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Chuck_Older
10-30-2004, 03:46 PM
Shall I have a 16 year old Lagavulin, an 18 year old Glenmorangie, or a 12 year old Balvenie whilst I play with PF tonight? I'm leaning towards the Lagavulin at the moment http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

Owlsphone
10-30-2004, 03:55 PM
Why not shoot for all 3? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

blairgowrie
10-30-2004, 04:07 PM
I just tried a couple of carrier take-offs after one or two, or was it three Johnnie Walker Reds. Maybe I should have tried the single malts!

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-30-2004, 04:19 PM
12 year old Balvenie

Definately nice and smooth. Glenmorangie is a bit more of a daily and Lagavulin can be a wee bit on the harsh side for some (although all three are very good whisky's Balvenie is a good all rounder)

Slante btw

And here is a tune to get you in the mood

t was the pig fair last September
The day I well remember
I was walking up and down in drunken pride
When my knees began to flutter
And I sank down in the gutter
And a pig came up and lay down by my side
As I lay there in the gutter
Thinking thoughts I could not utter
I thought I heard a passing lady say
You can tell the man who boozes
By the company that he chooses
And with that the pig got up and walked away

You've heard of General Wellington who won at Waterloo
But there's a good old Irishman I'll mention unto you
He comes from dear old Dublin he's a man we all applaud
For he always finds a corkscrew far more handy than a sword
He's good old General ******ss he's a soldier strong and stout
He's found on every bottlefront and he can't be done without
His noble name his worldwide fame deserve three hearty cheers
Hurrah for General ******ss of the Dublin Booziliers

This hale and hearty worrier is worshipped in the ranks
For he does his task inside the cask as well as in the tanks
And he bears the brunt on every front north south east and west
And he wears about ten million canteen medals on his chest
He is good old General ******ss he has won the world's applause
'Twas him who kept our spirits up in the midst of all our wars
Who was the first to flirt with Mademoiselle from Armenti√¬®res
Why good old General ******ss of the Dublin Booziliers

All over bonnie Scotland too the General is seen
They've given him the Freedom of the Toon of Aberdeen
From Inverness to Galashiels he keeps them warm and bright
And they love to gather round him ach on every moonlit night
He's good old General ******ss he's as good as Scottish broth
'Twas him who turned the Firth of Forth into the Firth of Froth
All Scotsmen dance the Highland fling and shout when he appears
Hurrah for General ******ss of the Dublin Booziliers

F19_Gazoo
10-30-2004, 04:20 PM
The Lagavullin of course!
Nothing beats an Islay!
Smokey! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-30-2004, 04:27 PM
Aye maybe but twill be mair than yer Question thats burning in the morning hehe

jensenpark
10-30-2004, 05:38 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by F19_Gazoo:
The Lagavullin of course!
Nothing beats an Islay!
Smokey! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lagavullin, ah yes...

Liquid peatmoss!

Chuck_Older
10-30-2004, 06:00 PM
Well, i did go with the Lagavulin. It might not agree with me tonight. Maybe should have gone with the doublewood. This isn't helping my aim much

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-30-2004, 06:07 PM
LOL well with 16 years in the cask I can't say I am suprised http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif 12 would have got you there more comfortably but there all good. Me I have to settle for auld faithful (Glenfidich) as my wife says my tastes are getting too expensive http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/cry.gif

Chuck_Older
10-30-2004, 06:17 PM
I hate settling for Glenfidich. It's OK, but since I developed a taste for scotch, I just want more nose and more layers of flavor in my glass. Ever had Royal Brackla? that's a heck of a good glass, too, in my opinion

Over here in the States, it's always fun to overhear someone saying they're a scotch connoiseur, and then saying to the bartender, "I'll have a glen-fid-ditch" http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Oh, to get back on topic, Pacific and so forth

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-30-2004, 07:42 PM
Actually I think compared to some of the discussions going on here I think whisky is a far more prefereable topic

Don't be too hard on Glenfiddich its still a dam good 'Drinking' whisky for the price and I quite like Glen Moray (pronounced Murry) for getting me to bed after those long nights shifts.

Which incedentally just got one hour longer over here in Jolly ol Blightey thanks to the clocks going back one hour.

Bloody British sodding summer time http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

so to make my self feel a little better about it here are a few I plan too or have added to my list of conquests.

