Discussion:
Scotch recommendations
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Ted Ryan
2005-12-22 04:51:32 UTC
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I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.

TedR
Ted Ryan
2005-12-22 04:55:38 UTC
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Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
I did google the group, but the suggestions weren't plentiful.
JTB
2005-12-22 16:36:43 UTC
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Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
I did google the group, but the suggestions weren't plentiful.
I'd go with Macallan. You'll have to get 12 yr if you want to keep it under
50$ (at least in my high tax state of Maryland).
Aapo
2005-12-22 04:55:59 UTC
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Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Lagavulin 16 years.
--
-Aapo

"You know how it is there early in the morning in Havana
with the bums still asleep against the walls of the buildings;
before even the ice wagons come by with ice for the bars?"

-Ernest Hemingway, To Have And Have Not
Lee
2005-12-22 05:03:32 UTC
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Post by Aapo
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Lagavulin 16 years.
If you want something less ballsy than the Lagavulin, you can find
Glenmorangie in several iterations. Very nice. I'm a Macallan fan.
Aapo
2005-12-22 05:43:36 UTC
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Post by Lee
I'm a Macallan fan.
Have you tried the Macallan Elegancia?
--
-Aapo

"You know how it is there early in the morning in Havana
with the bums still asleep against the walls of the buildings;
before even the ice wagons come by with ice for the bars?"

-Ernest Hemingway, To Have And Have Not
Lee
2005-12-22 17:25:58 UTC
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Post by Aapo
Post by Lee
I'm a Macallan fan.
Have you tried the Macallan Elegancia?
No, indeed.
Winston Castro
2005-12-22 21:07:24 UTC
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On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 21:03:32 -0800, Lee
Post by Lee
Post by Aapo
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Lagavulin 16 years.
If you want something less ballsy than the Lagavulin, you can find
Glenmorangie in several iterations. Very nice. I'm a Macallan fan.
I'm a Mac fan as well. Can't go wrong with it.

The 12 year old Mac tastes better to me than many of the more aged,
rare and expensive ones.
Mike V.
2005-12-22 05:28:04 UTC
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Post by Aapo
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Lagavulin 16 years.
That is one of the best ever made, however, for a guy that drinks
Glenlivet 12 as his regular scotch, it might not be that well received.
Going from a fairly light Highland malt to an Islay could be quite a
shock. And that flavor is not for everyone.
I'm thinking for this guy, Macallan would be a better choice for a
change up.
Aapo
2005-12-22 05:43:18 UTC
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Post by Mike V.
Going from a fairly light Highland malt to an Islay could be quite a
shock. And that flavor is not for everyone.
Good thinking. :)
--
-Aapo

"You know how it is there early in the morning in Havana
with the bums still asleep against the walls of the buildings;
before even the ice wagons come by with ice for the bars?"

-Ernest Hemingway, To Have And Have Not
James
2005-12-22 18:33:54 UTC
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Post by Mike V.
Post by Aapo
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Lagavulin 16 years.
That is one of the best ever made, however, for a guy that drinks
Glenlivet 12 as his regular scotch, it might not be that well received.
Going from a fairly light Highland malt to an Islay could be quite a
shock. And that flavor is not for everyone.
I'm thinking for this guy, Macallan would be a better choice for a
change up.
Macallan 12 is a good choice. Still a bit on the 'heavy' side for a
Glen Livet drinker. He might like it, tho...
Rob "Nixster"
2005-12-22 14:19:07 UTC
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Post by Aapo
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Lagavulin 16 years.
I 2nd that, but may be a bit ovdf $50 depending on where you get it.

Rob aka Nixster
Colorado Springs, CO
Smoking in the Rockies...
Sandy K.
2005-12-22 15:45:03 UTC
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Post by Rob "Nixster"
Post by Aapo
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Lagavulin 16 years.
I 2nd that, but may be a bit ovdf $50 depending on where you get it.
From what I've been experiencing - Lagavulin was in short supply due to a
fire - now that it's starting to come back - lcoal prices are around $89 -
yikes. Most of my buddies prefer Macallan over Lagavulin. Princing should
be better also.

Sandy K.
Miss Elaine Eos
2005-12-22 15:52:37 UTC
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Post by Sandy K.
Post by Rob "Nixster"
Post by Aapo
Lagavulin 16 years.
I 2nd that, but may be a bit ovdf $50 depending on where you get it.
From what I've been experiencing - Lagavulin was in short supply due to a
fire - now that it's starting to come back - lcoal prices are around $89 -
yikes. Most of my buddies prefer Macallan over Lagavulin. Princing should
be better also.
I *think* I just saw Laguvulin-16 for quite a bit less than that (picked
up a different kind for a friend.) I may be mistaking brands or
mis-remembering prices but, if it's meaningful (i.e, you might want me
to mule a bottle or 2 to you), drop me a note and I'll go back and check.
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Sandy K.
2005-12-22 20:55:21 UTC
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Post by Miss Elaine Eos
Post by Sandy K.
Post by Rob "Nixster"
Post by Aapo
Lagavulin 16 years.
I 2nd that, but may be a bit ovdf $50 depending on where you get it.
From what I've been experiencing - Lagavulin was in short supply due to a
fire - now that it's starting to come back - lcoal prices are around $89 -
yikes. Most of my buddies prefer Macallan over Lagavulin. Princing should
be better also.
I *think* I just saw Laguvulin-16 for quite a bit less than that (picked
up a different kind for a friend.) I may be mistaking brands or
mis-remembering prices but, if it's meaningful (i.e, you might want me
to mule a bottle or 2 to you), drop me a note and I'll go back and check.
--
Misc - I appreciate the offer, however, I don't drink scotch - I drink gin
and rum, but not together!! My wife, FIL & BIL are the scotch drinkers and
fortunately, my FIL makes sure that we always have a bottle or two in our
liquor cabinet. We do most of the family entertaining.

Thanks,
Sandy K.
btorvik2
2005-12-22 16:14:25 UTC
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Post by Sandy K.
Post by Rob "Nixster"
Post by Aapo
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that
though) and was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My
father-in-law enjoys it and I have his name for Christmas. How
about a nice single malt under $50? He buys Glenlivet 12 year old
for himself, but I would like to step it up a notch. Preferably
something available in the US:) I don't have time to smuggle.
TedR
Lagavulin 16 years.
I 2nd that, but may be a bit ovdf $50 depending on where you get it.
From what I've been experiencing - Lagavulin was in short supply due
to a fire - now that it's starting to come back - lcoal prices are
around $89 - yikes. Most of my buddies prefer Macallan over
Lagavulin. Princing should be better also.
Sandy K.
Speaking of MaCallan, any of you other old timers know what happened to
"Mac"?

bernie
--
"Official ASC Shaman"
Winston Castro
2005-12-22 21:08:56 UTC
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Post by btorvik2
Speaking of MaCallan, any of you other old timers know what happened to
"Mac"?
bernie
The Knife? or Davis?
James
2005-12-22 18:32:56 UTC
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Post by Aapo
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Lagavulin 16 years.
Egads, man! The guy drinks Glen Livet!! The Lagavulin 16 would burn
out his taste buds! <g>
Dr. Hardcrab
2005-12-22 06:40:23 UTC
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Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Hands down: Macallan 12 Year old. Even the 10 year old Oak is great (for
almost 10 bucks less).

Just to run it in: Just got back from dart night and we have a Brit on the
team (a member of the RAF) and he gave me a bottle of Mac 12 year old that
he "icked up" at the British Embassy.

Santa may be slurring his carols come Sunday....

;-]


(what THE hell am I doing up when I have to work in 4 hours.....)
Dr. Hardcrab
2005-12-22 12:03:38 UTC
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Post by Dr. Hardcrab
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Hands down: Macallan 12 Year old. Even the 10 year old Oak is great (for
almost 10 bucks less).
Just to run it in: Just got back from dart night and we have a Brit on the
team (a member of the RAF) and he gave me a bottle of Mac 12 year old that
he "icked up" at the British Embassy.
He actully PICKED it up, but what the hey....



;-]
Post by Dr. Hardcrab
Santa may be slurring his carols come Sunday....
;-]
(what THE hell am I doing up when I have to work in 4 hours.....)
Alex W.
2005-12-22 08:48:07 UTC
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Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on
that though) and
Post by Ted Ryan
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My
father-in-law enjoys it
Post by Ted Ryan
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice
single malt under $50?
Post by Ted Ryan
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would
like to step it up a
Post by Ted Ryan
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I
don't have time to
Post by Ted Ryan
smuggle.
There's no need to smuggle anything.
Cuba doesn't make whisky.
:-)

A good specialist dealer will have sampler bottles of malt;
these are usually a third or a quarter the size of a normal
bottle and would allow your FIL to expand his palate a bit.

