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    The Connemara sounds like good value for money with those subtle notes and your tip about a chilled glass sounds like a good one.

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    I'm sorry to hear about your troubles with the weather. I do hope it cools down soon, I need my weekly dose of Kilo! But seriously, no rush, just...you know...chill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derc View Post
    Too harsh? Would be really curious to see you review a whisky you deem too harsh.
    I can't take Talisker and Jack Daniels very well. Don't like the taste of either of them and my liver is on fire when I drink them. Some whisky's can be drunk like lemonade and other ones are just a pita. It's because I can't handle nut and salt very well, in my example.
    Reviewing how your body handles a drink could be interesting too. Although that is very different from person to person. Just like taste, I guess.
    Well, there aren't many things I drink that I find too harsh, but mainly because I now know my tastes (and the options) well enough to choose well. That and I like the "harsher" whiskies in general anyway, as long as they are quality (and not Bourbon). That being said, every once in a while I try something I've not heard of before, and that can also be a rough experience from time to time. I wouldn't avoid trying these unknowns, as it can lead to great experiences too, but one has to be prepared for tactical losses from time to time. I actually have a whisky like that on my shelf, and the review will come up at some point when I've the courage to drink it again.

    Quote Originally Posted by Alwyn View Post
    The Connemara sounds like good value for money with those subtle notes and your tip about a chilled glass sounds like a good one.
    It really was. It's all gone now, but I have others about to try on! And I was also very happy the glass thing worked well.

    Quote Originally Posted by Swaeft View Post
    I'm sorry to hear about your troubles with the weather. I do hope it cools down soon, I need my weekly dose of Kilo! But seriously, no rush, just...you know...chill
    Well, it cooled down, but now it's hot again. But I'm used to it enough to drink whisky even in the heat. So the next review comes....


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    Old Pulteney, Single Malt (aged 12 years)
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    On the nose it is sharp and crisp, a clear reminder of the wild coast of northern Scotland from which it comes. The scent reminds me of the smell of the ocean before a storm, and I must say it calls to me. And with that in mind the first sip is actually a bit of a surprise. It's soft and gentle, but round and warm as well, the flavor of sunshine on summer wheat. With each sip that taste comes forward more and more, filling your mouth and throat. As the glass empties (too soon, I might add), there is a medium length draw of slowly altering tastes, each somewhat predictable, but no less worthwhile for all that. All in all, a drink worth the time.
    I have been wanting to try this for ages, as it is a favorite of a friend of mine, and I must say, I was not disappointed. It's not amazing, but it does exactly what it needs to. Moreover, it holds a nice place between the usual softness of Speyside whiskies and the sharper flavors of the island distilleries. It doesn't have smoke or peat or a heavy note of salt, but it somehow has hints of all of these things without going over the top (which is not to say being "over the top" is a bad thing; that's usually my favorite!). Put short, it is a good whisky for those wishing to have something with more kick, but who haven't yet developed the taste for things like Lagavulin, Caol Ila, or the smoky Laphroiag (there is a 95% chance I've spelled the last one incorrectly; if not, you all owe me a drink!).

    I also find the price-to-quality ratio to be very good for this one. I don't know what a "standard" price would be for this, but I bought the bottle for 37 Euro, which makes it actually fairly cheap as far as whiskies go. Given its quality, it is definitely worth buying, especially for those wanting quality but looking for more of a "budget" whisky. The only caveat to this is that I have only seen this once before, so it may be harder to find. But if you can find it, and the price is similar to what it was for me, indulge yourself and get a bottle!
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    Good to have ye back.
    Quote Originally Posted by Kilo11 View Post
    Laphroiag (there is a 95% chance I've spelled the last one incorrectly; if not, you all owe me a drink!)
    Whatever that is sure sounds like it doesn't want to stay in your stomach for long. Maybe switch the A & I around?



    Aaaah. Much better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookiegod View Post
    Good to have ye back.
    Whatever that is sure sounds like it doesn't want to stay in your stomach for long. Maybe switch the A & I around?


    Aaaah. Much better.

    Thee owe me ye drink!
    Oh, it is a good one, and was the first really "proper" whisky I tried (having before only had cheap things like Jack or its equivalent). It is verrry distinct (with a hard Scottish "r" there), with smoke and peat in heavy notes. It also lingers long, which makes it a whisky that is generally either loved or hated, simply because the flavor hangs around until you've either become totally enamored or infuriated by it.

    Regarding the spelling, I must say I'm proud I was as close as I was. I feel like you still owe me that drink
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kilo11 View Post
    Regarding the spelling, I must say I'm proud I was as close as I was. I feel like you still owe me that drink
    I guess since you got it almost right, you arguably deserve something almost drinkable...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cookiegod View Post
    I guess since you got it almost right, you arguably deserve something almost drinkable...
    Then I guess we can do a vodka tasting. That's almost drinkable.
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    You got me once again interested, Mr. Wood. I saw that whisky on the shelf this week, even on a discount. I was almost tempted to buy it, but I got diluted.
    I bought
    Quote Originally Posted by Kilo11 View Post
    vodka
    this instead.


    ...Huh? What is that? Please get that gun away from me! I promise I'll catch up as soon as I can!
    Yeah, I'll definitely try this stuff sooner or later (rather sooner, I hope).

    Fun fact: Laphroaig is one of the most expensive whiskys you can buy in a regular store which isn't secured by some high security vitrine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derc View Post
    Fun fact: Laphroaig is one of the most expensive whiskys you can buy in a regular store which isn't secured by some high security vitrine.
    I like that! It's like Laphroaig is the fanciest whisky for the common man! At the end of the day, I am not sure that actually tracks, but the idea of it amuses me greatly.
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    An evocative review, as ever! Just as whiskys provides a lot of flavour and depth for a small amount of liquid, your reviews communicate a lot with a few words. I wonder if you'll review Lagavulin and Caol Ila in future, since you mentioned them (I'm not familiar with them - maybe everyone else is).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alwyn View Post
    An evocative review, as ever! Just as whiskys provides a lot of flavour and depth for a small amount of liquid, your reviews communicate a lot with a few words. I wonder if you'll review Lagavulin and Caol Ila in future, since you mentioned them (I'm not familiar with them - maybe everyone else is).
    Thanks for the kind words Alwyn.

    To your question on reviews of Lagavulin and Caol Ila, I would definitely like to include reviews of them at some point. I have reviews for both of them that I wrote for myself some time ago, and in theory I could just upload those, but to really do it right I'd prefer to get a bottle of each and taste them again, giving a fresh new review while the flavor is still on the tip of my tongue. Also, it gives me an excuse to buy a bottle of each, something I am more than happy to do!
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