Aberlour - not bad
Auchentoshan - Bloody pricey (yet to sample)
Auchroisk - not run into this one yet
Bruichladdich - or this un
Bunnahabhain - bloody georgeous
Caol Ila - Think I may have? one new year maybe
Cardhu - who hasn't?
Clynelish - hmm not sure
Dailuaine - not sure about that one either
Drumguish - Heard of in fairy tales ma daddy telt me lol
Glen Garioch - another one I missed http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
Glenmorangie - Well we all pay a visit here http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Knockdhu - ooh how much !!!
Laphroaig - Not a bad one
Ledaig - Hmm will have to keep an eye out
Pittyvaich - Not heard of this one
Strathisla - dang I do seem to have missed a few
Teaninich - nope not yet
Tomintoul - Hmm not sure
Tullibardine - Very nice

And for the celticly impared among you those read:-

Aber-lower
Ochentoshen
Othrusk
Brew-ich-laddie
Boon-a-havun
Kaal-eea
Kar-doo
Klyn-leesh
Dall-Yewan
Drum-oo-ish
Glen Gee-ree
Glen-Mranjee
Nock-doo
La-froyg
Led-chig
Pitt-ee-vay-ich
Strath-eye-la
Tee-an-inich
Tomin-towel
Tully-bard-eye-n

And those are just the ones that are hard to pronounce


Ahh better than a round of the sound of music that little lot and trust me there are many more.

oops I'm drooling now lol

Not sure about those translations my self but it was gleaned from here

http://www.maltmadness.com/index.html

SkyChimp
10-30-2004, 08:15 PM
I'd like to have an 18 year old, a 21 year old, and a 25 year old. And I ain't talking about drinks.

heywooood
10-30-2004, 08:19 PM
http://www.kodiakwines.com/pinchscotch.jpg ..still very good in my mind..literally

..and Chimpy has the better idea..

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-30-2004, 08:24 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SkyChimp:
I'd like to have an 18 year old, a 21 year old, and a 25 year old. And I ain't talking about drinks. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Aye but your a fooking chimp aint ye!!

I never forgot that documentary I saw on the minobo monkey. Dirty shaggers the lot of em

MK2aw
10-30-2004, 08:51 PM
How about Chivas Regal?

Mk2aw

Funzilla
10-30-2004, 09:14 PM
I only drink scotch that is old enough to drink itself.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-30-2004, 09:51 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MK2aw:
How about Chivas Regal?

Mk2aw <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Chivas is a 'blend' and (I think contains at least two types of grain whisky).

Single Malt whisky is a different beast all togeather try it and you will instantly tell the difference (your head will thank you for it in the morning too hehe )

You may as well drink 'BELLS' or 'infamous grouse'

woofiedog
10-30-2004, 10:11 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifI've got my 7 yr old Baker's in the freezer just waiting for tomorrow and the Patriots.

JakeRyanDOD
10-30-2004, 10:11 PM
I preffer a good Merlot personaly.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-30-2004, 11:17 PM
Nah I get enough whine in here to suit my pallette http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

woofiedog
10-30-2004, 11:46 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifAmerican Bourbon all the way... Kentucky Straight. Umm Ummm!
http://www.bevmo.com/115images/1601.jpg

knightflyte
10-31-2004, 01:06 AM
OMG!.........tHeBaLrOgRoCks.


My Grandmother sang that song to me when I was a youngin.
But the only bottle I had in my hand then conyained milk. LOL


It's been close to 40 years since I las thought of that song.


(No comment's from the peanut gallery as to WHY a grandmother would sing THAT song to a child)


Thanx for the memory jog.....http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif


regards

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-31-2004, 01:56 AM
Hey no problemo I first hear it on an album by the 'Boys from the lough' and it always tickled me to hear it. And as I am up still due to BST I will provide a little more I discoverd whilst tracking down the tune.


'Twas an evening in October, I'll confess I wasn't sober,
I was carting home a load with manly pride,
When my feet began to stutter and I fell into the gutter,
And a pig came up and lay down by my side.
Then I lay there in the gutter and my heart was all a-flutter,
Till a lady, passing by, did chance to say:
"You can tell a man that boozes by the company he chooses,"
Then the pig got up and slowly walked away.

Walked away, walked away,
He was really too particular to stay.
"You can tell a man that boozes by the company he chooses,"
Then the pig got up and slowly walked away.