If he enjoys Speyside malts, he may find the Cragganmore to
his taste.
Acey Albert
2005-12-22 14:30:11 UTC
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Post by Alex W.
If he enjoys Speyside malts, he may find the Cragganmore to
his taste.
I'll second the Cragganmore, since others have already seconded Macallan 12.
--
__o Jonathan Acey Albert, M.D.
_ \<,_ "The art of medicine is in amusing the patient while
(_)/ (_) nature affects the cure." - Voltaire
Miss Elaine Eos
2005-12-22 15:48:26 UTC
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Post by Alex W.
A good specialist dealer will have sampler bottles of malt;
these are usually a third or a quarter the size of a normal
bottle and would allow your FIL to expand his palate a bit.
If he enjoys Speyside malts, he may find the Cragganmore to
his taste.
I 2nd the idea of a variety pack. In a couple of months, when he can't
stop talking about this or that brand/age that he really likes, you'll
know what to get him for future occasions :)
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A "great" review is one with the name of the cigar before the review text
in the body of the post. :)
Ted Ryan
2005-12-23 17:18:55 UTC
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Post by Miss Elaine Eos
Post by Alex W.
A good specialist dealer will have sampler bottles of malt;
these are usually a third or a quarter the size of a normal
bottle and would allow your FIL to expand his palate a bit.
If he enjoys Speyside malts, he may find the Cragganmore to
his taste.
I 2nd the idea of a variety pack. In a couple of months, when he can't
stop talking about this or that brand/age that he really likes, you'll
know what to get him for future occasions :)
My thoughts exactly after I considered the sampler idea. Then, I will be
set for the next few Christmas' with him.

TedR
James
2005-12-22 18:37:57 UTC
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Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on
that though) and
Post by Ted Ryan
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My
father-in-law enjoys it
Post by Ted Ryan
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice
single malt under $50?
Post by Ted Ryan
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would
like to step it up a
Post by Ted Ryan
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I
don't have time to
Post by Ted Ryan
smuggle.
There's no need to smuggle anything.
Cuba doesn't make whisky.
:-)
A good specialist dealer will have sampler bottles of malt;
these are usually a third or a quarter the size of a normal
bottle and would allow your FIL to expand his palate a bit.
If he enjoys Speyside malts, he may find the Cragganmore to
his taste.
Ah, the "Crrrraggen-mo!" Excellent choice. I named my new puppy
Craggenmore. :-)

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Those were all taken his first night home. At the pet store, he found
me, jumped in my lap, and wouldn't leave. After 15 minutes, it was
readily apparent he had "found his person". :-)
Mickey
2005-12-22 20:26:07 UTC
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Post by James
Ah, the "Crrrraggen-mo!" Excellent choice. I named my new puppy
Craggenmore. :-)
http://modzer0.cs.uaf.edu/~warbird/pics/craggenmore/crag_1.jpg
http://modzer0.cs.uaf.edu/~warbird/pics/craggenmore/crag_2.jpg
http://modzer0.cs.uaf.edu/~warbird/pics/craggenmore/crag_3.jpg
http://modzer0.cs.uaf.edu/~warbird/pics/craggenmore/crag_4.jpg
http://modzer0.cs.uaf.edu/~warbird/pics/craggenmore/crag_5.jpg
Those were all taken his first night home. At the pet store, he found
me, jumped in my lap, and wouldn't leave. After 15 minutes, it was
readily apparent he had "found his person". :-)
There's hope for you yet, James. ;-)))

Mickey
James
2005-12-22 20:54:11 UTC
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Post by Mickey
Post by James
Ah, the "Crrrraggen-mo!" Excellent choice. I named my new puppy
Craggenmore. :-)
http://modzer0.cs.uaf.edu/~warbird/pics/craggenmore/crag_1.jpg
http://modzer0.cs.uaf.edu/~warbird/pics/craggenmore/crag_2.jpg
http://modzer0.cs.uaf.edu/~warbird/pics/craggenmore/crag_3.jpg
http://modzer0.cs.uaf.edu/~warbird/pics/craggenmore/crag_4.jpg
http://modzer0.cs.uaf.edu/~warbird/pics/craggenmore/crag_5.jpg
Those were all taken his first night home. At the pet store, he found
me, jumped in my lap, and wouldn't leave. After 15 minutes, it was
readily apparent he had "found his person". :-)
There's hope for you yet, James. ;-)))
Thanks Mike. Craggenmore pretty much stole my heart. I couldn't
leave him there and once he was in my arms at home, he completely
zonked out for a few hours. I think he was like, "Ahhhh. I finally
made it. Now I can sleep.". He's 5 months old now and has only grown
a tiny bit more. He was the runt of the litter and is a complete
mutt. Obviously, he has a lot of Terrier in him but none of the other
dogs exhibited any Terrier at all. I questioned if he really came
from the litter. Talk about an ugly duckling... :-)

So now we have 5 dogs and 2 cats at our house (we're watching Jon &
Staci's dogs over the holidays). I'm loving it. Complete chaos
sometimes but we've all been having a blast.
Alex W.
2005-12-22 22:02:59 UTC
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On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 08:48:07 -0000, "Alex W."
Those were all taken his first night home. At the pet
store, he found
me, jumped in my lap, and wouldn't leave. After 15
minutes, it was
readily apparent he had "found his person". :-)
I wish I knew how the pet shop owners train them to do that.
Crotch smell?
:-)
James
2005-12-22 22:24:23 UTC
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Post by James
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 08:48:07 -0000, "Alex W."
Those were all taken his first night home. At the pet
store, he found
me, jumped in my lap, and wouldn't leave. After 15
minutes, it was
readily apparent he had "found his person". :-)
I wish I knew how the pet shop owners train them to do that.
Crotch smell?
:-)
Heh. Naw... He was avoiding everyone else until he found me. :-)
Alex W.
2005-12-22 22:46:49 UTC
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On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 22:02:59 -0000, "Alex W."
Post by James
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 08:48:07 -0000, "Alex W."
Those were all taken his first night home. At the pet
store, he found
me, jumped in my lap, and wouldn't leave. After 15
minutes, it was
readily apparent he had "found his person". :-)
I wish I knew how the pet shop owners train them to do
that.
Post by James
Crotch smell?
:-)
Heh. Naw... He was avoiding everyone else until he found
me. :-)

Smart dog knows a soft touch when he sees one...
:-)

Is he house-broken yet?
I have had a couple of experiences with very young dogs
which were ever so cuddly until they left a warm feeling in
my lap ....
James
2005-12-22 23:03:58 UTC
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Post by James
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 22:02:59 -0000, "Alex W."
Post by James
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 08:48:07 -0000, "Alex W."
Those were all taken his first night home. At the pet
store, he found
me, jumped in my lap, and wouldn't leave. After 15
minutes, it was
readily apparent he had "found his person". :-)
I wish I knew how the pet shop owners train them to do
that.
Post by James
Crotch smell?
:-)
Heh. Naw... He was avoiding everyone else until he found
me. :-)
Smart dog knows a soft touch when he sees one...
:-)
Is he house-broken yet?
I have had a couple of experiences with very young dogs
which were ever so cuddly until they left a warm feeling in
my lap ....
Yup, he is "mostly" house broken. He is kennel trained but if left
alone to roam the entire house, he'll sometimes still leave a
surprise. He's doing better and better, though. And he loves hangin'
out in the shop with me while I'm working on the truck, organizing
tools, or whatever.

He is "Craggenmore - the shop dog.". :-)
Ted Ryan
2005-12-23 17:17:48 UTC
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Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on
that though) and
Post by Ted Ryan
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My
father-in-law enjoys it
Post by Ted Ryan
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice
single malt under $50?
Post by Ted Ryan
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would
like to step it up a
Post by Ted Ryan
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I
don't have time to
Post by Ted Ryan
smuggle.
There's no need to smuggle anything.
Cuba doesn't make whisky.
:-)
A good specialist dealer will have sampler bottles of malt;
these are usually a third or a quarter the size of a normal
bottle and would allow your FIL to expand his palate a bit.
If he enjoys Speyside malts, he may find the Cragganmore to
his taste.
I like the sampler idea, I will be pursuing that and the Glenmorangie.
Thanks for the help.

