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RE: A lesson in Whisky!

Postby shifty_ben » Wed Mar 01, 2006 10:40 am

Johnny Walker is quite nice, I agree. Getting through half a bottle a night?? Damn that could cost a lot :D Having said that we have a customer who buys a litre of blended whisky every two days or so, it seems to happen to quite a few people. I'm not capable of that, because I just can't forget how expensive it is. Got my eye on a nice bottle of Oban, just can't decide whether I can justify the money.
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RE: A lesson in Whisky!

Postby Rhakios » Wed Mar 01, 2006 8:41 pm

Bearing in mind the way some distilleries bang on about their stills being heated by burning peat and this contributing to the flavour, I am inclined to wonder why they don't just admit that the malting ovens are heated by burning peat and any peat or smoke flavours are likely to be due to this. :roll:
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RE: A lesson in Whisky!

Postby shifty_ben » Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:06 pm

Ah but that would be telling wouldn't it? Whisky can be quite mysterious, it keeps up the snobbiness, I once got told you could taste the sugar far too much in one (I forget which) I tried it, and it was a little on the sweet side, but I wouldn't have said sweet even comes close.
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Re: RE: A lesson in Whisky!

Postby Rhakios » Wed Mar 01, 2006 9:23 pm

shifty_ben wrote:Ah but that would be telling wouldn't it?


Having done a quick google for "malt barley peat", it seems to be something they are willing to confess to the internet community, but not elsewhere. Is the internet so lacking in romance and mystique then?

Okay, which one of you said it was just full of porn and conspiracy theories?
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Postby shifty_ben » Wed Mar 01, 2006 11:26 pm

Okay, which one of you said it was just full of porn and conspiracy theories?


wasn't that the US goverment? :twisted: Although I seem to remember that they mentioned something about it being a haven for cyber criminals as well, what I haven't worked out is where else would you find cyber criminals??

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Postby Rhakios » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:06 pm

shifty_ben wrote:goverment?

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Ahem!

government

Just stop drawing my attention to it! :lol:
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Postby shifty_ben » Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:03 pm

LOL! :D god knows how I missed that 1
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Postby nelz » Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:12 pm

By not using a spell checker :)
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Re: RE: Reckon this infringes any trademarks?

Postby CJLL » Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:48 pm

shifty_ben wrote:<my dad is FAR bigger than your dad>
Nice, but I work in an offlicense, and have seen a 35 year old malt advertised in a regular magazine we receive. Nice as it looks I dont think I could justify spending that amount of money!
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note: this is not flamebait or any sort of flamewar, just a post by someone who probably drinks far too much :S
Incidentally its good to see someone who recognises a good whisky, I get far too many people buying glenmorangie for my taste


lol, I certainly couldn't afford to buy and drink a bottle. But buying it as an investment certainly may be an option. I picked the 72 as it's the same year I was born.

Anyway cheers :D
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Postby emyr42 » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:24 pm

shifty_ben wrote:
Okay, which one of you said it was just full of porn and conspiracy theories?


wasn't that the US goverment? :twisted: Although I seem to remember that they mentioned something about it being a haven for cyber criminals as well, what I haven't worked out is where else would you find cyber criminals??

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Postby jjmac » Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:56 pm

shifty ben wrote:
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Having said that we have a customer who buys a litre of blended whisky every two days or so, it seems to happen to quite a few people.
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I think thats because it's addictive, along with having a few other side effects. Not that i'm one to talk there :wink:


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Postby shifty_ben » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:52 pm

I think its as much habit as being chemically addicted to it, sitting with a drink does seem to help the day unwind, although Czech scientists have now shown that drinking between 0.3 and 0.5 litres of beer a day (approximately 5% abv, not proof thats something different) is good for you, increases the good cholestorol (whatever that is) in the blood, and also in/decreases antioxidants, i forget which.
Incidentally are people aware that the UK police force as a whole are currently trying to ban the sale of high alcohol beers like tennents and bavaria? I may be wrong but if an alcoholic cant get his tennents then surely he will just buy whisky or white spirit?
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Postby jjmac » Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:12 am

shifty,

Oh ... the joys of culturally sanctioned rational (grin)

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although Czech scientists have now shown that drinking between 0.3 and 0.5 litres of beer a day (approximately 5% abv, not proof thats something different) is good for you, increases the good cholestorol (whatever that is)
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With all respects, total delusion !

NZ scientists have determined that large amounts of alcohol is actually good for the heart. But a killer on the liver. hmmmmm,

Any way you look at it, you will be seeing double ...

Come to think of it, i always though every one had german scientists really. I guess they must have just run out (grin).

Alcohol really is just maskar xxxx in essence. A bottle of alcohol base, a few drops of cheap oil. Give it a black lable and put it on the top shelf. Charge the earth. An exclusive fashion item is born, i really do not mean any offence at all there either. I used to do a bit of brewing at one time, so i do have some background, well, along with some other interesting agricultural hobbys (very_big_grin.png).

One can get these chem things, like, little bottles of stuff ... one drop ... there you go, a head. Another drop of something else, a different taste. Like, hay ... out of the same production vat you can get two opposing company products !.

Though, being a purist, i just used a prefab can of resches (thats an .au product, very clean, light tast, clear colour, a little spicey or possibly fresh) and worked it up with malt syrup, and dextrose to get a more heavy bodied result.

But as with most cultural things ... it largely depends on the generally associated perceptions.

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Postby shifty_ben » Tue Mar 07, 2006 6:29 pm

alcohol is actually good for the heart. But a killer on the liver.


funny you say that, exactly my first thought when I read it, same as the old Guinness is good for you stuff


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Not kidding, some of the prices we charge are phenomenal, though it i slargely due to the cost of buying from the supplier in the first place, yet people are willing to pay it regularly. I buy a bottle every now and then, but we do have customers that will buy the single malts very regularly. Obviously the blends we sell like wildfire, but I have always been surprised at how well the malts fly out

One can get theses chem things, like, little bottles of stuff ... one drop ... there you go, a head.


hehe I remember as a kid buying a pack of chemicals from the local joke shop that when added to water will change the colour to make it look like beer, and also gave it a good head, seem to remember my dad wasn't too impressed when his beer turned out to be coloured water! :D

With regards to you 'agricultural activities' I have always thought that there would be far less of an issue with violent crime at night if Alcohol were the illegal drug, and cannabis was legal. I'd be out of a job, sure, but in my experience Ive found myself more likely to end up in a fight after alcohol.

Still thats just my opinion, and obviously a large proportion of the government at least disputes that. Having said all that though i would rather sit with a nice glass of red, there is so much more variety with alcohol :D
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Postby jjmac » Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:31 pm

(grin), i thought i may have been a little to forward with the above post, glad it wasn't seen in that way :).

With the "heart" bit, something i was listening to on the ABC over here recently. There was no real evidence to support the promoted health associations. Except in terms of the heart. It had been found to have a relaxing effect on over stressed heart muscles. But the amount/time required, also produced acute deteriorations elsewhere, such as in the liver. Seemed like a typical paradox. It certainly has been an entrenched part of our culture for a long time though.

Varieties/Blends (grin) ... if a person drinks to much water, they will likely drown.


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