Then I heard a gentle mooing, it was like a pigeon cooing,
As a home returning cow stopped in her stride,
And her eyes were big and gentle; her expression sentimental,
As she curtsied low and sat down by my side.
Then I saw her eyelids flutter and a tear fell in the gutter,
As the owner of the cow did loudly say:
"Leave that brute this moment, Sonja, or your milk will curdle on ya,"
Then the cow got up and slowly walked away.

Walked away, walked away,
She was really too particular to stay.
"Leave that brute this moment, Sonja, or your milk will curdle on ya,"
Then the cow got up and slowly walked away.

Then the moon began to shine in that old gutter I reclined in,
Thinking of the weakness of the human race,
When a dog sat down beside me, and I thought he came to chide me,
Till he gently licked the stubble on my face.
In the gutter, still reclining, I began "Sweet Adeline-ing,"
While the dog raised up his head to loudly bay;
Then his mistress said, "Come, Fido, that disgusting man may bite you,"
Then the dog got up and slowly walked away.

Walked away, walked away,
He was really too particular to stay.
Then his mistress said, "Come, Fido, that disgusting man may bite you,"
Then the dog got up and slowly walked away.

Down the street there came a clatter, and a gentle pitter-patter,
As a pair of goats along the gutter ran;
And it seemed that Billy knew me, for he quickly drew up to me,
While his wife munched on an empty sardine can.
Then again my pulse did flutter, and my heart was soft as butter;
Till the Nanny goat, unto her mate, did say:
"William dear, your social status don't include men such as that is,"
Then the goat got up and slowly walked away.

Walked away, walked away,
He was really too particular to stay.
"William dear, your social status don't include men such as that is,"
Then the goat got up and slowly walked away.

Then I started in to mutter and I rose up from the gutter,
Then I sadly went about my lonely way;
I was weary, sick and busted; I was really quite disgusted,
And I vowed to sign the pledge that very day.
For each humble, lowly creature, a great lesson he can teach ya,
Like the one learned while I in the gutter lay;
In the tavern, do not tarry, when you've got all you can carry,
But take up your load and slowly walk away.

Walk away, walk away,
For the "Horrors" is an awful price to pay,
In the tavern, do not tarry, when you've got all you can carry,
But take up your load and slowly walk away.

CODA
Now lately I've been thinking that I will quit my drinking.
I'm going to leave off whiskey, beer and grog,
For there's no consolation, but only aggravation,
You can't even find friendship with a hog.

(Alternate last stanza)
I began to scratch the gravel, on my all fours I did travel,
I rambled down the road the best I could.
When I awoke next morning, just as the day was dawning,
I was in a hog pen away out in the woods.
Then the hogs began to grumble, I started and I stumbled,
I fell right in their midst and there I lay.
Then one by one they started, till all the herd departed,
Yes, every hog got up and walked away.

Walked away, etc.

Not sure how the 'Boys of the Lough' used it but I only ever heard them sing the first verse. It loses something without a celtic voice but I shall be digging that album out again for sure

Enjoy http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

woofiedog
10-31-2004, 02:00 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifNot Bad tHeBaLrOgRoCkS... Thank's

sunflower1
10-31-2004, 10:42 AM
Its been one of my disappointments in life that I cannot acquire a taste for either whiskey or single malts. I recognize some of the makers tossed about here as the better ones and I've had the bottles. I can appreciate the discussion of the flavors, etc, but after years and years of having the stuff around, I still find my pallette can't take it.

In bike racing I'd be called a Sally.

Real decadence isn't an acquired taste, I guess!!! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-31-2004, 01:43 PM
Well like I say 'don't matter what you pay for it its still gotta get pee'd out in the morning'. I am sure my liver would prefer I found a milder tiple too but its a kinda genetic disposition in my family and I have never been one for the sweeter beverages out there. I would probably get drummed outa the clan for this but of late I have developed a taste for whisky mac's and mixers used to be a mild form of blasphemy to me http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

I guess I must be getting old or something lol

woofiedog
10-31-2004, 06:28 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Oh... don't be spoiling the Bourbon with no Sweet additive, Just a touch of Brita Water and one Cube!
AHHHHaaaaaa! Now that is a Drink for these Heated Battles over in the Hot Tropical Air of Pacific Fighters!
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/784.gif Smoking!