TedR
j***@gmail.com
2005-12-22 14:31:08 UTC
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Given his current tasts, you can't go wrong with Glenmorangie
Alex W.
2005-12-22 16:03:11 UTC
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Post by j***@gmail.com
Given his current tasts, you can't go wrong with
Glenmorangie
You don't think that might be too "common"?
Skyhawk XP
2005-12-22 16:10:13 UTC
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Post by Lee
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Post by j***@gmail.com
Given his current tasts, you can't go wrong with
Glenmorangie
You don't think that might be too "common"?
Speaking of "common"...I haven't seen J&B or Johnny Walker listed yet (or is
this not a blended thread). <g>
Winston Castro
2005-12-22 21:12:21 UTC
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On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 16:10:13 GMT, "Skyhawk XP"
Post by Skyhawk XP
Post by Lee
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Post by j***@gmail.com
Given his current tasts, you can't go wrong with
Glenmorangie
You don't think that might be too "common"?
Speaking of "common"...I haven't seen J&B or Johnny Walker listed yet (or is
this not a blended thread). <g>
Actually I like the J.W. Green Label. Best blended I have ever tasted.

Before I got into single malts, J.W. Black was my 'go to scotch.'
Jeremy
2005-12-22 21:34:20 UTC
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Post by Winston Castro
Actually I like the J.W. Green Label. Best blended I have ever tasted.
Before I got into single malts, J.W. Black was my 'go to scotch.'
Not even a close second to The Famous Grouse

JJ
Alex W.
2005-12-22 22:05:00 UTC
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Post by Jeremy
Post by Winston Castro
Actually I like the J.W. Green Label. Best blended I
have ever tasted.
Post by Jeremy
Post by Winston Castro
Before I got into single malts, J.W. Black was my 'go to
scotch.'
Post by Jeremy
Not even a close second to The Famous Grouse
Only worth drinking if diluted with a heavy dose of ginger
wine, IMO.
Miss Elaine Eos
2005-12-22 16:16:33 UTC
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Post by Alex W.
.
Post by j***@gmail.com
Given his current tasts, you can't go wrong with
Glenmorangie
You don't think that might be too "common"?
"Smoke what you like; like what you smoke. Price, brand-names and what
other people think don't matter."

And so it is with Scotch, also.

Misc "doin' the one-handed clap..."
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Demonick
2005-12-22 16:33:37 UTC
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Post by Miss Elaine Eos
Post by Alex W.
.
Post by j***@gmail.com
Given his current tasts, you can't go wrong with
Glenmorangie
You don't think that might be too "common"?
"Smoke what you like; like what you smoke. Price, brand-names and what
other people think don't matter."
And so it is with Scotch, also.
Misc "doin' the one-handed clap..."
I read the same article. It's good for you.
--
Demoronick
jervin
2005-12-22 21:39:50 UTC
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Post by Alex W.
You don't think that might be too "common"?
Perhaps, but there is a budget. It is good whisky.
Alex W.
2005-12-22 22:08:57 UTC
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Post by jervin
Post by Alex W.
You don't think that might be too "common"?
Perhaps, but there is a budget. It is good whisky.
It's not a matter of price. IMO the Glenmorangie, like the
Glenfiddich, suffers from excessive marketing. I'd hesitate
to give it as a gift simply because a present should be
something a little bit special, and you can find either of
these at any restaurant or off-licence. The cigar
equivalents would be Dunhill and Davidoff, both of which
have marketing strategies which depend heavily on being
offered as standard fare for occasional smokers in
restaurants (applicable only in smoke-friendly countries).
James
2005-12-24 15:20:59 UTC
Permalink
Post by Alex W.
It's not a matter of price. IMO the Glenmorangie, like the
Glenfiddich, suffers from excessive marketing. I'd hesitate
to give it as a gift simply because a present should be
something a little bit special, and you can find either of
these at any restaurant or off-licence. The cigar
equivalents would be Dunhill and Davidoff, both of which
have marketing strategies which depend heavily on being
offered as standard fare for occasional smokers in
restaurants (applicable only in smoke-friendly countries).
Here in the states it is hard to find Glenmorangie at a restaurant.
Interesting twist in reality. It is a common thing in the UK? I find
that it has a unique taste, with many fruity elements and is a welcome
alternative to the heavy peat of the Islay brands or the plain
bandages of Glenfiddich.

Ah.........to live in a country where great whisky was commonplace.
Here, the locals are all about whiskey made with corn. God help me.


Take the stick in the eye out to reply.
Demonick
2005-12-24 16:26:04 UTC
Permalink
Post by James
Post by Alex W.
It's not a matter of price. IMO the Glenmorangie, like the
Glenfiddich, suffers from excessive marketing. I'd hesitate
to give it as a gift simply because a present should be
something a little bit special, and you can find either of
these at any restaurant or off-licence. The cigar
equivalents would be Dunhill and Davidoff, both of which
have marketing strategies which depend heavily on being
offered as standard fare for occasional smokers in
restaurants (applicable only in smoke-friendly countries).
Here in the states it is hard to find Glenmorangie at a restaurant.
Interesting twist in reality. It is a common thing in the UK? I find
that it has a unique taste, with many fruity elements and is a welcome
alternative to the heavy peat of the Islay brands or the plain
bandages of Glenfiddich.
Ah.........to live in a country where great whisky was commonplace.
Here, the locals are all about whiskey made with corn. God help me.
Thy besmirches bourbon? I'd be leary of drinking too much Scotch. I think
there's something whacko in the water. Now the Scot's want to ban smoking
in the home.

http://www.sundayherald.com/53188

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Debourbonick
Alex W.
2005-12-25 00:49:01 UTC
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Post by Demonick
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 22:08:57 -0000, "Alex W."
Post by Alex W.
It's not a matter of price. IMO the Glenmorangie, like
the
Post by Demonick
Post by Alex W.
Glenfiddich, suffers from excessive marketing. I'd
hesitate
Post by Demonick
Post by Alex W.
to give it as a gift simply because a present should be
something a little bit special, and you can find either
of
Post by Demonick
Post by Alex W.
these at any restaurant or off-licence. The cigar
equivalents would be Dunhill and Davidoff, both of which
have marketing strategies which depend heavily on being
offered as standard fare for occasional smokers in
restaurants (applicable only in smoke-friendly
countries).
Post by Demonick
Here in the states it is hard to find Glenmorangie at a
restaurant.
Post by Demonick
Interesting twist in reality. It is a common thing in
the UK? I find
Post by Demonick
that it has a unique taste, with many fruity elements
and is a welcome
Post by Demonick
alternative to the heavy peat of the Islay brands or the
plain
Post by Demonick
bandages of Glenfiddich.
Ah.........to live in a country where great whisky was
commonplace.
Post by Demonick
Here, the locals are all about whiskey made with corn.
God help me.
Post by Demonick
Thy besmirches bourbon? I'd be leary of drinking too much
Scotch. I think
Post by Demonick
there's something whacko in the water. Now the Scot's
want to ban smoking
Post by Demonick
in the home.
http://www.sundayherald.com/53188
What do you expect of a people who invent haggis and the
bagpipe?
Jeremy
2005-12-25 03:10:13 UTC
Permalink
Post by Alex W.
What do you expect of a people who invent haggis and the
bagpipe?
The haggis maybe, but definitely not the bagpipes, for at least 500
years after the French, Spanish and Italians

JJ
Alex W.
2005-12-24 17:09:54 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 22:08:57 -0000, "Alex W."
Post by Alex W.
It's not a matter of price. IMO the Glenmorangie, like
the
Post by Alex W.
Glenfiddich, suffers from excessive marketing. I'd
hesitate
Post by Alex W.
to give it as a gift simply because a present should be
something a little bit special, and you can find either
of
Post by Alex W.
these at any restaurant or off-licence. The cigar
equivalents would be Dunhill and Davidoff, both of which
have marketing strategies which depend heavily on being
offered as standard fare for occasional smokers in
restaurants (applicable only in smoke-friendly
countries).
Here in the states it is hard to find Glenmorangie at a
restaurant.
Interesting twist in reality. It is a common thing in the
UK? I find
that it has a unique taste, with many fruity elements and
is a welcome
alternative to the heavy peat of the Islay brands or the
plain
bandages of Glenfiddich.
I didn't mean to imply that it is somehow not good enough --
far from it, the Glenmorangie is a decent drop. What I was
referring to was the marketing strategy of making sure that
Glenmorangie and Glenfiddich are present in as many
restaurants and bars as possible, to fulfil the role of
stand-in, an alibi for an establishment which does not want
to saddle itself with a fully-stocked malt bar. Over here,
if you ask for a single malt without specifying, you are
likely to be served one of these two. Judging by your
comments, matters are different in the US.
Ah.........to live in a country where great whisky was
commonplace.
Here, the locals are all about whiskey made with corn.
God help me.

