And may you all enjoy some Roast Angus Beef, Roast Goose, Venison, Salmon,
Chicken, Pheasant, Boar, plum porridge/pudding, cock-a-leekie, lamb stew
and "neeps and tatties," with some Wassail and many quaffs of good Scotch
In article ,
Cheers, Nick, and anyone else who still peeks in here. I have several
treats for the holidays, including indy bottlings of a Caol Ila and a
Laphroaig, and my first bottle of good old Talisker 10 in a year or two.
On 2009-12-25, bill van (aka Bruce)
was almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea:
It's the wrong time of the year down here, but you've just made me
want to go over to my shelf and grab a private bottling of Ardbeg
15yo. Why the Caol Ila reminded me of this private bottling? Well,
not quite sure, but I thought I bought a bottling of Ardbeg done by
Caol Ila or vice versa, but I can't seem to find it in my collection.
The closest I came was that, so I might have just been under the
influence of too much smokey goodness at the time.
Greetings both. All the best to you and yours.
Being an Islay man, Ardbeg in particular I splashed out on a bottle of
Supernova as Jim Murray has it as his best SW of 2010.
Hmmmm. I guess it's OK. Not bad by any means but too much of a peat monster
to really be a top-notch SMSW. I much prefer his last-years choice of best
SW. The Ardbeg Uigeadail is firmly entrenched on my list of all-time best
Slainte, and good fortune to yourselves and your families.
On Fri, 25 Dec 2009 00:02:20 -0800, the alleged bill van, may have
posted the following, to alt.drinks.scotch-whisky:
Well, I'd enjoy 9 of the thirteen, but suppose I'll only get six (and
then I'd only enjoy five of those and I'll tolerate the last).
I've also got a bottle of "Good Ol' Talisker" and a bottle Buffalo Trace
We're on duck here - not overly fond of turkey, rather a bland bird.
Still - for a few days we can eat, drink and be merry. We're oddly
concentrating on Black Bottle at the moment, which is a damn fine blend.
There's also a Monkey Shoulder in there, as well as a Glenlivet Nadura.
Health, peace, and happiness to all of you.
Slainte mhath my friends.
Well, we did get in a Talisker and some others, but here in NC USA,
our selections have been really cut back. No more Caol Ila and
no more Springbank. Not sure what else is no longer carried.
Really pi$$ed about this. Hate government ABC stores!
Hope you all had a great Christmas.
We just returned last night from two weeks in Puerto Rico, where, on the great
side, it was 85 deg. F every day, and sunny. Two hours or more of tennis every
day works wonders on the winter attitude...
Unfortunately, the only SMs we laid eyes on were the Glenlivet and Glenfiddich
12s. So for us, it was two weeks of sipping -- straight, of course -- Barrilito
3-Star, Don Q Gran Anejo, and the superb Bacardi Limitada Reserva. The latter is
terrific with a very wide range of foods.
Hope everyone hangs on for a happy new year...