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A Wee Dram
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:05 am    Post subject: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

Sitting here thinking about life in general and thought...a wee dram would go down well. My Mother in Law gave me a crock of Grant's scotch that was given to my Father in Law about 15 years ago when he retired (he was a non-drinker).

OK, my Mum is visiting from Sydney so I reckon it is time to uncork it and have a taste. Not sure how old it was when bottled, but I can tell you, it is most pleasant now...so much so I just might have to have a couple. Very Happy Very Happy Cheers Cheers

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

Okay I wouldn't let a m8 drink alone so I just had to grab some Six Island "neat" of course.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

FYI the empty decanters sell for $40 & up on Ebay - just about enough for another bottle of Scotch. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

Mate that sure looks devine.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:03 pm    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

Thanks MacD...Lang may your lum reek, SLAINTE.

What a damn fine idea Mike...hmmm, food for thought.

It's a very nice drop Elvis.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:21 pm    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

I see they are from Glenfiddich and Balvenie, If it is the deluxe version of those it must be divine as either of the aforementioned are always welcome.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:11 pm    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

It is a blended whisky FN...but that just means it has the best of both worlds mate...although I must admit I am rather fond of a good single malt whisky.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:11 am    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

You put ice in it?
Doesn't that water it down.....
Irish for me; a wee dram of Tullimore Dew occasionally........

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:18 am    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

Yes mate...a couple of small ice cubes...but I did try it before polluting it. Very Happy Very Happy

Tullamore Dew is a nice drop, as is Jamesons.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:02 am    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

Vince I am appalled, ICE. Surprised

Well at least it was not single malt. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:21 am    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

Don't stress Lester old mate....NEVER, under any circumstances, regardless will I put ice in a fine single malt whisky...that would be sacrilege of the highest order.

More often than not I find that a blended whisky lends itself well to a couple of small pieces of ice.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:49 am    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

Not stressed about your icing a blended, just jealous that you got to drink it and not me, so I had to poke at ya a bit.

Once upon a time many years ago God smiled upon me and directed me to buy a very expensive bottle of single malt while I was in Northern Ireland. Took me many years to finish the bottle and on a good day I can still recall rich smoky flavor of peat and the hint of what I think was chocolate and tobacco.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

Good one vince.
The brother in law pulled out the Johnnie Walker BLUE at Xmas.
Very nice, just dont drink anything else after it, made a 21 yr old glenfiddich single malt taste like metho.
Mental note to self, 1 whisky type a session.......

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

JW Blue....I know it is good mate...but I tell ya, it would wanna be to overshadow an OLD Glenfiddich.

I think the Johnnie Walker BLUE is still a blended whisky, but it is blended from extremely old whiskies. Never been luck enough to try it though...maybe one day.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:41 am    Post subject: Re: A Wee Dram Reply with quote

Vince, Looking at coming your way in July.....what do you want via customs as I can swing it coming across the ditch..... a nice JD's or Bundy Overproof ....name it and I will see what I can do......

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