Corn, eh?
You're too close to Nebraska and Kansas ....
:-)
Dr. Hardcrab
2005-12-24 17:29:01 UTC
Permalink
Post by James
Post by Alex W.
It's not a matter of price. IMO the Glenmorangie, like the
Glenfiddich, suffers from excessive marketing. I'd hesitate
to give it as a gift simply because a present should be
something a little bit special, and you can find either of
these at any restaurant or off-licence. The cigar
equivalents would be Dunhill and Davidoff, both of which
have marketing strategies which depend heavily on being
offered as standard fare for occasional smokers in
restaurants (applicable only in smoke-friendly countries).
Here in the states it is hard to find Glenmorangie at a restaurant.
Interesting twist in reality. It is a common thing in the UK? I find
that it has a unique taste, with many fruity elements and is a welcome
alternative to the heavy peat of the Islay brands or the plain
bandages of Glenfiddich.
Ah.........to live in a country where great whisky was commonplace.
Here, the locals are all about whiskey made with corn. God help me.
Yeah, but its some of those "corn sqeezin's" charred barrels that give you
the color and flavor for some of those scotches.....
Dr. Hardcrab
2005-12-24 19:12:11 UTC
Permalink
Post by Dr. Hardcrab
Post by James
Post by Alex W.
It's not a matter of price. IMO the Glenmorangie, like the
Glenfiddich, suffers from excessive marketing. I'd hesitate
to give it as a gift simply because a present should be
something a little bit special, and you can find either of
these at any restaurant or off-licence. The cigar
equivalents would be Dunhill and Davidoff, both of which
have marketing strategies which depend heavily on being
offered as standard fare for occasional smokers in
restaurants (applicable only in smoke-friendly countries).
Here in the states it is hard to find Glenmorangie at a restaurant.
Interesting twist in reality. It is a common thing in the UK? I find
that it has a unique taste, with many fruity elements and is a welcome
alternative to the heavy peat of the Islay brands or the plain
bandages of Glenfiddich.
Ah.........to live in a country where great whisky was commonplace.
Here, the locals are all about whiskey made with corn. God help me.
Yeah, but its some of those "corn sqeezin's" charred barrels that give you
the color and flavor for some of those scotches.....
Uh-Oh...

I posted something about "West Virginia" and "Corn squeezins" on the same
day!!!

Lest someone get the wrong idea, I'm gonna go have me a couple 10 ouncers!!!

Hay! I'm a SMIB, not a hillbilly.....

;-]
JamesE
2005-12-24 22:07:36 UTC
Permalink
On Sat, 24 Dec 2005 17:29:01 GMT, "Dr. Hardcrab"
Post by Dr. Hardcrab
Yeah, but its some of those "corn sqeezin's" charred barrels that give you
the color and flavor for some of those scotches.....
True........I have even been party to some very fresh "sqeezin's" if
you know what a I mean, but still love real whisky.
James
2005-12-24 18:58:58 UTC
Permalink
Post by James
Post by Alex W.
It's not a matter of price. IMO the Glenmorangie, like the
Glenfiddich, suffers from excessive marketing. I'd hesitate
to give it as a gift simply because a present should be
something a little bit special, and you can find either of
these at any restaurant or off-licence. The cigar
equivalents would be Dunhill and Davidoff, both of which
have marketing strategies which depend heavily on being
offered as standard fare for occasional smokers in
restaurants (applicable only in smoke-friendly countries).
Here in the states it is hard to find Glenmorangie at a restaurant.
Interesting twist in reality. It is a common thing in the UK? I find
that it has a unique taste, with many fruity elements and is a welcome
alternative to the heavy peat of the Islay brands or the plain
bandages of Glenfiddich.
Ah.........to live in a country where great whisky was commonplace.
Here, the locals are all about whiskey made with corn. God help me.
Uh-oh. Another "James" in ASC. Welcome, and Happy Holidays!
--
-James
Mickey
2005-12-24 19:14:41 UTC
Permalink
Post by James
Post by James
Post by Alex W.
It's not a matter of price. IMO the Glenmorangie, like the
Glenfiddich, suffers from excessive marketing. I'd hesitate
to give it as a gift simply because a present should be
something a little bit special, and you can find either of
these at any restaurant or off-licence. The cigar
equivalents would be Dunhill and Davidoff, both of which
have marketing strategies which depend heavily on being
offered as standard fare for occasional smokers in
restaurants (applicable only in smoke-friendly countries).
Here in the states it is hard to find Glenmorangie at a restaurant.
Interesting twist in reality. It is a common thing in the UK? I find
that it has a unique taste, with many fruity elements and is a welcome
alternative to the heavy peat of the Islay brands or the plain
bandages of Glenfiddich.
Ah.........to live in a country where great whisky was commonplace.
Here, the locals are all about whiskey made with corn. God help me.
Uh-oh. Another "James" in ASC. Welcome, and Happy Holidays!
There may be another person named "James", but there is only one "James in
ASC", IYKWIM. ;-)))
JamesE
2005-12-24 22:06:29 UTC
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Post by James
Uh-oh. Another "James" in ASC. Welcome, and Happy Holidays!
I will add an E. Thanks for the Welcome. I am in Bedford Virginia,
USA.
Miss Elaine Eos
2005-12-25 03:05:45 UTC
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Post by James
Here, the locals are all about whiskey made with corn. God help me.
Um... of what *ELSE* would Whiskey be made...?!

Misc "'else' meaning 'instead of', not 'in addition to'..."

(Oh -- you're a rye drinker? Ok, that counts. Except we call it "rye",
not "whiskey"... <G>)
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Lots of good cigar info, the ASC Birthday page, FAQs, vendors and more at
<http://www.ManyFriends.com/Cigars/>
A "great" review is one with the name of the cigar before the review text
in the body of the post. :)
Acey Albert
2005-12-25 03:43:32 UTC
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Post by Miss Elaine Eos
Um... of what *ELSE* would Whiskey be made...?!
Misc "'else' meaning 'instead of', not 'in addition to'..."
Barley, barley and barley...generally of the malted variety. Bourbon, that
Tennessee crap (as I call it to all my family in Tennessee), and "grain
whiskey" from all over include corn sometimes, as well as a little rye, and
even wheat.
--
__o Jonathan Acey Albert, M.D.
_ \<,_ "The art of medicine is in amusing the patient while
(_)/ (_) nature affects the cure." - Voltaire
James
2005-12-25 20:26:10 UTC
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On Sun, 25 Dec 2005 03:05:45 GMT, Miss Elaine Eos >
Post by Miss Elaine Eos
(Oh -- you're a rye drinker? Ok, that counts. Except we call it "rye",
not "whiskey"... <G>)
Now, a good Rye Whisky is a unique thing. Hard to get good Rye in the
states as it is pretty much a Canadian thing now, but it was once very
popular in the US (there is a fantastic story about the evolution of
Rye as it relates to the breakdown of the Whiskey
traders............and kicking distillers out of Virginia to
Kentucky).

But no, I generally like Whisky made with a single strain of malted
barley. Hmm.......think I will open that Islay McClellands sitting in
the bar.

..........__o
........ \<
..... (_)/(_)

James Ervin
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of
the human race." H. G. Wells
Acey Albert
2005-12-26 14:53:43 UTC
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Post by James
Now, a good Rye Whisky is a unique thing. Hard to get good Rye in the
states as it is pretty much a Canadian thing now, but it was once very
popular in the US (there is a fantastic story about the evolution of
Rye as it relates to the breakdown of the Whiskey
traders............and kicking distillers out of Virginia to
Kentucky).
There is a "single malt" Rye out there called Sazerac. It is pretty damn good.
Beats the hell out of Old Everholt. Neither Jim Beam or Wild Turkey Rye are
aren't that bad.

