretty standard whiskies, a few are better than...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 07-27-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 11,512
Posted By Dale
Mike B - Catching up on your question and forum a...

Mike B - Catching up on your question and forum a bit late (been on vacation to Australia and drinking Aussie & Tasmanian single malts). Anyway, there are many differences between JD & JB. JD is...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-27-2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,768
Posted By Dale
Less expensive stuff with a hint of smoke and not...

Less expensive stuff with a hint of smoke and not dominating you might try to get the non-peat liker into peat's merits would be anything from Highland Park, Springbank, Benromach 10 year, Glenturret...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-27-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 18,434
Posted By Dale
Welcome to Whisky - it's a magical pursuit. As...

Welcome to Whisky - it's a magical pursuit. As you're just now 21 (lucky you), you have a great opportunity in front of you.

Most people - drinkers - pigeonhole themselves into drinking the...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 07-12-2011, 12:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,061
Posted By Dale
Welcome to the forum. There are a number of...

Welcome to the forum. There are a number of quite knowing folks participating so you'll have a chance to learn some from here.

In brief to a couple of your questions, there are better blends than...
Forum: Whisky Blends 06-29-2011, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 10,517
Posted By Dale
I believe the Flagons is based on a 20 year...

I believe the Flagons is based on a 20 year (though doesn't have an age statement). Usquaebach also bottles a 15 year and a non age statement cheaper whisky (cheaper than the 15 year and Flagons). ...
Forum: Whisky Bottle Date & Other Information Requests 06-29-2011, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 43,212
Posted By Dale
Drink it to celebrate your mom and pop, and to...

Drink it to celebrate your mom and pop, and to forget about your ex. Do so with a good friend. The whisky will allow for good conversation and new memories.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-29-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,582
Posted By Dale
Search for it on wine-searcher.com. You can...

Search for it on wine-searcher.com. You can search by state to see who might carry it in OH. If nobody is listed, you'll find stores across the U.S. who do, and you can order from them.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-29-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,022
Posted By Dale
BCD - Welcome. Rotating your drams and drinking...

BCD - Welcome. Rotating your drams and drinking different whiskies nightly will make you quite knowledgeable in a year or so - especially if you read a couple books on the topic. Authors whose...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-29-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,599
Posted By Dale
Hi Martin - There is a lot to learn but it is a...

Hi Martin - There is a lot to learn but it is a marvelous journey. As you're an importer and wanting to add whisky to your portfolio, you'll find the big brands are already being represented. For...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-06-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,966
Posted By Dale
Let us know the results! I love blind tastings...

Let us know the results! I love blind tastings as they often teach even the most astute how little they know. If nothing else, it keeps people humble.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-02-2011, 08:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 58,795
Posted By Dale
It also sets the standard for marketing hype and...

It also sets the standard for marketing hype and extraordinary price for what you get, especially compared to single malts in JW Blue's range... Yawn...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 06-02-2011, 08:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,518
Posted By Dale
21 Year Glenlivet would be a good 21st birthday...

21 Year Glenlivet would be a good 21st birthday whisky, and it would get you in to Scotch to boot. It runs around $135-150 USD, and would be a fairly easy move from the whiskies you've mentioned. ...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-02-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,764
Posted By Dale
One of my favorite bang for buck drams is...

One of my favorite bang for buck drams is Springbank 10 year, 100 proof.
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 06-02-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 4,423
Posted By Dale
Welcome - You'll have fun here. There are a few...

Welcome - You'll have fun here. There are a few regular contributors who really have a lot of great information to share. It's nice info to accompany the great drams you enjoy.
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 05-23-2011, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,822
Posted By Dale
I'm generally not a fan of products designed for...

I'm generally not a fan of products designed for a perceived market, and this is another example of one such product. In my humble opinion, it is out of balance as far as sweetness (too latently...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-20-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 11,203
Posted By Dale
Signatory Vintage is bottling a non age statement...

Signatory Vintage is bottling a non age statement Islay single malt - distiller unknown (though I think it's Caol Ila) - under the Signatory brand. In the U.S., if you can find it, it runs $26-28...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-20-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,585
Posted By Dale
I've had four bottles. Three were official...

I've had four bottles. Three were official bottlings and one was a Signatory Vintage bottling. The were a 1993 13 year, 1993 14 year, 1988 15 year and a 1988 19 year, respectively. All were very...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 05-18-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,338
Posted By Dale
Without going back to reread the press release, I...

