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Hello, Andreas.

I think a few of us still have a look in here from time to time. But the
good old days, with 20-30 posts a day and a lot of expertise around, are
long gone I'm afraid.

A little content for old times' sake:

I've been enjoying some of the fiery young south Islays lately (well,
not just lately. whenever I can find 'em): Smokehead, Finlaggan and The
Ileach are all available where I live now, and they're all relative
bargains compared to their older siblings.

I've recently acquired a cask-strength Ileach at 58 per cent, which is a
bit high-priced compared to the others, but quite a powerful dram.

Cheers.

bill

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Am 20.07.2010 07:13, schrieb bill van:
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true, true. I am one of them, just had to drop a line...

I enjoyed an Arran Whisky not long ago, cask strength, single cask out
of a Sherry Butt, bottled by the SMWS. But - it was just five years old.
And it just blew me off. Fantastic, like a 12 yo with some more muscles
left. Really great stuff! But no one here who wants to know this ;-)

Cheers
Andreas

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I'm happy to hear it, Andreas. I don't mind the Arran and its working
class expression, the Robbie Burns. They have some island character, but
they're not nearly as intense as the south Islays. A single cask
expression, though, I would try if I found some.

bill

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You are based in US, right? It is a pity you only have restricted access
to scoth over there.

Andreas


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I'm in Canada, where alcoholic beverages are overseen by provincial
governments, and in most provinces can be purchased only in government
shops. The single malt selection here in British Columbia has improved a
lot in the past decade or so, but much is still missing and the prices
are very high, mainly due to excessive markups; the government is
addicted to the revenue.

bill

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Got myself a bottle of Arran Rowan Tree recently and am liking it very much.
Nice, full-flavoured dram, reasonably priced and I like it much better than
all the weird Arran finishes I tasted at a N&T once. Arran's there to stay!

Kind regards,
AA.


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I see a new one, now, Arran 15Y 54.6%. Annyone tried that one, yet?


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Am 20.07.2010 21:57, schrieb AA:
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Not at all yet. But I'd like to know.
Andreas

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So would I. Only one way to find out, I guess....

KR. AA.


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The "new one" isn't a 15yo, it's a 10yo (10 /11, don't know the exact
distilling and botteling date) to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Arran...

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heyy, im heeeereee...im just killing off a bottle of black velvet
RESERVE....mmmmmmmm huuckuppp....huuuckupp....smiles...was that me.
what you say...smiles.


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Hello.

Has anyone tried the 50ml 18YO Macallan bottles that were packaged with
the 750ml 12YO as a gift box last year? Truly wonderful stuff. Neat
little bottle too - complete with a nice box and a tiny little cork top.

Beautiful. Just beautiful. :-)


Gladys.

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Yes there is... sometimes...

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