By the way, I am thinking of buying one of these (for distilling essential
oils and plant essences, of course!): http://tinyurl.com/7fdfb.
--
__o Jonathan Acey Albert, M.D.
_ \<,_ "The art of medicine is in amusing the patient while
(_)/ (_) nature affects the cure." - Voltaire
Miss Elaine Eos
2005-12-26 15:22:56 UTC
Permalink
Neither Jim Beam or Wild Turkey Rye are aren't that bad.
Can I get you to take another run at that sentence, for us English
speakers? ;)

Thanks!
--
Please take off your shoes before arriving at my in-box.
Lots of good cigar info, the ASC Birthday page, FAQs, vendors and more at
<http://www.ManyFriends.com/Cigars/>
A "great" review is one with the name of the cigar before the review text
in the body of the post. :)
Acey Albert
2005-12-26 21:06:53 UTC
Permalink
Post by Miss Elaine Eos
Neither Jim Beam or Wild Turkey Rye are aren't that bad.
Can I get you to take another run at that sentence, for us English
speakers? ;)
Sorry, posting while on Vicodin ain't is such a well ideer.
--
__o Jonathan Acey Albert, M.D.
_ \<,_ "The art of medicine is in amusing the patient while
(_)/ (_) nature affects the cure." - Voltaire
Miss Elaine Eos
2005-12-27 03:14:46 UTC
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Post by Acey Albert
Post by Miss Elaine Eos
Neither Jim Beam or Wild Turkey Rye are aren't that bad.
Can I get you to take another run at that sentence, for us English
speakers? ;)
Sorry, posting while on Vicodin ain't is such a well ideer.
No worries, there -- I just wasn't sure if they were or were-not "that
bad"... :)
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Lots of good cigar info, the ASC Birthday page, FAQs, vendors and more at
<http://www.ManyFriends.com/Cigars/>
A "great" review is one with the name of the cigar before the review text
in the body of the post. :)
Acey Albert
2005-12-27 03:44:32 UTC
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Post by Miss Elaine Eos
No worries, there -- I just wasn't sure if they were or were-not "that
bad"... :)
They're do-able, especially in a Sazerac, Old Fashioned, or Manhattan.
--
__o Jonathan Acey Albert, M.D.
_ \<,_ "The art of medicine is in amusing the patient while
(_)/ (_) nature affects the cure." - Voltaire
James
2005-12-26 16:38:34 UTC
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On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 14:53:43 GMT, "Acey Albert"
Post by Acey Albert
By the way, I am thinking of buying one of these (for distilling essential
oils and plant essences, of course!): http://tinyurl.com/7fdfb.
I have had some experience with such a device, essential oils only
mind you. If you get serious, we can talk about it off line. There
is a massive amount of information available on-line about the
operation of such things.

..........__o
........ \<
..... (_)/(_)

James Ervin
"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of
the human race." H. G. Wells
Acey Albert
2005-12-26 21:08:39 UTC
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Post by James
On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 14:53:43 GMT, "Acey Albert"
I have had some experience with such a device, essential oils only
mind you.
Of course! I mean, just as no one in this country buys Cuban cigars, no one
uses pot stills for liquor.
;-)
--
__o Jonathan Acey Albert, M.D.
_ \<,_ "The art of medicine is in amusing the patient while
(_)/ (_) nature affects the cure." - Voltaire
Alex W.
2005-12-27 00:04:55 UTC
Permalink
Post by Acey Albert
Post by James
On Mon, 26 Dec 2005 14:53:43 GMT, "Acey Albert"
I have had some experience with such a device, essential
oils only
Post by Acey Albert
Post by James
mind you.
Of course! I mean, just as no one in this country buys
Cuban cigars, no one
Post by Acey Albert
uses pot stills for liquor.
;-)
So what did they use to make the Georgia moonshine I had
last year?
Acey Albert
2005-12-27 02:44:17 UTC
Permalink
Post by Alex W.
So what did they use to make the Georgia moonshine I had
last year?
I hear that stuff is made from Kool-Aid fermented in a prison toilet.

;-)

By the way, watch your mailbox!
--
__o Jonathan Acey Albert, M.D.
_ \<,_ "The art of medicine is in amusing the patient while
(_)/ (_) nature affects the cure." - Voltaire
Demonick
2005-12-26 17:47:57 UTC
Permalink
Post by Acey Albert
Post by James
Now, a good Rye Whisky is a unique thing. Hard to get good Rye in the
states as it is pretty much a Canadian thing now, but it was once very
popular in the US (there is a fantastic story about the evolution of
Rye as it relates to the breakdown of the Whiskey
traders............and kicking distillers out of Virginia to
Kentucky).
There is a "single malt" Rye out there called Sazerac. It is pretty damn good.
Beats the hell out of Old Everholt. Neither Jim Beam or Wild Turkey Rye are
aren't that bad.
By the way, I am thinking of buying one of these (for distilling essential
oils and plant essences, of course!): http://tinyurl.com/7fdfb.
Black Maple Hill Rye: I've had the 18 YO, and I think there is also a 21
YO. I mourned its passing.
--
Demonick
Mike V.
2005-12-26 06:40:46 UTC
Permalink
Post by Miss Elaine Eos
Post by James
Here, the locals are all about whiskey made with corn. God help me.
Um... of what *ELSE* would Whiskey be made...?!
Misc "'else' meaning 'instead of', not 'in addition to'..."
(Oh -- you're a rye drinker? Ok, that counts. Except we call it "rye",
not "whiskey"... <G>)
Either way, it's still Whisk(e)y.
Bourbon, Tenn. whiskey, Scotch, etc.. it's all whisk(e)y.

Bourbon must be at least 51% corn (and basically without exception
comes from Kentucky). Buffalo Trace is made with corn, rye and barley.
Tenn. whiskey is charcoal filtered (Jack Daniel's, Dickell, etc) and
made in the same fashion as Bourbon for the most part otherwise.
Scotch is made with malted barley.
Jeremy
2005-12-22 14:54:12 UTC
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Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Try The Glenlivet French Oak, it should be available by now and it will
be right in his flavor range.

JJ
Ted Ryan
2005-12-23 17:15:02 UTC
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Post by Jeremy
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Try The Glenlivet French Oak, it should be available by now and it will
be right in his flavor range.
JJ
Thanks for the suggestion.

TedR
btorvik2
2005-12-22 16:12:42 UTC
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Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though)
and was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law
enjoys it and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single
malt under $50? He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I
would like to step it up a notch. Preferably something available in
the US:) I don't have time to smuggle.
TedR
I'm not a Scotch drinker but the Glenlivit 12 year old is the one a lot of
my friends drink and the one I get for my son who enjoys Scotch.

Who knows whether a different "more upscale" brand will taste as good to
him. A lot of it is individual preference.

I don't think you can go wrong with getting him more of a very good Scotch
he already enjoys.


bernie
--
"Official ASC Shaman"
ChefBoy
2005-12-22 16:36:15 UTC
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Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
Hmmm, reading this thread is making me thirsty!

I'm a big Balvenie fan. The 10 or 12 year versions are available for well
under $50. The 15 is a real treat at just over $50.

Happy holidays!

CB
James
2005-12-22 18:32:08 UTC
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On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 20:51:32 -0800, Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Ugh. If he's a Glen Livet drinker, I'm afraid you might find it
difficult to step it up a notch. Next thing you'll tell us is that he
drinks it on the rocks. *shudder* ;-)

I would suggest something light, as most Scot's I know do not consider
Glen Livet to even be a "real" scotch (these are people that gargle
with Laphroig 10 year). You might take a look at a bottle of Glen
Morangie. I'm not much into the 'lighter' scotches but I have
pleasant memories of that one.

Happy holidays!
Red Neckerson
2005-12-22 18:37:10 UTC
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Post by James
I would suggest something light, as most Scot's I know do not consider
Glen Livet to even be a "real" scotch (these are people that gargle
with Laphroig 10 year). You might take a look at a bottle of Glen
Morangie. I'm not much into the 'lighter' scotches but I have
pleasant memories of that one.
Glen Morangie is for pussies!

You probably drink light beer, too.....
James
2005-12-22 18:52:13 UTC
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On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 18:37:10 GMT, "Red Neckerson"
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
I would suggest something light, as most Scot's I know do not consider
Glen Livet to even be a "real" scotch (these are people that gargle
with Laphroig 10 year). You might take a look at a bottle of Glen
Morangie. I'm not much into the 'lighter' scotches but I have
pleasant memories of that one.
Glen Morangie is for pussies!
You probably drink light beer, too.....
LOL! Not at all. The lightest beer I drink, when I drink beer at
all, is Alaskan Amber. I prefer Guinness stout, however.

As for scotches... my favourite of all time is a bottle I was very
lucky to get. It is a 33 year old Glen Rothes, bottled by Signatory.
Rothes did not feel that year was in their standard flavour profile,
so let Signatory bottle it. One of the most complex scotches I have
ever tried. Absolutely exquisite with an Opus No 4 or a Padron 1926.