Without going back to reread the press release, I seem to remember shipments leaving the distillery with the new packaging were scheduled for June.
Forum: Whisky Blends 05-16-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,271
Posted By Dale
If indeed properly stored, no problem - swing...

If indeed properly stored, no problem - swing away!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-05-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,430
Posted By Dale
I think a waste is not drinking them. I usually...

I think a waste is not drinking them. I usually drink 2-3 different malts a night by myself, not the whole bottle (though I'm guilty of trying). I'd still open them all and start enjoying them side...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-05-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,370
Posted By Dale
Rather than Macallan 12 which is sherry cask...

Rather than Macallan 12 which is sherry cask matured, as the sherry has a dominating effect, I'd assume a longer finish would be necessary to see much of an effect - depending on the finishing barrel...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-05-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,430
Posted By Dale
Break the seal on all of them and have dram of...

Break the seal on all of them and have dram of each. Now that'd be a celebration!
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 05-05-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,233
Posted By Dale
Wink Soco47 - I absolutely agree with the comment...

Soco47 - I absolutely agree with the comment above. Give your dad something he knows (without him knowing it) and, in turn, something you'll know he'll love. My first thought whence reading your...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-18-2011, 09:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,876
Posted By Dale
Blenderm you're right. Sorry for the 600-700...

Blenderm you're right. Sorry for the 600-700 screw-up, I can only attribute to a typo.

1926 is right about chill-filtering. I said 1930s because the process was stopped, played with a little in...
Forum: Whisky Blends 04-18-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,768
Posted By Dale
As blenderm stated, for Scotch whisky, if there...

As blenderm stated, for Scotch whisky, if there is an age statement, everything in the bottle must be at least the age of the statement - with exception (if used) of a coloring agent and water added...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-18-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,086
Posted By Dale
As far as a nosing kit, and since you say...

As far as a nosing kit, and since you say everyone is new to whisky, recognize that it's likely every one in the group has never considered training their nose. This is perfect setting to start to...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-18-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 7,086
Posted By Dale
As far as a nosing kit, and since you say...

As far as a nosing kit, and since you say everyone is new to whisky, recognize that it's likely every one in the group has never considered training their nose. This is perfect setting to start to...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 04-14-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,224
Posted By Dale
As the original post indicated the bartender...

As the original post indicated the bartender supposedly knows a lot about whisky, I, having worked and managed boutique retail wine & spirits stores the last 10 years, would never recommend the...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-13-2011, 08:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,876
Posted By Dale
Revisiting Coloring & the Non Chill-Filtered vs. Chill-Filtered Debate

I just read through over 400 posts on the whiskywhiskywhisky forum; I was guided there from a a fellow malt head in the whiskymag forum. Yes over 400 posts - call me a glutton for punishment!

In...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 04-13-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,224
Posted By Dale
Scotch for a Cognac Drinker

My suggestion is to marry what you know about his knowledge of whisky with knowing he drinks Cognac. The easy answer is Isle of Arran, Napolean Cognac cask finish, if you can find it. ...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-13-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,916
Posted By Dale
Dalmore Gran Reserva

I killed another soldier last night, and I'm very glad I didn't post my impressions of the Dalmore Gran Reserva when I first opened the bottle. That said, here's my tasting ideas about this whisky...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-11-2011, 08:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,389
Posted By Dale
Is Older Better? Arran 10 vs. 14: Watching a Distiller Grow Up

I recently finished a bottle of Isle of Arran 14, and it got me thinking about all the people who have asked questions along the line of what age is whisky best, or how long spirit can age in cask...
Forum: Bourbons, Canadian, Tennessee, Collectibles and more... 04-07-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 369,042
Posted By Dale
Answers on Aging Once Opened

goldenwheels brings up and interesting topic, and here is a short on what I could go on for hours:

Cold: Yes, temperature affects a product.

Sometimes for the good, sometimes the bad. For...
Forum: Single Malt Scotch Whisky 04-04-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 5,945
Posted By Dale
ICFC stands for Industrial Commercial and...

ICFC stands for Industrial Commercial and Financial Corporation, which was a post-WWII venture capital group launched by the Bank of England. There's a decent overview of this if you do a simple...
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