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-31-2004, 06:50 PM
LOL don't think I have ever tried Bourbon thats sour mash aint it ? I will have to give it a shot hehe

To be honest the only reason I tried 'Macs' (1 part blend whisky with one part green ginger wine) was cos the missus had taken to buying some bloody awful cheap whisky for me in a miguided attempt to ween me off the somewhat pricey malts I had taken to drinking.

About the only way I could drink it was to try a mixer. Actually its the first time she has been able to drink whisky in any shape or form and it kinda makes it taste like Mead fortified with brandy (something I used to drink a while back). She still don't like the good stuff though and that suits me just fine http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Still no substitute for a good clean single malt. And as it Don't get too hot over here in limey land during the winter I need something a little stiffer to drive out the damp.

I'll keep an eye out for some bourbon though maybe me and my Dad will knock back a few this New Year and he can recite the 'cremation of Dan McGee' again http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Actually its kinda appropriate for halloween too I guess.


There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.

Now Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton blooms and blows.
Why he left his home in the South to roam 'round the Pole, God only knows.
He was always cold, but the land of gold seemed to hold him like a spell;
Though he'd often say in his homely way that he'd "sooner live in hell".

On a Christmas Day we were mushing our way over the Dawson trail.
Talk of your cold! through the parka's fold it stabbed like a driven nail.
If our eyes we'd close, then the lashes froze till sometimes we couldn't see;
It wasn't much fun, but the only one to whimper was Sam McGee.

And that very night, as we lay packed tight in our robes beneath the snow,
And the dogs were fed, and the stars o'erhead were dancing heel and toe,
He turned to me, and "Cap," says he, "I'll cash in this trip, I guess;
And if I do, I'm asking that you won't refuse my last request."

Well, he seemed so low that I couldn't say no; then he says with a sort of moan:
"It's the cursed cold, and it's got right hold till I'm chilled clean through to the bone.
Yet 'tain't being dead -- it's my awful dread of the icy grave that pains;
So I want you to swear that, foul or fair, you'll cremate my last remains."

A pal's last need is a thing to heed, so I swore I would not fail;
And we started on at the streak of dawn; but God! he looked ghastly pale.
He crouched on the sleigh, and he raved all day of his home in Tennessee;
And before nightfall a corpse was all that was left of Sam McGee.

There wasn't a breath in that land of death, and I hurried, horror-driven,
With a corpse half hid that I couldn't get rid, because of a promise given;
It was lashed to the sleigh, and it seemed to say:
"You may tax your brawn and brains,
But you promised true, and it's up to you to cremate those last remains."

Now a promise made is a debt unpaid, and the trail has its own stern code.
In the days to come, though my lips were dumb, in my heart how I cursed that load.
In the long, long night, by the lone firelight, while the huskies, round in a ring,
Howled out their woes to the homeless snows -- O God! how I loathed the thing.

And every day that quiet clay seemed to heavy and heavier grow;
And on I went, though the dogs were spent and the grub was getting low;
The trail was bad, and I felt half mad, but I swore I would not give in;
And I'd often sing to the hateful thing, and it hearkened with a grin.

Till I came to the marge of Lake Lebarge, and a derelict there lay;
It was jammed in the ice, but I saw in a trice it was called the "Alice May".
And I looked at it, and I thought a bit, and I looked at my frozen chum;
Then "Here," said I, with a sudden cry, "is my cre-ma-tor-eum."

Some planks I tore from the cabin floor, and I lit the boiler fire;
Some coal I found that was lying around, and I heaped the fuel higher;
The flames just soared, and the furnace roared -- such a blaze you seldom see;
And I burrowed a hole in the glowing coal, and I stuffed in Sam McGee.

Then I made a hike, for I didn't like to hear him sizzle so;
And the heavens scowled, and the huskies howled, and the wind began to blow.
It was icy cold, but the hot sweat rolled down my cheeks, and I don't know why;
And the greasy smoke in an inky cloak went streaking down the sky.

I do not know how long in the snow I wrestled with grisly fear;
But the stars came out and they danced about ere again I ventured near;
I was sick with dread, but I bravely said: "I'll just take a peep inside.
I guess he's cooked, and it's time I looked"; . . . then the door I opened wide.