I've searched and searched but not been able to find another bottle.
Do yourself a favour if you ever see a bottle of this around.... buy
it. Prolly cost you ~$200 on the cheap side. I paid ~$180 plus
shipping from Scotland about 3 years ago.
Alex W.
2005-12-22 22:15:03 UTC
Permalink
Post by James
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 18:37:10 GMT, "Red Neckerson"
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
I would suggest something light, as most Scot's I know
do not consider
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
Glen Livet to even be a "real" scotch (these are people
that gargle
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
with Laphroig 10 year). You might take a look at a
bottle of Glen
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
Morangie. I'm not much into the 'lighter' scotches but
I have
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
pleasant memories of that one.
Glen Morangie is for pussies!
You probably drink light beer, too.....
LOL! Not at all. The lightest beer I drink, when I drink
beer at
Post by James
all, is Alaskan Amber. I prefer Guinness stout, however.
As for scotches... my favourite of all time is a bottle I
was very
Post by James
lucky to get. It is a 33 year old Glen Rothes, bottled by
Signatory.
Post by James
Rothes did not feel that year was in their standard
flavour profile,
Post by James
so let Signatory bottle it. One of the most complex
scotches I have
Post by James
ever tried. Absolutely exquisite with an Opus No 4 or a
Padron 1926.
Post by James
I've searched and searched but not been able to find
another bottle.
Post by James
Do yourself a favour if you ever see a bottle of this
around.... buy
Post by James
it. Prolly cost you ~$200 on the cheap side. I paid
~$180 plus
Post by James
shipping from Scotland about 3 years ago.
James, my brother deals in malts; I have just shot him an
email to enquire about the Glen Rothes. If he has a bottle,
I fully expect to get the fraternal discount <g> and would
not mind at all if we could do a trade -- cigars for whisky.
James
2005-12-22 22:26:23 UTC
Permalink
Post by James
Post by James
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 18:37:10 GMT, "Red Neckerson"
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
I would suggest something light, as most Scot's I know
do not consider
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
Glen Livet to even be a "real" scotch (these are people
that gargle
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
with Laphroig 10 year). You might take a look at a
bottle of Glen
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
Morangie. I'm not much into the 'lighter' scotches but
I have
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
pleasant memories of that one.
Glen Morangie is for pussies!
You probably drink light beer, too.....
LOL! Not at all. The lightest beer I drink, when I drink
beer at
Post by James
all, is Alaskan Amber. I prefer Guinness stout, however.
As for scotches... my favourite of all time is a bottle I
was very
Post by James
lucky to get. It is a 33 year old Glen Rothes, bottled by
Signatory.
Post by James
Rothes did not feel that year was in their standard
flavour profile,
Post by James
so let Signatory bottle it. One of the most complex
scotches I have
Post by James
ever tried. Absolutely exquisite with an Opus No 4 or a
Padron 1926.
Post by James
I've searched and searched but not been able to find
another bottle.
Post by James
Do yourself a favour if you ever see a bottle of this
around.... buy
Post by James
it. Prolly cost you ~$200 on the cheap side. I paid
~$180 plus
Post by James
shipping from Scotland about 3 years ago.
James, my brother deals in malts; I have just shot him an
email to enquire about the Glen Rothes. If he has a bottle,
I fully expect to get the fraternal discount <g> and would
not mind at all if we could do a trade -- cigars for whisky.
Deal. If he can find the 33 year old Glen Rothes, Signatory bottling,
I would _love_ another bottle. Only have about 1/4 of my original
bottle left. If he needs further information from the bottle (eg. the
specific years, cask number, whatever), let me know!

And thank you for checking!
Alex W.
2005-12-22 22:51:08 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 22:15:03 -0000, "Alex W."
Post by James
Post by James
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 18:37:10 GMT, "Red Neckerson"
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
I would suggest something light, as most Scot's I
know
Post by James
do not consider
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
Glen Livet to even be a "real" scotch (these are
people
Post by James
that gargle
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
with Laphroig 10 year). You might take a look at a
bottle of Glen
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
Morangie. I'm not much into the 'lighter' scotches
but
Post by James
I have
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
pleasant memories of that one.
Glen Morangie is for pussies!
You probably drink light beer, too.....
LOL! Not at all. The lightest beer I drink, when I
drink
Post by James
beer at
Post by James
all, is Alaskan Amber. I prefer Guinness stout,
however.
Post by James
Post by James
As for scotches... my favourite of all time is a
bottle I
Post by James
was very
Post by James
lucky to get. It is a 33 year old Glen Rothes, bottled
by
Post by James
Signatory.
Post by James
Rothes did not feel that year was in their standard
flavour profile,
Post by James
so let Signatory bottle it. One of the most complex
scotches I have
Post by James
ever tried. Absolutely exquisite with an Opus No 4 or
a
Post by James
Padron 1926.
Post by James
I've searched and searched but not been able to find
another bottle.
Post by James
Do yourself a favour if you ever see a bottle of this
around.... buy
Post by James
it. Prolly cost you ~$200 on the cheap side. I paid
~$180 plus
Post by James
shipping from Scotland about 3 years ago.
James, my brother deals in malts; I have just shot him an
email to enquire about the Glen Rothes. If he has a
bottle,
Post by James
I fully expect to get the fraternal discount <g> and
would
Post by James
not mind at all if we could do a trade -- cigars for
whisky.
Deal. If he can find the 33 year old Glen Rothes,
Signatory bottling,
I would _love_ another bottle. Only have about 1/4 of my
original
bottle left. If he needs further information from the
bottle (eg. the
specific years, cask number, whatever), let me know!
Good idea.
Email me the specifics. My knowledge of the arcana of malt
whisky is on a par with my brother's knowledge of Cuban box
codes -- nil -- so the more information I can give him, the
better.
And thank you for checking!
De nada.

BTW, did you know that it is apparently illegal to mail
spirits to the US? I visited the Cadenhead shop in London
last week to buy a few sampler bottles, and the attendant
warned me not to mail them to the States as they had been
declared a "hazardous substance". I told him that since I
frequently send banned Cuban contraband, I wasn't
particularly worried, but still, it was odd.
James
2005-12-22 23:07:57 UTC
Permalink
Post by James
Post by James
Deal. If he can find the 33 year old Glen Rothes,
Signatory bottling,
Post by James
I would _love_ another bottle. Only have about 1/4 of my
original
Post by James
bottle left. If he needs further information from the
bottle (eg. the
Post by James
specific years, cask number, whatever), let me know!
Good idea.
Email me the specifics. My knowledge of the arcana of malt
whisky is on a par with my brother's knowledge of Cuban box
codes -- nil -- so the more information I can give him, the
better.
Will do. I will get you all of the info later this evening or
tomorrow (Alaska Standard Time).
Post by James
Post by James
And thank you for checking!
De nada.
BTW, did you know that it is apparently illegal to mail
spirits to the US? I visited the Cadenhead shop in London
last week to buy a few sampler bottles, and the attendant
warned me not to mail them to the States as they had been
declared a "hazardous substance". I told him that since I
frequently send banned Cuban contraband, I wasn't
particularly worried, but still, it was odd.
Yup. Sending any alcoholic beverage through the US Mail is illegal.
Has been for a long time. The order we did from Scotland ~3 years ago
went UPS to Jon's address. He's got one of those mail boxes at a UPS
store, so it works out nicely. If your brother does find a bottle or
two, I will most likely ask you to send it via UPS to Jon's address.
Alex W.
2005-12-23 08:17:04 UTC
Permalink
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 22:51:08 -0000, "Alex W."
Post by James
Post by James
Deal. If he can find the 33 year old Glen Rothes,
Signatory bottling,
Post by James
I would _love_ another bottle. Only have about 1/4 of
my
Post by James
original
Post by James
bottle left. If he needs further information from the
bottle (eg. the
Post by James
specific years, cask number, whatever), let me know!
Good idea.
Email me the specifics. My knowledge of the arcana of
malt
Post by James
whisky is on a par with my brother's knowledge of Cuban
box
Post by James
codes -- nil -- so the more information I can give him,
the
Post by James
better.
Will do. I will get you all of the info later this
evening or
tomorrow (Alaska Standard Time).
What is that in real dollars?
:-)
Post by James
Post by James
And thank you for checking!
De nada.
BTW, did you know that it is apparently illegal to mail
spirits to the US? I visited the Cadenhead shop in
London
Post by James
last week to buy a few sampler bottles, and the attendant
warned me not to mail them to the States as they had been
declared a "hazardous substance". I told him that since
I
Post by James
frequently send banned Cuban contraband, I wasn't
particularly worried, but still, it was odd.
Yup. Sending any alcoholic beverage through the US Mail
is illegal.
Has been for a long time. The order we did from Scotland
~3 years ago
went UPS to Jon's address. He's got one of those mail
boxes at a UPS
store, so it works out nicely. If your brother does find
a bottle or
two, I will most likely ask you to send it via UPS to
Jon's address.

