Author Topic: A wee drop of whisky  (Read 17283 times)

Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2009, 11:50:19 am »
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I wish I liked whisky, cos I think there's something very sexy about women drinking whisky,

I think it's probably safe to say that Kirst doesn't need whisky or any other drink (yes, even Irnbru) to be sexy...  :D

Oh, and Chocbike's practical advice is good!

Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #26 on: January 15, 2009, 11:50:40 am »
Whisky is like olives. Nobody likes it initially, but the more you try it the more it grows on you and you learn to appreciate it.

Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2009, 11:51:46 am »


I don't think he mentioned cars too much. He was probably too pissed to drive.

Really? i didn't get past the first few pages cause I got too fed up with the car stuff!

And I agree on the acquired taste thing - keep trying, Kirst!

Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2009, 11:54:19 am »
I like Ardberg, I might have a tipple when I come over now lol, should I bring cigars?
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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2009, 12:24:36 pm »
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I wish I liked whisky, cos I think there's something very sexy about women drinking whisky,

I think it's probably safe to say that Kirst doesn't need whisky or any other drink (yes, even Irnbru) to be sexy...  :D

Good answer.

 ;D

Whisky is like olives. Nobody likes it initially, but the more you try it the more it grows on you and you learn to appreciate it.

Mmm olives. I didn't like olives until the first time I had Kalamata ones in Greece and I've never looked back. I still don't like tea or coffee though.
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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #30 on: January 15, 2009, 12:26:42 pm »
From memory, in the drinks cabinet is:

Lagavulin distillers edition (similar but smoother and sweeter than the 16yr)
Highland Park (a clean Orkney dram)
Scapa (like Highland Park but better)
Aberlour (sweet, a horror the next day if you drink too much)
Aberlour cask strength (needs water, but much superior to standard bottling)
Laphroig (might as well drink tcp)
Penddyhllmmmddyrtyeswsbc  (welsh whisky... not verry nice)
Jamieson (alright for what it is)

Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2009, 12:55:13 pm »


I don't think he mentioned cars too much. He was probably too pissed to drive.

Really? i didn't get past the first few pages cause I got too fed up with the car stuff!


I must have a selective memory, then. I'm not too bothered about people liking cars unless they start saying that all cyclists should die/get numberplates/drive cars instead etc.  I think Banks has some form on this, but I was obviously blind to it in the book ;D 

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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2009, 02:13:38 pm »
I was in the offy at lunchtime buying tequila for tomorrow night's margarita fest.
I almost bought some Wild Turkey.
Is all bourbon a crime against whisk(e)y or is it just Jim Beam and Jack Daniels that are foul?

Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2009, 02:15:22 pm »
Well, the japanese make whisky too... Suntory being a common brand.  It's pretty foul.

Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #34 on: January 15, 2009, 02:17:01 pm »
Jack Daniels is lovely stuff.  As is Scotch. 

You just have to accept they are two different drinks, in the same way that Orange Squash is not Blackcurrent Squash.

Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #35 on: January 15, 2009, 02:21:49 pm »
I agree with Nutty- a good Bourbon is great.
I drank quite a lot of it when I used to visit a customer in Kentucky. There was bugger all else to do.
I also like Penderyn though again, it's not a Scottish malt.

Am I going to hell (for agreeing with Nutty that it is ;) ) ?


Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #36 on: January 15, 2009, 02:47:52 pm »
You're definitely in trouble - you've agreed with me more than once  ;D  I like Penderyn too.

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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #37 on: January 15, 2009, 06:51:51 pm »
Isn't it the rule that only whisky made in Scotland can be called whisky, else it have to be called whiskey or bourbon?
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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2009, 09:09:48 pm »
Isn't it the rule that only whisky made in Scotland can be called whisky, else it have to be called whiskey or bourbon?

Unless it's wisgi.
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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2009, 09:19:00 pm »
A broad question thrown out to the residents of Embra . . .

Is the J & B shop still in town? I once visited many years ago and positively melted a Visa card there.

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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #40 on: January 16, 2009, 09:38:35 pm »
Just poured a [rather large] glass of Talisker.  Just a spot of water, lovely.  :thumbsup:

Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #41 on: January 16, 2009, 09:41:31 pm »
Southern Comfort  :sick:
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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #42 on: January 16, 2009, 09:46:58 pm »
Southern Comfort  :sick:
I used to drink in my youth, one good thing about it, it tasted the same coming up :) If I should smell it now I would for sure make my stomach turn.
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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #43 on: January 16, 2009, 11:09:24 pm »
I have that relationship with Bacardi. Not touched the stuff for 36 years but I know that to do so would make me sick straight away.
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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2009, 02:10:04 pm »
You might like Iain Banks's tour round the distilleries if you're a PetrolHead. A very enjoyable read.


Oi, stop fixing that for me  ;)

I don't think he mentioned cars too much.

To be fair, I'd say it was more "travel stories" than "petrolhead stuff", but given that the great majority of travelling happened in one of his (extensive, at the time) collection of cars (except a brief interlude where he went out on his motorbike).  Personally, I quite enjoyed the travel/whisky balance, but I can see that the cars might get a bit much for some.

As for the Highland Park... Mmmm...   :)

Given a little planning, I wonder how many distilleries one could get round in, say, a week of leisurely cycling..."
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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2009, 03:20:10 pm »
It keeps growing :) Just got an other bottle of whisky today :)



a wee bottle of Chivas Regal, 40%, 18 years old. Blended. Tasted it years ago and can't remember what it was like.

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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2009, 09:21:35 pm »
You've got my week's supply.

Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2009, 09:26:01 pm »
You might like Iain Banks's tour round the distilleries if you're a whisky man. A very enjoyable read.

Personally I can't stomach the stuff  :)

Read by the author on CD too.  I spent a few evenings chasing him round my drinks cabinet, so to speak  :thumbsup:

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Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #48 on: January 18, 2009, 09:29:19 pm »
When I was a student I worked in a hotel bar in my home village during the holidays. They had (I think) 56 single malts, lined up alphabetically. You've a way to go, Woolly  ;)

My local distillery was Glengoyne. I have no idea what it's like, as I created a lifelong distaste for whisky one new year's eve aged 17. Bleurgh.

Re: A wee drop of whisky
« Reply #49 on: January 18, 2009, 09:34:36 pm »
I paid a visit to the Sligachan Hotel, Skye en route back from a wet and windy Outer Hebs tour in 2005.   I enjoyed a pint of their own brew beer with toast and marmalade for my breakfast at 11 on a Sunday.   If I recall correctly, they seem to have a pretty fair range of optics around three sides of the bar.   Must be close to a hundred.

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More like 200...

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