And there sat Sam, looking cool and calm, in the heart of the furnace roar;
And he wore a smile you could see a mile, and he said: "Please close that door.
It's fine in here, but I greatly fear you'll let in the cold and storm --
Since I left Plumtree, down in Tennessee, it's the first time I've been warm."

There are strange things done in the midnight sun
By the men who moil for gold;
The Arctic trails have their secret tales
That would make your blood run cold;
The Northern Lights have seen queer sights,
But the queerest they ever did see
Was that night on the marge of Lake Lebarge
I cremated Sam McGee.

woofiedog
10-31-2004, 07:22 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif Some are Sour Mash... But Bakers is one of the Jim Beam Family Recipes and it's not a Sour Mash. Bourbon has to have 51% Corn in its Mash to be called Bourbon. And this is a Very Very Smooth Bourbon.
And it's getting a little Cold and Damp around here... but it's been fairly warm for here in New England at this time off season today.
I remember that Diddy of Sam McGee from when I was a Kid ... I'll have to copy that and have it for when I see my older Sister. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Simjock
10-31-2004, 07:37 PM
If I remember corectly, theres half a bottle of Merlote, a fourty of MGD, and 2 buds in the fridge.

I think that will work. I'm so exited about the sceenery I'm gonna cruise around the islands at sunset in my new A-20.

I need to get out of here! ARRRGGGGGGGG, it sucs being at work with a new toy at home http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_mad.gif

woofiedog
10-31-2004, 07:44 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifI was saying that this morning myself... this night is never going to end and it's change the clock's nite so we had the extra hour added to it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

woofiedog
10-31-2004, 07:49 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifWhat is a Fourty... Simjock?

Simjock
10-31-2004, 07:57 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by woofiedog:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifWhat is a Fourty... Simjock? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

you can't be serious? are you trolling, cause you wont catch anything here.

WTE_Galway
10-31-2004, 08:19 PM
in the single malts i used to usually buy McCallum .. was a good price and seemed OK in quality

SkyChimp
10-31-2004, 08:24 PM
I wash my hairy monkey b**ls in Chivas Regal.

My favorite elixor is Maker's Mark

http://www.makersmark.com/Images/HomePage.gif

ImpStarDuece
10-31-2004, 08:32 PM
Single malt has been my poison of choice since my grandfather, that inestimably wise and refined chap, gave me a bottle of glenmorangie 21 y/o for my 18th birthday.

Having just started work in a bottle shop my first reaction was not "excellent, lets get smashed" but "cripes, look at the price of THAT, i better learn to enjoy the bloody thing"

It began a love affair with single scots of various ages (never less than 12 mind you).

For my money the 12 y/o Highland park or the Macallan offers the best drinking in terms of bang for buck, Laphroig or Lagavaulin 18 y/o if i want something special, Bunahabahain if i feel like something different, Old Putney if i want something with a real nose to it and Glenmorangie when i want to start playing around with the various finishes (sherry, port, madeira and french oak).


My mates call me an old man (i'm 24), bar staff scratch their heads when i ask for my favourites (who doesn't know and girls tend to be into a young man who doesn't just get wasted on beer.

Simjock
10-31-2004, 08:43 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ImpStarDuece:
Single malt has been my poison of choice since my grandfather, that inestimably wise and refined chap, gave me a bottle of glenmorangie 21 y/o for my 18th birthday.

Having just started work in a bottle shop my first reaction was not "excellent, lets get smashed" but "cripes, look at the price of THAT, i better learn to enjoy the bloody thing"

It began a love affair with single scots of various ages (never less than 12 mind you).

For my money the 12 y/o Highland park or the Macallan offers the best drinking in terms of bang for buck, Laphroig or Lagavaulin 18 y/o if i want something special, Bunahabahain if i feel like something different, Old Putney if i want something with a real nose to it and Glenmorangie when i want to start playing around with the various finishes (sherry, port, madeira and french oak).


My mates call me an old man (i'm 24), bar staff scratch their heads when i ask for my favourites (who doesn't know and girls tend to be into a young man who doesn't just get wasted on beer. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

ImpStarDuece, that has to be the most romantic desription of Liqure I have ever read.

woofiedog
10-31-2004, 08:56 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gifSimJock ... Nope ... asking thats all.

woofiedog
10-31-2004, 09:00 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif SkyChimp.. Just finished a bootle of Marks Mark last week-end... give Baker's a try a lot smoother. All though about $10 more.
Well worth it though.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
10-31-2004, 10:07 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SkyChimp:
I wash my hairy monkey b**ls in Chivas Regal.