You have some very strange notions over there ....
James
2005-12-24 04:37:57 UTC
Permalink
Post by James
Post by James
Yup. Sending any alcoholic beverage through the US Mail
is illegal.
Post by James
Has been for a long time. The order we did from Scotland
~3 years ago
Post by James
went UPS to Jon's address. He's got one of those mail
boxes at a UPS
Post by James
store, so it works out nicely. If your brother does find
a bottle or
Post by James
two, I will most likely ask you to send it via UPS to
Jon's address.
You have some very strange notions over there ....
Tell me about it.
--
-James
Alex W.
2005-12-24 08:19:03 UTC
Permalink
On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 08:17:04 -0000, "Alex W."
Post by James
Post by James
Yup. Sending any alcoholic beverage through the US
Mail
Post by James
is illegal.
Post by James
Has been for a long time. The order we did from
Scotland
Post by James
~3 years ago
Post by James
went UPS to Jon's address. He's got one of those mail
boxes at a UPS
Post by James
store, so it works out nicely. If your brother does
find
Post by James
a bottle or
Post by James
two, I will most likely ask you to send it via UPS to
Jon's address.
You have some very strange notions over there ....
Tell me about it.
How much time have you got?
:-)
Ted Ryan
2005-12-23 17:13:54 UTC
Permalink
Post by Miss Elaine Eos
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 22:15:03 -0000, "Alex W."
Post by James
Post by James
On Thu, 22 Dec 2005 18:37:10 GMT, "Red Neckerson"
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
I would suggest something light, as most Scot's I
know
Post by James
do not consider
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
Glen Livet to even be a "real" scotch (these are
people
Post by James
that gargle
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
with Laphroig 10 year). You might take a look at a
bottle of Glen
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
Morangie. I'm not much into the 'lighter' scotches
but
Post by James
I have
Post by James
Post by Red Neckerson
Post by James
pleasant memories of that one.
Glen Morangie is for pussies!
You probably drink light beer, too.....
LOL! Not at all. The lightest beer I drink, when I
drink
Post by James
beer at
Post by James
all, is Alaskan Amber. I prefer Guinness stout,
however.
Post by James
Post by James
As for scotches... my favourite of all time is a
bottle I
Post by James
was very
Post by James
lucky to get. It is a 33 year old Glen Rothes, bottled
by
Post by James
Signatory.
Post by James
Rothes did not feel that year was in their standard
flavour profile,
Post by James
so let Signatory bottle it. One of the most complex
scotches I have
Post by James
ever tried. Absolutely exquisite with an Opus No 4 or
a
Post by James
Padron 1926.
Post by James
I've searched and searched but not been able to find
another bottle.
Post by James
Do yourself a favour if you ever see a bottle of this
around.... buy
Post by James
it. Prolly cost you ~$200 on the cheap side. I paid
~$180 plus
Post by James
shipping from Scotland about 3 years ago.
James, my brother deals in malts; I have just shot him an
email to enquire about the Glen Rothes. If he has a
bottle,
Post by James
I fully expect to get the fraternal discount <g> and
would
Post by James
not mind at all if we could do a trade -- cigars for
whisky.
Deal. If he can find the 33 year old Glen Rothes,
Signatory bottling,
I would _love_ another bottle. Only have about 1/4 of my
original
bottle left. If he needs further information from the
bottle (eg. the
specific years, cask number, whatever), let me know!
Good idea.
Email me the specifics. My knowledge of the arcana of malt
whisky is on a par with my brother's knowledge of Cuban box
codes -- nil -- so the more information I can give him, the
better.
And thank you for checking!
De nada.
BTW, did you know that it is apparently illegal to mail
spirits to the US? I visited the Cadenhead shop in London
last week to buy a few sampler bottles, and the attendant
warned me not to mail them to the States as they had been
declared a "hazardous substance". I told him that since I
frequently send banned Cuban contraband...
<snip>

Gee I never...

TedR
Miss Elaine Eos
2005-12-23 17:38:15 UTC
Permalink
Post by Alex W.
BTW, did you know that it is apparently illegal to mail
spirits to the US? I visited the Cadenhead shop in London
last week to buy a few sampler bottles, and the attendant
warned me not to mail them to the States as they had been
declared a "hazardous substance".
"More-hazardous or less-hazardous than, say, charcoal lighter fluid?"

"...Ok, what's the largest amount of lighter fluid I'm allowed to send
through the mail?"

(I think it's a pint. So just remember: no 750ml bottles of wine, if
you're going to send stuff to the US, make it something that comes in
PINT bottles :D)

Misc "or, possibly, the Cadenhead attendant was just making shit up, as
people sometimes do, when they haven't a clue..."
--
Please take off your shoes before arriving at my in-box.
Lots of good cigar info, the ASC Birthday page, FAQs, vendors and more at
<http://www.ManyFriends.com/Cigars/>
A "great" review is one with the name of the cigar before the review text
in the body of the post. :)
cubaholic
2005-12-27 04:02:54 UTC
Permalink
I was cleaning my cellar, getting ready to move, and I chanced upon a
bottle of 28 year old Glengoyne bottled in 1893. It was one of the
dusty old bottles I found, after my Father passed away. It was pretty
good, but not quite as delightful as the Glenfarclas Christmas Day 1959
which he gave my when our daughter was born.
Ted Ryan
2005-12-23 17:14:19 UTC
Permalink
Post by James
On Wed, 21 Dec 2005 20:51:32 -0800, Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Ugh. If he's a Glen Livet drinker, I'm afraid you might find it
difficult to step it up a notch. Next thing you'll tell us is that he
drinks it on the rocks. *shudder* ;-)
I would suggest something light, as most Scot's I know do not consider
Glen Livet to even be a "real" scotch (these are people that gargle
with Laphroig 10 year). You might take a look at a bottle of Glen
Morangie. I'm not much into the 'lighter' scotches but I have
pleasant memories of that one.
Happy holidays!
Thanks for the suggestion.

TedR
Ted Ryan
2005-12-23 17:36:27 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Thanks for all the suggestions folks, I will be shopping for scotch today.
I might just accidentally buy a bottle for myself. I do have my Christmas
bonus wearing a hole in my pocket.

TedR
Jeremy
2005-12-23 20:19:59 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ted Ryan
Thanks for all the suggestions folks, I will be shopping for scotch today.
I might just accidentally buy a bottle for myself. I do have my Christmas
bonus wearing a hole in my pocket.
TedR
Just stay away from the Cardhu, it is all mine :-)


JJ
Mike V.
2005-12-23 22:10:09 UTC
Permalink
On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 09:36:27 -0800, Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Thanks for all the suggestions folks, I will be shopping for scotch today.
I might just accidentally buy a bottle for myself.
Man, I love it when that happens.
Wife: "what's this bottle of scotch?"
Me: "I don't know, it must have gotten in there on accident."
I win.
Lee
2005-12-24 00:34:23 UTC
Permalink
Post by Mike V.
On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 09:36:27 -0800, Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Thanks for all the suggestions folks, I will be shopping for scotch today.
I might just accidentally buy a bottle for myself.
Man, I love it when that happens.
Wife: "what's this bottle of scotch?"
Me: "I don't know, it must have gotten in there on accident."
I win.
That works much better than "It followed me home!" Trust me on this one.

BTW, there may be a TJ excursion on Tuesday...
Mike V.
2005-12-24 16:26:21 UTC
Permalink
On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 16:34:23 -0800, Lee
Post by Lee
Post by Mike V.
On Fri, 23 Dec 2005 09:36:27 -0800, Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
Thanks for all the suggestions folks, I will be shopping for scotch today.
I might just accidentally buy a bottle for myself.
Man, I love it when that happens.
Wife: "what's this bottle of scotch?"
Me: "I don't know, it must have gotten in there on accident."
I win.
That works much better than "It followed me home!" Trust me on this one.
BTW, there may be a TJ excursion on Tuesday...
Shit.

My parents are going to be in town.
Not that I'm not happy like heck to see them, but still..
Ted Ryan
2005-12-27 21:22:26 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ted Ryan
I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
So, I was out before Christmas to find a bottle of scotch with everyones
recommendations from this thread in hand and I called my BIL to ask where
the liqour store was in this area. He works for a distributor and grew up
in the area in which I was shopping and I thought he would know.

He couldn't remember but asked me what I was after. I said scotch for my
FIL. He asked what kind. I said, well, he drinks Glenlivet but I was
looking for maybe a sampler or something new for him to try. He says,
"I'll stop by my office and see what I can find". When I saw him that
night he handed me a bottle of Lagavulin 16yr old. I guess I won't need to
stop by the store myself!

