Drumguish.

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If you see this stuff... don't bother. I've never put anything other than
pure water in a SMSW (and then only rarely to see how the nose / palette
changes) but I wish I had some lemonade to put with this stuff. I'd even
prefer it with Coca-Cola and I don't even like Coke.

I'm broke these days but have had a difficult week. I decided that a
reasonable Tequilla or Vodka might be in order for this evening. (I have
plenty of fresh limes and lemons and not enough money for a good whisky...)

However, as I walked into one of the local liquor outlets the guy behind the
couner told me he was hoping that he'd see me this week, they have a great
special on a 'new' SMSW - Drumguish. Only NZ$37, (coincidently about the
most I could afford to spend on ethanol today).

So I bought a bottle, and now on my third dram, can honestly say that if I
were still home distilling this stuff would be classified as still-wash.
It'd be thrown back through the still with the next run to clean it up. It
just oozes congeners and I know that, even if I only have one more dram
tonight, I'll wake with a headache.

Oh, Google supplied me with;
http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/Echantillons-Scotts-Selection_EN.shtml
I think that 15/20 is extremely generous. I'd hate to taste anything that
only got 10/20 from that site, I dare say it'd kill me.

Just a friendly warning. I could have got 70cl Johnnie Walker Red at this
price and it would have been infinitely more drinkable.
--
Shaun.

"Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's
warm for the rest of his life." Terry Pratchet, 'Jingo'.



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I've always preferred the RED over the BLACK.



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De gustibus, etc. In a way, you're fortunate, since you get to save some money.
And you get to save even more, since there would be no point in you trying other
single or vatted malt whiskies.

There are many people who prefer some robusta beans in their coffee, as well,
including most of Italy.

-- Larry

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I love this reference! LOL  We ran a coffee shop for 10 years and 98%
of the people had no idea what robusta or arabica beans are!


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I'm not quite sure what you mean by this post.   I don't drink coffee for
one although I know what Arabrica and Robusta are.

For two I don't really like Johnny Walker but many people I know keep
bottles of this stuff and always seem to offer me some.  They seem to thinks
it's premium and the thoughts are well-intentioned.  I've never like the
taste of the Black always trying to get a Red to the surprise of the hosts.

It's thanksgiving here this weekend so I gave thanks to with a sampling of
Glendronach 15 year old.



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I'm not much of a Johnnie Walker fan at all to be honest, I just used it as
a cost example that's fairly universal due to it's international market
penetration. If I'm drinking blended I'd much rather have a glass of Vat 69.

Actually, if I'd looked more closely and seen the screw-cap on the Drumguish
it would have clued me in to how much value it's makers put on it. I don't
think I've bought a SMSW that didn't have a cork stopper before.

Slainte,
--
Shaun.

"Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's
warm for the rest of his life." Terry Pratchet, 'Jingo'.



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Have you noticed how many $50+ wined now bear screw-on caps? They're actually
better than either natural or synthetic corks. In ten years, it's likely that
you'll have a hard time finding an actual cork in any wine bottle.

Whisky is actually trailing the trend here..

-- Larry

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Somewhere on teh intarwebs pltrgyst wrote:
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Yeah, I know that a lot of wines are using screw tops. I used to work in the
wine industry 20 years ago and we used to debate the pros and cons of
screw-caps. The biggest 'con' was the perceived quality. It was thought back
then that the premium wines will always use natural corks, it's an inherent
part of what makes a good wine in too any people's eyes to be replaced
anytime soon.

I think the same thing will happen with whisky (where it's not quite so
important that the bottle be completely airtight. Whisky doesn't go off
quickly and completely with a little oxidation like wine). The better SMSWs
will always use cork stoppers IMO, the cheaper ones, like this Drumguish,
will likely use screwcaps. MY point was that this is the first single malt
scotch whisky I've ever bought that used a screw-cap and (not so)
coincidently, it tastes like paint stripper.

I thought (was lead to believe) that the low price was because it was a
loss-leader to get people into the liquor chain outlets. It was widely
advertised. However, after tasting it I think it was *overpriced* and if
that was the first SMSW I'd ever tried I'd never have touched another.
--
Shaun.

"Give a man a fire and he's warm for the day. But set fire to him and he's
warm for the rest of his life." Terry Pratchet, 'Jingo'.



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