My favorite elixor is Maker's Mark

http://www.makersmark.com/Images/HomePage.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Bad monkey !! Back in your cage and take your hairy spheroids wit ye!!

You can't call that WHISKY !! Its bloody WHISKEY !!

WHISKY is from SCOTLAND everything else is bloody WHISKEY

LOL

In other news I hear that the Glenmorangie distillery has been bought from the MacDonald's (Not the burger boys the real deal)


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3761228.stm

Bloody outrage if you ask me ahh well soon be home time so with that I bid you..............

Farewell and adieu to you, fair Spanish ladies,
Adieu and farewell to you, ladies of Spain,
For we're under orders for to sail to old England,
And we may never see you fair ladies again.

chorus:
So we'll rant and we'll roar like true British sailors,
We'll range and we'll roam over all the salt seas,
Until we strike soundings in the channel of Old England,
From Ushant to Scilly 'tis thirty-five leagues.

Then we hove our ship to, with the wind at sou'west, boys;
We hove our ship to, our soundings for to see;
And we rounded and sounded and got forty-five fathoms,
Then we squared our main yard, and up channel steered we.

(chorus)

The first land we made, it is called the Dodman,
Next Rame Head off Plymouth, Start, Portland and Wight:
And we sailed by Beachy, by Fairlight and Dungeness,
Until we brought-to by the South Foreland Light.

(chorus)

The signal was made for the Grand Fleet to anchor,
And all in "The Downs" on that night for to lie,
Cast off your cat stoppers, stand by your slip-painters,
Haul up your clewgarnets, let sheets and tacks fly.

(chorus)

Now let every man swig off a full bumper,
Now let every man swig off a full bowl,
And well drink and be jolly and drown melancholy,
With a health to each jovial true-hearted soul.

(chorus)


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No457_Stretch
10-31-2004, 11:56 PM
Aaah, tales of good bourbon and better scotch plus songs from the old country. A man could imagine he's in heaven. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Cheers,

Stretch

ImpStarDuece
11-01-2004, 12:49 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Simjock:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ImpStarDuece:
Single malt has been my poison of choice since my grandfather, that inestimably wise and refined chap, gave me a bottle of glenmorangie 21 y/o for my 18th birthday.

Having just started work in a bottle shop my first reaction was not "excellent, lets get smashed" but "cripes, look at the price of THAT, i better learn to enjoy the bloody thing"

It began a love affair with single scots of various ages (never less than 12 mind you).

For my money the 12 y/o Highland park or the Macallan offers the best drinking in terms of bang for buck, Laphroig or Lagavaulin 18 y/o if i want something special, Bunahabahain if i feel like something different, Old Putney if i want something with a real nose to it and Glenmorangie when i want to start playing around with the various finishes (sherry, port, madeira and french oak).


My mates call me an old man (i'm 24), bar staff scratch their heads when i ask for my favourites (who doesn't know and girls tend to be into a young man who doesn't just get wasted on beer. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

ImpStarDuece, that has to be the most romantic desription of Liqure I have ever read. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Might just be romantic because i'm off the grog at the moment. 55 days so far (but who's counting). Still, in the last few months i did acquire a taste for Japanese single malts.

Nikka 12 y/o and some of the smaller distilleries make some good, if quite light and smokey, singles.

Now, all together: "For relaxing times, make it Suntory times"

Lip my stocking, lip my stocking! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
11-01-2004, 01:24 AM
LOL now that was probably the best bit in the movie.

I tried saki for a bit and I aint suprised they developed a taste for whisky as even when its served warm (as it should be) its definatly a refined taste http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Some good selections in your previous post too

ImpStarDuece
11-01-2004, 01:45 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tHeBaLrOgRoCkS:
LOL now that was probably the best bit in the movie.