You might be wondering why I didn't ask him in the first place. Well,
because I feel like a mooch! Everytime I ask him about liquour he gets me
a bottle of something! Not a bad problem to have really, but I don't want
it to appear as if I am mooching all the time, he is my BIL. So, I let him
volunteer something, he always has a case of something in his car. I have
some nice Vodka and rum and a few other things.

Anyway, it was a nice present to me even though I was passing it onto my
FIL. FIL seemed to enjoy it and I had some too. That stuff will put hair
on your chest.

TedR
Alex W.
2005-12-27 23:43:27 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ted Ryan
Anyway, it was a nice present to me even though I was
passing it onto my
Post by Ted Ryan
FIL. FIL seemed to enjoy it and I had some too. That
stuff will put hair
Post by Ted Ryan
on your chest.
Well then, keep it away from the ladies...
:-)
Ted Ryan
2005-12-28 02:35:13 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
Anyway, it was a nice present to me even though I was
passing it onto my
Post by Ted Ryan
FIL. FIL seemed to enjoy it and I had some too. That
stuff will put hair
Post by Ted Ryan
on your chest.
Well then, keep it away from the ladies...
:-)
only if furry boobies are you're thing...

TedR
Alex W.
2005-12-28 12:21:19 UTC
Permalink
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
Anyway, it was a nice present to me even though I was
passing it onto my
Post by Ted Ryan
FIL. FIL seemed to enjoy it and I had some too. That
stuff will put hair
Post by Ted Ryan
on your chest.
Well then, keep it away from the ladies...
:-)
only if furry boobies are you're thing...
Do I look like a sheep-farmer?
john smith
2005-12-28 14:14:29 UTC
Permalink
Post by Alex W.
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
Anyway, it was a nice present to me even though I was
passing it onto my
Post by Ted Ryan
FIL. FIL seemed to enjoy it and I had some too. That
stuff will put hair
Post by Ted Ryan
on your chest.
Well then, keep it away from the ladies...
:-)
only if furry boobies are you're thing...
Do I look like a sheep-farmer?
Must be the boots. :)

john
Skyhawk XP
2005-12-28 14:22:31 UTC
Permalink
Post by john smith
Post by Alex W.
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
Anyway, it was a nice present to me even though I was
passing it onto my
Post by Ted Ryan
FIL. FIL seemed to enjoy it and I had some too. That
stuff will put hair
Post by Ted Ryan
on your chest.
Well then, keep it away from the ladies...
:-)
only if furry boobies are you're thing...
Do I look like a sheep-farmer?
Must be the boots. :)
And the Velcro gloves.
Alex W.
2005-12-28 17:03:14 UTC
Permalink
Post by Skyhawk XP
Post by john smith
Post by Alex W.
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
Anyway, it was a nice present to me even though I
was
Post by Skyhawk XP
Post by john smith
Post by Alex W.
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
passing it onto my
Post by Ted Ryan
FIL. FIL seemed to enjoy it and I had some too.
That
Post by Skyhawk XP
Post by john smith
Post by Alex W.
Post by Ted Ryan
Post by Ted Ryan
stuff will put hair
Post by Ted Ryan
on your chest.
Well then, keep it away from the ladies...
:-)
only if furry boobies are you're thing...
Do I look like a sheep-farmer?
Must be the boots. :)
And the Velcro gloves.
We met in a secluded field, the sun nearly kissing the
evening
horizon. The warm breeze was full of that earthly, musky
scent that only those fortunate enough to live outside the
urban rat
race know, and quiet whispering of the leaves in the Weeping
Willow
overhead added the final touch to the most romantic scene.

We lay there, both naked, I knew I had to have her and have
her now.
Without a word being spoken, I managed to move myself to a
position
of dominance. I could feel instantly that this was what she
had been
waiting for as she frantically thrust her pelvis at my
approaching
organ.

I moved slowly at first, inch by inch, until I was fully
inside her.
Then as tension rose, we began the ultimate in sex. Although
inexperienced, she approached every change of position with
enthusiasm, moaning with despair every time I withdrew to
prevent
myself from ending it all too soon.

As sexual tension heightened towards the inevitable
mind-blowing
climax, it was all I could do to hold out until the moment
we had
been both waiting for was upon us. As it did we rolled
together in the
now damp grass. As the last deep orange glow of the long
set sun melted
into the darkness of approaching night, as we lay there
still entwined
in an amorous embrace, I kissed her long and loving and
whispered
how good she had been, she tenderly and sensuously licked my
inner ear
and whispered:

"Baaaa",

then re-joined the flock.
Mickey
2005-12-28 18:10:17 UTC
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Anyway, it was a nice present to me even though I
was
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passing it onto my
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FIL. FIL seemed to enjoy it and I had some too.
That
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stuff will put hair
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on your chest.
Well then, keep it away from the ladies...
:-)
only if furry boobies are you're thing...
Do I look like a sheep-farmer?
Must be the boots. :)
And the Velcro gloves.
We met in a secluded field, the sun nearly kissing the
evening
horizon. The warm breeze was full of that earthly, musky
scent that only those fortunate enough to live outside the
urban rat
race know, and quiet whispering of the leaves in the Weeping
Willow
overhead added the final touch to the most romantic scene.
We lay there, both naked, I knew I had to have her and have
her now.
Without a word being spoken, I managed to move myself to a
position
of dominance. I could feel instantly that this was what she
had been
waiting for as she frantically thrust her pelvis at my
approaching
organ.
I moved slowly at first, inch by inch, until I was fully
inside her.
Then as tension rose, we began the ultimate in sex. Although
inexperienced, she approached every change of position with
enthusiasm, moaning with despair every time I withdrew to
prevent
myself from ending it all too soon.
As sexual tension heightened towards the inevitable
mind-blowing
climax, it was all I could do to hold out until the moment
we had
been both waiting for was upon us. As it did we rolled
together in the
now damp grass. As the last deep orange glow of the long
set sun melted
into the darkness of approaching night, as we lay there
still entwined
in an amorous embrace, I kissed her long and loving and
whispered
how good she had been, she tenderly and sensuously licked my
inner ear
"Baaaa",
then re-joined the flock.
So..... you *DID* have a nice Christmas. Good for you! ;-)

Mike V.
2005-12-27 23:47:00 UTC
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I'm not much of a scotch drinker myself (I am working on that though) and
was wondering if I could get a few suggestions. My father-in-law enjoys it
and I have his name for Christmas. How about a nice single malt under $50?
He buys Glenlivet 12 year old for himself, but I would like to step it up a
notch. Preferably something available in the US:) I don't have time to
smuggle.
TedR
So, I was out before Christmas to find a bottle of scotch with everyones
recommendations from this thread in hand and I called my BIL to ask where
the liqour store was in this area. He works for a distributor and grew up
in the area in which I was shopping and I thought he would know.
He couldn't remember but asked me what I was after. I said scotch for my
FIL. He asked what kind. I said, well, he drinks Glenlivet but I was
looking for maybe a sampler or something new for him to try. He says,
"I'll stop by my office and see what I can find". When I saw him that
night he handed me a bottle of Lagavulin 16yr old. I guess I won't need to
stop by the store myself!
You might be wondering why I didn't ask him in the first place. Well,
because I feel like a mooch! Everytime I ask him about liquour he gets me
a bottle of something! Not a bad problem to have really, but I don't want
it to appear as if I am mooching all the time, he is my BIL. So, I let him
volunteer something, he always has a case of something in his car. I have
some nice Vodka and rum and a few other things.
Anyway, it was a nice present to me even though I was passing it onto my
FIL. FIL seemed to enjoy it and I had some too. That stuff will put hair
on your chest.
Lagavulin is a great scotch and can take a while to get used to.
If you liked a little bit now, you will love it later.
It's one of the most "easy drinking" of the Islay malts and a classic.

I'll tell you what, once he starts in on Islays, it might be really
hard to go back to Highland malts. I never drink one unless it's
offered to me at someone's house.
To be honest, I would rather just have a Jack Daniels than a Glenlivet.
The latter is too light for me..
Winston Castro
2005-12-28 02:06:15 UTC
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I'll tell you what, once he starts in on Islays, it might be really
hard to go back to Highland malts. I never drink one unless it's
offered to me at someone's house.
To be honest, I would rather just have a Jack Daniels than a Glenlivet.
The latter is too light for me..
I've been through them all, and have still wound up settling on the
less peaty/iodine/aggressive ones.

That's not to say you'd have to twist my arm to drink them or
anything...I still enjoy them on occasion. Any occasion.

But for around the house, I like Mac, Dalmore, Ballvenie, etc...
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