I tried saki for a bit and I aint suprised they developed a taste for whisky as even when its served warm (as it should be) its definatly a refined taste http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Some good selections in your previous post too <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Actually, im living in Kyushu at the moment and the drink of choice is called Shochu. Its the other Japanese national drink. Sake down south is almost as rare as Burbon in Scotland. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Made from rice and water like sake with a similar viscosity but more akin to schnapps in its rough nature. Some of the aged stuff is quite nice though. Lightly fruity taste and a fairly claensing effect on the palate. After about seven years it takes on a light yellowish hew. I can't help thinking it looks the same both before and after you've drunk it. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

A good sake can be shotted no problems, in fact its often the prefered method depending on situation and type of sake. It should not have the 'kick' you would get from drinking a hard alcohol like scotch or burbon. At about 20% alcohol (40 proof, give or take) it just doesn't have the strength to do that. Usually a 'strong' sake has rice that has only been polished once, akin to a single distilling of a whiskey, always going to be a bit rough.

BTW, not all sake is meant to be heated. Many of the finer sakes, with the better polished rice or the lighter grains (there are about 200 varieties of rice for sake making) are served chilled. I actually developed a taste for Go-shu Blue, an Australian Sake that can match most seafoods and light meals. As good as most of the Japanese stuff i've had, at least with canapes and the like.

FI-finbar1
11-01-2004, 02:57 AM
Ah gentlemen you have restored my faith in this forum,and reminded me of one of the many advantages of living in one of the best small countries in the world,as I sit here I can look out my window on the blessed sight of our local distillery,oh and by the way mines a Macallan.Slainte
www.themacallan.com (http://www.themacallan.com)

RobertNighthawk
11-01-2004, 03:38 AM
A forty is a 40 ounce bottle of beer since you asked. It has superceeded the quart in the US. Custom among gang members, sometimes a little is spilled on the ground in honor of buried friends.

RobertNighthawk
11-01-2004, 03:58 AM
You lads may have some expertise you can apply here: http://www.wagenschenke.ch/

Good luck, btw you can't see your cursor but your mouse controls the stagger.

Cheers

woofiedog
11-01-2004, 04:02 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gifThank You RobertNightHawk... I'm a bit aged ... I guess. It was a GIQ when I was in High School.
Giant Imperial Quart. .50 cents then. I enjoyed practiseing for the 500 meter quart race.

woofiedog
11-01-2004, 04:10 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gifThank's tHeBalrOgRoCkS for all the Diddy's... after a few Baker's they'll come in handy.
Cheers!

x6BL_Brando
11-01-2004, 04:40 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v458/brando6BL/Brandos_rig_3.jpg

My constant buddy, stage left http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Chuck_Older
11-01-2004, 07:34 AM
That's the one http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Simjock
11-01-2004, 08:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by RobertNighthawk:
A forty is a 40 ounce bottle of beer since you asked. It has superceeded the quart in the US. Custom among gang members, sometimes a little is spilled on the ground in honor of buried friends. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't know about Gang stuff, although it's interseting.(I wouldn't waste a drop of beer on those slime bags)

I like 40s cause it means less trips to the fridge http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/59.gif

slarsson
11-01-2004, 11:08 AM
Laphraoig if you can find some...........

Capt.England
11-01-2004, 11:25 AM
Scumpy cider or Tequila for me chaps!

I knocked back meths once and did not come round until 5 o'clock (afternoon) the next day!
I was just like Father Jack.

TgD Thunderbolt56
11-01-2004, 11:40 AM
Laphroag or 18 yo McCallum if we're drinking scotch...but Don Julio Anejo tequila for me thanks...neat.

TB

RobertNighthawk
11-01-2004, 02:28 PM
Your quite welcome, Woofie. i am 46 but i have young friends who tell me about such things as "spillin' a little for the dead homeboys". http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif I likewise would drink it all, Simjock. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
11-01-2004, 02:29 PM
Hey interesting information there ImpStarDuece! I guess all the whisky I have been drinking has kinda hardend my pallette when it comes to more subtle beverages, the smoking probably doesnt help either. I will have to keep my eye out for some of the other varieties you mention.

We have the main Honda factory in the UK near us and they also run a hotel/restaurant complex (primarily for their visiting execs) in the county with an excellent supply of whisky behind the bar and a bloody good sushi chef to boot!

Next time I am there I will keep an eye out for some of that there shochu.

Cheers for the heads up.

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tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
11-01-2004, 02:31 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by woofiedog:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gifThank's tHeBalrOgRoCkS for all the Diddy's... after a few Baker's they'll come in handy.
Cheers! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

LOL your welcome mate !